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>>10235141
This thread is for cosplay help, if you have jfash questions please use the appropriate thread(s). You may also find help in more specific threads such as the makeup thread, crossplay thread, or sewing thread
pic unrelated I just needed something to start the thread
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Guess I'll start. Is there any real difference between the pink insulation foam and the blue insulation foam? I see people using the blue stuff a lot more but I have a bunch of the pink stuff lying around from a home project and I'd like to put it to use if I can
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I'm a male deku. I want to have makeup like this. I think I just need foundation plus the dots. I don't care about the eye makeup. I just want the overall face stuff. What do I need? What makeup tools are used and what does those dots?
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>>10256308
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3lQnPFTwic&t=11s

Check this dude out. He should start you off and if you have anymore questions feel free to ask.

I would recommend lining your eyes a little with at least some brown eye shadow or something. Just take a little bit of a drug store brown eye shadow and work it into the lash line. If it looks too harsh you can blend it a little with an eyeshadow brush. It will look a lot better in photos and be more forgiving than a black eyeliner if you are unsure of your technique. I do this on my BF for his cosplay and it looks less like a young boy got into his mom's makeup if you know what I mean.
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>>10256308
Elf has an inexpensive brush that would work well for making large dots like that; the Smudge Eye Sponge. You may be able to find them at the local Target or drugstore and it's like, $2
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>>10256314
>>10256333
Cool. Thanks for the feedback. If I can do it well you'll see the results at Youmacon.
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Reposting because new thread: What sorts of fabrics would people recommend for the jacket and pants on this dude right there? It's just kinda generic nondescript anime fabric and I really don't know how to interpret it. I'm thinking the same sort of wool as slacks for the pants but the jacket is stumping me.
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Does anyone have any links to latex/spandex leggings that cover the feet? I'm doing Speed of Sound Sonic.
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I'm making a Fox costume for Halloween, but I'm lost at how to do his boots. I'm not going for 100% accuracy so I'm not looking to craft the boots entirely from scratch, but how can I approach this?
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Re-posting from the last thread. >>10245746
Originally posted asking where I could find 4-way stretch fur. NFT really is the only supplier of that, and an anon suggested using 4-way stretch minky fabric instead.

Question is: where do I even find 4-way stretch minky fur?
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>>10256397
I agree with the wool. Essentially go with what you see most slacks and jackets being made of. Maybe a heavyweight cotton?
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>>10256401
Are you looking for a tutorial or something to purchase?
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>>10256469
Use a blend of these tutorials:
1) https://youtu.be/NovgPB4UAXU?t=116
2) https://youtu.be/HxMV0nuqRKw
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>>10256492
Something to purchase
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>>10256401
I hate having to tell you to go to fetish shops (which I won't link to here), but some latex fetish shops sell what are basically latex tights/pantyhose. Yes they're pricy but so is pretty much anything made of latex
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Hey. Do people remember Di Gi Charat? If I cosplay Dejiko, will people know who the fuck I am?
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So I keep getting told to go to aliexpress or amazon for quality wigs and I am just x to doubt on that
I usually get my wigs from Arda and just style them on my own.
Is ali/amazon on par with the same quality?
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>>10256882
Ali and Amazon are both comprised of literally thousands of different sellers you tard. You can't generalize all of them
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>>10256874
probably older fans, mid 20s?
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Hi help thread, I need some help with a 3D printed order I received. The following was sent and on the surface level, it looks good. However, ounce I looked closer I found some issues.
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>>10257059
There are holes, and the linked picture has the largest hole. There are smaller holes everywhere else. If I spray paint it over, will the holes reappear? Or should I use a thicker spray paint? Also, does anyone have any suggestions for spray paints on 3D printed products?
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>>10257062
You need some kind of filler like bondo. Painting over it will just paint the inside of the holes. It won’t fill anything.
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>>10256397
I actually disagree with using wool. It seems too formal for the design. I think jeans would translate better and then using a material like canvas or ripstop would give you a modern/urban feel.
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>>10257062
You need to fill the holes, there's a bunch of options like bondo, wood filler, epoxy resin, etc. Then sand the filler smooth. Before painting I recommend priming, I use an automotive spray primer from Motip but look at what is available where you live. I do a few coats, then sand the primer smooth again, and then paint. There's a ton of different paints, I also use Motip wheelspray for metallics, then Motip clear coat, just because that way I know they'll work fine together and the clear coat won't ruin the paint like it would certain metallic paints I've used in the past.
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>>10256882
Amazon and Aliexpress both have thousands of sellers with different levels of quality, I've gotten a few nice wigs from Ali that are on par with Arda though they're not as dense, Arda's are really thick. The main issue for me is size, I have a rather large head so I know Arda will fit but with other sellers it can be a gamble. Anogol on Aliexpress has some quite nice lace fronts for like a third of the price tag for a similar style Arda. The other big plus with Arda is the color ring, you can get exactly the color you see on the ring, with other sellers there's the risk of the photo not reflecting quite the right color, so if you need a very specific shade it's the safer option. You can weigh the pros and cons depending on your needs.
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>>10256901
Yeah that’s what I figured. Thanks!
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>>10257172
If you're going to a good sized con, someone is bound to recognize you
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>>10255573
What is the best way to apply fake freckles so they don't look disgusting? I'm cosplaying my friends oc as a surprise for them and they've got. a lot. Mostly across the nose.cheeks and some on the forehead.
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>>10257331
Study what people with actual freckles look like and copy that
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>>10257334
I have them, but I'm using makeup, which covers them. Most solutions I've found just don't look natural, and dotting on fake freckles for an hour to get them the right size/shape/darkness would be super tedious.
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I would like to build my own male Byleth cosplay (Fire Emblem) but I legitimately have no idea where to start because I've never done cosplay before. What should I do first?
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>>10257474
You’re better off buying one, especially since you can’t even figure out where to start.
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>>10257411
Good results take time. Either go the tedious route or look shitty
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So as my first attempt at a costume I decided to go for something hopefully "simple" and forgiving since it is just a hat, robe, and cloak. What materials would you guys recommend for each? I have considered felt, burlap sack, and even bed sheet, but lets start with trying to be as true to the movie as possible. What materials do you think they used?
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>>10257578
I don't think you realize how expensive costumes for film at if you want to replicate them with the exact same materials
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>>10257580
Probably very true. Do you have an estimate of what they used and a possible cheap alternative? I'm basically starting from the point of using my old gray bed sheets vs buying something that would look better.
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>>10257474
https://youtu.be/PWPCK-c5JEs
>Shoes:
Remember that you can make boot covers too, so don't feel like you have to find shoes that fit the costume or have to be altered although it is a good tip.
>Price Estimate: She's an experienced cosplayer and knows the pricing off things off of the top of her head. You don't have that same experience yet, so try to estimate your cost based on what you can actually find. Don't forget to add tools and wig styling materials that you don't own.
>Makeup and Undergarments:
She didn't mention this, but it's a vital part of your cosplay that can add to your bill if you don't have anything you can use at home. Be mindful to add this to your budget so you're not surprised later.
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>>10257578
Felt won't give you the same fabric effect and will make you overheat really badly. I'd say go with burlap (like so: https://www.joann.com/burlap-fabric/prd23682.html) and dye darker if need be. Kinpatsu Cosplay has this excellent pattern that would be perfect for Gandalf's hat. It's in her store for $5 rn, but you could probably find a similar pattern or maybe something close from a Halloween store. In gneral, robes and cloaks are some of the easiest things to sew, but take a lot of fabric which can run the price high (especially at $3.99/yd). Either be ready to make some compromises, shop smart, or sacrifice some movie quality.
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Does anyone know what it says on the red lantern on the side of his head? I found exact matches for the lanterns but they don't have any text on them, would it be too out of place to leave the text off them?
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>>10257623
You make some good points. I think I am leaning towards the burlap. Wish me luck.
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Potentially an incredibly stupid question, but I bought a cosplay and the knee socks included are way too big. That's fine for me to deal with, but I was wondering wtf the elastic straps are for on the inside? If they're meant to be used to help keep them up, that's fine, I'm just totally fucking confused.
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>>10257647
Hard to tell from the picture, but I'd imagine they're meant to keep the stockings up. Can't see how well that would work considering that they're sewn to each side rather than in a tube, but I'm not the seamstresss so.
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>>10257657
Yeah, that's why I'm confused. They're sewn on the inside of it, two straps that kinda make a circle. I tried them on putting them between the elastics, but it didn't change much. So I have no idea how to actually use them to keep the socks up.
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Im trying to make a kamen rider drive costume.

never done a toku costume so I wanna know how you guys get that plastic look for say the chest or shoulders

I already have a template i can use.

should i use eva foam or what.
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>>10257661
Honestly, just clip them out and replace it with sock glue / double sided tape or sew them to nude stockings
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>>10257694
You can get a gloss finish from painting EVA foam or 3D printing or a vacuum seal and lightweight plastic
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which would you advise personally?

trying to figure out how to get that glass visor

resin maybe
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Isn't there any good cosplay sites that isn't about Milanoo?
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>>10257702
I hope you know that you aren't gonna be able to see through that, glass or resin
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I'm looking to make this cape, though I am thinking of trying out paint instead of applique this time and trying to capture that printed on look. I've heard that airbrushing is a great technique that doesn't leave paint strokes, does anyone have any recommendations on tools and tutorials?
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>>10258353
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-C6EKeKWaT4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HxFJLWtlUA
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So I accepted a cosplay commission and the deadline to deliver it is coming close and I probably won't finish the costume in time any advice on how should I proceed?
For more details the person gave me two weeks to finish the costume, but life kinda came through and I didn't have almost any time to work on the costume (it's like 55% done)
The person pay for the materials and for half of the labor
Should I ask if it's okay to delay the delivery or should I return the labor she already paid for even tho I already spent a some hours on it?
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>>10255573
im thinking about cosplaying as byleth. all the shit on amazon hasent been reviewed yet. any products that you can PERSONALLY recommend that you already bought?
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>>10256874
You'll probably get a lot of 'catgirl maid!' which will for sure get tiring, but I'm sure hardcore fans will appreciate seeing it.
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>>10258391
Your best bet is to contact your client, explain the situation, and offer 2 solutions:
>you'll delay delivery, finish the costume, and give them a small refund
>you'll give them the incomplete costume and a large refund

You'll have to give them a refund no matter what, so don't try to get out of that part.

>>10258404
Most people on this board still make their own costumes. The only thing I can recommend is Dangerous Ladies' Byleth accessories set. Their work is really good quality and you have the option to buy the set as a DIY kit or as a finished set.
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>>10258409
Either way op will look cute. It's a win-win
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>>10258391
Be upfront with your client and offer resolutions.
You're going to have to take the loss here regardless. Even if the customer agrees to a late delivery, you will have to offer compensation.
The client doesn't care about your situation. She paid you for goods/services and you didn't deliver on the agreement.
Don't be a weasel and cooperate with your client. Unless you want to take a hit to your reputation and depending on your client, possibly get you into more trouble than it's worth.
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>>10258391
Two weeks for a full costume is an incredibly short turnaround anyway, I would contact the client and delay the delivery, and plan a longer turnaround next time you accept a commission.
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Is there any good temporary hair coloring? I need my eyebrows to be blonde/yellow, but I can't find any temporary hair coloring that has good reviews on amazon.
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Is it possible to fit hair like pic related (not me) underneath this wig? Seems impossible to me.
https://www.amazon.com/magic-acgn-Short-Cosplay-Cosplay/dp/B07JPFNDT1/ref=sr_1_10?keywords=giorno+giovanna&qid=1568719661&sr=8-10
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>>10258545
What color are your natural brows? If they’re blonde-light brown, you just need brow filler. If they’re dark, use blonde brow gel since that’ll cover your eyebrow hairs as well as fill in your eyebrows. Sephora’s house brand has a good gel but you could also try Glossier and Colourpop.

>>10258568
Psh this is easy mode. Of course you can do it. People with way longer and thicker hair are able to fit their hair under wig caps by tightly braiding it or by compressing it with a ton of wig caps. https://youtu.be/YKnNU34E2bE
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>>10258674
Those are both me actually, but thanks! You really saved me.
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>>10258681
NTA but why didn't you just put both of your questions into one post? Also it sounds like you're a beginner cosplayer if you don't even know how to color your brows and wear a wig. Giorno isn't going to be an easy first costume.
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>>10258568
Super easy, I have hair past my waist and all I do is put it in a loose ponytail, wear a net cap with a couple pins to hold the opening in place, and squeeze it all into the wig. The hair in your picture is thicker than mine, but also a lot shorter, so it shouldn't take up that much more room.
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can someone help me out making these atrocities called wings? im cosplay tecna from season one of winx club and this is the only thing i havent been able to figure out yet. i have some clear automotive tubing and green car LED strips, but the tubing is like clear and soft so they move. im worried about attaching it in place, can anyone give me tips or a tutorial to a similar shape? i feel like one doesnt exist but these are really weird and supposed to just be like, projected technologic wings like holograms.
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>>10258545
Use NYX's Jumbo eye pencil in Milk on your brows.
>brush it through with a spoolie (making sure to coat both sides of the hairs)
>then apply an eyeshadow in your desired color w/ a slanted brush
>clean up the edges (sealing optional, but a simple clear brow gel will go a long way)
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>>10257331
I recommend using an Anastasia brow wiz in light brown (or maybe slightly darker if you have a tan or brown complexion). You gotta dot them on for a few minutes. Study photos of people with real freckles so that you know you're applying them more concentrated in areas where they'd appear naturally. Make sure your skin is nice n moisturized and try not to wear any more foundation than you absolutely need. Putting a little blush on first helps it look natural. You want to look like your skin is bare.
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>>10258846
Make em from balloons like a balloon animal.
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I'm trying to do a Tech Priest cosplay for Holomat this year. I'm invested in it so far for $15 with this harbor freight torch goggles and a halloween mask. I know I'll need to cut away the cheek bones, then maybe use Tamiya putty to fill in the holes, and I plan on covering the teeth with foam and hoses. Then I'm going to spray paint it matt black after a quick primer, cover up anything I can with foam panels, re-glue the veil back on it and wear it under the hood. It's not going to look great, but I think it'll be OK. Any suggestions?
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>>10258846
Fashion some tubes by cutting out long rectangular pieces of thin EVA foam (1/8" and below) and stitching them into tubes with rubber cement.

To create the 90 degree bends; Go down to your local building supply store and pick up some 90 degree (120 degree if available as well) elbow pipes with the correct outer diameter. Fashion some "wings" out of said pipes, wrap it in tin foil+duct tape, and create a flat pattern based on the assembled pipes.
Check out Evil Ted's video on how to make flat patterns for horns:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUoWn3Q7cak
Adapt his technique to make your own flat pattern for the elbow pieces.
Heck, if you have the cash to blow: fashion the entire wing prototype out of pipes and elbow pipes and use above technique to create the entire flat pattern.

Note: Resist the urge to stuff the tubes with stuffing. They will end up heavy and won't stand up nicely on your back. An airtight seal alone should keep it's shape and keep them light. To maintain a firm shape: cut out some "corks" (stack up thicker EVA foam pieces) that match the inner diameter of the tubes and rubber cement them into place. This will seal in air and prevent them from collapsing if squeezed.

Once all assembled; use some water based silicone to fill in the seams and create a uniform look (technique is explained in the video I linked you to). Coat the whole thing in a basecoat of white Plastidip (I believe they have some green options, but use white if none of them are to your liking), then after a few coats of Plastidip, coat the whole thing with some neon green spray paint (I found that Mr. Hobby rattle cans work pretty well if you can get your hands on those. Also have a nice variety of colors).

You'll also want to fashion some elastic straps and attach them to the base of the wings so they firmly stay attached to you.

Hope this helps. I've made tube eva foam pieces before for a billy hatcher helmet a few years back so I know this technique will work.
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>>10258846
You could try using clear pvc pipes, heating them, and then bending them into shape. That way you can also thread leds or el wire into them so that they glow. You can also color the pipes with translucent spray paint or by dyeing them with dyes for synthetic fabrics.
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I’m new to buying cosplays online, any online cosplay store that offers fast shipping? Yes I am willing to pay, 1 1/2 week or faster ... ive checked a few already but when I go to check out the option for fast shipping isn’t there.. unfortunately it’s not on amazon either so I can’t get prime.
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I know this board hates Halloween spam so I’m asking early. I want a burlap sack mask but need a head armature to make it on, any suggestions? Would a wad of newspaper work?

I plan to soak it in mache and mold it in the fashion I want. Will mache help hold its shap after taking in on and off a couple times?

Also suggestions for a fake skinned face? The idea is I cut my own face off and wanted to maybe take a normal face mask and stretch it in something like a cross-stitch circle. Would love any ideas for that prop.
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>>10259122
>>10259105
Thanks for the suggestions! my only problem now is trying to figure out how to attach them to my back, they'd have to come out of my back fabric in some way I suppose. would guy guys recommend a rigging system for underneath my suit? or how to create an opening I can pull the wings through?
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>>10259325
I can only speak for if you use pipes but you’d basically make a base that goes underneath your suit, attach pvc pipe end caps (pic related) to it, cut holes in the suit where the pipes will come out of, and attach the pipes to the end caps. Since this is bound to be heavy, you’ll want the base to have multiple straps (ex: backpack straps + an overbust strap + underbust strap) to prevent it from sliding down.
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>>10259307
Why not just get one of those foam wig heads?
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>>10259337
Note that styrofoam wig heads are often much smaller than your actual head, so if you're using it as a base you'll probably want to make it bigger with newspaper and painter's tape, otherwise the mask you make may end up way too small
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>>10259343
you can make whats called a "head tracing" with cling wrap and tape, put it on your styrofoam head, and stuff it until it's the actual size of your head. Believe it or not, this is how professional wig makers make sure wigs fit their clients
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>>10259351
So suicide mode my head with cling wrap and tape (air holes too) and then cut it off and put it over a foam head?
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>>10259375
Nvm just watched a video, looks like the best idea. Thanks!
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>>10259022
Bumping for any help, I'm having a hard time getting the goggles to conform to the mask. Is there a good method for doing this kind of mounting, where you have to match the curve of the piece that's being glued on?
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>>10259429
Lay your goggles down on a sheet of paper and trace their outline, cut that out from the paper, then lay your paper outline pattern over your mask and use that to get a better fit for where you gotta cut.
Unfortunately with what you're trying to do it's not ever gonna be a 100% perfect cut right off the bat. You'll have to fill in areas with epoxy or your putty stuff to get it truly perfect.
I wish I could tell you there was a simple fool-proof way to do it quickly and be done but anytime you smash two objects together like that it's gonna be sloppy at first before you clean it up.
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>>10255573
I'm making a prop for a con in the coming months.
I'm trying to figure out a problem when it comes to the electrical portion.

I need to run an electrical signal from a stationary piece to one that is spinning via DC motor.
I am thinking about using a slip ring, but where I get stuck is how I can mount this onto a DC motor.
Is there a pre-fabricated piece I can order from somewhere to do this?
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>>10259478
You're gonna get better responses on /g/ or /diy/
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>>10259480
Good deal
Thanks
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Anyone know a place to get a 10" clear plastic semi hemisphere dome? I don't need an exact half of a sphere but more like a hemisoid I think it's called?
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Does anyone have any go-to sellers that make pre-made cosplay on Aliexpress/Ebay/etc?

I know quality is varied between sellers on that platform and I figured I'd ask here before just diving in and looking at reviews on Aliexpress.
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>>10259493
Do you have the means to cut a full globe in half? Because if so I have a solution for you
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>>10259494
Not full cosplays, but MapOfBeauty has affordable wigs. A little thin, but heat resistant and they look great.
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>>10259469
Is using a skull mask a bad idea? I can't find anything that's "featureless" and I know it's going to get more complicated down the line.
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I have a pair of Adidas superstars that I was thinking of using as a base for Maid Mew Ichigo's shoes. All of the shoe cover tutorials I've seen cover the shoe in fabric and sometimes foam for armor details. How should I approach these sneakers? I was thinking of maybe adding eyelets so that I can run the laces through, but what about the tongue of the shoe? And would covering it in stretchy fabric look strange over the textured shoe or would it be alright? I'm guessing I'll need to add a leather sole as well to add traction. Should I consider buying a cheap pair of black sneakers instead?
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>>10259572
imo shoe covers of any kind for those are gonna be really difficult to look natural and be way more work than it’s worth. I’d either use leather paint to make them black, or just get some cheap ones from the thrift store or forever 21.
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>>10259572
Forgot to mention, aliexpress has a wider variety of sneaker options at around the same price point as f21.
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>>10259505
I did think of that but the problem is a full half globe has the height as half the diameter (in this case a 10" globe is 5" high) which is too tall in the middle. I'm needing one that's 10" wide but only 2-3" high.
I've been googling like crazy but so far no one seems to have anything like that.
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>>10259565
It's not necessarily a bad idea, I mean it doesn't sound like you're doing anything wrong and you seem to have your plan for finishing it all laid out just fine.

Maybe post a pic of this character you're doing so we can better understand what you're making.
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>>10259590
So do you have the means to cut it down or not? If you do, get an acrylic lighting globe
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>>10259596
I do, I have a reciprocating saw or a hack saw. How do I get the lower height though?
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>>10255573
I've never cosplayed but Halloween is coming and I want a Link costume. There's this one on Amazon for $20 but it looks like shit. Where can I buy one that looks decent?
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>>10259574
>>10259578
Thanks, I had the same feeling. I wore the living soles out of my superstars so I'll probably just paint them or buy a new pair. Thanks for the help!
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>>10259652
Look on etsy for quality ones but be prepared to pay out the ass for it.
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>>10259605
Use a larger globe
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>>10259698
I feel stupid now, thank you.
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First time I'll go to a con alone while doing cosplay coming up.
How do you deal with having a backpack or something to keep your shit? Just deal with it and take it off if someone wants to take a picture?
Used to be that my ex-wife would it so idk what's the best way.
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>>10257702
use plexiglass and get silver one-way-mirror foil to put on the inside. That's what I did for this (shit) helmet.
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>>10259572
I agree with the other anon, it would make more sense to just buy a pair of cheap buffalo-style chunky sneakers from like, nastygal or F21 or the like.
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>>10260057
Thanks, I appreciate it.
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>>10259981
>Just deal with it and take it off if someone wants to take a picture
Yup.
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Would you consider it worthwhile to cosplay a characters from relatively old/niche games/VNs?

It would be mostly for me which objectively means its worth it, but maybe 3 people tops would know what it is from.
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>>10260146
I think so, since niche fans genuinely light up when they see cosplay from an obscure series they like. If pic related is what you’re planning on though, I would try organizing a group cosplay. It’s a lot more recognizable. Plus when the cosplay is from a niche series, I often doubt myself (“is that... nah, can’t be... oh wait, they’re standing next to this other character what are the odds it must be X series!”)
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>>10260153
Yeah pic related would be the plan. If I knew someone who could and would cosplay Meiya or Sumika it would be perfect but unfortunately that isn't currently the case.
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>>10260146
Fans of obscure franchises are few and far between but they're usually really pumped to see cosplay of it, compared to the new big thing where they've seen 20 versions of the same character that day
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>>10259981
I just take it off for pictures usually, but I try to find bags that match the character so I don't have to take it off. I cosplay Lillie from pokemon and she has a backpack in the game so I got one that looks similar and that way it's part of the costume!
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>>10260153
>>10260288
This. You may only be recognized by a couple of people but you'll likely make their day. Also, if the outfit's cool, I've appreciated many cosplays that I don't really know what they're from.
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I'm getting ready to plan out a cosplay that will require large fairy wings (like 4ft~ per wing), most tutorials I am finding are for cellophane wings or tiny child size wired wings. Any good costumers someone can aim me towards to find more info on making a mount for larger, wired wings?
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>>10260528
Don't focus on the fairy wing part for your searches. Any wing (angel, bat, etc.) will be more helpful.

Here's some ones I found helpful for a smaller wing project:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ienLqXyPmYs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Z3svneGw6c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKbMuGA-Uio&t=3s
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Jesus christ my sword is 5 feet long and about 40mm thick, how do I seal all this eva foam without 5 cans of platidip
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>>10260662
Do you really go through that much? I find 2-3 light coats more than sufficient, you don't gotta glop it on.
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Would there be any way to alter these pleats out? I needed a dress like this but the draping has to go. I guess I could seam rip the pleats, lay them flat and cut the excess back...? I'm just not sure how I'd be able to this without botching it
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>>10260713
If you need a narrower skirt, then yeah, you'd just take the pleats out, cut the skirt down to size, and then sew it back up. Measure twice, cut once tho.
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>>10260716
Sorry for the unclear pic, that's actually the bodice and neckline. The pleats are at the shoulders, which makes me nervous to undo them
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I used brazing goggles (pic related) as a base for a pair of Ghostbusters ecto-goggles. I spray-painted them to be dark green (green, then Krylon clear-coat).
However, on the rubbery main body it's remained pretty tacky and has only become more sticky to the touch over time (not to the point where it's leaving residue), as well as visually looking off. Plus since I usually wear them up on my head, they tend to get pretty sweaty - it's starting to peel a bit on the inside and on the rim where it touches my skin (though it doesn't stain my skin at all).

Is there a different method I should use to paint these - like a specific type of paint that bonds correctly? Or would it be better to just remake them with a green base pair of goggles?
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>>10261071
Try plastidip (cheap) or vinyl dye (probably more)
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>>10260717
lay the cloth over a paper and draw the shape to make a patttern, then rip the seams and use that pattern to cut the excess fabric. Of course take measures to be double sure. But its doable
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Does anyone have advice on where I can find metal crosses like these? Reccomendations for sites, search terms etc

Also is there a good method for hiding the seams on a morph suit? I tested liquid latex on a spare I have but it didn't look so good. Maybe I just need to practise
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where do you go to get cosplay commissions?
most people dont know how to work with someone with a long torso so I cant just buy premade ones without looking like shit
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>>10261100
Search "cross rivets" on Aliexpress, there's a ton of options
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I'm doing a Hunter cosplay from Bloodborne and i cant come up with a way/ material to do the hard part of the gloves, any ideas?
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>>10261106
There are groups on Facebook where commissioners post photos of their work or you can go to twitter and search through the commissions tag.
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>>10261270
craft foam, 3D printed plastic, foam clay, or flexible resin/etc.
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>>10261270
Looks like tooled leather and brass, you can imitate both with foam, or worbla for the metal part
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>>10257637
是生滅法
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I want to cosplay as an inkling. Any ideas for weapons? There was a Japanese replica of a splattershot made but it costs like 100+ dollars
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>>10261751
Look up the Jakks Pacific splattershot.
They're kids toys so that will affect scale and quality somewhat, plus you'll have to check your con's weapon rules as some shows don't allow water blasters.
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What's the difference between makeup that comes in a tray vs in a tube? If I'm just looking for solid colors (skull facepaint) which kind should I be looking to use?
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>>10261891
Grease vs. cream base and the amount of product in the package. Unless you're trying to go for translucent coverage, try using Ben Nye or Snazaroo, they're relatively inexpensive.
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>>10261695
Anon I love you so much.
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is that cheap temporary hair dye they sell around halloween safe for your hair? my hair is pretty fragile so i don't want to put any really harsh chemicals in it. if not, is there any safe, temporary brand?
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>>10261889
>>10261751
Seconded on the con rules one, a con I'm going to next year doesn't allow anything that can shoot or once was able to shoot projectiles, water guns included (they are explicitly mentioned in the weapons policy). Some cons are very strict about the type of stuff
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First time cosplaying, and I'm thinking of doing Crypto (pic related). I don't want to be a complete scab and ask someone to help me out with everything but does anyone have any good suggestions on how to do the jacket? I can't find any online with the same colouring and I'm not sure if dyeing is the right or wrong way to go.

Any other tips are appreciated though.
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>>10260627
These links are great, but none of them work with wire (like an oversized version of the nylon children's wings). I don't want to use pipes or the cellophane wing methods.

Thank you for your help though! I might be able to figure something out with them despite this.
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>>10262063
Kimidori cosplay has some WIP photos and a tutorial of her Airy wings / harness, maybe look there?
Also, as someone who has made several large wire-based fairy wigs, you really don’t need that much support. What I do is just make two big wire “bends” in the middle (so the middle wire has a big upside down U shape). Cover it in a big felt pocket (for comfort and to keep the U width consistent) and whip stitch the wires inside like channels. Then, have a horizontal slit on the back of your cosplay the same size as your felt pocket. Wear an underbust corset under your cosplay (doesn’t have to be reducing, can even make a thick secure belt or something since these wings are light) and tuck the square into the top. Smaller wire wings are usually fine being secured with just the tightness of the cosplay or a bra strap.

You can interface the square out of something more stiff like buckram, but it probably won’t curve to your body as well. Let me know if you need a quick picture diagram for any of this.
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>>10262078
You're awesome, thank you!
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Anyone know how I'd make a hat like this for a Popeye cosplay? Preferably not from scratch.
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>>10255573
Prop question: I'm planning to cosplay IRL LLenn from SAO GGA cosplaying as her avatar, and I've just started on the prop. I have the PS90 already and already submitted the Form 1 to the ATF, but I was wondering what the best way to color it pink would be? Also, would it be better to pay someone to chop and thread the existing barrel or should I buy a new one online? Planning on mounting a 7.62 can on it once the stamp for that comes back.
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I'm not sure this is the ideal thread, but idk where else to ask, so here goes. I have only cosplayed about once or twice, in real life i think i look somewhat decent, but in pictures i completely panic and can never seem to pose well for the photo, ¿any advice on how to avoid panicking when someone asks for a pic and learning to pose well?
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>>10262062
You could probably frankenstein two jackets into one or just chop the white one off at the half sleeve and put the green one underneath. Dying is a good idea if you use the right dye with the material.
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>>10258404
>>10258404
If your going to outsource some of the harder parts for Byleth, then I can give some feedback on the Dangerous Ladies unpainted Byleth kit.
>>10257059
>>10257062
These are what I ordered and they're good quality (besides some holes) but I do recommend checking:
https://www.amazon.com/Emblem-Necklace-Protagonist-Dimitri-Accessories/dp/B07X97MZ8D/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=byleth%2Bcosplay&qid=1569217055&s=gateway&sprefix=byleth&sr=8-1&th=1&psc=1

Could potentially save you time and money you can invest elsewhere. Also, the ring could be a unexpected win for you. Good luck on your cosplay!
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>>10261920
Probably shouldn't risk it. My roommate has pretty thin hair and that shit stained her hair for a couple weeks after
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How are Coscraft wigs like? Thick/thin, shiny/not that much, how much do they shead etc.
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>>10262604
Really thick, not shiny at all, don't shed much. They're my go-to wig shop but be warned that their wigs can be *too* thick and look a bit unnatural, so you will have to thin them out if you're going for a realistic look. They're perfect for OTT anime volume though.
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>>10262289
Is there any particular reason why you wouldn't just buy one?
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>>10262627 tight budget
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>>10262656
What does buying one in that style that is already made cost? Cause if you make one you're looking at probably around $20 in materials, whether you make it from scratch or cobble it together.
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Gf wants to cosplay this boy, what Kind of fabric should she use for the blue jacket thing? We're having trouble finding a fabric that would be used for a coat and that is the right color ;-;
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>>10262743
A good one (from what I've seen) is around 35/40 bucks
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If you were going to make a King Luigi, would you make a gold crown styled after Daisy's or give him King Boo's crown?
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>>10262767
I know it sucks but in all honesty you'd be better off buying it then, trust me.
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>>10262861 alright, I'll take your word for it. Thanks for the advice anon
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>>10262896
I made a Donald Duck hat for a Kingdom Hearts group once which is somewhat similar to your hat, and the pattern drafting alone was a pain in the ass to get it just right, I wasted alot of cheap practice fabric, so in the end you'd be saving yourself a shit ton of time and frustration.
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>>10262764
Twill would work well and comes in alot of colors.
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>>10262764
Joann’s just came out with a giant cotton sateen line with 62 colors, the backside (non shiny side) of it should work pretty well and would be easy to gradient dye since its natural fiber. I heard it frays to hell though so be sure to either use french seams, overlocking, or line the jacket.
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So I take it what I'm looking for doesn't exist?
>>10256489
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This may be more of a DIY question, but I figure maybe someone may know the answer to this off the top of their head:
Does anyone know what the max temperature for wigs are (generally speaking)? I'm thinking more of the non-heat resistant types of wigs (the cheaper ones, not necessarily party store quality).
I plan on modding a cheap hair straightener so that I can control the temperature to pre-set values based on the maximum temperatures for various wigs. Tired of flicking the straightener on and off when straightening wigs.
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>>10262987
I've never seen any outside of NFT or Alibaba which requires huge orders. There are a handful of them on etsy but you really have to dig through alot of crap. I found this black one after a quick look but I *think* its only two-way stretch: https://www.etsy.com/listing/619184324/black-stretch-fabric-faux-fur-bearskin?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=stretch+fur&ref=sr_gallery-1-24&organic_search_click=1
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Has anyone tried using this dress for a Suiseiseki cosplay?
I know it's not dead-on in accuracy, but I can't help but think of the character whenever I see it. I thought this would go in the Lolita questions thread since I'm constantly seeing it listed as Lolita, but I guess not.
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>>10263000
Thanks for the link, I'll try look a bit more on etsy.

I get that stretch fur may be hard to come by, but what about stretch minky?
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>>10263026
Ive never seen stretch minky, I assume it must exist somewhere if that other anon recommended it but I haven't seen it, sorry.
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What specific clothes items are his outfit? I want to find patterns to work off and make my own but I do not know the name of these clothes. Thank you!
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>>10262656
Get one on Aliexpress, it'll be much cheaper than the materials to make one
>>10262764
I'd go with faux suede I think, you might have to dye the fabric anyway if you want the gradient effect the coat has.
>>10262798
King Boo's
>>10262994
It varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, most wigs are heat resistant nowadays though so the 120°C to 150°C range should be safe. You can get wigs resistant to that temperature for less than $15 so there's no point to non-heat resistant ones anymore.
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hey yall hope you guys are good!

I ordered a premade cosplay dress (pic related) but had to order a couple sizes up because of my height so the dress wasn't too short. The length is fine and my chest fills enough of the top so that I only want to take the sides in to fit my waist better, does anyone have any guides on how to do this? I'd imagine under each arm taking an equal amount in from each side but I'm not too sure how to go back. Thanks for any help!
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>>10263132
It's super easy, just put it on inside out, pin the sides symmetrically until it fits just right, take it off and sew along your pins. You may want to use safety pins so they don't fly out or stab you when you take off the dress.
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>>10262994
You know you can just steam synthetic wigs to make them straight right?
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i'm planning to cosplay this guy but i've never really worked with big wigs before. i'll probably scale it down just a bit to keep from being yugioh-tier, but would an arda wig be thick enough without somehow combining two wigs?

any advice/links are appreciated!
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Never cosplay before and I want to do Tanjirou from Demon Slayer for Halloween (I know pleb shit).
There is a lot of costume sellers on Ali and ebay. Any recommendation? I am willing to pay for my first costume.
Also any tutorial on sewing/making your own clothes? I like the black and green grid kimono cape that Tanjirou wears. Could you make it on your own? Or is it better to just buy the cape cuz it is less expensive?
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>>10263460
Most likely the pattern for his haori is done in a manner similar to this http://www.johnmarshall.to/H-TradTech-Tategasuri.htm

The actual patterns for Kimono and Haori are fairly simple, the problem is that most people don't really have the skill to replicate the fabric treatments used to make them.
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>>10263044
To the best of my ability:
>Cuffed mandarin pants
>sleeveless top with mandarin collar (somewhat fitted to your body bc its an undershirt)
>loose sleevless shirt with mandarin collar and thick sleeve cuffs, thin plunging v-neckline,and a waist belt with triangle sash
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>>10263032
No sweat. Perhaps I'll come across it one day but for now I'll just have to find an alternative.
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>>10263428
Arda's wigs are made super thick to be great for spiking, it'll be perfect.
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>>10259591
Here is a good example that isn't too complex. The giant doc-oc arms aren't going to happen, and I don't know how much else will make the final design. I've been trying to make all the other off-the-shelf components work and I've ruined the dust mask and goggles I had to start with. Are there any good foam patterns available for gas masks?
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>>10263813
This here is close to what I want to do with the mask--basic nose/mouth cover, with goggle-like eyes. I still want to mount to a solid plastic mask that will be painted black, so everything ties together nicely. The mask will have a veil on it, which will all go under the hood of the robe.
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>>10263819
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Friends found out I watch goblin slayer. It's the only anime I watch. They convinced me to go to my first anime con. They are demanding I dress up with them. I found pic related for $150. Is this a good start toward making my outfit?
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>>10263469
Thank you that was very helpful.
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>>10263974
That’s not going to be good quality. Please please please do something simpler if it’s your first cosplay.
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>>10264093
Glad I could help. Best of luck
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My latest cosplay is comming together pretty well, but I don't know much about wigs. While I have a friend who is willing to teach me how to style one if I need to, I was wondering if anyone here can point me in the right direction for a wig I can use for Von Stroheim.
I've looked around to see if anyone has suggested anything on forums in the past, but for some reason, the Nazi isn't a popular character to dress up as.
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>>10264128
With his hairline, you'll need to buy a lacefront wig. Something like so: https://arda-wigs.com/collections/lacefront-classic-wigs/products/marty-classic?variant=27836770502, https://www.epiccosplay.com/collections/hades/products/hades-butterscotch-blonde-short-lace-front-wig, As you can see, lacefronts aren't cheap, but the lacefront allows it to blend seamlessly with your skin so that it looks natural which is the case with Stronheim's hairline.

Alternatively, you can cut and glue strands of hair to create a faux natural hairline, but know that it can make it more difficult to put on and can look obviously glued if you don't blend the hair well. Here's a tutorial: https://youtu.be/mn2ac6LjKjo. For this method, you'll need a wig like the one she uses with reverse wefts sewn in. In layman's terms, the strands of hair are sewn in upside down to prepare for spiking rather than only laying flat. This one isn't a great example, but Arda is out of stock like usual, so see: https://www.epiccosplay.com/collections/atlas/products/atlas-platinum-blonde-multi-part-short-cosplay-wig
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>>10255573
Is it appropriate to cosplay as anne marie from Unteralterbach?
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I'm doing a duo cosplay with my twin brother, I'm doing Vergil while he's doing Dante. I've been making Vergil's Yamato out of cardboard, I avoid foam because I'm unfamiliar with it, and it bends when I hold it out on one side. I was thinking of hot gluing a metal rod along the side to fix it, but I'd like to hear any advice on it.
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>>10264155
People cosplay young children all of the time, but this one is certainly a strange choice. Is it appropriate? Well, it's not inappropriate if you're not lewding her.
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>>10264296
The metal rod will be way too heavy and cardboard is a horrible choice of material. It's paper texture and lack of structure will make it a nightmare to pain or to hold up properly as you can see from your trial. Use a thin wooden dowel or pvc pipe for light, but effective strength. It'd honestly suggest to try out using scrap pieces of foam because its lightweight and can hold its own. With Halloween season right now, it should be easy enough to find a premade sword that you can just paint to look realistic - foam or plastic. Remember that certain paints will melt foam or plastic, so check the ingredients first and test it out on a spare piece.
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how does one go about making a cosplay of a character that just wears a school uniform? do you make one? ... or buy a real one off some website? ... or buy a repro or something?
the character just really wears a blue uniform, sometimes a jacket over it.
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Putting together my first costume.
Gonna go as Sky Stalker from Fortnite but im having trouble finding a trench coat.
Found this Army surplus one but the price seems to good to be true. Should i go for it or does anyone know where I can get a cheap trenchcoat?
https://www.epicmilitaria.com/original-german-army-grey-coat-plastic-buttons.html
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>>10264115
Thanks. I won't dress up then. GS is the only character I really know. But thanks for warning me not to waste the cash. It has an under outfit. Then the sword and shield would have been to much money if it would have looked like shit.

I look like Bobby from supernatural. Anyone have any idea of a character I could pull off?
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Does this do the same effect as hand painted Puff Paint on Lycra spandex?
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Kinda new to the con scene

What are some good "party" cons?
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>>10264431
Whatever you feel like doing. They're pretty standard outfits, so imo I'd say just buy one
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>>10264436
Go for it. Better to alter a cheap piece of clothing than to spend megabucks for it
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I'm planning on making Sakura's pink cat outfit which is canonically made of rubber...should I go for it and make it out of latex? If so any recommendations as to where to buy good latex fabric? Pic related makes me think that it may actually look cute.
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>>10264431
talking about school uniforms, can a non-asian person pull one (in cosplay of course) off without look off?
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>>10264632
Yes. You're overthinking it.
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>>10264577
Dragon Con
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>>10263813
>>10263819
>>10263820
Anon you quoted...looking at the pics maybe going with a straight-up gas mask as your base would be best? You can get military surplus ones for fairly cheap online and that would give you the goggles already made onto the nose and mouth part and anything you wanted to add on would be fairly easy I think.
Is that not a good option or was there a specific reason you wanted to make it from separate parts?
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for goose necks in pic related; armature wire and what, paper mache? regular medusa tutorials seem just fine with tubular crinoline but I need something opaque here
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>>10264705
Pipe insulation foam?
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Picked up a cheap Spidey face shell secondhand and it doesn't quite fit my big ol' head. Mainly the chin/jaw doesn't fit me - the second photo, where my mouth is open, is far more comfortable - do you think I could cut it down (so it doesn't cover my chin anymore) with a dremel? Also, any suggestions for cushioning the interior? I reckon foam is the way to go but I don't know what specific type to look for.
FWIW, I cospay Noir so I don't need it to be 100% perfect since my head is obscured by turtleneck and coat collars.
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>>10264705
Oh, you're cosplaying this? The design is really cute so I'm happy someone is making it
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>>10264557
Try the suggestion thread >>10247547
>>10264623
You could go with latex but it's very hard to work with. If you feel you're at the level to give it a shot I do think it would look good, if you're not maybe high-gloss vinyl or PVC fabric would work well
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>>10264575
Seconding this again.
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>>10264750
Thank you! I should have googled more cause my mind automatically thought latex when I read it was made of rubber. I'll most likely go with pvc.
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Is there a wig store that has more variety in colors than Arda?

I'm trying to do the genderbent UMP-45 from their april fools joke and I can't quite find one in her grey-brown color that isn't a wig made for the original character. It could be possible to get that wig and cut and style the heck out of it, but with 0 wig experience that could be rough.
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>>10264750
Hey thanks for the heads up on the thread!
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>>10264750
Crud. I went to the suggestion thread. I have to make 3 suggestions first. I have only watched GS. Thanks though.
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>>10264902
Epiccosplay has a sandy blonde color that would work for this.
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I'm going to a normie Halloween party this year. I want to go as Sadako from Ringu since it's easy and recognizable. Sorry for this newfag question (I don't cosplay) but how do I achieve her hair?
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>>10264916
It doesn't have to be anime suggestions. Some people are specifically looking for video game / cartoon / movie suggestions or are at least open to them. Voting on the cosplays they list in their template counts as a suggestion too.
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>>10264923
wig
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>>10264431
These are cheap and easy to find on Taobao. One of my friends bought one for $30 or $40 including shipping costs and everything. It isn't fantastic quality but he only wears it for a few days a year at cons so it's nbd.

>>10264623
Tbh I don't think you should make it out of latex or something high gloss. I know that material accuracy is super important in cosplay, but sometimes you gotta put that aside in order to make something that actually looks good.
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Want to finally get around to make this cosplay but I'm not sure what to go with for the jacket fabric. I'm debating twill but I'm not sure if that texture will look nice. Could I possibly get some suggestions?
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>>10264557
You don't necessarily have to do an anime character just because it's an anime con, obviously some purists think otherwise, but they can go fuck themselves. You can do basically any nerd media character and people at the con will recognize it and appreciate it.
I also wouldn't recommend Goblin Slayer for your first cosplay, but if you wanted to do it sometime down the line, I'd highly encourage you to make it yourself over trying to buy something cheap. EVA foam is easy to work with and very affordable and there's lots of resources out there for it. You could definitely learn and I'm sure someone's got the templates/pepakura files for the helmet, which would be the hardest bit.
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>>10265223
This type of coat is usually wool, or something synthetic that looks like wool. Twill can work if it's thick enough. Ask an employee at your local fabric store, they can help you find fabric of the right weight and texture.
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>>10265293
Thank you!
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I'm a petticoat noob. Can anyone recommend me a petticoat of this length or very slightly longer, with the same substantial amount of poof?
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I'm doing a Male!Junko cosplay based on random fanart I've seen. Which of these wigs looks like a better base, between the Light Pink/Pale Blonde Arda wig, and the Five Wits Pearl wig?
Included are pics of canon Junko (top left), and Male!Junko fanart (top right)
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What do you call the sandals Tanjirou is wearing? Where can I buy them or how do you reckon I would make them?
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>>10265394
Those are gets sandals. Hella cheap online but my God, they're uncomfortable
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>>10265395
Geta*
I'm mobile posting trash
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>>10265379
i can't help, but if the one you get turns out to not have enough poof, i hear people stack em so you can wear 2 pettis on top of each other
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>>10256334
I'm also doing a male deku at youma and came to this thread to ask the same question. How is your cosplay coming along?
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>>10265394
Is there a pattern for the Top he wears under his Haori? I'd like to know what it is to try and make it along with the Hakama instead of buying the outfit for Rengoku.

Also side question, are the ezcosplay wigs good quality? His runs for $20 and I don't have experience in wigmaking to do that from scratch.
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>>10265382
Imo the five wits wig looks best. Don't be fooled, the lightish effect on Junko's hair is just really pale rose pink, not blonde.
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I've been wanting to try cosplaying for a while now but I'm kind of embarassed/shy about it, none of my friends are into this sort of thing so if I went to a con or whatever I'd have to do it alone - how easy is it to make nice friends at a con if you're cosplaying? I want to try out dressing up as 9S or maybe Dark Sun Gwyndolin from Dark Souls
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>>10265499
As an introverted person myself, I've found that I don't make a lot of "friends" per se while cosplaying, but I have had countless really nice and friendly interactions with people. It's absolutely worth doing and remember that everyone else will also be in cosplay.
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>>10265515
how do you go about finding decent cosplay conventions in your area? I'm from Scotland. Thanks anon!
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>>10265481
gakuran
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>>10265524
You can go to the UK thread but they hate every single con in the UK. MCM Scotland ended literally yesterday so unlucky timing
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>>10265486
I liked the color more too I think. Thanks anon!
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>>10265533
Thank you, I thought it looked like one but wasn't sure. I'll buy the cutsew pattern for it
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>>10265481
If you get that base, you’ll probably want to add a glued hairline so that it doesn’t meet awkwardly with your scalp. You can probably get color swatches from Epic Cosplay Wigs (it looks close to butterscotch blonde i think?) to see if you can get matching wefts to make the hairline. Arda’s colors are usually blended from several colors so they don’t match as well to generic cosplay wigs.

Even if you get the “pre-styled” one, you’ll still need to do the actual spiking and possibly trimming around the face area (companies usually leave stuff like bangs very long and also don’t do anything beyond heating the fibers)

Otherwise, Arda’s Suzi or Epic’s Hecate might be good lace front bases.
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What's a good site to transfer designs onto felt/custom order felt fabric? Specifically looking to make a repeating pattern fabric for a scarf.
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I'm looking into cosplaying Lio from Promare but i can't find quite the right shade for his wig, has anyone seen anything that might work?
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>>10265835
Felt seems a bit stiff for a scarf but spoonflower offers fleece, I think that might work well for you
>>10265844
Arda's Cool Mint or Nuclear Fusion? Webster Wigs' Soft Lime? Or this 'Lemon Yellow' from Evahair? https://www.evahair.com/664-pastel-yellow-green-long-straight-synthetic-lace-front-wig.html
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I'm going to cosplay as Chocolat (Nekopara) with a friend. I purchased the cosplay and it was kinda pricey for me: I prefer Azuki.
She wears red heels, is wearing regular brown/black shoes okay?
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>>10266043
Here's a hot tip: the closer a piece is to your face, the more attention will be on it. Hardly anyone looks at your shoes in a costume unless they're very integral to the design, they clash with your outfit, or the person has a foot fetish. Brown or black shoes will do just fine.
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I want to cosplay as a character from an older VN/Game, but don't really have any sort of crafting talents or room to buy a sewing machine and other materials. Are there any sites or buyers who are recommended for commissions?
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I'm looking to make pic-related for a Chernobyl cleaner costume, but having trouble finding a thin but sturdy material for the black base. Thoughts?
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>>10266010
Oh, whoops. Fleece is what I meant. Thanks!
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>>10266062
Facebook groups or the twitter tag for cosplay commissions
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Pretty new to cosplaying, and I'm taking my Halloween costume this year more seriously than I have before. I'm going as the protagonist from Persona 5 in his school uniform, but I decided to try to get a replica of his dagger, partially just to carry around, but I've also kind of just wanted one to display for a while now. I've looked around a bit, and the one I'm leaning towards is https://www.aknny.com/persona-jokers-sword-dagger-pvc-wooden-cosplay-props-p-10682.html
Does anybody have any tips or knows a good one that I'm just not finding? Is that site alright? Has anybody ordered that particular replica and has anything to say about it? Anything that anybody has to tell me would be great.
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>>10266369
I can't attest to the quality of the dagger, but do remember that some locations will not allow you to bring in weapons of any kind - flagged, fake, orange tipped, nothing. Keep that in mind before you buy if you plan on taking your costume anywhere other than a party
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any idea what tf this netting is?? I can't find anything similair smhhh
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>>10266661
I figured out what it is if anyone was wondering, just looking for a cheaper option fml

https://www.etsy.com/listing/709348209/off-white-net-lace-fabric-big-netting?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=big+netting+fabric&ref=sr_gallery-1-3&organic_search_click=1
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Hello. I'm doing the dark souls elite knight, but I have a bit of trouble with the tabard. I don't want to paint it, but to do it properly.
Where could I find a appropriate ribbon for the task ?

the final result should look like that.
http://darksouls.wdfiles.com/local--files/armor/elite-knight-set-large.jpg
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>>10266784
You could use heat transfer vinyl with a satin stitch border. It won't be easy to do the satin stitching with such extensive decor, but that's the closest you can get without outright embroidery
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>>10266666
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>>10266797
Sorry, I think I did not express myself correctly. The previous pict is my stuff. I already have the center embroidery, and the linen tabard, but the current ribbon is not appropriate.
I don't want to paint, or heat transfert the border when most had already being done the most realistic way. so I'm looking for a ribbon that is
on a similar gold collor, but not full gold, either gold/marine blue or gold/black, or gold with enough space on the ribbon to have the tabard color visible behind, for a result similar to this one.
Is there a ressource for ribbon somewhere ? local shop won't do, neither etsy.
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>>10266661

Ali has some options:

(2 meters and already has flowers)
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32857122775.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.603946ecrtII7V&algo_pvid=3d7724b6-813b-4eb2-86ff-b8a4c71ccada&algo_expid=3d7724b6-813b-4eb2-86ff-b8a4c71ccada-32&btsid=fc5ae668-47ef-44bf-b55c-064e0da26511&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_,searchweb201603_60

smaller grid:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32889153882.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.4d11388fCQxxMS&algo_pvid=a676a7bc-0653-41be-96d4-7610016385a2&algo_expid=a676a7bc-0653-41be-96d4-7610016385a2-33&btsid=1d97c565-6d9a-4abb-b41d-b99d95f20a5b&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_,searchweb201603_60

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32977734689.html?spm=a2g0o.detail.1000014.23.3b86b9fchJ8rJ9&gps-id=pcDetailBottomMoreOtherSeller&scm=1007.13338.128125.0&scm_id=1007.13338.128125.0&scm-url=1007.13338.128125.0&pvid=6fa68b65-aa2e-4851-9ed6-ae7c587f9397

I saw some large grid on there as well, but it was also 30 bucks unfortunately.
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>>10266813
Look up "jacquard ribbon" on aliexpress and you should be able to find something that looks similar to that.
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Hey, I've got a cheap olefin synth wig I bought back in January, as part of a joke costume. I've worn it a few times. Do I bother with shampooing it, or should I just toss it out and buy a new one?
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>>10266900
You can wash it gently with fabric softener
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>>10266668
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32889153882.html
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32911955268.html
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32845172910.html
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32702355444.html
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32800919666.html
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33012145478.html
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33025947636.html

Any of these work for you?
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Hey guys, I'm new to making armor cosplay but I 100% want to do Líf from Fire Emblem Heroes. The biggest thing I'm having trouble figuring out is how tf to do the chest cavity skeleton thing. I originally thought it was impossible and I was just going to have it light up blue and call it a day but then I found that the cosplayer on the left had already done what I wanted pretty convincingly. They had posted the cosplay on Twitter and someone else had already asked them how they did it and the answer was basically "idk I just commissioned it lol."
Does anyone here have any idea how this effect can be pulled off?
Generic armor tips are appreciated as well.
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>>10267082
Kinda rude that they didn't credit their commissioner. Plus they would probably understand the basics of how it works from just handling it, right?
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>>10267110
This is the whole conversation I found.
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>>10267082
>>10267110
Okay me again, I combed through the comments on the cosplayer's instagram and they say in one comment they commissioned it and another that they made it and it took six months. Then on another photo they just credit the costume to "professional cosplay commission services" so I just don't know what the fuck is going on. Anyway, the way I think it works is that they're just really fucking skinny so the armor was made to fit both their body in the back and a slightly squished plastic skeleton in the front, with layers of blue chiffon around it to create that steam-like effect. There's also LED strips all along the edges of the black armor on the inside. They don't say what the window is made of but I would say either transparent worbla or PETG.
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>>10267117
This is from their instagram
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>>10267121
Alright, I messaged the cosplayer and they confirmed it's the way I said it was, except there is no chiffon and the window is transparent worbla that's tinted a bit.
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>>10267117
>>10267122
Are these the same ppl?
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>>10267149
Okay anon, thanks for going through all the trouble for me.
>>10267150
Yes I'm 100% sure.
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I'm trying to figure out which pattern would be best for the cape, but I'm getting seriously confused here. Sometimes it goes around his shoulders, but it can also be pushed back when he uses his bow or when he sits down. I made an album of caps from the manga here https://imgur.com/a/j796u4F and it looks like it's somehow combining a 3/4 shape for the shoulders, but way less full, and a trapeze shape for the rest of the cape...? I'd like to find a pattern that doesn't hinder arm movement too much, because otherwise it's a pain during cons when I have to carry things around.
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Hey guys I wanna cosplay RE2 1998 Leon but I'm not sure what to do for the pad on his chest and on his shoulders. What do?
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>>10267299
Is that pad on his chest a separate piece? You might have to make it and sew it to the underclothes?
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>>10267304
But what would I be able to make it out of?
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>>10267306
Get automotive roof padding foam like this:
https://www.rexpeggfabrics.com/index.php?prodID=1635&cat=Landau+Top+Padding+%2F+Closed+Cell+Foam%7C446%7C7%7C8
Its easy to cut but is dense so it holds whatever shape you need very easily. Then once you've cut your pieces get either blue nylon fabric (since I believe most kevlar armor has a nylon outer coating?) or if you can't get that I think you could get by with blue duct cloth and use either of those to cover your foam pieces. Then stitch it to your shirt or glue it I guess if you don't wanna sew.
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>>10267306
craft foam covered in a fabric like pleather or vinyl then add rivets.
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Cosplaying Zenitsu, how would I mimic the way his eyebrows are done here?
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>>10266931
Is handwashing still preferred? Sorry, dumb question, just that I'm completely new to wigs, and most of the shit I see are for actual-hair wigs or professional-grade stuff.
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Saw this video of this guy who made a really intricate cardboard prop weapon. I've never cosplayed but have always considered it, and want to attempt to recreate this weapon. I've got the PDF that has all the designs of the pieces. However, even if I were to watch the build video very carefully, I know that it won't be easy. Any advice for how to start this sort of project? I'm assuming I can't just use typical Amazon delivery box cardboard. Any advice for how to cut it, what tools I might need?
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>>10267327
shape and glue wefts, color them, glue to eyebrows
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>>10267351
what else are you gonna do, throw it in the wash ...?
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>>10267356
Use an x-acto knife or a box cutter that has those blades that you can break off. A delivery box should be fine since cardboard props aren’t built to last anyways.
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>>10267356
>I'm assuming I can't just use typical Amazon delivery box cardboard.
You can literally use any cardboard you can get your hands on but the stiffer kind that shipping boxes are made from is probably better.
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>>10267356
Why cardboard? It's not gonna be sturdy or last you.
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>>10267389
Thats the material the guy used. The only other alternative I could think of is plastic or wood, but I don't really have any way to use either of those.
>>10267374
From what I was looking at with the boxes in my apartment, that cardboard is like, 3 layers of folds. Whereas if I were to buy cardboard, and from the video, it looked like it was all 1 layer pieces, stacked together. So I wouldn't be able to make those smaller pieces properly.
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>>10267351
Yes, if you try to machine wash it you'll destroy it and your other clothes will be covered in wig fibers.
>>10267290
Trying to make it 100% accurate to an animated reference won't work in reality, I would go with a 3/4th circle shape.
>>10267391
Foam is a very common material for prop weapons, there are hundreds of tutorials on how to work with it on Youtube.
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Most "black" anime and game characters have this sort of white hair. Does anyone have any advice for how I'd pull off Dedue's style? Trimming a wig this short would likely expose the base and unlike my Enrico Pucci, I can't get away with just using hair chalk.
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>>10267306
The look and feel of the plastron is... well a plastron.

look for a ABS fencing plastron, or go for foam. If you want to see how did those attach to the chest, I can get you some photo.

https://www.faitsdarmes.com/en/plastron/67-men-chest-protector.html

I think that cutting a ABS paint bucket would also do it.

Of course foam may be simplier, but abs can hold damage and is quite flexible, so for confort and durability, it should be better.

>>10266872
thanks !
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Hello /cgl/ this is the first question i post on this board. So, i want to dress up as my qt tiefling sorceress (pic related) for this smaller con i'm attending this halloween.
The thing i want is some good quality face and bodypaint which:
-I can apply make-up and dark contours to
-won't smudge and flow in my eyes after 10 minutes of application
-also wanna know if there is a good way to fixate that paint so it won't melt and smudge to the touch

I'm looking for a reddish brown or a darker brick red color (i know kryolan, but it's not readily available where is live)
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>>10267462
hair spray? bleaching your hair?
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>>10267462
Buy a chin to shoulder length wig and cut off to your desired length but make sure to save the cut off wefts in a neat fashion. Then apply glue in a line to the top (making sure to cover both sides) - doing this on a silicone mat or something that won't stick to the glue will make it easier. Let dry, peel, then glue or sew into the wig to make it fuller. Once its your desired length, it should be full enough to hide the tracks.
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>>10267495
Snazaroo or Ben Nye. More important than the face paint is the sealing technique though. Regardless of your paint, that will make the difference in staying power and smearing. Check out homestuck tutorials for several methods and do a swatch test on your arm to test the longevity and water resistance throughout the day.
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Advice for a short girl cosplaying a tall male character ...
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>>10267810
Thick block heels if you can, but otherwise don't fret about it. No one is going to grill you for shit like that. Try to use elongating poses for pictures, but otherwise just have fun.
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I had somehow not noticed that this thread was a thing before. Apparently that's some giant fucking sin around here.

If anyone can assist me I would appreciate it. Long hours of internet searches have not turned up what I was looking for. I'm looking for patterns for a vest similar in style to this. I like the lines on it and was planning to modify an existing plan to make something like it for a costume. If nobody knows where I can find the plans, then a tutorial for making my own plans would also be appreciated. I have not sewn much in my life, but i know some people who do a lot of this kind of stuff.
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>>10267768
You're the best. Thank you so much!
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And of course, now this thread is fucking dead.
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>>10256874
I’m cosplay Digiko and Puchiko with my friend for Katsucon! There are plenty of fans out there and I’m sure you’ll get some recognition.

On the topic of Di Gi Charat, how would I go about making/buying her paw shoes? I’m a casual cosplayer and I’m not terribly crafty with sewing/seamstressing so if there are any artisans that make these or there’s a way for me to Frankenstein some pre-made parts to make them, I’d love some guidance. Thank you!
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>>10267859
>>10268027
Well now that you're being an ass about it, I hope you don't get help.
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>>10267873
No problem! I definitely suggest you watch a few tutorials since getting wefts to behave can be very difficult during the process. Best of luck!
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Hey guys, so im planning on buying these spats/gaiters and i was wondering how difficult it would be to dye it from its original color to like an eggshell off-white? in the description it says its made from cotton canvas duck so idk if that makes it more or less difficult to dye, especially to white. any advice would be appreciated i have never tried dying anything before
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>>10268049
Duck usually implies water resistance so you're gonna have an awful time trying to dye those.
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>>10268057
gotcha, ty very much! looks like I'm sewing them myself, no easy way out this time
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>>10268049
If you're going from dark to light, you're bleaching, not dyeing, which makes a massive difference. But as the other anon said, duck will have a water-resistant coating which will make bleaching it difficult. It will likely be easier to find another pair that's already the right color, or white if you really can't find off-white.
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I was told to come here for this:
How/where can I find a decent version of mysterio's mocap suit? Googling mysterio costume just gives him his classic look, but I'm going for pic related. The triangle patterns look kinda funky and I'd prefer it to be just the shirt. Worst case I'd have to buy a plain grey hoodie and stitch the patterns on? Kind of disappointed nobody is talking about it.
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>>10259493
>>10259505
>>10259590
>>10259596
>>10259605
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>>10259703
Are you doing Mysterio too? >>10268179
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>>10268179
I found this: https://www.instagram.com/p/B2uY5SFD_ns/
Here it is printed and worn: https://www.instagram.com/p/B2cgTJOjzlG/
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>>10264575
>>10264801
Thirding this again
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>>10268179
Just make it easy on yourself and do Deadpool that any other self respecting cosplayer!
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Any recommendations for darker pink contacts that won't make one look like a demon? Most ones I've seen are too pastel & hardly show up on dark eyes or are super opaque Halloween costume types.
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>>10268184
...yeah...
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>>10267770
Love you so much anon, didn't even think about the lessons from the homestuck fiasco.
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>>10268748
You're welcome. Best of luck!
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Looking to buy contacts but am super worried/unsure what are good vendors to buy from. Any suggestions would be super helpful, thanks.
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anyone know what type of dress this would be? or know of any patterns similar to it i can maybe use?
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>>10268884
better quality image
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If I do a Gyro Zeppelli cosplaywith one of these, would it be funny,or would it be just stupid?
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>>10268885
https://www.amazon.com/ROMWE-Womens-Scallop-Sleeveless-Pleated/dp/B07PX2ZWK8?psc=1&SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q&tag=duckduckgo-d-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B07PX2ZWK8

Does this work?
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>>10268843
Honeycolor and pinkyparadise. Make sure to know your prescription or get a check up to know what type/size lenses you need. Don't skip this step, it could cost you your eyesight
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>>10269040
That’s when people are dumb enough by sleep in their lenses.
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>>10269046
Improper lens fitting can damage your eyes and lead to major discomfort. Both are vital. Don't get a disease and don't fuck up your eyeballs.
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>>10255573
Hi, anyone have any good keywords to identify this jacket style? I'm trying to find one online
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Hello Hello.
I'm making my first cosplay ever (pic related, it's going to be Raven) but I'm having some difficulty finding the right fabric. I know I want a 4 way stretch velvet because of the sheen and comfort that I like, but I can't seem to find the type I want. I have a dress that is stretch velvet and it is pretty thick and it doesn't seem to be lined. However, it seems everywhere I've gone only has something that's super thin, and I don't want it to be see through when it stretches.

Should I bite the bullet and line the thin velvet?
Does anyone know where I can get a thicker version?
Should I give up on the velvet and just use a knit? If so what kind of fabric would you recommend?

Any other tips or tricks would be helpful as well, I'm kind of just winging it at the moment.

Thanks in advance.
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>>10269081
You could try buying some online. You won't be able to get a feel of it unless you buy samples from a bigger website, but it's worth a shot.
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>>10269097
Any websites you'd recommend? I know Amazon and Joanns and that's about it.
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>>10269099
Not that anon but if you've got a local Joanns, I really encourage you to buy in person. It's really nice to be able to touch and see the fabric in person before committing to it, especially for cosplay when it needs to be so specific a look.
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>>10269115
I have a Joann's but the only stretch velvet I could seem to find was very thin. It's probably worth going again and asking an employee if I'm just missing it, or if it was out of stock or something.
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I'm looking to commission a toku-style helmet, and maybe gloves to go with it. I have an idea in mind, but I know nothing about commissioning someone to do it. Where can I look in the year of our lord 2019?
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I'd like to get a pair of color contacts but all of the reputable sellers require a prescription. If my eyes are 2020 could I just get a friend to buy a pair of plano contacts for me or will i definitely fuck up my eyes?
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im making this cosplay of bayonetta. i found a good lace overlay but what material should i have for the base fabric of the jumpsuit? and how do i know what measurements to get for the fabric? i mean in yardage/width when i buy it
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>>10269298
Same, I did a check just to see if my eyes were ok, they were and I didn't needed glass, but I didn't asked for a paper.
What would be asked of me if I want to get lenses ?
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>>10267312
>>10267313
>>10267481
What do you think his is made out of right here?
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>>10269040
>Make sure to know your prescription or get a check up to know what type/size lenses you need
Not the anon you replied to, but how do you go about doing this?
I never got a vision check aside from a physical or two when I was a kid. Do you just walk into any mall optometry clinic and say you want to get colored lenses for a costume and need to know what prescription to get?
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So I'm making a helmet with EVA foam and the seams on my prototype are just godawful. I'm not even trying to make them invisible, I just don't want them to look like junk. Help? I'm using contact cement and floor puzzle mat things if that matters.
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>>10269588
Pretty much. I'd say first check out any reputable lens site and see what exact measurements they ask for then head to your local optometrist and ask for an eye exam. Let them know you'd like to buy some color contacts. Some optometrists sell them (although than can be expensive, I don't necessarily recommend getting them straight from there although take a look at the brands they offer. If you happen to find them on a site like honeycolor or something, at least you can trust the brand). Even if you don't buy from them, you need to get your prescription.
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>>10269607
Did you sand the edges down, fill the gaps, and then sand again? Or is an application issue? Are you able to post a picture?
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>>10269615
Duly noted. Thanks anon.
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>>10269624
Best of luck!
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This asshole is going to give me an aneurysm just thinking about his wig. I've spiked wigs in the past, but never anything to this degree.

I've decided not to worry about size and just get the damn shapes down proportional to my head. What's the best way to go about this? Should I get a base wig and tack on spikes made from foam core or eva, or bulk a wig with wefts and power through spiking the lot?
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trying to make a pumpkin head for my headless horseman costume should i do some paper mache shit or foam, suggestions welcome ty
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>>10269616
I feel stupid but I didn't even realize sanding foam is a thing you can do, I'll try that. What should I fill the gaps with?
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>>10267313
I think i'm gonna do this. How do I get the pleather onto the foam? Just glue it or use cement? Also, how do I attach the letters and the badges?
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>>10269808
Both are good options. If you want to keep the sharp edges, I think a foam core would be the best choice. Possibly the most budget friendly option too. Just consider attachment before anchoring anything down.
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>>10269908
Paper maiche on its own will be too flismy, but if you pair it with something strong like chicken wire, cardstock, etc. it can work. Imo, I think foam would give you better quality control and shaping.
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>>10269987
No worries, my dude. Learning is part of the process. I definitely suggest watching some foamsmiths work to help you. I like PunishedProps, KamuiCosplay, KinpatsuCosplay, and Zonbi's Workship on youtube. I've seen people use gesso, wood filler, or foam clay. I'm don't work with props much, so I'd suggest seeing what the above people tend to use in their crafts.
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Where do you often see calls for merch splitting? I've seen it before for series that I don't follow or care enough to buy for, but they've appeared to be very informal (like through DM's and such). I read through the buyfag.moe and FAQ, but didn't see any info. Apologies if I'm blind, deaf, and dumb, but what's the etiquette regarding splits and where can I join a group?
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>>10270069
Oops, wrong thread. Ignore this.
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I have an extremely heavy mask that currently is being held on by a fairly thin velcro strap. It's heavy enough that it tries to tip back and is basically only held on by the strap levering it against my forehead, with a couple of inches between the bottom and my chin. I was considering adding another elastic strap lower down just to pull it in a bit. Is there a better way to secure very large masks? Some sort of heavy duty harness?
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>>10268179
>https://www.instagram.com/p/B2uY5SFD_ns/
It looks printed on, so you could make your own designs and have it printed on fabric and sew it yourself, or go oldschool and make a stamp (look up how to make fabric paint stamps) and pattern the fabric yourself.
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>>10266868
>>10266936
Hey thanks anons I appreciate it, ordered one of those :)
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>>10270717
You should keep your frog in the french thread.
Anyway, it's if this is self promotion, it's not the good thread.
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Is there any good reseller cosplay sites?
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I'm looking to get a 3d model printed (specifically from Dangerous Ladies) but I don't have access to any sort of 3d printer. What's a good site to print and ship 3d prints to you? Does something like that even exist?
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One of the button on my gakuran jacket fell off. Trying to sew it back. The button looks very different from the normal buttons I have on my dress shirts. It doesn't have any hole on the front and one tiny hole behind in the back. How difficult to sew this back?
Pic is the button and the back of it. If I can't sew this one back I will these other type of buttons.
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>>10271294
Simple. Just align it as you would any other jacket and use a thimble.
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>>10271164
Unfortunately I don't know any websites like the one you're looking for, but don't they sell finished kits as well?

>>10270956
I don't believe second hand sites exist, but there are plenty of groups on facebook if you're willing to play the waiting game. Or spotty salesposts on twitter and instagram
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Would it be possible to craft Lapis Lazuli's wings out of plexiglass? I read a tutorial that used PETG, but there's a seller in my area that's selling plexiglass at a discounted price. I really want to take advantage of the deal since PETG is close to $100 for the amount I would need. I understand that plexiglass is more flexible than PETG and will bend more as a result, but I don't want my wings to flail around with every movement I make. The thickness is 1/16".
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Have anyone tried to add pockets and belt loops to a pants?
I got a parachute pant that I want to add pockets and belt loops to it. Also is it possible to shrink down a polyester pant? I want to shrink down this pant and add pocket and belt loops to it
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Any suggestions on how to make this even slightly more realistic? I was too lazy to try and make one
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>>10271568
Sand the moldlines and get some decent spraypaints. Paint over the grain lines on the handle with a darker brown.
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>>10271440
Have you ever worked with plexiglass? I assume it's much harder to cut than softer plastics. You also want to keep weight in mind and how you're going to keep them suspended. Acryllic sheet with proper supports may be ideal.
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>>10271577
Nice idea thanks
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>>10271578
I have never worked with plexiglass or any plastic crafting for that matter, but reading the supplies and instructions posted in this tutorial, I figured it would be an easy enough place to start using the tools that were posted.
https://cowbuttcrunchies.tumblr.com/post/125556788422/weve-gotten-a-ton-of-questions-about-how-we-made
Ideally, I would like to be able to accomplish what this tutorial accomplishes with plexiglass instead of PETG.
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>>10271568
>>10271577
>>10271597
Take darker brown paint, paint aaaall over it (or at least over everywhere that has 'wood grain'), and then wipe the paint off with a cloth while it's still wet. The paint will stay in the 'grain' and it'll look a lot more natural than trying to paint them in individually. Plus it's way easier. Just get cheap-ass brush-on acrylic paint, it'll do as well as anything.

I'd paint brown on the head too and not wipe it completely off, just like 90% of it. Leave it a little dirty.
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>>10271568
>>10271693
that would look good except im going for a more polished look for my bateman look
thanks though ill use that in future stuff
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>>10271294
loop the thread where you want it in the jacket then loop it thru the button hole on back and repeat until secure
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>>10263470
most minky has slight 4way stretch by default. read the first part of https://www.shannonfabrics.com/blog/2019/06/13/minky-plush-fabric-problems/

>>10266077
kydex
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Going to be using a bald cap for a side shave. What’s the best way to replicate this the buzzcut like pic related? I’ve seen people suggest flocking powder however I don’t think that’s the look I’m going for. I want it to be less stubbly and textured and to look more like the pic
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is it possible to build Askeladds Muscle Cuirass with EVA Foam so it looks okay? or should I look for a cheap Larp armour?
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>>10271847
That's a hard question because at that length most wigs would show track lines which would be super obviously a wig. Check out Arda's side shave wig and maybe you'll get an idea of how to do it on a full head. Flocking spray kind of makes sense though since you would theoretically need something to 1) adhere without noticeable attachment 2) stand up on it's own 3) have enough coverage to make it unnoticeable and realistic.
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>>10271967
Absolutely. Consider sandwiching worbla over eva foam so that you can really heat shape the foam over the abs.
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>>10257702
Buy an old car headlamp, cut and mold with heat
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>>10267082
Do they have any mobility? I'd go the full retarded way and sculpt the torso piece, make a mold and cast it with clear tinted resin with the skeleton inside
Pretty possible even if you do it thin if you play around with the blues, and with the clear resin leds it'd would look cooler.
Could look bulky if you don't size the rest of the armor with it in mind tho
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>>10272204
thats about €200 worth of Worbla isnt it?
is there any other kind of surface treatment thats affordable in Europe?
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>>10272853
You can skip the worbla all together, it wasn't a mandatory part of that. You can still shape EVA foam. Just make sure to heat it up really well and use objects to mold on top of so that the lines and perforations come out really nicely.
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>>10271967
Ye bro, i think you'll need to cut the muscle pattern of the armor in the inside so you'll be able to heat form them better
xieng prod does a lot of this
https://youtu.be/2HMiUbrGNE0
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>>10273187
>>10272853

You can also just use thick foam and take a rotary tool to it and carve in the detail you want. You'd want to practice a bit if you haven't used one before.
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>>10273286
>>10273187
That looks promising, i will try this out.
>>10273466
I worked a few times with a dremel, but to carve a full Symetrical torso where a little slip could ruin the project is out of my skill capability...
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Any idea what wig to get for this color?

Theres a desert brown on Arda but I'm not sure if that will look right in person.
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>>10273466
Too much fucking work mate, foam is good because you can just use heat to mold it
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>>10273607
Imo I think the color Aria Blonde would look better. It has the brown and gray tones in it whereas Dessert Brown leans towards just straight darker brown. Dark Ash Blonde is another alternative. As for wigs, you could use, there doesn't appear to be much stock to choose from at the moment, but you could use Eowyn Classic. The ponytail looks pretty loose in the reference photo so hopefully you won't have any issue with wefts showing.
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>>10273641
Dark ash blonde would be a little too light, and unfortunately it doesn't look like they have aria blonde in the right length.

It'll be a genderbent cosplay so I would need a shorter wig or otherwise I would need to cut a lot of the material off.
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>>10273720
Ah, that's too bad. Are you open to non-Arda options?
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>>10273845
As long as I can get it before Halloween-ish anything is an option.

Worst-case I just wear it to Katsu and not Youma
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I'm new to makeup as a straight man and I'm finding that I look like data from star trek after my first test run of doing makeup. Did I just put too much on, or am I supposed to do more?
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>>10274154
It could be a number of reasons. Your foundation or concealer might not match your skin, the formula might be more dewy than your skin needs (aka not right for your skin type), you may be applying way too much, or you might not be sealing it correctly. Why don't you walk us through your routine (including rough amounts of how much you put on) and maybe we can spot the mistake.
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>>10274118
My searches have turned up empty. Upon further reflection, I think that Desert Brown wouldn't be a bad choice. Search "Arda Wigs [color]" and look through the cosplay photos for a better idea of what it would look on different skin tones and in different lighting. I think it would pass off just fine. The blending of the hair colors would probably make that blondeish-brownish-grayish color irl. And some other cosplayers for that character just went straight blonde, but still look recognizable so, go for it my dude. Aria Blonde is still my highest choice, but Arda's stock is dry as always.



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