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Old thread: >>10372638 >If you have a jfashion related question, use: >>10400901 >If you have a coord related question, use: >>10323668 >If you have a crossplay related question, visit here first for resources: >>10300242 >If you have a sewing related question, you can ask here but this thread might be able to give more specific advice about machine issues, techniques, tools, etc.: >>10346284 >If you have a crafts related question, you can ask it here or use: >>10384195 >If you want people to give you character recommendations or if you would like to give others character recs, use: >>10370202 (see template first)Unanswered questions from the previous thread:>>10374708 >>10390109 >>10391477 >>10393174 >>10397413 >>10398595 >>10401847
Yo if the guy looking to cosplay kamen rider grease is still alive a replaca helmet popped up for like 220 in change on ebay and transparent black vynl over a formed chest plate is your best bet.
I want wings that are posable, but the majority of posable wings are the mechanical ones or ones that unfold and fold. Which isn’t what I’m going for I want them to be able to bend into different stages of being unfolded/folded. I found a doll wing tutorial that uses just wire covered in the fabric and feathers and it’s bendable. Pic related is it, and the video here ; https://youtu.be/ahJWgHJ1378 Would this be a good method for cosplay wings? I’d probably need stronger wire right, but I want to keep its bendability.
I've posted questions here before about cosplays I've thought about doing in the past but now I'm deadset on doing Red Hawk from Jetman. I just got two questions since it is still gonna be my first hand-made cosplay. How will I be able to get the white and yellow parts of the suit on the spandex itself if I'm using a basic spandex morphsuit? Or is there a better alternative to getting multiple colors on one spandex suit? My second question is are there any good sources out there for getting into making costume parts with pepakura foam or 3D Printing? Either one of those will be how I make my helmet, but I've never dabbled in either of them so I need something to start me off on those. I appreciate any help in advance!
>>10407801Use the skeleton of mechanical wings as a base for yours. Metal wires work on a small scale, but once you make those wings human sized, they'll be too heavy and unstable to be supported by wires alone. If you're deadset on using wires as a base, you'll probably need to go the foam feather route, but foam feathers obviously will look fake. >>10407915To get the yellow and white parts, you'll have to cut up the red morphsuit and add those colors in as panels. You can't sew them on top of the suit because then where you've sewn won't be able to stretch anymore. For foam tutorials, check out Bill Doran's foamsmithing books and Kamui's helmet and pauldrons book, both of which you can buy using the link in >>10402707.>pic related is the table of contents from Kamui's book
>>10407801I'd imagine that large feathers wouldn't take well to bending either.
>>10407932>>10407915Like the other anon said, you'll need to cut and replace parts of the bodysuit (or if need be 2). Here's a tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlFYDcCI8bY&t=413s
>>10407801>Would this be a good method for cosplay wings? I’d probably need stronger wire right, but I want to keep its bendability.I think you should check out some "poseable cosplay wings" tutorials on youtube and find out what method would work best for your posing and budget needs. Here are two that are non-motorized and highly poseable. The major thing you need to think about it attachment. Here are two tutorials with some different options on how to go about it: https://youtu.be/Xw_smSB8UgY and https://youtu.be/9lGPO6_FDY8
>>10407932>>10407937>>10408086Ty anons. I planned on using foam feathers, to try and keep it lightweight and hopefully still bendable.
I'm wondering what type of glue you'd recommend for wig hairlines? I'm working on a ponytail wig (like pic related). I’ve seen a lot of tutorials and tips about techniques but haven’t been able to find much info on what type of glue is actually best.
I am female but whenever I wear a wig I start to look more ambiguous/male/trap. I think it's because front bangs look awful on me, and it doesn't help that I'm almost 6 feet tall.Am I doomed because of my face shape(?) or are there tips to achieve a more feminine look?>Originally I wasn't bothered by it but it's still bothering me 5+ years later so I'm starting to think I'm actually bothered by it
>>10408123why would you go through the trouble of making it bendable if you're going to use shit materials?
>>10408246>shit materialsAnd what are those exactly? I’m using the materials because they’ll make it bendable. Foam feathers can look good if you make them right.
>>10408247nta but why not use fake feathers with wire shafts? the feathers will only be bending at certain joints anyway so you can use the wire ones there and nicer ones where they won't bend.
>>10408246Sure, there are better materials but foam isn't shit. You could've suggested something better to them instead of being an antagonistic cunt.
>>10408245Are you wearing your wigs straight out of the bag or styling them and still reaching this conclusion?
>>10408384Cut and styled. I can't stand the people who don't cut the bangs on wigs.I've had mushroom bangs with my natural hair as well and had the same conclusion. I'm more of a part down the middle person, but it wouldn't be accurate since 80% of characters have bangs.
>>10408417Hm, honestly it could just be the way you perceive yourself. But, maybe you could try some rounder or glowy makeup looks to feel more youthful/cute? A good pair of lashes never fails to make me feel like I have my shit together... except when I almost glue it to my eyeball but hopefully you're better at it than me.
>>10408437>>10408417Some people just don't look good with certain styles of bangs. I've found the best you can do is either style the bangs to fit your face better while still being true to the character.
What's the best go around for recreating the silver wig? I've never done a wig with a hair line like that, should I be looking at a lace front? Or are there ways to just simply slick back a wig for that?
>>10408472Lacefront would be best. If you can't find one you like or don't want to you could always take a weft from the back of the wig and sew it on the inside of the cap to mask the edge. It won't look natural but it can help.
>>10408453That's also a true statement. I have avoided bangs my entire life for that exact reason.
>>10408437>>10408453>>10408496Thanks guys. Will probably look up guides to offset the heaviness of the mushroom bangs.
>>10408472Seconding using a lacefront. Make sure to ventilate and pluck the hairline until it looks natural.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRbP7omAs-shttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIWSrVC1Xp8
Where can I buy pure white eyelashes? Physical stores are normie and only sell black lashes, sometimes I can find ones with glitter on them, but even online the only white falsies I can find are dubious cheap shit from China. Can I apply paint to a pair? It's not actually for me, [spoiler]it's for a doll[/spoiler]
>>10409810eyelashes from china are probably going to be the safest cosmetics you can buy from there. just wash them and use good glue from your country.
has anyone here made a Mami Tomoe wig? How did you go about this?
>>10409810Agreeing with the other anon. Your best bet is to buy white lashes on Ali or Taobao. Even if you went to a party store, their lashes most likely come from China anyways. You can't use white mascara over dark lashes bc the dark color will still show.>>10409830This tutorial is specifically on how to make Mami's drill curls, but can be applied to any character that has drill curls: http://sparklepipsi.com/tutorials/SparklePipsi_DrillCurlTutorial.pdf
I'm completely new to cosplay. Where can I buy a male version of Hatsune Miku's outfit? What are good sites to order from for quality?
>>10410251Taobao or Aliexpress. Look through mid to high quality shops like Uwowo or Artistic Sprouts, and be sure to read the reviews (using Google Translate lmao).>I don't want a Chinese-made cosplay, anon!All premade cosplays you buy online will be from a Taobao or Ali shop. Yes, even the "professional cosplay stores" just resell Taobao/Ali costumes at a markup. If you don't want a costume that comes from a Chinese cosplay store, your only choice is to commission one from an individual seller, which will easily be $150+.
>>10410323Cool! I'll check those stores out. Thank you!
I've been working on a Von Stroheim cosplay for a little while now, but I am officially stumped on how to do his abdominal robot parts.Till now I've just kept my coat closed, but with cons closed for the time being I'm hoping to improve the project a little and would appreciate help if anyone has any ideas.
reliable cosplay sites? I've been out of the cosplay game for a few years and have no idea which sites to use anymore.
>>10411085Use foam and construct it similarly to a corset, but obviously keep it at your own measurements since you don't need the slimming effect.
I'm working on this cosplay at present. So far the coat has been easy to put together, but I'm dreading working on this guy's coat because I don't know what kind of fur they use for this. Am I blind and just seeing that it's layered differently than it looks, or should I be looking for black/dark purple fur that's literally as thick and busy as it looks here?
>>10411418>>10411085Rather than a corset, I'd suggest finding a men's breastplate pattern and simply altering it. Don't forget about attachments though otherwise it'll slip right off of you.
>>10411496It's long fur, but it's not layered it's just textured or styled. After dying, use your fingers to single out a few strands and twirl them into styled points with gel or something sturdy like Got2B Glued
Don’t know if possible at all but I have a dress from BTSSB that has weird material for the bodice that causes it to bunch up under my chest instead of holding taut against my upper body like my other dresses. Even if I tighten the back lacing as tight as possible it still does this. I was thinking either adding corset boning into the bodice to keep it in place during wear or having a seamstress attach a lightweight corset of some kind to the inside of the bodice similar to how some wedding gowns are.Any advice or help would be great.
>>10411628Hand stitching some lightweight boning to the inside should fix your problem. If the boning doesn't already come with a casing you can sew on, you can make some pretty easily with grosgrain ribbon or twill tape.
I bought some foam dowels to use as nails for a nail bat but, they are very flimsy what's a good way to stiffen them up? Would just painting them be enough or should I slap some coats of glue or something on first?
>>10411623I suggested a corset pattern because they're designed to hug the body. Most breastplate patterns still have several inches of allowance on each side and don't hug the body tightly enough to give the illusion of being part of the torso.>>10411496Look for purple frosted fur and put it in a black dye bath to cover up the white roots. Most purple furs I've found are also a bright purple, so the black dye will help tone down the color as well.>>10411962Cover them with a thermoplastic like Worbla and then paint that. You can't paint foam without priming it or adding a thermoplastic layer first because foam is porous and it'll soak the paint up.
>>10411990I think that will make them too thick for the holes I made for the nails if I cover them with worbla
>>10411990I hear you and agree, but corsets aren't beginner friendly which OP definitely is. I guess if there's a foam corset pattern that'd probably be a good alternative to using a fabric pattern?
>>10411962Why not put a toothpick or thin but sturdy wire through them? Ideally something that wouldn't bend and snap but is thin enough to be fed through the dowel and isn't a safety hazard.
>>10412028That's a good idea I might try that, what do I need to do the foam to make it take paint just add a layer of primer first?
>>10412037actually like >>10412028 said, wires would be good, then you could bend some of the nails to look bent in specific ways.
>>10412037>what do I need to do the foam to make it take paintWatch a youtube video on it for full details, but in short:>heat seal (run a heat gun over it for a couple of seconds)>primer (the # of layers and application will vary by which one you use)>sanding (in some cases)>(might need to prime again depending on what you use)>paint>seal/gloss
Need some quick advice. I'm finishing up my cosplay and one of the last parts I need to do are the eyes for pic related. Now my thought is using a black mesh fabric I can see through, and painting the yellow and red portions once after the fabric is put on. My concern though is that the paint will completely remove my ability to see.Any recommendations?
>>10412952Tutorials for fursuit mesh eyes might be helpful.
>>10412955Ah that's a great idea! Looks like they use a buckram fabric mesh or aida cloth with a more painstaking paint process. Looks about what I need to get the job done.Thanks!
Best place to buy meido outfits? I really wanna cosplay Mio from K-on but finding that particular outfit seems impossible.
>>10413477Some bodyline ones are ok
Anyone know where I can get chiyo's cosplay?
>>10413477It took me a single google search, anon.https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32889974238.html
>>10413618It's better to ask the Aliexpress or Taobao thread for questions like this.
I'm looking for a good sewing machine with inbuilt embroidery to make plush toys with. Are there any good ones by reputable companies? All the ones I find in my local fabric stores are from no name brands.
>>10414226>no name brandscare to share which ones? they wouldn't have to be ones like brother, husqvarna or dare i say bernina?
>>10414230I dunno if they're actually no name or if I just never hear about them, but the only machine I can find is the Semco iPink and it doesn't look great.
>>10414226How is the Brother Innov-is NV180?
What type of neckline is this called?? I thought mandarin but mandarin is too low on the neck. Does this have a specific name?? I need it for a cosplsy blouse.
>>10415158Forgot to crop oh well
>>10415158You're probably not going to find this type of neckline on a commercial pattern. It's too uncommonly used and not sought after enough for a pattern company to want to make a pattern like this. Your best bet is probably to try and drape it or commission another cosplayer to make a pattern like this for you.
>>10412045I tried metal bendy wire and toothpicks but the dowels are too thin. I got the 5 mm ones from TNT cosplay because that matched up with the actual nail I used to drill the holes on my bat with. The dowels in the picture were too large so ignore them.
>>10415158there isn't a name for that exact combination that i know of but you're on the right track with mandarin.>stand-up collar>plunge neckline>raglan sleevethose ought to get you the rest of the way there. you're almost certainly gonna have to cobble it together from multiple different patterns.
is renting sewing machines a thing? my little singer that i use for garment sewing can handle what i'm trying to do (outdoor shade cloth + webbing) but just barely. slight goncern about wearing out all the plastic gears or stepper motor or whatever else. renting a heavier duty machine for a weekend would be the ideal solution.
>>10415741A lot of local libraries do this, especially in small towns. (Mine even rents out things like jello molds and cookie cutters.) Check with yours.
>>10415747last place i would've thought to look into. thanks anon. not in a small town unfortunately but i'll give em a call in the morning anyway and see.
>>10415274>>10415724Thank you!! >>10415741
Good makeup tutorials on covering tattoos?Anyone have a method that's worked well?
>>10406810I want to get into foam smithing and there will be a heatgun on sale the next week. Thing is, I think it's too strong. It's range is 350-550 Celsius. What temporature do people heat foam in?
>>10417306Don't worry about it, as long as you move out around and keep it at a reasonable distance from the foam it will not melt. It will however really heat up your room.
Can I cut the rubber band that’s dangling from the clip on wigs or is there a better way to hide them?
>>10418195If you mean the drawstring for clip on pony tails and pigtails and buns that is usually to tighten them and help hold them in place? I'm not sure for half wigs though.
I am curious about making a plague marine cosplay from 40k. I was just wondering the recommended thickness of the EVA foam and some good ideas for tentacles and gross stuff
>>10419464I feel like this is the standard answer to foam questions, but check out youtubers like Punished Props and Kamui Cosplay on youtube. They go through all of the commonly asked questions and provide tutorials on big builds like this. > some good ideas for tentacles and gross stuffFoam clay would be great for lightweight detailing and can be carved into. I'd probably suggest using an aluminum foil base though.
>>10419464no help, but I just wanted to say that I love you anon. Currently making a World Eater CSM cosplay.
>>10406810Does anyone know how to make a voice changer from scratch?
>>10419169Nayrt but it’s fine to cut those as long as you don’t cut them too short. Leave a little bit of tail just in case. >>10419464Seconding foam clay. If you want something shiny, you can always wrap the base with vinyl or wet look spandex.
Does anyone know how to get temporary tatoos made?But not the sticker-like ones you buy with pre-made designs, but customized ones like you choose.I want to do a Sanemi cosplay and want to get his wind mark tattoo.
>>10419904It depends on the tattoo, but for the most part, a black marker (for black tattoos) or body paint (for full color tattoos) should work.>>10419464The 5mm one works for most armor related stuff. If you need a really thick one for something use the 10mm one with as many layers as you need.
>>10419904If you are willing to spend a little bit more money, you could try Inkbox.com. I have never tried them but they essentially make custom temporary tattoos. You can draw a design and they will print it as a temporary tattoo that you apply to your skin. Their max size seems to be 4x4 or 5x2 so you'll probably need to design several pieces that fit together and make up the whole design.Cheaper (and honestly an easier) option is what >>10419913 said
>>10419904I wouldn't recommend using a marker. That shit will damage your skin. Body paint is a much better option and you can create a stencil if you're worried about the lines. Just a note that Inkbox tattoos (the ones that >>10419921 suggested) are semi-permanent, not temporary, so they last up to 2 weeks. >>10419711This is probably too electronics focused for people in this thread to be able to answer. You might have better luck asking propmaking-focused forums/groups like RPF.
>>10419904just buy temp tattoo paper and use a regular printer.
Can anyone point me in the direction of Part 4 Jotaro Kujo hat pins? All I can find is the rectangular palm one that he wears in Part 3. I don’t care which Part 4 ones they are, be it the sun and the dolphin or the ‘J’ and the heart w/ palm in the center, any leads on this would be appreciated.
>>10419904This >>10420031Make sure to powder the tats after you apply them though, or else they’ll get all kinds of fuzz stuck to them and that’s not a fun time, dealt with it when I cosplayed Arsenal from DC Comics
>>10420327Also I’ve already looked all around Etsy and found nothing, I’d really like pins rather than patches so I can alternate them but if it comes down to it I’ll just go with his third look with painted on anchors and some part 3 pin I guess
is it safe to use hotglue on synthetic fishnets? or what would be the best way to add a lace embellishment?
>>10420687fabric glue or sew them on. hot glue could melt the stockings if they're thin or cheap.
>>10420699okay that's what i thought thanks! my friend said hotglue would hold better but i wasn't sure. sewing them seems like more of a pain so i will try the fabric glue!
Putting together a titanfall pilot cosplayGot alot of my pieces together but I want to do some adjustments for the helmetFor the helmet I want to have interior cooling, a way to hear better, and a way to project my voiceKinda how the Disney storm troopers do everythingMy budget for this part is under $100Need suggestions since this is my first cosplay
>>10420857Unironically, look at furry resources on youtube. They have this down to a science. I've seen some even selling plush "slurpees" or "sodas" with little fans in them to put in their mouth pieces to cool off their faces without breaking character.
>>10420334>>10420327Anyone got a lead on this? Shapeways was also a bust
>>10421099Commission it, senpai.
>>10421099Calm down. This is a slow board and not every ask gets an answer right away.
Working on a godot cosplay and I have this fabric for the vest, but the stripes arent very noticeable from a distance. What are my options if any for using this fabric but making more noticeable stripes. I was thinking of sewing thin ribbon over every other stripe maybe?
>>10421316You could do a small satin stitch with black thread on top of the stripes.
>>10421199I am calm Anon, I’m not expecting an answer right away, was just worried that my thing was getting buried and unanswered because I replied to it and maybe other Anons assumed it had been answered because I replied to myself, I don’t know
>>10421124I’ve been looking on Fiverr, hopefully I can find something
>>10421324I like this idea, plus it would be good practice for satin stitching. Do you think it would look weird/less accurate if I did every other line?
>>10421384Not on fiverr, you goof. Facebook commission groups, twitter, and/or instagram are your best choices. Use the tags and check artist's work to find someone whose work you like.
>>10421018I could use some links or productsNever done this before so idk how to begin with "go look at furries"
>>10421406Alright Anon, I can probably check that, I was mainly looking on Fiverr for 3D modelers to get me a .stl file to print at home, probably cheaper than paying out the ass for metal pins but then again metal pins would probably be better quality, just don’t wanna pay an arm and a leg for ‘cosplay’ accessories for a hat I’m probably mainly gonna wear casually
>>10421572You can still find 3D modeler commisioners on the sites that I listed. Those apps/sites are where these people mainly get their jobs. Just cycle through a couple of different tags like 3dmodelcommissions, 3dartist, etc, etc.
>>10421480I am leading you to water, I need you to drink for yourself. I didn't say to "go look at furries", I said do a youtube search using the furry key term with terms like 'interior cooling' or 'fan' and 'tutorial'. You can also check out people who do mascot/large character costumes, the Titanfall community, Storm Trooper and Mandalorian armor. There are several ways to skin a cat and you need to look for the resources yourself to determine what works for you specific needs.
>>10421578Will do, thanks Anon
>>10421401Do a test on some scrap piece to see how it looks, but I think it would look strange to have the satin stitching on every other line if your goal is to make the stripes more noticeable. However, I'm not familiar with the character.
Has anyone used the Bosozoku pattern from cut/sew, or any of their patterns for that matter? The model photos for this pattern look slightly less shitty than all the rest of them, but I don't want to buy all the fabric required for this and have it turn out looking bad.
>>10422483use muslin, it's garbage fabric and if you get it on sale it's cheaper than dirt
So I'm getting into the planning stages of my next cosplay. First time I'm going for full body armor and everything, so I just need a few tips to make sure I'm on the right path.Gundam and other mecha would probably be my best resource for similar cosplay to build, yeah? And while I don't think I'll be making the gun, the massive claw weapon seems weird to make. Would I just want to layer a bunch of EVA together and carve it out? Or are there better options?Similarly, the mask. I'm planning to simply build from scratch out of thin EVA foam and stick it together in order to get the right shape, but I fear it'll be too flimsy in the end. Would there be something to make it more rigid after it's built?
>>10422483I bought the pattern but, haven't made it yet. I wanna make it out of black twill but, I cannot find any good fabric around me for obvious reasons
I want to put metal bottoms on my feet of my Springtrap cosplay so it sounds like metal when I walk. Where should I go to find some kind of metal sheeting I could use without slipping and falling on my ass?
>>10422483Cut/sew patterns are generally pretty poorly received and are known to have major fit issues. Most people I've seen who used Cut/sew patterns and had them turn out good already have some existing knowledge of either patternmaking or how to fit garments to themselves. Seconding what >>10422616 said and use muslin to make a mockup first so you can get all of the fit issues out of the way before you move onto your final fabric.
Please help gulls. I literally have zero cosplay, DIY, and sewing/clothes making knowledge but I want to cosplay a character that has thigh high boots. How the hell do I make those? Do I have to find real boots? Make them out of clothes? How can I decorate them? With which material? What sort of paint can I use to change the soles color? Satsuki picture for reference. She isn't my desired cosplay but her boots are pretty close to who I want, except with gold trimming at the top of the shoes and along the length.
>>10424064Boot covers. https://green-makakas.tumblr.com/post/75491628538/weve-been-asked-a-lot-about-how-we-made-bootHowever, since you have literally no knowledge or experience, I highly suggest you buy a pair of premade ones off of Aliexpress or Taobao, or commission someone to make them.
>>10423846I'd imagine the same type of material that is on the bottom of tap shoes.
>>10423516>Gundam and other mecha would probably be my best resource for similar cosplay to build, yeah?Probably. Anytype of metal armor seems fitting here so check out Stormtrooper, Mandalorian, and Fallout resources too.>Would I just want to layer a bunch of EVA together and carve it out? Or are there better options?I wouldn't suggest carving it out. Just cut several copies of the same shape and stack them like a sandwich then sand to make sure everything is smooth. You should probably make a divot for wire or some type of handrigging while you're at it.>I'm planning to simply build from scratch out of thin EVA foam and stick it together in order to get the right shape, but I fear it'll be too flimsy in the end. Would there be something to make it more rigid after it's built?Your internal layer should be medium to heavy thickness foam. Check out some helmet tutorials to get the specific sizing and process right. The thin EVA should be used for detail work. So in summary: thick EVA for general helmet shape, thin eva for detailing.I'll be honest with you, chief. It sounds like you need to do a lot more research before you start crafting. You have a decent grasp of how to use EVA foam, but in terms of how to make sturdy and wearable, it seems like you need to brush up. Watch some tutorials even if they don't have anything to do with your specific costume just to get a grasp of the techniques that pros are using. A good one to watch would be Zonbi'sWorkshop's DeadStranding prop tutorial which would be helpful for your claw situation and PunishedProps or KamuiCosplay helmet builds. All three sell super cheap books on how to use EVA which would be an additional help if you're looking for an indepth guide.Best of luck!
>>10424086>>10424064I second this. You can't handsew boot covers, glue or hem tape won't hold, and working with stretch fabrics is not a beginner friendly project -- especially for someone who has no sewing machine experience.
>>10424123>>10424086Thanks so much. It does look tricky for a total beginner like me, so I'll probably end up commissioning someone (no idea shoes commissions were a thing). I saw a pair of boots that seem like a good base for what I want but then I'm stumped on how to ornate it, so commissioner if is I guess.
>>10424122Appreciate the honesty. I've watched some tutorials in the past but I've more or less winged it with projects in the past in order to experiment and familiarize myself with solving more complex designs without much help. That said, I've never done something of this scale. I figured I'd have plenty more research to do before I really get moving here, but I also thought a quick check to see if my ideas were on the right path wouldn't hurt.I'll definitely check the resources you recommended though. Good a place to start as any, though I'm unfamiliar with ZonbiWorkshop so that should provide me with more of a breadth of people to learn from both for this and future projects. And I'll for sure be referring to other resources that you mentioned, this will really be a big help. I've learned a lot but I'm definitely still an amateur with this hobby, so I figure this will be a big jump up in what I'll have to learn, and how well the end result will turn out.Thanks again!
>>10424148I disagree. Boot covers are not the easiest beginner project, but they really aren't that hard, just get enough fabric so you can redo them, and make sure you research how to sew with stretch fabric. You'll also definitely want a sewing machine. Although if you do go the commission route it should be a very affordable commission. I don't recommend buying boots and decorating them, they probably won't be tall enough and will barely cover your knee
Hello, I am looking for some advice on making a lining for a premade coat. I tried to sew in a large square of cloth a, but that really doesn't work. A lot of youtube videos show the lining already made or being made from scratch along with the jacket, if I could be pointed to a right direction, I would really appreciate it
hello plz hlep. my mum wants a sewing machine. i said id look online at wats gud. i am a guy i do not even know these things. is there a popular model you recommend for beginners?
>>10424393If you’ve got a shit ton of money to spare, get her a Bernina 1008. Berninas are the best sewing machines and known to last forever since they have metal parts. The 1008 is their most recent mechanical model. I don’t recommend getting your mom a computerized sewing machine, even though that’s what stores will try to push you to get, because they’re finicky, difficult to maintain, and almost impossible to fix by yourself. If you don’t have a lot of money, try looking for pre-2000’s machines at thrift stores or places that sell refurbished sewing machines. Plastic parts became more popular and widely used in the 2000’s and machines with plastic parts tend to break easily with constant use.
>>10424394>bernina 1008yea thats way out of our price range. i thought singer was a popular brand. were looking under 100 gbp she hasnt done it before. it only needs a few popular stitches.
>>10424148Haha right? I always pictured commissions being a whole costume or nothing, but thankfully that's not the case. The great thing about boot covers is that you don't actually need to use boots for a base. Many boot covers are made with ankle boots, however, it's totally up to you and your commissioner on that one. The boots you picked do look very cute. Good luck!
>>10424231Ah, I see where you're coming from. Abosolutely no harm in running up your ideas up the /cgl/ flagpole. Like I said, it sounds like you have a pretty good grasp on things and I have no doubt that you'll improve. Glad I could help. Good luck on your project!
>>10424352> or being made from scratch along with the jacketThis is how you'll need to approach it. I'd recommend watching a "making a pattern from your old clothes" or "copying/cloning my clothes" tutorial on youtube to get an understanding of how to make a pattern from the jacket you have and then using it to create the lining. I recommend Coolirpa's video on the subject.
>>10424396>under 100 gbpThat's going to be very difficult to get new. Most sewing machines are $150+. Joanns has machine sales every once in a blue moon or you can wait for Black Friday. Otherwise, try to find one gently used on Facebook Marketplace and other secondhand online marketplaces. I have a Singer myself that I got for $50 on FB w/ some missing cords. It's been a great starter machine. I trust the brand but I'm also a beginner sewer myself and I have heard that they're not necessarily the best out there. I've heard a lot of good things about Bernina like the other anon mentioned.
>>10424396Singer in my experience is a garbage brand, unless you can find an old one with metal parts. You really don't want to get a "cheap" sewing machine as you'll get frustrated when it inevitably breaks down and you'll need to bring it to a repair shop. Brother is a better brand if you're looking for a new machine and they cost about the same. The CS6000i model has gotten rave reviews from garment sewers.
>>10424413I will take a look, thank you
>>10424446mmm brothers do seem to be plentiful here and some models are in my price range. or used at least. i know i had a cheap cheap one once and it only lasted 5 minutes,
>>10424470>>10424446Get the brother cs7000i, it's the update Brother just put out to replace CS6000i and it's about the same in everything
>>10424396>under 100 gbpThrift shops are gonna be your only choice. Machines are expensive and even basic ones are at least $300.
This might be a dumb question, but would tea staining fabric affect fabric paint? I’m looking to paint a design on fabric with white fabric paint and then tea stain it, and have both the fabric and the fabric paint stained
>>10426078Yes. If you paint something then submerge it in liquid, it will smear.
>>10426078i dont think it would affect the fabric paint as long its dried fully, but when in doubt, read instructions on the paint and do a small test
>>10426078>>10426109Well actually, doesn’t fabric paint permanently set after 14 days or something along those lines? I imagine after it completely sets it’ll be fine in water since well.. Fabric paint is usually painted on. Clothing. And the average person will wash their clothes...
I'm trying to tint a visor to a darker shade but i'm an idiot and bought regular idye rather than the poly version. Would this still work/is there anything I could do to make it work? (I'd rather not buy more dye because it's expensive in my area.)
Does anyone have experience with commissioning cosplays? Any rec?
>>10426078It's possible. Once saw some art students spill their drinks on their canvas and the white acrylic painted parts had muddy brown spots on it even after they tried to rinse it out. Fabric paint is mostly acrylic-based, unless you're talking about some other version of puffy fabric paint or something else. Any particular reason you don't want to do them backwards? Stain the fabric first then paint the acrylic on.
How do you organise yourself in group ? I mean, There is a lot of story of people rooming and attending con in group, while I always have been lonewolfing. Rooming has never been a issue, I only attend to close con, and there is 4 in my city. But getting into a group of similar themed cosplay, or like minded people... how do you do that, facebook group ?
>>10426417Because the fabric needs a pattern that’d be easiest to just paint on, and then aged. If the white pattern on the fabric is just a stark white then it’d look really off. Thank you for the info anon
>>10426446Join a facebook group for the con or on the con's official forums if the cons still have those. You could try advertising on Instagram and I have joined groups that way, but I don't find it as easy or effective as just using Facebook. >>10426342You can't use regular iDye since it's fiber reactive. Regular iDye will only work on natural fibers (ex cotton). It might very, very, very lightly tint the plastic, but you won't get the nice dark tint that poly would give you.
How do i put on a styled wig (i've styled it on a styrofoam wig head) without fucking up the styling? is it just supposed to get a little fucked up and then you fix it when it's on your head or is there some sort of trick to it?
>>10426682It will get some small fucks ups from handling, but typically you:>pinch the temples>sweep the wig behind you like a cape>from back to forward put the wig on your head (with wig cap already on obvi)>adjust match temples and hairline all the way around>secure with bobby pins>clean up fuck upsWatching a vid is probably easier
is there a recommended youtube channel or something for somebody who's completely new to sewing and wants to learn how to start making their own dresses?
>>10427643Idk if Gertie's videos are beginner-friendly (I've been sewing since childhood and was self-taught from trial and error), but she has a lot of videos walking you step by step through her sewing process.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnaVD-_2Hd0
>>10427646okay thank you i'll check them out
i need some ideas for the white shirt that franziska von karma wears. only the sleeves are visible and im going to make a seperate cravat, so what would be the best type of shirt to attach the sleeves to? a button up? a high-neck blouse with a zipper? should i just attach the white sleeves to the black vest? i dont mind doing something that takes longer, i'd like to do whatever will look best + will be comfortable to wear
>>10427924I made a high-neck button-up blouse for my Franziska cosplay, but regretted it because I wore her to a summer con and was overheating the whole time. If you’re wearing her in the summer, just attach the sleeves and collar to her vest. The only con to that is that it’s pretty obvious that your shirt and vest aren’t separate layers. If you really want the separation, a zip-up blouse is easier to make and wear than a button-up imo.
How should I make the eye for the hat? I don't want it to be too heavy, but I can't think of anything lightweight that would give it a glossy look.
>>10428434Thin EVA foam with a glossy clear coat.
>>10428434You could make it out of vinyl and then put it on a foam backing for support, but >>10428447 is easier.
Have you guys ever ordered anything from SimCosplay? Thinking of getting the Raimi Spider-Man suit for a friend but the site looks a little sketchy.
>>10431168Nothing about them stands out as particularly scammy, but they are based in China, meaning that you can get the same costume for like half the price on Taobao or Ali.
This is definitely a retard question and I could google it but do you guys have any recommendations for getting a custom hat made like You's? Any custom shops you guys recommend?
>>10431189Try Taobao or Aliexpress since custom hats will definitely run more than you're willing to pay (easily $20 or more). Use some combo of love live cos 帽子 for search terms.
>>10431197Didn't see anything on those sites, $20-$30 is within my price range if you know a good place.
>>10431189Anon it’s just a yellow and white hat with letters... you could probably find the materials to make it at hobby lobby. Look on amazon for a base hat and use paint or iron on patches.
What scarf/tie is this?
>>10433314it's a regular ascot but held together with a tie clip instead of tied.
i need a sewing machine but can't afford a new one so i'm going to start looking for a used one at thrift shops but i don't know what to look for when testing them since i've never used one before. what do i look for when testing a sewing machine to make sure everything works properly?
>>10433364Check to make sure that it still runs smoothly (even stitches, test fabric doesn’t get sucked into the machine) and that its different stitch settings work
>>10433364Anon I would suggest buying a used one online because that way you could easily ask the seller questions about it.
First EVA foam accessory I've made, it's supposed to be Hatsune Miku's hair band things. The white foam is for light diffusion. How does it look so far? What can I do to improve it? Also any specific primers I should use? I was going to plasti-dip them.
>>10433450Are you retarded? You can ask the same questions in person, but you can’t test the machine online. Buying a machine in person is always recommended over buying one online.
>>10433676Looks ok, but you need to clean up your edges before you move on to priming. Always make sure you're using a sharp blade when cutting EVA foam. You can clean these edges by using sanding paper or a Dremel/rotary tool if you have one.
>>10433676Keep in mind that if you use plastidip (or any other primer to be honest) you'll completely negate the light diffusion, so you'd have to cover that with masking tape before priming.
>>10433364Check out facebook marketplace/groups too. I found mine on there from a seamstress who had too many machines. It was in such good condition, just needed cords.
>>10433690Not if you buy it at a thrift store retard.
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1WHx9zSYKjiYgatiQno391Y94mCx-kdVaHave some free shit you wonderful degenerates
>>10433982Idk where you’re located but most thrift stores in my area will let you test the machine before purchase to prove that it works. I’ve tested machines in Savers and Goodwill before.
If you are not big into instagram, spending time in self promotion, browsing E-famous people, Do you miss most of the cosplay world ?
So unfortunately due to the craft thread being dead, I'll ask here. Is there a good place to get a custom super sentai/power ranger helmet?I've decided that if I ever, EVER, start cosplaying, I have have to do it as the White Ranger from DinoThunder. Unfortunately I have no experience with helmets, but I have experience sewing, so the hemet is my only issue. Would also be lit for a Samurai Flamenco cosplay.
>>10434339No, they cosplay world exists in many places. Instagram, tiktok, twitter, facebook, youtube, local cons and local meetups, con gatherings, hotel rooms, just walking through the con, etc. It's everywhere, big or small
>>10434410So your main options are either stalking for Chinese cosplay geeks to start reproducing their goods again or making your own out of PVC for abakiller's visor, EVA foam and epoxy.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1lUG1r5oP0
>>10434410From what I’ve seen, a lot of people commission their helmets. Try commission specific Facebook pages, get quotes from people and look at their portfolios, and decide who’s best for you. Just remember this diagram.
>>10434860>>10435491Okay thanks, I appreciate itThat vid wasn't bad, I might actually attempt my own.Working from templates doesn't seem too hard, and I have most of the supplies on hand
Pretty new to the makeup sceneWhat are some good recommendations for makeup brands, brushes or anything similar?
How often should I be swapping these out for new ones? I always put new cartridges on when I'm starting a paint job but I usually have several months in between them and I don't swap them out then when I'm working with heating foam and Barge.
what sewing machine should i get as my first machine if my budget for one is only around $100?
>>10436836are you swapping out the entire cartridge or just the filters? i generally swap filters after each use and cartridges about every half a year, even if i don't use them.
>>10437042I've only been replacing the cartridge considering I'm mainly trying to protect myself from paint and cement fumes. I do have the filter on mine though and it still looks new. I'm only asking this because this shit has gotten mega expensive now for obvious reasons and my stockpile of them is gone.
>>10437134sorry if i wasn't clear, you can replace the cloth filters inside the cartridges separately with most masks. you only have to replace the entire plastic cartridge every few times a year because it will degrade.
>>10437027$100 is an incredibly low budget. You’ll probably only be able to get a one of questionable functionality from an op shop.
>>10437221well i'm incredibly poor and just need a basic machine
>>10437027Even a basic machine from Joann’s is $200+ unless you want the really dinky “starter” kind that can’t sew through anything more than 2 layers of broadcloth. Thrift shops, garage sales, or flea markets are probably your only bets.
>>10437027yeah at least in the US right now all the decent machines in that price range from stores or on secondhand sites (craigslist, letgo, etc.) are still OOS. i saw estate sales in my area have been having them though so maybe check those out?
>>10437027A starter machine needs a straight stitch, zigzag stitch, and stretch stitch. Ideally an overlocking stitch since you probably won't be buying a serger (no judgement, I haven't either). Joann's and Michael's have some pretty good deals on machines a few times during the year but they start at $100 unfortunately. You will not be able to get a real machine (one that isn't a kid's toy or some cheap handheld or mini gag machine) under $100 period. I've tried looking everywhere. Your best bet is to find a gentle used newer machine on facebook marketplace, let go, estate/garage sales, or thrift stores. I got mine for $50 without the cables (total: $80) from FB. As for brands, stick with the brand names like Janome, Brother, Singer, etc. Singer isn't the best machine brand out there, but for a beginner hobbyist it's not a bad choice.
>>10437242Put a WTB online. I often see machines from $15-50 in my area that are used and work. You don’t need to buy one new, and Walmart sells the most basic brother for $80 in store.
Does anyone have any idea how to get smooth, clean edges like this with faux fur? I know the edges are glued during the construction phase (sewing leads to chunky edges), but I can't figure out how to get the fur to be neat around the edges like that.
How would you go about starting a Kenshiro cosplay? Should I try to find some pieces from thrift shops (the jacket/vest seems a bit tricky to sew) or should i just bite the bullet and make it from scratch?
>>10438906honestly, those are probably sewn. have you trimmed the fur with clippers/scissors?
>>10439223She glues her ears. Even if you trim the fur, there's still a visible seam down the side. My problem is that I don't know how to "fill" the seam and get a neat edge.
Should i just redo this part or can it be salvaged after I'm done?
>>10439593Which part exactly? The part where they’re meeting? Can’t you fill it in with foam clay and sand it.
>>10439606I guess i could try using foam clay but i already hot glued it in. I would also have to buy the foam clay but that's not a big problem. I was more talking about the paint on the foam and red plastic. I kinda fucked up various spots and since i used spray paint idk if i can really fix it.
>>10439200You should do what's best for you skill set. If you don't own a sewing machine and don't plan to, then buy premade, alter a premade, thrift or commission it.
>>10439593What's the source material? It doesn't look bad to me albeit I don't know what you're going for. >>10439609>I was more talking about the paint on the foam and red plastic. I kinda fucked up various spots and since i used spray paint idk if i can really fix it.Can't you just add more paint?
>>10439881EA, gilgamesh's wepon in fate.I used spray paint so idk if i can add more paint without covering it with tape all over the place
>>10440115Wouldn’t that be better than remaking it ?
>>10433991Thank you anon
>>10440115>without covering it with tape all over the placeIs that a problem though? You just mask it off, put on the spray paint, and take it off. Seems easier than remaking it, no?
>>10440168>>10440398Typically yes but originally I wanted to make the three parts turn so i had each of the parts separate but that didn't work so i decided to make one big piece.
Just got a cricut maker as a gift and I'm absolutely thrilled to use it but I'm wondering if it's possible for it to poke little holes in things? Like with something similar in size to a sewing needle. I'm looking to pre-punch holes for something. I've searched for "cricut needle" "cricut awl" "cricut piercer" etc with no relevant results (closest thing I found was some guy on reddit who pre punched stitching holes for a leather wallet but they were way too big for what I wanna do) and if anyone else had this machine it would be someone here for sure
>>10440115>>10440406If you don’t want to tape it, your only other option is to remake it. Idg why you find this so complicated. >>10440425You could try using a deep point knife to create minute holes. The deep point blade is angled more than a normal knife blade
>>10440468Thanks anon. I'm going to experiment with that today
>>10440468Or just use acrylic paint and be very careful if you want to avoid taping that badly
>>10440406Okay, anon if you have something against masking off your project then just say so. No need to jump through so many hoops to find an excuse not to. Even if your project way spinning, you would still tape it off, let it dry, then move it to paint the next section. However, since you said it's one big piece now it's even less of a problem to tape off. Or like the other anon said just paint carefully with your hand instead of spray paint. Those are your only choices. If you're dead set on making it spin anyway, then re do it. Those are your options. There is nothing more anyone on this fucking chinese basketweaving site can give you.
>>10440468I don't find it complicated I was just asking for a quick recommendation on the visuals of the project. I don't need told about how i would go about fixing it because i know my options.>>10440769Why do you retards all think you have secret info on how to fix this? "Use tape" yeah no shit I'm not asking how to fix it.
>>10441124>I was just asking for a quick recommendation on the visuals of the project.You started off with nonspecific question. Through further questioning from other anons, you cited the spotty paint job but weren't sure if you could fix it (>I used spray paint so idk if i can add more paint without covering it with tape all over the place). Anons gave you multiple recommendations to use tape, not use tape, or to redo the project like you initially suggested. Now you're being rude to the anons helping you, claiming you knew how to fix it all along, and that the paint job wasn't your issue to begin with. At this point you are undeserving of any more help since you are being so difficult. Enjoy your shitty prop.
>>10441124>TELL ME HOW TO FIX THIS>anons ask for specifics>IT'S THE PAINT JOB>anons give advice>NO, I DON'T LIKE THIS ADVICE.
>>10439200If you can’t sew, commission it. If you can sew, start by finding patterns similar to his clothes and altering them.
Does anybody know any other cosplay wig shops besides coscraft and assist that sell lacefront sections? (Pic related) Looking for more options.
>>10442115Just make your own ffs. It's not hard it just requires patience
>>10442115Unfortunately those seem like the only shops for unnatural colors. You can sometimes find natural colored lacefront sections at beauty stores or websites that target normies though. >>10442325Not everyone wants to make everything from scratch. Technically we could all make wigs as long as we’re provided the fibers, but very few people do because buying is simpler.
Is it ok to use twill tape for boning channels? Some sources say it's ok, others say to buy actual boning channels. I'd rather not waste my money on buying boning channels since it's expensive as fuck for what it is and I'd rather use up what twill tape I have in my stash.
>>10443997Yeah, it's fine. I've seen people use ribbon in boning channels desu. It might not be as sturdy or long lasting as a premade casing but it's not entirely necessary.
>>10442686but the thing anon is trying to buy is literally just bundles with lace attached.
>>10444087I know what lacefront sections are, you dumb bitch. I literally told them where they can buy a small selection. Again, not everyone wants to make everything from scratch, otherwise we wouldn’t have wig companies and shit.
what is a good service for yahoo auction that is not the standard Buyee? I dont mind waiting until japan post opens again to wait i just dont want to pay 20$ shipping feesl
How much ease should I add to something I want to be tight fitting but still moveable? Trying to draft some patterns for the first time
>>104444921-2 inches. I'd suggest making a mockup and doing a fit test by wearing it for a couple of hours and moving your body (like lifting your arms, squatting, etc.)
I'm wondering what looks better for cosplaying characters with ponytails- a basic wig base with a ponytail clip, or one that's actually styled in an updo? I'm trying to decide between Purple Plum's Hibiki and Yoko. Also, I'd really appreciate any tips for making the hairline look more natural. I already tried to make my own with a glued hairline but it was a disaster and I'm afraid I can't afford to destroy another wig if I try and fail at that again.
>>10444094you clearly have problems if you count that as "work".
>>10444877NAYRT, but the fuck are you going on about, ESL or are you just fucking retarded?
>>10444872>Also, I'd really appreciate any tips for making the hairline look more natural.Use Got2B to spray/gel down the sideburns so that they don't flap out and give the appearance of actually growing out of your skull. You could do the same with the nape if you wanted though it might pull a tad with movement. Baby hairs can help a bit though try not to go overboard. I'd suggest doing some research on youtube for better methods. >what looks better for cosplaying characters with ponytailsA pulled back base wig always looks more realistic, but that doesn't mean you have to buy a prestyled base wig. You can try the stubbing technique or other methods to create the pulled back look in the base wig and then use the ponytail clip on top. Furthermore, you can add volume to the ponytail clip by creating a Styrofoam base if you need to. Check out Kinpatsu's tutorial on youtube.
>>10444872Actually styled wig always wins. Imo the clip on ones look stupid and amateurish. We’ve progressed beyond the need for them.>>10444877Nta but shut up. We get that you think making lace front sections is easy. I hope you also make and dye all of your own fabric too.>inb4 you accuse me of samefagging
>>10444947>>10444963Thank you so much for the advice, I really appreciate it. I'll check out some more tutorials and look into stubbing.
>>10445140Best of luck!
>>10444963>compares gluing lace to making fabric>caps anon's comment for some reasonAutism.
Is it okay to use cotton twill tape to stabilize seams on leather? Or should I buy some polyester twill tape? I've seen a few leatherworkers say to never use cotton thread to sew leather because the tannins in the leather will break down the cotton fibers (and I assume the same thing would apply to twill tape). Conflictingly, I've also seen several leatherworkers say their favorite thread for sewing leather is waxed cotton or a waxed cotton blend. My leather is chrome-tanned, if that matters
>>10445201>gluing laceMaybe you should do some bare minimum research before you call someone else autistic?
>>10444745Good idea to actually wear the mock up for a while, thank you!
>>10445207you know you can use glue and don't have to sew it, right?
>>10445304Not for lace fronts like >>10442115 you’d have to ventilate it. Which is neither gluing or sewing.
>>10445201Do you actually have autism or Asperger’s? You’re super hung up over this one anon asking where to buy an item.
>>10445320i was the OP who asked why anon doesn't make just them and that's not even me. these threads are always full of angry anons getting mad that people don't take their advice. everyone arguing with them is autistic af too.
Ventilating is insanely easy unless you literally have a motor control disability, you all are just lazy because it's a tedious process
>>10446127This is your 7th post of you sperging over this. It’s no different than buying premade wefts or even full wigs. Die mad about it dumbass.
I'm a flat-chested guy and need to stuff a bra wtf do I do?I really don't want to get those weird tiddy shaped things but if there's nothing else I can do then I will.
>>10446215This is my first post sperging over this actually, I'm not the retard above who things you can make lace portions via gluing>>10448382If you don't want to use chicken cutlets you can just sew yourself some bra inserts
>>10448382Socks + double bras or those silicone slips with fake breasts on them. Depending on how much you naturally have, you could try taping but read up on all of the safety things before you do that.
>>10446127>all of these autist anons getting made because someone is buying something instead of making it from scratch
>>10448405>you can just sew yourself some bra insertshow?
>>10448466NTA but it's padding sandwiched between two pieces of flesh-toned stretch fabric with most of the padding bulk at the bottom of the piece. It's not super difficult to sew, but there are ones you can buy if you're too lazy to make them. >pic related
Where would I find a wig like this abd are there any styling guides out there that I should look at for this style specifically?
>>10448698It looks similar to Arda's Ken, but any short lacefront wig should do. Look into tutorials teaching you how to ventilate the hairline for a more natural look, teasing tutorials for the bangs, and curling tutorials for the bottom.
anyone know where i can get claire redfield's jacket from original re2 or cv? i've only found one of each for sale and both are shit quality
>>10448405>you can make lace portions via gluingYou can though, black girls do it all the time with fabric glue. It's cheap and ghetto, but it works really well.
Any suggestions on how to convince my 30+ old boomer friends that cosplaying MHA characters is just kind of gross, if not creepy. I mean if they want to cosplay someone from that series Recovery Girl is more appropriate, right?
>>10448931Recovery girl is like 80 anonThat bunny girl is in her 20s along with hawks, the teachers and that cat group are all older characters.
>>10448944An 80+ character seems pretty approprate for a boomer to cosplay as, Probably have just as many wrinkles. LOL.
>>10448955Boomer? so 60+?Damn thats pretty cool.
>>10448962Naw, like 29 or 30, literally ANCIENT in cosplay tbqh thoSo might as well be amirite
>>10448985If 29-30 is ancient to you then that means you’re underage? You need to be at least 18 to post here, anon. Who do you think invented cosplay..?
>>10448854Please just let it die.
>>10448931I know we're all going a little stir crazy right now, but please find a better hobby or at least a better thread to do this in.
Any recommendations to fill in the holes of this 3d print?
>>10406810Where are all the guys
>>10449316Cgl is a female dominated board and the men that do post here rarely self-post.
>>10449340I just wish I could see some guys dress up in medieval attire, iconic game characters or the like, instead of getting constant moe injected through my veins
>>10449316>>10449344the self-post cosplay thread is almost entirely men. go look there
>>10449344>medieval attirego to the larp thread
>>10406810What anime couples would be cute to cosplay for a guy (6'0, skinny/average, half white + half Japanese) and girl (5'6, skinny but busty, white)? Pic related is one we're considering.
>>10449189I'd recommend foam clay just because the gap looks pretty big
Looking into making a cosplay head of Gibby from Hylics. Any ideas on how you would tackle the leaf mohawk thing? Cheers.
>>10449424God what the fuck is this lol.You could try a gathered iridescent fabric.
>>10449424Craft foam would work well since it’s stiff enough to stick up like that and malleable enough to get the wavy look. You can cover it with holo/iridescent film or fabric if you want the shiny look.
>>10449417I tried but it wasn't working with me. That's what the black bits are. I'll try again tonight>>10449346Recommended brand?
>>10449424Approach it like a Victorian neck ruffle. Apply stiff interfacing to both wrong sides of the fabric, gather it, and possibly starch it. Adding craft foam that can be shaped to the wibble wobble gathered shape or wire could also help. Or you skip the fabric route all together and use EVA foam and then seal and paint with a colorshift/holo/iridescent paint.
>>10449501Any brand is fine. They’re all the same thing, wood particles and glue that you can sand when dry.
>>10449441>>10449476>>10449558Very interesting, thank you!
so i'm wanting to cosplay marie from innocent rouge, but i can't sew well enough to be able to make the clothing myself. i was hoping to get some base clothes that are similar enough for me to alter. does anyone have suggestions on what search terms i should be using to try and get this style?
>>10450292I unfortunately don't have any search terms for you, but just an observation: It might be easier to commission some of these pieces than to search to the ends of the earth for them -- specifically the jacket
>>10450316i wouldn't mind doing that. any suggestions on who to go to for such a commission? i'm not too familiar with that aspect of the cosplay community.
>>10450334Comb through Facebook commission groups or the twitter/instagram tag until you find a commissioner whose work you like. They will have product photos available, so try to find one that has done jackets in the past or worked with fancy fabrics like the one you have. Larp, renfaire, and historical costuming commissioners might be a good source to pull from too.
>>10450431ty so much!!
>>10450292Yeah I agree with the other anon, this isn’t going to be an easy costume to make from off the rack clothes unless you’re willing to drop serious coin on ega or ouji pieces from a lolita brand like Alice and the Pirates. It’s better to commission complicated/outlandish costumes like this.
Is a welt seam appropriate for real leather or is that too much puncturing?
Would it be a stupid idea to cosplay a busty character if you're pettanko-tier?
>>10450791Fake tits exist, anon
>>10450791Faking breasts is a lot easier than hiding them
I am making this lower face mask and I have a fairly good idea on how to construct most of it beside the 'soft' piece that covers the bridge of the nose. It looks rigid enough to hold its shape but at the same time I will need to use something breathable. What material can I cover in fabric that will hold this form?One idea is to fill it with a high density foam but have that foam only long enough to peek out of the top of the rest of the mask as shown (I feel like that wont lay correctly though).Another idea is to prepurchas a mask similar enough and then just cover that in fabric. Thoughts?
About to do a group cosplay with some friends, any advice on making the costume for those characters?I'm doing Rayleigh but feel free to give advice to Roger and Crocus I'll be sure to tell them
Is the thing on Jiraiya's nose supposed to be a wart or a stud? I looked on a number of places online and everyone appears to be split on it. I wouldn't be surprised if it was miscolored as a wart in the anime, but at the same time I feel like it makes sense of the guy's theme.
>>10451042It looks flesh colored so I'd say wart, but I think you could interpret it either way and it'd come off fine.
>>10451028It would be helpful if you could ask a more specific question, but I guess as far as general advice goes: Make a mockup or two, use a pattern, study fabric so you find one that drapes properly, and I hope you have enough room in your budget because that pirate coat is going to cost a pretty penny.
>>10451103Thank you you're being a big help>It would be helpful if you could ask a more specific questionAlright then>What fabric would you recommend for the coats? >Each of these characters have pretty unusual facial hair, any advice on that?>What wigs would you recommend? Especially for Crocus.>>10451042I think it's a small wart, I actually never noticed it before so I'd say this isn't anything to worry about, just do whichever you like most
>>10451042Probably a wart because Toads
>>10451028>>10451112No offense anon, but if you struggle with basic things like fabric choices, wigs, and even figuring out where to start your project, it's a good indicator that you're not ready to tackle the project and should consider buying or commissioning the costume instead.
>>10451112>>10451112Honestly I'm not great with fabric choice myself, so I won't say as to not let the blind lead the blind, but I do know it makes a difference. I'd imagine you'd need something at least medium weight though.>Each of these characters have pretty unusual facial hair, any advice on that?This tutorial should be helpful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkEs7rdquJA&t=187s>What wigs would you recommend? Especially for Crocus.For the dude on the right, you'll need a lacefront silver wig with a widow's peak. Arda has a wig like that, I forget the name of it. Center pirate guy needs a simple brown wig that you can cut to length and texture. And with Crocus you should either find the exact style he has (half bald, half hair) or cut the top half of a normal wig off and sew/glue it to a bald cap. Then use the headpiece to hide the seam. The other anon has a point though. Either prepare to do some mad research, try new techniques, and give yourself lots of wiggle room with time and money or consider buying/commissioning/ or altering premade pieces for parts of your costume.
>>10451374>>10451292Roger's hat and jacket will be bought, the rest we'll make by ourselves.We all did cosplay before but we're in no way professionals, we just cosplay for fun.
>>10451028>>10451457You could probably buy grey dress pants and brown slacks pretty easily as well (from normie shops). You might get lucky with a blue blazer/coat and orange shirt as well, and the yellow waist sash and jabot can just be tied-on yellow and white scarves respectively. The hippie balding uncle will probably have to DIY a lot of his outfit no matter what, wish him luck for me.If you really insist on making them, most fabric stores put their suiting fabric (ie- fabric suitable for making suits) in one section, ask the employee where this is, then touch everything until you find something you like the feel of. If you really need to buy online, I'd recommend cotton twill.I'm not sure how thick you want the blue shirt to be, if you want something lighter than pants material, I'd go with kona cotton, or else a cotton-polyester blend. It's easy to sew, lighter than twill, dense enough to not look too light for the coat it's probably supposed to be. For the waist tie and jabot, ideally you'd use poly imitation silk or chiffon but I'm going to suggest cotton broadcloth or lawn instead because both of those are hell for beginners, the fabric likes to shift around. Orange shirt to the right can use the same type of broadcloth for his shirt as well.Hope that helps. Press your seams while sewing, it's important.
Think this is con safe? The nails are plastic but, not sharp. If not I am at a loss as to what to use for stand in nails. Not that there are any cons to go to but, gotta try to stay busy ya know?
>>10451725If they're plastic and blunt, you might be able to get away with it. Of course, it'll vary con by con and at the discretion of the staff member doing weapons checks, but I've never been to a con that had issues with plastic spikes, nails, or other similar bits.
>>10451725could be, it's better to make the nails out of paperclay or rubber usually to be safe.
>>10451760I tried making them out of clay but they didn't turn out right. I tried using a mould I made out of air dry clay but, that didn't turn out right and I have no idea how to go about making rubber nails.
>>10451457I think that's a great direction to go in. Best of luck.
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