Post your cosplay help questions here instead of shitting up the catalog with your one-question threads!>Old Thread:>>10451980Stupid Jfash Questions Thread:>>10486387Crossplay:>>10420807Hair and Makeup:>>10478964Coord Help:>>10463096You may ask prop, sewing, or wig related questions in this thread as well, but it may be beneficial for you to post one of the following threads for specific advice.Crafting Thread>>10458855Sewing/Fiber Arts/ NeedleCraft:>>10471944Wig Thread:>>10472341
Unanswered Questions from the last thread:>>10492674>The directions for a 3D printed prop kit I ordered asks for fiberglass rods to reinforce the connecting areas but could I use PVC pipes instead without an issue? The pieces would be around 2-3 inches long so I don't think it would have a problem with bending like longer pieces of PVC piping does.Also, >>10492709 your post did receive a response, but the thread was archived shortly thereafter. Feel free to check the response.>Making a top with nonstretch fabric and long sleeves. I want the sleeves to fit as well/tightly as possible but still have range of motion. Would it better to cut the sleeves on the bias? Do I need to alter my sleeve pattern if I do that? (Make it smaller maybe?) Thanks!>>10488770>is there a good free or low-cost digitizing embroidery software?all I can find are >$400 or subscription-based
>>10493999I'm a decade late, but I'd like to make a RIG suit. Does anyone have any guides for it? Most videos on youtube are about motion capture and suit collections ingame.
I'm trying to do a cheap cosplay of balsac from gwar but so far I only figured out how to do the two jaws and how to get them into shape. i dont know how to set ir up so it stays on my head. Some people have a hat on but i have long hair and wanted to use it for the cosplay, and I also want it to be at a wide enough angle so it looks like the old balsac. What's a good method of mounting a big mask like this?
>>10494349Either a thich elastic strip (possibly with a vecro attachment) or a black headband. You won't be able to avoid using some kind of all-over head attachment. The pieces look too heavy to try spirit gumming some magnets to your temples lol.
Holy shit guys I just farted, this one is really rancid, do you smell it?
>>10494292Don't limit yourself by looking only for guides on your specific character. Look for resources for any type of foam amor build, masks, LEDS, and etc. KamuiCosplay, PunishedProps, and Odin's Workshop are your best friends now. They also sell how-to books and patterns (either basic or character specific). I highly recommend buying atleast a basic pattern if you don't know where to begin.Here's some tutorials that should help get you started, but I recommend combing through their accounts for what will suit your work the best:>https://youtu.be/NovgPB4UAXU>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSuEIMpj_S4&list=PL6q0fd3ileWKQaHlwY_bcOvCv3BwXV1W0&index=5&t=6s>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZZ6Lftdxqo&list=PL6q0fd3ileWIRIRih1fdeo2-n6Uu6S3yJ&index=97
>>10488770 >is there a good free or low-cost digitizing embroidery software?>all I can find are >$400 or subscription-basedI use ink/stitch, which is a free extension for Inkscape (also free). It's definitely not gonna give you all the features of a proper digitizing software, you can't just pop a picture in as if it'll be good to go, and it's good to have some prior knowledge of programs like adobe illustrator or inkscape itself, but after watching tutorial videos for it on youtube it's easy enough to use assuming you dont need to do anything too complicated with it.
>>10493999What's the best approach to repainting a commercial latex mask? I'm trying to find a full clown mask with enough room to cut out eye holes for my goggles and holes through which to attach my filters to my respirator and I'd like to paint it in either very plain clown makeup or honkler green.
>>10493999Anyone know where to buy a sinsack like pic related? I can't find it and it seems like something that could be commonly found and sold.
>>10495362Try "morph mask" or "zentai hood" for blank ones, you could draw the design yourself
>>10495369Looks a bit too shiny.
>>10495370>>10495362ntayrt, but hoods are super easy to sew. It's just one big curved seam. You could pick a fabric that you like and get heat transfer stretch vinyl to attach it. Just make sure it's breathable. Probably a cotton?
>>10495387>hoods are super easy to sewI've never sewn in my life.
>>10495408Then your option is the zentai hood my dude
>>10495440It still kind of looks too shiny.
>>10493999Hey Cosplayers I desperately need your help. crafted this gorgeous silver moon out of foam and want to have it sit around my neck circling my head (photo relative but not exact) except for the life of me I can’t figure out how to attach it to myself. Originally I thought attach it to a choker and headband but everyone says that won’t work? Does anyone have any other ideas? Please and thank you very very very much
>>10495464What do you want me to do about it
>>10495523> but everyone says that won’t work?Why did they say it wouldn't work?
>>10495523Under the chin is the point of contact? Or the neck?
>>10495531Make it not shiny.
>>10495523Clear choker + a headband with a support drilled into it like this https://www.instagram.com/p/BxNcxxQgkL8/?igshid=13e6lopct0pcb would work best imo.
>>10495464Can you use a white pillow cover with a tie around the neck? Just buy a "throw pillow cover" so that it's smaller and fits your head better. Otherwise do some hand sewing, it's really not that bad for something that small if you don't have a machine or experience. I guess you could also comission it for pretty cheap too
Are all brands of foam clay the same? What brands can be trusted?
>>10495408thread needlestab fabricrepeatit's really that simple
>>10495695Nah, all brands will have variance. Lumin's Workshop is the most popular.
I went about making this dress all wrong. I didnt cut the fabric to be fuller in the skirt so now it looks like this. I tried a cheap petticoat I had but it looked worse and smooth out the skirt even more. Is there any way to fix this?
>>10496312Your best bet to is install a godet (a triangular panel) in the skirt area of the dress at both side seams up to the waist to increase the fullness. If you can get the fall right it shouldn’t be too noticeable or take away from the dress appearance.
>>10496316thank you! i will try that.
>>10496316Be warned this is rather difficult to sew, godets usually require a professional so that it doesn't come out frumpy
>>10496324At least if they do it at the seam it should be a bit easier in my experience. Be sure to do some trail and error with some scrap fabric to get the godet shape right.
>>10496337>>10496324I think it worked a bit? it gave me volume on the sides and started to hang with more pleats but the very front and back are still very "flat" if that makes sense so it looks strange still. i will buy a petticoat with more volume at the bottom and see if that will work with the godets in.i think my problem is actually the pink fabric on the bottom is appliqued on with the iron on backing before i top stitched it , so it is significantly stiffer than the blue fabric.
>>10496312It looks okay-ish for a first cosplay. It gets the idea across. If you want to fix it, you'll need to start over with bigger panels of fabric because you can't make more fabric ruffles out of no fabric.
>>10496348Maybe adding some wire on the bottom edge would help flatten it out? Kinda like a hoop skirt. >>10496354This anon never said it was the first cosplay and didn't ask for your critique, they asked for help. You can't even see enough of the cosplay to see how well it turned out anyways
>>10496355ty anon. wire was actually my first thought. i ordered a petticoat from amazon and the wire will be my backup or ill just go without it lol.
>>10495831>AUAny recommended brands with more palatable US shipping costs?
>>10496384Tnt cosplay supply sells foam clay and is US based
>>10496384hobby lobby carries foam clay for 12 bucks a bucket.
>>10496354>>10496355Horsehair braid, not wire!
>>10496506of course i read this as soon as i got back from joanns haha. i pinned some darts at the front and back and it made it fall a lot better so ill try that first.
>>10496312Realistically, you need to redo the whole thing with more fabric in the skirt. Any of the "fixes" people are suggesting won't eliminate the underlying issue which is that the pattern is wrong if you want to represent the source material on the right.
>>10496505Hobby Lobby is also a fucking cult
>>10496316hi anon, the godets plus adding two seams in the middle front and back worked very well! thanks for your help. its not ideal but i think it looks okay.
Hey this is my first time posting on here. I needed help wrapping my head on this cosplay. I wanted to do a DIY for Gura but I can't wrap my head around the white piece of the hoodie. Should I use fabric paint or spray paint to get the same affect
>>10497052It's the lining of the hood. When you make the hood using the pattern, make sure that 1 set is white.
>>10497052Nooo dont use spray paint, use fabric paint if you want but it will take a lot and not look as good as fabric. It also looks too visible to be just the lining. It looks like an inch or so of white fabric on the outside edge that turns into the strap/button part at the bottom.
>>10497063>it also looks too visible to be just the lining.I mean you could bias bind the edge or add a sliver of it to the end of the blue and then top stitch it down, but it's most definitely the lining too. Just look at the inside of the hood and the closure.
>>10495695I’ve only ever seen people recommend Lumin’s, like the other anon said.
What's the best way to get the star on the back of Travis Touchdown's jacket? It's looking too complex to just paint on by hand, and even stenciling is giving me pause with all the fine lines.I've had success in the past using dark iron-on transfer paper on leather but am open to any other suggestions.
>>10497939iron on transfer vinyl if you have access and prowess with a cricut or a iron on printer transfer paper if otherwise. I'm not sure how well printer transfer paper takes with sewing, but in the case of viynl, it can really extend the longevity of the transfer beyond one good wash.
I bought a wig with a part + skin top, but I need to color the skin top so it matches better with my skin tone. Is Sharpie the best way to go?
>>10498568Foundation or concealer and set it with powder.
>>10498578Will this be a permanent fix? I don't want the color to rub off on anything, and I need it to be fairly dark.
Where do you find fabrics with classical painting patterns printed on them?Like pic related
>>10498710Your best bet would probably be custom fabric sites like Spoonflower if you want a specific painting.
>>10498713>SpoonflowerOh, thank you
Does anyone have fawn hooves tutorial?
>>10493999where the heck can I find normal tall boots for men that aren't super loose around the calf?I just want some knee-length boots that can hug my calves, i've tried buying two pairs in the past and both of them have more than an inch of room which makes them look and feel clunky.I even tried taking them to two different leather working places and they flat out refused to even try taking them in for me.
>>10498976alternatively, is there a way I can take in the boots I already have? they're made of 100% real leather
>>10498976Get thicker calves.
>>10498854There's tonnes on youtube. Are you trying to make faun hoof shoes? Or just trying to sculpt faun hooves for like a plush or something? There's kaypea creations for the latter.
>>10498982You can pad out the part around your calves. I wouldn't recommend trying to alter shoes unless you know what you're doing since you can fuck up the fit and structure of the shoe itself.
>>10498854Someone I know made theirs using this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDparFIMBuU
This helmet is from Limited Run. Do they ever restock stuff? I really like the look of it but don't want to spend $500 for a used one.
>>10500844>Limited RunWhat do you think, Anon?Non-sarcastic answer: no, unfortunately they don't. This fact is basically a part of their marketing at this point, so if you miss out on getting something during its initial sale window, secondhand is literally the only way you'll ever get your hands on it.
>>10500844>estimated to have a weight of 7 1/2 poundsyou'll be hella uncomfortable wearing that for a long time if it's that heavy and you'd be better off making one with eva foam
>>10498581Different anon, but if you use liquid foundation and set it wit powder, it won't come off unless you wash it. Try using a matte and not dewy foundation if you're worried.
>>10498976Your only option is to try in store or look at specific styles of boot. Maybe a riding boot? Alternative if you can sew, making a boot cover would guarantee a good result
>>10498982Not really, especially if they're made of leather.
What's the best way to go about adding a stripe to a pleated skirt? I know I have to add it after hemming and before pleating, but should I A) cut the section I want a different color away from the skirt and replace it (with seam allowance) with the second color I want or B) top stitch the 2nd color on top of the first fabric. And if B, do I narrow hem the top and bottom of the stripe or fold it like bias tape. Or instead of the inside flaps meeting in the middle do I just fold it in like a half inch??
>>10501313You can add the stripe after pleating.If it's a narrower stripe (like under 2 inches, especially if your skirt is not a curved edge), topstitching is the better method. I'm not sure what you're trying to describe about thinning the hem though.
>>10501347i don't think anon knows she can just use ribbon.
>>10501349>>10501313Oh in that case my advice is the same, topstitch down the bias tape if it's a narrower stripe. You can either fold and hide the ends in a skirt seam or tuck them under the tape/ribbon before stitching. I custom make my own bias tape for stripes in colors not available as ribbon or in very specific widths.
>>10501347>>10501354Sorry, I didn't explain myself very well did I? Okay, so I have some pink fabric that I am using for other portions of my costume. I want everything to match, so I also figured I'd use it for the stripe on the skirt. However, there is going to be raw edges since it's not finished like a ribbon. Do I try making a narrow hem and then topstitching over that seam line or press and fold it as if it were 1 inch long bias tape (you know how like bias tape has those two edges folded inward and meeting in the middle of the wrong side). You already gave me my answer though, thank you for the help. >>10501349I wanted to avoid ribbon just because I was afraid of the colors and shine not matching, but if that's my only option then I will do so. My post does make it sound like I live under a rock where ribbon doesn't exist though, lol.
>>10501399Definitely make bias tape even though it takes time. It will look so much better than raw edges. I do it as well to have colors match exactly.Ribbons are definitely a shortcut but also I'd pass on it if the costume doesn't call for a shiny look.
>>10493999Didn't saw this thread before postingWell, here it is my doubt:>>10502061Can someone help me find a cosplay with Brown hair and brown eyes?
>>10502084>google: "brown hair brown eyes male anime character"
>>10501487Thanks for the help!
>>10502280wut it workedScrew itGonna cosplay as Light Yagami, and Seto Kaiba nice lol
>>10502345Fuck you for being retarded and selfish enough to think you deserve your own thread.
>>10502347:( I was just confused and it's the first time I enter Cgl and I didn't saw the help thread
>>10502347Nta but calm your tits you turbo autist.
>>10502353should’ve lurked more, newfag.
>>10502345Glad it helped. Next time look around the board before posting. As you can see it makes frequenters of this board upset because this board is so slow that any thread will be up for months. I see you found the recommendations thread. I was going to suggest that as well, but know that you will need to fill out the template in order to receive suggestions. Good luck in your endeavors I suppose.
Does anyone have a good qipao/cheongsam pattern recommendation? Pattern books where I live are mega useless and I want to make one for a cosplay.
>>10502879>>10502993That looks like a regular western dress with a modified collar/front. A normal qipao would not have a waist seam. I would recommend looking for something more authentic.
Any recommendations for wig companies (with a variety of colors, not lace front) that can actually be heavily styled, re-parted, and cut without any strange cowlicks? This wig isn't going to be intended for cosplay, rather quite frequent wear for visual kei fashion purposes, but jfashion wigs tend to be too low quality for intense styling. I have tried working with Arda but I honestly think their wigs are horrendous for anything other than cartoony cosplay. All the shitty cheap cosplay wigs I bought in the past also don't work well or have bald patches- yet the fashion wigs I've gotten from places like Dream Holic aren't good for heavy styling at all because of their thinness and are best just lightly trimmed. Would prefer a wig that I can totally chop up, flatten, hair-spray / gel to shit, etc.Any recommendations for decent stylable wigs that AREN'T from Arda would be very helpful! I know I can just Google it, but I don't know if any of the companies are actually good or if the reviews are all fake.. would rather hear from other people's recommendations.
>>10503831Have you looked into Cyperous? Idk much about wigs desu anon. Never worn one. But I've heard really good things about Cyperous wigs and I remember they were popular amongst gyarus.
I'm a complete n00b but want a sweing machine. My first task shall be to cut the feet off tights, but I want a reasonably good machine instead of buying three after two years. What should I be looking for? Any tutorials with sewing machine terminology? Reviews even? Are there good brands/bad brands or is everything okay? Do portable machines exist, and are they as good as "fixed" ones, or are there compromises (no need to compare the absolute best to the absolute worst, I'm not 13).
>>10503924How much are you willing to spend and what level of complexity are you looking for? Do you want a cheap but good beginner machine that you can use for most tasks or willing to spend for something you can use for much more complex projects?
>>10503928Without knowing what "level of complexity" means, I prefer good over cheap. I can well spend around 300-400. Either new or second hand if the second hand market is good?Also, I see people talk about maintenance. Do they need some kind of care? Do you have to oil them or something, or replace supplies?Finally, have you some advice on my interest in cutting feet off lingerie (40 den or higher)? Is it doable to sew the seams onto themselves so they don't unravel?
>>10503945Are you planning on making a lot of lingerie? If that's the case you might consider getting a serger as well
>>10503987Allright, I've seen a bunch of serger tutorials now, and for what I'd like to do (finishing light fabric), it seems to be the only machine I need. I see reasonable machines can cost as little as 90-100, but a serger is 200-300.
>>10504076Yeah sergers prices start a bit higher than sewing machines do, but one in the $250 range should be able to do what you need to do. I have the brother 1034D and it does everything I need it to do, but I'm sure there are nicer ones if you want to spend more. Then if you need to only do a little bit of sewing you could pick up a cheaper machine later down the line. Just make sure you get one that has zigzag stitches if you're gonna be doing lingerieDoes anyone have tips for getting creases out of pleather? Would putting a heavy book on top for a little while take care of it? Or maybe low heat ironing?
>>10503924>My first task shall be to cut the feet off tightsNot that you shouldn't do this project, but just be aware that working with stretch fabrics is not a beginner project. It's like level 2-3 beginner at best. I would suggest practicing with cheap tights or other stretch fabrics before trying your project. Also, you will need extra tools like a ballpoint or stretch machine needle, tissue paper or temporary stabilizer, possibly a walking foot, etc. >What should I be looking for?From one beginner to the next, the features that I have found most helpful are: an automatic needle threader, built in thread cutter, built in light, and a back stitch and tie-off button (I don't know the exact name of it, but I've seen it on Brother machines and it backstitches a few strokes and cuts the thread all in one press which is fucking dope because I always forget to backstitch). >Any tutorials with sewing machine terminology?I'd suggest picking up 1 "all you need to know" guide books and then using Youtube to cover the rest. I have Reader's Digest Guide to Sewing, but any similar book will do. Professor Pincushion and Evelyn Wood are my go to's on Youtube.>Do portable machines exist, and are they as good as "fixed" ones,If by portable you mean the handheld ones or "mini" machines then absolutely not. You might as well throw your money away. If you're talking regular machines which aren't built into a table then yeah, either is fine. "Fixed" built-in table machines are best for people who are dedicated sewists and forsee never needing to move their machine from the table and would benefit from having more surface area. However, they're equally good options. I would recommend a standard not-built into a table machine.
>>10503945>Also, I see people talk about maintenance. Do they need some kind of care? Do you have to oil them or something, or replace supplies?All machines need some level of care, but some more than others. Especially vintage machines which are more oil driven. Regular maintenance doesn't have to mean taking it to the shop, but rather cleaning out the fluff after every project or every few months. Also regularly switching out the needles.>Is it doable to sew the seams onto themselves so they don't unravel?The biggest issue isn't that they'll unravel but unfinished stretchy fabric will roll up on itself. You can finish it off with a spot of lace or a simple hem with a zigzag stitch. Again like I said, remember that lingerie is stretchy and delicate and will require different sewing methods than non-stretch fabrics. Slow and steady wins the race here.I hope this information doesn't come off as too overwhelming to you. Above all, the best thing you can do it practice. Fuck up a lot and learn from it. That's what we all have done and you will do. Don't let repeated mistakes demotivate you. Sewing is like 40% cutting and pinning, 10% at the machine, and 50% unpicking your mistakes.
>>10504081Thanks for the advice! Yes, I can always pick up a nice basic sewing machine with a good variety of stitches. I had the impression that for stretchy fabrics the pattern must be zig-zag type.>>10504104>not a beginner projectNo problem; I can see that delicate fabrics are going to be harder. Still, I learn fast and I have a lot of room for mistakes as I destroy my way up the legs of old stockings/old socks to get a feel for how it all falls together. Walking foot can be bought not from the manufacturer, but third party sometimes if I'm not mistaken?Thanks for the feature list. Probably not impossible to get at least some of them on whatever I pick up. I'll read up on terminology, and yt really fills in the blanks. I'll check out those two channels.Yeah I did not mean fixed in a table. Not yet... just bigger and more stable than a handheld one.>All machines need some level of careFrom what you say, nothing unexpected.Not overwhelming at all. It's perfect, and playing with the machine is of course something I'll do.>Sewing is like 40% cutting and pinning, 10% at the machine, and 50% unpicking your mistakesLike programming, then. You only sit at the computer when a lot of other work is done :) despite movies.
>>10504126I had a feeling you would be willing to take on the challenge, but some beginners genuinely don't know this so I just wanted to let you know in case. I took on some out of my league projects myself when I first started haha. Also yes, a walking foot can be purchased from the manufacturer but as this board seems to agree, they're way over priced and the same quality as third party. Your best bet is to find a highly-rated package of them on Amazon for cheap. You'll find a use for the other feet eventually. Just make sure it will fit with the shank of your future machine (manuals are available online for free if it doesn't come with). Best of luck, anon! It sounds like you're ready to start sewing :)
>>10504081Low heat, reverse side, use a pressing cloth.
How much is important having a similar body to the character? In this case, the characters from the serie I want to cosplay have REALLY buff bodies, but I don't see it as obtainable even with a year of training (I'd say I'm average and, especially, short in stature).
>>10505331Almost no one is going to care and most fictional physiques are unattainable without mass amounts of steroids and planning your entire life around exercising/eating.
>>10505331>>10505331Not at all. People wear muscle suits, silicone chests, padding, makeup contouring, and etc. You have to remember it's a costume, not a lookalike contest. It's about the fun you have translating (NOT 1:1 copying) fiction into reality.That being said, many people find it fun to work and train their hardest to achieve as fit of body as their character and that's totally fine too. It's all within what you define as fun, but no one is going to shun or look down on you for not having a fictional body. And anyone who would is just being an asshole because it's contrary to the spirit of cosplay.
Is there anywhere to get stuff like this that comes/ships from places other than China? I want to pick up cheap items like this to modify and try some of my own sewing out but dealing with Chinese sellers is typically a nightmare in my experience.
>>10505422Amazon. You're still buying Chinese goods but it'll arrive faster.
>>10505435Sorry, I should have said. I'm in the UK and unless I'm dumb, I don't seem to be able to find anything like this there. I suppose Amazon US would work in the end so that I don't have to chase sellers for weeks just to get them to ship things.
>>10505418>>10505333Ty guys. Mostly asking because last time I did a cosplay was something like... 11 years ago? And the atmosphere regarding cosplay seems a bit different from then
>>10505518Yeah I agree that it's definitely different than it used to be back then, but the spirit is still alive and kicking. There are of course loud newbies, purity/canon critics, and general assholes but no hobby is without them. In my opinion, it's worth it regardless -- especially if you're able to do it with friends. I hope that if you chose to pursue it, that you have a lot of fun, anon.
>>10505438Ah no, my fault. I shouldn't have assumed you were in the US. I don't have a concrete answer for you then, but you may have to sacrifice a little more money for speedier shipping or pay a lil more for something close by. I don't know if shipping speeds are quicker from the US to UK or China to UK, but comparing shipping speeds couldn't hurt.Best of luck, sorry I couldn't be of more help.
I want to get a headstart on a cosplay of Sho for whenever the new TWEWY comes out, but I'm having trouble figuring out what to do about the texture for his coat, can anyone identify what the material is supposed to be? Faux crocodile skin leather maybe?
what are guys suppose to wear for underwear to not show your berry and twigs when wearing tighter pants?
>>10506330for sure something like that. first thing I thought of is the one that’s in yaya hans cosplay line at joanns
I just got my 2b boots but they're a bit loose, any tips on how to shrink fake leather? pic for reference
Can all reasonably ok machines use a double needle? It seems to be a hack that "should" work on most machines, but I don't know if I can buy without checking, and it's not on the user's manuals.
Is the AEG 791 good for a beginner? I want to sew stretchy fabrics.
>>10506648Your machine itself doesn't play much of a factor in your ability to sew with stretchy fabrics so much as the type of needle, foot, thread, and tension does. Any machine will work.
>>10506602Not sure how you can shrink leather, but you can cut a V into the back of the calf and replace it with wide black elastic. It won't be very noticeable and it should make them tighter to your thigh. If you're worried about it being visible in 2booty shots, then maybe make the incision on the inner thigh instead. You can check out commercial boots for reference, this technique is pretty common
>>10506618If your machine has 2 spool holders on top, you can use double needles. It won’t simplify your life much if you’re sewing wovens, so I wouldn’t call it a hack.
>>10506814Yes, thank you, I know. I'm this anon >>10503924 and I got two AEG 795 (not 791) today for 80 Eur, both working perfectly. I tried them before and they purr very promisingly. I was wondering how it is machine-wise. I know that the machine is a small bit of the whole sewing business, but I'm glad for getting this not completely basic machine so cheap.>>10506819Yeah, it has two spools.
>>10506618>>10506849Actually even if you don't have two spools it'll still work, or at least, it worked fine on my super basic machine. You can just buy a seperate spool stand if your machine itself doesn't have two spools.
I'm making a corset that goes on the outside of my clothes. I have a 4way stretch vinyl on hand already that I'd like to repurpose, so can I iron mid or heavyweight interfacing to the back and treat it like a woven (interfacing will stop it from stretching)? I'd rather not buy new yardage if I can since I already have so much shit in my sewing room.
Does anyone know where I could find something like a floorlength petticoat for ballroom type of dresses? I have the problem that the shape of hoopskirts come through dresses, means I need a layer of poof to smoothen things out. I've tried looking for one on aliex and taobao, but couldn't find aside from hoopskirts.
>>10507402look for wedding dress petticoat on ali.
Do the US and the EU have different standards for thread denomination? I mean how to specify thickness/weight/strength when buying online.
I haven’t sewn in years but I’m trying to do this princess seam dress and the waist keeps puckering - how does one correct that? Please ignore the mess I had to destroy half the room to find my machine after moving.
>>10507264I’d recommend running a test on it to make sure it’s not stretching too much to distort the size or pattern. Those fabrics can be finicky
>>10508962Let it out until it stops puckering then re-pin (adjust) the waist in so that it lays flat. The puckering means there's tension from either waist being too small or fabric pieces incorrect in size to fit properly. You can also add support like interfacing or boning if it's the fabric being too flimsy to stand on its own.
>>10507402Maybe look into lace pettis? There are quite a few long ones on brand sites and CC.
>>10508962What >>10508975 said. I was mocking up a similar dress recently and had the same issue. The problem was that I forgot to add enough seam allowance to the center back seam for the invisible zipper so it was too tight to fit all the way down my hips causing the puckering. I agree that you should let it out and double check your pattern for the correct seam allowance. And if everything seems to check out, just add a half an inch to each side of the center back and it should fix everything.
Anyone else think that the help thread should be stickied? It would save on people making needless threads asking for help.
What's a good site to order cosplays for males? I checked uwowo and it's all female outfits except for like a small handful.
>>10509286People have been asking for this for years and for the sticky to be updated but nothing has changed. >>10509399You’re probably gonna have to browse actual Taobao stores. Cosplay shops’ international sites only carry what their best selling items are, which lean disproportionately female. There’s a huge abundance in female characters and costumes for female characters vs. male characters too, which ends up contributing to the lack of male costumes.
I’m not entirely new to prop making, but I’ve never tried my hand at 3D printing and as a result don’t know a thing about it. My next project I wanna do is Bondrewd, and I feel like the only way I could do it justice is with a 3D printed helmet, just due to the precise detailing and such. I know I wouldn’t be printing it out all put together, but what adhesives are recommended for such a task? Something like contact cement?
>>10509547Thanks, time for me to go lurk in the Taobao thread.
What do you guys do with cosplays you don't wear anymore? Thought about selling them on Ebay/Depop but I'm not sure they'd sell very quickly.
>>10509557I've neved done any 3D pritned cosplays, but if you're going to use a PLA printer (which is the most common one) a quick google search on "PLA glue" should give you what you are looking for.Contact cement is usually fine with most things but it can dissolve some plastics so better check before hand.
>>10509611Facebook cosplay sell groups, Poshmark/Depop, Twitter/Insta Sales threads. Try to get accurate measurements and quality check. In my experience, selling can take quite a bit of time, but it's worth it for the pocket money.
>>10509286Absolutely. At the very least to have commonly asked questions and a nod to the help threads would be helpful.
I'm making some pouches to hold some foam prop guns, they aren't super heavy but I'm wondering what I should use to help the pouches keep their shape. Originally I was thinking of making 5mm foam pouches and covering in pleather, but I'm afraid they'll look too bulky. I was also thinking poster board or cardboard covered in pleather could work? Any other ideas? Thx
>>10509746Stiff Sew-on or iron on interfacing?
Where can I find a police uniform like this? I've googled police uniform cosplays and costumes and can't really find any in this style, with the jacket and stuff.
what are these kind of japanese hair beads called? i tried searching for hair beads, but I only see dreadlock beads and viking style beads.
>>10509746Foam would be lightest option
>>10510696I've heard of people calling them "hair spools" from Chobits days, but I don't think similar items are readily available commercially speaking. Most people ended up making them out of foam and nowadays 3D printing is likely to give you a more accurate result.
>>10493999How do I make this weave? I know I can use a bunch of foam crescents to make the suit, but I'm interested in the weaving technique in particular.
>>10510913Tbh these look like shapes butted up against each other instead of actually criss-crossing over and under. If they were actually stacked, there would be gaps where one went over the one below it.
Is there any difference between "elastic fabric" and "stretch fabric"? My sewing machine manual talks about both for different stitches
>>10510990I would guess "elastic fabric" would be something like spandex, and "stretch fabric" would be a blend, the kind of fabric you'd make clothes from, like a stretch cotton blend
>>10510718I see, I don't need these exact ones, I was just curious if it was a real type of clothing item. Maybe I should have asked in the jfash help thread, but I don't think they'd take kindly to an anime picture.
very stupid question, but i'm trying to make my first cosplay ever now, i want to cosplay as Wattson sometime next year but i can't for the life of me find a tight pair of overallswould it be a good idea to just buy overalls a few sizes too small?
>>10510658That looks like a standard Japanese police uniform. You might want to look around Rakuten and other Japanese sites since it's specifically a Japanese uniform. I found this by a quick search but the quality looks pretty cheap https://item.rakuten.co.jp/party-honpo/pw-83872s/You'll probably find something better if you apend more time looking.
>>10497052Maybe try dip dyeing the fabric?
>>10512327Buying a pair of overalls smaller than you are might restrict your movement. These do look very body contouring so you might want to look for some that are made out of a stretch fabric or at least have some stretch. If not, you can simply but a cheap pair and take them to your local tailor. Or if you know how to sew, make or tailor them yourself.
>>10512471omg, that's so smart! I'll go look for some stretchy fabric overalls or something like that asap and trying to tailor it seems like a cool project on its own! thank you so much anon. I hope you have a great day today.
>>10512482No problem! There are a few techniques to tailoring, so I'd suggest watching a video or two before attempting it but overall it's pretty easy. Good luck! And thank you, you have a good day too :)
>>10497052You'll need to either luck out and find fabric that has the gradient or dye it yourself with steady hands. It also depends on what fabric you plan on using, like basic cotton would be the easiest to gradient dye but it's probably not the best/most accurate fabric you'd want to use for the costume. When I look at Gawr Gura's hoodie, I think of it as extremely comfy fleece or minky, but I've found that most fleece/minky you can buy in stores has been chemically treated to resist all dyes no matter how hot or concentrated you make the soup.So may I suggest if you have the budget for it, and want to go for comfy, buy custom printed fabric with the exact gradient.Also please don't use fabric paint or spray paint. It'll make the fabric crunchy and looks horrid up-close unless you want a grungy look. Fabric paint really is only meant to look good for small areas of work.
Situation: I'm doing an MH cosplay of the Huntsman and have some spare time. Initialy i didnt plan on making the sword, because its a lot of Material and i cant take it to many conventions(stupid german weapon rules)but it seems like an good eyecatcher even only for leaning on it Questions: 1 Does it pay off to build such monstrum2 would a sheethed version be enough for an eyecatcher3 is there a special procedure to make MH weapons so they dont end up either wobbly or too thicky, or being heavy enough to kill someone by accident
>>10512679>1 Does it pay off to build such monstrumThat’s for you to decide >2 would a sheethed version be enough for an eyecatcherAgain, that’s up to you. Imo yes. >3 is there a special procedure to make MH weapons so they dont end up either wobbly or too thicky, or being heavy enough to kill someone by accidentLook up how people make other large weapons like buster sword and incorporate those methods into your weapon. I highly suggest looking into expanding foam (the stuff they use for insulation) since it’s lightweight even at high volumes.
>>10512685>Look up how people make other large weapons like buster sword and incorporate those methods into your weapon. I highly suggest looking into expanding foam (the stuff they use for insulation) since it’s lightweight even at high volumes.My idea was to take an pp pipe as frame, heat shape it, coat it with higher density expanding foam cut and carve it to shape and coat it with alot of glue. No idea if that works out since nobody is doing it that way, guess i have to Experiment a bit
>>10512679>3Check out KamuiCosplay on youtube. She makes tons of MH props. In general her method is: connecting pvc pipe base and eva foam over layer
>>10512724Don't coat with glue, please, it ends up cracking everywhere, especially on big flexible props.You can fill gaps with kwik quickseal or other similar sealers and prime it with a proper primer like PlastiDip, liquid latex, special neoprene, etc.
>>10493999Hey umm, probably a dumb question, but what is the best way to weather gold foam pieces? Black or dark brown paint and what kind of brush? Also, how do i prime it properly? Sorry for dumb questions, i haven't done much with foam, mostly just cosplays with just sewing.
>>10513248Head to youtube. There's some awesome videos by creators like KamuiCosplay, AdamSavage, Punished Props & etc. They have a whole line of beginner videos about foam and books on it too.
>>10513248>primerthere's a ton of different methods but I think the most commonly recommended one is plastidip. Plastidip can be tricky if you're not used to working with it though, so if you're a beginner, I'd suggest something that's easier to work with like wood glue.>weatheringtry the dry brush method with a yellow-toned medium brown or bronze paint. It's better to start light and build up to a darker color since you can cover up lighter colors with a darker color, but it'll be difficult to cover up a darker color with a lighter one.
>>10512679>i cant take it to many conventions(stupid german weapon rules)in the US overly tall or long props are banned so nobody accidentally wacks a fire sprinkler on the ceiling.not sure on the specifics by you, you could make it collapsible but that may make the build more complicated
>>10513828This. I'm 1,95 for the right proportions the sword has to be ~ 3 metres(9,8feet), so it has to be collapsible in order to fit in a car,>>10513078The large surface is also why i want a cheap primer like bookbinder glue
Ive been wanting to cosplay Tokyo Manji Revengers for a while now but I cant find a decent boiler suit :( Anyone know where I could find something decent to pull off this cosu?
it's more of a dumb question but any idea how to remove pro aid glue from fabric ? A few days ago I have spilled some on my wool coat and I can't get it of even with acetone ( I tried to wip it off with cotton pad, a rag and q-tipes ), it kind of feel like since it never really dry and get absorbed it's hard to catch it off the textile. anybody have another idea how to remove it ?
What's the best way to replicate the inside of the cape? I was thinking of a vinyl stretch, however with that, I don't know what fabric to use for the outside of the cape?
>>10516197Here's the better pic, sorry.
>>10516197I think a nice cotton sateen would look amazing. You could make the rest of her clothes and hat out of the same fabric so it all matches.
>>10516197>>10516199>>10516487How heavy do you want the cape? Cotton sateen will wrinkle easily and get heavy. Stretch vinyl will hang funny because of the stretch and it's even heavier than cotton. You're probably better off with some wrinkle-resistant fabric for the shell and lining it with like a (wet-look) thin suede.
>>10516895>>10516487Not too heavy desu. I read abit about cotton sateen, which would work well for a wet/mouth look however the for the uniform, I feel like it would look odd.I'll look into that, thank you.
Because I’m a simp for Hilda and haven’t made anything since February, I’m doing a last minute cos for Christmas Two questions though: one; how can I do the thigh highs and get the stripes on with no issue?Two; what would be best to use for the giant candy cane? I found a giant balloon but also props that are meant to go outside
>>10518924Best way to do the stripes is to sew on strips of fabric with a stretch stitch.>what would be best to use for the giant candy caneI'm pretty sure you could find a lawn decor thing at like Home Depot or another home furninshing store. Or Amazon. It's seams like an easily acquirable thing around the holidays.
Doubt that this is the right thread to ask, but is there a masterlist of people who do commissions for cosplay, or is there a general site that's good to find people for it? I know etsy has some people, but I was curious if there's a site specifically for cosplay commissions. Thanks in advance.
>>10519029Nope, no master list. It wouldn't be a good idea to have one anyway because each commissioner has their strengths and weaknesses. You should seek out a commissioner whose work you like, with skills in the area you're looking for, and within your price range. If you're looking for a place to check people out, try searching tags on twitter and instagram and Facebook groups.
>>10518954Thank you! I’m gonna make some thigh highs since I can’t find a nice pink one and I’ll follow your advice. I also found an inflatable candy cane on Amazon, thanks for the suggestion!
>>10519134Best of luck!
Want to do a hoshi cosplay from Arakawa Under the BridgeWondering what the best way to do his star head. I have considered so far>printing his face and putting it on cardboard, probably in some laminate decal form>Using pillow foam cut in the shape of a star, wrapping it in a yellow fabric with his face screen printed on it>either of the two but with my actual face (painted yellow) stuck outWhat do you guys think I should do?
>>10519282Additionally they did have a run 10 years ago of merch of this hat, but couldn't find it anywhere. Sort of an idea of what my third option would look like
How do I hide my ears for cosplays where the character does NOT show a pair of human ears? Do people tape ears down or do something to the wig to ensure that the ears are covered all the time? I know there's Photoshop but that's not possible in real life hall photos. Usually the problem is the other way around, that I have to flatten out the wig around the ears to make sure they show naturally.
>>10520024If you're worried about accuracy, no one is going to chide you for having fucking ears mate. People often assume that ears are there unless specifically stated otherwise.That being said, if it's that important to you:>spirit gum the tip of your ear and lobe to your skull>wig cap or bald cap (depending on what you need) secured with GotBFreeze spray. Watch a lace front wig tutorial for help. If it's made by a black woman, even better. (cut a hole for your eardrum tho)>use a washable glue stick, spirit gum, or etc.to "glue" the wig's hair to your ear to hide it. You'll probably need to fluff up the hair around it.Hope it helps.
>>10519282>printing his face and putting it on cardboard, probably in some laminate decal formYou would probably only be able to wear this for pictures. Otherwise you'd have to cut some holes for eyes and that'd look strange and cheap.>Using pillow foam cut in the shape of a star, wrapping it in a yellow fabric with his face screen printed on itSounds fine, just know that it's going to be toasty as hell around your head. You're gonna sweat a lot unless you try to make it like a mascot / furry head with a fan and eye/ear holes covered with mesh. Also just a heads up, you should make the fabric like a pillow cover (with a zipper), don't just glue the fabric directly to the foam or it'll probably look bad.desu this is one of those costumes that just doesn't translate well into real life so just be aware of that going in.>either of the two but with my actual face (painted yellow) stuck outdesu this seems like the easiest. Your head is still gonna sweat but at least your face is safe.
I just have a general cosplay storage question. I have a second room in my house where I just tossed all my cosplay stuff in. I want to do some spring cleaning to it in the next two weeks. Probably toss out a lot of old stuff and organize the ones I still use. What do you recommend in turning this room into a proper and clean cosplay place?>storage boxes>mannequins, both body and head>a work table >tack box for holding imeplemtns like buttons, safety pins, other cosplay tools
can someone help me pick out the pink shirt for this?I wanna cosplay her, luckily I have a womens swimsuit that is navy
>>10520431Not a shirt, but a cropped jacket with a high collar. Are you looking to be as acurate as possible? If so, you may need to make it yourself. If not, do a search for a pink crop jacket and go from there. May want to use "hot pink"
>>10520435To add to this, found this one on ebay which looks to be almost what you're looking for. You'd have to add black tape for the stripes or something though.Also thank you for actually posting in this thread now.
>>10520444nice get but gender roles are stupid
>>10520445Gender roles is a stupid term. You're a man or a woman. If you want to be a man and dress like a girl, that's fine. That's not called gender role. It's called crossplaying. A word we already had.
>>10520439I just litterally googled "pink crop jacket" and it was one of the first results in image search. "Women baby pink cropped leather jacket" on Amazon.>>10520440That image was right underneath listed as "pink leather womens biker jacket" for eBay. If you're the cosplayer, I think you can do better than that one, it's just an example. If you're a different anon, disregard last sentence.>>10520445Yes gender roles are stupid which is all the more reason you wouldn't call that male character a "her" since you'd be claiming that feminine clothing determines the gender of the person.
>wanna cosplay this but im too white
>>10520485Black person here. Cosplay whoever you want. Ive cosplayed tons of light skinned characters.
>>10520485Black person hereCosplay whoever you want but be prepared for backlash from others, especially white people.
>>10520415KamuiCosplay just did a walk through of her workshop. She used some good storage solutions. CowbuttCrunchies also showed off her previous workshop with storage for her detailed wigs which can't be bagged. I'd say a combo of those and pinterest board solutions should give you some good inspiration.The way I like to think of it is by thinking of your needs. You're going to be working in this room so imagine what your day to day routine is going to look like:>what needs to be easily accessible and what can be in longer-term storage>what part of the room will you be in the most>how can you categorize your tools and materials>how are you needs going to change in the future? (ie if you make lots of costumes and props throughout the year then where will you store the inevitable pile of stuff that accumulates)
>>10520485This isn't a question. Take it to the feels thread
>>10520450This is why you don't spoonfeed people. They don't want to do literal seconds worth of work.
>>10519282try building a frame on the inside, some 10 gage wire is really inexpensive abd would hold the shape while not being as hot on the inside, could also leave a hole open on the back to let heat out?
>>10520545>KamuiCosplayWhat is it up with that accent of hers? Sounds like she always has a stuffed nose.nevertheless thanks.
>>10520431a-are you going to use a prop for the bulge or?
>>10520560no i have a big enough dick
>>10520558You really look a gift horse in the mouth, huh
>>10520252Thanks. It's helpful to know how practical/plausible it is to take into consideration before giving up on the idea or going through with it.
>>10520558not everyone has an American accent, seppo.
>>10520568You know what? Fair. Best of luck with whatever you choose
How do I sew together two elastics of quite different length and strength? If I pin them together with needles the strong one makes the weak one pucker like crazy and it all gets twirled on to itself the moment I let go of it.
>>10521715Hm, it's kind of hard to help when I have no idea of what you're working on or trying to make but I do know that elastics need to stretch at the same length in order to work well. So if the weaker elastic is puckering, it means that they're not stretching at the same distance. You'll probably need to stretch the weak elastic while sewing so that it's roughly the same amount of stretch as the strong elastic similarly to how you would do it if you were sewing the elastic to a fabric. There's a pinning method where you put a pin in the middle, two at the quarters, and two at the ends of both garments. Then you'll know how much you need to pull the weak elastic so that the pins match.
>>10521754I'm making stockings, and at the thigh the thin elastic fabric is hardly wider than a fist. My choice of elastic band can obviously be improved, as I just got the first thing that said "elastic", and it's way too strong. As measured on me, it's roughly twice as long as the circumference of the thin fabric. Pinning them is a big problem because the thing doesn't maintain a round shape and is therefore difficult to sew. Maybe I could use shorter pins so it's easier to unravel the mess as I sew. I regularly use the method of pinning at the middle, quarters, etc until I am satisfied and begin sewing, but with such a difference in strengh I can reduce the difference, or the length, or maybe paint the half/quarter/etc points with a white marker and try to sew stretching the weaker fiber.
>>10521769>Pinning them is a big problem because the thing doesn't maintain a round shape and is therefore difficult to sew.Did you sew the elastic into a loop before you pinned and sewed it to your fabric?Why are you using two different elastics together in the first place?
>>10521769Don't sew it around 360. Just sew at quarter points, enough to keep it in place, and it will stay up once you're wearing the item because it'll be fully stretched out then. This is what I've done for elastic bands on knee-high and thigh-high socks.
>>10521814>Did you sew the elastic into a loop beforeYes.I see I could very well leave it open and stretch the shorter one as I go. Marks at quarters and in between will do the trick I hope.>Why are you using two different elasticsAdding an elastic band to cut-up tights.>>10521944>sew at quarter points, enough to keep it in placeThe thin fabric might be a bit too thin to remain in place nicely being sewn only at quarter points, and it will roll badly onto itself the more it's stretched, but I'll test the idea :) I might as well do a full 360 sew, but with the stronger elastic open like the other anon suggested.
>>10522008>Adding an elastic band to cut-up tights.Wait are you talking about mesh tights/stockings/pantyhose? Is that why they're rolling? If so, that's an entirely different problem
can I use any stock inkjet printer to print on vinyl or do I need something more specific?
>>10520485Use dark make-up.Duh.
>>10522008If you're trying to convert tights into thigh highs you're better off using lingerie elastic or even stretch lace. Much gentler stretch although you may need to use glue to keep them up.
Is 5'8 (172cm) tall for a girl to do group cosplays?Whats like the general height girl cosplayers? Like if I do a sailor moon group where want to keep heights relatively accurate, would I be stuck with sailor pluto ?
>>10522379Jupiter is also supposed to be relatively tall! If you're going off canon heights I think she's only 5'6 tho. Japanese girls are in general shorter so it honestly depends on the other people in your group and how canonically accurate you're trying to be.
>>10522379or everyone could have varying degrees of platform shoes
>>10522379There is no too tall or short or general height in cosplay. It's just for fun. No one is going to point and laugh before you're x centimeters off from canon height.Not saying that you are, but, newbies tend to have this perception that they HAVE to look 100% like a character naturally before they even attempt a cosplay. That's like the antithesis to cosplay. You're supposed to find a character you love and pour that love into transforming yourself into them. The transformation aspect is entirely the point of cosplay. Now that being said, groups can definitely be catty. Same with people online (who more likely than not don't even cosplay themselves btw). And if someone is honestly going to look down on you for something out of your control like your height, then you don't want to be in their group or have them looking at your photos anyway.
>>10522379If you want to take group photos and you're much taller than your friends then you can pick the highest character, but it usually doesn't matter. Pick whatever character you like and maybe crouch a little so the height difference is less noticeable.
Hey how do I get a permanent blood splatter pattern onto a piece of nylon fabric?I've tried RIT dye (the stuff meant fot nylon) and it came out nicely. Let it sit for half an hour, tried washing it under cold water and most of the dye came out.I need a blood splatter pattern that will hold up to being washed.
>>10522713You need to run it through dye fixer after the dye job to make it more permanent. RIT makes it and sells it in their dye section.
I need more an opinion than practical help. When cons reopen, hopefully sometime before the next decade starts, my first cosplay I'm planning is going to be the Prowler from Into the Spider-verse. My concern though is that I'm not black, and this character is. Normally this might sound like a really minor thing to be worried about, but given the way the world is and how everyone knee-jerk freaks out at practically everything nowadays, I'm worried the second I pull off my mask to drink some water, some twitter denizen is going to start screaming at me and call me racist for cultural appropriation or somesuch and post it all over social media for their followers to attack. I'm not white either to be clear, but I'm sure details like that don't matter when there's drama to be had. I've just been dealing with a lot of people's crazy knee-jerk drama lately and it's made me paranoid.
>>10522928Who gives a shit? Any action you take, up to and including inaction, has the potential to offend some mentally ill person somewhere. Don't let that stop you from living your life.
>>10522928Even within the black community there is some mixed opinion about white people cosplaying black characters since there is a wealth of white characters, but the main rule is: don't raceface. Some people don't mind white people cosplaying black characters, others do. It appears to be a small, vocal minority of the black community who don't like it, but I'm no black so I can't say definitively. You need to weigh the risk vs. reward yourself to determine this. Personally, I highly doubt that anything will happen to you, but if its such a concern then just pick a different character.
>>10522955> I'm not white either to be clear
>>10522957Sorry, my reading comprehension turns off after dark apparently. *Light skinned people, not white
>>10522019>that's an entirely different problemYeah, thin tights/pantyhose is what I'm talking about. I line up the elastic band against the rolling border and sew them together; what do you mean by "entirely different problem"? I lose about 4-5 mm in the rolled up border but I don't care.>>10522298>lingerie elastic or even stretch laceThis is probably what I should have got in the first place, but me very n00b lol.Then I need the ones with sticky rubber inside so they stay up.
>>10523549So in your first post, you were asking about elastics and their different strengths, but that's not the source of this issue you're having. The reason that the rolling and puckering is happening is because of the type of fabric you're using. That mesh/tights/pantyhose fabric is woven with elastic fibers that allow it to stretch. So naturally it's gonna wanna roll up on itself unless you do something to stop that. Take a look at store bought panty hose. You'll notice that they have a lace band and typically a silicone "sticky rubber" band. That's because the fabric needs to be encapsulated into a seam or inside the band in order to stop rolling. So to fix this problem, use >>10522298 anon's advice and find some lingerie elastic or stretch lace. Also serge/zig zag stitch the edge of your raw seam to encourage it to stay put before attaching it to the lace or elastic. Take a close look at the toe cap seam if you need a clear picture.
I’m allergic to latex, a few years back I went as Ghostface for Halloween, couldn’t breathe, and fainted. I wanted to get my costume for next Halloween together as early as possible, and thought Leatherface would be a good choice, but I can only find mask replicas made of latex, I really thought there would at least be leather ones on Etsy, but no luck.Is there a way to wear a latex mask without it coming in contact with me in a way that could kill me?
>>10523824You are the allergic one so you should know better than us what you can or can't do. With that said, wearing a material you are allergic to doesn't sound like a good idea no matter what precautions you take. Either pick another character or custom order a silicon mask.
>>10522713I would try heatsetting it. I've used Speedball paint before to do stencils, and it's mandatory to heat it up with an iron afterwards to "lock it in". Before you do that, the paint washes out. I bet it's the same with RIT dye.
>>10523946>>10523824I agree with the other anon. Commission an artist to make one from silicone or faux leather
Anons, long story short, my friends with benefits wants me to wear this costume for is to have Netflix and chill. I've never watched one anime series in my whole mind. Guys named Shinra from Fire Force. Any tips on how do I apparently become a firefighter with pyromancy abilities?
>>10524431You can buy the costume. DokiDoki cosplay and Uwowo both have fire force costumes iirc.
>>10524469I know. It's just, I'm going to watch fire force. What should I expect? I want to be the best character, as true to the anime as I can.
>>10522928Chill out man. This anon >>10522955 is right. As long as you aren’t painting your skin dark, you’ll do fine. We overthink these things a lot with the tweets and the Facebooks, but I’ve learne that the internet is a bubble. Only people who lack self awareness or have big policing egos will be angry with you. And guess what, they aren’t even the majority. Like, I’m gonna cosplay as Goku this upcoming year, masked or not. And as long as I’m not painting my skin peachy, I’m gonna do fine, even if social media guys or impulsive guys hate me, oh well, at leastI got to dress up as a character I like
>>10524611You should expect a lot of shoehorned fan service (excesive sexuality, weird camera angles, etc.)
>>10524611>>10524431What are you asking us to help you do? It sounds like you want roleplay advice and you simply aren't going to find that answer on this board.
Can anyone tell me what I've been doing wrong trying to paint a yellow stripe on a red cotton sheet using yellow fabric paint?
>>10525264Well your first problem is that you're trying to paint a lighter color on top of a darker color. You'll need a white primer layer underneath the yellow for it to show up on red fabric. Honestly, I would forgo the yellow paint and either do a strip of htv or sew a yellow strip or panel in the middle instead since getting yellow to show up on that would require several layers of primer and paint, which can result in the paint cracking or the fabric becoming really stiff.
>>10525264Just sew in a yellow panel, painting is gonna take way more time and look worse too. I swear ppl always trying to use fabric paint for things that make no sense
>>10525264The cotton is absorbing the paint and the red is darker than the yellow. You'd basically have to put in so much paint that it saturates the fabric to make the yellow start showing, at which point it's a chunk mess. Like others have said, to make the yellow show up, you'd have to lay down white primer that seals the fabric from absorbing the paint first before the yellow paint (which will also be thick and gross and crack), or sew/iron on a yellow panel instead.
>>10525568>>10525826>>10525844thanks, i'll try sewing i guess i have to use fabric glue for the fine parts around the emblem
>>10526761If you're not confident in your sewing skill, use hem tape! You just have to sandwich a strip between two pieces of fabric and iron it down for a few seconds. Totally beginner friendly.
Anyone know where I can find a mask similar to pic related?
I was going to cosplay k' from Digimon hackers memory so i was wondering what would be this kind of jacket called?here's a video of what it look like in-game https://youtu.be/Ig8nQ6RyPxAand also i wanted to know how i can make it so my eyes are not visible while wearing the mask.
>>10527439I saw one on Etsy but it’s ridiculously expensive. For something that simple, you might as well try your hand at making one.
>>10527931Black mesh behind the eyes with black eyeshadow around your lids.
>>10528168thanks anon <3.
>>10494379gr8 reply>>10497939Easiest is printing it out on iron transfer papers. If it was me I would draw it in using white paint that sticks to fabric
>>10524634>I’m gonna cosplay as Goku this upcoming yearTo be fair, in my personal experience, black DBZ fans are always the truest DBZ fans. Like, every supposed DBZ fan I've met usually turns out they just watched Kai when it was on Cartoon Network and didn't realize it wasn't a new show, whereas every black DBZ fan I've met was like "yeah I road tripped to Japan to watch Bojack Unbound in theaters, no big deal".
Any suggestions for a wig?
>>10528401Lmao use google
Anyone know who the cosplayer is?inb4 someone says danny trejo
>>10528401Is this your shitty CustomCast OC?
>>10529254that looks like an idolmaster character to me but there’s too damn many of them so i dunno which one anon is trying to cosplay
>>10529254>not knowing idolm@sterNormie, gtfo
>>10522928Wait, what? Your completely covered up anyway lol
>>10529252Thank you for not making your own thread for this question, but go to /wsr/
>>10528401>Buy muted purple wig + red weft>Trim, sew in weft, style>¿¿¿>Profit
Do like. Butt binders exist. A binder for hips. I have no idea what should I call it but I'm cosplaying a male character in tight pants and I'm hoping to find something that could maybe squish my hips down even the tiniest bit
>>10529311Yes, they're called Shapewear. Spanx is a particularly popular brand is often used as the shorthand name for it ("I'm looking for Spanx") the same way we say Kleenex instead of tissue sometimes. For women, it comes in dresses, shorts, overalls, and skirts. I'm not sure what men's shapewear offers, but I imagine any type of compression wear will give the same effect so long as it is not too thick.
does anyone have recommendations for gold lenses that show up vividly on brown eyes? I got some from my optometrist but they color is hardly visible, as expected.
>>10529764Yeah, optometrist lenses are always tame because they prioritize seeing over style. I've heard the brands honeycolor and pinkyparadise mentioned a lot. And to stay away from TTDeye or however its spelled.
Are there any ways to interpret her skirt other than making it exactly how it looks? I always felt like cosplays looked a little odd just doing the triangle pattern.
>>10530134Tiered gathered skirt or separate layers?
>>10530134Maybe something like this historical ballgown where the dark pink layer is gathered up into ruffles that expose the white underlayer?
>>10530134>>10530147This is probably a better image. I don't know the terminology for this kind of this, but the gathering part. I think Belle from Beauty and the Beast's ball gown has some of this kind of design too.
>>10522794Ok I tried this (used Rit Color Stay). I first did my blood splatter pattern, let it sit for an hour, then I liberally sprayed the fabric with the colorstay, and while it did maintain the color, all the blood drops bled out (no pun intended) and made everything that was supposed to remain white into a shade of pink.Is there a way to avoid this? >>10523954Hmm, so basically just whack it with an iron after it dries out? Once washed, will the spots bleed and make everything pink around it?
I'm trying to make a suit for one of the space men from Among Us and have the idea to use a dog igloo as a size and shape basis. The problem is, even after cutting out so many sections, it's too heavy Any suggestions on how to make a shell in this shape that will be sturdy but still fairly lightweight?
>>10531555Making the same shape out of pvc pipes might be more lightweight since it’s not solid plastic like a dog igloo.
>>10531048Sounds like your base fabric has been chemically treated during manufacturing to make it stain- and dye-resistant. In this case, no amount of home dyeing is going to give you a solid result (I've had white basic fleece from JoAnn that would come out pure white as soon as I wash it after a red dye bath). The only way to force the color to stay by home methods is like what the other anon said, you iron the colored/dyed part and it "sets" it. It might come out a little crunchy and I wouldn't dare getting the part wet after that.
are there any guides for doing the black accent lines i've seen on a lot of JoJo cosplays? Specifically, I'd like to emulate the early part 7 style (i'm dressing up as Diego).
>>10531570Are you asking what tools to use? Most people just look at the comics for reference.
>>10531650i guess yeah, i have no experience with cosmetics
>>10531664Liquid eyeliner is your best bet. If you have a steady hand, you could also try gel eyeliner or face paint + a brush. No matter what you use, you'll have to get a good makeup sealant so it doesn't rub off/sweat off throughout the day.
>>10531664>>10531665Thanks other anon, you beat me to it. Yes, liquid eyeliner. Brands like NYX, ELF, Covergirl are reliable and reasonably priced. You should also pick up makeup setting spray for keep it all on.
>>10531557Damn, well not washing or keeping it dry definitely isn't an option. I can always just change the fabric entirely. What would you suggest be the best kind of fabric for what I want to achieve? Currently I'm using some 4 way stretch fabric (probably some polyester/nylon I figure, which is why I went with Rit).Should I try go with 4 way stretch cotton instead? Or what is generally the best type of fabric for creating blood splatters that can be machine washed?
>>10529764>>10529886Seconding the rec for PinkyParadise. I have eyes that are essentially black and used their G&G Shimmer Yellow lenses for a while for golden eyes, worked great. Never had a bad pair from them.
>>10529311The other user said shapewear which makes sense, but it also pushes in places the waist, etc, to get a more feminine, hourglass shape. I have a friend who does a lot of crossplay and the number one thing she said that helped draw attention away from her wide hips was actually to pad more around the waist, so there wasn't as much of a curvy bodyline, more straight angles. Works magic on her, though I've yet to try it for myself.
Not cosplay, but if someone wants to help: Is there very strong, flexible, fabric glue? I need to repair velcro (the loop part is worn out and it doesn't engage the hooks anymore), but I cannot just sew a new strip onto the old. This is a multi-layer garment where the stitches for the present strip are inaccessible. Sewing it on anyway, punching through everything, the stitches will show on the outer side and look bad.If I go with glue, maybe shave the loops away prior to sticking a new strip on will make things less messy.
>>10531695Try swatches until you get one that dyes the way you want. It's hard to tell beforehand what has been treated or not. Usually organic fiber textiles are a safe dyeing bet vs. synthetics. I've noticed that JoAnn's casa collection, for example, is largely dye-resistant as well.
>>10532112E6000 is flexible and basically indestructible if you let it cure properly.
>>10532378Thanks! I would have never guessed that name, but now I have some pointers about the wonderful world of fabric glue.
>>10532174Thanks for the advice. I will bug the folks at my local fabric store and see what they think as well.
Flexbond for smoothing out worbla - I've read that it needs to be above 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Is that only while it's curing? Or will it crack if you walk outside wearing the finished cosplay? Because it sounds like a great product but it gets way colder than 50F where I live.
I want to cosplay comic-style Hellboy with a moveable jaw (I don't particularly mind if it ends up looking overly artificial like Robotman, just so long as it moves). I've gathered some reference pics on the right; although the mask is pictured I'd be making my own mask/helmet out of foam or whatever.What's the best way to go about this? I looked at furry head construction (pictured right) but since those are typically much larger and covered in fabric I'm not sure that approach will work out well for HB. I've also seen masks that connect to the jaw but those typically only cover the front of the face.
Just a general question, do you guys weather your costumes? My High Elf archer from Goblin slayer arrived today but it feels off, probably because it looks too new for a character that goes on adventures frequently. My question now is, what's the best way for a beginner to weather a costume without fucking it up beyond repair? Thanks in advance.
>>10535417Run over it with a car but only once
>>10535417Tested usually has good weathering content: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ErLOmGZQMAI do blood and dirt weathering on occasion, usually MUCH more dramatic for horror characters (pic related) but the same principle applies. Dry-brushing (getting nearly all the paint off a brush, lightly brushing/dabbing onto the fabric, using a damp paper towel to rub excess off) does good work. I also like using steel wool or high-grit sandpaper to encourage slight fraying.If you want to be fancy you can use fuller's earth or model moss, but for light beginner work you can honestly get away with cheap acrylic paint. Browns and umbers for dirt, or just darker/desaturated shades of the fabric. Think about parts that would naturally get dirty or worn - raised segments, parts overlapping, dangling strands, etc and go there.Another easy way to weather fabric is to throw it in the washer/dryer a few times. Just don't use settings that will shrink or discolor it!
>>10535327I guess you could sculpt the entire head (hollow) in EVA foam or EVA clay and then glue it to the straps you had in the picture, but it would end up comically large. If you are going for a cartoon style it ain't that bad, though.
Does anyone have tutorials for adjusting clothing waistlines/hemlines to make the wearer look shorter, like for a dwarf or halfing?
>>10535824That would normally require you to drop the hem/waist which can’t really be done on preexisting garments since there isn’t enough allowance for the piece to be let out. You would most likely have to add extra fabric to the waist and hem to get your desired length/look.
>>10535841I apologize for my question being misleading-- I meant for altering a pattern to make it suit such a character, or deconstructing a garment to make such a pattern from it.
>>10535987Different anon, but commercial patterns typically have a lengthening/shortening line already printed on them (https://youtu.be/pys5nKySnvI). You'll just need to make sure that the seams match up correctly.If you want to deconstruct a garment, just make sure you trace the pattern on a separate piece of paper and include the necessary seam allowance.
Hello,I was wondering if u can help me. I just bought a corset to try and reduce ribcage/waist and such and I had 2 questions about it. I mainly want to reduce my bust/upper ribcage size. Can a corset do this? And how much cud it reduce it by?I'm 5'8 128lbs with 30.5 underbust like 33.75 bust.1) Can i reduce the bust measurement and shrink my upper ribcage bone like i wud my waist2) How much could i take off possibly?ty for the help am very worried about this measurement and this is best bet because rib removal only alters waist and my waist is alright mostly.
>>10536432There's a corset thread on here that should have more resources and people knowledgeable about corsets to offer you, but I'm 99% sure you don't want to be restricting your bones. To be honest, it sounds like you have some serious body image issues with the desperation in your post. I think you need to consider if your aspirations are healthy before looking into corsetry. You'll end up hurting yourself.
I'm planning a ladybug cosplay and I don't want to fuck it up. Do I need to wear Spanx or anything underneath? I'm just concerned about the spandex becoming semi-opaque when stretched across my body. Should I line it with a skintone tricot? Any tips for wearing full body suits is appreciated.
>>10536432No you cannot shrink your bust with a corset.Over time the lower floating ribs may move if you are wearing a corset like 24/7 but those are not the upper ribcage but the lower.
was told to move here after i madew a thread about a question (sorry btw im new to this board) but i want to know if theres any resources / help on making Griffiths armor from berserk im making it out of EVA foam and i just need the stencils/ template for cutting the pieces out, so if someone can help with resources on making the template or an actual template it would be a lifesaver.picrel
>>10536732Finding specific pattern templates for your character can be tricky. You could definitely find the chest plate for free/cheap from pattern makers like PunishedProps, but the wings and decorative stuff might need to be self-drafted. Check out Etsy though, you might get lucky.
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH I DROPPED MY PHONE ON MY PUFFY PAINT AND IT GOT SMUSHED!!!!Is there anyway to get the stain out without fucking up the fabric???
>>10536837If it’s not too late, you can scrape the messed up paint off and use a tide pen or shout wipe to get rid of the rest of it.
>>10536659Whatever you wear underneath will need to be seamless and not bulky. I'd suggest trying on the costume first to figure out what kind of coverage you need if any. I'm not sure whether you're making or buying your costume, but if so invest in high quality fabric and you won't need a linning. It'll likely be way too hot to have a lining anyway.
Looking at DIY black-and-white striped suit options and I'm seeing people both painting white onto a black suit and black onto a white suit. Is one option better than another?
>>10537969Black on white would require fewer layers of paint. White on black might have less risk of getting dirty. In your example the black stripes are thinner than the white stripes, so I would do black on white.
>>10493999Holy shit, this thread really is almost 3 months old. It's an honor to post in it. Farewell.Trips check'd as well.