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New year, new me edition

Post your cosplay help questions here instead of shitting up the catalog with your one-question threads!
>Old Thread:
>>10493999
Stupid Jfash Questions Thread:
>>10531569
Crossplay:
>>10502682
Hair and Makeup:
>>10478964


You 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
>>10458855
Sewing/Fiber Arts/ NeedleCraft:
>>10471944
Wig Thread:
>>10472341
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Unanswered questions from the last thread:

>>10495127
>What'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.

>>10508181
>Do the US and the EU have different standards for thread denomination? I mean how to specify thickness/weight/strength when buying online.

>>10514579
>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 ?

>>10522026
>can I use any stock inkjet printer to print on vinyl or do I need something more specific?

>>10533548
>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.

>>10536659
>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.
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I may have made a mistake now but
I really want a Bunny Parka as exists in TWEWY.
I put together some reference pictures, there's very little to go off.
But I made a mistake, at first I just went off what I found in google, and didn't find much, but I didn't realize Google didn't search Deviantart so I found a bunch of fanart and some cosplays there. So if I look at the fanart I may have more to go off than I first thought.

Anyway, my big question was if "parka" was a mistranslation. Because when I look up what parka means, it seems it means some sort of jacket, which doesn't seem to fit the sprite picture or any of the fan interpretations, and it doesn't seem to fit the idea that it should show skin at the shoulders either, as the ingame description states.
And I really would like it as a hoodie too.
So maybe I should go with that.

I also think there is some text there. I liked the fanart interpretation that it is a diamond and the letters "Lapin". The bunny it's based on is named "m'sieur lapin" after all, and the brand is also named after it.

And the zigzaggy part at the bottom, I think I may prefer if it's actually zigzaggy and not squares, as the manga implies.
Well, not sure what I wonder anymore.
I got some ideas from looking at the fanart.
But well, there are some things I don't know after all.
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>>10537315
I didn't say Lapin Angelique once, should have done that in case people search the archives for it later. That's what I did anyway
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>>10537315
>Anyway, my big question was if "parka" was a mistranslation.
It both is and isn’t. “Parka” in English refers to heavy coats but “parka” in Japanese can refer to what we call a “hoodie” in English.
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>>10537315
>Anyway, my big question was if "parka" was a mistranslation
Does it really matter? Just make what you see or want.
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>>10537328
Than you, then I don't need to worry about that.

>>10537336
It's better if it isn't something completely wrong.

But maybe I shouldn't have asked here. My question doesn't seem that important, and maybe I just should have made what I wanted. If anyone has any good thoughts about the details I'd still like to hear them though.
Another thing, however was than I thought maybe the pattern on the top maybe would be the face of the bunny Lapin, which is why I included pictures of the plushie.
Also, many of the drawings include pockets, but I don't think they may be there, but when you look closely, there seems to be a darker line that could represent pockets I guess.
Probably won't do that though because it's very unclear.

Oh I really want to wear this hoodie
Hope I ain't too lazy to make it, but now I've at least started the planning and sort of made a promise to /cgl/ so I may get there
might be too cold to wear for a while though, maybe it's more something you wear in april
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Anybody know of any good patterns for space age jumpsuits, or places I'm likely to find them?

It would be really useful for a lot of vintage/retro sci-fi cosplays.
Also any kind of retro pilot suit style ones.
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>>10537358
>It's better if it isn't something completely wrong.
I hear you, but the terminology isn't going to change your fabric or pattern choices. I was telling you not to dwell too hard on it because the overall product is more important. You asked the question in the right place, just try not to get too in your head about it. Calling it a parka or a hoodie isn't going to change the outcome of your project. Also, you're the person in charge. You can make whatever design changes you so desire. It looks like there's lots of room for interpretation judging from the source image anyway.
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>>10537419
>terminology isn't going to change your pattern choices
??? Kind of hard to find the pattern you need when you’re searching with the wrong garment name lmao
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Not about crafting, but idk where else to post this.

What do you gulls use for your cosplay name? If it’s something other than your real name, how did you come up with it?

Years ago I made accounts on social media sites and I just used my actual first and last name because I wasn’t into cosplay yet and they were just for posting personal photos. As I started getting into cosplay I just kept posting to my personal account. Now all I post there is cosplay so it’s essentially a cosplay account, but it’s still labeled with my full name. I never really cared about people knowing my name before because it’s so easy to find someone’s real name on the internet anyway. But next semester I’ll be graduating college and I’ll have to look for a full time job and I’m worried because I’ve heard about some employers checking out job candidates on social media. I’m not in a super serious career field like business, but I’m still a little concerned that I should maybe change it.

A more minor concern is that I’ve gained a decent following now and I’ve seen some other accounts change their handle and they’ve had followers complain about their name change. So I guess if anyone has experience with rebranding I’d love to hear those about that too
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>>10537527
If you’re going to into a creative field, I wouldn’t worry about it since most people in creative fields are weird as shit in some way or another.
If you don’t want to use your full name at all, you can use a variation of your name like your first name + middle name or a nickname.
And regarding rebranding, I know someone who rebranded at around 12k and was able to get away with it.
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Are Sailor Scout uniforms difficult to make? I've never worked with stretchy fabrics out of fear. I'm not brand new to sewing, but I'd say I'm halfway between Beginner and Intermediate. I think I have more knowledge than actual experience right now, so I would like a second opinion as to whether a scout uniform would be a project within my skill range or beyond it. Alternatively I was thinking about buying a premade one and altering it, but other than the hip and sleeve rolls (which I was purposely trying to avoid working on) and the brooch would be the only necessary alterations. I'd love a second opinion, though.
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>>10537527
>What do you gulls use for your cosplay name?
I didn't want strangers calling me by my full name so I used an shortening/abbreviation of my real name as well as a cosplay handle. That seems to be a common thing among cosplayers as well. I've also seen people swap out the name abbreviation with a simple word like "Peach" or "Bee". It's kind of cute imo. I think either AlanaOwlet or MangoSirene has a video on creating your online handle.
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>>10537558
It’s a good project for your skill range and a good intro to sewing with stretch fabrics. Iirc Yaya Han has a Sailor Scout pattern or you could easily alter a skating costume pattern.
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>>10537572
Thanks, I'll check it out! I guess it's time to confront that fear
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anyone anyone have recommendations for what to buy for Diego Brando's equestrian helmet, and/or how to make it? Actual equestrian helmets are a lot larger, and sit a lot higher than his design; It seems that a reasonably accurate prop would probably be entirely fabric aside from the letters.

I'm also interested in recommendations for the rest of the outfit (and a wig). I had planned on getting an actual sweater, jodhpurs, boots and gloves; I want the outfit to look reasonably high quality. I've seen a couple ready-made cosplay outfits available to buy, and they looked really cheap. I'm willing to compromise perfect accuracy among these elements in order to ensure the outfit as a whole looks higher quality.
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Does anyone have tips for tying back a nice, clean ponytail on a wig? I know clip-ons are the norm but this is for a character with a tiny ponytail (and the wig has enough mass in the back to make it work).

Every time i double over my ponytail band though, some bits of hair won't go in or will get super messy, not sure what to do.
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>>10537812
Do it section by section with those thin elastics from the center working outward so that the last, outer layers cover everything nicely. Use hairspray when combing it together so it all stays in place. Instead of doubling the elastic if thats the only issue you might want to cut the elastic and have someone hold it while you tie it tight instead
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>>10537596
This question has been asked a few times by other cosplayers and it seems like the general consensus is that a real helmet would be too heavy so EVA foam would likely be your best bet. You can use either fabric or paint to cover it depending on your preference.

As for the other recommendations you requested, it sounds like you need to make those determinations yourself. What one of us might see as high quality might not be good enough for you. If you'd like some sites to look through, then we could probably provide those. Above all if you want absolute control over the quality, then it'd be best to either make it yourself or commission someone who will only use the materials you select.
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>>10537812
I agree with the other anon, but would also like to add that the biggest indicator of success for a wig is the direction of that the wefts are sewn in. Using Arda's Chibi for example, the wefts at the nape of the neck are sewn in "upside down" so that the hair will want to lay upward instead of downward. You can easily seam rip and resew wefts so if you already have a wig that isn't a problem. Arda has some tutorial videos regarding their chibi on youtube if you need more help. Also Kinpatsu cosplay does a lot of wig styling tutorials as well.
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>>10537902
Okay, thanks! As for the other components, I'm still open to recommendations of any sort.

Site recommendations would be appreciated, thank you!
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>>10537902
Also, do you know of any good guides for EVA foam?
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>>10537130
Im making this dress as a surprise for my gf. Her mim is helping me.
Do you guys have pictures of people wearing it? We need some references for measuring.
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>>10538262
>We need some references for measuring.
This makes zero sense. You need to measure your girlfriend. You're not going to get accurate measurements from pictures of strangers on the internet.
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>>10538096
Yes, on Youtube there's PunishedProps, KamuiCosplay, KinpatsuCosplay, and EvilTed who all have their own ebooks, websites, and free patterns on the subject. Essentially everything you need to know. I'd suggest starting off with the first two channels.
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>>10538312
why even mention EvilTed, isn't he male?
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>>10538262
References for measuring should be based on official art of the dress and scaling it in proportion to the wearer, like where the waist sits, how long the bodice needs to be, where the skirt hem hits (above knee?), Etc. You're not going to get that from other people wearing a cosplay. If you can't measure her directly, then ask to borrow a well-fitting dress that resembles what you want to make and measure that instead.
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>>10538313
What does being a male have to do with working with foam?
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>>10538399
it's bait, tard.
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>>10538404
Even the help threads get bait? Well damn. That's a first for me. I thought maybe the other poster got the replies mixed up but I guess you're probably right.
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>>10538404
No its not

>>10538399
This is the man who you want help with your cosplay from. He doesn't look creepy and gross to you?
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>>10538096
I bought that huge bundle of cosplay construction ebooks and there are some foamsmithing books in there. Hopefully these will help you.
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1rolt_5DTiW_tKnGKQ0fHkIxS9s0iIpHO
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>>10538312
>>10538439
Thank you so much!!
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>>10538415
Please stop
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>>10537130
Anyone got any tips or links to tutorials for making a kda akali (all out) wig? I've styled a couple wigs before so Im not a complete newbie but this is pretty out of my comfort zone especially since I'll have to add wefts to the base wig and ponytail which is new to me. Also if anyone has an idea of how much of the navy to get in wefts that would be super useful.
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>>10538734
>Also if anyone has an idea of how much of the navy to get in wefts that would be super useful.
Get some more references of the back of her head. If the navy lays on top of a blonde spike then 1-2 packs should be fine. If the navy encompasses one whole spike then you will need more. 3-4 or a whole ponytail add-on if I had to guess.

As for styling, you'll need a few types of tutorials: one for spiking, one for large ponytails, one for the unusual hairline (I can't tell if its shaven or just slick against her head). Kinpatsu has done a couple of KDA tutorials but none for this specific style. I'd recommend watching them anyway and seeing what you can benefit from it. Otherwise just do a youtube search for the other tutorials you need and you should be fine.
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>>10538842
Thank you for advice! I've seen Kinpatsu's tutorial on ponytail wigs which was super useful so I'll definately give the rest of her tutorials a watch. I managed to find a 3d model of the character and it looks like im gonna have to get two ponytail clips in each colour :/ (damn you riot games and your character designs) thank you for the info on the wefts as well btw :)
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>>10538894
No problemo, good luck!
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>>10537527
My setup is that I have a social media handle (instagram/twitter/discord/etc) but it's not based on a nickname and anyone who knows me just calls me by my real name. Because I was raised in the "never tell ANYONE online your full name or where you live" era I'm still loath to put even my first name on profiles, even though I'm pushing 30. I suppose there's also a desire for "separation" to not get too personal, 4channing has given me an appreciation for a certain level of online anonymity.
Mostly through intertia I still have a goofy username that I started using in... middle school? but it's not embarrassing so I keep going by it. However I have seen several people I follow change their handle - because modern platforms like Twitter or Instagram allow you to change usernames without losing content or followers that's becoming more acceptable nowadays.
Looking through IG briefly I do see several people doing handles like [name]cosplay, using initials, (abbreviated) first name, or even their full name.

For what it's worth, people who know about my cosplaying (friends, family, coworkers) all think it's cool. If you're posting boudoir/OF stuff on main maybe not, but "regular" cosplay is more widely accepted than you may presume.
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Does anyone know what websites are good to buy cosplay? Or where to find a good list?
I'm not looking for the best of the best cosplay but it needs to look a bit decent (not cheap shiny fabric from alliexpress)
I'm asking because you never know for sure with online pictures.
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>>10539753
Youtube: "Where to buy cosplay online". First video.
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Hope this is allowed but is anyone accepting commissions for an Idol costume?
It doesn’t have to be this one exactly, but I was hoping we can work out a design together.
My budget is roughly $200 if that helps.
I wasn’t sure where to post, so I hope this is appropriate.
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>>10539833
Thank you for spoonfeeding me!
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>>10540009
You’ll have better luck finding someone in a cosplay commission Facebook group.
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>>10540009
If it's $200 for that exact outfit, I'd be willing to do it if you don't have a strict deadline. I have a feeling though most commissioners who produce high-quality work will ask for at least double that amount.
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thinking about making sucrose from genshin impact. i have a few ideas for the smaller details like the stripes and designs on the cape/jacket but im not sure if theyre the best way to go about it.
for most of the designs i could make appliques out of fabric and iron them on with heatnbond, but im afraid of the edges fraying. i could do a satin stitch to prevent this but it looks kind of bulky?
for the stripes im not sure if it would be better to use ribbon or bias tape. i want to avoid having to paint anything onto the fabric, but if thats the best option then ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
any suggestions would be appreciated!
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>>10540228
> ribbon or bias tape
Either is fine. Ribbon tends to be shiny though so if that's not what you're looking for, try to find bias tape in the right shade. Or you can make it yourself if you want to make sure the color matches your fabric. DO NOT paint though. That's (almost) never a good option.
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>>10540228
You should do a satin stitch if the fabric you use for the applique/trim frays at raw edges. Otherwise it looks so bad when a corner starts peeling inevitably. To reduce bulk, I don't recommend using actual heat n' bond because it is pretty thick and bulky. You're better off using a lighter fusible interfacing or even a temporary wash-away type. If you're able to use a fabric that does not fray for the trims, then you can get away with a basic straight stitch along the edges to secure it instead of satin stitching.
Since this is a fantasy costume, it shouldn't be out of place to have a variety of textiles or some shininess. You can use ribbon as long as it doesn't warp after sewing. I would personally make bias tape out of matte satin.
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How would I go about making the "spikes" on the back of Space Dandy's hair? I get that it's just a stylized portrayal of "ducktail" loose ends but is there a tactic to get it in that angular style? Like, maybe with something to add structure.
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>>10540228
Make sure to use the character images that include their title, to help people who don't play genshin to get an idea of the character.

For instance, Sucrose is the Harmless Sweetie.
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>>10540072
Thanks ! I just requested to join some commission groups.
>>10540196
I was thinking more like this ? And yeah I’m starting to see that so I’m considering increasing my budget.
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>>10540378
This has literally nothing to do with the questions anon was asking.
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>>10540252
You can make a foam base if you want, but just styling them as spikes and sealing the style with good hairspray would probably work better. See youtube for spiking tutorials
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>>10540378
They mentioned the name in their post though.
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>>10540598
Thank you!
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>>10540532
If it's a simpler top + skirt bottom, I can see $200 working if the person sewing it is able to start with a commercially available fabric for the plaid pattern. If you need it custom printed, I would factor in ~$20/yard (or more for nicer base fabrics) especially if you want the commissioner to draw and make the pattern themselves.
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>>10540624
Okay! Thank you so much, this is the first time I’ve commissioned someone so I didn’t know what the appropriate amount to offer was. This helps a lot, thank you Anon!!
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Does anyone have tips or a tutorial on how to combine a zipper with corset boning? I want to make a waist cincher with a zipper either in the front, side or back seam but I don't want to forego boning in any of these seams. Googling just gives me a bunch of stuff about zip ties, but I also found pic related (without source) so I know it's possible.
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>>10541084
The way you see it there is going to be the best, because that is replacing the busk. Obviously it wont be as strong as a busk, but just use that pic as reference. You can see that there is boning on either side of the zipper for strength, and the zipper is inserted next to it.
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How tf do I keep super glue in tubes like pic related from drying out? I only use it maybe once a month or every few months and no matter how hard I close the screw-on top I always end up having to throw the tube out when it's still 2/3rds or more full because it always dries out so much I can't get the rest out of the tube. Do the bigger tubes (the ones you store upright and that look almost like bottles) dry out less? Am I just fucked and will have to keep spending 3 dollars to buy a completely new tube every time I need to use any?
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Is there any shops that have wine red circle lenses? I've checked Honeycolor and Pinkyparadise and all they seem to have is bright red.
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>>10541137
Super Pinky lenses come in wine red. I got mine from honeycolor
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>>10541086
Thanks! I guess I’ll just have to practise a bit to make sure it looks nice, especially if it’s in such a prominent position. Would it be overkill to use the same principle at a side seam? I’m planning on using plastic boning (no google, not zip ties) since I don’t need any real reduction and it’s really just there to keep the shape.
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>>10541133
I usually get Loctite gel super glue where you squeeze the rubber grips to get the glue out and it has some sort of suction built-in where it keeps all the glue in when not squeezed. Capped tightly, the tiny bottle has lasted 2 years just fine.
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Anyone know any good plastic popsicles or lolipops? I want to do an angel dust cosplay and I want something hard and phallic to shove into my mouth the entire time that won't dissolve. I don't want to use an actual dildo because I will get kicked out of any convention if I do. Also the blacker the plastic the better.
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>>10541209
Personally, I'd suggest investing in a molding set and using some kind of hard-ish silicon. Making a popsicle with that wouldn't be too hard, you'd just need to float a stick in the mold so it hardens properly.

You're a sick degenerate, but damn if I won't help you be a worse one.
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>>10541209
You could try looking into baby teething toys, I found one on Amazon that looks like a lollipop although I personally wouldn't stick anything from Amazon in my mouth: https://www.amazon.com/INCHANT-Baby-Teething-Toys-Lollipop/dp/B07CM9N5HQ
If I were you I'd try to buy something that was explicitly body safe since you want to have it in your mouth for longer. I'd buy a silicone ball like this one (meant for some sort of piercing so it's definitely okay to put in your body) and stick it onto a lollipop stick: https://www.painfulpleasures.com/black-silicone-ball-from-4mm-up-to-15mm-price-per-1.html
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>>10541227
I'm a retard and didn't see the measurements. The linked balls definitely won't work as lollipops but still, silicone balls are what I'd try looking for. There's plenty of manufacturers out there that make silicone balls of all sizes to stick up your butt or wherever.
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>>10541133
swipe a dessicant packet from a vitamin bottle and store it together with the glue in a mason jar
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>>10537315
>>10537518
finding a lightweight hoodie pattern and doing a cold shoulder sleeve alteration on it ought to get you where you're looking to go
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>>10541227
Crud dang I didn't think anyone would actually fall for this bait.
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>>10541354
Somebody posted about an Angel Dust cosplay in the crossplay thread, so I figured...
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>>10541355
That was me being serious. But I purely made this one just to bait people. I'm not that big of a degenerate lol.
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anyone have any ideas on how to make those clasps at the side? like, what to use? i want it to look like a real outfit and not something that somewhat imitates the look, if that makes sense?
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can corset boning be heat-formed?
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>>10541440
Yes if it's poor quality plastic boning (like that Dritz stuff), but there are probably better alternatives than corset boning for whatever you're trying to make since good corset boning isn't meant to warp easily under heat.
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I cut my wig too short in the back and my baby hairs stick out, can I fix this?
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>>10541455
Sew wefts in to fill in the holes. Or start over, buy a replacement wig.
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Ayo little help pls, where can i find those pants?
At least similar to those
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>>10541710
Google it
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>>10541710
google moto jeans
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>>10541440
>>10541444
>good corset boning isn't meant to warp easily under heat
What about synthetic baleen? Aren't corsets suppose to enhance your curves and shape to your body?
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>>10542672
Any good quality corset boning should NOT warp under heat, including synthetic whalebone. Corsets make you curvier by compressing the squishy parts of your body. Corset thread is here if you want more details >>10469125
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>>10542707
This is correct. Corset boning will conform to your body over time, because it is being pushed into that position from the pressure of the garment. Not by heat bending. True corsets are patterned to compress the body in a specific shape (ex. Victorian corsets will give you a different silhouette than Edwardian) and the boning gives it the rigid structure to maintain it.
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I want to cosplay as lou albano mario. Its been my dream ever since I was a kid. I have since grown out my hair and mustache. What are the most authentic clothing brands from that time period that are still in production today?
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>>10543115
You should check your local thrift shops. No joke, they're your best source for outdated clothes.
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>>10542672
>>10541444
I'm >>10541440 and maybe should've mentioned I was asking for use as a alternative to padding
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I'm doing some research in preparation for my Sailor Jupiter costume and I've hit a snag at the boots. I was anticipating to spend around $30-40 on the boots, but they're unexpectedly expensive (and honestly the ones I'm finding even above my price range don't appear to be good quality). I didn't want to DIY them myself, but it looks like that's my only option. What would be better: boot covers or painting the shoes?

If I paint the shoes, I'll have to deal with cracking, cost of paint/sealant, no possibility for returns, and having a single use shoe. For this reason a boot cover sounds better, but I've only seen them made with stretchy material and I don't know how good that will look with the style of Jupiter's shoe. Also will I have to add eyelets for the laces? And if I have to use stretch fabric, won't it just make the holes gape? I'm happy to hear thoughts for or against either option, I'm stuck.

Also, pic not mine.
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>>10543838
Use Angelus leather paint? That stuff doesn't crack.
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>>10543841
I do like that price. Thanks, anon. Do you recommend picking up a primer and sealant from them as well (or another brand) or will the paint on its own be enough?
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wondering what the best approach for a large, double sided cape is? should i literally just serge together two fabrics after cutting them out of patterns?

any insight on doing the details on pic related would be appreciated as well
currently thinking of either painting them in or sewing them on after making them out of fabric
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>>10543897
>should i literally just serge together two fabrics after cutting them out of patterns?
This but unironically
> any insight on doing the details
Sewing it on or using htv will be your best bet. Painting light colored details on darker fabric is always a bad idea.
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>>10537596
I've actually done a Diego cosplay using a real riding helmet and I didn't feel it was too big or heavy at all. I bought a really cheap one made mainly out of plastic from aliexpress (I still have the link actually, if you want it) and then found a pattern for a riding helmet cover which allowed me to match my helmet and shirt fabric which looked really great. For the rest of the cosplay, I made the pants by slightly altering some simplicity 8114 shorts, and used a generic turtleneck pattern for the shirt. This might also be a strange piece of advice but invest in some real metal spurs. The sound of the jingle jangle while you walk down the street is priceless.
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>>10544036
It doesn't sound like anon can sew or craft. While Diego's outfit wouldn't be hard for someone who has crafting experience, it would be a difficult cosplay for a newb who can't even thread a machine.
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>>10544036
Thank you so much for the advice! I would love the link!
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>>10544036
>>10544528
and if you can send me the patterns for the helmet cover and sweater I'd appreciate that too. While >>10544120 is correct in assuming I dont have sewing experience, I do have someone who could help me out with it.
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A stupid question, but what would be a way to make a regular habit look like this- aside from interfacing to stiffen the top? My brain can't figure out the right shape to alter the basic pattern.
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>>10544679
I'm guessing that you're asking because the reference image seems to have a bit of a square shape going on. I would encourage you to check out some more references images, especially of the back before making that decision. It honestly just looks like the folds are exaggerated and the wind is blowing it back behind her hair so it doesn't stick to her head as much as a regular habit would. If it still looks square then I have some ideas.
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Can shitty low-density open cell(? not sure if that's the right term) foam like pic related be primed and painted in a way that hides the foam's structure/texture?
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>>10544614
For sure! All things considered, the pattern for the helmet is pretty easy as far as sewing goes and even if you need to give it a few tries it'll probably still save you the headache of crafting your own helmet from EVA. Plus, I can tell you my helmet is totally indestructible just in case you ever need to pack it for a far away con. But anyways! Here's the links to the helmet cover: https://www.etsy.com/listing/280180054/pdf-helmet-covers-pattern (I'm pretty sure I found a free version of this years ago but after doing some digging it seems long gone)
Helmet: https://a.aliexpress.com/_mLMNKrB
I think the shipping has been bumped up on this a lot since I bought it so I'd dig around a little bit to find a better priced one.
This may be obvious but make sure you're using a 4 way stretch for the helmet cover or you will want to die.
Also, for his shirt stripes, I painted them on using frog tape and jacquard lumiere so I could match the gold to the letters on my helmet. Went thru the wash pretty well but cracked a little bit since I used it on stretch lycra. Not sure this is a reccomendation but I figured I'd let you know how I tackled that since I'm aware it's a real pain!
Pic related is how both turned out. Apologies for the shit ass quality, I'm away from home rn so I'm trying to Frankenstein all this together with what I've got on my phone. Hope this helps!
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>>10543949
thanks!
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>>10544876
Thank you!
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>>10544876
>>10544036
oh, and the quality isn't bad at all, I really appreciate you taking the time to help me out. and I will absolutely be using metal spurs lol
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>>10544690
Yeah, the squareness itself is what my brain can't comprehend but it normally looks that way.
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>>10544679
>Bridget cosplayer
Based!
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So I'm okay at making props, 3D printing/painting, and I've altered regular clothes into cosplay, or known enough to describe it well to have it altered in some cases, but I can't make clothes for poop. Nor do I really have too much time to learn that at the moment. Hopefully this isn't too far off /cgl/ because its childhood family memory thing I'm doing.

So I shamefully ask does anyone know where I could just buy a damn good Return of the Jedi Luke outfit?
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In case I don't get the vaccine by halloween season of this year (Even though I'm pretty sure I'm asymptomatic to the virus) Does anyone know any cosplay creators/3d print artists for commission who have made some really cool masks? Pic related is running out and I'm pretty sure I won't get the savings in time. I'm also not interested in getting the easy to find Sub-Zero/Scorpion ones because it doesn't fit my cosplay plan
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>>10546001
There are groups on facebook to request commissions or view the works of commissioners. Also check the tags on instagram and twitter.
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>>10545369
What you consider damn good is going to be subjective. Go to youtube and search "where to buy cosplay" and it'll give you some sites to look through. Just remember that you're spending $80 at minimum for a basic costume, so if you want something really good expect it to be in the hundreds.
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>>10546087
Not found anything with google yet, that wasn't partycity or someone modifying suit pants. And yea I'm fine with it being a few hundred. I'm milling a lightsaber to go with it. Never got to cosplay much as something always came up, one sorta bad first one, one decent but easy one from Soul Eater, but this one I want to be one I can nail and even slowly add to and improve with time. It means a lot to me. And I had GPU money stashed for that hobby but since I could probably buy the lost ark easier than a gpu at a decent price, may as well do this instead.
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>>10546098
> Go to youtube and search "where to buy cosplay" and it'll give you some sites to look through
>Not found anything with google yet,
>google
bruv
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how is the EVA foam from "The Foamery" on Amazon? Their 6mm foam is roughly twice the price of the equivalent from Michaels, is it that much nicer? I'd only need yo get one sheet so if its legitimately better in quality then I'll go for it.
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>>10544679
I wonder if stitching the inside of the side flaps to the band/cap along with a square interfacing along the top would do it.
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>>10546670
If it's higher density that would be usually better for cosplay and justify the price increase. But I can't say for sure without buying it.
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So, I've been trying to figure out the parts for this cosplay and I'm stuck.
I'm trying to pull together parts for the last bits of my Death Korps of Krieg Death Rider and I can't figure out the proper name to search for their coat. I'm looking for a rough fabric or wool for the best results. Is it a greatcoat?

Also, knee height boots for men. I got some chinese made ones and they don't fit my calves. Do I just split the back seam and sew an elastic band to hold them?
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I'm working on a sword, pic related is my blender mockup that I'm currently recreating with foam. I'd like the blade to seperate from the hilt at the spot I marked with a red X in the second image for ease of transportation and storage. What can I use to attach the blade to the hilt? I was thinking a strong magnet but I'm kind of scared that the magnet won't hold the blade if I start swinging the sword around, and I can't figure out how, if at all, I could have the two parts screw together at this point.
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>>10546274
>doesn't know google owns youtube and has a video search option
>youtube returns crafting tutorials
The difference being its faster to filter out without having to wait for some small channel to mouth breath 8 minutes to get a 10 minute video for an ad i'm blocking anyway.
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Is cosplaysky a dropshipper?
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>>10547342
Neodymium magnets should be fine. It’ll be strong enough to hold it all together even if you swing the sword around. Just remember to keep a thin layer of foam or something between the magnets or else it’ll be impossible to separate the two parts.
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>>10547092
alright, thanks for the help.

BTW, where might one find some cheap knee-length riding boots? Only option under a $100 that I've seen is some on ebay from China, but I dont want to get some boots that might not fit well (or might not even arrive considering shipping issues nowadays).
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>>10547638
No, you goober. I told you where to find the sites to search from and you tell me you're looking through google. I don't give a shit how you find the video, but check out the websites it recommends.
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Can I dremel foam blocks to a point as in this image (red would be what is dremel'd away)? Sorry if that's stupid, I've never used a dremel before. Mostly worried about how controlled a "cut" you can get with a dremel.
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>>10546001
Smogteeth on twitter and etsy has made a couple of monster-themed masks.
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>>10548004
A hot wire foam cutter would be better suited for that
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>>10548004
You can get a controlled cut if you have steady hands but generally a dremel is better for smaller cuts (that is, smaller than the cutting "blade" or wheel). I don't know what scale you're working at; if it's a small piece maybe the cutting wheel and sanding drum could work but if it's more than a couple inches use a different tool.
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I’m planning on bringing a musical instrument to the next con I go to. What music do you think people want to hear in the hall of an anime con? Apologies for repeating this question on this board every few months, but every time I’ve asked, I’ve always gotten good ideas from you gulls, and I’m always looking for more song ideas.
On a related note, any advice on how to lug around a heavy prop all day during a con? I’ve had chronic back problems for a few years now, and I can only operate the aforementioned instrument for about two hours before I give out. I’d like to be able to perform for longer if possible.
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>>10549146
What instrument? Because the answer to
>What music do you think people want to hear in the hall of an anime con?
is usually none unless you’re decently talented and aren’t being obnoxiously loud.
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>>10549146
If you cosplay a musician character then that can add a lot of appeal. Most people don't care about some random dickhead with a ukulele, but a Kass cosplayer with an accordion would be really cool for example. So try to think of a character that plays the same instrument as you.
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>>10549151
>>10549179
I may or may not be a Kass cosplayer with an accordion. I can definitely play it, and I can be loud if need be.
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What is this cosplay called?
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>>10549194
>I can be loud if need be.
Don’t. People will just find you obnoxious like those randos with boomboxes who think they’re being cool by blasting jpop.
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>>10549250
>Don’t.
Well that’s a relief. Trying to play loud tires out my arms faster.
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>>10549199
Looks like Naruto's sexy jutsu to me. It could be a KDA girl though?
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>>10549146
>any advice on how to lug around a heavy prop all day during a con?
Don't band members have those waist harnesses that hold their instruments as they play? I guess it depends on your instrument, but at the very least having something attached so you can wear it across your shoulders when you're not carrying it or have some back/shoulder support.

But also, two hours is a really long time. Just take breaks in between. Maybe have a handler to watch you.
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>>10549199
It’s called an ethot’s attempt at “cosplay”.
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How/ where do you cure resin in winter? I live in a shitty studio apartment so I can't leave the window open lest I freeze.
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>>10549428
what kind of resin, epoxy? and why do you need the window open normally? 2 part doesn't release fumes after it begins curing (basically after being mixed)
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>>10547342
>>10547745
I'm fairly sure magnets alone won't be able to hold. Neodymium ones are strong but it has to withstand some heavy heavy forces.

I would recommend doing something like this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JT0mnpl3U4w
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>>10547342
Using magnets for that is just asking for the blade to go flying when you swing it. I think screwing it together is the better idea, but I’d do it in three pieces, not two. You could have the handle and the cross guard be two separate parts. The blade would have a threaded hole, the cross guard would have a non-threaded hole, and the handle would have the bolt. That might make it take up less space when disassembled. More importantly, a modular approach would make it easier to repair individual parts if they break.
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>>10549461
I was under the impression epoxy resin emitted fumes until fully cured? Or is that wrong?
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>>10550301
I mean don't go putting your nose up to it and sniffing it for hours on end, but most resins that are easily available don't give off fumes (but do check your label). If your worried about it just do it in a different room than you normally go in
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>>10549262
Found it! Thanks a ton!
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>>10549428
Do you have a bathroom with an exhaust fan?
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Alright, if my costume involves a wig worn under a hat/helmet made out of EVA foam, should I add an extra bit of width to the circumference of the helmet to leave space for the wig?
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>>10549941
>>10550233
Thank you so much for the tips, anons! I've ordered some pvc pipe as well as a thread and threaded nut and will experiment with both to see which one works best for my project.
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Does anyone here have experience with false fangs? I'm not sure which would be good for day long wear; I have had bad experiences with cheap halloween fangs not adhering for very long.
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>>10550681
Even a thin wig will add bulk under a hat or helmet, measure your head with the wig on when planning for the helm's circumference. Alternatively, if you're planning to ONLY wear the wig with the helmet, you can dramatically trim/shorten it where it'll be hidden under the helmet or simply attach the wig to its underside.
>>10550804
Haven't used them myself, but I've been told that Scarecrow brand fangs are good.
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throwing away junk my hoarder parents accumulated over the years. Is this sewing machine worth anything or nah?
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>>10551228
if it's still working yes. it looks like it's from 60s or 70s, should last forever.
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>>10551231
how much we talking here. it’s kinda heavy so I dunno if I wanna carry it back in
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>>10551235
$300 or so depending on the model.
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>>10551209
Thanks! I had thought about doing the latter. If I didn't, do you think that adding a 1/2 inch to my heads circumference would be enough to leave space for the wig? Would it be too much?
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Where do people sell their cosplay stuff? Facebook marketplace still or Instagram?
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>>10551237
I dunno anon sounds kinda like you’re giving some youtuber pokemon card estimation over here. let me get back to you I know a guy who deals in these kind of things
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>>10551239
Just take a measurement off your dome while you're wearing the wig. If you don't have a tape measure, you can make a "foam ruler" by marking inches on a strip of foam the same width as you're using to make the helmet.
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>>10551250
Alright, will do. I don't think I'll be wearing one without the other, do you think the integrated helm would be a better idea? I could see the outfit being easier to work with if I didnt have to adjust the wig and helmet separately.
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>>10551245
kys
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What wood is best for sparing? I want to one day do a link vs ganon skirt but actually swing the swords at each other like a real fight and not in slow motion. I just don't want them to break.
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[spoiler] reposting because I'm a fucking ape who didn't read the catalogue [/spoiler]
Hi, /tg/ member here, and I've got a hell of an ask from this board. A little while ago my DND party decided that we'd do an in-character costume session at some point. We've agreed at the very least to try out a murder mystery, if not a full blown game of it. Minor problem, I'm a guy who made their character a female dragonborn (a big reptile with tits). Now, at first I was anxious about crossplaying a lizard but I've sort of settled into it and so far I got pic related. Shit, admittedly. That's where I'm coming to /cgl/ for aid because I have very little idea of where to go for things for the rest of this outfit (1/3)
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>>10551302
Well, guess spoilers don't work here, whatever

First things first, I know I'm nowhere near finished. I got painting to do, I got more costume pieces to get/buy, I need to smooth out these foam tits I cut out (one of the group has thankfully gave me some tips there), I need to cut out more body features, list goes on, but I was hoping to get some advice on where I should start to find an outfit for my character. It was based of this image here, and I'm already regretting the reference. Should I custom build from scratch or would it be better to find similar clothes to match the shape then dye? Or even just buy similar clothes in general? Not looking to spend too much on this part mind, £70-100 tops. Upfront wouldn't mind being told that's unrealistic but hey, here's hoping (2/3)
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>>10551303
On top of that there's the whole "playing a lizard" part. Figured what I got, a full body suit and an incoming mask, is good enough, but I know that hair is not going to be easy to solve given that it's either a wig or a bunch of scaled dreadlocks. Either way I've no experience there and I'm hoping it's not hard to just blend it into a mask. My assumption is that it is though. As well as whether or not it's better to dye the suit or paint it, given there's red decals all over it. In all I'm just looking for help on a workflow for the clothing part of the costume, good places to shop for cheap and/or reasonable supplies and any tips on how to make a dragonborn face look less like a joke than some rubber mask. Sorry for any degeneracy implications, but this is mostly going to be for charity driven events, so for that I'm willing to bite the bullet (3/3)
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>>10551303
Post feet pics when you're done.
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>>10551318
Got any pictures of the mask? And do you have any sewing experience?
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>>10551268
I'd really recommend using EVA foam instead of wood for something you plan to carry around and swing at someone (especially for a choreographed skit). Even real sword/staff martial artists will regularly spar with foam weapons.
With a rigid core (PVC pipe, wooden dowel, golf club handle, etc) it'll still be firm but the end product will be much lighter, harder to break (and less ruinous if it does), and less able to injure someone. You can still get a metallic finish and firm, smooth outer surface.

Odin Makes on YT has some good bulky-sword builds (Buster Sword, Blades of Chaos, Curse Crusher, Soul Edge) you could watch for reference.
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>>10551328
A little, my mum showed me how to use a sewing machine so I at least got the basics. As for the mask it's due in roughly a week, but this is what I ordered for about 14 quid. Fully prepared to paint over it to get the right colours mind, this is just for the basic shape
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>>10551331
>>10551328
Would help if I actually posted it, mind you
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>>10551332
You can find tutorials on youtube on how to mold pvc board for the pauldrons, glove sections, breast plate, and belt. Each pauldron seems, in it's most basic forms, jointed semi cylinders. Look into how dress bodices are constructed to help you break the shape of the breastplate down. I wouldn't suggest swinging anything to the body suit that may make it difficult to get it and out of.
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>>10551243
Both. I've seen selling threads on twitter too.
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>>10550804
I also haven't used them myself, but I've heard that using that glue seniors use for their dentures will keep them in place all day long
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>>10551338
I will say it's not really intended as a breastplate and more as just cloth, same for most of the rest. I'll definitely take the advice on for the pauldrons though, I'm already considering just making them. Also never indented to sew anything to the suit itself. Maybe pin the middle to the fake breasts to get a better shape, but nothing permanent, unless drawing on contour lines is a better effect
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>>10551261
ntayrt, but it'll definitely keep your head a lot cooler if you do. Having to wear the wig cap, wig, and helmet is really gonna seal in the heat.
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>>10551303
>I need to smooth out these foam tits I cut out
Put em in a bra. Unironically, it will smooth them out and ensure they won't be doing the conga on your chest while you play.

> Should I custom build from scratch or would it be better to find similar clothes to match the shape then dye?
That's a question for you to answer. Think about how much: time, energy, skill, materials, tools, and money you have. If you are low in all of those things, then it would be best to find premade clothes and alter/dye them.
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>>10551351
You know, that's a very valid point (especially here in TX). Thanks!
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>>10551361
>Put em in a bra. Unironically
I did actually try that and I will say that definitely helps with both shape and stability. I also learned that bras suck to wear but you win some you lose some
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whats my best place for sourcing high quality or at least better than plastic buttons? i am interested in repairing some nicer garments ive come across and for that i think i will want some horn or corozo buttons. aliexpress has mother of pearl super cheap but theyre no good to me as im repairing outerwear. ebay charges an arm and a leg for 2 matching buttons made of anything that isnt plastic.

also, should i buy leather for repairing cuffs locally so i can try and get a piece that will allow me to repair the elbows with matching leather, or just buy cuff scraps off ebay?
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The downsides of fabric painting came up in >>10540240 and >>10543949, but I really can’t see another way. I am cosplaying Kagura from Inuyasha and I can’t decide what’s the best way to get the red stripes added to a white kimono. Since it’s such a large area, is this one time you guy’s would recommend fabric paint? I’ve thought about cutting out red fabric and satin stitching, but how would that translate in real life without it looking like a patchwork dress? I’ve even considered heat bonded vinyl. What would you guys do to get the most realistic look? Thanks in advance!
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>>10551670
The larger the area, the WORSE idea it would be to paint the fabric. It would be very hard to get the paint to spread cleanly and consistently and not be a crunchy mess once it dries. Same for vinyl, it would be hard to ensure the fabric is completely flat and not warped under such a large area. Your better bets are to patchwork it from white and red fabrics (it will be much cleaner and hang better if you cut on the right grain/bias, I promise you), or if you insist on a single cut of fabric, custom print it from a professional site like Spoonflower.
Really, if you think about "historical accuracy", that garment would most likely be the result of patchwork.
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>>10551670
>>10551738
What you can possibly heat-transfer vinyl on are the tiny fan details. Either that or doing a decorative satin stitch, with or without an applique.
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>>10551738
>>10551739
See, this is what I was missing in my thought process. You guys are awesome, thanks so much!
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>>10551743
I would also not say that Kagura's kimono is white and red, it looks like a light pink and maroon
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Any tips on how to tame the straggly bits at the end of this blade made from eva foam? Sanding just makes it worse.
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>>10553052
shave it?
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Best way to add a bloody fingerprint to a prop? I tried with paint but, surprise, it just looks like paint.
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>>10553557
Is it the color that makes it look fake or the medium of acrylic paint?
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>>10553557
have you tried wargaming model paints? Citadel's Blood for the Blood God or its equivalents might work.
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>>10553562
Little bit of both? It's hard to get the fingerprint whorls in the impression, but also because it dries to an even flat color it doesn't portray blood well.
>>10554146
Oh, model paint is a good idea to check out.
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>>10553052
It's too damaged to fix by cutting, you will need to cover that with some kind of sealer. White glue, Kwick quickseal, neoprene... any of them will do. Some of them can be sanded, others can't, so make sure you extend them properly.

>>10553557
If it's just a single fingerprint you could use real blood. Just pierce the tip of the finger with a clean sewing needle to get a single blood drop. It should heal in a matter of seconds.
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>>10554220
If you really wanted to draw blood that way, I’d suggest picking up one of those lancing devices that people use for glucose checks rather than just using a needle. It’s a bit easier for drawing blood as it doesn’t require you to do the poking action yourself. You may need to do multiple pokes to get the amount of blood that you need, because as mentioned before, the wound heals up in seconds. Also, remember to warm up your hands before drawing blood to improve circulation and use the sides of your fingers, not the tips.
t. have beetus
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Any recommendations on how to keep a mascot head cool? I'm going to Animazement and I'd rather not die of heat exhaustion in North Carolina weather. I've looked at battery powered fans but I'm concerned it will be noisy and I won't be able to hear people with it stuffed inside a mascot head. I also looked at ice packs but once those cool off, I'm out of luck.
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>>10554212
If you want an old blood look mix in a bit of reddish- brown paint. When blood oxidizes it tends to look rusty. In terms of medium, if the modeling paint still isn’t quite there then try watering it down just a smidge to get it to take that whirl pattern. Experiment to get that right consistency
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>>10554446
Make sure your head has good ventilation. Large eyes and an open mouth (still covered up by mesh if needed) will help with ventilation. Also, do you have a handler anon? If your hearing is impaired by the fan then you'll probably need someone who helps you walk around the con. Another general tip, take breaks where you have the head off and make sure you stay hydrated so you don't overheat.
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>>10554473
My hearing isn't bad but I was concerned with its right up against my face in a relatively closed environment.
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jusst fished the end of my material out of my sewing machine on my first attempt at rolled edge seams, am i right in thinking that the solution to this is a sheet of grease proof paper or something under it i can tear off after stitching?
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>>10554681
You're thinking of a stabilizer. There are tearaway and washout kinds and both can help with keeping fabric from falling into the feed dogs.
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>>10554220
>>10554252
note that real blood dries dark brown so if your source is that bright fresh blood red it's gonna look off
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>>10554708
Nah homie you need to take a full on front shot to show off your manly bara tiddies.
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>>10554687
Can i use anything i might have on hand for it or do i need to fire up ebay?

>>10554708
Cringe, fake and gay
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>>10554724
Some people use toilet paper as a wash away stabilizer in a pinch. Idk why and I've never tried it but maybe give it a shot
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>>10554708
stop vendetta posting this person and keep it on the farms, we don't give a shit
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>>10554724
Thin paper or like parchment paper from baking could work. It's just that you need to remove the backing stabilizer after sewing and stuff not designed for the task may be harder to remove than you think or you might damage the fabric/stitches during removal. Wash-away is definitely recommended for delicate fabrics. Do you not live near a JoAnn or something?
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Does anyone know where I can get a good quality wig to cosplay this character?
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>>10554900
Go do a simple google first and then come back with a more specific question
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>>10554900
Arda's Jane might work. It's curled in the back but you can brush it out to make it wavy instead. Otherwise, Hansel could work too.
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1) When I first attempted to cosplay Tsuyu, I made her hair bow out of Styrofoam and then glued felt then wefts over it. I made it last minute and forgot to think about how to attach it to my wig so I hot glued one of those claw hair clip things to it. It wasn't sturdy and got knocked to the ground and promptly broke 10 steps into the dealer's hall, so I want to make sure I make it better this time around. My questions are:
What type of foam would be better to use on the inside? and what's the best way to attach onto my wig?

2) This time around I'm planning on doing her Hero costume, so now I have the goggles to deal with. I've been doing some research and noticed that Kinpatsu has a pattern out for it. Does anyone have any experience with using her pattern for this specific item? I happened to find a youtube video of someone using it (pic related), but I didn't like the results. It could be user error, but I'm still unsure if I like the pattern. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Also, my budget for these is about $30-40. Would it be cheaper/better to buy a 3D print to sand and paint or to make the goggles from foam (and then sand and paint)?
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>>10555054
Oh I should also mention that the picture of the hairbow isn't mine. Just something I found online that wasn't "hair wrapped around a wire base". I don't much like the look of that method.
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>>10555054
>What type of foam would be better to use on the inside? and what's the best way to attach onto my wig?
The type of foam you use won't help the bow become sturdier since it's just foam's nature to get crushed when stepped on. You can try using foam meant for insulation since it's slightly sturdier than styrofoam but don't count on it not breaking if it gets stepped on.
Your main problem here is how you attached it. Claw clips aren't a sturdy attachment. I'm not too experienced with attaching large pieces to the bottom of a wig but you could try hiding something that the claw clip can grip onto and stay rooted on like a foam block with holes for the prongs to go into? Idk the solution but the problem is that the clip slips out easily and magnets don't work because the bow will spin around.

>Would it be cheaper/better to buy a 3D print to sand and paint or to make the goggles from foam (and then sand and paint)?
I've found some 3d printed kits within your price range (not including paints, etc.) just by googling "tsuyu asui 3d printed goggles". If you prefer the look of 3d printed pieces, I'd say go for a kit.
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>>10555146
>stay rooted on like a foam block with holes for the prongs to go into?
Interesting! I think I could hide that in the hair. Not sure how I'd get it to stay in the hair without like being a bastard and hot gluing it to the wefts, but I'll think some more about it. Magnets are an interesting solution too. I think I would need to embed some in the ends of the bow and underneath my suit or on the belt, but I appreciate the suggestions! It's steering me into new possible directions.

>If you prefer the look of 3d printed pieces, I'd say go for a kit.
I probably will. I think I just needed that second opinion.

Thanks for the help!
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>>10554900
Joshua! Nice, best boy. Don't wear a blonde wig or I'll kick your ass. His hair is gray.
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What can I use to stabilize the blade of this knife when made out of foam? I normally use wooden rods as the basis of foam swords etc but this blade is not only too warped but also too thin for that to work since the blade will only be about .15 inches thick when done.
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>>10556416
I think thick bendable wire is your only option with a sword like that.
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Ok so doing a cosplay where my back is bare but I'd need to bind, has anyone succesfully done this or seen tutorials for it or something? Anything helps honestly.
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>>10556576
I forget the name of the product, but there's this wide strip of body safe adhesive tape that's primary use is lifting breasts (ie replacing the need for bras in dresses that are visible). I saw someone use it to open chest bind (ie move the breasts away from the chest to appear like a man's flat chest), but I can't find the tutorial. I'd suggest watching as many binding tutorials as you can to understand the safety and then look into non-bra breast products. You'll probably find something in the grey area there that can help. And try visiting the crossplay thread too. They'll likely have some resources for you.
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>>10556585
I shit you not, the product you’re thinking of is called boob tape.
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>>10555056
we're in a help thread.
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>>10557130
I don't give a flying fuck. Don't keep encouraging crossboarders and newfags to ask bottom of the barrel questions that can be answered with a single google search. If you're too retarded to use google, you should be going back to school instead of wasting your time and money on cosplay.
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How do they do the designs and different textures in thermal tights? I'd like to make some of my own.
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>>10557130
There is such a wealth of resources available within literal seconds that its silly to waste time on questions that can be answered with a simple google search. This board is so slow that it actually takes more time to get an answer for a simple question like this than it is to just fucking google it in the first place. Now if anon had asked a question like "I'm torn between these two wigs from these two reputable sites. Which color fits the character best?" that would warrant a response. Keep giving these mice cookies and watch when they come back for more.
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>>10556416
I made a Fire Emblem Levin Sword a while back and I ran into the same issue. I mutilated some old coat hangers and bent them into shape. It worked rather well for me, that sword held together for a long time, and the wire structure was the only internal component that didn't break at some point.
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>>10556593
With an on the nose name like that you'd think I'd remember it, hah. Thanks, anon.
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>>10557250
buy yaya han or mccalls bodysuit pattern. make a draft with cheap spandex knit. draw out all the places you want different fabrics/lines. use that as a pattern for your actual fabrics
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>>10551228
all depends on model and condition. I think 300$ is a real stretch. probably more like 100
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Any alternatives to buying a vacuum forming machine? Pic unrelated.

I’ve got a couple large pieces I’ve cut that are in desperate need, but I’m way too broke to justify buying a machine and the only DIY ones I’ve seen online are super small.
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>>10558803
Try seeing if your local maker spaces or workshops have one? One of my local community colleges had one in their maker space.
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What are these pants called?
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>>10559956
Similar to haarem pants
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>>10558803
If you don't have a local community, you've got a couple options.
Make one. I don't know how big you need, but I just made one to hold sheets 12 inch by 24 inch. I paid exactly zero money for it since I had some lumber and angle aluminum laying around along with the tools to put it together. Just follow an online tutorial and scale it up to whatever size you need.
The only other thing is to use a heat gun and try to form around the pieces like that. It's tedious, you can burn yourself, it won't be as smooth or capture as much detail, but it can get the job done if you're willing and patient.
This is going to maybe seem rude, but why did you make pieces to be vacuum formed when you didn't have a way to vacuum form them?
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I'm trying to make a unicorn horn inspired by The Last Unicorn for my LARP gear. I'd like it to adhere to my forehead directly instead of using a headband or similar construction by having the star-shaped blaze (made out of latex) attached to the horn and then adhering the blaze to the skin with spirit gum. What material can I make the horn out of that'd be light enough to be able to be attached like that?
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>>10560959
Maybe a light foam clay or carved spray insulation foam on a styrofoam rod? You basically want to rely on airy foam structures as much as possible
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hey everyone! I'm trying to put together a decent Holo cosplay as a surprise for my partner, and I need some help.
What should I be looking for in a wig?
If i have long hair would it be better to just dye it to suit the character instead?
How can i tell which wigs and ears are good quality just from pictures since I have to buy everything online?
If the colours dont quite match are there ways to subtly change them to match each other better?
And is https://www.etsy.com/listing/603880100/big-foxs-tail-custom-cosplay-tails-holo? a good tail do you think?
Thanks!

Picrel is Holo if anyone doesnt know her, and obviously her tail and ears and hair are the most obvious things about her so i really want to get this right! It would mean the world to me if anyone could help x
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>>10561139
No, usually dying your hair is not a good idea, unless it looks exactly like the character's hair. Wigs will look better 95% of the time.

The only way to know a wig's quality is to know the seller or ask someone that has purchased from them. Otherwise, it's a gamble.

You can try to get a holo wig (ears included) from aliexpress. The quality is a gamble, but they are usually cheap enough that you can afford to take the risk, and sometimes they are quite nice.

Option two would be getting a generic wig with the desired style and color from a reputable site like EpicCosplay.com that will guarantee a good quality wig, at a higher price. Another problem with this method is that their wigs come unstyled with excess hair to allow you to style them however you want. Which is nice, if that's what you want, but also requires you to cut them yourself and fuckups can happen. Plus lack of ears. You would have to make them yourself with the extra hair.

It is possible to dye wigs, but no recommended, unless you really need to. Try to get one that matches the color from the get-go and only dye if you cannot find one.

No idea about the tail.

Good luck with your cosplay!
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>>10561151
> unless it looks exactly like the character's hair
even if it looks like the character's, real hair gets oily and finnicky in ways that wigs do not. At best, spot-on real hair is best for something like photos, not conventions.
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I think the Alice Garden Aiden wig could work for Holo. It's a bit shorter than Holo's hair but it'll be longer after straightening. I can vouch for Alice Garden's quality, I own literally a full dozen of their wigs and they're amazing for their quality. I'd recommend buying it directly off their taobao store but if you aren't willing to go through an SS you can probably find it elsewhere for a markup.
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>>10561139
>What should I be looking for in a wig?
Color, price and style. Color changes from shot to shot in a show typically so just settle on a color and go from there. Tails are usually harder to find so I'd suggest picking that first, then finding a wig to match. Her style is really simple so it shouldn't be too difficult.

>How can i tell which wigs and ears are good quality just from pictures since I have to buy everything online?
Product reviews. Using Arda as an example, if you google "arda [wig name] [color name]", you'll get tons of pictures of people using that wig and can determine its quality. In general from any wig you want: fullness (plenty of wefts so that there are no "bald spots"/visible weft tracks when styling or moving) and no unnatural shine (this is common in cheap halloween party store wigs). There are tons of reputable websites, just do a little research. Paying an arm and a leg won't ensure you get good quality but neither will paying pennies so just be sure to look at the reviews.

Animal ears are really popular on instagram right now, so just get them commissioned. It's probably cheaper than trying to find good cheap ears online anyway.
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>>10561139
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>>10561178
I have a similar inquiry; does anyone know of a good wig for a Diego Brando cosplay? I know there was that post about spoonfeeding earlier, and I have been doing research myself for the getup, but I figured there's a chance someone here might already know of a decent wig I could use off the top of their head. I don't want to be regarded as lazy or anything so please don't mistake me for asking someone else to do the work for me, I just figured i might be able to save some time by asking here.
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youre an angel, thankyou so much! Ill have a look at some on aliexpress and see if theyre worth risking, if not i have epicCosplay now as a fallback. Thats a big relief to have ty.
>Good luck with your cosplay!
<3

>>10561172
ah i understand, thankyou anon. I'll make sure to get a wig instead of dying it since im hoping to attend a convention this year (fingers crossed!). But if it has to be next year then at least i already have everything ready.

>>10561174
that could work, ill keep it in mind. And ty for recommending a new seller to me, its always good to have them saved :)

>>10561178
>Using Arda as an example, if you google "arda [wig name] [color name]", you'll get tons of pictures of people using that wig and can determine its quality
oh okay? I didnt know you could do that so tysm. I've noted down everything else youve said, and ill be sure to do my research for reputable sellers! Ty for all the advice anon
>just get them [ears] commissioned.
Will do!

I wasnt expecting much help so thankyou all so much, it means a lot to me. Now i know what to look for a where to look. Ty all!!
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>>10561225
I'm a dumbass, I just noticed there's a wig general as well. I won't spam the whole board so I'll wait before asking there.
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>>10561383
>>10561225
You can ask wig questions here too, it doesn't have to be in the general. Just don't post in the fashion or larp threads obviously. As for your question, it depends on your price range. There's a million and one places available at your fingertips. Typically its best to start off with EpicCosplay or Arda. If you need advice on which is better or where to find them cheaper, do a quick youtube search. There's tons of videos on where to buy and the pros/cons.
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>>10561394
alright, thanks!
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(oop, meant to post this here)
Has anyone here had success making their own thigh highs/stockings with a silicone ridge at the top to keep them up? If so, which silicone worked well for you? Pic related.

Sock glue works well(ish) but I would prefer to not have residue to wash off each time.
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I'm bad at cutting wigs. Got a wig off taobao for a Haru Beastars cosplay, and I don't wanna fuck it up. Should I go to a hairdresser, or just attempt it myself?
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>>10561502
Practice makes perfect. Do your research first though. Kamui or Kinpatsu's books on the subject are also helpful.
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>>10561502
Do not recommend hairdresser at all unless the hairdresser specializes in anime wigs. They're trained to deal with human hair and volume, anime hair volume is a very different style if the character has anything more than a buzzcut.
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>>10561502
How are you going to even style it? I'm curious as to what it is going to look like.
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>>10561502
I would recommend you buying a bunch of the cheapest wigs your can find and practicing on then first before trying on the real one.
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What's the reason dudes who craft mediocre iron man suits or shitty arc reactor behind a shirt cosplay calling themselves the real iron man?
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>>10561738
To the feels thread with you.
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Has anyone here ever seen or tried this tutorial where you use stockings over a heel for making DIY thigh high boots? Does it look good irl? How does it hold up?

https://www.sockdreams.com/blog/2015/03/16/cosplay-corner-no-sew-thigh-high-boots/

I've been looking around for a super tall black thigh high boot but can't find anything with a 24" shaft like I want, so this seems like my only option so far.
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>>10562038
I don't want to share my photos on 4chan but it looks good irl. Not as good as an actual boot but as long as you made sure to stop the stocking from ripping it'll still look good.
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>>10562038
To be honest with you, it looks like the good photography is hiding the faults with this. Stockings aren't made to be very thick. You can even see in the photo that there are bare spots that break the illusion. Since they're thin, they're going to have a hard time covering the space between the shoe and the foot. It'll be obvious that a thin fabric is covering an ankle heel in other words. Use it in a pinch, but I woudn't recommend it if you want something that will last and look realistic.

Oh and that hole is going to breed some serious runs in those tights. Breathe on it and it'll start running.
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>>10562038
If you’re gonna do this, make actual shoe covers out of jersey or whatever fabric matches your cosplay. The stocking ones never look good.
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>>10561502
>Should I go to a hairdresser
If you are going to one, tell them you’re looking to get a synthetic wig cut so they can tell you if they can do it or not. Not every hairdresser has experience with cutting synthetic wigs.
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>>10562198
>>10562162
>>10562065

Thanks for the feedback! I decided to get a tight high boot and wear a higher sock underneath it to give the illusion of a full thigh high.
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Silly preemptive question before I even consider cosplaying her— would an outfit like this be good for an absolute sewing beginner? From what I can tell a theoretical pattern wouldn't be terribly difficult to develop, and the design is simple enough... My biggest concern would probably be the staff, thankfully I have woodcarving experience.
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>>10562729
Not a silly question. Skill checks are very important. Yes, I think it would be a beginner friendly project. It's primarily circles and squares using a non-stretch fabric. Pick up a commercial pattern and you're good to go anon.
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>>10562729
It's going to require some learning, but yes, it's a good beginner project. All the patterns are basic stuff and you can find them anywhere online.
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>>10562038
>>10562508

Me again. So I bought the slimmest boots I could find and they're still pretty slouchy. Probably about an inch or more larger than my leg. I saw some people saying that you can shrink suede. Could it be possible to shrink it so it's basically skintight, or should I give up and get a stocking boot instead? The boots have a zipper in the back if that matters.
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>>10563829
It might be fine but I would worry about the zipper warping if you shrink the suede
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>>10562729
Outfit you can probably handle but that wig will be a bitch since you'll need a lace front
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Any recommendations on Daft Punk helmet/glove replicas? I'm doing my own research as well, but would appreciate any firsthand experience with prop sellers.
I'm leaning towards later-period Thomas, so no LEDs inside the helmet.
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>>10561225
>>10561394
Okay, so I looked at the wares of both Arda and EpicCosplay, and here are the wigs that look as though they'd be the easiest to adjust to my desired look:

Arda: Jareth Classic

EpicCosplay: Helios Blonde Spiking Wig

I'm new to this, so I could be totally mistaken. Anyone have a recommendation as to which of these I should go for? Which is generally higher quality, Arda or EpicCosplay?
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>>10564011
Both look like they'd be perfect. I can't weigh in on the Arda vs. EpicCos debate because I haven't bought enough from either to say definitively. I'd say go for whichever one gets you a better deal. I believe Arda is known for more wefts (fuller hair). To my knowledge they're equals though.
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>>10564011
If price or shipping times aren't issues (or work out to be about the same between the two), then I would recommend Arda because EpicCosplay is known to be a poor employer that doesn't treat its employees well.
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>>10564011
>>10564121
From the wig thread people seem to prefer EpicCosplay over Arda. The main argument is that arda wigs have too much hair and are too puffy for most characters. They require a lot of styling to not look oversized.

But I still recommend you to go to the Wig thread >>10472341 , Ctrl. + F "Arda", read them yourself and make a choice.
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Are there ways to heatform foam without a heatgun?
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>>10564255
Maybe a hot stove, but I can't imagine that would be very even heating. I think it's better to invest in a heat gun if you're already buying heatform foam anyway. It will keep you from wasting the initial investment in the foam.
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Will the cosplay veterans look down on me for not making my own cosplay? I haven't cosplayed in like 4 years and I cannot be bothered to learn how to do textile shit.
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>>10564267
don't answer if you don't know, moron
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>>10564276
Yes. But at least be upfront about it.
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>>10564276
As long as you don't participate in contests or pretend it was handmade, no, nobody will give a shit.
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>>10564255
You can use a gas stove, but carefully. That's how we used to heat form our foam in the old days when that Helm's Deep website was the only tutorial we had for foamsmithing. Hair dryers don't get hot enough.
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>>10564276
Nah, again, as long as you aren't entering contests with it or pretending you made it, it's fine.
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>>10564255
Harbor Freight heat gun is only like 18 bucks and while it's definitely cheap quality, it's fine for foam shaping.
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Super basic question - if I want to use makeup to make my skin paler, and hide moles on my legs, do I just use concealer? Is it easy to use, or will I need to practice for a while, if I don't want to look like a clown? Nothing complex, just complexion.
I've never touched makeup in my life.
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>>10564267
>heatform foam
Way to out yourself as a dumbfuck who doesn’t know what they’re talking about

>>10564276
Like all the other anons said, just don’t lie about it. I’ve seen people lie about making their costumes and get shredded online after people pointed out flaws or certain details that prove it was bought. E.g. there was a girl who swore she made her own cosplay but there was a glaring inaccuracy that was found on a specific store’s mass produced costumes of said character.
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>>10564392
>do I just use concealer?
No. You'll want a foundation lighter than your skin tone and matching powder. I'd suggest looking up some goth makeup tutorials (I think the specific style is traditional goth which is known for that vampiric pale skin and bold face-covering eyeliner look, but I'm no expert on the topic). Concealer is only to be used on small areas to cover up imperfections. For moles you'll want high coverage concealer (like tattoo covering level) and/or to color correct it before applying concealer and foundation.

If you've never touched makeup in your life, watch tutorials, read product reviews, and ask the makeup thread for their advice on which products to use or which tutorials to follow. It wouldn't hurt to find a community you trust online to show your face and ask for tips on how to improve. Everything requires practice. It's highly unlikely you'll be perfect at something on the first try. You could probably get passable results on the first try though, its not THAT hard to use.
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>>10564121
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>>10564221
Thanks guys! Your recommendations are very much appreciated!
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>>10540252
Shendin has one on dA that she used to make a wig of Yami Bakura from Yu-Gi-Oh!

https://www.deviantart.com/shendin/art/Yami-Bakura-Wig-Tutorial-438940132

I miss Space Dandy like you wouldn't believe. Man.
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I want to cosplay a character I really like, but I have the feeling that people would really sexualise me, and I'd feel super awkward if someone were to ask for a picture, or perhaps even look at me. I'm still gonna cosplay them anyway, but does anyone have any advice for coping with the sexualisation of our hobby? I've cosplayed several times before, but this one is kinda different.
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>>10564954
The fuck this look like, a therapist's office? Go away.
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>>10564954
not trying to be mean or anything here but it's fucking retarded to spend time and money making a costume that you don't want to be seen in. so don't. pick literally any other character or outfit
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>>10565025
It's bait
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>>10564954
In case if it's "serious" because you're like 18, here's the short and simple of it

>cosplay what you want
>ignore the haters, don't post to or visit platforms where they are most likely to be
>if you can't grow thicker skin then don't do it
>there will always be something else that you'd want to cosplay, the world is not black & white only

Nevertheless, sage
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I need to dye a large dress that's too big to fit into even the largest of pots. The dress is made of polyester so I think I need to use the stovetop method to get a rich color (already have the right kind of poly dye). How do I dye that and what kind of container do I need to buy for it? What do you guys do for dying large things that don't fit in a pot?
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>>10565191
Get a plastic storage container or use your washing machine and dump boiling water in it for your dye bath. You just have to be super careful not to burn yourself.
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>>10565217
Front-loading washing machine, so I can't pour boiling water into it rip. Will the plastic container be a one-time use thing? I feel like the dye will ruin it.
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>>10565230
nta but the dye may dye it, but is that a big deal? you can still use it for things that aren't clothes. just get one at a dollar store.
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>>10565230
If it's plastic it will be ruined for sure since the dye works on pretty much anything plastic-based. Just get one that you can repurpose to either dye other fabric later or use for storing stuff that you don't care about getting residual dye on.

I would forewarn you that the synthetic dye will work best with near-boiling water (especially if you're looking for a vibrant, intense result) and it will be hard to maintain the temperature in a large container even if you start with pouring in boiling water. It will cool off to 60-70C pretty quickly.
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>>10565217
>>10565191
bath tub?
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>>10565293
You can but it's not recommended. Dye is toxic or not good for you at the very least (the packaging will always say to wear gloves and have proper ventilation) and a bathtub would be a huge surface area to thoroughly clean up afterwards, plus it'll likely permanently stain the caulk and the shower curtains and anything else without splash range.
I mean if it's your (that anon's) house/health or if you don't care about the tub getting permanently stained, it's your prerogative...
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>>10565235
I once dyed something with this method and the water didn't stay hot enough to get anything more than a halfassed tint. Not sure if its possible to get vibrant results that way.
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>>10565191
>>10565235
some ideas
>large campfire-heated stone in bucket to keep water temp higher for longer
>very large pot over a campfire
>sous vide cooker
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>>10565605
I feel like this is a lot more effort and equipment than it's worth unless the original anon already has everything, lives somewhere that allows larger open fires, and knows how to do this without imbuing the fabric with smoke and charcoal.
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Is there a name for this kind of apparel around Avitus's jaw? I'd like to make a neck seal that ends in one.
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>>10565660
>heating a stone
>a lot of effort and equipment
i hear ya though. was just putting some possibilities out there.
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>>10565674
That's called a chin guard.
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Need some pointers on how to safely use a heat gun. How far does the heat travel? How hot does the gun itself stay immediately after getting turned off/ what material can you safely put it down on? I don't want to accidentally melt my countertops or floor.
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>>10565819
Some heat guns have a flat back part so you can rest it pointing upward without fear of burning your floor. Other factors depend on which specific heat gun you're looking to buy.
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>>10565819
I tend to place mine (unplugged) on my stovetop to let it cool down, I figure that's a surface fine with being heated.
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>>10565819
The hot air travels about half a meter before it dissolves. Don't worry, it's not dangerous. You would need to heat up your hand for a couple seconds in a row to burn yourself. Otherwise it just heats the air in the room. If you use it for a long time the room can get very hot.

The gun has two parts, the plastic part and the metal part. Don't ever touch the metal while it's hot or let it touch any burnable surface. Just let it let it rest on the plastic part until it cools down. If you can't do that you can leave it on a glass plate. It's not hot enough to melt glass.
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I’m making a sleeve cuff that has trim coming out of the ends. I got the idea to split the fabric piece in half and sewing the trim in the middle to make sure that it’s sitting correctly when folded in half, but the trim got trapped in the seam. How can I sew the seam while leaving the trim free?
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>>10566062
if your sleeve is even all the way around you should just be able to fold the fabric right sides together and stitch straight down. I would start at the trim so you know it's matched up and sew from there.... or hand stitch that part of the seam with a ladder stitch so you have more control.
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>>10566062
Looks like you'll have to seam rip and redo it. That said, it looks like the seam is also curved, so either the lace needs to stretch to lie flat or you'll have to gather the lace before sewing so that the outer edge of the lace will have enough length to expand and lie flat.
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>>10561481
Silicone bands can still slip down so I'd recommend buying a pair of good thick dance tights and sewing them onto the tights to keep them up as one big piece. There are some good tutorials online.
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>>10566067
>fold the fabric right sides together and stitch straight down
Yeah, unfortunately that is what I did and how the trim got caught. I'll try again going slower, maybe I made a mistake the first time. If not, I'll try your second method.

>>10566070
>That said, it looks like the seam is also curved
It's supposed to be a straight seam, but the caught trim is warping the seam. You can see the unsewn example I placed below it for reference. It's just two long fabric rectangles sewn with trim in the middle. I put right sides together, sewed down the side, flipped it inside out and placed it right sides to the gathered sleeve then tried flipping it right sides out (and in half to tuck the raw edge on the inside), but this happened. I'm still not quite sure what went wrong, but I'll take your suggestions. The lace I have isn't stretchy but it is gathered so hopefully that'll work.

Thank you both for getting back to me with helpful suggestions. I'll give your suggestions a shot!
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>>10563884
Conveniently, I already have a lacefront because I decided going to a proper beauty supply store to get a wig for general cosplay purposes would be my best option.
I'm still probably going with another one of her hairstyles though— she has several throughout the series, this one from her earliest appearances is the most iconic and the one I'm most likely gonna try for.
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>>10566094
Oo, that's a good tip. Thanks.
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>>10537130
Anyone familiar with this collection of items being worn and brand for them individually? Looking to cosplay if possible.

Lapin Angelique –
>ribbon mini-hat,
>lace-up dress,
>frilly parasol,
>platform shoes
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>>10566439
Ask the lolita thread
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>>10566442
which one? There's like a dozen.
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>>10566501
>>10558214
This one would probably work best.
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>>10566503
that thread suggests to come to this thread for cosplay advice. Thanks for no help lol
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>>10566504
If youre cosplaying a character who wears jfashion a jfashion help thread would be more accurate.
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I’m curious if and how some of you started out sewing clothing not for yourself or more specifically for the opposite sex and if so how did you do it?
For reference, I’m male wanting to practice sewing female clothing. As a follow up, are there standardized measurements that you can find online or how do you go about sizing?
Do you usually know someone that you can ask for measurements?
This may seem like a really dumb question but I’m completely unaware how people generally start out sewing things for the opposite sex
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>>10566591
You sew non-formfitting stuff or follow commercial patterns if you're not confident. This doesn't even need to be about the opposite gender. It applies for any clothing you're sewing for someone who isn't your size or at a new skill level to you.

For example, I would find it MUCH harder to sew clothing for a super curvy girl vs. an average size M build man when I'm basically tailor size 4-6 with no boobs (commercial size 00P).
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>>10566504
You're asking where to buy lolita things right? It really doesn't matter if you're wearing them with cosplay intentions, they're still lolita garments. That stipulation to bring cosplay related questions to this thread is a general warning (ie, don't ask them where to buy a sailor moon costume). In your specific case, it's okay because it's lolita fashion.
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>>10566591
>are there standardized measurements that you can find online
Ah, welcome to the horrid world of women's fashion. Even amongst huge brands, there is no standard sizing. Each store sets it which is why it's such a bitch to find good fitting clothing. Commercial patterns do have sizes with specific measurements. It's common for women to have to split top/bottom sizes to fit their own bodies though so if you're thinking about sewing for someone in specific or commission, its easier just to ask for their measurements.

>Do you usually know someone that you can ask for measurements?
Again, if I'm making it with someone in mind then I would just ask. If not, then it's best to list the sizes you made the garment in so the buyer can determine that for themselves if they will fit.
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If I wanted a sequin side-stripe, would it work to just sew a strip of wide sequin trim down the sides of an existing pair of pants? Any considerations (e.g. stretch vs regular trim/thread) to take into account?
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What the fuck do you even call a hat like this?

I wanna make an Old Man Joseph getup with a disturbing invisible baby
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>>10566785
A "Yukon cap" with the earflaps down is probably the closest style.
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>>10566785
I believe it is a german desert camo hat intended to protect against the hot sun and blowing sand.





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