Took photo from the last thread, which is now in auto sage hell.
oh fuck that's me
Would anybody care to offer some concrit? I have a few things I would have liked to have done better but I really didn't get a lot of time to work on it.
>bottom of shirt is a little too long
>eye makeup could be better
>wig needs more styling to be more voluminous, and maybe more colored wefts
>needs face/body paint
I had planned on doing face paint and body paint but it was raining that day so I decided that I'd rather just go without it.
I know that shirt fabric. It looks decent in person, but doesn't photograph well. I think that making sure it is ironed to keep away wrinkles will help a lot.
The eyes are okay, but maybe slightly too low on your face. I'd experiment with raising them a very small amount and see if that makes a difference. /cgl/ is never going to agree on open or closed eyes looking better. I personally like open eyes better than closed, but if the eyes are well drawn it's almost entirely personal preference.
I'd change up the colors a bit. Her gems should be light pinks, not white and dark pink (remember that when gems fuse, both gems change color and become part of the same color family, if not roughly the same color). The very saturated purple leggings with the hot pink legwarmers aren't entirely working either. I'd switch that for a lighter pink legwarmer and a more muted purple legging.
For shoes, I'd have them match the costume a little more, like a nude heel, if you aren't comfortable in dance shoes or barefoot shoes.
Otherwise, hem the sheer shirt a little shorter and add some volume and color to the wig, and you're well on your way. Also see if you can take in the shirt around your waist a bit to create some flare around the hips. This really isn't a bad Rainbow Quartz, I think, but can use a bit of work to bring it above average.
Corsetry in SU cosplay: yes or no?
Several of the characters have impossible proportions, but would an underbust corset be out of character? Would a neoprene leotard cover up the seams and edges well enough in these skintight bodysuits?
Peridot and Jasper are of interest to me, specifically.
Cowbutt Crunchies is livestreaming the finishing of their Rose wig. How do you think it will turn out?
Those are really not good, they're way too cartoonish on a real face. I've got two examples of good Rainbow Quartz eyes that actually look pretty realistic.
These are the other eyes that I think look nicely done. I'll post some other Rainbow Quartzes that were at least half decent
This one's a little rough around the edges, but I think with some cleaning up they'd look realistic
I don't watch shitty universe but these cosplays made me cringe
Man, Im not sure why these photos are getting posted now, but the top and the sleeves are actually made of this thick bridal satin I had, except I used the dull side since the other side was a little too shiny for my tastes and didnt match the rest of the dress. The skirt is made out of spandex since I had an ambundance of it and I actually liked the weight it had.
I'm making a tight lacing corset for my Jasper, but keep in mind the weight of the fabric as >>8647193 said it will show. Since I'm padding my hips I can wear a sheath over my corset and every bump won't be seen. Peridot isn't as curvy as Jasper so I'm not sure shape wear would be worth it.
good jasper but that lapis is nightmare fuel
Sour Cream needs a better wig, but that's not cringe-worthy if you ask me.
I really, really like Pearl and I really wanted to cosplay her (or at least, some variation of) so I just went "fuck it, I wont look like her but at least I'll have fun wearing it."
does it look kind of bruised on the edges or is that just me?
I assume it's a line of tape to stop the edge of the perspex from cutting her face. Other Peridots have done similar things but usually just with a bit of white tape on the bit that sits on the nose.
huh, i always thought those lines were either a stylistic choice or meant to emulate something like this
Wow, a coloured visor looks worse than I thought it would.
Here's a visor with more subtle tape to stop de-nosing.
the light in the picture is pretty shit. its maybe lighter and doesn't stand out that much with the bodypaint. she also said she wants to paint the yellow underneath instead of a colored visor like >>8647906
the other visor was barely visible. beside the line this one looks better imo.
maybe there's still hope.
They don't even register as eyes to me. They look like little black and white birds on her cheeks.
some people bruise when they get tattooed, but i think this is just a combination of shading and it being super fresh. nice and clean tho.
In a notoriously bad convention group.
Not the best but I can appreciate this. Dress could use a steam, but it's a nice shape with good coloring that matches the weapons and it adds points that she has them in the first place. While the star isn't a cut out it goes with her skin tone for the most part and the gem is a nice shape
Only thing that's an eyesore is that wig. It's too stiff and the lack of volume and cover at the top makes it just look wonky
Need to just fix up the volume on top, but I'm almost done with this stupid wig..
Huh, I never really thought about it before but you're right. Maybe if I get a higher quality organza and iron it better? It was kind of difficult for that shoot since I had already been walking around the con for a few hours and didn't anticipate that it'd wrinkle so much. When I initially made the leggings with that fabric, I opted for a shinier spandex instead of matte because I wanted to emulate the 80s workout look but I guess that that kind of backfired woop.
Wow, thank you for such an extensive writeup! I agree regarding the colors, but I think that the photography may be partly to blame. The photographer that I usually go to has an inclination for turning up the contrast and vibrancy so it might make the colors look worse (the pearl gem should look pinker) but I would still want to make the colors for the leggings and legwarmers a bit lighter.
has anyone seen fivewits' SU character wigs? their lapis, amethyst, and jasper look pretty good but the rose one is pretty bad
Lapis and Pearl are pretty bad too. Neither are flipped up nearly enough and are way too long. I also dislike that primary blue color for Lapis. Something darker would be more flattering.
I also wanted to get your guys opinion. Im trying to decide a wig for amethyst, thoughts? I know the more gray one isnt accurate but i do strangely like the color
I actually really like the construction for this. The top is interesting and the bottom doesn't look crappy, but I agree. Adding the colored tiers + doing a better cutout would've been great.
is there anyone who's been able to do a good cutout for rose? they are either terribly cut or they put the dress on and it looks ridiculous because it keeps bunching up.
the best i can think of is making the cutout look good and then using skin safe fabric tape to hold it in place?
idk, i feel like it looks just as dumb as a shitty cutout, if you use flesh colored fabric
wire would be a pretty good idea actually, as long as it's thin enough
also i did not know what interfacing was until 30 seconds ago when i googled it (i don't actually cosplay, i just come to /cgl/ to dream about cosplaying) and interfacing is a really good idea and it seems so easy. why wouldn't anyone do that?
I didn't find out what interfacing was until after 2-3 years of cosplaying, and it still intimidated me until I tried it.
>now I fucking use it everywhere
A lot of Rose cosplayers (or at least the ones with notably bad cutouts) might just be new to cosplaying or intimidated by having to do a lot of new techniques in a costume, so they'll skip some without realising how essential and simple interfacing is.
is her nose really that prominent? it looks average to me. also i think her longer face is good for peridot, especially with how she was drawn in jailbreak
maybe a bit long from what I saw but at least not bulky
I don't think the value or hue of the leggings is off as much as the saturation, though going lighter can help some. The shine doesn't bother me much, but would look better if the leotard were the same level of shine. If it is, I can't tell because of the overlay.
Forgot to mention this on shoes: they look out of place here, but if you wanted to stick with sneakers, maybe get some really funky 80's looking ones so they didn't stick out.
Photographers turning up the contrast and vibrancy too much can be a huge pain. I've run into that before.
This probably should be asked in the Help thread but ill ask here first since its relevant.
im making some gems and i was wondering how i should go about doing it.
ive seen lots of tutorials where they take a clear resin gem shape and paint the underside with whatever color.
would just doing that suffice? I would imagine you wouldnt see the colors at certain angles.
do you think coloring the resin before casting it will be better?
or casting the resin and then completely painting it instead of only the underside?
It really depends on the look you want. Colored resin is my favorite method, but painting it after you've formed it would also be ok. the color on the underside is my least favorite method unless you want the look like in your picture
Oh my god.... I can't believe it
Yeah, there are beefy male Jaspers but they look quite odd.
yeah, a male has the potential to be a good jasper if they're beefed enough, but i havent seen a single one put effort into hip and chest padding along with a waist cincher to give a female silhouette. not a single one has done female contouring, either. so even if >>8654076 isn't ripped, she represents jasper much better
are you suggesting this material for the visor? i don't think it would look good-those glasses are entirely opaque from the front and you wouldnt be able to see your eyes through them
glasses like these would work for garnet but not for Peridot. the visor somehow erases all color from her face and only leaves the outlines green
it looks pretty translucent, but you're probably right. i like the gradient idea though.
what about these? the last one is a gradient from translucent to clear, it you cant tell.
i think the first one could be pulled off well if you're looking for a real techno vibe- it reminds me of mecha anime. if i were trying to use that visor, i would probably get a light blonde wig and use softer greens, and dark blue instead of black. it wouldnt be entirely accurate but it would be a really cool take on her.
that wig is so sad and why the lipstick?
Oh hey I got home just in time to see this. My teeth are kind of crooked and I have a bit of an overbite that I'm not entirely proud of. I'm still trying to figure out how to like, emotion without them showing because I'm just not happy with them. I'm trying to save for Invisalign.
Peridot is getting completely reworked though so all of the above pictures are like, technically wip's I suppose. I changed the wig to pic-related and i'm contemplating getting a new one.
I didn't have my visor material until like three days after the convention was over. I needed a temporary substitute. The paint did its job. It did it poorly, but I was having fun so I didn't care.
I'm working on a Peridot cosplay, and I was wondering if I should use the stretch vinyl method to cover the limbs (like in the picture) or try plasti dip? I've seen some people recommend it to paint them to make them strong and flexible, but I don't really want a visible seam, whereas it looks like its easier to cover a seam with the vinyl. It's my first time working with foam in this way- I've mostly just made small pieces of armor in the past where I didn't worry about seams.
This Peridot covered the seam with another strip of the vinyl. It's not perfect, but it looks better to me than an obvious seam of where the foam meets, unless there's a way to make the seam less visible with foam. Thank you though
Oh, I mean like plastidip sounds like a really good one. Never used it myself but I've seen a few tutorial videos and it looks so good. I'm also trying to think of what would work best for when I remake mine. Looking into making molds and casting and stuff to see if it's a viable option but plastidip may be better. Also be careful about how you construct the parts, especially the legs/feet and how to minimize friction if you make it in multiple pieces.
Thanks! I'll make a mockup of the feet and test the plastidip on them. Hopefully the seam won't be as noticeable with the plasti dip. And I know what you mean- I've made Peridot limbs before and they always end up making me walk like a duck and waddle around to prevent them from rubbing against each other and damaging the paint. I'm going to try to find a way around that this time, but I may just have to walk kind of goofy still
I think the small seams in the vinyl are a small price to pay for decreased weight and increased maneuverability. The vinyl will also be able bend more with your limbs without taking damage, which will be great when walking. I'm not super familiar with plasticdip but I feel like most other methods will chip and crack with repeated stress except for fiberglassing which would be too stiff and very difficult to walk in as well as stupid heavy.
Actually, the cool thing about plasti dip is that it turns to rubber once its sprayed on, so it can bend a little and doesn't chip or rub off very easily. But youre right that vinyl would be even more flexible than the plasti dip, since it's fabric.
I know you guys don't like hanari but do you realize how stupid this sounds?
>Your cosplay isn't 100% perfect, so you shouldn't wear it at all.
Most people cosplay for fun, not to make something spotless that can't be nitpicked by sandy bitches. EVERYONE wears cosplays they aren't totally happy with - why throw out hours of work because one thing is a little off?
Oh yeah that's me. The line on the visor is a lighter green - the light in the selfie just really isn't that great. It should blend in with my bodypaint underneath.
Since back to the barn comes on today I want to do a tinydot barn shoot soon. I got matching tights for armsocks today but I never made some, so I would be really thankful for any tipps regarding armsocks. Especially since I suck at sewing by hand.
And yeah, my nose is a bit big.
here's one of the more well-known armsock tutorials. not even asskissing, but honestly your nose isn't even big. there are some anons that will just never be happy and will find something to complain about
Thanks so much! You have no idea how much help this is to me. It took me so long to finally find matching tights so I don't want to mess up immediately and I just feel much safer with a sewing machine.
And I don't bother that much about my nose anymore, but literally the first thing I even heard that was Steven Universe related was somebody telling me I should cosplay Pearl. I take it with a joke, to be honest.
turns out peridot's gem is actually on the outside of the visor, not the inside. posting this because there were a lot of criticism towards peridot cosplayers putting it there, but its actually accurate
So do literally all of the other major peridot cosplayers minus >>8655378. All of them are in this thread. I'm throwing it out there that you don't like her because she trips. Idgaf if she comes in to defend herself. she's answering questions that people are asking and contributing and not being a piece of shit. Just ignore her if you don't like her.
I like the stretch vinyl method they used. It makes it easy to make everything look uniformly colored, and you don't have to worry about bending creases as much than if you did plastidip. I don't even notice the seam. and I mean, they're robotic parts, so it wouldn't be too odd if there was a seam
I've been saying this for while only to be called salty. Jasper also has some of the most feminine features of the gems. She has the most distinguished eyelashes and full lips. It of course could be done by a guy, but it never is.
>the visor somehow erases all color from her face and only leaves the outlines green
My daughter and I were talking about this last night. It seems like some clever and enterprising Peridot cosplayer could try painting the lower half of her face green and the part under the visor that pale eggshell colour and really pull this off.
Haven't seen it happen yet, though.
>you are way too old to be on cgl and care this much about cosplay from a children's show
Older people introduce a different perspective that young cosplayers might not know.
Like young cosplayer might think there isn't a way to get a wig to look like hair at the top but be a gooey substance.
Older cosplayer knows about Plastidip and tells them where they can find it and how to experiment with it.
This cosplayer just laid on us a different way to do make up for Peridot.
i think the black gloves + green cylinders on the tips of the fingers like >>8657998 said is the best tradeoff between canon and still being able to use your hands. my first peridot attempt was the 'floating fingers' type and, while canon, was annoying to wear after a while since i couldnt even hold my phone
they look cool! maybe permanently attach the last three fingers, but leave the pointer and thumb as is, just in case you need to take them off to use your real fingers to pick something up/use your phone or anything like that. what are they made of?
>Aw honey, are you just mad that older cosplayers have the knowledge and funds that a lot of younger cosplayers lack?
God forbid we let someone with an education and regular income post on /cgl/! It would be almost ... civilized!
So let me get this straight. A lot of the people in this thread who spend their time time nitpicking and mocking kids and teenagers over minor cosplay flaws are fucking grown ass adult mothers?
>who spend their time time nitpicking and mocking teenagers and adults are fellow grown ass adults
Fixed that for you. Most of us aren't parents but he cosplay community doesn't suddenly cut off at 21.
Lord no. Look, if you join a community - and cosplay is definitely that - you're joining something that is all ages, from very young to very old. If you start mingling with people who have better techniques then it's pretty normal to get critique from them no matter your or their age. Most of the stuff we bitch about, from sloppy sewing and makeup to unfinished hems to unstyled wigs, is fixable and well within most everyone's means to do. Stop being a sensitive baby and recognize that if you learn to take criticism at a young age you will become better at basically everything.
I've never mocked anyone on here and I've never said anything that I wouldn't say to somebody's face. I like to see what costumes people are doing, look over convention threads, help out newbies and look at pretty things. Not everybody comes on here to be an ass, though part of being a seagull is accepting that people are asses.
>tl;dr I've never said or done anything on here that I'd be ashamed to show my daughter
I did this and while it was passable, I wasn't really that happy with how it looked and I am going to try a tinted visor next time. The fact that your eyes still look normal behind the clear visor really throws off the effect.
You'd actually be surprised at the number of kids who honestly think anyone out of college is "too old" for cosplay and is a creep for still having a hobby. that younger people also participate in. Personally I think younger cosplayers want the older, experienced ones out to increase their odds of getting attention.
Oh no no, anon, I hate to say it, but this is likely not bait - or it's just some Poe's Law in action. If you take a glance on tumblr (where this person probably came from) there are people who actually try to impose age limits for their followers (aka "don't follow me if you're over __ years old") and talk about how any adults creating NSFW content with underage characters (so like, every anime series) is a pedophile.
The fear of adults is all too real.
>mfw they're charging 75 dollars for this
can we get some shitty SU props in here? I'm learning how to make them and I want a confidence boost that my shit doesn't end up like this.
half of the props on etsy make me want to cry. this sword is $65
and this one, too. why on earth would you make pearl's spear flat?
I feel like this would be a good prop for a kid to have. If your young daughter or sibling wanted to cosplay Pearl but you didn't want to give her a pointy or delicate spear, it looks lightweight and durable enough for that.
that looks really nice and well made, actually. just different.
has anyone tried to do a wig like this yet? i think it might look better for non-black people, because it always looks like a jew-fro.
Here's a more head on one.