Has anybody seen an apron with a back like this in real life? The top strip is really throwing me off, and I'm not sure how to interpret it because of the simplistic style of the games and it looks so stupid as just a plain strip across.
>>8675720 I'm pretty sure that's not a lantern but an incense burner of some sort, maybe even a thurible. Plague doctors used to burn herbs and incense after all. Don't know the exact name though, sorry.
Any ideas on how to make the orange... Orange textured? I was thinking of making the sphere out of thin foam stabilizer and covering it in spandex or something like that but it will just look like an orange sphere that way.
>>8676364 Most of the orange costumes I found online were just flat orange spandex with no texture.
I wonder if I sprayed the foam underneath with an especially lumpy spackle if the texture would show through the spandex overtop? Maybe I should just settle for flat orange and maybe paint on some lighter orange dots at the bottom like in the image.
>>8676669 heating it will soften it so you can smooth the rubber out and kwik seal should work too. any kind of flexible adhesive will do the trick it's like filling holes in drywall with jointing compound.
But don't use joint compound it's brittle and the first time it flexes the stuff will crumble and fall out.
I briefly visited you guys to make a complicated first-time cosplay to win a bet and damn, you guys came through for me. So first, thanks for that. It was pretty horrible but I met all the conditions for the bet, had a good time, heck, three or four people even took photos of it.
Secondly, I was wondering if you had any tips for a beginner wanting to cosplay (pic related, not the best picture, but there is an in-game model so there's no ambiguity in making it). This time, I'm not just satisfied with "good enough" and time (6 months) and money are not an issue. This is the last time I will ever be going to a convention with friends for a long long time, we're getting a hotel room, and we want to go out with a bang. What's a good starting point?
Trying to figure out what kind of material to make Ferid's thigh-highs from without much luck. I've gotten suggestions of vinyl but I'm not a big fan of a shine or matte look, though also not sure if I should go straight for a stretch fabric or something with more body. Doesn't help I'm a complete novice at different fabrics and what their names are/mean.
Since no one answered me in the last thread (except for the FE-Lord-anon) i'm going to pester you guys again. I don't know what materials to use for the golden endings of the scarf. And what technique to use for knitting.
>>8676359 The image is packed with details, but very small. Inflating the image won't help you much because it'll just be big and blurry. Turning it into a vector won't help much either because there's not enough information in the image for any algorithms to work properly.
I think you need to find a bigger image first, if possible. If you can't, then you basically have to reproduce the pattern by hand.
>>8676927 They don't look like actual boots to me. The toe of his shoes are much darker than the rest, so these seem more like super high gaiters. Leather would be the optimal choice for me, but pleather or certain vinyl's will work despite your objections to it. I personally think that would get the best visual representation.
What kind of fabrics would you suggest I use for the varied parts of this character's outfit? Been looking through options but it'd be nice to hear the thoughts others more experienced than I would have on it
>>8677321 >>8677323 Yeah I realized how dumb that sounded soon after posting. Wrong wording whoops. Thanks for the advice though. Do you have any recommendations for places to buy online? My local Joanns is kind of lacking.
I bought a blouse to use in a cosplay. It's 100% polyester, that thin silky kind of brocade sort of stuff. But I need this to be dingy, raggedy, and antique looking. I plan on tea-staining to dull out the color, and roughing up the edges with sandpaper. But is there a good way to remove the shine? I wonder if the fabric softener method for wigs would work?
how do I deal with fuckboys on social media? I started a cosplay page for the purpose of networking with other cosplayers/enthusiasts at cons, but I guess even without advertising my page anywhere online and only handing out cards to people who I like and want to interact with I'm starting to get creepy dudes commenting on my images. It's nothing too extreme but it's really awkward. I don't want to delete my page, since 90% of my interactions on there have been really positive, and if creepy guys are finding my pictures, I'd rather it be on a page than on my personal account with my real name. That being said, how is the best way to deal with these comments? I try and be polite for "nice, but a bit too forward comments" like "you're so beautiful" and stuff like that and just say thank you, but when it gets beyond that point I don't know what's the best thing to do. Do I delete the comment and then ignore it? Contact them one on one and explain why it made me uncomfortable? I feel inclined to do this because I'm a really direct person but they have to know already that it's making people uncomfortable, right? There's no way my trying to talk to them about it is going to do any good for anyone. ... help?
So I was looking up prop rules at a con before I make my sword prop, but I saw this: "Sword-like props may not be made of metal, or have a hardened edge if made of other materials (such as wood, plastic, or laminate)."
What exactly do they mean by hardened edge? I'm making the edge of my sword out of a polypropylene sheet for reference.
>>8678441 Just ignore them; why should it matter what they say? If it makes you that uncomfortable just delete and ignore, no need to make a fuss over it. You should not have to talk to each and every person to tell them to stop acting a certain way. You're posting pictures of yourself online, of course lots of different people will find it. I had someone find my personal Facebook profile and they messaged me and complimented me at first, but when it got to the point that he was asking what my daily schedule would be like so he could talk to me when I'm free, I ignored it. He left me alone after I never responded. I have had dozens of people worse than that, but it's not that hard to just ignore people. Even if you make a post on your page telling them to stop, what are the odds of them reading it? Just delete, ignore, and if you can: block them.
I have a con coming up next February and I'm thinking of going as Pearl from Steven Universe. I think the outfit is pretty easy to find and get together but the spear is something I'm not sure how to make.. I mostly want my costume to look nice but cheap to make
>>8678479 For my spear, I cut a spiral out of craft foam, stretched it the proper shape, and glued it on to a piece of pvc pipe. I carved the butt end out of a block of foam from michael's and I made the details out of clay. Then I paper mached the whole thing, sanded it, painted it, and sealed it. All this can be done for, like, less than $20 and it looks good as long as its sanded smooth.
My next cosplay I'm wearing a mid thigh pencil skirt. I was planning on wearing dance tights to make my legs look super nice, but I'm also a little worried about wearing such a short skin without spandex booty shorts on underneath. Should I just not worry about it and wear tights only? What have you done for your short skirt cosplays?
>>8679079 I mean.... I don't get why wearing tights would have any bearing on whether you wear shorts underneath or not? Wear them or don't, this doesn't seem like the kind of thing you need to consult the internet on....
>>8678999 Imagine scenarios that would elicit the same or similar emotions. For example bottom left you get a text you weren't expecting but brightens your day. Top you think the food is horrible but you have to eat it and smile anyway. Keep the brow turned up but open your eyes a bit and turn the open-mouthed smile into a cheesy grin. Basically just go for similar emotion and exaggerate a little.
So I've never cosplayed before and I plan to go to a con next year as kars from jjba. I have no idea where to even begin making a costume though. Even though I'm going to practically be nude, I still need the loincloth, boots, and headwrap.
Hi, I'm doing a personified Star Fox cosplay for Halloween. I would like to put an LED in the gun, which I know how to do, however, I would like for the LED to only be on when I pull the trigger. I can't find any guides for doing this. Is it possible?
>>8680072 Make it so the circuit completes when you pull the trigger. So think like a push button torch, without the clicking in. It should be fairly simple to make, something like pic related, where the black wire touches the contact on the other side to complete the circuit
>>8680117 The battery pack I have for it is a switch, so unfortunately that won't work. But! After seeing that diagram I thought of a simpler solution of just putting the switch where the trigger is so I can drag my finger across it as I click the trigger and it looks like the same effect. Thanks!
>>8680691 Well, first off, it won't be a straight line, it should have more of a C shape to it. Secondly, it is going around the curve of the back of your neck and over your shoulders, which will cause it to bunch up and fold and give that crease you see there.
>>8675720 It's called a shephard's hook, and like other anons have said look in home improvement stores for one. They're to hold lanterns/birdfeeders/etc in gardens. It'll probably have a two-pronged thing to stick in the ground at the bottom, but a few minutes with a hacksaw will fix that.
>>8680125 If you feel up to it, you can get a limit switch like this from RadioShack or out of printers. The switch activates when the metal spring is pressed down, and automatically deactivates when you let go. You would put this right behind the gun's trigger.
>Eli cosplay Pretty happy after my trip to an army/navy surplus and a Michael's and my paint job on the back but I have a couple small things that are bothering me. One is giving the sleeves an organic torn look and two is more of a personal grooming matter.
>Torn sleeves What's good way to make torn fabric look 'organic'? In my experience just cutting it with scissors or a knife looks ratty as fuck and kind of a fake. I've heard burning it, depending on the fabric, looks legit. Can anyone confirm? Probably going to cut it just under where I want the length and burn the rest.
>Spray tan and body hair I've got a bit of a farmers tan and while not immediately noticeable it started to bother me. Would a spray on tan or a tan cream cover that up? If so does anyone have any advice -- never done anything showing so much skin before or applied this stuff. Likewise I've got medium hair legs and I've never shaved anywhere besides my face before. Any good guides for male shaving, legs specifically?
Also what's something good to make clothes and skin look dirty? Preferably something I can go out and pick up instead of order online.
>>8681240 Let me break it down even more simply, since I didn't say that you were a woman, and you seem to have trouble with understanding simple concepts. Get something to lather up your legs. Shaving cream, the kind you use on your face, will do just fine. Get in the shower and get your legs wet. Apply the lather to all the areas you want to shave. Use a razor to shave against the grain everywhere you want to remove hair. Rinse out your razor often to get rid of the hair. Repeat until you have hairless legs.
>>8681219 Burning only works on synthetic fabrics, and it is a slow process and it's only really good for a torn edge and not s worn and frayed edge. Try going at the edges with sand paper. As for the dirtying up of fabrics, look up a product called Schmere.
>>8681219 For the tears start by jabbing holes around where you want the tear to go, like perforating paper, then try tearing it like that. Make the holes sloppy and uneven and start a little further down than you want it to be just incase. You will probably still need to trim in some places. Burning does't usually look right unless it's supposed to be burnt.
>>8677312 To be honest those just look like they are supposed to be tassels, you should be able to look up tutorials of them but how are you imagining them? I'm more inclined towards crochet but I can try andbhrlp with my limited knitttin knowledge.
>>8681125 Neat! Never heard of those. I tried taking apart my nerf gun today and it's sort of molded together so I can't really do anything like that I don't think, all I can do is barely stick a switch battery near the opening. :\
>>8681650 I was sort of cracking a joke. Have you done any research on that type of cosplay? Have you thought about how you'll translate that design into real life? Do you want a more realistic design or humanoid design? I know there aren't any WW cosplays out there, but there are tons of dragon cosplays in general so there should be lots of examples and tutorials out there.
My previous cosplay involved making an animal-type mask, feet, hands and a big dress. I basically bullshitted through all of that (hands were basically two hand-shaped cut-outs of faux fur, feet were made by my mother, which turned out amazing). The mask was by far the hardest thing to do, and when I found myself confused beyond all hell as to how to make it from foam, I opted for plastic sewing grid for the structure, and it turned out... pretty awful. It was the first cosplay I had ever made, and the objective was "win a bet" not "make a perfect cosplay", so that's a LITTLE background knowledge.
I do know that a relatively simple and neat-looking Toothless tutorial exists that involves a hoodie, which gives me some idea as to how some people approached dragons, but its relatively cartoony and I'm not sure how much of that would be helpful. I'm digging a bit deeper to see what else I could find.
As for humanoid or realistic, I want to go as close to realistic as possible, not sort of a gajinka sort of thing. Like, I'd still need to be able to stand up, but if I walked on all fours it should look the same as Winter Wyvern. The convenience is that because she's a wyvern, the wings are the same things as arms, so that takes out one level of complexity. That picture seems relatively acceptable, but if at all possible I'd like to commit with the rest of the costume and have scaled legs and jagged feet.
I guess basically, there are a lot of components to the whole thing and I'm not sure how to tackle this in a systematic manner.
What's the difference between concealer and foundation and how can I tell? I keep seeing products on amazon say they are both concealer and foundation or just makeup. I am able to find specific shades of concealer though.
>>8682450 Foundation is usually a powder, cream, or mousse product that is meant to be the color of your skin (or very close) that will be applied all over your face to give your skin a uniform appearance. Concealer is usually a cream that is applied only to specific features you are trying to hide (acne, moles, scars, etc). Concealer is often not skin colored (different colors are used to "cancel out" other colors). Personally, I have used a concentrated amount of foundation as concealer, which may explain the funky descriptions you're seeing.
>>8682675 Get a towel, place it over top of the stain and iron it. Some of the glue will come up on the towel. Do it again and again until most of the glue is gone. After that, you can try removing any leftover bits by blotting it with a tiny bit of acetone, but only do this if your fabric has been pre-washed, and test it in an inconspicuous area. You don't want the acetone fading any of the dye in the fabric.
Posted this in the Ouji thread but never got an answer, so I'll try it here instead (makes more sense here anyway, whoops).
Looking at pic related on My Lolita Dress, but the difference between vest bust measurement (92 cm) and the suitable bust measurement (<86 cm) is throwing me off. Is one better to abide by? My bust is 91 cm,and the next size up has a waist measurement about 8 cm too big, and I don't want the thing to look baggy if I order the larger size instead.
Are there any real uniforms that resemble Dessler's? More specifically, any used recently enough to actually find? The only sufficiently similar uniform I've found so far is Imperial German cavalry, which is pretty difficult to get.
I have a pair of leather boots. Just normal, long boots. They are perfect except the shaft (I think, not native english speaker) is too bloody tight. My shins don't fit into those. I only got these on once or twice, and the other time it felt like they cut my circulation. Not to mention they didn't look proper, the shaft was folded like crap.
Can I try to stretch those in any way by myself, or should I just go visit a cobbler and ask him if they can be fixed? They're completely made of leather, if it matters.
Bald cap questions: >I've looked on Amazon and eBay and can't find a plastic bald cap - the only available ones are latex. Can I apply creme-based makeup on top of these? (I heard that creme makeup breaks down latex?)
>Are these the correct products: spirit gum to adhere, Pros-Aide to blend the edges? Again - will creme makeup work with these?
Should I just buy the Graftobian plastic bald cap kit? Is it easily reusable? (because I'll need at least one practice run) >http://www.graftobian.com/Plastic-Bald-Cap-With-Instructions_p_420.html
Sorry for all the questions, and thanks in advance!
>>8683843 Well, I was hoping there'd be a similar uniform that isn't vintage. Yeah, it's going to be a lot cheaper to make it than buy a WWI uniform, but it'll be both cheaper and easier if there's a more recent uniform with a similar design.
>>8685908 >Dogs usually like carrying crap. Not this dog.
On second thought I don't know if I want to cosplay with him. He's def got the right body type to cosplay Sif, but then he goes and gets a dollar store ninja sword that looks NOTHING like Artorias' Greatsword.
I post this in the last thread but I got a lot of different answers (and I don't remember some of them)
But any idea on how I should go about painting this? I've already put down a layer of Plastidip(gray) and then black paint. I remember someone suggesting I paint it brown and then a a layer of gold on top of it. So i went shopping and I was wondering which of these would work well, I will leaning towards the chestnut color because it's kinda in the middle of not too light and not too dark, but i can't really decide. I don't need it to look amazing or super mega detailed (just okay to decent) since it's my first big prop, but any suggestions would be nice.
Also, any ideas on how i could possibly mount this thing via a strap or something? this thing is almost 7ft tall and about 15 or so pounds heavy and I don't want to lug it around and have it constantly get in the way of knocking things and other people over. I'd like to be able to put this thing on and off my back quickly.
>>8684840 if the jacket is already sewn together then a couple layers of fabric paint would be the best option. as for the design, you'll want to make a stencil. Though I'm sure someone in the game files you can find the texture for it and make the stencil
>>8685947 I haven't started making the cosplay yet. Do you have any idea how to make the grey part out of fabric? Like what techniques I should use? Ideally it should be completely embroidered but that's not really feasible for me at the moment.
I feel as if using fabric paint won't look that great since it'll be very flat.
>>8686035 Oh I see now anon. I was thinking about how you can be mobile in such an outfit since your first picture >>8683255 looks really big. I was thinking about how you can go into doors/on the convention floor.
You could probably make the legs using mannequin arms or tubing and attach them to your back with a harness but the issue is the second abdomen. It looks huge.
I'm trying to figure out the exact pattern I would use for this guys coat/cape/body thing. The most obvious would be something like a semicircle in the way that you do a cloak, but I feel like it would drape too much. I'd prefer to figure out a pattern that keeps it mostly smooth. At this point in time I think I'm also going to make the neck and head separately, because there's no way I can keep the whole thing smooth-ish in one piece.
>>8686155 I would say do it like a Kamen rider helmet considering that the 'hair' part you wouldn't be able to do like a wig. So make your own papercraft/pepakura model first then take it from there with foam or whatever model you want.
It's possible to make the yellow eyes pop out too but I don't have experience with that.
Okay, so this is probably a really dumb question, but I'm looking for a certain type of trim/bias tape. The best reference I could find is what's used in this tutorial here. They call it "craft tape", but I'm not sure what to really call it or search for. It looks like it's a vinyl tape? I'm really just at a loss of what to search or look for, or what the technical term is.
So I put in an expired colored contact lens stupidly. I noticed that it felt really dry and remembered that it was expired after maybe 10-20 mins of wearing them and removed them immediately. But it's been about 10-20 mins and there is a disconcerting residue left from the print on the lens around my eyes. (It almost looks like I'm still wearing contacts because the part that was covered by the lenses is still pure white but the surrounding area is slightly tinted)
am I gonna die or go blind, or do I just gotta sleep on it /cgl/?
Dumb question but I didn't see a dumb question thread and I don't think the Halloween thread is gonna be much help so I'm gonna ask here Where do gulls get their loose socks from? like the kind you see kogal wear? They're cute and I know wildfox couture was making a near perfect pair a while ago, the only problem was that they said "wildfox" on them
I'm looking at buying a wig for an upcoming cosplay and the character is depicted as having gray/white hair...I'm having a bit of a hard time deciding whether I buy a white wig or a gray wig. What do you normally do anons?
I need help with the outter portion of this. Does anyone have any idea on how to cut it out and have it be round but sit flat and smooth. When I tried the first time it came out too short and didn't cover the white completely. Any type of help would be greatly appreciated!
Does anyone who has an astigmatism notice that HoneyColour doesn't have the base curve 8.7? Why do you think it is? I want to order these but it isnt listed. https://www.honeycolor.com/toric-contact-lenses/neo-dali-extra-gray-toric
Should I contact them about it or do you think its not available?
>>8690226 you have to cover it in something else if you want it to be smooth Styrofoam is a porous material and just painting it will never get it to be smooth ps the propellant in spray paint will melt Styrofoam, don't use it
I bought some super bright orange 100% polyester stretch knit fabric. I want to mute it to be less bright and possibly more yellowey. If I attempt to tea dye it will it make any difference at all? I've heard you're supposed to use 100% cotton for tea dying but if I have to deal with messy and fussy specialty fabric dye I'm just going to deal with my costume being super bright.
Could anyone that knows how to work with lights help me with this costume?
Id like the light on the head to be adjustable in brightness, or have different levels of brightness if that makes sense. How would I go about it?
I'm worried about it getting too hot if I put it on my head as well. (for example if I attached it to a sort of helmet/hat), I was thinking about making most of the head out of foam and slotting the light in (so that its not too heavy) would this be a problem too?
bought a cute salo, shits shorter than my other AP dresses by 5". i knew it'd be shorter, just not that much shorter. i'm 5'4, am i just too tall for these things or what? any other 'taller' gulls wear salos?
>>8691305 You're going to want to use LEDs because they are compact, lightweight, don't generate much heat, and dimmable. LEDs are directional, but that doesn't seen to be a problem since your head is a searchlight.
Probably an array of LEDs on a plate with a cloth diffuser over the array. There are simple PWM circuits that can control the brightness by simply turning a hidden knob.
Power is probably going to be 3-4 9V batteries, probably lasts an entire day or longer depending on brightnesd
This would probably be the fastest way to do it: LED Strips PWM LED dimmer Batteries
Most LED strips have intervals where you can cut them apart. Cut a few strips and arrange them on a plate. Solder the separate strips together with scrap wires. Connect strips to dimmer, then to batteries and it's done. If that sounds like something you want to do, then I can provide the specifics on the voltage / current / power / battery life in another post.
Hey /cgl/, I have a wig that is heavily styled with hairspray, and I want to wash it out and try to start over again with the styling. What is the best way to go about this? I've googled how to wash a wig and all I'm seeing is basic tutorials. I just feel like this will probably take a little more effort than just "Wet wig, work in shampoo, rinse, dry".
>>8691837 Try to find items from sellers with a good range of reviews unless you want to take a chance. I bought two wigs from a place that seemed shady and they ended up being really roomy and better than the 'official' ones but I bought from Taobao so I'm not sure if you are going to buy from Arda, etc.
There's heat-resistant fibers, kanekalon, regular 'silky straight' kanekalon, and the coarse kind used for ethnic hairstyles like yaki or jumbo braid. If in doubt ask but they usually have a description on the shop/item.
Off hand Epic cosplay wigs are good for styling but I have no idea how heat resistant they are. Arda are also good but the long ones tangle worse than two black girls fighting with weave and there's a few others (such as Japanese sellers.)
I personally use Arda and Taobao because I have a big head.
>>8691895 Just shampoo it again if it's still dirty/full of product. There's not much else you can do. It's not like it's full of glue, hairspray is made to be able to be washed out of hair, so why should it be different with a wig?
I'm working on a gajeel redfox cosplay but I cant seem to find a good material to use that looks like metal that I can put on the boots, gloves and use to make the wristbands. pic related. I'm not sure what type of material it is.
>need to adhere a small, 4" diameter object to styrofoam >have craft glue and a higher-temp hot glue gun
I've read that styrofoam can let off harmful gas when melted, and my glue gun is pretty hot. Would it matter much if I did it outside, and given it's such a small amount? Or how could I stick this thing to it?
>>8692218 Don't stick it directly to the styrofoam. For one, it will break off, and two, it will melt the foam. Coat the styrofoam in gesso or something first. Do not use any sort of spray primers. once that is done, use something like e6000.
I want to make one in a color that will match my coat. I just want to make sure I understand the construction. Is it just a bow with a scrunchie type arm band in the base of the bow so it cinches? I was just going to buy two scarves in the same colors and try it but I might as well ask.
I am a noob. Would this dress be worth buying? 90$ from what seems to be some shop owned by Milanoo. Is this a replica of something? Will it be worth it? I love all the different textures in it and the layers and stuff. Is there anything else like it that isn't so bloody expensive?
>>8692900 first step would be to see if you can't find the shop they stole the pictures from. Ask around to see if anyone recognizes the background. Do searches on taobao for crochet and lace lolita too.
>>8693019 Not from Europe but I know you have to pay customs depending on the area and they charge different fees if you are using a FS or a SS. I say lurk in the Taobao threads and look at the google doc too along with the older threads in the RB archives.
>>8692974 Sorry! Haven't checked this thread, my bad.
I just Facebook searched "cosplay commissions" and a group with that name popped up that I snooped around in. I made a post that got replies pretty fast from what look to be talented costume-makers, so I'd call it a decent group (at least, so far)!
Hope this helps, anon! Make your cosplay dreams come true.
Does anyone know the most successful method to remove fabric dye from the skin? Dying acccident, my whole hands are stained black. I managed to scrub a big part of it off with dish soap and a dish sponge but there are still very noticeable stains. Thanks in advance
>>8694033 i had the same problem a few weeks ago dying a wig with fabric dye. my hands looked like they had port wine stains for days you just gotta wait it out and keep scrubbing, try different types of soap i hope your halloween costume has gloves
Cosplaying Mettaton, current plan is to use my horde of upholstry foam for his soul and soul container, carve out the general shape then coat it with a few layers of resin and then paint over. the arms I'm gonna use long gloves, stitch them or hot glue them to the bodice and attatch circles of craft foam that have been spraypainted mettalic and use white magic gloves for the hands, I've already got the wig and makeup from a Nepeta cosplay. But how should I best go about the bodice? I was thinking use craft foam and maybe coat it with resin? Or use 1inch upholstry foam and cover it in fabric?
>>8692036 to be honest i don't know the first thing about binders, never were a thing i thought i would need/want. what binder do you wear? any type of binders to avoid? my tits are C bordering on D, anything i should know for bigger tatas? teach me, sensei
>>8692147 What you would use for the wristbands you wouldn't really use for the boots. You can make the wristbands using foam or other methods and 'make' it look metalic. Actually you could probably do the same thing with the boots too if you know what you are doing.
I want to make a FMA military uniform. I want to use nice silver military braid trim for the edge of the uniform, but I'm not sure what to use for the buttoned straps on the cape or the belt. What kind of grey material might match silver braid trim and not look really tacky?
You could get a normal long wig in the color of the back hair (burgundy?) and then add a lacefront hairline in the bright color with a widow's peak. No use getting a burgundy wig with the lacefront already on it, since the front seems to be a different color from the rest (unless it's just really shiny?)
>>8690226 You'll need to fair the surface with something before you can paint it. Paper mache + sanding is a cheap way to do it.
>>8684664 PAX paint on your neck and hands (unless you opt for purple gloves) and your choice of greasepaint or water-based paint on your face. There are 100s of homestuck tutorials out there for turning this much of you into a different color. You might set your greasepaints (should you use them) with bright pigmented powders instead of translucent powder for an extra kick of coverage. Just make sure they're matte.
Re: belt: look up tutorials for Batman's utility belt, there ought to be some out there and the concept seems similar.
How would I sew some small pieces of worbla to clothing? Should I put the worbla over craft foam, but leave part of the foam uncovered at the back and sew the foam to the cloth? They're only small decos, so there wouldn't be any weight pulling at them
Hey gulls, I bought a grab bag at a convention yesterday, and I got this rubber strap inside it. It didn't come with a tag or anything to tell what the character is from. Could you guys help me if you know the character? Thanks!
>>8695229 It's Majora's Mask! Maybe not THAT complicated, but it's definitely outside my skillset to make. Plus, I came into some money recently and I want to commission it so I can make sure it's all fancy and shit.
Is it good or bad to edit hall photos you take of other cosplayers? I have a high res camera that tends to make blemishes, pores, and fine lines really visible. But since I'm not being paid to shoop them (just casually taking pics to post in my gallery free of charge) I don't know if cosplayers would appreciate me editing unflattering photos of them, or taking them at all.
I remember seeing a really good con prep/budgeting guide a while back but forgot to bookmark it/note down the name. Lo and behold I can't seem to find it anywhere anymore, nor even find anything similar. Anyone know of a decent one worth checking out?
Trying to cosplay pic related, but having trouble working out that wolf headdress/hood thing. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to go about that? Also, the tank top has a strip of argyle plaid on it and I haven't been lucky in my amazon searches for any kind of tank top similar to that, so how would I go about applying that pattern across the chest of a blank tank top? Iron on? Paint?
Hey guys, quick question but I'm doing a project and I want to draw on some felt. Does anyone have any fabric marker reccomendations? I want to make some white opaque lines on it. It there anything with kind of a brush tip in case I want to make more fine lines as well?
>>8695932 use actual paint or it's not going to work out. use fabric paint if it's going to be something you're wearing, acrylics will be fine otherwise. Generally speaking you're going to need to make multiple coats to make white opaque on a colored fabric so be prepared for that.
>>8695932 Yes, fabric paint will work, but fabric paint markers can work just as well. I used Sharpie's fabric pens in silver and white for my Jack Frost and they worked great. The one thing you have to watch for is the type of fabric you're painting on. If it is anything that is prone to pilling, like wool, then it can clog up your pen and you'll want to clean the tip often. Now the pens themselves are only really useful for detailing and fine lines. For covering larger areas, then you will want to use fabric paint and get a variety of brushes.
Is there a brand of wig fiber specifically known for not tangling at the back of your neck during the day? I have a long Arda and I'm wondering if I could protect it with a couple rows of some other fiber back there.
>>8695749 Try fur suit tutorials to learn how to make fake animal heads.
>be me >be 5ft tall, 100 lbs, all around little >want to be super accurate 7ft tall space marine
cgl, how the fuck do i make myself fit into the armor? i know im gonna need to construct stilts for the legs, but i don't want to suffer from trex syndrome with the arms. only problem is, i still want to be able to use my hands. should i sacrifice that mobility and just use sticks or construct a pulley system?
also, if anyone can recommend a good voice changer, i'd appreciate it. i don't want to sound like the tiny girl i am. pic related, i wanna be big and strong
>>8696652 >Experience on cheap ebay binders They don't work and they are as good as the ones you get from Taobao. Suggestion is to not buy them there and go to Underworks, Les love boat or gc2b (get one to two sizes up) and get an actual binder.
>>8696624 Yo as someone who's helped a friend with a giant cosplay like this, eg halo hunter, your best bet is fashioning a sturdy arm extension. What id do for a space marine is make one arm with a pulley system so that you can still /kind of/ grab/push things/ use a hand, and make the other hand totally rigid grasping the weapon, so that the forearm and hand are one solid piece. This way you won't have to worry about carrying your weapon because it's attached to your arm, but you'll still have a free poseable hand for practical purposes. There's a bunch of tutorials for pvc stilts that can support a solid 150 lbs worth of weight, and if you want a solid voice changer you're going to have to shell out at least a hundred.
>>8697181 no >>8697193 thanks anon! i wanted to have a pulley for one hand at least, so i guess sacrificing and making one hand/arm solid to hold my bolter isn't that bad. i'm really just worried about the shoulders and everything lining up correctly. i followed sterley's space marine build pretty closely and am gonna reinforce everything with pvc so it doesn't lose shape, but i'm still trying to add 2ft of height and width here.
>>8676374 super late, but try a mascara primer and use a few coats to cover everything. i believe loreal or revlon sells it (combined with the black mascara in a separate tube) for about five bucks. good luck, anon.
Does anyone know any good places to find good patterns/tutorials for clothes online? Or does anyone have any tips for drafting own patterns? I just got a decent sewing machine and I wanted to do something like pic related because I feel like it would be pretty simple, but I'm a bit lost when it comes to patterns..
>>8697824 If you're just starting out, I highly recommend getting some commercial patterns and making those. Joann Fabrics has pattern sales pretty regularly and you can pick up patterns for a few bucks each. Drafting can be pretty tricky, especially if you're just starting out.
I asked this in the last wig thread but didn't get an answer. Are there any wig brands that have 'fluffier' wigs as opposed to silky/weighted down wigs like Arda? I'm looking for something that is lighter and flips out easier.
>>8695214 Using a non-stretch fabric makes it harder since you'd have to put in darts and make other considerations to turn it into a very curvy 3D shape, unless you mean to have a wrinkly pile of fabric as the result.
I cannot seem to cut a goddamned straight line when I'm cutting my nice fabric. Cheap mock up fabric? No problem, but every time I cut into my pricier stuff I fuck it up to hell. I am just completely retarded or is there something I'm missing?
>>8698548 You might be right, thanks. I talked to my boyfriend and it turns out he's been using my sewing scissors in the kitchen despite me telling him these are just for sewing. He said he'd buy me some new ones, we'll see when I try those.
Does anyone have experience with buyer side paypal charge backs? I ordered some specific material for a costume, and when it came it turned out to be something different. I emailed to see if she'd mistakenly sent me the wrong thing, and she responded saying basically that she just doesn't really "pay attention" to what she's put in her listing and if I wanted to send it back she'd refund me. I feel this is ridiculous, since it wasn't a simple mistake. She specifically advertised an item (it was in the written item description and there was a picture) and sent me a cheaper, materially different item I cannot use. I do not want to take time out of my day to wait in line at the post office because she's an asshole. If I file a paypal charge back, will I be required to do this? Or is there some rule that the seller must send prepaid postage for a return?
>>8699456 You should be covered under PayPal's ridiculous 180-day money back rule. Google or search through PayPal for the specifics. Your case should fall under "Item Not As Described" and you're basically entitled to a full refund if the seller doesn't respond and pay for your return shipping.
>>8699485 I know I can get a "not as described" refund, but if I'm reading paypal's rules right it seems like I may be required by paypal to return it at my own expense, which seems wrong. I was wondering if anyone had first hand experience. The item is not expensive (what I bought was $18 + shipping, what I was sent is worth about $10) but I'm pissy about the situation and don't feel like either I should have take on the cost and hassle of returning it without prepaid postage or she should get away with this kind of thing.
>>8699547 ugh. that is some bullshit. I guess I'll try to politely go through the seller first then, and hope she doesn't know she has all the power here. I can't even leave honest feedback because I bet I'd get hit with retaliatory negatives and I sell stuff through my etsy account and can't absorb a negative at my current feedback rating.
Twill is a common fabric so probably, but I doubt they have much (if any) of a selection in the weight you need. You're looking for something almost like canvas. It's workwear. Think sturdy denim--denim is a type of twill with a specific dye pattern. In some places you'll want to wear safety glasses because it might get pretty thick to work with, so watch your needle.
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