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>> No.10128043
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This is my first foam project so this might be a stupid question, but can a hot knife cut through foam that has been glued together with contact cement? (tried searching but didn't find anything.) I'm making Antarc's ice saw and was hoping that I could cut out two foam rectangles, glue them together, then cut out the teeth. I figured this would be easier than cutting the teeth out on each piece of foam and trying and line them up while gluing them together.

>> No.10128068

yes it can. the knife doesn't have to be hot either, might take longer tho. regardless, be careful.

>> No.10128069
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Hey guys I posted a couple threads ago with my madoka cosplay and here’s the update, I finished all of the sewing except for the bows on the sides of the dress and the wig, does anyone have advice of how to make them look nice?

>> No.10128233

Hey it looks awesome! Great job, there aren't many people who go for non-bought madoka cosplays.

For the bows, check out Cosmic Coterie's patterns, they're for sailor moon fukus but they turn out super nice.

>> No.10128405
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Posted in the last thread about potentially making a Maya Fey costume. I picked up a pattern the other day and all the recommended fabrics are silk or satin fabrics, and Maya's dress doesn't have a traditional, silky kimono look to it. Would a cotton blend be a safe bet for something like this or is there another fabric type that might work better?

>> No.10128417

A cotton like thosethat are used in yukata would probably work!

>> No.10128453

Thanks! From what I could find it looks like plain weave cottons are traditionally used for Yukatas, so I'm thinking maybe something like poplin could work.

>> No.10128457

Thank you!

>> No.10128484

Thanks anon! I think I goofed though. The blade bends/curves down when I hold it up horizontally ( I used a steel rod between the foam layers). Is there any way to make it more stable (will worbla or plasti dip help?) or do I need to start all over?

>> No.10128512
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How might one do the pink stitching on this shirt? I want to try cosplaying the Ryusoulgers, but they all have this complex-looking stitching on their undershirts, and I don't really have any ideas for how to do it.

>> No.10128539

It’s embroidery, look at redwork embroidery for comparisons.

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Never made anything with eva foam what thickness do you think would be good to make the swords, what tools would I need, and how would I keep the 4 swords together and attached to me?

>> No.10128808

if the pieces are already glued together and it's not as stable as you want it, then i would suggest starting over because it needs a better foundation to begin with. that being said, i do recommend using plasti-dip on all foam-based projects because it'll give you a nicer finish for painting, not for stability tho.
if you used a steel rod as a a base, make sure that rod goes all the way down to the handle--as in you're holding the rod when properly holding the blade--if it bends, then you might need a stronger rod.

what type of foam are you using? how thick? i ask because thicker foam in combination with a nice dowel will give you a sturdy prop.

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I'm going to ask both here and /k/
I'm planning on cosplaying Kaiman from the manga Dorohedoro and was wondering what the closest example of a real gas mask this is

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Any ideas on how to make the lenses on the mask? I figured i'd resin cast them, but I don't want them to be solid so I can still see out of them moderately well. Would pressing two of the same mold together work to create a hollowed dome shape? Or would slushing work better? I've never tried either before so I have no clue.

>> No.10129352
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You could try vaccum forming with transparent thermoplastic, theses machines can be made for really cheap.

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Does anyone have any experience with magnets and attaching them to wigs? Trying to figure out how to keep this crown piece on my head, the front of the wig doesn't really give me space to clip anything into the wig and keep it secure so I figured magnets would be my best bet for keeping this on my head?

>> No.10129379

Sorry I’m not super helpful, but I know a lot of Zero Two cosplayers use magnets for her headband, so that might be good to look into!

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How can I make a real nice Punpun head?

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Does anybody have any tips on how to keep adhesive bras sticky when sweating/out in the heat? I'm very flat and they tend to help a lot with my cleavage problem, but my next con is during summer in TX and I'm worried I'll just sweat them off 5 minutes into the con. Thanks!

>> No.10129447

Looks like a great idea, thanks anon!
I definitely have the tools to make something like this, but just out of curiosity, does it have to be vaccumed? Could you just rest heated thermoplastic over the mold and let gravity do the rest? Or use gloved hands to smooth out the plastic around the mold?

>> No.10129458

probably an incredibly easy answer to this one, but whenever i put wigs on (that look fine on the wighead) they're so incredibly thick it looks ridiculous.

i get my wigs from arda/epiccosplay (on very small occasion), i have short hair that's easy to get under a wigcap, and i don't think i have an especially small head, so why do my wigs always come up like two inches off of my scalp? is there something i can do to prevent this? are some wigs just like that?

thanks in advance

>> No.10129488

step 1. Get a gf
step 2. Destroy everything good in your life

>> No.10129565

wear pasties under?
baby powder?

>> No.10129567
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Working on a Bondrewd cosplay currently (minus the tail, too much work and he's seen without it on several occasions)
I've never done any helmets before, so I'm unsure how to go about it at all. I was suggested by a friend I'd probably need to use tinted plastic for the face mask but I wanted some additional input from other people that are a little more experienced.
I'll likely either try to 3D print his whistle or find a premade one online.

>> No.10129572

What are you going to be wearing? I would very very much NOT suggest wearing sticky bras in hot weather, your concern that they'll just sweat off is very realistic. A plunge bra would probably be better if you aren't doing something backless and can have straps. I've heard of people thinking of using fashion tape for these things, but I can't see that working very well for an entire day.

>> No.10129588

Anyone know a good place for a styled wig? I really have no time until the con, and my wig styling ability is fucking garbage as is. I need KH Terra wig, xeonort style or regular. I'd commission but there's fucking no one in my area.

>> No.10129606

It looks fantastic, anon! Thanks for keeping us updated. I heard that putting a piece of foam in a bow will keep it looking sharp. Haven't tried it myself though

>> No.10129607

Do you have a side view of the swords? it's hard to tell from this picture

>> No.10129608

Put the magnet on a piece of fabric and sew the sides to the inside of the wefts with the magnet poking through. Stella Chu did this with her Ahri ears.

>> No.10129612

You could try taking it to a stylist or wig shop. No promises but you really fucked yourself good with this one

>> No.10129662

Do the Jeanne thing where you attach neodymium magnets to your tiara/headgear and clip regular hair clips into your wig (securely), then just let the magnets do the work.

>> No.10129663

Use tulle in the bows. It is the absolutely lightest option and tulle is dirt cheap.

>> No.10129666

has anyone used worbla pie over worbla? i've watched a few guides but they always feel biased to worbla pie.

also any general 3d printer tips?

>> No.10129800

Yes you have to vaccum it, and it works for small parts with a home vaccum. Using hands or gravity will result in an uneven thickness or the plastic not sticking everywhere. You can maybe press it with a second mould.

>> No.10129804

Is it because the wig is too big or too thick? If the base of the wig isn’t sitting flush with your head then it’s just because the wig is too big. You need to buy smaller wigs, so look for Asian wigs because those run smaller.
If it’s because there’s too much fiber (so it’s actually too thick), then your best best is to go at with some thinning shears. Arda wigs are infamously thick.

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Man of taste.
I actually made the helmet a few days ago for my uni's prom, though I had to rush the work since I started making it a bit too late and did it in about a week, it was also my first time doing a helmet.

For the helmet main part I did this :
1) CATIA model that I exported to STL format
2) Papercraft with peparuka
3) Glass Fibered it 3 time inside
4) Applied putty on the outside 1 rought, 1 finish (should have done more tho) then sanding
5) Sprayed it with primer then painted

For the tranparent parts I casted epoxy in papercraft moulds, the result is somewhat shit but with sanding up to 5000 I could somewhat see. Then for the seemingly opaque visors I applied a one-way black tinted mirror film (I only had this at the time, I would recommend using car film, it bends better with heat).

Then I hotglued everything and added a flexible neon.

I plan to make a full cosplay with a new helmet made right this time during summer.

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sorry ant pic.

>> No.10129903

how do I go about commissioning someone to make me a top for a cosplay? Where do I find people to do that stuff?
I know, but I wanted to know if anyone has any experience/specific tips.

I also found this on google. https://www.cosplayshopper.com/cosplay-commissions Wonder if it's reliable.

>> No.10129905

How do I stop stuff like kneesocks and strapless tops from constantly sliding down? Sew the stuff onto my skin? Superglue?

>> No.10129911

Sock glue. It’s a real thing.

It depends on what you’re trying to commission. Etsy, Facebook groups, and even a post here in the appropriate thread will let you find people. Look at feedback and reviews and ask for photos of their past work/portfolio.
If you just want to buy a costume, though, and not actually commission someone, there’s dozens of taobao and Taobao resellers out there selling premade costumes.

>> No.10129930

You could wear a pair of sheer nude tights and sew it onto that, use fashion tape, or attach a silicone strip to the inside

>> No.10130022

they make a glue for this called sock glue anon.

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What's the best way to get a wig to stay in soft waves like pic related, I swear I've tried everything and I'm ready to burn it

>> No.10130068

Big loose curlers, then steam it. Brush it out with a wire wig brush. The curlers should be 1 inch in diameter, and you want to arrange them so they’re running long sides up and down, not horizontal like a bricklaying pattern.

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I'll be wearing a bunny suit with a sorta low back, but it does have clear straps. I was also thinking about wearing a padded strapless bra to help fill out the suit more, but I needed something to push them more together to create more cleavage. The suit itself isn't very low cut, but I'm so flat it looks really unflattering on me without a lot of extra padding.

I'll keep looking into some other bras that might work! If nothing works out I might just drop the cosplay and wear my other crossplay instead.

Thanks for the help, though! I'll check out some plunge bras to see if they'd work. I'll probably end up switching out some of my bras with clear straps and seeing if they work out. At this point I'm not too worried about the back showing too much, the wig should cover it.

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Hey, does anyone know how I can make a hair bun for an Isabelle cosplay? I can't seem to find any tutorials online.

Thank you!

>> No.10130198

use a hair donut thing, wrap wefts around it, sew it to a wig, yay!

>> No.10130208

Get a strapless wonderbra and a low back converter, it's very plunge itself, but you can wear it a cm or two low if needed. You can sew extra padding to the inside of the wonderbra cup if needed.
Because the wonderbra has such a good fit you can wear one of the clip ons under it too as it holds it in place even if they start to peel away.
make sure you scoop all your boob into the bra for maximum effect, as thats what the stick on clip bras do, just pull in whats at the side.

>> No.10130213

godspeed, thank you

>> No.10130214

I know there's full costumes out there, but it's a very specific piece (clothing) of a character. Thank you.

>> No.10130270

It can be leftover wefts from a different wig or do you recommend extensions? They would be blonde of course

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This is a tough one. Paper mache dried over a careful wire frame or carving expanding foam?

I’m remaking my Tae dress since choosing box pleats ended up looking wrong. Wtf is her dress? Pleats, gathered, what?

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Hard to find a straight side shot is this any better?

>> No.10130359

It's pleated, but how did your box pleats turn out? Photo please? Did you do a 3x ratio between the hem and top or try to cut on a curve?

>> No.10130370

I actually have 0 photos because it was basically unfinished at the con. I am gonna try it on again tomorrow before taking it apart so I’ll take a pic then. I did proper box pleats with a curved yoke, it just looks so...heavy. I used cotton.

>> No.10130375

What sort of fabric? Cotton is simply what a fabric can be made from and it doesn't tell me if you used cotton lawn vs. cotton drill. I'm going to assume that you may have used quilting cotton or 100% cotton twill? Would like to see the pattern or a crude drawing of it as will, I can try and help diagnose what can be improved…

>> No.10130385

That would be awesome anon, if you could help me. I’ll post a pic tomorrow. It’s 100% cotton probably for quilting, it was the “higher end” cotton from Walmart bought in a rush, so not Kona but not the $3/yard shit either. The other option was peachskin but I’d never worked with it before.

>> No.10130387


lolitas, cosplayers, celebrities, strippers, drag queens use it. use it.

>> No.10130444

Eva foam might not be hard enough to keep that long and thin shape. Maybe styrofoam or some lightweight wood

>> No.10130511

Omg please post pics when you're done. I never see enough Phoenix Wright cosplay!

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anyone has any patterns for KDA Akali's kama? Or even a tutorial? I thought about buying from stellachuu but the conversion rate is just absurd.
i tried doing a blueprint but it didnt help me at all

>> No.10130599

How do I wash a wig full of wax, hairspray, sweat, and all that shit? Usual shampoo and conditioner with warm water? Or should I be using something specific?

>> No.10130715
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Not sure if its okay to ask this here but here I go:

Where do I go to find or commission a quality cosplay super suit for someone with unusual proportions. I'm planning on cosplaying All Might at Youmacon this November and I'm not really sure where to start...

My biggest issue is that I am ALL MIGHT SIZED. I'm 6'8" & 285 lbs (muscle, not fat, I'm a weightlifter). The only other cosplay I've done was of Elias Ainsworth and I got an inexpensive cosplay from Ali Express (it...kinda worked...I was less muscular then and still needed to sub out my own pants).

I'm very worried about measurements. If I want a big enough chest and arms (48" and 37") I need an XXL but that leaves me with WAY too much room around my waist, which is relatively trim at just 34". I also have a crazy long 36" inseam that is impossible to accommodate. Its kind of ironic, really, that I have true-to-life All Might measurements and the only readily available costumes are for people shorter, skinnier, or bigger around the waist than I am. I am a physical anomaly in that I am built exactly like the character I plan to cosplay.

I'll need a standard super suit and a varsity jacket from the Two Heroes movie would be amazing but I'm not finding anything available online...

I have 7 months. I have enormous respect for tailors and craftsmen that work on these but I have neither the time, the expertise, or access to tools to do this myself. I do, however, have money...I make plenty of $$ and am willing to throw some cash down to make this happen, I just don't know where to turn. I've done some googling but have only confused myself even further.


>> No.10130873

it seems to be the wig is too thick... i've only ever bought arda or wigs off of amazon so i just assumed it was the norm haha

do you have recommendations for thinner wigs for future purchases of mine?

>> No.10130926

Hey dudes

I live in the UK and am making an EVA foam prop with lots of curves, but it seems every contact adhesive I use isn't instant enough, so the seams immediately split or the hold comes apart with any flexing at all, this is after it's been heat formed and shaped too

I've been using Gorilla Glue Contact Adhesive, but i'm eyeing up the Evo Stik 528 as a better alternative. Any experience?

>> No.10130934

If you're looking at just lycra suits that are printed with dye-sub then you'll just buy the pattern and ask a website like rpcstudios/heros-time to print and sew the costume, and they'll do it by the exact measurements you give them
If you can't find a pattern of the suit online (check places like 4neodesigns/gunhead/ect.) then get in contact with someone who does commissions for patterns (most of the people who run dye-sub pattern websites are open to commissions), they're usually around ~$50, just remember that having another studio print and sew the suit will take around 4 weeks, so don't comission someone who will take 7 months to make the pattern, give yourself wiggle room.
As for the jacket, most varsity jackets really aren't difficult to sew, and it would be a fun way to invest some of your own time into the costume and get you familiar with sewing. I honestly think it would be better to invest some of your money into the equipment used to start sewing as opposed to commissioning everything, but if you're really against it then just start looking through ig, it won't take long to find someone you can commission to do a varsity jacket.

>> No.10131082

Hey new cosplayer here and i was wondering how do you paint on leather?
I have a leather jacket that i plan on putting a chaos star on the back but i dont know what to use.

>> No.10131099

Leather paint

>> No.10131111
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How could I get the texture with the triangles Gwen has on the black parts of her suit? I've seen suits that have shading of the triangles printed on, but those are just flat and aren't shiny like hers

I think some people use screen printing for other suits but I'm not sure how I'd do that.

>> No.10131142

Mind posting a picture of yourself? I really want to see All Might IRL

>> No.10131190

Shampoo and warm water with a lot of patience and gentle handling. You may need to wash and rinse it several times before it all comes out. Trying to rush it will lead to unnecessary damage to the fibers.

>> No.10131191

Angelus leather paint does not disappoint. Always test on a scrap or something else first to practice your technique.

>> No.10131194
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Yaya Han has a few cosplay fabrics available at Joann that may work

>> No.10131206
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These are the perfect shade/style of lenses, but after looking high and low, I can't find anything like them anywhere

tl;dr any seagulls here know where I might find these lenses?

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Seconded holy shit

>> No.10131235

Is there a facebook group for your local con? You could ask there. It's possible you can commission someone last minute locally.

>> No.10131304

Silicone-based glues, or Masters Contact Quick-Dry Cement. You also may have to wrap or tape pieces together so they stay together.
Your body will also hate the fumes so use glues in a ventilated area.

>> No.10131313

Try the Yayahan carbon fiber print fabric

>> No.10131363

I recently saw a tip that adding some popsicle sticks on the sides of hidden curved areas like gauntlets will keep the curve looking clean

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Starting my first cosplay project soon. I am sewing illeterate so im starting on making pajamas. Does anyone have this kamui book, a friend i have says that it is good?

>> No.10131452

That could work. Thank you guys

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I made a Bondrewd helmet for a costume just earlier this year. Here is my advice.

You will be using 5mm craft foam sheets. EVA mat foam is too thick, you will look like a bobblehead.

I used a print-and-use helmet template from Evilted. costs like 2 bucks and the result is a functional and easy to use helmet design. Worth it. This makes the back part of the helmet that actually sits on your head.

I then used a different template for a Face Shield and cut it down to just be the front of the helmet.

I chose to make the bottom half of the faceplate my visor, using PETG plastic sheeting and multiple layers of black window tint film. For the light-up vertical strip I used some of the PETG sheeting with multiple layers of purple window tint, with EL tape beneath it. You want EL tape, not an LED strip, for that constant clean glow effect. You can find sets of EL tape that come with plug-and-play battery packs on amazon for cheap if you are not confident in your electrical skills.

I mounted my faceplate with magnets so it is two pieces, but if you make the helmet as a single and still fit it over your head thats fine too.

Get a black, open faced headsock to cover your neck and stuff.

Everything else you need to know is just general armor cosplay tips. Look up tutorials. A lot of them.

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budget friendly fabric suggestions i could get at a local Jo-anns and is adding a tulle layer underskirt a good choice? i'm going to be extending the skirt a little further anyways for some extra con-safety.

>> No.10131471

also yikes upon looking further JoAnn fabrics they have 0 solid non silky hot pink fabrics. is dyeing a option

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about the tulle: yes
her skirt is a little poof so you will need a tulle petti, but not too big. a poof around this size is the best imo its a little bigger than hers but i think it would look cuter. also you said your skirt will be bigger so it will look better

>> No.10131643

Are there any good fabric stores online that let you order to the half or even quarter yard? I need just a bit of some really specific stuff that's hard to find in regular hobby stores and buying full yards would be a waste.

>> No.10131706

Depends on what kind of fabric it is you're looking for.

>> No.10131767

Nice work here dude, cleaner finish than mine! How much time did it took you to make the helmet alone?
And isn't foam a pretty light material for an helmet? Like wouldn't it break/deformate easily?

>> No.10131895


Foam is light, but durable. 5mm thickness is the sort of thing that will tear if you try to destroy it, but lasts a long time as long as you handle it with care. It does bend and deform as you handle it a bit, but it deforms right back. And a second layer of any material on top (like, say, the second layer of foam to create the raised edge around the rim of the faceplate) does a lot to set a shape. 2mm thickness is probably what you are thinking of, thin sheet almost like paper. That won't hold up at all. 5mm thickness is closer to the thickness of a pencil.

I also seal the outside with a 3 step process that starts with a head gun, then apply two layers of mod podge, and finally spray it with plastidip. The mod podge in particular stiffens the outer layer and helps make it more damage resistant.

This version of the helmet took me two weeks, but it was my second crack at the Bondrewd helmet. My first version was EVA mat foam, making it too stiff and bulky, and took a month to make. It didn't look as good and it hurt my ears to wear it for long periods of time. And the LED strip for the first helmet was not as good looking as the EL tape.

Live and learn.

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How would you create the illusion of a prosthetic arm like Hyakkimaru's? Would you just tuck your forearm against your bicep to look like you're missing half of your arm?

>> No.10132141

Dyeing is an option. Just make sure to buy the right dye for the type of fabric (ie. synthetic dye for synthetic or blended fabrics). I'd suggest checking for fabric stores in your area first. Some thrift stores and Walmarts even carry fabric (so I hear, none of mine do).

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I've spiraled into insanity while spending the last hours searching for Wizard hats online. Anyone know where i can buy a huge-ass wizard hat online with a decent level of quality? At this point i think i'm just gonna have to find someone that could make a custom one.

>> No.10132166

Did you try etsy? I typed in wizard hat and got hundreds of giant gandalf-esque wizard hats and wizard hat patterns

>> No.10132357
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Is there a way / tutorial on how to glue alien antennas on top of your head? Not the forehead, but the top.
I wanna make make a more legitimate alien antenna

>> No.10132367

Like through a wig? Without a headband going over the wig? Or through your hair without a headband over your hair?

>> No.10132370
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Does anyone have any favorite tutorials for making bunny suits? I've been trying to do as much research as possible

>> No.10132374
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Do you mean something like this? For attaching something to your skin you'd have to use spirit gum or something like it, heres a video about some adhesives, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylyA7yBXsYQ

>> No.10132390

I'm looking for a few different kinds, though right now I need a few specific colors of gabardine for accents on a coat. If I bought full yards I'd basically be cutting strips off and then throwing the rest away since I'd likely not have another use for it.

>> No.10132393
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Is there a website that helps you identify a pattern based on an image?
Pic related is a collage of the best images I could find. It's from the Doctor Who movie, please don't bully me.

>> No.10132409


I know this sounds like an obvious question to ask but so many people ignore the little hooks at the back to help pull the wig in. Have you got those on a tighter setting?
If the wig is dummy thicc, then you can always take wefts out or thin them out .

>> No.10132413


Taken from coscraft, a reputable wig seller:
Cleaning: mix wig shampoo and cold water in a basin/tub and wash the wig very gently without rubbing the fibres. Rinse with cold water thoroughly. Dab dry with a towel - don't rub! Finally, let your wig air-dry, preferably on a wig stand.

>> No.10132420


You're letting it go tacky first before sticking it together, right? Contact adhesive isnt like regular glue where you race to put the pieces together asap. If you just slam those suckers together when it's just gone on, it won't work out for you. I personally like araldite.
Dont be afraid to stick in sewing pins to help hold it together if it's a difficult shape or get clamps. You should be priming your pieces so any tiny holes will get filled later if pins will do the trick in your situation

>> No.10132421


I also forgot to add, I like araldite

>> No.10132429

Simplicity 4762 looks very similar. 8114 is even closer but it's for women so it might not work for you.

>> No.10132432
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I suppose those can work as guides and be modified. Thanks.
Do you also know how to find the actual design or is that an impossible task?
Found a clear flat image.

>> No.10132449

You mean the pattern of the fabric? I don't think you'll find the same exact one after all this time

>> No.10132450
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I bought this dress a while ago for a Princess Luna cosplay. I want to add something black on top because the blue is a bit too bright for my tastes and I've picked out these four capes and boleros as my favorites, but I just can't decide which one of them would work best with the already pretty busy details and cut of the dress. Can anyone help me decide?
In case the photo isn't clear enough, the dress has a high neckline and flower detailing on the neckline and around the waist.

>> No.10132460

#1. The long cloak will give you a nice silhouette against the more body conforming dress. It's also really elegant and not too busy.

>> No.10132877

Is it possible to sew foam to a garment, the same way you might topstich vinyl decals? I need the decals on the outfit to be the same colour as on the armour and can’t find vinyl in a good colour. I glued 2mm on a boot cover once and it totally fell apart after a day of use, so i was wondering if anyone has experience sewing foam instead.

>> No.10133042

I don't see why not. Machine stitches would probably tear foam to shreds though, so you might want to do long, loose hand stitches. Alternatively you can superglue velcro to the wrong side of the foam for something like boot covers.

>> No.10133283
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I'm looking for a site to buy an Ichigo bodysuit, like pic related. Would use zentaizentai, have had satisfactory results from them before, but they don't carry Darling suits. Would like custom measurements and for the craftsmanship to not be completely shoddy. There's plenty of sellers on google but I don't know who to trust. Any tips?

>> No.10133389

Buy the pattern, get someone like heros time/rpcstudios to print and sew it

>> No.10133406

This is going to sound really stupid but I hope someone can help out!

My first cosplay is going to be the not so original Toga from hero academia. The outfit is bought and made some adjustment myself but I never styled a wig before.

I already tried to follow some tutorials but I have feeling I cut the bangs bit to short.

Is there anyway to fix it by styling the longer side in a diffrent way or just buy a new wig and try again?

>> No.10133526
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You can try brushing the hair to the sides to make it look less awkward but it's not going to look accurate to reference art most likely. Go get another wig if accuracy is worth it to you.

Pic related if anyone gets the reference

>> No.10133532

Stupid advice, just get your almost identical looking little sister with the correct hair to sub in for you.

>> No.10133558

I know this is late. My zero two has a plastic piece with magnets that I insert under the wig. The horns then sit on top of the wig. It is really secure. Uses three small magnets. Two on sides and one in the middle.

>> No.10133569

You can try sewing in another weft over the bangs and recutting it

>> No.10133596
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I'm looking for a belt like this. Any ideas?

>> No.10133614
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I'm trying to get my iconic Belmont props finished in the next two weeks, and I've hit an obstacle with the Vampire Killer morningstar. I figured I could take a styrofoam ball, coat the whole thing in Worbla for structure, then mount the spikes with gorilla glue. But now I'm not sure the styrofoam ball is going to survive the Worbla heating process or remain sturdy afterwards even with the plastic coating.

In regards to the spikes, I thought I could take a cast of a cake frosting tip and use epoxy putty to fill the mold repeatedly before mounting them to the foam ball with gorilla glue. But the putty isn't filling in the pointed tip nor getting a clean cast of the sides due to air pockets in the tight conical space.

If someone could suggest a good production method for clean conical spikes - possibly a liquid casting material that wouldn't fuse to my thermoplastic spike mold? - and/or alternatives to a styrofoam ball as the core of a worbla sphere, I'd really appreciate it.

>> No.10133631
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You don't need to have it that complicated. You can make spikes by cutting pies out of metallic pleather and gluing them to newspaper backing for structure, then glue directly to a painted styrofoam ball.

>> No.10133642

I guess I got hung up on the idea of solid, uniform spikes. Since I'll be painting the whole thing metallic anyway, I could probably substitute for pleather with the thin EVA foam I already have.

And that's a neat Remball. Thanks for sharing!

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does anyone here know how to dye fabrics? how would I achieve this color on cotton jersey?

>> No.10133679

>Buy dye
>Follow instructions on packaging
That's pretty much it. Make sure you get the right type of dye, synthetic dyes will best work on synthetics and organic dyes are for organics like cotton. Always do a test scrap with a timer. Stove top method is almost always better than washing machine. Make sure you get a giant metal
or non-plastic-based boiling pot. Do not use that pot for cooking again. Lay down foil or cling wrap on nearby surfaces to prevent accidental drips and splatters from staining. Have a large old bath towel nearby to hold/dry the dyed item on. Wear gloves and mask if dye fumes bother you. Remember to wash the dye pot thoroughly when you're done.

>> No.10133687

do I have to do anything special to get those shades of blue? and what colors would i combine or what fabric color would i start off with and mix dye with

>> No.10133698

What color fabric are you starting from? I assume you have like white or blue fabric
want it to be bluish-black? If so, I would get black and blue dye and do test scraps until you get the color balance right. Remember that no black dye is a true black, they're always a very dark shade of blue/purple/green/brown that appears black when concentrated.

Now if you're starting with black fabric and you want it to get lighter, that's not going to happen.

>> No.10133756

I'd guess the skirt is a knife pleat, and the ends of the sleeves are gathered then sewn to a cuff. Box pleats use more fabric than knife pleats, so that should help the bulkiness too.

>> No.10133766

I've had some luck buying from eBay, though searching is kind of a pain. If you need a small enough amount, some stores let you buy samples or quilt squares.

>> No.10133856

You called it anon. I didn't put the rod all the way into the base and I had flattened the steel rod because the prop itself is super flat, which probably weakened it. I also sliced into my thumb while bevelling the edges with the exacto and remembered you warned me about this. Yikes, but it's all good now.

I've restarted and used a better foundation (an aluminum floor equalizer, it's pretty flat) and put it into the handle as you suggested, gluing the foam on top; it's pretty sturdy now! I'm using 5mm hardlite foam from Arda (might be cheaper stuff out there but I'm in Canada and clueless) and it seems to be pretty solid. Thanks for the plastidip recommendation, it's pricey here but I'll give it a shot.

>> No.10133865

First off, this photo's absolutely been edited (smoothing along the jawline and armpit, for a few places to start), so it's likely that the color and saturation of the lenses have also been boosted.

The lenses look like they could be Sweety, Super Pinky, or Geo Magic. There's a lot of overlap in designs, so you could check Honeycolor or Uniqso in the color category and browse around until you find something that works.

>> No.10133866

How about getting white gabardine and dying it to the shades you need? More work, but fabric dyes are useful for other projects and you'd only need to buy one chunk of white gabardine.

>> No.10133903

Knife pleats and box pleats use the same amount of fabric unless you try to skimp on purpose. The bottom hem to waistband ratio is usually 3:1 for skirts shorter than knee-length.

>> No.10133938

I could have sworn whatever youtube tutorial I used had different math for each, but it's been a while.

>> No.10134036

Tae here, I ended up working on the wig instead of the dress so I didn’t get a photo yet. Maybe knife pleats with a closer ratio would be best? I did do 3:1 for the box pleats.

>> No.10134048

get a regular belt, fold the edges above and under the metalic things that goes with the gold piece (im sorry english isnt my first language)

>> No.10134050

some people use make up and contour their chests to make them look bigger.

>> No.10134241

That's actually a good idea, I didn't think of dyeing at all. Actually probably should've just got all of the fabric in white since the color I settled for is a bit off from what I need, though I already ordered it so it's a bit late for that. There's even a gradient I'm going to try and achieve with bleaching that would have been so much easier to get by dyeing white.

>> No.10134255
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How do I look like Kefka or just a scary clown? I'm a guy I've never played with makeup.

>> No.10134298

Did you trying googling a tutorial or something first? Nobody here is going to want to or even be able to give you a step-by-step guide on how to do something so broad on command.

>> No.10134303

In the time you've spent asking people here to spoonfeed you, you could've just googled "clown makeup tutorial" online

>> No.10134309
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Can you guys gimme your thoughts on how to make these parts of this paintbrush? I have a plan for the whole thing except the tapering shape of the red part and the roundish end of it. Wasn't really sure what I should go with - carving expanding foam or something?

>> No.10134320
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does anyone know where i can buy a similar thickness of fabric for sweatshirts? it doesnt have to be this color

>> No.10134336

Yeah well...they might be wrong. Idk anything about makeup.how do i get it cheap

>> No.10134348

You aren't going to get spoonfed information here. I don't like being a dick about it, but if you don't have a concise question then nobody is going to want or even be able to help you. Look up multiple tutorials, look at their results, and cross-reference them to see what works best.

>> No.10134355

they might be wrong but /cgl/ is for sure right? I'm pretty sure youtube beauty gurus have better makeup advice than random anons.

>> No.10134358

I'd still like to see what happened with the skirt and diagnose the problem, whenever you get a cHance to post detailed photos

>> No.10134618

imo EVA foam or foam clay would give you cleaner results, but if you feel confident with carving then expanding foam it is

>> No.10134639
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Please help. I'm really quickly giving up.

I want to cosplay Narancia Ghirga. I only need his top. I've got a little over a month left (con is may 18).
pic related is the ideal. it's from a taobao seller, but they only sell the full costume and, coming from china, there's no way it'd make here on time.

I don't know what the fuck to do. All I see are full costumes being sold, and I don't know where to go for commissions; all i see are over 100 euros stuff and I simply can't rake that cash for a top.

im starting to think I'll make it myself, but I don't know either. I have 0 skill.

maybe I should just give up after all.

>> No.10134709

What's wrong with buying a full costume and using only a part of it? Think of the extra as backup. If you want to make it yourself, start with a tank-top like pattern and add straps. Commissioning is likely to cost more because >labor hours but if it's worth it to you to have a finished costume in time.
If it's a dumb budget issue like "I don't wanna pay for something I won't use" then think of it as you're paying that total amount for the top and the other parts are freebie bonuses.

>> No.10134740

>0 skill
Do you mean you've literally never sewed? Or just that you think it's too complicated compared to your past projects? Honestly, your ideal top looks pretty simple, a basic bodice and some rectangles with straight-lines only, plus some very basic notions (suspender clasps, small buckles). I'm also curious about how you ended up owning the way-more-complex skirt but not the relatively simple top.

>> No.10134823

You should go to the thrift store or a dollar store amd see of there are any containers or random decorations that are close to the right shape.

>> No.10134889

I really can't afford the full costume, unfortunately.

More like it's more complicated, and I haven't sewn in many years. In fact, I've never sewn anything like a top or anything, that's the problem. The patterns, and cutting, and sticking everything together, and making sure everything's the right measure, and god damn sewing techniques, and this and that... Lord.

I don't know, for some reason it's pretty simple to me.

>> No.10134949

I was considering foam clay too, I've never used it before but it seems a lot easier to handle and I've been wanting to give it a shot! Thanks anon!

I think that's the plan, at least a base shape for the bottom part to build around. Worse comes to worse I'll Macgyver something out of styrofoam shapes I think...

>> No.10135044

I'm working on a pleated skirt right now, and was wondering if the zipper should go on the left or the right side. Anyone know?

It's a school uniform skirt, so I want it to go on the side that it'd be if it were bought and mass produced, not something unique and special.

>> No.10135052

Nanchatte here, I think 100% of my skirts have the zipper on the left side.

>> No.10135095

Always the left side or the center back if the skirt design doesn't allow for a zipper on the left.

>> No.10135107

Thank you very much!

Now if I could only figure out how the pockets should be sewn in... I get the basics but all this folding is confusing me >.<

>> No.10135259

Seconding >>10135095 I always put the zipper center back, and my catholic school uniform had it on the left.

>> No.10135285

I don't think back's an option. It's already in two parts, and I don't think it'd be a good idea to cut it into another part (and the seams have to be on the sides to fit in pockets, unless I wanted to cut holes in the fabric which I don't).

Sounds like left is the standard anyway, so that'll be fine.

>> No.10135289

Looking to make a watch prop, EVA foam is too complicated for me to work with since it's a small prop and I don't have the perfect tools for it. Has anyone used sculpey to form and bake it? I'm making the 999 bracelet for reference.

>> No.10135549

Try airdry clay instead. Scupley is heavier and a harder to handle imo

>> No.10135753

Any brands you'd recc?

>> No.10135811

If a fabric is a couple inches less wide than a pattern calls for (Specifically, it's 43" as opposed to 45") Would it still be okay to use, just with a little extra yardage tacked on? I'm having trouble finding the right color in a width higher than 45"

On another note, is Kona Cotton that bad? I've never used it and when I googled it out of curiosity I couldn't find a general consensus on it.

>> No.10135928

It should be okay if you're not jumping from 58/60" to 44/45" or vice versa. Patterns generally give people a bit of wiggle room.

>> No.10135931

Kona cotton is fine to okay depending on what you're using it for. It's a great beginner fabric to work with and comes in a lot of colors. Fabric quality is usually decent. The weave/thread count is on the lower side though, like if you put it next to even broadcloth you'll see the that threads aren't as tight together and the hand is rougher. It also wrinkles extremely easily from even being sat on or simply worn, due to being 100% cotton.
I wouldn't recommend it for making whole dresses/jackets/pleated skirt out of it but it should be fine for smaller items or details, or if you want to practice with a easy fabric.

>> No.10136026

You could sew the pockets into the side seams. On the left where the zipper is, put the pocket bag in between the zipper and the skirt so that the pocket is in front of the zipper.

>> No.10136158

I haven't dipped to heavily into the clay scene so I can't give you anything concrete, but when I was doing my research for the pendent I'm making for a current costume, FIMO, Sculpey, and a bunch of asian brands came up a lot. I bought a tiny square of Sculpey and found it to be very hard to work with which is why I recommended against it. I decided to go with Crayola Air-Dry clay and found it much easier to shape, fluffier, and air drying so I don't have to worry about burning my clay. On the opposite end, it doesn't dry rock hard. It still has some softness to it after a week of drying. So, in short. I'd say either watch some brand comparison videos and decide what you think would fit best for your project or buy a tiny square of FIMO and try it out, defaulting to Crayola if it doesnt. Or if you're comfortable with Crayola, jump for it. It's pretty cheap so beyond the unprofessional-sounding brand name, it worked out well for me. Just don't buy the tub, it dries out insanely quickly

>> No.10136291
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Brest way to to do Hitomi's weird overalls for this costume? Like just get an overalls pattern and modify it? What about the thing on her back

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Looks more like high waist pants (regency?) With suspenders.

>> No.10136347

Yeah, I was able to figure out the pockets. But like you touched upon, the zipper will be difficult. It's not just the zipper, it's also the waistband which is really wide that needs to be sewn in at the same time, and the zipper may be a bit too long, so it may reach where the pockets start, and I need to keep the pleats and maybe have to sew them in place. Possibly cut off the top of the skirt as well, but don't know if I'll be able to secure the new edge of the skirt with all these folds into each other.

Will probably figure it out, but it's daunting.
So much that needs to be done perfectly at once.

>> No.10136568

The top of the zipper should go past the pocket and align with the top of the skirt body before seam allowance.

>> No.10136676

It's definitely higher that high waist pants, but I didn't think of using a pattern like that. Thanks so much!

>> No.10136826
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Okay so I'm new to sewing and was wondering what type of pattern I should usr for Noctis in the Versus XIII outfit, pic related, specifically the jacket. Any ideas?

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does anyone know what lenses these are? or can recommend some pale green almost greyish lenses, pls. preferably enlarging

>> No.10136885
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>Ok third time around since I am being drop kicked out of every other thread

Just got all this ordered and am going to throw it together in a few days.

I actually made the Protoman helmet but I've got a fuck huge ass beard and it looks really bad with 8 inches of bear hanging out from the front. Plus it made it hard to breath so I got an idea. Revision the revision. That is what the eye patch is for. It is large and blocky and have enough room for me to get it embroidered in red/white/ and yellow for "HOPE RIDES ALONE". Still trying to figure something out for the shield. Either not going to have one or get one of those hard shell forearm protectors motorcycles use and paint it red and white.

Thoughts on the general colors and clothing?

>> No.10136895

Lol, so like, a friend told me I was posted...

Anyway, those are my eyes. No lenses or whatever the heckies.

You guys could have asked me instead of creepily posting me here, ya know?

>> No.10136902

ah so its not lenses, it's photoshop

>> No.10136910

I’m gonna guess meitu/snow/snap/whatever brightening, but that’s all

>> No.10136914

also the eye size

>> No.10137042
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If I wanted to darken a bright blue wig, do I use a diluted black ink and potentially dye it multiple times to reach the desired color, or do I use a less diluted dark blue ink? I'm trying to go from the white circle to the red circle in this picture.

>> No.10137043

Black ink. It would take much longer and you'll likely never reach that color with blue ink.

>> No.10137046

I'm gonna tell you what you aren't going to want to hear. Without the helmet I don't think anyone is going to know who you are. You're doing an "inspired" outfit which is cool, but switching out the helmet for an eyepatch is just going to make you look like a guy with an eyepatch. You've already changed too many of the other elements that to take away the most iconic part of the character would be silly.

Here's what me and every other person in this thread and probably on this board are going to tell you because/cgl/ has a huge dislike for men insisting they incorporate their beard into every cosplay: if the beard is uncomfortable, shave it. Even if it isn't uncomfortable, shave it. Huge beards in cosplay 10/10 times look ridiculous unless the character has a huge beard. I know you're going for an inspired, gritty sort of look but it'd look better with a closer shave, I promise. If the helmet's really uncomfortable, do sunglasses instead of the eyepatch. But also, shave the beard.

>> No.10137054

>That districtly dark ring around the iris
Not sure about that

>> No.10137065

limbal rings are rare, but they do occur naturally.

>> No.10137130

uh you posted this photo in an aliexpress review i had no idea who you are but thanks

>> No.10137170

>Sweety, Super Pinky, or Geo Magic
Thankies! My biggest concern is opacity, I've got asian dark brown eyes

>white gabardine
I've been looking high and low for this elusive golden thread; where can I find some? Keep in mind I'm looking for pure white

>> No.10137171
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This is probably a really REALLY stupid question, but I’m making my very first real prop this year and was wondering...I’m using the pink insulation foam to make the top and bottom parts of my staff. What do I use to spray/cover it with before I begin painting? Or can I just paint right over it?

>> No.10137176

When lenses are “1 day” does that mean you can wear them once then pitch em or you can wear them for a day at a time before they get worn out?

>still waiting on irl almight to post pic

>> No.10137177

It means one use

>> No.10137179

Damn that’s sad. That’s what I expected when I bought them as babbies first Leanne but some info was conflicting and I got my hopes up. Oh well

>> No.10137214

Several thick coats of a PVA glue like modge podge or elmers slightly diluted in water. Sand down and paint over it. Make sure it's well sealed because spray paint can melt polystyrene.

>> No.10137426
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Looking to do a Guardian Ape outfit for Otakon this year. Intent is to go the whole nine yards with the detachable head. Any advice for incorporating a detachable head onto a costume? Will likely just modify a white gorilla costume with red dye and extra fur.

>> No.10137491
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is this enough for full body paint?

>> No.10137574
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Well the beard is off limits. What if I wore grey shirt and jeans along with red work boots? Color scheme would be all in the right place. You think changing out the helmet but keeping everything else other then the shield would make it too vague?

>> No.10137658
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Posted in the last thread about making the key for Nano, I've more or less got everything sorted out with the exception of how to securely mount the motor safely in the box holding all the simple electronics since it's coming outwards rather than sideways like most DIY small motor projects that use them for wheels. Any ideas?

>> No.10137886

for real, I gotta buy this soon

>> No.10137972

I want to "cosplay" as a trap but I live with my parents and I'm scared of what they think. I also don't have any friends willing to have the outfit delivered to their house. What to do?

>> No.10137978

this is the most pathetic thing I've read all day

>> No.10137982

That's mean

>> No.10137990


>go to goodwill
>get women’s clothes you like
>try it all on
>take pictures in various flattering poses
>make grindr account
>”faggot looking for friends, cuddle buddy, whatever euphemism you want for fuck toy”
>explain your story after a few messages

>> No.10138005
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I'm going as Zoidberg to a con next month, and while the mask I bought looks great, I can't see out of it.
So far, the solution I've come up with has been to cut out the white of the eyes and try to replace them with these googly eyes I found and use some plastic with holes to see through. However I'm not sure what the best way to attach them is.
Or maybe there is a better way to do this whole thing?

>> No.10138195

You can try communicating with your parents like responsible adults you all should be and come to reasonable agreements. Or get a job, save up, move out, and live your own life.

>> No.10138250

I have a job but I'm saving for school instead.

>> No.10138260
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Hot glue goggles directly to the inside of the mask that perfectly line up with the eye holes. Wear goggles and the mask stays perfectly in place and you have vision.

>> No.10138299

Hi guys, just wanted to ask for some advice: I know that it's common practice to de-shine a wig through a fabric softener bath, to remove unnatural shininess. But I was wondering if it was safe to do that if the wig has clips or pins sewn into them? (like lacefronts, or clip-on bangs and extensions). Will the pins rust or will they be okay? Would appreciate any help.

>> No.10138333

You certainly do risk it, as well as the weft or netting warping unevenly during drying.

>> No.10138346

what brand of translucent paint is good over EVA foam that may flex?

>> No.10138474


im press sure it's this anon >>10118186 from the suggestions thread and holy shit he could be a real life all might

>> No.10138476

Buy them and tell your parents the clothes are a surprise for your girlfriend

>> No.10138816
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any idea how one would do the heart cutouts in the fabric itself? on the frills and such
cutting them myself with scissors seems like a recipe for disaster

>> No.10138825

Iron on stabilizer underneath, cut out the shape with seam allowance, then glue or sew the allowance back to make a crisp edge. I can find a tutorial for you if need be.

>> No.10138873

Great choice. There are not enough VTuber cosplays in the world.

>> No.10138880

I'd make it like eyelet lace, basically embroider the edges of the heart and of the scallops on plain fabric with a satin stitch on your machine, then cut out the excess fabric with small scissors. Or if you're patient, you can try to source an existing trim that would look accurate enough.

>> No.10138902

Commission someone to laser cut it for you like laser cut commission on Facebook, or you can do it with a stencil and a sharp soldering iron

>> No.10138917

>more let’s play shit in the world
I think it should stay this way

>> No.10138922

Oh god he’s got Takeo on there too. Fuck off people suggesting him do Okabe, do these big boys PLZ

>> No.10138967

god no, don’t use water based for body paint. get alcohol based

>> No.10139010

Paradise is shit, and I've tried about every body paint out there. Splurge on some Ben Nye (and proper setting powder & spray). A little bit goes a LONG way and the quality is worth it.

>> No.10139032

a tutorial would really help if you don't mind! it's hard for me to wrap my head around this stuff

>> No.10139033

Taobao thread is on its deathbed so I figured I’d ask here since no one is using that thread anymore.
Does anyone have experience using Bhiner? They gave me my tracking code 6 days ago and it’s says my package is still in pre-shipment but the location of the code says it’s being sent from Texas.
Is this normal for Bhiner? It seems sketch to me but I’ve also never used them before this.

>> No.10139167
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Thank you so much anon!!!

>> No.10139259

I just ran a lacefront with clips in the hairline through a fabric softener bath and haven’t noticed any issues! I think that you should be fine.

>> No.10139325
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I'm going to take a stab at cosplaying with Ness. He would be my first and I was wondering how necessary a wig would be for him given you already have the hat. I know technically a wig is needed, but just for a first cosplay keeping things simple might be best.

>> No.10139329

People will know who you are without it. If you want to make it better get a wig. For one that short it will be cheap, like you can get an okay Chins one for $10 or so.
It is really up to you. If you want to make it great go for the wig, if you just want to talk to some people about Mother you are okay without it.

>> No.10139340

It won't be perfect anyway since I don't have contacts so I'll be wearing my glasses.
I'll look into getting a wig though. I'm already spending the money on the shoes so I might as well go all out.

>> No.10139604
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Getting there with most of my props, but my plan to make this fancy cross handle out of PVC pipe with EVA layered over it for shape hasn’t really panned out. Layering sheets over a cylinder just makes a thicker cylinder instead of the squared-off target design, and I don’t really have the time to bulk it up with foam and then carve it back down.
Another idea is mushing heated Worbla into shape, but I doubt that would turn out very pretty.

Is there a clay or putty common to chain craft or hardware stores that will stick to PVC pipe well? My apoxie putty supply is limited to a single pound and isn’t available in town, so I’d rather not dip into that unless it’s my only option.

>> No.10139711

I'm not sure how readily available it is to your local chain stores, but foam clay/putty. Similar to apoxie, but should be a tad lighter.

>> No.10139712

I know it's not exact to your predicament, but this is the process I had in mind when commenting. I hope it helps!

>> No.10139736

>foam clay/putty
Like Crayola Model Magic, or their Air Dry stuff?

>> No.10139764

I wouldn't recommend this, white fabric will really show the laser burn marks.

>> No.10139827
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It can work. See Laser Guided Commissions on fb. I don't know if they're still active but the lace looks fine.

>> No.10139884

Does anyone have any experience dyeing wigs with prominent skin tops? I’m planning on dyeing a white Arda Chibi with iDye Poly/Rit Dyemore (since they don’t have the color I need already) and am curious/worried if it will also change the color of the plastic skin part.

>> No.10139945

If you're having trouble getting it to stick, roughing up the PVC with coarse sandpaper can help

>> No.10140112
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I hate trying to match colors so god damn much

>> No.10140114

If you want bevelled edges like that you have to score the wrong side of the foam, the scored lines will fold into edges.

>> No.10140167

nice, thanks, I'll take your guys' advice

>> No.10140276

Yes, I've used Rit Dyemore on an Arda Magnum and it dyed the skin top and the lace-like pieces that the wefts are sewn to. They ended up much darker than the wig fibers.

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>> No.10140689

I'm not positive if this is the best place to ask this question but does anyone have any recommendations for sewing machines for a beginner? I want to start learning to sew but don't want to buy something that is overwhelming or pay for stuff I typically won't need for cosplay.

>> No.10140786

cheap machine at secondhand store or walmart

>> No.10140808
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Hey anons, I wanna cosplay Pic Related one day, but at the moment I am just trying to map out my work progress and planning. The boots are my biggest gripe so far. I want to do something similar to the Elise cosplayer in this video:
But I am not sure exactly where to start or what to get. My shopping is also limited since I am Scandinavian, so I don't have a lot of range in physical stores. Anyone got a tip?

>> No.10140903

Brother CS6000i on Amazon is a fantastic beginner to intermediate machine. If you don't need it urgently, you can always wait for it to fall below $120.

I can't really recommend any machine that retails for less than $90 because usually there's a reason why it's so cheap.

>> No.10140987
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I've never done a full pattern with pintucks before. Would i just draft the pattern slightly bigger to compensate for the pintucks? Make the pintucks on the fabric before I cut? Orrrr is there another way I should do all of the lines on Raph's underdress?

>> No.10140992
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Here's a pic with just the dress. I know I could have bought fabric with a weave in it that would have made life easier. But I really loved a linen I found for it.

>> No.10141124

It looks more like individual strips of fabric sewn together rather than pintucks for me. Imo you should do strips because it'll look better and cleaner than doing a million pintucks.

>> No.10141169

They're not pintucks. It's closer to a garment sewn out of vertical strips or ribbed knit with skinny little ribs between fatter stripes. If you want to look decent in photos and at a glance, you can buy or print striped fabric. If you want to get accurate, custom-sewing strips together to make your pieces might be the way to go.

>> No.10141247

Check out the facebook market place, Letgo, or ebay. I bought an awesome Singer Brilliance 6180 second hand for $50 (retails at $120ish). It has an automatic needle threader, workspace light, and computerized stitch picker. All I needed was to buy the power cord and foot pedal which came out to like $30. Michaels/Joanns/Hobby Looby also sells machines which you can get at a good deal if you wait for the right coupon or sale.

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Although it's not a bad idea, I think you won't have to add the plexiglass at all. There are already shoes out there without a heel that stand perfectly fine on their own. You could use those as a base then make a boot cover out of a sturdy material and use EVA foam or foam putty to build up those textured lines until you reach the knees then use regular stretchy material for the purple/red/violet stockings.

>> No.10141401

What is Chins?

>> No.10141523

i want to dye a gradient pink on a blonde wig for star guardian Ahri. I've seen quite some people use rubbing alcohol and marker paint to dye wigs, is it a legit method? Will the texture be crappy?

>> No.10141524

I wanna buy a cheap cosplay for a convention in a month and a half ish. Found one to fit from both AnyCos and Rolecosplay. Which would you recommand?
Don't bully my normie ass pls

>> No.10141563

Rubbing alcohol and a mix of alcohol-based inks like FW or Sharpie can sometimes make a wig crunchy, and you will have to be very careful of it rubbing off on your costume if the ombre is on the bottom part of the wig. Some people have used things like Pledge floor wax to seal the ink to fix this, but I would much sooner recommend dip-dyeing in fabric dye made for synthetics (iDye Poly is the best I've used) if your wig is heat-resistant. Much easier, less messy (IMO) and it won't rub off.

>> No.10141681

I think they meant "chinese" but autocorrect struck

>> No.10142125

I want to cosplay a character who doesn’t wear shoes and read something about attaching those transparent gel insoles to my feet so that I don’t have to directly touch the ground, but I don’t remember how. I don’t really like going barefoot anyway and get cold easily so should I make something if not character accurate? What’s the general solution to cosplaying characters with bits you’re not comfortable with for any reason?

>> No.10142179

I got you senpai

>> No.10142569

What type of adhesive should I be using on props covered in resin? I have a mask that I need to glue wing like things to and will need to fill in the gaps after attaching. I'm assuming I'll need some kinda putty I can sand down to get the smoothest results, but I was told by some people resin is super picky about what things adhere to it.

>> No.10142620
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How in the world would I make a wig for this? I was thinking doing wefts and stuff but I feel like the back will look like a messy nightmare

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This one by rufflebutt is pretty good. It doesn't go over how to make the actual pattern however, so I say make a saran wrap + duct tape form of your body. I am also in the process of making a bunny suit, with this tutorial. Hardest part is the boning and getting the boob area right. I'll post all the tutorials I know though, you might gleam something helpful from one of them.




>> No.10142734

Are you asking how to make a wig from scratch or just how to style/create this look?

>> No.10142753
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So I'm going to cosplay Lapis Lazuli from Houseki no Kuni for an upcoming con. I was wondering if anyone knows how I could attach gold dust to my wig to get similar results to this wig without making a mess. I considered using glue, but I'm worried I'd just end up with a crusty looking wig.

>> No.10142761
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Maybe you can use this sorta hair spray? I’ve never used it on wigs so I don’t know how it’d turn out
If you’re really uncomfortable showing your feet (honestly I don’t blame you) just skip that part and wear shoes that match the most.

>> No.10142771

Posting again, do you think I could screenprint the texture on an already made suit?

>> No.10142800

nayrt, but i've used this stuff before and glitter will get on everything. It's not mess free at all.

>> No.10142807

you can literally buy something like this off of a fetish shop or poser goth place like killstar. would not kill you to be more creative

>> No.10142854

My thought is that you could cycle through hair spray/gel > glitter > fine-tooth combing your wig until you get the layers built up to your desired result, but it could cause a couple of strands to clump together. Maybe you could make your own with a small spray bottle? I don't know the recipe off hand, but maybe if you make your own diluted hairspray mixed with glitter, it could dry onto the follicles. My last thought is sprayable body glitter, but I'm not sure how that'd mix with synthetic hairs since it's usually oil based.

If you have some spare wefts, or if you can obtain some for cheap, it wouldn't be a bad idea to try out different methods on em.

>> No.10142865

It would be more difficult, but not impossible

>> No.10142866

I would do the banana-shaped piece separately, get wefts of the same color as the wig to cover a foam base and have it clip onto the main wig or magnets to a support under the wig if you're worried about the weight of it pulling the wig back
epoxy glue should work great, careful with fumes though if you're using a lot of it

>> No.10142869

I don’t think so, you would need an unsewn suit to properly screenprint

>> No.10142874

New person here, slightly unusual question.
Planning out a wh40k beakie cosplay, mostly out of Eva foam and tubes.
Would it be acceptable to take a bmx helmet and just work off that, or is it advisable to do something else?

>> No.10142882

I'd say, that if you used hair fix (I don't know the actual name, but it holds hair in place for productions) overtop/underneath the gold dust, it should probably work.
Night need to experiment first, but it's probably a safer bet then gluing hair.
Also, if memory serves, it can make hair look glossier.

>> No.10142887

You could try to apply gold foil to individual fibers.

>> No.10142888

Acceptable, sure, but I don't know if it's really the right base shape

>> No.10142908

Tbh, with how it's probably going to turn out, a minor difference in crown shape will probably not be too notable. Still, cheers for the advice.
Tell me, do you have any advice for filling the gaps in the top of said helmet? Just putty it up?

>> No.10142963

Bit at a loss here. I'm finishing up touches to a duel disk from Yu-Gi-Oh, but I'm realizing when it comes to how it'll be worn on the wrist, I'm not sure what to use. Anyone have suggestions? The build itself isn't heavy so I imagine I could fasten it to just about anything, but I don't know what I could use to wrap it onto the wrist/forearm.

>> No.10142970
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Back with another question about Antarc's ice cutter because it's becoming very apparent I suck at making props. So I filled in some gaps with foam clay, and thought I sanded it smooth enough (it felt really smooth, with no seams) but after plasti dipping it's pretty visible. Is this fixable or is it bound to look like a swollen skin sore? I read somewhere that you can smooth out the plasti dip with some mineral spirits and add another layer but considering the problem is the foam underneath, I'm not sure if that will be enough to cover it. Slight upside is that it's only visible in certain angles, but it still really bothers me.

>> No.10142975
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I'll be making Lapis as well and I'm considering gold confetti. I find that glitter looks crusty and sandy, and like other anons said, it gets everywhere and inevitably sheds.

Confetti is still tedious to apply but would look much nicer I think. I'm not sure of the best way to apply it though, was thinking either with gem glue piece by piece, or maybe Got2B spray will be enough (spraying one layer, then putting the confetti on, and then one layer on top).

>> No.10142981

Use a solid/liquid glue for nicer results . Get a bit at a time on a Qtip and glue each confetti piece separately. Than a layer of shinny hair spray just above the goldish stuff to seal in place.

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>> No.10143069

There's a tutorial you can watch on evilted that will get you most of the way with the base helmet shape. I would highly suggest that over a BMX helmet. Essentially take a mannequin head and use that for the basic shape and use cardboard for the rest. After that you'll have a pretty good template to work off of that you can apply to your foam. Guys a great resource, I suggest you check him out

>> No.10143118

Oh, nice. Thanks anon, have a you.

>> No.10143470
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Not 100% cosplay related but does anyone know which Sakizo book this is from if it's even one of her books? I looked up the game company that has their logo at the bottom but none of their stuff seems even remotely similar

>> No.10143764

Putty should work fine, if you want to use less putty you can mostly fill the gaps with EVA foam and finish with putty

>> No.10143774
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Anyone have any ideas how to make those little golden triangles in the front? They've each got a red stone in it, which I'll do with resin. But I'm kinda at a loss regarding the triangles I wanna set them in. (Also, sorry for the bad pic)

>> No.10143819

Duh, why didn't I think of that. Thanks for that!

>> No.10143918
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Can someone assist/point to a tutorial to fix this weird crotch bunch? It pulls up, not sideways like many tutorials talk about. I was thinking of bringing it as two pieces together a little lower. (Pic attached)
The outfit is supposed to look as a one piece.

>> No.10143956

Does anyone have advice for making a progress booklet for a masquerade? I'm going to be entering my first one in a couple weeks, but they just changed the rules and apparently aren't having prejudging, but we can hand in a booklet. I have WIP pictures of everything so far, but I'm not really sure what the best way to organize them into a booklet is, and can't find any resources explaining it.

>> No.10144030

should i ever order anything from simcosplay or sky costume? even as a starting point that I know i'll have to make adjustments to?

>> No.10144085
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Frog clasps/closures could work, especially if you're using a nice gold braid for the rest of the detailing on the jacket. Or look at brass sweater clasps for more inspiration.

>> No.10144185

Keep it short, the judges won't read a 30-page thing. Go piece by piece, focusing on your favorite details, the things you worked the hardest on, and what you're most proud of, and include detail shots of that.

>> No.10144380

>frog clasps/closures
That's a great idea, thanks a lot!

>> No.10144415

Awesome, thanks. Do you know if there are any examples online that people have posted? I can't find any.

>> No.10144470

If you don't mind paying a dollar to see it, Cowbutt Crunchies just put up the booklet for their Helga on their Patreon

>> No.10144505

Any recommendations for thick dance tights for cosplay?

>> No.10144625

Capezio. If you're pale you want the nude colour.

Hold and stretch is my favourite one. The open toe is also good because if your feet are covered it saves putting extra restriction on your toes all day.

>> No.10144732

Follow up on this, do lenses that have never been opened have an expiration date? One pair has been in the unopened solution since I bought it in December, and one of the other pair has been opened, but I failed to get it in my eye after 5 mins and I put it back and taped it back as best as I could. I probably won’t be able to wear them for a few months unless I get me a coveted Colossalcon room.

>> No.10144749

Where can I find a usable dark green vest that could be used to complete a Dark Knights Joker outfit? Feels like I’ve searched everywhere

>> No.10144775

Nevermind I translated the instructions and found the exp date in 2023. I went and opened the box and the solution is nonexistent in the case of the one I opened. The lens is a little curled. Can it be saved?

>> No.10144847

Once it's opened, it's contaminated and no amount of rushing it back will extend it's life. If it's dried then it's dead, son, unless you want to fuck with your eyes and potentially go blind

>> No.10144859

Ok, I figured. I guess I have a spare then.

>> No.10144882

If it's doing that, you probably made it too short. It might be better if you lengthen it, which you might get away with adding another piece somewhere unnoticeable so you don't have to redo it completely. I'm not entirely sure I understand what your proposed solution is since your post is pretty lacking in context.

>> No.10144892

No you didn't. Google "dark green vest" then go to the shopping tab and there's millions of options.

>> No.10144901
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I'm looking for a headless bodysuit of this color. Zentai doesn't do custom headless suits (or have a color close to this). Had no luck searching through amazon either. Can someone point me in the right direction?

>> No.10144981

Just remove the head part

>> No.10144993

bumping this

>> No.10145103

as if everyone on this website is supposed to know who you are?
anyways just tell the anon how you photoshopped your eyes and go

>> No.10145117
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I really want to cosplay Asuka in her plug suit. I've heard it's notoriously hard to do yourself. I'm not the most experienced with sewing but I'm competent enough. I'm most confused about what fabric to make the base out of, as I don't want the suit to look wrinkly or tacky and i also don't want to spend an obscene amount of money. I've heard vinyl thrown around, and I know it's difficult to work with. If I don't make the suit from scratch, could I buy a vinyl bodysuit and construct armor over it? Any tips would be hugely appreciated. Pic attached is the closest i could find to my desired outcome

>> No.10145220


I think typically the best way to do a plugsuit costume is to buy one of the bodysuits and then add dimension to it it with armor pieces and props that you add on top of it. Especially adding layered pieces to the upper body, like the shoulders, chest, and those little grey plug things on the ribcage. Maybe a small neck collar as well. Then you also do the 'bracelets' and incorporate some kind of low profile black slipper that blends with the costume.

I'd suggest making your own nerve clip doodads so that they are made out of the same material as your wear-over props that go over the bodysuit, giving them a cohesive look that blends in with the rest of the costume.

I'm the wrong gender entirely for that sort of costume, but its my understanding that is how you do it if you can't make the whole plugsuit from scratch. Which most people can't, its a difficult piece.

>> No.10145410

I'm trying to recreate Kaneda's jacket using a red hoodie and paint on the pill logo. Would it be a good idea to use spray paint?

>> No.10145440

If you’re using leather, leather paint. Or fabric paint for fabric

>> No.10145454

A hoodie? Seriously?

>> No.10145573

Out of curiosity, what would happen if I used normal Krylon spray paint on fabric?

>> No.10145647

It would get really stiff then crack

>> No.10145744

What sealers work well for metallic painted props?
I've heard good things about Pledge Floor Gloss, but is there anything wrong with regular spraycan acrylic gloss?

>> No.10145839

Depends a lot on your paint, some metallics can't be sealed at all, learned that the hard way. Now I swear by Motip automotive paints and sealant.

>> No.10146082


Well, the issue is more that I can't find a bodysuit of that color

I guess maybe I could dye a white one?

>> No.10146242

Based on my memory of working with electricians, you could try making it out of heat shrink, and insert the specific things you want such as plugs or extra layers, then coat in gloss?
Simply suit up on the day and apply heat gun to self?

>> No.10146267

I remember seeing this one tutorial a while back that said one way to put a long wig into a high ponytail is to tie it into a low ponytail, take a large clip and clip the as much of the ponytail as you can vertically up the back, and then let the rest hang down from the top, if that makes sense. I can't seem to find it anymore though, does anyone have a link to this tutorial, or any resource that talks about using this method?

>> No.10146312
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Anyone know what this type of shoe is called? Pic related is like 95% what I'm looking for but I'm a little wary of buying shoes from cheap brands after a bad experience a few years back. I'm okay with something close as long as it has that futuristic-type look.

>> No.10146348

this. also, you will smell like spray paint. even after washing.

>> No.10146404

That sounds like a horrible idea.

>> No.10146452

Does anyone have advice for doing a cosplay photo shoot for the first time as far as preparation? I don’t want to waste a photographers time by being awkward/unprepared, but I’ve also rarely had my photo taken even outside of cosplay so it’s unfamiliar territory for me.

>> No.10146694

Going to try airbrushing EVA foam for the first time -- can I have some recommendations on decent kits on a small budget? I'm willing to spend up to $200 on a kit though a lower price would be nice.

>> No.10146719
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How would I style a wig with a manbun like this? I'm pretty amateur at wig styling.

>> No.10146793

If you're worried about how the photos will come out or if you'll be awkward, practice poses and expressions in the mirror beforehand and find your angles. You can also do that with your own phone camera, angle your face different ways and snap some pics, that way you'll find out which exact ways to move and the photographer won't have to pose you as much. If you go into it being unconfident and feeling awkward, it won't go as smooth as you'd like, so just do some self-testing so you know what to do. Otherwise, just have fun!

>> No.10146805

You could use a clip on bun attachment and then pin the hair so that it emulates the pulled back look, but be sure to choose the right wig because otherwise you'll have wefts showing at the nape. You could do the same technique without a clip on attachment, just leave out the top layer of hair to pin on top for a smooth look.

Also, look up some youtube videos for a more in depth tutorial

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>> No.10147050

How would you paint pleather shoes? What kind of paint should I buy?
I plan to wear the shoes often so i need something that will stand daily wear.

>> No.10147329
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Anybody know were I can get a super thin headband? I wanna make a handmade version of pic related

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Looking for suggestions on close matches to Punpun's backpack. Cheers.

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I'm wanting to make Lavinia for my city's Magic GP in October, but her cape. I ain't sure if magnets or a pin/snap enclosure would work better; what do you guys think? If it helps, I haven't started her chestpiece yet. Figured I'd get advice first.

>> No.10147628

Check the hair sections of any drugstore, you can pick up some plastic ones in multipacks. From experience, though, be careful with thin headbands: they can snap pretty easily. I lost a pair of horns that way once before.

>> No.10147967

I have a lot on scars on my legs so i always wear dance tights while cosplaying, but a character I want to do has bare legs and sandals. What should I do? Tights and sandals don’t seem like a good combo.

>> No.10148084

You could apply foundation on your legs or wear capri tights

>> No.10148808

No. Silly.

>> No.10148902

Are they obvious scars? Do they fit the character? Are they appealing scars, like small cuts, or are they just weird blotches like angle grinder spark patterns?

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I’ve got some props to prime and paint metallic in a hurry.
Does anyone have experience with Rustoleum 2X metallic primer+paint on sanded plastics? I don’t have time to go for a refined finish here, but I don’t want it to flake off on the first day either...

>> No.10151458

If you're really worried, get some top coat and hit it with a few layers of that afterwards.

>> No.10151459

Sand it down again, but with increasingly finer grits of sandpaper. Then hit it with another coat of plastidip

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I cut the eye hole on my Spider-Man suit too far and need help
I tried sewing, but it only worked for one side and stretches out when I put on the suit. I’m thinking about patching the faceshell (inside black) with a fabric, but don’t know how to print the texture onto it myself

>> No.10151628

Dunno why 4chan mobile flips the pic to it’s side

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What kind of fabric would be best for the jacket? I'm new to sewing and don't know what material would be the closest match.

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