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Last one has been autosaged. >>10127595

Cosplay help here. Don't make your own thread, stupid. If you're looking for lolita help, try the Stupid Questions thread. >>10144686

>> No.10148846
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How do I do Houseki no Kuni wigs? I'm trying to do the thing with gift plastic/cellophane/whatever but the strips keep awkwardly curling and bending in odd directions and I can't get them to lie properly. Can I use a hair dryer or heat gun on them to get them to behave? Looking for any suggestions.

>> No.10148868

You can use any kind of heat source within moderation. Practice on some loose strips before frying your whole wig.

But really it's just physics of almost any plastic. You heat it to slightly upset the plastic in itself, get it to the new position you want, and then cool it to set the change. The cooling step is not skippable!

If you apply too much heat it will become frizzy, lumpy and ugly. I suggest you try frying some of it on purpose just so you know how it looks.

>> No.10148954

Recommendations for shapewear panties?

>> No.10148982

Spanx. Or Capezio dance tights if you've got to wear tights too.

>> No.10148983
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How do I make a soft glowing sword?
I was thinking a translucent LED foam, with some sort of mold over top to make it hard? But I'm not sure.

>> No.10149010

If cellophane is too thin to behave you can use clear vinyl instead. For parts that don't really need to move transparent worbla is also possible, @ivorivet on instagram did that for hers I believe
Plastazote foam with a transparent worbla shell? Or cast it out of clear resin with something in it to make it translucent but diffuse light

>> No.10149102
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What ss do i use for yosuke shoes?

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Thank you, anon. I think it's pretty clear I've never had to work with plastic before. One other question- Is it okay to just let it cool in place by itself (with a way to keep it in place), or is it better to use an ice cube on it to cool it more quickly? From my quick googling I see people using ice cubes a lot.
I did see that tutorial, it was pretty interesting. However, there's no way I'd have time to order in transparent worbla before my con (I live in a city that's too small for anyone to carry it locally). I'm actually using mylar, not cellophane (I just had a brain fart and forgot the name) so it's pretty sturdy and workable now that I've confirmed I can heat it. Thanks for both of your help!

>> No.10149169

Careful with mylar, it's very flammable.

>> No.10149237

Curly wig arrived a tangled mess. I want to straighten and dye it by using hot water (cheap synthetic non-heat-resistant wig), do I have to untagle it before doing that or can I just dump it into water & detangle it once it's straight?

>> No.10149294

So, I'm considering doing a video camera with first-person-viewscreen (like VR goggles linked to the camera) instead of eyeholes for an upcoming giant robot cosplay. Its an idea that has always appealed to me, and I want to try something new for my next costume.

Does anyone have any experience with a similar setup, or advice for how to implement it?

>> No.10149298

So I'm trying to place an order with AP Japan (I'm in the USA and using my Tenso address) and when I put the payment through it gives me an error:


It says the order is awaiting payment in my AP account, and the money has already posted from my bank account?

wat do

>> No.10149331
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Planning to do a DMC3 Vergil cosplay in the next couple of months, looking for advice on how I could put together beowulf boots + gloves (See pic). I'm pretty much a newbie when it comes to making cosplay items, anyone got advice on where to start or similar items I could make a base off of?

>> No.10149345

I think Adam savage did something like that in his Totoro costume

>> No.10149429

ugh christ I'm an idiot I forgot this was for cosplay help. Sorry yall, been dealing with a lot here the past few weeks, my brain isn't all here.

>> No.10149517

I do have to wear tights, the capezio tights are shaping too?

>> No.10149656

Somebody did something similar for a Bokoblin a while back, try looking that up.

>> No.10149701

If you've got a bit of pudge they hold it in. I'd normally wear stomach smoothing underwear, but if I've got the tights I'd just go with tights.
And they smooth out all the lumps on your thighs too.
They have a few different lines, the hold and stretch are the ones you're after. They stretch on, then on boy do they hold

>> No.10150420

When working with thermoplastics I feel that the best way to both shape things and let them cool is to press them against a surface that has the shape you want them to hold. For your application I would cut out marquise-shaped pieces and press them against a sphere, like a ball or something, and heat them up in trials starting with lower temperatures until they hold the shape.

>> No.10150591

Same anon, realised I probably should've done some research first before asking. Anyway, I've settled on making them out of EVA foam, ordered the materials and I guess just going to wing it and make the best I can.

Anybody got any tips making gloves/boots out of foam? I'm thinking just making sort of sleeves for the top part of the boots, then putting the claws over some regular dark shoes. No clue how I'm going to do the gauntlets though.

>> No.10150728

detangle once straight and cool. It'll get tangled in the hot water bath anyway

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>> No.10150822

With gloves you usually want to have a fabric base that fits you and then glue the foam pieces to that. Check out Lindy Design Lab on youtube, she has a bunch of videos on making gauntlets.

>> No.10150886

So, it doesn't look like the gauntlets actually have fingers to them. Is that true?

Because, if so, that makes your job a lot easier.

>> No.10150905
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The goggles I ended up getting for my Spider-Man Noir cosplay ended up being clear when I thought they would end up being tinted. The lenses don't seen to be able to pop out so are there any other recommendations for changing their color?

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Thanks for the recommendations, I'll be sure to check them out.

Right, they're more like forearm covers that have a sort of 'dragon's mouth' opening at the end. I'm not sure I'll be able to get the shape just right, so I might alter the design a little, so long as it looks decent I'm not too worried.

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I plan on going as Simon from Gurren Lagann at my next con but I have no idea where to get those boots at, I have no experience in crafting so I'm a little stuck at the moment.

>> No.10151044

You can make boot covers or buy navy blue knee-high boots and add the embellishments on top. If you don't feel like you're not creative enough, commission it. It'd probably be the same price as buying a cosplay pair.

>> No.10151345
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I want to cosplay Pop Step from my hero academia: vigilantes in her school uniform (I'm not confident showing as much skin as her vigilante costume shows lol). I feel pretty confident styling a wig but I'd like to buy or commission her uniform. Are there places that make custom sailor uniforms? Alternately: could I get away with a uniform that's close but not identicle? I've seen taobao stores selling navy uniforms but either with the wrong color stripes on the collar or the wrong number of stripes.

>> No.10151462
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How would I go about making one of these? I've seen plenty of tutorials on the type of hoop skirts that go down to the floor, but nothing like this one. I'm not even sure what the search term for this would be

>> No.10151465
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theres a lot of tutorials for beginner cosplay makeup, but i cant find any lists of products to buy.
im a woman, but ive never done my own makeup, like, ever, because im an androgynous dyke.
i sorta kinda get the process, but im at a loss as to what specifically to use. im very pale if that helps. like porcelain tier pale.

pic related, mfw my normie sister refuses to help teach me

>> No.10151474

just make the hoops much much bigger each time, instead of gradually.

>> No.10151483

Okay and what keeps it from hanging down the way that a normal hoop skirt does? Is it the length of the strips?

>> No.10151485

the hoops will be stretching the fabric out a bunch, so the tension keeps it up.

This video might kinda help, though it's making one with tulle. I think they are called platter/pancake hoop skirts. Ballerinas use platter/pancake tutus, so that might help your search too


>> No.10151488

a foundation (liquid, stick, or pressed powder)
setting powder (can be translucent or skin toned for additional coverage)
setting spray (for longevity and sealing your makeup)
lip stick, gloss, or chapstick

Optional, but beneficial:
a simple 3 step skin care routine (wash/exfoliate, toner, lotion)
false lashes and glue

Next, go to the website of a drugstore of your choosing (Target, Ulta, CVS, Wallgreens, etc.) and go to each piece of makeup listed. Select "Best Rated / Most Popular" etc. or least expensive and take a look at the ratings. You can individually search the ratings of each product, watch a youtube video, or wing it. If you just need the basics, anything that won't kill you will be fine. Keep in mind your skin type and shade. Some products will be listed as for oily or dry skin. If you don't know your shade, head into Sephora, or MAC for help. You can google a comparison of shades between products (ex: What's my MAC 420 shade in Revlon's colorstay foundation?).

>> No.10151490

Oh, neato. Thank you for the help. I've been toggling back and forth between trying to make the stupid petticoat I bought work or throwing money at the problem and buying a real platter tutu.

>> No.10151491

You're welcome anon! Good luck!

>> No.10151673

this is legitimately really helpful, thank you based anon. i hope you find a 50 dollar bill on the street or something.

>> No.10151717
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What's the best way to ensure a top like this doesn't uh... fall down? The only foolproof way I know is an elastic band above the boobs, but I don't want to sacrifice the shape.

>> No.10151723

You can use double-sided fashion tape to stick it to your skin to ensure it stays up, or add clear elastic straps over the shoulders.

>> No.10151750

You can usually apply multiple layers of window tint to clear plastic to change their color for the effect you want. I've done it with black and purple, but never white, but I dont see why it wouldnt work here too.

Basically, you will wipe down the lens with soapy water (to keep the glue from sticking immediately). Put a segment of window tint film over the lens, and position it so it covers the whole lens. Use your fingers to push out any air bubbles. Dab away the excess moisture with a towel and Let it dry (you may need to keep up pressure as it does so). As the soapy water dries up, the glue in the film will activate and stick in place. Then you use a hobby knife to cut away the parts that exceed the lens and smooth down the edges.

You'll have to do this multiple times to build up the white, and ideally you want at least one layer on the inside of the lens as well. But the end result will be something you can see through and will prevent your face from showing.

>> No.10151765

Add boning to it so it doesn’t scrunch up, and a lace up back will keep it as taut as possible. You can add that clear ‘non slip’ rubber stuff they have on bikinis to the edges.

Heads up any sort of fashion tape is an ass to remove and will leave residue if you don’t take it off immediately after wearing.

>> No.10151789

Oh in addition, you don’t have to add a lace-up back, but basically anything in terms of horizontal + vertical support is going to keep the top from shifting on your body. Lace up backs are the most straightforward approach to horizontal support imo, especially for a top that doesn’t reach the waist, but you can also add a strong elastic panel with hooks and eyes (can do this on the inside and add zipper to hide if you’d like) similar to how a bra is structured.
You could also integrate a strapless bra into the top by adding loops on the inside to feed it through, which might be enough to support it and keep it from shifting. (can baste it or add some snaps if it’s still finicky)
For more options I’d research couture internal structuring techniques. Good luck anon!

>> No.10152020

I'm getting the tights on amazon and people in the reviews have said to get a size or two up? Is that a normal thing for the capezios?

>> No.10152048

Look at the size chart — it’s mostly based on height. Ballet dancers are a lot tinier than most people so the sizing gets shifted. If it arrives and just the waistband feels too tight, you can snip a small cut into the elastic (that’s what ballet dancers do, it won’t rip unless it’s way too small)

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>> No.10152081
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I just require some advice on a couple of things for a Muramasa cosplay that I'm planning to do next month.

What would be best to use for the belt straps around the thighs? Should I just try using small-sized belts that fit around the circumference of my thighs?

For the white sash around the waist in particular, I've been eyeing something like this, https://www.amazon.com/Simple-Ribbon-Formal-Wedding-Dress/dp/B01HCT3BLQ/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=satin%2Bsash%2Bbelt&qid=1555642660&s=gateway&sr=8-4&th=1, however it measures to be around 90'' long, though I can just trim it to a more managable size. Also curious, is the way the sash is tied just called a bow or is it called something else?

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My convention is in 10 days and I need to make these things for a pair of wings. The rest of the wings are done but I have no idea what to make these out of or how to do them. I tried layering Eva foam and belt sanding it but it didn't work. Any suggestions? They're about 6 inches tall and 8.5 inches long

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>> No.10152108

Out of curiosity, does "Lolita" go into different time periods? Like for example are there outfits from the XVII century that get mixed with Victorian Era stuff?

>> No.10152154

Has anyone ever gotten shit from TSA for traveling with cosplay props? I'm planning on flying into a con in a month and I'm wondering if it's worth the trouble to fly with some of my props. Especially since the TSA at the airport near me is always on some sort of power trip and will give anyone a hard time.

>> No.10152164

I had a foam katana (2b sword about 3.5 feet long) and they made me check it because it looked too real, even though it was in a bag. Depends on how large it is / how real it looks.

>> No.10152167

Wow anon, that is exactly what I'm worried about -- a 2b katana. I may end up shipping it to a friend then.

Thank you!

>> No.10152243

Foam clay? Craft stores may have it in the kids' section if not with the regular clays.

>> No.10152258


Thanks so much anon!! I'm still sort of a beginner so this is all super helpful!!

>> No.10152312

Have any of you used Jacquard iDye Poly dye before? I just used some to dye a wig and even though I rinsed it for several minutes it still stinks horribly. I'm letting it dry currently and I'll try washing it with some nice smelling fabric softener later but I'd appreciate any other tips on getting rid of the smell.

>> No.10152318
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So, I've got a Gunbuster costume mostly planned out, but there is one sticking point for it that is keeping me from pulling the trigger on starting it built it.

Specifically, I have no fucking idea how I am supposed to get through doors with those massive things on my shoulders. Especially if everything goes according to plan and in-costume I'm about 7-8 ft tall, but even without platforms and such those shoulders are ridiculous.

I imagine that other big costumes or things with wings have a similar problem. What can I do to make getting through doors not require breaking down my costume or having a team of people follow me around as a pit crew?

>> No.10152327

I've made a couple of large wings before and the only solution I've found so far is to make my wings easy to assemble and reassemble when needed so that I can wear them for photoshoots and then take them off while walking around. This means lots of snap buttons and velcro.
I'd suggest looking for videos of cosplayers assembling their armor or showing how their armor is attached, KamuiCosplay is one I know of.

>> No.10152676
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Hey, I was wondering if any of you could help me. So I’m trying to make Mista’s hat, but I don’t want to lose the tightness of a beanie with the open front, is there another type of hat that would be better to base it off of? Also, any advice on how to make the middle bit a solid arrow and not a flopping dick on my forehead? Any advice would be appreciated, thanks!

>> No.10152710

I'm happy I could help :-)

>> No.10152714

If you're planning on making it, use pleather with a heavy duty needle, velcro, and Kamui Cosplay's tutorial. Or you could add texture to some foam and do it that way. You could even upcycle a purse by using the crossbody strap as the thigh strap and the purse for the pouch.

It shouldn't be too hard to buy online, but it will be expensive.

>> No.10152716

How about wire and expanding foam?

>> No.10152717

>Also, any advice on how to make the middle bit a solid arrow and not a flopping dick on my forehead?
Add interfacing

As for the hat, the pattern reminds me of those floppy hats that trappers, aviators, etc. wear. You could find a pattern to use that way. If you're trying to alter an existing hat though, I don't have an answer for you.

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I cut the eye hole on my Spider-Man suit too far on my left side and need help
I tried sewing, but it only worked for the right side and stretches out on the left 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
What should I do?

>> No.10152733

I had planned on making one from scratch, thanks so much for the advice! I’ll definitely try that instead, it seems much better than the route I was going’s for; thanks again, I really appreciate it!

>> No.10152756
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Maya anon back again. For Maya's wig, what would be my best bet for the little bun in the back? Would it be as easy as pulling up some of the fibers in the back to form the little bun or would it be better to approach it a different way?

>> No.10152862
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Redbubble print on pink shirts, what sites do you guys recommend to look at instead? It's for Travis Touchdown's shirt

>> No.10152967

Buy a clip-on ponytail/extension and cut/style it to the proper size. Since wefts open downwards in long wigs it makes drawing up hair stupid hard. The only other way I can think of would be sewing in extra weft segments on the back facing upwards.

>> No.10152977
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Any tips/what to expect for a first time cosplayer? Doing a free! cosplay with some buds at a con and would appreciate tips on how to make it look better as well please!

>> No.10152981

Glad I could be of assistance. Good luck, anon!

>> No.10152983

There's a 1,001 tips I could give you, but the most helpful tip that you can ever use is: do your research. You need to know how to research well in every aspect of the cosplay process and to understand convention conduct. Stockpile resources (like cosplaytutorial.com!). Utilize youtube for the fantastic resource that it is! Cross-reference tips/tutorials, sellers, items, etc. You don't need a tutorial tailored to your specific costume or circumstance in order for it to be helpful.

I can't stress youtube enough. There's HOURS worth of content on their answering your question for first time cosplayers by several different experienced cosplayers. Learn it, love it, live it.

>> No.10153145

So I'm having trouble withmy usual shopping service for japanese products, I use Zen market and they are so slow to purchase items that one of the stuff I wanted got out of stock because of it. And they sometime said things where out of stock when they visibly werent on the website so I'm not very satified with the service. Does any of you know a good one to buy off specific website, and should I use biding option for fast selling items ? ( I have no ideas how lolita buy in top speed dresses when japanese brand do release ) I'm from europe if it help too

>> No.10153646
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My bf and I are doing a Leon/Claire cosplay (RE2 Remake). His hair is dark brown- any chance there's some kind of temporary hair color to add some subtle twinky blondish highlights that won't look like shit? It's been years since I've gotten into hair coloring anymore and I know the answer used to be "no" unless bleach or that crusty temporary color spray was involved. There's hair chalks and shit nowadays I've never tried, anything that works and looks good?

>> No.10153685

>>10152676 here, sorry to be a bother again, but do you think I would be better off getting a fabric with that design printed on it, or to use fabric paint for the white? Sorry to be a bother

>> No.10153760

If you can find a fabric that has that print it's great, otherwise I would do an appliqué

>> No.10153782
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I’m cosplaying as a golden saint from oblivion, but I’ve never made armor before, I found a commissioner that I’m considering but I’d like to make it if I could make it look good, any advice on making armor for the first time?

>> No.10153805

Honestly I wouldn't tackle this as a first-time armor making project. I would try a few other simple projects first before you tackle something with that much detail and complex curves. As for resources, Evil Ted, Punished Props, and Kamui Cosplay all have excellent YT resources for foamwork and armor-making. All three also have books that are excellent resources as well.

>> No.10154031

Once again I am blessed with the help I needed, thank you very much, I hope you have a wonderful day!

>> No.10154325

I don't know much about the actual series but if you're wearing a swimsuit please wear a dancer's belt under it

>> No.10154471
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I want to cosplay Desty Nova and found this guide for papercrafting his glasses. Can anyone translate?

>> No.10154567
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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.

>> No.10154596

medium weight suiting

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Anyone know where to find these? Not looking for a specific series.

>> No.10155045
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Want to cosplay the merchant from RE4. Glanced at several thrift stores but no luck finding anything similar to this trench coat thing. I'm not even sure what you'd call it, it looks like a hooded trench coat of some kind, but not even totally sure what I'd search for if I were to find one online.

I see lots of impressive cosplays if you just google "re4 merchant cosplay", but I'm not sure how they made them/how to emulate it.

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I want to buy the costume739 nurse uniform in black from bodyline for a generic idea I had. But I'm a little new to this sizing system. I can't find a chart anywhere for this costume and from what I read they are weird with sizing. Does anyone know where I can find it on the site?

>> No.10155317

It's not a trench coat at all, just a long hooded coat.

>> No.10155321

Mmm, gotcha. I'm having a ton of trouble finding anything that comes close to that length though (below the knees). Any advice on how to search for it?

>> No.10155328

Cosplay armor books from kamui, youtube etc. Downen creative studios made a similar armor recently maybe you can draw help or inspiration from her work.

>> No.10155337

"long black cape with hood". If you want more authenticity, buy one made out of a heavy/thick cotton material and distress it yourself, but honestly anything will do. Just make sure it's not velvet.

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Can anybody recommend me a type of costume glue for a fake mustache?

>> No.10155367

spirit gum

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>> No.10155406
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Looking to make some Krieg costume props, wondering about what material should I use for metal parts. Especially buckles on the shoulder harness. Would thick PVC work with actual leather? Or do I have to bite the bullet and go to the scrapyard for some actual steel? I'm not the best welder in the world.

>> No.10155410

Anyone up to help me out?

>> No.10155418

I recommend foam, jagged bits of actual metal may get you kicked out of a con if you don't give yourself tetanus first. PVC should work for any piece that needs to withstand some stress.

>> No.10155437

It's a postapocalyptic fest at an abandoned missile silo with actual Mad Max-style custom cars and stuff. I'm considering PVC and foam, but they seem like an inferior option that might not stand up to the test of 3-day fest.
I think I'll do the first pass with PVC and if I'm not happy with the sturdiness go with metal.
Axe is definitely going to be made out of PVC though.

>> No.10155480

not sure if this is the right thread for this but does anyone have that image of the panty cosplayer with the pikmin standing in the background

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Should I use pva glue AND plasti dip for sealing armor eva foam?
Does it damage the prop? Does it peel? Crack? Should I just use plasti dip?

>> No.10155714

You can definitely do plastidip only and skip the pva, it doesn't crack or peel but once it's on you can't sand it so plan accordingly. I recommend heat sealing the foam first by just giving it a once over with your heat gun, it will close the pores of the foam and make it smoother, and also the foam won't soak up the plastidip as much so you'll need to put less of it on

>> No.10155737

I want to use PVA glue to cover the gaps between the unions, since it's thicker than plasti dip
I tried using a type of kitchen sink clue to cover the gaps, but didn't work
I used a joint compound, but the goddamned glue get's in the way when sanding

>> No.10155790
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This one?

>> No.10155802

hey guys; i'd like some help if possible.

so i've been having this issue for a while now: EVERY wig i've worn has been incredibly itchy/irritating, but only on the hairline. i initially thought it had something to do with a prior dandruff problem, but turns out this isnt the case. i've tried a handful of methods such as washing the wig with apple cider vinegar, using tea tree oil, and wetting my hair and/or the wig cap itself. i dont believe its the quality of the wigs either, as i mainly buy from arda (though i have used cheap ebay wigs before, so i know its not an issue with JUST their products).

i'm just angry more than anything. i keep having to take off my wigs after an hour or two when everything else is otherwise comfortable. does anyone have suggestions for this? i use pretty basic wig caps, so i'm starting to think that that might be the problem.

any help would seriously be appreciated!

>> No.10155847

Have you considered using hem tape? It's a iron on adhesive which might help in the case of hand stitching being too loose.

>> No.10155850

DA, but I can absolutely see why op wanted this pic. My fucking sides are in orbit

>> No.10155887
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>I want to use PVA glue to cover the gaps between the unions, since it's thicker than plasti dip

Listen to me before you make a horrible mistake. You are on the right track, but you are using the wrong tool for the job.

You want caulk. Like kwikseal or something like that, its super cheap. It fills in gaps and joins like nothing, and when you spray the plastidip on top of it you can't tell its there. You can even use caulk on top of plastidip, because they have a similar texture so it doesn't look like an obvious patch job.

Look up a video about it for tips and tricks, like using water to smooth out the caulk. Using caulk for this will really make a ton of little imperfections in your work outright disappear.

>> No.10155918

Have you tried a wig grip? I think Arda and beauty supply stores carry them. They're made of a soft material so maybe it would be a better barrier between wig and hairline without sacrificing it staying in place.

>> No.10155919

That's the one! Thank you so much!

>> No.10155933

Anyone have experience with finishing edges on large, weirdly shaped pieces of fabric? It's not synthetic and a fairly thick material so heat won't work.
I have to make a bunch of big fabric petals somewhat visible from both sides and I wanted to know if there's a better option than fray check, which seems fairly pricey and only comes in tiny bottles. The fabric is dark purple if that makes a difference.

>> No.10155953

Fuck I love this show, I’m meatwad cause I’m retarded

>> No.10156011

A lot of wigs (especially Arda) may come with tiny fibers on the hairline that are teased to add volume without bulk. If the wig is heat resistant, try smoothing those fibers to see if it helps. Arda also posted a quick tutorial about this issue: https://youtu.be/Rry0Vd3UphA

Hope this helps! Wig grips like other anon mentioned is also a good idea, or maybe wearing one of those soft stretchy jersey headbands (the ones you can get at any store) to protect your skin from the hairline if you can position the wig to hide it.

>> No.10156017

I’ve used regular clear nail polish/topcoat (which you can get for a couple bucks) like fray check with good results!

>> No.10156041

Maybe try using Pellon Clear-fuse? It's fusible interfacing that's relatively clear. There's also cheaper alternatives to fray check like Aleene's Stop Fraying ($6 for 4 oz).
I'm not sure if I'd recommend nail polish or topcoat since they can yellow over time.

>> No.10156043

Thanks, anon, I appreciate it

>> No.10156059
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Hiiii, first time stepping into making cosplays, how would I make something like Doppio's sweater? I can cut holes to make it look accurate but then it wouldn't look very clean near the holes.

>> No.10156181

What I would do here is get the right color sweater in a size a bit larger and longer than mine, cut along the diagonal line, sew it back together where it's closed while leaving a good inch of allowance, then topstitch the allowance folded on either side. It would make a clean hole with relatively little effort. You may have to take it in a bit to get a tight fit on the rest of the sweater.

>> No.10156197

ill definitely look into these options, thank you guys!

>> No.10156269

I think this is finally the thread where I can ask this, but...

Anyone know what happened to lolnada or nido.org? They just redirect to whatever "Telegram" is and I have no idea how it works.

I just want my Shika sets bros.

>> No.10156368

If I want to ease the widow's peak on a lacefront is it okay to just cut across the lace and make sure any loose fibers fall out?

>> No.10156384

I don't recommend it, plucking it with tweezers before cutting the lace is much safer

>> No.10156425

For some reason I didn't think of trying to tweeze the ventilated fibers out. Thanks, anon.

>> No.10156468
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Anyone have a good pattern that would need minimal modifications to for a fitted gakuran on a woman?
I am newish to sewing and this would be my first blazer so I want to keep structural mods to a minimum.
Ideally I want a woman's patterns since hers is fitted to her curves.

>> No.10156738

What is the general rule of thumb of converting women's shoe size to men's? This perfect shoe that I am looking for only comes in women's sizes.

>> No.10156742
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It depends on the country/sizing system. Use a shoe size conversion chart.

>> No.10156752

Typically 2 sizes up and in wide or extra wide if you can get it. Women's shoes are typically more narrow than mens. But, do try to consult the chart that the other anon provided for the best results.

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You could try using the pattern on the left and cropping it to be jacket length instead of a dress. Just fyi, you will have to make pattern adjustments no matter which pattern you use if you want the jacket to hug your curves. You also won’t be able to achieve anime level super tightly fitted jacket without sacrificing mobility.

>> No.10156780

I have a little bit of a weird situation. I ordered something from China that I was a little sketchy about (they didn't send me a confirmation email or a tracking number). The shipment took way longer than they originally listed so I asked for a refund through PayPal and the store obliged. A week and a half later the item arrives and I still have the refunded money in my account. To anyone that's been in a similar situation: should I expect a request to repay them some time in the future?

>> No.10156786

anybody have any good tutorials for sewing off center split wigs? i’m only finding stuff for center splits

>> No.10156797

wouldn't it be the same thing, but just angled

>> No.10156799

Nope. A seller shouldn't issue a refund until the item is question is back in their possession. If they don't, the buyer has no obligation to give it back to the seller.

>> No.10156822
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what kind of dress is this

>> No.10156823
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What's the best way to add a white streak/patch to a dark wig?
Or in this case would it be easier to get a wig with white temples and just darken the right side?

>> No.10156829

A really ugly one on a bro-ita with a messy room. Shame.

>> No.10156842


>> No.10156938

Arda sells dye sticks that are designed to work with their wigs. Otherwise, dillute some paint.

>> No.10156978

I think Kryolan color spray would be perfect for this. Arda sells it and they have a video on it on their youtube channel.

>> No.10157064
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I’m athletic but I sweat easily. I’m cosplaying with body paint & need to know what the best setting powder for body paint is? One that can overcome higher amounts of sweat would be awesome

>> No.10157188

You'll probably need something at the SFX level of hold. Try researching what those artists use. It might not be a bad idea to double up in setting powder and spray. In addition, make sure to use a good primer. You can look to the makeup community for that one.

>> No.10157190

On a side note, you need to manage your expectations. Actors in heavy body paint have a makeup team to thank for the consistent clean look, you won't. Reapplication will be necessary at some point.

>> No.10157306
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Should I wear male or female underwear under my Astolfo cosplay? Should I shave? Should I wear shorts under the skirt? Should I wear a fake bulge???

>> No.10157316

Depending on the area you need to cover (face vs. body), PAX might be a good option. It's a mixture of pros-aide adhesive and acrylic paint (Liquitex is usually the standard), and is basically a layer of adhesive on top of your skin mixed with pigment, so it is very long-wearing and transfer-resistant. The only thing is that I'm not really sure how it behaves with a lot of sweat, so if you go this route, do a patch test to see how it feels/holds up (and also to see if you're allergic to it/the acrylic paint). It's also a real bitch to remove, so make sure you get a good remover and plan other cosplays accordingly (say, in case you can't get all of it off). I would also definitely use normal face/body paint on your face for that same removal reason.

>> No.10157335

Whatever you're comfortable with, yes, yes, no

>> No.10157390

What do gulls use for characters wrapped in bandages? Think anything from head wraps to entire fingers, hands, and arms covered(look up tomb colonists from fallen london). I'm imagining something thin,
, and parchement-like, but I can't find anything like that. Help?

>> No.10157472
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Thanks, sadly because of deadlines I had to get mehron paint even though /cgl/ recommended bodypaint acrylics. Would something like PAX be a good idea?

>> No.10157479

if dick, male underwear. if vag, female underwear. if you want, wear a fake bulge but it won't net you any points

>> No.10157481

maybe actual bandages would do the trick?

>> No.10157508

All the bandages I can find are spongey and pourous. Far too fluffy for the way they're always portrayed.

>> No.10157676


My go-to for bandages and gauze is always cheesecloth.

>> No.10157695

2 questions:

1) How in the heck do I source out fabric online?
I'm trying to find myself some swimwear fabric (4way stretch, 80% nylon, 20% spandex), but I can't find the correct color for the life of me.
I order samples and they are never even close to what I am looking for.
Is there a service that can do custom fabric colors for swimwear fabric? Or am I just stuck with never owning a neon orangish-pinkish swimwear fabric?

2) Can I get away with sewing some swimming bottoms with just a sewing machine?
I don't own a serger, nor am I willing to blow money on one (no, I don't want to buy a cheap one).
I've seen some sources online that suggest you can finish seems with a sewing machine, but what would be the most professional stitch that I can perform on a sewing machine?

>> No.10157703
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need to try and get this thing smaller so it fits tight on my body. already tried the classic washing then drying on high and did nothing, what are my options? buying a different one isnt an option because nobody is selling turtlenecks this time of year.

>> No.10157704

it's called a tailor

>> No.10157708

Is this a subtle troll?

>> No.10157709
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no. im an absolute newbie at any kind of alteration and a dumbass that waited until last minute to assemble his cosplay. what are the chances a tailor could have it ready within a day?

>> No.10157711

underage b&

>> No.10157713

Doesn’t look underage just like a queer

>> No.10157716
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What a dumpster fire

>> No.10157717

What is the character?

>> No.10157723
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Diego Brando, from JoJo.

>> No.10157724

>but I can't find the correct color for the life of me
D y e

Also http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Sewing+knits

>> No.10157754

I second cheesecloth. It's super light weight, but in the event you need something that won't create holes so easily, try cutting a lightweight cotton fabric into strips.

>> No.10157758

It's extremely simple. Go on youtube and search "t-shirt alterations" or "how to take in a shirt". A tailor should be able to crank that out in an hour desu, but call a local if you're desperate to know.

>> No.10157816


>> No.10157818

Depends on your machine but the best finish would be a stretch stitch to assemble it and a zigzag stitch over the edge of the fabric. It should work fine but will probably be less sturdy than with a serger so it might not hold up as well with repeated wear

>> No.10157821

Holy hell, that's perfect. Thanks friends.

>> No.10157857

Any help on this? Not to be impatient but I gotta buy these things soon

>> No.10157886

PAX anon here, I personally don’t mind using PAX, but it is a pretty involved application and removal process. Look into tutorials (Cosplay.com and SFXWiki both have good info) to see if it’s something you are up to doing. If it is, like I said before, I would use the Mehron for your face and purchase pros-aide + remover and an acrylic shade that matches the color of the Mehron for the PAX body paint.

>> No.10157897

I need to figure out why the thick thread in my Dad's sowing machine keeps snapping. The tension is high enough, but the thread keeps getting stuck in the tension discs just before it gets back up and then down to the needle. If I lower the tension it starts bunching from underneath the stitch, which, from what I read is a result of the pressure from the top of the machine being too low.
I put this question here because I honestly have no idea where else I can ask and the manual the machine comes with is pretty useless. It's a pretty old sowing machine too. A Frister and Rossmann Model 45 Mark 1.
We had it working with thinner thread but the thick one just keeps snapping and it's frustrating as all hell.

>> No.10157905
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Could anyone help me identify these dungarees? It says "Atoll" on the side and on a tag in the front but I'm not finding any brand or anything remotely similar. The cosplayer either hasn't replied to inquiries on where she got them or just says she'll check the tag but doesn't follow up.
Thank you in advance

>> No.10157919
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Feel like there's too much fabric in the shoulders/ chest area of this shirt. Any suggestions on how/ where I should take it in to make it fit better?

>> No.10157928

I would love to get the pax paint but even with the tutorials, I maybe inexperienced and unprepared. I may buy it, but could mehron work? I’m only going from my head to my torso , so would mehron be good?

>> No.10157936

Mehron will work fine

>> No.10157938

These are most likely vintage from the 80s or 90s, finding the same exact ones is unlikely but if you like this style look at vintage winter sportswear.

>> No.10157940

Are you using the correct size of needle? If the eye is too small and the thread doesn't slide right it can cause shredding or snapping

>> No.10158024

That was what I feared. Oh well. Thank you tho, I will see what I find!

>> No.10158029
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What's the name of this kind of skirt and maybe even style overall?

>> No.10158082

Jesus that anatomy is fucked.
Is it supposed to go down to her knees or ankles?
If it is knees you can look for Lolita patterns.
If it is to the ankles look at ball gowns.

>> No.10158188
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How do I make the pattern of Vergils Vest.
Everything else isn't hard. I just have no Idea how to make it and still look good.

>> No.10158212

thanks. ive got a friend who sews as a hobby to help me out, hopefully we can make it work. didnt want to resort to ripping seams and all but it's the best I can do I guess

>> No.10158247


That poor Hex Maniac. It's probably meant to go down to the knees. Look at lolita patterns.

>> No.10158255

Is there a seam along the top edge? If so, there. If not, take in at the shoulder and wherever the sleeve seam is

>> No.10158258

Have you also adjusted the bobbin tension or just the top thread? If so, that's usually the key. If that doesn't work, I second the other anon's comment about the needle.

>> No.10158259

Her ankles are thicker than her waist

>> No.10158260

You shouldn't have to rip the seams if you can blend the stitch line in with the original seam. Put the shirt on inside out, pull the areas taught to your body where it want it shortened and pin. Then with chalk, a bar of soap, or disappearing fabric marker, make a line of where the pins were. Sew on that line and connect it to the armpit seam. Then just cut away the excess fabric and finish the edge. No seam ripping should be necessary, but if that method doesn't work then you might have to.

>> No.10158323

I've never dyed clothing before. How am I supposed to dye swimwear fabric that won't get ruined the minute it touches chlorine?
Also I know how to sew knits, I've been doing it for the past 4 years with costumes. What I'm asking for is what kind of stitch I could perfom with a sewing machine that would allow for stretching as well as remain durable like professional quality.
I've used this technique before, and while I'm comfortable with using it for one time use pieces like costumes, I'm not comfortable with it holding up to repeated wear.

>> No.10158344
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Is there any wig styling technique I could use to emulate whatever texture is apparent in Minori's hair? It seems like adding a touch of waves could work but I'm not 100% sure.

>> No.10158359

That's pretty much the best you can get from a sewing machine (stretch stitch+/- stretch zigzag) there's no magic secret techniques that allow you to replace a serger. That being said, why do you feel like a stretch stitch is only a one-time-use/costume use deal? Were you not using a ballpoint needle and getting a lot of running along your knit? Professional quality is a very nebulous term that doesn't really mean anything - if you mean comparable to manufactured/factory sewn swimwear, well that doesn't necessarily mean durable especially in the fast fashion era.

>> No.10158385
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How would I go about making a wig that’s mainly an undercut? Even the back is shaved and there’s just a small amount of long hair on the top

>> No.10158437
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What character is she cosplaying? I fell in love with this design

>> No.10158439

Kuromi. Sanrio Character.

>> No.10158443
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could i just make really big knife pleats for this skirt or would that even work? should i just stick with a ruffle?

>> No.10158445

>That's pretty much the best you can get from a sewing machine (stretch stitch+/- stretch zigzag) there's no magic secret techniques that allow you to replace a serger.
I think I may have answered my own question;
I think I just need to find an overlocking foot attachment (if I don't already have one floating around my sewing drawer). This should give me something close to what a serger can make.
>That being said, why do you feel like a stretch stitch is only a one-time-use/costume use deal?
Been reading a lot of mom blogs that swear on using sergers for everday use stuff because regular sewing machines just don't cut it.
Otherwise I have no problem with just using my sewing machine to make a swimsuit. Everything I've made always seemed sturdy to me.

>> No.10158465

Honestly, I find that mom blogs as a rule often know jackshit about sewing construction and deify their serger because they haven't thought critically about their seam type and finishes, or they just want the speed of a serger for cutting and finishing seams at the same time. Sewing folk who happen to become moms tend to be better at articulating exactly why one finish or another is preferred as opposed to "omg serger"

>> No.10158467

Get a dye that's meant specifically for the type of fiber you're using, probably iDye poly. Do a test piece and then dip it in pool water to see how it holds up.
I think just cutting layers into it and then using hairspray and your hands to separate it into loose strands would be enough
If you want it to look shaved without shaving your own hair, you'll have to construct your wig on a bald cap. There are a few tutorials on that on Youtube.
It would work, but it wouldn't look very accurate to the reference.

>> No.10158485
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Sup guys, does anyone know where I could find this exact pattern (or at least something very close to it) to be able to make Yoko Taro's scarf?

>> No.10158529

Look up black and white paisley fabric on Etsy or a large fabric selling site, you should be able to find something close.

>> No.10158564

You want flounces, not pleats. look up cosmic coterie’s sailor moon skirt tut for a better idea of how to approach it.

>> No.10158768

That's kinda the impression I got from it, but it's very easy to get sucked into their crackpot theories when you get enough anecdotes and "the industry standard is to use a serger" statements.
Regardless, I think the overcasting stitch is what I want to do. I even have the foot in my drawer so I should be set.
I will try out iDye poly, just looked it up now. Thanks!

Now the next question is, how do you mix dyes to get custom colours? I've never even mixed paints let alone dyes. My idea is to get several small pots with different dye ratios of pink/orange mixed, then see which one will yield a color closest to the top I'm trying to match.

>> No.10158776
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Does anyone happen to know of a way to get custom circle lenses? I've tried googling but the only thing I'm really finding is special effects ones but even those are pre-made. Considering cosplaying hibari but the eyes are kinda a critical element. Thank you for any help!

>> No.10158782

Athletic tape. Can find it by bandaids in any store. Peels off without hurting and is pretty good as a bandage. can rough it up a bit if you need it to look worn too. Depending on what the bandages look like some ribbon can work as well but unless that covers a large area its difficult to get it to stick.

>> No.10158804
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I'm making a classic Doomguy cosplay. Can I get some opinions about what direction to take the paint? Wife said it's too shiny.

>> No.10158884

Get it a little matter looking. You want to go for gunmetal looking more than anything else for OG Doomguy

>> No.10158901

okay bad boys, how unacceptable is it to have a medical device visible in cosplay?

>> No.10158904

Anyone who gives you shit for a medical device is an asshole

>> No.10158905

what kind?
don't sacrifice your health for vanity

>> No.10158907

insulin pump
its not really about "i am willing to risk my health for cosplay accuracy" but more how well do i need to hide it, i guess

i already hide badge and glasses but those are easy. the difficulty of where to hide a pump would largely depend on the cosplay. I do have at least one cosplay where i would not be able to hide it at all and I'm tempted to just not wear it again

very true

>> No.10158911

If you're ok with something labor intensive, my suggestion would be to make the rectangles into individual panels and then sew them together to make the whole vest.

The process of making the rectangles would go something like this:
>find approximate rectangle width and height
>cut out a rectangle + seam allowance out of lining fabric and fashion fabric
>mark out rectangle outline on each piece of fabric
>cut out a piece of batting the size of the rectangle
>pin lining, batting, and fashion fabric together and stitch together along the outside edges of the rectangle
>once the fabric sandwich is sewn, topstitch the pattern on top of the whole thing

As for patterning the vest, the only way to make a pattern is to draft it on yourself. Make the rectangles and sew them + the back of the vest to make a whole vest and then pin it against your body so that it fits how you want it to. Then draw in the lines for where the alterations need to be and base your final pattern on that mockup.


Seconding going for a more metallic look vs. the glossy look that you have now. Weathering also helps a LOT when you're trying to achieve a metal look. Adam Savage and Punished Props both have great weathering tutorials.

>> No.10158912

Have you considered clever ways of hiding it in photos? Creative props (for characters who might not have any) to block it from view or posing to hide it or even having the part of your body behind someone else to hide it? Like what that other anon said, do NOT sacrifice your health (life) for vanity. If you're doing a photoshoot and have a reliable person at hand to help in case of emergencies I could understand removing the device just to get nice pictures.

>> No.10158939

Thanks a lot

>> No.10158970

Mix your best guess of colors, do a test piece and adjust based on that. Darkness/intensity of color is based on how long you leave the fabric in so don't worry about having too much dye in the pot.
It's 100% acceptable. If you don't like how it looks you can always make something to cover it but don't worry about it showing, your health should always take precedence on your looks.

>> No.10159283
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I know this doesn't quite fit, but I've tried /wsr/ twice now to no avail. Do any of you gulls know the name of this cosplayer? My boyfriend wants to know the name of the person that haunts his dreams. I've also tried Greg Stephano the photographers website but he has nothing on the man.


>> No.10159324

Def go for some matte works, this looks like beaten metal though. Like with a ball hammer.

>> No.10159382
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So, I'm really thinking about making a Dark Souls Silver Knight cosplay on my own, but I don't even know where to begin. Does anyone know of any resources that might help me out with making armor? Also, where do you guys normally get your EVA foam from?

>> No.10159449

Unless you are so dedicated that you want to basal-bolus for the day (and cart around all that crap), just wear it.

>> No.10159470

I get mine from home depot usually. evil ted has some youtube videos that are probably the most helpful...especially with that helmet

>> No.10159502
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I wanted to do a take on a Kirby character, pic related to be exact. My only fear is a skin thing. Taranza isn't human but he does technically have brown skin, he's also an arachnid which probably has something to do with it. I'm white as hell and I genuinely don't know if people would see an issue with it. Thoughts?

>> No.10159518
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I'm a complete newfag to cosplay. I wish to cosplay as deku sir. I don't have skills but I do have money. What's the best best I can do for him? My female friends will help with makeup. Pic was found on Google. Also newfag poster to this board.

>> No.10159521

The character isn't human so no, you shouldn't have any problems. And if you do, just know that someone who is willing to get mad over that doesn't actually give a shit about racism and just wants to be mad for the power trip.

>> No.10159523

If you can google the picture than surely you can google "how to cosplay izuku midoriya" or even better, "how to cosplay".
There's a trillion tutorials suited to your every need on youtube alone. Come back when you have a specific question for a specific step in your progress after doing some research first, such as "I have to choose between these two wigs from these reputable sellers, which looks the best?" or "I'm having trouble getting his wig right, here's a picture of what I have so far, any tips?".

>> No.10159525

Okay, that's certainly fair. I'll look at various components and come back with a more workable question. Posting on 4chan past 2 am is rubbish.

>> No.10159538

Best of luck.

>> No.10159539

For dirt cheap EVA foam, try a chain dollar store and get some floor mats.
Note you do sacrifice some quality for the price, but I find that the thinner pieces are easier to work with and more versatile.

>> No.10159547

>but I don't even know where to begin
It's kinda hard to say this without coming off as a dick, but you aren't going to be able to do full armor as your first self-made cosplay. So the best place to start would be simpler props and getting acquainted with the materials and tools.

>> No.10159551
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I’m doing a PPG group with friends for Otakon and I’m looking up references for Blossom but I’m surprised to see nearly everyone doing a basic bow (on the left) and not like the one that she’s drawn with.

It shouldn’t be hard to make the exact shape, right? Do you think some stuffing for thickness and wire to hold it upright would help?

>> No.10159564

I'd err on the side of caution and go for a dark red rather than a brown, it also looks more accurate to me

>> No.10159565

You aren't being a dick for being truthful. What you're saying makes absolute sense, in order to run you've gotta learn how to walk first, right? I should give simpler projects a shot before taking something this ambitious head on.
Thanks, guys.

>> No.10159633

A lot of people do that now because it translates better from 2d to 3d. A bow like the one she actually has in the cartoon would look weird irl.
If you’re dead set on making the bow like that, what you’ve described sounds like the best way to get the shape.

>> No.10159686

Oh I wouldn't paint myself or anything like that, that's getting way too risky.

>> No.10159730

I have to iron a zentai suit for texture/sewing reasons.My ironing options are linen, cotton, wool, silk, and synthetic . Which one should I use?

>> No.10159842

Check the inside tag to see if it lists fiber content. If not, start with synthetic and work your way up the temperature scale if you’re not getting the result you want. Just be careful not to melt it.

>> No.10159865

That sounds like a valid reason for doing that. I’ll make some mockups and see which one looks better.

>> No.10159904

Then what were you asking about?

>> No.10160010

Hold up, what color are you trying to go with then?

>> No.10160067
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Thinking of making something similar to picture related for AX, but the head portion will be about 3' x 3'. Rather than layering and shaving the head, I'm thinking of using pepakura to get the 2D cutout and gluing the edges since I don't have room to work at my location for full-on shaving and grinding. How thick should the foam be, and is EVA foam too heavy for this?

>> No.10160090

Alright, after some research, I have found various products being sold, and this one seems like it is what I'm going for. Can anyone verify the quality? There's apparently a wig add-on towards the bottom of the page. If anyone knows if it is of quality I'd like to know. It seems pretty accurate and well made from the photos, but has no reviews. I'm not going for competition here, I'm doing this for fun with a Toga cosplayer. I'm a 25 year old man with a career so learning to sew and such isn't really in my time budget sadly.


>> No.10160118
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I'm wanting to find a way to wear a large sword on my back for a con, but have the mount/whatever hidden. The sword is a bit unwieldy (~4ft long) and wider than regular (about two palms wide), so I can't use a regular scabbard or sheath of any kind. It's also NOT a buster sword, I just chose that picture as a rough example of what I want to do. Any suggestions on how to do this?

>> No.10160119
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The best idea I've had so far is to embed (large) magnets in the sword and have a couple of corresponding magnets on a belt loop as well as attached to something like pic related. I don't know what this thing is called but know it's used for smaller scabbards, though. Any alternatives that wouldn't be easily seen through a shirt would be great - I don't want to be walking around visibly sporting one of these.

>> No.10160121
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Where's a good place to get a fake wedding band? Most costume jewelry I see has some sort of fake jewels or engraving (like, LOTR), I just need a cheap "metal" ring.

>> No.10160126

Try looking into how to make heads for fursuits. EVA sounds like it’d be too heavy. Iirc furries use green upholstery foam.

You’re 25 but can’t google reviews for a company?

Embedded magnets are the way to go. I can’t give you any more information without knowing what character you’re trying to cosplay though. What the character wears can drastically change how you make your mount.

>> No.10160127

I need to dye a cape i bought, it's satin, and needs to be a darker green than it currently is. Would rit dye work on this? Also how do i make it less shiny?

>> No.10160132

Really common pattern, try with women shopping market with all this scarf, usually near the cash point

>> No.10160134

Pepakura/EVA guy here, thanks for the answer. Seems like stacking and cutting/shaving seems to be the way to go, I'll explore options with this material but I assume it doesn't harden with heat gun like EVA foam would.

>> No.10160147

>You’re 25 but can’t google reviews for a company?
Well I know that not every product a company makes is strictly good or bad. I have bought stuff here before, but I mean I trust /cgl/ for some reason.

>> No.10160154
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Quick question, the goal is to make a simple breastplate, something like this, without the lower segments. Maybe with a central ridge. The purpose is LARP rather than cosplay and it's probably intended to wear with a dress. What material should I use. I've got a few PVC pipes that can be flattened into sheets of different gauge- 2mm to 5mm, I've got EVA mats and I can purchase something called Gutta, it's PCV foam, I assume it's another name for Sintra.

>> No.10160155

Miccocostumes is a trusted site with good stuff. The photos are pretty accurate to the quality you will get. I can't speak on the wig quality, but it looks like it is thin without much volume. If you're not planning on the highest quality cosplay, then it should work just fine. If you want something more accurate, consider getting it styled or buying that elsewhere. You're really not going to find a "ready to be worn" style right out of the box though, imo.

>> No.10160156

*I mean that last part for anywhere, not just micco

>> No.10160157

You could buy one off etsy that's made for engraving and just ask for it plain

>> No.10160158

It's satin, my dude. It's not going to get less shiny. You should've picked a different material

>> No.10160163

> without knowing what character you’re trying to cosplay
Ah, see, that's the thing, there won't be one. I need to have the thing with me, but I don't want to have my hands tied up carrying a big-ass sword all day and I'd rather it was just on my back, not interfering. It doesn't really matter what the holder looks like as long as it's relatively non-visible under "regular" clothes (jeans and a shirt, nothing tight-fitting or bulky).

>> No.10160177

So to be clear, you're not cosplaying, you just want to take a big ass sword with you to a con?

>> No.10160179

you need to pick a dye that matches the fiber type, satin is just the weave, not the fiber type. I assume it's polyester though, so you'll need something like iDye poly. As for the shine, there's nothing to do about it.
EVA foam is the cheapest and most beginner-friendly, for a simple shape like this one it will work great.

>> No.10160181

Any of you cosplayed as a Victorian ? I need to make 1840 shoes but don't know where to begin

>> No.10160185
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Do you have to make them, or do you just need a pair that can pass as accurate to the period? If it's the latter, get character shoes (a type of dance shoes) in the style of pic attached and make satin or leather covers.

>> No.10160190

Thanks, I'm mostly concerned about EVA being too soft and flimsy. I guess we can try doing a test piece from EVA and if that works- try PVC foam, which is way more rigid from what I understood.

>> No.10160394


I’m the anon who you answered >>10150905 . Thank you for the suggestion! I actually was mistaken on how I wanted to do it and found a reflective one way window film instead that I think would go better. I am having issue with getting the film to stay in place to dry. It keeps lifting up from the lens (probably because the lens itself is plastic and not glass) and was wondering if you had any advice regarding having it stay in place. Only thought was to have something weight it down while it dried.

>> No.10160423
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Wait why are you bringing a huge sword with you to a con if you aren’t cosplaying? You’ll look like pic related.

1) don’t namefag
2) buying historically accurate shows will be cheaper and easier than trying to make them out of modern shoes

>> No.10160424

Sorry didn’t meant to reply to that second anon lmao

>> No.10160563
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i’m kinda stuck for the wig. i don’t want to buy a long wig because the tangles would make me cry, so i’m thinking maybe i could... clip in long black strips of fabric? i have parted black hair that matches her perfectly, just not the length. anyone else have a better ideas for me lmao?

>> No.10160574

I say if you have the budget for it, get a wig. I honestly can’t picture any situation where a normal head of hair with black strips of fabric hanging down looks better compared to an actual wig.

Personally, when it comes to super long wigs I tend to purchase a slightly shorter style that still suits the character (i.e. down to the waist or butt for a character with hair to their shins). I find that it still maintains the overall aesthetic of the costume without all the nightmare of a wig that is THAT long. Tangling is still inevitable with long wigs of course, but I’ve found the process of detangling a lot easier when you pre-treat your wigs with Motions Oil Sheen Spray or silicone spray lubricant.

>> No.10160596
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Yes. I know it makes me sound like a complete fag, but I still need to bring the damn thing. There's nowhere for me to store it on-site, otherwise I'd do that when I'm not moving it around. It's not just for the hell of it, either, otherwise I wouldn't bring the thing at all.

>you'll look like pic related
Potentially, yeah, but it's not shaped or sized anything like that picture and I won't be dressed like an absolute tool. I'll probably look silly anyway, but hell, it's a convention, there'll be people there with way worse getups than mine.

>> No.10160616

So let's get this straight. You're
>not cosplaying
>not using the sword in any way
>not bringing the sword to the con for fun

So what's the point?

>> No.10160619
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thank u for the advice anon!! i will def check out some long wigs then and use those sprays!

also i should’ve clarified more, but by “fabric” i meant the strips this cosplayer is using in hers, but i have no idea what material that is (cellophane??) i think it’d be cool to experiment making an entire wig out of a similar material to hers

>> No.10160621

Why I'm doing what I'm doing is entirely beside the point, and largely irrelevant when I just need help figuring out how to do it. If you've got different suggestions on how to mount it based on different character styles, great, I'd love to hear them. If not, then it doesn't matter, so why bother getting into this whole discussion?

>> No.10160625

Well this is a cosplay board, not a "bring a sword to a con because it's my emotional support sword" board.

>> No.10160641

Doesn't everyone compensate for having a tiny penis by waving a giant sword around? God, anon...have some fucking empathy.

>> No.10160642

DA, but that's a great tip. I've considered using shorter wigs myself, but it feels reassuring to hear that from someone else.

>> No.10160682

I need help and I'm kind of in a time crunch here.

I'm cosplaying as a character that has a relatively simple design but I need help with her logo. I have a lycra bodysuit and I found the character's logo online, had it transferred to an iron on sheet and ironed it onto the bodysuit. Now it actually managed to go onto the suit but when I put it on, it cracks? I need to fix it but I have no idea how. A friend recommended just sewing a patch on to cover it but I'm worried that I won't have enough time. Another friend recommended acrylic paint but I've read that acrylic also leads to cracking.

>> No.10160702

looks like latex or vinyl. You could try making the whole wig out of it, but I don't think it would mix very well with wig fibers, it looks very odd on her. I can't remember her personal account but Christine of @thedangerousladies did something like that for her Dia wig and I think it looks pretty good.
acrylic will also crack, some fabric paints won't crack if the layers are thin enough but an appliqué will always be your best bet. You can just make your logo out of lycra and sew along the edge with a satin stitch, it shouldn't take too long.

>> No.10160861
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Cosplaying pic related,how would I go about attaching a shirt like collar to a bomber jacket with a round neck, and what kind of material would you recommend?

>> No.10160871

Twill for the fabric and you’d just sew on the collar like if you were to put the collar on a shirt. Just remember to clip your curves so the collar follows the neckline correctly.

>> No.10161320
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Can anybody recommend me a way to make the spider web pattern on a suit jacket like this?

I'm not the best at sewing, would fabric paint be an alright idea?

>> No.10161359
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Hey, so I got my dream shoes off of Depop, but as expected, these shits are absolutely rank. They reek of a stoner's den lathered in cat piss.
I would like to know if anyone has any suggestions on how to cleanse me of this ammonia set of sins.

They are 5/6 inch platform shoes, covered in glitter, I'm unsure how the glitter stays on, I clearly want to salvage them but I don't want to damage them through the rough cleaning that these clearly need. Also there is a fucking dead roach in the right shoe. I mean 60$ and Depop, what was I expecting, but I would like to know, do any of you have tips on thoroughly cleaning delicate shoes?

>> No.10161397

freeze them with baking soda inside
The longer you freeze them the more smell will go away , like days

>> No.10161399

Sewing would would the best, but yes you could use fabric paint. You could even use liquid stitch to attach matte ribbon, but again nothing will look better than sewing.

>> No.10161703

I know you can use black fabric to hide your face/eyes while still being able to see through it. Like those halloween grim reaper masks.

But what about non-black fabrics? If I need to use a grey or a blue, is there anything I need to keep in mind? I'm planning on using a cloth mask to hide my face, but that part of the costume isn't black.

>> No.10161708


If you are still around, anon, what I would suggest is trying to make the helmet first.

Thats a pretty good starter project, and you will learn a lot doing it. Once you have the helmet done, you will know whether or not you are happy with your level of skill and whether you think you can continue making the rest of the pieces you need.

>> No.10161712

Any mesh or chiffon should let you see through, the closer to your face the better you'll see. Lighter fabrics will be less opaque from the outside. You can test them in the store by having someone take your picture from 5 or 10 feet away with the fabric in front of your face.

>> No.10161723

I think anon is afraid that there might be people who recognize and identify the character as being black, and since they aren't then one of those people might take offense that they're cosplaying a "black" character.

Which is completely asinine and those theoretical people cam fuck off. You can cosplay any character cross-race or gender as long as you're not doing blackface or anything else generally regarded as offensive.

>> No.10161728

Why not just make a mask? Honestly painting yourself at all for a character this cartoony will look sort of weird, and if you do a mask you can do glowy eyes.

>> No.10161887
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Cosplaying for the first time and looking at Makoto's outfit from p5 dancing. I don't really want to spend too much on buying/making custom stuff that I'll only end up wearing a couple times, and I found a skirt from a brand that I like that I would actually wear outside of the cosplay. pic related, is this a close enough substitute?? the length and pleats (i've seen it irl) are perfect but I'm just worried about the pattern.

>> No.10161889

When priming foam with Plastidip, does it make a difference if I use white or black Plastidip? I'd prefer to use white so I can see where I've covered on my black foam, but every video I've seen uses black.

>> No.10161890

>spend too much on buying/making custom stuff that I'll only end up wearing a couple times
That’s literally what cosplay is.

That skirt looks really inaccurate, you would honestly probably be better off buying a plain one and painting stripes on it.

>> No.10161892
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Hey, pokemon is my favorite franchise. However I feel that even with it's popularity, I plan on getting this in a more high quality sports jacket, like umbra or adidas tier, just so I can casually wear the top.

My main fear is that if I get it like that, it will become indistinct from just a guy wearing sports clothes to a convention

>> No.10161961


Thank you anon.

>> No.10161964

>OP:"This character is a brown colored insect and I'm not sure if I would receive hate for painting my skin this color even though its not a human or black-coded"
>"Hm, you should be fine, but maybe go with more of a darker red than brown"
>OP: "oh I wouldnt dare do anything close to that, too risky"

I initially thought the same but this doesn't make sense anymore

>> No.10161966

The colors are way too muted to be recognizable as Makoto. Give the Queen what she deserves as look for a different one

>> No.10161968

So long as you have the white wig/hat and Pokemon bandana, you'll be fine. But, carry a pokeball with you if you're that worried.

>> No.10162010

Get a black athletic jacket and make the red/orange appliques. Attach them with magnets or something to avoid making modifications to the base jacket.

>> No.10162081
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Trying to make Boogiepop's hat and getting lost on the center gold bit.

What can I use for the hole punched center button? It's like a flat drain stopper, but it has a ring as well. Trying to get something better than the cardboard cutouts people use.

>> No.10162098


Here is what you do.

Get some thin craft foam, the common 2 mm paper sized sheet stuff. Then you do this:

Cut out a circle that is the size of the full button. This is your base.

Then cut out another circle about 1/3rd the size. Glue that in the middle of the first.

Then glue the whole thing 'face down' in the middle of your remaining foam, so that the whole thing is covered, and cut from the back outwards to trin the thing to being circular again.

This will create a round shape with a slight outward bulge.

For detailing, you can make a new small circle and glue that onto the outside for the 'cap'.

For the little dots around the middle, use very small googly eyes.

For the ring along the outside, you can cut a long thing strip of foam and loop it around the perimiter of the button, joining the ends together for a firm fit. This will also hide any rough cuts from step three above.

Seal, prime, and paint the whole thing gold. I'd recommend making the other three buttons as simple foam circles painted the same way for visual consistency.

>> No.10162218

Tbh if he sews the appliques on with a professional look, I think the end result would look fashionable to wear regardless

>> No.10162396
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I’m a forgetful idiot and I forgot to buy setting powder. I have setting spray but I think it won’t be good enough. Would it be a smart idea to buy baby powder and if so, should I spread the baby powder on my body before I put on body paint or after? And does setting spray react badly to baby powder? I don’t wanna hurt myself

>> No.10162400

If you're at a store that sells baby powder they should have setting powder too.

>> No.10162422


>> No.10162512

What are some good quality sites to get custom shirts printed?

I looked on redbubble but it seems like I need to make an account. Also I'm not sure on their quality.

>> No.10162686
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With how popular 3D printers are, I assume at least someone here has seen or heard of people using them for cosplays. Anyone know of a way to fasten together long objects like maces or staffs, etc. that are mostly 3D printed? I don't want to use PVC or some other kind of tubing because they generally feel like shit and are super bendy, but I also don't want to carve the things out of wood. Stuff along the lines of pic related, where it makes sense to print it as opposed to just gluing a panel onto a rod.

>> No.10162712

Pegs and holes

>> No.10162731

You can design the parts to screw together

>> No.10162868

those still rely on the strength of the printed part, which isn't great for larger pieces since they can crack on the layer lines. Plus, threads in general usually have have at least some slop when you screw them in since the plastic would deform, meaning the parts would be misaligned even if you did everything perfectly

>> No.10162875

What about magnets? Rare earth magnets are pretty affordable and are quite strong.

>> No.10162897

I actually tried the magnets route, didn't work as well as I had hoped. It held together okay, but as soon as I tilted it the whole thing kind of started flopping about and disassembled itself. I kind of want to try some bigger magnets but the issue right now is finding a way to anchor them that isn't just glue, which can rip out, as well as having enough area to actually place them. Been tinkering with different shapes so I can use just one and it wouldn't spin around.

>> No.10162910

Black is a better base coat if you're painting over it with metallic paint IMO, but nah, it doesn't actually matter which you use if you're painting on top of it. I think you see a lot of black because it tends be more widely available. It also comes in a lot more colors, which is worth checking out because unless you need a very specific shade because it's really nice to hit it with the plastidip and be done.

>> No.10163021
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Hey all, I have never cosplayed before, and I'd really like to. I plan on cosplaying Kaiki Deishu from Monogatari, and I have absolutely no idea what type of wig would be best, and how to style it. Do any of you have specific recommendations on which wig I should get/how to style it? Thanks in advance, I just don't know where to start.

>> No.10163084

It only makes a difference based on the coat of paint you intend to use.
A light coat of paint can show up darker or lighter depending on whether you use black or white plastidip.
Just go with white if that's what you have/prefer. I really don't see why there would be any issues with using it, it's just a primer afterall.

>> No.10163098
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first time needing a long wig, let alone styling one, and I’m genuinely stumped. I dont know where to start, where to buy a good quality wig for a decent price, what length/general type of wig to get, how to cut as little as I can myself, what the style is called and how to make it all wavey and split at the sides and how to keep it that way. its not my first time styling by any means but my usual avenue is pretty much useless here.

>> No.10163100

just in case they dont have setting powder, apply the body paint on dry but cleaned skin and then apply the spray then the powder, should be fine together.

>> No.10163118
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Im going to EDC in two weeks. These guys were on clearance. I want to make them into armbands. Any thoughts? I was going to drill holes and run fishing line through.

>> No.10163119

Sounds pretty gay desu

>> No.10163124
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Last year I did perlers, but I wanted to try something different.

>> No.10163130

Does anyone have any maid cafe dress patterns they could share? Con is next week and I’m kind of in a pinch after other plans fell through

>> No.10163155
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Arda Wigs' Marty. It's by no means a cheap wig but it doesn't require much styling to get Kaiki's hairstyle. If you don't want to use a Marty, I suggest looking up wig walkthroughs/tutorials for characters with spikey, slicked back hair like Zack Fair or Phoenix Wright and then adapting those techniques to suit your needs.

Arda and Epic are good places to buy wigs. 16" is about shoulder length on most people. You can just buy a wavy wig. The "split" at the sides are actually just hair that are tied up in twintails so you can do that and then sew additional wefts to cover up the exposed tracks or buy those clip-on pigtails.
Arda's Vivian and Epic's Hestia are good choices.

Any basic dress pattern should work for a maid dress with some modifications. It really depends on what you want on your dress.
If you're dead set on using a premade pattern, Hey Cut Sew has a maid specific pattern (Maid Café) and their Glomp XD pattern can easily be modified into a maid uniform too.

>> No.10163161
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Look to cosplay as this guy and I cant seem to find any good looking jewelry that matches his, should I just use fabric or is there a place that sells cheep jewelry?

>> No.10163168

all his jewelry is super simple... what are you having trouble finding? a crystal on a leather cord????

>> No.10163179

aliexpress, m8.

>> No.10163262

Fishing line is going to be very uncomfortable, I recommend using a strap at least 2cm wide or so, or else it's going to dig into your skin.

>> No.10163274
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I woke up in the middle of the night with this idea for poseable Entrapta hair and am curious if it's feasible.

1) Case heavy-gauge wire in fabric boning-style (so it can be glued to things more easily).
2) Shave a pool noodle with a hole in the middle down at one tip.
3) Stick the cased wire down the hole in the pool noodle. Wrap the wire around the ends and glue it down at the tips.
4) Stick magnets at the tips of the pool noodles. Stick more magnets in light items to be "held" by hair.
5) Wrap hair around noodle, secure with flexible glue.
6) Stick a large screw casing into the top of the bun. Drill a hole in a hefty headband. Before wearing, stick under wig, screw nail through headband and wig into casing.

Will this give me pigtails that can be bent into shapes and hold those shapes?

>> No.10163462

Regardless of your filler, the way that the hair is applied and styled is going to make or break the build. It always comes down to the final look and surprisingly that is where many people fail. PLEASE use wefts instead of putting two wigs on there. Or at least harvest the wefts from a wig.

As for the headband + screw idea, make sure to add a foam base where the screws would be sticking into the tails. The peak of the ponytails needs more support to achieve that anime look. Stick it on top of the noodle like an ice cream cone if that helps visualize it. Otherwise the headband + screw is a sound idea. Look up some tutorials on Tavros from Homestuck horn attachment tutorials if you need some help.

>> No.10163467

>Will this give me pigtails that can be bent into shapes and hold those shapes?
Test it out. It sounds theoretically sound, but you won't get a true test of movement until you give it a shot.

>> No.10163701
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what kind of tools would I need in order to safely cut an acrylic helmet like pic related in order to make a helmet?

>> No.10164027
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Doing my first cosplay, but I have no idea how to properly style a wig
and no idea where to start, any tips would be helpful

>> No.10164029
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Oh i want to do this character too btw

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So, i have been send here from the Larp thread. I want to portray a Cossak, and for that i want to have a typicall cossack haircut called Chupryna. Problem is, that that requirers a very long middle part and baldness on the sides like pic related. I have a hair length of 1 cm max on the sides, and 3 cm on top at most, is there any way to do this. I have been thinking about a partiall baldcap and extansions in the middle, but im open for any idea.

>> No.10164186

anything you do that isn't your natural hair cut that way is going to look retarded, your only viable option is to keep growing your hair

google is your friend, arda has plenty of basic styling videos for wigs

>> No.10164228

hm, ok, thank you regardless

>> No.10164322
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Where can I find lime green or any light green faux fur fabric in a physical shop, other than Joann's, no Joann's near me has it

>> No.10164325


Also would it be possible to just dye white faux fur

>> No.10164428

You can do it w rit dyemore. I've done it before!

>> No.10164429

so this is an embarrassing af question but i bought white tights to wear under a cosplay dress and i thought they would be opaque but you can totally see my underwear. I'm not really sure what to do. Buy white seamless underwear I guess?

>> No.10164442

Get a pair of those white spandex sports shorts? I have no idea what they're called, but they're like... skin-tight boxers, for women, sort of.

>> No.10164453

bike shorts?

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Yeah, these things. Get them thin enough and they might not even show a seam, I think. or just another pair of tights? I don't know how uncomfortable that would be, though.

>> No.10164458

Spanx or any similar kind of shapewear is a good choice. They sell a variety of types such as a body suit, shorts, dress, and onesie, so chose the one that's right for your costume. Make sure to try them on in-store and check the tag for suggested fitting. Remember that you'll be wearing it for a couple of hours. It should be compressed against your skin but not so tight that you can't breathe or move.

>> No.10164530
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I'm planning to make this mask from EVA foam finished with bondo and I'm unsure how to approach the eyeholes. My current plan is to do the bondo first then do a sort of jack-o-lantern approach, drill holes along an outline then cut through them. I'm worried if I cut the eyeholes first it will be difficult to get the bondo on smoothly, especially around the edges. Thoughts?

>> No.10164634
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What are some cosplaying options for very short guys? I'm new to this and I'm not sure what an appropriate cosplay would be difficulty wise. Perhaps Koichi from JoJo?

>> No.10164651


I'd cut the eyeholes first, and plan to file/sand the eyeholes after to clean them up.

>> No.10164754

Holy shit this website is great, thank you

>> No.10164785
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How should I go about making the smoke that goes around his shoulders? I was thinking wire for the base but I'm not sure if cotton would look too cheap

>> No.10164895

make a wire frame and cover it with polyfil, then spray the polyfil with hairspray

>> No.10164922

Whats a good material to serve as a base for a big, bulky piece that is still lightweight?

I have a fairly large and complex part of the costume that I am expecting I will have to carve out of some kind of foam, in something thats mostly a large x-shape. Should I be using basic styrofoam blocks as the base and then use foam sheets to layer it/make it not look like styrofoam for the end? Or is there a better base material to use for sculting large foam pieces than normal styrofoam?

I've worked with eva foam sheets before to good effect, but in this case the piece is big enough that would result in the completed version being hollow, which seems weak.

>> No.10165032

insulation foam boards, the pink stuff

they're made of polystyrene and you can use a hot wire to cut out larger shapes

>> No.10165163

Who gives a shit about height? Just cosplay who you want. You're spending money, time, and effort, might as well like what you're cosplay as.

>> No.10165165
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I’m trying to do Tom Nook but I can’t find his classic sweater vest anywhere. Anyone know where I may be able to get it? I’d even do a custom order if I must. Any help would be appreciated

>> No.10165187

Wearing shorts under the tights? Is that a thing people do? I have some nude shorts but i just figured itd be too weird to wear them under. i just wanna keep the illusion that my legs don't end but its kinda hard when the tights arent completely opaque.

>> No.10165192

DA, can you describe or picture the look you're going for? its getting hard to visualize

>> No.10165398

What's the best way to use the restroom in an elaborate costume?
Do you have a friend help you out/in?
Do you just take it off?
Are you supposed to build in a hatch while you're making it?

Is this even a concern I should have?

>> No.10165405

Depends on the type of costume and what the limitations are of said costume.

>Do you have a friend help you out/in?
It helps, but it may sometimes be possible to do it yourself. You could probably ask a stranger in line for help if need be.

>Do you just take it off?
Yes...? As opposed to what?

>Are you supposed to build in a hatch while you're making it?
Yes. This is a vital step to any costume, much like installing zippers to get out and into a costume. If you're asking if you need to build like a long john detachable square just at your crotch, no. Just make sure it won't take you an hour to get in and out of costume because you're going to end up pissing yourself. In addition to that, do try to schedule regular bathroom use so that you're not desperately running off and fumbling with your costume at the last second. Go at the first sign of trouble or every few hours.

>Is this even a concern I should have?
It's a basic human need my dude.

>> No.10165634

How does one get into contact with cosplay photographers? Specifically for Anime North. I'm aware I'm a major dumbass for asking this question but I suck at stuff

>> No.10165660

Usually photographers post their openings on Instagram or Facebook. Try looking through the Anime North tag on Instagram or through an Anime North Facebook group. If all else fails, try asking other cosplayers you know who go to Anime North.

>> No.10165790

do you have time to buy different tights? Like some dancer tights that are more opaque? It sounds like you bought cheap thin tights.

>> No.10165920

I work outside for my job, and I have developed a very noticeable farmers tan. I am wearing a costume that has a fishnet top, and don’t want the ridiculous looking tan lines to ruin the work that I put into it.

What are my options?
Tanning bed?
Spray tan?
I’ve heard bronzing lotion almost never looks good.

>> No.10165947

A spray tan might be a safer option than a tanning bed, but yes those are your three options.

>> No.10165948

Not that it will reverse the damage done, but try to be more sun conscious to lessen the darkness. Wear a lightweight breathable jacket or long sleeved athletic undershirt. Apply sunscreen on the clock and keep your skin moisturized.

>> No.10166122

Planning on Sigurd from FGO, but what color is the middle section of his hair?

It looks anywhere between dark blue to light purple. Any help is appreciated.

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Pic didnt attach...

>> No.10166336

Looks like a steel gray or a gray-toned mauve to my eyes. Try to look for more reference photos in different lights to compare. But honestly, it doesn't matter all too much. Bringing your interpretation to life is what matters most.

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It's a tricky color anon, but I'd interpret it as either a gray-black or purple-gray sort of color, depending on what you prefer.

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Tried hot glue with Eva foam, shit result
Should I just remake the piece or is there a way to save it?
I also sanded the edges I glued togheter, but that's because I'm a retard
Any other glue suggestion for the UK? I would order from Amazon the evo stik contact glue but they don't ship to NI...

>> No.10166643
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Having trouble on figuring out a wig to use for the Runaway Kid.

>> No.10166659

If the fabric you're using for this project is synthetic and you haven't cut into it already, you could try cutting the fabric with a hot knife. This melts the edges slightly and seals them to prevent fraying.

>> No.10166723


You can save that piece, I think. Use caulk to fill in the seam, using water to smooth out the surface. That will fill in all of the gaps you see there, and will create what appears to be a smooth surface.

It might not look perfect if there are any weird bulges in your join, but it will save 90% of your work there.

For reference, I never use hot glue. It has a tendency to melt foam, and on a hot summer day your glue will weaken (the whole point of hot glue is that it gets soft with heat) and as a result is more likely to come apart in hot weather. Which is NOT something you want to happen to your costume after you put so much work into it.

I use superglue for almost everything. Occasionally, for pieces that need to stick IMMEDIATELY because I can't afford to hold it in place long enough for the glue to cure/its a loadbearing piece that will take some weight, I use contact cement. But not hot glue.

>> No.10166806

I have really nasty and scarred up legs so I always wear dance tights when I cosplay characters with bare legs. The character I want to do wears sandals though so I’m not sure what to do.
Putting concealer on my legs doesn’t work too well because the scars have a weird texture to them. Should I just wear tights with sandals?

>> No.10167171

They were called 'professional grade ballerina tights' cost me like $15 and they dont rip at all. i'm not gonna buy new tights.

>> No.10167325

New thread >>10166590

>> No.10171149

If you wanna try salvage the piece, try using some acrylic caulk. Fill in all the gaps with it, and with a wet finger, smooth it all out and feather out the seam, then let it dry/cure. Acrylic caulk is good because it allows the seam to remain flexible. However, once you apply it, you can't really sand it, which is why it's critical to smooth it all out with a wet finger as I described.
I tend to use acrylic caulk on any of my EVA foam projects to cover up seams, patch up imperfections, etc.
Honestly if it were me, I would just redo the part. I would ditch the hotglue seam welding altogether too.

>Any other glue suggestion

If done right, the foam will rip before the seam does. The stuff is meant to be very durable and flexible, you can't go wrong with it. Look for LePage, Barge, or any other similar brand. I use the stuff for 99% of my EVA welding.
Otherwise for heavy duty applications that will bear a lot of weight/stress (shoes or boots for example), I use Shoe Goo, Goop, or whatever shoe adhesive variant you might find.
Just go to your local hardware supply store (think the big one is B&Q in the UK if I'm not mistaken?), they should have stuff like I've mentioned.
Only time I use hot glue is for adding details and decorations. Even then, I try stick with contact cement. I never use the hotglue for welding seams together or anything that will take on any amount of stress.