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>> No.10235144

i'm trying to make my own resin molds from silicone and i know that the casts are usually made out of clay; but i wanted to ask: can they be made out of EVA foam as well or will the silicone stick permanently/melt?

>> No.10235530

Trying to make a wig have anime spike hair. Not going to large and only need half of the wig with spikes. I found a guide on instructables but I'm open to any tips or secrets anyone has on this

>> No.10235560

>Got2b Freeze Spray (This is THE cosplay wig styling brand for a reason)
>Hair gel, fabric glue, or Got2B Glued gel
>Teasing brush or a similar natural bristle brush (plastic bristles will get caught or break through the wig's synthetic fibers)
>Fine toothed comb w/ a long handle or any thin stick like a chopstick or whatever to separate hairs
>alligator clips, barrettes, or anything you have available en masse

1) Separate each spike into 3 horizontal layers: top, middle, and bottom
2) Tease the middle layer. This will create your base for defying gravity. Create a dense rat nest at the root and then follow through but taper out to the tip of the strand of hair.
2) Seal with a good layer of hairspray from all directions only on the middle layer
3) Dry with hair dyer on a low or cool setting to avoid burning the synthetic fibers. I like to wiggle the nozzle of my dryer back and forth to avoid direct and constant heat.
4) Gently brush on the top layer over the middle layer and smooth it out, gradually putting it into your desired shape. Use the hairspray and dryer method. Repeat with bottom layer.
5) You may find that the tips of your spikes are longer than need be or seem to come apart rather than form the perfect spike. Cut away excess by trimming at a -45 degree angle and then apply a pea-sized amount of either hair gel, fabric glue, or Got2B Glued gel to your index and thumb finger. Twirl the tip between them and set with a quick blast of your hair dryer.
6) Repeat until all spikes are completed.

Here's a good visual tutorial on it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsMfIVK8Vqk

>> No.10235618

Thank you kind sir, you have saved my sorry ass this day

>> No.10235626
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Any idea what to use for the cape and the sword?

>> No.10235651

Sword: EVA foam
cape: could be a lot of things, I think making the shapes out of felt and stitching them together might look nice

>> No.10235865

I'd like to make my skin-tone 2 or 3 shades lighter to achieve an almost translucent skin. What kind of make-up should I buy. Also, if anyone has a tutorial that could be useful, I'd be thankful.

Thanks in advance!

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>> No.10235958

*sir or madam

>> No.10235959

Once I heat-seal EVA foam does it ever have to be heat-sealed again? I'm going to be working on and off on a full-body armor set for several months and I'm just worried if I have to seal it again since some of the adhesive will open up from heat and cause certain pieces of fall off or leave visible seams.

>> No.10236009

I'm not sure but if you have the silicone already you could try a small test. I can't find anything online about foam and silicone either, sorry I can't be more help

>> No.10236032

Your skin isn't going to look translucent just with lighter makeup

>> No.10236045

i haven't bought it yet, wanted to make sure it was a route that i could take before spending the money but heck, seems only way to know is trying.
thanks for trying, though; i appreciate it.

>> No.10236068

Glad I could help! Best of luck with your project

>> No.10236073
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Planning on going as Char Aznable from Mobile Suit Gundam in a Con coming up but I have zero experience with making costumes. The gloves and the black/gold parts, especially the helmet are my main worries. Any ideas? I wanna avoid spending a fortune on a cheap premade costume

>> No.10236075

The gloves and gold tassel trims can be easily purchased, so don't worry about those. You can use fabric paint or heat transfer paper, or a vinyl transferable fabric to create the look. Consider commissioning the helmet or buying more elements of the costume so that you can put your focus into perfecting it. Worse comes to worse, you could buy a helmet in a similar shape, paint it, and then use foam clay or worbla to create the embossed design.

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Purchased, like just buy them off of Etsy or something? I’ve never worked with heat transfer stuff either, that’s the stuff with the iron on paper right? I’ll see if I can get a cheap commission on the helmet, but I might have to just buy a premade one. Thanks!

>> No.10236078

Not him, but where can you go to find people who do prop commissions like that? is there a guide for this thread like the buyfag one anywhere?

>> No.10236081

Not the same anon but when it comes to the helmet you can easily buy the it premade from several online store or purchase a 3D print file on Etsy or something and make one yourself.

>> No.10236082

What's the best stuff to make deco whip out of? Is it worth the cost of single pieces and enough materials for one phone case or would it just be cheaper to buy one?

>> No.10236084

You can purchase the gloves easily off of Amazon (make sure to look for a men's or unisex size as brides use white gloves a lot). The tassel trims can be purchased from a variety of places like Amazon, Hobby Lobby, Joanns, historial/military clothing sites, etc. Make sure to use consistent reference photos though, because the tassels look very different in the second photo. If you're going by the second photo, the tassels would go beneath that flat pauldron-esque thingy (which you could again, make out of worbla or foam clay).

>that’s the stuff with the iron on paper right
Yup, pretty simple. You print out your design onto special paper, then use a cloth or towel in between your iron and smooth it on as the directions instruct. It won't give you top tier quality but it will give a simple and neat finish. Vinyl will look nicer but requires a steady hand or a circuit machine to cut out the design. I hear that some people take commissions on just recreating those designs and sending you the cutouts.

Best of luck!

>> No.10236086

There is no existing guide currently. Essentially you should visit FB Commission groups to take a look at different prop makers' catalogs and then get quotes from them on your project. Twitter and instagram are much more popular resources, but they don't have groups where you can look at a ton of commissioners at once, you'll just have to search through the "(cosplay/anime/prop/costume) commission" tags

>> No.10236088

Not sure what it's made out of, but there appears to be plenty of listings for sale at $3-5. Seems worth it to me.

>> No.10236089

I’ll look into those, thanks so much for the tips. Looking forward to my first cosplay!

>> No.10236091

Thank you. I'm surprised to hear about the guide, but the fb groups/tags is just what I was looking for

>> No.10236094

Posted in the last thread but didn't get any answers, so- someone helping me at a con with my lace front spilled Spirit Gum on my costume, does anyone know how to remove it without ruining the costume? the material is a Taffeta. we have tried Spirit gum remover, tide pens, shout wipes, rubbing alcohol and water, most made no difference whatsoever
Any help would be appreciated Thanks!

>> No.10236098

why don't you just google instead of asking 4chan? You'll get a ton of hits in less than 1 second, whereas here you might get one answer in an hour and then nothing else for a whole thread? https://www.google.com/search?ei=riVJXeqVMuHY9AOH9JSgCw&q=how+to+get+spirit+gum+out+of+clothes&oq=how+to+Spirit+Gum&gs_l=psy-ab.1.5.0i7i30l10.12250.13367..17532...0.0..0.92.548.7......0....1..gws-wiz.......0i71j0i13.XLyV-pffrks

>> No.10236110

you'd think I'd be asking 4chan if i hadn't already tried google? if you looked at those results (like i did) its either a dead thread with no answers, how to remove it from the skin. saying "use the remover" which as I said above, did not work. I more or less wanted answers more directly from other cosplayers not "google it" sass

>> No.10236118

There's too much of that shit. I always see genuinely retarded questions get ignored (or answered) then anons getting pissy like this at posts that have plenty of troubleshooting done already. To be fair, I think it's pretty obvious you're fucked though. You'd probably get better results emailing the spirit gum's manufacturer.

>> No.10236131

You only have to re-seal it if you cut or sand it in a way that exposes unsealed parts of the foam, since sealing EVA foam is basically just melting the top layer of foam to close air cells.

>> No.10236133

Do you have any tips for achieving that without makeup?

>> No.10236134

You can't, your skin just has to be like that. Short of locking yourself in a dark room for months you're just not going to achieve that look.

>> No.10236220

Does sealing and priming foam mean the same thing? Am I supposed to do one before the other or only do one? I only know of heat sealing foam, what other products to seal or prime foam is good?

>> No.10236238

You’re not going to have translucent skin as the other anon said but you can get a pale CC cream to lighten your tone a bit. Anything that leaves a white cast does the trick, most Japanese sunscreens do this too.
Often the cast just makes you look a bit ashy and ill but if that’s what you’re after then it could work.

>> No.10236240

Happy to help.

Now that you mention it, I am too. I suppose because commissioners open and close slots so often that it'd be hard to keep consistent links, but a simple how-to and etiquette guide would be helpful. Glad I could provide you with something useful.

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Dropped my pic, this one has a white cast which you could use as a base for any paler foundation.
Don’t forget to blend at your neck!

>> No.10236242

Can you post a picture of what you're trying to achieve? A comparison to your skin tone would be helpful too, but I won't press for personal photos

>> No.10236244

No, sealing foam is essentially what this anon said: >>10236131
>since sealing EVA foam is basically just melting the top layer of foam to close air cells.
You are making the foam a smoother surface to work with. Priming is makes the foam a unified solid color to create a blank canvas and more firm liquid base to paint upon.

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Any recommendations for a character with part of their face covered that's more interesting than a cowboy/bandit?

>> No.10236273

Google "character with mask" and take a look at the images. That's a tall order you're asking.

>> No.10236307

This is such a retarded answer. Learn to read the whole post instead of going with a knee jerk “jUsT gOoGlE iT” answer when op clearly stated that they tried a bunch of methods and none of them succeeded.

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Soo, i'm planning on making a sculpt of a Skeksis from The Dark Crystal, and i've hit a roadblock, originally the plan was to use this (pic related) as the working stand and buff it out with paper and foil then sculpt the bust and cast it in plaster before using silicone/latex to make a mask,

But is there a better way? is it possible to paint the latex directly onto the bust and then peel it off without losing the detail? i've not done this before and would appreciate any input

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Thank you, I'll look it up! I was thinking more of theatrical make-up like they use in movies, but this may be a good option.

It's for Nehelenia. I'm quite pale myself, with a pink undertone, but I wanted to look ghostly and ethereal, if that makes sense. Her skin-tone varies in reference pictures though, so if I can't do it there's no problem, I just wanted to give that extra-step.

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I REALLY didn't want to make a sweater from scratch, and I REALLY didn't want to buy some designer expensive shit for a wear-once-or-twice cos.

Any ideas where I could buy something as similar as to pic related as possible?
Surprisingly google, amazon, ebay, and ali aren't helping me. It's either not the right color, not striped, etc.

English is not my first language either, so maybe i'm missing some keywords/color names, suggestions for those are also appreciated

location is west europe (portugal)

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another pic for reference just in case
seriously, what is this color? are there specific names other than... pink?

>> No.10236382

I mean is it worth buying a pre-made deco case by someone else, not is it worth buying pre-made Deco whip. The cases run around $30-$50

>> No.10236383

Magenta, raspberry

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Repost cause I'm retarded
Any tips/recommendations for creating the pattern on the shoulders? Lore wise they're stitched, but I think I would have an easier time of it using a fabric marker of some kind and drawing the design on. I have the perfect shirt, already extremely worn, it's 100% polyester. Seems like the edding 8040 laundry marker is my best bet for drawing black on polyester, anyone have experience with a similar project or edding products?

>> No.10236476

You might just be better embroidering it. It looks fairly simple, and if you fuck up you can just cut the threads. It'll look way more polished, for the theme, and won't risk running with moisture.

>> No.10236480


Here's an easy guide, you'll probably want to do some satin stitch circles for the dots.

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WIP to bump

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Please help what would be the best chest binder to purchase for crossplay?

Alternatively is there a nice sports bra you suggest that would be more comfortable that would do a good job?

>> No.10236505

Nehelenia is my dream costume, holy smokes. Since you're already pale, rather than focusing on getting your skin tone lighter, I think you should focus on making it glowy and dewy. It'll bring out the existing color in your skin but also give you that goddess look. Here's some products for example: https://goop.com/beauty/makeup/glowy-makeup-look/

>> No.10236508

For the cost of deco whip and accessories, I think it's definitely worth diy-ing. Depending on the cost of accessories and the blank phone case, it would only be around $15-20

>> No.10236509

>Alternatively is there a nice sports bra you suggest that would be more comfortable that would do a good job?
No. Nothing will do a better job than a binder. Bras are created to support, not erase the existence of tiddies completely.

>> No.10236515

There actually is one called "the magicotton bra" that trannies like to use since apparently it works as well as binders but is more breathable. I suspect they were ones with small cups however, there's no binder that'll make anything over a C cup invisible. They also use KT tape, which if you're small enough could even let you have a partially open chested cosplay, but you have to be careful to protect your skin. If crossplay is something you're really interested in they're going to have the best tips.

>> No.10236589

just buy the best reviewed stuff on ali

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Do you mean the whipped cream like in pic related? That’s silicone like you’d find in a hardware store. There’s about a million decoden videos on youtube from best deco whip methods to mixing colors.
That being said, it’s cheaper to just buy a case instead of buying materials to make one. In addition to the cost of materials, you also have to spend the time and energy to perfect your techniques. The cost of materials alone will probably be around the same as buying a premade case.

>> No.10236684

Thanks, I think you're right I'll give it a shot

>> No.10236691

How great! I hope you can do it soon, she's such a great character and so beautiful! I really hope I can pull it off too! But the costume is quite challenging... Thanks for your advice, now I have a better idea of what to look for!

>> No.10236715

What’s the best source for medium quantities of non-textured Eva foam in the US at the moment? I need about one yard x four yards of untextured 4mm or 6mm

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>> No.10237049

Does someone know how to get eva foam in Hamburg? Not keen on ordering online since that usually takes time and i want to get my stuff done for gamescom. thanks.

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Updated progress on bird boi

>> No.10237071

Post this in the WIP thread

>> No.10237073

my bad i goofed

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Im trying to do Jojo's shoulder pads but I don't know where to start to get the "shell" shape, any tips?
I was gonna use EVA foam but I don't have much experience with it

>> No.10237098

There are plenty of tutorials for Eva paldrons, start with one of those and modify it to fit the shape

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Does this thinner fabric look good or should I get a thicker serape?

>> No.10237151

The costume and wig difficulty is exactly what's been keeping me from her. I hope everything goes well with you!

>> No.10237152

Joann's now carries EVA foam.

>> No.10237158

If I'm seeing that right you at the very least should get something that isn't transparent, besides it looking too delicate I think the whole point of those things is to block out the sun

>> No.10237233

I'm going to a medieval/Tolkien festival in 2 days.
I want to do an elf Cosplay at least I have some good androgynous facial features, long straight hair and green eyes and I'm also tall 1,85m.
help me.

>> No.10237237

So what's your question?

>> No.10237396
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I have a vintage shirt with about a million tiny rhinestones.
It's over 10 years old and they're pretty much all falling off at the slightest touch.
I've been gluing them back on with yellow contact glue one by one but it's getting tiresome and futile. I glue one, another one falls off.

What do you recommend I do? Scraping them all off and inserting them back with proper rhinestone glue seems a bit aggressive. I'd rather not forcefully remove any.

I realize this isn't directly cosplay related but /fa/ hardly has the expertise.

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Could someone please tell me the name of the type of bag Kiki carries? I can't seem to find any
bags made for cosplay nationally, and would like to purchase a similar looking one.

>> No.10237816

Messenger bag

>> No.10237853

I need a makeup tutorial for men cosplaying male characters.
All I can find is either advice for men who intend on cosplaying female characters, or women who intend on cosplaying male characters. Neither of these applies to me.

>> No.10237863

what kind of makeup do you need then? if you have a male character who doesn't wear makeup then you probably don't need it either, otherwise there's certainly plenty of gender neutral tutorials for the effect you want

>> No.10237888

Just look up basic tutorials.
So like, how to apply foundation. How to define eyes in a natural-looking way. Maybe a natural-looking makeup tutorial.
You basically want to even out your skin tone and make your eyes pop. It won't be that much makeup.

>> No.10237932

> if you have a male character who doesn't wear makeup then you probably don't need it either,
Different anon, but can't say I agree with that. It's the eqiuvalent of wearing a ballgown with flip flops. Your face is very important focal point to bring the whole costume together. Anime characters aren't going to have imperfections unless it's vital to the story, but humans do. Basic makeup is necessary to buff out those imperfections.

>> No.10237959

i agree for the most part, but i think that's a little overkill if the dude can't even figure out where to begin looking. then again, everyone does have to start somewhere

>> No.10237970

That's a fair point.

>> No.10237987

is there anything that works well for making a stencil that sticks to skin temporarily to get crisp lines for designs/tattoos that i am coloring in? particularly on my face.

or even, would small pieces of a non fray fabric stick to skin with spirit gum?

>> No.10238027

Rec good tattoo covering creams, got a tattoo on my forearm I want to cover for cosplay.

>> No.10238033

As the other anon said, you just really need to look at basic/natural makeup tutorials. Alex Faction on Youtube has some older videos where he does some natural makeup for men.
The only difference with cosplay is learning how to make your face look like a different person, but if you're just starting out with little/no makeup experience, just do the basic stuff for now.

>> No.10238034

Do you just need a stencil or are you sticking something to your face?
I've used cheap plastic folders/dividers to make tattoo stencils.

Kat Von D has some stuff for tattoo coverage.

>> No.10238050 [DELETED] 

Can you recommend something that’s not run by a batshit insane antivaxxer? I’m uncomfortable supporting child abuse.

>> No.10238057
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Anyone know how to make, or where to find a template for the cape/cloak hood this Rey from Galaxy's edge is wearing?

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pls help me pick one based on the color (and how it matches with my skintone)

disregard texture, I'll modify any of them anyway for a final result

>> No.10238079

i would say leftmost, but i don't really like pink on light skinned people in general. feels like double dipping.

>> No.10238089

what are you choosing for? hard to tell what looks best for the cosplay as well as matches your skintone, but I think right or left look best with your tone.

>> No.10238092 [DELETED] 

Disgusting male poster, literally nobody wants to see your flabby hairy legs

>> No.10238096

>she's never seen a man's legs before

>> No.10238097 [DELETED] 

I have dumbass, doesn’t mean I want to see some obese incels thighs in this thread

>> No.10238102

I was making a joke, but it was kind of rude so I don't really have any right to tell you to cool it. I honestly don't think that's a man though if that's the part that's making you uncomfortable.

>> No.10238104 [DELETED] 

If it’s a woman that’s even more pathetic

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i keep seeing different colors with my eyes so here's another pic for reference, i dunno

I keep having a mental fight with the top color. Sometimes it looks like wine/burgundy, others it looks like plain RED, especially in low light, and that's what I fear, I don't want plain red.

ok, thanks! taken into consideration.
and I don't know how light skin i am... I know for a fact I struggle a lot with foundations lol.
pretty golden I think? like piss yellow? that gets orange-brown tan if I stay in the sun too long with no spf.
that's all I know

many thanks!
it's for doppio vinegar! the problem is he (and other characters from the series) has various color schemes in different media, so I think just about anything goes. That's what I like about it in a way, being able to play with it. But also gives way to being more indecisive.

>> No.10238114

The basic idea is that highschool students don't have beards, but my five-o'-clock shadow tends to be pretty noticeable even after shaving, not to mention there's some red spots on my cheek I'd prefer not be there for photos. Apparently something called BB cream is useful?
Awesome, thanks. If I run into any problems I'll be back here.

>> No.10238116

i hope you didn't go shave because that anon was being a dick. anyway it doesn't really help these photos look like found footage, it's hard to tell what the colors would look like in normal lighting. not that i could take photos that look any better. still, the maroonish one looks best to me, i think you should decide more based on the colors in the rest of the outfit you pick instead of on your skin.

>> No.10238117 [DELETED] 

Anon shouldn’t be posting nasty ass pics of her Sasquatch legs to begin with

>> No.10238121

BB cream is like a lighter foundation, good for the skin but not for coverage.
What you need is color corrector/concealer. Honestly look at beard-covering tutorials for drag queens. They go very heavy with it, but the general idea is the same.

Don't you have anything better to do

>> No.10238129 [DELETED] 

No, Bigfoot hunting is my hobby

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aw shucks, hah. nah don't worry about it, I'm insecure, but, really, shaving is a whole too hell of a task to do just for the sake of some rando on the internet. I think.
(I just went out for a fri night and figured eh, might as well do a full pamper and shave.)

I made the photos raw as possible because I don't wanna tamper with them and make the colors turn out exactly what they're not IRL. (I tend to do that a lot I think.)

the rest of the outfit I'll pick will also be the same color, I think. Maybe? Damn, now that's another decision to add. The character either wears hot-pink pants (with the rest of the hot pink outfit) or purple pants in the media types...

thanks anon, bless your heart.

>> No.10238164

What is the best place to sell your old cosplays nowadays? I'm talking pre-made costumes from Taobao, not self-made ones. I don't have a cosplay insta or facebook to sell them in, and I live in a small country so I'm gonna need to sell internationally.

Ebay? Debob? Something else? I was thinking ebay since it's full of pre-made Chinese cosplays anyway, I'd be selling the same stuff but used and cheaper.

>> No.10238183

Depop and Facebook buy sell groups

>> No.10238188

Damn, I was really hoping to not have to go into that section of the internet. If it's the only way, though, so be it.

>> No.10238193

I use Ebay but keep in mind: people who buy these cosplays are stingy as fuck. Expect to sell it for around $30-40 regardless of quality or what condition it's in.
I don't mess with Facebook groups so I don't know if they're any better.

>> No.10238221

Different anon, but Makeup Forever's Camouflage concealer

>> No.10238222

I think it's just a long rectangle of fabric wrapped around her head a certain way. It doesn't appear to be stitched anywhere.

>> No.10238229

get a new shirt because that one is ugly as sin

>> No.10238243

I need a cover for my neck and lower chin but the rest of my head is in a helmet. I imagine a full face balaclava will cause heat stroke and premature death, but a simple dust mask will slide right off. Is there an alternative or other simple solution? Thanks!

>> No.10238303

I prefer depop. FB is full of minors who will try to lowball or beg for discounts and depop is just easier to use.

>> No.10238328
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Looking at wigs for my Keanu cosplays and I keep going back and forth on whether to get a lacefront or not.
He does have a slight widow's peak, but it might be something where I can just style the part and bangs to get close enough - I'm just not sure if the lacefront is worth the nearly-double price tag.


>> No.10238334

If you give a shit about looking good in photos, go lacefront. Amazon has some affordable ones. If it's just for a gag or good times, then go for the cheaper one

>> No.10238345

i get more lowball offers on Depop than i do Facebook... sigh

>> No.10238348

Thanks gulls, I'm gonna try both Ebay and Depop

>> No.10238482

Just a light foundation with a touch of brown eyeliner to make the eyes pop and a light contour to avoid looking flat in photos is a good start

>> No.10238487

I do think it's worth springing for the lacefront in this case. The widow's peak looks about right for him, and you'll probably won't need to trim it much.

>> No.10238493

could always buy the cheaper one and hand ventilate, for a widows peak that subtle it wouldn’t be too much work

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>> No.10238538

So you want to use like the bottom part of a balaclava or the top of a turtleneck, I think if you cut holes at the top to hook over your ears it won't slide down your face all day.

>> No.10238558

I've got a pair of white canvas shoes I want to turn pink. Is the easiest way acrylic paint mixed with acrylic fabric medium?

>> No.10238568

Fuck no, do not ever use acrylic paint on anything that bends, it cracks really badly.
Use fabric paint, leather paint is fine too.

>> No.10238585

Okay actually urgent question I have no fucking clue on, if I’m dressed as a passable girl do I use the men’s or the women’s restrooms

>> No.10238592

what are the laws on your country?
bring your ID with you and go on the restroom that is as the gender/sex that is marked on your ID.
if anyone causes a ruckus, last case scenario you have your ID.
that is the mentality I have. I know how you feel a lot.

>> No.10238599

Depends on where you are.
Most of the time, people don't care as long as you don't bother anyone.
However women are the absolute shittiest when it comes to people who don't pass, so if you're feeling unsure, use the men's room.

>> No.10238600

Men's, worst case scenario a pic of you at the urinal becomes a meme. Too many meddlesome people want to police who gets to use the ladies' room.

>> No.10238644

Good idea, thanks!

>> No.10238646

So would Angelus leather paint and a sealant work?

>> No.10238668

Yeah! I use stuff called Leather Studio but Angelus works just fine too

>> No.10238763
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Got some glue on some fabric. I got most of it off, but there's still a dark outline of where it was. What can I use to take it off? It's 91% polyester, 9% elastane.

>> No.10238765

If you're in the US, you're legally allowed to use either one. Doesn't really matter

>> No.10238812

I honestly can't see it at all

>> No.10238816

I can see it, it's a little ring where it looks like the fabric has been buffed down or filled in a little. I can't imagine ever being able to see it in person though.

>> No.10238858

It matters which state you’re in

>> No.10238938
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I want to cover a steel helmet with Worbla and cut out the Holes on the side of the helmet so i dont have to cut holes in the Metal, does anybody have an Idea how to do this?...

>> No.10238942
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Pic is the helmet, a 30€ replica

>> No.10238952

What kind of glue? The fabric glue I have uses acetone to melt fabric, so your best bet is rubbing alcohol if yours is similar. Honestly though...it doesn't show that much. Sometimes I've discovered it is best to leave things like that alone rather than mess with them. It can make it worse when you rub on the fabric depending on the material.

>> No.10238959 [DELETED] 

Also please be aware that it is really easy to be out of the costume and money on eBay if you run across someone who games the system. If the buyer wants to initiate a return, it doesn't matter what your policy is. Sellers cannot leave negative feedback and negative buyer feedback really screws you over. New Paypal policy that's also super fun: when a buyer returns something, PP no longer returns the PP fee to the seller. Thank goodness eBay still will at least because theirs is higher.

Honestly though, eBay sucks. I used to sell there years ago. I had pretty good luck selling used costume stuff on the cheap, until some cunt whined about a completely hand made cosplay she bought for 50 shipped off of me. I had described all costume issues and photographed them, and the bitch even admitted she knew about the issues prior to buying, but still thought she had the right to complain after receiving it. I sent her some money back to shut her up so she wouldn't ruin my perfect feedback. It was so stressful though, not worth the trouble or time spent talking to her via messages over something I literally made $20 on after postage and fees. And after sending her money back I made nothing. I'm very leery of selling anything custom made there. The general public is too stupid to read, and expects custom commissioner quality for nothing.

I guess pre-made costumes would be better, but just make sure to disclose everything that someone could even remotely take offense to. These people will use any excuse to milk extra money out of you or get stuff for free, and eBay basically lets them. At least eBay does give an OK postage discount, especially on Priority. Don't use flat rate to mail unless your stuff is super heavy. It's a rip off otherwise. Good luck!

>> No.10238990

It's a little bit more noticeable in person as it's darker and not the only spot on the costume. I blame my shitty lighting though.
I probably will leave it, and worse comes to worse, I'll redo it. It wasn't that hard or expensive to get it to where it is now anyways.

>> No.10238991
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I painted a bought good quality paper-mache mask and made it into a mask (pic related). I can tie it around my head but the mask's nose is a bit smaller than mine so it makes it hard to breathe.

Does anyone have any tips on how to help this? I already thought about putting a bit of evafoam on the inside of the nosetip so it'll sit a bit further away from my face.

>> No.10238994

Is that a nostril hole on the right? I'm an autist for accuracy, but maybe bite the bullet and make two, breathing is pretty important.

>> No.10239004

Anyone have a database with pictures of all the possible fe 3 houses outfits? Friends r all cosplaying from it and i wanna see all the outfits ;-;

>> No.10239013

Are you looking for just the regular outfits they wear out of battle or also the class outfits? If it's the former each character has a gallery on the fire emblem wiki with their student uniforms and their regular outfits post timeskip but I don't think there's a gallery for the latter since there's 45 classes and almost as many playable characters.

>> No.10239023

It's fan-art, as the only official pic that exists doesn't show her very clearly. My mask already has two nostrils but my nose gets pushed in by the bridge of the mask's nose.

>> No.10239029

I'm a little retarded so I can't visualize it, but that's ok. From what I do understand though I feel like it would be better to have padding of some sort, I'm thinking like how glasses have those little pads so the frames don't dig into the bridge of your nose.

>> No.10239036

Easy. Put a large enough piece of worbla over the metal helmet and use a heat gun to shape it. Heat > semi-cool > shape with hands > fully cool > repeat until satisfied

>> No.10239037

No problem Anon, we're all a little retarded sometimes. But that does seem like a good idea! On both upper sides of the nosebridge.

>> No.10239044

Glad I could help, I hope that makes it comfortable to wear.

>> No.10239046

I’m looking for all the class+character combos ;-;

>> No.10239288

Okay, I don't think there's any such gallery yet but I can try and figure out if I can easily upload pictures from my Switch and make one

>> No.10239313

I'm looking for a nice pair of brown walking heels suitable to be worn with classic lolita and toned down sweet. I had a pair by Cobb hill, but they don't make them any more. Any suggestions?

>> No.10239493

Try asking a lolita thread. This thread is mostly for cosplay.

>> No.10239666

why is there even a Yosuke USA store if it doesn't ship to the USA? why is it even called that? am I being retarded? Am I missing something?

>> No.10239683

Is there a difference between cold enamel and resin, or is it the same thing?
I can't find much info comparing and contrasting them online.

>> No.10239744

cold enamel is epoxy resin, when people do resin crafts it's usually urethane resin. They have some differences in properties, Smooth-On's website has a lot of great info on everything molding and casting if you're interested.

>> No.10239749
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So for dimensional jewelry like pic related, would epoxy be better? I don't have access to a kiln for traditional enamel but would like to add it to my skillset.

>> No.10239753

So this is painted over metal, right? In that case I think cold enamel is more appropriate, urethane resin is usually for casting pieces rather than application over another material

>> No.10239939

Anyone know where to find patterns for asymmetric jackets/other cyberpunk fashion or would I need to frankenstein one?

>> No.10239945

What sites are out there for printing custom-prints fabric? Any suggestions? I live in midfuck nowhere in the EU.

>> No.10239965

Spoonflower has a factory printing fabric in Germany

>> No.10240123 [DELETED] 
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I can't find a wig for Natori Sana like pic related, can you help me?

>> No.10240124
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Anyone know of any boot like the ones on this 3D Model? Don't worry about the metal-like bits on them, I'm going to make them out of EVA foam, just need a good base boot.


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I can't find a wig for Natori Sana like pic related, can you help me?

>> No.10240128

Tough question. You would definitely need to find an indie pattern company or search through etsy. Otherwise, yes chop 'em up. /fa/ might be able to help you out. They specialize in cyberpunk / combat / streetwear styles.

>> No.10240130

Prestyled or unstyled?

>> No.10240131

Both are okay, thank u anon

>> No.10240199

NYX-Blonde Mix ($37.99) - Closer in color, but no hime cut

L-Email Wigs:
1) ($26.25) - Nice color, correctly length, would require bangs styling
2) ($28.75) - Requires minimal styling; just a quick snip at the bangs and shortening / straightening the bottom
3) ($17.50) - Nice color, a little more styling required
4) ($16.21) - unstyled

>> No.10240240

They seem like generic steel-toed boots

>> No.10240298

Don't waste your time searching - if you're skilled enough, modifying a coat or jacket pattern shouldn't be too hard.

>> No.10240362

I've never been to a con in a helmet and I can't see jack shit at my chest or lower. Am I going to kill a kid by running them over? I don't want to take the helmet off constantly to walk around.

>> No.10240378

It would be best to have a handler with you, this is what people do when their costume is impractical. If not, you'll have to take off the helmet, or you risk hurting someone, probably yourself. I know it's a pain, I did a Firekeeper cosplay and I was completely blind with the mask on, but it's better than to fall and break something.

>> No.10240382

I'm not sure the person I'm going with is going to want to babysit me the whole time. I'll take it off if I walk up the vendor areas I guess.
Thanks for the advice anon! Any pictures of your Firekeeper?

>> No.10240446
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I've tried the bodysuit pattern of kwik-sew 3052 and it doesn't fit.
Everything sits fine exept at my breasts.
What's the best way to adjust the pattern? Or should I use a different bodysuit pattern?

>> No.10240449

No pattern is going to 100% fit your body as is, if it's only the boobs that cause you trouble it's probably the best fit you'll get without alterations. I couldn't tell what kind of alteration you need without seeing the piece though.

>> No.10240589

Not sure if this belongs here, but is there any good swap meets around the LA area?
I have a bunch of extra weebshit and selling in person is fun but it'd be a waste of time if only tops 50 people show up and I won't be able to get rid of anything.
Ik they have one at Anime California but 8pm-12am isn't very tempting+fees, and Fri/Sat sold out alread, going Thursday would be not worth

>> No.10240601
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Im currently planning a harlequin costume, and im having trouble with how i should tackle the pattern for the better half of it.
Its impossible to find the exact fabric i want.

I thought about dye stamping one layer first; the colors, and then dye stamping over that layer with the black "background"
Or getting black fabric and using a thick paint/dye that will rest on top of the fabric?
I dont know i need suggestions!

>> No.10240609

Is it too big or too small? If it's too big, you can just put it on inside-out, pin it until it fits, and sew those up.
If it's too small, you'll have to start over and modify the pattern where needed.
As the other anon said, no pattern is going to fit you perfectly, especially not a bodysuit.

Which fabric are you having issues with? It looks like you'd be able to find most of those fabrics with the right search criteria. The only issues I'm seeing are with the little gold bits on the blue part of the hat, and the brown/black stocking, but those are both easily modified.

>> No.10240626

the picture isnt my costume. its not the fabric itself im having issues with. Im wondering how i should transfer my pattern ON the fabric

>> No.10240644

Can you post what you actually have in mind, then? Your descriptions are honestly not really helpful.

>> No.10240777
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Does anyone have any other good character suggestions for this body type?
I'm 6'4", 165 lbs. The same height as Doug Jones, who plays Abe Sapien and Pale Man, but he's 145 lbs.
A character with martial art skills is a huge plus.

>> No.10240986
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I'm looking at putting together a luxray gijinka, anyone have any suggestions for what I could use for yellow arm stripes? Other then just sewing some onto my shirt.

>> No.10240997

If I was designing a gijinka of the Luxray line I would do an ancient Egyptian inspired style, since Shinx > sphinx, and I always saw their yellow arm bands as gold bracelets. But you could probably do something else with the bracelet idea, since you might get shunned for appropriation or whatever if you're going to a con.

>> No.10241000

Please do Prince Nuada.

>> No.10241004

Alright, I can dig on that, could look pretty awesome.

>> No.10241011

If you have a pretty face you could do Alucard from Castlevania.

>> No.10241013
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>> No.10241016

If i cosplay as Wayne from Wayne's World would I be laughed out of the convention? I'm going to my first convention and I really like this character, I've even got impressions down and everything.

>> No.10241024

People cosplay stuff like that all the time, you'll be fine. Just try to be as accurate as possible with the actual costume so that people can easily recognize you and don't forget a good wig.

>> No.10241145

Have you tried adding bust darts?

>> No.10241147

>Its impossible to find the exact fabric i want.
Why? These fabrics don't look particularly unique or hard to find.

>> No.10241148

Agreed. I'm not even sure what part of the costume anon is intending on dye stamping and why that would be their first choice over finding the right or nearly right fabric(s). Or just dying each portion individually.

>> No.10241149

Sewing the stripes only on the back of your arms and having a black top would be an interesting albiet straightforward way to approach it. Can you give us a better idea of what you already have planned for the costume so that we can fit it in better?

I second this idea tho

>> No.10241150

>and don't forget a good wig.
This is what really makes it.

>> No.10241205
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Recommendations for sites to buy good premade costumes from?

>> No.10241280
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Forgot to mention; at my bust it's righter than the rest of my body. creating a weird shape at my upper body.
I adding a few small bust darts and the shape looks less weird now. Still not perfect but I guess it's good enough.
Thank you for the advice.

>> No.10241306

That's one of my favorite picks too

Thanks. I'll look into what he's like. Never played Castlevania.

>> No.10241319

Depends on what you need, but aliexpress and miccostumes are decent. I don't know if Bodyline's still around but they had some stuff.

>> No.10241519

If you’re comfortable with it, definitely buy from Taobao instead of Aliexpress. A cosplay I bought was $300+ dollars from Aliexpress, but only $70 + $30 shipping from Taobao. The Aliexpress listing likely had stolen photos too, haha.

>> No.10241548

For the quickest route: watch the anime, it's animated really well.

>> No.10241563

I have a convention in 20 days, and my friend "borrowed" my Ariel wig and returned it in really shitty condition. Is there a place I can find a good Ariel wig that can arrive in less than 20 days and under $60?

>> No.10241577

>watch the anime, it's animated really well
I was the one who suggested Alucard and yeah I meant the anime one.

>> No.10241676

1) Stlyed or unstyled
2) Is the wig unfixable?

>> No.10242007

I can style it, and there is no way to fix it. She brushed all the curls out and chopped up the bangs by "trimming" them.

>> No.10242008
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I'm going to PAX in a little less than two weeks and I'm having difficulty figuring out what to do about Richter's coat from Castlevania SotN. I have everything else figured out well enough, but I'm unsure how to handle the coat. I'm a beginner and have no experience with sewing or tailoring but I'm willing to try it and this is going to be the first time I'm cosplaying. If that seems too hard for a beginner in the time frame, does anyone have any similar long dark haired characters I could go as? I'm not against crossplaying, assuming the outfit is simple enough. Thank you for any assistance.

>> No.10242020

Oh that sucks
Arda and Epic Cosplay both ship quickly if you're down for styling it again.

>> No.10242021
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Jesus christ, that's horrible. My condolences. Try the store MapofBeauty on Amazon or Aliexpress. You can get it shipped through Amazon by tomorrow or in about a month through Ali. Their wigs are good quality for the price, are heat resistant, and can withstand some styling.



>> No.10242022

Two weeks isn't much time to go off for an experienced seamstress. You should purchase a coat that you can easily alter or reconsider your character choice.

>> No.10242025

I only started cosplaying in the last year, so I'm still pretty new to the hobby, and mostly do either sewing or work with EVA foam, and I don't really know of other stuff to work with besides 3d printing and metal. The city I just moved to has a pretty nice makerspace, and I was considering getting a membership to. Are there any things besides the 3d printer there that would lively give me more options for making things for cosplay?

>> No.10242028

You'd have to look at what the makerspace offers and decide for yourself. None of us know your goals

>> No.10242036

A coatless version is always possible if you have everything else down, especially if you can justify it with the hot weather. If you have a sewing machine and a place to buy materials, it is possible to pump out a decent enough looking coat, you would just need a pattern to style it from because I doubt you'd be able to draft one on your own.
Buying a coat and modifying it is probably your best bet, but if you do go with sewing, make sure to buy a pattern and cheap fabric with a similar weight/stretch to the fabric you want the final pattern to use as a testrun.
If you have any cosplay friends irl I'd definitely consult them for advice; I'd give you my discord if this wasn't an anonymous forum but alas.
Regardless, good luck anon.

>> No.10242042

Look for a blue pirate coat on Amazon?

>> No.10242236

Thank you, seagulls! I was shaking when I got the destroyed one back and I haven't talked to her since.

>> No.10242269

I guess the main question is "is there anything I am missing out on cosplay wise from only using EVA foam and sewing?".

>> No.10242274

Keep it that way.

>> No.10242293

If the makerspace has a vinyl cutter that has some cool applications, from cutting foam to iron on vinyl to sticker vinyl for stencils. My makerspace also has a digital embroidery machine which is cool

>> No.10242314

Can I use body paint to make myself look dirty?

>> No.10242316

Yes. Why is this a question

>> No.10242343
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Help with gluing rhinestones needed.

I bought appropriate rhinestone glue as opposed to using yellow contact glue like I've used before.
So I glued dozens of rhinestones with this proper glue and let it dry for 2 whole days. Then I washed the shirt and they all came loose. The glue turned back to white from being transparent.

What the hell is this? 2 days should be plenty of time for a drop of glue to dry. The fabric in question is cotton which should provide a good hold too.

>> No.10242479

Most people use theater dusts but if you need more of a muddy look, then yeah body paint would be good.
I'd recommend diluting it so you get a more uneven look.

>> No.10242557

Did you hand wash it or machine wash?

>> No.10242739
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Tips for making some HUGE faux jingle bells? It's for Mad Mew Mew from Undertale

>> No.10242751

does anyone have basic male contouring tutorials?
was hoping for something subtle but a lot of what I get is either 14 year old girls doing those over the top crossplay makeups or drag queen tutorials.

>> No.10242758
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>> No.10242822

Are bulletproof usually an issue bringing into cons? There is newer character in a game I play that wears one, but am worried about buying one and getting turned away by con staff

>> No.10242827

I feel extremely unconfident about how my face, which having a beard helps me with. I've been getting kore into cosplay, and wanted to go with some characters from series I like, who by and large don't have beards. Would it be weird for me to just dye my beard to the same color as my wig, or should I try to be less of a whiny bitch about my physical appearance and just shave it when I am cosplaying?

>> No.10242895

As in bulletproof vests? Why would that be a problem? They're only concerned with stuff that can hurt people.

Just shave it, it'll grow back.
You might feel better about your face if you're dressed up.

>> No.10242944


Machine wash in 30 Celsius. It should hold.

>> No.10242960
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Crossboarder fag here. Is there a seagull-approved sort of sewing 101 for cosplay? I'm a retard who can't even sew a button at the moment so even with the links in the sticky I don't really know what to look for or to start with.

>> No.10242983

Next time try washing the piece inside a lingerie bag or a pillow case, or at least flip it inside out

>> No.10243004


I actually did both, that's why I'm posting here.

>> No.10243048

And you used gem tac? on clean fabric? If so I don't know why it didn't hold

>> No.10243052

No, just look up basic tutorials online. If you’re at the level where you can’t even sew a button you’re really going to have to wait until you’re skilled enough to manage a cosplay. Sewing buttons is literally the easiest thing to do.

>> No.10243065

Learn the basics. There are no "cosplay specific" sewing skills, only the basics and advancements of those techniques.

>> No.10243070
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Try modifying those giant fillable plastic ornaments like pic related.

>> No.10243076

I was more wondering if there was kind of a conventional progression order of basic things to learn. I don't want to make the mistake of skipping important steps if I go by random tutorials or something.

>> No.10243086

>buy a sewing machine
>sign up for a beginner sewing class at your local community center or craft store
>tackle simple projects like tote bags and pillowcases before moving onto more difficult projects
>create a realistic plan of where you want to be in a year's time with your sewing and learn skills to help you move towards that goal
>start working with commercial clothes patterns and learn how to alter them
>learn pattern making (flat drafting and draping)

Being realistic with your progression is the key here. Can't give you anything more specific without knowing your goals.

>> No.10243089

Breddy gud, thanks

>> No.10243092

Forgot to add that I guess one of my main goals would be to end up making halfway decent shirts and things like haori and similar. There's a bunch of characters I want to cosplay that wear these plus I have both a long torso and stupidly broad shoulders so finding shirts that fit me well is a total nightmare, so killing two birds with one stone.

>> No.10243095

You'll just need to learn the basics of sewing and pattern alterations then. You don't need to learn patternmaking or any advanced techniques if all you're making is normal clothes.

>> No.10243096

Sounds good, thanks again

>> No.10243097

quit bumping the thread if all you're doing is saying thanks, you tard.

>> No.10243100

wow rude

>> No.10243191

is it possible to solidly attach rhinestones to a swimsuit? i'm not worried about them staying on forever but I'd rather they didn't fall off in a water park

>> No.10243194

You could try studded rhinestones, the kind that pierce fabric to get a hold and then add glue on top. Anything can happen with 4 way stretch fabric though

>> No.10243230
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Does anyone have a preferred tutorial for horsehair braid? I found a few, but anyone's that worked out well for other people would be appreciated.

>> No.10243377

>And you used gem tac? on clean fabric? If so I don't know why it didn't hold

Yup, gem tac on clean cotton. I guess it needs more than 48 hours to settle before washing but I'm still confused.

>> No.10243378


Mimarin don't you fuckin' graduate from CHAM. CHAM is my life.

>> No.10243410
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Trying to do a cosplay of Y'shtola from ff14, but I can't find any good lenses for the eyes, anyone got any suggestion? Even just some good websties would be appreciated, thanks!

>> No.10243418

Is it OK if I hide my badge under my costume or am I going to get shit on? I've never actually been to a con in cosplay, this is my first time, so I have no idea if there are actually people checking people for badges regularly

>> No.10243440

I don't think you'll get kicked out for having it obscured, they just prefer when people have it visible because it's less work for them

>> No.10243460
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I have a big head that's 24 1/2" around and the largest size of this hat is 24". Do you think that if I tilt it or stretch it or something I could make it fit on my head with a wig on? I don't want to look silly in a hat that's too small


>> No.10243577

I usually throw it in my bag, you only need to pull it out when they ask (like when entering the dealer room or whatever)

>> No.10243581

Ty anons!

>> No.10243611

I want to make a cat skull mask for a costume, but I am... not a good sculptor. Are there any sculpting methods that are better for the sculpting inept? Or should I just cave and buy sorta pricey mask off Etsy?

>> No.10243702
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I've made some rough EVA props in the past and I was wondering if anyone had advice for making a Punpun head.

I figured I'll need a tall domed structure and I'll need to cover it in fabric. My trouble is finding a good way to have that "seamless" look for the neck/collar area. My idea was to have the helmet end a little below the chin and have the long fabric "sock" covering the head to extend into my shirt and into a collar type shape to hide my skin.

Does anyone have other ideas/advice on what to do? And what sorta shape should his head be? A perfect cylinder would look wrong right?

>> No.10243831
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Not an expert on this, but maybe something like this that has tabs on your shoulders? You could add straps there for overall stability and have it cover your neck.IT probably won't be super comfy and hard to take off on the floor.

>> No.10243834

You could always seal the Eva before making the mold

>> No.10243835

If you extend the tube below your neck and add some under arm straps perhaps? The sock idea is also good but if you want it not to wrinkle or ride up you should secure it somehow

>> No.10244290

Buy a blank mask (like the ones you find at the halloween stores) and use hot glue and whatever material works best for you (like cardboard, eva foam, paper, etc) to build up a base shape and then cover with paper maiche. Build up your layers, sand, and repeat until you have a desired shape, thickness, and and design. Be sure to use smaller pieces of paper to get coverage in tight corners.

>> No.10244872
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Ive got 4 sheets of 1 cm thick eva armour that i need to stick together sort of like this. Contact glue would make it too stiff so im not sure what to use. any ideas?

>> No.10244874

You can do like in the picture and use rivets/chicago screws

>> No.10244886

Are laminating pouches clear/transparent if they haven't been through a laminating machine? I want to add photos to my itabag but I don't want them to fade and laminating pouches seem to be the cheapest way to give them a little bit of UV protection. I don't want to actually laminate them though.

>> No.10244957
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Did you deliberately pick two of the only pics of the sweater without the holes visible or what?

>> No.10244964
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Anyone know where I can find a fabric similar to this? Apparently, both the real thing and cosplayers use "Aluminized Nylon", but I haven't been able to find anything of the sort online, aside from ripstop

>> No.10244985

Yaya Han has a metallic spandex that looks like that.

>> No.10245204
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Does anyone know if there's a coat pattern like the one in the picture? I'm thinking of sewing it by hand since I doubt frankensteining premade clothing would be a waste of money and coats.

>> No.10245207

I probably should have mentioned this, but yes the coat has slits on the arms. I'm planning on cutting the slits out myself.

>> No.10245408
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whats the best place to buy reasonably priced yukata's my buddy wants me to go as katsura to pair with his elizabeth, but ali express cosplays dont seem like there the right size for a really tall person and custom order katsura cosplays from other sites are overpriced for something so basic

>> No.10245547

Just looks like a basic oversized coat

>> No.10245583

A basic blose pattern would do: you need to take away any darts in the back so it fits a bit larger and extend the wrist part of the arm. You don't need to cut the slits: usually sleeve patterns are sewn exactly where that cut falls, so you just don't sew that part. Be aware that you should finish your edges (serge, hem it, whatever is easier for you) so it dows not fray.

Good luck!

>> No.10245723
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What would be the best way to do Sengoku's hair? A friend thinks it would be funny as fuck to just make a solid looking helmet like people have done for Bobobo, but part of me feels like I should at least attempt to get an afro of sorts. It's an awkward shape I know and I'm not sure whats the best way to go about it.

>> No.10245727

a blouse isn't going to have the inner arm seam right there, btw....

>> No.10245733

What's a good source for 4-way stretch fur fabrics?

>> No.10245739

They posted those because they wanted that specific color. Read the post.

You can find a ton of different fabrics look like that just by looking up "metallic silver fabric" or "mirror silver fabric".
I wouldn't go with Yaya's metallic spandex like the other anon suggested because you can find similar quality spandex for cheaper elsewhere.

NFT is the only place that I know does stretch fur and their fur is priced at a whopping $45/sq ft. If you don't need long pile and just something that's fuzzy to touch, try looking for stretch minky or stretch fleece as those are easier to find and will definitely be cheaper than NFT's stretch fur.

>> No.10245746

I've worked with minky fabric before, That's actually a really good idea, can't believe I didn't think of that. Thanks anon.
Question is; where can I get 4-way stretch minky fabric? I'm looking for ones with animal prints on them.

>> No.10245830

Buy a wig with inverse wefts like Arda's Jareth and a foam core. Style upside down to get the lift, then flip it up right and blend the ends to cover the top.

>> No.10246104

Indigo jinjo on Instagram might be making patterns for this character, you could ask her

>> No.10246188
File: 22 KB, 480x640, 104_08.jpgWhere can I get some plain black boots like these? Preferably ones that I can walk around in all day without destroying my feet or drenching in sweat?.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

Where can I get some plain black boots like these? Preferably ones that I can walk around in all day without destroying my feet or drenching in sweat?

>> No.10246231
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If anyone has any experience, what would be the best method for making hair beads like Yasuho has in her hair? I cosplayed Maya Fey this past year and made hers out of foam, but I wasn't really thrilled with the turnout. Would my best bet be to try it again or is there something better I could do?
Everything I saw online seemed to be pretty expensive, so I think your best bet would be to make some boot covers or, since it's about that time of year, check your local halloween store. They should have either some plain boots or boot covers there for at least a bit cheaper.

>> No.10246240

I got some in the women's section of Target very cheaply last year. They tend to show up in the Fall. Like $30. Just size up if you are a man.

>> No.10246264

goodwill/salvation army/other thrift store. plain black boots get donated in droves and are almost always under $15

>> No.10246280

Lightweight airdry clay, fabric covered foam balls, plastic christmas ornaments, or foam clay.

>> No.10246300

What about the foam did you not like?

>> No.10246538

Making dress pants out of wool suiting, stuck on the waistband. I used two different light/midweight interfacings (931td and p44f fellon) and they were way too light, the zipper fly covering would buckle hard since the waistband has no structure and the waistband would bend over all the time.

Anyone recommend a technique, or an interfacing to buy? Everything online just says to get a "light to midweight" but I'd rather have a concrete name. I felt up some of my bought suit pants and the interfacing feels really substantial, so I'm lost on whether it's light or heavy. Thanks fellas

>> No.10247869

Is there even such a thing as 4-way stretch minky fabric?
I'm having absolutely no luck finding anything even remotely close to this concept.

>> No.10247870


>> No.10247882

If you're making a fashion instagram, how much stuff are you actually supposed to tag as individual pieces of the outfit? Is it basically "anywhere you can find a brand name, tag it", even if you thrifted some of the pieces? What if some of them come from embarrassing places like Walmart, even if they look good?

>> No.10247883


Generally, I try to tag as much as possible. For items that don't have good tags (eg not from an indie brand well known in the community, is offbrand like shoes, and <1000 posts attached to the tag), then I don't tag it.

If it's from somewhere embarrassing, I usually don't include it and label it offbrand. It's up to you if you want to do it though. I've seen some really good reception to items coorded well like a uniqlo dress, so it can actually be to your benefit if you know what you're doing.

>> No.10248280

Potentially very stupid question, can you put something like polyurethane on faux leather fabric to make it more shiny or something?

>> No.10248283

meant varnish/poly varnish or whatever.

>> No.10248336

What is the faux leather for? I'd imagine using polyurethane would make it stiff and possibly just destroy the faux leather with cracking if it ever bends. Especially if its something you're wearing. Why not just use a shoe polish or shoe polish alternative? I used to use baby oil to get my leather shoes really shiny in a pinch, but honestly olive oil should do the trick too.

>> No.10248368

Does anybody have a way to keep the line for the “boot” of a lycra suit to stay in place above the calf?

It never occurred to me until after wearing my spiderman suit for a day, but they slide down over time, and kind of throw off the balance of the suit, because you look like you have tiny boots...

I mean it’s not horrible, but it bothers me, and I’d like to fix it if I could.

>> No.10248421

double sided fashion tape

>> No.10248600
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Does anyone have any ideas on how to make a chiffon hair bow stand up a little bit? I was thinking fabric stiffener like people use on cheer bows but I have no idea if it would stain chiffon or work at all. My only other idea is to put a bit of wire in the bow but I dont want it to stick 90 degrees out of my head, I just want it to look somewhat natural but not completely flop down.

I would look up Professor Pincushion on youtube, she has a tutorial for literally anything you could ever need.

>> No.10248614

Wire is bendable so you can use it to be in any position you need it to be

>> No.10248634

You can use a really thin jewelry wire or interfacing

>> No.10248639

You could spray starch it, or use wire.

>> No.10248691

Thank you! I'll try the spray first probably and get some jewelry wire as backup

>> No.10248961
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I'm trying to find a wig for my Botw Link cosplay, and I'm having a really hard time picking a color. I'm gonna try ordering from epic cosplay, I'm currently choosing between caramel brown (top) and butterscotch blonde (bottom) and would really appreciate some feedback (or even other suggestions)

>> No.10249040

You should probably go with the bottom, from my experience wigs in general are often more red than the photos make them seem. Epic does offer fiber samples so if you don't want to get it wrong you can buy samples of both and see them irl before ordering the wig itself.

>> No.10249070

Imo it depends on your skin colour. I would personally go with the top, but that's because I know I tend to look sickly when paired with the bottom colour.

>> No.10249118

How much variation in height, weight and statue is acceptable in a cossplay?

>> No.10249121

I used epoxy to put my stuff together instead of super glue like a dumbass. Is my helmet fucked?

>> No.10249128

Not enough information.
However epoxy is a pretty strong glue as well when used correctly and on the right materials.

>> No.10249130
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Going to make a skull-style helmet that's going to be quite big and sit over my face for a LARP character. I don't have a ref pic so I'll just say it's kind of like Cubone's skull. It's going to be my first time making a mask. What material do you recommend I use? It'll have to be very light since I'll be wearing it long periods.

>> No.10249146

Depends on how important the weight is.
The lightest kind of material would be foam, you have the choice between EVA (elastic foam) and Depron (hard foam) here.
Depron has the advantage of beeing extremely lightweight, easy to cut, grind and sand but it melts when getting in contact with solvents and it can break rather quickly.
You can make it insanely strong by putting fiberglass and epoxy over it though.
EVA foam is a litte more elastic and you can't just sand it down like Depron, but not as vulnerable to solvents.

>> No.10249149

What >>10249128 said, if you can provide more details and even add in a photo we can actually try to help.

Eva foam, what else! Sturdy, won’t hurt you or others, light weight, mendable, what more could u ask for.

>> No.10249159

I don't have photos as I said, this is a new character for me. But I will try the foam, thanks!

>> No.10249311

I was looking at ordering samples, but with shipping it was like $20 (I don't live in the US) and it just doesn't feel worth it for like 3 wefts of hair lol
Thank you both for your opinions, I'm still not 100% but I have some more things to take into consideration when deciding so thats always good

>> No.10249532
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Any idea what to use to make the black eye sockets in the mask but also to where I can see clearly?

>> No.10249681


>> No.10250700
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Anybody know some good light yellow contacts for Pearl? If they just match the color thats fine, but it'd be better if they were close to the design of her eyes.

>> No.10250849

No one, except the Asian yaoi crossplayers, cares.
The only issue is if you're in a group, and even then there's ways to cheat the height.

It varies with who you're asking, however if your cosplay looks shitty, your weight will be the first thing people target. But if you have a nice cosplay and happen to be fat when the character isn't, people will generally try to look past the weight.
It does look really weird when a character is fat and the cosplayer is skinny, though.

No one really cares, unless this is referring to muscular/busty vs. not, in which case: no one cares that much but it does look really weird.

>> No.10250899
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How do you avoid ending up looking like this?

>> No.10250986
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I feel like this is a sweater I could find somewhere. I have no problem trying to make it, but I'm curious if anyone has seen something similar out in the wild? Save me some work lol

>> No.10250994
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Been looking for a while, but can't for the life of me find a decent umbrella that I could use for my Parasoul cosplay. I'm planning on keeping it closed so I was thinking of getting an umbrella and making a smaller canopy so it won't look so loose when closed. Any other ideas?

>> No.10251066
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I'm going to buy hot pink glasses (half-rim).

But I want to somehow cut and file the top frame part (so that they're half-rim).
How do you suggest I do that?

These are too thin for the look I'm going for

>> No.10251155

Hey I'm responding to this way late. It may have been a Maya specific problem, but I was having trouble getting the fibers through the beads without bunching and looking gross, and I had a little bit of trouble getting them to stay in place. If there's a way to get the fibers through without bunching that I'm not aware of I'd be more willing to try them again!

>> No.10251167

Don't be afraid to cut your wig's bangs to fit your face
Wear makeup that suits the character. Practice it beforehand if you're not used to doing makeup.

>> No.10251171

Something like this, I guess:
The main keyword is cable knit, to get that pattern.

Umbrellas all look the same when closed, regardless of how they look opened, so your idea works fine if you're trying to recreate the shapes hers has.

Just use a hacksaw to cut it, and file it down with a dremel.

>> No.10251184

what exactly is so bad about this?

>> No.10251197

Not that anon, the wig and fur look really plastic is my main issue. Another anon mentioned how the wig isn't fit to her face well, that too. Looking again I think just getting an actual photographer could help a lot since it's definitely not the worst cosplay I've ever seen, but I'm a stuck up furfag and if you're going to do kemonomimishit then put at least as much effort into it as the wig. They're supposed to look like part of your body, they need to look decent.

>> No.10251227

I'd say both the fur and the wig need a trim, and the wig could use some silicone spray to prevent tangling. Also, is this a man? The eyebrows are quite bushy and maybe some contouring could help make the jaw less square.

>> No.10251229

The decorative patterns on it are called cable knit, you can use that as a search term

>> No.10251283

You guys rock! Thank you!!

>> No.10251558
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How do I make this boi's helmet mane? What do I use?

>> No.10251561

You could use...:
>faux fur stitched around batting/stuffing
The strands wouldn't be as long as in the picture though. It would be fluffy.

>A long wig or several wefts
The strands would be long enough and you could style them. Might be a little pricey depending on where you buy from. It would be heavy too.

>Fabric and wire
Personally, I would go with this route. You could get some satin and cut it into strips then fray check or hem it. It would emulate a real historical costume and would flow and shine nicely when you walk. You would need to pose some of the fabric with wire though to achieve the spiky bits and attachment. Also the cheapest option.

>> No.10251688
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Those are traditionally made from dyed horsehair, which can run you $65-80 for a pound of it, from what I've found. This is the best option since it's the most accurate, but not the cheapest.

>> No.10251690

arigato, i was just genuinely curious.

>> No.10251922

can I use regular box dye on a heat resistant synthetic wig? if not then what? do I have to pay those extra fancy arda wig dyes? hell no. god damn it, it's literally just a little shade off, for fuck's sake.

>> No.10251974

No, box dye is made for human hair only, if you used it on a synthetic wig it just wouldn't do anything. Use a RIT synthetic dye. They're like $2-6 per bottle.

>> No.10252153
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what is RIT, i google it and is it like fiber/fabric dye? things you kind of find it in things like hardware stores, crafts stores, etc?

I didn't want to order online because 1) monitor color difference 2) I'm on a tight deadline and tight budget and hell i can't pay for extra shipping or wait even longer for some dye that might not work.

god damn, maybe I'll be better off buying off another cheap wig after all...?

sorry, english is not my first language and im trying to translate things over and im stressing my brains out.

>> No.10252183
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Okay first off, take a deep breath. You asked for an inexpensive dye and I gave it to you. Yes, it's a fiber/fabric dye, specifically for synthetics like a wig. It's a time true and tested method. There's thousands of videos of people using the dye if you want some reference. You monitor the color difference by: 1) using a test swatch of hair (just cut off a small unnoticeable piece 2) reading the label to find out how much dye you need to use and how long you need to keep it submerged in the dye

>I'm on a tight deadline and tight budget
This is your most affordable option. If you're looking at having to buy another wig, then you have nothing to lose with trying this method. Just do your research before hand and don't speed through the process. Be calm and read the instructions thoroughly as with any project.

>> No.10252321

I want to try cosplaying at a local con, but i don't want my parents to know that i cosplay, so i can't put on the outfit or makeup at home. I've never been to a convention before, do they usually have rooms for putting on cosplay/makeup? Do i just use the bathroom?

>> No.10252326

Just use the bathroom, it's not weird to see people getting ready in there.
I'd recommend wearing something simple/easy though.

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>> No.10252556

Thank you.

>> No.10253456

Thanks anon. I found some but it won't arrive until november.

>> No.10253637

What thickness foam do I use for full-body armor? Never done this before so I don't know what to buy. Do I need different thicknesses for different parts like the chest is thicker than gloves?

>> No.10253649

Yes, you'll need different thicknesses for different portions of your body. You should do a shit ton of research before you commit to buying the materials because it is a labor intensive project, especially for a full suit. KamuiCosplay has books out on working with foam (her specialty) and there's also plenty of crafters on youtube that you can learn from, such as ZonbisWorkshop and PunishedProps.

>> No.10254081
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What sorts of fabrics would people recommend for the jacket and pants on this dude right there? It's just kinda generic nondescript anime fabric and I really don't know how to interpret it. I'm thinking the same sort of wool as slacks for the pants but the jacket is stumping me.

>> No.10254221

It's up for interpretation really. I would say some heavy outerwear textile for the jacket at the very least.

>> No.10255205
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How do I change the "metal" on this crown from bright to antique gold?

>> No.10255243
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I need to fit my hands into big gloves. My hands are tiny. Is there anything I can fill the gloves with to make my fingers fit in the gloves?

>> No.10255286
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Does anyone have a jacket similar to Yosuke's orange coat? I need something that has a zipper and buttons and no hood like his

>> No.10255293

upholstery foam

>> No.10255610

You sound genuinely retarded. Learn2integrate before posting again.

>> No.10255715
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Will probably have to ask this next thread to get answered but - Does anyone have tips on how to get a suit jacket/blazer for cheap? If it's just a cosplay I don't need it to really be adequate quality at all (plus it'd be less hot if its cheaper thin material).

Also, wtc long labcoats? Like, all the way down to the feet

>> No.10256296

That's tough. Most medical coats I'm seeing only go up to mid shin. If you don't mind the slight height difference (but technically more medically accurate) then you have plenty of affordable options under $25 on Amazon. Otherwise, you might need to make one.

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