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old thread: >>10274886
>This thread is for questions pertaining to cosplay. DO NOT make your own thread for a single question.
>If you have a jfashion related question, use: >>10295927
>If you have a crossplay related question, visit here first for resources: >>10239756
>If you have a sewing related question, use: >>10261594
>If you want people to give you character recommendations or if you would like to give others character recs, use: >>10280993 (see template first)

>> No.10297821

unanswered questions from the last thread:
>>10278926
>>10280192
>>10281338
>>10281440
>>10282336
>>10282925
>>10284546
>>10284590
>>10284593
>>10285679
>>10286644
>>10290036
>>10295685
>>10295793
>>10297303
>>10297697

>> No.10298099

>>10297821
This question: >>>10282925 was mine. I decided to go with Simplicity's pattern.

>> No.10298100

>>10297821
Holy shit thats a lot of unanswered questions. More than I've ever seen in previous threads

>> No.10298101
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10298101

Would this hair require a lacefront?

>> No.10298103

>>10298101
Yes. A lacefront will make the hairline and center part believable.

>> No.10298107
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>>10297814
Retard question incoming.
I'm trying to do Cathy from AoD but I have no clue what to even type in to pull up that kind of suit that she wears. Im making an Issac Foster for a friend from scratch which is what the real effort is going to be put into, so I want to go kind of cheap for her, but the shitty amazon version is like, too shitty. If that makes sense. I already have the boots thank god.

>tl;dr
What do I even type in to pull up something like what she wears? "Womens suit" pulls up a bunch of expensive stuff that isnt quite right.

>> No.10298112

>>10295685
jacket-
simplicity 8235 or another naval style jacket
pants-
harem/hammer pants

>> No.10298113

>>10298107
tight blazer and a miniskirt, not a real suit

>> No.10298117

>>10298113
Of course!
Thank you

>> No.10298118

>>10298101
A lacefront is ideal, but if that's not an option for you, you could glue a false hairline and steam the center part into place. Just make sure to get a wig with a skin cap at the crest of the head.

>> No.10298119

>>10298113
This but 'fitted blazer'. One without padding would be best

>> No.10298121

>>10297821
>>10278926
I haven't seen a pattern that has all of these components, so you can either draft it yourself off of simple pattern blocks (a hood, circle skirt, and bodice) or you can frankenstein some commercial patterns. Let me know if you need help identifying the pieces of the outfit.

>> No.10298139

direct me to the makeup thread if need be. What's the best waterproof foundation/concealer for covering my tattoo?
Shade range isn't an issue because I'm fair-skinned but not super pale, and I don't care if it's bad for your face because it's going on my arm

>> No.10298144

>>10298139
How dark are your pieces? Dermablend makes some super high coverage stuff and I think even has makeup specifically designed for extremities.

>> No.10298216

>>10298144
very pale! an old stick and poke from high school. Also I'm planning to get a very small linework piece done on the inside of my elbow, no more than two inches
thanks for the rec! I'll check em out :D

>> No.10298223

>>10284590
did not wait long enough for your layer to dry before putting paint down. spraypaint especially "feels" dry before it's 100% set and it's sensitive to things like temp and humidity.

>>10290036 sew them to an inexpensive pair of flesh colored tights/hose.

>> No.10298232

>>10298216
If it’s super light, you might even be able to get away with primer + a full coverage foundation + powder.

>> No.10298237

Need a certain graphic tee design to finish off something secret for christmas.
Can anyone here vouch for the shirt quality of rebubble or teepublic or should I go elsewhere?

>> No.10298245
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10298245

I'm trying to cosplay Yujiro from Baki, the problem is that I'm trying to put more effort into it than a long red wig and loose black clothes, how could I try to make the costume more like Yujiro besides the already mentioned description?

>> No.10298250

>>10298245
Some face makeup to emulate that crazy style and light definition on the muscles (probs with a bronzer and highlighter) would help

>> No.10298252

>>10298237
I've ordered a shirt from them before and the material was good quality but be sure to follow the washing instructions or it will crack like crazy.

>> No.10298255

>>10298252
You've ordered from both sites and both are good?
That's saves me some hassle then. Thanks friend.

>> No.10298260

>>10298232
sick! Do you have any foundation recs?

>> No.10298277

>>10298245
If you really want to go all out you could make a muscle suit

>> No.10298282

>>10298255
*From Redbubble, sorry I thought I wrote that. I haven't purchased from Teefury before, but I'm sure its the same.

>> No.10298308

Other than JoAnn’s, are there any reputable fabric stores online that any of you can recommend?

>> No.10298322
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10298322

So I want to cosplay Cliff from Death Stranding for an con next month and up until now I've only ever cosplayed anime or anime styled characters so I'm not really sure how to do "realistic" wigs. What kind of wig would be best for this character and very generally how would you style it? I'm so fucking used to anime bangs .

>> No.10298364

>>10298308
Hobby Lobby and Michaels although the latter is more expensive.

>> No.10298366

>>10298322
Definitely a lace front. In some of the more popular realistic character cosplayers like with Cliff, the trick seems to be in matching the characters' facial structure and defining features. For example, Cliff has a narrow nose, high cheek bones, and a brooding brow, so your job would be to emulate that using makeup.

>> No.10298367

>>10298366
>>10298322
Oh I completely forgot to talk about styling. This part is easy. All you need is some Got2b Glued gel and patience. Tape a reference photo to your wall and really get those piecey bangs in the right position - do some light curling and setting if need be (a straightener should accomplish this just fine). Spray with Got2b Freeze to set and you should be good to go. The styling is really light here, as I mentioned, focus on the face.

>> No.10298376

>>10298308
Joanns is the least value of all fabric shopping options. Use fabrics.com and syfabrics. Sy fabrics has really cheap swatches but no returns. Fabrics.com has free returns but more expensive ($3.00) and larger swatches. I've used both and like them a lot. I never shop for fabric at Joanns anymore

>> No.10298439

>>10298322
For a realistic character you want to go for a thinner wig since humans don't have that crazy anime volume in their hair. So brands like arda and coscraft are completely off the table.
Use eyeshadow or copic markers or whichever technique is your favourite to color in some high and lowlights to make the color more natural, I always put dark eyeshadow in the roots and it gives the wig more depth and makes it look less 2d.

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10298482

How do you design a suit to be made for printing? I don’t see a lot of tutorials online on this and what I mean is like drawing it on Photoshop or something. I’m specifically trying to design a Spidey costume from my own imagination/preference

>> No.10298483

>>10298277
My assumption is anon’s 180-210 lbs of muscle. There are /fit//cgl/ people on here

>> No.10298763

>>10298364
Micheals always has shit tons of coupons you can use to get prices down. Also, Hobby Lobby has that christfag shit going down, so I don't like supporting them anyway.

>> No.10298775

>>10298366
>>10298367
>>10298439
Do you have any recommendations on where I can buy wigs like that? Is there any store that specializes in that and isn't too expensive? I'll see if I have any luck finding anything on Amazon.

>> No.10298809

>>10298763
Michaels fabric selection is super small so I wouldn't use them for that, and yeah just don't shop at hobby lobby

>> No.10298826
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10298826

I'm planning a manly Rose Quartz costume and I wanna get an Inkbox temp.tattoo for my bicep with this design.

Should I go with:
>Mr. Steal Yo' Pearl
>Pearl Jam
>Pearl Diver
?

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10298839

How do I do the tears on the stockings like this without having them fall apart? I've been trying to look for stockings with this design too but all the keywords I've been using have been no dice.

>> No.10298846

>>10298839
the keyword is distressed. try legggings or tights instead of stockings and crop them.

>> No.10298912

>>10298483
a large amount of my inspiration for getting /fit/ was a more accurate Yujiro cosplay actually, although I'm still considering getting a muscle shirt for my back and carving the demon back into it.

>> No.10298915

What is the best way to make something look "wet" for a whole day? Like fake tentacles made out of polyester

>> No.10298929

>>10298439
> go for a thinner wig since humans don't have that crazy anime volume in their hair. So brands like arda and coscraft are completely off the table.
I agree that a thinner style would suit the character, but I wouldn't put those sites off the table completely. It's better to thin out a thick wig with scissors than it is to see weft track lines. Aside from those options, there's also l-email wigs, epiccosplay, some sellers on Amazon, etc.

>> No.10298931

>>10298826
The 1st or 2nd.

>> No.10298932

>>10298915
You could drip resin on it

>> No.10298961

Best way to travel with a lightsaber? I got a 36" lightsaber right now.
I checked the TSA website. It says carry on and checked bags are okay. I guess just bring your lightsaber and put it in the overhead bin?
Any recommendation for good lightsaber bags?

>> No.10298969

>>10298961
Is it a type where you can detach the blade from the hilt? The blade of my lightsaber fits in our checked baggage diagonally, but I’m pretty short so my lightsaber is too.

>> No.10298980

>>10298969
Yeah I can remove the blade from the hilt but even then it still cannot fit into my checked bag.
I might be getting a bigger bag but I see that a lot of people have take lightsabers as carry-on.

>> No.10299018

>>10298932
Not on a flexible piece, maybe silicone

>> No.10299020

>>10298961
Bags designed for bow transport could work

>> No.10299063

>>10299018
Did it need to be flexible? The OP didn't mention that. Silicone is a good idea too though.

>> No.10299135

>>10299063
They said tentacles made of polyester, I assumed they meant polyester fabric

>> No.10299342

>>10299135
Yup you would be correct, yeah I was looking to mimic some flexibility with them, I will try sillicone thank you!

>>10298932
And thank you too anon

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10299657

I'm looking to cosplay Kaneda from Akira at some point next year, I've had a look around for official releases of the jacket he wears and had no luck, all the fanmade ones look the same as well so I'm unsure of where I can get a decent one, can someone point me to a good one to get?

>> No.10299708

>>10299657
This one seems pretty good, it's also heavily discounted if you get it right now: https://www.moviesjacket.com/good-for-health-bad-for-education-akira-jacket

>> No.10299740

OT, but why can't one ask about sewing here? Isn't sewing a big (and essential) part of cosplay? I bet the bunch of newbie lolitas there can't answer a cosplay specific question

>> No.10299749

>>10299740

There is a general sewing thread that is separate from the handmade lolita thread newfag.

>> No.10299756

>>10299749
A sewing thread that has not a useful thing for cosplay. And this thread is all about buying stuff.

What has this become

>> No.10299786

>>10299708
thanks a lot anon, gonna cop this while i can

>> No.10299795

>>10299756

If you ask questions about cosplay maybe people will answer. Sewing is the same no matter what garment.

People buying instead of making cosplays is just a combo of old fashioned laziness or lack of skill/resources.

>> No.10299982

>>10299740
You can ask about sewing if its cosplay related.

>>10299749
I realize your intention, but the general thread is a long-term "what machine should I buy" and "check out this project im making" thread, not a help thread. Plus, a vast majority of the sewing is for casual wear

>> No.10301467

What resin brands are best for casting tons of really thin pieces? Epoxy preferred since this costume has a lot of stained glass looking pieces so I want to be able to mix large quantities of colors without worrying about them hardening before I get to them.

>> No.10301560

>>10301467
Depends on what finish you want, if you want crystal clear the dicemaking group I'm in loves Liquid Diamonds and Art Resin. Those aren't available where I live so I use Resin4Decor which is also pretty good. I couldn't really tell you how sturdy they are though.

>> No.10301649

Is all the bluster some places make about not using knockoff/nonprescription contacts legit? If so, where is good for color contacts? I need a blue pair for Junko and my friend needs a red pair for Kamakura, but only she has a prescription for contacts because my eyes aren't broken lmao.

>> No.10301685

>>10301649
Nonprescription contacts don't do anything bad to you, but knockoff lenses can severely damage your eyes. Any of the big name shops (uniqso, honeycolor, etc.) will sell legit lenses, just be sure to look up people's reviews of the lenses.

>> No.10301693

>>10301649
you need a prescription so theyll be fitted to your eyes, poorly fitted contacts are uncomfortable

>> No.10301698

>>10301685
Okay, thanks. I'll just go with uniqso or honeycolor then.

>>10301693
Ah, that makes sense. I looked it up and it seems like I can get a prescription for cosmetic contacts, so that's good. Hope my insurance covers it...

>> No.10301815

>>10301560
>Liquid Diamonds
Holy hell this is spot on for what I was looking for. Thanks so much anon!

>> No.10301821

A wig I got is a lot brighter and more orange/copper than I had hopped, would doing a couple quick synthetic dye baths help bring it more dark ash?
If so what color would you recommend since I was thinking maybe teal but I'm not sure.

>> No.10301827

>>10301821
Try brown? I think teal would skew the color slightly green instead of balancing it out to make it ashy.

>> No.10301955

>>10301821
a lot of hair stylists use lavender to dull out yellowish colors, teal would just turn it greenish

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10301995

Looking to get a coat like this. Anyone know where I can find one? Or a way to customize said coat? If there’s someone that can make it, may you please point me to the right person? Money is of no concern for this.

>> No.10302407

>>10301955
>>10301827
Thank you for the input! I'll try a lavender wash.

>> No.10302408

>>10301995
You should post in a cosplay commission Facebook group if you aren't looking to make it yourself

>> No.10303083

>>10302408
Can you point me to a really good one please?

>> No.10303096

>>10303083
Different anon, but that's something you're going to have to determine for yourself. Open up the group page and take a look at the commissioners' examples. Which ever meets your budget, deadline, and expectations will be best for you.

>> No.10303192

>>10303083
No. We will not spoonfeed you information. Like other anon said go through and look at peoples work and pick one yourself

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10303293

So 9s' collar. I patterned it to be a shawl collar because it looks like it folds over from the top of the center front panel. But I made a mockup using a shawl collar style and it closes way too high on the neckline. Any way I can fix this and still keep it a shawl collar? I want the dip of my collarbones to be showing. I was thinking of lowering the stand of the collar and backing the shoulder seam off the neckline. I'm not opposed to making his collar separate from the neckline, but wanted to explore this option first.

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10303428

Friends and I all went to go see Promare today and we're planning a cosplay group for a con next year. I know everyone and their dogs are going to be cosplaying Lio, so I'd like to hopefully stand out just a little by trying to emulate the magenta and aqua lighting he has in the film.

How would I go about this? Not new to sewing but I've never really messed with changing the material itself. Also, do you think it'd look better with a soft or hard edge (like a gradient or just a solid line)?

>> No.10303431

>>10303428
obvi depends on the material you use. maybe check out how borderlands cosplayers do their funky shading style

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10303499

>>10303293
The problem here is that you're making the collar as one piece with a fold, which means the fold will be a straight line. To create that gentle curve and show a bit of collarbone, you need to put a seam just under the edge of the fold, and make the edge of both the inner piece and the outer piece curved so once assembled and folded over, it will have that curve. Rather than a shawl collar, look at patterns for double breasted coat collars like pic related, just without the notch.

>> No.10303505

>>10303428
I've seen a couple different ways people have approached this, @kitteacats on IG painted the edges of the belts and @a_smile_and_a_song used white piping painted pink and blue. You could do like the other anon suggested and do cel shading, or source a fabric with an iridescent/holographic coating to get the reflections, I know swatch-on has a bunch of those. If you do cel shading, I would do hard edges.

>> No.10303580

>>10297821
>>>10285679
check on Yosuke USA, I think they have several geta designs

>>>10295793 check lacemarket, usually can find someone selling RHS that you could modify

>> No.10303609
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10303609

Hi! I’m planning to cosplay Burnin from BNHA next year but I’d like to have some suggestion regarding her hair. I have already found the right color but I don’t where to start or what to do to make the wig look like actual flames or something similar...

>> No.10303646

>>10303609
Start with a foamcore or cardboard base and add the wefts on

>> No.10303647

>>10303609
I recommend Cowbutt Crunchies' wig tutorials, they're releasing a tutorial book very soon too

>> No.10303664

>>10303609
Would recommend looking up tutorials for Ragyo from Kill La Kill if you're interested in having lights in your wigs to emphasize the flame aspect, but I can't imagine it being easy for beginners. Regardless, I second using a foam base (not cardboard) and looking up CowbuttCrunchies tutorials.

>> No.10303668
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10303668

Looking for good bi-colored wig sources preferably options with a white base

>> No.10303672

>>10303668
Bi colored in what sense?

>> No.10303692

>>10303668
Can you post a picture or draw an image of what you're looking for?

>> No.10303792

So, I've felt really insecure/ugly in cosplay these past couple years, but I feel a lot better when I cosplay girls. Most of my fav characters are males though, so I crossplay 90 percent of the time. I just feel like I look gross when doing it honestly. Does anybody have any recommendations on how to appear, like, prettier, or at least more attractive with makeup while crossplaying? I already do a full face with contouring and eyeliner , brows, etc, but I hesitate to cross over that line where it becomes too feminine? But I'm thinking maybe I should if it makes me feel better abt myself? IDK. If anybody has some recs for good ways to do male makeup that don't go TOO over the top I'd be super interested.

>> No.10303795

>>10303792
The crossplay thread is sure to have plenty of resources for you for either side. I hope you feel more confident though.

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10303932

Let's say I have I dark skin (probably #986F4B on a color wheel), how can I makeup myself to make the skin looks lighter (maybe to #FFDDCC)?

>> No.10303946

>>10303647
Preorders for their book already closed. Anon's gonna have to wait for the general release if they want a copy.

>>10303932
Use a primer and then a layer of lighter brown foundation. Test out different foundations and shades because you'll look ashy if you use something too light.

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