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Post your cosplay help questions here instead of shitting up the catalog with your one-question threads!>Old Thread:>>10568892Stupid Jfash Questions Thread:>>10628093Crossplay:>>10502682Hair and Makeup:N/AYou may ask prop, sewing, or wig related questions in this thread as well, but it may be beneficial for you to post one of the following threads for specific advice.Crafting ThreadN/ASewing/Fiber Arts/ NeedleCraft:>>10615499Wig Thread:N/A
Will I regret using watered down tacky glue to do extreme spikes on a wig? I'm worried about a white cast
Where to cop a high quality wig that will actually look like this when styled?Also, is it even possible to get such a short wig to look nice when you have a lot of thick hair to hide under it?
>>10629350Just buy a human hair one ffs. and try cornrowing your hair
>>10629390>human hairI never implied that I was looking for a synthetic one?Would be nice to learn about some reputable brands, which was why I posted.
Anyone know of a decent quality len kagamine cosplay I could get somewhere? Like, a specific taobao listing or whatever
>>10629425Go on Taobao and search for your desired costume. Pick one from an older store with high ratings. Always look at the product photos and check the measurements. It's not that hard, please don't be lazy.
>>10629326From what I hear, it does have a slight coloration. Typically tacky glue is only used at the tips and hairspray everywhere else. Funnily enough I've heard good things about gorilla glue instead of tacky glue
>>10628959Not my story, but I did read a thread from cosplay judges talking about this. Many said that they can tell at a glance when a costume has been bought from China because there's a specific gold trim that's made using sublimation (not really sure what that is, just parroting what I read) that's unobtainable in the US unless specifically purchased from one of those cosplay shops. One judge said she gives those people an opportunity to redeem themselves by asking where they sourced the gold trim, but typically they don't have an answer and that's how she knows they just bought the costume. I would imagine asking for progress photos would out these fakers too. Do you happen to know what started this? I only caught the tail end of the conversation but now I wanna be a chismosa.
>>10629560The only show I ever judged had someone who bought their costume.The judge that noticed it had made that costume before, and noticed a glaring design that was present on popular store bought ones (i think a symbol was changed to avoid copyright issues)The show was small, and the attendee was only 19 or 20, so we just went through the judging like normal, let her walk, and just struck her from consideration without her knowing.Your job as a guest, even just a judge, is to give the convention attendees a good time. Even the liars.
>>10629550Oh I've already been looking dude. It would just help if I knew of a specific costume that someone bought here that was good quality, don't wanna get something completely different from the photos.Are the measurements listed generally accurate for each costume? Or are they usually copypasted across male or female ones
Anyone know where I can get a snake-skin jacket similar to Majima's from Yakuza? The closer the better. Any help would be awesome.
>>10629615>don't wanna get something completely different from the photos.>Are the measurements listed generally accurate for each costume? Or are they usually copypasted across male or female onesAgain, these points can be resolved if you do your own research and choose an older (well-established) store with high ratings. I recommend reading through actual Chinese customer review posted by mainlanders with legit concerns and seeing how other customers replied to them, not rando overseas white teen reviews on the listings.
What alternatives to Plastidip would you recommend for priming eva foam?In my country Plastidip is expensive and hard to find so I used Dupli-color custom wrap, but it didn't work as well as I expected and now I'm looking for alternatives.
How do you fake it till you make it if you're bad at makeup?
>>10629560Telling apart bought from handmade is easy, and to answer your question dye sublimation is one way to add a pattern or design to fabric, like what you would see on a demon slayer robe thing. It's used for many applications besides fabric, and is not the only way to add a pattern or design to fabric What is a chimosa?
>>10629796>Telling apart bought from handmade is easy,Yeah, I feel like it would be but I have no judging experience so I just shared what I did hear from judges. And thank you! That's a fun fact.>What is a chimos(o/a)?It's spanish slang for someone who is nosy or a gossiper. It comes from the word "chisme" or gossip. So in other words "I wanna be nosy".
what can i wear underneath this white underwear part to prevent unfortunate cameltoes? I've never seen any underwear with a high waistpart like this
>>10629867put a bandaid over the slit
>>10629867If you've got a really fat pussy and the bandaid tip from >>10629882 doesn't work for you, you could try a cameltoe guard. There's even plastic cameltoe guards for the really hardcore cases.
>>10629867you're a fucking retard if you're going to wear the underwear that goes with the outfit.
>>10629788Flexbond is the best IMO, but Mod Podge or any other PVA glue will work.
Does anyone have a recommendation (or guide) for temporary fabric adhesives? Specifically, I need it to float fleece fabric on an embroidery hoop.
>>10629793Someone said they started with ghoul and horror makeup and then learned how to tone it down with time. I'm pretty sure it was in a recent thread so check the archives.
>>10629905>If you've got a really fat pussy Anon, please my sides. Puffy pussy gang
What are the best vampire fangs?
I can cosplay as any color jacket lupin but something that has been bothering me for a while was where I can get his type of ties? I researched only type of tie that I've seen that's like that is something called a knit tie but it looks more like a scarf with it's texture than a tie, any idea if his tie has a specific name to it or if there are certain stores that sell em?
>>10629556>gorilla glueAre you memeing or serious? And if you're serious can you be more specific about which one of their glues? They manufacture a lot of adhesives but my guess would be their spray adhesive or wood glue
>>10630815Serious. I'll try to find the video where a cosplayer tested it on wigs against another glue (I think tacky?). The experiment was born out of the meme though, so I guess technically the answer to your question is both. As to whether it was spray or liquid, that's a good question. I believe it was spray but it's been awhile. I'll report back when I've found the video.
>>10630822>>10630815Found it. Here's the vid: https://www.tiktok.com/@moxiemegan/video/6942642063770995974?lang=en&is_copy_url=0&is_from_webapp=v1&sender_device=pc&sender_web_id=6973105794871051781The creator did a couple more tests on dark wigs, curls, and a ponytail wig. Also the comparison was against Got2B, not tacky glue -- my apologies.
>>10630722it's a square end neck tie, anon
>>10630355Depends how much money you're willing to spend. Good and cheap is scarecrow. If you're willing to spend in the range of hundreds to thousands of dollars I can give you a short list of places that do customs but they have longer lead times because they're made from scratch and you need to submit a dental impression>>10630722If you're having trouble finding a typical necktie with a square end, you can look into knit ties. Also if you've got the patience, you can sew your own tie pretty easily. It's just a few strips of fabric cut on the bias that are slightly wider on one end
>>10630822>>10630830Thank you so much anon, I'm glad to see a good substitute for got2b because I've used their stuff on synthetic wigs before and didn't really like the results
>>10630841Happy to help :) Good luck on your project!
may not be the best place to ask butwhere is a good place for someone who is looking to start wearing makeup to buy cheap shit?I have autism and want to start making my nails akatsuki purple
>>10630722Seconding >>10630839, I cosplay Lupin and I use knit ties. The thing that works with them is that the tie is the same width, so if you cut/sew a regular necktie it'll still have a tapered shape. They're really not too much thicker than regular ties, and besides since you're using a clip it's not too noticeable.
>>10631259cvs, wallgreens, target, etc.
>>10631260If it's not too much to ask, could I see some pics on how they look with the rest of the fit?
>>10631298Here are four of my color sets. The ties a mix of different brands, though most are polyester. The yellow tie is a wool/mohair mix and slightly thicker than the rest.
Any suggestions on how to go about making a skirt like this? I don't necessarily want it to be a perfect 1:1 replica but any ideas on how I should begin are welcome. Is there any way to make fabric look like "petals" that I could sew into a petticoat?
>>10631613You'll need a hoop for this since a petti alone, even one that's made with actual petticoat netting and not organza, won't be strong enough to hold up this much fabric.
I've never done much with LEDs before, but I'm working on making this skirt. Would I NEED to use arduino to make the top row fade in and out like that? Or is there a simpler way?I found something that makes LEDs fade in and out instead of just on vs off, so is there something that could just turn them on and off automatically?
>>10631310any good places I can find jackets that don't cost more than my car?
>>10631613This is a tough project for sure. I agree with the other anon, you're going to need a hoop skirt for structure and I also think that a petticoat isn't the right direction for this. A petticoat is zero structure, all fluff. And while that sounds appealing to give the skirt body, it means that you won't have a stable foundation to build the "petals" upon. Furthermore, it would be near impossible to create those rigid upright shapes with fabric and thread alone -- especially the types of silky, light, and soft fabrics that you would be incline to use for a flower costume because they also provide no structure and are finnicky/slippery to work with.In other words, I think you should take this in a new direction. If I were making this, I would use a short hoop skirt and then sew. On top of that would be a skirt made with two layers: the under layer would a sturdy and non-stretch fabric that would be able to handle the weight of the petal materials and glue and the second, top layer would be a fabric or material that matches the color of the petals. Then, to create the petals I would use the methods used in one of these two tutorials by Kinpatsu cosplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-8L2n5pveU or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJSZPfYJteA. Then attach the petals to the two-layer skirt with a hefty glue like contact cement. It would be tough with the way the top is designed, but it would be ideal to make a shoulder harness to distribute the weight off of the waistband. The top I would make into a dress separate from the skirt for ease of wear and so that the bodice isn't pulled on the weight of the skirt. Anyway, that's what I would do. I hope that helps.
>>10631763Yes you do. Good news is that I found a shop that sells pre-made led strips with effects. Bad news is that you won't be able to get both colors in that alternate pattern that fade in an out unless you program it yourself. You might be able to get around this by buying two premade wires and weaving them in an out so that only the right color is visible I suppose? Here's the links anyway.https://youtu.be/xzfkttL2-jI?t=133http://www.wearabletutorials.com/diy-wearable-technology-kit-shop/
>>10631976oooh. Thanks, anon! I'll look into these.
>>10631613You need solid structure, not a petticoat. My thought would be doing some tests on scaling up kanzashi petals, making sure the fabric is stiffened/interfaced, and building that onto a hoop
>>10632038>scaling up kanzashi petalsfuck no. that's fucking retarded advice.
>>10631940Amazon or Aliexpress have $30-50 ones that are pretty good. Just check the reviews and photos to make sure it's not super-cheap fake-pockets 100% polyester or anything. There are a lot of Chinese brands with various names that sell suits and/or jackets with a picture similar to related that I usually go for to get my cosplay suits (make sure you double-check to see if they use Asian sizes or not), nice quality stuff.You can also thrift or use sites like ASOS but the issue is that men's fashion usually goes for muted tones rather than bright Lupintic colors. "Quirky suit" brands like Opposuits I personally don't like because of the material but YMMV.
>>10629905lmao i fucking love that this product is called cuchini
>>10631978Good luck! :)
>>10632038I can see why your idea is to lean in the direction of the kanzashi petals because of the shape, but I don't think that would work at the size and rigidity anon is working with. No amount of starching is going to be able to uphold those shapes and sharp lines. And the interfacing would have to be heavyweight to add enough support to stand upright which in turn would weigh the petals down. I think this would be a great idea if anon was working on a smaller scale though. And I agree that a solid foundation like a hoop is necessary.
Newfag here (not trying to start anything or stir up drama I just am really paranoid), my favorite character is Ramlethal from Guilty Gear and I was wondering if it would be fine if I could cosplay her (without skin darkening since some people consider it to be black/brown face). My black cosplayer friend said I could get a light spray tan and it be fine as long as it's not too drastic from my actual skin (I'm pale) but I don't know how I feel about that or if people would get offended or say I'm racist?
>>10632439Don't do the tan. At best, it's unnecessary and adds nothing of value to your costume. At worst, you'll be accused of intentionally darkening your skin (even though it's not blackfacing, you still are intentionally trying to make your skin darker). You're fine the way you are.
>>10632439It's likely not worth the effort and backlash to do a spray tan for the cosplay. If you absolutely must darken up, see if you can naturally tan yourself a bit, but this is also likely to not worth it (plus raising your risk of skin cancer). >>10631259Try drugstore stuff or like Target's E.L.F. line. Watch some demos to get a feel of how to put on makeup and what sort of makeup might work for your skin tone/type. Invest in the necessary tools (!!!).>nailsGet the $1 mini bottles from stores like Sally's, you'll likely be practicing how to apply cleanly first before you invest in a pricier bottle.
How do I get started with this
>>10632789Look up cosplay tutorials for making body armor. You can probably find tutorials for other Samus cosplays, or Halo, or other game characters with similar cyber armor that's closely fitted to the body.
>>10632790>>10632789Kamui Cosplay, Adam Savage, Evil Ted and Punished Props in YouTube are all great sources.Search for "Cosplay EVA Foam Armor".
Whats a good alternative to traditional samegawa? I have some wooden katana's I'm using for a cosplay and can't find a good alternative. I really just need a good material that has some grip on there for the wrappings. I feel like some kinda textured vinyl or something has to exist but I can't quite find anything that seems affordable.
>>10633102I'm an idiot and realized faux textured leather would do the job just fine. I'm just trying to find a good replacement for the silk cord for the wrapping now. Trying to find something local or at least with fast shipping so I can knock this out this weekend.
What's the best way to cut foam board, like the kind found at home depot/lowe's? I've tried using box cutters, but it's so thick the blades bend and I get uneven edges. Can I just use a table saw, jigsaw, or circular saw? Any techniques to keep my edges clean?I'm fairly familiar with woodworking, but idk how much that will carry over.
>>10632855>>10632790Both of these, and my 2¢ is to start with cardboard mockups to get the shape and fit right. You can get a shit ton for free at most grocery/drug stores just by asking for empty boxes from the back.
>>10633148Popular go to for foam is a scroll saw or band saw. I personally just use a jig saw to get the basic shape and go back over it with my belt sander. If I had the space/money I would 100% use a bandsaw. Pretty sure if you use a table saw it will flat out melt the pink insulation foam. You would probably have better luck with EVA (the stuff they use for gym floors) but it all depends on what you're trying to make.
>>10633155Thanks. I've been using it to make larger props, to keep the weight down. Wood gets fucking heavy after 4 hours of walking the con floor, and this stuff seem rigid enough that I can construct things much the same as I would with wood, but using adhesives instead of screws.
>>10633157I'm not particularly fond of pink foam at the moment because I feel like besides it not having the same level of flexibility/durability as EVA, I often find myself making more mistakes and finding ways to fill in chips and gaps. Also certain adhesives/aerosols melt the shit out of it. There's also the problem (in my state anyway) where building materials seem to have gone up in price. Anyway, its likely just me being incredibly retarded with a material I didn't do enough research on the first go around, but def agree foam is the way to go if you wanna keep the weight down.
>>10633148I've used a hot wire cutter with mixed results. It can produce clean cuts and seals your foam at the same time. However, complex cuts can be difficult and you definitely need a respirator + organic filters and well-ventilated room/outside to deal with the fumes.
Anyone have recommendations on what to use for a visor? I saw some guides using a clear red film but I'm wanting something a bit reflective so you wouldn't see my eyes through it.
>>10633150ntayrt, but cardboard behaves quite differently than eva foam. I'm not so sure that it will make an efficient mock up? That's like using cotton to make a mockup and lycra for the final project.
>>10633180I don't feel like scrubbing through the video to find the product name, but I know that Punished Props uses something see through, but reflective (ie one-way view) in his mando & boba helmet vid. Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSuEIMpj_S4&t=10s
>>10633180Get a one-way reflective film. They sell them everywhere for car and house windows. It's the ones that let you see inside out, but not outside in (It's actually from the dark side to the bright side, but unless you want to put LEDs inside the visor your side will always be the dark one).
How do I make a cell tail that can open and close with a button? I want to trick female cosplayers into taking photos getting absorbed by me so I can jack off from my vore fetish.
Sewing noob here, would either of these patterns work for this cosplay and if so, which one would be better (and if neither work, what other kinds of pattern should I be looking for)?
>>10633417Left would not work well. Look at the gathers and pleats, they don't exist on Nausicaa's outerwear. Right will take some modding to make it work,, like reducing the bottom hem circumference, adding to the shoulders, and possibly widening the waist. You'll likely be better off looking for a jacket pattern and taking in the waist a bit. You'll also need to think about how you'll get in and out of it since the original art looks close-fitting.
Still debating on her (won’t be worn until next year) but if I decide to make vs. buy Mona’s outfit, how would I do the patterns on the tights?
Sorry for potato photo - it's from a potato film, and this is the best shot I could get of all of it. Any idea of how to search for this watch? I've been looking at 90s scuba/dive watches, and they get kinda close-ish, but the weird wing is non-existent on any of my finds. I know it's a dumb detail, but I like dumb details.
>>10633964If you were to make the tights, I would recommend custom printing the fabric and sewing your own tights. Sew in a few tiny neodymium magnets on the right side and make the 3D parts out of flexible foam/pleather so that you can easily secure them and take them off.
>>10634243Custom printing never passed my mind, I’ll definitely look into that. And thank you for the advice about getting the pieces attached, really appreciate it!
>>10633964I'd get a bit of the same fabric, or as second pair of tights, and cut out the shapes you want, then sew them onto that spot.
I'm very farsighted and need red contacts for my cosplay and I'm wondering if anyone knows of a site that actually sells them. I've scoured the hyperopia section of every site I could find and thus far pic related was the best I came up with and probably what I'll have to settle for but I feel stupid because they're very obviously pink.I got my hopes up when I discovered Desio's Cherry Coffee lenses, but they were out of stock and when I messaged them they told me they were discontinued.
>>10630110I hoop up my cut-away stabilized and put a patch of wash away on that, then dampen it with a spray bottle. It makes it sticky enough I haven’t had any problems so far and it washes out easier than temporary sprays imo
>>10634011As much as I hate leddit, the collective autism of the site often makes it a good place to go when looking for hyperspecific products. The 1.6 million people on the watch subreddit could probably help you out.https://www.reddit.com/r/Watches/
>>10631613to make them look like theyre defying gravity you can put a wire inside each petal
What’s the go-to material and process for huge fairy/butterfly/moth wings these days? I haven’t made wings since Homestuck’s heyday and want to know if people are using something other than wire for frames nowadays.
Can I make a Riddler can from scratch that won’t look like shit?
>>10636253Of course, but it'll depend on your materials. If you're a crafting newbie something like the angular Arkham Asylum design would be better compared to the more typical smooth-curve design.
>>10636196wire skeleton, cellophane (for fairy wings) heat pressed to the wire, and covered with thin EVA foam spines.
What's the best product for a male to get the smooth anime boy look for his face?Concealer?I've never used make up at all before
>>10636305It starts with skincare. Yes, makeup can help, but at the end of the day it can really only sit on top of whatever texture your skin is. If that's not an option for you time, money, or effortwise, then a basic face would require:>smoothing / pore-filling primer>liquid foundation + beauty sponge or brush>concealer>powder (in the same color of your skin)>blush>brow pencil or powder If you wanna go the extra mile for a complete face, then:>bronzer >highlight>brow gel>brown eyeshadows >dark brown or black eyelinerYoutube can take you from there about brands and how to apply it
>>10636315I have a pretty smooth face already and I use good moisturizer, I just wanted to try going the extra mile, thanks for the info
>>10633124>I'm just trying to find a good replacement for the silk cord for the wrapping now.I used double fold bias tape last time I did one. It's not the most accurate stuff in the world up close but it's about the right width and thickness, comes in tons of colors and in lengths long enough to do a whole katana grip, it's easy to work with, and it looks good enough in photos.
I'm a pretty masculine looking dude who wants to cosplay some bishounen characters but who knows fuck all about makeup. I have a lot of friends who are crossplayers. Are they a good resource for asking for makeup advice or is it different enough that I should I just do my own research?
>>10636867some things will overlap but others will not. bishonen are recognizably male, pay close attention to which traits bishonen have that women don't but otherwise I assume that crossplayers will know how to get you closer to that kind of look.
>>10636867Definitely check with your women friends/YouTube makeup tips. I'm sure your friends are fine at make-up, but there's a good chance the other resources I mentioned will be even better
>>10636320Oh damn thats pretty nice thanks anon. I picked up some black cotton twill tape the other week because I figured it would be an okayish replacement, but I'll give that one a look too at my local joanns. At one point I was considering some kinda faux leather strips. Would that be a dumb (expensive) idea?One last thing, does anyone have a good resource for getting consistently shaped diamonds doing an ito wrap? I've been watching a lot of tutorials on youtube and I feel like they just gloss over it or their wraps look sloppy themselves. It could just be the material I'm using now being hard to work with, but my diamonds are ass and all over the place. I figured by now there was a good way to cheat a consistent design all the way down. I tried fixing a zip tie down the middle as a reference point, but still got bad results. I'm about a step away from crafting a diamond shaped wooden peg to model around.
>>10631976>>10632191here we are, nine days later! I have the strips, and they're seen fading in and out in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JblNkarCBGE, but cycling through the Modes on the remote, that doesn't seem to be a fadein option...So I guess I gotta try something else.
>>10637585Hm, I see your conundrum. I watched the video you linked and looked through some of the links in the description and I too can't find a answer. I'd suggest reaching out to the seller's customer service and asking for help. I hope you won't need to program anything, but atleast most of the work is done for you as opposed to what you would have to do from scratch
>>10637618True. I'll send them a note.
It's a longshot, but does anyone know the name of this kind of jacket?
>>10639468some kind of motorcycle rider jacket due to the ribbing on the shoulders and the zippers on the sleeves, with a black hoodie underneath
>>10639738Yeah, motorcycle jacket would work best! Thanks. If I can't find that specific kind of color, I'll see if I can have it made.
Is there any GOOD Genshin Impact cosplayers to follow and view?
>>10629190I'm not sure this deserves it's own thread so I'll ask here, does anyone know of any good convention-oriented communities besides this one? I'm particularly interested in people the Midwest and especially Great Lakes region. I was in the /cgl/ Midwest Discord and I didn't like a bunch of people there, too much cringe politics, too many loose morals, too much factional bullshit.
I'm going to my first convention soon and wanted to try cosplaying. Any characters that would work well for me? I'm 5'7 and ~130 lbs. I was thinking either the Angel Devil from Chainsaw Man or Fujita from Dorohedoro though I'm not sure how well those would work.
>>10640995You don't have to pick a cosplay based on your physical appearance. Go with what you like and relatively easy to do. Since it's your first con and possibly first cosplay, I know that you're likely looking for a cosplay that will be recognized and fun, so my advice is to pick a character from a popular or at least semi-popular series who has an outfit/design that is easily recognizable, and you'll want to keep it simple because frustration over doing a complex costume will suck out most of the fun.
I need literally miku's hair in green. Any ideas where I might find a wig of that? Green twintails.
>>10642697arda's chibi with clips or epic's gaia with clips
>>10642744way too short.
>>10642784buy a shitty off color miku wig
>>10642804but i dont want some rattyass 20$ wig
>>10642697You can get 100cm long twin tail wigs in every color under the sun from Taobao for like $20-30.
Sup bitches. Can I cosplay as Eren Jager?
>>10643146if you must
>>10643146>>10643146No, all of the other cosplayers are legally and morally obligated to beat you to death on sight. Sorry, man :(
Any advice on what I can do for the coat on this to make it breathable in the summer?
>>10643567There is nothing that you can do to avoid sweating like a pig when there's just too many layers, leather, and fur. What you can do instead is try to keep yourself cool.Some tips I've gathered from attending a summer con that's held during the hottest week of summer annually:>don't wear your full costume when waiting in line to get in.I've seen people wearing tank tops and sneakers with a full face of cosplay makeup, their wig cap on, and a bag full of their costume as they wait in line and then change in the bathrooms once they're inside the convention center. If you can't do this completely, at least try to keep the vest and jacket off until you're inside with AC.>treat it like a mascot costume and only wear this costume for a few hours>Know the signs of overheating / heat stroke / heat exhaustion and check in with yourself or your buds>drink more water than you think you need. Don't wait until youre thirsty to drink & stay away from salty foods>cold backs inside of your costume in the areas that exude the most heat (back, chest, nape of neck, etcHonestly though it's better to pick a costume that is appropriate for the weather and save this for photoshoots, night events, or a con with more suitable weather.
which one would be the best choice for a beginner first time cosplayer?
I'm trying to cosplay as an Edo period firefighter but all I'm able to find online are genuine antique jackets. I'm sure that it's possible to get a recreation or a specific costume one but I can't seem to find them online. Does anyone know where I can get one?
>>10643814And a painting of one that gives a better view.
>>10643806Are you buying or making the clothes?Because if you are buying they are all readily available, any will do.If you are making the clothes, the two on the left are easier, but I'm not sure if it's worth making something you can buy anywhere. Literally just a shirt and a skirt.
>>10643806Rika's, it's a pleated black skirt, suspenders, and a button up collared shirt, which all can be bought. The "hardest" part would be the necktie that you could also buy, or even try making as your "first" thing. They're easy to make, and if you make it yourself you can find and use the exact type of fabric with the stripes than just buying something close enough
>>10643814Why not buy a real one? There are lots available for not too much money because firefighters still wear them for parades and such. I bought one for $100 and it looks sick
dear /cgl/i have a question thats tangentially related to cosplay, its more arts and crafts centric but areas some of you might have experience withI need ideas for plushie/toy stuffing a large toy that is also relatively heavy. i was kind of surprised at how expensive stuff like this is>glass/plastic beads>buckwheat hulls>bean bag stuffingThis stuff is hella pricey. Any ideas for something more bootleg?
>>10643806Left (Rika) is best for first-time cosplay because it's pretty much all found parts from a thrift store and you'd just need to buy a basic wig and trim the bangs a bit.If you insist on sewing, then Yuno in the middle. There's no point in sewing Rika's blouse. It'd be cheaper to buy a short-sleeved white dress shirt than to purchase the raw materials for one.Homura's outfit is easy but it has a lot of parts and the simplicity of the outfit makes it easier to mess up on the smaller details, like two bows, skirt ruffles, diamond detailing, etc. (Actually making the over-the-shoes tights wouldn't be a beginner project unless you just flat out bought those).All three are easily available to buy though so if you're not on a time crunch or limited in buying methods I would just go with what you want to do.
>>10643871No joke but straight up beans. This is especially easy if you have a place near you that sells in bulk. Alternatively, go to a thrift store and see if you can find a used beanbag and gut that.
>>10643871You can cut up fabric scraps into tiny pieces (about dime sized to quarter sized work best) and mix it with your stuffing. Try to mix it evenly so that there's no lumps -- cutting your pieces on the smaller side typically helps this too -- and you should be able to replace half or more stuffing that you would've used and get rid of your fabric scraps.Also like the other anon said, I've heard of people using beans and rice.
>>10643871I've no clue if this is a good idea but crumpled newspaper/Bibles/phone books would be bootleg as hell. It'll be no bueno in wet weather obviously. Anyone tried this?
>>10644042The problem with paper is that it gets crushed easily and doesn't puff back up after. Fabric scraps work because if you crush them, they can still return to their original shape.
I'm planning on making this but am stuck on how to attach the floating bits at the bottom of her dress to the actual costume. I plan on attaching the individual lines to a clear hoop, but how can I attach the hoop to the dress? My initial thought was to extend the hoopskirt to be longer than the hem, but you'd be able to see the ribbons holding the hoops together that way and it wouldn't give the illusion of the lines floating above the hem. Any advice?
>>10644305I would attach a layer of clear vinyl, something lightweight, to edge of a underskirt/lining then attach the Gold part on top. You can cut away the excess vinyl at the bottom after/
so i am thinking about cosplaying from the fate stay night series. I am wondering if fate characters like berserker are still popular at conventions. Does anyone know?
>>10644312My problem is that I want it to appear as if it's floating over the dress. Wouldn't attaching it to the lining make it look like it's just hanging?>>10644315Fate is still crazy popular and berserker Lancelot's armor is easily recognizable. If you do cosplay him and I see you at a con, I'd love to take a pic.
>>10644315Fate is crazy popular, though people might recognize Lancelot from FGO rather than Zero.
if I'm going for a really girly pink character (for example Madoka), would it be OK if I added hair tinsel to my wig or will it look trashy? I want to go for more glitter and have a sparkly magical girl effect and was also thinking about adding rhinestones to the dress
>>10644340I think the tinsel is a very cute idea but ultimately it depends entirely on how well it’s executed… it could go either way. I’m more iffy on the rhinestones; maybe instead consider elevating the glitteriness of your cosplay by using some nice high end sequined chiffon or brocade like picrel?
>>10644340I wouldn't recommend tinsel (or glitter) to your wig. It's going look like TikTok over-the-top decora if you're not careful, plus no one will appreciate the shedding glitter/tinsel. You'll get itchy fast as well.Adding rhinestones to the costume though is usually a cute detail as long as it's done neatly.
>>10643706>>treat it like a mascot costume and only wear this costume for a few hours>>Know the signs of overheating / heat stroke / heat exhaustion and check in with yourself or your buds>>drink more water than you think you need. Don't wait until youre thirsty to drink & stay away from salty foodsGood lord this a thousand times. I normally only do stuff in the colder months, but I went to a summer event for the first time this year. Horribly misjudged my ability to tolerate heat and damn near died.
question - what type of fabric would you guys recommend for this character's suit? it's a fullbody wetsuit, but the idea of wearing that sort of fabric during a convention seems impractical due to hot/stuffy cons tend to get. i've never cosplayed a character in this type of outfit before, so any help would be appreciated.
>>10644393What about using rayon lycra or similar fabrics that are intended for workout wear? Those will be more breathable but still look similar to a wetsuit from a distance.
>>10644340You're free to do what you want but tinsel and hair glitter are going to look like shit no matter how neat you put it on. Elevating your costume is all in the fabrics. Rather than a simple cotton, you could use cotton sateen with has a nice, but not costumey shine to it. You could cast the gem with shimmer pigments or glitters. You can do a dewy makeup look as opposed to matte. Rhinestones aren't a bad idea, but I'd recommend being thoughtful with which stones you pick and where you put them. Using alternating stone types (ie. some round, some teardrop, or whatever) would be a cool way to make it pop.
Not 100% sure I'll do this cosplay, but how would I go about doing the feathers?
>>10644625and forgot the pic.
Femanoms/traps:What male cosplay would make you have sex with them at a Con?
>>10644625>>10644628EVA foam. Dying or spraying feathers is a mess that doesn't even look good in the end and being covered in real feathers in a costume like that would probably be itchy as hell, so eva.
So by the chance Arena Net ever comes back to a convention (Or really any con that comes up) I'm planning on cosplaying my own character in Guild Wars 2 for the ultimate shit post.So far I'm planning on getting a old-school leather bag + camera straps to simulate the brown-parts on the character. Is there any substitutes that don't involve heavily modifying clothing?On top of that, is there a reasonable way to mimic the knee-high boots? If not then just dark-navy knee socks + matching dress shoes / boots might work as welll.
>>10644628I bought red pre-dyed goose feathers that were on ribbon strips with some loose feathers to supplement for extra volume. They are surprisingly easy to find and quite cheap. After making the cape/skirt I painted the tips with watered down paint until they were the right colour. It turned out pretty nice in the end. I would never buy feathers again after learning how they are sourced, but this was years ago. Foam like >>10644664 suggested would be difficult to make, but the could end up looking good if you really took your time. Most if not all of the cosplayers I have seen do this use real feathers, some great examples of this costume are ElenaLeetah and Pugoffka-sama, both on deviantart. I used their costumes as guides for mine. I can't find any with faux feathers, but there are tons of tutorials out there that look realistic, so that could work. The harder part for me was finding paint that would stick to the leather and not crack for all the little details on the corset and boots.
I've been thinking about trying to make a fursuit - more specifically, I'd like to make a costume based on Legoshi from Beastars - but I've run into an issue that virtually all the guides I've found for making fursuit heads/paws/etc. ultimately seem to assume that the costume will shoot for cartoonishly-proportioned and/or "larger-than-life" sizes. In contrast, I'd like to shoot for something that much more closely conforms to my body - most likely, I expect this would mean using something armsock-like for the hands/arm fur, and a smaller, hard base (probably resin) for the mask's shape rather than a foam one.Does anyone have tips for or know of any tutorials relating to making fursuit heads smaller? I'm partly concerned that if I do end up committing to a resin base, I'll have to use one of my own design, so any guides on working with resin effectively or tips on materials that might be easier to prototype with would be greatly appreciated as well.My other main concern is in terms of materials - I'm not sure where the best place is to get fabrics that can stretch the way an armsock would. I've heard some good things about nftech, but their products seem like they're very much on the "most expensive option" side of things. Are there any options out there for stretch fabrics that won't put nearly as much of a dent in my wallet?
>>10644315Fate is still a popular franchise and easily recognized at most cons. I was at the FGO meetup at AX 2019 and there was a fantastic zerker Lancelot, so you’re in good company.
>>10644661A nice business suit (you own, not rented or borrowed). If you take it off for sex, then you'll hopefully understand why I wouldn't want to keep my cosplay on either.
>>10644689>Most if not all of the cosplayers I have seen do this use real featherother response anon here. That's news to me! I've seen people mess with feathers and end up with a headache. I do tend to follow quite a few foamsmiths so I guess I didn't realize the limits of my fishbowl. Pre-dyed feathers does sound like a good way to avoid dying them yourself. I'm glad you put your opinion/expertise out there too, anon.
>>10644737>all the guides i've found are cartoonishly bigWhy is this an issue though? If you're still the one drafting the pattern then all you need to do is adjust guide's instructions to the dimensions you need, no? You're still going to utilize the same materials and techniques.>resin maskI'm not a fursuiter or mascot cosplayer so I can't say with certainty, but using resin sounds like it would be mighty heavy and hot -- especially around your face. Whether you use it or not, it might be wise to consider adding some fans or other cooling in there too.> Are there any options out there for stretch fabrics that won't put nearly as much of a dent in my wallet?Power mesh, spandex, lycra.
>>10631613Looking at that makes me think about experimenting with some kind of composite to get the mix of flexibility and rigidity you want, combined with a hoop like >>10631975 said. Bigger concern imo would be making a harness that's strong enough and comfortable enough to wear for extended period. I'd do something like a padded wide hip belt (think camping backpack belt or a crye avs belt) so it isn't resting on your shoulders and messing with how the fabric gathers and drapes on your shoulders.
>>10644667You could make boot covers or commission them if you can't sew.
>>10639468>>10639764For that kind of color/style look for a waxed cotton one, much cheaper than alternatives, but riding gear is going to be relatively pricey no matter what.
>>10644846>all the guides i've found are cartoonishly big>Why is this an issue though?One of the most common approaches is to literally start with a "helmet" of foam that surrounds the entire head and build up from there, an approach which isn't going to work out very well for a goal of "making something that as closely fits to my head as possible, except for the snout at the front">using resin sounds like it would be mighty heavy and hotProbably, but there's a number of high-quality fursuit heads out there right now that also use resin, and it seemed like the approach that would be best suited to attempting to scale things down a bit. I'm going to do my best to keep stuff like ventilation and breathability in mind; this might end up being a costume that I don't end up wearing for too long at a time anyways, but I appreciate the advice.>Power mesh, spandex, lycra.Do you have any examples of these with fur on them?
>>10644737Try thin foam (like 2mm) and use wire structures instead of relying on the rigidity of foam to keep the shapes of the structures. Instead of looking at guides for fursuit heads, look up how people make Ironman helmets and modify it to be a wolf head.
>>10645028Ahhh, I see. From the way you described it, it sounded more like an issue of style and scale than construction. Perhaps looking more in the direction of SFX masks would be more helpful then?>Do you have any examples of these with fur on them?No, you would need to use the fabric to make the armsocks and/or half-body suit and then attach the fur to it. They're stretchy, decently priced, and come in a variety of skin or non-skin colors though.
Anyone have any experience with making chain mail? I'm planning a project to make the elite knight set and want to make proper chainmail, but I'm not sure how much I'll need or whether I should be using SWG 14 or 16. Aluminium or steel doesn't bother me, whichever works out cheaper as I expect this'll cost a fair bit by the end.
What mm foam thickness should I use if it want to make an armor for a stuffed animal? I've been at this for like 3 months now and I feel retarded.
What material should I look for to imitate the look of the undersuit here? I'm thinking vinyl or pleather but don't know if there's something more specific, like clothing-grade or whatever to look for. Thank you.I'm really lazy and just want to order one, I'm thinking of Zentai suit but I can't find good comparisons of their offered materials and tight/regular/loose fits.
>>10645323Oh, I'm also looking to make the boots and gloves myself, but what material should I get for those? What takes paint, what kind of paint is flexible enough to not crack there (latex?), and what kind of topcoat/sealer to use for that? I'm going to use EVA foam for the helmet and chestpiece. Thank you
>>10645274Depends on the size of the stuffed animal and the design of the armor. Choosing the right thickness to work with shouldn't be that complicated.
>>10645096Thanks for the advice. Putting fur on stretch fabric in a way that doesn't compromise the stretch sounds like it'll be a pain, but it should be worth a shot.
What kind of paint should I use on foam pieces that flex?I used spray paint on a plastidip primer on some foam armor pieces last year, and any small amount of flex made cracks in the paint.Now I have 3 chainsaw pieces like this, 2 for arms and 1 on a helmet. The arm pieces have a thin metal piece in them so they don't flex as much, but the helmet one does not. I'm scared of ruining the paint job as soon as I move my head and the chainsaw piece wobbles around
>>10645470Best of luck! >Putting fur on stretch fabric in a way that doesn't compromise the stretchIt's might sound hard to hear someone explain it, but it's simple once you get down to it. Watch a couple videos about buying stretch fabric and you'll get the hang of it. To give it to you in a nutshell, you just need to make sure that both the fur and under-fabric (power mesh or whatever) has the same amount and direction of stretch (2 or 4 way). Having a swatch of the fur you plan on using will probably help you out.
>>10645429Its around 12 inches high. But it has very short arms and legs and a thick neck. The proportions are really weird. Been wanting to make like a mecha or toku style helmet and armor.
>>10644845Totally understandable to see them as a headache, I get it. They can definitely be a tough thing to work with depending on what you're making, but for something like this it really works best. A lot of people seem to forget or not know about pre-dyed ones, I think it's just because feathers are pretty uncommonly used these days! Foam feathers can look really fantastic, but they take absolutely forever to get right/realistic enough. Great for small applications though, especially if you need very unique feathers! You still made a great suggestion, just would take a long time.
Currently I use mehron paradise to paint stuff on my body for cosplay. however, even when I use setting spray, it still manages to spray off. I use the water activated ones, so I assume thats why its easy for it to come off, especially if I sweat. Is there an alternate makeup that wont smear off like that?
>>10645733Have you tried using makeup sealers?
>>10645478Try spray paint made for leather/vinyl shoes. I've always used the Meltonian stuff but there are other brands out there too. If you're going for a metallic look I can confirm that the Meltonian ones are great for that as well, I've even used it on rigid wood swords etc. because the finish is much nicer than normal silver/gold spray paint and it doesn't rub off on your costume or spray glitter all over the place like normal metallic spray paint does.
>>10646014Yeah I did. It still rubs off.
>>10645478I haven't used it myself, but I hear PlaidFX is good for flexible foam pieces (its marketing looks like it's made specifically for cosplay) and it is available in metallic finishes. However it is brush not spray paint.
>>10646020>>10646054I didn't know about either or these, thanks I'll try them out!
Probably been asked a million times, but for sweaty assholes like me who break into a fucking river whenever it's vaguely above 50 degrees, what's something good to put on your face or under your wig, and will it work with spirit gum?
What do people use to paint patterns and stuff into their clothes?like for example if i had a white t-shirt and wanted to put this v on it, how should i do it?i've heard of people using acrylic paint,but doesn't that wash out?
Semi-new to sewing, but what pattern would work best for the button up shirt for Nell here? Already have an idea on what to do for her coat (modified Zea Blazer from moodfabric). Can I just use a blazer pattern and remove the sleeves and collar? Or is there a name for button up sleeveless shirts without collars?
>>10646322If you use fabric paint it's much more resistant to washing off, and also remains more flexible than dried acrylic. Also the classic iron-on paper is an option for smaller pieces.
Where can I find contacts like these?
>>10646338>Already have an idea on what to do for her coat (modified Zea Blazer from moodfabric)Actually, I would recommend mixing patterns for the blazer if you want to stick to Mood. The collar on the Zea is much too long for your reference picture. I'd suggest using the Layton Bolero bodice with the Zea sleeves and a self-drafted collar. You might be able to get away with using one of the collars from Mood, but any one of them would still need some modifications for the proportions of the blazer. Alternatively, you could use a premade pattern like McCall's M8155 Misses' & Women's Jacket & Vest which you would only need to slightly tweak the collar for.As for the top, you'll want to look for a bodice with a "sweetheart neckline". I couldn't find one on mood, but there's a few options with McCalls and other pattern companies. Typically the front of those are made with 3 pieces (see picrel): the two sides and center front which creates the "heart" of the sweetheart by cutting the piece on the fold. Instead of cutting the center on the fold, cut the center to make it into 2 pieces and extend the center of on of those pieces so that it overlaps like you see in your reference pic. I can draw a pic if need be.
>>10646338Have you looked into vests? They usually have collarless options
>>10646542Different anon, but while vests will be collarless, you'd be hard pressed to find one that's also strapless and fitted as well.
>>10646541>>Actually, I would recommend mixing patterns for the blazer if you want to stick to MoodI don't necessarily have to stick to Mood, but just trying to keep the costume at a budget. However the McCall's pattern looks like exactly the thing I need. Never had to tweak a collar from a pattern before but I'd imagine it's as straightforward as just adjusting the size/length of collar.>>As for the top, you'll want to look for a bodice with a "sweetheart neckline"Ohh so that's what it's called. And I understand what you're saying about extending the center of one so no need to draw.>>10646542>>10646721Don't think it needs to be strapless. With the reboot design I think Wayforward combined the outfit from the JP Advance Wars 1 with the outfit from the localized version (pic) so I think the vest just needs to be sleeveless. At the same time the Reboot just got announced and besides the trailer and the Nintendo Treehouse gameplay there's not very many good references for Nell's new outfit.
Making Lady's rocket launcher from DMC5, I have a vague idea on most of except the large back part, seems too large to just make out of foam as well as I'm worried glue wont hold it?
How do I make helmet patterns from scratch?
Hoping to get some help, I'm making a kimono from scratch but can't find a plain white fabric that would emulate a real kimono, what fabrics could I use? Is plain cotton acceptable?
>>10646780>but I'd imagine it's as straightforward as just adjusting the size/length of collar.Pretty much! In a collar, there's typically two sections: the part that actually attaches to the shirt and the folded over part that is actually seen. Obviously, you'd have to see the pattern itself to know, but theoretically you would just have to taper the bottom end to your desired length and continue with the pattern per usual.>I don't necessarily have to stick to Mood, but just trying to keep the costume at a budget.Makes sense, I do too. If you have time to wait, every few weeks McCall's patterns will be on sale for under $1-3 at Joann's. And if not, try to score a 60% off coupon at least.
>>10646780>Don't think it needs to be straplessAh, then yes I agree with the other anon that a vest is a good option.
>>10646781>seems too large to just make out of foam as wellPeople make full suits of armor and props larger than their body out of foam. You'll be fine. You could use thick blocks of foam or an interior structure if you're worried though.
>>10646794You can either draft it by hand or into a 3D modeling program like so: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRBk9npIevQTo draft it by hand, you would need to have a friend help you saran wrap your head. Then smoothly apply scotch or duct tape over the saran wrap and use a sharpie to draw your helmet shape. You only need to both drawing it on half of your head if the shape will be symmetrical. Carefully cut the pattern free and transfer it out on a sheet of paper. You may need to cut some darts (its easier just to google this if you don't know what it is) so that it lays flat. Clean up the lines and then you've got yourself a pattern.
How do you conveniently carry phone and wallet when wearing a cosplay with no pockets at all
>>10646902Some people create or buy bags that go thematically with their outfit (ie. thigh strap made of leather, or a character plush). Or you just have a tote or purse with you that you put down for photos
Makeup question, didn't know where else to ask.How do I get this eyeshadow look? I probably sound stupid lol but I don't wear makeup so I don't know what I'm doing
Are there any people knowledgeable about hair pin accessories here? I want to know if there is either a hair pin that looks like Kasumi Nakasu's double crescent pin or if there are any places that can make something similar but not at a extreme price. I quite like the design but I can't look for anyone selling something similar so I decided to ask here.
>>10647097Forgot to attach image, here is what I mean.
>>10647103Do you want it for regular use or just for cosplay? If it's just cosplay just make your own out of foam clay or something. That or commission one from someone else. Some of her cosplay wigs also seem to come with similar clips.
>>10647222Ok I didn't know there were wigs that came with the pin, thats a cool thing. I will go look for them. Thanks for replying!!!
What sort of glue works for attaching wefts to foam? (I'm making a "horned" hairstyle and trying to just make horn insert pieces) got2b was utterly useless, the wefts just got sticky and fell off. I'm sure there's tutorials for this somewhere but I'm clearly not using the right search terms because all I'm finding are Halloween-tier horned hairstyles with real hair, which is not what I'm looking for.
>>10647438If I understand correctly you're trying to do something like this? https://www.deviantart.com/shendin/art/Yami-Bakura-Wig-Tutorial-438940132Tacky glue or mod podge would probably work.
>>10629678I've gotten a couple, so far the best one I've gotten has been from Amazon. It's got a nice inner lining too, but it's Womens so it's sort of fitted for women. Amazon has great choices, but obviously not real snakeskin.
>>10647490Thank you anon, this is exactly what I'm doing except using the hairband under wig horn method instead of sewing the pieces on directly and using styrofoam. I'll see if Mod Podge works any better.
Hello, sorry if this question is a bit dumb but I couldn't find answers to it on search engines so I wanted to ask here. I'm looking to buy a wig off a website and it asks for a use date and shows a calendar and such. Does this mean that the wig will deteriorate after the use date? I'm not looking to use it for everyday use but more likely once in a while and properly containing it. Should I instead go for a different wig instead that is more permanent or is one of these still fine? Thanks to anyone reading this!!!
>>10647685Ah I figured out what it actually meant and I was completely wrong. So sorry if anyone had to read the things I write with my brain at half capacity. Apparently its something to do for when you want to receive the item or something from what I heard. Again sorry if I was being dumb there. Hope you all have good days!!!
>>10647311Good luck anon!
How should i approach a convention-friendly nailbat? I think, maybe a fake foam fat would work but the nails??? any ideas?
>>10647095concidering it's asian they probably follow the standard, shimmer in the middle, a light color on the inner and on the outside a darker color (of your choice but brown and pink are common) blended really well on the lid and sometimes a white/shimmer white on your bottom
>>10647800Look up what people do for Steve's bat from Stranger Things. The trick to making fake nails is just to have "pointy ends" and "flat ends" sticking out, rather than actually driving something through the entire bat.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1pOco9GiO0
>>10647801She's French lol, but thanks! That sounds easy enough.
What kind of glue should I use to stick little metal buttons or rhinestones onto fabric?
>>10647937I would recommend buying metal buttons or rhinestones that are specifically made to be attached to fabric, as-is, without using a glue of your choice. There are iron-on rhinestones, and metal adornments that come with little screws or pegs that allow you to "bolt" them onto the fabric from the back. There are also varieties of both that can be sewn on. In my limited experience, things that get glued onto fabric don't stay adhered very long, but maybe someone else has a better answer.
>>10647937Gemtac or E6000, though if you're doing larger buttons or rhinestones I agree with >>10647940 that it's better to secure bits physically than glue.
So I'm looking to get started on a cosplay of Sunao Nako from Hitoribocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu, and I have a pair of stupid questions to go along with this.First off: How do I style her weird hair floofs on the side of her hair? Is there a way to do it without teasing and making it crunchy? I'd ideally want some bounce.Second: Her blouse is very strange, it has a kind of red trim to it and has a strange floral pattern. Is there an easy way to go about modifying a blouse to add that trim and style, or should I look for a blouse with that pattern collar?
>>10647989>How do I style her weird hair floofsYou will need to do some teasing, but there is a way to make them not crunchy. So what you'll see on Tiktok is newbie cosplayers teasing the hell out of the entire wig or strand and then brushing it out which leaves that awful texture. Instead, what you'll want to do (and what many pro's do) is to use a sandwich or layering method. First, separate the hair into two parts: the inner and outer layer. The inner layer requires the most hair and will be the portion you tease and hairspray to create the strong base. Then, you take the thin inner layer and just brush it on top of the teased inner portion and smooth it out -- thus making the spike or hair floof appear to be smooth and not crusty, but still have volume. This is a good method for any kind of spikes or teasing you need to do for a wig.>Her blouse is very strange, it has a kind of red trim to it and has a strange floral pattern.Perhaps I'm just blind, but I don't see a floral pattern on her blouse. Unless you're talking about the scallop trim? If that's the case then yes, it's easy to add that to a blouse. Typically you would sandwich the trim in between the layers when sewing the collar, but you could easily add it on top or underneath a premade collar. It would look the cleanest to put it underneath the collar, but if you use clean handstitching along the scallops it should look like intentional topstiching.
>>10648040Ah yeah, scallop trim was what I meant. I wasn't sure of the name of it so the first thing that came to my mind was "oh that's how flowers are patterned".Thanks for the advice!
>>10648040>>10648042>Then, you take the thin inner layer and just brush it onoh lord worst time for a typo. I meant the outer layer hereAlso, you're welcome! Good luck
I bought a Gojo wig but I have my doubts on whether it will be usable for both hair down and hair up versions. Do you think cutting it if it's too long will have a major impact on how it looks in the hair up mode? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0923WMV2J/
I'm a very tall and bulky dude, what kind of pants/leggings/etc. Should I do for zero tsu
>>10648346>but I have my doubts on whether it will be usable for both hair down and hair up versions.You are correct, you would need two wigs. Wig stylists get that straight up look by sewing in the wefts of hair "upside down". It's not like human hair which can stand to move in different directions. >Do you think cutting it if it's too long will have a major impact on how it looks in the hair up mode?Nah it should be fine. You can just reinforce it with some hair spray or creating spikes.
>>10629190Is it worth trying to straighten my hair for a cosplay or just to buy a wig? Will the wig's hair be straight?
>>10648528You should always use a wig, even if your hair looks similar to the character because human hair is prone to getting greasy and flat over time -- unless you're just taking pictures at home.>Will the wig's hair be straight?If you buy one with straight hair, yes. Sometimes they can have a slight wave or curl just from the way they're sitting in the wig bag, but that is easily taken care of with a straightener. You just need to make sure that your wig is heat resistant, at what temperature, and iron on a low setting moving quickly.
I'm a complete retard, can someone tell me how to put the awl into this awl haft? It's a C. S. Osborne haft. I've tried unscrewing the metal part as far as it would go but the awl still won't fit into it.
>>10629190Hey /cgl/ Comerades, after finishing Chainsawman I want to give a shot at dressing up as Violence. I dunno if a classic plague doctor pattern will suffice since it looks a bit different from most models I have seen. Anyone got any ideas on what/how to go about it? Also I was going for a Red and yellow color combo since we haven't seen him on the anime trailer. I will be using mostly foam, any help is appriciated, have a good evening you fags
>>10648568>Anyone got any ideas on what/how to go about it?Obtaining a pattern would be in your best interest. If not, try drafting your own. The shapes seem pretty simple. Another anon explained how to do that here: >>10646870
What's the name of the pants that Touji is wearing?
Any tips for making a two-tone wig like this? Most two-tone wigs I've seen have been premades, but Jack'O isn't popular enough to have a premade one like Stocking or what have you.
>>10648821>buy a red wig>remove wefts from it in the areas you want the new color to be in>buy wefts in the second color you desire>sew wefts back into the areas you took wefts fromA curved needle helps, but you can use any you have at home. Good thread would be ideal. Some people straight up just glue the new wefts in without an issue.
>>10648371Opaque black dance tights if you can find them.
>>10646539Aren't those just plain grey contacts? Literally every seller carries them.
>>10648821You can also glue the wefts using a needle and pressing on the base of the wig whille having glue applied under it. It has to be some strong glue like Pattex. Remember to do more layers untill you get the effect, sewing can be difficult and takes time, glueing one layer after the other can net the same result >>10648634Thanks, got any site or place where you can get patterns for free? I don't wanna spend 5 bucks on etsy for a pattern that I will absolutely change most to arrange into Violence's mask
>>10648567Those alws look like they are meant to be screwed in the haft. Are you sure they belong to that one?
>>10648821I don’t know this character and don’t know what the full hairstyle looks like, but you might be able to get away with a wig for Selesia from Re:Creators.
I'm in the middle between doing either a Kevin Mask or Robin Mask cosplay. Either way what are a couple of ways I could go about doing the eyes? I assume I could do something similar to what Capt. Falcon cosplays do, but didn't know if there was a better way.
>>10649003Try buckram mesh. You can paint it and see through it pretty well while not letting others see your eyes through it. Look up fursuit eye tutorials if you need more info, the furries have got you covered.
>>10649040This what I'm looking for?https://www.joann.com/jo-ann-stores-unicorn-buckram-fabric/1491273.html
>>10648914PunishedProps, KamuiCosplay, and (I think) KinpatsuCosplay have some free patterns on their site that at minimum you can use to build upon. I think the first option of the three I mentioned would be your best bet. He tends to have specific characters while the second provides awesome basics.
>>10645733I am also a body paint anon and have been experimenting with various stuff this past year.Grease paint is pretty much only good for face. Takes forever to apply and seal with powder. Will probably get everywhere anyway, especially around points of friction.Water activated can be applied much faster and looks just as good, but still not completely transfer-proof. Will also rub off heavily around any areas of your clothing with lots of friction against it. I will be trying two things next in attempts to perfect this stupid fucking full-body con bodypaint problem.1. PAX paint, an adhesive and acrylic mix which ALEGEDLY doesn't rub off at all, just needs to be powdered2. Some type of alcohol based paint, not sure what brand to try yet. Heard endura is good but its fuckin expensive
>>10646806Cotton would be a yukata. When I made a kimono, I used crepe and it worked perfectly. Good luck anon!
>>10648757I know there's a Japanese word but it's escaping me right now; the closest equivalent I can think of would be harem pants.
>>10648848Should I look for any specific types on amazon, I see most pairs a designed for like women around 5'10, should I just get the largest fucking size possible if I'm 6'3How uncomfortable will my dong be wearing tights
>>10650268>should I just get the largest fucking size possible if I'm 6'3yes>How uncomfortable will my dong be wearing tightsyou'll be fine. tights are p comfy and the stretch makes it contour around your crotch instead of cutting into it.
>>10650268you may need to put your dick and balls on one side of the seam but youll be fine male dancers wear tights too
Anyone here has crossplayed as a character from Sailor Moon? I want to crossplay as one of the Senshi but I want to hear experiences like where do you got your shit
>>10650268get a dance belt, they're what ballet dudes wear under their tights for dong containment
>>10650404I recommend you ask in the crossplay thread >>10650530. They'll know better
>>10650404The crossplay thread probably has more resources for you than this one. I'd imagine you'd get your costume and shit the same as anywhere else though -- it would be the makeup, undergarments, and sihouette, you'd need the crossplay resources for.
bros i'm planning on doing a potemkin cosplay. Found the german helmet and steampunk glasses, but i have no idea what to do for the rest of the outfit.
How would I prevent a male cameltoe when wearing a form-fitting bodysuit? Double-ing tight underwear doesn't seem to do the job.
>>10650722Better start lifting.
>>10650404>>10650682Crossplayer here. All depends on how much you wanna go in and how much you wanna spend. Do you wanna just throw on the costume, Go all out with makeup, hip pads, corset, etc. or somewhere in between? The easiest would be going to a website like Aliexpress that will definitely have outfits, but will be varying degrees of quality. Same for the wig. Again, all depends on what you want and your budget.
How would you go about making the 'ribbing' in the groin of these suits? (1/2)
>>10650903Possibly similar to how they add cording into corsets and stays but with larger cording or other filler material?
>>10650901>>10650903It looks like rows of piping to me -- the groin does atleast anyway, not sure about the other areas. Piping is made by encasing rope in fabric and typically used as a trim or seam decoration. The Sailor Scouts' costumes use rows of piping for the shoulders and hip roll though, so that community and their vast tutorials could be of help to you. Picrel is an example of what premade edge trim piping would look like.
>>10650939>>10650903>>10650901Here are some examples of the piping being used in Sailor Guardian costumes:>https://youtu.be/n0BW7VBxghA?t=460This one uses strips of batting and a crochet hook>https://youtu.be/v26q6udGPMo?t=276The creator of this one still hasn't posted the full tutorial on how they made these, but it looks like they used foam dowels. Like I said, I've also seen sewists use ropes. Good luck!
>>10650722Basic military garb, and then just buy some hulk hands as a base and use foam to make the gauntlets
>>10650886Yes, I wanna go all out with everything, but not soon because I'm doing diet and cardio to lose some weight. I'm even thinking about piercing my ears for the earrings. It's just that I've seen some shitty quality cosplays around the internet like some Halloween party costumes and I want to avoid that. That's why I asked where could I get the stuff
>>10651110First off, please do not pierce your ears just for cosplay. There are ways you can make it look like an actual piercing without going that far. If you want to avoid the Spirit Halloween costume look you're either going to spend at least a couple hundred to get one tailor made for you or make it yourself. For specific tailors that could make one, that may actually be a Crossplay thread question here>>10650530In terms of makeup, I will straight up tell you it will take multiple times and practice before you start getting it right. You are definitely going to want to learn how to contour your face to hide your masculine features, beard shadow, etc while creating an illusion of feminine features. Again another thing to ask the crossdress thread. You can always join the discord and ask questions too.One more thing, do not set unrealistically high expectations on yourself. I've been crossplaying for about 5 years and I still have things I need to learn and do. At the same time just have fun with it and if you want advice and constructive criticism we can give you that.
>>10651210Thanks, I'll check the thread and follow all your advice I guess the first thing to learn is gonna be the makeup
>>10651217Here's a couple guides I've used that helped me get started. I would also look up how drag queens apply their makeup (without the overly exaggerated features obviously).https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtkLwI-w6SUhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKl_BpPKTis
>>10651220Thanks for your help, I'm also thinking in laser removal for my facial hair since I always hated my fucking beard
>>10651210would you say its particularly difficult to become proficient at makeup? Not him btw, and im not planning to crossplay, but the cosplay im planning will require a fair bit cosmetics application. I have a family member who is a makeup artist who could help me, but I want to be able to do it myself as well. It's been a pretty daunting prospect honestly,
>>10631763you wouldnt need an arduino, just use a sinewave osicallator circut, then flip any signal below the neutral line. not to complex its about 2 capacitors and five transistors. Best bet is asking /ohm/ on /diy/
>>10651344to be more specific, its an anime cosplay and thus will require similar techniques, like smoothing out my face, hiding my facial hair, slimming down the sides of my nose, et cetera
>>10651344Yeah it's pretty hard, but personally knowing a makeup artist that can help and tell you what you did wrong can make the learning process much faster.
Sewing novice here, I've only made basic garments before. The little metallic X's on the front of her tights, how does she/someone do those? Just cut them out and very carefully top stitch? Pretty designs made out of fabric have always bewildered me
>>10651402alright, that's what I thought. It's frustrating; not being familiar with cosmetics is holding this whole thing up. I didn't want to sink money into doing a nice cosplay before knowing I could look do a good job with makeup. Yeah, I can have this family member help me and even do it for me (I live with them), but I'm also embarrassed to bring it up because I've simply always been embarrassed to share some of my interests with people. I can get myself to talk about why I like the designs from VOTOMS or whatever but some shit like "I want to dress up as an anime character" is difficult discuss out of fear of being cringy. Then again, I guess getting out of my comfort zone and trying to overcome second (and firsthand) embarrassment is one of the reasons I wanted to do this in the first place. It's just a project that I've had trouble getting off the ground. Sorry for venting, i know this isn't the place for it
>>10651440Yeah I get you, telling my parents was also extreme cringe, but I realized I couldn't work on the cosplay without them noticing so I decided to tell them and free myself to work on it any time without the fear of being caught.
>>10651420>Just cut them out and very carefully top stitch?Probably. It's easier than trying to piece everything together. Just don't forget to fold in your edges before you sew it down (you could baste the edges into place and then stitch another line on top of it) or use a satin stitch along the raw edge to both apply and seal it to the legging like picrel
>>10631259try beauty supply store for cheap makeup
>>10651420Yeah looks like those are top stitched on.Alternatively, you can do heat transfer vinyl. For more complex designs you would want a cricut machine though, which are a bit pricy.
Trying to get my Hawk Moth costume together but the mask is turning out to be a nightmare. Is there a material or method I can use for a skin-tight mask that doesn't end up looking like a freak show or am I better off ditching 100% accuracy and making a rigid helmet?
>>10651842I don't have a specific answer for you, but I would take a look at tutorials and resources from Spider-Man cosplayers. They use stretchy skin-tight masks too. I've seen some of them use lightweight plastic face shells underneath the mask to give it shape and provide a foundation for the cartoonish eyes. >better off ditching 100% accuracy and making a rigid helmet?Remember that cosplay isn't a 1:1 recreation of the source media, but a translation to real life. Think about the different ways superheroes look on the comic book page vs. in movies -- there's some creative wiggle room. You shouldn't aim for 100% accuracy, you should aim for what would look best on you with consideration for the source material.
This is pretty basic, recommendations for a place to buy pleated miniskirts that are good quality? I want one that's durable enough to be used for multiple cosplays, preferably lined and not polyester. I'm going to be open-minded about color/pattern for now, I just want pointers on where I can get a sturdy one since the ones I got turned out to be bad at holding pleats no matter how much I iron.I wonder if actual school uniform shops would be good, but all I'm finding are Western ones that only have kids' stuff.
>>10651956>Not polyester>Not wrinkleThis might be the toughest to overcome? Because you're likely looking at cotton skirts and in my experience, they wrinkle easily compared to polyester as soon as you sit down and you're likely to end up with something as thin as quilting cotton. Pleated skirts require a quick iron between wears if you want the pleats to remain sharp, there's no way around it, and I recommend a cotton/polyester blend one over 100% cotton if you can help it. There are lots of places to buy adult-sized ones. China and Japan crank out a ton for costume purposes, you'll just need to look at the usual outlets.
First time making something out of foam. I've fucked up but at least I've learned some stuff.How do I flatten those jagged edges?>>10650722>When you want to cosplay Potemkin but you're a fool, you know nothing
>>10652353As with everything else, sand it until the surface is smooth. Lower grit for faster result. Higher grit for the final smoother finish.I perfonally find sanding sponges (picrel) more confortable to use.>>10652366Dremels are fine when you have to remove big chunks of material, but when aiming for a smooth result chances are you are going end worse than you started by accidentally sanding too much.
I really would like to finally try to form some plastic, but I'm not sure how without one of those fancy machines.The shapes of my pieces are extremely simple, so it's not like I need machine precision to form into nooks and crannies. They just need to be smooth.
>>10653177use thermoplastics like worbla or sintra.
I made a pair of digitigrade stilts, which hopefully was the hard part. Now I need to cloak them as canid-like hind legs. I want to avoid bulkiness and cartoonishness as much as possible.Things to consider are getting in and out of the stilts, tightening straps, and walking in conjunction with whatever solution I land on. Wondering how to go about this; I am thinking carving the musculature from EVA, fixing those to the stilt frame, and some sort of stretchy leather-patterned fabric stretched over that. Any suggestions are welcome.
>>10653371Check Willow's werewolf costume:https://www.instagram.com/p/CFxRXdVDW0O/https://www.instagram.com/p/CG0XzQYj736/It looks like she glued foam pieces to the pants and then covered the whole thing in fur. Considering you need to add everything on top of your own legs and attach an extra leg part, it's going to end up looking bulky and goofy, but there's no way around it.
>>10653788Thanks anon, that foam musculature is actually almost exactly how I'd like it to look. Adding fur honestly kind of ruined the look, and on mine the legs aren't going to be furry but instead leathery/scaly. So that gives me a good direction and makes me pretty optimistic.
Best glue for 3d printed props?Pic relatedMaterial is PLA
>>10654208You could also use foam to make your legs look scaly/leathery. You can use embossed foam for a leathery look and layered, thin foam pieces for scales.
>>10654295I've never made anything as big as the buster sword but epoxy has always worked well for me. For reference, the biggest prop I've printed and glued together with epoxy glue is 36" long. No problems with it so far and I've had it for nearly 2 years now.
how tf do I make a wig look like its been gelled back? actual gel wont work and Hairspray is too weak
>>10654321Regular hairspray doesn't work well on wigs, you have to use the really strong stuff like got2b glued or aquanet. got2b is what's used on those super anime-styled wigs like pic rel. Supposedly watered down white glue can also be used to simulate hair gel on wigs, but I've never tried it and got2be probably the better option imo.
>>10654322they dont sell got2b here where i live (third world country) so ill def try out the glue method, maybe I can also import it from the us but it would cost a kidney... thx anon
>>10654326Oof yeah if they don't sell it where you live and it'll be ridiculously expensive to import, definitely go with the glue method. Tacky glue might be a better option for a super gelled back look since it's stickier and thicker than normal white glue.
Going to be cosplaying Childe, I’ll be using eyeshadow, mascara and that stuff that makes your eyelashes bigger, is the eye shadow a bit much basing it off of his design?
>>10654349>that stuff that makes your eyelashes biggeryou need to be 18+ to use 4chan.
>>10654349Are you talking about fake eyelashes or bimatoprost (Latisse)? At any rate, please watch good tutorials and practice as many times as it takes. You will likely need eyeliner and eyeshadow but it's easy to turn your face into a goofy cartoon regardless of your starting gender.
>>10654298I'll check out epoxy. What props have you printed anon?
>>10654349Childe has eye shading that looks like minimal eyeshadow in the game. As long as you don’t do tiktok clown makeup, it should be fine.
>>10648874Damn how color blind are you exactly?
>>10655191nta but that picture of dokuga does make it look like he has grey/silver eyes if you're not familiar with dorohedoro. anyways, their advice still stands- just get a pair with a design you like from uniqso or some other reputable contacts seller.
I'm helping a friend with a last minute cosplay and wanted to help him do King from OPM. It'll be subtle since he'll be in disguise with a mask covering his face with a hat, but he'll be walking next to me and my friend who are doing 2 of the other S rank heroes. I've been racking my brain trying to figure a good way to emulate the Kings engine sound. He'll be wearing a small back pack so I was thinking maybe I could have some kinda device that plays audio through a bass speaker that he can activate remotely. I'm just not quite sure the best way to go about it. Sorry if this is more of a /diy/ question. I'm open to any ideas.
I'm trying to make my first worbla chestplate and all these tutorials say I have to use a sphere for the boob part.My question is how do I know what size sphere I should use? My bra size is 75D or should I just take the diameter of my bra for sphere diameter?
>>10655818Feel like worbla is such a fucking trap for people cosplaying new or old. Its expensive and dumb to work with. Much like for drawings, circles are not the correct shape for boobs. I would highly recommend switching to foam for the sake of cheapness and flexibility. However you can line the back of the foam with worbla if you want extra stability. If you want something to fit comfortably while looking accurate make a pattern of your own with the help of a friend. Just use the classic plastic wrap and duct tape method. If you're flat then download a female pattern from evilted (though apparently this one is paid template that cost $7) or an equivalent.
>>10655818Oh and on the off chance I'm a complete retard and misunderstood your question and you just need the sphere for shaping the inside, any round surface will do. Just pick something slightly smaller than the cup and shape it while warm.
What can I use to substitute contact cement? So far I'm unsatisfied with it. Alternatively, is it hazardous to heatform foam after gluing it together with contact cement?
>>10655889You can use a glue gun, but it's not as good as contact cement. Not hazardous, but the seams might break open if you apply a lot of heat/tension.
>>10655889Sure you're using it right? Not to sound condescending but it's not like other adhesives where you apply pressure to the two sides as soon as you apply it. You have to be a little more patient and wait till its tacky before sticking things together. Usually I just apply it to both sides and wait for a little bit before pushing them together. I've used hot glue on the underside of projects where its not visible and it held up just fine even in intense 90 degree weather. But I also layered the hell out of it to make sure it had a firm hold.
>>10655898My problem is how unforgiving it is.
>>10646322I've used screenprinting ink brushed on in multiple thin layers before, but it's kind of a pain in the ass to get it neat on an already finished garment (although it'll likely work out better for you if you use an actual screen).
>>10655771Maybe you could get him one of those buttons for stuffed animals that can record a voice message/sound and hide it in his clothes (assuming he’s doing the hoodie version). That way, he has easy access to it and the sound is coming from the right place.
>>10655771Not sure how subtle/easy this is, but there are soundboard apps that let you upload custom audio files. Then connect your phone to a bluetooth speaker and play as you wish.
how would i style anime hair vents like this on a wig
>>10656067Try a quick youtube search
new thread since this one is autosaging: >>10656420>>10656067Put 2 foam rolls under the areas where you want the vents to be and heat the wig fibers up using a steamer or blowdryer. Leave the rolls there as the wig fibers cool and then once the wig is completely cool, set the vents with hairspray.
This isn't cosplay related but figured this would be the best thread to askI'm buying a busted pair of picrel to repair. They have painted rubber platform soles, and the paint is peeling. Would I be able to just repaint over the peeling paint? What kind of paint would work best?
What kind of boots go with Homura? I'm gonna do a casual Homura cosplay
>>10656922They look like doc marten-esque in the picture.
What is a good material I could use to sculpt the metallic parts Wonder of U's face?