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FAQ (last updated: July 16th): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-URQl5wxxBzP4-VWfMKfLG8ZqOkGt9Yoyo6Qbm333vs/edit?usp=sharing
Cosplay recommendations thread: >>10789095
Crossplay/crossdressing thread: >>10783996
LARP thread: >>10787705
Taobao thread: >>10726943
Aliexpress thread: none :(
Stupid j-fashion questions thread: >>10790350
Previous thread: >>10788208

>> No.10797346

Unanswered questions from the last thread:

>> No.10797348

Cosplay tutorial/reference books link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1rolt_5DTiW_tKnGKQ0fHkIxS9s0iIpHO
(includes that Cowbutt Crunchies wig book that was being recommended last thread)

>> No.10797369

i remember seeing a bigger compilation of pdfs either on /lit/ or /t/.
it was basically stuff from previous humble bundles cosplay books they had awhile ago.
i forgot to save it.

>> No.10797402
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How could I go about mounting this on my head and not have it fall off if I turn or tilt slightly? I considered wire but how would I attach that to my body?

>> No.10797422

Wire it to a headband that's the same color as your hair/wig and then pin the headband to your head for extra stability.

>> No.10797433

Thank you for the answer. Another friend had suggested "maybe it's because they sit around a lot to sew" and it didn't sound convincing.

>> No.10797518

Do guys even wear venti cosplays?
I ended up having to just buy an XL women's size. If I go to a con will I probably be the only male venti?

>> No.10797522

majority has been female from my personal experience but i have seen a few guys.
but why would that matter though if youre going to be the only male venti? cosplay whatever you want.

>> No.10797523

I'm insecure and get depressed when someone does a cosplay better than me

>> No.10797524

Idk if it’s just because I go to bigger cons but I always see a handful of male ventis walking around. Most aren’t even cute (neckbeard gag cosplay).

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>> No.10797529

>when someone does a cosplay better

Umm what's your experience in prepping a premade cosplay and skincare/makeup? No cosplay is perfect to wear right out of the package. I hate to say it, but you're not going to be better just by being male.

>> No.10797531

I mean their face obviously
I don't compare myself to girls im a guy

>> No.10797535

I'm just trying to decide whether to wear my kazuha cosplay instead, at least I know it looks okay since I get complimented in it.

>> No.10797578

Did anyone else go to Dublin comic con last weekend? I'm doubting it because slow + American majority board but wondering if any other seagulls went

>> No.10797652

are there any cheap ass sewing machines on amazon that are worth getting just to learn with, ive never sewed anything in my life

>> No.10797662

Go secondhand instead of cheap.

>> No.10797663

Also whether you buy new or used, make sure to get a full-sized machine, don't bother with a mini.

>> No.10797920

Seconding buying a secondhand machine instead of buying a low quality new one from Amazon. You can get a mid quality machine in working condition from a secondhand shop for $60-70. Newer sewing machines don't perform better than older ones (in fact, many people prefer older machines because they tend to be higher quality and built to last).

>> No.10797924

cheap no name sewing machines are a hassle to deal with and not worth the effort. you'll just end up thinking youre doing something wrong when its the machine thats constantly fucking up.

>> No.10798293

There used to always be a thread for UK and Irelandfags. Could always start one.

>> No.10798302
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Trying to work on Mishra here for future MtG events, and I'm a little stumped on what to use for fabric on his skirt-thingy under the green-light belt. The gold and red can be fabric paint/trim, but it's the main black parts that are stumping me.

>> No.10798304

It's also occurred to make that part out of EVA alongside the belt, but I don't know if that will look right. Any thoughts?

>> No.10798315

How come people are so mean on this board?

>> No.10798474

people arent mean. youre just not used to people being real because youre so used to being in your little hugbox.
welcome to the real world, bitch.

>> No.10798481

Is it better to buy fake facial hair or just draw it on?

>> No.10798581

Buy. Drawn on facial hair always looks bad.

>> No.10798586

So I know there are plenty of reputable places to get contact lenses, but I am curious about what I should do if I have astigmatism. I know that Pinky Paradise has a few toric lenses, but they are only in naturally occurring colors like blue, green, brown, hazel etc. What if you want vibrant shades?
I guess I am looking for some anecdotes. In my case, my astigmatism isn't too bad, I am -7 SPH and 2.25 CYL in my right eye, and -8.5 SPH -1.25 CYL in my left. I was wondering if it would be unsafe to get some contacts that were just in my SPH prescription to wear for photos, less than an hour at a time and then just wear my regular lenses to cons and whatnot.
Surely there are lots of cosplayers out there with just as bad of astigmatism that figure something out.

>> No.10798587

meant -2.25 not that it matters

>> No.10798690

I think your best approach would be to make everything out of eva foam except for the black under layer. It looks kind of leatherish, so maybe a stretchy faux leather?

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>> No.10798692

As one person with astigmatism to another, we're pretty much shit out of luck. We've had this question on this board several times and really there's no answer. It's either use what little colors we're given or skip altogether. It's not worth fucking up your vision permanently for the lenses when you can easily photoshop your eyecolor.

>> No.10798696

60% of the board is angry and bitter fat women in their 30s so expect a lot of cattiness. At least its better than the coomerposting

>> No.10798749

Honeycolor used to have some odd color toric lenses, not sure if they still do though.

>> No.10798805
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Hi! I need to find this video of three cosplayers performing as Sailors Pluto, Venus and Jupiter doing the Lamb Dance.
I know there is one out there with better audio and video quality that this!!

>> No.10798852

Thank you, friend! I wasn't even thinking to the base yet, but that does help a lot for afterward. =).

>> No.10798874

Thanks anon, I appreciate it! I will just play it safe then.
Really? I keep an eye out, who knows, maybe one day they'll have wacky pinks and reds again. Thanks anon.

>> No.10799259
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What would be a good alternative for Rizu's bottom? The whole outfit is so cute but I don't really want to walk around with my ass out at a convention. I've looked for some frilly shorts, but they kinda look off. A simple pleated skirt wouldn't really fit either

>> No.10799281

don't cosplay it then.

>> No.10799336

Err... let say I hooked up with somebody.
We want to fuck. in costume, and in character.
I don't fear a lot for the cosplay itself, pretty sturdy, but most of the makeup, or body paint...
Is there a way to get it sex proof ? I have a bodypainting fixer spray, and the regular fixer powder, but it can't really save water based paint from sweat and fricton.

Is there non transfert, water and friction resilient makeup ? how does the onlyfan and porn actress does it anyway ?

>> No.10799344

what tags are the best to use for cosplay pics on social media? twitter and insta.

>> No.10799380

You could make it a full-ass bottom instead of a thong-ass bottom. Alternatively, a gathered ruffle hem skirt instead of a pleated / skater skirt.

>> No.10799381

Not really, no.

>how does the onlyfan and porn actress does it anyway
They fake the sex so they're not actually hot and sweaty + they can cut for makeup retouching or just photoshop it later.

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>> No.10799425

kek, die mad. you're too weak to go all the way.

>> No.10799490

just wear black jeans if youre scared

>> No.10799499

Are there any good resources for designing and building convincing hand and arm coverings to look like armor or metal prosthetics? I'm working on a Jhin getup but short of reinventing the wheel I can't think of a clean way to put the metal arm together. I'm anticipating probably using EVA but I dont want to make things harder than they need to be either.

>> No.10799502

if making an armored arm piece out of EVA foam is too hard for you, im curious how youre going to do the rest of the outfit then.
i mean, pretty much your general choices are going to be making it out of EVA foam or 3d print it.
or do it the "old fashion way" and use pepakura

>> No.10799507

The rest is sewing, which i feel confident with, or 3d printed parts for the mask and gun. I have very little experience with eva generally so I'm looking for the best way yo approach it

>> No.10799514
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I’m new to cosplay, so I’m currently working on my first one of Battler. I have it like mostly complete, but I’m unsure of how to get the Ushiromiya crest on the coat? (Circled in pic related) Is there some sort of iron on technique or stickers I could use. Something that could come off later may be preferable, because I spent a lot of money on the suit and may want to use it for something else at a later point. But if thats not an option something permanent can work as well.

>> No.10799515
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Pic related is what I have so far with the suit.

>> No.10799527

you can buy iron on heat transfer paper. seems like the easiest thing since painting would be messier and embroidery would be annoying. just look for light fabric heat transfer paper. you can use it in a regular printer.

>> No.10799531

Hm ok, thank you, anon. I’ll look into it. Do you know any good video/article guides relating to it?

>> No.10799537

unfortunately no, most people just talk about using the vinyl ones, which require a cricut or other cutting machine. you basically just need to have a pretty good printer and follow the instructions and you're good.

>> No.10799569

Hmm well fortunately my family actually owns a good expensive printer so I’ll give it a shot. Thanks again ^^

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You don’t need to print anything. You can just cut the shape out of gold heat transfer vinyl.

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>> No.10799583

Who the fuck is going to cut this out? Anon mention cricut. Printing it on the iron on paper doesn't require cutting it out because the paper is clear, it's basically like a temporary tattoo for your clothes.
NTA but I have used it before. Just follow the directions and cut it out roughly, not perfect.

>> No.10799587

does anyone have tips on how to sew pleather/more specifically hem a pleather circle skirt?? ive never worked with this material and it's giving me such a hard time im legitimately considering handsewing the whole thing

>> No.10799606

You can heat the pleather with a hair dryer to make it more pliable. This will help the hem fold over more easily and the needle will be able to pierce the fabric more easily too. If the pleather is sticking to your sewing machine foot, try using a walking foot or Teflon/plastic foot instead. You can also put a piece of tape on the underside of the foot.

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Are you supposed to translate this kind of eye definition into eyeliner when doing a cosplay?

>> No.10799676

Most people do yes, but it's totally up to you. As long as you have some kind of eyeliner, you should look fine.

>> No.10799681

It's just difficult to tell whether the character is actually using makeup or if it's just a stylistic thing. Like he's a fucking weirdo so I wouldn't be surprised if he was wearing eyeliner story wise but I can't tell.

>> No.10799682

How do I find a fujo friend who pimps me out to other guys?
I asked in /r9gay/ and was directed here.
I'm also looking for porn/artwork of a fujo making two guys do it.

>> No.10799683
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If you can't tell which girls are fujos just by looking at them you have a lot of work to do. You can just look at their untrusted messy wig, their crazy autistic stare, the way they awkwardly move and talk. You just KNOW.

>> No.10799688

i already have a fujo friend lol
just need to get her to pimp me out to other guys somehow
>You just KNOW.
any examples of fujos from your life?

>> No.10799689

you need to be 18+ to post here

>> No.10799691

thank you nonny! appreciated!

>> No.10799694

You flatter me immensely
I wish I was underage

>> No.10799772
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How can I keep his arm things from sliding down?

>> No.10799781

Depending on what's causing your sliding you may need to use an internal velcro strap or look into skinsafe waxes.

>> No.10799830
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I'm going to be count orlok (nosferatu) for Halloween. I'm ready to pull the trigger on fabric for the coat, except there's one little problem. I honestly am a bit unsure whether I should make his coat gray or black. In some shots it looks completely black and in others it looks gray with darker cuffs. I feel like it would LOOK better in black, but accuracy is also important to me. It is a black and white film, so it could be brown or purple for all I know. The fabric I'll be using is boiled wool (~$40/yd) so it's not like I can buy the needed yardage in two different colors and make two coats.

>> No.10799832

Black 100%

>> No.10799863

Why not use clear straps? Even if you only put two points of connection instead of four they will be held up consistently. If you put one on the back and on the inside of the arm they won't be obvious in photos.

>> No.10799877

Ah, I misunderstood your question then. In this case, no it doesn't appear like the character is using makeup. I would recommend some though -- even if only a no-makeup look because it does make an impact on a cosplay. What I meant in my original post though is that most cosplayers interpret the anime eye shapes into their eyeliner.

>> No.10799878

It doesn't look like any skin is showing between the black sleeve and the white sleeve, so I'd just sew them together and then add hella stiff interfacing for the .... armor? or whatever it is that is poking out. Maybe even fabric covered eva foam.

>> No.10799879

I second the black color choice unless you're planning on being filmed.

>> No.10799889

Body adhesive. It's really meant to keep socks up, but it would work here too. Dunno what that other anon is on about with the waxes

>> No.10799904

If you have a large pattern collection, how do you store it? I've recently been bestowed one. I'm talking about 500 commercial pattern envelopes here. I really have no idea how to store this shit. A lot of the cutest Pinterest ideas I've seen have been for much smaller collections. I'm willing to purchase new furniture if needed

>> No.10799908
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I have a ton of patterns as well and store them all in binders on an Ikea Kallax shelf (pic rel). For me, the patterns are sorted by tops/bottoms/dresses/other and then by decade (e.g. 70s/80s) for normie patterns, and alphabetically by series then character name for cosplay. I use binders + clear sheet protectors to protect the pattern envelope and it makes it easier to find/take out cosplay patterns.

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Is this concealer the wrong color?

>> No.10800226
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For making a "leather" harness, will EVA foam work? Or should I be using some sort of vinyl or faux leather?

>> No.10800244

Hell yeah it's yellower than your skintone. The concealer would only work if you're applying yellow-ish foundation on yourself then the concealer over it to match.

>> No.10800245

Seconding sorting regular commercial by type of clothing if you're mainly sewing for cosplay, then another section for specifically cosplay patterns.

Once you use a pattern/cut it up, don't try to stuff it back into the original envelope. Instead get cheaper thin folders/binders or bulk 9 x 12" manila envelopes and store them in there with fabric samples and other small leftovers from the project, write the cosplay name and maybe pattern name on the cover if it's not transparent.

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Oh, thanks anon! I could tell it looked off, but I’m not very familiar with makeup yet so I wasn’t sure why. So this is a warm concealer, and it’s too warm for me, but not necessarily too dark or too light, I think. I think I have a neutral skin tone, and need one that is cooler, but not necessarily pink.

>> No.10800275

You have about the same skin tone as me and I always use 105 porcelain shade if I'm matching with my natural skin tone

>> No.10800285

Anon, both look yellow on your arm...

What brands and colors are you using?

>> No.10800287

Faux leather is gonna be your best choice. You'd need 1-2mm foam if you want it to look like leather straps and if your foam is that thin, you run the chance of it ripping even if you're careful.

>> No.10800289

Just use artifical leather, it's pretty cheap

>> No.10800294

Based on this pic and the comparison of the concealer to your arm, you should definitely pick up a neutral tone instead.

>> No.10800468

Just use faux leather. It will be less prone to tearing. Real leather would look better but not everyone is willing to spend that kind of cash
These are both way too yellow. It can be hard to tell from a photo, but you definitely have a neutral skin tone. Also please don't misinterpret this, but your ethnic makeup may factor into in your undertone too and you might want to take that into account. I'm half latina, with the latina half being mostly mestizo, so I have a very warm but fair skin tone with an almost orange undertone. The white half of my family is all Scottish and Irish (with a lot of redheads) so they have more pink skin, including relatives of mine who are about the same shade as me.

>> No.10800594

How do you cover freckles with concealer? Foundation and concealer just makes them lighter, my freckles are really dark brown.

>> No.10800664

Why do I see so few couple cosplays at cons? Almost all of the guys I see who do a coordinated cosplay are effeminate, do manly men just hate couple cosplay?

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>> No.10800771

The relative proportion of men to women who do cosplay, couple or not, is low to start with. You recognize a couple cosplay only when both parties are together, so you're not counting in the men who are confident or free to wander the con on their own in cosplay without some girl forcibly tagging along.

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Trying to make a Spider-Man cosplay next year that's actually good and not cheap dye sublimation with over designed textures and highly drawn on muscles that only the Raimi Movies used but no other Spidey costume did.
Or well textured, but inaccurately sewn like The RPC Studio

I found 2 Spider-Man pattern makers who align with my ideals for a suit, Scratch Threads and Ice Man Studios. The 1st told me they don't have the time to make a custom costume. The 2nd one hasn't replied to my question yet (here's hoping). It bums me out as Scratch Thread has a mission statement (pic related) that I fully agree with
There's the Amazing Spider-Lab & Spidey Planet, but they're like 1K commissioners
I know people will reply "grab a cheap suit and add puff paint to it" but I'm trying to make a good cosplay before adding any texture cosmetics
Any recommendations?
>inb4 design it all yourself
I have irl stuff to do that I gotta balance & not burn myself out

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Here's an extreme example of what I'm avoiding. If it's someone who also sells their stuff that can be printed on colored fabric, that'd be awesome. I'd even be down to work with someone who knows how to use Marvelous Designer, which is what ST and IMS uses

>> No.10800811

Update, Ice Man Studios said they won't be making costume commissions anymore

>> No.10800829

i dont get it, are you trying to make it or trying to get someone else to make it for you?

>> No.10800830

Ok, to explain more clearly
1.Commission a costume pattern, they design, measure out, and create the seam areas in the patterns. That is the job that the likes of SC and IMS have done
2. I recieve a file that has the pattern
3. I either sew or order a dye sublimated suit
4. I add cosmetics(The logo, mask eyes, raised webbing, shoes)
So I'm currently at #1, searching for someone who lines up with my thinking. SC and IMS can't, and I'm stumped

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I don't have freckles nor I ever wear makeup outside of cosplay so I'm sorry but I really can't give you any advice on this! I do have a few small flat moles on my face that bother me (picrel, want them gone for cosplay reasons), but my dermatologist said she would be unwilling to remove them so I'm going to have to find someone else to do it. I honestly usually just Photoshop them out of my photos because it's simpler than trying to cover them with foundation and not look cakey
TL;DR is I don't cover them with foundation, I just edit them out of cosplay pics

>> No.10800896

How well can makeup cover noticeable stubble? I've just been learning makeup and though it has no issues covering my face the day I shave, my beard hair regrows fairly quickly. If I try shaving again within 3 or 4 days then my skin seems to be at heavy risk of cuts which I'm assuming I don't want to put makeup over a cut and my skin doesn't react well to epilating/waxing.

>> No.10800906

look up how drag queens cover their stubble.
Also if you have the money, you really should consider getting professionally waxed with hard wax instead of diying it (getting waxed regularly is pretty expensive, but at least consider doing it for cons/photos since it looks a million times better than heavy foundation) A pro is much less likely to fuck up your skin.

>> No.10800917

You could try working with an artist on Fiverr or a similar freelancing service. One of my friends commissioned a Tsuyu Asui suit pattern from someone on Fiverr and it came out pretty good.

>> No.10800918

This could work, I'm curious about other suggestions. But I will keep this in mind

>> No.10801073

where are good places to cosplay outside of cons.
cons are fun but wondering where else to cosplay

>> No.10801081

Private photoshoots and gatherings.
Other anime-adjacent events. If people can cosplay cartoons and western-origin nerd things at anime cons, you can do the reverse.

If you're looking for normalfag locations and events...don't do it. Not even going shopping at JoAnn in cosplay. It's cringey as fuck and I say it as an ex-JoAnn employee. I can already tell you're shopping for cosplay supplies by how you're looking at solid-colored fabrics and constantly checking your phone for reference pictures.

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hi guys. im really nervous because im really self conscious about this, but i've been getting in shape for a cosplay i really want to do in May next year, which has been going well. however, i am plagued by stomach acne (and probably acne scars). Anyone have any resources i can do to prevent further damage, or maybe even fix the spotting? i feel like it looks worse irl

>> No.10801205

Trying to paint flexipaint into plastic. I choosed that because the plastic is a armor part and a bit bendy to fit my shape, so I if it flex I need flexible paint too.

But it don't hold up so well. the edge of the flexipaint don't stick really well, and just roll itself up.. I guess it was the heat. how to make it stay put ?

>> No.10801223

Outside of cons there are also esports events (if you're doing a character relevant to the game, but I've also seen non-game characters represented just because). If there's a local group you might get together and do a once in a while meetup.

>> No.10801332

Just go see a dermatologist already

>> No.10801367
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I'm cosplaying as Alador from the Owl House. I am getting the collar/sleeve sof pic related tailored, but I still need a few components:
-The grey "cuff" bands that his sleeves end in. I need to find something to tailor onto the ends of the sleeves. What should I get? Just grey cloth? ribbon?
-His grey sash belt. What's a good way to do this?
-I need sturdy plain buttons of the same color. The current ones are naval looking.

Thanks for the help!

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Also, I am looking for

-goggles that are similar to his. I can paint the lenses purple.
-a grey shirt that matches this style

>> No.10801372

Any Vampire Hunter D cosplayers that can help me out? I am a bit new to cosplaying and making costumes, so I'm hoping to get some tips, especially concerning the material.

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Fuck, didn't post the image

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well i messed up
it was looking good until we tried setting it in by ironing printer paper on it according to a video tutorial and it ended up like this. i was worried the material of the suit wasn't right for it.
is there any way to fix this or did i ruin it?

>> No.10801521

Are you able to remove the reminder cleanly and try again? Otherwise you'll have to fill in the gaps with something, either more of the same or a different method.

>> No.10801523

Does anyone have any suggestions for a see-through blindfold? I was thinking of trying a Gojou or 9S cosplay.

>> No.10801531

just scrape it off

>> No.10801538

how would you do a glowy smoke effect without real smoke?

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to specify, as a practical effect like this but less rigid-looking

>> No.10801564

Cotton gauze. It's usually sold as material for baby blankets

>> No.10801569

Forgot to include a link to show what I mean
It would be a good idea to get more than you need and see how much you can double up on it before it gets too hard to see (to prevent your blindfold from being too transparent to observers)
If you tack the layers together in a matching thread, your stitches will be nearly invisible especially on black fabric. I will also say that due to the loose weave, you really need to hem it. Raw edges will unravel very fast
Cotton also won't feel gross on your skin like a synthetic will after a long day at a con. Silk would feel even nicer, but silk gauze of a similar translucency is harder to find and more expensive

>> No.10801598

Yeah that sounds perfect, thanks anon

>> No.10801652

Same guy here.

Should the shirt under the coat just form the grey cuffs under the sleeves?

>> No.10801653

what exactly are you trying to recreate? post references.

>> No.10801681

If you're new to cosplaying, I wouldn't recommend trying to make the whole thing from scratch by yourself as it's a rather complicated costume. You should buy the hat, belts, and necklace and commission the base garments if you can. Capes are /beg/ level so you can easily make that. Go for a mid-weight sateen (not satin) for the cape.

>> No.10801761
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Spent some hours between Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday looking through to see if that could be a valid approach via
>Long Google searches
Many of the cosplay commissioners I saw specialized in
>Female cosplay
>Video game cosplay
>Game Of Thrones/Lord Of The Rings cosplay
>Armor cosplay
>Anime cosplay
In short, only stuff related to fantasy clothing or armor, not Superhero stuff. I know cheap under $100 Spidey suits exist, but I'm not going that route. And I know RPC studio has some good replica suits, but many Spidey cosplay fans agree their custom made suit is of the same quality as the under $100 stuff
I'm not making it 100% in scratch as I got IRL commitments to juggle so I know I can add cosmetics on my own, but design/measuring I can't.
So I gotta ask a new question
Does anybody know a cosplay commission person who specializes in Marvelous Designer,or draws out the pattern through a digital program before making their costumes? or just straight up commissions stuff using Marvelous Designer

>> No.10801769

You're skipping the three most important places: Instagram, twitter, and facebook groups.

>> No.10801773

There is a huge Spiderman-specific cosplay construction group on Facebook, you didn't look hard enough

>> No.10801778

How do you keep velvet ribbon from twisting/curling? I have some poly velvet ribbon I wanna make hair bows with but last time the ends got curled to shit :/ Will crosspost to lolita stupid questions when a new thread gets made

>> No.10801781

How do you keep velvet ribbon from twisting/curling? I have some poly velvet ribbon I wanna make hair bows with but last time the ends got curled to shit :/ Will crosspost to lolita stupid questions when a new thread gets made

>> No.10801783

steam it.

>> No.10801784

Could you please link them? Because I ran around instagram wayy long before coming to /cgl/, that's literally how I deduced to Scratch Threads, Amazing Spider-Lab, Spidey Planet, and Ice-Man Studios but I dunno any twitter commission people and I don't know any facebook group. I know Jake Vauhagn, Cavin_Creation, ethn.cos, Replca Industries/Parralel Life Industries, but many of them outside of the names listed were apart of my original issue posted in
>inb4 look for them yourself
Don't take this as defensive, if someone on an interest board states that there exists somebody who can solve the interest problem without sending a link or saying a named example I can only assume they passively saw it once and never came back or don't feel like taking the time to share what they've found

>> No.10801788

Whoops posted twice bc I'm a retard

>> No.10801841

>if someone on an interest board states that there exists somebody who can solve the interest problem without sending a link or saying a named example
Anon, you're assuming we have one specific person in mind and are just being too lazy to link them. I'll speak for myself, but there isn't anyone I know of in particular that does the type of work you're looking for (mostly because you have a very specific service you want done). I'm giving you guidance as to where to direct your search next because the places you mentioned searching don't have very many options. I know where commissioners are posting because I follow a shit ton of them on there. However, their work is in different types of costumes, so naturally they're not going to be helpful to you. I understand that you're wary from your long searches, but it's unfair to pin the blame on the people who are trying to aim you in the right direction just because you didn't get the answer you wanted.

> I dunno any twitter commission people and I don't know any facebook group
This here is your problem. Treat these sites as if it were google except your search terms are going to be hashtags. Check out tags like #cosplaycommissions or search under the #spidermancosplay tag and start reading captions to see if any of the cosplayers credited who made the costume/pattern for them. And with facebook, literally just go to the group section and search "Cosplay Commisions", then join a few different groups, and put out a bulletin for what you're looking for.

>> No.10802062

How hard is it to go on Facebook or whatever and search spider-man or superhero cosplay or commissions in the search bar and check the relevant groups? I hate western nerd stuff so I'm not going to go look for the exact link. I know it exists though because the question gets asked in general Facebook cosplay help groups and nicer people there will redirect you.

>> No.10802063

Would it freak you out if someone on Instagram
dm'd you and asked if you could talk cause they need more friends?

>> No.10802077
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No. I'd just see what they looked like and if there were no pics of them or they were ugly I'd block them.

>> No.10802117

Drink 1.5 gallons of water a day

>> No.10802242

It wouldn't freak me out but I wouldn't want to be their friend through that interaction. Asking to be someone's friend isn't the magical way to a connection. You just need to find opportunities to talk to them (not by force) and start slowly getting to know each other. And eventually the title of friend comes naturally.

>> No.10802244

why not just comment on their pics and stuff and try to talk to them that way?

>> No.10802247
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So another update.. I scraped off what I could and tried to reapply the heat transfer. Unfortunately there seemed to be leftover residue on the right side so the transfer paper did not work. I heard people talk about using certain chemicals that could apparently remove this stuff, but I’m scared of trying it and ruining the suit more. Does anyone have experience with doing something like that that?
I think my only other option would be to somehow sew the crest on myself. However I’ve never sewn before so im not sure how I would go about doing that. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

>> No.10802252
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What this anon mean to say is that you compulsively stalk them online and "coincidentally" run into them at every convention they go to and "just happen" to know everything about every piece of media they like and you create a persona loosely based on their favorite characters and act like that at every convention.
Anyone who doesn't appreciate that isn't worth your time.
>but that's creepy and gross
Yes, and?

>> No.10802277
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When I made mine, I used fusible web (like Heat n' Bond, Pellon Wonder-Under). I ironed it to the gold fabric, traced on the design, cut it out by hand, removed the fabric backing and ironed it onto the base suit. The corners did peel a little and the edges frayed after wear and tear but honestly if I knew how to do a professional-look satin stitch at the time it would've prevented all that.

>> No.10802285

Hmm yeah but i dont think iron on will work anymore for me due to me being unable to get the botched attempt off. It might work if I were able to sew it on. Not sure.

>> No.10802296
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What would be the best way to get/make fake Hobbit feet that don't look like shit? I considered just being barefoot (my local con center has comfy carpet flooring and I see at least 1-2 people every year do a barefoot cosplay like Toph from avatar for example) but my feet arent that hairy and it wouldn't really look Hobbit-esque if the feet arent massive.

>> No.10802312

Okay so the con is next week, I would appreciate some help on whether this is possible! I commissioned a cosplay from someone, the cosplay is nice except for the fact that a part of it is supposed to be white and they made it purple. I think the outfit is made out of like silk type fabric? Is there any sort of paint or anything that I can make that part white?

>> No.10802333

Does the packaging have any suggestions for removal? Whatever you do try, I'd suggest doing a spot test on the inside of the jacket just in case it reacts to the fabric negatively.

If you can't take it off at all, maybe you could apply the next one onto a spare piece of white fabric, carefully cut it out and fray check the edges (this is a liquid that slightly hardens the edges), and apply it very carefully to the jacket with fabric glue?

>> No.10802335

Oof, you're stuck it with anon. Any paint applied to silk would 1) give it a wet stain 2) look like shit. It's too lightweight to really carry that paint and it's bound to crack. I'd say dont mess with it. People are less likely to notice a mistake than a bad paint job.

>> No.10802397

Is there a decent gold fabric dye that won't bleed or rub terribly on stretch fabric? I'm working on a pair of gloves that needs recoloring from white.

>> No.10802487
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I'm looking for cheap sweaters I can cut up for Stein's undershirt/sweater. I'm having a hard time finding a turtleneck that isn't super slim fitting or doesn't have some complex design that wouldn't match. Any suggestions? I'm fine paying a little more long as they are just shades of gray, simple and turtleneck

>> No.10802506

Try looking in your local thrift shops

>> No.10802510
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Thanks for the advice anon

>> No.10802551
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So I made a Chainsaw Man helmet out EVA foam and the chain teeth were 3D printed. So i'm having issues wearing it comfortably due to it being front heavy, not setting up top my head, as well as visibility. My question is.. is there a technique to have it set up on my head better/comfortably? also being able open and move the jaw along with my jaw?

>> No.10802554

Look up fursuit head tutorials for both issues. You can use extra foam padding inside or create like a “hat” inside with mesh (i used elastic) so it sits on your head better. I’m bad at explaining how i made the hat for my 3D printed helmet to sit better is i did a strip across the sides of my face to the back of my head and then a strip that goes across the top of my head and meets with the back of the other strip. For jaw you can use elastic, hinges, spring, look at fursuit head tutorials like i said.

>> No.10802584

No, just buy gold stretch faux leather, make sure you cut it in the correct direction for gloves

>> No.10802642

Anon if you're going to answer questions you should read them first. There's literally nothing "stretch fabric" about faux leather.

>> No.10802697
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Any good Singer sewing machine in the 250$~300$ prince range?
Also I gonna make this helmet but I don't know if should 3D print the main frame or go by Eva modeling, any tips?

>> No.10802712
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This might not be a stupid question, but i don't see much of how it could fit in other threads, so...

are there any tips on temporarily spraying your hair for a cosplay? i'm about to do it for the first time but i'm afraid of whiffing it. in any case of it being needed, i have light brown hair and intend on using a white spray.

>> No.10802720

This is a stupid question, just buy a wig
Google search "stretch faux leather"

>> No.10802728

>just buy a wig
Anon it's probably running on low budget

Just be sure that's it doesn't contain anything lead related, you can get the spray or the toothpaste like one, it last for week at least unless you wash it roughly the next day, be aware you are gonna get tinted once it washes off

>> No.10802751

You can get a $20 wig on Amazon lol
Even $10 sometimes

>> No.10802815

>Anon it's probably running on low budget
a cheap wig on amazon is going to look better than temporary hair color spray.

>> No.10802817

>There's literally nothing "stretch fabric" about faux leather.
there is literally strech faux leather.
not sure why youre trying to be an ass when you dont know shit yourself. lol

>> No.10802818

You showed up to answer a question about how to work a fabric they have and your answer was "just buy different fabric lol"

>> No.10802819

QA here. I have no use for leather but thanks anyway I guess?

>> No.10802850
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Get a singer heavy duty. They’re the only decent singer machine left and they’re $199.

>> No.10802935

Nta but that’s because there’s no gold dye available for household use. The gold on fabrics is a coating on the fabric to make it metallic. The best anon can do at home is dye their gloves yellow.

>> No.10802957
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>no gold dye
>first search result when searching “gold dye” is… gold dye

>> No.10802959

anon, this is a shade name like golden rod or marigold, not metallic gold.

>> No.10802961

>This is part of our color formula collection to match skin tones
Did you even read what you capped?

>> No.10803011

I don't see any reason why it wouldn't serve anon's purposes. I don't see the original question asking for metalic gold, just gold. If they're just the base for an eva covering then I doubt it matters that much as long as its reasonably close.

>> No.10803070

anon just no...

>> No.10803083

Silicone prosthetic feet exist (albeit very expensive). They'll make your feet look slightly larger and you don't have to step on the disgusting con carpet with your bare feet.

>> No.10803085

Gold without the metallic sheen is just goldenrod/dark yellow.

There is no metallic-sheen gold dye, only yellow and dark yellow dye that can get your fabric to be an approximate matte gold color. THe only way to put that shine into it would be to start with a shiny fabric, like satin.

It would be a lot easier and save heartbreak to simply re-buy the right fabric.

>> No.10803109
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Alador guy here again.

I just need the pants, the belt, and the shoes now. Any recommendations? Shoes seem pretty easy but I need pants and belt of these styles and I'm not sure what to search.

>> No.10803121
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His pants look like they’re meant to be slightly too long rather than having a puffy hem to me. Get gray pants that are too long for you, roll up the hem (like how you would roll up sleeves), and sew/glue/pin the rolled part in place.

>> No.10803159

No, you could possibly paint them though. Honestly if you need a solid, shiny gold colour, it's best to start with fabric in the correct colour. If you look at gold fabrics, they're usually either made with metallic thread, have a plasticky coating, or the gold is printed rather than dyed into the fabric.

>> No.10803422
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Where can i get a sword for aki?

>> No.10803512

I saw a lot of shields with a modular canvas cover.
Is there a tutorial somewhere for making such cover, and fixing device on the shield ?

>> No.10803539

How do I make an oily look/texture on foam/acrylic? Gloss looks more plastic. I want it to be like more of a thick grease

>> No.10803540

You mean an ink wash?

>> No.10803541

Do what the other anon said, add some extra foam. You could use wheel weights on the back inside of the helmet to add some extra weight. Or to be more versatile get a small square strip of foam in the back and cut a long rectangle to hold the wheel weights and then Velcro it to the back of the inside so you can adjust the weight freely

>> No.10803545
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Maybe? I don't know anything about painting or techniques. Something like this though

>> No.10803546

For something thick like that you would want a spackle of some sort. Likely a silicone.

>> No.10803549

Hmm got ya, I'll have to look into it. It's a minor detail but I think it would look cool

>> No.10803614


>> No.10803616
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I'm going to my first con soon.
How much should I tip people if I take a photo of them?
Is there a method of bringing up that I'm interested in extra services without straight up saying it, or do I just give them a larger tip and hope they catch on?

>> No.10803619

>How much should I tip people if I take a photo of them?
$100-200 depending on who it is is normal

>> No.10803684
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hi anons, I already asked on /fa/ but I guess it wouldn't hurt to ask here too.

Does anyone know how to describe the dress being worn by this character? I'm looking to cosplay her but I just can't find right keywords to find something similar to it.

>> No.10803688

it looks vaguely edwardian so perhaps start there.

>> No.10803694
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It looks like a chemise a la reine, but that high neck collar is throwing me off. It's possible that it's just artistic interpretation or perhaps another Edwardian style garment like the other anon said.

>> No.10803701
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it's more of a watered down interpretation of this style of edwardian dress.

>> No.10803706
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This looks like a pseudo Edwardian gunne sax wedding dress.

Gunne sax is pretty pricey these days but the white wedding dresses not so much. There are patterns out there. You can also look up 1970s wedding dress patterns to get similar deals.

>> No.10803759
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Anons I need help ASAP the con is in 2 days. My idiotic self wanted to give a wig a slightly pink tone since it was too purple, so I used rit dye for the first time. Except it worked way too well and now my wig is hot pink instead of the light pink I wanted. Am I screwed? Is there any way of lightening the wig up? If not can anyone help me look on Amazon prime and find a wig that could work for Crona? I’m kinda colorblind so I suck at choosing colors.

>> No.10803949

It's impossible to lighten a wig that's too dark since the fibers are permanently dyed that way. Not sure what country you're in so can't drop Amazon links but try "pastel pink wig" and look for a cool-toned pink or "purple pink wig".

>> No.10803951

i am uber new, how do you wash your costumes?

>> No.10803962

Huh? That depends on the fabric, if you bought a costume it will usually have cleaning instructions like anything. Most are hand wash only.

>> No.10804201

Hand wash is the safest way to clean something if you have no idea what setting to use. Some costumes will say dry clean only but that's overkill since purchased costumes generally use cheap fabric.

>> No.10804216

Would TSA approve a wooden katana in a checked bag? I'd like to hear answers from experience

>> No.10804226

Yeah i think it's like polyester or idk it's like kinda shitty desu

>> No.10804237
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What would be the recommendation for base gloves and boots to customize for a KR/Sentai-styled outfit?

>> No.10804243

not a katana specifically but tsa has always let my wooden swords slide as long as they're checked. ymmv based on tsa at your airport though.

>> No.10804397

Any thin white leather/pleather glove you can find and knee high gogo boots if you can get them in your size. Otherwise find a pair of shoes with a similar heel and make boot covers.

>> No.10804498

If it’s polyester, you can machine wash it. Wash it on warm or on cold if you want to be extra cautious.

>> No.10804585


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I am a complete and utter moron when it comes to cosplay and have never done it before. Yet, for some reason, I want to really cosplay Mettaton.
My face has potential for the make up, though I have no clue how to apply it or what to use. Outfit wise I have no idea where to start. My big thing is my waist. I'm not fat or overweight, but I do have lovehandles and have been slimming them up for a while though I have been recommended to get a male corset even still just to get the MTT proportions right. Any recommendations for all of these? My goal is something at least similar to the pic related.

>> No.10804638

I’ve flown with my demon slayer katanas before. Put them in a hard suitcase to protect them though.

>> No.10804699 [DELETED] 

You gotta use the template and give recommendations to others in order to receive them.

>> No.10804732

they were asking about checked luggage, the one you take in the cabin with you.

>> No.10804828

how do you stop a masquerade-style mask from constantly tilting downward?

>> No.10804902

Unironically tape it to your face using fashion tape or toupee tape. Use a cleansing oil to remove it, though, otherwise it'll hurt like hell.

>> No.10804945

mettaton was a very popular cosplay character so theres a bunch of makeup tutorials out there to give you an idea on what you should do.

>> No.10804951
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What is a good contact for a T50 eye (See image)

they're very dark and I wanna know what I should get before buying.

(And yes I checked the FAQ)

>> No.10804952

First, you should know that this makeup and cosplay are not beginner friendly. You either need a lot of time and practice before you wear this costume to an event or to adjust your expectations.

>Any recs?
This anon >>10804945 has a great idea. There's plenty of video tutorials on youtube about makeup application, what brands to buy, and Mettaton makeup specifically. As for the outfit, I recommend buying or commissioning it if you can. In general, its best practice to pick one new or challenging thing to try with a costume rather than everything.

>> No.10804972

Cosplay lenses, such as the ones you get at Honeycolor, pinkyparadise, etc are opaque so it doesn't matter what your eye color is. They're made with asians in mind who have dark eyes. You only have to worry about your natural eye color if you get semi-transparent lenses which normies use for daily wear.

>> No.10804973
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Does anyone know what the name is of the blue jacket type thing this guy is wearing, so that I can search up an irl version, or at least something I can do some light modifications on to make look similar?

>> No.10804975

It's a Japanese school uniform style blazer

>> No.10804996

that's not a blazer. blazers resemble suit jackets.

You'll want to look for a "gakuran jacket". After a cursory search, I couldn't find one that's that exact blue, so you may want to look at regular military-inspired jackets too.

>> No.10804999

>that's not a blazer. blazers resemble suit jackets.
It's a Japanese "blazer" they literally call them blazers

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>It's a Japanese "blazer" they literally call them blazers
>googling "ブレザー" gives... blazers instead of gakuran jackets

>> No.10805009

It's a type of blazer
Are you going to claim double breastfed suits aren't suits because they don't show up when you google search "suit"?
By that logic white people aren't human since none turn up when you search human in Google lmaoooo

>> No.10805042

but they arent tho

>> No.10805064

imagine being this bothered by some anon who can't read moonrunes

>> No.10805163

If you want super-saturated colors, go with Japanese brands. Their lenses usually have multiple layers of color printed on the lens to make them more opaque. Check out Chinese or Korean brands for a more "natural" look (the color is less opaque but not as semi-transparent as normie colored lenses).
While >>10804972 is right about cosplay lenses being more saturated in general, your eye color will still make the lenses appear duller than what stock photos show (speaking as a fellow T50) and some colors won't show up as well (e.g. a bright blue lens will show up medium or dark blue).

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Related question but how do you shop for contacts when you need prescription strength? (I'm near sided and my eyes are both -6.00)

Of course I only want a natural looking one so I can have heterochromia. (I can just wear my glasses)

But I'm curious about those who need prescription strength Such as mine -6.00 and above are just hard to find.

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I remember someone posted about it months back, but I can't find it. There was someone on Etsy doing custom Majima idol costume outfits but I can't find it, anyone here know their store by any chance?

>> No.10805239
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Any advice on how to sculpt / add details onto a plastic mask?

>> No.10805252

Epoxy sculpt or air dry clay. If you use air dry clay, you’ll need to scuff the mask up where you’re adding details and use some glue to reinforce the joins.

>> No.10805283

i really want an actual nice quality sailor uniform as opposed to the cheap ones i have now, but this with the skirt would cost $220, not including shipping:


i'd also get it custom tailored. am i spending too much here, or worth it?

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the links don't work though

>> No.10805286

>replying to month old post with dead links from a thread pushed off the board

>> No.10805288

If it's not being tailored for that price you're spending too much. Ching chongs will make a quality uniform custom tailored for like $150-200

>> No.10805298

get one second hand from japan. never EVER buy off etsy.

>> No.10805299

The thing is if you're buying a real school uniform you need to know what type you want since different regions have different styles

>> No.10805303

or just buy from a nachatte brand. no one said a real uniform. CONOMi would be sufficient.

>> No.10805305

any suggestions or should i just explore aliexpress?

>> No.10805314

How often do you re-wear your cosplays? My area has two big cons a month apart, and I'll be going with the same group to both. I only have 5 outfits to spread over 7 days of both cons. Will people think I'm poor if I wear the same cosplay to both events, or is it considered normal?

>> No.10805315

Satan wants you

>> No.10805318
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No I don't.
People are more impressed by someone wearing the same $500 cosplay every time than someone wearing a different $100 cosplay every day. I have three expensive cosplays and then 30 that cost $30 each on aliexpress.

>> No.10805567

>Will people think I'm poor if I wear the same cosplay to both events
why are you assuming everyone knows who you are?
get that dumb diva mentality out of your head.
nobody fucking knows you. nobody cares.

>> No.10805574

>nobody fucking knows you
Wrong. If I was at the con I'd recognize them. As long as a con has under 10k people I can remember every face and what cosplay they wore. I can recognize anyone I've seen instantly. Brainlet.

>> No.10805578

That's some amazing talent but also a petty way to use it. Fuck off

>> No.10805764
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How could I make Funny Valentine's scars? What would be the best technique?

>> No.10805765
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I wouldn't even begin to attempt that shit.
The only people who could pull off doing that are pros who have been in the industry for years.

>> No.10805798

>The only people who could pull off doing that are pros who have been in the industry for years.
ehh not really. Latex scars are super easy to do. especially since those are healed scars and not fresh open wound scars so you dont have to deal with creating fake blood.

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I once did a cosplay for Tatsu from Way of the Househusband and I did the face scar using rigid collodion, it'll cause skin to tighten and kinda sink in wherever you put it, creating a real 3-d effect of a scar without needing to pile on makeup and blend like other scar techniques I've seen. Just place some nude lipstick in the area for color and coat with the collodion, then top it with some foundation cause it usually comes out shiny. Honestly it probably won't work in your case cause those scars are huge and all over the back where you'll probably be moving around, but the stuff is cheap (like 8 bucks on Amazon) and maybe worth a shot

>> No.10805896

I've been gymaxxing for a year, I'm not gonna let something as dumb as "experience" stop me, for my heart and actions are utterly unclouded.

>> No.10805900
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where to cop ww1 re-enactment gear?

>> No.10805908

Literally nobody cares, and if they do it'll be "hey, it's the [x] cosplayer again, cool" rather than "lol what a broke bitch". I know people who wear the same cosplay an entire con weekend or have a 'personal brand' where they wear the same thing every year.

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>> No.10805912

please kys out of the thread. it's literally for stupid questions like those.

>> No.10805919
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Should I go with worbla or EVA foam for making armor? I'm planning on doing Viego from LoL as my next cosplay but I've never done armor before. The main parts I'm worried about are the gauntlets and the weird bat wing things on the knee

>> No.10805990

>kys out of the thread
anon do you even know what kys even means

worbla would need to go over a base so you would need foam either way

>> No.10806007

are you that new? people tell people to kill themselves off the board/out of threads all the time.

>> No.10806058

cheers bro i found exactly nothing

>> No.10806064

Afaik, most reenacters/larpers will cobble pieces together from different sources or commission pieces to get the best fit and quality. From the pic you posted, I'm assuming you're looking for a German uniform so I found this from googling "German WW1 reenactment costume": https://www.historybunker.com/product-category/german-ww1/ww1-german-uniforms/

>> No.10806215

what sort of work do you need to do on a premade cosplay? i thought they'd be fine with a bit of ironing

>> No.10806252

nayrt but usually I end up doing a little extra fitting or making tweaks for accuracy and comfort

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>> No.10806287

worbla is garbage to work with. never understood why it was so popular back then.
worba is textured so you generally have to use layers of glue , gesso, etc to smooth it out. plus its still pretty expensive so doing armor sets with it can be pretty damn expensive.

just buy some high density eva foam. they are typically more firm than the typical eva floor mats you can get at hardware stores. plus they generally cut and sand better so youre left with smoother results.
personally i have used Sks Props HD foam and TNT cosplays foam.
nobody is going to fucking care if your armor pieces are actually hard, which is im assuming why you want to go with worbla.
just cut your pieces straight and give it a good paint job.
as for the armor pieces themselves. just look for patterns online or if none exist, just look for a 3d model of the character and just convert the armor pieces to a pepakura file and go from there. if the 3d model is too simplistic then at least you have a general base to work with to make a pattern off from

>> No.10806317

Watching a couple of videos will help illustrate this for you, but essentially:
>Some basic tailoring so that it fits at all the correct points (waist, shoulders, bust, etc.)
>swapping out the low quality accessories for higher quality ones
>swapping the shitty attachments (usually pins) for real ones (like snaps, hooks and eyes, etc.)
>sometimes remaking smaller accessories or portions that are lower qualtiy
And then the usual: wig and makeup. A good prop wouldn't hurt to differentiate yourself.

>> No.10806478

>worbla is garbage to work with. never understood why it was so popular back then.
It's because the company saw Kamui use it and decided to start paying a bunch of other well-known (at the time) cosplayers to begin shilling it as the ultimate armor material. It was all just one big marketing ploy that everyone fell for.

>> No.10806502

i only find demon slayer shit

>> No.10806509

is that what happened with wonderflex?
as a beginner back in the day it was highly suggested material so I ordered some and it was a pain to work with. never tried worbla because it looked practically the same.

>> No.10806517

reminder don't respond to faggots like this.

>> No.10806519 [DELETED] 

So I'm a dumpy bearded fat bastard who's wanting to cosplay in February (2nd time kinda, I did a piss-poor Gaara when I was 16), I've no talent for DIY so really I need something I can buy online shit for (or DIY for monkeys), what are some easy options among anime and vidya? Maybe someone who's already some sort of modern/casual clothing style, and/or has face obscured?

>> No.10806611

different anon but worbla is a bit easier to work with compared to wonderflex.
worbla is a lot more stiff so it keeps its shape better when trying to wrap it around stuff.
wonderflex is...well super flexable so its annoying to wrap things with it since it can easily cause wrinkles.

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Long time poster, first time lurker.
I know cgl is mostly anime stuff, but I need a finishing touch for my Harry Du Bois from Disco Elysium.
I've got the entire attire sorted, but can't figure out what to do for the face.
Can anyone reccomend some blush or something similar to give the look of a red-faced, late-stage alcoholic?

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I'm sure anons who actually know about real makeup would be able to give better advice, but since Halloween season is getting near you can pop in to a H'ween store and pick up a makeup set. They're geared more towards making things like bruises or blood, but for under ten bucks you can get multiple shades of red that you can blend with a makeup wedge to get the blush you're looking for.

>> No.10806868

if you don't want to buy halloween makeup, buy cream blush.

>> No.10806901

how the fuck do i cut proper beveled edges into foam

>> No.10807070
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you can buy a foam bevel cutter

>> No.10807127

What does it mean when a cosplayer friend that you met a couple of says says 'sleep well, i shall most likely kill you in the morning!'. I googled it and it's a reference to a work of art, a movie, where one character says that to another every night. what does this mean?

>> No.10807133

They will most likely kill you in the morning

>> No.10807141

you tilt your hand slightly and cut. not really that hard unless you have some motor skill issues of some sort.

>> No.10807174

Okay for the boots you'll be stuck with unisex/womens for anything that isn't black/red/green.
For gloves same deal buy leather. You can make cuffs yourself using pleather and zippers.
If you want the weird grips on the back there's a really good etsy store for hero gloves that's real leather but it'll be like 50$ a pop.
Though material wise no one actually cares for toku cosplayers unless you're in Japan itself.

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How do I go about starting the journey to be a basic bitch version of this guy?
I don't wanna just make some cosplays, the ability to also tailor all my general everyday clothes to suit my body or modify or even create from scratch some pieces to a fashion sense I like sounds fun and probably even cheaper/less time consuming than browsing price tags letting me instead purely browse inspirations online
I was like the only boy in home-ec sewing class at school so know I've had some lifelong interest tho forgot all the skills, and I do own some makeup but have honestly never bothered to really try using anything beyond matte primers

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Splatoon tentacles!
What exactly are these tentacles made of? I want to make them myself but dunno which material is that

>> No.10807456

It appears that this person made them out of fleece fabric and paint, but most tentacles I've seen are shiny vinyl wrapped foam (the spongy type, not the dense type)

>> No.10807461

I can't give you advice on how to find a girl to craft for, but if you wanna learn how to sew:
>buy a sewing machine (Singer Heavy Duty is a great starter home machine, but you could of course visit your local makerspace / library / Joann's)
>Attending a sewing class will progress you through the skills much faster imo, but you can absolutely learn at home via youtube. Learn how to thread your machine and what the controls are
>Acquire cheap cotton bedsheets from the thrift store or elsewhere.
>Select a beginner project with the least amount of seams possible. Don't pick a project you actually intend to use. Just something to get your feet wet. Some projects I did as a beginner in classes: pillow case, drawstring bag, headband, bow
>As you get more familiar with your machine, select a new project that has 1-2 new skills you haven't learned yet. No more than that or you're going to feel like throwing your head through a wall. There will be time to learn it all
>Acquire a sewing reference book to learn these new skills: Reader's Digest Guide to Sewing is the one I have but there's many exactly like it.
>Additional step: Start including more sewing youtubers in your regular watch cycle. Being inspired by their projects will propel you through those rough moments and by watching frequently, you'll start getting a grip on the terminology and order of operations

>> No.10807462

Learning makeup is kind of similar, just a lot of reference, research, practice, and growing. Instead of thrift store fabric, rely on internet reviews of products to get started. Then pay the extra bucks for the good stuff. Youtube is once again a fantastic resource.

As for camera shit, try looking at /p/'s sticky.

And for the other cosplay stuff: you have several published authors and youtubers to learn from: KamuiCosplay, PunishedProps, CowbuttCrunchies, KinpatsuCosplay, EvilTed, Grace Willow etc.

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Thank you anon, will use this advice as best as I can
Keeping a screenshot of these posts on my desktop

>> No.10807689

are wigs from aliexpress really that bad? im no professional cosplayer thats expecting to get into a ton of photoshoots. im just looking for something thats "good enough" that wont hurt my wallet too much. i figure it might take a bit more effort to style but if i can save some money, thats fine with me.

>> No.10807693

no thats where most people get them

>> No.10807740

oh really? ive always heard horror stories and people swearing to never buy wigs from them.
i guess the only downside i see right now is the ship times which is ok since i dont really need the wig right now.

>> No.10807813

any recommendations for animal ears/tail?

>> No.10807815
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Amazon if you’re based in burgerland.

>> No.10807846

If you're looking for something more expensive looking, theres a bunch of sellers on instagram. Just look through the animal ears tag and/or cosplay ears tags.

>> No.10807848

don't buy from insta or etsy it's just overpriced aliexpress crap.

>> No.10807856
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Hi its my first time cosplaying and i want to try cerberus from helltaker, i have her suit/clothes down but what should i get for the animal ears (like what type of animal) and that black strap thing on her arm?

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planning to make a cosplay of dante from limbus company but I have no idea how can I make the flames on the clock. any ideas?

>> No.10807983

Cerberus is a dog so… dog ears duh. Dafuq kind of retarded question is this.

>> No.10808094

I haven't seen that particular type of ear on Ali, but alrighty

>> No.10808095

>that black strap thing on her arm?
It's just a decorative black leather strap. It's just a design choice, kind of like how spy movies will have pointless leather thigh straps. You'll start getting used to it when you start cosplaying more.

>> No.10808096

Because this is so stylistic, I think you could go any route really. If you want it 2d and painterly, you could paint EVA foam. If you want it to look more like real flame, you could use Crystal Art Worbla or other plastic or even fabric with wire.

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guess you haven't been looking.

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I'm looking to get loafers like pic rel, but there's not a single store that has them in my size, neither in my country or in Ali
Should I go DIY? There's not a lot of info on how to make them though

>> No.10808121

these are all over ali

>> No.10808124

>Neither in my country or in Ali
I've looked for a while and I haven't found anything above 25cm heel-to-toe

>> No.10808144

This is true which is why I said alright, in acknowledgement of what you said, at the end of my statement, anon. But hey, look at that. Now OP has a picture reference. Thanks for digging that up for them.

>> No.10808163
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any tips on how to go about making socks/tights like these?

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Want to attempt to remake this dress and wondering what the best approach would be. I was thinking of using a lolita skirt pattern for the bottom. Not sure about the vest.

>> No.10808237

there is no vest there

>> No.10808244

gonna add to this. this cosplay has 4 pieces besides her hat. under skirt, blouse jumper skirt and apron. it's basically lolita already, most touhou is after all. using lolita patterns will work, but you'll need a fuller, longer underskirt.

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Thank you. I guess the vest is harder to see in the last image. Did some research and looks like the material is more linen based.

>> No.10808265

What would be the best state to live in if you factor in the cost of living vs the amount of conventions that are held there each year?

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>> No.10808322

it's not a vest, it's bunched up. are you dumb? i literally own this cosplay...

>> No.10808323
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Really? I just assumed it was a vest since you know pic related.

>> No.10808327

Nta but you know marisa has like 50 iterations of her outfit, right? Not all of them have a vest. Plus your pic doesn't seem to be based on a canon design.

>> No.10808329

I understand that. That'll make it way easier if it's just one piece
>Plus your pic doesn't seem to be based on a canon design.
It's her official art from touhou 18

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Howdy nonnas, I need to shorten some Scream robes and I'm not sure how to do it. Just cut a new series of triangles higher up?

>> No.10808468

>Just cut a new series of triangles higher up?
no. add more to it. making it even longer will give it the illusion that its shorter

>> No.10808596

Where can I pirate patterns? Don't see the point of buying vintage patterns from how many years ago. Torrenting is fine.

>> No.10808697

Do any women have experience cosplaying with silicone breasts forms? I bought made foam breasts for my cosplay and tried spray painting to contour to make the fabric blend in with my skin more but it only looks okay in photos and not in person.

Pretty much all the breasts forms I've seen are for flat chested people or women who've gotten mastectomy. I know it will look wear on the top side but maybe if I keep it close to my chest and blend it, maybe it will look good enough.

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Who is this cosplayer?

>> No.10808948

Anons, what are you experiences with FabricWholesaleDirect? I ordered swatches from them 7 days ago and it hasn't even shipped. According to their website, it's supposed to ship out in 1-3 business days, but there's no tracking number and I haven't received any further emails beyond the confirmation and "its on the way". The latter is ironic because their website confirms that it hasn't shipped yet. Is there a better website to shop from? I'm looking for matte satin and 4-way stretch spandex for a Sailor Fuku

>> No.10809340
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I'm looking to cosplay madotsuki but I've never bought a skirt before. Where would I buy a decent quality but not super expensive pleated skirt that is a similar colour (or could I just dye it?)

>> No.10809349

Speak of the devil. They arrived today. The website never updated nor did I get an email, but they did arrive. I made the purchase on Sept. 13th and it says they shipped on the 15th. I received the "on the way" email without a tracking number on the 16th so I guess it's just been stuck in post this whole time.

>> No.10809414
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My brain cannot understand wtf is going on with this eyepatch. Is this a real thing or do I just sow some cloth to an elastic band?

>> No.10809596

I heard that instagram is pretty much dead for photography since they added reels to try to be the next tiktok. What social media site are cosplayers migrating to? Are you guys sticking to instagram and just shifting from posting photos to reels?

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