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FAQ (last updated: January 22nd, 2023): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-URQl5wxxBzP4-VWfMKfLG8ZqOkGt9Yoyo6Qbm333vs/edit?usp=sharing
Cosplay recommendations thread: none atm
Crossplay/crossdressing thread: >>10839846
LARP thread: >>10813669
Sewing general: >>10817921
Makeup, hair, skincare general: >>10809295

Taobao thread: >>10803045
Aliexpress thread: none atm
Stupid j-fashion questions thread: >>10836263

>> No.10843287

Previous thread: >>10828624
Unanswered questions from the last thread:

>> No.10843332

has anyone commissioned custom cosplay from taobao before? bhiner has a feature where you give them a request and they try to find it but i havent heard back from them for a while

>> No.10843443

It’s faster to Google “(series name) in Chinese” and look on Taobao yourself. All they’re doing is plugging in the series title into the Taobao search bar and giving you the first result.

>> No.10843475

that sucks then, ive looked and there arent any sellers for what im looking for lol

>> No.10843609

Reposting from #10843587
Does anyone know a good website/custom made outfit store I can get for a Kemono Friends Shoebill cosplay outfit? I'm male but it would look androgynous and unassuming I think, but all the ones I see on ebay and others seem questionable qualities.
I've NEVER cosplayed before but I'm willing to do it for personal enjoyment at some point

>> No.10843712
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Anyone got any tips for a Jalter cosplay? Mainly the jacket, thinking of looking for a really thin leather or something and altering it. Unless any more material/fashionable anons can point me in a better direction

>> No.10843801
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Where would I find a green gi, cape and belt for this?

>> No.10844076

Very stupid question: is there any way to lighten 100% polyester? I know chlorine bleach will destroy it, but is there any other way? It's a very dark blue and I want it a shade lighter.

>> No.10844140

I'm not great when it comes to fabrics myself, but her jacket doesn't look like leather to me. It looks more like the same cottons/wools/etc. that military jackets are made of. Something heavy and tightly woven. Not sure about the dress though. Oh anime clothing, you so silly.

>> No.10844141

No, if it won't take bleach then there's nothing you can do. You can only go darker.

>> No.10844233

Ahhh, yeah, does remind me of military jackets a bit now that you say it..
I figures the dress was like, just some slightly looser (?) Tube dress or somethin

>> No.10844294

The dress looks like it goes over the shoulders from the v-neck design in the front. It's just form-fitting.

>> No.10844297

True true, good catch. I looked around some more just now and found like, ONE official looking nendroid that has the jacket off, and it is not a strap dress.

>> No.10844494

Oh good researching! Are you trying to sew, alter from premade clothing, or buy the outfit?

>> No.10844533

Is there some kind of fabric paint or easy-to-make blend of various fabric paints that closely resembles the color of fresh blood, won’t dry as a lumpy mass on the garment, and is washing machine safe (that is, won’t come off in the wash)?

>> No.10844534

Id like to find something close to it, then alter it. I don't really have skills to like, make something from scratch, so i figured that way is the best to have something that looks good and like "real" clothing

>> No.10844572

i don't have a qt cosplaying gf.
can one of you help me?

>> No.10844611

No but I’ll attend conventions with you in full S.T.A.R.S. Albert Wesker cosplay if you pay for my costume

>> No.10844648

Okay, here's some keywords to use when searching the pieces.

>navy blue long sleeve single breasted trench coat jacket
>add fur trim and gold bias tape. intermediate sewing skills or a very clean glue job.

>black mini or short bodycon dress, quarter or babydoll sleeves.
And you'll want to pay attention to the closure type. You could go for a front closure and then just put the zipper in (I think that's what it is in the picture? Just make sure you have enough seam allowance to do so) or you could find one with a zipper in the back or side and just add the silver stripe in front with heat transfer vinyl or more bias tape.
>Add black scallop trim
>Just be aware that if its bodycon, its most likely going to be made out of stretch fabric which means you'll have to treat the fabric differently for whatever adjustment you plan to do.

Or of course, you can buy a costume and just swap out the shitty parts with some better quality ones. That's always a good middleman solution.
Anyway, I hope that helps!

>> No.10844667

Any European stores for good quality wigs? Used are fine too.

>> No.10844695
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thinking about using something like this sewn in to keep thigh high boot covers and arm covers from slipping down, would this work? would just elastic be enough?

>> No.10844742

Thanks thanks! those keywords are super helpful, def is making stuff "click" with me more searching for stuff online.
The dress has a front zipper mhmm. but yeah, might go the route of just popping a silver stripe on the front instead.
Thanks again for the help! Exactly what I needed!

>> No.10844757

ime getting paint or makeup to look like blood is primarily an issue of application. Blood, even when dried, isn't as opaque or evenly colored as paint is, and it doesn't have a matte finish. Most of the best blood application I've seen uses a mix of shades, even when it's supposed to be fresh mixing in darker reds or even burnt browns adds to the feeling of realism.
Some quick googling came up with this video demo of multiple mediums and application methods wet, dry, and post-wash: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2bYg1nZEsE

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they already make these. just buy them.

>> No.10844792

You could also just make the zipper nonfunctional and glue it on the front too lol!
Anyway, good luck! :) Happy to help.

>> No.10844816

Ohhhh I see what you mean, I yeah makes sense

>> No.10844855
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Hello /cgl/

Now I really don't know the first thing about cosplay or anything of the sort really. It's my first time on this board.
But I really like Coraline the movie, and thought to myself it'd be nice to get some gloves like she has in the film

The thing is, how the hell would I go about getting something like these? I have less than 0 sewing skills so I doubt I could make them. I looked on Etsy here in the UK and the prices were around £50/$70. Seems really steep just for some gloves?
I don't care if they're cheaply made if they're accurate to the movie, but I also plan to actually wear them in cold months so hoping they're up to the task.

Any help please? I think this is the most apt board to ask, any pointers you could give would be appreciated.

TL;DR want coraline gloves. how get coraline gloves?

>> No.10844912

>I looked on Etsy here in the UK and the prices were around £50/$70. Seems really steep just for some gloves?
Cheap gloves that you'd find in retail for $10 or less in a fast-fashion store are that cheap largely because of scale, they can charge so little because they are producing large quantities of them and working in generic sizes. A bespoke item of clothing will necessarily cost more because that scale is not a factor and the maker is working to a more specific size.
That price for handmade gloves likely represents DAYS of work - they have to hand-knit out ten individual precise fingers! Also factor in that you are looking at four separate colors of yarn worked into a specific pattern.
However the positive side is that something handmade by an experienced sewist will be higher quality and longer lasting than that cheap pair that wears out in a few months. Ultimately it's up to you if you think the gloves are something you'll get enough use out of to be worth the investment.

>> No.10844918

I'm doing a few 3D printed parts from PLA, as the surface of it kinda sucks I want to use putty and sandpaper to smooth out the surface and fill in minor gaps where parts join.
Would it be a reasonable idea to do it like this:
1. Sand the surface with medium grit sanding sponge (for round surfaces)
2. Clean it with IPA
3. Coat it with plastic primer
4. Smear 2-component putty all over it
5. Sand it down again in several steps to smooth out
6. Primer it again
7. Paint it (airbrush?)

>> No.10844973
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Thanks for the response, appreciate it.
So I guess the pricing is inescapable?
Is there anything I could do in terms of getting a cheap alternative, or mocking up something myself somehow? Obviously while still being actual gloves.
Anyone got any ideas? I did find instructions online if that means anything:

I do appreciate you explaining it to me though. From what I gather the ones on Etsy are actually generic size, they don't seem to be hand measured. Is Etsy generally reliable quality wise? Instead of Etsy, is there somewhere else I could look for such a service do you think? Either online or otherwise? Obviously I'm no expert but I dunno if the Etsy prices are inflated but worse than that, they only seem to have a kids pair left. Some others I've seen seem to use a too bright shade of orange, pic related. I'm a dude, I think I can pull off the gloves if they're darker shades but not if they're vibrant.

I'm torn on the pricing. I think I could go up to £30, at a stretch £50 but beyond that I'll struggle. While they're liable to be better quality, how long will the really last? Could one loose thread kill my whole glove for instance?

>> No.10845004

First I will sand with 120 or 150 and sand flat parts with a power sander. I fill seams with bondo or 3m glazing putty, but check how big the gap is or if there is any flex in the joint if there is fill it with superglue. If you wanted to use putty over the entire print thin it with acetone and brush or spray it on. I sand my putty with 220 and will start coating with multiple coats of filler primer which i also sand with 220 until the last coat. Sand the last coat with 400 - 1000+. You can airbrush or just use spray paint and you don't need primer after the filler primer. Skip the plastic primer.

>> No.10845046

So I have a fabric suit that I put a fair amount of time and money into. I'd like to have a dirty version for an upcoming con, but would also like to be able to was it to go back to a "clean" look in the future. Is there a good way to temporarily add weathering effects?

I saw a recommendation for brushing on black and brown eyeshadow, but I'm worried about that just falling right off and getting everywhere. Is that a good idea, or is there a better way? Or should I just bite the bullet and commit to painting it.

>> No.10845137

You should just get a duplicate cheaper suit. Once you do some true weathering, it's going to have an effect on the suit.

>> No.10845146

>find instructions online
this is actually really helpful, especially when figuring pricing. start by looking at the yarn they used/recommended. 4 different colors/balls, £8.50 apiece brings the cost up it £34 just in materials. this yarn is on the nicer side, though, so you could feasibly cut the yarn cost in half.
the next thing to consider is skill/labor. the pattern is labeled as "intermediate" by the author, so maybe not a good first project for a knitter but definitely feasible for anyone with some experience. if you wanted to, you could try looking into local knitting circles and see if anyone is willing to take a commission on this (offer to buy the yarn so you get the right colors etc) or you could try learning to knit yourself. knitting really is not very hard, the biggest separator in skill-levels is not whether something can be done but instead how long it takes and how consistent the tension/knit-sizes are. if you really wanted to do this on the cheap, you could buy the yarn yourself for maybe £17, get some needles for another few pounds and spend a month or so practicing technique and unraveling before starting in on this project.

a lot of words for not that much advice, but general gist is consider yarn cost/cost of construction (you say you could go up to £30 but even doing it yourself you would be saving <£10 from that figure) and that you have to also pay for labor. talking to someone local and in-person who will do commissions will be better since you can get measurements etc. taken to have them be a better fit. if you buy the yarn and offer someone money to do it, though, you will probably still be looking at ~£40 total to compensate them for their time so £50 isn't that unreasonable.

>one loose thread
yes, a single loose thread could unravel the entire glove. BUT not if you spot it in time. the pattern makes mention of "weaving in ends" which is something you can do yourself

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Any tips for a Medic cosplay? I already have the weapons sorted. Gloves would be an obvious find. Not sure about the clothes and equipment.

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For Sailor Galaxia's suit, is it two separate pieces (top over skirt) or are they attached? I've made Sailor Jupiter's suit before by attaching the skirt and band to a leotard. The cosplay on the left has it as a separate top and bottom but the reference pic on the right makes me think the skirt is attached to the bodice.

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How easy is sewing? If women can do it, it must be braindead.

>> No.10845251

Cheers, thanks Anon

>> No.10845304

I'd say it's up to interpretation. My guess is that the person on the left decided to make it two separate pieces because the material they used is so stiff that it'd make it harder to move in. However, the skirt portion is so short that honestly I don't think it'd make much of a difference if they were attached.

>> No.10845305

Oh and I also forgot to say: excellent taste and I wish you all the best anon :) After a mini project, I'll be continuing work on my Sailor Jupiter costume.

>> No.10845310

It would help if you posted an actual reference.

>> No.10845314

is easy, women and children can do it

>Doing it well without injury
This is the hard part that requires experience and talent

>> No.10845341

>This is the hard part that requires experience and talent
You mean handsewing right? Sewing machine is suppose to be dumb proof with the needle guard.

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I'm using pic related as a starting point so might as well make it one piece. It'll also be easier to add more coverage to the butt than finding shorts that won't peek out under that short skirt. I have two-way stretch material, so there's some wiggle room.

And thank you!! I wore Sailor Jupiter to AX right before COVID and had so much fun. Sailor Galaxia's a dream cosplay of mine. I haven't kept up with Crystal so I didn't even realize season 5 was being adapted to a movie and releasing this summer. I'm wearing this to a local con in May, so it'll be good timing!

>> No.10845388

>with the needle guard.
If you have a needle guard. Most people just don't put their hands under the needle

>> No.10845390
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How do I make wig styling as permanent and unmovable as possible? Could I brush two-part clear resin onto a wig like pic related to make it virtually plastic?

>> No.10845391

That's not two-part resin, anon. That's definitely a 50/50 solution of tacky glue and water. That's the common stay-fix solution. There's a great book on it by Cowbutt Crunchies called "The Art of Extreme Wig Styling"

>> No.10845392

I was thinking about using resin or something AFTER the glue. A clear coat that makes the wig feel solid and plastic-like so it can be dusted/wiped clean without disturbing the hair fibers, but still allows it to look like hair (even if it's super glossy). I'm thinking of making a wig for a sculpture that doesn't need to be wearable/comfortable for a person, but instead needs to be long-lasting and durable enough to be cleaned.

>> No.10845395

I wouldn't recommend it, but you sure can try.

>> No.10845400
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When I cosplayed the Medic I was in a bit of a time crunch so I bought the jacket premade and went without the backpack. But as for the rest:
Shirt, tie, and pants were just stuff I already had or could easily thrift. I ended up leaving out the vest, as you can't see it under the jacket and skipping a layer helped me keep cool.
Actually a bit trickier than you'd think (at least for red), in the end the ticket was searching for "chemical resistant" PVA/PVC gloves to get the right length and appearance. You can get a pair for under $20 and they'll look a lot nicer than dishwashing gloves.
I wrapped a big strip of foam in faux leather (attached with fabric glue). The "buckle" is simply a foam panel which connects to the belt with velcro.
After I made the belt, I put on non-elastic suspenders and adjusted them to get the fit I liked. Then I measured out their length and cut that out of faux leather, cutting wider at the shoulders to match the way he looks ingame. I harvested clips and adjustors from thrift store suspenders, then attached the rear to the belt with velcro.

>> No.10845402

Anyone got any good ideas on how to make or approximate gauntlets?

I'm only going for a mid-level costume, not professional level, so the £100 options available are way beyond what I'm after, but there aren't really cheap equivalents that I can find. I'm prepared to make some, but I'm not sure how to approach it.

>> No.10845437

EVA foam and a pattern, my friend. Either KamuiCosplay or PunishedProps certainly has a pattern available for purchase and videos on the topic. If you can wait to use coupons on your materials, you could definitely reach your budget.

>> No.10845453

>got a new Singer as my first sewing machine
>threaded the top and the bobbin
>start to stitch fabric
>gets jammed after a bit
>find out the thread isnt even picking up the bobbin thread

Is the bobbin suppose to be loose like that where it's tilting to the right and left?

>> No.10845456

to add

>top thread is getting tangled in bobbin area and jumbled up around the back attachments in chamber
>have to remove the outer ring and the curved object to unjam the thread

>> No.10845458
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Is it looked down upon to wear the same cosplay all 3 days of a con? Apparently some people see it as unhygienic.

>> No.10845462

The fuck? I mean, if its some latex body suit and youve been marinating in it for 13 hours then yea, might need to give it some scrubbing on the inside. But unless your an absolute ham beast that's drenched in sweat just walking, wear what you want and take proper hygiene steps (shower, deodorant, under clothing, ect.). I usually give my armor sets a wipe down if its bad, but generally I only cosplay a few hours and change out for after con.

>> No.10845479

>needle guard
Hahahah the average person ain't that smart, and 50% of the population is even dumber. All it takes is a second's distraction to get your finger under the needle despite "guards"

>> No.10845480

Do you have photos of your setup

Treat it like regular clothing. Would you wear your regular clothing for 3 days in row? When it's grimy with dust and food smears, or soaked up sweat in the pits and groin? If it's too gross to wear normally, then it's too gross to continue wearing a con (unless you spot-clean to an acceptable degree)

>> No.10845485

Try fiddling with the bobbin and top thread tension. One at a time in small intervals to see what's wrong.

>> No.10845492

When you insert the bobbin, pull it to the left with your left hand. While still holding it, turn the dial forward to make the needle go down and back up, and it will catch the bobbin thread and pull it up. Then it and pull it out a little through the top.

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>Do you have photos of your setup

Tried that. It's not even catching it. What's worse, the top thread is just feeding down into the bobbin area. And as an aside, turning the knob/ or pushing the pedal seems to be having the thread pull out of the needle instead of pulling from the top thread so it eventually moves out of the needle and I have to rethread. That's happening this morning, however. Don't know what changed. Everything is set up right.

>> No.10845536

I wonder if your bobbin spool size is wrong

>> No.10845537

It's the one that came with the machine but I would not be surprised if they fucked that up somehow

>> No.10845547
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>4 different colors/balls, £8.50 apiece brings the cost up it £34 just in materials. this yarn is on the nicer side, though, so you could feasibly cut the yarn cost in half.
That would be for a full ball of yarn though, right? Which I'm unlikely to use completely on the gloves. I think anyway, I don't know.
>you could try looking into local knitting circles and see if anyone is willing to take a commission on this
Hmm, not a bad idea. Although I know of no knitting circles or where to find such knitting circles. I probably couldn't even pick out a knitting shop on a high street, I'm clueless with it. Do those instructions look good to you to where I could link them to someone and they could just follow it?
>learning to knit yourself.
The problem is I don't think I'd have any use for it after learning it. Is it worth my own labour time spending all this time knitting at a competent level for just this? I'm not sure it's cost effective from a time standpoint.

Thanks for all the advice and help. Ultimately I wanted to know if the pricing was fair and from what you're saying, it is.
It seemed extortionate but then I didn't know much about it.
I also wondered if there was some cheap shit alternative I could do instead, but doesn't sound like that's the case either. I considered maybe dying some existing gloves, I have some grey ones but who knows if that would work and it's not like I'm some dye expert.

I'll have to think about it. I might reach out tothe seller and see what they say. I think £50 pushing it for me, it just doesn't sit right with me spending that much on gloves. I like and do want them but they're not even in the film that long either.

I guess my options are just Etsy or infiltrating knitting clubs.

>> No.10845559

it's too big and in backwards.

>> No.10845593

I took up to the sewing place where I got it. Found out that the spool was not clicked in all the way. It was loose the entire time. So now it works properly. Time to become a sewing wizard.

>> No.10845624
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what do you call this type of leotard/one-piece with a skirt/half-skirt?

i have more reference photos if needed, but searching "corset skirt" and "corset leotard skirt" and things along those lines doesn't really come up with anything other than just corsets themselves or leotards... or skirts etc.

and if there's not really a name for it, are there tutorials on attaching something like a half-skirt to a leotard/corset? just really hard trying to find when can't really put a specific style or name to it - or even just a style itself

>> No.10845625

There isn't a specific name for this type of thing. It's made up. There isn't anything like it in real life. It's just a leotard with a skirt sewed on. You could maybe look at ballet costumes, but I'm not aware of something similar. It looks like the person in the picture top stitched hers on. It's hard to say if she hand sewed or machined sewed it on, but hand sewing would be easier. I'd alter a basic leotard pattern and sew the skirt on top. For the skirt you could maybe use a rectangle 3 time wider than you want the final measurement to be and then pleat it and then as I said hand sew it to the leotard. I think that might be the best way to do it. Just look up leotard patterns and tutorials along with a puff sleeve tutorial. Look for a leotard pattern with sleeves. You could also draft a circle skirt pattern for the skirt instead of doing pleats.

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wasn't looking for an exact replica of this cosplay/design, but thank you for the information!

this is another reference since it's different, but it looks like she either layered it underneath the corset/leotard or sewed it underneath (you can actually see the outline near her crotch area underneath so it looks like it's just a separate piece entirely). i see a lot of general cosplays with corsets/leotards and frills or skirts/half-skirts on top OR underneath, so was just wondering what the general style is considered - but it seems there isn't a general style for it.

thanks again for the information, will keep it in mind.

>> No.10845667

ntayrt but are you mentally disabled?

>> No.10845668

he types like a troon, so yes

>> No.10845669

>There isn't anything like it in real life.
Actually it's called a half-skirt leotard and is used in dance (like ballet etc.). It's not an anime thing.

>> No.10845676

no, but i don't sew or work with clothes, which is why i came to the stupid questions thread. and i wasn't looking for an exact breakdown of the referenced photo either, which anon gave an entire explanation for.

and i'm not a troon, just don't know my fashion, sorry to disappoint you faggots.

thank you for an actual response. i asked BECAUSE i've seen it so much, there's no way it's not some sort of style.

>> No.10845737

piggybacking of the froganon but is it weird if you go with the same costume 3 days in a row from a social perspective? Do people get "tired" or lose interest in your costume? This might sound highly autistic (and it is) but I just don't have any experience with cosplay events and their unwritten rules and norms.

>> No.10845740

Is this KinpatsuCosplay in the picture? If I recall she did the costume. And she would definitely have a tutorial on how to make it that you could follow if it is. Even if it isn't, I believe she did do Bowsette so she would still be a good resource. She likely has a pattern you can buy too

>> No.10845751

First time ordering an custom cosplay guy from last thread here. Found a guy and he seemed active and trustworthy from all my research on him, we settled on a cost, and monthly plan.
I paid the first half on the second week of this month, the final payment would be next month (April). So I thought I would receive updates on small props or something, but I didn't. Would the work begin on full payment in general for stuff like this or its fine asking for updates? The deadline is months away (September) so I'm just worried if he took my money or something. I don't really know how early is 'too early' to ask for updates, since this is plainly different from commissioning art and the like.

>> No.10845757

>Would the work begin on full payment in general for stuff like this or its fine asking for updates?
Based on your deadline, it's possible that work hasn't begun yet but it wouldn't be a faux pas to ask how regularly you two will communicate on the progress. Framing it that way might be less stressful on you and might come off less like "hurry up already". It will also give you a timeline of when to roughly expect an update. If you paid using a reputable service like Paypal, you don't have to worry about your money being taken. You'll get it back if he doesn't deliver on his promise.

>> No.10845760

A few thoughts:
- A great deal of con attendees are not attending all 3+ days of a convention (for instance, students unable to attend Thursday/Friday)
- You're not going to see everybody at a convention unless it's quite small, many times someone taking my picture has told me "oh there's someone here cosplaying [another character from the same series]" and despite keeping my eye out for them I've never found them
That being said, I have several friends who will wear the same cosplay multiple days or bring the same outfit to every convention and it's totally fine. You might get a "oh hello again!" but nobody is enough of a psychopath to confront you with an "oh, same costume AGAIN???"

>> No.10845766

Thanks for the answer anon, in retrospect my question sounds a bit narcissistic/paranoid but your post makes a ton of sense. Just for the record, what's your definition of "quite small" for a con? And does it get annoying to be asked for photographs?

>> No.10845769

>Just for the record, what's your definition of "quite small" for a con?
Like, "AA/vendors hall/guests are all in the same hotel ballroom"
>And does it get annoying to be asked for photographs?
I don't usually cosplay extremely popular characters but even at the most intense it's only the annoyance of "another person sees you getting your photo taken and jumps in, extending how long you're posing" and that's over in a minute or two. More often than not someone who recognizes your character will just compliment you rather than ask for a photo.
I wouldn't worry about "can't walk around" level of getting swarmed.

>> No.10845773

sounds fair, you mentioned that you have friends who do cosplay but did you ever go alone to a convention while cosplaying? And even if you didn't, do you have any advice you could think up from experience?

>> No.10845779

Yeah I go solo (or just split off from the group) semi-regularly.
My biggest advice is to not over-think it, people are there for the same reason as you, you're just dressed differently.
Make sure stuff is comfortable, beyond just trying it on and looking in the mirror, is the costume (especially shoes) something you can wear for hours and walk around in?
I'm not great at making conversation, but if someone is open to chatting I'll sometimes talk for a minute or two before we go separate ways. Talking about costume details or how you made/found a specific part they compliment you on is an easy 'in' for conversation.

>> No.10845782

>My biggest advice is to not over-think it
>I'm not great at making conversation
what's the social etiquette in general when it comes to approaching people if you want to chat for a bit, especially if they're a group? Are people more approachable in those contexts or do you have to do the same body language analysis like in a normal social setting, like a bar or whatnot.
And secondly, what are some things that annoy you about cosplayers at events? Excluding generic/basic things like bad hygiene, people being horny trying to touch other people etc.
Thanks for the continued responses btw

>> No.10845794

People are generally more approachable, like I'd never talk to someone at a bookstore but someone digging through longboxes at a con I might go "oh that's a good series!"
>what are some things that annoy you about cosplayers at events?
Cosplay (at least for me) isn't the same as larping so although it's cool to get my attention by saying the character's name or fish for a signature line I don't like it when people try to carry on a full conversation in-character (especially if we're cosplaying characters who are canonically at odds with each other). Just talk to me like a person.
Also don't "jokingly" correct cosplays, like "where's your [prop]?" or "hey [character], where's [co-star]?" because it comes across as more disparaging or annoying and there's not really any good answer. Stick to talking about what they DO have.

>> No.10845976
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I'm hilariously bad at patterning. Any clue on how to do this Aqours winter uniform?

>> No.10845994
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might be just the new game hyperfixation talking but im thinking dante ligmacumpany might be a fun cosplay
pretty stumped on the head tho
the two circles on the front dont map to where eyes would be so they wouldnt make viable eyeholes, and it just looks plain bad to cut them, so i was thinking a solid sheet of plastic or something with one way window film?
how feasible of a solution would that be?

i also have no idea how to make the fire so suggestions would be appreciated

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How do I adjust an existing pattern? I have never done this before or created my own pattern.

I'm looking to make these adjustments to a chestpiece I already tried out just using the default pattern and it turned out pretty well, I just don't know how the changes would be reflected on paper.

>> No.10846094
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Jalter anon here. I've looked everywhere for a close enough jacket with no luck...and have regretfully settled on a black thrift store jacket that could turn out alright for a super-amature.
But I had a wild idea, does anyone know if I could like, boil dye the whole jacket from black to Darker blue at least? The fabric is 67% cotton, 30% nylon,3% spandex and it has a polyester lining

>> No.10846103
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My paimon costume is finally complete. I just need two items:
-The crown
-contacts for his glowing eyes

Any ideas for either of these? I am going to paint my face under the mask for blackness's sake

>> No.10846104

Also, should I paint my eyelids ot be all orangey?

>> No.10846138

prefacing this with this isn't a brag, i produce good cosplays but im shit at con culture and im new to it. but is it common for photographers that come up to you at cons to never send you photos? i understand trying to advertise or taking a couple pics and handing me a business card, but i don't get how a photog will approach me, take 20 photos, ask for my social media, write it down, and then absolutely never contact me or put the photos anywhere. specifically recently-ish(january) i went to a con and photog offered to do a photo op of me and my friend and i haven't seen anything since. am i autistic??? surely that's too time consuming of a business model??

>> No.10846148

I seriously don't know where else to get shoebill cosplay from, any ideas at all?

>> No.10846151

I actually did a Kaban one when that show was first airing, it was really amateur but like Kabans outfit, shoebill's is kinda just normal clothing mostly with the stripes on the sleeve/shorts openings, which you could do with like, ribbons or something. For the wig, I suppose just buy one

>> No.10846179

Take a basic jacket/uniform top pattern with a sailor collar. Extend/widen the front panel to make it double-breasted. Widen the sleeve ends then gather them into cuffs. Always make a mock up for anything you're not sure about and unwilling to have less than perfect.

>> No.10846180

You can probably search on Etsy and similar sites for an available pattern, or use existing free ones for guidance:



>> No.10846205

Oh so, final question on this, just want some opinions really

Can a 30 something yo dude pull off these gloves for every day use or are they going to look either too feminine, or too "childish"?

>> No.10846267

YMMV but I've found people are generally complimentary about slightly more out-there clothing choices. I've worn parts of cosplay as regular outfits or to non-costume parties and concerts (nothing fantasy or sci-fi, more stuff like pendants, belt buckles, jackets) and it seems to go over well.
Your gloves are kind of in that niche, too, where they can pass off as 'normal' because they're not so fantastical or extreme to obviously be a 'costume'.

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>> No.10846328

I used Simplicity 8160 for a similar looking costume and it was very easy. I'm a beginner-intermediate sewist and I found it easy to do. The skirt is literally just a huge rectangle that you fold and the bodice is pretty loose so it's not hard to fit on your body. The hardest part will be the stripes which you'll need to go slow and watch your tension on. Thankfully you can just use some single fold bias tape.

>> No.10846330

When making an adjustment to a pattern you either need to use math to add however many inches and curves to add (or take away) to your existing pattern or take apart your mockup and trace it onto paper. I find the latter easiest.

>> No.10846331

>does anyone know if I could like, boil dye the whole jacket
>from black to Darker blue
No. You can't dye darker. If you bleach it, the color would be reddish brown, not blue. You can try color remover, but I wouldn't count on perfect results. It MIGHT get you close enough to dye navy.

>> No.10846332

> is it common for photographers that come up to you at cons to never send you photos?
Yes, you're not paying them. They have no obligation to send you anything.

> surely that's too time consuming of a business model??
Idk about that. Some people are just trying out their skills, others just get busy and forget or didn't like how the photos turned out I guess.

>> No.10846336
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Using a concrete form tube for a prop, what’s the best way to cut a 10 inch hole into a tubular object?

>> No.10846397
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first time cosplaying, the wig sent to me was really long and flat, what do i need to make it poofier and form more like the this img

>> No.10846497

cut it

>separate each section into three layers an underlayer, midlayer, and top layer. Tease the midlayer with a teasing comb then gently brush it out -- not to untangle it but to make it look less like a rat nest. Use hairspray and heat to set, then gently brush the untouched top layer over it to hide the mess and give the fluffy appearance.

>> No.10846522

is a shirt that just says "Jerk" on it a bad idea? It's from Dan Vs.
I was set on it years ago when the show was airing, but now I'm not sure if it'd look more like the shirt was about jerking off or some shit as jerk as an insult seems to have fallen out of fashion

>> No.10846567

I want to make moccasins (to use not to cosplay). I don't know anything about leatherworking or sewing, but figure people here might. Any recommendations for resources? Like how do account for the bend on the bottom/side piece and lace the top in a way that won't rip the leather and whatnot?

>> No.10846583

I'm sure a good chunk of people will still get the reference. If you are still paranoid just find a fitting prop and people will assume its some charecter

>> No.10846584

The getters will get it. I saw someone with Mac's "RIOT" shirt from Always Sunny at a con earlier this year.

>> No.10846609

How come weldwood contact cement in cans is everywhere but not barge? Barge is 100% better.

>> No.10846690

I've seen some people take leatherworking or cobbling classes. The craft itself is unfortunately dwinding, but if you can get your hands on a resource book. Your local librarian might be a good resource

>> No.10846700

Oh it's not for con wear, I'm thinking of getting it as a general every day shirt.
The show was never really popular in its hey day, and even less so in my country where it never even aired so I'm not sure there'll be any actual getters

>> No.10846714

Ah, oh well. I still think people will get the reference. Worst case scenario some might thing its just some kinda shallow/dumb meme shirt. so not a big deal desu

>> No.10846740

where can I get something 3D printed really fast?

>> No.10846775

I'll go for it I guess.
It's something I always wanted when I was a bit younger, but now a decade or so on I can't help but think it could look silly or something. Don't want something that will make me look stupid y'know?
I'm kind of just pleasing my younger me by getting a shirt printed like this. I wear t shirts anyway

>> No.10846789

Maker's space, though they'll charge you a hefty fee unless you take their safety course in my experience. If you're in the PNW I can print what you need and send it.

>> No.10846820
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Where can I comision a custom baseball cap?

Not a simple "stamp ur text in front" kinda deal, but size, design, color and material.

>> No.10846838

I'm in Portland but I need it by Wednesday for Sakuracon

>> No.10846848

Why would anyone here know the answer to that question

>> No.10846862

cause cgl swears on barge

>> No.10846868

We're actually going to Sakuracon, what do you need printed?

>> No.10846869

This guy's crown, and that elongated brooch clasp oval gold thing

>> No.10846870

If you have the model, I can print it, possibly paint it, too, but I'm a complete noob when it comes to 3d design so unfortunately I can't help you there.

>> No.10846871

hmmm.. can you just do that golden oval>?

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>> No.10846891
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So this wig I just got off aliexpress came and I need some assistance on how to get this ready for the katsura cosplay. Right now it's just a blob of long hair and I'm not sure how to go about styling it to look like katsura.

1) Comb through the entire hair to detangle and get them all nice and straight. (I played around with it a little and now it's all messy haha)

2) Separate two locks for the front and comb them again.

3) Spray the locks with the got2b glue hairspray?

4) Spray the long hair on the back with the hairspray?

Whenever I turn my head, hair falls over to either the back or the front, so I'm thinking about using the spray to get them fixed.

I'm unsure if I got the order right or if I'm missing any steps because I'm new to wigs and I've only ever had really short hair my entire life so I'd appreciate any help!

>> No.10846978

Can you post a reference of what style/character you're aiming for?

>> No.10846989

I'm looking to start a comfortable costume that I could wear to one-day conventions where I'm just walking around the center all day and shopping. Nothing with obtrusive elements to the costume and ideally has sneakers or something comfortable in the costume. What types of characters should I search for? I have a lot of characters in my cosplans that wear school uniforms but loafers aren't an all-day con shoe.

>> No.10847000

any sallyface character maybe? i'm not into the game anymore but i go around in sal cosplay when i wanna wear something less physically demanding

>> No.10847030
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want to try dante from dmc3, but I have no clue how to even approach that coat. Am I SOL if i can't into sewing? any other approach?

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>> No.10847071
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i have a spare white bob wig, anyone have a cospay suggestion to use it for

>> No.10847103

Our guess is as good as google's.

>> No.10847109
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The character is this, sorry for the confusion

>> No.10847123

Dante is a popular enough character that you can buy bootlegs of his coat from any DMC game from various places online. It's not going to be cheap ($100-$200) and the standard warnings about buying premade cosplays apply (be aware of material quality, double-check size chart, check for good and non-bot reviews, listing should have pictures of the product not game screenshots) but that's how to go about it.
Oftentimes I recommend trying to find a similar base outfit (i.e. generic red/burgundy/oxblood trench coat) and modifying it, but in Dante's case his jackets are so distinctively detailed and leather can be quite tricky to work with so I wouldn't recommend it if you can't into sewing.
We don't know what you look like, what series you're into, or what characters you like to cosplay. The recommendation thread at >>10846925 will be more helpful.

>> No.10847211

If I wanted to make scales to stick on the face, would it be better to make them out of worbla, eva foam, or some other material? Also, how would you get the latex off of whatever you use to stick it onto you after?

>> No.10847213

Always heat after you tease before you use hairspray unless you want it to be greasy and ugly desu. Even if you don't want volume it helps it look more natural.

>> No.10847235

Whenever I hear someone stick things on their face, they're usually made of latex. I suppose you could stick anything on there if you really wanted to though.

>Also, how would you get the latex off of whatever you use to stick it onto you after?
There's a removal liquid. Specifically I've heard of "Pros Aide Remover"

>> No.10847236

Ntayrt, but heat meaning a wave of a hairdryer or straightener?

>> No.10847237

Oh thank you! I meant character types like "school uniforms" or "athletes" or whatever so that I could some searching but a specifically recommendation is also helpful! :) Thanks!

>> No.10847238

's all good.
If the wig in your first picture is the one that you've bought then honestly there isn't much you need to do. I'm guessing that when you try on the wig, it's pretty flat to your head and you're trying to match the general floof of the reference. So here's what I'd do:

>gather the following supplies: hair dryer, rattail comb or a thin stick like a chopstick, big clips like alligator clips that you can use to separate the hair, Got2B hair spray (sounds like you already have it), and a teasing comb (usually this is one that has dense wirey bristles. Google can give you a good idea), some bobby pins.
>separate the two front strands and use the bobby pin behind your ear to keep the other hair from falling forward
>Now you want to add volume. I use the three-layer method, but some people also just like to tease and straight out the hair. I find that to look messy. The three layer method is to separate each handful of hair into a bottom layer, midlayer and top layer. The middle layer should have the most hair while the other two should have just enough to cover the section with a thin layer of hair (think of a sandwich).
>tease the midlayer until it has some sizeable lift. Backcomb it, spray it with hairspray, then heat it with the hair dryer. Then gently (without removing all of the tangles), lightly brush it out so its not in one big mass but in the shape of your hair.
>smooth the top layer over the mass to cover it and make it look neat. Spray and heat again. Use your comb to make it tidy.
>repeat all over head.

>> No.10847245

Hairdryer and then you can go over it with a straightener if you think it really needs it after another combing. One quick tease and heat treatment should just give the bangs the bouncy rounded look in the references instead of being so slick and flat, one pass won't make the fibers matted and gravity defying like spiked wigs.

>> No.10847247

Also condition the back don't cover it with hairspray

>> No.10847263
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I've got myself a dress I've wanted for a long time only to find that I can't close any of the two zippers on its back. The lower one I can zip about halfway up. For the upper one I can't even connect the halves of it at all due to my wide shoulders. Can these parts of the dress be extended somehow to make it wearable? I know nothing about sewing, but for this baby I'm willing to try and fix it or at least find someone capable.

>> No.10847316

Lose weight or buy a bigger size. It's a pain in the butt to modify velvet. Even if you add panels, the fit of the dress will be weird and off-proportion now

>> No.10847331
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I am a tourist to this board, which thread do I go to talk about the hard and soft elements of Mandalorian armor and the Mandalorian Mercs club?

The only thing I've ever had any desire to cosplay is a Mandalorian and look, there's an entire club dedicated to it but I don't see any relevant threads here. I barely see any hard armor/costumes at all on this board.

>> No.10847333

Oh! Cool tip, thank you!

>> No.10847335

I would definitely find an experienced tailor. This is going to be a bitch of a rennovation. Since the bottom part has a shirred panel, you could replace it with however much you need (unshirred or shirred). For the top part, you're pretty much fucked. You would have to undo the collar, zipper, sleeves, and shoulder seams then figure out where you can add length (probably at the shoulders would be my guess but that would cause an armhole issue in turn).

It would be much easier to buy this dress again.

>> No.10847336

This is the only cosplay board, so I think we're all you've got but truly this board is more anime and japanese fashion focused. There are some armor builders here but they're for sentai and other japanese media. We lost most of our users during covid unfortunately.

You'd have better luck finding a Facebook group or instagram, or paying for entry into Mando builder clubs (I think the 501st has resources but idk).

What I can do for you is direct you to some resources from people who use the techniques you need. PunishedProps on Youtube will be your best friend. He sells a Mando/Fett helmet pattern and has tons of videos on vacu-forming, EVA foamsmithing, and even books on the subject. Other creators include: Kinpatsu Cosplay, KamuiCosplay, and EvilTed

>> No.10847337

Oh and I forgot to mention that you should still feel free to ask cosplay questions here. Lots of people do work with EVA foam and even some of the other advanced techniques like vacuforming so they could still potentially help. Just know that this is a VERY slow board, so don't anticipate a reply as fast as you would on other boards.

>> No.10847338

Maybe not the kind of question for this thread, but any advice for getting over perfectionism in cosplay?

Like I can spend hours upon hours on something, get asked for photos and receive compliments on the con floor, but at the end of the day can only see every little thing I hate about how it looks. And it makes it hard to move on to other projects, because I feel like I haven't gotten the current one "right."

I know they say you'll always be your own worst critic, but how do you convince yourself "fuck it, this is good, or at the very least good enough.'

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To be honest it's the soft parts of the armor that intimidate me the most, I suck dick at sewing and these are unusual garments. I have no idea how to take my body measurements in a way that will help me design a flak jacket. Although, typing that out, I realize the ONLY thing I need to really design and sew from scratch is the flak jacket, the rest is belts/straps or the off-the-shelf gloves and stuff...maybe it won't be so bad. I know I saw a sewing general thread here.

I love Punished Props, I have half the hard parts 3D printed and painted already (for a Halloween years ago) and would have never started without their videos. I'll probably redo the armor to make the parts more personalized. Mandalorian Mercs don't accept EVA foam armor anyway.

Thanks Anon, this seems a little more doable now.

>> No.10847356

You don't need to design anything! That's what patterns are for, friend. You can definitely find one for Mando. You just have to be able to follow instructions -- like baking a cake! You'll probably have to start and stop a few times to look up sewing terminology or techniques but the pattern takes out most of the guess work. The jacket isn't a technically difficult area either. It's essentially a shirt and pants sewn together with some additional pockets and decorative stitching.

> I know I saw a sewing general thread here.
That one's dead. Your best place for those questions is right here in this thread.

>> No.10847379

its next to impossible to alter shoulders larger, could still bring it to a tailor and ask them if they think its doable

>> No.10847521

How do you guys handle a commission that you don't really like? I'm having a pretty expensive commission made but for so far their work in progress pics don't really.. speak to me at all? I don't know if it's alright to tell them what they have done doesn't really look good or if it's okay to change something.

>> No.10847522

You're paying the money. Suck it up and tell them. But you need to be able to articulate what it is that you don't like - not just "wahh it doesn't speak to me" and they should be able to tell you if what you want changed is achievable within the constraints of actual materials (vs source art)

>> No.10847539

Will do, thanks Anon. I didn't want to write a whole ass blog post about what I dislike here but I'll try to write it out properly with my commissioner.

>> No.10847666

I just pulled out my sewing machine after a loooong haitus and noticed that some of the metal parts are rusting. It started like a year ago when I flipped the bobbin tray and noticed the metal bobbin inside was rusted and now it appears to be my automatic needle threader. I've been storing it in my room, not outside or anything. Aside from taking it to get serviced, is there anything I can do to remedy / prevent this? My machine isn't unusable, just sticking a bit.

>> No.10847692

Is it poor form to wear a single cosplay outfit to a con for the entire weekend?

>> No.10847693
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Ok I got the crown 3d printed. It doesn't quite fit my he'd though... It's too small. What kind of headweary should I get to glue it to-- a tiara? Or should I get an elastic band?

>> No.10847698

what the other anon said. Tell them and be specific. If you're paying a lot then you hold the cards

You need specific, articulate directions though. They can't read your mind

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>> No.10847725
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where can I find glasses like yasu?

>> No.10847752
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how heavy is it? i usually use picrel for all my hair accessories

>> No.10847755

dumb question but how do you get to the con if its raining? i go to cons alone and dont bring much with me to not have to carry a bag/umbrella/jacket the entire day. is uber the only way?

>> No.10847790

it's pretty heavy. I am also wearing a dark grey balaclava under it

>> No.10847800

Assuming I'm in really good shape, how manageable is wearing a suit of chainmail at a con?

>> No.10847809

Would it be fair to ask a commissioner to pay a part for fast shipping if it's delayed for months now? The given deadline was January, but it's pushed back until next week and I'm supposed to need it by June

>> No.10847816

I'd say so. I think having them pay only partial shipping is pretty generous. Either they should pay all the shipping, just the extra needed for expedited, or you should get a discount on the commission.

>> No.10847817

Anything is possible if you're stupid enough to try it.

>> No.10847818
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The same way I planned to get to the con if it wasn't raining: driving, walking or drop off. Or get one of these bad boys:

>> No.10847819

If it's heavy, you should anchor it to a headband or through your wig. Try looking up Kinpatsu Cosplay's big ponytail wig tutorial or any Homestuck big horn tutorial. It's the same concept. They also sell wig headbands with magnets embedded so you can just slap them on your head.

>> No.10847820

Tbh I'd just google "thin black sunglasses" and buy a pair off of wherever that matched the best.

>> No.10847821

I'd look into getting it serviced for sure. You can oil sewing machines. If you have your sewing machine manual (if not google it, if you can't find your exact machine manual online try to find a similar model from the same brand) the manual will tell you where to put the oil. You need to use oil specifically for sewing machines and it needs to go only where your manual tells you where to put it. Your service technician will likely have other tips for you. If might also be worth looking up on youtube. There are lots of videos about servicing machines for just about every problem.

>> No.10847844

In your experience, is getting your machine serviced expensive? That's what I've been trying to avoid. Lots of expenses this month, so I didn't want to add onto it if I could do some DIY at home. I'll definitely look at oil and the manual though, thank you.

>> No.10847883
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I need a choker for a Kitagawa Marin cosplay. I want it to be a leather strap and steel pendant but I can't find anything like this.

>> No.10847886

Kill yourself my man

>> No.10847887
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No, I don't think I will

>> No.10847898
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Anybody can direct me where I can find that leotard?
Looking up the name on the side gave me nothing.

>> No.10848005

It says Dirty Tech, right?

>> No.10848008

All of the places around me charge around $100. It is expensive. In general it's recommended to get it serviced every couple of years and whenever it's acting possessed. Although I've definitely paid $100 to find out I had the wrong sized bobbin in my machine, but I've also had a lot get fixed for $100 that I couldn't do myself. If money's tight I'd just buy some oil from your local craft store and look up the manual. Any time money's tight, and your sewing machine is acting weird, see what you can do on your end first. $100 is a $100. If you have a common machine you might be able to find a youtube video about how to clean it yourself. There are a couple channels out there that are really good about answering comments with questions so be on the lookout for them. At least one channel I've come across will always reply with the same canned "check out or website for price quotes" response, but there are some service technicians on youtube who do actually answer questions.

>> No.10848018

Yes, but I cannot for the life of me find a source.

>> No.10848199

I have mask with a crack on it, seems to be resin and PVC. What's a safe sturdy glue for that kind of material? Learnt the hard way not all glues go on all kinds of materials.
Not sure about paint though. Does it have to be specific for resin/pvc?

>> No.10848267
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I found this.

>> No.10848490

use image search on taobao and use a shopping service.
found one for ~22USD there but I can't post the link for some reason.

>> No.10848524

Interesting thanks
Perfect, many thanks anon!

>> No.10848894
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>Was going to be lazy and bought a bow to modify for cosplay
>Realize con doesn't allow "fireable bows" (that's what I get for not reading the rules all the way)
>removing string causes bow to lose shape
Would it be possible to use a heat gun to intentionally warp the bow so it keeps form while unstrung or should I just go the non-lazy way and make one from scratch

>> No.10849161

is it better to buy a straight wig and curl it or to just buy a curly wig? i just need big waves, and im not super picky but im worried that the precurled wig would get messed up in transport

>> No.10849189

Is Eva foam pricing just following the hype now? I feel like it's $120 for 2 rolls these days and hate it. Where are you getting your foam and worbla from for decent prices? I have a massive project coming up and need a ton.

>> No.10849219

If you have to curl the wig anyway, it's easier to start with straight hair. If you're just worried about the curls getting messed up in transport then you could just touch up the curls when it arrives. You'll just have to follow the curl pattern.

>> No.10849220

I'm a sewist, not a foamsmith but I hear Harbor Freight mentioned a lot for EVA foam. And Worbla is currently on clearance at Michael's. You probably won't get everything you need from Michael's, but it might reduce some of your total cost.

>> No.10849224
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Where's a good place to find patterns? I would like to go as Chen from Touhou but have no idea how to sew or where to start.

>> No.10849228

Combine a sleeveless shirt top with a circle skirt at the waist. That's what I did when I made Chen in my early cosplay years

>> No.10849229

dr cos has good free patterns, you could start off w this china shirt for the top and find any skirt/dress pattern to add onto it
i also find a bunch by just searching "[clothing item] pattern free" on google lol

>> No.10849277

Do commission makers expect to be tagged in photos of your cosplay/their work
How often will I be laughed at if I say "I didn't make it"

>> No.10849285
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It's the common courtesy thing to do. If your costume is not obviously from Amazon, there's an implication that you made it, so it's good to dispell that with proper credit. Even if you don't do that, at the very least you should respond with someone asks with the commissoner's handle.

Also, my captcha called you gay

>> No.10849736

are yaya han's sewing patterns any good? im thinking about getting the bodysuit one but im not sure if its suitable for someone much less curvy than her

>> No.10849741

I haven't used it myself but I did ask one sewist I follow online who has made sailor fuku using that pattern, the Green Cystal Lake, and Cosmic Coeterie patterns. She said that there's good variety of bust sizing because Yaya is a busty woman herself but there were a few sizing issues with the rest of the pattern. It's not unworkable and it a good base but for things like the Sailor Senshi, there's some adjustment needed (since it doesn't have the double layer top and such). If you can tailor, then I'd say go for it. If not, you can try finding Aranea Black patterns (their website is no longer available but they had amazing corset and body suit patterns. It's probably on the internet somewhere).

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Thanks! That got me to a great start. How about for this?

>> No.10849804

It kind of depends, I guess.
EVA foam is EVA foam, so basic foam (like the Harbor Freight flooring >>10849220 mentions, or "craft foam" in the kid's section of craft store) will work for cosplay, but it's not going to cut as smoothly, or heat-shape as well as "cosplay" branded foam will.
I bought a few rolls of Michael's (I think their brand is "ArtMinds") foam a while back and use it for most of my stuff. It looks like "HD-Foam" at Blick is pretty good too and it comes in rolls. Although I still use leftover Harbor Freight flooring for very basic armor plates or stuff that's going to get covered up by other things.

>> No.10849808

sounds like it could work for me, i'm kinda noob but have altered patterns, struggle with the bust though. thanks!

>> No.10849963

I've only used it with latex elf ears, but spirit gum is the gold standard for attaching prosthetics to skin.

>> No.10849995

Im trying to find a specific color of dye for some pants for a costume,does there happen to be a site i can order a specific hex color for a dye?

>> No.10849998

It doesn't have a hexcode, but Rit Dye's website does have color formulas. You can match them to what you need. I wouldn't rely on hexcode too much though since things look different on a screen than in real life. I'd rely on your eyes and interpretation of the source material.

>> No.10849999 [DELETED] 

Anons, I have quite the conundrum. I'm making Barbie's cowboy outfit for the upcoming movie. It consists of a vest and flare pants. I bought 100% cotton for the vest. I made the vest and started to move onto the pants when I realized that I wasn't sure if I could make pants in that shape out of non-stretch fabric. So I walked into the fabric store and left with some lycra. However, they didn't have exactly matching colors. Do I make the pants out of 100% cotton or make the vest out of lycra? Is either even possible?

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Oop, forgot the pic

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Anons, I have quite the conundrum. I'm making Barbie's cowboy outfit for the upcoming movie. I just finished making the vest out of 100% cotton. As I moved onto the pants, I started to realize that I might not be able to achieve that form fitting shape out of 100% cotton, so I bought some lycra. However, this lycra isn't close in color at all. So now I figure that I have to go all in with one of the fabrics. However, I'm not sure if I can make a vest out of a stretch fabric or pants out of a non-stretch fabric. Are either of those possible? If so, which one do I chose?

>> No.10850012

im not an expert but i would probably just interface and line the stretch material for the vest

>> No.10850078

Thank you anon. Do you know what type of interfacing I would need?

>> No.10850114
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Im doing a kento nanami cosplay and the only thing im worried about is getting the glasses to stick to my face since they don't have the parts that lay on your ear. Is adhesive the best way to get them to stick or should I think of something better?

>> No.10850144

Im looking for a more orange dark earth brown type of dye.

As Well wondering how to get a couple camos into some bdu pants for a different type of soldier of the same.

>> No.10850241
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Looking at cape collars, I've noticed sometimes the collar is cut out of a rounded C-shape while other times the pattern is much more straightened like a shirt collar. What's the reason for choosing one type over the other?

>> No.10850288

The general consensus is no. I've heard awful things about the bodysuit one in particular, namely that it's really short (Yaya is something like 5' tall and the pattern is made to her height) and that the torso is really wide so you need to alter it quite a bit.

>> No.10850312
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I just bought this and I want to add a custom polyester patch over the Spider-Man logo on the front.

Best website to make the patch? Could probably sew it on myself.

>> No.10850316

They will stand/drape differently. Hard to explain but your best bet is to experiment or look up finished product images for different collar shapes. You'll see that they stand/lie differently.

>> No.10850348
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I don't know where to ask this but I want to make an outfit that's a replica of Caucasian traditional dress like pic related
How feasible is this?
Could a beginner make it or does it need years of experience?

>> No.10850350

Btw I don't care if underneath the exterior the way I made it is actually cheating compared to the traditional ways

>> No.10850440

Are Arda Wigs worth it? I buy my fabric off Taobao so usually I just throw in a wig from there too. I've seen displays of their stuff at cons but didn't look that carefully at the quality.

>> No.10850467

no. arda is overpriced and overhyped. their claim to fame was getting their hands on japanese kanekalon(think maple wigs) which is thicker more heat resistant and easier to style than your standard options back when their popularity peaked. now they're only good to buy if you can't get asian brands and don't mind paying a "convenience fee". i'd say look through the taobao doc list for good stores if you want something really great, but for the price, you can't beat taobao wigs now as long as you shop around and take care of them.

>> No.10850475

I bought this playboy bunny outfit. It has these weird elastic drawstrings at the sides/hips and idk what to do with them. It fits me pretty well do I just ignore them?

>> No.10850478

Sick, I've gotten wigs from a few taobao shops and have found ones I like, I'll stick to those.

>> No.10850483
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pic related
I guess they tighten somehow but idk

>> No.10850485

If you dont care about the bow I don't see why not to give warping a try. If it is made of wood, i don't think you will get very far though. You could remove the limbs and use the grip for the base of your prop if need be. Good luck anon

>> No.10850492

i have the same one, theyre kinda in an awkward spot for actually tightening the suit so i just tie them loosely in a bow

>> No.10850498

thanks lol

>> No.10850501

They have a lot of wefts which is good if you're doing more intense styling, but ime the thickness just ends up giving me a "mushroom head" look that I have to spend a lot of time thinning the wig to avoid.

>> No.10850502
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I just tied them up and used them to tighten it a teensy bit.

>> No.10850533

what the fuck

>> No.10850534

Okay, I say "I" but I asked my roommate to tie it while I was wearing it and that was what he gave me...

>> No.10850759

If they don't have the color you want, then buy some of the same type of fabric you'll be using in white and do some dye tests. Temperature, Dye formula, and time can all effect the color output.

>couple camos into some bdu pants for a different type of soldier of the same.
I'm sorry, I don't quite understand the question.

>> No.10850760

I think adhesive is your only option other than the middle section pinching the bridge of your nose

>> No.10850761

I would suggest being at least an intermediate sewist before tackling this. It's not hard, but its not a beginner friendly project. You wouldn't need YEARS of experience, but you should at least know your way around a sewing machine and how to make clothing first

>> No.10850767

Do you have any suggestions for historical men's clothing?
I remember my mum buying these pattern things which came in a bag, do they make it all much easier?

>> No.10850834

You can find sewing patterns for most anything, they are usually sold as a .pdf you can print yourself or in a physical store on thin paper. In your case, start searching for 'cherkeska sewing pattern' to get you on the right track. As a novice, you can probably get the overall garment made given you take the time to learn/practice some stitching. The colored details and accents in that picture will be more of a challenge, but hopefully you can make them happen after a couple practice runs for the whole overcoat. Watch sewing tutorials for the basic skills, dedicate some time to learning and make it happen

>> No.10850907

Yes, patterns do make the process easier and come with instructions. You'll still need to know the sewing terms, but it takes A LOT of the brunt work out.

>> No.10850947
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For your roommate

>> No.10850948

If your looking for something easy "Simplicity"'s sewing patterns have a lot of fantasy/movie historical patterns. They usually sell them at Michels and Joan Fabrics but u can also find them on their website

>> No.10850949

This is going to sound crazy but have you tried using eye fold tape? It's safe for your face and usually blend well. You could hide some right above your eyes and nose brige

>> No.10850951
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You shoukd try an adjustable knot like this. It's super easy to make and take off when needed

>> No.10851013

where do you guys get contacts from? the shops ive been recommended scream "taobao reseller" to me so i'm worried about them being sketch

>> No.10851014

pinkyparadise.com, candylens.com, honeycolor.com. they all have legit japanese/korean and cosplay lenses.

>> No.10851094
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Not sure if this is the right thread, but I want to cosplay jiraiya and I am trying to figure out what exactly he is wearing. It's not a kimono, yukata, jinbei, nor samue.
I am running out of ideas what it could be.

>> No.10851130
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Never done anything before but I found a cardboard tube and box that I thought would be perfect for a big sword. Dunno how to put em together though. Glue? Staples? Spray foam? No idea

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Together. I would flatten the box out a bit more but I I wouldn't be able to take the picture

>> No.10851133

expanding spray foam sounds legit.

>> No.10851140

ninja yoroi.

>> No.10851148
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Any ideas on how to make a Char Aznable Cosplay ? i was thinking of doing the helmet myself, but dunno if there is any model online already

>> No.10851182

A physical fastener (nail, pin, etc) that goes through both could work, especially if you're planning to finish the cardboard with something over top of it.

>> No.10851183
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Sorry for the weird way of saying but.
How do i dye camouflage into say pants or cloth.
Trying to do a combine soldier and their camos are odd compared to what we have IRL

I'm looking at doing the 03 beta style soldier as well the retail shotgunner and the base im thinking for the 03 is grey or a light grey and try to get a similar camo dyed in some BDU pants

Now the shotgunner is a more dark earth orange mix like mesa brown or something that's just finding the right dye.

>> No.10851223

Does anyone here have experience working with a russian seamstress after war has started? Most of them seem to ask for a payment through Boosty.to but it seems kind of shady desu

>> No.10851286

I have not but I will look into this, thanks.
Yeah I'll probably have to use adhesive, I'm going to try out the tape idea and see if that works. Although I also got the idea recently to use stretchy, clear, elastic thread to basically tie the glasses to my face. I think the combination of thread plus tape plus adhesive should be good enough for a 3-day con, I can just see which works best.

>> No.10851538

Has anyone ever used Fiverr to get something made? Experience? I'm this anon >>10844855
I've not had time to look into knitting groups, but someone did suggest checking Fiverr to find people who can knit, and given I also found instructions here >>10844973, is this something that I could reasonably get done through Fiverr or am I best off avoiding it because of quality concerns and stuff?
What's the worst that can happen with poorly knitted gloves? Would it be obvious to a layperson like me that they're done badly?


>> No.10851548

Stupid question, not sure where else to post;
I have a burgundy shirt. Would I be able to turn it red (or at least make it more red) with some red dye or will I just ruin it?

>> No.10851551

dye doesn't work like that, you'd probably just end up turning it darker/more burgundy if you tried

>> No.10851559

That makes sense. Could I in theory; bleach it, then dye it?

>> No.10851563

no, bleaching it would just ruin it

>> No.10851744
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Does anyone know where I can find a coat like this or at least some keywords I'm not thinking of? It's called a "mozzu kooto" or "mod(s) coat" in the concept art. Has a hood and seems like light material.

>> No.10851756
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Did some research and a "fishtail parka" is what you're looking for.
Looking up mod jackets, it seems like the design is adapted from old military field jackets like the M65 in picrel (zipper and snap front fasteners, button cuffs, diagonal pocket flaps). The "fishtail" variety in particular refers to the little dangling straps you can see in the rear of the concept art; even though it's a "parka" the lining is removable to get the thinness of the material seen on Adachi.
However - military ones were obviously just made in olive green so you may have trouble tracking down a yellow one that's not insane hypebeast prices. Good luck!

>> No.10851764

Thanks! Maybe I'll find one of these and try to dye it.

>> No.10851806
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Let me google that for you, "what is a モッズコート"

>> No.10851813

Fair enough. You're not wrong, but the design of the coat in the concept art is just different enough to bother me (not to mention its color).

>> No.10851857

This is the closest I can find without bankrupting you. I used to have this artbook and IIRC the real color in the book is closer to a beige/pale yellow vs. the brighter yellow in the scan.
Btw, you can't dye olive green to a light yellow. Think of dye as a transparent layer that'll go over your fabric. If you add pale yellow to olive green, you just get a yellower green instead of the coat becoming yellow.

>> No.10851879

You are probably best off painting/printing on the fabric rather than using dye (which is more for full colour or tie dye), it will be more precise and you can get the pattern placement exactly where you want it. There are fabric paints designed to do this.

>> No.10851928

How much does the build of your body matter for a good cosplay? I'm thinking of dressing up as a character who's tall and lean, while I'm more of a manlet with an average build and I'm worried that it'll look stupid.

>> No.10851947

Really I think it's a question of knowing your self-confidence. Unlike online's propensity for "cringe" threads people IRL tend to care more that you're dressed up as a character they like and won't ding you for being too short or not having a movie-star build. It certainly can make a cosplay more effective if you choose someone with a similar face and build to you but don't let that from stopping you from cosplaying who you want. ime it's been more knowing myself ("I won't feel comfortable, or won't think I look good, if I dress like that") than external pressure that keeps me from cosplaying someone.
Me personally I think it's really only disqualifying if the character's physique is a major part of their design (think Wario and Waluigi's exaggerated builds) or if they're shirtless and buff (Kamina, Dante, Armstrong) and you can't pull that off..

>> No.10851961

Do you think height matters when making a costume? I want to cosplay as Dejiko from Di Gi Charat (I would add a photo but I can’t thanks hiroshimoot) And I’m sure she’s supposed to be a child or a really small character and I’m 5’1”, I’m short and petite but not like 3 or 4 feet tall as I imagine the character to be.

>> No.10851975

I think it's a nice bonus but not really necessary. Occasionally I see LOTR groups where the hobbits are shorter than the humans, but they're still like over five feet tall. Sometimes I'll see little kids dressed up as Detective Conan, but it's not like I'm going to say anyone over the age of 12 is bad at cosplaying him.
I'm a Daft Punk turbonerd so I can spot cosplayers if the height difference is off (Thomas is noticeably taller than Guy-Man) -- one time I saw a cosplay duo where the height difference was reversed, but in the post they explained that they decided they'd prefer to cosplay the robot design they liked the best, and that outweighed the pure accuracy of "you guys should switch helmets". I thought that was as good an explanation as any - cosplay is all about having to make little adjustments and compromises, less-than-perfect height isn't something to abandon a cosplay for.

>> No.10851990
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Any suggestions on tutorials or resources for learning old-age makeup?
I have a little experience with basic stuff (find where forehead/crows-feet/nasolabial folds are and deepen them), but that's more "adds 5-10 years" while I'm looking for a more advanced senior-citizen age look. Stuff like simple prosthetics or wrinkle makeup...

>> No.10852054

Look for theater specific tutorials since they'll give you more in-depth information. https://youtu.be/w4eSYqBc4ZQ is pretty useful and the instructor makes a good point that old age makeup relies heavily on being able to recreate the skin's structural and textural differences that an elderly person would have.

>> No.10852061

Thanks much! Those are good points I'll keep in mind.

>> No.10852168

Knitting is pretty hard to fake being competent at. I would avoid Fiverr and go to Etsy or a FB commissions group. Fiverr is full of randos in 3rd world countries so it's hit or miss if they even understand your request to begin with.

>> No.10852172

I wouldn't do it. There are too many risks involved even if their costumes are top notch. Some countries still have a shipping embargo against Russia right now so you might not even be able to get your costume.

>> No.10852212
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Any wig experts know how to make forehead less flat?

>> No.10852336

Alrighty,may for the 03' get a light grey or that and if i need dye them the right color then sorta paint on the camo after a few days,what's a good way keep the camos in after painting over so they wont fade?

Also on the shotgunner any suggestions on dye mixes because that one is a solid color
Just a dark earth/mesa kind of brown-orange

>> No.10852347

echoing what>>10851975 said, it helps but it's not gonna make or break the cosplay

>> No.10852435

>wig experts
>forehead less flat
I'm guessing you meant the bangs? Same way that hair stylists do: use curlers, teasing, and hairspray. Watch a few bang tutorials on youtube. If you need a search term, try: "anime bang wig tutorial"

>> No.10852441

Thank you. That's what I'm worried about.
I contacted 2 people on Fiverr. One quoted 120, which is insane.
The other? Just 20.
Both sellers do have good reviews though. Given I linked the instructions surely it'd be easy enough to follow if you can knit?
I've never paid for anything on Fiverr though, would I send full payment and then they begin?
20 is cheap enough to where it wouldn't be a huge issue if things went wrong, but I also wouldn't want it to go wrong so wonder what I should look out for.

The only thing I couldn't get through to the 20 seller is sizing. The instructions I linked say their size medium to large, I think I'm probably more around a small. But I don't know if the seller is skilled enough to work outside the guide to downsize, at least, they seemed a bit confused when I mentioned measurements.

>> No.10852467
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What's the best website to get colored prescription contact lenses?
I don't want any chink shit on my eyes

>> No.10852472

forgot to mention that I have astigmatism on both eyes, does this affect when choosing colored contact lenses?

>> No.10852486

The recommended websites are in the FAQ they're honeycolor and pinkyparadise. Yes, your astigmatism is a huge factor. Your eye doctor should've told you that your eye is oddly shaped which causes the blurriness and star-effect of astigmatism, so even prescription contacts have to be specially shaped. I can't recall whether these websites have options for us, but I do remember giving up when searching because it simply isn't worth the trouble or expense. Most people don't even notice when you don't have contacts and it's easy to edit for pictures. I'd say: protect your eyes and skip them. I'd give that advice to anyone but especially those of us with astigmatism.

>> No.10852505

thank you for the info, I think I'll skip on colored contact lenses then, not worth the trouble like you said.

>> No.10852508

Is it ok to wear ready made body suits as cosplay ? For example Shinji Ikari in his plug suit

>> No.10852509

Dragon slayer from berserk

>> No.10852513

Yeah, you pussy

>> No.10852517

Hello /cgl/

I am Snuffmaxxing this summer, and as a poor, he's the best option for me to cosplay besides Denji from Chainsawman

I have most of his stuff, but his tunic/shirt/top is giving me pause. Should I try to just buy some fabrics and try to make my own or is there a word for something like this?

>> No.10852518
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fuck me I forgot my reference

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>> No.10852533

>want to cosplay
>don't want to go nuts with my first time
>buy a onesie
>Officially a cosplayer

Stop being so afraid and start living a little

I have no idea how to sew and I have to make an entire outfit from scratch within two months. Am I afraid it'll look dumb? Of course, but that isn't going to stop me

>> No.10852534

So I’ve been to my first convention last weekend, it was coupled with a book fair, I went alone spontaneously and was quite overwhelmed with the impressions (for example the smell at certain spots… really didn’t expect that, the amount of merch that was available and quite a lot of lewdly dressed female cosplayers)

The only guys I spoke with were a few itashas
But I really wanted to know how accepted it is to make new connections or even friends at anime cons ?
What about doing cheap and easy cosplay instead of wearing casual everyday clothes? I felt out of place with my everyday outfit
What about approaching women and complimenting them on their cosplay? For example I’ve seen a zero two cosplayer in a latex suit where I really regret not having asked her to take a photo with me

>> No.10852535

>how accepted it is to make new connections or even friends at anime cons ?
I made a few, but don't expect to make friends like a bar visit will
>cheap cosplay
Love it. Do it. The scrappier, the better.
>approaching women
Don't spill your spaghetti and don't act like they're going to bite you. Walk up and say "I love your costume" compliment them on something that isn't their tits or figure and then ask for a selfie or whatever. Girls love the attention and you will get better at approaching random people

>> No.10852575
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Got a choker and a pendant separately to combine. Still waiting for the pendant to arrive.

>> No.10852580

her choker has a pearl on it

>> No.10852586

Doesn't have to be perfect.

>> No.10852595

then just buy the premade one, autist

>> No.10852597

My neck is 16 inches, too big for any of the KM cosplay-marketed chokers. No need to be such a nigger's asshole.

>> No.10852620

>how accepted it is to make new connections or even friends at anime cons ?
This is honestly one of the biggest draws of cons - especially in the modern age when you can buy anime merch, fan prints, or celebrity autographs online. Although I've been going to cons for about a decade I still have to work to overcome my shyness.
My advice is to think of it less as "finding lifelong friends" and focus more on "having a nice, brief conversation". For instance, someone at a booth looking at a DVD of a show I like I might interject "oh, that's a fun one" - they could just nod and we go our separate ways or if they feel like talking we might chat for a minute first. Or when taking a photo of a cosplay "[x] is one of my favorite characters" or "I like how you did [element of costume]" is another opening to chat more. People like talking about stuff they worked on so phrasing compliments in a way that allows them to chat if they feel like it can be effective. In line for an autograph "what do you know them from/what are you getting signed?"
>doing cheap and easy cosplay?
Go for it! Like I hint at earlier it's a good billboard for "I like this series/character" so people will be more likely to approach you based on that.
>What about approaching women and complimenting them on their cosplay?
Just talk to them like anyone else. Try to keep comments on cosplay - "your [character] looks great!" rather than "you look really hot". Cosplayers are really amenable to taking photos with people, just ask if you want to touch them ("can I put my arm around you?").

>> No.10852622

lmao no

>> No.10852623

lol wha

>> No.10852769

So where is everyone getting colored contacts from now? The last time I bought colored contacts was like 2016 and it was places like pinkyparadise and uniqso. I also remember around that time buying from some store with an unusual name like 19seventynine or something like that...

>> No.10852770

FAQ in the OP

>> No.10852830
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I need some help identifying a fabric, idk if here or sewing thread is better. I'm trying to find something that matches the black and white fabric of a cheap chinese cosplay so I can make modifications and expand on it.

Both are kinda plasticy and melt with flame so definitely a 100% poly I imagine. Any guesses are appreciated, I am stumped and frustrated from ordering too many things and it not being the right fabric.

>> No.10852865

Both are cheap polyester, maybe even a little nylon for extra cheapness. Both have twill weave. Both are probably cheap twill-weave polyester gabardine.

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Searching that seems to have been a spot on match based on pictures, thank you very much anon! I was pretty close to buying multiple different kinds of satin and hoping one worked

>> No.10853300

See: >>10852486

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Hi! Could anyone help me to figure out what this Mystique cosplay is made of? It looks like a cast to me but how is the fabric attached?

>> No.10853529

this is a really long shot but has anyone back ordered from okadaya? I'm not sure how their stocking actually works. I'm interested in some of their lace but it doesn't look like its been restocked in a long time. I'm not sure if I should be patient or give up on getting it

>> No.10853530
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Looks like just a silicone boob plate painted white and some decorations added.

>> No.10853532

Thanks anon! I never thought about it but makes sense

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I need to create scale-like texture on my EVA foam armor. I was originally going to carve the texture onto the foam with a wood-burning tool, however I ran into these texture stamps/rollers that you can use to imprint textures onto foam with a bit of heat. Anyone have any experience using these and how is the difficulty of imprinting the pattern onto pieces that are already assembled and not flat on a surface? Had I known this was a thing I would have imprinted the textures before assembly, but it's too late for that.

>> No.10853784

I want to do angel devil cosplay but how do i handle the wings getting in the way in a crowded space?

>> No.10853808

Make them foldable

>> No.10853814

These are great, would highly recommend you pick some up. They're very easy to use but sometimes aligning the pattern on bigger pieces can be a hassle.

>> No.10853831

Do you think I'll be able to apply them on a piece that's already assembled? I won't be able to lay the armor completely flat to press/roll.

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How could i do this without buying the ebay ensemble
Im doing a makarov one

>> No.10853879

Operation Snake Eater takes place in 1964. According to the Metal Gear wiki, the Ocelot unit wears:
>red/maroon berets of the MVD (Ministry of Interior) Spetznaz
>black combat uniform of the Naval Infantry
>black telnyashka (striped shirt) of the Russian Navy
>high black leather officer's boots
with Ocelot being differentiated by his scarf, red gloves, and spurs.
I'm not enough of a /k/ommando to know where to get (vintage or repro) Soviet military uniforms, but knowing the time frame and the specific armies should be a good start. Try to find high-res images of the character from the game to double check you're getting accurate uniform parts, and as you research you'll learn the terms for the little details like epaulets and medals. Video game designs aren't always 1:1 with real life, but in my experience Big Boss-era Metal Gear outfits tend to have pretty damn close IRL equivalents.

>> No.10853923

Picrel, I was planning on going to some NC cons, Should I worry about how relevant my character is when I cosplay? Does anybody even like Love live in 2023?

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Shit i frogot the pic

>> No.10854053
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How do I make my wig unrippable from my head or at least resistant to being pulled? bobby pins give me fucking awful headaches
I'm buying spirit gum soon, but maybe I'm wrong?

...I don't know what you're thinking of, anon, I'm just tired of it constantly slipping and having to fix it during the con.
>inb4 gorilla glue

>> No.10854332

wig tape

>> No.10854419

Is it ok to go to a con as a generic wizard, knight etc. or is it too much like Halloween in the summer?

>> No.10854427

its fine no one will care but you would probably have a better time with anime cosplay

>> No.10854431

Any good Japanese sites for finding foam patterns and whatnot?

>> No.10854459

I waited too long to order a wig and it's not gonna arrive in time. I could comb my hair similarly, but it's the wrong colour for the character and my haircut isn't an exact fit. Should I just scrap my plans and go better prepared in the next one?

>> No.10854460

And I just found out there are temporary hair colour sprays. How well do they work?

>> No.10854464

your mileage may vary but well enough I think for a day of cosplay. But be warned that some of them can rub off so try to not hit your head on anything.

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Got a month before AFO to try a Vampire Hunter D cosplay, don't have much cosplay experience beyond making a Pyramid Head helmet like a decade ago

Don't know where to begin in terms of finding attire, any ideas? As for make up I can most likely figure out application with tutorials so it's more a "what white face paint or lipstick would you recommend?"

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Recommendations on how to go about polpo’s hat? I’m going to diy the shirt. The shitter/more homemade it looks the better.

>> No.10854541
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where can i get a yellow and black baseball tee like misaki's? i've found some reversed version, with yellow sleeves and a black base but i cannot find one like hers anywhere.

>> No.10854573

EVA foam heat formed over a wig block (probably not the Styrofoam kind) with a EVA foam beveled edge and foam clay mushroom thingies

>> No.10854574

You can get a white and black one easily and dye the white part light yellow. The dye won't effect the black since it's already dark. Just make sure you know what the shirt is made of so you can buy the right dye. If it's not cotton or a blend of cotton and something else, you'll need synthetic dye. If it's 100% cotton then regular dye will work.

>> No.10854575

With only a month, your only option is to buy your costume -- either from a cosplay website or the individual garments.

>> No.10854576

>"what white face paint or lipstick would you recommend?"
You must be related to the peanut butter baby if you want your entire face to feel sticky.

Jokes aside, the answer is: snazarro or ben nye. Make sure to prime and seal your paint. Watch some tutorials.

>> No.10854577

The temporary color sprays do work, but it's not meant to look good. It's mostly for kids on Halloween or silly hair events. The application is a lot like hairspray. It'll get crunchy and make your hair look like straw. Personally, I'd either just bite the bullet that your cosplay won't be perfect and use your real hair or save it for next time. Or try the hail mary by going to a local beauty and wig supply shop (like for the average joe) and see what they have. Back in ye olde times, we went to Party City. Shit, even Amazon carries wigs nowadays.

>> No.10854578

>Should I worry about how relevant my character is when I cosplay?
No. You might get less attention from the masses than a flavor of the month or waifu costume, but the individual excitement of the people who recognize who you are will make up for it. They're like your personal cheerleaders, it's great.

>> No.10854595

What are easy LoL characters/skins for a beginner male cosplayer to make?
In the far future, I am going to an anime convention with some friends. We were going to cosplay as League of Legends characters. I wanted to start working on my cosplay now. But I need help picking out a character to cosplay. Most of the advice I see online is for women. Could you guys recommend some characters/skins? My cosplay strengths are 3d printing and electronics.

>> No.10854617

More of a con question, but has anyone gone to a formal dance?
What do I wear?
Is it even worth it if I'm alone?

>> No.10854619

>My cosplay strengths are 3d printing and electronics.
now when you say your strengths are 3d printing, does that mean you know how to model objects to print them out?
or do you just have access to a 3d printer? because its usually the latter and the person doesnt know how to do shit and just relies on finding already made models to use.

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I have returned with another question. Trying to make her brooch now and need to attach the resin jewels to the 4-way stretch fabric. Because of how much gold there is, I'm wrapping the gold fabric in EVA foam instead of using worbla (also idk how to work with worbla lol). I have a glue gun at my disposal and have tried glueing the resin to the fabric directly and used felt as a middle layer but neither techniques have worked. There are five resin pieces total for the brooch and I'd hate for any to fall off.

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Hi, how would I make Ran's hat?
I understand that it's a mob cap, but how would I adjust the pattern to accommodate for the ears?

>> No.10854724

I have created my own 3d models for cosplay. But I only have intermediate 3d modeling skills.

>> No.10854727

i hadn't even considered that, this will be my first time cosplaying. thanks so much!

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What's the easiest way I can get a small pink front section into my hair like this?

I already have the long hair to match this guy, but I'm not gonna risk temp dying my hair pink when I have work a few days later.

Any ideas on how could probably cut up an existing pink wig and have it stick properly?

>> No.10855119

>I already have the long hair to match this guy
no you dont.
wear a wig

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Probably should still get a wig for the base, but what about bang clips for the pink?

>> No.10855167

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to find or make affordable holsters?
The only things I can find online are legit holsters and pricy, but maybe I should bite the bullet if it’s my only option.

>> No.10855176

I've seen a cosplayer use belts and straps from thrift store items then connect them with grommets or other metal pieces using a clamp.

>> No.10855196

other reply but also joanns sells fake leather straps by the yard. make a test version with a cheap fabric to figure out how many yards you need and then figure out which direction is worth it

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Is there a gold standard tutorial for breastplates/armour pieces? I have some crafting skill (mostly sewing and stuff with bone) but haven't worked with foam before, and I'm looking to do Laios' armour. I've looked through the links in the sticky but most seem to be for more scifi styled armour and I'd like a pattern resource if possible.

>> No.10855213

I have a character I want to cosplay for AX but never worked with EVA foam before, though I have a bunch of free time on my hands. Is 6 weeks enough learn how to and to make an armor set that looks pretty decent?

>> No.10855214

Really depends on the complexity of the armor but yes, if you actually put in 2-3 hours for most days of those six weeks that is plenty of time. get more foam, primer, paint etc. than you think you need so you can practice and redo parts that you make rookie mistakes on.

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oid pic from months ago, it's even longer now. I always prefer going with my natural hair because I'm gonna be like this for 12+hrs and my wigs get messed up when i'm sloppy drunk anyway

I know it's not perfect but a lot of people seem to appreciate a more realistic/grounded approach to a character.


Perfect, thanks so much!

>> No.10855430

In addition to other anons' suggestions, I would say it depends on the holster - if it's a character like Nathan Drake where the entire setup is visible then it's worth it to invest in a nice-looking one. But if it'll go under a jacket then you can work cheaper - I have a shoulder holster that's just a Spirit Halloween one that I replaced the straps with nicer webbing.

As someone who's made a couple Evil Dead harnesses, making your own holster can be done and it is nice to have something that fits your body, but it can be a lot of effort to get all the straps to fit together nicely. For something more "standard" I'd just recommend finding something premade that you can adjust.

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Why are so many fat chicks into this hobby

>> No.10855514

There's gold standard techniques but the materials vary depending on what you need. The main crafters (and creators of those tutorials) are: KamuiCosplay, PunishedProps, and KinpatsuCosplay. They all sell books and patterns on the subject. You can also watch their free content on youtube to get a general idea of how the projects go. It's a small financial investment the first time for tools and mats.

>> No.10855515

General crafting recommendation is to learn new skills in pieces. Instead of making a whole armor set in foam, try a set of bracers or small prop like a sword, then go with your strengths for the rest of the outfit.

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Would it be weird to give my hairdresser these pictures and asked them to cut my hair like that?

>> No.10855536
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if you communciate with your hairdressed that you know it wont end up looking exactly like that, sure, but honestly it's good at showing that you want dramatic layers. alternatively look up "female asian mullet" and you might find a similar reference with real hair

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That’s not a bad idea but the picture you posted is ugly af

>> No.10856199

Anyone got an updated list of online wig shops? The one i got from here years ago is basically dead.

Excluding taobao cuz my google-fu is dogshit

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