You know the drill!
Gonna self-post some pics I just got back
How can I get into touhou? I love the designs, but I only found out about it through cgl. There are so many games... where should a noob start? Is there an FAQ or something? All the cosplays here are beautiful!
Torrent the games. There's one floating around that comes pre-packaged and english patched for 6-13 and the two Touhouvania games. Warning, 14 was parched by the wiki and their shitty auto-patcher. I still play it untranslated.
Try starting with 13 or 7. Those two are among the easier ones.
WIKI url: http://en.touhouwiki.net
I guess welcome to the fandom and enjoy your stay?
into YouTube search bar copy/paste these terms:
?? <-filter for touhou stuff in general
reddevils500a <-fan animations of great variety
fantasy kaleidoscope <-as close as touhou is coming to an official anime
Nitori Kappashiro <-touhou inspired music
bishamontenreturn <-more touhou inspired music
I got into the fandom through the fan made music on youtube and it's still an important aspect for me. Also my background music of choice for cosplay work. Can almost identify each character by their theme now.
NSFW but, https://danbooru.donmai.us/ is piled high with fan art
Agree with 13 for easiest, but imo 8 is easier than 7 in the lower difficulties. Any of those three are okay though. 7 and 8, Perfect Cherry Blossom and Imperishable Night respectively, have English patches and are easier to get working on computers though, and have the more popular characters.I personally got into Touhou through music arranges as well.
The best thing about touhou is that fan material and interpretations are welcome, so cosplaying it is often more about personal preference rather than accuracy. That being said, it suits pretty much all levels of cosplayers since designs range from very simple to very complex, not even including alternate outfits by fanartists.
Welcome! There's something for everyone here so enjoy your stay haha. I got in cause of artwork and music arranges. Don't play much of the games myself so yeah...
awww man, this pic always gets me. I'm torn between laughing and hrnnngggg. Super adorableeee
Music has to be the biggest draw for me.
Look up FELT, Foreground Eclipse, or OrangeJam for remixes. Orange Jam is all English vocals too (vocalist was born and raised in Cali).
There's way to much music tbh, and every 6 months at Comiket, it keeps growing.
[spoiler]Yukari is best touhou. [/spoiler]
Thanks alot. I feel most confortable in her because she's such a mix of emotions haha
she's not really hard to cosplay in a way that instead of cosplaying, say Flandre, you have to put most of your time into the wings, vs Mokou it's just a bunch of little pieces like the seals on the pants, the bows, etc.
Golem-approved. Can we make a sticker for that
download touhou 6 EoftheSD and continue going up the list.
Sure! Make sure it has ruffles all over it because mass ruffles make every outfit better.
ikr super neat. I think it might be two wigs sewn together though. The volume on it is amazing
don't really know how this is going to turn out, but here goes...
showing off my favorite touhou tails
Be kind, I made this video almost a year ago when I first crossplayed as Ran, things were learned and improvements made
on a side note, what touhou cosplays are any of you working on or have done
Ran Yakumo <- first
Momiji <- Kourindou tengu version
Yuugi classic and MMD kimono versions
Will this be recognizeable? Should I pallete swap to the original colors? Most fan designs I've cosplayed stick to original colors.
hehe thanks! Even managed to impress the neet, lol
Sounds like I need to make a tutorial or something, as I've been asked a number of times how I did my tails.
However, I only have a few wip in progress pics right now, but need to disassemble my tails for maintenance soon so maybe I'll take some detailed pics to illustrate the inner workings and framework.
this pic is freaking awesome lol. I wish I had buds to pull off shots like this
woah thanks. Saving pics from fb is a bitch
apologises for size once again but.... this is too good
apologies* how do i english
G'day mate! You seem reasonably sane. What are you doing in the catacombs, are you a cleric or something?
Oh patches. I almost welcome human companionship after going though all that but you have to die anyway.
Did this alt. version of Patchouli Knowledge , and I'm very happy with the outcome
I just got back from a con where I cosplayed my Wakasagihime. Also a slight alteration of the original design. Long live alt designs
oh man, I really want to try out an underwater shoot for Wakasagihime... Needa go bug photogs to see who has an underwater rig. Selfpost from recent con.
And i need to install some damned buttons on the top. It keeps opening up
>tfw you want to do Touhou cosplay
Ah just get a gopro , a friend, and go find a lake or pool.
I have a little problem with my Mokou costume. The costume I got was alright, except the large bow seems to be too big. Also, it looks strange when facing forward. I have little sewing skills, but does anyone know how I could make one?
I don't have much of a problem with the smaller bows, so they aren't in this picture.
I..I want in on this for the cosplay aaa it feels so wrong though. I've listened to some of the music and love it, will have to to look into dl-ing the games too so I can cos it without feeling guilty.
The Touhou comm is very accepting to any kind of fan. I have only played a few games and I sure suck at them. I still love Touhou though, because the fandom is so big so there is always something you can enjoy. I love looking at fanart and listening to the music, and occassionally play a little
Is there any specific character you are interested in?
Yeah, I can see why you'd want to make changes, it's really more of a hat currently.
Altering it looks like it would be pretty straightforward cause it resembles a pillow case in construction.
You'd have to remove the binding in the middle then flatten the whole thing out.
probably have to nip some of the stitching on one end and turn it inside out.
From there I'd just make a simply stitch close to, but not on the outer edge of the middle ribbon. Only stitch three sides of the rectangle.
cut off the fabric around your new stitch, then pull your bow right-side out again. tuck the cut edges of the opening in a bit and stitch the bow closed.
pinch the top/bottom of the bow together and rebind it in the middle again.
I made you a crappy picture 'cause I'm terribad at explaining things
Debating whether or not to cosplay Yoshika at an upcoming con. Main problem is I'm a guy, and far from androgynous. Hoping best case scenario I just get to hang with some other Toohoos at the con. Not sure if I would end up just off putting though.
You probably wouldn't be that out of place. I think guys can look alright if they try.
Not the one you replied to but a word of advice, that 3 episode long fanmade anime is in my opinion shit, they jump from topic to topic missing everything.
Best advice to those new to fandom would be to listen various song covers and search the wiki of characters .
Than move on to the games.
Selfpost... let's not talk about my wig. Gonna get a new one and try not to butcher it this time.
Currently working on remaking a Cirno costume. First made one in 2009 but have gotten considerably better at sewing since then.
Is anyone going to that Touhou Con I've seen posts circulating about?
It's almost as good as that roman candle video
I agree on the makeup. I'm terrible with it.
I had a rig under my vest, and initially was gonna tighten the vest and have it sit on the outside, but the size of the battery pack helped it fill out so I was actually able to hold it under the vest without it looking too weird due to the extra room in the vest.
I can post a photo later if you're interested, when I'm not mobile.
Don't try this at home kids
The width of it makes me think it could be PVC pipe. Fill it with sand fresh from the oven and bend it into shape, or fill with sand and then use a heat gun to mold it.
But that curve looks like more than I'd think a PVC pipe could handle.
Maybe some type of sturdy hose-like material.
*jots this down for future reference*
Posting some Yuugi cause I'm working on her costume atm. Anyone making stuff?