Since there isn't an active one, post progress
I threw together some progress on Yamato no Kami Yasusada today. It turned out a lot better than I had expected it to for being all put together in a day. For the most part it was just a lot of practice getting used to my new serger. I know I am probably going to nix the Hakama, just because they were just an attempted made from some left over twill I had. But maybe they're salvageable.
Hopefully I can finish all the fabric stuff and start some armor work tomorrow.
Almost done with the top.
Just need to install eyelets onto the sleeves and sew(hotglue) fur onto the sleeve holes.
Making majora's mask atm. It's been... an experience lol.
Working on my tusken raider cosplay.
I made one about 6 years ago and it fell into disrepair and the helmet pretty much fell apart to the plastic shell, which I've used to make a head for a Mardi Gras parade. So now I'm just trying to find a new shell or somehow make a copy of the inside of the Mardi Gras head.
I'm pretty much making my costume from scrap now and am in the planning phase
hopefully I'll have the other side done by next week, then panelling + painting.
In my spare time (when I am not working full time) I am trying to create a Thor costume myself.
first time DIY, so I hope it turns into something not trashy
Philia is almost done. There's a few little things, like her hair bobbles, her shoes that need to be finished.
Thank you! Its Philia from Tales of Destiny
Yup, its just stain that I made into bias tape. Which honestly isn't the easiest material to work with when making your own bias but I wanted a particular look and color.
Thanks! The wig is from Arda. Its Eowyn in Jade, and then I ordered some wefts to sew in to make is really thick like her hair is.
Oh for sure. I got pretty lazy and didn't feel like changing out of the bra I was in for this pic. But I'll def wear a nude color bra with this!
Yo!! I just wanted to pop in and say I finished it just in time for christmas!
First thing I've completed in months! It's not perfect but I like how it came out. It's Christmas CG Ooyodo from KanColle
thinking of wrapping pleather around the handle.
>save the pleather and trash it
Trash what. The entire sword that took me weeks to make? You must be high.
Well it is my first big prop, the other side is was worse thanks to my cat basically causeing near unfixable damage. I agree with the paint but there was no matte version of the color.
Hey anon, I've been following your process with this thing and I have some tips I guess could be useful
first thing, I think I remember you covering it with that paper+glue+water technique. Don't do it again, it never looks good in anything other than kid's school projects.
If you don't want to completely trash it, cover it with acrylic putty or other materials as such, sand it and try painting again. It will look a thousand times better and you won't have wasted everything you did until now.
More progress on Abel Nightroad wings, artbook version. Just a bit more feathering and they'll be ready for sealing/painting. In the absence of a wearer for scale, they're 42" wingtip to shoulder.
Sure! It's a pepakura file (like the first thing that comes up when you google majoras mask pepakura). I just followed the normal pep stuff. The black coording around it is stuff you use when you're putting screen doors together. The rest of the raised details are just craft foam.
Basic shape of the sword is nice, but the metallic paint is showing every flaw and making it look super cheap. I highly recommend weathering the fuck out of it to give it more dimension and help cover the rough areas. The pleather is a nice idea as well, I say go for it. If you amp up the detail it could look really nice!
I think the paper+glue is only good for a rough base. I tried it myself and as you said it wont look good unless you put in extreme ammounts of effort on a small piece, i dont even want to know how much you would need to put into a big piece.
But for a base that you then go over with something like bondo or something that actually smothes things out well it might work.
I'm so glad to see people still cosplaying Trinity Blood. Keep up the good work! I look forward to more progress shots.
I started this costume thinking "well I already have the wig for a different costume of hers, and I already have a sunhat." But after finishing the dress, I realized that the hat's brim is too big and too floppy. Off to Amazon.
Looks great (and heavy as fuck). What are they made of?
What's under the duct tape? Your problem is that you need a layer of something that can be sanded, and then to sand the hell out of it. The duct tape leaves lots of little ridges, and the paint exacerbates them.
Spent the long weekend playing with some new tools for my little workshop and making some of the foam parts for Wing Zero and doing a test fit of everything from the waist up. The waist wrap, biceps and thighs still need to be sealed and painted but they fit very well.
Waist mobility is quite good but I cant raise my arms higher than my chest without a redesign or heavy modification to the shoulders. I may want to return to that later and see how it can be improved.
Glad to see your chugging along on this. That thing is going to be the ultimate con party wagon I think.
It's been a while posting here! All the progress in here looks great!!!
Been working on my Charlie Nash Vest from SF5 for the past 2 days. Many details I gotta keep remembering so I don't fuck it up
Been working on this project for awhile now, so I'll just post some progress pics
Got in the helmet from Doc Dailey about two weeks ago now and spent a couple days cutting out the visor and sanding/cleaning up
To just make it clear, this is my first real cosplay past making a quick EXALT costume from Xcom EW
This will also be my first helmet, tinted visor with lights and glowing skull to come
I'm working with little to no experience, and no templates so it's all a learning process
Pic above is a bit dated, knee pads are almost done at this point and have working leds
And update on the upper half of the knee pad
Quick pepakura question.
Right now im making a helmet, and im starting to get worried it might end up a bit too small.
Could i just in the end split it up at a few major seams and put in some sort of extensions to make it bigger? Or would that end up looking too horrible and/or obvious?
Smooth cast I believe, and it's a blank from a mold, I got the last one which was a prototype from a failed kickstarter
Anon, I understand it's your first time doing this, so here's some tips:
>Don't leave hot glue sticking out, it will show in the finished product.
>Sand the edges of the pieces. I know sometimes it's hard to cut them perfectly so sanding it out makes the piece much better.
>make a mock out of craft paper first, then cut the eva pieces.
>read some papercraft-to-eva guides, they have useful tips on making specific angles and details
I do need to sand the edges for sure, and for the hot glue I do smooth it out whilst it's still hot and it tends to get masked easily because of the mostly grey and black pant job. It tends to end up looking like bubbled pant or scarring when I weather it all. But it's definitely something I need to improve on
Thank you! I'm looking forward to using all the swanky new materials we didn't have back when my sister cosplayed from Trinity Blood back in 200...6?
They're actually really light, less than 4 lbs. PVC pipe for the armature, pipe insulation and L200 foam to bulk the arm up, and EVA foam for the feathers. I'm sure they're going to feel heavier once they're cantilevering off my back, though.
What's the end material, fiberglass resin + bondo over the paper? Filler will hide most sins if you sand it enough.
Well, I'm using really thick card. Like 1 mm card because i couldn't get any other sturdy card stock. And yea, going to resin it in the end with some fiberglass support maybe, altough if the card takes in the resin it might not even be neccesary from my experience.
Never worked with filler, and i might need it for this project tough.
Curious, why do people prefer hot glue for foam products? I watched evil ted smith and a few other people on youtube, and most swear on glue. And even i tried some foam crafting and used neostick glue, some contact glue based on kauchuk i think, and that thing was amazing. But it did not really allow for mistakes, as once you stuck things together you could only tear it appart.
Forgot to add progress pic
Nowhere near as impressive as some of the stuff in this thread. I'm making a toon link costume for a toddler. I'm making the sword and shield out of felt so he can't hurt stuff. This was before I added The last spiraled bit. The little shit bites chunks out of foam toys so no foam sword and shield for him.
Could be the smell and maybe user friendlyness, but its sure aint cheaper. I think i paid like 3 eur for a medium tube, and you only need a super thin layer. But then again i use both in my crafts. I guess its just a thing that is nice if you can try it out to see what fits you better.
The googly eye step always makes me laugh. Forgive the weirdly dramatic lighting, my power was out and I was working by laptop light...
ive remade a helmet 3 times because I didnt get the scaling right. Its too fiddly to fix later imo and it doesnt take THAT long to make them (like 10 - 20 hours each) just put on your fav show and binge watch it while you work thats what I do atleast
I think it depends on the pattern. If it's a unique/uncommon pattern that I'll only be using once then finagling with it in a later stage to save time is what I would do. On the other hand, if it's a pattern that I'd potentially be using again, I'll spend the extra hours to make it fit correctly from the get-go so I won't have to go through the trouble and headache again when I use it for a different cosplay.
This is what I've gotten done so far. I still need to make the undershirt and hat, some little boot covers, add the back to the shield, and other stuff.The sword is felt too. I gave it a good test and it's pretty safe. He was playing with it today. My husband was being a big nerd and making the sound effects for him. He told me I should make him a chuchu to hit.
From a while back but this was my first time making a witch hat, for the genderbend Wadanohara mogeko drew.
Same anon who did the majoras mask earlier, doing kindred now. I'm still not sure what to do about the texture/grain on lamb's mask though. Not sure if I should paint it on or try and carve in.
Figured I should start getting ready for ALA. This is for my boyfriend so it doesn't look great on my dress form. But it's for Ryo from Shokugeki no Soma.
Cardstock, with resin and bondo. Google pepakura and you'll get tutorials.
If you're doing kindred and not just some random mask, the first few results are a little off looking but if you look hard enough you can find a nice unfold.
My advice is thin layers of bondo and use a mask please! I had a really bad month long cough/wheeze from accidentally breathing this stuff in and I know it can really hurt you so always be careful.
This is my first time working with EL wire, and actually making this bow has included a lot of firsts for me as far as using different tools, but yeah, I'm pretty happy with it so far. The wire is so bright that you can't see the other design painted on to the wood, but it's there I promise.
Thanks! It was really fun to wear too so I'm really happy with it. No one recognised me but I got two "your hat is huge" comments from strangers, haha.
I'll outline how I made it here since I just sort of improvised.
I followed this tutorial to draft the pattern: www.deliacreates.com/make-witch-hat-in-any-size-tutorial
I could not wrap my head around how to draft a cone from that tutorial so I'll sum up how I did it:
1. Measure out how tall you want the cone to be and cut some ribbon the same length. Pierce a hole in the end for a pencil (this will be your compass)
2. Draw Line 1 (same length as cone height)
3. Put down the dots of Line 2, which will be a bit longer than your head/hat hole circumference.
4. Using your "compass", round out the line, checking its length with a tape measure
5. Draw Line 3
6. Add seam allowance
I made the base curve a bit bigger and sewed it down onto the hat hole first. That way, you can avoid accidentally making the cone too small. Pinch the excess into the cone height seam allowance and sew that last.
I didn't make a cone for the lining so I could take the wire out for storage and transportation.
I used cotton drill and didn't interface the cone.
For the brim I interfaced both the blue and white, then sewed on some extra interfacing to both (I just used what I had lying around, the end result isn't /really/ stiff). Then I topstitched the brim about 1 or 2mm from the edge.
I didn't have thick wire at home (only wire that was around 2mm thick) so I cut 5 pieces of wire the length of the brim circumference and twisted 1 around the other 4. If I wasn't making it just a couple of days before the con, I reckon I would've added another strand of wire.
Make the total length a bit longer than the brim circumference so it pushes out on the brim to make it stiffer. It'll also stay in place without needing to be glued or sewn down. Start long as you can just overlap the excess.
This is the only pic I have of the end result. It's not great, sorry. Brought the wrong wig with me interstate and everything.
Anyway, good luck guys! I hope this has been helpful.
Thighs aren't plasti-dipped yet and its making the legs on this guy look way shorter than they are. I am going to make some adjustment to bring everything skirt armor and above closer together to make the thighs appear longer.
tl;dr damn zeros insanely long legs.
This was from a while back but progress on my Donnel so far!
Should I use white or tan pants?
Working on a Red Sonja costume, got the top armor woven, working on a period/theme accurate leather backing (fur trim is furry, will add around all sides) so as not to expose bare boobs to chain mail back
Just doing some touch ups on my Gehrman and Eileen. Making her cape more full with feathers etc. Starting to sculpt out the Cainhurst mask for my Bloody Crow. Also making Rakuyo for my wife's Maria.
I'm leaning towards making them from EVA foam to keep them light but the exact look ill be doing I haven't hammered out yet. The AGP Wing Zero Custom girl has some nice wings so maybe those as a baseline.
Project is on hold temporarily till Friday. I'm going to buy some 15 inch drywall stilts to see if I can increase the lower leg length and help the stubby leg look problem i am having. I'm a bit worried since highest Ive done in the past is 10 inches and balance might be an issue considering the size of this build.
Nothing ventured nothing gained I suppose.
I would sand that more.
I had a feeling that one would fail :(
How do you plan to do the digital skull effect? I imagine you could probably run an actual LED matrix inside with super legit animations, but throwing some EL wire behind a carefully-cut-out cardstock screen could also look great. Like, a roughly shaped skull of 3-4 panels kind of like a beach ball or hot air balloon, with a grid of squares cut through it all. You could even line it with packing tape and watercolor over the inside to dim the different pixels. Just an idea.
Pepakura is the beginning and end of many armorers' careers. Don't get stuck there! Give foam a shot if you get bored or fed up with resin and fiberglass.
I've been pushing pixels on several 3d printing projects lately. This is the alien blaster in Fallout 4. I still have a lot of cleanup and polishing to do.
Finished the mold for Rey's blaster. This is the first finished cast. It has a small blemish but I thought it looked cool so I left it in.
This is my first attempt at making anything cosplay related and wanted to do an original design. It's a bit rough but I'm very excited about this so far.
Any advice for a newbie? I watched a few tutorials online and got my materials
On those pieces that meet at a 90 degree angle, instead of gluing them together like that (it's ugly), try cutting the edges at a 45 degree angle and attaching them like that.
You should look into something like this to assist with your cuts.
A tool like this will allow you to make those beveled edges easier and uniformly. Invest in a channel rail for it too. Idk where you live but if you have a Utrecht art store nearby they sell these tools and usually have coupons for 30-50% one item on the company website.
Ok, so i finished my pepakura helmet.
A tight fit. Really tight, but whatever i want to finish it just to have it sit on my table if nothing else.
How should i procede? Should i trim the edges of the carboard and put painters tape over messy parts before i resin it? Or should i just clean up the worst offenders, resin over everything and let whatever i will put over (gesso or filler etc.) hide the mistakes? Images will follow if i manage to get ahold of my camera.
Holy shit that tool is the lifesaver I've been looking for, especially for 45 degree angles
Surprised this thread is still around, but this board is slower than most, here's just a simple progress pic, visor tinted and helmet painted and clear coated. Just got the glowing skull and lights then I'll glue the visor in.
Minor progress update to save this thread from dying. Finally got a set of proper stilts for Wing Zero and I am making some alterations to them on a mill to make for a more comfortable fit. Having these should help alot with the look of the suit.
Molded some halo undersuit parts this past weekend.
Helmet is done, visor and lights are glued in and it turned out super dope! not bad for a self taught project, and now it's back to the rest of the cosplay.
Over the weekend I glued the pieces down and decided to move forward with my initial cuts and will sand them down some.
From seeing some BVS photos I noticed you could get black eyes by painting the corners of the eyes black and it turned out pretty cool.
Just a sleeve. Powering through my magfest stuff. I added too many pearls but I'm feeling it.
First time making a prop like a weapon, I usually stick with small stuff. It's been so fun! I will something more elaborate later.
I'm still going to finish the other side, sand everything then paint it.
(It's Dokuro-chan's Excaliborg).
Havent post in a while but been sure feels like con season as I been working on stuff every day.. made Shuzo (show by rock) tail today
All I need to do is finish boot covers and ill be done
I finally got enough done to Vi's hands to be able to get a good idea of what they were going to look like. All I have left is to attach the knuckles and make the dials out of scratch bc I don't like how the ones in the file look.
There's so many hours into this lol. I'm so tired of it.
Man progress threads are extra slow these last couple months.
I've had this in my closet for over 6 months, finally manned up and sewed the entire thing together. Still need to hem it and stuff.
I finished Mitsuba's uniform in my free time over the last few weeks. My biggest gripe is using black fabric instead of the dark blue because the local fabric store only has so much nice quality fabric colors. That and I can't find a nice interlocking belt so I am substituting it with a white one until I can get a hold of one.
The pattern I used was pretty easy to follow so I might make a second one once I find the perfect fabric.
This was also the first time using a serger, not that we can see the hems but hey.
It's a dye sub so the sleeve is a weird shape. I need to take in the armpits a little.
my Awesome-o prop I completed recently. The top green part fell off so I put duct tape on it. Other than that I am happy with it.
it's small. As you can see here. I don't have anyone to cosplay Awesome-o so I thought making a little robot would help people identify my character
Yeah I'm using a decent heat gun. It gets it hot enough to the point where I have to wear gloves to work with it.
Is that the black worbla? Usually with the tan stuff you can see though it. I've never touched the black stuff so the best I can say is so little sections at a time and run your fingers on the grooves. Sorry I'm not much help.
Finally some damn progress on this thing. Ran out of pins and almost out of foamboard (rather underestimated how much I'd need!) but it's coming along nicely.
Someone asked me for a webm of just the frame on and moving, so I'll post that next.
And the webm.
Handles really well and can get some decent speed, but it's a real pain trying to get in and out of it. And the way I have to sit is... embarrassing.
Instead of kneeling is there a way you could add a cushion or pad to the seat to give you the extra height? Cause that looks like it'll be pretty uncomfortable after an extended period of time.
More colorful little flanges added to these mold masters.
Also got an old Mendelmax 2 working, so I have three 3D printers at my disposal, which is nice. Minigun and T60 are up on the slab soon.
Yeah. With a costume like that your stability is going to be critical. Height is awesome but no point if you end up getting hurt or your costume destroyed from taking a nasty tumble.
More progress for Magfest. Working on a Granado Espada cosplay. I took some liberties but I'm pretty happy with it so far.
It looks really pretty so far.
>took some liberties
I know the feeling. I had to change a design on something I'm working on right now. It's something I can alter on a later date though.
Been working on a set of XCOM Carapace Armour and a Laser Rifle.
Everything is built now, everything just needs a pass of filling and sanding in the seams, install LED's and then strap all the armour pieces together.
Going in under the front usually. The frame can separate (top part and the two sides where the tracks will hang) but it needs unscrewing from the inside, and needs two people to lift it.
10/10 would remove aliens with
Never knew I wanted to do an XCOM cosplay so badly now, yours looks amazing
Fucked up all the costumes I started for ALA because of rushing. So I'm altering a cosplay I bought from a friend to bring. Took in the blouse and collar, sewed the collar down, surged the inside and re binded the bottom of the shirt. I dyed fabric for a new skirt and ribbon last night so I've gotta plow and get that done before I get on my plane at 5:30 tomorrow, so the one on there is a stand in.
Still working on several fallout 4 weapon 3D models, for printing. Got some patches and a nice leather jacket coming for an Atom Cats casual costume.. fixed a few 3d printers recently as well.
Fought with Solidworks for a couple hours to get some detail on the back end of the minigun.
Some slight Kindred progress. Unfortunately my foam was like 2 inches too short to fit the whole bow on it so I had to make it in two pieces but w/e.
I really hate how flat other bows look, even if it is more accurate, so I gave it to a friend to see if they had any ideas and they did the sharp curves. It's taking a liberty but I think it looks good.
Also the mask is finally ready to have the grain put into it! Kinda nervous because I've never done detailed work like that before but the paint job can probably fix any big mistakes I make.
got done recently with this little fucker.
it's not perfect or screen accurate or something,
but i'm pretty happy with it.
I'm having a grand old time finding everything necessary for my Meiko Shiraki cosplay.
I'm having a difficult time finding a suitable wig however, and given the style I'm thinking it might just be better to dye my hair grey with a dye I've used in the past that works really well and just use my own hair.
Finished the last of the lighting for this cosplay, now it's just time to finish the vest and back and we should be there!
wubba lubba dub dub! I made a mold of these and this is my first cast!
spackle or body filler would probably be too rigid and brittle for this kind of thing.
i don't have much experience with eva foam, but i'd imagine something like acrylic caulk (not silicone!) could work nicely.
I've had good success with thick acrylic gel medium/molding paste, which is more flexible than something like spackle and can be wet sanded. Then seal the whole thing with several layers of wood glue, also wet sanded.
Thanks matey, you should do, me and a friend only started ours because of the XCOM 2 hype
Eh, sort of, once I have it finished I intend to scan all the templates I made of the breast plate, rest of the armour pieces, the jumpsuit I had sewn etc. and trying to hash together at least a basic guide as several people seem to be showing interest.
If you wanna know how I did the breastplate well, its the only thing I used pepakura for, although the file wasn't ideal for going straight to foam so i printed it anyway assembled it as a paper model, backed the inside with duct tape and then drew on the paper model where all the panels and details and such would go and then cut it apart in such a way it could easily translate to foam.
Yeah, XCOM 2 is hyping me up super bad, kinda wanna do one of the new designs with the GREMLIN.
What's the gun made out of, also foam? Curious as to how you got it so close and accurate to the in-game gun.
Yeah not gonna lie, i've been thinking how cool it'd be to somehow make a gremlin too, either heavily mod a quad copter or just have it sticking outta my back suspended on wire or something.
But for now we do have a SHIV that we still need to stick an RC car inside to get it moving
The gun is made out of the same foam as the armour, just in white instead of black, only reason was so its easy to see the sharpie lines to cut it. The type of foam is 10mm Plastazote LD45. As for how we got it close to the in-game gun? Well, we deccided we wnated the gun 1m in length and then got a lot of screenshots and ref images which we then got measurements from and increased to fit the 1m scale we wanted. Although there was a fair bit of luck involved and bodging parts and measurements
Unless something urgent comes up I probs will be going
Yeah it'd be cool to get a squad going, any class in particular that you'd wanna cosplay?
I'm trying to get mine done for Midlands MCM which is in 2 weeks so i'm only carrying the rifle but im gonna make a pistol and medkit to go with it and be a Support
Most likely a Specialist if I wanted to do the GREMLIN, using the whole suspended on wire/stick method.
op cab we get a sense of scale for the shiv, sorry for the mess on your floor....I might have drooled abit.
first time working with EVA foam.
whats a good way to make it look/feel like hard armor?
so far im thinking of brushing on some resin on the foam to stiffen it up. or will that cause it to crack if it gets bent a little?
or maybe a mixture of watered down woodglue? that might be the cheaper route but not sure on the outcome of that.
My Grando Espada cosplay is basically done! I still need the tights, shoes & style the wig. There's a few small adjustments that need to be made (like her cravat thing is a little too big). But otherwise I'm fairly happy with it! Also covered my face because I look roooooough
Its an alt for Sierra Rose!
I actually just bought a pre-styled wig from an eBay user for 16.99. It actually arrived in a week and is styled pretty nicely. The only problem I have is I need to loosen the ponytail a bit and possibly trim up the underside of hair because you can see my dark hair.
Pic related is the exact wig I bought, but they aren't selling it anymore it seems.
Oh I did see that but the bun look a little too large initially, though I might try it now.
Are you satisfied with the overall quality then?
Also how is your Meiko going? You doing the brown uniform variation or the red?
I'm actually pretty happy with how the quality is, and it seems the bun can be tightened.
I'm doing the tan blazer version, I actually found the blazer for clearance at Target and finished the skirt the night before a 1 day local con (I dressed up as Mari because my Meiko wig wasn't scheduled to arrive until after the con).
Well I've seen this one also which I'm debating on because the bun is detachable which seems useful if you're dissatisfied with the bun placement in the other one.
I keep trying to look at other cosplayers for inspiration and decision making, but sadly there aren't many...
I hope you've been doing your squats Anon!
Oh I forgot to ask, if it isn't too much trouble, would it possible to photograph the wig and post it here so I can get a better idea of the quality? I'm really frugal with my spending and I hate dropping money on anything until I've got a good idea of what I'm buying. It would be an amazing help to me.
Sorry, here's some quick shots I got. The top two and bottom left are right out of the bag. The bottom right is after I undid the ponytail and took off the bun attachment, fit it to my head and then redid the bun kinda quickly. I plan to redo it again to make it smoother, probably ask my friend who is a hair stylist to assist.
Added the root beer for you as well
lel, but thanks Anon, this is really helpful! I didn't realise the bun was an attachment so I'll probably get this wig too! x
I posted progress on this a while back. My son got to wear his toon link costume yesterday.
That sword took such a beating.
Thank you. He was pretty well behaved at the con. It's hard to tell in the picture, but the shield has two snaps on it that attached to his tunic. He never even noticed when it was attached to his back.
It's kind of dumb progress but I got my boots for Meiko Shiraki and I'm just so satisfied with the fit and shape.
I just need to get some PU leather fabric and assemble some cuffs to go on the top and that'll be them out of the way.
It's so nice when that little ignition towards a finished product begins.
This is my next project, but I'm not sure what fabric to make it out of.
I was thinking fleece for the thickness, but I'm worried that will look like shit. Any recommendations?
Thanks, unbelievably they were actually pitifully cheap.
I got them on eBay for just £19.99 with £3.99 P&P. They're actually all over eBay and Amazon when you search stuff like "black stretch knee high boots heels". but you can get them even cheaper... £18 + P&P... £15, £12, but this was the last listing I could find them in stock in a UK size 6.
The stock photo makes them look horrifically shitty quality but they're actually pretty snug and sturdy, not to mention comfortable to walk in which for me is priority with cosplay.
The fabric of this always reminded of the very thick, tightly woven, wool habits that ancient European monks and friars would wear. The one that had a visible grain when closely inspected and kind of resembled a potato sack. I've no idea what it's called but it's on the tip of my tongue...
Kinda looks like this, only thicker and heavier.
Keep looking! There's LOADS of listings for the same boots on Amazon and the rest of eBay with different stock photos and they're always going in and out of stock so keep all the bookmarks in a folder and wait for a size 9 to come back in stock.
Anon, assuming you're in the US, a US 9 is a UK 8 right? They have them in stock here.
My friend did all the photoshop work, rest was done in insta, My EXALT cosplay in preparation for Xcom 2, hype is real! and yes im the purple helmet guy from earlier.
Just a bit bigger, and without the insta edits
Revamped the legs a bit more and plasti-dipped most of the foam parts. Finish on the foam parts is better than I expected them to be so that's good.
A twill fabric would work fine with this. Please dont use fleece. Not only does it not look like the fabric used but you'll also be sweating like crazy. If you're concerned about thickness, double up on what you're using. I would recommend canvas but i feel that would be way too stiff for what you're making. Perhaps gabardine?
Oh hello Progress Thread. How I've missed posting in you.
So after some consideration I want to try manufacturing something that can be used in cosplay or otherwise. Basically it would be a small power meter with swap able modules that connects between the battery and the device it wants to power. Someone also suggested a bluetooth module but I'd like to see this get off the ground first. You can use one or two of the modules simultaneously to monitor your battery levels.
Your cell phone vibrates when it's low battery, why shouldn't your cosplay alert you in similar ways?
Got some video of my suit moving around. Better get started on these wings and rifles.
Kashima from Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun! First tomboyish cosplay.
My lightsaber I'm building. I know its not as detailed as some other models. It actually started out as a way to learn a new 3D modeling program but I liked how it turned out and decided to make it since there will be a ton of Starwars cosplayers this year. It's not supposed to be a replica of Kylo's, I just really liked the cross guard design. I'm not even going with a red blade. One cool feature the pommel will be attached by magnets and I'll be able to remove it to install the battery pack. I 3d printed the pieces. The weird patchy color is a new resin I was testing to smooth out the layers of the print. I had to end up sanding it down because the resin was very wavy. I'm going to glue it together and paint it this weekend.
Now that ALA is over I can take my time with shit! Yaaaay! Been working on my Street Fighter V Nash costume. Sexy cargo pockets, finished Vest/Jacket, All that's left is a satanic wig~ ;v;
you all seem like a reasonable group of people
i'm relatively new to cosplay and i want to cosplay Corrin from Fire Emblem Fates
is there a recommended budget way to make prop armor?
This is the first time I've been bitten by the "me first" bug, and the costume design is kind of clown-ish, but Macross just gets me going. I still need to do the gloves and hair ribbons properly, hunt down stray threads, touch up the paint on the speaker pods, and get a wig (I'm using >>8794816 this as a stand-in). I'm also debating whether to shorten the skirt or to add more volume to the petticoat (which would have the effect of raising the skirt a bit anyway).
The waviness of the resin is weird -- as is, it kind of looks like a bad paint job. I'm interested to see what it looks like with actual paint, because 3D printing seems like a great way to custom build lightsabers.
I'm in awe of all your shit.
I don't know the canon, but I'd think heavy wool. If you want texture, idk, some sort of boucle-y shit, like a Chanel suit.
Made me smile.
Cute. I like it a lot better than the mass produced ones.
And I apparently lost my mind and forgot which side which side the hip bangle goes on when I took that. Oh well; better now than at a shoot.
yeah this is the first time I tried this resin and it was very disappointing. I've used a different brand before with much better results but this was cheap and I had seen a video recommending it. It also doesn't bond well to the plastic. Needless to say, Once this batch is gone I'm not getting it again. I sealed the 2 pieces together last night and will begin sanding today. Unfortunatly it just started snowing here so I may not get a chance to paint it for a day or 2.
trying to make this but I have no idea what I'm doing; I've never worked with things that aren't made of fabric
Probably will turn out pretty inaccurate because I don't think I have the skill to make the edges beveled, but hopefully when I go in and paint it, it'll look less flat
I'm assuming this is for her skirt? The base design and colors look nice but it's definitely rounded down and not flat like a tutu. I would highly recommend trying to build this a bit more 3D
Blurry pick is blurry, but just about done with this cosplay. Got the dress finished up here, the rest of the details re nearly done, just got to put it all together. I'm doing Chii's little maid/work outfit from Chobits.
I'm almost finished with Jibril.
Still have to do the wings and gloves. I have done the ear bits but I have yet to attach them since I'm still unsure about the halo mount
Almost done with my vault suit. just need to add a few pieces and add the saw blades to the bat.
Yep. I bought some foam "saw blades" to add to the bat. I've also got some other accessories like an ushanka hat and a military surplus gas-mask bag that I'm going to use for storing my stuff while I walk around the cons.
The suit is a standard royal blue jumpsuit. I took off the front breast pockets, folded the collar, and added the yellow trim. It'll be pressed and ready when I go to the con next month.
Sorry for dark photos and 2am means haggard face, but I'm finished with Lute (Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones) for Katsucon. Still need to paint and add straps to the armor for another costume, and do a few small things, but Katsucrunch hasn't been quite as horrible as I thought it would be.
It is. Getting that was the whole reason I wanted to finally get a vault suit costume done. I've been a fan of Fallout since I first played it and being able to do this costume is one of my dreams.
Just need to cut some weight before the cons though. Starting today I'm cutting sugar and lowering my carb intake.
First go at fake leather out of foam. Thank you for the anon who said I should be using foam instead of vinyl, I'm really happy with the results.
Ive stumbled a few times, only fell down once. Caused some pretty serious damage to the suit but I was able to repair it to such a degree that its almost impossible to tell it happened.
Considering Zero will be my 6th suit I think Ive had a pretty good track record.
Thanks. It's a mixture of cheap 1mm foam (the loops and emblem) and 3mm foam.
No, but I've been considering throwing together a tutorial for the method I used, because as far as I can tell it's original.
What I did was iron the whole thing using crinkled-up tissue paper (the kind used in shoeboxes) between the iron and the foam. While the foam was still soft I rolled a leather-effect stamp over it (it's one made by FIMO and comes in a set called 'Leather/Croco' - I got it very cheap in a sale at craftyarts.co.uk). I also sanded down the edges to give them that suedey sort of look of leather pieces.
For painting, I used water-based oil paint (I posted in a help thread saying I did it by accident - but it turned out great, because the oil paint has a greasy quality and sinks into all the foam pores). Layers and layers of oil paint + fast-drying medium, buffed in with cotton balls and my fingers. Then, when it was dry, I went over it with clear shoe polish.
The hardest part is making it look neat, because water-based oil paint gets tacky when it's half-dry and fingerprints tend to lift it off. Since I was going for a distressed look it didn't matter.
The emblem was a layer of thin craft foam for the base, with another layer of craft foam for the relief, attacked with a pyrography tool. I used matte brown eyeshadow and glue for rust.
My boyfriend is this buff, bearded forester and he's cosplaying manly-Umaru and I'm ecstatic.
We're debating whether or not he should wear a long, blonde wig for comedic effect. What do you think? Y/N? Shall I do his makeup? I feel like we're lacking somewhere.
I actually only have the one, I sent the raw to my friend whos decent at photoshop to get a quick cosplay profile pic for Insta, In future ill have a full pic but when I get the last parts finished(i.e the g36c)
I am working on this and I dunno what kind of pattern to use for the wrap/ side skirt. Any ideas?
Hey guys, I pretty much finished my XCOM cosplay, just needs a clear coat but that's not too urgent, what do you think?
prototyping materials arrived and are wired!
Armor looks great. Unfamiliar with the design, but if the blue jumpsuit is the foundation layer for the actual costume, you should distress it, it looks really clean and new next to the weathered armor.