>>8766423 Is the last help thread gone? I wanted to post the questions unanswered and answer the ones I can't but I can't find it.
>>8768623 Did you try the suggestion thread first for that? Are you a big guy? I hope you are not a girl trying to do that. For the feet you would need invisible shoes so you don't walk around barefooted and/or take off your shoes during photos. For the bottom half you would need something to cover close to your knees like the game and some kind of fundashi or male type underwear. Hope this helps.
>>8768634 Ebay/Taobao/Walmart. Something for your head or just in general? You can find giant red bows almost anywhere hun.
>>8768660 How manly? If you mean bara please don't unless your outfit is 100% on point. It's not that hard to cosplay as Bridget as a man. My suggestion is do the Vastedge/slot machine version. If you don't know what Guilty Gear Vastedge XT or what Guilty Gear is in general outside of 'lol Bridget' I suggest you brush up on the lore so you don't seem like 'one of those people.'
Reposting all unanswered questions. Check here first to see if I answered your question if you are from the last help thread. >>8762397 I'm the same anon who asked what character you are doing.
If you want to do Mikleo do basic contouring and some high lights to get a more male nose. Don't cake on the makeup. Make sure to do the other stuff like use moisturizer/etc. You don't need a lot makeup wise; you just need to make sure that your shoulders are more 'manly' along with using a binder. So probably minimum around the cheeks and nose area.
http://www.cosplayisland.co.uk/tutorials/crossplayfm is funny enough and helpful.
I cosplay as dudes a lot recently and I'm starting to get into it myself.
>>8766427 Kamen Rider/Super Sentai gull if you want to start making helmets you need to know how to pepakura and/or use models and what material you want to use (Foam/cardboard/silicone/etc.) http://www.tamasoft.co.jp/pepakura/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9trucTBkHTM Those are pointers. There are a ton of tutorials so if you need more let someone know here.
>>8757076 >>8757277 >>8757296 >>8765313 Just hand wash the OTK socks? I mean some I had no problems washing on their own on the lowest setting (and when I mean on their own I mean on their own) but honestly do you want to do that and waste water and detergent? >>8740561 >>8740233 >>8740854 >>8741306 >>8742775 >>8743996 >>8747195 If I missed your question I apologize. Repost it!
Can anyone recommend some more characters with "blind" white out eyes? I like to have a few characters that I can use lens for to justify buying them. For reference, I'm a short and young looking girl. I'm open to crossplay but I won't be able to pull of mature men very well.
>>8770508 You would need to make sure the wig is down to the tee, and have very very pale make up on and undereye shadow/lashes. The colors would need to be on point as well. Props would also make it more recognizable.
Last Halloween I went as pic related. Now I'm going to this danceshow called "freaqshow" which, as the name kinda suggests, has a theme. This year it's a kind of "bal masqué horror" together with creepy masks. I have no idea how to make a awesome combination between gore make-up and a mask. Any help?
Does anyone have tips on attaching a skirt to a corset? Should I do it before or after I add boning? I was initially thinking to make both pieces separately and attach them, but I'm worried about sewing over steel bones.
Does anyone have any ideas as to where I could find a plain jersey jacket and pants in a similar color and style to pic related? I'm fine adding in the details (white accents, etc.), I just can't for the life of me find anything remotely close.
How would one go about making a set of fake arms for a cosplay? It's not for sardonyx, but she's the first example I can think of. I've seen some pretty shitty arms, does anyone have tips on making them better?
So I'm thinking of doing genos and wondering if I should do the arms out of eva foam or sintra? This will be my first time making armor and I have no experience with either materials. Sintra looks so much better in my opinion but I know eva is more maneuverable and comfortable. Since it's going on my arms I need a material that won't restrict my range of motion too much.
Thinking about cosplaying as Kylo Ren and I am stuck between two choice when it comes to where to buy it from. Unsure as to which is more screen accurate. These are the two places compared. Going to ditch the mask from both and get the black series one.
So I'm planning on cosplaying as Vamp from mgs4 and I needed some suggestions for the harness straps on his chest. I've already made them using parachute straps I purchased at an army surplus but like with SnK straps if I slouch or sit down the belts just droop and look like shit.
Would anyone with experience explain a way I could sew the belts in a way that it'll sit snug on my body without being 'too' tight or would it be a stupid idea to sew elastic to the underside of the belts?
>>8779621 Looks like a cropped blazer or a cropped military jacket. You'll have to mix your own paint, go with Ben Nye or Kryolan brand. Don't paint your hands though it'll sweat off immediately and ruin your clothes. Use gloves. You could probably just get a polo and alter it so it's button down.
Would it be that bad if I use a black wig for this? I'm black and I feel like when I wear this color (and blonde shades) it looks awful and clashes with my skin horribly, or maybe I'm just overthinking?
>>8780570 It doesn't have to be exactly this shade of orange, but I'd recommend staying at least in that color range, personally. Get a bunch of samples and see if there's a shade that looks better next to your skin tone. Just make sure to match your ears to it. >>8780553 It's way too heavy looking on the sides, and your center chunk is too... chunky? Invest in a razor comb and use that to lighten up all the layers. Also, a texturing product will go a long way toward getting the lighter look the character has. >>8776201 Keep in mind that with foam, if it flexes, a lot of times your paint will flex with it, often resulting in cracking and flaking off. I've used foam for similar things, you just have to be careful with placing the gaps where your joints will bend.
Can anyone suggest a good seamstress (like on etsy or storenvy) who will do custom clothes? LIke, I supply fabric/picture/measurements and they'll make it for me? I know people do this for cosplay but I was wondering if it was possible to do it for actual daily-wear clothes as well.
Going to be starting making this tomorrow and I have two things I'm still a little stuck on.
1. Is the black skirt under the pleated skirt a petticoat or just a second skirt/slip with ruffles at the bottom? I had asked about this on my personal Facebook and people tied with what they thought it was.
2. For the ghost, I decided to make it in a similar method that people make fursuit heads so it's more light weight, but I can't think of a great way to attach it to the wig. Any suggestions for that? I had thought of sewing those hair combs things on its hands/mouth to stick into the wig but I haven't had much luck with those in the past with smaller headpieces.
>>8773742 Ayeee I'm planning a Neo Queen Serenity cosplay next year (90's anime version tho so no sleeves) I've seen a lot of people use worbla/ craft foam for the sleeves with varying results. If you use that approach you could possibly try covering each cut of the worbla with fabric by using a soldering iron or hot knife to cut the fabric pieces exactly/ seal the edges? don't use it on non-synthetics though or it'll singe.
My question, what's the best approach to Serenity's wig? Using Arda's chibi wig as a base and then making the buns / pigtails seems like the easiest route, but I'm worried that the classic fibers will tangle too much to be elegant (Unless I use some of that motions oil sheen spray to keep it detangled? Is that stuff any good?).
Is there another less tangly wig line that has a split part in the back as well, or am I just gonna have to glue a bunch of wefts in a normal wig to make one?
>>8782551 I think peachskin would work well, it has a really nice drape for things like this and sews easily. Poly/cotton sateen would also work, but if you're not into the sheen you can just use the backside of it. Some sateens have a really nice 10% stretch for fitting.
>>8782254 i think with a real petticoat underneath you might get too much poof for the pleats, but if you don't have the same amount of hips then I would just go with a petti.
For the ghost, if you REALLY want security then you can try making an armature underneath the wig and attaching the ghost to it in a similar fashion to this tutorial: https://arda-wigs.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/tutorial.pdf if you want it removable, then maybe you can attach some super strong earth magnets on both the armature/ ghost since the ghost isn't terribly heavy?
>>8773680 if you just look up "lace up back boots" you have a lot of options open to you. if you're looking for these exact boots for a cosplay, you might be better off making them with boot covers or buying a pair like this, cutting out/ hemming the back, getting a grommet puncher, and then putting in your own grommets.
A friend wants to cosplay for the first time and wants to be the Madoka to my Mami in April of next year. She doesn't want to go through the pain of commissioning something when she doesn't know if she's going to like doing it. So she wants to do pre-made. Where would be the best place to buy an accurate (or as accurate as possible) full costume?
>>8783097 Her outfit is more formal so I could also definitely see velveteen being used on the top/non shorts part as well.
If you're having trouble finding the colors you need in all of those, my usual go-to for wide color selection and formal looking fabric is the wrong side of Joann's casa collection (not the best quality, but decent for how cheap it is with coupons). Otherwise, fabric.com has duchess satin (use the backside probably), a variety of poplins (for more casual/matte approach), and taffetas.
I'm cosplaying a character who basically wears long johns instead of pants, and I'm kinda hung so whenever I put them in the bulge seems to be noticeable. I've tried tighter underwear and compression pants, but the bulge is still there and it makes he feel kinda awkward and I'm afraid its going to end up being super noticeable to others.
I want to cosplay Plague Knight for an upcoming convention. I've done simple costumes before, but I've never made masks or helmets. What would be the best material to use to make his mask? I was thinking craft foam, but I'm not sure if there's anything that would work better for something like this.
Trying to find a good wig for Ken Ichijouji. I was looking at Arda's Westley in dark blue but now I'm having second thoughts about the color. It just seems a little.. too blue? Can anyone who's bought dark blue tell me if it would be good?
I'm thinking of selling the wig I used for Rainbow Quartz, and I'd love if I could get some suggestions for what price to put it at. (in USD)
>lacefront >approx $100 worth of items from Wigisfashion sewed together (platinum blonde lacefront customized to have twice the amount of fibers, light blonde wig, lilac and light pink extensions) >recently washed/brushed through
Sorry for the shitty photo. I can upload photos that better show the pink/lilac if need be.
>>8785968 Oh man anon, the shoes for her are really simple to make and it'll look a lot better if you make them yourself. Cosplay shoes are one of those things that's rarely ever gonna be cheap or look good if you buy them. http://lolainprogress.deviantart.com/art/Making-thigh-high-boots-The-cheats-way-339994708 Here's the simplest route for thigh high boots.
>>8785892 One pair you'll still be able to see through slightly (I used to be able to see doodles on my legs during ballet class pretty clearly), but when you layer two pairs of dance tights you'll get some weird patterns on the tights from them stretching over each other. It's not noticeable at all though unless you're up close to it. Tattoo-specific concealer might be the better route in this case.
I really like this outfit of Kuroneko, but I have broad shoulders and a rectangle-shaped body. Would it look unflattering if I cosplayed this version of her? Never really did a sleeveless cosplay before.
>>8786065 I have really broad shoulders too, and I find that if you just put some of the wig hair in front of you/ block out some of your shoulders it breaks up the silhouette well enough. Cut the wig hair going in front of you a bit shorter so it's not super annoying and won't cover up all of your dress.
>>8786083 I'm sorry anon, but if it does not fit you, guess you mean it's too small around your thighs. That piece is made to only look good with stick thin thighs. It would look like shit otherwise, making you look even fatter.
I've been cosplaying as a Nazgûl a couple of times and I've run into one problem. The arms of my cloth robe keeps sliding off the metal gauntlets when I move around too much. Since my vision is poor in the hood it's a real pain to get them back out ontop of the gauntlets again. I was thinking of sewing velcro into the robe arms and onto the gauntlets.To keep them from sliding off like that. But maybe there is a better solution?
Any idea on how could I make platforms/heels like pic realted? Already tried the 'bunch of flip flops glued together' that you can find anywhere, but didn't work for me since the heel keep bending and made really difficult to walk that way. Also tried to have a real shoemaker making it for me but it ended in a small horror story. Thanks in advance.
>>8787050 What material are your gauntlets made of? velcro seems like a good option, or maybe a tight elastic arm inside the robe's arm?
I taped a wire ring to a foam circle to see how well it would hold, and it does not hold very well. How can I make this brim stand firm? Do I need stronger wire, or look into making a wire frame with spokes?
I have these slip resistant shoes that I'm going to use for the base of my boot covers but I need the soles to be a different color. (I got these in black since that was the only color available and also I needed something slip-resistant since where I live is covered in ice half of the year).
I was thinking of priming and spray painting them but I've done that in the past with different shoes only to have them turn out sticky and they never fully dried. Would painting them by hand be better? Or maybe I didn't do it right.
Also it would be great if I could get the paint to stay instead of peel or flake off. But if there's no way to do that then I'll just reapply paint when needed. No biggie.
>>8788571 Have you been trying outdoor spray paint? There's specific spray paint meant to stand up to the wear and tear of being outdoors (usually for patio furniture), so that might help with flaking/tackiness.
>>8785367 I'd say 75-80$ desu, especially if it's well done. In account for the time and money put into it. Though, the Steven Jewniverse are a bunch of underage poor losers, so they might call you out or try to haggle you extremely low.
>>8789641 Let's see... Made some samurai-ish armor from a trash can, helped my wife make at least three pairs of hooves for various draenei, and some Infested Kerrigan wings from PVC pipe that spread out... kinda. I think that covers the fanciest things.
>>8788259 Foam isn't strong enough it will get even more flimsy when you add the weight of the cover fabric. For my black mage hat I used a thick stiff felt that's sold in the interfacing section and coat-hanger weight wire hot glued+taped to the edge. Yours looks even wider so you might need to add extra support by adding a wire ring around the head hole and have some wires radiating between the inner and outer circles.
Apologies for the stupid question, but is there any way to 'uncrumple' this sleeve? I'm new at sewing and I was wondering if there was anything I could do to fix it before remaking the sleeves completely. I think that they are really big, but I'm not sure at which areas I should try to take it in. Thanks in advance!
Does anyone know where to buy a good fabric for Ladybug's suit? I've been looking around for black and red polka dot fabrics but everything is either dull or the dots are small.
I don't mind losing the texture of her suit but the main thing is that I want it to be shiny. I suppose I could paint on the dots but even so I've never worked with a shiny stretch before outside of PVC (which I think won't work for this since the stuff I have was kind of thick and stiff) so any suggestions with a link would be nice.
Don't know if this is the right thread, but I'm at a loss here. I love (what you can see of) Ivy's third outfit in Batman & Robin, but the bottom half is really hard to see. I want to cosplay it as accurate as possible. Does anyone have any clear picture of the outfit? I've already looked into the official comic and paper doll book, but they both don't even feature the look.
I just placed a bid on a jsk, the only one I can probably afford this year. The last time I used Buyee I spent a week asking around if it was possible to mark down the package and nobody gave a straight answer; literally the day after I paid the shipping fee, someone told me you could indeed mark down but she couldn't remember how... I've paid 2 to 3 times retail and nearly $600 in customs for every dress I've bought in the last year; plz halp me not get buttfucked again. How do I mark down?? If it helps, Buyee is apparently affiliated with Tenso.
hi there. I want to make this concept art Kylo Ren/Knight of Ren. The main thing I'm having an issue with is the cloak. I dont know what sort of material it should be. Someone said It would look cool to go with a similar fabric than the final design for Kylo (chenille/basket weave), but it looks much thicker...Any recommendations?
Also, would anyone know of a pattern that is similar to the cloak so that I can make it myself? keep in mind it also has a hood.
>>8794576 1. Try searching for "ruffled dress shirt" 2. Unless you think you can find the exact same fabric to make the collar out of, make the whole thing. If you buy a cheap cape and it ends up being some ridiculous sateen and you can't find a fabric match, you're screwed
I decided to cosplay Bayonetta at a con towards the end of this year. I dont really know where to start?! The bodysuit is really throwing me off. The wig, though difficult, I've found a tutorial that I'll have a shot at.
So I was asked by a family member to make an easter bunny costume. The suit part I can handle but the head seems like it will be difficult. Is a first attempt at a mascot head too difficult to be wearable? They are willing to pay me if I do it, but I doubt they would want to foot the bill for fuck ups
Anyone think this is feasible for a beginner with many years of lurker knowledge? I have about 3 months.
>>8791522 Look up tutorials for lelouches helmet. Im on my phone but im sure youd find your answer in them. >>8794620 Think of one of those visor hats, but with a third strap going over your scalp. You could put it on over the wig cap and under the wig. >>8792750 Looks like a cardigan with a collar
>>8795645 Make everything from scratch? Probably going to be a little tight on time since knowledge =/= experience and you're bound to screw up somewhere somehow. You could easily make the top and style the wig in three months though.
>>8795663 I think I might focus on modifying any existing piece I can find. Do you have any idea what to use for the gold accents? They look raised, similar to the reflecting tube things you find on some jackets.
>>8794925 Do you have any experience altering patterns? Looks like a standard bodysuit with a circular cut out that reattaches slightly at the neckline. The sleeves look like the most complicated part. Not sure if thats just the illustration that makes it looks so hard and pointy, but that's some serious padding. Maybe foam insert to keep that stiff shape, and a lot of mock-ups. The good thing about how the design curves around the breasts from the shoulders is that, if sewn well, will give you some excellent busty shape as where most streamline bodysuits without darts or other tricky pattern/sewing maneuvers lose the silhouette. I suggest doing the breast area in 3 parts. 1- centre front panel with the zip. 2- middle panel between the channels connecting center front and side breast. 3- side area, shoulder to underbust.
Check out Yaya Han's McCall bodsuit pattern, it's actually a pretty decent base.
Don't forget to accommodate your bra stuffing/boob magic and make a mock-up before moving on to the real thing. And consider either adding boning to the suti ( don't forget to add some heavy duty lining) , or wearing an underbust corset. It will honestly make you look just that much better.
Hope I explained myself well enough... don't mean to confuse you.
>>8795778 Thread deleted. Reposting here. my first project, I want to make pic related and need it by the middle of february, anyone have any tips for figuring out a pattern? I have materials (I am making it out of leather and I have loads of oilskin and suede around) but I dont really know how to go about making the basic suit (I usually do gloves and pouches/packs).
>>8795851 >>8795778 You can take an existing and similar commercial pattern and modify it or make a basic vest pattern from scratch, then make muslin mock-ups and alter the pattern until it looks like what you need and fits well. Don't be afraid to make more than one cheap mock-up, it'll be worth it if you want a custom fit.
I'm having trouble finding simple white socks with one red stripe (pic related). All I found were socks with two or more stripes. I don't really want to make them myself if I can buy them (not being lazy here, but it simply looks better). Any recommendations?
How should I go about cutting the inverted 'V' shape in Homura's hair, or should I even bother? I got purple plum's Mio wig, but couldn't find any tips on making that shape. I also looked for Chobbits tutorials as Chii has that hairstyle too, but no luck. I'm worried that since the wig hair falls in a straight line, rather than flaring out like Homura's the 'v' will hardly be noticeable or just look weird. It seems like not many people do this so I'm also wondering if it's just better to leave it one length.
>>8796480 Yuri Lowell from Tales of Vesperia has a similar hair cut. He has an inverted W instead of an inverted V.
However, this is one of those things that simply don't translate well to real life. Yes, it would technically be closer to the original, but since the hair doesn't naturally flare out like you said it'll just looks like someone messed up a hair cut. See pic related. This cosplayer imitated the game hair style (and did well) but in real life it still simply looks chopped. I'd say save yourself the time and effort, anon.
I just got a dress in the mail that I knew wasn't in brand new condition. For the most part, it's wonderful but there's a small yellow stain along the tulle-ish part of the chest. Does anybody have a good way of getting it out of that kind of fabric? I was thinking about gently dabbing it with a bleach pen but I don't want to ruin anything under it. Pic related, it's the dress.
>>8796480 >>8796489 Thanks so much for the fast responses anons! I figured it would be better to lose a bit of accuracy than to end up looking like an animal took a chunk out of my hair. I'll leave it as is and just texturize the ends and shape the front.
>>8796614 For fucks sake. Just use pic related instead, this is obviously bad advice. Your wig will get crusty and also super glue is usually exothermic to speed up the curing process and will melt the wig.
>>8796603 You will need some thick leather for the main part and belt leather for the actual belt. And a sizeable square of vegetable tan leather. 3 oz veg tan should do well for forming the holster.
To form the holster cut a block of wood to the size and basic shape of the gun it will hold and soak veg tan leather in warm water for about 30 minutes , maybe longer if required. Next use small nails to stretch the veg tan over your block and shape it, you want it tight. Leave it overnight to dry and harden. This will make it take the shape you want. Simply cur around your new form leaving room to sew it to the back and voila. Gun holster.
Or you could lay out your gun marker around it adding half inch then cut the bottom out fold over and sew from barrel to butt.
>>8796631 Not meaning to sound like an idiot at all but thank you, I genuinely did not see in the picture that all of the pieces seem to be different types of leather and that they are separate textures and consistencies. As for the rivets along the leather, they probably sell kits for that at somewhere like Tandy Leather, right?
Quick question: If I'm sewing a zippeable pouch inside a plush toy, can I sew down the pouch fabric all on one side and then add a zipper? Or do I have to seperate the two sides of the pouch and sew one to each side of the outside fabric (in order to not screw up the zipper?).
>>8796642 Actually I get all my leather from tandy, you can get everything you need there. Be warned though leatherworking is expensive. You could save money if you use the fold method instead of the form method though, that way you can just forgo buying veg tan and make the "pocket" out of the same leather as the backing. The small pockets can easily be made by cutting two oval shaped pieces for the sides and one larger rectangle strip. Sew down and fold the strip for a pouch that you can rivet down.
>>8796729 Tandy isnt the greatest place unless you get wholesale. Hidehouse is another good one and is a good bit cheaper. Also just buy veg tan as a whole for the belt and holster. I tend to go with a heavier 8-9 oz for belts and a 4 oz for my holsters.
>>8796555 Well, depends on how you do it I guess. I'm a stickler for detail so I'd rather (very very VERY) carefully paint the line on (since that's what real socks with stripes would look like anyway) than put on elastic since it looks more like you made it.
>>8796778 There are, I've seen a few. You may have to browse through McCall/Butterick/Simplicity/Burda/New Look and frankenstein together 2-3 different patterns though, like the bodice/collar from one and the sleeves and skirt from another. Her dress is simplified in the anime compared to the game with no pintucks or stripes/pintucks on the skirt hem, so pick a version first then look.
/tg/ regular here with a couple requests. My friends and I recently started a DnD campaign, and we floated the concept of a prop for each of our characters.
My character is a sorcerer, so I'm looking for suitable wands. Nothing fancy, just looking for something with a Harry-Potter-esque look to them, with enough difference that they'd be easily distinguished from each other
I'm also looking for a blank, featureless mask - no nose, no mouth, just eyeholes - which I'm aiming to paint later. Everything I've found online is either far more than I'm willing to pay for a play-pretend prop (fuck you Army of Two masks, you're so fucking perfect for this but you're like $90 minimum, I pirated the rulebooks for God's sake) or something homemade ("I took a mask with features than filled everything in/covered everything in modeling clay"), and I am certainly no craftsman.
>>8796805 As someone who once fretted over needing black kneesocks with two white stripes and only being able to find them with one white stripe just sew on the elastic or put white socks on your legs, tape off your stripes, paint with fabric paint and sit back and watch aovie while they dry. The there is literally no one who will give a shit about this besides you and take that in the spirit it which its intended. I wasted a lot of time in my starting days trying to hunt down the perfect product and it's really not worth it in the end.
Any suggestions on how to make Bayonetta's hair cloak? While I'd love to use actual wig fibers, I'm afraid of it getting really messy and looking gross. I was thinking of maybe using ostrich feathers instead.
First try with making anything fabric/sewing wise (I normally just make props, mech suits, and accessories) but want to do an Uta cosplay as I've already made the mask. Problem is I've no idea what the jacket/coat(?) thing he wears is called so I can't find patterns of it or something similar. Also is this a viable baby's first sewing project?
>>8796941 I personally prefer the original design from the otome game, so I'll go for that. If only there were better pics of her dress from the game. As a novice seamstress, I never heard of pintuck so it's really nice to learn a new term.
Correct me if I'm wrong. This is how I see the dress so far since I'm trying to look for patterns: - Empire-waist with ribbon separating the bodice from the skirt - Vertical pintuck from bodice to skirt - Horizontal pintuck around skirt I'm not so worried about the sleeves since they get covered up by the cardigan.
Looks like a hybrid between a trenchcoat and a one-button fitted coat. Personally I'd try looking for sewing patterns for a fitted coat, and then modify the pattern by extending the bottom another ten-twenty inches or so to get the hip length. Preferably you want a pattern that includes shoulder pads to get that broad shoulder look, but you can easily stitch them into a coat anyway, not like someone is going to make you take it off and inspect the insides and then judge you on it.
The breast pocket is called a welt pocket and is pretty fiddly to do. You might want to fake this by sewing two strips of fabric and that chain directly onto the coat, instead of making it a real, working pocket.
The pockets on his hips are called cargo pockets. Have not tried making those, but they're some variation on patch pockets so they should be less fiddly than the welt pocket.
The four big buttons on his coat look to be just sewn on.
>baby's first sewing project?
Oh lol. I have an entire book solely devoted to making fitted men's coats. The (inter-)lining, the sleeves, the elbow allowance, the fold of the collar and the order everything is sewn down is pretty tricky. If you walk into a shop and tried to buy a real, proper coat that looks like this it'll probably cost a pretty penny. It's definitely not a walk in the park, I don't advise drafting the whole thing from scratch yourself.
That said, you can try picking up a ready-made pattern like this one, check out the instructions and see if you can follow them. You can google for instructions for welt pockets and cargo pockets and add them in yourself, along with the shoulder pads. The sleeve cuffs look to be an easy fix as well. Since it's a cosplay coat you could probably mess it up a little and no one would care much. So yeah, take a look at the patterns in your fabric store and see if you can understand them. If so, then it's certainly feasible to sew this yourself.
Should i buy it? (20$ anna house skirt) It's not brand and i am kinda affraid of sweet even though old school sweet is adorable. I have a youthful face but i dont wanna look infantile? I just wanna look like a mysterious victorian doll and i dont know if pink would throw that "feel" off???
>>8796599 To be honest just did pic related to make the patterns and worked pretty well. Platforms and heels are the only thing that gave me a headache. But now that I have to make everything from 0 again I'm kinda unmotivated.
Where does someone start if they want to sew something? Every time I look up a tutorial on how to make a certain item the video/guide goes over terms and techniques that I have no idea how to do or just skips over steps. I'd be following a video that say s"ok measure this, buy this etc" and then BAM the next step is like "after you made the pattern" or something along those lines and I'm completely lost. Often they'll say "top stitch this" or "run through your sewing machine" and I have no idea what they're talking about. Then when I go a look up the techniques they refer to as in order to find out what they do, it opens up a whole new set of additional terms and skills I have no idea what is going on.
This whole thing feels really intimidating when I can't even grasp the basic knowledge.
>>8797979 Like learning a new language, there will be a little struggle with vocabulary at first. It's like you're trying to read a book; you need to build knowledge of letters and grammar at the same time therefore it can seem like a mountain.
Sewing is easy, just turn on your machine and pass through the fabric. Making garments is harder. I would say start by sewing straight lines on scrap fabric. Play around it and get comfortable. Test out the tension (number knobs) and different stitches. Then make skirts (look up patterns) and bows- those are straight-forward. Look up terminology you don't understand. Top stitch is just a regular straight line btw. Zig-zag is when it goes back and forth, also common to use. Pattern is building blocks for the garment.
>>8797979 Buy a simple beginner pattern (simplicity or mccall's) and go from there. Usually those patterns have a glossary at the beginning that explain the jargon used, and small pictures showing you how to cut/sew a particular step.
If you can find the reader's digest book on sewing, that thing is gold. It explains the basics quite well (I still use it as a reference sometimes) and it has some simple projects too.
How do I go about creating a no face cosplay/making the "body" shape so that the black cloth doesn't show the human figure underneath while still allowing the person inside of it to be mobile and seeing? Sorry if my question isn't very clear, I hope it's understandable what I'm trying to say.
The cosplayers I've seen make a sort of frame that they wear on their shoulders (with a harness or something to keep it from toppling over/moving around too much).
The mask is usually placed further up, the cosplayer's head would be where the teethy mouth is in this photo. Then they choose a black fabric that's see-through to cover the front of no-face, so when the thing is worn, they can see right through the fabric. The rest of the frame is usually covered using a different, more opaque black fabric, don't want the whole thing to be transparent. I think the person underneath is usually wearing black as well, so it's harder to see that the front panel is semi-trasparent.
Hey guys, I'm trying to make this shoulder pauldron out of cardboard. I cut out the shapes, and folded them to give them shape, but how do I keep the shape more rigid so it doesn't just re-flatten when I let go of it?
Trying to make a Kamen Rider cosplay. I thought the Adidas tiro would be good, but they have three stripes instead of the two that no.1 has. Is there a good way to dye/color the middle stripe as well as the adidas logo?
>>8799123 The stripe looks sewn on. The logo might be painted or embroidered. Maybe you can rip out the stitching? I'd be worried about it leaving marks or the middle stripe being attached to the seam.
You might just be able to get black pants and sew/paint the stripes on.
>>8795504 First, make sure you know how realistic you want to go. I have a friend who did a pretty accurate copy of his PS1 battle model hair by folding cardboard and glueing the hair over it, and it looked way better than I make it sound from that description. If you want a less cartoony look (but still of the original game), the hair he has in the Remake trailer looks great to me. For something in between, look at KH or Dissidia.
The spikes are not actually the hardest part. Get the wig on a wig head or volunteer. Section the hair you're going to make into a spike, PULL IT DOWN FLAT, cut the end blunt to the height you want, then pull it up and hairspray/backcomb at the base. Setting lotion or fabric glue can be used to keep the spikes together at the top. It's surprisingly easy. I like to use a little diluted brown ink around the base of the spikes to give some depth.
For me, the hardest part was actually the sticky-out hair at the back, and I don't feel qualified to talk about what would make that look good because I never worked it out.
So I wanted to purchase a Yellow pair of shoulder length gloves from welovecolors (Men's Nylon/Lycra). I wanted to see if you guys had any positive or negative comments on their products. Also how difficult is the process of dying this kind of spandex? I need to dye the hands Orange and the leave the sleeves Yellow.
>>8800451 Nylon can be colored with acid dyes, so either silk dye or RIT + vinegar. I've had shitty luck with tights coming out blotchy when I try to dye them, like even with constant stirring some places end up darker. As for welovecolors in particular, the tights I've gotten from them are nice and opaque and non-pilling.
Any suggestions on making the scales, horns, and tail and making them waterproof?
I'm doing a swimsuit version of my Au'ra, but I'm worried about the dragon bits not being safe in the water, both materials-wise and (for the scales) adhesive-wise. I was thinking of using craft foam on the scales and horns, but I'm not sure what to do about the tail that won't make it stiff.
Pic isn't my Au'ra, but should give a good idea what the scales look like, but in a platinum white. Her horns look more like this: http://i.imgur.com/VeOe78E.jpg
>>8803141 How do I buy from underworks? The women section doesn't seem to have binders for the purpose of hiding boobs. I am an A cup but I'm wearing a skinsuit with it so I need it to compress quite a bit. There are many different options on the men's section which makes me kinda lost also.
>>8801071 >other RnY fans exist >bless What I've been doing for Hans is having the ropes be purely decorative instead of real attachers, and putting large snaps underneath. I also planned to make the entire apron-shape out of the duck cloth I have and then cut out the squares for the blue and purple patches; it's messy, but so is his entire outfit, so I think it's appropriate.
I can't really understand what you've got going on with the pattern there, so I'm not really capable of offering advice on that.
>>8804274 Thanks, I was thinking about doing the same with the patches. Probably for the ropes aswell.
About the shape, I was trying to figure out what the shape needs to be so that it would look right. If I made it just from a rectangular piece of cloth I think it would drape too much and not resemble the actual piece accurately.
>>8795670 EL wire is actually run at around 300V about 3x what comes out of the wall in the US. However its extremely small amount of current that's why they can run off of AA batteries. Don't let that freak you out though. It's very safe as long as you don't break the plastic casing. I just wouldn't sew it while powered up.
>>8803958 Just wanted to say I feel your pain anon. I have the same hips and even at my skinnier it looks like I have serious muffin action. I wish I had advice but I avoid costumes where they would show
I'm 121lbs for 5"3 i feel like a total fatty even though it's "average weight", i need to lose 10 pounds fast since i'm going to see my boyfriend and probably have my first time and i don't want to look disgusting. Sport is dififcult to me due to asthma. Please suggest anything i need to lose weight and fast.
>>8805091 Don't. Losing weight to "not look disgusting" to your boyfriend is a terrible reason to lose weight. If your boyfriend is disgusted by a little bit of chub, he should -not- be your boyfriend (or anyone's boyfriend for that matter).
If you want to lose weight for your own health, then by all means do so, but insecurity or feeling gross to an SO is never a good reason. Likewise, you can't really "lose 10lbs fast", especially if you can't work out. Cut sugars and processed foods from your diet, drink more water, count calories if you want to be healthier without a lot of exercise.
(Also this is a cosplay help thread, not a personal fitness help thread)
I'm attaching thin (1.3mm) EL wire to a wooden prop. What kind of adhesive would be best? Im worries that, because of how thin it is, hot glue or super glue will damage the wire. I guess E6000 would be good, but im not sure if I can get the wire to stay in place long enough for the glue to dry.
>>8805091 don't listen to that another anon. when you lose weight you will feel better about yourself, happier, and more confident.
Its perfectly normal to want to look good for your SO. My bf and I both work out for ourselves and to look good for each other, and that's part of a relationship.
that being said, count calories. To lose weight you need to eat about 500 calories less than your normally do. If its possible for you to do a little bit of exercise with that, that would be even better. At home or in your backyard, carry about 5lbs in each hand (you can get water jugs if you don't want to buy weights) and do walking lunges. Do as many you can do without your heart rate escalating too much (if you get dizzy, take a break). Make sure your lunge is wide, its good for your ass. Do this every other day or every 3 days if you're busy.
If you actually do this yes you will lose weight and you will have a nice perky ass. 5'4" 98 lbs here.
>>8805091 Everyone carries weight differently, and we wont really know what you qualify as a 'disgusting fatty' unless you post pics, but.
Anon, if you're 5'3 and 121 pounds you don't need to lose weight, you probably just need to tone up. Lift weights or do exercises like yoga and pilates, they wont get your heart rate up like sports will. Also eat well, and throw in some more protein to gain muscle. It wont happen overnight, or "fast" as you said, but I think this is what you need rather then losing fat.
On a side note, if you think youre fat for some minor reason like you have stomach rolls when you lean over, just stop. Everyone has rolls and imperfections, no matter what weight or fat content.
So my friends started a Granblue Fantasy group and when they heard of Anchira, they added another girl and switched me from Socie and now I'm a little stumped and my googlefu is failing me.
I'm not the flattest so is there anyway to minimize/stabilize my chest a bit (I'm at a 36C) with such an open top and back? If not, its no a problem - just wanted to go the extra mile.
And I'll be wearing tights but what is the best way to get a close shave aside from waxing. I've been getting mixed reviews that say to do sugaring or use an epilator but I'm a bit tedious since it'll be around my muff and I'd hate to get anything weird in there or deal with extreme inflammation/ingrown hairs.
>>8805148 >If your boyfriend is disgusted by a little bit of chub, he should -not- be your boyfriend (or anyone's boyfriend for that matter). that doesn't seem calm, it's pretty irrational.
one of the main ways we as humans view our bodies is by impressions of others, especially those close to us. it's just a fact, chances are the OP had an idea of what they thought her bf wanted and what he actually wants has shaken that.
>>8805989 >one of the main ways we as humans view our bodies is by impressions of others, especially those close to us. If you let all your life choices (especially those pertaining to your physical appearance) be determined by what others think of you, you're going to have a bad time. I'm almost 27 and I learned that the hard way.
Minor physical imperfections shouldn't put a relationship in jeopardy. Anon seems to be freaking out about her boyfriend thinking less of her because of a little bit of chub. If she wants to get healthy for her own sake, great, but I don't see her apparent panicking over what someone she's already in a relationship with thinks of her appearance as normal or healthy.
>>8806006 i'm talking on a more subconsious level. it's a social construct, but has been around for ages and is strongly rooted in psychology. it's just something that people do within the social structure, but most are unaware.
people tend to impart implied opinions or ideas onto the people around them until they are told by the person outright(think of assumptions made about someone looking at you on a train or bus) because of this it creates a false sense of security(or insecurity) until that thought is challenged by the reality. it's completely rational for OP to get upset and want to change since it is reasonable for her to want her bf to have positive feelings about her looks since it will(subconsiously at the very least) actually increase her own.
>>8805991 I know but since the character looked like she'd be an A or B (at most) I was a little worried.
I don't have anything to remeasure right now but 2.5 weeks ago I was 42-28-41. My hips might not be optimal since my thighs aren't stick thin and I have the violin thing going on but I'll be toning up while making the accessories.
>>8805983 Honestly, just wax. Epilators are painful and sugaring runs the risk of a yeast infection over the braz area. Get a wax about three weeks before the con and see how your skin reacts, then get another wax the day/two days before so you aren't red.
>>8806066 I think so. I'm not how to exactly explain but I have to wear my bras on the tightest setting or they'll slide right down. Because of that, I haven't considered changing sizes. It could be that I measured wrong or was fitted incorrectly though.
>>8806487 That would look terrible, especially as the beige parts are supposed to be his legs. What you want to do is get some flesh toned leggings, which will help make your legs look much smoother, and then attach the black line to them and wear shorts overtop of them. As for the staff, pvc pipe and foam base. gesso and fibreglass are the basics after that, but there are a few other options to you as well.
>>8806155 It was a little hard since she's only like this a few seconds but I tried to get all I could of her. I think I know how I can attach the fabric at the back now, but any help on what kind of fabric the dress itself is would be appreciated. I definitely think I might go with chiffon. Is there any way to make it more poofy?
>>8806945 Make a support structure out of boning or wiring, perhaps, to prop up the half-skirt in the back. You might need to have it on a belt or small harness hidden under the dress so that the weight is carried by your waist/hips. You can check and see what Penguindrum cosplayers did for their Princess of the Crystal cosplay for inspirations.
Does buyee sniper bids match the current price and gradually increase until they hit your maximum bid value, or does it just bid the amount you enter straight away? For example, the item I want is currently at 47,000 yen I placed a 90,000 yen sniper bid. Will my sniper bid bid 47,500 and continuously rise until it hits 90,000 yen or will it just place abid of 90,000 yen straight away?
Putting together an Ino cosplay but I'm really struggling with the wig. Is there any way to make the hairline look like it's pulled up into a ponytail? I've seen a lot of super natural looking widow's peaks wigs but I've only seen terrible unnatural wigs for Ino so I'm wondering if there's any way to make the ponytail look pulled back.
I'm planning on getting a lace front from Wig Is Fashion and then adding wefts for the bangs. That should be viable... right?
So I'm doing this version of asuka, and recreating the bottom half with red long leotard. i pretty much have a good idea on how to do everything. except the TINY black lines/piping of the suit. i have no idea how to do it, and i want to be as accurate as possible. it's hard to paint on it because im small and it's a stretch material, making it hard to put painters tape on it and hard to adhere when it's off of me. any suggestions?!
>>8809087 i suggest getting a lacefront with clip-in bangs, if you're okay with not having a totally and completely seamless flow between hair and bangs (which isn't how natural hair works, unless you were going for a totally unbelievable look!)
>>8796282 Use matte red ribbon around the top of the sock. i've always done this for my school uniform asuka. as long as it's matte and the seam of the ribbon is on your inner calf, you should be fine!
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