Edgy goat edition
Previous thread's in autosage:
Small Tumblr dump, I suppose.
Trying to stay away from posting the Mettaton costests that take up 75% of the tag..
I've gotten to the point where even a good Mettaton makeup test just isn't enough to impress me.
Ain't an Undertale thread without some cringe.
This looks like they're at a school..?
Leaving off with nightmare fuel
I'm planning on cosplaying Muffet. I'm not sure how to go about the arms though. And I'm thinking of doing my makeup like pic related rather than sclera lenses.
Welp, reposting from last thread:
I'm doing Sans in the future, do you think it would just be for the best if I wore a black turtleneck under the white shirt, and black leggings instead of getting those skeleton leggings?
I don't have any skeleton leggings yet, but I was thinking the pre-printed usual ones. Then again I am very short so I can get away with wearing long shorts and some white socks + black leggings without it looking horribly off proportion.
for the anon in the last thread who was asking for bad full mettatons
So I need some help picking out frisk yarn. I'm torn between the three. The turquoise would look most accurate but I hate the color combination and I often see frisk fan art with a more purple ish color. I'm stumped!
I want to do Toriel and my bf will be Asgore. I want to do the heads, but I don't have any experience with furry suit. Tips?
Update from last thread, made an extra piece for the dial to help make it more proportionate, and made both shoulder pieces. The right one is partially heat formed, but I need to go and buy a heat gun tomorrow to really get anything done. All that's left now is to make the waist pieces and the back piece with the switch, make sure it all fits together, then heat form, seal, sand and paint.
>4 more days
Ikkicon, Austin. I'd love to enter it in the cosplay contest if I'm able to finish it, since it has a lot of different materials and methods going into it. It's my first time using EVA foam and my first time using electronics in a cosplay. I'm also hoping to add an interesting exposed wire makeup effect for the unfinished portion of his face.
make of this what you will
things like this seem popular in fanart recently
Group anon here.
A little over one month till the con and I'm overly exited.
We found out that there's a small national group that enjoys Undertale and we're meeting at the con. Some people aren't really "serious" cosplayers but it doesn't even matter anymore.
I'm going full out on this costume, resin hearts, scary flowey, custom styled wig. I hope I don't completely suck. We even comissioned a fursuiter to help us with Asriel, we're going for a Japanese fursuit look.
I just wish I could knit, so I could make Frisk's sweater instead of sewing fabric.
Yarn anon back again. The swatch went good (not the color I'm using, I'll just make a hat out of it but still needed a swatch to see the stitch length and how it knit up)
bought the first two yarn balls of what will be many more just so I wouldnt forget the name of the colors I wanted to use. First sweater ever, hopefully it goes ok
it's never confirmed to be a sweater or not, a long sleeved t-shirt wont let your costume down at all!
I finally finished my sweater! I think I last posted progress pics like a month and a half ago.
It's super huge and cozy. I'm kind of disappointed it's weird colors and not something I can just wear like normal clothes.
Looken good! What ppatern did you use anon?
And I know that feeling. I'm starting knitting mine tonight and I wish I could just wear it as normal to, but I'd get some weird looks I think.
I used this tutorial plus looked up youtube videos to help visually explain the weird parts. I messed up the first couple of raglan decreases because I wasn't moving my markers right but after that they're all even!
My only suggestion for this tutorial is, if you're short and don't have a nice rack don't knit more than like half an inch plain once you get the sleeves and body on the needles together. For some reason I had it in my head that knitting a bunch extra there would help make the sweater baggier but it didn't, it just made it longer. I knit plain like two inches before starting the raglan decreases and now the top stripe hits lower on my chest than I'd like.
I knitted bottom to top and something that tutorial didn't tell me was if you bind off the collar normal it won't stretch and you'll have to undo the whole damn bind off, put it back on your needles, and redo it with a stretchy bind off. I used the first video tutorial for a stretchy bind that made sense: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbzeEg6XMwM
While this isn't horrible, I don't get what is with Mettaton cosplayers and pixelated makeup.
I guess it's because he's a robot...? Idk, it looks good if done right (case in point: that one entirely photoshopped MTT) but this one is sort of...hovering in between good and bad. Like not quite 'bad makeup thread' bad, but also not quite good enough to be ~highly commended~.
Side note, will it matter if I don't have contacts for MTT cosplay? I can't wear stuff in my eyes (no glasses, just ommetaphobia and unfortunate memories) and I'm afraid that blue eyes are going to make the face look shitty...
It's fine, anon. Mettaton doesn't have a canon eyecolor
on the off-chance that op is doing mettaton they have a valid reason to be concerned because the game has been out for four months and everyone's already six of seeing it everywhere
Got some materials today!
I'm pretty excited, we also bought the foam to start Asriel 's head.
I doubt it will die out that quickly, there is still plenty of hype and people will definitely recognize you anyway
I mean there's always going to be people who get sick of a fandom quickly but I think most people are just sick of seeing shitty closet cosplays of characters, mostly because the fandom is made up of a lot of underage/tumblr kids
I've been wanting to cosplay mettaton because it'd probably really fun for ala
but in the case I get lost in what might be a sea of mettaton cosplays I might do a burgerpants as well, since he doesn't really get cosplayed. Is anyone else planning Undertale cosplays for ALA? I kind of wanted to low-key make some mettaton or burgerpants freebie stickers and give them out to people who say hi but I don't want to get yelled at by tumblr or Fox
I don't think Toby wants people to sell things like shirts or plushies, but he said art commissions and gifts are fine. If it's your own art then giving them out for free should be alright. Hey, if you cosplayed Mettaton, you could give someone a quiz show question then give them a sticker for a right answer or as a condolence for getting it wrong (Metta's a jerk but come on).
Aahh I'm so glad!
>Hey, if you cosplayed Mettaton, you could give someone a quiz show question then give them a sticker for a right answer or as a condolence for getting it wrong (Metta's a jerk but come on).
Anon, anon I love you, you're a genius!! That's such a good idea! I should totally do that
So any recommendations to make a Frisk cosplay stand out? I've started knitting my sweater already, and I've got a few plans... like making a flowey crawling up my arm, the 'bloody' bandage and stick Frisk starts with, and for the wig I was planning to combine two short brown wigs to get a full fluffy look. But I'm not sure what else to do or just to call it a day there.
How would you guys get the confidence to do this? I'm only 5'6 with platform boots with a feminine voice and there is no way I could interact with other cosplayers like this. I get nervous even asking for pics.
Add me to the list of Mettaton cosplayers here, but I'd love to do something similar to this but I just couldn't make it work.
>been debating weather or not to go to ALA
Seems like a fun con to cosplay Undetale to. Just gotta figure out how easy it would be for me to get there from Oregon.
Confidence is often a fake it till you make it. Some advice though, I'm not an actor, but I work with actors for my job, and took quite a few drama classes. I always got super nervous at first and didnt realize how much I was holding back, even in an environment where I was told 'yeah go hog wild, improv it up'. But eventually you get into it and just stop caring. Same concept for cosplay for me if I'm ever trying to be 'in character' for what ever reason. I really stop caring after a while and just have a ball with it.
Same anon here, I've tried to fake it but I'm just naturally quite shy and a bit of an introvert. I'm also terrified that the rest of my cosplay group would be silently judging me. Anxiety is a wonderful thing.
On a similar note, would you guys have a basic script that you can follow in your head or would you improv the whole interaction, including questions? If the only way I can do it is to pretend I'm more confident then I might as well give it a shot.
One arm done.
>Took me like an hour because I'm not a seamstress AT ALL and had to fight the bobbin for 10 minutes and the needle keeps unthreading.
Kill me anons.
Faking it till you make it can take years. I was hella un confident for a long ass time. And then just started doing confidence as a joke (ie "Of course I'm amazing! Have you met me?") and then one day realized I really had started to branch out more and be more open with stuff and stopped caring so much. But I'll grant you anxiety is a different beast that I'm not sure my advice can tackle, as well I dont have it. But I wish you best of luck anon, I believe in ya man.
Back to cosplay though, script a few is probably a good idea, but dont be afraid to improv it if the time comes. If you're feeling nervous going into it, its good to have some questions you dont need to think of on the spot already prepared.
Nice job anon! Sewing just takes practice, the next one wont take you as long I'm sure. Cant wait to see the finished product.
Tbh I get nervous about acting in character at cons too but when I've just sucked it up and done it, it has always been a lot of fun and you can only really get better at it by just doing it. It helps a LOT to practice beforehand as well. Before I cosplayed Peridot, I listened and read out her lines a whole bunch. Learned to mimic the way she talks and whatnot. Body language is important too. I was surprised to find just how much easier it was to act and respond in character just after doing that. Also, I find that it doesn't matter if your voice is not exactly the same as what people expect for a character as long as you have the same sort of dialect/intonation/feel. Of course Undertale leaves a bit of room for interpretation but you could probably just find some good voice acting someone did for MTT and learn to mimic that.
Oh, and I would definitely plan out a script ahead of time but be kinda loose with it depending on the situation since you never know how other people are going to respond.
Also I highly recommend that you check out this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRk8W0b5X18&ab_channel=Karsten%27sChronicle There are some really really great tips and stories in there.
Thank you! I'm watching it as I type. I think a problem I have is that I'm British, and therefore have a regional accent (not saying where, but it's recognisable as being from that area) and so I'd feel as though people are judging my voice, especially when I'm also trying to mimic MTT's speech patterns/voice acting patterns.
I'm probably overthinking this too much, sorry anons. If I only get one con of this cosplay then I want to really put the character into it, y'know?
haha I'll definitely try to record some snippets if I can
Another great idea! oh man that'd be hilarious
Good luck to anyone else that's going to try this!
Well I hope you can make it, anon!
Hey man I'm sure you could do it!
To be honest, I am by no means confident, the idea of somebody approaching me scares me but I adore Mettaton and the game itself and to be able to interact with other fans, give them fun sticker gifts, potentially have some hilarious interactions and make some new friends really helps put me at ease (and fills me with determination).
yeah, im trying to post more positive stuff, unless i see something just utterly atrocious...
I... I don't know? I borrowed the machine from a friend, it already had a needle in it.
Feels a bit weird making this post since I'm not a cosplayer, but I browse these threads since I'm a huge undertale fan.
I work with resin and run my own store. I just had a custom order for a large resin heart with a pin back and realized it might be for cosplay. The largest mold I have for a heart is the one pictured, at 5cm x 5cm. If I made these with undertale more in mind such as canon colors, would anyone be interested? Or for it to be more suitable would it have to be larger in size?
My way to combat being a nervous loser is to just cosplay nervous losers. Which is why I'm working on an Alphys costume, I have to fly to the con though so it's probably going to be pretty lame.
A+ advice. Act like you're the shit and you'll really gain confidence.
I did the same and feel way better now I jumped over my shadow.
I like to describe it with a matter of perspective. You're sitting inside your shell and everything seems dark when looking at the shell from outside is beautiful. You'll have to go out of your shell to see it's beauty.
mtt is based on glam rock stars, tons of which were british! freddy mercury said 'bloody' almost as much as he said 'darling'. you'll do fine
Selfposting more progress. Critics are still very welcome.
Fleet Street Dirtworks in sand or rotten stone would work really well for any kind of dust effect for Chara.
it's ketchup, its gallons and gallons of ketchup.
Okay anons I need some crit.
The contact cement I used to glue these pieces together managed to eat through the backing and crack the mirrored plastic. Is it overly noticable or do I need to replace it?
Yes sorry, I was busy sobbing because the stupid glue wasn't taking on the main body piece.
I'm starting to think I should just replace it. The part of me that's tired of this damn thing says to just leave it. But the part of me that has standards is screaming otherwise.
You'd probably be happier with the finished product if you replaced it. But I'll admit I dont notice it all that much, but that could be the computer monitor. But if you do replace it just take some time before you approach it. It's good to calm down first.
Other wise I think it looks really good anon!
Wasn't able to find the same sort of backing but I replaced it. I couldn't enter this in a cosplay contest knowing it was less than what I could accomplish. At least the rainbow sparkles diffuse the pink light cutely.
Sage for my excessive selfpost.
oh man, I'm actually the one running the ALA Undertale gathering with a friend of mine (she's doing Toriel, and I'm doing Mettaton.) I had told her that I had expected turnout to be around 20-something, but she looked at me like I was crazy, and told me to expect at least 2 or 3 times that amount. If the FB page is anything to go by, it's looking to be massive (by my standards of a "large" group being anything more than 7). Hope to see y'all there
I'll be like, one of a million Frisks I'm sure, but I'm hella excited for it. This isg oing to be my first con in a few years, and my first time at ALA. Its nice to already know there will be a meet I am looking forward to.
Matrices are the only good place for starter normal fags. Please look at bad fursuit blogs like fuckyeahdurrsuits.tumblr.com to see what to avoid.
haaaa.. We're getting a speaker in order to organize everyone for pics. (per my adamant request, it might be pic related)
I'm just kind of talking from experience. I carried a boombox around for a cosplay once and shit got tiresome really fast. But then again I was stuck with other people and couldn't dump it off at our hotel after the gathering
It's a friend of mine, she's one of the two known fursuit makers in the country. (not going to share her name in case she doesn't feel comfortable with it)
Kemono are really out of her style but I think we can do it, the biggest issue is lack of proper materials here, but she knows a lot of alternatives.
I really hope everything comes out at least ok.
Going to start reworking my Papyrus I wore for Comikaze Expo for ALA.Lost my helmet so I'm remaking that,need to cover up my seams on the chest better,and replacing my shitty shoulder pads.I haven't seen anyone do this for their papyrus,but I'm tempted to do some simple aging/dirty look on the costume by rubbing black acrylic on some areas of the costume.Opinions?
you look cute! kind of reminds me of a mascot suit, in a good way, like soft and huggable. props on the underwear/armor thing for not letting it look diaper-y, as well as the nice waist to clothes proportion!. i wouldn't age it though, especially since it's supposed to be a costume that he and sans made for a party and not real armor.
yeah I'm with >>8790032 on the whole aging costume, buuut maybe you can wear out/tear the cape at the ends a little like in pic related (I couldn't find a better example but you get the idea) Your costume is adorable tho, 10/10 would eat spaghetti with
His name is obviously Flambo McHotpants
What kind of wig style would work best for Chara? I see a lot of cosplayers doing either a side part or full on straight bangs. Chara's sprite makes it look as if they have a side part but I'm still uncertain.
At first I thought you meant color as well, and I got confused haha. The second or fourth would work best- especially if you straightened the fourth one and styled it straight down.
The straight bangs idea comes from this. I don't personally think any of those wigs are particularly good for Chara unless you cut them afterwards but I'm no expert.
Different wig anon here, I was thinking of following this tutorial for my Frisk/Chara wig. I'm not entirely sure though on what wigs would make good bases.
found this fan height guessing chart. thoughts?
this nabstabot is really cute. i like it better than the repainted mettaton ones, which dont really suit his personality at all
REEEEEEEEEE METTATON IS TALLER THAN UNDYNE WHY ISN'T THIS IN HEIGHT ORDER? AND MK IS TALLER THAN TEMMIE. YOU DO NOT COUNT HAIR IN HEIGHT AND YOU DO NOT COUNT EARS. ALSO MTT SHOULD BE SHORTENED SINCE HE'S WEARING HEELS, HE'D PROBABLY BE THE SAME HEIGHT AS UNDYNE WITHOUT THEM. IF YOU'RE GONNA GUESS HEIGHTS GUESS RIGHT GDI
Could you provide a link to the FB page?
I tried looking for it but no luck
Any advice on what shade of brown to do for Frisk's wig? I'm torn between spanish brown and dark brown.
In addition to the other comments, I'd recommend re-working your gloves so they look a bit less like boxing gloves, and also re-doing your boot covers so they have more of a rounded toe. This flat-toe problem often happens with boot covers, you just need to make sure that the toe area is a super snug fit.
Papyrus overworld sprite also has a bit of detail on the boots that I'm yet to see anyone include.
I'm thinking Birmingham MCM in March! It's the closest in terms of date and I really want to get this to a con before everyone forgets about Undertale completely. But the May London one is also a possible, although I have a lot going on around that time so idk if I could make it.
Okay, no, jokes aside, this one looks pretty good. Sans is hard to pull off, I think his head and face just translates badly to real life.
And this one. I think this one's really cute even if it's casual.
For some reason, this is what I thought of.
This one if the head wasnt basically a sphere
Eh, I'm trying to carve Asriel's head myself with tips from said fursuit maker friend while she doesn't have time enough to come over and make it with me.
Even if we don't use this one, I guess it's nice to practice a little.
The mouth moves so it's already a partial success!
I'm using a Korean fanart as reference.
Progress anon here, shitty mirror selfie but I somehow pulled it off
that sans is really cute, aw. mettaton could be good, i just wish they had proper sleeves+wig. I'm really glad to see a mettaton that doesnt use the dumb two toned lips, the silver lips look nice
Alright, where do I start?
It just gets worse as you go down; no wig (inappropriate hair ofc), bad makeup, jellybean chestpiece, and those arms, have you ever stepped foot in a home depot before? Mettaton's arms aren't a fucking shirt you pick up at forever 21, they're air duct tubing bullshit that you see on elementary school robot costumes.
The silver fabric around the heart is wrinkly as hell, but that's nothing compared to the downright embarrassing superhero underwear wrinkles she's got going on around her crotch. Nevermind that it's highlighted even more because the bodysuit and the leggings are two different fabrics that stand out against each other. If this person has worn the leggings on the outside instead, it would have looked less unfortunate.
pretty much all the napstabots are too...flashy? for a shy guy
fukkin ADDENDUM: if you put SLINKIES around your arms it would look better than this striped shirt bullshit that EVERYONE does
Its both. Your body type just does not make the proportions look good. Everything is scrunched up your torso and it makes your hips/legs look too big and too empty, like there's something missing. I would try to give some advice to make it look better but there's really not much you can do with your own body. If there's anyone you would fit perfectly though, it would be Alphys.
> Everything is scrunched up your torso and it makes your hips/legs look too big and too empty, like there's something missing.
But that's the thing anon, that's what Mettaton's design is actually like; it's really top-heavy. And let's not kid ourselves here, MTT is p thick (pic related). A plus sized model could totally have the right body type for him. So here's some real advice: if you can get a nice, boned corset under the outfit and hide its visibility (might be a little hard with thinner material), you could totally get your proportions better for MTT.
Yeah, that's what his design is like but it doesn't look good on a body like hers. I've seen good Mettatons pull off his design, but her hips/thighs look incredibly empty and vast compared to the top. There's really not much you can do about that and honestly a corset might just emphasize what I'm talking about.
>A plus sized model could totally have the right body type for him.
If we're talking about American standards, then sure.
He's thick but...in a curvy, defined way. I'm picturing more of Jessica Rabbit-esque proportions (top-heavy, but that would mostly be his chest panel, with a small and thin waist and thicker hips and toned legs). There needs to be just that little bit extra definition in her cosplay - as you said, a corset or shapewear might work wonders.
Metallic silver lycra/spandex with black rings around it, either painted on or sewn on with other material. Hell, you could even cut the arms off a silver premade catsuit if you can't sew, that's what I'm doing. It's not that hard.
I don't understand how that would look much different from what most MTTs do now. Could you post an example of what you mean or something? Because I can't visualize how your idea is much different
Something like this? By striped shirt, I assumed anon meant a literal cotton shirt with striped sleeves, and not what seems to be a more obvious choice in the first place. At least this looks closer than just a long sleeved tee.
If original anon was talking about this too, then yeah, I'm with you. I don't know what else you could do.
Okay so, I'm planning on doing a Mettaton cosplay. I'll pad for the hips and cinch, and for the top I was thinking of doing something like pic related.
Does anyone know what the best material for something like that would be?
Also, for the belt and that shit, should I use the same material people use for armour cosplays? All I've done is mostly sown cosplays so I'm not very familiar with how to make sturdy/hard material cosplay.
Snagged off Instagram, but I finally found a Mettaton I like.
That's one way to go about it, but I also like seeing the rings done with seams, instead of separate sewn-on black lines. I think it looks less obviously cartoony, but I don't see too many people do it.
that looks like a take on klaus nomi. i looked it up and nomi's costume was vinyl, so maybe try that
I'd like to point out that this works well because of the arm position. I've seen people try to make all 6 of her arms stick out or be posable, but it looks so much better when the lower arms match the sprite.
So a few notes:
-Because the muzzle is narrow and more of a diagonal line than a curve, breathing isn't going to be the easiest, neither is sight unless you make the eyes huge.
-The kemono style isn't meant to be worn for long as again, ventilation isn't easy. (also the maker of the example in the pic IS Japanese, so this is some genuine weeaboo furfaggotry)
-A moving jaw for kemono isn't impossible, but that means you'll have to deviate from what you want.
If you want a full pic of the example fursuit, I can post that or link it.
Woah! Thanks a ton!!!
This is incredibly helpful, I'll start it over today!
I wish I could do something to thank you, I really do. I'll try my best not to disappoint you and make the best use of these tips.
Oh gosh thank you so much, I really do appreciate it.
Because I don't want you to look like a furfag, I'm gonna put it in the pic.
Just googling goat fursuit brings it up as one of the first results too.
Again the maker is Radywolf, who is one of the most popular kemono fursuit creators.
If you want more kemono/Japanese fursuits as examples just google kemono or look Radywolf up (they (I believe they're a she) do take commissions but they are closed currently).
This is the only goat I know of kemono wise sadly, but other than that; Good luck! I'm always lurking so if you need anymore advice or have anymore questions I'm here!
Adding on, I did a redline of the original selfpost here >>8791609, to show the curve and then went over it with blue to show what the desired shape might look like on the current foam base.
I love Rady's stuff, I've just heard that she makes her personal stuff better than she does for her commissioners, which stinks to hear.
Not a lot of progress, but I've got the ribbing almost done. I'm knitting from the bottom up, I think I'll knit one or two more rows on the ribbing then start the increasing for the body of the sweater.
>mfw I make fursuits
>not a furfag, tho, it's just that my main client base are furries
I think Radywolf works for/with K-Line now, and I don't think s/he does commissions outside of Japan anymore, sadly.
The things that >>8792732 said about kemono suits are mostly true.
>also noice redlining
However, I dabble with the kemono-ish style, and you can make it to be worn for longer periods of time if you:
- add ventilation ports/holes in the head; you could possibly put them under the ears, and they would be hidden by the flop & the length of the fur
- also think about putting a fan in the vents, if you think you an do it
- don't put the clear plastic over the eyes
- make the entire eye from buckram/vented plastic/whatever your preferred choice is
- when your own jaw is closed, make it so the masks own mouth is still partially open!! So you don't die from the heat or your own CO2.
- hollow out the muzzle!!
I hope this helps some. I want to make an Undertale suit one day! I've had someone inquire about an Asgore mask, but they were just thinking about commissioning it.
I would make one for myself, but I never have enough time to attend conventions, so I'll just complain about it.
oh! Got it!
And again, thanks a ton. You've been the most helpful anon I've ever had the pleasure to meet.
the vents under the ears is a wonderful idea! I'll give it a shot.
About the mouth partially open, I was wondering about that too, since Asriel's sprite doesn't seem to really fully close his mouth either.
Thanks for all those precious tips!
>Thank my years of being trash, not me
I was gonna mention vents and fans but I forgot. I have a personal kemono styled suit so I have some experience wearing them.
She made K-line with a few other makers and they do like, one international slot a year now.
You're honestly making me blush. I try hard to help when it comes to this sort of cosplay. It isn't easy in the beginning
I hope it turns out nice, anon! props to you for knitting it
I always thought about getting into knitting and making my Frisk sweater as well but Jeez this looks difficult and time consuming I'm getting stressed out just thinking about it
I'm >>8786551 and I just knitted at work on my lunch every day so I wouldn't burn through my phone's data haha. It took nearly 2 months but it was just simple repetitive work. The only pain was putting the sleeves on the body. Learning how to knit in a magic loop to do the sleeves was kind of weird and awkward (I didn't have strong enough tension at first and kind of jacked a bit up), but I got the hang of that after a couple inches.
Thanks Anon! I'm starting my increases now so hopefully all goes well...
Its not actually as hard as I thought, just a LOT of time it seems. Its taken me about a day just to get the ribbing done, but that was a good chunk of trial and error as I'm messing with my proportions. I'm using the same guide >>8793108 linked to earlier. But I'm changing it a bit for a baggier look, decreased a few inches on the waist ribbing since I'm still in the process of losing weight, and with knitting smaller is better since it can stretch itself out. And I'm adding a lot of stitches to the width of the body, so we'll see how it goes. I hopefully dont get twenty rows in and realize its just way to weird.
It's my first sweater too, so I'm nervous about attaching the sleeves. I would encourage you to try knitting yours though anon. It's not as hard as it looks, knitting in a round took a bit of getting used to but its pretty easy to learn, took me about a day and experimenting with making a simple hat first.
When I was knitting my sleeves in the magic loop THREE TIMES I got a chunk of stitches in before realizing I had twisted the loop and was knitting in a mobius strip and had to rip everything out.
Man now I kind of wish we had a knitting/crocheting general but I don't think it's ultra common in cosplay.
Is that much different than knitting on circular needles or is it the same thing? The sleeves are the thing I'm dreading most.
And yeah it really isnt common in other cosplay is it? I've been knitting scarves and socks for years but this is the first time I've applied it to my cosplay.
A magic loop is a way of using circular needles when the circle you need to knit is too small for the length of your needles. You could buy shorter circular needles to knit with but I couldn't find them in a physical store and they're like $16 plus shipping online.
Pic from google. It's weird when you start but once you get it, it's simple. You have the circle split in half and one half is on your needles and the other is on the cable. It's not as fluid as knitting in a regular circle though because you have to move the yarn in two separate pieces.
Just make have to make sure when you move the yarn so the halves switch places, pull the next stitch you knit a little tighter than usual or it'll be loose due to its position being pulled between the two halves.
Like you can see here I wasn't keeping the tension right so there's a gap between the rows where I had the ends of my magic loop halves but it's only mega obvious when stretched. I made the sleeves really baggy so it's nbd
Seems complicated but not too hard. I have two small sets of circular needles on the right width for the sleeves so I dont know if I'll have to do it.
But oh man mistakes. I have a hole already. I dropped a stitch, pulled it back up but theres still a gap that I need to pull together.
The con I'm planning to go as Mettaton is from a latino country, and I'm not sure how I could get in character as him but talking in spanish.
By the way, it does really look that bad if the make up is 8bit-ish? I've seen this cosplay a couple of days ago and looks wonderful imo.
I screwed up my increases and had to pull the needle and frog two rows to fix it. Managed to get all the stitches back on after an intense half hour or so of making sure I didnt drop a single one.... I need a drink now. Knitting is oddly stressful.
that's actually lenses. It's a old as fuck model that exists since forever and it's painted to look like anime eyes.
I've seen a video of someone with pixelated make-up, and it doensn't look bad but doesn't look as good as in the picture either.
here's a non-shopped version of the same person
I think the pixel look can be interesting but nobody ever seems to fully commit to it. I think it could look good if you go very on model with the entire thing (none of that pink/black lip thing people do, for example) and incorporate the pixel look in a couple other spots such as small squares for the speaker holes on the chest.
what would be a suitable lip for Mettaton?
A lot of people seem to do the black top lip and the pink bottom lip but it gives me a slight mime vibe
Would non painted/white lips look better?
I'm not a fan of the black or pink lip thing everyone does. I mean people can do whatever look they want but to me they don't look like Mettaton when they do that with the lips. His lips are not defined at all in canon. I still need to do my makeup test, but I am thinking I'll just do slightly darker grey on my lips so they dont blend in with the rest of my face too much. I don't think anything beyond that is necessary.
I just think whatever silver you do on the cheek panels, just put that on the lip, maybe add some glitter or some shit. Black/pink lips look like shit, black joker tumblr faun upper lip looks like shit. There's already a lot going on with the makeup, so trying to add additional visual flair to the lips gets stupid really fast.
did you overlook the part where I said "whatever silver you do on the cheek panels, just put that on the lip" ? Ofc, most lips look better with some kind of lipliner behind it, but even without it, it's still better than two tone lips, or tumblr faun joker lips
Someone actually did that one Omega Flowey design
Does anyone have any tutorials/recommendations for ways to do Grillby's head? There was a really nice one in the last thread. I want to do Fuku Fire, with something like pic related for legs and make armwarms out of another pair (minus the watermark and perhaps a bit closer to her shade of green) but I'm stuck on the head. I'd create my own flame design going higher up the legs and another shade of green instead of the black.
For my bf's Mettaton makeup we're thinking of doing an ombre lip to give it definition.
I was wondering, though, which option we should go with. Should we do black to dark grey, or dark grey to light grey? I'd make sure to make it pretty subtle, just enough to stand out and not some kind of drag look, but I'm not sure which color gradient would work better.
Anyone have some Alphys cosplay references? I only find one or two versions that aren't human!Alphys and I need a bit of inspiration on what to do with the eyes. I found this one on tumblr I quite like.
Making a fursuit head is hard, sigh.
Wow,really loving this Papyrus.Feel like he did everything I tried to do in mine,but better