Hiatus is over!
Anyone planning homeworld gem cosplays? (Blue Diamond, BD's Pearl, Yellow Diamond, Big Ruby, etc)
this would be really close to great without the prosthetic nose.
Looks like someone's making Pearl armor
Anon, follow your dreams. Just paint your skin a deep purple/pink. The only controversy I've seen over white people cosplaying Garnet was when that one cosplayer painted her skin to actually look like a black person, which doesn't even match Garnet's tone at all. But let's not go into that again
I have a question for you guys.
Do you think it's acceptable to leave extra parts off of fusion cosplays if you know it'd look better off without them?
For example, if you cosplayed Opal but didn't do her second pair of arms, or cosplayed Rainbow Quartz without the second pair of eyes. I feel like most of them don't translate to reality well and even the most well-constructed extra limbs end up looking off.
There's been more than one huge, terrifying eye, but this one tops the list for me. They're selling it on Etsy
In my honestly opinion, if I saw a cosplay like that irl, I probably wouldn't ask for their photo. I feel like part of cosplaying fusions is that they are complicated, and just completely omitting limbs/eyes just seems like avoiding it because it's hard. Not saying that it makes the cosplay bad, just incomplete and not as good as someone who attempted arms/extra eyes. There are so many tutorials on how to have extra sets of arms and eyes.
But I feel like they never end up looking good. Even on the absolute BEST fusion cosplay I've seen, the extra arms looked slightly okay, but they were nowhere near even being good.
Same with Malachites, Garnets, and Rainbow Quartzes. I've seen painted-on eyes that look almost photorealistic, but they still just look awkward on a human body.
You're free to your own opinions and to do your own cosplay, but it just loses a lot of impact to have a key part of the character missing. A lot of fusions have great arms (pic related), and it sounds like you're falling into uncanny valley when you say extra eyes look awkward. Of course they're never going to look 100% perfect because there's only so much that prosthetics/makeup can do, but it looks better than a Rainbow Quartz who simply skipped out on doing a difficult part of the cosplay.
True. It wouldn't automatically make the cosplay terrible, but it's similar to when people just have a round/natural afro for Garnet. Sure, it might look good, but at the end of the day it doesn't resemble her actual hair and it's pretty obvious that the cosplayer skipped styling it because it was hard.
its because her wings do stick straight out. id agree that theyd look more natural bent back if they were bird wings, but water can basically do whatever it wants
hi im actually the steven in the photo ya i agree tho my cosplay is bad do you have suggestions that i could make it better? i have a different wig for it now and i have the sandals too
not the anon youre responding to, but the skinny jeans make you look really feminine since they accentuate your hips/thighs a lot, and dont seem much like steven at all. also, something weird seems to be going on with the sleeves of your t shirt
The wig is flat and straight, and your body is too feminine. The skinny jeans do not help with this but you already know. You're wearing sneakers instead of sandals. The shirt would be okay if you could fill it out but the sleeves are too big for you.
She certainly is full of herself. She posted one of my cosplays in a collage on her Instagram comparing me and two others to one of her costumes. She deleted the photo, but it was a pathetic ego trip.
my guess would be shoulder length, like this cosplayer, but maybe a tiny bit longer
someone's selling a rose wig on etsy- i feel like it would look nice if they used a bubblegum colored wig instead of hot pink
...That is an in-progress photo that CBC posted a long time ago.
Wow this whole gallery is full of stolen images. I'm willing to bet that blue mess is the only one she's made herself.
would bridal satin be a good material for rose's dress, or should it be something more matte?
also related, but forgot to put it in my post- i want to go for a really bombshell type figure, which i dont really have (im a size US 8-10, which isn't super thin, but also isnt quite as big as her). would a pushup bra+hip padding give the right shape, or is there something else you guys would recommend to give her figure? thanks!
Pretty spot on, if you ask me.
looks like we're heading right back into peridot territory when she was first introduced. helmet vs. hair. but anyways, >>8801908, i would look up pompadour tutorials to start out with. youll probably have to add some wefts to create the double pompadour she has, but it should be a good start
yesss. im not doing it for the 'first!!!11!!!' kind of recognition, since i probably wont be finishing her for a while, but i do really like her design and her personality was so great
The newest wave of shitty "me-firsters" has begun.
This chick sells cosplay shit too. Think she made those sleeves that could be used in lieu of body paint that were so popular for a while. I was kinda interested in getting some for a future Sapphire cosplay, but if she thinks something like this is worth posting anywhere, I think I'm better off with PAX...
I didn't realize Yellow Diamond's Pearl was wearing such a skimpy outfit. It doesn't look too bad in cartoon form, but if you think about how this would translate to real life that's a lot of skin showing and the neckline is hella low.
Thanks so much, anons! Pic related is what I'm planning so far: bombshell bra (going to remove the straps), corset (with steel boning), and hip padding. Should I go with the full lace up corset, though? The one in the pic is a more lightweight corset, but I could always opt for a more heavy duty one as well.
that's not a corset. That's a shitty rubber thing that will not only be extremely uncomfortable but will be super hot, will roll, and look bad.
IMO you should use a corset, but a real one, because anything less will look and feel horrible. So first you should familiarize yourself with what a real corset is, and where to find them.
How to tell what a real corset is:
Where to buy:
Honestly for what you are doing you will not need anything better than an Orchard Corset cs-411 or cs-426 https://www.orchardcorset.com/ but good lists can be found here(make sure to read and watch reviews)
NEVER BUY FROM ANY OF THESE. NEVER:
how to lace up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZKlPnLZ1m0
How to hide your laces https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lutao5cX3Z4
For further reading if you are interested check out http://lucycorsetry.com/
Oh my god, she's cute and all but imagine all the fatties trying to pull this off with their hog bodies.
Especially those who go with their own skin colour or use paint on legs and chest.
This will be a disaster.
Do you think Yellow Diamond is going to be a trend/meme cosplay now that we've seen her in her entirety?
She's the first SU character that I actually resemble enough to feel right doing a cosplay of but I don't want to do it and then be in a sea of shitty bandwagon cosplays of her at a con or on tumblr.
I think it's hair and not a helmet, because of her Pearl. Her Pearl's hair matches the shape and style of Yellow Diamond's. I don't see her making her Pearl match something she (Yellow Diamond that is) can take off.
Her outfit is complicated enough that all the bandwagoners will keep doing simple outfits. I think we're going to get a lot of shitty blue and yellow pearls with inaccurate storebought leotards but not a lot of Yellow Diamonds. Bandwagon cosplays usually require similar items to be easily purchased.
If you do her right, anon, you'll stand out even if there does end up being a bunch of shitty bandwagoners.
I feel like this would look great, if it wasn't for that choice in fabric.
yes they were but they have been improving lately which you would know if you bothered to keep up at all with literally ANY corset blog or group. And this cosplayer doesn't need a great one they just need an alright one that isn't uncomfortable, the new hourglass corset by TT is firmly in the area of "fairly good" when it comes to off the rack corsets. I personally prefer mystic city and orchard corset, but timeless trends has been making very good improvements.
OH SHIT I forgot!
You will need to season or "break in" any corset you get before wearing it, and ideally before fitting your costume to it. This helps shape the corset to you and is an absolutely necessary step, if you don't do it you will run the risk of the corset breaking, being uncomfortable, and ruining the shape. Seasoning generally takes at least two weeks.
I'm planning on cosplaying Peridot in May and I hope that they give her a new design soon. If not I'm really tempted to try a fan design of her Crystal Gem outfit. I'm not sure if it's a terrible idea though.
i wouldnt do the fan design, as it seems that she's going to get an actual crystal gem outfit sometime soon and it would instantly make your cosplay weirdly off canon. i know how you feel, though- i want to do a uncorrupted centipeetle cosplay but i just KNOW the instant i do, theyre going to bring her back in an uncorrupted way. murphy's law, sort of.
Yeah, I know. But I'd hate to wait too long and make a crappy last-minute costume. But I can feel that when I actually start making things they'll show her new, canon design.
This is really tryhard and also wrong imo. Why would anyone think that the middle "adjusted" colors for Pearl and Yellow Diamond are remotely correct? YD is a bold yellow like in the undoctored screenshot, not a muddled orange. You can even see this in the few seconds before the camera zooms out to include Pearl.
TAG's berry wine (third in attached pic) looks like a great color for garnet. i have it for an unrelated cosplay and its really nice
Even before seeing the "adjusted" colors in this thread, I read yellow pearl as wearing a purple-toned leotard and pink socks. I don't agree with the adjusted colors seen here, but the colors are clearly filtered through yellow light here and I find it believable that yellow pearl's colors are more purple and pink toned than straight up yellow.
Her colors definitely have more of a blue/pink tint to them in that screen, which is strange considering how yellow toned she is in the other shot that isn't viewed through the communicator. Hopefully RS will release a character sheet of the new homeworld gems soon.
YD/Yellow Pearls are already coming in
I've been working on these resin gems for a long ass time and finally finished my first real tests last night. Going to do some things differently before selling them (mainly the colors) and still gotta finish pearl, peridot, and lapis.
These were all the people who cosplayed from su at kotoricon
I'm wondering how I should interpret the black shape underneath Yellow Diamond's eyes when I cosplay her. Should I actually draw out the shape, or make it look more like a wrinkle or eye bag?
Theres a lot of variation in color choices from people, mainly due to the fact that RQ was only shown in strong pink lighting. Do you guys think she's pink, purple, or human skin toned?
The RQ in this photo isnt the best, but I like the Rose and Pearl
eeh, i feel like her wig is the best, but the makeup and limb enhancers are pretty lackluster. i know she's going to rework those parts, and i look forward to seeing them remade. also, some padding might help her out
Her skirt looks so strained
sometimes i just want to grab some cosplayers by the shoulders and tell them that their cosplay isnt improved by just making it bigger. seriously, sapphire's skirt isnt 7 times the width of her body
I... don't actually hate this one.
Yep, I'm doing tinydot for sakuracon and I have a pretty good idea of what I want to do differently now. I'll start posting wips here pretty soon. I'm really excited to cosplay Peri again now that we know a lot more about her!
So far I've discovered that layering about 10 socks gives a pretty good looking foot shape for her. Of course, my feet will be warm as hell but I'm willing to suffer a bit for it.
>tfw you go into the garnidot tag for cute fanart but find people claiming that garnet is aro/ace representation despite being a sentient lesbian relationship
why do i bother
I hope she does a full costume. She's got a great face for Yelllow Pearl
Tried some more color tests. I'm not very happy with how dark amethyst ended up (only one drop of blue dye is still pretty powerful, as it turns out) and I'm going to make garnet more pink/purplish but other than that they're almost ready to go. Ruby and sapphire will be more accurately colored too once I back them with colored paper. Peridot will be next :)
After seeing this i really feel like we should treat whatever's on Yellow Diamond's head like a helmet and not a wig. Styling a wig like this just looks ridiculous and it would have been better as a helmet, but styling a wig to look more like natural hair doesn't translate that much to YD
I just feel like a helmet made out of a semi-translucent yellow material with a short wig under it would look better. It's not 100% canon but sometimes you have to take liberties to translate things to real life.
Do you think a helmet in general would look bad? I just really don't think a wig can look good and close to canon because of her hair shape.
I mean, her hair has the shape of a helmet. It's got a similar silhouette to the one Jasper wears, it's just pointed instead of square.
I think a helmet could be easier and less time consuming to make look decent than a wig, but I believe a wig will look better if you put in the time and the effort.
I'm this Peridot >>8799674 and I feel that the method I used for that wig would work very well for YD. The problem with >>8809434 is that the hairline at the front and back don't fit properly/weren't glued down and the hair at the sides just stops awkwardly instead of tapering into a nice point.
So basically the method I recommend is make a foam base, cover with a layer of fabric, then cover with a couple layers of wig hair by using fabric glue and got2b. If anyone has any further questions I'd be happy to answer. I also plan to make a YD wig at some point (not cosplaying her, its just for fun and then I'll sell it)
Sure thing. I'm hoping to open my Etsy store in like a week. What happened to yours anyways?
>"I'm not skilled enough to make a good wig so I think the entire community should treat this character's hair as a helmet instead"
Come on, one wig that has some flaws =/= scrap the idea of making it hair. This same argument happened with Peridot's hair when she first premiered, and now it's been proven that it's hair. SU characters just tend to have insane hair, whether it's Rose's huge mane or Peridot's triangle hair. Honestly it just seems like a cop out to go 'its shaped weird so it must be a helmet'. Plus, Jasper's helmet is super shiny, whereas YD's isn't
I just don't think wigs shaped that unnaturally look good. I hate how people in these threads thinking that omitting something because it doesn't translate to real life = lack of effort
Sometimes shit just does not look good in real life. We do not have the materials or technology to translate certain aspects of cartoons into reality well.
Yellow Diamond's hair REALLY does not look like hair to me. It's way too helmet-shaped and solid. I don't think Peridot's hair looks like hair either but that doesn't mean I'm lazy and don't want to put effort into shit. It just means that it doesn't look like hair to me and that wigs styled like that also don't look good to me.
Well I mean you could certainly try to do a helmet instead if that is the type of look you prefer. My feelings about doing a helmet are similar to how you feel about doing an extremely stylized wig. I have just not seen a helmet look good for any SU character and can't picture it looking right. Would love to see examples if anyone has any though.
One problem I think the helmet method has is that it won't look like a part of your head in the way that it does in the show. With a stylized wig it has just enough of a natural look to not be totally out of place if you achieve a correct fit and hairline.
Alternatively, I do like some of the more hair-like interpretations such as the ones Gekroent has done.
Just got my shipment of paints in and I'm not sure if this will help, but here's a swatch in different lightings of berry wine on the top with rose pink on the bottom, the middle is a mix of the two. I feel like BW is a tad too dark, but would look better mixed with something lighter. Really packed the paint on though, as you can tell.
Oh god, are you the same person that always whines about wanting people to leave fusions' extra eyes and arms out because it 'doesn't translate well to real life?' Just because you have weird preferences that make people look lazy and effortless doesn't mean that they just shouldn't even attempt making extra arms/unnatural wigs/etc. Helmets like in >>8803967 don't look nearly as good as >>8809434, or even natural ones like >>8806702 and >>8806694. No one gives a shit if you don't think Yellow Diamond's hair is hair- it almost definitely is. For fuck's sake, your entitled to your own opinion and all, but stop trying to change everyone else's mind by whining about it. Just keep your opinions to yourself and let people make good wigs.
Gif to help contribute to the thread, fav Opal and best arms I've seen so far.
To be fair, the helmet that you linked was pretty shitty. I've yet to see one that's been done well because I don't think there's been enough time for most people who will do them well to do them, either because they have other things to do, or because of dropping money on materials right after the holidays, or whatever. But a helmet made out of a nice, sturdy plastic that's either opaque or slightly translucent would probably look pretty good.
I don't really understand how I'm whining but then again you seem to just be acting like a dickhead for no reason, so I'm sure it doesn't matter.
Great, you are the same whiner. If you want to make your weird helmet, then do it and stop complaining. But don't expect others to agree with you since it's not canon, don't expect to look better than YDs who actually attempted a wig, and don't expect people to follow suit. You'll be a cosplayer with missing pieces or weird changes to your cosplay- ultimately what matters is that you're happy with it since it is your costume, but stop posting here trying to shit on people who actually try and made attempts. You're not changing anyone's mind.
It looks like the Berrywine isn't too far off. Is the left one out in daylight or under a lamp?
Left one is in daylight! It does seem pretty accurate but I'm not entirely too sure if itll actually look good on a face, especially while indoors the paint might look a lot darker.
glad to see someone is using berry wine! maybe use rose pink as a base and contour with berry wine if you're afraid of going too dark (which is an actual problem with darker face paint)
Damn. A perfect example of how body composition effects cosplay quality...
compared to how there are a ton of amazing gems (lapis or others) out there, it just looks very plain. usually when people post gems in this thread, its because theyre outstanding or they want critique on ones they made. this isn't bad, but its just a very boring photo. there's not even a cosplayer in it.
Where are all these amazing gems. Most of the ones posted here and the ones I see elsewhere are shit. That one looks really nice, I love how smooth it is and what an even sheen it has.
It's too small and lacks interesting visual components. Yes, Lapis has a smooth gem, but if you're going to get praise for making a good Lapis gem it should have a little more to it. Real lapis lazuli is nowhere near this boring, even when it is uncut and unpolished.
Because it would make it more visually appealing, as well as more realistic?
Look I know you're probably the redditor who made this so all the asspats you got there are getting to your head, but that gem is not great. It's not the right color, or size. It's very bland to look at. Even if it didn't have pyrite inclusions, it needs some kind of sparkle to it so that it looks like a gem and not a little lump of plastic.
Doesn't necessarily need the pyrite to look interesting
I just understand how art, cosplay, and propmaking works and that for something that falls into these categories to be good, it has to have basic qualities like 'visually appealing' and 'accurate'. I get that they don't understand this on reddit but you can't post your mediocre shit on a board that's about cosplay and expect the same kind of praise.
>getting this mad
Sorry that we don't love your little prop, dude. Get over yourself.
you're the only one getting defensive and posting walls of text. also you're telling everyone you're a redditor by bringing it up over and over. it's not really making you look less autistic here.
Speaking of gems, I posted mine earlier in this thread and here is the most recent picture I've taken of the color tests and I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on how I can improve them? Right now I'm trying to get a hold of some mica powder so I can mix a bit in with each gem to get a bit of shimmer (kinda like the shimmer in >>8814803 ) but still keep them translucent. I'll also be attaching colored mirrored backing to them to eliminate the clear looking spots at the edges. Oh and the Amethyst is more purple looking irl than in the picture. Since I'll be selling these I really want them to be the best they can be so I would really love to hear some opinions.
Yeah, I haven't been able to find a way to prevent that but I'm really hoping the mica powder makes at least a bit of difference. Clearly this is why irl gems are never cut anything like this hahah
They look really clean! One thing I can think of that would make them stand out is if you went back with translucent paints and selectively colored some of the facets to emulate the style of the artwork.
Re: mica powders, are you in the US? I got one of those big PearlEx sample packs and I'm never going to use most of the colors, shoot me an email and you can have them for the cost of shipping.
Hmmm the painting thing is an interesting idea. I'm thinking that effect could also be achieved on its own just by having the mica mixed in there since it would then shine a bit differently, right? Anyways, I might be interested in your offer so I'll email you right now
sadly, no. thin girls get shit on for being beanpoles, curvier girls get called fat, actual fat people get shit on even more. its just part of being on cgl- no one's ever satisfied with anything, but eh, oh well. apologies for salt
Just finished a test for Pearl with some mica powder and I'm pretty happy with the results.
Does anyone know the name of pic related? I tried image searching and find nothing.
Okay so mica powder was a failure for everything besides pearl no matter what amount I tried or how much I mixed it. Even the pink one which had barely any mica, and just ended up with a bit if sparkle, just kinda looks shitty and cheap because if it. I'm going to try to find some glass paint and see how that looks but if that doesn't work out I'll stick to my original plan unless anyone else has any cool ideas.
Okay cool. I'm expecting to have the shop open within the week :)
I'm sure it is. There's tons of phone covers with obviously stolen fan art in them on AliExpress.
None as dramatic as that knock off Ben 10 sticker book with Ben/Gwen incest pregnancy fan art in it though.
Literally how the fuck do you know any of this about her. Because she's overweight? Do you just automatically assume every overweight woman you see is a "tumblr feminist"?
Learn to reality, bro
if that anon's right, walmart must be sjw breeding ground. but seriously, that cosplayer just didnt pick a good cosplay for her size. doesnt mean she's a crazy sjw, just needs a different costume
but that still doesnt make any sense. yes, there's a pretty good pearl in the front and a bigger one in the back who got caught at a bad moment. how does that mean feminism 'happened' to her? she's just overweight and cosplaying, shes not holding any sign that says 'hey im an sjw!'. your argument doesnt make any sense, thats why people are confused