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I faced a boob panel, and even with understitching and top stitching the edges curl up and won't lie flat. Will I just have to live with it and use double sided tape, or is there some other technique I can use to make it lie flat?
a friend wants to cosplay Hotaru from Dagashi Kashi, but is kinda stuck with finding a shirt. she came up with the idea of finding a similar lolita shirt but the the problem is, she's got pretty big titters and isn't exactly tiny japanese girl size all over. so - looking for shirts that look like pic related, lolita or not, that come in custom sizes or larger Western sizes. I'll update with exact sizes later, but she's nowhere near hamplanet, not above 42 inch underbust iirc.
I realise how retarded my request sounds without exact sizes, sorry, I'll add sizes soon
Anyone know of any good prop making youtube channels? Nothing specific. It's more for keeping something on in the background while I work on my stuff.
I watch Tested for Adam Savage's prop and costume videos so if there's something similar to that it would be cool.
for this years's ACEN i'm planning on going as Ruby from RWBY, but the problem is
1) chicago summers are hot as balls
2) Ruby's outfit is almost all black and long sleeve
3) i sweat like a motherfucker
how do you gulls combat the heat? how do you save yourself from heatstroke and sweaty makeup?
pic slightly related
I go to Acen every year, and honestly the weather is really hit or miss. Some years it's super hot and other years it's freezing. My best advice is making sure to drink a lot of water and if you need to, take breaks to freshen up, reapply deodorant, etc. I don't remember if Acen did this, but I know at Midwest one of the days it was especially hot there was an ice cream truck near the loading docks, so maybe we'll get lucky with that.
If you get really sweaty, bring along some unscented wet wipes with your deodorant and use those on your pits before reapplying it. Otherwise you're just putting deodorant on top of all your sweat and that's a pretty unpleasant feeling. I sweat like a motherfucker too, so I know this pain.
As for sweaty makeup, I carry those little makeup pads that keep you from getting oily (forget what they're called).
Anyone else gonna attend? Would love to meet up with some people!
I'd also like to ask what I should cosplay as.
I am. I'm excited to see what kind of crowd is going to be there. I can imagine a whole bunch of your basic Brian-type, especially with a location that easily accessible from the inner city.
I'm thinking about going but I'll wait around and see if they'll book any interesting guests or panels before I buy a ticket. So far the Scandinavian comic cons have been pretty terrible at the "comic" part and that's really all I want to deal with ATM.
Alright, so I know Comic Cons don't get as much exposure as anime ones here, and I don't think Bay Area /cgl/ers didn't really attend them (this is what Big Wow used to be and they're trying to move this a month before Fanime next year), but there's reports this con shot up to 30K, as much as Fanime's. Not bad for a first time con - way more attendance than Wizard World and Heroes and Villains Fan Fest last year.
Who went, and thoughts on the costume contest?
I was there on Sat/Sun, mostly selling in the AA. Sales were really good. I had little to no expectations for this con and sold as well as I do at Fanime, if not better. Based on the pics, looks like I missed out on a lot of the quality cosplays there.
Didn't stick around for the costume contest.
General rundown, based on my experience and word of mouth from friends:
-Panels were cool/interesting
-Dealers had a lot of variety including some obscure and hard-to-find stuff for super cheap
-"Museum" stuff was cool
-Generally a chill and fun time
-Lots of celebrity run-ins. I guess a lot of the guests were able to just mosey around the exhibit hall and stuff.
-Organization was shit, esp for reg. I don't think my friends got into a panel because they got cut off right before, but it could've been because people were weaving through the reg line (which was right next to the panel room) and cutting. Organization for getting into the panels seemed bad.
-Everyone was losing their shit. People were losing stuff. Kids were losing parents. Parents were losing kids. Someone lost a golden idol from Indiana Jones. I half expected them to say that they lost Stan Lee at one point like goddamn keep an eye on your shit (this isn't really the con's fault though haha)
Overall, it's looking like a really solid start.
Also, I love the Woz. I love him so much. He's so happy and enthusiastic about this con so I will support it 150%. Very intrigued to see how it goes in Japan, since I guess they're hosting a sister con there in December.
They kinda rushed through the costume contest, but it was way better handled than Fanime's Masquerade since 2012. Even though Masq in 2015 seemed to have gone to normal, it didn't drag a big crowd like it used to.
It kinda sucks most of the celebs were stuck to autograph signing instead of cool shit like panels, but Jeremy Renner and Nathan Fillion's were more than great.
I think part of the issue with on-site reg is that they weren't expecting so many on-site stuff - I got my bracelet/badge thing a week before the con. I heard stuff about the panels on ground floor being infiltrated by random street folk because they didn't have the ipads to check for badges like they do topside.
Line control sucked ass at the primary panels, too - we had WAY too many people who'd beg for autographs, and they only started enforcing this during closing ceremony - and then a handicapped Robin cosplayer broke the rules, anyway.
I really wonder how the Japanese - especially the hardcore NORMALFAGS OUT REEE otaku trash a lot of anime panders to - will react to a foreign comic-con, especially in a culture that's usually hostile to foreign newcomers. I still remember Japan Expo's US failure.
J-fash for chill daily wear.
Last thread got archived.
I'll start by dumping some of the best (and worst) of Katsucon's Steven Universe cosplayers.
I want to go to ComicCon as Donald Trump.
Anybody recommend some good gear? I'm a Brit, so it's a bit tricky at times to get proper Trumpite kit.
sadly, trying to get the hair will leave a dent in ya savings
wont get much change out of £100k for hair that glorious
apart from that, maybe build a wall prop?
Any tips on making a giant paper mache head, how to keep it mounted on you, and how to see through it? I'm planning on doing a Spooky Tsukasa crossplay for Anime Central. I think my body type will work well for this, as I am a lanky and tall, at 6'5". I'll do the school uniform as it was sized to fit a normal sized Japanese school girl, increasing the lanky horror.
Here are some reference photos:
Will you be cosplaying? How many minors will outnumber us? Will you be attending the three and a half hour Homefuck panel?
I need some help in looking for qt surgical style mouth masks. started a job at a lash extension studio and we're supposed to wear them, but I don't really feel like wearing the boring blue ones if I don't have to. And I don't have to!
Had a look through amazon and ebay and saw a couple I might pull the trigger on, but there isn't a terribly large selection. Any recs? Better search terms than "cute/character mouth/surgical/dust mask", or terms in relevant languages that I should search on other sites?
reusable or disposable doesn't really matter, as I'd like to have a little variety anyway.
Swimmer has a few cute ones but you need a shopping service to order from them.
Quick question about shopping services, as I haven't used them before. Will they work with you on ordering from multiple sites? I'd assume that they do, but just checking.
Either way I imagine there's a minimum $ amount for an order, I'll have to order a bunch so I'll add these to my list to get a little later on(first paycheck ayyy)
They just announced Mint Neko, have had Harajuku Hearts and other companies in the past. Are they becoming the new Texas j-fashion destination since Anime Matsuri has been such a mess?
One of the worst anime conventions in the entire US is coming up soon. Discuss if you are even going to this piece of shit.
It's not even a joke.
/cpl/ I did a lot of Cosplay interviews and even interviewed the overall best cosplay winner. Please check it out con lovers!
It's been gong on for about 20 years m8, but the film and other media events never get as much visibility. I'm curious to see how big this new gaming section will get, especially since they moved it closer to the main SXSW stuff.
I will be competing for the first time and i would really appreciate some pointers of things to look out for and things to expect during a Cosplay competition along with things that judges typically look for
general cosplay competition advice thread
Have photos of your WIPs and reference images physically printed out on paper (put together in a collage or soemthing)
I have done that everytime I've competed and the judges have always really appreciated it. It's always much easier to just hand them the paper then spend your precious judging time flipping through your phone.
It also helps to have your photos/wips out in a way of progress so in the moment you dont forget to tell/explain anything important.
and lastly if you dont know already, finish all your damn seams. Judges will usually get up and pull up/look at a thing or two to see how neatly it was sewn. Also be honest about parts you did and didnt make.
Armor, ballgowns, Sakizou, and cosplays with large wings have more of an advantage than most other things that enter.
Elaborate props won't help you with jack shit unless you're going for a prop prize.