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FFVII DoC
« on: May 12, 2009, 11:22:28 pm »

I'm cosplaying as Shelke the Transparent [almost typed the Immaculate but thats Weiss -drools-] and I need some help. I can't find any patterns for her costume and I'm not the best sewing person on the planet. I have some ideas for the weapons [lighsabers], the armour [foam] and the neon blue [lights?]. I would love some help with her if someone can help me, or at least point me in the right direction for someone who *can* help it'd be much appreciated.


I've decided to use el wire for the lights. I found a site that has them for cheap and they are already hooked up to the batterie pack. The only problem now is buying the wire and the fabric and light sabers [if there's a better source for her weapons let me know]

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Re: FFVII DoC
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2009, 07:17:27 am »
I'll link you up to some places that can help you later when I have more time, but I just want to say now that I can't wait to see your costume! And I wish you had been Shelke at Kumoricon last year, lol. I cosplayed as Azul and there were no other DoC cosplayers at all....but hopefully I'll get it back to functioning in the near future.

Anyway, good luck and I'll post some links later.


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Re: FFVII DoC
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2009, 04:09:22 pm »
Thanks Abyss. You should do Azul again I'd love to see him cosplayed. I went last year as Rosso[I hated that costume D<]
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Re: FFVII DoC
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2009, 04:23:26 pm »
I'll link you up to some places that can help you later when I have more time, but I just want to say now that I can't wait to see your costume! And I wish you had been Shelke at Kumoricon last year, lol. I cosplayed as Azul and there were no other DoC cosplayers at all....but hopefully I'll get it back to functioning in the near future.

Anyway, good luck and I'll post some links later.

well hey now, i was lucrecia from doc, don't forget that... lol

i want soooo badly to cosplay rosso >.< i was going to last year, but ran out of time. maybe in the future when i have more time/sewing experience, lol.

can't wait to see your shelke costume! i wish i was better at sewing and such, i'd try to help. if i think of any ideas or anything, i'll let you know ^.^


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Re: FFVII DoC
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2009, 05:33:43 pm »
So I have two ideas for the lighting, I could use EL wire or the long glow sticks.

Problems: Glowsticks don't last long and fade quickley. El Wires I'd have to soulder and I don't know how. Plus with the glowsticks it runs the risk of breaking and leaking inside the housing thus destroying the costume. I read that El wires are flexable and are weather proof. I'm leaning more towards EL Wires, but I don't know what the costs are..
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Re: FFVII DoC
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2009, 03:38:06 am »
eve and i used reflective tape on our tsviet costumes (well, i started to on what i got done, lol) it seemed to work really well. the light would hit it at the right angle and it looked like it was glowing, and in photos of eve it always shined in the flash of the camera. i'll see if i can find the link to where we got it, or maybe eve has it. we thought about the wires, but finding places for the battery packs and linking up all the wiring seemed too labor intensive, and the tape looked great and was much easier ^.^


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Re: FFVII DoC
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2009, 06:34:46 am »
Yes, I used Reflective Tape which is infinitely more useful than wire. It is just tape, which sticks to most surfaces, and shines bright like glowing when in camera flashes or lights. I got it here: http://reflectivelyyours.com/generic30.html. You can get it in any color, but it was the blue that we used for the Tsviet color. ^_^ Good luck!


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Re: FFVII DoC
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2009, 08:15:04 am »
Thanks Eve and Kahlan.

I found a site that has the wire already set up. I thought about putting the batterie pak in the collar of her suit
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Re: FFVII DoC
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2009, 09:47:01 pm »
the wire might work better for you because most of hers is on one large piece, though you'd have to get separate wire/battery packs for each glove, and probably the shoes, in which case the tape might be an easier way to go


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Re: FFVII DoC
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2009, 10:35:58 pm »
God I would love to see the costume. I could be DOC Cloud seeing how he looks the same in both AC and DOC :P

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Re: FFVII DoC
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2009, 06:49:44 am »
If I ever cosplay Azul again, I'll just be hoping to have a full Tsviets group by then.


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Re: FFVII DoC
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2009, 09:08:25 am »
Maybe I'll attempt Nero :P

That costume would be so freaking hard, but if I could pull it off it would be so FREAKING COOL! XD
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Re: FFVII DoC
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2009, 01:17:55 pm »
It would so be totaly amazing to have the full Tsviets group. On PkMn Diamond my groups' name is Tsviets
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Re: FFVII DoC
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2009, 05:30:39 pm »
Yeah that would really f*ing cool, IF I did do it, it wouldn't be till Kcon 2010

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Re: FFVII DoC
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2009, 05:48:59 pm »
Yeah, So I was thinking about reflective tape for the gloves and shoes and use orange el wire for the conector on her batons [just need to figure out how to make orange lightsabers XD
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Re: FFVII DoC
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2009, 11:31:28 pm »
Yeah, So I was thinking about reflective tape for the gloves and shoes and use orange el wire for the conector on her batons [just need to figure out how to make orange lightsabers XD

Small rods wouldn't be too hard to make, pvc pipe could work, just cut it down to size. Whatever you do, though, good luck!


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Re: FFVII DoC
« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2009, 08:49:03 am »
True true, I'm still partial for getting red light sabers
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Re: FFVII DoC
« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2009, 04:09:06 pm »
Just for fun? Lightsabers are a pretty different shape and model than Shelke's weapons.


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Re: FFVII DoC
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2009, 05:16:48 pm »
I might be lucrecia this year, if not this year than next. Shelke is a cosplay I wanted to try as well, but probably far off in the future haha.
But I cant wait to see yours ^^

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Re: FFVII DoC
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2009, 05:20:47 pm »
That's true but I don't want to have to make her weapons from scratch, as it is, I'm already gunna kill my self over this [not literally of course] in three months ;o;
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Re: FFVII DoC
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2009, 05:24:25 pm »
yikes, I have a lack of skill needed to make her weapons from scratch (hence why this is a cosplay I plan to do WAY in the future)

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Re: FFVII DoC
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2009, 05:27:00 pm »
XD I know I really should wait on doing her this year but i'm gunna push myself to past my limit I've made most my cosplays in this amount of time, just none had electrical components ;A;
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Re: FFVII DoC
« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2009, 05:29:39 pm »
electrical? 0.o My shelke cosplay will never be as epic as yours, I dont have that kind of patience for electical parts. I need to get a pic of you at con with your weapons, thats gonna look awsome

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Re: FFVII DoC
« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2009, 06:50:32 pm »
Sure sure! I'm using EL Wire for the electrical parts
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Re: FFVII DoC
« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2009, 06:56:52 pm »
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Re: FFVII DoC
« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2009, 01:37:18 pm »
yup though now I just gotta figure out how to make the weapons *is shot'd*
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Re: FFVII DoC
« Reply #26 on: May 25, 2009, 12:10:52 pm »
I'm postponing Shelke for this year and just do her next year. I want to ork extra hard on her so that she's the best cosplay I've made. I'm swaping Shelke out for HAP's Japan.
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Re: FFVII DoC
« Reply #27 on: June 08, 2009, 08:29:46 am »
with Japan  nearly finished, I'm thinking about starting Shelke and doing her too this year.
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Re: FFVII DoC
« Reply #28 on: June 08, 2009, 10:48:28 am »
I'm telling you, though, between EL Wire and Reflective tape, the tape is gonna be the easier route. Shelke has a ton of strips of varying lengths and sizes. Tape can be cut, but wire has to be soldered and rewired for every bit...it just sounds like you're getting into something unnecessarily troublesome.

But, just a suggestion.


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Re: FFVII DoC
« Reply #29 on: June 08, 2009, 10:53:19 am »
I would do tape to start off with. The after I wore it once and had more time then I would add the wiring in.

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Re: FFVII DoC
« Reply #30 on: June 08, 2009, 10:59:38 am »
I'm thinking about using tape now since the fact of costs. I haven't started budgeting her yet.
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Re: FFVII DoC
« Reply #31 on: June 08, 2009, 11:08:10 am »
Yeah that would be a good idea. Then latter once you get a little more money you can add a little more to it.

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Re: FFVII DoC
« Reply #32 on: June 08, 2009, 11:12:29 am »
That sounds like a better plan. I just wanted to be sure to share advice from my experience (of already being down the tape/wire road, heh), and it can be a hard thing to jump right into.


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Re: FFVII DoC
« Reply #33 on: June 09, 2009, 01:47:35 pm »
Yeah specially when you don't have the money to buy the stuff Dx
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