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The Tutorial Thread
« on: May 11, 2010, 10:52:58 pm »
This is a thread providing tutorials for cosplay related activities.

aka TTT!!!
(And also created for my own use of keeping-all-the-tutorials-dana-likes-in-one-place.)
Post any tutorial that's helpful, will link to first post if it's acceptable.

Rated with smileys on my opinion.
Good = :)
Great = :D
OMGAMAZINGYESPLZ = ;D

Sewing:
    Character Specifics:
- :D Suzumiya Haruhi Skirt
- :) Roxas' Pants
    General:
- :D Circle Skirts
- :) HUGE Bows!
- ;D Cheap, Fast, Easy Hoopskirt
- :) Turn Cotton into pleather?! (only used for accessories and boots, ect. DO NOT WASH!)

Props:
    Character Specifics:
- you rate me.-Vocaloid Headphones
- :D Cardcaptor Sakura Staff
- :D Yuffie's Shuriken
- ;D Lightning Sword
- :D Sakura Staff (Tsubasa Artbook)
- :D Kairi's Keyblade
- ;D Fai's Staff
- :D Yuna's Staff (text tutorial in description)
- ;D Pokeballs
- :D Harry Potter Wands

Wigs:
    Character Specifics:
- :D Lavi Wig
- :) Sora Wig (Jap only, sorry!)
- :D Wig Painting (for weird designs on hair?!)
- :D Sasuke Wig
    General:
- ;D How to put on a Wig (part 2 and 3 in description)
- ;D Cheater's Guide to Pigtails
- :D Sharpie Wig Dyeing Tutorial
- ;D Sakura Peaks
- ;D Clip-on Ponytail (works AMAZINGLY with characters like Hatsune Miku!)
- :D Spiked Wigs
- :D High, Wrapped Ponytail

Makeup:
    Character Specifics:
- :D Misa Makeup
- :D Sailor Moon Makeup
- :D Yuna Makeup
    General:
- ;D Anime Eyes (Female Characters)
- ;D Flawless Skin
- ;D Temporary Eyebrow Coloring

Accessories:
    Character Specifics
- ;D Hinamori Amu Belt Pouch
- :D Singer Rikku Boots
- :D Yuna's Obi Dangles (Part 2 in description)
- :D Mad Hatter Top Hat
- :D Organization XIII Pullstrings
    General:
- ;D Cosplay Jewel-making
- :D Big Gems for Cosplay

Armor:
    Character Specifics:
- ;D Lighting's Shoulder Armor
- :D Automail
    General:
- ;D Craft Foam Armor

Other:
    General:
- :) Open Shirt Binding - I DO NOT recommend using duct tape for this. I know of cosplayers who have had to go into surgery for directly-on-skin duct-tape binding. I don't care if you've tried with duct tape and came out completely fine, it might not be the same for other people.
- :D Gradient Dyeing (text tutorial in description)
- ;D Posing and Convention Etiquette

Will be updated regularly~~
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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2010, 11:11:39 pm »
Aw crap where'd I put that Layers thread. ._.

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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2010, 11:13:26 pm »
Aw crap where'd I put that Layers thread. ._.

i have it saved, taking things from it : D
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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2010, 11:15:23 pm »
This is a a series of 3 tutorials on how to put on a wig. I swear, this thing has saved me before!
http://taeliac.deviantart.com/art/Tutorial-How-to-do-pincurls-45164922
http://taeliac.deviantart.com/art/Tutorial-How-to-put-on-wigcap-45629366
http://taeliac.deviantart.com/art/Tutorial-How-to-put-on-a-wig-48000503

And the ever important Automail Tutorial! (All important links are on this page.)
http://amethyst-angel.com/armormaking_automail.html

I'll give some more when I remember them!

Awesome idea, by the way~!
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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2010, 11:57:32 pm »
This isn't directly related to making costumes, but here is a posing and con etiquette tutorial. It has a lot of useful posing tips and the latter portion contains things everyone should be aware of as a photographer as well as a cosplayer to maximise the enjoyment of everyone at the con. C:

Great idea for a thread!

(Also someone else posted this website in another thread - it contains links to a lot of different tutorials.)
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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2010, 12:23:21 am »
http://www.darkelements.ca/Tutorials/list.htm Site with over 200 tutorials, organized and everything.

Edit: Ooops looks like Felix caught me posting that in a different thread.
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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2010, 12:32:51 am »
faaaaaaah will look through that later. orz

JUST ADDED LIKE 304820382 TUTORIALS. SO TIRED.
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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2010, 09:58:32 am »
faaaaaaah will look through that later. orz

JUST ADDED LIKE 304820382 TUTORIALS. SO TIRED.
Dana you need to get some sleep ; 3 ; ( Your post at like 1 in the morning)
-posts tutorial on getting alot of sleep-


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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2010, 11:49:00 am »
EDIT: videos from making raven from teen titan

vid1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE1sNkaZ-6w (makeing of cloak and slight modification of hood pattern)
vid2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPHiib_pQrc&feature=watch_response (leotard and how to sew lycra)
vid3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyEV3REs6R4&feature=watch_response (lycra glovelets, quick bootcovers, "jewels" from plastic eggs)

how they are helpful!
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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2010, 11:54:30 am »
faaaaaaah will look through that later. orz

JUST ADDED LIKE 304820382 TUTORIALS. SO TIRED.
Dana you need to get some sleep ; 3 ; ( Your post at like 1 in the morning)
-posts tutorial on getting alot of sleep-

AVERAGE I GET 5 HOURS OF SLEEP A DAY. BD
Unless it's on weekends.

Oh, and I'm still adding more to the first post, check back often......
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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2010, 02:33:09 pm »
double post ORZ

anyone have any i could put on first post? starting to have trouble finding some good ones....
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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2010, 03:30:25 pm »
Pink Housing Foam (A Users Guide) http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=152632

Temporary Eyebrow color (LOVE THIS ONE) http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=152632

TOTALLY AWESOME VOCALOID HEADPHONES AND SLEEVES TUTORIAL (YES THERE BOTH LIGHT UP 8D)
http://pixiekitty.net/tutorialheadphones.htm
http://pixiekitty.net/tutoriallightup.htm
-more tutorials by the same gal- http://www.pixiekitty.net/tutorials.htm



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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2010, 04:51:34 pm »

Temporary Eyebrow color (LOVE THIS ONE) http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=152632


i should try this one...
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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2010, 10:57:53 am »

Temporary Eyebrow color (LOVE THIS ONE) http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=152632


i should try this one...
I like it it works GREAT : D

Oh and hey should I make an official boot making tutorial? : D
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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2010, 05:10:38 pm »
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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2010, 05:19:14 pm »
Spiking/L Wig Tutorial ^_^

http://twinfools.deviantart.com/art/Wig-Tutorial-L-and-Spiking-104966227

Not sure about that one, honestly the wig looks very inaccurate :/
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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2010, 05:21:38 pm »
Spiking/L Wig Tutorial ^_^

http://twinfools.deviantart.com/art/Wig-Tutorial-L-and-Spiking-104966227

Not sure about that one, honestly the wig looks very inaccurate :/
Too spiky for an L wig o3o


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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2010, 08:15:52 pm »
Yeah, that's why I also put spiking, because I thought it didn't look like L.

It still is good for a spiking tutorial though. Though the get the point of not using it.

To make up for it, here are two good tutorials!
Downward Spikes (a lot of good tips for downward spiking here) :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYQ59GdgsWA

Sasuke Wig/Wig Styling (better than the other one...I promise) :
http://behindinfinity.deviantart.com/art/Wig-Styling-with-Ishida-Uryuu-70861455
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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2010, 10:31:48 pm »
Yeah, that's why I also put spiking, because I thought it didn't look like L.

It still is good for a spiking tutorial though. Though the get the point of not using it.

To make up for it, here are two good tutorials!
Downward Spikes (a lot of good tips for downward spiking here) :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYQ59GdgsWA

Sasuke Wig/Wig Styling (better than the other one...I promise) :
http://behindinfinity.deviantart.com/art/Wig-Styling-with-Ishida-Uryuu-70861455

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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2010, 12:00:52 am »
Oh and hey should I make an official boot making tutorial? : D

Boots? That would be useful. c:
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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2010, 12:40:49 am »
been wanting to make a photo touch up w/ photoshop tutorial but I'M SO LAZY.
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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2010, 12:05:18 pm »
Oh and hey should I make an official boot making tutorial? : D

Boots? That would be useful. c:
Okies Ill make one this week end :3


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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2010, 09:59:03 pm »
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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2010, 09:44:47 am »
these are good. keep 'em coming!
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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2010, 10:13:38 pm »
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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2010, 07:16:19 pm »
Makin' Balls:
http://i48.tinypic.com/wltxzc.jpg

been wanting to make a photo touch up w/ photoshop tutorial but I'M SO LAZY.

Fffff I could do it if someone let me use one/some of their photos ono Just basic touchups and how to delete things from the background (since that always irks me and is so simple. <8[ )

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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2010, 08:40:54 pm »
Do you guys think an armor tutorial would go under props or accessories? :U

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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #27 on: May 20, 2010, 02:25:09 pm »
I think it should have its own category. I would define a prop as something you carry (a weapon, for example), and an accessory as something small (like jewelry). There are many tutorials devoted solely to armour-making.
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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #28 on: May 20, 2010, 03:11:27 pm »
I think it should have its own category. I would define a prop as something you carry (a weapon, for example), and an accessory as something small (like jewelry). There are many tutorials devoted solely to armour-making.

Will do~
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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #29 on: May 20, 2010, 09:36:54 pm »
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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #30 on: May 21, 2010, 12:04:30 am »
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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #31 on: June 19, 2010, 06:52:48 pm »
^Bump

This thread need some loveeee! :3


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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #32 on: June 19, 2010, 08:02:49 pm »
POST YOUR TUTORIALS GOGOGOGO
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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #33 on: June 19, 2010, 08:36:07 pm »
POST YOUR TUTORIALS GOGOGOGO
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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #34 on: June 20, 2010, 01:19:48 pm »
hoopskirt website is broke dana
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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #35 on: June 20, 2010, 01:39:31 pm »
hoopskirt website is broke dana


ARE YOU SERIOUS?!!

Nooo I WAS GUNNA USE THAT FOR CC ;A;!!
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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #36 on: August 15, 2010, 04:47:51 am »
Tim Burton Hatter top hat and costume tutorial from Threadbangers -> http://www.threadbanger.com/tb-projects/episode/THR_20091009

I did my hat with this tutorial (ack my hair looks really bad!) Over all, I think it took us 5 or 6 hours (not including letting the paint dry) to make it, but it looks awesome, and I would totally like to make more!
http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy325/RegalBP18Promo/Alice%20in%20Wonderland/TheHatterateapot.jpg
http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy325/RegalBP18Promo/Alice%20in%20Wonderland/TheHatter-HatCloseup.jpg


Some notes from when my mom and I did mine...

- When choosing the main fabric that will be covering the hat, it is best to find something stretchy, since that will be easier to get nice and flat and not have wrinkles. Same if you do lace over that!
--- I also used scraps of brocade we had laying around under the lace to make it more interesting and colourful.

- Make sure you make your poster board tube has enough room for a wig, the fabric you're using and the massive amounts of glue you might need to make the fabric stay! Mine is a little tight b/c of too much glue! We had to add an elastic band that I then wrap around my pony tail so the hat will stay on. Its better to have too much room and add in an extra band of fabric, than to have a headache after wearing a hat that's too small for 8 hours!

- The lace we used was white, with purple stitching on some parts, so for an aged effect I spray painted the back side of it with gold before we put it on the hat, then I used black paint and splotched patches of it to down tone the gold in some places.

- Don't have hat pins, not a problem! We made ours out of wire, beads, and other trinkets laying around our craft area!
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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #37 on: August 16, 2010, 08:29:33 pm »
WHEN DID MY THREAD GET STICKY'D

Will look through your's later, Mellonemrys.
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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #39 on: August 16, 2010, 09:07:48 pm »

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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #40 on: August 25, 2010, 12:32:35 am »
easy and cheap organization pullstring tutorial:
http://axelsgrl24.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2x7v46

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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #42 on: August 25, 2010, 08:53:11 pm »
Here's a resin casting tutorial I made. Works pretty well.

Part 1: http://lychee-twist.deviantart.com/art/Resin-Casting-Tutorial-Part-1-164451084?q=gallery%3Alychee-twist%2F109275&qo=15
Part 2: http://lychee-twist.deviantart.com/art/Resin-Casting-Tutorial-Part-2-164451247?q=gallery%3Alychee-twist%2F109275&qo=14

My only suggestion is to put a thin layer of caulking down, tamp that softly into the crevices of your mold with a wet paper towel, and when that's dry, then put the larger mold layer over it.
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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #43 on: August 25, 2010, 09:00:16 pm »
I noticed one thing with the resin jewel making tutorial that I highly advise against: The use of plastic cups.

I tried this on my first cast with resin, and it completely melted the cup. Thank god I thought ahead and wrapped foil around the bottom of it! What I now use is a pop can that's had it's top removed by can opener. It' works fantastically.
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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #44 on: August 27, 2010, 10:29:52 am »
Does anyone have a tutorial or a pattern for a hood?

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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #45 on: August 27, 2010, 09:24:46 pm »
yes...but i cant find it D: i've been grabbing hoods and using them as patterns for now

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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #46 on: October 08, 2010, 12:08:54 am »
I actually found this tutorial very helpful for concealing eyebrows and drawing on new ones. You could use this for a variety of different characters (I myself may be using it for an England cosplay.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTl3ePEmhi4
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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #47 on: December 08, 2010, 05:29:56 pm »
Found a nice wig tutorial for making some sort of "ball" or "bun?" that extends further down as well.  I read some people were unsure how to do something like this and kinda randomly found it, so I thought I would share.

http://community.livejournal.com/cosplay/2713908.html

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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #48 on: December 22, 2010, 02:00:30 am »
This is a good tutorial for an easy way to do high, wrapped ponytails with a wig. I'm using it for my Tsubaki cosplay and it works pretty well for her hairstyle.

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« Reply #49 on: January 05, 2011, 03:25:19 pm »
http://chioky.deviantart.com/art/The-Tip-Top-Hat-Tutorial-103451650

Here's a fine top hat tutorial that Kit Kit sent me before I finished my Professor Layton costume. I didn't end up using it because I couldn't find heavy enough card paper, but it seemed simple enough.
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« Reply #50 on: February 08, 2011, 10:24:39 am »
Well, for those of you that dont like to pay like 40 bucks for a pair of cat ears, or moogle ears in my situation, heres the tutorial I used to make my ears. http://sedatedartist.deviantart.com/art/How-to-Make-Cat-Ears-Revised-64515635 and here is the finished product of how I made them http://talaredwolf33.deviantart.com/gallery/27756580#/d2qq2vv

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« Reply #51 on: February 25, 2011, 10:26:31 am »
These are great tutorials.  thanks for organizing this.

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« Reply #53 on: March 02, 2011, 09:13:40 pm »
Is there a good tutorial for facial hair? I want to do a better job spirit gumming my my manly beard for cross .. and make it nice
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« Reply #54 on: March 10, 2011, 05:00:17 pm »
Is there a good tutorial for facial hair? I want to do a better job spirit gumming my my manly beard for cross .. and make it nice

Not really a tutorial, but she does tell you how she did her facial hair, and it looks amazing. Try noting her on dA and ask her for some pointers.
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« Reply #55 on: March 23, 2011, 09:07:42 am »
Spirit gum is the death of rainbows... but, it gets the job done. From my experience with the underworld's glue, don't use a lot of it. I've known people who just smear their face with it and it takes the skin right off. Other than that, put the gum on the hair and stick gently but firmly. We've always had pre-shaped stuff so we've never had to make our own beards or whatnot.
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« Reply #56 on: March 23, 2011, 04:42:09 pm »
Found a nice wig tutorial for making some sort of "ball" or "bun?" that extends further down as well.  I read some people were unsure how to do something like this and kinda randomly found it, so I thought I would share.

http://community.livejournal.com/cosplay/2713908.html

At the end of that post, there's a link to charmseed's Sailor Moon wig tutorial. I used that, which is the same process for the Chibi Moon wig for the most part, and it worked great. 

My only advice is that if you think you can straighten long wavy wefts for Sailor Moon's pigtails and NOT have it be a huge pain in the ass, you're wrong. So very, very wrong.
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« Reply #57 on: March 24, 2011, 12:20:32 pm »
Anyone got a tutorial for sewing a jacket? ^^"

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« Reply #58 on: March 24, 2011, 01:06:06 pm »
No, but Joann's usually has killer pattern sales regularly where you can get an $18 pattern for $3. You can try going to Goodwill or Value Village and see if they have a book on tailoring. That might help. I found one the other day at the Goodwill in Tigard and didn't buy it. It was old, but it had some good pointers.
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« Reply #59 on: March 24, 2011, 01:25:06 pm »
naruto sandals - http://sites.google.com/site/lizspain2/narutosandaltutorial

ANBU mask - http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=100544

Another type of mask tutorial - http://www.wsu.edu/~converse/theat461/masks.html

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« Reply #60 on: March 24, 2011, 02:51:25 pm »

At the end of that post, there's a link to charmseed's Sailor Moon wig tutorial. I used that, which is the same process for the Chibi Moon wig for the most part, and it worked great. 

My only advice is that if you think you can straighten long wavy wefts for Sailor Moon's pigtails and NOT have it be a huge pain in the ass, you're wrong. So very, very wrong.

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« Reply #61 on: March 24, 2011, 11:25:13 pm »
Chelsea, you would know. At least your wig looked fabulous.
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« Reply #62 on: March 25, 2011, 08:28:00 pm »
I found a fabulous site for making Maka's (from soul eater) scythe! Pure epic-ness i tell you, pure epic-ness!

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« Reply #63 on: March 29, 2011, 06:12:17 pm »
hwyy , anyone have tutorials for girls cosplaying guys ? like the make up aspect?
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also a good binding tutorial D; the one on there is no longerr
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« Reply #64 on: March 29, 2011, 06:18:15 pm »
CLAP_attack, here's a pretty good binding tutorial -->http://the-savage-nymph.deviantart.com/art/How-to-cosplay-a-guy-58817845

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« Reply #65 on: March 30, 2011, 07:55:59 pm »
...

For me, that is not a problem. *sigh*
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« Reply #66 on: March 30, 2011, 08:41:15 pm »
Trust me, it's not a problem you want. :/

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« Reply #67 on: April 01, 2011, 10:16:20 pm »
Grass is always greener on this one, I think. It makes it VERY hard to cosplay women when they're 3-4x your size. Even Super Sailor Moon required some creativity, and she's not even that ridiculous (unless you're talking legs and pelvis. I don't think any of the Sailor Senshi have proper pelvises).
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« Reply #68 on: April 02, 2011, 03:22:39 am »
True, I suppose both sides have their problems. Although personally I would think stuffing would be more comfortable and easier than binding. (And yes, Senshi anatomy is INSANE. When I was trying to decide which one to cosplay, I was thinking 'I like 'em all! I'll just pick the one my body type I is most similar to!' and then I dug up some pictures comparing them and I was like :/ whatever I'm just doing Uranus. They're all so much fricking taller than I am...!)

And, to maintain some semblance of on-topic-ness (at 3:00 am no less, what is this 'sleep' you speak of?), here's a big list of helpful tutorials on dA. --> http://paopudestinypro.deviantart.com/gallery/10953261#/d2qmoad. Lots of links, organized by specific anime plus some general purpose ones.

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« Reply #69 on: April 02, 2011, 11:33:08 am »
thanks for the link , it makes soo much sense to what I was doing wrong.
D; HNNG. cosplayers have the detication for morphing their bodies to shapes they weren't born with D;
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« Reply #70 on: April 03, 2011, 11:35:10 am »
Yeah. That's for sure. Both men and women have that problem. Some guys have to really work hard at buffing up for some roles.

Hey, it just hit me. If you guys ever have something small that you need to make metallic looking, try insulation tape. It's basically a very thin metal tape that comes in a roll like duct tape. I would imagine that it'd be easy to lie one piece next to another to get no seams, but I've never tried. The tape, being metal, doesn't take to dome and sphere shapes all that well, but once you get it on something and polished out, it looks pretty good!

I used it for making a mini bus stop model for my class. I wrapped it around dowel rods hot dog style with good results.
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« Reply #71 on: April 03, 2011, 12:43:57 pm »
How easily can you cut it? Because I have a cosplay I've been working on as kind of a pet project that needs some little metal circles and some shiny earrings on it.

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« Reply #72 on: April 03, 2011, 08:39:28 pm »
It's super easy to cut. Put the tape on craft foam first, though. The tape itself doesn't support anything on it's own. I cut mine with either an x-acto or scissors, and i'm leaning towards scissors. Just don't use nice, expensive ones otherwise they might dull out.
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« Reply #73 on: April 03, 2011, 08:51:32 pm »
Awesome, thanks. It looks like it'll work great. I need it around a mold anyways, it's just that the earrings I need to make have to be clip-ons since my ears aren't pierced so I want them to be as lightweight as possible.

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« Reply #74 on: April 03, 2011, 08:53:37 pm »

There's a picture of the stuff so you can see how it's easy to bend and shiny. It does have a bit of a brushed metal look to it, though.

It should hopefully work for you. If you have some sort of smoothing tool, even a smooth rock, that will probably help you press out any wrinkles.
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« Reply #76 on: May 14, 2011, 03:36:20 pm »
I just made two tutorials and posted them. The Senshi hip roll tutorial isn't great. I'll make another one in due time if no one understands what I'm talking about.

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« Reply #77 on: May 15, 2011, 01:59:13 am »
anyone know a tutorial for like .. making life sized things ? or however you call it ..lol

this is what i want to make.
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« Reply #78 on: May 16, 2011, 11:48:42 pm »
Permission denied, Clap. Can you try posting again?
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« Reply #79 on: May 17, 2011, 12:56:20 am »
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« Reply #80 on: May 17, 2011, 01:53:47 am »
Oh! Just make him out of fleece :) If you don't want to sew, you can always paper mache a balloon for his head for starters. A balloon would probably be real size for that guy... what's his name... Chuck.
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« Reply #81 on: May 17, 2011, 02:55:29 pm »
Well since im going to wear it .. I want it sturdy.
Fleece is good ?
I was thinking wire to form the shapes but i dont want it to bend much.
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« Reply #82 on: May 17, 2011, 09:53:09 pm »
OOOOOh! You're going to be Chuck! Okay! Well, that changes a lot of things!

Probably start with a cardboard frame, maybe some chicken wire or paper mache over that, and I would use fleece since Chuck is a stuffed toy, isn't he? You could even glue on a working zipper if you wanted.

You're not going to be able to do his proportions unless your cosplay's head is about five feet tall and four feet across. Go for what you can. There's a Gir who's popped up at K-Con the past two years with squeaker feet that has an unaccurately sized head, but it doesn't matter. It's still a great outfit.
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« Reply #83 on: May 18, 2011, 09:25:39 am »
Ahhh chicken wire! Thats what i was trying to think of xD
That he is, a soft material is what i am for.

Yeah , im planning to do the best i can so it matches up with my body.
Im sorta aiming for a clean ' cosplay that looks good and difficult lol.
Like the folks that do the furries almost xD;; or the akamaru from naruto every year.

I was thinking on hand making the larger part of the zipper since they are biiig.

And while im here .. I neeed a better and more accurate facial hair for my cross marian cosplay
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« Reply #84 on: May 18, 2011, 07:10:00 pm »
clap i will hug you.... btw there is a way to make it out of foam if you did some math and had a toy model (or made one to enlarge...) but it wouldnt be very breathable
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« Reply #85 on: May 18, 2011, 08:11:18 pm »
clap i will hug you.... btw there is a way to make it out of foam if you did some math and had a toy model (or made one to enlarge...) but it wouldnt be very breathable
:< of course you will. I was havoc ;D
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« Reply #86 on: June 17, 2011, 12:45:13 pm »
I am working with Styrofoam (extruded polystyrene) and need a good (and not too expensive) method for sealing the foam before I paint it.  Does anyone have any good methods?  With easy to find materials.  thanks
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« Reply #87 on: June 17, 2011, 01:25:25 pm »
I read that using 5 coats of mod podge and then using an acrylic would work find.  then afterward sealing it all up with a layer of watered down Elmers glue.  Has anyone used this method?  Also what is the dilution of the elmers glue?

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« Reply #88 on: June 17, 2011, 03:58:03 pm »
Elmer's  glue when dilluted is usually just to get it kind of runny, not to completely water it out. I would ballpark it until it's the consistency of whole milk. Worst comes to worst you can always add more glue.
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« Reply #89 on: June 20, 2011, 07:57:57 am »
Elmer's  glue when dilluted is usually just to get it kind of runny, not to completely water it out. I would ballpark it until it's the consistency of whole milk. Worst comes to worst you can always add more glue.

Cool, thanks for the info.  I also discovered that super glue and Styrofoam don't work well together.  Thanks goodness I tested it on scraps first.   :D  i will see how gorilla glue works out tonight.
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« Reply #90 on: June 20, 2011, 11:46:44 am »
IIIII don't know if gorilla glue is a great idea with that one. It puffs up a LOT when it dries, and it dries very, very hard making it difficult to sand down. It very well could melt the styrofoam, too. If you need to stick balls together, hot glue and a small wooden rod will work.

I don't know what you need to do exactly, but what I did for my pokeball was cover the styrofoam ball in a thin but even layer of Paperclay, sanded it smooth, spritzed it with sealant, and then painted it with no problem whatsoever.

My method is described in the Pokeball tutorial above.

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« Reply #91 on: June 20, 2011, 02:54:56 pm »
A cheap thing you could do is paper mache (flour and water mixed) over the top. Gorilla glue is not going to work for what you need. You can't sand it if it is uneven. I use several layers of glue on craft foam and it works well but it isn't nearly as porous as Styrofoam.

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« Reply #92 on: June 20, 2011, 02:57:47 pm »
Good idea!

There's a stove top method for flour and water paper mache that's a little more involved, but when it dries, it dries much harder than normal paper mache. If you can blend in super finely chopped up newspapers, that could probably make a pretty durable material for those styrofoam balls that can be sanded. Dirt cheap to do, too. If you've got a food processor, I would chop shredded newspaper clippings in that. Blender might work if you put it on high and then add the water then flour. Just be sure to really clean it out well.
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« Reply #93 on: June 21, 2011, 07:35:21 am »
Thanks for the info.  I'm using the gorilla glue to to put together my cross punisher.  But I also need to add a couple of small things to my sister's Riku Keyblade.   So I was testing out the glue last night and yes the stuff really puffs out.  

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When I put together my cross punisher I will need a really strong bond over a large surface.  I've made two crosses and will put them together with a handle wedged between the two pieces in the center of the cross.  If you can tell from the pic of Wolfwood below.  I will have to get pics on here as soon as soon as I'm done with it.  I've been documenting the process.  Thought I would add a tutorial.   What do you think about a tutorial?
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« Reply #94 on: June 21, 2011, 11:44:19 am »
Honestly, Drauska, I'm having a hard time understanding what you mean with two crosses and wedging stuff, but it never hurts to have another technique out there!
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« Reply #95 on: June 21, 2011, 12:17:14 pm »
Honestly, Drauska, I'm having a hard time understanding what you mean with two crosses and wedging stuff, but it never hurts to have another technique out there!

::)  Will do lychee.  I'm not the most articulate person so as soon as I get it done there will be a stellar tutorial  ;D
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« Reply #96 on: June 23, 2011, 03:46:28 pm »
ANy great craft foam tutorials from armor pieces  ? like just out of craft foam?
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« Reply #97 on: June 30, 2011, 02:12:48 pm »
Hey, does anyone have a tutorial on how to make a pattern?  I've got a project and I need to make my own pattern for it. Or at least how to modify an existing pattern, cause it's for a full body suit but the shape is weird.
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« Reply #98 on: July 10, 2011, 11:06:52 am »
Honestly, Drauska, I'm having a hard time understanding what you mean with two crosses and wedging stuff, but it never hurts to have another technique out there!

As promised here is a crappy tutorial for the cross punisher.  I'm not as computer savey as the majority of the world so this tutorial is in segments because the forum only allows attachments of a certain size and I had to make my files smaller.

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« Reply #99 on: July 10, 2011, 11:07:36 am »
Cross punisher part 2

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« Reply #100 on: July 10, 2011, 11:08:58 am »
cross punisher part 3.  More to come if you are interested.


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« Reply #101 on: July 19, 2011, 08:07:04 pm »
I really like this Harry Potter wand tutorial
http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/wands-hp-style-again-2

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« Reply #102 on: July 23, 2011, 12:35:05 am »
Wow. That is a brilliant tutorial.
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« Reply #103 on: July 23, 2011, 02:56:53 am »
It works really well, too. I've made a bunch from that one. My mom is making the Elder Wand using their technique right now, and it's looking really cool.

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« Reply #104 on: July 24, 2011, 10:51:11 pm »
I just finished painting my two wands today.

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« Reply #105 on: July 25, 2011, 07:57:54 pm »
Here is a link to my cross punisher tutorial....This is as far as I've gotten.  More tutorial to come when I've finished.

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B1zDhQFeuxdxMzZhYWQ0NzAtNjZmNi00NzUyLTg5ODItZGY2ZDUxMzRkOGM1&hl=en_US

Forgive me this is my first tutorial, and I'm not up to speed on publishing web documents.  

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« Reply #107 on: August 20, 2011, 06:55:07 pm »
Anyone have a tutorial on how to attach ear to a headband?

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« Reply #108 on: August 24, 2011, 04:29:34 pm »
Does anyone have a tutorial on how to make a puppy dog tail? I need one for my GIR cosplay

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« Reply #109 on: September 15, 2011, 02:38:13 pm »
Materials 101 for props. It has pros and cons.
http://www.pixiekitty.net/materials101.htm

Lightweight Paperclay Armor (cardboard base)
http://jiajem.com/tutorials/armor/
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« Reply #110 on: October 07, 2011, 10:17:04 pm »
This was actually incredibly helpful for lightening or changing the color of your eyebrows:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlMoyd0JnuM&feature=player_embedded
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« Reply #111 on: October 24, 2011, 08:03:51 pm »
I found a really good tutorial on how to make John Egbert's God Tier hood from Homestuck
http://everyonesahero.tumblr.com/post/9859422154/john-god-tier-hood-tutorial

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« Reply #112 on: November 28, 2011, 08:33:12 am »
I just found an awesome two part tutorial on how to make Terezi Pyrope's plushie scalemates from Homestuck

part 1: http://www.metroidhat.com/mother/scalemate.html
part 2: http://www.metroidhat.com/mother/scalemate2.html

EDIT: Dang, it looks like these aren't up anymore. I never got to make any DX
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« Reply #113 on: December 24, 2011, 01:35:15 pm »
The hoop skirt tutorial's link is broken! :'(
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« Reply #114 on: December 24, 2011, 01:57:19 pm »
this is awesome

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« Reply #115 on: January 27, 2012, 12:26:55 pm »
Does any one have a Tutorial for something like this? when it comes to making props I don't even know what to do. That and a toy replic of this is like 200 bucks and I don't have money for that.
Its a PanzerFaust 100m
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff236/DarkLinkfanatic/Panzerfaust_100M.jpg

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« Reply #116 on: February 07, 2012, 01:00:24 am »
Does anyone have a tutorial on how to make a puppy dog tail? I need one for my GIR cosplay

Found this today Tala; dunno if this is what you're thinking but maybe it'll help you out! :'o
http://www.instructables.com/id/Bison-Horns-and-Ears-on-an-Elastic-Headband/step3/Attaching-Horns-and-Ears-to-the-Headband/

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And then I lol'd because I realized the original message was from way back in August.  Oh well if anyone needs to attach horns/ears to a headband THERE YA GO.
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« Reply #117 on: February 12, 2012, 04:58:50 pm »
Anyone have any ideas how to make cone shaped cuffs?

http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-12/art/jdpl-keira-cg.jpg

More specifically I need to make those ones ^

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« Reply #119 on: November 22, 2012, 12:04:40 pm »
Hey everyone. I have one..
This is a tutorial on making Cloud Strife's buster sword. It works for both the original FFVII and KH1 versions:
http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=300654

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« Reply #121 on: November 28, 2012, 07:57:14 am »
I made a tutorial on how to make latex bat wings last night.
http://nikkiolie.deviantart.com/art/Latex-Wing-Tutorial-340121277

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« Reply #122 on: February 22, 2013, 09:17:17 pm »
Here's a tutorial on how to make Barret Wallace's gun-arm.

It is very text-heavy, unfortunately. Step-by-step and all that, but I don't have many helpful pictures. I will eventually be remaking it and when I do I will make a more useful tutorial, but until then, I figured this might be good for someone.

http://voices.yahoo.com/article/9837359/barret-wallace-cosplay-tutorial-gun-arm-12020753.html?cat=19


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« Reply #123 on: May 06, 2013, 08:01:00 pm »
does anyone have a tutorial on how to make wings?

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« Reply #124 on: May 09, 2013, 01:55:55 pm »
Well, even though this thread hasn't been updated in two years, let me toss another tutorial into the fray.

A tutorial for Ward Zabac's harpoon from Final Fantasy VIII. (http://voices.yahoo.com/cosplay-tutorial-ward-zabacs-harpoon-final-fantasy-12125982.html?image=2621995&cat=19)


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« Reply #125 on: May 09, 2013, 01:57:01 pm »
does anyone have a tutorial on how to make wings?

I made a tutorial on how to make latex bat wings last night.
http://nikkiolie.deviantart.com/art/Latex-Wing-Tutorial-340121277

Maybe this could help you?


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« Reply #126 on: April 29, 2014, 08:44:53 pm »
I didn't see anyone post this already but if anyone needs more tutorials you can also look through cosplaytutorial.com/list.php !
zWinnieYap also has a lot of great makeup tutorials on Youtube.

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« Reply #127 on: August 20, 2015, 02:38:49 am »
Need help! Trying to weather a faux leather belt! Can't find a good way to! Any suggestions?