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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #50 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 #51 on: March 30, 2011, 07:55:59 pm »
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For me, that is not a problem. *sigh*
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« Reply #52 on: March 30, 2011, 08:41:15 pm »
Trust me, it's not a problem you want. :/

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« Reply #53 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 #54 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 #55 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 #56 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 #57 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 #58 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 #59 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 #60 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 #61 on: April 06, 2011, 05:29:40 pm »

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« Reply #62 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 #63 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.
http://m33w-fansubs.com/images/uploads/img_psg_chuckloving.png
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« Reply #64 on: May 16, 2011, 11:48:42 pm »
Permission denied, Clap. Can you try posting again?
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« Reply #65 on: May 17, 2011, 12:56:20 am »
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« Reply #66 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 #67 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 #68 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 #69 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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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #70 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 #71 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 #72 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 #73 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 #74 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 #75 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 #76 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 #77 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 #78 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 #79 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.  

Side note:
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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Re: The Tutorial Thread
« Reply #80 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 #81 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 #82 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 #83 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 #84 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 #85 on: July 10, 2011, 11:07:36 am »
Cross punisher part 2

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« Reply #86 on: July 10, 2011, 11:08:58 am »
cross punisher part 3.  More to come if you are interested.


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« Reply #87 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 #88 on: July 23, 2011, 12:35:05 am »
Wow. That is a brilliant tutorial.
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« Reply #89 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 #90 on: July 24, 2011, 10:51:11 pm »
I just finished painting my two wands today.

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« Reply #91 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 #93 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 #94 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 #95 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)
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« Reply #96 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 #97 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 #98 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 #99 on: December 24, 2011, 01:35:15 pm »
The hoop skirt tutorial's link is broken! :'(
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