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Re: 2012 Cosplay Progress Thread
« Reply #100 on: September 12, 2011, 07:41:41 am »
Seems I'm slowly getting Yuna's wedding dress all sketched out and planned. I hope to start after my mom's surgery is done and when she is more well and recovered.
 


I found this pic and thought it was a good illustration for you.  Have fun sis.

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Re: 2012 Cosplay Progress Thread
« Reply #101 on: September 12, 2011, 10:47:39 am »
@Drauska: I found that one as well and have been using it. ^_^ Whoever made that picture, kudos to them.

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Re: 2012 Cosplay Progress Thread
« Reply #102 on: September 12, 2011, 11:49:25 am »
I think it would be funny to find a way to cosplay the apocalypse... because the con's in 2012... ahahaha... ha.
If I can find a way, I'll do it! xD
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Re: 2012 Cosplay Progress Thread
« Reply #103 on: September 12, 2011, 12:04:34 pm »
Already planned out my cosplays for next year. and Planning on buying my wig at the end of this week.

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Re: 2012 Cosplay Progress Thread
« Reply #104 on: September 12, 2011, 02:59:49 pm »
I think it would be funny to find a way to cosplay the apocalypse... because the con's in 2012... ahahaha... ha.
If I can find a way, I'll do it! xD

get three friends and be the four horsemen of the apocalypse.  I think its Pestilence, War, Famine, and Death.  but getting a horse would prove to be difficult I think.

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Re: 2012 Cosplay Progress Thread
« Reply #105 on: September 12, 2011, 04:07:52 pm »
Lol you could always get one of those horse head on a stick things and ride it around

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« Reply #106 on: September 12, 2011, 07:45:27 pm »
I finally found my Rita goggles. And the fun thing about that cosplay is i can use my actual hair since its the same color as hers. I just need to get it cut and figure out how to style it.

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Re: 2012 Cosplay Progress Thread
« Reply #107 on: September 12, 2011, 07:51:44 pm »
I think it would be funny to find a way to cosplay the apocalypse... because the con's in 2012... ahahaha... ha.
If I can find a way, I'll do it! xD

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Re: 2012 Cosplay Progress Thread
« Reply #108 on: September 13, 2011, 01:02:56 pm »
What have I got myself into!!!   :o  I think my cosplay will be heavy.  LOL

Also does anyone have a good method for making your prop look like metal with some aging.  My main prop this year needs to look like metal that had been banged up a bit and used a lot.

Thanks in advance.  Eveofabyss or Zensuke???   :D
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Re: 2012 Cosplay Progress Thread
« Reply #109 on: September 13, 2011, 02:39:51 pm »
A basecoat of your main body color to start with would be good, followed by a mix of green and black acrylic paint. You'd want to really slather that onto all the concave corners and joins, all the cracks and recessed details. Then you wipe at it with a paper towel to take most of the paint away but leave a decent-ish amount in the areas to look like accumulated grime.

After that you dab at the flat open areas with the paint-covered paper towel to leave a patina, and if you've got enough coloration on the thing you're trying to look aged you then take something like silver rub'n'buff and get a very little amount on your finger, then very VERY lightly trace around some of the raised edges to make it look like the paint has been rubbed off at the edge from repeated use/holstering/whatever.

Honestly you just have to do what you think looks good.

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Re: 2012 Cosplay Progress Thread
« Reply #110 on: September 13, 2011, 03:26:20 pm »
A basecoat of your main body color to start with would be good, followed by a mix of green and black acrylic paint. You'd want to really slather that onto all the concave corners and joins, all the cracks and recessed details. Then you wipe at it with a paper towel to take most of the paint away but leave a decent-ish amount in the areas to look like accumulated grime.

After that you dab at the flat open areas with the paint-covered paper towel to leave a patina, and if you've got enough coloration on the thing you're trying to look aged you then take something like silver rub'n'buff and get a very little amount on your finger, then very VERY lightly trace around some of the raised edges to make it look like the paint has been rubbed off at the edge from repeated use/holstering/whatever.

Honestly you just have to do what you think looks good.

Thanks Richie that was exactly what I wanted to know.  You rock the shizznit!!

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Re: 2012 Cosplay Progress Thread
« Reply #111 on: September 13, 2011, 03:44:54 pm »
I am doing succession prussia and good god I can't find a good pair of boots.

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Re: 2012 Cosplay Progress Thread
« Reply #112 on: September 13, 2011, 04:07:35 pm »
I am doing succession prussia and good god I can't find a good pair of boots.

it's a long shot but try a army surplus store.  Loved your Ciel BTW.
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Re: 2012 Cosplay Progress Thread
« Reply #113 on: September 13, 2011, 04:08:54 pm »
the problem is it that they can't be tyed up in the front....perhaps someone could send me links OwO

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Re: 2012 Cosplay Progress Thread
« Reply #114 on: September 13, 2011, 04:26:12 pm »
the problem is it that they can't be tyed up in the front....perhaps someone could send me links OwO

If you find a pair that tie up the front and can't find anything suitable make a pleather tube and fit it over the calve of the boot.

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Re: 2012 Cosplay Progress Thread
« Reply #115 on: September 13, 2011, 04:27:23 pm »
@drasuka It's a simple thing to do right?

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« Reply #116 on: September 13, 2011, 06:39:14 pm »
@drasuka It's a simple thing to do right?

Not sure, never done it myself...just throwing out ideas.

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Re: 2012 Cosplay Progress Thread
« Reply #117 on: September 13, 2011, 09:51:19 pm »
List is made! Ref pictures have been found! And now the decision making shall comince!

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Re: 2012 Cosplay Progress Thread
« Reply #118 on: September 13, 2011, 11:06:55 pm »
I started making some parts for my base. So far so good. I get paid Thursday and plan on getting the wood then. Once I do I will have Zach cut it for me and then I am on my way :D I will need to get some nob thingies, paper clay, string (if not real bass strings) plastic for the four tuners, a switch thingy, and two screws to attach the strap. I'm going to try to make it look as realistic as possible.

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Re: 2012 Cosplay Progress Thread
« Reply #119 on: September 13, 2011, 11:28:29 pm »
Its not really progress for this year but more so for 2013, I'm cosplaying James from harry potter and I was able to find a Gryffindor robe at this amazing store called lil Gypsy for only 8.50. ^^

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« Reply #120 on: September 13, 2011, 11:37:35 pm »


I NEED TO START ON MY PONIES COSPLAY, can anyone suggest a fabric suggestion to use for this Fluttershy outfit (middle one). I can't figure out something that would work well :\
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« Reply #121 on: September 14, 2011, 10:46:48 am »
Looks like i will be spending Saturday morning traipsing around Red's Trading Post in The Dalles.  This guys place is great for looking for strange prop material.  It's basically a junk yard, and he will just look at the item you are buying and say aahhhhh...$3.50.

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« Reply #122 on: September 14, 2011, 04:08:03 pm »
@boogipop: I think that dress would be super adorable if it was made of sweat shirt type material. <3
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Re: 2012 Cosplay Progress Thread
« Reply #123 on: September 14, 2011, 04:53:44 pm »
I've gotten all the designing/planning for my costume done. I've figured out how to make everything and now I just need to get the stuff, which'll take some time.
I'm working on a human  design of Timcanpy from D.Gray-Man : D
The wings will be fun to make~!
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« Reply #124 on: September 14, 2011, 05:42:02 pm »


Slowly but surely working on Souji from Hakuouki: Shinsengumi Kitan. Gotta have him done by ALA~

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Re: 2012 Cosplay Progress Thread
« Reply #125 on: September 14, 2011, 06:05:11 pm »
Going to go get my wig for hello kitty! Never worn one before, so this will be interesting. Is it possible to dye  a wig?

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Re: 2012 Cosplay Progress Thread
« Reply #126 on: September 14, 2011, 08:41:55 pm »
After this year's being so involved, I have decided to do an easy cosplay for next year.  I won't get as much love and requests for pictures, but I can take a break :3  While I haven't quite started executing my costume just yet, as I have other things demanding my attention for some weeks yet, I believe I've settled on Fuko from Clannad :)

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Re: 2012 Cosplay Progress Thread
« Reply #127 on: September 15, 2011, 12:55:22 am »
I just got super excited! I am going to start as soon as possible now that I've figured out what I wanna do. =D haha I've actually only seen one picture of someone cosplaying it on DA. It is from a video game! A fairly well known one too but not anything Square Enix has done =p I'm gonna carry a wrench around hehehe
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Re: 2012 Cosplay Progress Thread
« Reply #128 on: September 15, 2011, 07:23:11 am »
Totally happy...just got word back that my plans for my secret cosplay will be acceptable for the cosplay contest.  Woot!!  ;D

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« Reply #129 on: September 15, 2011, 12:19:25 pm »
I spent about 2 hours last night reading armor tutorials and have an idea about how to do all parts of the armor. Still stuck on the sword since the best sounding method is wood or insulation foam, both of which are really messy for a dorm room and require special tools. :/ I might just bother a friend's brother to see if he can make something for me.

I did however, grab the cereal box before my mom took it to the recycling. I think it'll be a good draft piece before I get to work with the real corrugated cardboard and everything else.
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Re: 2012 Cosplay Progress Thread
« Reply #130 on: September 15, 2011, 12:38:25 pm »
yay fuko! <3!!!! currently looking into how to make aqua's arm pieces i cant decied if i should use foam or fabric....
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« Reply #131 on: September 15, 2011, 12:40:57 pm »
Fabric may be more comfortable.

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« Reply #132 on: September 15, 2011, 02:24:54 pm »
The little craft foam pieces that are like 8x11 in size should be really good too as a base ^^ Your only worry would be keeping it's shape, which is why you might want to do a variation of air dry..
I found a good tutorial about it here http://jiajem.com/tutorials/armor/
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Re: 2012 Cosplay Progress Thread
« Reply #133 on: September 15, 2011, 03:06:59 pm »
has anyone ever made a dress form out of an old t-shirt 2 rolls of duct tape and a good friend who won't continue wrapping you in tape to the top of your head?  I think I might have to make one this weekend.  My cosplay will have a unique tactical vest and I don't think I can make it without a dress form.  And lets just face it I'm no pixie so finding a dress form in my size is out of the question.   ;D

http://wildonionstudio.wordpress.com/2007/11/23/how-to-make-a-duct-tape-dress-form-tutorial-wild-onion-jacket-quilting-with-machines-wild-onion-studio/
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3630/duct-tape-dress-form-1
http://etsylabs.blogspot.com/2007/03/dress-form-tutorial-want-to-make-exact.html
http://offbeatbride.com/2010/11/duct-tape-dress-form

Here a few tutorials.  This is such a great idea.  i like the last example, one it's made out of pink tape and two in has a hanger on top instead of a stand. 
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Re: 2012 Cosplay Progress Thread
« Reply #134 on: September 15, 2011, 03:29:23 pm »
I have found the perfect base wig to start styling for Platn. Dawn!
I'm so excited, now to order it! <3
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Re: 2012 Cosplay Progress Thread
« Reply #135 on: September 15, 2011, 03:43:41 pm »
I got my dressform (a hard one, not squishy, and not adjustable) for $300 shipped on ebay. Trust me, this is a steal for one of these things, and much better for draping a pattern than a squishy one or an adjustable one. Also, I suggest using paper tape rather than duct tape, then you can actually pin into the form without getting sticky stuff all over your pins.
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Re: 2012 Cosplay Progress Thread
« Reply #136 on: September 15, 2011, 04:22:06 pm »
I got my dressform (a hard one, not squishy, and not adjustable) for $300 shipped on ebay. Trust me, this is a steal for one of these things, and much better for draping a pattern than a squishy one or an adjustable one. Also, I suggest using paper tape rather than duct tape, then you can actually pin into the form without getting sticky stuff all over your pins.

Thanks for the idea.  unfortunately Im poor and have to make mine besides I have a really odd shape.  I will go with the paper tape and see how it works out.

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Re: 2012 Cosplay Progress Thread
« Reply #137 on: September 15, 2011, 04:53:09 pm »
You should make a tutorial for our forums as you go~ That way others could make them if you're successful. :D
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Re: 2012 Cosplay Progress Thread
« Reply #138 on: September 15, 2011, 05:54:19 pm »
regarding duct tape dressform: thats exactly why when i make one i'm going to have "dress form only pins"
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Re: 2012 Cosplay Progress Thread
« Reply #139 on: September 15, 2011, 07:39:09 pm »
Cant even start thinking about next kcon yet~ XD but for akicon.. thats a different story. =_= Its so close.
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Re: 2012 Cosplay Progress Thread
« Reply #140 on: September 15, 2011, 08:01:04 pm »
Okay, searching for a wig. Not going well. So i may just have to bleach my hair.

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Re: 2012 Cosplay Progress Thread
« Reply #141 on: September 15, 2011, 10:33:37 pm »
@Tala: What color, style of wig do you need?

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« Reply #142 on: September 15, 2011, 10:35:33 pm »
Okay, searching for a wig. Not going well. So i may just have to bleach my hair.

Ebay, seriously. :3
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« Reply #143 on: September 15, 2011, 11:12:47 pm »
@chromo  I need a short white bob wig. Ive found some, but theyre all disco style wigs. And like 60 bucks.   And i dun has a computer for ebay ;-; most of the time i have to use my phone to check the forums.

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« Reply #144 on: September 15, 2011, 11:21:00 pm »
@chromo  I need a short white bob wig. Ive found some, but theyre all disco style wigs. And like 60 bucks.   And i dun has a computer for ebay ;-; most of the time i have to use my phone to check the forums.

Get to a Library if you can? Ebay has amazing bobs for like 35 bucks after Shipping and Handling.
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« Reply #145 on: September 15, 2011, 11:54:22 pm »
@sensei   yea ill have to. It really sucks not having a computer lol

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« Reply #146 on: September 16, 2011, 12:04:36 am »
@Tala: Ebay is great for wigs. I got one for 20 since it was a clearance one and some range from 20-40 bucks, depending on the style, look, etc.

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« Reply #147 on: September 17, 2011, 01:04:16 am »
I've started on my Luka wedding cosplay. Still deciding on who else. ^-^

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« Reply #148 on: September 17, 2011, 08:52:10 am »
@chromo i found one for 20 with free shipping. It looks really good too. So ive put it on my watch list and ima get it when i get paid. 

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« Reply #149 on: September 17, 2011, 08:58:13 am »
@Tala: Awesome! Can't wait to see it ^_^