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Offline Vondan

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« on: January 19, 2006, 03:00:52 pm »
What are some of the odd things you have found to use on a costume or the best place you have found for cheap materials.

A few weeks ago I used the brass feet off Suitcases as Studs for Gladiator arm bands

Cheapest Matierls I have found for making capes was when SVDP was dumping all the sewing stuff from the Sennca Street Store and I got 100 bed sheets in variours solid colors for about 10 cent each.

Hit up places that have huge machine parts for the foam they come packed in, it's often a hi density foam and sometimes in grey or silver
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2006, 04:42:48 pm »
Duct tape.


I've cosplayed only once. >_>

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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2006, 06:16:32 pm »
I think mine would have to be the time I found the vest for my Lupin costume.  I had everything else for my costume so I went to Goodwill in search for some kind of vest.  After searching for just a couple of minutes I came across the vest.  It was perfect; the right color, pattern, size, still in good condition, and used (for the Lupin effect).

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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2006, 09:40:32 pm »
@negima
I've done goodwill too... very useful at times, but others *shakes fist*
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2006, 10:31:35 pm »
Goodwill rocks ware else will I find colectable stuff for 99 cents I could e-Bay for $100 if Icould dare to part with it.   I like when Moms clean out there grown up kids closet and dumps stuff off at goodwill
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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2006, 11:07:43 pm »
My dad gave me three yards of old car upholstery out of my '67 Nova. I made my YUna belt and bag out of it.
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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2006, 12:10:35 am »
Quote from: "Nocturne"
My dad gave me three yards of old car upholstery out of my '67 Nova. I made my YUna belt and bag out of it.


Yeah ever since I read the making of DUNE (87 version) and learned that all the space suits were made from Car Upholstrey Vinyl I wanted to try something with it.  Some neabors gave me some Vinyl floor mates about 3 feet wide and 6 feet long I want to do somethng with it.  Ohh I could dye my hair red and go as Raban I'm to old for paul and I just dont think i'd make a good Fayed
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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2006, 12:05:11 pm »
I made nearly all of my save point moogle outfit out of one white fleece sweatshirt. I made the skirt out of the arms, and the necklaces/armbands out of the collar. For the shoes, I covered them with a towel, and the wings out of fabric I had left over from another cosplay. It was a total last minute costume, but really fun to wear.
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« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2006, 09:35:50 am »
lets see old white satin sheet for moogle acessoires lots of sheets for the link troop  and i used scraps for the gir link outfit, a yard sale 1 dollar a bag about 11 belts for my lulu cosplay, black costume satin got in late from halloween 90% off 10 yard 4 dollars, i used some to make a batman purse saturday
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« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2006, 01:59:45 pm »
Well, my first cosplay consisted of me being sewen into an old shirt that was changed to look like the top for Michiru Kaiou's Mugen School Outfit. @.@

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« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2006, 06:55:46 pm »
Thrift stores are so good for cosplay.  My first time I cosplayed as Golgo-13 and after months of searching for the perfect grey/whitish suit I found one for $5.  I still can use it for multiple other cosplays like GTO, and Harry from Gungrave to name a few.

Last year I found my perfect red Lupin III jacket at Value Village for $5.  It was very nice.
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« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2006, 08:57:59 pm »
A telephone!

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« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2006, 10:47:05 pm »
And old pringles can and some clothespins. I have to say those were the best.

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« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2006, 11:04:58 pm »
Quote from: "Kei-Kei"
And old pringles can and some clothespins. I have to say those were the best.


Oh yes I remember the things I made from old pringles cans and clothespins, those days were the best.  I wonder if the under sheriff has forgotten that night?  Mike did say his eyebrows grew back.  It's not like it was something really bad like the time I made a flamethrower and burned all the hair off both my arms.  And ha they said some one would loose an eye and no one did.


EDIT:  And don’t try that at home kids… Now you know
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« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2006, 10:21:31 am »
oh yeah this last con, i turned my old pikachu cosplay into a shuyin cosplay with scraps of link belts and some black duck tape
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