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Wig and Costume Tutorials!

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Re: Costume Tutorials!

Postby ShuJinKou » Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:32 am

I haven't even started on my actual costumes ^w^' Hopefully i'll still be able to manage two awesome ones in two months.

I'm working on Shinobu's outfit in NMH2, but still can't find a decent wig. She also has a katana harness, and while it appears to be made out of leather in the game, i don't have leather money. Also any fabric suggestions would help a lot. I've been looking at JoAnns in the swimwear/dancewear section, with the stretch fabrics, but i'm not sure how well that would take to the box pleats in the dress.

Any and all suggestions would be extremely appreciated

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Re: Costume Tutorials!

Postby o01101011 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:30 am

Avoid spandex, it isn't appropriate for that dress. Go with either a decent cotton, a suiting, or if you do really want something stretchy then a cotton knit. Though neither spandex nor cotton knit will take pleats nicely. You'd have to do a hidden stitch within the pleat for it to hold.

For the straps, if you want the leather look try pleather or vinyl.
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Re: Costume Tutorials!

Postby ShuJinKou » Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:59 pm

Thanks for the advice. I've got all of my materials now and I'll hopefully get sewing soon
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Re: Costume Tutorials!

Postby yami ongakuya » Sat May 08, 2010 8:41 pm

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Re: Costume Tutorials!

Postby Kyaroru » Tue May 11, 2010 4:30 pm

I'm attempting to make a form fitting dress and can't find the pattern for what I want anywhere. Anything that could help teach me how to make my own patterns would be very much appreciated.
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Re: Costume Tutorials!

Postby MinaUchiha2 » Tue May 11, 2010 4:52 pm

Do you have any form fitted shirts? That may have a line that goes up from the bottom and curls inward near the armpit of the shirt? If you have one like that, than use that as a base, I had to make a form fitted shirt and that's what I ended up using.
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Re: Costume Tutorials!

Postby Kyaroru » Tue May 11, 2010 5:08 pm

Thanks for the advice. I'll have to check that out.
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Re: Costume Tutorials!

Postby MinaUchiha2 » Tue May 11, 2010 5:24 pm

You're welcome.
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Shining Tears Cosplay Weapon tutorial-Elwyn's wand

Postby alicehana » Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:43 am

Recently, we have finished our new cosplay weapon - Elwyn's wand from Shining Tears Cosplay, so today , we will show you the process details:

The following is the original photo of Elwyn's wand.


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I prefer to look at the pictures of the hand-made model when I make the prop.As the picture of the hand-made model looks more stereoscopic.The original picture is two-dimensional which is designed by the author at random without considering whether the model is three-dimensional or not. But it is a disaster to the maker of prop .


Main materials: 3 MM thick PVC foam board,5 MM thick EVA board,15 MM diameter stainless steel pipe with 120 CM length,20 MM diameter PVC water pipe,25 MM diameter PVC water pipe,one metal circle,white sheet iron,super glue,melt adhesive,AB glue,putty.


Make the body at first. Begin with wings.

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Cut five pairs of PVC foam wings.

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Glue five wings at each side by super glue. Each wing is bigger than another.

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Each side has five PVC foam wings which makes a pair of symmetrical wings.


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Cut EVA board into 15 mm wide strips(cut as you like), which can be seen below. Two EVA strips are needed.

Glue each wing to each EVA strip with melt adhesive.


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The part glueing EVA strips and wings which looks stiff needs embellishment.Putty it, and grind it after solidification.Then the segment looks smooth.

In order that the wings look smooth,you can decorate the wings as above.


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The next step is to make the top of the wand.



Fasten the metal circle to the screw with slim iron wire which makes it convenient to insert the metal circle in the water pipe.

I like to choose metal as the accessory.It depends on what you like.It is also a good choice to use the lightweight plastic ones.

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I plan to insert the metal circle in the top PVC water pipe.But I choose the stainless steel pipe in order that the top handle is in shape and stable.

Now is to fix the metal circle on the stainless steel pipe.

Then fill the two openings of stainless steel pipe with AB glue reinforcing the top metal circle.

It is necessary to choose the suitable glue.

It depends.

Several kinds of glue are used when we make the prop.

For example it is convenient to use super glue to stick the small accessory and board.

It is ideal to use the hot melt adhesive for affusion. As the melt adhesive is not flowing but cooling quickly.

It is not convenient to use AB glue. But it is effective and stiff which is suitable to strengthen the unstable places.

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Drill holes at the two sides of the stainless steel pipe, insert a metal bar and reinforce the metal bar with AB glue.The metal bar is to fix the wings which needs to be slim and not obvious. Thus it is better to choose the metal accessory bearing the weight.

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The helix are made of two white sheet iron strips which have the same width as EVA strip.It is not wise to have wide white sheet iron strips. Be careful when you cut the white sheet iron.

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It is better to stick the white sheet iron strips inside the EVA by AB glue. This makes it possible that white sheet iron strips are glued on EVA strips even the sheet iron strips are bent.

Drill holes at the side of wings.

Insert the metal bars in the wings and stick with AB glue.

Brush the handle and wings.(This can be done after the wand is finished.But it is a little troublesome.)

Do not spray the two EVA strips. If the EVA strips are sprayed right now, they may discolor when they are bent.

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Twist the two EVA strips accroding to the picture,after the glue on the white sheet iron strips are solidified.

Although it is not easy to reshape EVA strips,the white sheet iron strips help to be in shape after delicate adjustment. It takes much time to adjust the shape of EVA strips. As the white sheet iron strips are also flexible which are not easy to control.

Do not cover the hole stainless steel pipe when you twist EVA strips around the steel pipe.

Leave the steel pipe at least 30 CM long without the helix in order that the top stainless steel pipe fits the below PVC water pipe later.

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It is time to process the below handle.

Cut a 25 MM diameter, 10 CM long PVC water pipe.

Wrap a 0.33 MM thick plastic strip at each opening of the water pipe which makes the water pipe look nice.


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Prepare a long 20 MM diameter PVC water pipe which is the main part of the wand.

How long is the water pipe?

It depends on what you like.

Fix the 25 MM diameter PVC water pipe in the long 20 MM diameter water pipe.

Melt adhesive can be used to fasten the two PVC water pipes.

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The last but most important is to fix the top handle and the below handle.

Spray the left stainless steel pipe with hot melt adhesive and insert it in the PVC water pipe quickly.

Otherwise the melt adhesive will cool. And it is impossible to push the steel pipe in the water pipe.

In order not to meet such a problem, you can use AB glue. But it is troublesome.

Do not forget to spray the helix with propylene at last.

Now Elwyn’s wand in Shining Tears is finished.
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Re: Shining Tears Cosplay Weapon tutorial-Elwyn's wand

Postby Marzipan » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:34 am

That's nice of you to break down how you made a really cool looking weapon. Are you planning on posting more different kinds in the future?
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Re: Shining Tears Cosplay Weapon tutorial-Elwyn's wand

Postby MinaUchiha2 » Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:27 pm

The post this was speaking to was moved. SO this can be deleted.
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Re: Shining Tears Cosplay Weapon tutorial-Elwyn's wand

Postby PuppetQueen » Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:54 pm

MinaUchiha2 wrote:This post belongs here:
viewtopic.php?f=19&t=1560&start=200


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Re: Costume Tutorials!

Postby Aikitiskui » Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:42 pm

Ok so i need some help finding a pattern similar to
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that jacket i really like the line detail in the jacket to and want a patter as close as possible to it because im really bad at drafting jacket patterns. I should have enough Fabric and lining for it already but i need to find a pattern of sorts for it.
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Re: Costume Tutorials!

Postby AZ_belle_45 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:32 am

ok so quick question =3
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I would love to do this costume and have the pants for it but I need some advice on the top
I was wondering if anyone had any good tips for keeping things "up and tasteful" as far as support goes >< I am a bit large in the cup area and was wondering if anyone has any good tips on how I can keep the support or make the top so that I don't need the aid of a tank top
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Re: Costume Tutorials!

Postby o01101011 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:53 pm

If you use a stretch pleather and sort of "shape" it to yourself it should be fine with those straps. Nubra, stick on bra's, and those thin sticker "lift" bra things might also be good to look into. Though you could probably build cups into that top since it covers so much.
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Re: Costume Tutorials!

Postby whitepearlmermaid124 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:56 pm

Anyone have anything on making Chi/Freya's ears?
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Re: Costume Tutorials!

Postby wolf » Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:01 am

whitepearlmermaid124 wrote:Anyone have anything on making Chi/Freya's ears?


There's several ways people have made them.
Here's a few examples;

using insulation foam:
http://artflower.deviantart.com/art/Chii-ear-tutorial-153590500?q=1&qo=1

Craft foam:
http://rosemermaid10.deviantart.com/art/Chii-s-Ears-Tutorial-160460822?q=1&qo=1

There's also quite a few tut's on YouTube if you search 'chobits ears tutorial' if a video would help you understand better.
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Re: Costume Tutorials!

Postby whitepearlmermaid124 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:58 pm

Alright Thanks! (and sorry for the delayed reply... *sweatdrop*)
um another thing, I'm wondering where to get sewing patterns for various things... it's kind of hard just searching on google and I haven't ventured out to fabric stores in my area...
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Re: Costume Tutorials!

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Re: Costume Tutorials!

Postby whitepearlmermaid124 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:57 pm

Thank you!
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