Crying over cosplay

Discussion in 'Make It So' started by mizushimo, Aug 31, 2016.

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  1. Codeless

    Codeless Cheshire Cat

    That´s good to know, but not exactly what i mean/need. I have a mannequin head but it´s way smaller than my actual head, hair or no hair. to beable to style my wig a bit easier i want to make it bigger so i will have an actual idea of the effect on my real head.
     
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  2. Acey

    Acey let’s go backwards to destroy the past!

    As someone with massive hair who struggles HARDCORE with this, where could I buy one?
     
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  3. sidneyia

    sidneyia from TV

    Ohh so you need to fill in the space between the netting and the mannequin head? Am I reading that right?
    Here, it's basically a big tube of fishnet material that you twist your hair up in and then double it back onto your head. I'm not sure if it's good for extra voluminous hair or just really long hair though.
     
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  4. Acey

    Acey let’s go backwards to destroy the past!

    Looking at the reviews, it seems like a lot of the positive reviews are from people with long thick hair (mine isn’t CRAZY long but it’s long-ish, and it’s very thick) so that’s super promising! Thank you so much! <3
     
  5. Codeless

    Codeless Cheshire Cat

    Mostly? It´s less about that one wig and more about all future wig projects, why I want a more accurate mannequin to style on. (Will also need to weight it somehow, it keeps falling over)
     
  6. sidneyia

    sidneyia from TV

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    You can't really see my jurse but I do have a jurse.
     
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  7. sidneyia

    sidneyia from TV

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    I'm hand-sequining this bad boy and I think I underestimated just how slow a task that would be. Fortunately I don't have a deadline on this. (That's some of my cat's chub on the left side of the picture.)
     
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  8. Acey

    Acey let’s go backwards to destroy the past!

    Belated, but thank you for this--I got mine in the mail the other day and it seems to do the trick quite well! :D
     
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  9. Acey

    Acey let’s go backwards to destroy the past!

    So the chances of me finishing my Sadie top by Thursday are vanishingly low, but here's a quick Mystery Girl costest!

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  10. TheMockingCrows

    TheMockingCrows Resident POTSie potato.

    :Screams and falls over bc only 4 days left to work on stuff before we go and i need to: paint the shirt, make the headset, finish another shirt repair, make a set of pajama pants, find a wig cap bc mine are all gone, cut and paint and glue replacement timeturner wheel covers, pack, then pray i don't die when we finally get there bc just trimming that fabric earlier killed me this is a ghost typing all of this
     
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  11. TheMockingCrows

    TheMockingCrows Resident POTSie potato.

    so today, following the span of multiple sleeps and a big pain episode, i completed...
    • repaired and revamped + improved rose's shirt back, located the puffy paint for the front, and also made a fabric headband to loose stitch to the wig on thursday so i can remove it to wear as Dave on Saturday easily. it looks cute as fuck now, im ngl.
    • made pajama pants out of the material i'd trimmed. it's not that good of material but hey i dont need these to survive forever tbh.
    • located my shorts
    • found 1 wig cap
    • and made the prototype of jane's mustache headset function. i'll be replacing the stache with a properly painted one for the full version, but the headset portion is more Done than it was before.
    i feel less overwhelmed now, aside from jane's shirt that I'll be tackling tomorrow, but it doesn't feel impossible now at least ;c;
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  12. TheMockingCrows

    TheMockingCrows Resident POTSie potato.

    rose cosplay: COMPLETE! w/ bonus upgrade! friend had a black skirt just my size, and had the missing black and purple stockings i needed that i could fold down into knee highs bc of 1. a tear and 2. they kept rolling down bc im v thicc.

    it shows a lot of skin but DAMN AM I PROUD OF THIS, IT LOOKS SO CUTE and im totally gonna wear this shirt again, maybe even outside of cosplay. or make more shirts LIKE this one. bc Damn.

    now i just need to paint/seal my stache and the others im making for the stache bag. hem the pajama pants.. and make the jane shirt from scratch. im super nervous but I GOTTA BELIEVE IN MYSELF...
     
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  13. You Can Do It I Believe In You
     
  14. TheMockingCrows

    TheMockingCrows Resident POTSie potato.

    jane shirt: COMPLETE AND CUTE
    mustaches: MOSTLY PAINTED

    gonna finish painting staches tonight then seal paint them tomorrow. the communicator one looks Perfect imo but i want it shiny so it'll be sprayed too. the rest of the staches are goin' in the Stache Bag and i'll be giving them away for funsies. which leaves heat sealing the jane shirt, cutting out and painting the gears for the bottom section of the timetable wheels... and hemming the pants cuffs.

    im gonna make it in time, i didn't fuck it up. i just need to hurry and keep shit rolling bc tomorrow's gonna be busy, i won't have all day bc errands and appointments and visiting friend. but majority is Done now.
     
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  15. TheMockingCrows

    TheMockingCrows Resident POTSie potato.

    I FINISHED.

    glossy paint glossy enough to not spray staches. jane shirt heat sealed. bottom hems stitch witcheried. no need to redo the gears, just need to attach wire or something else for later putting on and taking off. but im Done. holy shit. all that's left is like. jane wig styling night before/day of.
     
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  16. TheMockingCrows

    TheMockingCrows Resident POTSie potato.

    its blurry but ay, have a shot from the living room of this place we're staying at while i wait for us to actually like
    go to the con
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  17. Looks Wonderful Good Job
     
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  18. Mossflower

    Mossflower Active Member

    Okay so I'm trying to make a dragon costume for a con, but rather than using fur or scale patterned fabric I'm wanting to do the knitted scale mail. The problem I'm having is I can't find any decent scales that aren't made out of aluminum. They're pretty and all but I don't want to walk around sounding like a bag full of pennies plus I'd imagine that would get heavy after so many.

    They do make plastic ones but they're translucent and I'd personally don't care much for that. I'm wondering if there's a way to paint the plastic ones that won't rub off if scratched or bumped or if I'd be better off trying to make my own somehow.

    I'm needing some help cause I'm at a complete standstill.

    Edit: I've thought about what if I got the clear plastic scales and painted just the undersides of the scales with maybe spray paint or something? You guys think that might work?
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2018
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