haha its no bother! i like answerin questions people have UuU and thanks~
nah, it’s just one layer. but i actually hemmed it - most people dont since you dont technically need to since it doesn’t fray
but i do because i think it looks cleaner and its my preference idk up to you man
GOT2BE GLUED- FREEZING SPRAY
SHAMELESS MEGAMAN SHIRT INSERT
I DONT THINK YOURE SUPPOSED TO USE GELS ON WIGS- IVE TRIED IT BEFORE AND IT WAS A HORRID MISTAKE- SINCE GELS ARE USUALLY SUPPOSED TO WORK WITH LIKE HUMAN HAIR- BUT IDK I JUST DOUBLE CHECKED AND I GUESS A FEW PEOPLE LIKE TO USE IT? IDK I WOULDN’T RISK IT PERSONALLY - ID USE STRAIGHT UP GLUE BEFORE I ATTEMPT GEL AGAIN
I LIKE HAIRSPRAY
no one has asked yet don’t worry ^u^
i got it off of ebay-for some reason i can’t find the listing (maybe someone bought it and they haven’t relisted it again yet??) but i just had searched “black and purple wig” and i had found it so ^u^;;
and styled it with Got 2 b Glued Freezing Spray- i just kinda winged it - i need to restyle it again before next week- con made it all sorts of cray
Having problems finding a lipstick color for your cosplay? Look no further. I just found someone’s video tutorial on how to make lipsticks out of crayons. In the video she says that she found out that all of her favourite lipsticks had lead and that she found out that she could make lipstick out of lead free crayons. The entire time I was watching this video, I thought that it would work amazingly for someone looking for some cerulean blue lipstick for Vriska or Jade green lipstick for Kanaya or maybe some other cosplay character who has a weird lipstick color. In the video she also says that you could mix crayon colors to make weird colors.
I don’t even wear lipstick ever, but learning you can make it out of crayons now got me all excited to try it. o-o
Hmmm! Thats a toughy, I personally just mod podge it
but it does take away a bit of the shine tho D: i haven’t been able to find any kind of sealer that doesn’t do that though :(
mayhem-and-madness replied to your post: mayhem-and-madness replied to your photo: finished…ooooh. Do you have trouble with overlapping or splatter? Does it flex well? Any issues? Sorry I am coming at you with all the questions, but gold krylon I use, even though the shade is…
Ah, I might have to give it a try. I am remaking my Kid Loki armor, and things turned ugly today when I started to spray paint the pieces. The paint was splattering and giving me a rough uneven finish, and it was pooling in some areas. This paint normally gives me trouble but not like it did today. I am guessing that it might be because that can had been sitting around and because it was a third full when I started?
Anyway, It was so bad that I had to stop what I was doing and sand all the pieces down. It was so frustrating and upsetting. T.T
I am going to have to try again tomorrow or the day after that, but I am now debating if I should just get the same paint again or try something different . Even though this gold Krylon is the shade I need I am tired of having to struggle to get a nice even coat without so much hassle doing so.
That’s possibly why; as well as maybe you’re spraying too close? And too much at once? sometimes you just have to do a light spray and then let it dry for like an hour or so before going back and doing another layer and so on and so on - like my vriska robo arm was about 5 layers and having to go out and turn it and get other areas (which btw is the silver krylon spraypaint)— cause I had your issue back when i ever first started using spray paint; on some yu gi oh props; and i learned i was spraying too much for a layer and too close; even tho i thought i wasn’t
my bro had to come and freakin, grab my hand and back me up to teach me right cause i wouldn’t listen and i was like “no im not too close! fdjsfndskfnds XD
so maybe, try it again but on something thats not your cosplay? like a test thing?
mayhem-and-madness replied to your post: mayhem-and-madness replied to your photo: finished…
ooooh. Do you have trouble with overlapping or splatter? Does it flex well? Any issues? Sorry I am coming at you with all the questions, but gold krylon I use, even though the shade is nice, the paint is just so… finicky. T.T
I only had splatter when it was running out and i was trying to force it out haha, of course~ but otherwise nah it works really nice imo!
flexing, hmmmm, i always mod podge things straight after it dries so without mod podge i havent a clue D: but after mod podge i haven’t had any troubles with flexing but I can’t remember if ive ever used it on something that constantly moves;
what are you using it on/for?
My three part video tutorial is up and live!
Covering everything you need to know about posing in cosplay and getting better photos at a convention, specifically hall photos! Including:
- fabric and research
- attitudes in cosplay
- the foundation 3/4 pose
- posing with a group
- facial expressions
- posing with props
- importance of makeup
I’d consider it a HUGE favor if you guys would share this around. So many cosplayers starting out ask me how to pose, and I’d like this to help everyone who feels clueless in front of a camera.
mayhem-and-madness replied to your photo: finished some of my eridan rings last night i need…
These look superb, Eridan would be proud. Your post reminds me, can I ask what is your favorite gold spray paint of choice? I wondering what’s out there that might be better than the gold Krylon I use.
hehe thank you so much~ >u<
and this is my favourite gold spraypaint i use it for everything; other ones are too yellow-y for me
rossdoppelganger asked you:
do you have any tips about staying in character?…
Aw man, I’m sorry I’m a little late to answer this!
Here’s the thing about being ‘in character’ in a cosplay: it’s just like any acting job. Have you ever listened to an actor talk about little things about their character that you never saw onscreen? It’s because when an actor is really dedicated to getting their role right, they figure out the little details about their character that may never come up because it helps them imagine the character as more than a character, but as a person.
Therefore, here’s my tips for in-character cosplay:
Canon check yourself. Just go back through a bunch of your favorite scenes with the character you’re going to cosplay. If you’re like me and you LOVE interacting with fandom, this is good way to remind yourself how the character really is rather than how fandom may have flanderized them to be.
- Familiarize yourself with their body language. Do they slouch? Cock their hips? fiddle with their hands? Look down or up a lot? Bite their lip? Cross their legs?
- Familiarize yourself with their speech patterns. If it’s an anime character, do they speak formally or informally? Are they rude? Nice? Do they have a nervous laugh at the end of every sentence? Do they use short sentences or long ones? Do they ramble? If so, how on topic do they tend to be?
- Familiarize yourself with how they interact with others. Do they talk differently when they talk to an older person versus a younger person? Are they blunt? Gentle? Crude? Are they more likely to compliment or criticize?
- Familiarize yourself with their facial expressions. Do they always match what they’re saying/doing? Can you make your face reliably do the same thing?
Apply it to real life. Now that you’ve got your character down from the series itself, you are totally refreshed on how they talk to and interact with … other canon characters. You’re probably going to re-enact those things with other cosplayers, especially if they made you laugh, but let’s say you’re on a Q&A panel or some random person shouts across the hallway at you. What now!?
- Logically expand outward on what you already know about the character. Now that you know what the character is like in canon, you can make logical conclusions about things that aren’t depicted directly in canon - such as how Dave would feel or react if somebody stole his glasses off his face, or asked him to take them off in a Q&A. What would be your response?
- Learn to anticipate. Have canned responses. Almost all popular characters have a shorthand interaction - Death the Kid from Soul Eater is going to be told that he’s not symmetrical (hint: you have to throw yourself to the ground crying about it), Edward Elric from FMA is going to be reminded that he’s short, Karkat Vantas is going to be informed that John is Not A Homosexual, and you are going to probably encounter a meme or two like that. Know how you’re going to respond ahead of time.
- Related: know how you’ll react to a simple greeting. How would your character react to a total stranger suddenly calling their name? What is the total stranger probably expecting from your character? Do something with it.
- Use body language to be always ‘in character’. Even when nobody is talking to you and you’re just minding your own business, you can be in character by body language and behavior. One of my best cosplay memories is of a guy dressed as Spike Spiegel leaning against a wall and smoking. I waved at him, he saw me, and he just cocked two fingers at me, smirked, and went back to leaning against the wall. Utterly flawless.
Finally, be respectful about being in character.
- Know when to break character. There’s a point at which somebody is trying to get to know you and you’re still pretending to be your cosplay. No. Stop. If you’re not comfortable with the conversation, just find a way to break it off, don’t hide behind being in character. Don’t bludgeon people with it either.
- If your character is rude, or crude, watch who you’re in character around! Karkat isn’t actually just a bunch of ‘fucks’ bottled up in a tiny furious package, but keep the swearing to a minimum. Kids might be listening. Or old people who will tell you to keep a civil tongue in your head, young person!
- If your character is harassing or otherwise pr96lematic, DO NOT USE YOUR CHARACTER AS AN EXCUSE TO BE A TOTAL CREEPER OR DOUCHEBAG OR DUMBASS. I don’t care if you’re March Eridan, get your butt away from me, and I don’t care if you’re John, don’t throw a bucket at my head while I’m Karkat. You need to watch how ‘in character’ you are, no matter how well your audience knows who you’re playing.
- Do not use being ‘in character’ as an excuse to be disruptive. If you’re in a photoshoot, yes, Eridan would probably jump in with the Feferis - but don’t do it. Wait your turn (or if you just HAVE to, discuss it with the shoot organizers beforehand).
Anyway, I hope this is helpful? Uh.
how to make this
look like THIS
While there are many different techniques for painting foam cosplay pieces, this is the method I use for metal armor that works really well for me. So I have typed out exactly what I do in hopes that it will maybe help someone.
I specifically used this technique for foam Iron Man armor, but it can be used for most metal props.
warning: very pic and text heavy