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Serpentine
2010-04-21, 03:38 AM
Various posts in the You thread and the recent adventures of a couple of my friends has gotten me thinking about costumes. So... I thought I'd start a thread on them.

What have you made/worn? What would you like to make/worn? What're the best ones you've seen? Where are the best places to buy them? Do you need any help or advice making something? Here's the place!

So. Here's the friends who got me thinking about it:
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs363.snc3/23429_383457984054_655819054_3931194_203312_n.jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs461.ash1/25347_416182580662_504515662_5506204_5644544_n.jpg
Here's a couple I've worn before:
Rainforest Fairy
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2695/0/62/1030392692/n1030392692_30399589_4955998.jpg

Generic Fairy Tale Orphan
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2695/0/62/1030392692/n1030392692_30399587_2439227.jpg

I like the first one better...
My Boy's dashing Fox costume:
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2695/0/62/1030392692/n1030392692_30399573_302294.jpg

I've been thinking about what sort of costume I'd wear if I went to a convention of some sort, like the above friends. I'm slightly limited in that I'd like to look good, but I'd prefer to dress appropriately for my... shape... So I'm thinking Queen Bavmorda.

http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTgyOTAyMjQ3MV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwOTEzOTA3._V1._ SX450_SY348_.jpg

I think the best base for it would be a (probably heavily modified) nun's habit, like this:
http://www.catholichomeandgarden.com/images/Costumes/adult%20mother%20superior%20plus%20size%20costume. jpg

Anyone have any other ideas that could work for me?

Now... Go thread go!

Emperor Ing
2010-04-21, 05:09 AM
Might I ask what purpose is this for? Are you cosplaying for an upcoming convention, costume party at a friends?

And here's me in a homemade cardboard spess mehreen cosplay. :smalltongue:


http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll246/EmperorIng/ultramarine.jpg

Serpentine
2010-04-21, 05:21 AM
Just general costume discussion.

That one is rockin' :smallbiggrin:

Emperor Ing
2010-04-21, 05:25 AM
Quick tip for cardboard costumes: Make sure the damn thing holds together, couldn't go 5 minutes without a piece falling off. :smallsigh: At least the helmet and chainsword was solid.

Bisected8
2010-04-21, 07:10 AM
I've posted it here before and I doubt it'll be anywhere near as good as the other costumes in this thread, but here (yet again) is my 2009 halloween costume. It's basically just me crossdressing with the closest approximation to my usual clothing I could find;

http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/1986/dscn0030small.jpg
Here's my "normal" outfit and my costume for comparison (thumbnail linked, since I don't have a smaller one handy);
http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/1262/dscn0021u.th.jpg (http://img405.imageshack.us/i/dscn0021u.jpg/)
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/8963/dscn0020m.th.jpg (http://img11.imageshack.us/i/dscn0020m.jpg/)
And yes, I do have that many empty coffee cups lying around.

Phase
2010-04-21, 11:09 PM
Alright, two costumes for you ladies and gents this evening.

http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii173/Guanlong93/DrMcNinja-1.jpg

And of course...

http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/3443/sandercohen.jpg

Maximum Zersk
2010-04-21, 11:15 PM
The Dr. McNinja Cosplay is AWESOME, Phase!

Lord Fullbladder, Master of Goblins
2010-04-21, 11:23 PM
When I was a young lad, I liked forcing my mother to make/help me make (usually the former) elaborate Halloween costumes. Only two are most memorable.

When I was ten I was a rather dashing Blastoise roaming the streets, in a big cushiony shell with big cardboard cannons and even a Blastoise-head-helmet made with the help of paper mache and a balloon. Ah, memories.

A year or two later, I was a monstrous slug-alien, with a slug-tail and a pair of tentacles below my normal arms, all designed around a store-bought glow-in-the-dark multi-nostrilled Alien Mask.

I'm not sure if we still have pictures of those. This last October I made a helmet out of foam and such as Peice One of the Mysterious Power Armoured Figure, or Mipaff, or Captain Future, whichever I choose to call myself, depending on if I make a jetpack or a flamethrower. I have pictures of that, but I can't upload them right now.

Amiel
2010-04-22, 03:14 AM
When I was little, I wanted to be Zorro or Superman; sadly, no costumes eventuated.

However...a friend of mine actually cosplayed, replete with cardboard boxes, as Soundwave for an anime convention. It was made of win. I'll try to find a pic for you.

There's also a pic of a fan-made Transformers cosplay that could alternately seamlessly transform from car to bipedal robot. I'll see if I can find that for you as well.

Emperor Ing
2010-04-22, 04:52 AM
There's also a pic of a fan-made Transformers cosplay that could alternately seamlessly transform from car to bipedal robot. I'll see if I can find that for you as well.

you mean this one? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIzKK2tVrsQ) :smalltongue:

Kara Kuro
2010-04-22, 11:15 AM
Cool beans. I was hoping a thread like this would pop up again. Schweet.

I'm going to a convention this weekend (Anime Detour in MN), these are the two costumes I'll be sporting.

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2010/110/7/e/Max_Cute_Stat_by_Kara_Pfee.jpg

http://th01.deviantart.net/fs71/300W/f/2010/095/b/2/Very_Pink_by_Kara_Pfee.jpg

Nameless
2010-04-22, 11:52 AM
Might I ask what purpose is this for? Are you cosplaying for an upcoming convention, costume party at a friends?

And here's me in a homemade cardboard spess mehreen cosplay. :smalltongue:


http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll246/EmperorIng/ultramarine.jpg


...

dude.
I love you.

The best costume I've ever made was an undead zombie Biker. In fact, that was the only half decent costume I've ever made. I'm really quite bad at making costumes. (Also, because I'm lazy) :I

I envy you all.
However, I hate Kara who continues to make awesome costumes time after time.

Last expo I had to put together a costume because the one I ordered didn't arrive. But I never really made anything, I just put bits together so that doesn't really count. Therefore, pictures are inappropriate for thread. :smallsmile:

Fay Graydon
2010-04-22, 04:51 PM
Ahhh this brings back the memory of my attempt at a home made Link costume from the Legend of Zelda a few years back.
Unfortunately no Pictures were taken (By me or my friends >.>).

However I'm currently putting together an attempt at a Wolf Anthro Costume by getting a friend in america to make me ears, tail and paws.
=P

EDIT:
However I do have a single shop bought costume and I want to get a Rikku costume =P

Crimmy
2010-04-22, 05:35 PM
Cool beans. I was hoping a thread like this would pop up again. Schweet.

I'm going to a convention this weekend (Anime Detour in MN), these are the two costumes I'll be sporting.

*Snip*

*Snip*

And this is Kara making male Playgrounders turn their heads and look with interest.

Lord Fullbladder, Master of Goblins
2010-04-22, 06:26 PM
Oh God, my lopsided foam helmet and crude foam shoulderpads temporarily sewn to my horrible backwards grey sweater jacket just cannot compare.

Nevertheless, you face the Fullbladder, in person!
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b381/AlmightyStriker/Everything/DSC00370.jpg
Muahahahahahahaha!

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b381/AlmightyStriker/Everything/DSC00372.jpg?t=1271979498

Ah-hah, that.... dark thing on the wall is a picture hook. There was a picture there, which we took off to take the picture. The eyes are a fabric that you can almost see through, when direct light is not on it, a fact I didn't quite realize when I got it.

I intend to finish the rest of the suit, and maybe re-do the helmet when I'm better and not constrained to a warped collandor and with foam glued to it.

Bisected8
2010-04-22, 06:50 PM
Oh God, my lopsided foam helmet and crude foam shoulderpads temporarily sewn to my horrible backwards grey sweater jacket just cannot compare.

Nevertheless, you face the Fullbladder, in person!
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b381/AlmightyStriker/Everything/DSC00370.jpg
Muahahahahahahaha!

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b381/AlmightyStriker/Everything/DSC00372.jpg?t=1271979498

Ah-hah, that.... dark thing on the wall is a picture hook. There was a picture there, which we took off to take the picture. The eyes are a fabric that you can almost see through, when direct light is not on it, a fact I didn't quite realize when I got it.

I intend to finish the rest of the suit, and maybe re-do the helmet when I'm better and not constrained to a warped collandor and with foam glued to it.

Your costume made me think more of Atomic Robo than your avvie...

Lord Fullbladder, Master of Goblins
2010-04-22, 07:10 PM
Well, yes. It's more of a Rocketeer style helmet for some sort of circa 1950's Science Fiction thing. I'd need to shave my head to look like the goblin Fullbladder everyone knows and loves.

Forever Curious
2010-04-22, 07:10 PM
Does anyone here have any suggestions on purchasing/making a Mismagius cosplay costume?

Bisected8
2010-04-22, 07:46 PM
Does anyone here have any suggestions on purchasing/making a Mismagius cosplay costume?

Well, at the risk of stating the obvious; A giant hat and a dress/robe (with the ends cut uneven)?

You could make the hat using another hat as the base and just use fabric over a wire frame to give it the right shape/appearence.

Maybe have some black muslin or another soft fabric hanging from it as smoke/shadow-yness?

Sorry if I'm rambling a bit but it's late.

ForzaFiori
2010-04-22, 09:52 PM
I have had several really good Halloween costumes, but no pictures of them. They included Harry Potter (done before the movie came out, yet I looked just like Radcliffe in the movie.) and Gimley (done right after the LoTR movies). I also own a pirate costume.

Serpentine
2010-04-24, 03:15 AM
Last expo I had to put together a costume because the one I ordered didn't arrive. But I never really made anything, I just put bits together so that doesn't really count. Therefore, pictures are inappropriate for thread. :smallsmile:Stoopid forum backup, eating my post :smallannoyed: Anyways, it is appropriate. It's for any costumery. Also:

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/serpentine16/photos/MeBunny.gif
Kindegarten, I believe. That carrot toy was pretty cool.

Nameless
2010-04-24, 07:34 AM
Stoopid forum backup, eating my post :smallannoyed: Anyways, it is appropriate. It's for any costumery. Also:

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/serpentine16/photos/MeBunny.gif
Kindegarten, I believe. That carrot toy was pretty cool.

*Gives Serp a spear and earplugs* You might want these to protect you from the incoming fan-girls.

I think I've already posted this on the YOU Thread a while ago.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs070.snc3/13740_184029139858_641229858_3773264_3212690_n.jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs252.snc1/9935_172228716888_608476888_2789323_7790305_n.jpg


Yay putting a costume together one day before hand!

Emperor Ing
2010-04-24, 08:24 AM
:smallconfused: you look a crapload like an old IRL friend of mine.

Bisected8
2010-04-24, 09:24 AM
*Gives Serp a spear and earplugs* You might want these to protect you from the incoming fan-girls.

I think I've already posted this on the YOU Thread a while ago.

*snip*
*snip*


Yay putting a costume together one day before hand!

Who's that supposed to be? The only character I can think of is Kino (from Kino's Journey)...which would fit you quite well thinking about it.

Raistlin1040
2010-04-24, 10:06 AM
I am so originalhttp://img202.imageshack.us/img202/2613/jokerh.jpg
http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/4881/smilebox16390485.jpg
I am actually semi-original herehttp://img88.imageshack.us/img88/1580/ziggy.jpg
http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/5526/ziggy2e.jpg
Looking to the future...http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/6939/transexual.jpg

Dogmantra
2010-04-24, 10:15 AM
Who's that supposed to be? The only character I can think of is Kino (from Kino's Journey)...which would fit you quite well thinking about it.

It's L if I remember correctly.

Neko Toast
2010-04-24, 10:27 AM
It's L if I remember correctly.

Nah. If it were L, the jeans would be baggy, he would be hunched over, he would have bags under his eyes, and someone would be beating him up.

I wanna say that he looks like the main character from Persona 3, but I'm probably wrong.

Dogmantra
2010-04-24, 10:30 AM
Nah. If it were L, the jeans would be baggy, he would be hunched over, he would have bags under his eyes, and someone would be beating him up.

He did say that he made the costume the day before and this is Nameless we're talking about. I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't realise there was such a thing as baggy jeans. But I may be wrong. I just remember seeing that in the You thread, and either thinking or reading it was L.


All these costumes though... I need some green facepaint and a red tie...

Nameless
2010-04-24, 10:41 AM
I was not L or Kino. However, I did get mistaken for L a lot. Plus, I can sort out an L costume in about an hour. :smalltongue:
I have the full costume (well, not most of the costume anyway) ready for May, so it should become more obvious when/if I get images up.


I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't realise there was such a thing as baggy jeans.

Hur hur fricking hur. :smallannoyed:

:smalltongue:

Haruki-kun
2010-04-24, 10:44 AM
I was Anonymous once. I put on a suit and a V for Vendetta mask. People loved it.

I've also been trying to put together an Edward Elric Costume, cuz I sorta look like him, but it's hard. So far I've got the Cape and similar pants. Who makes black vests these days, anyway?

CurlyKitGirl
2010-04-24, 10:45 AM
*Gives Serp a spear and earplugs* You might want these to protect you from the incoming fan-girls.

I think I've already posted this on the YOU Thread a while ago.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs070.snc3/13740_184029139858_641229858_3773264_3212690_n.jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs252.snc1/9935_172228716888_608476888_2789323_7790305_n.jpg


Yay putting a costume together one day before hand!

*flails incoherently*
Pretty boy!
Pretty! With the hair and the - *flails some more*

Dogmantra
2010-04-24, 10:50 AM
I was not L or Kino. However, I did get mistaken for L a lot.

That would be what I remember reading then. I knew there was something to do with L involved!

Bisected8
2010-04-24, 11:06 AM
I can't really see L carrying around a gun myself.

...so who were you going as? I must know or it'll bother me forevermore!

Nameless
2010-04-24, 11:57 AM
I was Anonymous once. I put on a suit and a V for Vendetta mask. People loved it.

I've also been trying to put together an Edward Elric Costume, cuz I sorta look like him, but it's hard. So far I've got the Cape and similar pants. Who makes black vests these days, anyway?

Huh, I've seen Anonymous armies almost as large as the L-clones. :smalltongue: I do see why though, the mask does kick much ass.

*flails incoherently*
Pretty boy!
Pretty! With the hair and the - *flails some more*


...wig?



I can't really see L carrying around a gun myself.

...so who were you going as? I must know or it'll bother me forevermore!

http://www.tokyopop.co.uk/ugc/1/2/9/0/0/u/avatar/790833.jpg

Yes, I realise That I don't have the correct facial structure to pull it off, and that I'm not anorexic enough... But Lelouch just kicks ass. So mnyeh to you. :smalltongue:


I have:
-Wig
-Shirt
-Trousers
-Gakuran
-Shoes
-Chess board + pieces


I still need:
- Purple contact lenses
- Correct Weapon (dunno which one yet)

I may make the weapon, though it's unlikely I'll buy the contacts. Even without these two, I should be able to be recognisable this time round. :smallbiggrin: (I hope)

Serpentine
2010-04-24, 12:05 PM
I am so originalhttp://img405.imageshack.us/img405/4881/smilebox16390485.jpgThat is a very snappy waistcoat, and an incredible jacket. I trust you wear these things on a reasonably regular basis.
I've also been trying to put together an Edward Elric Costume, cuz I sorta look like him, but it's hard. So far I've got the Cape and similar pants. Who makes black vests these days, anyway?Lots of places. The tricky bit is finding one that's affordable...

Nameless: You should totally get those contacts, costume or no costume.

Nameless
2010-04-25, 12:11 PM
Nameless: You should totally get those contacts, costume or no costume.

Do you have 25 pounds to donate? :smalltongue:

Prime32
2010-04-25, 12:45 PM
Do you have 25 pounds to donate? :smalltongue:Are you calling Serpentine fat? :smallannoyed:

Nameless
2010-04-25, 01:05 PM
Are you calling Serpentine fat? :smallannoyed:

Sterling. :smalltongue:

Prime32
2010-04-25, 01:19 PM
Sterling. :smalltongue:And now you're calling her sterling? :smallmad:

MoriHikari
2010-04-25, 01:59 PM
http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz119/Mori-Hikari/grell.jpg

a cosplay I made to wear to an anime convention in my hometown, fannatiku fest '10

grell from black butler!

(the wig was such a pain. I'm not use to long hair at all!)

Serpentine
2010-04-26, 12:44 AM
Are you calling Serpentine fat? :smallannoyed:25 pounds? I need to get rid of 20 kilograms... :smalltongue:

Nameless
2010-04-26, 02:04 AM
http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz119/Mori-Hikari/grell.jpg

a cosplay I made to wear to an anime convention in my hometown, fannatiku fest '10

grell from black butler!

(the wig was such a pain. I'm not use to long hair at all!)

AWESHOMEZ! :D

MoriHikari
2010-04-26, 11:14 AM
AWESHOMEZ! :D

thanks!! :smallbiggrin:

Midnight Son
2010-05-07, 10:20 AM
Who is that masked man?
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a122/Dwarf71/MaskedMan.jpg
Halloween 2008

Serpentine
2010-05-07, 10:27 AM
I don't have any photos of my "Masked Stranger" costume :smallfrown: Probably for the best, it's nowhere near that one...

I made the cloak and (more or less) the mask myself, though. That counts for something. Right? ...right?

edit: Ah. I found another, from Host a Murder. It's... It's not great..
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v372/28/16/1035628481/n1035628481_194581_7663.jpg
I'm much more proud of this one, which I did the makeup for.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v372/28/16/1035628481/n1035628481_194657_3128.jpg

Symmys
2010-05-08, 08:36 AM
I've also been trying to put together an Edward Elric Costume, cuz I sorta look like him

*attempts to keep from squeeing like the FMA fangirl she is*
*fails*

Rösti
2010-05-08, 09:28 AM
This thread is excellent! It's not as fancy as many of the other efforts presented, but some folk might get a kick out of the only 'proper' fancy dress I've gotten up to.

Clark Kent/Superman:
Mild mannered, complete with New Adventures homaging floppy hair and grey shirt/tie:
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j64/randaru/clarke.jpg

ohwaitdanger!
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j64/randaru/danger.jpg

Really should be holding the specs, though, for full Supes Action! The shirt has an excellent 'flap' that covered the buttons, so I could have all bar the top on undone for a quick transition. *hums theme*

And yes, I couldn't find a Superman t-shirt at the time. Apparently I was dedicated back then! Had a lot of fun swimming later that week when it was still *faintly* visible. :smalltongue:

R One-Oh-Seven:
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j64/randaru/surprisedrobot.jpg

*Really* want to do something properly exciting for Halloween this year; current thoughts are a Ninja-Zombie-Pirate-Robot or a Metal Gear Solid guard with sprung-loaded exclamation point.

Bisected8
2010-05-08, 10:22 AM
This thread is excellent! It's not as fancy as many of the other efforts presented, but some folk might get a kick out of the only 'proper' fancy dress I've gotten up to.

Clark Kent/Superman:
Mild mannered, complete with New Adventures homaging floppy hair and grey shirt/tie:
*snip*

ohwaitdanger!
*snip*

Really should be holding the specs, though, for full Supes Action! The shirt has an excellent 'flap' that covered the buttons, so I could have all bar the top on undone for a quick transition. *hums theme*

And yes, I couldn't find a Superman t-shirt at the time. Apparently I was dedicated back then! Had a lot of fun swimming later that week when it was still *faintly* visible. :smalltongue:

R One-Oh-Seven:
*snip*

*Really* want to do something properly exciting for Halloween this year; current thoughts are a Ninja-Zombie-Pirate-Robot or a Metal Gear Solid guard with sprung-loaded exclamation point.

Timesplitters? WIN!

YPU
2010-05-08, 07:01 PM
Gods I would upload a truckload of my larping costumes over the years. But my hard drives crashed, and then my motherboard fried. So I am without pretty pictures of myself. (yes I do indeed feel very lonely, thank you)

and I still need a character to cosplay as at cons, I could only make myself to do something like that if I look the part on all fields.

Kara Kuro
2010-05-09, 12:07 PM
http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz119/Mori-Hikari/grell.jpg

a cosplay I made to wear to an anime convention in my hometown, fannatiku fest '10

grell from black butler!

(the wig was such a pain. I'm not use to long hair at all!)

Very nice job. But if you're going to wear this again, I would suggest darting your vest a bit. A little bit of alteration work would make it much more flattering.

I've got to really get to work on my next few costumes. I've got a few to work on over the summer, which should prove interesting. A few of the playgrounders know that I cosplay this character:
http://th02.deviantart.net/fs48/300W/i/2009/232/d/6/Have_Fun_Neku_by_Kara_Pfee.jpg
From The World Ends with You.

And hopefully by Anime Iowa I'll have a full-on Shibuya Composer costume. Which I know only really exists in tiny pixel art... So I'll have fun with that one.

Dallas-Dakota
2010-05-09, 12:51 PM
Gods I would upload a truckload of my larping costumes over the years. But my hard drives crashed, and then my motherboard fried. So I am without pretty pictures of myself. (yes I do indeed feel very lonely, thank you)

and I still need a character to cosplay as at cons, I could only make myself to do something like that if I look the part on all fields.
You're going to Abunai I presume then?

Also on the fair list I'm going to: Kelfest, Midzomerfair, Castlefest.

Dogmantra
2010-05-09, 12:56 PM
I've got to really get to work on my next few costumes. I've got a few to work on over the summer, which should prove interesting. A few of the playgrounders know that I cosplay this character:
Eep
From The World Ends with You.

I know I've said it before but I really feel the need to say it again.

MMM I'M IN PARADISE

Kara Kuro
2010-05-09, 04:11 PM
I know I've said it before but I really feel the need to say it again.

MMM I'M IN PARADISE

I'll take repeated praise >.> I'm glad you like it. I love to cosplay Joshua, he's one of my all-time favorite characters. I just wish he had a more interesting outfit in-game. When I got to cons and people see me they either freak out and attack me because they love the game and the character, or they think I'm Near from Death Note.

I think Nameless and I should start a "My cosplay has been wrongfully assumed to be from Death Note" club.

YPU
2010-05-09, 05:03 PM
You're going to Abunai I presume then?

Also on the fair list I'm going to: Kelfest, Midzomerfair, Castlefest.

Didn't even know it, shame on me. (was using con instead of fair for some reason) I have to see how it fits into the budget, not having a job currently and all.

I think we had our usual different day thingy on elf this year?
In any case I should be at most if not all of those fairs!

Dallas-Dakota
2010-05-10, 02:21 AM
Yes, probably. I was at the Elf on the saturday.

And yes, shame on you, I only read Hetalia and even I know about it >.>
Then again, I do go to a lot of events.

Well I'm still figuring out which day I'm going to go on Kelfest, you?

Edit: Hmm, on topic, well I've been threatened to getting a new costume, so soooomewhere I'l get one, sometime.

Nameless
2010-05-10, 09:42 AM
I think Nameless and I should start a "My cosplay has been wrongfully assumed to be from Death Note" club.

And it will be the most epic club in the universe.

Dexam
2010-05-11, 02:34 AM
A couple as a Red Wizard of Thay from a roleplaying Con in 2003.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c224/Dexam/Costumes/Costume2.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c224/Dexam/Costumes/Costume3.jpg


A Fallen Angel for a friend's birthday party in 2005.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c224/Dexam/Costumes/Costume4.jpg


Human Greebo, with his creator, at the first Nullus Anxietas Australian Discworld convention in 2007.

http://pics.livejournal.com/dexam/pic/0000ea79/s640x640.jpg


Captain Jack Sparrow for the office Christmas party in 2007... savvy?

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c224/Dexam/Costumes/Costume1.jpg

Serpentine
2010-05-13, 01:16 AM
I've figured out what I would make for a convention or whatever: A Weeping Angel costume :smallbiggrin: Hard part would be making it comfortable... I would definitely be getting inspiration from this (http://community.livejournal.com/dw_cosplay/130390.html) person. I particularly like the idea of using painted stockings, rather than skin paint like I was thinking of doing. I think I'd avoid using a mask and paint my eyelids instead, though. I think my dress wouldn't be as heavy (and, alas, therefore probably not as good), but I'd really wanna avoid getting too hot. The hidden pockets would be a good idea, too. Same with a panel to hide the wing straps. Not sure if I'd make the wings out of the same stuff - I was thinking of carving some sort of foam. I was also thinking I'd attach them to some sort of corset or bustier, so I could wear them over the dress. I'd get a normal wig for the hair, and paint it.
Watchall think?

Anterean
2010-05-13, 04:44 AM
Ah. I found another, from Host a Murder. It's... It's not great..


I beg to differ, "How to host a murder" is a brilliant way to spend an evening :smalltongue:

I already posted this costume from a pirate themed party in the "you" thread, however this is earlier in the evening and less rum had been consumed.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs108.snc3/15570_166780857179_822167179_2708705_7771459_n.jpg

note : the weapons and hat are not home-made

Serpentine
2010-05-13, 04:48 AM
I wasn't talking about the game :smalltongue: Which, for those not in the know, is awesome.

Dashing. And that implies the coat etc is home made...

Anterean
2010-05-13, 05:02 AM
The coat and pants are home made yes.
With the shirt I cheated a little and attached some lace to the sleeves and collar of regular white shirt.
And the boots there was some cheating as well
http://gag.dk/images/thumbnails/140x225/FFFFFF/images/26736.jpg

Serpentine
2010-05-13, 05:06 AM
Awesome.
No, wait, that's overused nowadays...
I'm gonna reclaim an older meaning!

Terrible.

Nameless
2010-05-31, 04:26 PM
I have:
-Wig
-Shirt
-Trousers
-Gakuran
-Shoes
-Chess board + pieces


I still need:
- Purple contact lenses
- Correct Weapon (dunno which one yet)

I may make the weapon, though it's unlikely I'll buy the contacts. Even without these two, I should be able to be recognisable this time round. :smallbiggrin: (I hope)


I haz done it:

DRAMATICPOZEGO!
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x203/tomshaer/1a.jpg

Maybe I'll make they Fleya Launch Key instead of a weapon or the Chess set.
http://i34.tinypic.com/2nb7div.jpg

Serpentine
2010-05-31, 11:41 PM
I showed those pictures on Facebook to Boy and friends. They thought you were very pretty. They may have been a little disappointed when I revealed your sex.
In any case, brilliant costume, and brilliant pose.

Nameless
2010-06-01, 04:17 AM
I showed those pictures on Facebook to Boy and friends. They thought you were very pretty. They may have been a little disappointed when I revealed your sex.

Meh, play along next time. The longer you leave it the worse they’ll feel when they find out. That’ll teach them for making assumptions.

(:smalltongue:)


In any case, brilliant costume, and brilliant pose.

Thanks. :smallbiggrin:

Bisected8
2010-06-01, 02:01 PM
What type of shop should I look for to find fabric and other raw materials (To cut a long story short I'm trying my hand at a cosplay)?

Details of the cosplay.
The cosplay I'm planning is the Disgaea Thief. While it might sound a bit strange that I'm doing a crossplay as my first cosplay, most of the characters I like enough to cosplay in the first place are female, it wouldn't be the first time I've dressed as a female "character" (I was my own distaff counterpart last Halloween) and (as a friend pointed out when I noted this) it will most likely be rather amusing.

Phae Nymna
2010-06-01, 10:29 PM
Over the years I have had large amounts of fun costuming. My parents baptized me in sequins, pleather, and iron-on stitching.

The List of Favorites


Colonel Hans Landa
Rorschach
Gaga's Little Monster
Pikachu (I was young and reckless!)
A Panda Bear
Horton the Elephant

The List of Hopefuls


Dr. Strangelove
Prototype Big Daddy
Frank N. Furter

The Prototype Big Daddy, or Subject Delta, is a personal project. Over the summer I really want to work on and build that suit. The hardest part is the helmet, breathing gear, and EVE tanks. The easy part (and I hesitate to call any part of this process easy) will be the fabric suit.

Dr. Strangelove is an easy fallback, but I would want to layer on thiiiccckkk makeup to be a "silver screen" character. That is to say, I would want to be real life black and white.

Lastly, my beloved Frank. Not just a project or a hobby, but a life goal. That little corset, briefs, and stockings are the strongest motivation (other than getting laid) that I can think of to get in shape. This summer (in quite a few more than 7 days) I intend to Make [Myself] A Man. I'll do press-ups, push-ups, the snatch, clean, and jerk... Oh dynamic tension must be awfully HARD work!

Oh deary me, I've gone on a tirade.

Serpentine
2010-06-01, 11:19 PM
What type of shop should I look for to find fabric and other raw materials (To cut a long story short I'm trying my hand at a cosplay)?Ummm... Fabric shop? :smallconfused: :smalltongue: No really. I presume you'd have the same thing over there, some sort of sewing shop. In Armidale we have Generic Sewing Shop, Fancy Dressmaking Shop, Quilting Shop, and Curtain-making Shop. I think you can get material from big places like K-Mart and Big W, as well. Also consider checking out op-shops - sometimes they have material, although mostly it's smaller pieces, and you can also demolish cheap dresses and things for their material.

You Are The Walrus: I posted the picture of my friend's girlfriend's Big Sister costume, didn't I? Should be somewhere on the first page.

Phae Nymna
2010-06-02, 12:08 AM
You Are The Walrus: I posted the picture of my friend's girlfriend's Big Sister costume, didn't I? Should be somewhere on the first page.
You did indeed and it made me slightly jealous. :smallsigh:

Serpentine
2010-06-02, 01:04 AM
Aw. You want me to see if I can get some details on how she built it?

Quincunx
2010-06-02, 06:59 AM
What type of shop should I look for to find fabric and other raw materials (To cut a long story short I'm trying my hand at a cosplay)?

Details of the cosplay.
The cosplay I'm planning is the Disgaea Thief. While it might sound a bit strange that I'm doing a crossplay as my first cosplay, most of the characters I like enough to cosplay in the first place are female, it wouldn't be the first time I've dressed as a female "character" (I was my own distaff counterpart last Halloween) and (as a friend pointed out when I noted this) it will most likely be rather amusing.

Without remembering your location, I could recommend Fabricland (http://www.fabricland.co.uk/), since they seem to have several brick'n'mortar shops as well as an online presence, and good prices. (Site built in the heyday of Geocities and not updated stylistically since. Don't say I didn't warn you.) The usual guideline applies: the shinier and more interesting the fabric, the harder it is to sew and keep it looking good. Do not touch that "stage satin" as the difficulty of making that look neat is triple.

Bisected8
2010-06-02, 11:26 AM
Without remembering your location, I could recommend Fabricland (http://www.fabricland.co.uk/), since they seem to have several brick'n'mortar shops as well as an online presence, and good prices. (Site built in the heyday of Geocities and not updated stylistically since. Don't say I didn't warn you.) The usual guideline applies: the shinier and more interesting the fabric, the harder it is to sew and keep it looking good. Do not touch that "stage satin" as the difficulty of making that look neat is triple.

Ouch...my eyes. Well how are they for delivery, etc? At the moment I'm only looking to make the hat so I don't need huge quantities yet...

EDIT: Come to think of it, what's the correct term for that stuff fleeces and beanie hats (you know, the kind of fabric that's sort of fluffy on one side and made of plastics. Kind of like an artifical cross between wool and fur) are made of?

Phae Nymna
2010-06-02, 05:44 PM
Aw. You want me to see if I can get some details on how she built it?
That would be smashing! I can figure out the suit simply enough, but I really like that helmet. I've been thinking making a cardboard frame and then spraying that with a two inch coat of expanding foam. Once that sets, I'd carve and sand it to shape and then seal/paint it with some thick coats of gods-know-what.

My only other dilemma is what weapon I should go equipped with. The drill is obvious, but the hardest to make.

After I do this one to death and retire it, I can always turn it into a Johann Krauss Exctoplasmic Containment suit or something fancy like that.

IdleMuse
2010-06-02, 05:48 PM
With weekly fantasy LARP, I have more than enough photos to unload onto this thread, so I'll just do a quick selection...

Left-hand side, looking at camera; from our Steampunk LARP social...
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2779/4144468172_41cd77a469.jpg

After a tired day as an Orc
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4035/4405152630_5ab6e5533b.jpg

Easter celebrations
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs445.snc3/25559_408949998034_510938034_5043673_1091759_n.jpg

More Orc
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs041.snc3/12851_195206134437_500474437_2858488_5821791_n.jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs043.snc3/13037_190832584211_517594211_3143134_5675128_n.jpg

Some more classic cosplay
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs050.snc3/13738_170029431885_511426885_3316946_7865998_n.jpg

This one's from a Cthulhu LARP weekend...
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs265.snc1/9235_262832490646_629385646_9000045_4350189_n.jpg

This was a playtest of a fantasy pirate LARP, i'm supposed to be a River Troll squire.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs092.snc1/4673_97717571331_696346331_2443539_7034185_n.jpg

So yeah... I gotta get more photos from our fortnightly vampire larp as well, some awesome costume there.

Quincunx
2010-06-03, 12:35 PM
Ouch...my eyes. Well how are they for delivery, etc? At the moment I'm only looking to make the hat so I don't need huge quantities yet...

I have their delivery and brick'n'mortar recommendations at second hand. Wouldn't go with delivery if I were just starting this hobby, like you are, and only need a small amount, which for a hat you don't need much. Also, they could explain what I was trying to explain about the Disgaea hat being a two-cornered affair.


EDIT: Come to think of it, what's the correct term for that stuff fleeces and beanie hats (you know, the kind of fabric that's sort of fluffy on one side and made of plastics. Kind of like an artifical cross between wool and fur) are made of?

Conveniently, it's called "fleece" or "polar fleece", and this site uses the latter term. I used that for my pink hat and confirm it behaves well other than shedding fuzzballs everywhere.

Bisected8
2010-06-03, 06:38 PM
I have their delivery and brick'n'mortar recommendations at second hand. Wouldn't go with delivery if I were just starting this hobby, like you are, and only need a small amount, which for a hat you don't need much. Also, they could explain what I was trying to explain about the Disgaea hat being a two-cornered affair.



Conveniently, it's called "fleece" or "polar fleece", and this site uses the latter term. I used that for my pink hat and confirm it behaves well other than shedding fuzzballs everywhere.

Thanks, that's useful to know (at least I know what I'm trying to buy now). :smallbiggrin:

None of their brick & mortar stores seem within a reasonable distance though (I live in a small rural stretch near Llangollen, I don't drive and all my friends and relatives are either elsewhere or in no state to go on long trips just to let me get a bit of fabric).

Serpentine
2010-06-03, 09:43 PM
Wally: Alas, she's being decidedly unhelpful.

Me: Hey --, I know someone who wants to make a Big Daddy costume, and I said I'd find out how you did yours. So... How'd you do your Big Sister costume?
Her: um... a ****load of work... I mean... I went to the dump a lot and scrounged for the cheapest stuff I could get that would work. I cant really help unless I know which Big Daddy he's doing to give any sort of guidance. =) Alpha, Rosie, Bubbles or Project Delta...
Me: Well, main thing is the helmet: what'd you use for it?
I'm not sure which, but he thought the drill would be best but wasn't sure how to make it.
Her: There's a small toy drill looking thing at the dump secondhand store. It could be built upon that quite easily. As for the helmet... I can't really say, depends which one he's doing... I used a couple of semi-spherical lampshades... did the detail in foam.

CrimsonAngel
2010-06-03, 09:45 PM
For all you staff lovers.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJjJyq2yrf8

Drakevarg
2010-06-03, 10:26 PM
With weekly fantasy LARP, I have more than enough photos to unload onto this thread, so I'll just do a quick selection...

After a tired day as an Orc
snip

More Orc
snip
snip

This was a playtest of a fantasy pirate LARP, i'm supposed to be a River Troll squire.
snip

So yeah... I gotta get more photos from our fortnightly vampire larp as well, some awesome costume there.

That chainmail real? I own a 45 lb. shirt of the stuff and wearing it for a full day... wonderful aching feeling to be had once it finally comes off.

Bisected8
2010-06-04, 08:54 AM
That would be smashing! I can figure out the suit simply enough, but I really like that helmet. I've been thinking making a cardboard frame and then spraying that with a two inch coat of expanding foam. Once that sets, I'd carve and sand it to shape and then seal/paint it with some thick coats of gods-know-what.

My only other dilemma is what weapon I should go equipped with. The drill is obvious, but the hardest to make.

After I do this one to death and retire it, I can always turn it into a Johann Krauss Exctoplasmic Containment suit or something fancy like that.

If it helps, a friend of mine is trying to make herself a Big Sister helmet by paper maché-ing a hollow foam ball (although she has quite a small frame and she hasn't started it yet).


I have their delivery and brick'n'mortar recommendations at second hand. Wouldn't go with delivery if I were just starting this hobby, like you are, and only need a small amount, which for a hat you don't need much. Also, they could explain what I was trying to explain about the Disgaea hat being a two-cornered affair.

Sorry for the double quote, but it looks like there's a textile shop in town (I had to have the fact that I go past one every time I visit the local games shop pointed out to me before I realised :smallwink:). Thanks for your help again.

IdleMuse
2010-06-04, 06:26 PM
That chainmail real? I own a 45 lb. shirt of the stuff and wearing it for a full day... wonderful aching feeling to be had once it finally comes off.

Yeah, it's full steel, horrendously heavy but you feel like you can fly after taking it off. The longest i've ever worn it for was 26hrs, basically an evening social event starting at 6, slept in costume overnight, then woke up and fought a linear until 8pm...

Cealocanth
2010-06-04, 11:06 PM
Being in the SCA, I often find myself in medievial garb. I find the Renaissance poet shirt + poofy shoulder vest quite warm, good for a cold day. I prefer 12th century style tunics, there's this one that's made of flannel that's probably the comfiest thing I've ever worn.

Oh, and I like mongolian hats, their warm, fuzzy, and cozy.

Phae Nymna
2010-06-05, 12:59 PM
Well Serp, that's actually pretty helpful. I'm now considering making a mold and casting it out of fiberglass. The helmet that is. If she's interested further, please tell her it's Subject Delta.

Drakevarg
2010-06-05, 04:07 PM
Being in the SCA, I often find myself in medievial garb. I find the Renaissance poet shirt + poofy shoulder vest quite warm, good for a cold day. I prefer 12th century style tunics, there's this one that's made of flannel that's probably the comfiest thing I've ever worn.

Oh, and I like mongolian hats, their warm, fuzzy, and cozy.

Sweet, another SCA member. Sadly, I haven't been able to do anything for a few years because my armor's all busted and I haven't had a chance to replace it yet.

Bisected8
2010-06-24, 02:32 PM
Huh? I'm surprised that this thread fell off the front page. I'm quite sure it's still within the limit for threcromancy though. ¬_¬"

Anyway, I've managed to buy some fleece and I've started making the hat. I'm using a pattern that consists of two identical pieces on top of one another (with about 1.5" folded up from the bottom of each to act as a headband).

One more thing, I don't own a sewing machine so I'm having to hand stitch it, does anyone know what the best type of stitch to put it together would be? Never mind, a backstitch'll do it.

Oh, here's a picture of the pinned-but-unstitched hat;
http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/3184/dscn0189d.jpg

Kara Kuro
2010-06-24, 04:52 PM
Any one else have plans to cosplay for the premier of the The Last Airbender?

My Toph costume is in the works, although it was put on hold because we made a bit of a whoops with the measuring tape. My pants (that are supposed to be just past my knees) turned out to way past my feet. Took a picture of me acting stupid so that we'd always have proof of our ridiculous miniature failure.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs038.snc4/34246_1525697821170_1196396848_31430332_4576050_n. jpg

Is it earth bending time or hammer time? I'm gonna go with hammer time...

Dogmantra
2010-06-24, 05:08 PM
Kara, is there a single picture of you that doesn't have something to do with TWEWY in it?

Because I don't know that I've seen one.

Kara Kuro
2010-06-24, 05:32 PM
Here:
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs327.ash1/28525_438348628218_653758218_5612396_2307549_n.jpg

No TWEWY, just internet randomness.

Nameless
2010-06-24, 05:45 PM
Here:
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs327.ash1/28525_438348628218_653758218_5612396_2307549_n.jpg

No TWEWY, just internet randomness.

OMG IT WORKS! *noms wig* :D

In other news, Now that the braces are out, Nameless is sorting out a costume for Halloween. Yay early preparations!
However, I'm thinking about using different coloured contacts. the jacket works well though. I couldn't really get it in the camera though so that's fail. But I have a long time to work on it. xD
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs488.ash1/26704_434133074858_641229858_5674027_1609_n.jpg

Serpentine
2010-06-24, 11:22 PM
Oooo, Avatar cosplay! I would love to do that. Alas, I doubt anyone would be inclined to do it with me :smallfrown:

Bisected8
2010-06-25, 07:54 AM
Any one else have plans to cosplay for the premier of the The Last Airbender?

My Toph costume is in the works, although it was put on hold because we made a bit of a whoops with the measuring tape. My pants (that are supposed to be just past my knees) turned out to way past my feet. Took a picture of me acting stupid so that we'd always have proof of our ridiculous miniature failure.

*snip*

Is it earth bending time or hammer time? I'm gonna go with hammer time...

Toph? Awesome!

Kara Kuro
2010-06-25, 12:05 PM
Serp, if you can get to central wisco your welcome to come with us /dorky thumbs up

Nameless
2010-06-25, 12:45 PM
Why don’t you dress as a Sky Person? Then you can kick some Smurfy butt! :smallbiggrin:

Bisected8
2010-06-25, 01:01 PM
Can everyone clarify which "Avatar" franchise they're talking about before everyone gets as confused as me? :smallbiggrin:"

Kara Kuro
2010-06-25, 05:20 PM
Can everyone clarify which "Avatar" franchise they're talking about before everyone gets as confused as me? :smallbiggrin:"

Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Not Alien blue cat people.

Nameless
2010-06-25, 05:52 PM
Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Not Alien blue cat people.

Good good.
Good good.

Dallas-Dakota
2010-06-25, 06:10 PM
I'd love to cosplay as somebody from Avatar.

But I don't have any money, and I'm bad with gathering up/making costumes.


And I don't look like anybody from Avatar.:smalltongue:
Well I could pull of Iroh if I did my hair grey.:smallbiggrin:

littlebottom
2010-06-25, 06:58 PM
this thread makes me sad as i have no money, and no skills at making clothing of any sort. or sewing... or anything that might help me cosplay. for this reason, im expecting my first cosplay to be of snake from MGS inside a cardboard box. and just go around following people and stopping when they look at me :smalltongue:

maybe even play the "ALERT!" sound if someone picks up the box.:smallredface: that is about as far as i think i could stretch my creative skills and money :smallfrown:

soooo, does anyone have any tips for someone like me to get into cosplay a bit more?

Bisected8
2010-06-26, 08:13 AM
this thread makes me sad as i have no money, and no skills at making clothing of any sort. or sewing... or anything that might help me cosplay. for this reason, im expecting my first cosplay to be of snake from MGS inside a cardboard box. and just go around following people and stopping when they look at me :smalltongue:

maybe even play the "ALERT!" sound if someone picks up the box.:smallredface: that is about as far as i think i could stretch my creative skills and money :smallfrown:

soooo, does anyone have any tips for someone like me to get into cosplay a bit more?


Find a character you like.
Think; do you have any clothing or accessories which resemble theirs?
Keep thinking; is their clothing made up of "real" clothes, that you could buy or find if you don't have them? Maybe with a bit of modification.
Continue to think; could you make the rest from scratch (if there's anything left at all). Remember that sewing and other basic crafts can be picked up quite easily (hell, I was taught to sew and use woodworking and other res-mat tools as a kid and I didn't even realise it). Props can easily be made from paper mache (although other materials are used by serious cosplayers).


For example, I'm a fan of the Thief from Disgaea;


I already own quite a few pairs of goggles.
Her undershirt is simply a normal shirt but cropped, her shorts are just red short shorts and her puches are generic belt pouches. Her gloves are just gloves (they might be cat's paw gloves, it's hard to tell from the sprite, but those are still easy to find/make).
Her hat can be made from two pieces of cloth and stitched together.
Her jacket is normal, apart from being cropped and having flaired sleeves (not to hard to make from scratch or modify an existing one, especially since it doesn't need to be buttoned up.
Add in a paper mache gun or bow (or simply borrow my brother's bow :smalltongue:).
Grow enough of a backbone/become sufficently inebriated to crossplay. :smallwink:

littlebottom
2010-06-26, 06:21 PM
Useful info

Grow enough of a backbone/become sufficently inebriated to crossplay. :smallwink:


hmm i may have to test this theory. the latter option of course:smalltongue: (well, maybe)

as for the rest of the info. yeah, you make some good points. the only things i would have to say is that i feel like i need everything to be perfect (this might not be the case, but its how i feel) and this makes me scrutinize everything. just because that item of clothing looks quite simmilar, doesnt mean it looks identicle :smallsigh:

its stupid i know.

Bisected8
2010-06-26, 06:29 PM
hmm i may have to test this theory. the latter option of course:smalltongue: (well, maybe)

as for the rest of the info. yeah, you make some good points. the only things i would have to say is that i feel like i need everything to be perfect (this might not be the case, but its how i feel) and this makes me scrutinize everything. just because that item of clothing looks quite simmilar, doesnt mean it looks identicle :smallsigh:

its stupid i know.

Nah, it's good to want everything to be perfect. But as I say whenever someone says they feel they made too many mistakes in their work (or just tries to be modest); There's always something you could have done, what matters for now is what you have done.

You'll never succeed the first time, so get it out of the way...wow, that sounded cheesy. :smallbiggrin:

littlebottom
2010-06-26, 06:44 PM
i think i will have to choose someone whom i wont feel like ive disgraced the character by doing it bad. certain of my favorite characters may have to wait till i get better i suppose.

for this reason i suppose its best to go with something relatively simple. although L is too simple :smalltongue:

Bisected8
2010-06-26, 07:23 PM
i think i will have to choose someone whom i wont feel like ive disgraced the character by doing it bad. certain of my favorite characters may have to wait till i get better i suppose.

for this reason i suppose its best to go with something relatively simple. although L is too simple :smalltongue:

Not entirely, the wig could be a problem. Plus you'd have to get the excessively baggy shirt just right. :smalltongue:

littlebottom
2010-06-26, 07:26 PM
Not entirely, the wig could be a problem. Plus you'd have to get the excessively baggy shirt just right. :smalltongue:

true, and i think i would have to start taking drugs to make my eyes look like his, which is not something im intending to start doing:smallbiggrin:

Bisected8
2010-06-26, 07:28 PM
true, and i think i would have to start taking drugs to make my eyes look like his, which is not something im intending to start doing:smallbiggrin:

Or you could just borrow some maskara or eyeliner from a female friend or relative. :smallamused:

littlebottom
2010-06-26, 07:32 PM
Or you could just borrow some maskara or eyeliner from a female friend or relative. :smallamused:

eyeliner? naaah, ill just go get myself some "guyliner!" :smallwink: although... ive no idea where i would get that... so your idea is proberbly better.

KerfuffleMach2
2010-06-26, 09:06 PM
Alright, two pics from Halloween last year. Yes, I made my costume myself. Not the best one out there, but I thought it was awesome.

Me and my brother
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g162/KerfuffleMach2/IMGA0357.jpg

Me again, different pose
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g162/KerfuffleMach2/IMGA0347.jpg

Costume materials:
-Black and white paint
-Hooded see-through mask
-Fake muscle shirt
-Football pants
-Black T-shirt
-Black work gloves
-Black knee length socks
-Pink cloth
-Wire from a hanger
-Paper to make stencils
-Fishwire to sew back of muscle shirt shut

Kara Kuro
2010-06-27, 12:13 AM
@ Littlebottom: PLEASE do not cosplay L. Almost everyone in the cosplay community would rather have you attempt an actual COSTUME (even if it doesn't come out as well as you'd have liked) than cosplay L. The current, token cop-out character. I'm only slightly ranting here, honestly, ask any frequent cosplayer... They HATE L cosplayers.

Nameless
2010-06-27, 02:27 AM
eyeliner? naaah, ill just go get myself some "guyliner!" :smallwink: although... ive no idea where i would get that... so your idea is proberbly better.

Argh, I hate that stuff, simply because of the name "guyliner". There is NO difference between eye liner and guyliner except guyliner costs more for some reason.

@Kara: Nah, Little should totally get a massive group of friends/people to go in as an army of L's. That would be amazing. :smallbiggrin:

I actually find all the L’s amusing. You see them scattered about the field munching on sweets or sitting awkwardly. And dotted about you get the frequent Beyond Birthday L. It almost looks like zombies have taken over.

Bisected8
2010-06-27, 07:52 AM
Ooo, and a few Mello's and Near's for good measure.

littlebottom
2010-06-27, 03:12 PM
@ Littlebottom: PLEASE do not cosplay L. Almost everyone in the cosplay community would rather have you attempt an actual COSTUME (even if it doesn't come out as well as you'd have liked) than cosplay L. The current, token cop-out character. I'm only slightly ranting here, honestly, ask any frequent cosplayer... They HATE L cosplayers.

well, i was kind of pointing at the fact i should do a simple cosplay (but not L):smalltongue:

@nameless: actually an L army would be cool.

a possibly simple idea came to me, but its only an idea... Wolfwood from Trigun. his weapon would just be a bunch of cardboard boxes glued togeather with a sheet over them with belts to secure it. and his cloths are a simple sort of suit with crosses for cufflinks, sun glasses and a ciggerette (although i dont smoke so i wouldnt light it but id have one for the look) although the hair would be an absolute pain as i have long blond hair.:smallsigh:

Kara Kuro
2010-06-27, 03:15 PM
well, i was kind of pointing at the fact i should do a simple cosplay (but not L):smalltongue:

@nameless: actually an L army would be cool.

a possibly simple idea came to me, but its only an idea... Wolfwood from Trigun. his weapon would just be a bunch of cardboard boxes glued togeather with a sheet over them with belts to secure it. and his cloths are a simple sort of suit with crosses for cufflinks, sun glasses and a ciggerette (although i dont smoke so i wouldnt light it but id have one for the look) although the hair would be an absolute pain as i have long blond hair.:smallsigh:

Draco and I actually made her Wolfwood costume out of Mt. Dew 12-can boxes taped/glued together (between myself and a friend we had PLENTY). Then covered them in canvas and the appropriate black belting. It looked great, and was plenty light-weight to carry around.

I don't know if we got any pictures of it... That was a pretty chaotic con.

littlebottom
2010-06-27, 03:26 PM
out of Mt. Dew 12-can boxes

I don't know if we got any pictures of it... That was a pretty chaotic con.

i dont think i could get a 12 can box of Mt. Dew over here in rainy england, infact, ive never even seen Mt. Dew in real life. :smalltongue:

awww pics would be cool, but dont go out your way looking for them, just if they turn up :smallredface:

Kara Kuro
2010-06-27, 04:48 PM
i dont think i could get a 12 can box of Mt. Dew over here in rainy england, infact, ive never even seen Mt. Dew in real life. :smalltongue:

awww pics would be cool, but dont go out your way looking for them, just if they turn up :smallredface:

I suppose, I didn't think of that.
If I find any pictures, I'll post them. Otherwise, this is what the boxes looked like:
http://www.fortwayneneeds.com/uploads/product_files/med_product_master_20090303191526_mountaindew12pac k.jpg

We just put a bunch of them together in the shape that we wanted.

littlebottom
2010-06-28, 02:02 PM
ok, i think ill look into this one a little if i decide to go for it im sure ill post here for advice at multiple points.:smalltongue:

Bisected8
2010-06-28, 05:32 PM
I have finished my Thief-hat;

http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/5206/dscn0212a.jpg
The goggles are just a pair I had lying around. The hat itself has a bit of stuffing in it to keep it firm.

And here's me wearing it;
http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/8048/dscn0207ei.jpg

Kara Kuro
2010-06-28, 10:32 PM
@ LB: For sure. I like helping <3

@ Bisected: Looks really cool, even with the improv goggles.

The toph costume is more or less finished. Needs a bit of tweaking here and there, but that may not get done in time for the premier. And yes, that face IS the most attractive thing you'll see in your life :P

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs093.snc4/36022_1478708895363_1462999889_31317227_7943968_n. jpg

Bisected8
2010-06-29, 04:29 AM
@ LB: For sure. I like helping <3

@ Bisected: Looks really cool, even with the improv goggles.

Thanks. :smallbiggrin:


The toph costume is more or less finished. Needs a bit of tweaking here and there, but that may not get done in time for the premier. And yes, that face IS the most attractive thing you'll see in your life :P

*snip*

Oh so that's your plan. You're going to give yourself some rudimentry Earthbending powers to go with the costume by turning all who gaze upon your face to stone. :smalltongue:

Nah, just kidding. Awesome work. :smallbiggrin:

MarkusWolfe
2010-07-13, 10:29 PM
A costumery thread? For all us costumerians?

Excellent. Expect to see Barbarian costume in here soon.

Neko Toast
2010-07-13, 10:36 PM
Draco and I actually made her Wolfwood costume out of Mt. Dew 12-can boxes taped/glued together (between myself and a friend we had PLENTY). Then covered them in canvas and the appropriate black belting. It looked great, and was plenty light-weight to carry around.

I don't know if we got any pictures of it... That was a pretty chaotic con.

I only found one picture of myself in full Wolfwood garb, which was from our skit in the cosplay contest that year. You can barely see me in the photo, though, and the Punisher is blocked by someone's head.

There's also video of our entire skit on someone's Facebook profile, but I can't find the video anywhere else. I'll have to keep searching.

I still have that thing, as far as I know. Last I checked it was still sitting up in the rafters of our garage.

KerfuffleMach2
2010-07-13, 11:19 PM
Alright, so I'm planning out my costume for Halloween this year. Should be easier to do than last years. And still at least as awesome. Maybe even more.

What am I going to be that could be more awesome than Venom, you ask?

Here's your answer:

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g162/KerfuffleMach2/freakazoid-logo-500x312.jpg

RE:Insanity
2010-07-14, 12:01 AM
My costumes have been homemade since I was eight, and I haven't lost a costume contest since I was seven, so, yeah. Lemme find some pics.
ast year, I used my dad's old army uniform and some of my newer stuff and an airsoft m-14 to scare the living **** out of the kids my age who were bullying the younger kids out of their candy. Two of my friends and I had gone all camo and &^%$ and we jumped out of the bushes and fired capguns into the air.
Needless to say, the ten year olds left our block with more candy than they came in with for once.

Bisected8
2010-07-14, 07:29 AM
I'm having trouble with the goggles for my theif costume. I don't suppose anyone has any ideas what I could make the main part of it from and where I could get it?

KenderWizard
2010-07-15, 12:26 AM
Sorry to add a question too, but does anyone have advice for making simple pointy elf ears, that won't fall off too easily? I'd much rather easy-to-make, easy-to-wear than very realistic, so I'm thinking something along the lines of cardboard cut-outs, but is there a good way to attach cardboard to one's ears?

Also, there are some pretty awesome costumes in this thread, kudos to all!

Rutskarn
2010-07-15, 12:30 AM
Kicking around the idea for a Vault Dweller (http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Vault_Dweller) costume. I'll most likely cheap out and use a pair of pants and a shirt for the jumpsuit, but the leather pauldron and belts might just be doable.

Still very much in the planning phase. It's a loose costume, so the trick is coming up with a set of accessories that a.) look good, b.) are easy to provide, and c.) won't get me shot by the police.

Bisected8
2010-07-15, 04:26 AM
I forgot; this is what the thief (and the goggles) look like;

http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/521/compilation.png

I have quite a few options for the lens, but the body's proving to be a problem.

KerfuffleMach2
2010-07-23, 01:42 AM
Sorry to add a question too, but does anyone have advice for making simple pointy elf ears, that won't fall off too easily? I'd much rather easy-to-make, easy-to-wear than very realistic, so I'm thinking something along the lines of cardboard cut-outs, but is there a good way to attach cardboard to one's ears?

Also, there are some pretty awesome costumes in this thread, kudos to all!

Maybe modify some earmuffs? Like, cut off the part that goes on the ear, and attach the cardboard to the band that sits on your head.

Or maybe wear a headband. Put the fake ears on that, and have it wrap around your ears.

Anyways, I remembered something that I'll have to do for my costume that'll make me a little sad.

I'm gonna have to shave. Freakazoid had no facial hair. And I do.

Kara Kuro
2010-07-23, 08:33 AM
@ Bisected: Check this webiste: link (http://pawstar.com/merch_product_page.php?page=list&category=cyber&current_section=cyber_goggles)
They have goggles and costume lenses you can sent into them. They're not exactly shaped the way you want them to be, but you could always take the band of and set them on a wider band. Plus my friend bought a pair at an anime convention last year and they're a good quality and comfortable to wear. So that's a plus.

@ Kender Wizard: There's an adhesive called spirit gum (link (http://www.stageandtheatermakeup.com/bnarc.htm?gclid=CNzx8JDhgaMCFQhGnQodNGDjZA)) that people use in large scale theatre companies to attach cosmetics. Its not particularly expensive and pretty easy to use once you get the hang of it.

Bisected8
2010-07-23, 10:38 AM
@ Bisected: Check this webiste: link (http://pawstar.com/merch_product_page.php?page=list&category=cyber&current_section=cyber_goggles)
They have goggles and costume lenses you can sent into them. They're not exactly shaped the way you want them to be, but you could always take the band of and set them on a wider band. Plus my friend bought a pair at an anime convention last year and they're a good quality and comfortable to wear. So that's a plus.

@ Kender Wizard: There's an adhesive called spirit gum (link (http://www.stageandtheatermakeup.com/bnarc.htm?gclid=CNzx8JDhgaMCFQhGnQodNGDjZA)) that people use in large scale theatre companies to attach cosmetics. Its not particularly expensive and pretty easy to use once you get the hang of it.

Thanks for the suggestion but they're kind of expensive, would still need some modifying (which doesn't solve the issue of a material to make them of) and even then they'd be the wrong shape (the goggles are oval shaped to give them a cats eye effect). Plus, to cut a long story short, I really hate having stuff shipped from overseas. :smallfrown:

All I really need is some material to make the soft parts of the goggles out of (the solid parts won't be a problem for me).

Kara Kuro
2010-08-01, 10:39 PM
So... skipped out on Gen Con again this year in favor of (much cheaper) Anime Iowa. Just got back tonight so we haven't quite finished getting all the pictures together, but here are a few from one of our photoshoots.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs112.ash2/38926_1572444349804_1196396848_31548151_5010221_n. jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs232.snc4/38926_1572444389805_1196396848_31548152_3909879_n. jpg

New wig, and its pretty and white :D

Bisected8
2010-08-02, 05:57 AM
Maybe it's the sunlight, but it looks more cream coloured that white. ¬_¬"

Nameless
2010-08-02, 06:17 AM
So... skipped out on Gen Con again this year in favor of (much cheaper) Anime Iowa. Just got back tonight so we haven't quite finished getting all the pictures together, but here are a few from one of our photoshoots.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs112.ash2/38926_1572444349804_1196396848_31548151_5010221_n. jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs232.snc4/38926_1572444389805_1196396848_31548152_3909879_n. jpg

New wig, and its pretty and white :D

Awesome costumes are awesome. o_o

Kara Kuro
2010-08-02, 01:06 PM
Maybe it's the sunlight, but it looks more cream coloured that white. ¬_¬"

We took those pictures while the sun was setting, so yeah. The ones we took earlier came out looking more silver-y/white.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs145.ash2/40592_415722793498_578278498_4887874_7580836_n.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs225.snc4/38567_415722833498_578278498_4887875_4236848_n.jpg

Bisected8
2010-08-02, 01:49 PM
Ah, 'tis a cool, white wig indeed. :smallbiggrin:

Also, are you wearing contacts or is that just red eye in the last picture?

Kara Kuro
2010-08-02, 01:53 PM
Ah, 'tis a cool, white wig indeed. :smallbiggrin:

Also, are you wearing contacts or is that just red eye in the last picture?

Nope, Red contacts all the way ^.^

Character looks like this:
http://static1.animepaper.net/upload/thumbs/wallpapers/Bakuretsu-Tenshi/%5Blarge%5D%5BAnimePaper%5Dwallpapers_Bakuretsu-Tenshi_BlurryNogger(1.25)__THISRES__94991.jpg

Mando Knight
2010-08-03, 12:45 AM
So... skipped out on Gen Con again this year in favor of (much cheaper) Anime Iowa.

Yay, another person who can join me in my "Midwest American GitPer who can't go to GenCon this year" party. :smallsigh: :smalltongue:

Kara Kuro
2010-08-04, 04:22 PM
Yay, another person who can join me in my "Midwest American GitPer who can't go to GenCon this year" party. :smallsigh: :smalltongue:

Yeah. I'm looking into it for next year. Hopefully I'll be able to ask some friends of friends who are vendors there if I could tag along and just look pretty in front of their booth or something >.>

Its been so long since I've been able to go.

Mando Knight
2010-08-05, 01:32 AM
Its been so long since I've been able to go.

For me, it's been over twenty-one years.

Because I've never been able to go.

Kara Kuro
2010-08-05, 01:39 AM
For me, it's been over twenty-one years.

Because I've never been able to go.

That sucks. Its an experience to be certain.
I had the unique situation of being able to attend twice in high school because the father of a friend of mine wrote books/modules/campaign settings and was always willing to bring a few of us with :D

In more costume related news, here's my next cosplay endeavor:
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs135.ash2/40076_1520107130293_1462999889_31435412_2961201_n. jpg

Bisected8
2010-08-05, 05:16 AM
That sucks. Its an experience to be certain.
I had the unique situation of being able to attend twice in high school because the father of a friend of mine wrote books/modules/campaign settings and was always willing to bring a few of us with :D

In more costume related news, here's my next cosplay endeavor:
*snip*

What are you making the armour out of?

Prime32
2010-08-05, 05:24 AM
That sucks. Its an experience to be certain.
I had the unique situation of being able to attend twice in high school because the father of a friend of mine wrote books/modules/campaign settings and was always willing to bring a few of us with :D

In more costume related news, here's my next cosplay endeavor:
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs135.ash2/40076_1520107130293_1462999889_31435412_2961201_n. jpgAmbitious. :smallconfused:

Dogmantra
2010-08-05, 06:30 AM
In more costume related news, here's my next cosplay endeavor:
picture
Kara, it's bizarre. Half your cosplays come shortly after I familiarise myself with the subject. I started playing LoL only a few days ago, and my favourite champion is Kayle.

You're not... you're not reading my mind to see what you should do next? That's an awful idea if you are.

Kara Kuro
2010-08-06, 12:35 AM
Bisected: A combination of stiff fabric interfacing, craft foam and card board (obviously painted to the correct appearance).

Prime: I try. My friend is a super awesome sewing powerhouse, and I'm good with artsy details and miscellaneous construction... So hopefully my ambitions aren't TOO lofty. The hardest part about this whole thing is going to be trying to keep it to a realistic budget (wings alone are going to run me quite a bit if I get the ones I want. I'm not quite insane enough to attempt making my own on top of all that armor >.>) I'm also not planning to have this done until ACEN in may of the coming year.

Dogmantra: Funny how life works that way huh? What were the other instances?

Dogmantra
2010-08-06, 09:25 AM
Dogmantra: Funny how life works that way huh? What were the other instances?

I say "half", I mean "two". It's still weird. The other was Joshua.

Kara Kuro
2010-08-06, 12:15 PM
I say "half", I mean "two". It's still weird. The other was Joshua.

Ah. I see. I guess I'm just awesome like that :D

Teutonic Knight
2010-08-27, 12:03 AM
It's only been three weeks so it's ok.

Anyway, my friend wants to go to Fanime, cause it's local, and I guess I want to go too. He's a Charmander/Charizard something, so I thought Pokemon and came up with me favorite Pokemon Special(Adventures) character Ruby. I wear glasses so it's fits.

Since you are all obviously experienced cosplayers, Kara as Joshua was awesome, I was wondering you all could take a look at pictures of the character and tell what I would need and possibly where to find them. This is my first time cosplaying so...


Official Game Art
http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/3/30424/1049300-guiaesmeraldaimage021dt1_large.jpg

Different-colored Manga version
http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb173/ascule/Ruby_Special.png

And in-manga art, the last two
http://www.serebii.net/manga/characters-new/pics/Ruby_Design.jpg


Thanks much.

Kara Kuro
2010-08-27, 02:18 PM
It doesn't look all that complicated. Judging that its basically a shirt and pants (plus an under layer of longer pants or something?). You could probably just do the specific colour/detail on the shirt with some extra fabric of the appropriate colour - but you'll want to try to get the actual fabric as close to the original fabric of the shirt as possible.

For the shoes you can probably do something similar by overlaying vinyl or a similarly thicker/stronger fabric. For the hat I'd suggest just making it out of fleece - there are a plenty of patterns on the web (I did a standard search on Google for 'fleece hat patterns' and easily found plenty you could modify to that general shape).