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Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« on: March 13, 2007, 04:53:36 PM »

By your request! :)

Please post pointers and questions you want answered here.

Some great sites for getting started (please let me know if you have sites
to add to this list!):

General Sites
So You Want to Cosplay...  <-- start here ^^
Cosplay Crimes - (and how to avoid committing them)
Cosplay.com
Studio Creation's Tips & Guides
Limit Break's Beginner Guide
The Costume Page


Prop Weapons
Anime Weapons
Avatrix's Guide To Making The Kubikiri Houcho

Armor
The Armor Archive
Armor for the Fiberglass-Phobic
Fiberglass 101 & 102
Organic Armor
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2007, 09:39:46 PM »

Hokai I decided to skip buying a coat, bite the bullet and do my best to try and make one. I found a pattern that I should be able to modify fairly easily..and I can always probe questions at my mother if I get totally lost on what the pattern says X_X

But I was wondering if anyone knows a place where I could find a BIG silver zipper? The kind that would work for a near floor length Org XIII coat?

My city only has one fabric store and they don't carry zippers in that size. Does anyone know where I could get one?

Any help would be greatly appreciated! X_x;!
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2007, 01:45:15 AM »

I came up with these.  I have no personal experience with either...but they are definately worth a try.  I hope you have a lot of luck.  :-)

http://www.catameinc.com/
Doesn't list prices, you have to send in which Zipper you want and how long you want it, then they'll give you a quote.

http://secure.cartsvr.net/catalogs/catalog.asp?prodid=1457635
Might be better, it has a 60 inch Black and Aluminum Bottom Separating Zipper already listed
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2007, 10:23:16 AM »

Oh those are both nice sites! I should be able to work with those..and yeah the second looks like it might work better..

Thanks so much! =D
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2007, 09:50:11 PM »

I'm not sure if I really want this prop, but we'll see how the construction goes.

I want to make Yuna's summoner staff, but I'm not quite sure how to make it. I've already looked at the guide on www.cosplay.com, but I'd be more interested in a different kind of way to do it.

But if not, would anyone direct me to where I can commission one or buy one  if I can't successfully make the staff? >.>;;
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2007, 12:40:58 PM »

Edit: Nevermind >_>
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2007, 08:37:03 PM »

Hey guys, I'm doing my first real cosplay this year as Melfina from outlaw star (yay!) but I'm having one teeeny problem...I can't find a back shot of her poncho as a reference! Can anyone help me?
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2007, 10:48:06 AM »

Got the BK mask, needs reinforcement inside or it keeps collapsing on itself. Gonna make the rest over the next few weeks.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v225/pozzo/cid__0216072209.jpg
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2007, 11:47:03 PM »

Quote from: "Miradori"
Hey guys, I'm doing my first real cosplay this year as Melfina from outlaw star (yay!) but I'm having one teeeny problem...I can't find a back shot of her poncho as a reference! Can anyone help me?


Because I don't know how to do this better, I ripped these shots from the opening to Outlaw Star and then took pictures with my camera and uploaded them (sigh).  Also Episode 15: The Seven Emerge near the gunfight has some scenes of Melfina's back as she's running/walking towards Gene. (again, sorry if these images are too big, I'm sure a mod will turn them into links if they are)



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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2007, 01:46:52 AM »

Help me I'm going crazy! I need Jiraiya's geta shoes but I can find my size anywhere. Curse my big feet!!!! There a 12 if anyone knows where I can look.
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2007, 11:53:45 AM »

Geta are actually quite easy to make, as long as you have access to a jig saw and drill.  You could crank them out in about four hours if you have some experience in woodworking.  The harder part is making the band for the toes, but not too terribly difficult.

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« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2007, 05:43:17 PM »

I found a large pair of geta for my nephew (size 11) at Soko Hardware in Japantown, SF last year.  But we had to lengthen the strap holding the thong on them so his feet would fit.  We removed the metal cap on the underside, removed the strap, made a longer one, wrapped around the thong, pulled the strap through the hole, tied a knot, then nailed the cap back over the knot.

He wore them almost 90% of the time we were at AX last year, even when we went to Disneyland.  Still wears them.
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2007, 11:57:09 AM »

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I found a large pair of geta for my nephew (size 11) at Soko Hardware in Japantown, SF last year.  But we had to lengthen the strap holding the thong on them so his feet would fit.  We removed the metal cap on the underside, removed the strap, made a longer one, wrapped around the thong, pulled the strap through the hole, tied a knot, then nailed the cap back over the knot.

He wore them almost 90% of the time we were at AX last year, even when we went to Disneyland.  Still wears them.
Sweet! Thanks! I'll go this weekend and check out japantown.
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2007, 09:18:43 PM »

For those of you who went to the masquarade, I was wondering if you remember what the one of the judges said the armor was made out of in the 'Record of Lodoss War' skit.

It was something like AV Foam, I've never heard of it before then.

Does anybody know?

thank you in advance!
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2007, 11:21:49 PM »

;-; I'm stuck.
I don't know how to make a Prinny [yes, Prinny, from the Disgaea series] costume... there's no site really SPECIFIC for this kind of costume [wandering around in a giant penguin costume is actually very rare on the internet...] I've seen examples, but I just don't see how it could be done!
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« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2007, 12:42:52 AM »

any idea's on how to make demyx's sitar?

I was thinking wood, sand it down, make it hallow than make a hinge so that I can transport it, And yes I will have my hair in a mullet.
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« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2007, 05:05:10 PM »

is there any good picture of Syaoran's sword from tsubasa?
I cant find any good view of it.
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2007, 07:30:17 PM »

By the way, Jo-Ann's Fabrics is having a sale on McCall's Patterns (excluding the Easy Stitch N Save patterns) at $1.99 each on June 7 - 9 (Thursday thru Saturday).  Vogue Patterns will be on sale for $3.99 each.
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« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2007, 09:21:35 PM »

really?! i should go then!!
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« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2007, 08:16:32 PM »

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By the way, Jo-Ann's Fabrics is having a sale on McCall's Patterns (excluding the Easy Stitch N Save patterns) at $1.99 each on June 7 - 9 (Thursday thru Saturday).  Vogue Patterns will be on sale for $3.99 each.


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