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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #180 on: June 05, 2009, 12:44:47 AM »

Fates leg armor could easily be molded and cast ing resin ( email me with and specific questions).
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #181 on: June 05, 2009, 12:46:48 AM »

Kamen rider, Why don't you just replace the blade in the toy? Or is it too small over all?
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #182 on: June 05, 2009, 10:29:05 AM »

If you can't do resin, pringles cans and craft foam is a nice, cheaper alternative.
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #183 on: June 05, 2009, 04:02:14 PM »

If you can't do resin, pringles cans and craft foam is a nice, cheaper alternative.

Pringles cans!! That's a great idea!
(if its not for Fates costume, either way it helped! )
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #184 on: June 06, 2009, 12:20:06 AM »

Define cheaper... They can be nice and simple but what if this is a piece you're going to wear often? Resin would hold up better in the long run. It's a great idea though for shorter wearing costumes though.
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #185 on: June 06, 2009, 02:31:30 PM »

I made predator armor with nothing but pingles cans and craft foam. I make wrist guards, guantlets, shin guards, I even made a gun arm with pingles cans. These things are used in combination, so that they can last during long periods of wear. You can make any kind of armor with pringles cans. You can make props too.
Using those things in combination, rather then individualy, makes them more durable.

I can also build armor out of plastic buckets, soda/juice bottles, rubber maid mats, anything you can find at a dollar store, or stuff around the house.  I'll get a topic up in Incredible Things I can Make, so you can see examples.

That and resin is heavy. I have a resin helmet I wore for my predator cosplay last year. @_@ It wasn't that much, but it got heavy after a while.
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #186 on: June 06, 2009, 09:56:22 PM »

I made predator armor with nothing but pingles cans and craft foam. I make wrist guards, guantlets, shin guards, I even made a gun arm with pingles cans. These things are used in combination, so that they can last during long periods of wear. You can make any kind of armor with pringles cans. You can make props too.
Using those things in combination, rather then individualy, makes them more durable.

I can also build armor out of plastic buckets, soda/juice bottles, rubber maid mats, anything you can find at a dollar store, or stuff around the house.  I'll get a topic up in Incredible Things I can Make, so you can see examples.

That and resin is heavy. I have a resin helmet I wore for my predator cosplay last year. @_@ It wasn't that much, but it got heavy after a while.


do you have picture of it?
I want to get inspiration.
Thank you!
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #187 on: June 07, 2009, 01:10:23 PM »

do you have picture of it?
I want to get inspiration.
Thank you!

http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,12752.0.html

I made a topic here for you to view. :) I am currently looking for pics of me wearing the outfit. I'll update when I get them.
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #188 on: June 14, 2009, 02:23:48 PM »

X, you totally rock.  thanks for the thread.
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #189 on: June 17, 2009, 10:11:56 AM »

Anyone suggest a product to mark on the fabric for sewing?  The product is a pen, a chalk, a fabric safe writing tool to mark where to sew when sewing?
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« Reply #190 on: June 17, 2009, 11:00:46 AM »

Anyone suggest a product to mark on the fabric for sewing?  The product is a pen, a chalk, a fabric safe writing tool to mark where to sew when sewing?
When using darker materials I just use a white colored pencil. But lighter fabrics I use a pen that goes on purple then fades away.
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« Reply #191 on: June 17, 2009, 02:39:34 PM »

Anyone suggest a product to mark on the fabric for sewing?  The product is a pen, a chalk, a fabric safe writing tool to mark where to sew when sewing?

I used to use blue wash-out pen on light fabric, but got sick and tired of having to launder finished garments.  Now it's a combination of chaco-liner markers (a little expensive without coupons, but so awesome) and normal supermarket chalk when I can find it.  I've had bad experiences with the fade-out pens not going away in the past, so I shun those except for silk.

Question: does anyone know of a sealer that won't turn Liquid Leaf yellow?  I've had it happen pretty blatantly on my silver stuff, and less obtrusively on the pewter, with a normal gloss spray sealer, brush-on gloss varnish for acrylics, and Modge Podge, and it's driving me batty.
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #192 on: June 23, 2009, 12:23:34 PM »


I used to use blue wash-out pen on light fabric, but got sick and tired of having to launder finished garments.  Now it's a combination of chaco-liner markers (a little expensive without coupons, but so awesome) and normal supermarket chalk when I can find it.  I've had bad experiences with the fade-out pens not going away in the past, so I shun those except for silk.

Question: does anyone know of a sealer that won't turn Liquid Leaf yellow?  I've had it happen pretty blatantly on my silver stuff, and less obtrusively on the pewter, with a normal gloss spray sealer, brush-on gloss varnish for acrylics, and Modge Podge, and it's driving me batty.
I went to a place called Artel, art store in my area that has almost everything I need for my artsy projects :D  I got this spray that promised the world it wouldnt give you a yellow tint when it dried. I tried it out on a wooden stick I was painting to make a staff, and I applied a light layer and it kept its promise.  Only had a tiny tiny yellow glob on the end because I got too much on the end, but it worked just fine :)

The brand is Krylon: Crystal Clear, Acrylic Coating 1303A.  Works on wood, metal, plastic, papier mache, glass, plaster, ceamic, dried/silk flowers, paper wicker, painted surfaces, etc.  I got a 6 oz spray can....not sure if it comes in any other sizes.
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #193 on: June 24, 2009, 02:41:27 AM »

Anyone suggest a product to mark on the fabric for sewing?  The product is a pen, a chalk, a fabric safe writing tool to mark where to sew when sewing?
I use several different types of marking materials for pattern making. It really boils down to the material in making the decision, but for the most part I use watercolor pencils in white, very light blue and black. For materials like jean, corduroy and heavy material like this I use papermate pen or # 2 pencil. For silk, rayon, crepe, etc it is a toss up between watercolor pencil & tracing paper.

The water color pencil reason is because I can dot or dash my pattern on the material. I dip it in water and continue working. I like it much better than the fabric markers I have bought and it washes out really well. Just make sure to use the right color for what you are working with.. white to light color materials = really light blue/white/ light yellow pencil; medium to dark colored materials = black or dark gray pencil. Not necessarily greatest for long lines in one stroke, but will do lines ( I do it for edges and curves of a pattern)

Pencil will fade with washings, so keep it light, and ball point pen can be removed by using hairspray. spray small area at a time (2-4" square) spray till wet and then blot with paper towel. Repeat as necessary. Launder as required when finished removing pen. I try to stay away from synthetics when using ballpoint pen because this type of removal can have some drastic effects on the material, but some of my greatest discoveries have been through mishaps ^^)

Hope this helps ^^)
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #194 on: June 29, 2009, 03:59:04 PM »

kakashifangurl1, Charis, and BSaphire, thanks for the replies ^__^  I went to JoAnn and purchased a sewer's pencil marking set.  Set comes with a whilte and blue chalk pencils, fabric eraser, and sharpener.  Used a coupon of course $-)

I used to use blue wash-out pen on light fabric, but got sick and tired of having to launder finished garments.  Now it's a combination of chaco-liner markers (a little expensive without coupons, but so awesome) and normal supermarket chalk when I can find it.  I've had bad experiences with the fade-out pens not going away in the past, so I shun those except for silk.

Is chaco-liner markers a brand name for a pencil or marker?  The person at JoAnn's didn't know what chaco liner markers are.  Can you provide more info?
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #195 on: June 29, 2009, 04:06:22 PM »

Is chaco-liner markers a brand name for a pencil or marker?  The person at JoAnn's didn't know what chaco liner markers are.  Can you provide more info?

I think that's the brand name -- they're neither pencil nor marker, but a plastic tube with powdered chalk inside and a rolling click-wheel mechanism.  (I'll try to remember to throw mine in my repair kit for AX, in case you want to peek at it.)
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #197 on: July 09, 2009, 05:46:39 PM »

Wow, I fail -- it was even in my bag at AX when you were in our hotel room and everything and I forgot to dig it out.  T_T  Yes, that's what I was talking about.
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #198 on: July 09, 2009, 09:06:21 PM »

Does anyone have any good recommendations for a Zack Fair wig that I can style into the older version?

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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #199 on: July 10, 2009, 10:33:19 PM »

Everyone know how to keep a wig on. Well its a deidera wig. It keep falling backwards. Eventhough the headband is there. Its so annoying.
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