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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #200 on: July 11, 2009, 12:25:51 AM »

Hairpins.  Lots of hairpins.  Put your hair into braids, pin it up, put it into a wig cap, pin the wig cap into place, and then pin the wig into that.

This assumes that you've tightened the elastic inside the wig to the point that it's snug enough on your head first.  Most wigs with that sort of styling should probably stay on reasonably well on their own if the elastic is right -- at least, I don't think it's an insanely back-heavy wig.  But the layered braids-and-pinning has served me well, and has helped a wig stay on a friend with an incredibly stubborn head, so if all else fails I highly endorse that method.
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #201 on: July 12, 2009, 06:38:29 AM »

I will give a try. Thank you.
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #202 on: July 12, 2009, 09:05:54 PM »

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

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I'm not sure about a Zack Fair wig but can you use the Punky wig from cosworx and style the hell out of it?

http://www.cosworx.com/product.php?productid=16459&cat=295

Oh, and to ruby19_4 re the deidara wig, when I wear my wigs (but my wigs are mostly lightweight), I sew toupee clips into them at the crown and sides or neck.  I french-braid my hair (below shoulder-length), clip it to the back of my head, put hair glue or gel in my hair at the front and sides, smooth it all back, let the gel stiffen a bit, then put on the wig, making sure the toupee clips grab firmly in place where the gelled/glued areas are.
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #203 on: July 14, 2009, 07:57:20 AM »

ok. I will give a try too. thx.
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #204 on: July 15, 2009, 10:13:08 PM »

Hey everyone. :) My inquiry is about bikini type tops. As we all know, anime characters are generous in the assets area and seem to have that perfect cleavage without the help of Victoria's Secret. Well, pfft, my A cups differ greatly. My boobies look passable for an anime girl in my Victoria's Secret push up bra though! I'm hoping to cosplay Yoko or Rikku, and both wear bikini tops. Is there any tutorial/strategy to inconspiciously pad a bikini to have a push up effect without underwire? (Underwire would make the tops too bra like for my liking.)
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #205 on: July 16, 2009, 12:15:27 AM »

Hey everyone. :) My inquiry is about bikini type tops. As we all know, anime characters are generous in the assets area and seem to have that perfect cleavage without the help of Victoria's Secret. Well, pfft, my A cups differ greatly. My boobies look passable for an anime girl in my Victoria's Secret push up bra though! I'm hoping to cosplay Yoko or Rikku, and both wear bikini tops. Is there any tutorial/strategy to inconspiciously pad a bikini to have a push up effect without underwire? (Underwire would make the tops too bra like for my liking.)

I don't know if there's a better solution out there yet.  Good Gravy I HOPE there is.  However, back in my day (the late '80's early '90's) the answer was duct tape.  You could do some googling and find the exact way to do it, and I'm sure that some of the more modern medical grade tapes would be better...but year it does do miracles for your cleavage.  Can make a middle school girl look like a porn star...I speak from experience.
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #206 on: July 16, 2009, 06:25:43 PM »

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

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I'm not sure about a Zack Fair wig but can you use the Punky wig from cosworx and style the hell out of it?

http://www.cosworx.com/product.php?productid=16459&cat=295

Oh, and to ruby19_4 re the deidara wig, when I wear my wigs (but my wigs are mostly lightweight), I sew toupee clips into them at the crown and sides or neck.  I french-braid my hair (below shoulder-length), clip it to the back of my head, put hair glue or gel in my hair at the front and sides, smooth it all back, let the gel stiffen a bit, then put on the wig, making sure the toupee clips grab firmly in place where the gelled/glued areas are.

Thanks for the help!

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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #207 on: August 03, 2009, 09:57:43 PM »

Last year, I used my hair for my cosplay, and I wasn't too happy with the result. So, I decided to try a wig for my Yachiru cosplay! It's styled, with tiny touch ups by me here and there, though they aren't even noticeable. Now, my mom said she'd help me put it on, and flipped it inside out. I kind of freaked out a bit, and told her to put it back on the head. So, does anyone know any ways to put on a wig without utterly destroying the styling? Because I'm not looking forward to having to re-style it every time I put it back on, plus having to instruct my mom on how to fix the back. I've heard some people use such things as hairspray and hairglue, but would that work for all those annoying details that she has? Also, is there a specific brush type that you have to use in order to make it neater, and also not ruin the styling?

Sorry to be a bother! I promise I did my research before posting here, but nothing seemed to answer my question. I know I'm probably worrying too much on account of most things, but I'm new at this, so bear with me please!
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #208 on: August 03, 2009, 10:11:07 PM »

For wigs, either a wider-toothed comb or a brush without balls on the bristle ends is generally the way to go -- you just don't want anything that'll snag the fibres.  You can do an amazing amount of styling with hairspray (Got2B Freeze is one of the best options), and careful application of a hair dryer (keep it at a distance and on low, at least until you figure out how much heat the fibre can take) to heat-train the fibres to go the way you want.

If you've got the wig styled and the style 'set' with hairspray or whatever else you choose, then putting it on shouldn't affect the styling overmuch.  You'll want to put a wig cap on under, but once you've got that, set the front hairline where you want it and pull the back down over your hair (the wide portion at the centre back is usually a good place to grip).  You can work from underneath/inside for the most part, and that avoids fussing the styling too badly -- and unless you're like me and have a ton of hair to keep in place under there, you don't have to manhandle the wig too too much after it's in place.

Not sure if any of that made sense.  XD  There are some excellent tutorials out there for wig-styling basics (and even putting wigs on), and hopefully someone can link you to them; I'm not at my personal computer so I don't have any handy.
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #209 on: August 04, 2009, 06:36:05 PM »

Thanks so much, Charis! Don't worry, it made tons of sense. x3

Got2B Freeze? Would I have to order this off the internet, or would it be available in my local wig store? And I think I'll pass on the hair dryer, I think I'd fry it.

 So, as for putting it on. By working underneath/inside, does that mean I can take it from underneath and put it on my head? Because frankly, that sounds so much easier, and as you mentioned, won't affect the styling too much. So if that's the case, I suppose I'm pretty much set for putting it on until I got the spray and whatever other crazy things people use. As for taking it off...well, I think I'll be able to figure that out by myself. ....Maybe. xD

Anyhow, tutorials sound interesting, though I've looked at a couple and they weren't all that great, though maybe I wasn't searching the right thing? That was probably it.
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #210 on: August 05, 2009, 08:24:44 AM »

Got2B Freeze? Would I have to order this off the internet, or would it be available in my local wig store? And I think I'll pass on the hair dryer, I think I'd fry it.

You can get it at your local drugstore.  XD  I got mine at KMart, I think, and on sale.
If it's a decent-quality wig, a hair dryer on low won't fry it, especially if you keep moving it -- but the caution makes perfect sense.

By working underneath/inside, does that mean I can take it from underneath and put it on my head?

Mostly, yes.  If you've ever put a swim cap on, it's a lot like that (or at least, a lot like how I used to put mine on).  You take it off pretty similarly -- just start at the back and loosen it, and it'll slide right off your head.

http://taeliac.deviantart.com/art/Tutorial-How-to-put-on-a-wig-48000503 <-- that's one of the tutorials I was thinking of, FWIW
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #211 on: August 07, 2009, 05:58:35 PM »

Thanks for the link!

Edit: Ah, nevermind, figured it out,so I just edited the rest out. ^_^; Thanks again!
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #212 on: August 17, 2009, 09:34:46 PM »

I recently received a cosplay costume from Starry Petals but it turns out the jacket came out a little too bulky around the sleeves and torso. Is there a way I can fix this myself?
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #213 on: September 06, 2009, 10:59:00 PM »

It should be do-able if you are handy with a needle and thread.  Have someone help you with this.  Gently turn the outfit inside out and then put it on.  Then have your helper assist with pinning or safety pinning the areas/sections of the sleeves that need to be slimmed down.  Make sure you are still able to move your arms.

As for the torso area, you can either pin inwards from the side seams or add darts to the front and/or back (take a look at a standard blouse or suit jacket:  on either side of the center seam, there is a section where the material is sewn up to create a curve, usually in the bust area leading to the waist.

Baste (sew with wide stitches) and remove the pins.  Do not cut any material yet and reverse back to outside out.  Try it on, even with the material bunched inside you may be able to see what a difference it makes.

Sorry if this sounds vague.  You might want to find a seamstress or a friend/relative that sews to see if he/she can help you with this.


Hey everyone. :) My inquiry is about bikini type tops. As we all know, anime characters are generous in the assets area and seem to have that perfect cleavage without the help of Victoria's Secret. Well, pfft, my A cups differ greatly. My boobies look passable for an anime girl in my Victoria's Secret push up bra though! I'm hoping to cosplay Yoko or Rikku, and both wear bikini tops. Is there any tutorial/strategy to inconspiciously pad a bikini to have a push up effect without underwire? (Underwire would make the tops too bra like for my liking.)

I don't know if there's a better solution out there yet.  Good Gravy I HOPE there is.  However, back in my day (the late '80's early '90's) the answer was duct tape.  You could do some googling and find the exact way to do it, and I'm sure that some of the more modern medical grade tapes would be better...but year it does do miracles for your cleavage.  Can make a middle school girl look like a porn star...I speak from experience.

If you make your own bikini top, it might be easier to pad more for fullness rather than padding a store bought top.  Try adjusting the pattern for the part covering the breast to make it a little wider rather than skimpy.
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #214 on: September 25, 2009, 12:45:00 AM »

Thanks so much! Maybe I'll try getting someone who's good at sewing to do it for me.
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #215 on: October 22, 2009, 10:00:30 PM »

can anyone help me figure out how to make socks like this:


I can't find one to buy so far, and I wonder if i can do anything with normal knee high socks and alterate.

Anyone have any ideas?
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #216 on: October 22, 2009, 10:04:28 PM »

Not sure about making them, but how about these?  I've gotten stuff from Sock-Dreams before and always had a good time of it, and they carry a good variety of all sorts.
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #217 on: October 25, 2009, 09:05:30 PM »

THanks!! this works well!!!
I guess i have less stuff to worry about. ^^
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #218 on: November 06, 2009, 06:39:05 AM »

anyone know how to get or make hinata shoes?
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Re: Cosplay Sewing and Construction Support Thread
« Reply #219 on: November 06, 2009, 08:54:56 PM »

ok i need eather a pattern or where to get a pattern for a coat for kaito from vocaloid??? anyone????!!!
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