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Title: Considering Cosplay

Lurad - February 7, 2008 04:08 AM (GMT)
I've been interested in trying cosplay. however i don't know where or how to start. First off i don't have any idea's on how to get and/make costumes. also i feel very limited about choice. one being a guy and i don't have a wide experience with anime yet.

as far as i know there isn't anything coming up that I am able to go to so as for now time is no issue

Shizuka chan - February 7, 2008 05:54 AM (GMT)
start by choosing a character you'd like to be.

decide if you can stand crossplay or if you want to stick to male characters XD

then find as many pics of the character you picked, try to get detailed pics of the costume from several angles.

break down the costume into pieces.

most male costumes can be made by modifying regular clothes.

can't really help with anymore till you've picked a character

AnEdibleSeed - February 7, 2008 03:11 PM (GMT)
For your first costume, PICK SOMETHING EASY.


Muy importante.

Well, unless you just want to commission a costume from someone, anyway.

Lurad - February 7, 2008 07:21 PM (GMT)
i've have no idea yet can you guys/girls make some suggestions.

i gues van fanal from escaflowne (my avatar) when he with out the armor i don't have any shots of him on my laptop yet.

Magusman - February 8, 2008 12:14 AM (GMT)
My first costume was awesome. RHOMBUS

Lurad - February 9, 2008 01:38 AM (GMT)
I got a good deal of pics of Van from the TV series. I'm not gonna go with the movie one well because i don't think people want to see me with out a shirt. may mentally scar someone. as for what I'm thinking about it I'll go without the wings. he hides them anyway. as for the sword in his costume I'm not sure how to handle that. granted I do have a two handed sword, but i don't think its a good idea to carry a weapon.

Should i post some of the pics i gathered.

Shizuka chan - February 9, 2008 03:09 AM (GMT)
yes pics please.

as for sword, you can get foam board insulation at home improvement stores (home depot, lowes) that you can cut into the right shape. slap on some paint, tape etc and you have a sword.

get the 1.5 inch for stability, or if you use a thiner sheet you can put on a layer of paper mache to give it stability and prevent breakage, which is strips of paper (news paper) and glue (thinned elmers works) paper mache tutorial

Lurad - February 9, 2008 05:35 AM (GMT)
ok stupid question time. how do i get a pic from my hard drive on to the forum or do i have to link a image on the web

Magusman - February 9, 2008 07:27 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Lurad @ Feb 9 2008, 12:35 AM)
ok stupid question time. how do i get a pic from my hard drive on to the forum or do i have to link a image on the web

Usually, you upload the picture from your hard drive to the Internet via a website like Photobucket or Imageshack. Then you link it in a post or plug it in with [img] tags.

Lurad - February 10, 2008 02:09 AM (GMT)
ok let's see if this works
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Shizuka chan - February 10, 2008 09:19 PM (GMT)
shirt: buy a plain dark red t-shirt from a craft store, cut off the sleeves and the collar, use a white shoe lace to make the crosses and lacing at the collar

pants: white painters jeans with the pockets removed off would work

boots: either buy similar or make boot covers

belt: basic wide brown belt, either purchase or make out of fake leather fabric

sword: wooden sword painted light blue and gold

gloves: cheap dark brown work gloves would work

wig: decide of you want to use temporary dye or buy a wig

Lurad - February 11, 2008 04:33 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Shizuka chan @ Feb 10 2008, 09:19 PM)
wig: decide of you want to use temporary dye or buy a wig

i already have dark brown hair, however it is curly so I probably will have to get a wig or try using gel to hold it down. (bad hair bad)

thx for the help even if were not finished planing this out.

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