ask-kenobi90 asked: I have a small question, though I'm not sure if you would be able to answer, but, do you have any tips on what material to use on some kind of costume that requires metal-like platings, like an armor? Metal itself would probably be out of the question cause price, or sometimes weight, so.
I sure do have an answer.
The original post is by RuffleButt Cosplay and can be seen here.
I use pretty much the same method, covering things in metallic spandex. I’ve used craft foam and Wonderflex, and instead of rubber cement, I use spray adhesive. Whichever works easier for you! But this is the method I’ve used for both Ivy Valentine gauntlets/armor and Red Sonja’s pauldrons, and people have mistook them for metal before. Lightweight, cheap, and convincing!
vickitron asked: I have a question! I am currently making a red sonja costume and I was wondering about the fur cloak you have in your picture! How did you make it?
Oh, it was stupid easy. Lemme take a pic for you.
Please excuse ugly kitchen floor tiling. It was just the fake fur you can buy at JoAnns. Maybe a yard of it. I cut it down the fold, stitched it back together with leather string, and then I hacked away at it. Real animal pelts have sections where their limbs were, and I started to mimic that…and then got carried away. Maybe Sonja isn’t so swell at skinning animals. But it winds up looking pretty dynamic and, to be honest, few people are looking at the cloak.
Hope this helps! Good luck with your costume!
Anonymous asked: How do you feel about people cosplaying to their body type? On the one hand, you encourage overweight girls to cosplay whatever they like, but on the other, YOU wont cosplay certain characters if you feel you aren't in shape/are the wrong race for.
I feel like it’s personal preference, and I’m not going to push the opinions I have of my own body on other people. Just because I don’t feel comfortable or confident portraying a character with a different body type than mine doesn’t mean I need to impose that view on other cosplayers. If someone feels comfortable with themselves, especially after already recognizing that their body type is different from the character’s, and still wishes to go through all the trouble of devoting time and money to dress as that character? Damn right they should be encouraged. That’s bravery and confidence that I don’t have.
Race shouldn’t have been included in your question, Anon. Weight can be changed - race cannot.