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!
captain-meesh asked: I saw your Spider-Woman costume and I really liked it! I'm dressing up as Spider-Woman this year. What did you do for boots? Did you buy them or do you have an alternative for yellow costume boots? Thanks!
Thank you! For Spider-Woman (and Black Cat and Deadpool) I first made the bodysuit with footies, so for Spider-Woman that was stitching gold-yellow footies right to the red bodysuit. Then I slipped a pair of watershoes into the footies, and with a curved needle, I handstitched the footies right to the watershoes. Finally I trimmed away the excess yellow, revealing the watershoe soles. Tada! Hope this helps!
blackest-night asked: hey, sorry to bother you with another question... what body paint did you use for She Hulk? and did it last all day long of you had to put some again from time to time?
No bother! I think I used a different paint each time I did Shulkie. The best (and most expensive, which is what’s prevented me from using it again) paint was Graftobian airbrush paint, which does require an airbrush set, but it lasted all 8 hours I was at the con with no smudging and only minimal wear.
If you don’t have access to an airbrush, then Mehron cake makeup works just fine, though be sure to use a barrier/setting spray along with it, or it will rub right off. Do a layer of spray on your clean skin, then the makeup, then another layer of spray. Repeat until you’re the shade you want to be, dust with baby power, and you’re good to go!
kclose3 asked: I don't suppose you have any tips on how to make a good Deadpool costume. Yours is fantastic and I'd love to get some ideas on how to make a nice, quality, outfit.
What I did to make my Deadpool was I bought a cheap maroon colored zentai outfit on eBay and I sized it to fit me. Then, while wearing it, with a piece of chalk I drew on the black sections of his outfit. I cut out those sections, and used the cut-outs as patterns for the black lycra. Cut out the black, making sure to add 1/2” around the edges for seam allowance, sew the black in there (I used my serger) and, BAM!, Deadpool. I made my belt buckle out of fimo clay, bought the belt with all the pouches at an army store, and the soles are water shoes sewn in to the feet, though you could just wear black boots too. Hope this helps!
If you’ve ever seen me dressed as X-Men’s Rogue, and have seen me outside of costume, then you’ll notice that I use my real hair for the costume. I’ve had this hair coloration for seven years now and every time I consider changing it a stranger inevitably approaches me to say “You remind me of Rogue.” Remind people of one of my all time favorite characters? Don’t mind if I do!
Every year I recieve at least six requests from people wondering what I do and/or complaints that a salon refuses to do the process for them or have been disappointed by a salon’s results. Bleaching to this extent is a damaging process to the hair, and so salons will not want to be held accountable if they screw up the process and, therefore, your hair. So I’ve developed my own at home bleaching recipe. I purchase everything from Sally’s Beauty Supply, though even if you don’t have a Sally’s nearby the brands I use should be easily found in similar stores.
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