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by mindtailor
Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: Ideas / Pictures
Topic: Ideas sorely needed.
Replies: 20
Views: 3234

If you really want to do Kagura, you can always buy some. It's like a little mini-wig you clip on that makes bangs.
by mindtailor
Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: Ideas / Pictures
Topic: Such an annoying question...
Replies: 4
Views: 1515

My first thought was Yuffie. Based on your hair alone, I'm thinking Yuffie (FFVII), Rukia (Bleach), Chie (Mai-Hime), Yumi (Chobits), Meryl (Trigun), Ayumu, Kaorin, Tomo (Azumanga Daioh), Haruhi (Ouran), June or September (Coyote Ragtime Show). Uh... Jan Valentine (Hellsing), Itoshiki Nozomu (Sayonar...
by mindtailor
Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:36 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Hard time finding supplies
Replies: 3
Views: 1383

The last time I found them, I was at Joann's. I'm not sure Michaels has 6mm, I've never seen any.
by mindtailor
Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:06 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: painting organza fabric..
Replies: 2
Views: 1153

I don't know the extent of the painting you're trying to do, but maybe you could affix some solid, matching, opaque fabric either on the front or back of the veil, just in the areas you're trying to paint (like an applique?) so the paint will have something to stick to.
by mindtailor
Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:52 pm
Forum: Ideas / Pictures
Topic: Can a younger fan cosplay? D:
Replies: 7
Views: 2086

I was amused by your comment about High School Musical, but I do think that younger kids/teenagers can cosplay too. Most of the people I know only look down on younger kids because they tend to be of the "LI3K OMG NARUTO!!1!" group - the kids that think they're cool because they bought Naruto headba...
by mindtailor
Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:50 pm
Forum: Skits / Groups / Teams
Topic: Looking for Texas!!
Replies: 11
Views: 4148

It's right above Mexico, below Oklahoma, diagonal to Arkansas, and sandwiched between New Mexico and Louisiana.

Also, I live there. Hiya.
by mindtailor
Sun Aug 19, 2007 8:00 am
Forum: Ideas / Pictures
Topic: help:/
Replies: 20
Views: 8235

I agree, Paine would be a good choice. Normally, I am exceedingly annoyed by overdone cosplays, but since you have the right hair and build, you should be able to do it fairly well. You could also do Ivy from Soul Calibur. Though most of her outfits are undoubtedly skimpy, there are some that aren't...
by mindtailor
Sat Aug 11, 2007 6:45 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Does anybody know how to make Marluxia's sythe from Kh?
Replies: 10
Views: 2243

If you're making it out of foam, it's simple. Overlap them. Get some solid pink insulation foam from Home Depot. It's about $6-8 for a giant sheet, ask if they'll cut it in half for you (the whole thing wouldn't fit in my mom's truck bed). You can cut the whole scythe-head out of the foam, and it'll...
by mindtailor
Fri Aug 10, 2007 3:50 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Grimmjow cosplay
Replies: 3
Views: 1486

BB? Is that like a C? If so, it may be difficult to bind your chest without it showing. I'm thinking you should cover sensitive bits with gauze, then tape them back (as opposed to flattening them or smashing them down) with some kind of surgical tape? I guess you could use duct tape or masking tape ...
by mindtailor
Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:09 pm
Forum: Ideas / Pictures
Topic: Tan skinned anime girls?
Replies: 24
Views: 52556

Merle, Nariya, or Eriya from Escaflowne. You probably know that Merle is the pink-haired, obnoxiously-high-voiced one. The other two are of the same race of cat (leopard?) people, but were rescued by Folken. (Maybe a spoiler, but not really an important one.) Merle! Younger version Profile of Eriya ...
by mindtailor
Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:09 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: I NEED help with making Karin from Kamichama Karin's Crown.
Replies: 3
Views: 1165

I would think the easiest way to make it would be to first make a loop that fits around your head. Twist the ends of the wire together, or loop them (so that the two loops hook together). You could even solder or glue them together (with jewellry glue). Once you have the loop, start at the back and ...
by mindtailor
Mon May 28, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Animazement + Fanime DONE!
Replies: 2
Views: 1636

Yay A-Kon! I hope to see you guys there!
by mindtailor
Mon May 28, 2007 8:48 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Hoofed feet?
Replies: 1
Views: 781

How good is your balance? I had an interesting (and potentially dangerous) idea involving platform heeled shoes. Take these , for example. Something like these (actually, you'd be better off with boots as you'd have more support) could be modified (painting the front sole and leaving the heel clear,...
by mindtailor
Wed May 23, 2007 8:51 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Aerith/Aeris Hair
Replies: 8
Views: 1976

You don't glue the wig cap or the wig to your head. You use hair pins. What you're thinking of is a bald cap, which you do glue to your head. However, the point of wearing a wig cap (which is pretty much the end of a stocking) is to keep your real hair tucked away while giving you something to pin t...
by mindtailor
Tue May 22, 2007 9:44 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Aerith/Aeris Hair
Replies: 8
Views: 1976

Glue? To your head? You pin it there.
by mindtailor
Tue May 22, 2007 2:53 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Aerith/Aeris Hair
Replies: 8
Views: 1976

Wearing a wig if you have shoulder length hair isn't that bad at all, really. Just make sure you get a good wig cap and pin up your hair or put it in a couple of ponytails before you put on the wig cap, then the wig. Since Aeris has braided hair, a wig of that length should be even less of a hassle ...
by mindtailor
Tue May 22, 2007 7:51 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Cheap costume making tips
Replies: 1
Views: 847

A bit of advice from me: don't use hair mascara. It makes a huge mess, and is often very ineffective. L'oreal makes a hair dye that lasts around two weeks (if you can find it, I don't know if they still make it, but they sold it at walmart and walgreens) and it comes in colours like orange, red, dar...
by mindtailor
Thu May 10, 2007 11:14 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Skirt Help
Replies: 2
Views: 959

It depends on what kind of skirt it is. You could, like Sterling said, add a triangle (or trapezoid) of the same kind of fabric at the seam(s). Watch out for any grain or nap the fabric might have, so it doesn't look funny when you attatch it. If you attatch a trapezoid of fabric you'll have to gath...
by mindtailor
Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:38 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: need sewing help
Replies: 3
Views: 1041

I would look for a ski mask of some kind - you can cut it in half front to back and get a pattern. Lightweight knit, sweatshirt, or even t-shirt material would work, just make sure you make the pieces big enough on your head so it's not tight. You could either put a plastic dress zipper in the front...
by mindtailor
Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:58 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Whats the best way to make cat ears?
Replies: 3
Views: 1156

If you use hot glue, and the metal hair clips like these , you should be fine with any size ears you need. I also found that if you spread hot glue (quickly!) inside the ear after you've sewn it and turned it right-side-out, you can shape it with your hands and mold it into a flatter (as in the two ...
by mindtailor
Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:14 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: A little help finding something.....
Replies: 2
Views: 857

Home Depot? Lowe's? Anyplace that sells stuff for renovating/decorating a house should have some. Think curtain rods or broom handles.
by mindtailor
Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:38 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Cats (AYBABTU)
Replies: 2
Views: 812

Do you require sleep to live? If not, sure, you can make it in three days.

One might be able to pull something like that off that quickly, but if you can, they wouldn't be asking here.
by mindtailor
Sat Aug 19, 2006 6:37 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Gender Problems?
Replies: 2
Views: 906

Ace bandages are the best way to go. Since you say you don't have much to bind, you would only need one - and Shuichi's top is black? It wouldn't show up very well unless people are looking for it. If they are, you can punch them, as that's inappropriate.
by mindtailor
Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:44 pm
Forum: Skits / Groups / Teams
Topic: Naruto skit
Replies: 5
Views: 3461

Hm. I was thinking something along the lines of Kakashi sitting around reading his book, and the kids (Sakura, Naruto, Sasuke) come up and ask him about it. You have him explain about boys and girls kissing, girls kissing (yuri), boys kissing (yaoi)(Naruto (all innocently): "like sasuke and me?" and...
by mindtailor
Thu Aug 03, 2006 6:45 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Wings
Replies: 1
Views: 729

I'd been thinking about making some wings like that for some time now. The best way to make the connecting part is by molding silicone (think like caulking). You'd probably have to do it the way Katie Bair did with her Shiva costume - she had to use a mannequin to mold the silicone on, as it's prett...
by mindtailor
Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:34 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: I'm making Hiei's tear jem...HELP!
Replies: 4
Views: 1199

Image

try that.

I found it while searching on google, and I also found a site where you can buy one for about $10.

Haha, I just realized it looks like a moon's tear (think LoZ Majora's Mask)
by mindtailor
Mon Jul 17, 2006 2:51 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Height Issues!
Replies: 4
Views: 1237

You could get those platform boots - usually they're 3-4 inches high.

Then again, don't worry about height that much, and just have fun with the experience.
by mindtailor
Thu Jul 06, 2006 1:39 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Patterns on Fabric: What is the best solution?
Replies: 4
Views: 1031

To make a stencil, get a thin sheet of plastic (see-thru is nice, it helps you position it) and draw the design on it. You should try looking at craft stores (Joann's, Michaels, etc.) to get a feel for how stencils are made, etc. You can probably get stencil plastic there, or just get an old folder ...
by mindtailor
Thu Jul 06, 2006 1:21 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Need help making Shinobi's armor
Replies: 5
Views: 2753

This should be helpful for making the thigh armor, and maybe part of his helmet. Good luck!
by mindtailor
Thu Jul 06, 2006 1:18 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Yu-Gi-Oh! Millenium Ring
Replies: 3
Views: 4285

Um... you could make it, seeing as he gave you instructions. Or you could pay me to follow his instructions XD and make it for you.

Thanks, Wayne :D
by mindtailor
Tue Jul 04, 2006 7:49 pm
Forum: Skits / Groups / Teams
Topic: Appropriate Skit Ideas
Replies: 5
Views: 2910

Lmao I remember that skit at A-Kon... way for the staff to liven it up, though... let's break things! Sitting on the other side of the room, away from the broken glass, it was pretty funny. Please at least make it interesting. Comedy usually gets the crowd going, but it's only good if we can HEAR it...
by mindtailor
Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:36 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: coloring wigs??
Replies: 4
Views: 1082

NUUUUUUUUU DO NOT USE SPRAY PAINT! It will be all stiff and weird looking, not to mention some pieces will stick out at random while others will be weighed down and it will smell bad, unless you smoosh it around with your hands, and even then it'll look all hand-combed and weird. The paint will prob...
by mindtailor
Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:32 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Yuna's Top HELP! PLEASE!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1404

Look at the link I put in your other thread, I think someone put instructions for the top there.
by mindtailor
Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:21 pm
Forum: All Purpose Discussion, Chit-Chat, General Babbling, Etc
Topic: Cosplayed characters that are overused- yes or no? ?-?;
Replies: 5
Views: 2177

Go for it - if you have a great skit idea, it shouldn't matter whether or not the characters are widely cosplayed. Like you said, though, if you plan on doing the skit at A-kon or the like it'd be helpful if more of the audience could identify with the characters.
by mindtailor
Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:42 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: coloring wigs??
Replies: 4
Views: 1082

What colour wig are you getting? You can't dye a wig lighter than it is originally. You can sharpie them, but that takes a lot of patience and in the case of silver will still come off. You're probably better off getting a white or grey wig and just using it in its natural state, or getting a white ...
by mindtailor
Fri Jun 23, 2006 7:41 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Help! Suit pattern!!
Replies: 2
Views: 890

It looks like a grayish/bluish lavender. Lavender is actually a blue-based purple, rather than the red-based violet I think you have. The dots are violet. The dots' background might be a closer match. Sorry :\
by mindtailor
Tue Jun 20, 2006 7:43 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Naruto headband?
Replies: 15
Views: 4504

Or even glue aluminum foil to plain poster board... XD
by mindtailor
Sun Jun 11, 2006 2:32 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: printing, painting OR stitching???
Replies: 3
Views: 874

stencilling it on with fabric paint would be best, unless you had the time to embroider it (maybe with a machine?)

Ich spreche nicht viel das Deutsche, traurig, aber mein freund kann übersetzen. Mir für Grammatikstörungen verzeihen.
by mindtailor
Mon May 22, 2006 12:53 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Majora's Mask
Replies: 8
Views: 2068

Plaster, especially if you made a whole-face mask and then covered it, would be heavier than papier mache. A lot heavier. If you added enough layers to the papier mache with, say, some construction paper or brown paper bag, it'll stay pretty light and be sturdy. I'm making this costume for my brothe...
by mindtailor
Thu Apr 20, 2006 4:50 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Kingdom Hearts 2 Organization Outfit
Replies: 6
Views: 1611

I do that - I use coupons when I need to make costumes with petticoats - I bought two batches of 10 yards of fabric... it kinda makes me feel bad, though, watching them try to fold all that fabric XD
by mindtailor
Thu Apr 20, 2006 4:47 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Where Can I Buy A Pink Wig?
Replies: 3
Views: 1061

Beauty supply stores (that sell extensions, etc) would have more natural wigs or wigs you can dye, though they may have a few "costume" wigs in crazy colours. Party supply stores might have something - but keep in mind the quality of wigs you find there will be pretty low.
by mindtailor
Tue Apr 11, 2006 6:02 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: The General Anime Wigs/Hair Thread: Post questions here.
Replies: 207
Views: 165478

I assume you mean Marilyn Nebraska of Trigun. Your links didn't work, so here's one... but other than that I'm not a wig person so I can't help much :\
by mindtailor
Sun Apr 02, 2006 10:11 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: ACP Open to Males Now
Replies: 5
Views: 2575

lmfao. I didn't realize it was an april fool's joke until the second time I saw the main page... then I almost died laughing. Protrusion!

Fantastic, you guys, and I agree with SkullRabbit, you should keep those profiles up XD
by mindtailor
Sun Mar 26, 2006 5:57 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Paws and Wings
Replies: 9
Views: 2450

Nope, you don't need any wire to make the ears. In fact, I don't think I've ever made a pair of cat ears (and I've made a few) that I put wire in for support. Usually fur and fabric ears will stand up of their own accord, and if they need something extra, hot glue works well, and even makes them see...
by mindtailor
Sun Mar 26, 2006 5:33 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: CCS Winter Uniform Help? [Scarf, Cane]
Replies: 7
Views: 2496

Vest? I see no vest. You mean the collar?

The scarf is actually just that little piece of fabric with the knot. Not the huge collar.
by mindtailor
Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:35 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Paws and Wings
Replies: 9
Views: 2450

Floral wire should work, but I don't think you even need it. For the ears, cut a wide triangle (you'll be folding it in half) of fur for his ears, and a triangle of the same size of a thinner, darker fabric for the inside. You can sew the two together on the /\ edges, but not on the bottom. Now fold...
by mindtailor
Sun Mar 19, 2006 9:04 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Ryuna's WINGED STAFF
Replies: 3
Views: 1080

If you can find an old, thin curtain rod, grab it. Otherwise get yourself to a Home Depot or likewise and find yourself a thin, short, extending curtain rod that's either plain on the end or with a finial (the fancy/round bit at the end) that you like. Then grab yourself an old car/radio antenna* an...
by mindtailor
Sun Mar 19, 2006 8:20 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: i need a pattern
Replies: 4
Views: 1400

Not as a persocom - at Persacon.
by mindtailor
Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:03 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: skirt, shorts, or a skort? WHAT IS IT?
Replies: 2
Views: 997

They're poofty shorts. In some of the manga it's easier to tell, and even in this one you can see the gathered part of the leg.
by mindtailor
Wed Mar 01, 2006 6:30 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: A New Look
Replies: 3
Views: 2110

YAY FOR THE NEW PRETTY LAYOUT :D

I usually just go to the forums page, but this time I went to the homepage and BAM! New pretty layout. Good job, guys!