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by Andichan
Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:33 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Help with Cotton Corset
Replies: 3
Views: 1232

Re: Help with Cotton Corset

How to make the whole costume...That's kind of a lot to ask...you may get more helpful responses if you ask more specific questions. ^^; Without going into anything too long or specific, try to find patterns that look similar to what you are making. Look around at different cosplay-related sites for...
by Andichan
Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:59 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Pokemon Black/White Male Trainer, Help!
Replies: 1
Views: 1641

Re: Pokemon Black/White Male Trainer, Help!

This pattern is pretty close: http://www.simplicity.com/p-3653-missesmenteen-jacket.aspx Not all the style lines are exactly identical, but you can get the main idea with the two-tone jacket easily. If you're feeling really ambitious, you could make a mock-up and play around with the pattern to get ...
by Andichan
Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: Pacific Southwest
Topic: Ani-Magic/Autumn Dream 2010
Replies: 0
Views: 1989

Ani-Magic/Autumn Dream 2010

Hello! Does anyone know if there is going to be an Ani-Magic/Autumn Dream this year? Normally, it seems like the information is available by now to register, etc. but I can't even find the website! I'd heard rumors here and there that X or Y had gone wrong so therefore there wasn't going to be one, ...
by Andichan
Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:31 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Costume Help: TimeSkip Simon Gurren Lagann
Replies: 4
Views: 4355

Re: Costume Help: TimeSkip Simon Gurren Lagann

aurianne wrote:That helps me a lot!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
np, good luck!!! :)
by Andichan
Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:06 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Armband help.
Replies: 2
Views: 1559

Re: Armband help.

I would suggest using this method: http://www.entropyhouse.com/penwiper/costumes/helmsdeep.html You can even sew on it, so for the neck band rather than have it be 3 separate pieces, you could just stitch a "seam" line into it with black thread. Same for the arm bands. You can have it close in prett...
by Andichan
Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Costume Help: TimeSkip Simon Gurren Lagann
Replies: 4
Views: 4355

Re: Costume Help: TimeSkip Simon Gurren Lagann

It kind of looks like a men's button-up shirt, minus the collar, roll up the sleeves, and add tails. Since the tails aren't part of how the jacket will fit, you can literally just draw them until they look right to you. I would also suggest trimming the front a little bit, since a men's button-up is...
by Andichan
Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:53 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: First time costume designer, help me please?
Replies: 1
Views: 1149

Re: First time costume designer, help me please?

Well, first of all you aren't designing anything, that's a completely different field. Please don't think I'm being rude, but designers do a lot of work, and it's completely different from construction. Also, it would be really helpful if you post pics or links to pics. We can all use google, but so...
by Andichan
Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:46 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Eevee tail help
Replies: 1
Views: 2283

Re: Eevee tail help

I would suggest wire. You can either bend it into a single "S" or a double "S" that's connected on each end to give yourself a frame. You will probably need a bigger-gauged wire (don't get something too flimsy) in order to retain the shape. Also, when you make the fabric part of the tail, try out so...
by Andichan
Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: How can I make the straps larger?
Replies: 1
Views: 1114

Re: How can I make the straps larger?

my suggestion would be to draw the sleeve in the kind of shape you would like, get some "practice fabric" and just play around with it until you get a shape and size that works for you. have someone measure how long the straps should be first, so that you have a ballpark figure of how long they shou...
by Andichan
Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Costume Pattern HELP!
Replies: 1
Views: 1067

Re: Costume Pattern HELP!

I would suggest buying a chinese dress pattern (they have them at fabric stores - you may have to look under "dresses" or "costumes" in the pattern books), and buying a pajama pants or scrubs pattern. They always go on sale for 1-2$, so don't buy them full price. other than that, I would suggest tha...
by Andichan
Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Help Halloween
Replies: 1
Views: 900

Re: Help Halloween

Hey, I know it's been awhile since you posted this but hopefully this can help. What really helps on this forum to get good information is to 1) post a reference pic and 2) be as specific as possible about what you need help with. (You can't just say "everything") My suggestion would be to look arou...
by Andichan
Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Nya... Euphemia Code Geass Wig.
Replies: 4
Views: 5047

Re: Nya... Euphemia Code Geass Wig.

here is a tutorial for those type of wig-buns: http://vampirate777.deviantart.com/art/wig-bun-tutorial-95080817 I like to go to amphigory.com or cosworx.com for wigs. also, katie bair's site has some useful tutorials as well as lots of examples of real wigs styled for characters, so you can kind of ...
by Andichan
Sun Aug 09, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: Pacific Southwest
Topic: Ani-Magic/Autumn Dream Attendees?
Replies: 0
Views: 1836

Ani-Magic/Autumn Dream Attendees?

Hey~! I was just wondering if anyone who's attending Autumn Dream this year is planning on cosplaying from K-On! I am (probably) going to be going as Mugi, so if anyone else is, we can meet up and take pictures! :D Thanks! or p.s. if you aren't cosplaying from K-On and just feel like posting, let me...
by Andichan
Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:37 am
Forum: Pacific Southwest
Topic: AM 2009 DIRECT HOTEL RESERVATIONS
Replies: 3
Views: 2178

Re: AM 2009 DIRECT HOTEL RESERVATIONS

It seems like the hotel is charging an extra $5 per convention badge, which is not a big deal (I figured it was probably a "convenience fee" - you know how they like fees), but I just thought I'd let you know in case you wanted to change the totals. For four they are charging $373, and for two I wou...
by Andichan
Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: The World Ends With You: Rhyme Bito help
Replies: 1
Views: 2649

Re: The World Ends With You: Rhyme Bito help

This is a good choice for a 1st cosplay, because you can learn some new techniques, and it shouldn't be too hard. For the shirt design, buy a shirt that is similar (orange, long sleeved), then follow Taeliac's amazing applique tutorial: http://taeliac.deviantart.com/art/Tutorial-How-to-Applique-9508...
by Andichan
Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: pretty cure Help
Replies: 3
Views: 1390

Re: pretty cure Help

Wind of the Stars has a great tutorial and video tutorial on her personal cosplay site: http://www.windofthestars.com/

her costumes always look flawless, so check it out! :D
by Andichan
Tue May 19, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: Ideas / Pictures
Topic: Another Look-Alike Thread?
Replies: 1
Views: 879

Re: Another Look-Alike Thread?

the first thing that came to mind for me (I think it was the hair) was Nia from gurren lagann:
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by Andichan
Tue May 19, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: Ideas / Pictures
Topic: YEAH, WHICH PERSON SHOULD I COSPLAY AS.
Replies: 4
Views: 1137

Re: YEAH, WHICH PERSON SHOULD I COSPLAY AS.

I dunno why it's so dead, it seemed like before, more people posted. It's done kind of a lot (but then again, so is Kairi), but you would make a great Tohru Honda from Fruits BAsket: http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j213/Margem25/tohru.gif or for that matter, Kagura Sohma also from fruits basket: h...
by Andichan
Sun May 17, 2009 10:25 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Fabric painting a skirt help (newbie!)
Replies: 4
Views: 1523

Re: Fabric painting a skirt help (newbie!)

please don't paint it. do this instead, it's easy and looks amazing:

http://taeliac.deviantart.com/art/Tutor ... e-95085013
by Andichan
Sun May 17, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Sweet Lolita {Help?}
Replies: 1
Views: 859

Re: Sweet Lolita {Help?}

well, what you will want to do is look through patterns to find something lolita-ish. this can be a frustrating process as you will have to comb through lots of patterns. however, there are some out there, such as: http://www.simplicity.com/index.cfm?page=thumbnail.cfm&cat=1&type=1&sec=1&browTypeId=...
by Andichan
Sun May 17, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: He is My Master
Replies: 1
Views: 759

Re: He is My Master

Well, while it's hard to fix something like choosing the wrong material (whoever made that should have considered it better), there are things you can do to make it better. For instance, you could add fusible interfacing underneath. Try to get black so it's not so noticeable. then you just iron it t...
by Andichan
Sun May 17, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: I need some skirt and dress help
Replies: 2
Views: 1003

Re: I need some skirt and dress help

Well, the skirt shouldn't be too hard, you should be able to find a pattern relatively easily, here's one from mccalls: http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M5591.htm?tab=skirts_pants&page=2 I don't know about purchasing a jacket like that. If you made one and wanted to avoid a lot of hassle, you could...
by Andichan
Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Neo Queen Serenity gold details help
Replies: 1
Views: 1338

Craft foam. you can even sew it.

http://entropyhouse.com/penwiper/costum ... sdeep.html - tute
by Andichan
Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: sailor chibi moon wig
Replies: 6
Views: 2111

FYI, they sell those at Michael's. (not that you couldn't have guessed that...) :P
by Andichan
Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:39 am
Forum: Ideas / Pictures
Topic: looking for something dark.
Replies: 4
Views: 1236

Mistress 9 from Sailor moon:

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by Andichan
Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:30 am
Forum: Ideas / Pictures
Topic: Over used Kakashi?
Replies: 2
Views: 826

Well since he is from a really popular series, he is of course going to be over-cosplayed. So the question you have to ask yourself is, do I really want to cosplay something that bunches of other people are cosplaying at the same event? And if the answer is yes, then you'd be well-advised to make su...
by Andichan
Sat Aug 02, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: Ideas / Pictures
Topic: opinion
Replies: 3
Views: 1469

Re: opinion

i was sort of wondering how well that would go over with the whole anime/ manga crowd, since pokemon isn't necesarily held in the highest of standards by most. no way~! I think most people would look at it more nostalgic, like "oh I remember when I was younger and played/watched that all the time!"...
by Andichan
Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:52 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Rina Toin / Green Pearl Voice - Mermaid Melody Cosplay Help
Replies: 4
Views: 7229

I would say for the material a cotton blend would be great and pretty easy to work with, but if I personally were to make this costume, I would check out the prom and special occasion fabrics at the fabric store to find something a little more shiny (not like metallic, but satiny). And lalala this p...
by Andichan
Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:15 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Rina Toin / Green Pearl Voice - Mermaid Melody Cosplay Help
Replies: 4
Views: 7229

Unfortunately, Since red and green are complimentary colours, mixing orange and green will make brown. :( So you will probably have to get a new wig.
by Andichan
Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:01 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Sailor V Help?
Replies: 3
Views: 1043

That's ok, the only reason I knew it was there was because I read it previously. Sailor collars, while a staple in cosplay, are surprisingly hard to find info on. :/ A lot of people on here have posted asking questions about how to do them, and as of yet it doesn't seem like there is anything helpfu...
by Andichan
Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:57 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Sailor V Help?
Replies: 3
Views: 1043

For the shoulder armour, I would say use craft foam (tutorial here):
http://entropyhouse.com/penwiper/costum ... sdeep.html

For the bow, there was a tutorial posted previously on ACP:
viewtopic.php?t=5813&highlight=pre+tied+obi
by Andichan
Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:26 am
Forum: Ideas / Pictures
Topic: Can someone help me choose? (Pictures included.) :>
Replies: 6
Views: 1989

those are good choices. I especially like Rita, though.
by Andichan
Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: Ideas / Pictures
Topic: cosplay ideas
Replies: 13
Views: 2513

waterdancer wrote:you may hafta die.
ok, so I know you meant "dye" but I was rofl when I read this.

just for future reference: die =/= colour your hair

:lol:
by Andichan
Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:43 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: tifa costume
Replies: 3
Views: 3354

For the top, get a zip-up hoodie pattern. Rather than attaching the sleeves, fold the seam allowance in to make a small seam at the arm holes. Do the same for the neckline (don't attach the hood). For the bottom part make it like a long skirt except put slits in the sides and make the front shorter.
by Andichan
Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:37 am
Forum: Ideas / Pictures
Topic: Help choosing a cosplay
Replies: 6
Views: 4350

oh! I thought of another one: yuuko from Schrödinger's Lion (upper right corner) and your friend could either be Himawari (brown pigtails) or one of yuukos little attendant girls (pink/blue hair girls) http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk203/insane_in_the_membrane123/Anime%20and%20Manga/Tsubasa%20R...
by Andichan
Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:30 am
Forum: Ideas / Pictures
Topic: Help choosing a cosplay
Replies: 6
Views: 4350

Actually, my close friend had that same concern when I convinced her to cosplay with me one time. I personally don't think it matters; especially with anime when so many characters are [unrealistically] busty. So long as you aren't trying to cosplay a little kid. However, these are the suggestions I...
by Andichan
Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Zhang He Dynasty warriors 6
Replies: 2
Views: 2054

Answer for both: craft foam. Seriously it is so ridiculously easy to work with that by the time I got around to trying it out I was mad that I bothered to make my shoulder armour for one of my costumes out of paper mache. I would say glue all the pieces for the headpiece on either a hair clip, comb,...
by Andichan
Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Eve boots help
Replies: 5
Views: 3687

Here is a pretty good tutorial for boot covers. It's not the easiest thing in the world to make but it will be cheaper. http://www.sarcasm-hime.net/bootcovers-tutorial.html If you decide you don't want the covers permanently attached to your shoe, you are going to need something for the bottom. At C...
by Andichan
Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:23 am
Forum: Ideas / Pictures
Topic: help! who should i cosplay?
Replies: 7
Views: 4245

Urd from Ah my Goddess
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She has lots of different outfits so I'm sure you could find one that isn't too much for you.
by Andichan
Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:18 am
Forum: Ideas / Pictures
Topic: Ideas Wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 1838

I've never seen it, but I'm sure a lot of people would.
by Andichan
Thu Jul 03, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: Ideas / Pictures
Topic: Ideas Wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 1838

I would actually like to dress as someone that I could also take on the personality of though. I haven't seen any of that series and I know nothing about it. perhaps you should list some animes that you like if you want suggestions from things you have seen? You can see code geass, ouran host club,...
by Andichan
Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:41 pm
Forum: Ideas / Pictures
Topic: Ideas Wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 1838

oh! Nina from Code Geass would be kawaii! Especially if you could grow out your hair by the time you need to wear it! http://photobucket.com/image/nina%20code%20geass/AL429/Code%20Geass/CG06_11.jpg?o=5 (first season) couldn't find a good pic of her from R2 but she wears her hair in a cute hairstyle ...
by Andichan
Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:45 am
Forum: Ideas / Pictures
Topic: Do I Look Like Any Characters?
Replies: 10
Views: 2226

Squeaker-Ed wrote:Milly Ashford from Code Geass
definately!!! or Shirley would be really cute, too! :D
by Andichan
Sat Jun 28, 2008 10:28 am
Forum: Ideas / Pictures
Topic: NEED SERIOUS HELP!!!! CHILD COSPLAY!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1635

They sell patterns for baby versions of the disney princesses, so she could be from kingdom hearts. I think the ones available are sleeping beauty, snow white, and tinkerbell. those I would think would be easily available since they are from american movies. I actually have a baby (1 yr.) tinkerbell...
by Andichan
Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Temari cosplay X__X
Replies: 2
Views: 972

there are large fans like that on ebay that you could paint to the right colour. it looks like most are around $30. edit: oops, for some reason I was thinking that you said the oriental store had the fan for$80, not ebay. these two are around $30, that seems reasonable. you don't want to spend all t...
by Andichan
Tue Jun 24, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: Ideas / Pictures
Topic: tan skin anime men
Replies: 13
Views: 15015

malik and marik is the same thing in Japanese.
by Andichan
Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:56 am
Forum: Ideas / Pictures
Topic: tan skin anime men
Replies: 13
Views: 15015

oh and how could I forget Akio Ohtori from Revolutionary Girl Utena:

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not really sure what they are doing in this pic...I don't remember that part being in the series. lol ^^;
by Andichan
Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:53 am
Forum: Ideas / Pictures
Topic: tan skin anime men
Replies: 13
Views: 15015

both of these guys are maybe a little darker than "tan" but anyways... bob makihara from tenjho tenge http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w233/x0Shinigami0x/Anime/Tenjho%20Tenge/Bob.jpg Billy MacDowell from Alice 19th http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e377/aiabunaibaka/genral%20anime/billymacdowll3.j...
by Andichan
Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:34 am
Forum: Ideas / Pictures
Topic: Cosplay Suggestions?
Replies: 2
Views: 1668

Nuku15 wrote:hmm ah you can dress up like that gitl from the movie Mulan :D

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you mean...Mulan? lol ^^;
by Andichan
Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:32 am
Forum: Ideas / Pictures
Topic: Tan skinned anime girls?
Replies: 24
Views: 48455

Just thought I would tack these on here so when people have a similar question in the future they can have a more complete list~! :D yoruichi shihouin from Bleach: http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p233/HatsuharuLove/bleach/Yoruichi20008.jpg Villetta Nu from Code Geass: http://img.photobucket.com/a...