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cosplay help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:33 pm
by kagome437
help!!! i need to make a costume by january. i am 12 my parents wouln't let me dye my hair or buy a wig. i was thinking of doing soneone from alirn nine. my hair is brown and shoulder lenghth. i just can't decide witch one. please help.

Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 10:05 pm
by Marty
Why won't your parents let you wear a wig? That's lame. :roll:

Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2005 10:49 am
by mindtailor
There's a difference- they won't let her buy a wig, most likely because wigs can be very expensive.

Well, if you wanted to do someone from Alien Nine (which I had never heard of before, but is very cute), and you can't change your hair, the obvious choice would be Yuri. If you don't have enough references, you can find some here.

Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2005 3:40 pm
by kagome437
thanks for you help mindtailor. i will start working on it. you are so great. you are right wigs are very expensive. email me some time. :D

Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2005 3:43 pm
by kagome437
mindtailor, my only problemis how do i make the borg and if i can't where can i buy one. the cosplay contest is in january in a mall in CA. the costume need rollarblades but bo rollarbladdes are allowed in the mall. hellp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2005 7:23 pm
by mindtailor
I should make this costume...

If you can find a bicycle helmet like this one that fits you, it'd be a good base. Then you can sculpt the eyes on to the top using a variety of things... Sculpey might work (I actually thought of fibreglass, but that may be too difficult/time consuming), but I'm sure others will have their own suggestions.

At least Yuri's borg doesn't have those spikes or anything on it... you may even be able to find a child-sized helmet shaped like a frog (with the eyes already part of it), saving you the trouble of making them, and you could just paint the rest of it. I'm debating on what to recommend for the wings, though. I'm thinking sewn and stuffed fleece, with wire inside to keep the shape. Then you'd take the end of the wire and stick it through the styrofoam of the helmet and attatch it (with hotglue). Then you can make and attatch the feathery/leafy-tail thing. I suggest you get a large fake leaf (fake plants section of the craft/home d├ęcor store) and paint it red and white.

Here is what I am talking about, if this crappy image helps any. I swear, my computer drawing skills have been rendered nonexistant by disuse.

Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:54 pm
by kagome437
well you really don't have to make the costume i could easiely make it. all i really need help on wasw making the borg and iwll give your way a try. thanks. :!: :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:54 pm
by kagome437
well you really don't have to make the costume i could easiely make it. all i really need help on wasw making the borg and i will give your way a try. thanks. :!: :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 2:17 pm
by kagome437
wait mindtailor what do i do if the helmate does not fit where should i go then.

Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 3:00 pm
by Lady_Subaru62
where is this mall at. what city in cal

Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 4:05 pm
by mindtailor
Well, I meant make the costume for me ^^; because I think it's so cute.

If the helmet doesn't fit you, you can scrape out some of the inside padding to make it fit, or you can go looking for a simple and cheap helmet that does fit you.

Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 8:22 pm
by Kitz
Selfish lol

Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2005 8:43 pm
by kagome437
thanks mindtalior you rock. :D :D :D :D

Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 5:25 pm
by kagome437
the anime show is on january 14th at the scottish right center. you can get more in fo at www.sacanime.com oh and by the way i finished that costume. :D :D :wink: 8) :roll: :D :D