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by kiarrens
Tue Apr 12, 2005 10:54 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Ed's boots?
Replies: 3
Views: 1516

The problem though, is that they either have to have red soles or you have to paint the soles red. Also, depending on which reference pics/episodes you watch, Ed has red lining around the top of the boots. I just used bias tape and hand sewed it on for mine. ^^ Good luck!
by kiarrens
Fri Aug 27, 2004 6:53 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Alphonse Elric - Full-body armor construction
Replies: 9
Views: 4005

You didn't? *scrolls back up through the thread*
O_o I think I was really tired when I was checking this the other day, gomen.... lol
by kiarrens
Fri Aug 27, 2004 6:45 am
Forum: Ideas / Pictures
Topic: Have a question...
Replies: 10
Views: 3703

Go for it! XD
Sasame is definately the coolest Pretear character anyway ;) Sounds like a cool costume, when you finish it post pics! ^^
by kiarrens
Thu Aug 26, 2004 2:43 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Alphonse Elric - Full-body armor construction
Replies: 9
Views: 4005

Thanks Dark_Tiger and glass_snow! ^^ The corkboard seems like it'd probably be the best bet. Thankfully I won't be the one wearing the costume, I'm just making it. My poor friend Simon has volunteered for the hapless task of being Al. We'll likely have a whole Alchemist Entourage by then, so hopeful...
by kiarrens
Wed Aug 25, 2004 4:24 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Sewing Machine Tension Problem
Replies: 14
Views: 4315

What kind of fabric are you using?
by kiarrens
Wed Aug 25, 2004 4:23 am
Forum: New Cosplayers or just New to ACP
Topic: Hi! Kinda knew, and looking for a little help.
Replies: 5
Views: 2584

I think that's kinda the fate of the cosplayer... getting poked, that is. Just try not to do it with sewing machines . I did that, and trust me, you don't wanna be sitting in the emergency room for 2 hours waiting for the docs to pull a needle out of your finger. I would suggest printing out picture...
by kiarrens
Wed Aug 25, 2004 4:19 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: first ever cosplay costume...help!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1697

Yup, I agree, Fialchar. Check out the armor construction threads, and this website. ^^
http://entropyhouse.com/penwiper/costum ... sdeep.html
by kiarrens
Tue Aug 24, 2004 5:18 pm
Forum: New Cosplayers or just New to ACP
Topic: Hi! Kinda knew, and looking for a little help.
Replies: 5
Views: 2584

The White Snow one really is the most impressive. That dress was beautiful. If you're not too experienced with sewing, though, I'd go for an easier costume. Unfortunately most of Himino's Pretear outfits are pretty complicated, so if this is your first time, you may want to go with something a littl...
by kiarrens
Tue Aug 24, 2004 4:50 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Alphonse Elric - Full-body armor construction
Replies: 9
Views: 4005

Alphonse Elric - Full-body armor construction

Alright, so I've checked out the foam armor tutorials and all that fun stuff, and I'm planning on using a variation of it for the Alphonse costume my friend and I are making for AnimeBoston's masquerade this year. My question is, is it feasible to use bondo on foam? Since this is full-body armor it ...
by kiarrens
Tue Aug 24, 2004 4:21 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Sasuke Collar
Replies: 5
Views: 2085

If I were you I'd just find some really thick fusible interfacing and use that. You can find interfacing at any fabric store (just ask the people where it is). It's usually used in collars and hat brims and such to make the fabric stand up, or thicker. You'll probably need either one layer of REALLY...
by kiarrens
Tue Aug 24, 2004 4:11 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: The Armor Thread: Post questions here.
Replies: 50
Views: 56784

I'd suggest aluminum flashing and rivets. You can buy the flashing for about $10 a roll at Home Depot, the rivet gun's about $14 and the rivets and washers'll set you back about another $5. Just make sure you bend over all the edges, or you're going to get really cut up. I used it for my Edward Elri...
by kiarrens
Tue Apr 13, 2004 9:04 am
Forum: New Cosplayers or just New to ACP
Topic: Konnichiwa everibody n__n!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2678

Hajimemashite! If you want to insert a picture, type [img]before%20the%20link%20to%20the%20picture%20and[/img] after it. I believe that should work... Just don't post anything too huge. ^^ Welcome to ACP! (PS, you might also want to consider re-sizing your avatar, it's a little too big horizontally.)
by kiarrens
Thu Apr 01, 2004 11:58 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Sakura from Naruto!
Replies: 4
Views: 1996

Alright, that looks easy enough. What you should do is find a simple dress pattern with short sleeves, and preferably a zipper down the front, as those can be a little tricky if you don't know how to make them. You'll have to alter the pattern, but only a little. The skirt is slit on the sides to th...
by kiarrens
Wed Mar 31, 2004 11:06 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Sakura from Naruto!
Replies: 4
Views: 1996

Could you post a reference picture or a link to one? ^_^ I'd be happy to help but I'm too lazy to go looking for pics.
by kiarrens
Wed Mar 31, 2004 5:26 pm
Forum: North East
Topic: Connecticon!
Replies: 46
Views: 18619

Gale wrote: Regal Cinema???? o.o i go there all the time! and my friend worked there last summer! (His name is Basil)
.... Holy shit. I remember him. Ask about the weird projectionist girl who always dressed in black. ^_^ He'll probably remember me, I've been working there for going on 3 years now.
by kiarrens
Mon Mar 29, 2004 9:39 am
Forum: Ideas / Pictures
Topic: I need help choosing Melphina or Sasami(Poll!!!)
Replies: 3
Views: 1973

I'm not familiar with Melphina... which anime is she from? O_o
by kiarrens
Sun Mar 28, 2004 1:42 pm
Forum: North East
Topic: Connecticon!
Replies: 46
Views: 18619

Hey, Groton! I work at the movie theater in Stonington, CT! ^_^ If the con is in July I'll definately try to make it, I live in southern RI (like, 10 minutes from the border to CT) so it won't be that far of a drive. Hope I see you guys there! XD
by kiarrens
Sun Mar 28, 2004 1:36 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: How to Make a Turtle Shell?
Replies: 7
Views: 2782

You could also use fiberglass resin and sheets over a paper mache base. Just make sure you're in a well-ventilated area.
by kiarrens
Sun Mar 28, 2004 1:32 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Costume for Tidus
Replies: 2
Views: 1584

*deep breath* Ok... You're picking a really hard costume, but I'll see what I can do. Shorts/Suspenders: I'd suggest using black plether. You can buy it here. www.stretchworld.com For the Jecht symbol on his right leg you'll have to use fabric paint or acrylics but it should look nice on the plether...
by kiarrens
Tue Mar 23, 2004 9:11 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Magna Carta Crams
Replies: 7
Views: 2464

O_o I never needed a hammer.... Maybe I have a different kind?
by kiarrens
Tue Mar 23, 2004 2:41 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Magna Carta Crams
Replies: 7
Views: 2464

I'd use plether, myself. it's fairly easy to sew and looks accurate to what you're making. And I'd agree about the eyelets, just make sure you get the tool to apply them also. I forgot and had to drive back to JoAnns to get mine... O_o The tool generally runs about 10-16$, the eyelets about 2-5$ for...
by kiarrens
Sun Mar 14, 2004 2:50 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Needs Help With A Costume
Replies: 7
Views: 2442

Patterns for hakama can be found on this website.

http://shop.store.yahoo.com/roundearth/patterns.html
by kiarrens
Sun Mar 14, 2004 2:46 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Help with Priestess Sleeves!! Please!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1832

It's called boning. ^_^
by kiarrens
Sun Mar 14, 2004 2:45 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: has anyone successfully pulled of clouds hair?
Replies: 6
Views: 2120

You should read the "wig help" thread farther down on here... lots of good construction advice about wigs.
by kiarrens
Wed Mar 03, 2004 9:39 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Fur Dying
Replies: 4
Views: 1878

Yay! Shuichi! XD LA LI HO!!!!! I'd suggest using fabric dye. You know the type you can buy at fabric stores? It comes in a packet and is a powder that you mix with boiling water, then dip the fabric. I'd think that that would work, but I don't have much experience working with it. ^_^ Good luck!
by kiarrens
Wed Mar 03, 2004 9:36 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Help with Sephiroth's armor and wing
Replies: 3
Views: 2413

I've got the armor started now, but I have a couple questions about fiberglass resin if anyone has any experience working with it. I made the base for the armor out of paper mache, and it looks great but it's way too flimsy, so I bought some fiberglass resin and hardener. (Some of the people I asked...
by kiarrens
Sun Feb 29, 2004 12:05 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: The General Anime Wigs/Hair Thread: Post questions here.
Replies: 207
Views: 176869

Thanks for the great advice! XD I'll have to post a link to a pic on cosplay.com when I get it done to show you how it comes out. ^_^
by kiarrens
Thu Feb 26, 2004 10:28 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Wish to ask about Unknown (from Kingdom Hearts)
Replies: 22
Views: 7021

Anyway, I just re-watched the ending and it seems to me that there are only two unknowns - The double-keyblade master and the blindfolded silverhaired guy. So, I'll assume you're talking about the keyblade one. As far as the costume itself is concerned, I would once again suggest the Matrix costume ...
by kiarrens
Thu Feb 26, 2004 10:09 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: The General Anime Wigs/Hair Thread: Post questions here.
Replies: 207
Views: 176869

I've read through this whole thread and I've gotta agree with everyone else - Hemuloki-sama, you're great with wigs. hehe ^_^ I only have one question... I'm going to get the white "enchantment" wig from Amphigory for my Sephiroth costume, but I have to make the parts in the front that stick up. You...
by kiarrens
Thu Feb 26, 2004 9:46 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Auron
Replies: 1
Views: 1474

I would suggest starting out with a simple long jacket pattern and altering it. The difficulty is going to be with all the details he has on his jacket, it's going to take a lot of work. The Simplicity pattern for the Matrix costumes is pretty good (I used the one for Trinity's jacket to make my Sep...
by kiarrens
Thu Feb 26, 2004 9:38 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Sewing Patterns for Costumes
Replies: 5
Views: 2583

If you're looking for a Kikyo costume pattern, check out this site. http://shop.store.yahoo.com/roundearth/patterns.html The write-up on the site is as follows... Round Earth is proud to offer this selection of easy-to-use sewing patterns and clothing, ranging from our best-selling martial arts haka...
by kiarrens
Tue Feb 17, 2004 4:29 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Help with Sephiroth's armor and wing
Replies: 3
Views: 2413

Help with Sephiroth's armor and wing

Alright, so I'm planning on cosplaying as Sephiroth (Kingdom hearts version,) and I'm not sure on exactly how to make the shoulder armor he wears, as well as the one wing. Any suggestions? I have some ideas but would like advice from someone experienced with making this type of costume. Picture: htt...