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by Tia
Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: North East
Topic: Otakon 2009
Replies: 38
Views: 11515

Re: Otakon 2009

I'm going to be a vendor in artist alley. I'm just waiting for the spots to go up. I'm also going to bring Alvida from One PIece.
by Tia
Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: ACParadise.com Events / Promotions
Topic: Contest Suggestions
Replies: 34
Views: 21446

I really hope you do an Utena contest because if the timing was right I would definitely enter.
by Tia
Sun Jul 23, 2006 1:01 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Help! How do you make petticoats?
Replies: 8
Views: 2706

You're welcome =)
by Tia
Sat Jul 22, 2006 10:39 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Help! How do you make petticoats?
Replies: 8
Views: 2706

Get some sheer black fabric (for this project I recommend organza because it is stiff and will require few layers for that amount of poof). You want to figure out how many layers you need in the petticoat (probably 3 or 4), and then take your waist measurement and multiply that by (3/2)* the number ...
by Tia
Sat May 20, 2006 2:44 am
Forum: Cosplay Marketplace / Commissions
Topic: COMMISSION LIST (People that can make costumes for you)
Replies: 91
Views: 110271

I'm sorry to say that I am unable to take costume commissions anymore. I just don't have enough time. I still do a few wig commissions, and will be launching a jewelry site in the next month or so.
by Tia
Wed Jan 04, 2006 11:19 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Contest Results + Happy Birthday Acy!
Replies: 2
Views: 2251

I'm so glad that Yuuko won an award, she was my choice. =)
by Tia
Mon Dec 19, 2005 2:59 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Fabric Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 4895

I think your best bet is this fabric, in black.
http://www.stretchhouse.com/metallicspa ... %20Spandex
I used it before and it has the same kind of shine.
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=286590
by Tia
Thu Aug 04, 2005 1:09 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Need a wig for Ryoko-tenchi muyo!
Replies: 6
Views: 2144

If you don't mind doing a little work yourself, I have seen people have good results with foam wigs. Dia made one for Ryoko with it, and it turned out pretty nice. I don't know much about using foam for wigs, myself, though.
by Tia
Thu Aug 04, 2005 10:48 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Need a wig for Ryoko-tenchi muyo!
Replies: 6
Views: 2144

I would be willing to make a Ryoko wig for a good amount of money, and having four months advance.
by Tia
Fri Jul 22, 2005 11:08 pm
Forum: South East
Topic: Anime Weekend Atlanta
Replies: 73
Views: 39680

Hmm. It's looking like Pirate Forte is gonna be debuting at AWA. Think you might wanna do Ranpha's costume, too? I've already got material cut for Mint and Vanilla's shirts, but Mint said she doesn't want to come to AWA. I dunno if Vanilla can get time off from work. So it may just be you and me. Oh...
by Tia
Wed Jul 20, 2005 1:54 pm
Forum: South East
Topic: Anime Weekend Atlanta
Replies: 73
Views: 39680

I'll be there. I've just gotten my hotel room booked and I'm at artist alley table #65. Please stop by and say hi. I'd love to meet everybody in person, but it is such a big con that it would be hard even if I could leave the table very long to try to find people. So far, I'm planning on regular and...
by Tia
Mon May 02, 2005 4:50 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Comment on Comments
Replies: 3
Views: 2519

Well, cosplay.com has a critique section, so I don't know if they'd want to have something similar here at ACP. I would think it would be more like a part of the forum if it was here, though. I noticed the almost complete lack of comments, also. I was going to put some comments but I was a little bi...
by Tia
Tue Apr 26, 2005 3:44 pm
Forum: All Purpose Discussion, Chit-Chat, General Babbling, Etc
Topic: お久しぶり
Replies: 12
Views: 5463

I'm kind of newer, too. But you're always welcome in cosplay. The more the merrier. I'm afraid One Piece has been pretty badly butchered in the US. =/ I knew 4Kids was going to screw it up.
by Tia
Tue Apr 19, 2005 6:31 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Need help finding bootssssss. Help me ;;
Replies: 12
Views: 3867

I found a pair that were all-white, you'd just need to color the straps black or make replacements. I can't remember which site I found them on, though. 0.o; It was either funkefeet.com or snaz75.com.
by Tia
Thu Apr 14, 2005 11:07 pm
Forum: All Purpose Discussion, Chit-Chat, General Babbling, Etc
Topic: Alucard Vs Vash
Replies: 27
Views: 11300

Haha, or I'm betting Loki's preferred method: trap him in your trunk. With his bow. And nothing else. XD
by Tia
Wed Apr 13, 2005 6:55 am
Forum: Ideas / Pictures
Topic: cos ideas
Replies: 2
Views: 1773

Kamishiro Maiku from Onegai Twins.
by Tia
Tue Apr 05, 2005 10:19 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Lulu FFX! Fabric questions and paturns.
Replies: 10
Views: 3313

You really need to make a full-on corset for the top, that just has lacing in the back. You'll need to have a friend help you get into it when you want to wear the costume. I suggest that you use something heavy for the backing, and use the same material for the front as the rest of the dress. I hav...
by Tia
Tue Apr 05, 2005 12:13 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Auto Mail
Replies: 12
Views: 3735

Where would the client get that many corpses? Do I even want to know... Well, just one thing to keep in mind. If you go with Amethyst Angel, it WILL be made of craft foam.
by Tia
Thu Mar 31, 2005 4:50 pm
Forum: All Purpose Discussion, Chit-Chat, General Babbling, Etc
Topic: Alucard Vs Vash
Replies: 27
Views: 11300

I hope you feel better. =/ *hug*
by Tia
Thu Mar 31, 2005 4:21 am
Forum: All Purpose Discussion, Chit-Chat, General Babbling, Etc
Topic: Alucard Vs Vash
Replies: 27
Views: 11300

I'm sorry. I didn't mean to make you mad. It just seemed that was the implication. My bad.
by Tia
Wed Mar 30, 2005 4:51 am
Forum: All Purpose Discussion, Chit-Chat, General Babbling, Etc
Topic: Alucard Vs Vash
Replies: 27
Views: 11300

No prob. Always good to comment. lol, sometimes I feel like I comment too much, though.
by Tia
Wed Mar 30, 2005 12:49 am
Forum: All Purpose Discussion, Chit-Chat, General Babbling, Etc
Topic: Alucard Vs Vash
Replies: 27
Views: 11300

That was really more in response to mindtailor, who I felt was implying that Alucard was evil by talking about good vs evil.
by Tia
Wed Mar 30, 2005 12:24 am
Forum: All Purpose Discussion, Chit-Chat, General Babbling, Etc
Topic: Alucard Vs Vash
Replies: 27
Views: 11300

Why does everyone insist that Alucard is evil? I don't understand that. He's just a vampire. It's been shown that demons aren't all bad (see Inuyasha, DNAngel, Blue Seed). Why are you putting Alucard on the side of evil simply because he's a demon? It's not exactly like he chose to be a vamp. You're...
by Tia
Fri Mar 04, 2005 2:30 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: The General Anime Wigs/Hair Thread: Post questions here.
Replies: 207
Views: 203352

I suspect it might be some kind of glue for regular hair that she adapted to use on wigs, too. I'm going to ask her at Jacon in April. I had a good reason, but now I can't remember it. 0.o; Hopefully I'll remember before then.
by Tia
Fri Mar 04, 2005 7:27 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: The General Anime Wigs/Hair Thread: Post questions here.
Replies: 207
Views: 203352

I like clear caulk, but a friend of mine said that there is this stuff called "Stiff Stuff" that you can use on a wig that will stay but you can wash it out. I'm going to have to look into that.
by Tia
Thu Mar 03, 2005 11:25 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: making super saiyan hair
Replies: 8
Views: 2419

Yeah. The only way I could see you doing this without hurting your hair is to use the colored gel stuff.
by Tia
Wed Mar 02, 2005 10:20 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: making super saiyan hair
Replies: 8
Views: 2419

Well, there is this one spiking gel made by ICE. It's hard to find it in different colors, but you could try to google for a place to buy it. I only recommend it if you want a really spiked/gravity-defying style. But it'd probably be easier in the long run to just use a wig. If you try to use that g...
by Tia
Wed Mar 02, 2005 1:38 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Umm.. Help with a Sonic costume? (Be afraid, be VERY afraid)
Replies: 5
Views: 1860

Yeah, I just saw a Knuckles done that way and it was nice.
by Tia
Mon Feb 28, 2005 10:34 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: hi i could do with some help with lycra.
Replies: 5
Views: 1697

You could buy the wetsuit material for about half that much, if you could make it yourself. Personally, I think that's the best way to go.
by Tia
Mon Feb 21, 2005 12:53 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: yuna costume ?
Replies: 12
Views: 3689

Uh... post an ad on cosplay.com?
by Tia
Sun Feb 20, 2005 6:14 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: yuna costume ?
Replies: 12
Views: 3689

Tia says:

ALCHEMIST! Do alchemist Yuna ^___^
by Tia
Thu Feb 10, 2005 2:20 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Details about Shopping through ACP
Replies: 3
Views: 3394

Okay. I'll keep that in mind.
by Tia
Thu Feb 10, 2005 9:05 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Details about Shopping through ACP
Replies: 3
Views: 3394

I'm wondering, what if it was something that you sold on another forum (like you met the person at cosplay.com) or they just emailed you out of the blue asking about a commission. Is there going to be a way that people who aren't members of this forum can add comments on something they purchased?
by Tia
Mon Feb 07, 2005 12:28 am
Forum: All Purpose Discussion, Chit-Chat, General Babbling, Etc
Topic: Sterling Prod news (HELP!)
Replies: 31
Views: 10112

Sounds nice. I've always liked Cherry Blossom motifs. The NCBF (national cherry blossom festival) is in a couple of months, I think, too.
by Tia
Sun Feb 06, 2005 1:08 pm
Forum: All Purpose Discussion, Chit-Chat, General Babbling, Etc
Topic: Sterling Prod news (HELP!)
Replies: 31
Views: 10112

Asian would be nice. I'd like to see you use more <style>s, though. I prefer a fixed background, too. I don't mean to be mean, though or anything, I'm just picky about websites.
by Tia
Wed Feb 02, 2005 10:04 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Wig Question
Replies: 7
Views: 2028

You need a bit more than one sharpie, though.
by Tia
Mon Jan 17, 2005 6:11 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Chii help...
Replies: 18
Views: 6157

Lookin' good ^_^
by Tia
Sun Jan 16, 2005 3:13 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: how to make a lolita crown hat?
Replies: 2
Views: 1459

Some people have said they used craft foam. Personally, I used wire and beads. I still haven't gotten pictures of mine taken yet. I've been so busy >.<
by Tia
Tue Jan 11, 2005 8:39 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Duo Maxwell Wig Help
Replies: 22
Views: 6924

I have had good results with styling the femme's bangs, but they were much longer, so I wasn't sure if it'd make much difference. Cleo's bangs do look slightly like Sailor Moon's, so I can see why she went with it. I think I might ask a few other wig people on cosplay.com or a couple of friends who ...
by Tia
Tue Jan 11, 2005 2:20 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Duo Maxwell Wig Help
Replies: 22
Views: 6924

Oh, so you kind of carve it into the bottom of the styrofoam ball you're using? I was a little bit stumped on how to add them in myself. I was going to leave some extra hair falling down from the odango and then wrap it around the base of the ponytail, though. I don't know how well it would work. I ...
by Tia
Tue Jan 11, 2005 11:07 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Duo Maxwell Wig Help
Replies: 22
Views: 6924

Odd. We're like total opposites with wigs. I just don't understand exactly what stubbing means. Is it just a method of adding wefts to a wig or something?
by Tia
Mon Jan 10, 2005 4:48 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Duo Maxwell Wig Help
Replies: 22
Views: 6924

Bangs take a lot of time, effort, and practice to get right. I'm just hoping people don't start requesting non-messy banged wigs. I can do the messy ones just fine, but I have a very difficult time making them look neat. Just wondering, what is stubbing? I heard somebody else mention it on cosplay.c...
by Tia
Mon Jan 10, 2005 3:30 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Tetsu wig Help!
Replies: 38
Views: 10056

Ah, too many costumes or something? Well, there are pictures now ^_^ He said he has to cut up three boxes to be able to fit it 0.o; I bet the people at the post office will go all twitchy over it. They already probably think I'm insane, too, because of other cosplay stuff I'm always mailing, though....
by Tia
Sun Jan 09, 2005 12:58 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Duo Maxwell Wig Help
Replies: 22
Views: 6924

That is a good point. It's funny how you can get so good at the detailed stuff (like filling in parts) but then you think something easy like cutting bangs shouldn't be a problem. Only, getting them even is really hard. A good deal harder than a lot of other wig techniques, unless you have a lot of ...
by Tia
Sun Jan 09, 2005 12:54 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Tetsu wig Help!
Replies: 38
Views: 10056

Cool. The scythe is for Ohayocon, too, right? Is that a different character, or this one? I don't remember horns on that picture... But then again, I could be wrong. I have a bad short-term memory 0.o; The scythe is looking good! It just needs some silver leaf on it and to have the winding bit attac...
by Tia
Thu Jan 06, 2005 10:57 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Hair Question
Replies: 18
Views: 6132

Yeah, I'd go with amphigory. Maybe a straightened femme fatale? Or there might be another short wig I can't remember right now. I think their white color is sometimes a bit silvery, but you could go over the color with grey or silver sharpie or some wig dye if it's not dark enough for you.
by Tia
Thu Jan 06, 2005 10:55 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Hmmm, I'm stuck
Replies: 23
Views: 6973

*hugs* Yeah, I really appreciate the help. The wig is shaping up okay, but I'm having trouble getting the ponytail right to fit on my head. A friend of mine said that she's gonna help me put it up while it's on me next weekend, though. So I might post some pictures then so you can see how it's comin...
by Tia
Thu Jan 06, 2005 10:39 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Tetsu wig Help!
Replies: 38
Views: 10056

Very cool. So what is this costume for? Ohayo? Or something later?
by Tia
Thu Jan 06, 2005 10:34 pm
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Duo Maxwell Wig Help
Replies: 22
Views: 6924

It's just the french braiding for me. I have to go back and re-teach it to myself. I don't think the wefting should be that bad. The fact that it's synthetic fiber versus natural hair is probably going to make the french braid harder, though. The other thing is I'm going to have to be sneaky about w...
by Tia
Thu Jan 06, 2005 11:09 am
Forum: Costume / Prop Construction Help
Topic: Hair Question
Replies: 18
Views: 6132

Unfortunately, for white or silver hair, it's very difficult to achieve using dyes. Most people I know will just go for the wig, given a choice. It will seriously damage your hair, if you do go with the bleaching. I would definitely have a professional do it. I have heard way too many horror stories...