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Title: Cosplay chat
Post by: alyssa on November 04, 2015, 09:16:40 AM
got ideas for next season?
starting a build?


I'll start it off with this vid from a Halloween costume
for those folks looking for a cosplay look
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qo4jNOOgaxc
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: Transmute Jun on November 04, 2015, 09:42:59 AM
Alyssa, are you going to get a cosplay going for yourself? *poke*
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Post by: dcuodust on November 04, 2015, 10:43:16 AM
I was toying with the idea of Magneto, Old Snake from MGS IV, or the blue Fallout uniform. Maybe Captain Phasma - I think that would be a progressive choice :)
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: alyssa on November 04, 2015, 01:33:06 PM
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Alyssa, are you going to get a cosplay going for yourself? *poke*
i need to get an idea of where my weight is before i can plan- it'd have to be something casual & comfortable
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: Zero on November 04, 2015, 01:40:40 PM
I confess that I've always wanted to cosplay, but I never have the time to make a costume.  (I'm old-fashioned; it has to be made by me, ha ha.  Plus, it would be cheaper that way than having it commissioned by another.)  ^__^;  Next year probably won't be the year, but who knows?  Maybe it will happen in the future, ha ha.
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: Transmute Jun on November 04, 2015, 01:43:21 PM
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i need to get an idea of where my weight is before i can plan- it'd have to be something casual & comfortable

You can still do a general plan. Get inspired and find costumes that you would feel comfortable wearing. If you want to do 'everyday clothes' then a character from Walking Dead or Mr. Robot or some similar property would work. You can also find costumes that are comfy and not restrictive, such as Jedi uniforms, Starfleet uniforms, etc. Another possibility is to find themed clothing that is comfy for you, such as a Tardis dress.

You could also go for a character who already bears some physical resemblance to you, which makes it easier. For example, my daughter (who has blonde hair and wears glasses) is very big on *comfortable* cosplay, and we're tossing around the idea of a Kara Danvers costume for her, since she already looks the part, and would just have to wear some kind of recognizable outfit (possibly with an open front and the S t-shirt underneath). My husband (who looks a lot like Neil Patrick Harris, except that he wears glasses) decided to try out Dr. Horrible as his first 'real' cosplay because of his resemblance to the character.

Hmmm.... I think you look like Maggie Green (from TWD)... You have exactly the right facial shape and hair!

Zero, you don't always have to 'make' a costume. I am a big believe in 'closet cosplay', which is putting together off the rack items in a combination that creates a costume. That's how we did my son's Draco Malfoy costume: bought the robe and tie from the Harry Potter store, then just got a generic white shirt and black pants. Add in his physical resemblance to young Draco and voila! Instant costume! It's still his best costume, and he's had quite a few.
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: mlgagne on November 17, 2015, 09:15:36 AM
I'm already working on my new cosplay ideas, since I have all of the days for this year  >:D I'm still planning to do my Cersei, of course - that was SO much fun this year! I'll probably dress as her on Friday again, assuming that that's the day of the GOT panel and signing.

I'm also in the VERY beginning stages of gathering parts for this (potential spoilers for GOT fans who haven't read the books):
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I've started gathering clothing items to do Maggie from TWD as well. If my sister goes with me this year, I suggested that she dress as Carol, because she has short hair that she can chalk or something to get Carol's color...and she gives off the "mess with me, and you'll wish you hadn't" vibe  ;D

For Maggie, I'm probably going to attempt this look:

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/bc/dc/fd/bcdcfd0f5b0d65ad90deb30d29b403b3.jpg)

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Hmmm.... I think you look like Maggie Green (from TWD)... You have exactly the right facial shape and hair!

OMG, Alyssa, if you go as Maggie, we can be twins!  :D All we have to do is wear our lanyards, and we'll be super easy to spot at the con  ;)
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: semigeekgirl on November 17, 2015, 09:31:59 AM
I was Agent Carter for Halloween, so I will probably just try to improve it a little (maybe remake the blouse, I wasn't happy with the darts, and also I didn't hem the skirt well, but I think I can fix it) and wear that one day.

I've done Margaery Tyrell two years in a row now, and I want to do her again, but I always like to do the current season so I have to wait until it airs.

I'm still looking for at least one more but I'm torn between a few options.

My husband never cosplays at the Con, which is too bad, because he made a surprisingly good Daredevil at Halloween.
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: retired on November 17, 2015, 09:33:40 AM
I've always wanted to cosplay but never followed through with it (wanted to do the exo suit thing).


but I got a 40% off email from holloweenstore.com and jumped on the Wampa costume they had. Expensive, but it looks cool and i dont have to make anything. It is kinda boring though, so im going to spice it up a bit and turn my wampa into Ku-Kak. The force-sensitive wampa slave. He wears his slave owners Crossed Rancor Claw and red circle emblems. and uses a Sith Sword as a weapon.


Trying to get the sword ready for Dec 17th. Not sure this is the best costume for the middle of summer though...
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: Transmute Jun on November 17, 2015, 02:16:19 PM
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OMG, Alyssa, if you go as Maggie, we can be twins!  :D All we have to do is wear our lanyards, and we'll be super easy to spot at the con  ;)

And I have a Carol costume, so we can be double Maggie + Carol! ;)

Semigeek girl, at NYCC Natalie Dormer said that her clothes for this season were rather horrible (meaning sacks and such) because she is in prison. I don't think waiting for this season will help with a Marjorie costume... ;)

Go Jopair! I would love to see your wampa costume!
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: semigeekgirl on November 17, 2015, 02:25:07 PM
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Semigeek girl, at NYCC Natalie Dormer said that her clothes for this season were rather horrible (meaning sacks and such) because she is in prison. I don't think waiting for this season will help with a Marjorie costume... ;)


I know! :( All the leaked shots from Watcher on the Wall are sacks so far. I'm just hoping they get her out by the end of the season, maybe, for one dress. But we'll see. Maybe Melisandre will wear something pretty this season.
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: mlgagne on November 17, 2015, 03:11:52 PM
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And I have a Carol costume, so we can be double Maggie + Carol! ;)

Yes!!! Haha, if that happens, I'm going to be constantly on the lookout for our lookalikes with FoCC lanyards  ;D

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I know! :( All the leaked shots from Watcher on the Wall are sacks so far. I'm just hoping they get her out by the end of the season, maybe, for one dress. But we'll see. Maybe Melisandre will wear something pretty this season.

Boo, sacks  :( Before that, I was always been a big fan of Margaery's dresses! Melisandre usually has something interesting to wear, though. But if you go that route, make sure that you're a big fan of red  ;)
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: JoAngel20 on December 01, 2015, 11:18:36 PM
I'm cosplaying for the first time this year and I'm crazy excited! I've been watching a lot of videos from cons and its amazing what people are able to create. Just gotta actually get a badge first lol. 
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: mlgagne on December 07, 2015, 02:59:58 PM
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I'm also in the VERY beginning stages of gathering parts for this (potential spoilers for GOT fans who haven't read the books):
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I just received my wig for this in the mail today. It kind of mirrors this look, but in a silver grey color:
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Clearly, my excitement level has become a bit too high, considering that it's only December!
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: Transmute Jun on December 08, 2015, 06:36:38 AM
Not at all! A good cosplay takes months of preparation!
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: sylent_asassin on December 09, 2015, 02:20:43 PM
I cosplayed at SDCC 2015 as a variant Green Lantern (Indigo Tribe), Future Static Shock and Morpheus from the Matrix. I had a blast, but packing all three costumes was a bit of an issue. I couldn't fit anything else inside the suitcase.

I'm making plans for a Dark Jedi cosplay, but the lightsaber is an issue as the custom sabers cost a good amount. Still trying to work out the kinks for that and the jedi robes. I should have it all ironed out by SDCC 2016... I hope.

Here's my Facebook cosplay page if anyone's interested: https://www.facebook.com/westcoastmorpheus/
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: LaDracul on January 20, 2016, 07:44:25 PM
For C2E2 I am nearly done with a more New 52 based Burlesque!Enchantress costume. But I'm also redoing Leezar (Absconding with the Bride costume, "Your Highness") and wearing out my Pikachu JSK on other days. (My redo of TASM2 Green Goblin has had to be put on hold. :( )

Last year, I had gone as TASM2 Harry Osborn. Probably a good thing as it was really cold that day...
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: Love4SaveFerris on January 27, 2016, 04:24:36 AM
I'm going to be in a 90s X-Men Animated Series group. I'll be Rogue; we also have Storm, Cyclops, Gambit, and Jean Grey.

I will also be doing Spike from Cowboy Bebop, Sailor Neptune from Sailor Moon, Cruella DeVil from 101 Dalmations, and Raccoon Mario from Super Mario Brothers.

Hopefully I get Preview Night so I can wear all those costumes! ;)
 
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: VictoriaWHOA on January 31, 2016, 11:26:03 PM
I had this Harley Quinn prison escapee idea that I was gonna use for Halloween last year, but I ended up doing a Steampunk Catwoman. Hmm, but I still think I'll try Harley this Halloween. For CC I'm thinking simple: Either Garnet from Steven Universe or Louise Belcher. :)
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: Karin on February 03, 2016, 12:07:03 PM
Gonna be Merida one day, still trying to find a decent wig. *frustrated*
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: bettiebloodshed on February 10, 2016, 03:17:52 PM
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Gonna be Merida one day, still trying to find a decent wig. *frustrated*

Depending on how much you are looking to spend on said wig, I can point you in the right directions on a Merida wig, on a couple different price points. Most are going to be from about 80+ due to the amount of hair she has, though.
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: CptMyCpt24 on February 11, 2016, 02:38:09 PM
Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy.  Yep going ginger!
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: dartz13 on February 15, 2016, 08:37:47 PM
I have been planning to cosplay as Agent Hartley from Agents of SHIELD and then as Ruby Knowby from Ash vs. Evil Dead.

(https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fvignette3.wikia.nocookie.net%2Fmarvelcinematicuniverse%2Fimages%2F7%2F76%2FIsabelle.jpg%2Frevision%2Flatest%2Fscale-to-width-down%2F270%3Fcb%3D20150426023130&hash=505236a62931163dc507527a8e705279)
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Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: bexbaby on February 16, 2016, 12:29:45 AM
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I'm going to be in a 90s X-Men Animated Series group. I'll be Rogue; we also have Storm, Cyclops, Gambit, and Jean Grey.

Whoop whoop!  I'm Jean Grey  :D  I really should be Psylocke based on my natural looks, but I'm just not brave enough yet to pull off her swimsuit look.   :o
I can't wait to see our group altogether!  You're going to have to school me on sewing/crafting tips when we're there.
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: Angology on February 16, 2016, 08:32:16 AM
I just did Osgood (Doctor Who) at Gallifrey One this past weekend. Such a comfortable but fun outfit. I may bring it to SDCC, but not sure if I want to wear the lab coat/sweater/long sleeve shirt combo in July. I have been shying away from cosplay at SDCC because I need the suitcase space and the extra time to get ready takes away from con time.
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: epicaz on February 16, 2016, 09:50:44 AM
Looks like I'll be trying to go as Ahsoka Tano from star wars rebels for this year.. have to get some use out of my silver sabers :>

A little bummed I wasn't able to do one of my big fantasy cosplay projects.. but it looks like I'm going to have to learn how to foamsmith to make those dreams reality :p
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Post by: LaDracul on February 16, 2016, 12:17:48 PM
Got Enchantress done, just need to get a bunch of my accessories and I'll be done. :)
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Post by: semigeekgirl on February 16, 2016, 12:51:10 PM
I'm working on a new Agent Carter, but I have to make the hat and I've never made hats before, so this will be... interesting.
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: highgiant on February 21, 2016, 04:44:57 PM
newbie question, I intend to cosplay one of the days and I'm wondering is there a main cosplay day? I'm sure there are some people in cosplay every day any way but if there's a main day when the majority of people are I'll make the effort for that day. I still have to look in to ideas so no idea what the cosplay will be yet.
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 21, 2016, 09:02:04 PM
There is no 'main cosplay day' there is a lot of cosplay all 4 days of the con. Preview Night does see less cosplay. Saturday is the Masquerade, but in terms of cosplay about the con, it's pretty consistent Thursday through Sunday.
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: kpasta on February 29, 2016, 06:08:05 PM
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newbie question, I intend to cosplay one of the days and I'm wondering is there a main cosplay day? I'm sure there are some people in cosplay every day any way but if there's a main day when the majority of people are I'll make the effort for that day. I still have to look in to ideas so no idea what the cosplay will be yet.

There's no main cosplay day, but there are days where a group photo happens. Like if you're cosplaying as a dc character, you can meetup with a whole bunch of other dc cosplayers on that day for the photoshoot.
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: mlgagne on March 08, 2016, 09:14:26 AM
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I'm also in the VERY beginning stages of gathering parts for this (potential spoilers for GOT fans who haven't read the books):
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To continue gathering costume parts for this, I just bought a grey shawl from here: http://www.amazon.com/Chiffon-Bridal-Special-Occasions-inches/dp/B00CTYQVFS/ref=sr_1_1?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1457456881&sr=1-1&nodeID=7141123011 (http://www.amazon.com/Chiffon-Bridal-Special-Occasions-inches/dp/B00CTYQVFS/ref=sr_1_1?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1457456881&sr=1-1&nodeID=7141123011). The color shawl I chose is called "stone grey." You know...
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Essentially, I'd like to go for this look:
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Anyways, now I will have the wig and the shawl, so the last step will be purchasing the dress and the costume make-up/prosthetics. Needless to say, I am VERY excited for this!
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: epicaz on March 08, 2016, 10:15:25 AM
Alright, my Ahsoka Tano commission is rolling :) Just waiting for a local artists commissions open to get the headpiece started as well... otherwise the body is underway!

Anyone know of any yearly Star Wars cosplay shoot?

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newbie question, I intend to cosplay one of the days and I'm wondering is there a main cosplay day? I'm sure there are some people in cosplay every day any way but if there's a main day when the majority of people are I'll make the effort for that day. I still have to look in to ideas so no idea what the cosplay will be yet.

My first year I kept hearing that Friday/Saturday were the biggest days for cosplay, however it's really difficult to tell because there is still a LOT of cosplay happening on the others. It's possible Fri/Sat are still the "biggest", but it's probably not by much in comparison. If anything, just cosplay on the days that your schedule allows for it! Unless of course you're looking at planned photoshoot days as well
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Post by: kpasta on March 09, 2016, 09:10:20 PM
nice, this will be my first year making everything by scratch. hopefully it works out >_<
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Post by: mlgagne on March 18, 2016, 09:54:18 AM
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Anyways, now I will have the wig and the shawl, so the last step will be purchasing the dress and the costume make-up/prosthetics. Needless to say, I am VERY excited for this!

Just purchased my dress from Etsy this week! Making progress... ;)
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: CptMyCpt24 on March 19, 2016, 06:13:15 AM
My pajama pants are made but I still have to add the stripes and I need to cut & glue some details to my shirt.  The Wife's embroidery is ready for pickup.
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Post by: mlgagne on March 23, 2016, 11:40:28 AM
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Just purchased my dress from Etsy this week! Making progress... ;)

So, I just got my dress in the mail - apparently, it came from China in record time  :o Anyways, the main part/cloak fits me perfectly, but the inner dress had a hole for your head that was SO small, I couldn't even fit my own head through it! And I have a pretty average-sized head...

To get it on, I decided to cut a little "V" in the front instead of exchanging it, since I'm likely going to mess up the inner part for the cosplay look anyways - i.e. with
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But, now I have to decide whether I'm going to keep similar to as it is and make it a "rip" of sorts, or if I'm going to sew some extra fabric in there...
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Post by: DianaOfThemyscira on April 07, 2016, 03:25:51 AM
So this is my standard cosplay, (warning, slightly NSFW)

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Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: jazzyj on April 07, 2016, 06:17:00 PM
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newbie question, I intend to cosplay one of the days and I'm wondering is there a main cosplay day? I'm sure there are some people in cosplay every day any way but if there's a main day when the majority of people are I'll make the effort for that day. I still have to look in to ideas so no idea what the cosplay will be yet.

This response may be a little too late but also I feel like it's worth noting that it all depends on your schedule and how you plan to experience the con, which in the end differs for everyone and which is why there really is no main cosplay day. For example, if you're into the Doctor Who fandom and are cosplaying from Doctor Who, you'll probably see more Doctor Who cosplayers on the day that the panel is being held or during an autograph session. Also take into consideration if you're going to spend a majority of the day in a room like Hall H or Ballroom 20. If you're the type of cosplayer who wants their craftsmanship to be seen and who wants photos, then maybe cosplaying on a day where you're mostly staying inside a dark room is not ideal. Again, it all depends because I cosplayed from Agents of SHIELD during the Marvel TV panel and made many friends and had an impromptu photo session with the people I met. It's all up to you in the end.
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: sumomoblack on April 09, 2016, 02:19:49 PM
This year I'm just positive that I'm taking my TARDIS dress again, and want to go as Buffy on Sunday! Would very much like to go as enchantress, but it all depends on whether I finish it on time...
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Post by: Snick3 on May 13, 2016, 07:42:48 PM
Probably going with both of these...https://www.pinterest.com/pin/452048881329584672/visual-search/?x=52&y=8&w=376&h=314 (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/452048881329584672/visual-search/?x=52&y=8&w=376&h=314)Don't know how to do images here
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Post by: TardisMom on May 13, 2016, 07:44:38 PM
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Probably going with both of these...https://www.pinterest.com/pin/452048881329584672/visual-search/?x=52&y=8&w=376&h=314 (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/452048881329584672/visual-search/?x=52&y=8&w=376&h=314)Don't know how to do images here

Wow, impressive!!
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Post by: Snick3 on May 13, 2016, 07:45:40 PM
Thanks :)
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Post by: lilredrubi74 on May 19, 2016, 11:07:12 AM
Very cool! I love both of these!


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Post by: dcuodust on May 25, 2016, 07:54:45 PM
Finally decided I am going to cosplay, PN and Friday or Saturday. Now I just gotta make the costume lol. (Thankfully, mine is simple.)
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Post by: highgiant on May 31, 2016, 04:11:19 AM
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Probably going with both of these...https://www.pinterest.com/pin/452048881329584672/visual-search/?x=52&y=8&w=376&h=314 (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/452048881329584672/visual-search/?x=52&y=8&w=376&h=314)Don't know how to do images here

These look great!
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: highgiant on June 09, 2016, 02:15:12 PM
So hows everyones cosplay coming along!?

I'm thinking of Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas. Still not fully decided though.
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: semigeekgirl on June 09, 2016, 02:22:14 PM
Headed to the fabric district in downtown LA tomorrow. It's my last chance to get down there before SDCC. :)
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Post by: Iris on June 14, 2016, 01:55:16 PM
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Headed to the fabric district in downtown LA tomorrow. It's my last chance to get down there before SDCC. :)

I'm so jealous! I need to get to a good fabric store or just bite the bullet and buy something online. I wanted to do a Madame Blade Serqet cosplay but I doubt I'll have time to get the tail done and figure out how to go about it to begin with! So I'll probably just throw together a super simple dress for Kiki from Majo no Takkyūbin/Kiki's Delivery Service for two days of simple cosplay
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: semigeekgirl on June 22, 2016, 10:43:27 AM
Just found the FB event for the Game of Thrones group photo:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1750543645224062/

It's Saturday at 3pm on the back staircase, just like last year. There are probably also DC and Marvel group photos at different times. I'll update if I have a moment to look for them.

Edit: found the Marvel and DC ones. The Marvel one is still up in the air scheduling-wise, but the link is up so you can follow the posts if interested.

Marvel: https://www.facebook.com/events/687243391375123/

DC: https://www.facebook.com/events/487291681442866/
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Post by: mlgagne on June 22, 2016, 11:02:30 AM
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Just found the FB event for the Game of Thrones group photo:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1750543645224062/?ti=cl

It's Saturday at 3pm on the back staircase, just like last year. There are probably also DC and Marvel group photos at different times. I'll update if I have a moment to look for them.

Woohoo! I missed this last year, so I'm definitely going to try and make it this year. Saturday was already going to be my Lady Stoneheart day, anyways. I am thinking of doing the GOT offsite early that day (pending its return), so hopefully I'll be done in time to swing by the photoshoot :)
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: semigeekgirl on June 22, 2016, 11:13:19 AM
Yeah, I'm hoping to be in Hall H and also that the schedule works out so that I can do it on a bathroom pass... which are both very big ifs, lol. But I did it last year and it was fun, so I'm going to try to make it work!
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Post by: thawk on June 27, 2016, 08:18:34 AM
Thanks for posting - never had details on when these pics came together.  I'll definitely be there!
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Post by: semigeekgirl on June 27, 2016, 09:49:01 AM
Almost done with my Margaery dress. I'm not sure but I think her dress from last night might be even uglier than this one, lol. Also,
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Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 27, 2016, 10:28:29 AM
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Almost done with my Margaery dress. I'm not sure but I think her dress from last night might be even uglier than this one, lol.

Be creative!

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Post by: semigeekgirl on June 27, 2016, 12:52:55 PM
Lol.
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Post by: Transmute Jun on June 27, 2016, 01:07:54 PM
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Lol.
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Yes, that's exactly what I was thinking... that you would enjoy making that modification to this particular dress.... ;)
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Post by: mlgagne on June 27, 2016, 01:11:56 PM
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Lol.
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^This cracked me up! :D

As a side note, I'm very excited to be cosplaying as Cersei again now that she's
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Although if I had known about her dress from last night's episode a few months back, I may have had to purchase a new commission from Etsy...LOL.
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: semigeekgirl on June 27, 2016, 01:28:42 PM
I'm torn on last night's dress for Cersei. It was AMAZING, but I thought it was way over-the-top in context. When she got dressed, I blurted out, "What the F is she wearing?" to my husband. And then later when we could see the whole thing I thought she looked like a female version of Darth Vader crossed with Otto von Bismarck.
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: mlgagne on June 27, 2016, 01:34:48 PM
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I'm torn on last night's dress for Cersei. It was AMAZING, but I thought it was way over-the-top in context. When she got dressed, I blurted out, "What the F is she wearing?" to my husband. And then later when we could see the whole thing I thought she looked like a female version of Darth Vader crossed with Otto von Bismarck.

OMG, that's hysterically accurate! I suppose she wanted to keep everything over-the-top, down to her clothes. But, that would make it perfect for cosplay! Maybe next year...
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Post by: semigeekgirl on June 27, 2016, 02:51:49 PM
It would be a fantastic cosplay. I imagine all that detail would be expensive though! I make my own so I'm never sure what stuff costs on commission - both because I value my own time at zero and because it would be too depressing to tally my receipts, lol.
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Post by: mlgagne on June 27, 2016, 03:07:47 PM
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It would be a fantastic cosplay. I imagine all that detail would be expensive though! I make my own so I'm never sure what stuff costs on commission - both because I value my own time at zero and because it would be too depressing to tally my receipts, lol.

I wish that I had the talent to make my own cosplays! I know some basic sewing from home economics in the 6th grade (hence, I was able to slightly alter my Stoneheart costume for this year), but I never learned much past that. It's something that I'd LOVE to do, but I've been too busy to contemplate it lately :( Someday, hopefully! But the seller I purchased my Cersei dress from was really good at helping me break things down into smaller payments, and the dress came out beautifully. So I would definitely do another commission if I were able to raise the funds again!

One tip, if any of my fellow FoCC friends ever decide to go the commission route: If you like to keep your finances private, NEVER tell a reporter how much you paid for your cosplay and neglect to use the phrase "Off the record." I mistakenly did this last year while being interviewed for a TV station last year, and the reporter then broadcasted the information live...and then, when my parents and sister found the link, they found out how much I had actually paid. And then, they shared the link on Facebook, and my friends found out how much I actually paid. It was kind of embarrassing, haha!
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: semigeekgirl on June 27, 2016, 03:25:06 PM
That was kind of rude of your parents and sister, I think! Although I guess it had already been broadcast, lol.
Yeah... I have enough friends who sew (not all cosplayers, but quilters and burlesque dancers and theatre people) that I can commiserate with them on cost without worrying it'll be spread around. I also don't really feel I'm good enough (or un-busy enough) to do commissions, so I don't have to discuss price with anyone else.
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: mlgagne on June 27, 2016, 03:32:15 PM
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That was kind of rude of your parents and sister, I think! Although I guess it had already been broadcast, lol.
Yeah... I have enough friends who sew (not all cosplayers, but quilters and burlesque dancers and theatre people) that I can commiserate with them on cost without worrying it'll be spread around. I also don't really feel I'm good enough (or un-busy enough) to do commissions, so I don't have to discuss price with anyone else.

Hahaha, they had the best of intentions - and, at that point, I was fine with it, because it was out there anyways - and I was on TV, so I kind of forgot about it until later. They were just so excited, LOL. And the reporter was just doing her job, so I don't really blame her. But, I definitely learned not to mention things in passing if I don't want them spread.

It's always good to have a solid base of people you can discuss those kinds of things with, though! And people who do sewing work will understand how much actually goes into it more than people who don't.
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: SamMaybe on July 03, 2016, 02:16:05 PM
I'm procrastinating working on my cosplay to post about it.

This year I have a healthy mix of custom made stuff and homemade. I have an Infinity Gauntlet dress from Elhoffer Designs that I love, her work is amazing. My biggest work in progress right now is a Kingdom Hearts cosplay. I bought some keyblades at Wizard World philly, and now i'm working on the rest of the outfit. The most time consuming this has been the shoes:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/v6oelj8vdzvlxbq/Screenshot%202016-07-03%2014.10.04.png?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/v6oelj8vdzvlxbq/Screenshot%202016-07-03%2014.10.04.png?dl=0)

They are basically done now. I'm really excited, i just hope I can find a good amount of time when I won't be in panels, or in lines to wear it! This is my tentative cosplay schedule though:

Wednesday: be a normal person
Thursday: Kingdom Hearts AM/ Abaddon from Supernatural PM
Friday: Infinity Gauntlet AM/ Frog from Over the Garden wall PM (Hall H campout)
Saturday: Still Frog (after getting in Hall H, fingers crossed)
Sunday: Amethyst from Steven Universe

I have groups for some things but not all. I'm just looking forward to getting it all done! I'm usually ready by now  ???
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: highgiant on July 03, 2016, 03:17:07 PM
that looks really good!

are there many people who do just cos play of things out of the shop or is it mostly home made? I know the home made ones generally look nicer but its just not always practical so just curious what the general trend is with people cosplaying.
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Post by: Transmute Jun on July 03, 2016, 03:22:46 PM
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that looks really good!

are there many people who do just cos play of things out of the shop or is it mostly home made? I know the home made ones generally look nicer but its just not always practical so just curious what the general trend is with people cosplaying.

I am not a 'crafty' person, so I try to buy as much of my costumes as possible. That being said, I will dig around on the internet for pieces that match what I'm trying to achieve. I will also 'make' stuff if it's minimal (for example, this afternoon we cut up a piece of leather scaled fabric and use velcro to create a 'greyscale' piece for my husband's Jorah Mormont costume).

I have a couple of costumes that are more elaborate, and nothing like anything you'd find in a regular store. I had those custom made for me by people who have those skills.

And on the cosplay front.... yesterday and today, my family tried on all of their costumes (3-4 apiece) and we made all final adjustments. We're good to go! Tomorrow I start packing the garment bag.
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Post by: dcuodust on July 03, 2016, 03:25:15 PM
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I'm procrastinating working on my cosplay to post about it.

This year I have a healthy mix of custom made stuff and homemade. I have an Infinity Gauntlet dress from Elhoffer Designs that I love, her work is amazing. My biggest work in progress right now is a Kingdom Hearts cosplay. I bought some keyblades at Wizard World philly, and now i'm working on the rest of the outfit. The most time consuming this has been the shoes:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/v6oelj8vdzvlxbq/Screenshot%202016-07-03%2014.10.04.png?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/v6oelj8vdzvlxbq/Screenshot%202016-07-03%2014.10.04.png?dl=0)

They are basically done now. I'm really excited, i just hope I can find a good amount of time when I won't be in panels, or in lines to wear it! This is my tentative cosplay schedule though:

Wednesday: be a normal person
Thursday: Kingdom Hearts AM/ Abaddon from Supernatural PM
Friday: Infinity Gauntlet AM/ Frog from Over the Garden wall PM (Hall H campout)
Saturday: Still Frog (after getting in Hall H, fingers crossed)
Sunday: Amethyst from Steven Universe

I have groups for some things but not all. I'm just looking forward to getting it all done! I'm usually ready by now  ???
That's incredible. Cosplayers, such as yourself, who put in so much thought and time and effort into their costumes make comic-con amazing for the rest of us.
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Post by: SamMaybe on July 03, 2016, 03:32:06 PM
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are there many people who do just cos play of things out of the shop or is it mostly home made? I know the home made ones generally look nicer but its just not always practical so just curious what the general trend is with people cosplaying.

I would say it probably varies a lot from one convention to another. I think some of the best cosplay I've seen was at Wondercon, but it's hard to say how much of it was made by the cosplayers themselves, or modified from store bought items. I will say, I don't often see something like a ready made Halloween costume at conventions, but some of them are really nice looking nowadays too. There are also so many talented designers out there who take commissions on anything you could ever want, and I've seen some really beautiful costumes that were commissioned pieces. It is typically more expensive to get commissioned pieces though.

My favorite way of doing cosplay is going out to discount shops, and thrift stores and looking for cheap items that I could repurpose into cosplay wear. It took me some time to pick out what things would be good, but eventually you fall into it and start seeing potential cosplay pieces everywhere you look. For instance in my Kingdom Hearts shoes, the huge zippers were on this super fuzzy hoodies at a discount shop near me. They were $3 each, so I bought a few and just tore out the zippers. Now I have a ton of extra fuzzy fabric for a Zootopia cosplay or something! That kind of work is really fun. I'll probably post more about it when my whole Kingdom Hearts cosplays is finished, as most of it is repurposed discount shop items.
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Post by: SamMaybe on July 03, 2016, 03:42:58 PM
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That's incredible. Cosplayers, such as yourself, who put in so much thought and time and effort into their costumes make comic-con amazing for the rest of us.

Thank you so much! The whole dynamic of cosplay, especially at SDCC, is just fascinating. I always feel appreciated as a cosplayer there, which I can't say is true for every con I've cosplayed at. It's just so inspiring how much the cosplayers and non-cosplayers get out of seeing their favorite characters come to life.
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: semigeekgirl on July 03, 2016, 08:19:44 PM
Aargh. Attempting to sculpt Margaery's tiara... I am great at roses but unbelievably terrible at antlers, as it turns out...

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Post by: AzT on July 03, 2016, 08:45:46 PM
The cosplay view from the Anime Expo 2016

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/herocomplex/la-et-hc-anime-expo-20160701-snap-story.html

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Post by: dcuodust on July 03, 2016, 09:50:55 PM
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Aargh. Attempting to sculpt Margaery's tiara... I am great at roses but unbelievably terrible at antlers, as it turns out...
I bought a rotary cutter today. The blade dulled after minimal use. I have to go tomorrow and fight to get my money back.
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: thawk on July 05, 2016, 07:34:34 AM
Getting closer...cutting it too close this year though!

(https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimageshack.com%2Fa%2Fimg924%2F2425%2FHpP999.jpg&hash=f53cefba34a05ffeceab98bcf27083a7)
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Post by: sylent_asassin on July 05, 2016, 11:57:23 AM
^That is AWESOME!!! I'd like to see the finished product.

What are everyone's cosplay schedules? Tentatively, mine will be:

Thursday - Civilian. I'll probably be exclusive hunting, exploring the convention center and taking photos of cosplayers.
Friday - Mace Windu
Saturday - Future Static Shock (so I can take part in the DC Photo shoot)
Sunday - Morpheus from the Matrix

I just hope that Ultrasabers won't be at SDCC. If everyone walking around is brandishing a lightsaber, it kind of diminishes the Jedi and Sith that are in cosplay. If Ultrasabers does have a booth, I'll probably cosplay another character.
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Post by: Angology on July 05, 2016, 11:59:53 AM
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^That is AWESOME!!! I'd like to see the finished product.

What are everyone's cosplay schedules? Tentatively, mine will be:

Thursday - Civilian. I'll probably be exclusive hunting, exploring the convention center and taking photos of cosplayers.
Friday - Mace Windu
Saturday - Future Static Shock (so I can take part in the DC Photo shoot)
Sunday - Morpheus from the Matrix

I just hope that Ultrasabers won't be at SDCC. If everyone walking around is brandishing a lightsaber, it kind of diminishes the Jedi and Sith that are in cosplay. If Ultrasabers does have a booth, I'll probably cosplay another character.
I hope I get to see your Future Static Shock! That sounds so great!
The Exhibitor list is up-you should be able to look up if Ultrasabers has a booth.
Title: Family Guy Las Vegas Event 2017
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The Family Guy Las Vegas Event is looking for great Cosplay for our first Cosplay contest.  Prizes to be won, fun in the sun!
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http://familyguyparty.blogspot.com/p/vegas-2017-event.html
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Post by: DianaOfThemyscira on July 12, 2016, 07:41:16 PM
My WW Cosplay https://www.dropbox.com/s/gz0qmjhf7h2xfo4/20160415_144017.jpg?dl=0
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Post by: jazzyj on July 19, 2016, 09:21:36 AM
Okay so who here procrastinated like I did because I'm leaving tomorrow morning and I'm done not with my cosplay yet.
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Post by: sumomoblack on July 19, 2016, 09:30:43 AM
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Okay so who here procrastinated like I did because I'm leaving tomorrow morning and I'm done with my cosplay yet.
Are you kidding? I just got into Tijuana, and finished my cosplay around 10 pm last night!

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Post by: jazzyj on July 19, 2016, 09:33:10 AM
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Are you kidding? I just got into Tijuana, and finished my cosplay around 10 pm last night!

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Oh man I derped so hard I forgot to put "not" done with my cosplay yet.
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: semigeekgirl on July 19, 2016, 09:36:42 AM
I sewed all weekend, and I think all have left to do is comb out my wigs? And re-watch some makeup tutorials.
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: AzT on July 26, 2016, 10:15:31 AM
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/jul/22/comic-con-sketches-by-steve-breen/

Comic-Con: Cosplayers sketched by Steve Breen
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: sylent_asassin on July 27, 2016, 12:37:11 PM
I ended up not cosplaying on Friday because it was too hot and humid. I couldn't walk outside without sweating like a pig. I will have to wait for another show to debut my Green Lantern Renegade cosplay.

I was Future Static for only a couple of hours towards the end of the day because the Pink line shuttle driver didn't show up, so we had to bake in the sun for nearly 30 minutes. Then, when the bus arrived, that driver's shift ended, so we had to wait for another driver to show, which was another 30 minutes. When I finally got back to the hotel to change (which is a 5 minute walk from the shuttle stop), I had some electrical issues with my costume that I couldn't resolve, which wasted another hour. By the time I got back to the convention center, it was well past 6pm. I planned on leaving the center at 2:30 and getting back at 4.

On Sunday, I was Morpheus the entire day, but spent most of my time taking photos of everyone else. I hope to compile a SDCC cosplay video after I review and edit all of the footage. Not sure what song to use, though. I'll be happy to share it here once it's finalized.
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: thawk on July 28, 2016, 01:02:53 PM
Had a fantastic time cosplaying this year. Me and the wife :)

(https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1198.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Faa451%2Ftkaihoi%2F780D379F-A496-42E2-9059-C19EE74251CC_zpsqrktqb2f.jpg&hash=6a37a85a5203a066b98608f5a0d5fd54)
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Post by: sylent_asassin on July 28, 2016, 01:55:42 PM
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Had a fantastic time cosplaying this year. Me and the wife :)

(https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1198.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Faa451%2Ftkaihoi%2F780D379F-A496-42E2-9059-C19EE74251CC_zpsqrktqb2f.jpg&hash=6a37a85a5203a066b98608f5a0d5fd54)

Great costume! I think I saw your wife outside waiting under one of the tents for a panel, Ballroom 20, I believe. I was going to go out and ask for a photo, but with that heat and humidity, I didn't want to leave the friendly confines of the convention center.
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: Transmute Jun on July 28, 2016, 01:58:34 PM
Wow, you both look fantastic! Very impressive cosplays!
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: CptMyCpt24 on August 06, 2016, 01:46:50 PM
Always kinda wanted a Ghostbusters uniform and as of yesterday it has begun.  Also building a Holtzmann for the wife.  Shooting for Halloween.  Not exactly sure how far we're going to take it.
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Post by: YouThinkMeMad on August 06, 2016, 04:04:35 PM
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Always kinda wanted a Ghostbusters uniform and as of yesterday it has begun.  Also building a Holtzmann for the wife.  Shooting for Halloween.  Not exactly sure how far we're going to take it.

Nice! I have a group working on Ghostbusters for next SDCC.
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: AzT on October 04, 2016, 10:15:34 AM
Comic-Con Costumes to Inspire You for Halloween

Looking for some costume inspiration this Halloween? Get inspired (and get new ideas) for this year's spooky celebrations with a look back at some of the amazing and intricate costumes from San Diego International Comic-Con.

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/entertainment/the-scene/Comic-Con-Costumes-to-Inspire-You-for-Halloween-393315851.html
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: AzT on February 25, 2017, 08:40:58 PM
WIN!

http://io9.gizmodo.com/just-let-this-little-girls-wonder-woman-invisible-jet-c-1792724136
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: AzT on March 03, 2017, 08:22:26 AM
O0

https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/03/03/19-cosplayers-eccc-2017-gender-bender-avenger-made-comics/

19 Cosplayers At ECCC 2017 — From Gender Bender To An Avenger Made Of Comics
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Post by: TardisMom on March 03, 2017, 11:48:39 AM

I've never cosplayed before.  This year my daughter has convinced my we should do Wonder Woman together.  I get to be Hippolyta, she is WW, and her friend is the other young person :).  Should be interesting.

https://goo.gl/images/OvGqnd (https://goo.gl/images/OvGqnd)
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Post by: AzT on March 21, 2017, 10:11:50 PM
This won't be ready in time for WC, but is anyone planning on trying it out for the big show in July - or making their own version?

From http://nerdist.com/somebody-made-a-real-life-spider-man-mask-with-shutter-lenses/

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When Spider-Man (played by Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, Tom Holland) appeared in Captain America: Civil War, one of the most notable changes about the new Spidy vs. the older silver screen incarnations was his emotive eyes-which are possibly camera lenses. The shutter lenses or emotive eyes are the kind of effect that CGI can handle for a big-budget film, but for somebody like Spider-Man mega-nerd Lenses Factory HK, who’s definitely working with a smaller budget, it’s go practical or go home.

Spider-Man’s eyes having an emotive quality are a staple of the comic books, and now with Holland’s Spider-Man they’re going to be on the big screen as well. But in real life, it’s not like this level of detail and ingenuity shows up at any given Con. (Maybe Lenses Factory HK has more in common with Tony Stark than Peter Parker?)

According to Lenses Factory HK’s Facebook page, “You can see, even if I’m singing, the lenses won’t move except [if] I trigger the mechanism behind the faceshell with my jaw…” Which is definitely ingenious, although there has to be some wear on your jaw after a few too many surprised! faces.

The masks with the shutter lenses will be available in April, and you can find more details on Lenses Factory’s Facebook page. He also apparently offers a ton of other variations on the suit and mask, although no word about any Hulkbuster suits.

https://www.facebook.com/Lenses-Factory-HK-461080800763042/
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: Techtronic on April 26, 2017, 12:03:03 PM
Going to attempt a Rorschach costume, this is my first time at SDCC so I want it to be as good as possible!
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: AzT on May 20, 2017, 08:09:58 AM
"A fan's expression of his or her love for a favorite character..." yes:

http://www.thegeekianreport.com/index.php/2017/05/10/the-history-of-cosplay/

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In our very first podcast we tackle and try to untangle the history of cosplay and the history of the word cosplay. Who was the first person to dress up in a sci-fi costume? Who first invented the word cosplay? When did people first start cosplaying in Japan? We answer all these questions and more. Both in video version on You Tube and available for download on SoundCloud (and soon: ITunes).
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Post by: Loliiz on May 20, 2017, 08:41:41 AM
I was thinking of trying cosplay as wonder woman but is out of my budget, another idea I had was dress up nice and put on a Court of owls mask, but the version of the mask that is used in "Gotham"(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170520/f9f02c21a777292ddd755c02d7d01f48.jpg)

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Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: everlastingwhy on May 21, 2017, 06:45:30 PM
Doing two different Queenie Goldstein (Fantastic Beasts) cosplays for SDCC - the other days I have an Agent Carter dress and probably just nerdy shirt and shorts another day

Gonna have to figure out how to do her hair tho! My hair is curly but a bit longer than hers - lots of bobby pins I'm guessing
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: Transmute Jun on May 30, 2017, 09:59:03 AM
Check out my article on 'Getting Your Cosplay Convention-Ready' on the FoCC Blog!

http://www.friendsofcc.com/2017/05/30/making-your-cosplay-convention-ready/
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: semigeekgirl on May 30, 2017, 11:08:21 AM
Great article, You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login ! Of course, I never manage to follow even half that advice... if I had all my costumes completed 3 weeks before an event my husband would think I'd been body-snatched, lol.
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Post by: Transmute Jun on May 30, 2017, 11:18:26 AM
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Great article, You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login ! Of course, I never manage to follow even half that advice... if I had all my costumes completed 3 weeks before an event my husband would think I'd been body-snatched, lol.

LOL, you have to build in extra time for delays, that's for sure! It's easy to have the cosplay go over. I've had some delivered just days before a con.
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Post by: semigeekgirl on May 30, 2017, 11:29:16 AM
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LOL, you have to build in extra time for delays, that's for sure! It's easy to have the cosplay go over. I've had some delivered just days before a con.

Well, I make my own, so I AM the delay, unfortunately. :P At the moment I have two cosplays about 75% done and one not even started. And yes, these are all for SDCC.
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Post by: TravT77 on May 30, 2017, 04:19:00 PM
Ok.  So I am finally working on my Black Knightrider cos. Wish me luck! I've done a lot of Halloween costumes for my boys but this is my first cosplay attempt ever! Lol(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170530/5c87dfaa29998faa9e1cfd4d0d70dbb0.jpg)


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Post by: Transmute Jun on May 30, 2017, 04:22:48 PM
That looks fantastic!
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Post by: TravT77 on May 30, 2017, 04:24:42 PM
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That looks fantastic!
Thanks! Just getting started really. Trying to have it ready for a test run at Hickory Con this weekend.


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Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: Transmute Jun on May 30, 2017, 06:11:27 PM
Test runs are extremely helpful. Good luck finishing your costume!
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: epicaz on June 29, 2017, 10:20:17 PM
Turns out my wig didn't come in time for anime expo, so I ended up going the full length to cut my hair in the style of the character. I actually really like it, I might end up keeping it this way afterward  ;)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BV8SjYEgZht/?taken-by=tmelonlord
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Post by: TardisMom on June 30, 2017, 08:16:51 AM
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Turns out my wig didn't come in time for anime expo, so I ended up going the full length to cut my hair in the style of the character. I actually really like it, I might end up keeping it this way afterward  ;)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BV8SjYEgZht/?taken-by=tmelonlord

Wow, dedication!!  It looks great!
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 30, 2017, 08:59:30 AM
That is dedication! You look terrific!

If only I could make my hair grow to twice its length to emulate the hair I need for my cosplay.... ;)
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: TravT77 on June 30, 2017, 06:09:45 PM
Are we gonna have a FoCC cosplay meetup one of the days?


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Post by: AzT on July 26, 2017, 10:44:16 PM
8)

https://twitter.com/Lupita_Nyongo/status/890255000198238209

Did you see me at Comic Con?! #SDCC2017
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Post by: TardisMom on July 27, 2017, 08:27:45 AM
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8)

https://twitter.com/Lupita_Nyongo/status/890255000198238209

Did you see me at Comic Con?! #SDCC2017

Lupita is ADORABLE!!  Love seeing a celebrity enjoying the con!



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Post by: TardisMom on July 27, 2017, 08:28:35 AM
My daughter and I are in a Wired article! https://www.wired.com/story/who-ruled-comic-con-cosplay-in-2017-wonder-woman-obviously/ (https://www.wired.com/story/who-ruled-comic-con-cosplay-in-2017-wonder-woman-obviously/)


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4323/36067403671_206eff90ab_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WX9Sxr)2017-07-21 18.31.46 (https://flic.kr/p/WX9Sxr) by Becky McHolland (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4293/35397039633_090cba82a3_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VVV5EM)2017-07-21 14.06.01 (https://flic.kr/p/VVV5EM) by Becky McHolland (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
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Post by: Transmute Jun on July 27, 2017, 08:46:05 AM
No wonder! You look fabulous!
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Post by: sylent_asassin on July 27, 2017, 11:51:07 AM
On Friday at SDCC, I was interviewed by Noelle Foley (daughter of WWE's Mick Foley) and won a WWE Chris Jericho action figure. Since I was in costume as Green Lantern, I almost gave it back since I couldn't carry it around, but remembered that a friend had a booth inside the convention center, so I dropped it off with them.

On Saturday, I ended up in a Gamespot DC cosplay video as Future Static Shock. This was a video that only featured a few male cosplayers, so it was cool to be able to make the cut.

On Sunday, the Syfy channel interviewed me as Morpheus, but I couldn't find it anywhere on their website, and not even a photo. As I scrolled through their gallery, I found a pic of me they took the day before as Future Static. This was towards the end of the day because I was tired and took off my arm lights. Still wearing the lighted goggles, though. :)

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Post by: foxbatkllr on August 01, 2017, 04:36:29 PM
I (or should I say my wife who did most of the sewing) did manage to finish mine and my buddy's in time.  I was Batou and he was Togusa from Ghost in the Shell.  We costumed on Friday.  For wearing everything for the first time ever it went pretty well.  Only issue I had was the lenses fogged up so I pretty much could just see blurry outlines of objects and some fuzzy details.

Richard Taylor, Weta Workshop founder and boss (which did the props and effects for Ghost in the Shell) saw us and stopped us in the exhibit hall to take photos with us and pay us compliments.  That was the highlight of the con for us!

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Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: Transmute Jun on August 01, 2017, 04:40:13 PM
You guys looked terrific! I can see why Richard Taylor complimented you!
Title: Cosplay chat
Post by: TravT77 on August 01, 2017, 06:35:09 PM
Awesome costumes @foxbatkller!  Here's my son and I in our first ever SDCC costumes with our new FoCC friends! (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170802/e0aab46948df8b00f9235e0730ed2943.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170802/3d387114bea1f468f64e563b7e1ee835.jpg)


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Post by: Transmute Jun on August 01, 2017, 08:59:19 PM
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Post by: TardisMom on August 01, 2017, 09:30:40 PM
Thanks for sharing photos, You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login and You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login !  You all look great!
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Post by: foxbatkllr on August 01, 2017, 10:02:04 PM
Thank you all.  All the costumes posted here look great.
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Post by: lilredrubi74 on August 08, 2017, 07:45:27 PM
Everyone looked so great in your cosplay! @TardisMom congrats on being in Wired & you both looked fabulous, your daughter is so talented!


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Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: lilredrubi74 on August 08, 2017, 07:52:03 PM
Here are some pics of my daughters cosplay, it was her first time making & doing cosplay.

As Steve from Stranger Things (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170809/c30a2d6a4fe9341c7979a21e347ace35.jpg)

As Cassidy from Preacher
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She also did Link from Zelda but the pictures were extremely blurry, I'm disappointed I didn't check the quality of pictures before she changed.


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Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: Mel on August 08, 2017, 11:55:17 PM
She looks great! How cool to cosplay for the first time at sdcc!

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Post by: Transmute Jun on August 09, 2017, 08:55:34 AM
I agree, she looks great! And she chose great costumes too: very comfy and easy to wear, yet recognizable to those who are fans of the shows.
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Post by: lilredrubi74 on August 09, 2017, 03:11:58 PM
Thanks so much! She had a great time with her cosplay & is already planning for next year.


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Post by: TardisMom on August 09, 2017, 07:11:50 PM
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Thanks so much! She had a great time with her cosplay & is already planning for next year.

Half (or more!) of the fun is planning and making the cosplay!  I'm glad your daughter enjoyed it and wants to do it again next year!

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Everyone looked so great in your cosplay! You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login congrats on being in Wired & you both looked fabulous, your daughter is so talented!

Thank you!
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Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: foxbatkllr on April 11, 2018, 12:16:29 PM
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Clever!

Anyone have new cosplay plans for SDCC this year?
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Post by: jazzyj on April 11, 2018, 01:05:00 PM
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Clever!

Anyone have new cosplay plans for SDCC this year?

Since it's the last year before GoT ends, I'll be bringing my Brienne of Tarth cosplay this year for the cosplay gathering (also I really want to meet Gwendoline Christie while in cosplay, assuming she attends this year) and possibly my Arya Stark cosplay to walk around the Gaslamp in. I'm also debating whether or not make a Septa cosplay just so I can yell SHAME while bar hopping.
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Post by: Transmute Jun on April 11, 2018, 01:10:56 PM
We'll be wearing our new Orville costumes!
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Post by: foxbatkllr on April 11, 2018, 01:13:15 PM
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Since it's the last year before GoT ends, I'll be bringing my Brienne of Tarth cosplay this year for the cosplay gathering (also I really want to meet Gwendoline Christie while in cosplay, assuming she attends this year) and possibly my Arya Stark cosplay to walk around the Gaslamp in. I'm also debating whether or not make a Septa cosplay just so I can yell SHAME while bar hopping.

Awesome.  My daughter's name is Brienne (yes named after BoT).  She's only 2 and won't be attending, lol.  We're in the process of buying a condo and moving so there won't be anything new for me this year.  I'll bring Batou from Ghost in the Shell and the others are TBD/undecided.
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Post by: jazzyj on April 11, 2018, 01:20:54 PM
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Awesome.  My daughter's name is Brienne (yes named after BoT).  She's only 2 and won't be attending, lol.  We're in the process of buying a condo and moving so there won't be anything new for me this year.  I'll bring Batou from Ghost in the Shell and the others are TBD/undecided.

You have an exquisite taste in names/characters, my friend! I hope you make her a Brienne of Tarth cosplay at some point :)
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Post by: foxbatkllr on April 11, 2018, 01:27:45 PM
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You have an exquisite taste in names/characters, my friend! I hope you make her a Brienne of Tarth cosplay at some point :)

Haha, at some point I think we'll try if she's cooperative.
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: ozzz on April 25, 2018, 04:38:44 PM
I know there's going to be a lot of them this year but I'm bringing back deadpool for the third straight year :) lol
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Post by: codeviolet on April 26, 2018, 11:33:14 AM
I'm working on a psylocke cosplay so I'd enjoy taking pics with deadpools!

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Post by: ozzz on April 26, 2018, 12:15:49 PM
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I'm working on a psylocke cosplay so I'd enjoy taking pics with deadpools!

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nice! I hope I run into you! :)
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: darlenealderson on May 11, 2018, 11:38:01 AM
I really want to do my Carrie cosplay, but it requires copious amounts of fake blood...is it allowed?
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Post by: jazzyj on May 12, 2018, 09:40:55 AM
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I really want to do my Carrie cosplay, but it requires copious amounts of fake blood...is it allowed?

It's allowed. I've seen gorier/more grotesque cosplays in conventions and nobody really seems to bat an eye.
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: jazzyj on May 30, 2018, 06:05:17 PM
So I sort of mentioned this before last year but would any fellow FoCCers be interested in an FoCC cosplay gathering?
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Post by: epicaz on May 31, 2018, 09:57:15 AM
Well I went from having no new cosplay to suddenly having a few options... Gosh they're all really weeby this year.

I'll have the ED outfit for Ichigo from Darling in the Franxx, Annie from Attack on Titan Junior High, and maaaybe.. if I can pull it off in time.. Tokoyami from My Hero Academia. We shall see!
Now of course the year I choose to drive is the year I decide not to bring any of my big prop cosplays.. Oof.
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Post by: jazzyj on May 31, 2018, 10:18:25 AM
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Well I went from having no new cosplay to suddenly having a few options... Gosh they're all really weeby this year.

I'll have the ED outfit for Ichigo from Darling in the Franxx, Annie from Attack on Titan Junior High, and maaaybe.. if I can pull it off in time.. Tokoyami from My Hero Academia. We shall see!
Now of course the year I choose to drive is the year I decide not to bring any of my big prop cosplays.. Oof.

If you do Tokoyami, will you be doing his gym uniform or his hero costume? Also if you do end up going as Tokoyami and we both somehow end up at the Viz booth at the same time, we need to take a pic together (I'll be in his gym uniform) xD
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Post by: epicaz on June 01, 2018, 04:27:54 PM
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If you do Tokoyami, will you be doing his gym uniform or his hero costume? Also if you do end up going as Tokoyami and we both somehow end up at the Viz booth at the same time, we need to take a pic together (I'll be in his gym uniform) xD

Probably his hero outfit, though it depends! :) I figured if I can rope my boyfriend into being dark shadow, this cosplay could be a lot of fun.

I'll definitely want some pics with you regardless of whether I complete it in time! ;D
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: lilredrubi74 on June 07, 2018, 11:01:44 AM
Does anyone know if I can bring a cricket bat? We were thinking of doing a Shaun of the Dead for one of the days but I don’t want to haul a cricket bat from Texas if I can’t bring it in. Thanks
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Post by: jazzyj on June 07, 2018, 11:16:50 AM
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Does anyone know if I can bring a cricket bat? We were thinking of doing a Shaun of the Dead for one of the days but I don’t want to haul a cricket bat from Texas if I can’t bring it in. Thanks

I took a look at the costume props policy and it doesn't explicitly say that they ban any type of bat from the convention: https://www.comic-con.org/cci/convention-policies

I would keep in mind though about the policy of cosplay swords/any type of cosplay weapon tied to you. It's a pretty inconsistent policy since security didn't really enforce it during last year's SDCC/this year's WonderCon although I do know some cosplayers who got stopped and others who didn't have an issue holding their prop normally.
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Post by: lilredrubi74 on June 07, 2018, 11:21:14 AM
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I took a look at the costume props policy and it doesn't explicitly say that they ban any type of bat from the convention: https://www.comic-con.org/cci/convention-policies

I would keep in mind though about the policy of cosplay swords/any type of cosplay weapon tied to you. It's a pretty inconsistent policy since security didn't really enforce it during last year's SDCC/this year's WonderCon although I do know some cosplayers who got stopped and others who didn't have an issue holding their prop normally.

Thanks! I had looked through the rules and couldn’t find anything against but I was unsure.


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Post by: chocolateshake on June 07, 2018, 05:46:26 PM
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Thanks! I had looked through the rules and couldn’t find anything against but I was unsure.


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The convention center has it's own policy.  Since the definition of a bat is "a stout solid stick : club", I think it's banned by the convention center rules.

"Dangerous weapons include, but are not limited to: firearms, explosives, stun guns, handcuffs, brass knuckles, sticks, clubs, batons"

https://www.visitsandiego.com/sites/default/files/GenPRandR.pdf
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: jazzyj on June 07, 2018, 06:09:02 PM
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The convention center has it's own policy.  Since the definition of a bat is "a stout solid stick : club", I think it's banned by the convention center rules.

"Dangerous weapons include, but are not limited to: firearms, explosives, stun guns, handcuffs, brass knuckles, sticks, clubs, batons"

https://www.visitsandiego.com/sites/default/files/GenPRandR.pdf

Oh yeah, totally forgot about that part. Anyways, I might make a plastic version/foam version of the cricket bat. From my experience in other conventions, wooden bats are generally banned since it can be considered as a weapon. Most cosplayers who use bats (aka Harley Quinns or Negans) go for the plastic version.
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: cbaggs on June 08, 2018, 12:17:41 PM
I'm planning to do a cosplay this year that pulls on some elements from Mad Max...that means there will be spark plugs and spikes and stuff on our costumes.  Does anyone know if that's ok?  I can't find anything in the SDCC costume policy from 2017 (still waiting on the 2018 policy) or in the convention center policies that covers things like this that aren't specifically detachable "weapons".  Any help would be appreciated!
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: codeviolet on June 15, 2018, 05:07:48 PM
Gonna try to cram in another cosplay before con....

Does anyone have any tips for Chun Li's Alpha bracelet?? I'm looking for something to use for the metal 'studs'...something dome shaped that I could pain silver....any suggestions? Someone recommended the round half of plastic easter egg but I'd like something that could attach a bit more easily to the base....

Any ideas are appreciated!

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Post by: jazzyj on June 15, 2018, 05:26:43 PM
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Gonna try to cram in another cosplay before con....

Does anyone have any tips for Chun Li's Alpha bracelet?? I'm looking for something to use for the metal 'studs'...something dome shaped that I could pain silver....any suggestions? Someone recommended the round half of plastic easter egg but I'd like something that could attach a bit more easily to the base....

Any ideas are appreciated!

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/streetfighter/images/b/bb/Chun-Li_Alpha_3.jpg/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/224?cb=20130826235351)

If you don't find anything too obvious, I can probably 3D print those for you. It's a pretty simple shape that's easy to design and I'm not using my 3D printer at the moment. Or perhaps this? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LPSOKHO/ref=sspa_dk_detail_4?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B01LPSOKHO&pd_rd_wg=0MtPp&pd_rd_r=YAD19VK4Y6E17C0BCG2K&pd_rd_w=E2gV5
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Post by: codeviolet on June 16, 2018, 10:23:39 PM
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If you don't find anything too obvious, I can probably 3D print those for you. It's a pretty simple shape that's easy to design and I'm not using my 3D printer at the moment. Or perhaps this? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LPSOKHO/ref=sspa_dk_detail_4?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B01LPSOKHO&pd_rd_wg=0MtPp&pd_rd_r=YAD19VK4Y6E17C0BCG2K&pd_rd_w=E2gV5
Oh these Amazon ones are so good! And cheap too! I cant tell if they're rounded like a true dome or more flattened...its so cheap it's worth it to order and find out ahaha

And that's so sweet of you to offer to 3D print them! Would you happen to live in Arizona ahaha I would prob have to sand them down and stuff right? I've never played with a 3d printer before

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Post by: foxbatkllr on June 18, 2018, 10:46:48 AM
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Gonna try to cram in another cosplay before con....

Does anyone have any tips for Chun Li's Alpha bracelet?? I'm looking for something to use for the metal 'studs'...something dome shaped that I could pain silver....any suggestions? Someone recommended the round half of plastic easter egg but I'd like something that could attach a bit more easily to the base....

Any ideas are appreciated!

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/streetfighter/images/b/bb/Chun-Li_Alpha_3.jpg/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/224?cb=20130826235351)


Here you go: https://www.amazon.com/Giant-Silver-Dome-Metal-Studs/dp/B077VGB34F/ref=sr_1_91?ie=UTF8&qid=1529343927

1" Metal Dome Studs.
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: lilredrubi74 on June 20, 2018, 09:50:17 AM
So much left to do

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Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: semigeekgirl on June 20, 2018, 10:01:30 AM
Me too! I am so far behind. Also, I have just started trying to work with worbla... turns out I am not particularly good at it.  ??? ??? ???

But I'm not giving up yet.
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Post by: lilredrubi74 on June 20, 2018, 10:06:09 AM
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Me too! I am so far behind. Also, I have just started trying to work with worbla... turns out I am not particularly good at it.  ??? ??? ???

But I'm not giving up yet.

You got this!
Ugh worbla and I do not get along at all! Took me forever to figure it out. I wouldn’t be so far behind if my daughter hadn’t decided last minute to do the Winter Soldier too.


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Post by: TardisMom on June 20, 2018, 12:53:06 PM
My daughter got to be pretty good working with worbla.  But it sure is expensive!!
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Post by: semigeekgirl on June 20, 2018, 12:57:30 PM
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My daughter got to be pretty good working with worbla.  But it sure is expensive!!

Oh yeah. After my... less-than-successful worbla-ing last night, I could see that I would need more. At $88/sheet, it's not cheap but I ordered more anyway... ::)
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: lilredrubi74 on June 27, 2018, 10:35:10 AM
I bought my daughter this jacket for her Winter Soldier cosplay. It’s synthetic leather & I’m have a terrible time getting it to look weathered. I tried fine grit sandpaper & those green scratch pads. Does anyone have any recommendations?

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Post by: puppy on June 27, 2018, 10:40:40 AM
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I bought my daughter this jacket for her Winter Soldier cosplay. It’s synthetic leather & I’m have a terrible time getting it to look weathered. I tried fine grit sandpaper & those green scratch pads. Does anyone have any recommendations?

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Nice.  I thought at first she looked like Kylo Ren.  Don't have any advice on the weathering, except that she can change characters.  ;D
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: Transmute Jun on July 01, 2018, 02:28:20 PM
Another item off of my to-do list! I just finished updating my 'Dolores Season 1' Westworld costume to 'Dolores Season 2. Of course, it's a little clean, but I don't want to ruin it completely, in case I ever want to go back to he Season 1 version. ;)
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Post by: mickeyjack3 on July 01, 2018, 07:14:54 PM
My nephew and I are cosplaying together as Barry Allen and Jay Garrick.


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Post by: jazzyj on July 02, 2018, 08:03:42 PM
Almost done with remaking my Brienne cosplay! Still need to add extra bits of EVA foam for the bottom of the armor, make adjustments to the belt, and style the wig, but other than that, I think I'm good to go! Here's hoping i don't get a heat stroke!

(https://i.imgur.com/bU41mX4.jpg)

Also just wanted to share this but I'll also be bringing my Tokoyami cosplay since I know some of us here are huge fans of My Hero Academia. If you see me, say hi!

(https://i.imgur.com/EfMwGcj.jpg)
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Post by: Transmute Jun on July 02, 2018, 10:24:10 PM
Looking good! I especially love Brienne's armor!
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Post by: epicaz on July 05, 2018, 12:23:28 PM
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Almost done with remaking my Brienne cosplay! Still need to add extra bits of EVA foam for the bottom of the armor, make adjustments to the belt, and style the wig, but other than that, I think I'm good to go! Here's hoping i don't get a heat stroke!

(https://i.imgur.com/bU41mX4.jpg)

Also just wanted to share this but I'll also be bringing my Tokoyami cosplay since I know some of us here are huge fans of My Hero Academia. If you see me, say hi!

(https://i.imgur.com/EfMwGcj.jpg)

Yaaass your Tokoyami is looking awesome!! I'll be FOR SURE going as Jiro instead, so we'll have to snag some pics! :D
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Post by: jazzyj on July 06, 2018, 05:01:46 PM
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Looking good! I especially love Brienne's armor!
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Yaaass your Tokoyami is looking awesome!! I'll be FOR SURE going as Jiro instead, so we'll have to snag some pics! :D

Thanks everyone! ^_^

And yes! If you end up going as Jiro we DO need to take a pic! Hopefully Viz's programming works with our individual schedules!
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Post by: epicaz on July 11, 2018, 01:00:22 PM
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Thanks everyone! ^_^

And yes! If you end up going as Jiro we DO need to take a pic! Hopefully Viz's programming works with our individual schedules!

Totally! I'm just banking on the autograph signings this week, but I've prioritized my friday/saturday for it so far. I just hope its not the same day as the panel if I can only line up for one ;) I do have all of my materials for Jiro though, excited!!
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Post by: semigeekgirl on July 16, 2018, 11:04:59 AM
I finished my cosplays! There are definitely things I could improve (a LOT in some cases) but I'm officially done and ready for the Con! :)
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Post by: jazzyj on July 16, 2018, 10:06:19 PM
UPDATE: Literally had a mini-cosplay nightmare yesterday since my Tokoyami mask would not fit in my luggage.

Anyways, I decided to make a smaller, more airline friendly mask to bring to SDCC (thankfully I had extra foam) so if you see a bird that looks exactly like this (and probably doing stupid dance moves), then that is most likely me. I actually like this version a lot better since it doesn't look weird from the front and this will probably be my go-to mask from now on. Anyways, see you all there! ^_^

(https://i.imgur.com/j9IDkIU.jpg)
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Post by: AzT on June 22, 2019, 10:15:58 PM
https://www.nbcsandiego.com/multimedia/2019-San-Diego-Comic-Con-Costumes-Through-the-Years-Cosplay-Look-Back-511581691.html

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Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: AzT on June 23, 2019, 09:46:05 AM
From https://templeofgeek.com/cosplay-meet-ups-at-san-diego-comic-con-2019/

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Going to San Diego Comic Con? Interested in meeting with your fellow fandom fans? We have a 2019 list of the cosplay and fan meetups taking place at the San Diego Comic Con.

Please check the links provided as cancellations, times and meetup dates changes can happen.
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: alyssa on July 31, 2019, 08:07:31 AM
i don't know how this will hold up but knowing how difficult it is to get realistic blood - i'd give this recipe a shot

(https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fstage-directions.com%2Fimages%2Fstories%2F00-2019%2F08%2FNew_Blood%2FHeyman_Blood_Recipe.jpg&hash=7054cea662d6b4d161cf4063bd7d3ec6)
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: SteveD on July 31, 2019, 06:26:20 PM
So after two years of working on his A New Hope Stormtrooper costume, my son finally got to wear it at SDCC this year.  Afterwards, he was able to get his 501st Legion basic approval.

(https://i.imgur.com/UV9TBAx.jpg)

Still so much to do.  Now the work starts on getting higher levels of approval.
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: Zero on July 31, 2019, 11:41:55 PM


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So after two years of working on his A New Hope Stormtrooper costume, my son finally got to wear it at SDCC this year.  Afterwards, he was able to get his 501st Legion basic approval.

(https://i.imgur.com/UV9TBAx.jpg)

Still so much to do.  Now the work starts on getting higher levels of approval.

Awww... how cool is that!  Tell your son that the costume looks great!

What are the other levels of approval? XD
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: SteveD on August 01, 2019, 06:01:27 AM
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Awww... how cool is that!  Tell your son that the costume looks great!

What are the other levels of approval? XD
Thanks, for this Stormtrooper costume, there are three approval levels, Basic (level 1), Expert Infantry (level 2), and Centurion (level 3).  Each level contains increasing on screen accuracy requirements.

There is so much detail that gets covered by these requirements and we have had to make numerous alterations and adjustments to the costume just to get to Basic.
Here is a link (https://databank.501st.com/databank/Costuming:TK_anh_stunt) to the 501st approval criteria for this particular costume.  As you can see, there are a lot of detailed requirements for approval.


 
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: ozzz on August 01, 2019, 07:26:50 AM
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i don't know how this will hold up but knowing how difficult it is to get realistic blood - i'd give this recipe a shot

(https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fstage-directions.com%2Fimages%2Fstories%2F00-2019%2F08%2FNew_Blood%2FHeyman_Blood_Recipe.jpg&hash=7054cea662d6b4d161cf4063bd7d3ec6)

I will need to do this next time! All my friends say I look like Rollo from Vikings so I will need the blood! haha :D
Title: Re: Cosplay chat
Post by: Zero on August 01, 2019, 12:42:38 PM


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Thanks, for this Stormtrooper costume, there are three approval levels, Basic (level 1), Expert Infantry (level 2), and Centurion (level 3).  Each level contains increasing on screen accuracy requirements.

There is so much detail that gets covered by these requirements and we have had to make numerous alterations and adjustments to the costume just to get to Basic.
Here is a link (https://databank.501st.com/databank/Costuming:TK_anh_stunt) to the 501st approval criteria for this particular costume.  As you can see, there are a lot of detailed requirements for approval.

Dang, that's intense.  @[email protected];

I really do give kudos to cosplayers of all types but especially those who put in a lot of time, detail, effort, and funds into their costumes.  When they complete their costumes, it looks incredible, but so much work goes into them to make it look accurate and effortless (which is a feat itself, ha ha).