I’m serious, y'all. SU cosplay is 80% successful drag. These are helpful whatever body situation you’re starting out with for characters as wide ranging as Pearl, Jasper, and even Greg (and his luscious locks!).
CW: Some of these videos feature bodies in various states of undress down to just undies as well as occasional coarse language.
Progress shots of my Amethyst wig I wanted to get off my phone. I carved the cone to build a base out of felt (styrofoam was too heavy IMO) that I lightly stuffed on the inside with a bit of plush fluff to keep it pointy. 10+ hours of hot glue, tacky spray, and hair spray later you get this. Still have some edits I’d like to make before the next con, but was a great learning experience!
I need more patience when it comes to hair cutting, however. That has to be the hardest thing about cosplay.
Here’s my Amethyst wig! I ordered it off Ebay with some doubt since I have heard horror stories about wigs not being good. I ordered it 2 days ago and it came in today. Fast and quick! The color looks like it does online and the length is good. It has a lot of bangs to work with. The wig is thicker at the bottom and thinner at the top. As expected from long wigs that I have been told, there will be tangles. But it didn’t take it long to comb through. I am pretty pleased about it!
I'm planning on making an Amythythest cosplay for a local convention soon, and I have two questions - how would I go about making a gem and making it stick to the skin (spirit gum comes to mind), and how would I make a wig floofy like her hair using hair styling techniques? Anyone have any advice they could offer me please? <:)
The Gem: First off, I will suggest buying it as an option to consider because I’ve seen a lot of people selling them and it would probably be cheaper to purchase than make your own.
* Sculpey is heavy, I suggest something like paper clay. If you want to use sculpey, give it a tinfoil base to make it lighter.
It’s going to be hard to get that kind of volume with one wig, you’ll probably want to combine two wigs or add wefts to a wig to make it a lot fuller.
You can add further volume by teasing (or backcombing) the wig. Mostly near the roots, and you may need to backcomb and then comb it out a couple times to get it to look right. Hairspray helps add texture to make teasing easier and has the added benefit of holding the style in place.
got my amethyst wig so i made her top and did another makeup test (to look a little older but…… 6u6… )haha i really, REALLY wanted to dye this wig to have a slight purple tint, but it’s already so messed up that i dont think i have to willpower to deal with it being wet and to brush through that haha im just a little disappointed because i ordered a 150cm wig so itd reach my feet, but they sent me a 120cm one instead, which is still really painful anyway