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Twists on an Old Tale

Anonymous asked: “I’m working on something where I am twisting Arthurian legend and I was wondering, how accurate do I have to make it to myth? I was thinking I could have characters in modern times reflect how ‘history isn’t always told correctly’ as a way to excuse my changes (such as the years Arthur was killed or when Merlin fought in a battle that drove him mad). Will this upset readers, or is this plausible enough of an excuse to allow them to maintain suspension of disbelief? How much is too much change?”

The answer I’d give you as a reader is change as little as possible. As a writer, though I’d say your story comes first. Make it good. The best thing is maybe to reconcile the two opinions. I suggest trying to keep everything as accurate to the original tale as possible and in the places where you cannot, either figure out a way to reference the original truth while still making it work for your plot. 

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Today our HUGE Amiami box came and it’s two months of backed up YOI stuff (plus stuff from other series but this post is focusing on just YOI), so here is an absolutely massive loot post. I  think this literally almost doubled our YOI collection.

First off is the Chara-Forme Yuri on Ice Acrylic Strap Collection Vol.3 by Empty! These are all Kiss and Cry themed and in my opinion this is one of the cutest sets they’ve released. Look even Georgi is adorable lol. 

This is the Yuri!!! on Ice Rubber Strap Collection Pair by Movic. There’s actually one non-pair in there as you can see lol. Yes they did remember the ring on the Victuuri one, by the way. Recent merch has been getting better about this, thankfully. I really like this set a lot (especially the bottom two. IDEAL). The only thing I’m not a fan of is how the ‘transparent strap’ style of them washes out the color in their faces a bit so you can’t see their blushes from the original art! 

The  Chara-Forme Yuri on Ice Acrylic Strap Collection Vol.2 by Empty! These are all based on the ED theme. The Yuuri in this set is blessed by angels. I don’t make the rules. It’s just true. 

Yuri!!! on Ice Clear Rubber Strap by Sol International. These are really cute and creative and all the straps have different colored sparkly backgrounds!! The top three are obviously themed to go together (both Yuuri and Victor are singing omg), and Yuuri is talking to a tiny Phichit on the bottom one of him. Also Victor and Yuuri as JOINT HASETSU AMBASSADORS is the best thing I never knew I needed. 

Yuri!!! on Ice Choko Kawa Rubber Strap by Sega. I really like the art in this set. It’s really soft and the thick lines are nice!! Also the skating Yurio has a sweet expression, which is rare but good. 

es Series nino Rubber Strap Collection by Kotobukiya. Chris’s pose is so extra. Haha I don’t have much to say here. They’re cute. 

Yuri!!! on Ice YuraYura Keychain by Bushiroad. For some reason my photos of all of these turned out really poorly, so you get these photos where the ones I’m selling are cut off, which I guess doesn’t really matter. I wonder why they put Yuuri in that promo outfit he never wears in so much stuff. I mean it’s a nice outfit but. Anyway, I ended up really LOVING these. The colors are super bright and the art is adorable!! Also no photos but they’re just as detailed on the back (for example Yurio’s hair is braided in the back on the keychain). 

Yuri!!! on Ice Tojikore Acrylic Keychain Vol.2 by TwinCre. So these are actually keychains, but they came with plastic stands, so you can display them as acrylic stands as well which is the BEST IDEA EVER. I love this so much and I dearly hope more keychain sets do it because it is so clever and handy. @abarero figured out a really, really awesome way to display our excessive amounts of keychains, but even then, this is always going to be better to me than hanging up yet another set of keychains. ANYWAY, every single keychain in this set is a gift; from banquet dancing to katsudon pirozhki to just… all of them. It’s so good. Absolutely one of my top three faves released for the series so far. 

Here’s keychains that came by themselves!

The History Maker Yuuri and the ending theme sparkler Yuuri were ACTUALLY amiami exclusive bonuses that came with the Kiss and Cry keychains and the Ending Theme keychains, but since they packed them separately I forgot to include them in those pictures. Whoops. 

Anyway, the big chibi keychains of Victor, Yuuri, Yurio, JJ, and Otabek are by Avex and they’re chibi versions of the Comiket exclusive release keychains. JJ, Otabek, and Yurio belong to @pantacular. 

Charappuccino Phichit is by Birthday. I actually did have Victor and Yuuri ordered too, but they were a couple of the items that got canceled, and they were out of stock. I actually did manage to find them on another site and have reordered them, but they’re not here yet. This keychain is so precious. 

The Tsumamare Victor and Yuuri are the little keychains hanging by their shirts. They’re by Cospa. They’re so cute and expressive. Especially the Yuuri! 

Bocchi-kun are by ACG and they’re the little tiny pouty keychains. They’re super cute, but I admit I’m a little disappointed by how tiny they are. Though I’m familiar with the line, I’ve never ordered a Bocchi-kun before, so I was unaware of their size. I don’t regret ordering them, and I’d still have gotten them (it’s not like they were pricey), but yeah, small. 

That single Yuuri is a Jelly Charm by ACG. And lastly is the Oshikura Victor by Orange Rouge. This actually came out in January, but I missed ordering it. Victor and Yurio are relatively easy to find, but Yuuri seems to be sold out everywhere, so Victor is having to wait. I did find Yuuri somewhere, but he’s a bit overpriced. It’s not TOO bad though, so I’ll probably go ahead and bite the bullet and get him instead of having to resort to bidding on auctions.  

NON KEYCHAIN LOOT.

In front, Love&Life and On Ice Victor and Yuuri cellphone stands from Atelier Magi because they’re great. Behind that, Cospa’s Vkusno! rice bowl. Next to that, Gyugyutto cushion straps of Victor and Yuuri by Bell House (Victor gets katsudon but poor Yuuri doesn’t lol). Behind them, Victor and Yuuri mugs by Gift. And inside the mugs, Victor and Yuuri Nitotan plush by Takara Tomy ARTs (which are super cute and nicely detailed). 

Here’s the inside of the rice bowl:

‘sup from Yuuri

Okay here we go. More non-keychain loot.

The Playful Mind (that’s the brand) collaboration stuff was cute as shit so I picked up some stuff from it. Good stuff, high quality, adorable art. 

There’s two (faux) leather trays, a coin purse, a phone case, and two cord holders. 

Above that is two pass cases of Victor and Yuuri being dapper in suits by A3! There were keychains released by Animega with this art, but they are near IMPOSSIBLE to get, and I’m resigned to the fact that it will never happen, so when I saw these pass cases, I decided to snag them instead. You can use them as keychains, so they essentially serve the same purpose.  

There’s Victor and Yuuri hair clips by Emu, which I’ll actually probably sell because they are big! I thought they’d be little ones judging by the price, but they’re big and I have short hair, so we’ll see about that. Above that is three sets of can badges, all by Movic. Then there’s the super cute 2016-2017 School Calendar, which I’m so pleased stands up on its own. 

Down below is three pens. Two of them are those kitschy ‘floaty’ ones where a figure floats down the pen, in this case it’s Victor and Yuuri ‘skating down’ a rink in the pen. They’re cute. The other one is a really cool, elegant pen themed after Yuuri’s FS outfit. 

Some closer up pics: 

OKAY LAST BUT NOT LEAST:

The softe things.

Usually I crop images to just the merchandise but like hell I was going to crop out my cat. Oxford now graces this post with his remarkable presence. 

Makkachin tissue box cover by Avex Pictures. Just as fluffy as all the rumors have foretold. 

Then! The Victor and Yuuri pillowcases by M’s. Extremely soft fabric!! Would recommend for resting head upon. The picture is kind of a bad angle and frankly they BOTH look weird in this photo because of it but… I think, upon seeing it in person, the complaints about Victor’s face are very unwarranted. He actually looks really good and sweet and gentle in person and very much like Victor? The problem is parts of the rest of his body, where the anatomy is wonk (but this is just the pillow, so it’s only shoulders up and you don’t get that). And Yuuri looks great of course.  

ANYWAY, that’s end of this massive post. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I’ll have a sales post up pretty soon.  ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

anonymous asked:

I live in an area where the craft stores that do sell fabric focus primarily on patterned fabrics for quilters (meaning lots of polar fleece and lots of prints that are inappropriate for cosplay purposes) with a very limited selection of regular fabrics for clothing. Fabrickind, what are your recommendations for online fabric purchasing sites? (i.e. places that provide good swatches and tend to have good selection/quality)

Hello there!

Honestly? I tend to by fabric type rather than specific stores when shopping online for fabric. I know, not that helpful. I tend to spend a lot of time combing over various google results for the exact fabric I’m looking for (often with multiple searches that try different keywords). I’ve also been buying fabric for pretty cheap on Etsy these days, which sounds odd, but many shops do swatches there, so it’s an option.

For stretch materials, I go straight to Spandex World (which is where I get most of my spandex knits), and then to Spandex House. For things like vinyl (or if I ever get into working with latex), MJ Trends. I know I’ve gotten swatches from Spandex World before.

For silks and dyeables, you can’t beat Dharma Trading Co. I’m lucky enough to live within driving distance of them, so I can’t speak to their online ordering and how good it is, but they do have swatches available.

Trim Fabric looks super sketchy but I’ve bought from there with no problems, and they do swatches of some of their fabrics. This is where I got the two crepes I used for Juri and for Lady Oscar’s breeches.

For corsetry supplies, http://corsetmaking.com/ and Richard the Thread are good.

Otherwise, I’ve heard good things about and/or remember browsing at some point: 
https://www.denverfabrics.com/
https://www.voguefabricsstore.com/
https://www.onlinefabricstore.net/
https://www.fabric.com/

I hope that helps! I don’t do a ton of online fabric shopping, but these are some of my go-to places if I ever do. Mostly, I only end up shopping online if I need something that’s uncommon, so I bet the more general links at the very bottom will be more useful to you.

If anyone else has suggestions, feel free to comment with them. :]

Fabrickind / Q&A Staff

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Pokemon Grunt Tank Top!

Materials
• Black and white fabric ( I recommend Jersey Knit, I used Jersey for the white but the black i used a thicker Fleece but i do not recommend because it wasn’t stretchy)
• Basic sewing materials ( I used a sewing machine for this whole thing but you could definitely hand sew it, just would take longer!)

*You could totally add the white strips to a tank top you bought at the store but I got he fabrics on discount so i figured id tackle making it!

Base
• Trace a tank top that fits you well onto the black fabric, front and back
• Sew together sides and shoulders
• TRY ON before you hem, make sure it fits the way you want
• Hem the sleeves and bottom! (don’t hem the neckline, were about to get to that)

*For the next two steps you could probably just paint on the white with fabric paint but i did not, if you were going to paint hem the neck line too!

Neckline
• Cut a ½ yard (more or less depending on your neck size) by 3 inch sheet out of the white fabric
• Fold strip in half (hot dog style)
• Pin to neckline, make sure to leave about an inch before you pin (I only did front but you could do back too if you so please)
• Sew along edge
• Fold over and sew down so the white is flat against the black

*You could also just paint the X but I’m not huge on fabric paint, i wanted machine washable

X Design
• Repeat long white strips x2 (x4 if you want to do back too, i did)
• Fold in half and sew longways
• Pin down in x form ( I put mine on my dress form to stretch it out, you can just put it on yourself and look in a mirror!)
• Sew down edges

And you’re all done! Tomorrow we tackle the wrist bands and the socks! You can find my cosplay account on Instagram @ Pestermychum!

wikianswers-deactivated20170621  asked:

Priority #3 (thanks for answering by the way! sorry to hear there was something going on! i hope it's alright now!) I'm super confused on how to do Tracer's leggings? I'm kind of thinking about dying the tights? But I'm still nervous about going about it rip. Do you have any suggestions?

Hi @wikianswers,

I’ve gradient dyed leggings similar to Tracer’s before. I’d look into some cotton leggings or stirrup pants for the base.

There are 2 methods for gradient dyeing that I like: slow immersion and separate dye baths.

There are lots of tutorials  online regarding how to to dye like this, I’ll try to break it down as best as I can. With slow immersion you start with the leggings in the lightest color you want them. In your case bright yellow. You make sure the the area that you don’t want dyed is carefully covered. I like to seal off that area with a plastic bag and tape. The you slowly dip the  the leggings into the dye bath. Dunk the area that needs to be lightly orange in a few times and the keep the area that needs to be bright orange submerged the longest.

Or you could set up different dye baths with varying amounts of orange dye in it and submerge the leggings up to a certain point with. Example: pot one has only a few drops of orange dye in it. You would submerge the legging up to mid-thigh, pot 2 has a few more drops of dye and you would submerge up to the knee etc.

With how bright tracers leggings are I’d recommend looking into Acid dye.  You can get this from Dharma Trading company.

You will need to a complementary brown stretch fabric (I recommend 4 way stretch) for the panel on the side. I might try looking at spandexworld.com (fair warning, they aren’t the cheapest but if you need weird stretch fabrics they are a great resource) for fabrics that might work. You might be able to find another pair of leggings in brown too for cheap to use as parts. Save the yellow and orange fabric you cut away for the brown panel for the loops  to create the lacing. Perhaps try elastic cording for the laces?

I hope some of that helps!

i-dont-do-calm  asked:

Hello!! Could you please please please recommend the best drarry fabrics you've ever read?? I really need some good material. Any type really works for me!

I’ve already done this, but I’ll do it again cuz why not.

Starts with a Spin by Maxine

Rating - NC-17

Word Count - 119,851

Summary - It started with the spin of a bottle, and now Harry and Draco have gotten themselves so far into their own game there’s almost no way out again. Except to keep playing.
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Draco’s Boy by Empathetic Siren

Rating - NC-17

Word Count - 186,063

Summary - A mysterious little boy named Harry moves in next door to Draco Malfoy, and he’s determined to make him his friend and learn all of his secrets. Years later, he’s determined to make Harry more than a friend.
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Draco Sodding Malfoy by Shewhxmustnxtbenamed

Rating - NC-17

Word Count - 250,248

Summary - Harry finds Draco outside a pub and takes him back to his place, only to find out that Draco is in an abusive relationship. Harry invites Draco to stay until he can get back on his feet. They go to Draco’s ex-boyfriends house, and come back with more than they bargained for.
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Here’s my top three that I absolutely adore. Definitely must reads. Even if you’ve already read it.

todiewouldbeagrandadventure  asked:

So I've been wanting to learn how to sew with a sewing machine, but I have no idea where to start, I'd like to get a decent one but not something crazy expensive. do you have any recommendations on machines? And maybe tips so I don't sew my finger into a piece of fabric😱

I recommend this one! Cause its easy, afforadable, and it has ***~~~!!!AUTO-TENSION!!!~~~** and ***~~~!!!AUTO-THREADING!!!~~~*** 

Which, just fucking trust me, you will thank me for. 

If you buy a machine from Joanns, they also offer sewing 101 basic classes. Its something like 40 bucks for 3 hrs? And thats realy all you need. 

My dad taught me to sew, and he told me “Once you know how to straight stitch, you know how to do everything.” Which is mostly true. You can get most jobs done with a straight stitch and the more complicated, complex techniques come at experience and need. And are just awesome, easier shortcuts. You really just need someone to show you the nooks and crannys of yoru machine. 

anonymous asked:

hello!! I was curious if you had any recommendations for fabrics I could use for the Harvest Goddess from Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility!! I've been wanting to do her outfit for so long but I'm still such a beginning when it comes to choosing fabrics and knowing what will work best for the character, thank you for your time!!!

Hello there!

I’m so glad that someone is asking about Harvest Moon haha

My first thought for something like this is “dip-dyed chiffon would be GORGEOUS.” That’s my top pick.

Anything that flows and drapes would be good. You either want a very flowy fabric for the skirt and a separate but matching fabric for the top, or you want the same for both, but with additional structure underneath the bodice. Unfortunately, nothing that I’d recommend for this would be super beginner-friendly in terms of sewing, so hopefully it’s just choosing fabrics that you are new to and not sewing with formalwear fabrics.

This is something that needs a liquid drape but can also take some amount of structure (probably in combination with other fabrics). It appears to have at least some sheen to it, especially in the in-game image.

Chiffon would be my top pick. You can get the really flowy, draped skirt with all those beautiful ruffles, and for the top, you can overlay it onto a matching lining and then layer that on top of a more structured material (I’d have four layers here – chiffon, opacity layer, interlining, lining, and I’d use a princess seam bodice pattern and add boning to the interlining strength layer). The skirt would be cut as at least a full circle skirt, though I’d personally go for a double circle skirt (with a fitted waist, so use half your waist measurement when patterning and cut enough panels to make two skirts) if you can get that much fabric.

My second pick would be charmeuse. This is a very buttery, satin-like fabric with a very liquid drape. I’d still use an interlining strength layer in the bodice with this. A lightweight satin or crepe-back satin would give a similar effect.

If you want something a bit easier to sew, a cotton or cotton blend sateen might work, though it’ll be more structured through the skirt, so get a lightweight one. A knit could work for the skirt, but the bodice might be difficult to get structured like that when working with a stretch material.

Many of your options from this post could work as well.

When sewing with this materials, use new sharp or microtex needles. A walking foot may help prevent the fabric from sliding all over the place when sewing. 

I hope that helps! Good luck :]

Fabrickind / Q&A Staff

@bsqtkid asked me how I make my patches so I decided to make a little tutorial.

There are many different ways to make patches but this is how i make them.

TEMPLATE

Step 1: Print off an image or logo that you want as your patch design. Once that’s printed glue it onto your piece of card. If you have a printer that can print on card I recommend doing that. My card is black so I do not have that option.

Step 2: Once you have your image on your card take a craft knife and carefully cut out your design. You have to be careful when using the knife as you want a smooth template for the paint to fill.

Step 3: Once you have cut out your design turn the card over and place double-sided sellotape around the edges, making sure you get the small flimsy pieces. This is so your template is stuck down and so that paint doesn’t bleed into places it shouldn’t, leaving you with a you get a clean image.

PAINTING

Step 4: Stick your template onto your fabric of choice and make sure everything is stick down properly. If you are using black fabric I recommend doing a base coat of black paint. This is because if you use a colour such as red, it will just be absorbed into the fabric so you need a barrier. Paint over the template, making sure you are getting paint in the right places. 

Step 5: When the black base coat is dry, do 2-3 coats of the colour you want. Usually if you are doing red on black you may need extra coats as the colour is quite dark against the black fabric.

Step 6: When the paint is dry and you are happy with the brightness of the colour, carefully peel the template off. Sometimes the edges of paint stick to the template and pick the paint off slightly. This can always be tidied up with a black marker or paint so that the lines look neater. 

I hope this helps anyone who wants to make patches at home :)

If you have any questions or want any tips, feel free to send me an inbox or message 

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Embossing Tutorial for Raised Designs on Fabric

While working on this year’s AN costume, I found a raised design. Applique might have worked, with a thicker fabric, but it seemed more embossed, so here’s my solution for adding some depth!

  1. Take your pattern, and sketch the design you’d like to emboss on it. Trace the new design onto a new template.
  2. Transfer your design to a piece of foam. One layer is probably enough, but if you need more height, cut more layers.
  3. Check your foam layer against your garment to make sure it fits as you’d like.
  4. Sandwich that foam between two layers of fabric. I’ve cut two layers of the original pattern piece for this, but you could probably make patches if your design is small and far from seams. Pin it in place so it doesn’t shift while you sew.
  5. Start sewing the two pieces of fabric around your foam. Try and be snug. You’re probably going to want to hand-stitch this if your design is more complex than straight lines. Here’s my design in-progress, with the holes still open.
  6. The effect will look different on different fabrics. I’d recommend at least one fabric be with out stretch, because the foam will not stretch. Also, the thicker your fabric, or more textured, the less noticeable your foam layer will be, and may need bulking up to compensate.

This sort of embossing hasn’t come up often for me, but hopefully this will help someone else!

chaoticbek  asked:

Hi! I intend to cosplay botw link in his champion tunic, but I've reached a dilemna. I've never been good with choosing fabric and don't have a lot of selection where I live so usually am forced to order fabric online which takes out the touch and feel aspect of fabric shopping. I was wondering if you had any recommendations for fabric for the tunic? I've seen people tell me kona cotton or cotton drill/twill but they don't really stretch for a shirt which concerns me

Hello there!

This isn’t a garment that would need much stretch, as it is loose fitting and has a wide enough neck opening. If you are worried about stretch, I think that the suggestion for a lighter weight cotton twill is good, but try to find a stretch twill with a little bit of spandex content. This would help it move with your body better, but wouldn’t be enough stretch to require special sewing or patterning considerations.

If you wanted to use something even stretchier, an interlock knit with a high cotton or rayon content would be nice and breathable and would be a bit thicker and more stable than something like a jersey knit, and would have increased stretch due to it being a knit.

I hope that helps! Good luck :]

Fabrickind / Q&A Staff

anonymous asked:

do you have any summer looks/tips? your fashion is stellar and im struggling keeping up my trans goth looks in the high heat..

thank you!! generally my summer goth fashion comes easy as a basement dwelling recluse, but ive been less of a shut-in than i usually am recently and here’s what’s been working for me

- i would recommend keeping fabrics in mind - if you wanna wear a long skirt for example, weather it’s a  light or thin material will make a big difference as opposed to something thick or heavy. 

- I dont know where you’re at body confidence-wise but i personally take summer as a great opportunity to get into the more skimpy areas of my wardrobe because it’s temperature appropriate. crop tops /muscle shirts or tank tops /short shorts are all great looks that are very easy to make goth ime. also you can cut stuff up yourself to remove the sleeves/legs or add fun random holes or cuts which add breatheability.

- mesh! mesh! mesh!

- if you arent into the idea of wearing a full on mesh shirt (which i get but also its basically an ideal look), a lot of sportswear comes in black for that good healthgoth lifestyle and that’s literally made to be comfortable and breezy. really can’t emphasize mesh enough tho

- invest in a setting spray for your makeup! I like the Nyx one which is really cheap iirc. that’ll help w your eye makeup immediately melting once the sun touches it. 

- you can make up for having to go for more minimalist in the heat and cut down on layers by wearing more fun accessories to add visual interest. those studded leather cuffs and chokers (or tattoo chokers those are cute and very 90s) and all really cheap generally and add lots of good goth energy to a look

have fun!!

juditonfire  asked:

I was wondering, how did you made the shaved sides and front in your Fuyuhiko wig to look that realistic?

Sorry for the delay in replying to this I thought it would be easier to explain with photos and I’ve been asked this a lot so here we go! A Fuyuhiko tutorial of sorts!

I started off with a Marty wig from Arda as this is a lacefront wig with a widows peak. Because I knew I’d have to cut it very short I bought a pack of extra wefts and sewn these in which made it EXTRA THICK AND FLOOFY. Here’s a pic of it with the wefts sewn in

Then it was the long process of cutting it short. This was done in layers, so a lot of clipping and cutting. I cut as short as I could without exposing the wefts, here is what it ended up like after cutting. A bit of advice is to keep your cut offs for a future step!

Then I sketched out a pattern for the shaved side sections. I did this initially on paper and pinned it on the wig head, of course wig heads tend to be smaller than actual human heads so I tested it on myself to make sure they were the right size and shape. Make sure they extend all the way to the front hairline. Sorry for the dodgy photo here I never expected anyone else to see it lol xD 

Now I had my templates it was time to make the actual shaved bits. What I did here was use a bald cap, an important thing here is to use a THICK bald cap, not the thin ones that you can see through. I traced the template onto the cap, then cut out the shapes. I recommend going a bit larger than you need because of the next step. (Sorry I didn’t take a photo of the bald bits before this…)

If you just attach the bald sections to the wig it will look a little fake, to make it more realistic I used the cut offs of wig hair I mentioned earlier. I covered the sides of the bald bits with hair so the edges are not obvious. This was VERY messy work as I used hot glue 8’D. You’ll probably also need to cut the hair so it’s vaguely equal and wont stand out when attached to the wig :3 Leave the edges on the hairline free of hair obviously.

Just like before, before you attach the bald sections, clip them to the wig and check their placement, there’s sort of no going back when you attach them for real so this is an important step! Again…dodgy photo I only took for personal reference xD

Once you’re happy it’s time to attach. I was recommended to use fabric glue on wigs but honestly I couldn’t get on with it at all. Use whatever glue you personally prefer, I used hot glue and it hasn’t budged since I made it. :3 Once they’re attached you may need to cut the hair a bit more ect to make sure it looks natural. 

Another thing worth mentioning that I’ve been asked a lot concerns when I wear it. I glue the lacefront to my head as normal with spirit gum, I also glue the bald bits at my hairline with spirit gum, but then I use liquid latex to blend the bald bits to my hairline. This takes quite some time and lots of layers to make it look natural, I’d also advise using makeup to your advantage when doing this (i covered the bald bits with the same makeup as I used on my face so the shades matched, i’m very pale so this was pretty essential!) Here’s the finished product! 

I hope that helps any would be baby gangstas, the wig is probably the most intimidating bit of this cosplay but it doesn’t need to be feared! ^_^

anonymous asked:

Hiya! Do you have any tips for protecting cosplay parts that will drag on the ground, such as long capes or skirts? Thank you!

The easiest way to protect it is simply carrying it, but if you don’t want to be carrying it around all day I’d recommend using a fabric protecting spray like Scotchgard Fabric Protector! Before using it all over the costume I’d recommend testing it on a small area of the fabric, or on a scrap if possible, just to make sure it doesn’t have a bad reaction to it :D

I hope this helps!

- Mod Sky

anonymous asked:

Hello! I've only ever done 2 cosplays in my life but for my next one in May 2018 I'm considering making Yuri Pilsetsky's Agape costume from Yuri on Ice and I was wondering if you had any recommendations for fabrics?

Hello there!

For this, you are going to need entirely knit materials with a high amount of stretch and recovery and a high spandex content. I would strongly recommend getting 4-way stretch materials.

For the lower half, you can use a ‘regular’ raschel-knit spandex for both the dark and light greys, or you can use a slightly thicker and more matte material, like a matte milliskin (which is what I used when I did a version of this, since I wanted the texture contrast). 

For the silver applique portion in the middle, I’d use something with shine to it – a silver mystique dot would be perfect, or a silver metallic spandex, though the metallic coatings tend to rub off quicker than mystique coatings.

For the upper portion, you’ll need some type of stretch mesh (whether a thinner mesh or a fishnet type mesh). The outfit is stated in the show to be see-through, so if you don’t want to or can’t show your actual skin, you can back the mesh in a spandex that matches your skin tone. A lot of other cosplayers use a mesh overlay on an opaque shiny silver, which is less accurate, but creates a nice effect.

I would recommend adding your own rhinestones to the material. Here’s some tips on using a wax stick to do so. Here’s also some tips on stretch applique

While it isn’t accurate to the final version used in the show, here’s the designer’s notes, which can give you some more ideas. It appears to have originally been conceived as stretch velvet.

I hope that helps! Good luck :]

Fabrickind / Q&A Staff

I have read some good bbrae fanfics, and some bad ones. I am willing to recommend authors to anyone who would love to read any bbxrae fabrics.I recommend AllenBlaster, Beautifulpurpleflame, vballqueen1792, and(if you like comics) shock777 has really great comics. She is really amazing at art and her little comic strips are hilarious, and fun to read. So yeah just some reccomendations hear for authors,I promise(most)you will not be disappointed.

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Annnnnd he’s done! Two days in the making, I’m getting pretty good at making these things. XD

Dread Pup Fen’Harel is made of fleece (do not recommend) and shiny scrap fabrics for bling effects. The orb is stretchy bathing suit material leftover from a dragon plush I made and black yarn hand-stitched in place.

Anyway! This is one of the plushies I’ll be carting around with me next week at MAGfest– might be bringing the Fen’Harel plush again, not sure yet. I also have plans to make a standing halla, but we’ll have to see how the week goes, lol. My lavellan might not have super advanced armor, but she has a crap-ton of plushies.

The plush pattern is a modified version of @sewdesune​‘s werewolf plush, which is ABSOLUTELY DARLING. <3 You can purchase it for only $5 HERE. I’ve gotta say, I’ve been trying out a lot of etsy patterns lately and by far, her patterns are the best I’ve seen. Definitely recommend!

I’ll try to snag some outside pics later this week if/when I can see sun. If I can find some decent minky fabric, I might even make some of these to sell. :)

Hope you guys enjoy him!

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The last time I went to Walmart, I picked up a few packs of cheap panties (taking care to choose only packs in sizes and colors with several others in stock, since I know first hand what a massive pain it is not to be able to find underwear in your size). Since the fabric is so thin, it’s a GREAT weight for making tiny doll clothes, and some of the colors and patterns are so pretty! My favorites are the two flowered patterns, the light yellow, and of course the fuchsia, which will be perfect for my Feferi dolly! ^^

Making tiny doll clothes can pose quite a challenge. For the average person, it’s not easy to work on such a small scale. I’ll be working in 1:12 scale, and I find that much easier than sewing for people! When sewing on a tiny scale, you’ve got to choose fabrics that are proportional to your doll: lightweight, tight weave, tiny print, good drape. Most doll makers recommend natural fabrics like cotton and silk, though I’ve had great success with stretch charmeuse and peachskin, both of which are polyester.

Ever notice how a lot of the time, Barbie’s clothes look perfectly scaled, but the patterns you buy at the fabric store never seem to come out right? Part of that is because of the material. A large print can dwarf your doll, and thick fabrics will be bulky and will probably not drape correctly. They’ll also be harder to sew and turn right side out. Stiff fabrics that don’t drape well will stick out at odd angles and just plain won’t look right. A tighter weave helps create the illusion of a scaled-down person in a scaled-down outfit rather than a little doll in ill-fitting clothes.

Pokemon Go (Female) Trainer Cosplay Tutorial Part 2: The Jacket

Yesterday we went over Part 1: The Romper! Today we go over the next big piece to this cosplay: The Jacket! (Click the title above to visit the first post.)

For this piece of the cosplay I altered a jacket pattern I bought, you are welcome to use this pattern or get your own preferred pattern and use the tips I outline below to help you in altering it to fit the cosplay.

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