🌟Poll on my story or you can vote in comments!🌟
Vote for which cosplays youd like to see first for me at Retrogaming expo in your order! Which character would best suite me? Which order should i wear them (fri, sat, sun). Dont feel intimidated, these are just ideas!
These are just some rough ideas for future cosplans. I’m thinking of going to retrogaming expo after uwaji, if i can afford it. Its a little cheaper then Kumo and Ive never gone before so I gotta start on new video game cosplays I havent done before if im going. If i dont end up going, i can wear them elsewhere!
Anyway: they are as follows
1. Susie(deltarune, left)
Zelda (botw 2 right)
2. Xion (kingdom hearts left) Tifa (final fantasy 7 right)
This is just for fun but I’d like to see which character youd think best suites me!
Since I get a lot of questions on very particular props, I'm going to do a little series to have all the progress pics in one place and give a mini tutorial if you want to try it too. If you have any other requests or questions, let me know in the comments~
1. Making a foam wig cap instead of using a normal one is gonna be super helpful in the long run. The first pic is the pattern I made off a generic mannequin head. I almost prefer this to custom sized ones as it's a snug fit. I added elastic bands on the foam seams with most tension to keep it secure to my head.
2. Laying the foundation is key. When I got the pool noodles, I used my box cutter to cut them into sixths, then I used those pieces to make the most prominent features. Heating them with a heat gun will help seal the shape and smooth the texture.
3. Start treating it like hair. This is when the main pieces are secure and you can begin the styling. I just braided the pool noodles~
4. Detailing + painting. I wish I had taken more pics at this stage because this is what sells it. On top of the pool noodles, I layered strips of 2mm foam to hide some of that sponge texture. Treat each strip like a strand of hair and be sure to place& bend them in a natural way. I used my x-acto knife to carve some lines on the sides for texture. When painting, this depends on the character, but be sure to shade. It makes it all the more dramatic, especially in photos.
Anyway, sorry if that was too long, I hope this was somewhat helpful!