pinni's sewing/cosplay blog
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hello friends it is i Pinni and i will be talking about my costume making and sewing endeavours here

i will also post about interesting cosplay/sewing related things i find and sometimes tutorials too

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2 weeks ago - (713)
— Crossplay Tutorial

beardthirst:

Disclaimer: This is for female-to-male transformations OR for anyone that wants to look extra manly image


Materials you will need: 
- fabric scissors 
- hot glue OR a sewing machine (you can attach them with thread or glue, both will work equally well) 
-  Approximately 1/2 yd cotton batting (the stuff you use to make quilts) You may need more or less depending on your size
- (optional) fabric to make a sort of casing for your batting 

1. Measure the two largest parts of your upper arm for both width and length. 

2. Next, cut out 4 squares of batting which match those measurements. 

3. Before you glue/sew anything, make sure they fit your arm the way you want them to. The should be tight enough to stay in place. Pin them together and see what they look like underneath your cosplay 

4. Once you are satisfied with the fit, attach the two ends. Try them on one more time just to be safe, see how they look, etc…

And that’s it! You now have detachable muscles for your cosplay to help you make a more convincing male character. This will help give you a more triangular upper body, especially if you have shoulder pads to aid you as well. Someone said, “Where did your hips go?!?” when they saw me wearing these underneath my jacket!  

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Here is a picture of me at Fanime before I thought to make fake muscles. (plus weird rolled down sleeves DON’T JUDGE ME)

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And here is one of me at AX with new and improved boy arms. yay!

 

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No muscles ;__;

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Muscles!

So, you see- it does make a difference!  


Other tips to aid you in your transformation-
1. Contouring. You may require more or less contouring depending on your character, but it is usually safe to say that you will need to do some amount of contouring. Boys tend to have more squared off jaws and defined cheekbones (not in all cases, of course- but that is just something that is immediately recognizable as being cosmetically masculine).
I would suggest looking up both cosplay contouring and professional makeup contouring videos. 

2. Eyebrows. Fatten those babies up. 

3. Cross your arms for pictures, pressing your forearms against one another to make them look larger/more defined. 

4. Don’t let belts and such sit at where your natural waist is- instead, but it more toward your hips to trick people into thinking you have a straight torso. 

5. Shape-wear- I would advise this for any body type with any cosplay just because it helps everything look more neat overall.

Thanks for reading! Have fun with your crossplay! 

P.S- If you used this tutorial as a guide for your cosplay, send me a picture of it! I want to see how it turned out for other people. 



 

2 months ago - (36560)

akapyon:

東京喰種 カネキマスクの作り方 その6

いよいよ仕上げです。

赤い合皮にファスナーを付け、歯のパーツと重ねて縫います。

それをフェイスに貼り付けたら、最後にワッシャーとゴム紐を付けて完成!

ゴム紐は眼帯側にホックを付けて固定できるようにしています。

自分の顔ぴったりのサイズ&リアルなマスクが出来上がりました。

simonblackquill:

i got my shoes for toudou today~ i looked everywhere online for white shoes with two velcro straps but i could only find ones with three im so glad i found these in a shop for $25

simonblackquill:

i got my shoes for toudou today~ i looked everywhere online for white shoes with two velcro straps but i could only find ones with three im so glad i found these in a shop for $25

3 months ago - (564)
— How I made my wig for Josuke (Pompadour wig tutorial)

bar-code-cat:

I’ve had some questions about this and I’ve only now gotten around to making this. Unfortunately I didn’t take many pictures while I was making the wig, so this will be mostly text based!

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Wire (I used floral wire, I recommend something thick)
  • Tape (Something paint will cover well, like masking or painting tape)
  • Glue (I used hot glue)
  • Black acrylic paint (or whatever color you’re using for the hair on the pompadour)
  • a base wig (about mid-neck length, reference the back of Josuke’s hair and decide how short you want it. The sideburn parts at least need to be long)
  • wefts that match the color of the base wig
  • OPTIONAL: curly/crimped hair wefts

HOW TO MAKE IT:

  1. Take the circumference of your head (I made mine around the middle of my forehead). Add two inches to ensure room for the wig and to make it comfortable to wear. Make a circle out of wire with this circumference.
  2. Make the shape of the pompadour out of wire, from front to back. What I did was attach a wire to the back of the circle, then connect the wire directly across the first connection, then shape the profile view. I did this five times in total. One wire in the middle and two on each side.
  3. Weave some wire between the front to back wires and attach those to the sides.

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    (Here’s my attempt at a picture. Imagine that the pompadour is at a 3/4 view.)

    4. After trying it on to see that it fits comfortably and is the right shape, cover it completely with tape. I suggest wrapping the tape around the circumference around your head part of the wire as well. If you want, you can cover it with glue to make sure the tape doesn’t come apart. I did that, but it’s not completely necessary.

    image(When putting it on, it should fit something like this. That’s my real hair hurr hurr)

    5. Paint the tape with acrylic paint in the color of your wig/wefts.

    6. Start gluing hair to the top of the tape pompadour. I used curly hair wefts to match the weird texture on the top of Josuke’s pompadour and also because it covers the pompadour very quickly.

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    (The part outlined in red is where the curly part of the pompadour is. It goes from the front of the top to the very back of the pompadour)

    7. Next, start gluing the wefts around the circumference of the opening to the pompadour. Go from one ear to the other, leave the back without the wefts glued.

    8. Measure where to cut the wefts by wrapping the hair upward where it will go on the pompadour, finding a length that you like, and then cutting vertically to make sure the ends of the hair aren’t blunt cut.

    9. Start slicking the wefts against the pompadour with Got2B glued. With enough product (Which admittedly wasn’t much, the gel is very strong) some of the wefts stay up on their own, but for the parts that don’t, I hot glued them into place. DON’T BE STUPID LIKE ME AND TRY TO GLUE THEM UP WITH MOD PODGE. I have a lot of problems with the wig because of the mod podge I put in it (because I didn’t know any better at the time).

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    (Yellow shows the direction I glued the hair up, and green shows the ends of the hair)

    10. Put on the base wig and try on the pompadour on top of it. Does it fit well? Good. Cover the inside with hot glue and put it on. BE CAREFUL. If you use a lot it’ll seep through the wig and burn you. If you use just a bit it’s stay on but won’t touch or burn your head. It’s best if you have a buddy help with this. 

    11. Another part that helps to have a buddy this step. Have buddy slick back the visible parts of the base wig and cover the back with your long sideburns. (Shoutout to Ghostlyfla, who begrudgingly became hair stylist Rohan and did this part for me while I was wearing it)

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    (The pink is where the base wig sideburns cover up the end of the pompadour)

    After that, you’re basically done! Just darken your real sideburns with eyeliner/eyeshadow.

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    (Warning, you will probably at least once accidentally headbutt someone with your pompadour)

simonblackquill:

i think these are my fav shots from purikura

i lent my ittoki stuff to rakuyo so he wouldnt be the only one without a cosplay lol aoba is splitbricks and lightning is 420basch and ringo is my mum

simonblackquill:

the rest of the purikura shots !!

simonblackquill:

I was Ittoki on Saturday with my mum as Ringo! Met up with yobanashikano who cosplayed Annie from LoL for the weekend. If you have any photos of us please let us know!

I was Arisato Minato/P3 Protag on Sunday with a Rise and I posed with the Fool Arcana card or the evoker so let me know if you see any pics of us too :)

3 months ago - (7380)
angellust155:

hot-uncle-unalaq:

fontscosplay:

Female to Male Crossplay Makeup Tutorial by Vilya0

I tried to do my eyes more like person does it in their tutorial- I like the way it turned out! 

These are the methods I take and I recommend it!!

angellust155:

hot-uncle-unalaq:

fontscosplay:

Female to Male Crossplay Makeup Tutorial by Vilya0

I tried to do my eyes more like person does it in their tutorial- I like the way it turned out! 

These are the methods I take and I recommend it!!

simonblackquill:

hey that me(nato)

im gonna wear this to nova yeah

More progress… really happy with how neat the lines are turning out 8)

More progress… really happy with how neat the lines are turning out 8)