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jennarose
02-19-2008, 08:52 PM
Sorry if this is like the 10th Matt thread posted...anyways I have a few questions...

So I am planning on cosplaying Matt after Summer is over, and I am just getting a head on things so I don't completely freak when I begin to do it.

First of all...here is the Matt we all know and love...

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m316/Uchihagirl12/Death%20note/matt.gif

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t178/liertosasuke/Death%20Note/Matt.png

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj209/mafiachick92194/Death%20Note/Clipboard15.jpg

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i137/KeeperOfTheStars_2006/anime/Death%20Note/dnmatt7.jpg

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb151/allyoop6216neo/Matt/Matt12.jpg

So my first question comes to me...

Do I do the fan version or the anime version of his hair? To be accurate I am leaning towards the anime version, but does anyone have a good idea on what color his hair is? Also I am quite stumped on finding a good wig in that kind of color...I know I can dye, but only if I have too. And what is a good wig?

I am going to do this red/black stripped shirt, so I guess I am basically doing the anime version.

The red shirt I found is perfect, but it's out of stock, but that's okay since I have until Summer is over.

http://www.findcoolclothes.com/01612.html

And the vest...I don't even know where to begin. I will most likely go to goodwill and try to find a similar vest. Also this may be a dumb question, but does Jo Anns has fake fur? And what would be the best (and not really wallet crunching) fur to get, and how would you sew it on? Just normally or no? (Sorry lots of questions in that one)

And then comes the jeans. Thats the part of making the cosplay that I am really looking forward too! They are so different and are just...cool (And if they turn out good enough, who knows, I may even wear them normally). I have a good idea how to do them. Just buy jeans that are long on me and put a seam.

Then there are the boots, which I will just find at goodwill.

And the gloves which I can easily buy.

Oh and then the goggles! Almost forgot them...what are some good sites that have some goggles similar to his, but doesn't kill your budget. Under 15 bucks would be great.

And then comes the last small detail that every Matt cosplay needs...Fake (Or real if you do) cigarettes! I am pretty sure Party City would have them.

Wow...that's alot of questions...heh heh.

If anyone could help that would be great! Thanks again!

Koisnake
02-19-2008, 08:57 PM
Do whatever hair version you want, but if your entering it into a contest or is going for accuracy, go for the original Anime version. His hair is sort of off-brown.

Yes, Jo Aan's is a great store for faux fur, I go there all the time. Go for a long pile white, but not too long. As for sewiing, sew it from the back and be sure to pull out any fur that is stuck on the seams.

As for his googles, the best place to get 'em cheap is Ebay, so I'll go fetch a few links for you.

Hyuuga Tenten
02-19-2008, 08:57 PM
For the sake of my fingers lol.


I recently started a thred found here---->

http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=139270

There is a section on the first post on where to find certain things For Matt goggles, cig, etc. The lower post is lists of threds that have already been started, disscussions that might help.

What my sister did for her Matt Jacket was that she made the base, which looked like a regular tan vest, then she hand sewed the fur (fake) onto the vest. As Koisnake said you can fined the fur at a Jo Ann's. I hope this helps!

jennarose
02-19-2008, 09:00 PM
Thank you both of you for your inputs!

Hyuuga Tenten: I'll check it out!

Koisnake: Thanks!

Koisnake
02-19-2008, 09:01 PM
Your welcome, if you have any more questions, just say so. You can search the threads here, the Prop Thread and the Wig thread and most likely, they'll give you links for what your looking for.

jennarose
02-19-2008, 09:11 PM
Your welcome, if you have any more questions, just say so. You can search the threads here, the Prop Thread and the Wig thread and most likely, they'll give you links for what your looking for.

Will do! ^^

jennarose
02-20-2008, 06:02 PM
Also I have found goggles...two actually and I can't decide on which one...

http://www.amazon.com/HJC-ROGUE-GOGGLE-SILVER-MIRROR/dp/B000WBHOMY/ref=sr_1_58?ie=UTF8&s=apparel&qid=1198456859&sr=1-58

The lenses is more the color of what he wears.

http://www.amazon.com/Urban-Boundaries-Vented-Snowboard-Goggle/dp/B000YK3OYA/ref=pd_sbs_a_title_9

Or this one in the chrome yellow...

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t178/liertosasuke/Death%20Note/Matt.png

and there is Matt himself...again..

I am leaning towards the first ones...but what do you guys think?

Koisnake
02-20-2008, 06:11 PM
I would go with the first one since it looks very accurate and it needs no editing at all.

No, wait, go for the second one since its cheaper and still looks good. I like the lens better on that one.

jennarose
02-20-2008, 06:59 PM
I would go with the first one since it looks very accurate and it needs no editing at all.

No, wait, go for the second one since its cheaper and still looks good. I like the lens better on that one.

Yeah...I see what you mean...even though the lenses is not the best color, the shape does seem more like the one's Matt wears...

and it's cheaper! hehe a win win!

I have been thinking about the hair...I mean I want to be accurate and things, but his red hair has really grown on me...plus I think he looks better with red hair. But would wearing the red/black sleeved shirt look weird with the red hair and such. I kind of don't want to wear the white/black shirt since I am pale and wearing the white shirt may wash me out or something. I don't know I still have a while to decide on things.

Koisnake
02-20-2008, 07:51 PM
I honestly think Matt looks good with brown hair, but hey, thats your opinion. If your going with the Red look, be sure not to go with blunt red. Try a very dark red, and if possible, red with a brown-hue. It will look much better then something bright and plain red and more accurate.

As for the shirt, eh, I guess it doesn't kill to have a red and black shirt too. No-one should yell at you, since, you are going for a look that looks best with your completion.

jennarose
02-20-2008, 07:53 PM
I am also wondering on his jeans..

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb151/allyoop6216neo/Matt/Matt12.jpg

are the seams folded in or are they folded out? Sorry if that didn't make sense..

Koisnake
02-20-2008, 08:05 PM
They look folded in to me, but then again, I myself still need to research. My twin is currently doing a Matt cosplay herself, I'm doing Mello, so I need to check up on it.

A good thing to do is search on Matt cosplayers on the cosplay search engine and see what they did. Most people say they cut the pants and sew them back together with exposed seams.

jennarose
02-20-2008, 09:10 PM
I honestly think Matt looks good with brown hair, but hey, thats your opinion. If your going with the Red look, be sure not to go with blunt red. Try a very dark red, and if possible, red with a brown-hue. It will look much better then something bright and plain red and more accurate.

As for the shirt, eh, I guess it doesn't kill to have a red and black shirt too. No-one should yell at you, since, you are going for a look that looks best with your completion.


Yeah I agree the blunt red would look too red...I truly don't know yet...I keep going going back are forth. It's just I know alot of people do the manga/fan version and doing the anime version kind of worries me. I know I will most likely be recognized, but then again...if not alot people do the anime version I will be unique! (Yay)

Yukari Kaiba
02-20-2008, 09:46 PM
im also working on a Matt cosplay (also doing the fan version), so i can help you out on the wig deal. I ordered mine from Cosworx and i got it in the Henna Red color - its still red, but its not like super bright red. if you look in the short hair with bangs, check out the April style wig and look at the color chart, you'll see what the Henna Red looks like.