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halo11701
10-14-2008, 11:44 AM
Well I kinda need help here, I don't smoke, and I do not intend on smoking.
I'm cosplaying as Havoc, and it wouldn't be a good cosplay with out his signature cigarette, right? So I need help on finding "fake cigarettes" for my cosplay. Maybe even ones that puff out fake smoke?

I also need help with his blond tuff of of hair, I have his original hair color, but I need like a wig or something to pull off his hair style.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

CeilingMan
10-14-2008, 12:37 PM
FakeCigarettes.com (http://www.fakecigarettes.com/)

I think this site might help.

halo11701
10-14-2008, 06:21 PM
Um I'm not try to quit smoking Destined, and I'm sure I wont be able to use that inside a convention. Even though it is pretty cool.

I need a "real looking" fake cigarette. I'm sure allot of Asuma cosplayers use them.

MithLuin
10-18-2008, 09:52 PM
Any particular reason you can't put an unlit real cigarette in your mouth and just dangle it for the day? It wouldn't, well, smoke, but it would still identify you as Havoc to anyone familiar with FMA.

Kenmichi
10-18-2008, 11:57 PM
Just light one and snuff it out.

halo11701
10-22-2008, 08:43 AM
Yeah, the only thing is, I'm under aged to be smoking. Thanks anyway. I have some ideas of fake ones I can buy.

Now I just need some way of doing the hair right.:toothy:

MithLuin
10-22-2008, 03:15 PM
Yeah, but you wouldn't be smoking...just walking around with a cigarette in your mouth. If you're worried about buying them, just ask someone older to buy them for you.

This seems a case where there really is no need to fake it.

However, if this bothers you, then do whatever you are comfortable with. After all, it's your cosplay!

Good luck with the hair :)

Kenmichi
10-23-2008, 07:24 PM
Yeah, the only thing is, I'm under aged to be smoking. Thanks anyway. I have some ideas of fake ones I can buy.

Now I just need some way of doing the hair right.:toothy:

I think you're making this more complicated than it needs to be. I can understand the age thing, as that's something that's pretty much unavoidable (Depending on your state, some states allow minors to possess and smoke while under age, others don't (For more on this go to http://slati.lungusa.org/states.asp)).

The easiest thing for you to do would be to ask someone you know that smokes or is over 18 to get you one cigarette, or two or however many you feel you'll need, carefully slice it open, scrape out all the tobacco, and fill it with something else. That way it is pretty much authentic looking, and contains no tobacco.

Or an even easier method would be to take a simple sheet of printer paper, measure out the length and roll it around a pen. Then use a very thin glue and tightly wrap the fake cigarette(s) shut. Fill the butt with a sturdy material to act as your filter, then fill it with whatever you want.

And probably the easiest method is to buy some rolling paper and make your own hand rolled cigarettes, filled with whatever you want. But in some states possessing rolling paper, whether it's rolled or not, under the age of 18 is just as punishable as possessing a lit or unlit cigarette that you're using. So browse the link I posted above for more on that. Otherwise, http://www.cigarettesamerica.com/index.php?cPath=82 has some pretty affordable rolling paper. Granted you're getting 24 individual rolling papers, it's the second most authentic route to take.

Dubaby
10-23-2008, 08:03 PM
If you REALLY don't want to go down the whole "dangling an unlit cigarette" route then you could always buy prank cigs.

If you find a shop that sells prank items or magic tricks you can often find some kind of "fake cigarette" that look real but have a form of powder compressed inside of it, so you can blow on the cigarette and "smoke" will come from the end.

Best part is it'll keep working all day as long as you don't use up the powder too quickly and they come in packs of 3 normally. I can't tell you any SPECIFIC stores that sell it or a company that makes them for that matter... but it can at least get you going in the right direction. You should be able to find them on online prank sites as well.

=]

halo11701
10-24-2008, 11:05 PM
Right chief(I called you that cause you cosplay as Mustang :D.), I was thinking of making a fake cigarette, sounds like a good idea, but I think I'll play it safe(Considering all these laws, especially my state NY, has very strict ones.). Only a buck for prank ones. I think the biggest issue will probably be the hair though.:geek:

Kenmichi
10-27-2008, 01:06 PM
Right chief(I called you that cause you cosplay as Mustang :D.), I was thinking of making a fake cigarette, sounds like a good idea, but I think I'll play it safe(Considering all these laws, especially my state NY, has very strict ones.). Only a buck for prank ones. I think the biggest issue will probably be the hair though.:geek:

That's understandable, like I said there's absolutely nothing you can do about the law regarding cigarettes and your age. Doesn't really matter what state you're in or how relaxed the general law is, it's always strictly enforced and is always accompanied by a fine. As long as you can give off the general "Lt. Jean Havoc" appeal, you've done what you need to do.

Good luck with the rest of the uniform!

halo11701
11-04-2008, 11:53 AM
Thanks! I pretty much have everything planed that I need for the cosplay, only thing is the hair.

I do not know if this question would belong in the cosplay wig/hair forums, but it's anime and I don't want two of these threads.

Anyway here is the question, how can I do Havoc's hair? I have his secondary hair color so I don't think I'll be needing a wig, but I'm just perplexed as to how I could pull off that tuff of hair he has in the front?:confused: