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mito-kun
02-14-2010, 06:26 PM
I've been really wanting to put a Kamina cosplay together for future use (I'm not 100% sure when the next con I'm going to will be or anything... :c). I've been thinking a lot about it, but thought I would ask for advice here... What would be the best way to make Kamina's glasses in a way that they look simple yet stay on my face?

Refs:

http://kumakorner.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/kamina.jpg
http://fc00.deviantart.com/fs21/f/2007/294/e/b/KaminaKlub_ID_by_kaminaklub.jpg
http://media.photobucket.com/image/kamina/BucketONothing/GurrenLagann/Kamina/kamina2h.jpg

Chergnomebyl
02-14-2010, 06:48 PM
I used Acrylic plastic for mine. See here.
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2373487/
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2372308/

mito-kun
02-14-2010, 07:15 PM
Oh, neat. Where can I find acrylic plastic, and is it expensive?

Also, can you wear them without holding them?

Kitsoru
02-14-2010, 07:27 PM
It is in bigger sheets. It's finding it in the right color at a small size that's the hard part. That, and cutting it.

You could try spirit gumming them to your nose, but they might be too heavy....

Chergnomebyl
02-14-2010, 07:32 PM
Kitsoru's right. But with here we have a store that they cut them smaller. Like I got a foot of the AP and could make..2-3 glasses with them for $5. You just have to look around.

mito-kun
02-14-2010, 07:39 PM
Is it something you could find at, like, an art store? And how did you cut it?

Chergnomebyl
02-14-2010, 07:48 PM
No I don't believe so. I tried looking at michaels and hobby lobby for a material for them.
I used a dremel.

Kitsoru
02-14-2010, 08:39 PM
Acrylic plastic is also called plexiglass (rather, plexiglass is a brand of acrylic plastic, but you've probably heard that name more often). If you know what plexiglass is, you can imagine how thick/hard it'd be to cut.

It can be found sometimes at automotive or construction type stores, I would think, or specialty plastics stores (TAP in California, I think). You can order it online, but only in huge sheets. And even then, the most popular colors you're going to find are clear, maybe one or two translucent colors, opaque white, and opaque black. Kamina's color is gonna be hard to find.

You CAN however, paint it, I asked this relative question a little time back and got an answer here (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?p=3143260#post3143260), so you can read through this thread a little more and see what you can get out of it.

mito-kun
02-14-2010, 09:31 PM
Okay, that really helps! Thanks! :D I'll have to search around and see if I can find any acrylic plastic... I'll probably be back with more questions, though! ^_^''' But thank you guys for your help! I think I've got some ideas on how I can pull this off....... Maybe... '''orz

Chergnomebyl
02-14-2010, 10:34 PM
Goodluck! ^_^!

Xaevier
02-14-2010, 10:42 PM
What kind of tip did you use on your dremel to cut it? I have been having issues cutting through acrylic, tho I think it's just because I bought it a tad too thick.