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Sentinel150
07-30-2010, 06:34 PM
Hello everyone!

Other posters on the Zelda forum and I believe that it would be beneficial to dedicate a thread to everyone's favorite Zelda alter-ego, Sheik! This way those focusing specifically on this cosplay can share their thoughts, methods, and experiences to aid others attempting her without redirecting the topic on the common Zelda forum.

Hope to hear more from everyone soon! :toothy:

Rhazia
08-01-2010, 09:39 PM
I made my Sheik cosplay as a bit of a last minute decision and I regret that. It was wearable, but nowhere near done. Not only that, but what I did do didn't look as good or as accurate as it could have. *sigh* I love this character so I'm going to do it right, which means tearing the costume apart, changing a bunch of stuff and sewing it back together. I want to make this costume as accurate as possible.

Gah! I should have chosen something a bit simpler as my first cosplay.

Sentinel150
08-02-2010, 05:32 PM
I still think your Brawl Sheik looks awesome Rhazia! As much as I love being accurate too it is very difficult for any cosplayer to replicate the exact look of a favorite character (I can only hope that mine turns out as well as yours)! For being last minute you did very well (both of my Samus suits were last minute too, and though not perfect they are among my favorites). Sometimes being in a time crunch helps with motivation, lol. Right now I'm slacking on my new cosplays because it seems as though I have all the time in the world.

I shall be working on my Sheik costume during the school year and next summer if need be, and already am having problems with the eyelets and wig. I think we discussed this before, lol. I found out that what made the eyelet holes difficult to make was the fabric glue I used to bind the black pads and the white cord that goes on the edges together! So I have to cut through a layer of fabric glue, two layers cloth, two layers stretch cloth and two layers interfacing to make the holes :blubber:. I'll find a way though!

I hope your next Sheik cosplay works out! It seems as though you don't have too much to change with what you have already. If you want detailed images of Sheik you can view the trophies in Super Smash Brothers Brawl. I used them as a reference for all of my Nintendo character cosplays. :)

Cotton Spores
08-02-2010, 08:01 PM
Good luck with your Sheiks. Hope they look awesome.
By the way, what does the "beyond" in the title mean?

Rhazia
08-02-2010, 08:22 PM
I will definitely use the trophy this time around. I used the character model the first time so a lot of the details were blurry. I had my Wii hooked up to an HDTV as well which just made things worse. I hooked it up to my parents' 12 year old standard TV and everything is so much clearer. Haha

Sentinel150
08-03-2010, 02:33 PM
Good luck with your Sheiks. Hope they look awesome.
By the way, what does the "beyond" in the title mean?

I put "Beyond" in the title because the Legend of Zelda series has the tendency of bringing back characters multiple times across the games. Sheik originally appeared in Ocarina of Time (an updated version being used in Melee) and the Brawl model of the character was from Twilight Princess, but they cut her out (with Zelda being trapped in the castle and then later being "absorbed" by Midna, Sheik would not have a place in the tale anyway).

"Beyond", thus, is a placeholder for any future games she may appear in. I hope she does :D
Thank you for the encouragement Cotton Spores! :)

Rhazia: I know! We got an HD TV and I had to modify all of the "game" visual settings on the tv to make it less "sharp" because the Wii system graphics did not translate well.

All of the trophies are excellent sources, but you have to either engrain the images into your head or make detailed sketches to cement the image rather than keep going back to the game to check for corrections (I did that one too many times initially and just decided to crack out the old pencil and paper, lol :crylaugh:). There may be a way to take photos, but it is unlikely.

Good luck!

Tamlin
09-01-2010, 12:27 AM
I too have made a fail Sheik....I will hopefully remedy this in the near future!
I had found links to all the "skins" images for Brawl Sheik but sadly my computer crashed and I lost all my reference art and sights. I'll be searching here soon to locate what I lost and can post them here if anyone needs them!
I have made a Princess Sheik cosplay, think about what would happen if Zelda got caught between transformations?! lol, I needed something for a ball and ran with the idea.

Rhazia
09-01-2010, 02:01 PM
My googling found this - http://forums.kc-mm.com/Gallery/BrawlView.php?Type=Character%Sheik%#Page=1&Type=Character%Sheik% which I found to be a good reference for the embroidery.

I took my Sheik costume apart today. It's currently sitting in pieces on my bed. I have a lot to do, but I have until May to do it so I'm not too worried. n_n

Sentinel150
09-01-2010, 09:58 PM
Rhazia: Those are good links! Unfortunately I already put all of the embroidery markings on my Brawl cosplay already, but they will definitely be useful for future Sheik cosplayers. I hope your second try at the cosplay is to your liking, and seeing how the first one was good I would expect the second to be even better!

I hope to have mine done by next year when my friends will be Midna and Ashei :D Only the lacing on the bracer/midsection, painting the Sheikah symbol, tattering the white cloth, styling the wig and the series of wrappings left to go! Alphonse armor is taking such a long time to make :bigcry: it's mostly procrastination on my part.

Tamlin: I remember stumbling upon your Sheik and Princess Sheik on this site long ago :) Combining Zelda and Sheik in my opinion was quite clever, lol. My one friend was devastated when she found out Zelda and Sheik were one and the same. She's in the crowd that is in denile and believes that Sheik is separate and male. In my book, Ocarina of Time does not lie, Zelda=Sheik.

That reminds me of a funny picture I found that used Zelda to end the "Pirates vs Ninjas" debate. It went...

Pirate= Tetra, Tetra= Windwaker Zelda, Windwaker Zelda= Ocarina of Time Zelda, Ocarina of Time Zelda= Sheik, Sheik= Ninja, Ninja=Pirate.

That's the amazing thing about cosplaying as Sheik, you are Princess Zelda (albeit a cool, masked version of her).

Sheik of Shadow
09-21-2010, 05:29 PM
I'd wanted to cosplay Sheik since...well, since OoT came out way back in the day. I view him as a totally separate character in his own right, and I relate to him greatly. This is why he's my signature cosplay, and cosplay name sake XD I was very anal about having the costume as close to perfect as I could possibly get, so it took a while but I was REALLY happy with how everything came out. If you plan on cosplaying him, it takes A LOT of work, blood, sweat and tears. There's a joke with my friends that my own blood went into making the Sheikah Crest on the front of my cowl XD It's hard, but if you care for his character, and you REALLY want to cosplay him, it's way worth it ^.^ I know I'm proud of what I did, and very happy with my result. I do plan to make the Brawl version as well, and some of my own variations, in the future.

Sentinel150
09-22-2010, 11:39 PM
Hi! Thanks for joining the thread.

Yeah, I know from experience that Sheik is difficult, especially the Brawl version with the lacing and various pieces that must be affixed.

This next summer I'll resume making mine and be a bit more active on the forum. My Zelda group will include a Midna and Ashei, so I'll be helping with their costumes as well. The character designs from the games truly are amazing, I can't wait to finish mine.

Sheik of Shadow: I hope I did not offend by calling Sheik a "she". My friend and I have given up arguing about it, lol. To each their own! Good luck on any future Sheik-related projects you have, and feel free to ask for advice if need be.

I'm a stickler for accuracy as well, so I know what you mean by "bleeding" for your craft. It takes a lot of time and commitment- but in the end having that moment to don the garb of one of your favorite characters is truly worth all the sweat and toil.

Sheik of Shadow
09-23-2010, 12:07 PM
Sentinel: Haha of course you didn't offend me! Everyone has their own view on things, and Sheik is no exception. Some see him as a he, some see him as Zelda, and there are many variations on how it all works. It's all according to each person's opinion, and no one is right and no one is wrong. We all just see Sheik in our own way ^.^

Brawl version is proving itself to be much more difficult than the OoT version that took me a week(when compounding all the hours)to finish. But, hopefully I'll be premiering that at Anime Expo 2011. I have a lot of variations of Sheik to make, and so far my only ones are OoT, a rave costume of my own design, and a vampire version of my own design that I'm doing for Halloween this year. Brawl is next to complete, then a Dark/Shadow Sheik design I made.

Rhazia
09-23-2010, 05:08 PM
I have the embroidery done on the legs, but I've had to set Sheik aside so I can work on other costumes. A Darkstalkers group I'm a part of got bumped up a con, which means Sheik got bumped out. =/ But I'll definitely finish it for a photoshoot at least.

For that photoshoot I'd love to do a lot of her moves from Brawl. I've been taking Karate for about 5 years now, so action shots ftw! I just want to vent a bit. The way Sheik kicks is stupid. The way she crawls is stupid. The way she moves in general is stupid. (but I love it, of course)

Her f-tilt is a spinning heel/hook kick, but, like... she turns her upper body backwards while she does it. I'm having trouble with that one. I have the flexibility for it but it's just a really weird motion. And it's hard to balance. And goes against my muscle memory of doing them properly. =/

Her nair's a flying side kick. She folds her upper body over her leg while she does it. wtf? why? Just because she can? haha

And her crawl is all kinds of stupid. Moving like that is seriously one of the most awkward things I've ever done and requires major flexibility in about 6 places (ankle, wrist, spine, hips, shoulder... eh, five). It's stupid. It looks awesome, but it's very impractical. I already got a few shots of me doing it but I didn't even do it right at the time, my ankle's too far out. =/ I can do this one properly, so I'm not worried 'bout this one. It's just really weird.

Sheik of Shadow
09-23-2010, 05:21 PM
Rhazia: I can agree that none of his moves for Brawl are really practical, or in a word, easy, but they make for some seriously epic poses for photos XD I've taken my Sheik cosplay with me to 2 different conventions now, and the day after I wear him(which on both occasions has meant not being able to make it more than 5 feet without hearing "can I please take your photo!"), my whole body feels wrecked and I'm sore all over. But striking those poses is SO worth it. I've been working on making all the action poses from Brawl more, since I'm going to be premiering the actual Brawl version at next year's Anime Expo, and I'm really thanking the Goddesses for my gymnastics and martial arts classes, as well as my early years of ballet XD It really helps...but I still feel sore everywhere afterwards haha...

Sentinel150
09-24-2010, 11:11 PM
I know what you guys mean, lol. I took tap/ballet and gymnastics when I was little and have successfully maintained my flexibility as well, but some of the moves are ridiculous! Very flashy and impressive though, lol.

It's totally understandable being sore after walking about all day making poses for pictures. I recall my muscles aching like crazy all along my neck, shoulders, and my right arm because of all the armor I wore for Samus (quite a few times now with the 4 days of convention I've taken my suits to).

I was also part of the scripted Anime/Game Human Chess Match for Toracon 2010, so I had to go to practices in costume and rehearse fights over and over. Because I did not fight till the end, it was 2 hours of standing, walking to the side, and back and forth, lol.

There was a girl who was being OoT Sheik in that match, and she was a break-dancer and experienced in capoeira so she had quite a few cool moves to employ. I'm still learning windmills for Sheik's "get up from a knock-down" from Brawl and it has been going quite well- the only worry I have is that it will do damage to the wig and parts of the costume on my back depending upon what surface I perform the move on when I actually try the move while wearing the cosplay.

Here is how the Sheik in our Chess Match fought...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gB5s25xBFGU&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YncaivPPVmU&feature=related

The first was a short battle. If you notice she is wearing sneakers, lol. I believe in the future she hopes to make covers for them, because then you still have traction etc. You can see me briefly on the right side near the end of the fight waiting with the slew of game characters. lol.

The second was more of a "Break-dance" battle with Mugen from Samurai Champloo.

I just really had to be a tank who could fire, though I did do an awesome high roundhouse in my armor, which was difficult but unexpected for a cosplay that bulky to be able to do.

Unfortunately our Chess group has not uploaded our professionally recorded videos yet, as we are editing the two performances into one to make a definitive version with the best of both.

It really is rewarding to be able to move and pose like your character, adds to the whole experience.

Keep up the good work!

Seifer-sama
10-10-2010, 02:56 PM
My Brawl Sheik costume is just about complete. I finally finished all of the embroidery on the leggings and now all I really need to do is just a few touch ups here and there. I would really like to remake the sword at some point. (It's very poorly made, but luckily, no one really notices).

As for the Sheik moves, I am not as flexible as I would like to be... but I have been working on that as well. :P But even without experience, some of those poses are just so awkward looking.

BarfinRainbows
10-10-2010, 08:06 PM
So I'm planning on making a Sheik (OoT/Melee version) and I'm clueless on how to make the bodysuit. I'm thinking about buying a blue unitard and fabric painting the other shade of blue onto it. I've never worked with a unitard or fabric paint, so I was wondering if someone could describe the process to me and/or give me any other advice. Thanks C:

Sentinel150
10-10-2010, 09:14 PM
So I'm planning on making a Sheik (OoT/Melee version) and I'm clueless on how to make the bodysuit. I'm thinking about buying a blue unitard and fabric painting the other shade of blue onto it. I've never worked with a unitard or fabric paint, so I was wondering if someone could describe the process to me and/or give me any other advice. Thanks C:

Hello! Welcome to the thread.

I've worked with bodysuits for Samus! One I used standard shiny fabric paint on and the other oil marker. Neither of these would I suggest to you, as normal fabric paint (even "soft ones") still have a brittle or stiff texture that will clash with the spandex/lyra's smoothness and oil markers are expensive/very limited color-wise.

People commonly use fabric dyes, fabric markers, or even just sew on layers of cloth atop their suit to achieve Sheik's color-scheme. I could guess that the methods Midna cosplayers use on their suits might be helpful. I know one used spray-on fabric paint, but you have to carefully tape over areas you do not want to be painted while you are wearing it and even then it could seep into other areas.

I'm sorry I can't be of more assistance. :( Hopefully other Melee/Oot Sheik cosplayers can lend some aid, as I'm making the Brawl version which does not encounter this problem.

There should be some methods touched upon in the descriptions of other Sheik costumes on this site, the Midna ones too. You could also experiment on scrap fabric to see how different mediums bleed, end up texturally, and how they streak or stay uniform after being used.

As always, when working with a bodysuit it is best to wear it and have someone else paint directly onto you, especially for areas you cannot reach. This way the designs will be true to your form and will have already been extended over cloth that stretches out.

Good luck with your cosplay! :)

RappyDemon
10-13-2010, 04:48 PM
So I'm planning on making a Sheik (OoT/Melee version) and I'm clueless on how to make the bodysuit. I'm thinking about buying a blue unitard and fabric painting the other shade of blue onto it. I've never worked with a unitard or fabric paint, so I was wondering if someone could describe the process to me and/or give me any other advice. Thanks C:

I used this method, with Jacquard fabric paint, and it worked pretty well! You just have to be wearing the suit while it is being painted. For me, this meant I needed someone to help get parts that I couldn't reach. (I'm not as flexible as some on this thread, haha!)

The only problem I had was that it lost some of the stretch around my lower torso, especially the crotch area so it sometimes looks a little funny in pictures: http://s4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/IrishHalo/?action=view&current=4975923664_77637e0c8b_b.jpg
I also noticed that in some pictures the difference between the two colors is not really noticable, (like in the one I linked) in some it's weird, but in others it's perfect. I guess it just depends on the camera/lighting/etc.

BarfinRainbows
10-13-2010, 09:41 PM
Thanks for the tips RappyDemon and Sentinel150 C:

Also RappyDemon, I'm in awe of your costume. White debating whether to do a OoT/Melee version or Brawl version of Sheik, your pictures helped in my decision to choose OoT =) Very beautiful costume and inspirational.

Now I'm just wondering, does fabric paint still look vibrate even on black material?

RappyDemon
10-13-2010, 10:11 PM
Thanks for the tips RappyDemon and Sentinel150 C:

Also RappyDemon, I'm in awe of your costume. White debating whether to do a OoT/Melee version or Brawl version of Sheik, your pictures helped in my decision to choose OoT =) Very beautiful costume and inspirational.

Now I'm just wondering, does fabric paint still look vibrate even on black material?

>.< Thank you very much! Make sure to post pics of your progress so we can admire. (:
As for fabric paint over black material, I would say it would probably not look as vibrant. If you put several coats it might show up a little better, but the more coats you use, the more stiff and less supple/stretchy your fabric will become.

BarfinRainbows
10-18-2010, 04:03 PM
Thanks for the tips RappyDemon! Last night I ordered this zentai suit.

https://www.milanoo.com/p13312.html

I'll be using that as my base. Gonna follow you you guys said and I'll try to fabric-paint the lighter shade of blue.

Another quick question about fabric-painting... It makes sense to wear it at the time you're painting it. Now I've never worked with bodysuits before... but wouldn't the paint absorb through the material? Would I get paint on myself D:? I'm clueless.

Lento*
10-19-2010, 05:02 AM
Soo, since this is a Sheik thread, I figure I'd ask. Anyone got an idea on how to make the suit.. well... not as a bodysuit? I'd feel EXTREMELY uncomfortable in a bodysuit, but I really want to make this costume >.> I was thinking maybe... leggings with a fitted shirt or something? I don't know :sulk:

Heelllp meee D=

BarfinRainbows
10-19-2010, 07:18 PM
Soo, since this is a Sheik thread, I figure I'd ask. Anyone got an idea on how to make the suit.. well... not as a bodysuit? I'd feel EXTREMELY uncomfortable in a bodysuit, but I really want to make this costume >.> I was thinking maybe... leggings with a fitted shirt or something? I don't know :sulk:

Heelllp meee D=

For a top, you could try using underarmor as a base.

http://www.underarmour.com/shop/ca/en/womens/apparel/pid1204431-Women-s-UA-AllSeasonGear-Longsleeve/1204431-400

Lento*
10-20-2010, 09:15 PM
Oohh, those are awesome~ Thanks for the link~ ^^

Sheik of Shadow
11-01-2010, 06:33 PM
Thanks for the tips RappyDemon and Sentinel150 C:

Also RappyDemon, I'm in awe of your costume. White debating whether to do a OoT/Melee version or Brawl version of Sheik, your pictures helped in my decision to choose OoT =) Very beautiful costume and inspirational.

Now I'm just wondering, does fabric paint still look vibrate even on black material?

AWESOME! RappyDemon is one of the best Sheik's out there. I'm glad you went with OoT because there aren't enough of us out there!! -high fives-

BarfinRainbows
11-12-2010, 12:10 PM
Question!

If I'm using a zentai suit for my OoT Sheik cosplay, what do I do for footwear? Do I add soles to the bottom of the suit?

Anyone who's done a OoT Sheik wanna spill their secrets? C:

EDIT: Another question. My next convention isn't for another 7 months. Should I avoid fabric-painting the suit so soon? I'm worried if I do it now, there's a chance of it cracking 7 months from now. Halp.

sugartigar
11-14-2010, 03:09 PM
I'm going to cosplay the brawl version of Sheik. I've made some sketches that break down the different parts of her outfit, and I've also made some notes on how I would construct some of the different parts. I thought they might be useful for others who also want to cosplay the brawl version of Sheik.

http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/2481/dissectingsheik001new.jpg
http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/8876/dissectingsheik002new.jpg
http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/1310/dissectingsheik003new.jpg

That's what I have so far, I still need to do the pieces on her arms and legs and her shoes. Still, they're pretty straightforward, except that the arm pieces have lacing on the front AND back, not just the front. It took a good amount of time staring at the brawl trophy before I realized that.

By the way, what kind of fabric would you guys use for the arm/leg/bodysuit pieces? To me they look like some sort of leather. Maybe I could use synthetic leather(although I don't know where I would find 3 different shades of blue synthetic leather...). At any rate I think it would look best if it was some sort of heavier fabric.

Rhazia
11-14-2010, 07:25 PM
Honestly, with Brawl Sheik, I think the hardest part was figuring out how to get the costume on and off without scissors. Your sketches definitely help with that though I constructed my costume in an entirely different (and needlessly complicated) way.

Hmm. For the arm pieces I'm pretty much positive they're leather/pleather. Zooming in on the trophy will really show you the details in it. I'm remaking my costume and that's one of the things I'm changing.

For the lighter blue pieces I went with stretch denim. I'm happy with that choice. I like the texture and I went with a stretch fabric because I wanted everything to be very form fitting. But you're right that a heavy fabric would do. I don't think the lighter blue pieces are leather. It's possible, I just don't see it.

Sentinel150
11-14-2010, 11:03 PM
By the way, what kind of fabric would you guys use for the arm/leg/bodysuit pieces? To me they look like some sort of leather. Maybe I could use synthetic leather(although I don't know where I would find 3 different shades of blue synthetic leather...). At any rate I think it would look best if it was some sort of heavier fabric.

When making my pieces I considered a leather, denim, or suede to achieve the look, but in the case of leather it rarely come in those colors, and would not stretch etc like other fabrics could. When I was browsing about I found heavy flannels that came in the exact blue/periwinkles I was looking for, and decided to use those. The black was a different fabric entirely with a mottled look.

I agree with Rhazia, though. If you want to be more authentic pleathers would be the way to go.

Haha, yeah, I don't understand the various "wire" pieces either. I'm assuming that they are pins that affix the white tunic onto the rest of her suit. The blue "tabs" on the wrappings remind me of what you would loop belts through on pants, but they may also just be a means to keep the wrappings in place.

Thanks for posting your sketches! I made quite a few of my own when I began my Sheik cosplay. They serve as a wonderful resource when the trophy is not at hand.

Good luck with Sheik, and your Samus too! :D

BarfinRainbows
11-16-2010, 09:15 PM
So I'm planning on making a Sheik (OoT/Melee version) and I'm clueless on how to make the bodysuit. I'm thinking about buying a blue unitard and fabric painting the other shade of blue onto it. I've never worked with a unitard or fabric paint, so I was wondering if someone could describe the process to me and/or give me any other advice. Thanks C:

bump. Still no reply yet :l

sugartigar
11-17-2010, 06:12 PM
...you got at least 2 replies to that particular question. People told you what they know, and now you're probably going to have to do a little research on the topic yourself.

Anyways, I googled "fabric paint and spandex"(I'm assuming the bodysuit will be some spandexy material) and this was the first thing that popped up:

http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?p=1429639

Just search a little and you'll find the answers you need, since your question is pretty general anyways.

You also asked about what to do about shoes. Personally I would either cut out a small portion of the soles of the bodysuit and make them in to some form of shoe covers, or buy a cheap pair of shoes, somewhat like this (http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://image.made-in-china.com/2f0j00WMUTpwrKbucS/Low-Cut-Canvas-Shoes-For-Man-B1972-.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.made-in-china.com/showroom/huixiangshoes/product-detaillMAmrOUKhRcS/China-Low-Cut-Canvas-Shoes-For-Man-B1972-.html&usg=__32sgncGQp_yfJ0cVRmEviZgj-Vs=&h=377&w=500&sz=49&hl=en&start=2&sig2=jTlDU2WU1EUEg_clL-g1Ng&zoom=1&tbnid=pGcf0Tb0b9zjnM:&tbnh=98&tbnw=130&ei=G2HkTJjzOI6bOvT01ZMB&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dcanvas%2Bshoes%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26c lient%3Dfirefox-a%26sa%3DN%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26biw%3D1150%26bih%3D580%26tbs%3Disch: 1&um=1&itbs=1) because they'd potentially be cutable or a pair of sandals, and cut of the top part, leaving just the soles and then I would glue the soles to the bottom of the body suit. I really have no idea how well the second method would work though.

Of course OoT Sheik doesn't actually have soles on the suit, but obviously if you're walking around all day in the suit that might not be very comfortable.

BarfinRainbows
11-17-2010, 08:32 PM
...you got at least 2 replies to that particular question. People told you what they know, and now you're probably going to have to do a little research on the topic yourself.

Anyways, I googled "fabric paint and spandex"(I'm assuming the bodysuit will be some spandexy material) and this was the first thing that popped up:

http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?p=1429639

Just search a little and you'll find the answers you need, since your question is pretty general anyways.

You also asked about what to do about shoes. Personally I would either cut out a small portion of the soles of the bodysuit and make them in to some form of shoe covers, or buy a cheap pair of shoes, somewhat like this (http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://image.made-in-china.com/2f0j00WMUTpwrKbucS/Low-Cut-Canvas-Shoes-For-Man-B1972-.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.made-in-china.com/showroom/huixiangshoes/product-detaillMAmrOUKhRcS/China-Low-Cut-Canvas-Shoes-For-Man-B1972-.html&usg=__32sgncGQp_yfJ0cVRmEviZgj-Vs=&h=377&w=500&sz=49&hl=en&start=2&sig2=jTlDU2WU1EUEg_clL-g1Ng&zoom=1&tbnid=pGcf0Tb0b9zjnM:&tbnh=98&tbnw=130&ei=G2HkTJjzOI6bOvT01ZMB&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dcanvas%2Bshoes%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26c lient%3Dfirefox-a%26sa%3DN%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26biw%3D1150%26bih%3D580%26tbs%3Disch: 1&um=1&itbs=1) because they'd potentially be cutable or a pair of sandals, and cut of the top part, leaving just the soles and then I would glue the soles to the bottom of the body suit. I really have no idea how well the second method would work though.

Of course OoT Sheik doesn't actually have soles on the suit, but obviously if you're walking around all day in the suit that might not be very comfortable.

I already had an idea how I was going to fabric paint it. What I was making sure what that fabric paint didn't crack over a long period of time. Sorry I should have made that more clear.

Also thanks for the soles idea.

sugartigar
11-17-2010, 10:20 PM
Haha, that's ok. And your welcome :) Next time specify exactly what you want to know, and you're more likely to get the answers you're looking for. And actually, if you haven't bought your fabric paint already, I came across some paint that's supposed to work more like dye, leaving the fabric softer and making it less likely to crack.

http://www.jacquardproducts.com/products/paints/dyenaflow/index.php

I haven't used it myself, but it looks like something worth looking in to at least.

I would also take a look at this thread. The people on this forum generally know what they're talking about, and it looks like they have some good suggestions for painting spandex:

http://www.405th.com/showthread.php/24565-Fabric-Paint-For-Lycra-spandex?p=421210

RappyDemon
11-19-2010, 01:46 AM
I used fabric paint, and while the spandex did lose some of its elasticity, it has not cracked, and I'm 99% sure that it's not going to.

Seifer-sama
11-30-2010, 12:27 PM
Haha, that's ok. And your welcome :) Next time specify exactly what you want to know, and you're more likely to get the answers you're looking for. And actually, if you haven't bought your fabric paint already, I came across some paint that's supposed to work more like dye, leaving the fabric softer and making it less likely to crack.

http://www.jacquardproducts.com/products/paints/dyenaflow/index.php





I used jacquard for my boyfriend's Captain Falcon suit. No cracking and no problems at all. You can even delude it a little with water (which is how we did the muscles). Also though, you will want to the heat fixer, it hardens the paint without you having to apply heat to set it. This is especially important if you will be painting onto spandex.

Kishaz
01-09-2011, 05:01 PM
Found this thread a little while back 'cause-- Well god I don't think I need to spell it out. xD It's been very helpful so far, especially considering I'm doing the brawl version and there's so many components to that costume. I've been doing sketches of the individual components just like Sugartiger, and I'll probably post those later when I've scanned them- Though my experience as a sewer is a little lacking to be a reliable source, I do know my way around these things (working at fabricland has its benefits ;D), so I hope those'll end up helping someone out at least.
What I am coming to post for pertains to Sheik's eyes. 'Cause I hate those awful, one-shade costume lenses (http://www.fashion-contactlenses.com/demon-blood-red-contact-lenses-652-0.html) and I wanted to find something that looked more realistic. The only problem was, the only really good ones I could find were going to cost me an arm and a leg (http://02a5349.netsolstores.com/vampyrered.aspx). So I did some digging around and I found these pretty things instead: http://www.ebeautyna.com/i-fairy-ruby-series/ruby-red/prod_241.html I've looked at a few reviews of them, and they look pretty good for it- best of all, you're not totally breaking the bank for them. I know some people are against the use of these circle lenses, but I figured someone could find something useful out of this link.

In short: I'll just leave this here. :B

Arieru
01-30-2011, 02:17 PM
I'm currently working on my Sheik cosplay :)

Except I'm having trouble on Sheik's wig. I'm new to dealing with wigs, so I'm a little clueless lol. Do you guys think this is a good wig?

http://shop.cosplay.com/ccs21-yellow-mini-flip-wig.html