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VocaloidPikachu
11-30-2010, 09:27 PM
Hey,
So I'm planing to go as Midna [Imp Form] from Twilight Princess and i was hoping i could get some suggestions and recomendations on how i should go about making the costume.

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s225/HimekeXKazune/midna.jpg

I have done some research and it seems my best bet is to buy a Zentai suit. I know ebay sells them. However, ebay is not always that trust worthy [or so i hear o.o] so, if anyone knows another site or store that carries them i would love to know. If not, and you have purchased body suits from ebay i'm curious what buyer you purchased them from. So i can feel safe with my purchase :) (sorry if i seemed paranoid but i'm sure everyone agrees that getting ripped off sucks XD)

After the suit is purchased i saw two possible options to create the pattern of midna's skin. I'm going to buy a white Zentai suit and either use black fabric paint or sew on black fabric. I am leaning more towards fabric paint, because from what i've seen it turns out nicer, but which would you reccomend? Also, if i do decide to use the paint i want it to be able to hold up through out the convention, which means no chipping or smudging please. So it brings me to this question, what brand of fabric paint is reliable and would work best for this type of costume i'm doing?

I also have a quetion about face paint. Same as the costume, i don't want it to be chipping or smudging (it needs to hold up through out the day) as well as not run if i happen to sweat...ew... ._.'.....anyway, so which brand of make-up would you reccomend? What do you think holds up best and would be good for what i'm doing?

Midna's helment. I don't have too many questions on this because i have the basic idea of what to do and i think as i piece it together it will be one of those "learn-as-you-go" type deals. But i am interested in sugestions on how to make the head piece and what you think would be most efficent. :)

UPDATE:
I have another question about her hair piece do you think buying a wig would be my best bet, because i've seen people who have made it out of materials and it looks difficult to me. :P


I appreciate you reading this and i'm looking forward to responses. <3
Please and Thank You :D

Jantra
12-01-2010, 07:48 AM
For a facial makeup, I would always recommend Kryolan brand. Use a tiny bit of water on a sponge and apply it and set it with a bit of spray setter and you'll be good to go all day. http://www.kryolan.com/en/index.php?mnu=3

VocaloidPikachu
12-01-2010, 08:08 AM
Thanks so much :D
I'll be sure to check it out <3

Kelley
12-01-2010, 08:22 AM
About eBay : I've never had a problem as a buyer (as a seller, scambots happened, but I didn't fall for them). You just need to use good buying habits. Look at the information a seller gives, doesn't it seem written by a reasonably competent person who knows what they're talking about ? Does it match the picture being shown ?

Check the seller's name out here and/or on Google. See what other people are saying about them.



I've been looking at the picture you linked to, and here's a bigger version : http://onipepper.de/wp-content/gallery/midna/ja-ax2007-IMG_2789.jpg . I'm guessing maybe she GLUED black rubbery-looking spandex or something to a white suit. Or maybe painted the WHITE on to a black rubber suit.

Not sure. But I doubtful you'll get a really good look with applique or paint/dye on regular knit fabric. It's HARD to get a true black, and dyes for polyester aren't great, and I can't imagine trying to paint with that stuff. You'd have to paint, and paint might easily chip as it stretches, but perhaps there's a good paint with some elasticity to it out there.


For the helmet, I've seen foam carved and cardboard. I think you could use a lot of things, but you'd want to keep it pretty lightweight since it will be resting on your head all day - which makes foam sound more attractive than clay - which would get heavy fast.

VocaloidPikachu
12-01-2010, 08:39 AM
Ok. :3
Thanks for the advice :D

Bettsie
12-01-2010, 09:43 AM
I agree with Kelly on this one. I really don't think there is a paint out there that will handle the stretching from you moving. In the picture it looks like she used paint for the turquoise detail but the black and white look like fabric. What I would do is buy a black suit and try and find a white fabric to inset where the torso area is. Just draw the shape on the suit and the white fabric, add you seam allowance, and cut it out. Then I would take and sew both pieces together. I hope that helps. :D

VocaloidPikachu
12-01-2010, 01:13 PM
ok so i'm seeing paint maybe isn't the best idea. haha
fabric does seem more resonable, i guess i wanted to use paint because i saw it as a cheaper solution. but if i want it lookin good i suppose fabric probably is my best bet. :)
Thanks so much for the advice :D
Much appreciated <3 :3

crazytabbix
06-06-2011, 03:49 AM
I was wondering if you could help me too on this cosplay? i need like a pattern so i can cut out the helmet? :D