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Hannah-Tama
02-15-2011, 03:15 AM
So I'm new to crafting and such, and I just made two sets of Vocaloid headphones. One for Miku Hatsune, and one for Ren Kagame. I just wanted some advice and to see what you all think. Please don't be too harsh I am still new at this. >_< You can find the photos of them on my profile I guess. If you could take the time to look at them I would really appreciate it.

HareyuNanami
02-15-2011, 04:35 AM
You should have posted a link to them xD!
http://www.cosplay.com/gallery/203198/



Alrighty, well I really like them! they are really well made, but the thing that annoys me is it is made from that foamy material and it looks all rigity, I did the same method once and it was not easy to keep it not rigity looking. I think a better method to make their head phones is craft foam, bristol board and glue xD! But the way you did it is really nice =)

And also; I think this belongs more in this form because this one is more for asking advice on how to make stuff xD
http://www.cosplay.com/forumdisplay.php?f=67

Codename Otacon
02-15-2011, 11:22 AM
From far away they look pretty good until I click on one photo...

I think its best if you use foam sheets for the outside part and the styrofoam for the inside part.

My headphones:

http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/306/0/2/len_kagamine_headphones_by_i_love_kipi-d320zdm.jpg

Your headphones are great but the things you use for it to make it, too rough looking and looks too itchy to wear.

Hannah-Tama
02-15-2011, 05:39 PM
Thank you very much for your input! The Styrofoam is actually not itchy at all but I can see how it looks that way. This is my first attempt at them, and I'm glad they turned out better than I thought. :3

Pudding-chan
02-15-2011, 08:06 PM
They are very pretty, but I agree with what other people are saying

Sakura Blizzard
02-15-2011, 09:37 PM
I'm making the box shape from cardboard and the part facing my ear out of foam. Would that be good for the headbands?

And styrofoam is soft. I work at the flea market sometimes and when I grab a hold of the styrofoam it is really soft. You'd be surprise. But it depends of what kind of styrofoam and the one I find soft is the one that is used for packing statues and lamp oils holders.

benihime
02-16-2011, 01:04 PM
I'm actually against using styrafoam for these headphones. It doesn't look like headphones... the holes through the design a bit off. plus I think it'll look strange against the outfit (being holy)

anyway. i've two good really good tutorials for headphones. i myself made mine out of insulation foam and model magic but lots of different materials that have a smooth surface can be used

http://sailoranime.deviantart.com/art/Vocaloid-Headset-Tutorial-137249961?q=boost%3Apopular%20vocaloid%20tutorial&qo=0

http://cardcaptorkiki.deviantart.com/art/TUTORIAL-Kagamine-Headphones-181724603?q=boost%3Apopular%20vocaloid%20headphone %20tutorial&qo=9

jianna
02-16-2011, 03:34 PM
The styrofoam can actually work, but it's important to smooth it out. I used soft foam for mine, which I then covered with a layer of Paperclay which can be sanded nice and smooth before painting. I do like the use of glittery craft foam. Very eye-catching in lieu of making them light up.

MisaChan
02-16-2011, 04:44 PM
I used styrofoam, foam(the soft crafty kind) and wire.

benihime
02-16-2011, 07:33 PM
maybe I should have said, i'm not against using Styrofoam as a base, but leaving it like that makes it look unfinished.

Hannah-Tama
02-17-2011, 08:20 AM
maybe I should have said, i'm not against using Styrofoam as a base, but leaving it like that makes it look unfinished.

Yes I got what you meant the first time and I love the tutorials you made! Next time I will try other materials when making them. The styrofoam was pretty easy to work with though and I did rush it a bit so it does look itchy and unfinished, but honestly I think they look pretty good for my first attempt alone at it. :bigtu:

Hannah-Tama
02-17-2011, 08:20 AM
The styrofoam can actually work, but it's important to smooth it out. I used soft foam for mine, which I then covered with a layer of Paperclay which can be sanded nice and smooth before painting. I do like the use of glittery craft foam. Very eye-catching in lieu of making them light up.

Thank you! I thought the glitter craft foam was a good idea too. Someone said it would look stupid, but then changed their mind when they saw it ^_^