View Full Version : Snorlax Cosplay - Need Help!

04-02-2011, 04:55 PM
So I'm planning a snorlax cosplay since I don't have the skinny figure to do an accurate cosplay for most anime characters, but since I've started designing it I've come across some road blocks, since I've never created something structurally like this before.

First of all, I've been looking at other cosplays of snorlax and I don't want it to be lumpy, so I need to create a head and body skeleton. - for the head I dont know what material to make it out of? Should I get a big piece of foam and hollow it out? or make a paper mache? so suggestions??

And the second part is the body, basically I'm going off of this drawing:


since you can stand like this without being bow legged, but I want the big round head and bigger round body and then feet, no legs, so what I was thinking was a wire frame with straps like - http://www.redroom.com/image/man-wearing-a-barreljpg - this kind of idea that would then have like a flexible plexiglass over it? then cover that in fabric

FINALLY - the arms and feet? what is the best way to make feet like that? shoes and cover them with stuff, and how do I make the arms fat?

PLEASE any suggestions or links would be great :bigtu:

04-02-2011, 11:34 PM
It sounds like you've got some great ideas! I've only made one mascot costume before, but I definitely recommend using foam for the head.

For my Tama-Neko (http://www.cosplay.com/costume/94510/) costume I was lucky enough to get some couch cushion foam that I glued together into one big block, then carved and hollowed-out. I suggest using some sort of fur for the covering if possible. Since it's thick you can hot glue it to foam without the glue showing through (plus it will help hide imperfections in the carved foam).

For the rest of the costume, I would look around on cosplay.com to see if anyone has made anything with a similar body shape that you're impressed with, then PM them for advice. I think most folks here are happy to help others with their costumes ^_^. Another good resource might be to check out some furry tutorial sites.

04-04-2011, 07:42 PM
I never thought about looking on furry tutorial sites, thanks! :D