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Psycho Sukafu
04-20-2012, 11:13 AM
Hello~

I'm planning on building uniforms for Olivier and Miles for a FMA group my friends are doing. However, I do not want to simply sew on patches for the pins that go on the collars. Does anyone know of a reputable place to buy or commision them? (Or maybe what to type into Google? fma military pin doesn't pull up much) I did try and search here as well but no luck.
Pins! (http://www.cosplay.com/photo/553884/)
The one place I have found them. Looks risky. http://www.cosplayhouse.com/Fullmetal-Alchemist-Cosplay-Accessories-Pin-Ver-1.html

Any assisance would be much appreciated. (_ _)

harmonyisarine
04-21-2012, 11:36 AM
I don't actually have a close-up online, but I had to make several of the military costumes, so my sculpt-talented friend made me a few proofs and molds for me to cast perfect copies. I still have the molds (though I have to find out which state they're in; if they're in PA, I won't have access to them until mid-May). I could do a casting for you, if you don't mind having them made out of resin with either silver paint or silver metal powder for color. You can see the finished pins here (http://harmoniccosplay.deviantart.com/art/To-Hell-287170718)on Mustang's collar, and if you want I can find a close-up. All I'd ask in return is for you to cover costs and shipping, anything more than that would go to my friend.

Otherwise, look at reviews for cosplayhouse? I know I couldn't find any for sale at all when I made my uniforms, and I tend to make all my stuff, so I don't know any sellers' reputations.

Psycho Sukafu
04-23-2012, 01:03 PM
Sounds reasonable, although close-up shots would help. I'll PM you to discuss details further.

harmonyisarine
04-23-2012, 01:22 PM
Edited to add the link. It's not a true close up, but I didn't actually zoom in on the image, the camera is just that good. It's not perfect, but it seems that I lost my pins, so I can't take a true close-up.

http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3198061/

It's frustrating how hard these pins can be to find, I'm just lucky that I have a friend who sculpts like a dream.