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Aly
07-18-2002, 11:18 AM
For next years Anime North, my little cosplay group where planning on making Chocobo costumes for the masqurade. I was wondering what materials I should use for the head & bum, I was thinking sometihng like a plastic coated chicken wire mesh, so that they'll hold their form, & then hot glue gun on the other material. I'm jsut wondering if anyone has had any experience with this, & if they are willing offer tips. It should be pretty fun to see 3-4 chocobo's jump up onstage & start to dance ;) lol. thanks.

Cynthia
07-18-2002, 11:44 AM
Pull a big bird aka have a round body and a head, but have tights and gloves with feathers on them for everything else. The chicken wire sounds great, but if you want to go cheaper or a little less time consuming paper mache is the way to go-it won't take heavy usage, but if you only plan to wear the costume once it'll work good. Or you can always cover it with foam core-which will give you the right kind of curve, but will be aggravating to paint, but still easier than plastic. You might want to special order all the feathers too, because most stores won't keep in stock the amount you'll need. I'd try to stay away from the hot glue gun cause it makes a lot of mess-if you plan on doing the foam core you can hand sew the feathers on.

Good Luck!!!

Aly
07-19-2002, 11:05 AM
paper mache... that's a good idea! If I make the base out of wire mesh, & then paper mache the head(except for the eyes)... :) The reason I'm going to use a hot glue gun is that we're using fuzzy yellow material, & then feathers on the crest of the head, chest, & tips of the wings & bum. :) thanks for the help.(If I knew what foam core was, I'd probubly use it too :p)