View Full Version : Inu-Yasha EVERYTHING!

04-03-2003, 01:35 PM
Ok now, I'm planning on cosplaying as Inu-Yasha with my friend, who will be cosplaying as Kagome. I know how I'm going to make the Shikon no Tama, thats not my problem. What my problem consists of is the blessed (or cursed?) necklace that Inu Yasha wears that forces him to follow Kagome's commands (well, her Sit command anyway), the bow and arrow set, and the Tetsusaiga. I have an idea as to how I'm going to make the Tetsusaiga, but I figured I'd ask anyway. I'm thinking about cutting the blade out of foam, shaping it, sanding it all nice, and painting it .... all nice. But what I need to know is what would be a good type of foam to use, because i know of a lot of foam boards that melt from paint and other paint related stuff. Aiight, I think thats all. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!

04-03-2003, 08:16 PM
well you could use foam for the blade, BUT make sure you use Gesso over the foam before you spray paint, or the foam "as you said" will indeed MELT!!! Please feel free to check out my picture gallery sometime for reference, I forgot the name of foam I used, but I'm sure its mentioned somewhere on the photos. For the IY costume, I used a karate uniform pattern, made the pant XL and used elastic to scrunch up the ankles and shrink the waist size. I can't seem to put the kimono pattern into words, so I need to drawit out and post for reference. The necklace was made of black beads and I made the teeth out of sculpty lll clay. I made sure there were precisly 8 teeth and 5 beads between them. If you need more help, just PM me anytime ^-^

04-03-2003, 09:12 PM
question bout the costume, do you actually have two gi's for the shirt? or do you just have some white on the red. because i've seen many costumes that were just white sewn on red.

04-03-2003, 10:10 PM
The white in the slits of the sleeves helps hold the sleeve together if you sew it to the red- if you make two separate shirts the slit in the sleeve will just kinda gape open since there's nothing supporting it. And since that and the collar area are the only place the white shows, it's kinda pointless to make an entire other shirt just for the small collar bits. ^.^; Although, I'm a stickler for detail, and will someday make the slits in the sleeves work even with two separate shirts, heh.

Mind you I haven't made an Inu-Yasha costume, this is just something I know from hearing it around- we got our friend's off of e-bay because he can't sew and we've all got our own costumes to figure out. Though I hear he's trying to make the ears on his own. XD I'll keep cheering him on.

04-04-2003, 08:15 AM
I had two seperate shirts, It was really nice cuz if I got too hot I would take of the main shirt and wear white and red pants ^-^

04-04-2003, 08:54 AM
Hmm....I see. Well I'm glad to hear that you actually wore two gi's instead of just sewing it on. Did you sew anything into the red gi so that it wouldn't totally collapse onto the white one? Or did it just stay fine w/o?

AH! I left somethings out! The wig and the ears. I figured I could perhaps find a pair of maybe Chii ears or something, or make em myself, but where's a good place to get a huge wig? I wanna try to get it styled so that the pieces of hair that go on his chest actually look pointy n whatnot.

What did you do about the handle on the sword? did you run a piece of wood through it? or what?

04-06-2003, 06:56 PM
Hey, yeah, how did you get the sleeves to work, Monoyasha? ::is very curious::

For the ears I guess we're just taking a pair of bunny ears we found (yay for Easter) and cutting the tips off, then sewing them to the wig. I really want to know how Monoyasha did those things, too, though, that costume is so awesome!

04-06-2003, 09:26 PM
I'm thinking for the ears, I'm just going to use some soft material and some pipe cleaners so that they can move n stuff. I saw someone thought of that at ummmm....cosplaylabs.com or something. I'm also gonna make the hair pieces out of the same stuff, so that i can have it just right all the time. besides, his little hair things don't really look like hair anyway :-p

Edit: Wow, i just realized how good his hairpiece is........its mind boggling.

04-08-2003, 06:18 AM
Ok......I used 3 Angle wigs to create the length and fullness of Inuyasha's hair and used a triagular piece of white cloth, painted the inside pink, and used hair from the wig on the ears, so they match. I did use a flat stick for the handle and decided to paint it silver insted of gold, I personally wraped the fabric for the handle too, and the sword came out Great!!! For the sleeves to look right, I had semi-stiff fabric, so thats the reason the kimono does not stick/lay on the white karate shirt underneith ^-^

P.S If you have anymore questions, just feel free to ask.....I love to help out :)

09-27-2004, 06:03 AM
But what I need to know is what would be a good type of foam to use, because i know of a lot of foam boards that melt from paint and other paint related stuff.

Check what type of pant you are using, if the paint has urethanum (or whatever) it will almost always melt some kinds of plastic and foam...I hope it hepled! :thumbsup:

09-27-2004, 04:26 PM
i made hiraikotsu out of the pink (or blue) sheets of foam you can get form the home depot or lowes, i dint gesso it so i had little small melted spots but i found out that if you use a paint brsh and notic its bubbling WUICKLY RUN OVER IT WITHT EH BRUSH TO SPREAD IT!!! but mine did comeout good (check out site in sig) the exact type of foam was foam insulation for a basement, 2 inches thick