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AlphaNinn
05-07-2003, 12:38 PM
Last year I made a Lucia (Lunar2) costume for halloween, and I'm going to be ressurecting it for Otakon this year, but I have a problem with the shoulder piece.

Since it was a rush job, I used a piece of posterboard and some fishing line to hold it on, and for all the cheapness, it really did look good, as I trimmed it with the necessary decorations and such. But even after wearing it once it was pretty much destroyed...gee, I wonder why.

I've been searching around, but have yet to find something that will work for it, so I came here. Any suggestions would be welcomed, provided that they aren't that expensive.

And if someone wants a reference pic of the character, http://www.lunareb.com/cgi-bin/image.cgi?img=http://www.lunareb.com/images/characters/Lucia/lucia09.jpg&des=Lucia+09

Thanks!

Amethyst Angel
05-08-2003, 12:12 AM
You could probably use some 1/4" thick "foamies" craft foam sheets. They come in many different colors, and you could curve them by hotgluing them to some wire.

AlphaNinn
05-08-2003, 12:35 AM
Would that stuff be sturdy? I mean, I'm probably not going to be the most gentle to it at the con.

And it also looks like I'm going to have to re-make the entire costume. Apparantly everything but the hat either got destroyed, or disappeared into the depths of my closet. Not a big deal, I'm looking forward to re-making it.

megumibish
05-08-2003, 01:54 AM
Cheapo method #4...
You could actually use a 2 liter soda bottle cut in half and then glue the foamie sheets to it in layers. It would be sturdy and definitely nice looking. I suggest gluing foamie sheets to both sides.. My 2 cents..^_^

AlphaNinn
05-08-2003, 12:55 PM
Thank you so much. I'm going to try that as soon as I have free time.

*crosses her fingers and hopes it works*

Ghyra
05-08-2003, 07:43 PM
Ooh, nice idea, using the soda bottles. I think I'll use that myself... =D :angel: