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mochi-chan<3
06-15-2008, 11:18 PM
Hi everone! Since Vocaloid is getting more and more popular in the U.S, I thought there should be a thread where vocaloid cosplayers can disscuss about their projects :3

in case some of you dont know about vocaloid, and are intrested in it, Vocalois& Vocaloid 2 is the computer software where, you can have these singers "Vocaloids" with distinct voices sing it out and song you feed to them! as well as composing some original songs by adding melodys and lyrics. here's more of an overview: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vocaloid

The most popular Vocaloid is Hatsune Miku(Blue Haired) but there are some more vocaloids than wikipedia covered:http://lionreine.deviantart.com/art/VOCALOIDS-Wallpaper-87076229
I curious though, if these are official vocaloids or just fan characters.

I plan to cosplay the pink haired vocaloid Tonorinae Sai, and im wondering if some of you guys might help ^^


for the wig, should I get a generic pink (cotton candy pink) or a specific shade? if the second option, which would be more accurate?:
ROSE PINK (http://cgi.ebay.com/40-SUPER-LONG-ROSE-PINK-straight-wig-cosplay-new-dark_W0QQitemZ150257727178QQihZ005QQcategoryZ60188 QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1713.m153.l1262) or MILKSHAKE PINK (http://cgi.ebay.com/MILKSHAKE-PINK-31-5-long-straight-wig-new-cosplay-dark_W0QQitemZ150258706527QQihZ005QQcategoryZ60188 QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem)

also what would you suggest for the arm sensor thingy's? and the Earphones/Headset?http://photobucket.com/image/vocaloid%20cosplay/Mirandrade/cosplay/Vocaloid-HatsuneMiku.jpg?o=1

http://photobucket.com/image/vocaloid/Xxcreampuff16xX/HatsuneMikuVocaloid.jpg?o=34

xstjhx
06-17-2008, 12:30 PM
the official ones are

kaito (http://image.www.rakuten.co.jp/honmonotanken/img10153068236.jpeg)
meiko (http://www.vocaloid.com/images/meiko_box.gif)
hastune miku (http://img01.ti-da.net/usr/inu/miku-tmb.jpg)
kagamine rin + kagamine ren (http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o98/sakura_natalie06/rin_art_00.jpg)

yes, the rest of the "vocaloids" in the fanart is fanmade :3

i like rose pink XD

Aokiyai
06-17-2008, 01:38 PM
mochi-chan, judging from the pictures both rose & milkshake pink are too dark. You'd want something lighter, I think.

I'm cosplaying the ever popular Hatsune Miku next AN, actually. I'm getting little daunted by the thoughts of her wig, but I'll figure out a way to handle it. XD Somehow~

Good luck!

Tazzy_
06-18-2008, 03:10 AM
Does anyone have any close-up images of the details on Miku's skirt? Some reference art has it, and others does not!
Is she officially supposed to have those little details on there?

What is your opinion, would you add them or not?

Darn inconsistent artwork!

lollivamp
06-18-2008, 07:27 AM
Does anyone have any close-up images of the details on Miku's skirt? Some reference art has it, and others does not!
Is she officially supposed to have those little details on there?

What is your opinion, would you add them or not?

Darn inconsistent artwork!


she doesn't offiically have to have it, i've seen some good cosplays without those details although they do help!

i had a hard time finding close-ups of these details, too, untilllllllllll i found fan-made music videos of her in 3D ;3 one of my favorites [for details] is this:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=iKt4k0p5MIo

but you can also just repeat the same pattern on the pleats like in this video:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=cN4d0WFXQJ8

the only question is HOW PEOPLE DO THIS D: screen printing, painting, what is it? :s

wingedinfinity
06-18-2008, 01:13 PM
I've never heard of Tonorinae Sai as an official vocaloid
so she is more thenlikely fan made like xstjx said.

But rose pink and milkshake pink look to dark
and cotton candy pink seem to light
but..i think
there's a dull pink sold by
cog_marc or something on ebay.
I'm not sure how it looks in person but it's darker then cotton candy
but lighter then the other two.
For the headset
it should be easy
all you have to do
is get, ( i would use pleather or something but idk)
and put wiring in it so it holds its shape. ^^


Wow. so many Miku cosplayers
i thought no one really knew about Vocaloids
XD.
I'm planning on cosplaying Miku sometime
but i'm debating on three different types of wigs
one of them is the short wig
plus the clip on ponytails
and the other two
are just one wig put into pony tails.
and then one of them is the actual length
(which will probably kill me)
and one is a bit shorter..
and the price varies..>.<
Plus shipping from japan..x.x

but Tazzy
for Miku, the details you're talking about
are you talking about the little flashy things and name tags?

Tazzy_
06-18-2008, 02:53 PM
she doesn't offiically have to have it, i've seen some good cosplays without those details although they do help!

i had a hard time finding close-ups of these details, too, untilllllllllll i found fan-made music videos of her in 3D ;3 one of my favorites [for details] is this:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=iKt4k0p5MIo

but you can also just repeat the same pattern on the pleats like in this video:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=cN4d0WFXQJ8

the only question is HOW PEOPLE DO THIS D: screen printing, painting, what is it? :s

Thank you VERY much for that first link! Very helpful indeed, especially how it shows the designs "in action". Now i'm really inspired to incorporate glowing effects :)

As for how to do it, from what i've gathered, screen printing would be a nice idea. I think that would produce some nice, clean lines.
You could use metallic paints and add sparkles into it maybe?

Since the shapes are so basic on her skirt, maybe it would be possible to find some plan ol' stencils instead of screen printing. You could even make your own stencils from a sheet of plastic. Hmmm, I might look into that.

I've also seen people sew the individual pieces of metallic colour fabric onto the skirt with nice results as well :)

Or heck, maybe even reflective tape could work! I don't know how easy it is to get the correct colours though, and how it would look sitting on the skirt and not being lit up by a flash.

After seeing that video, I am now wondering how to pull off those circle/dial things on the right hand side of the skirt.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v638/whoatiger/miku_wha.png
I'm thinking the bottom three dials could be screen printed in the same manner as the rectangle details on the skirt, but the top three, it would be cool to have them "pop out" of the skirt somehow.
Better break out the model magic again!



but Tazzy
for Miku, the details you're talking about
are you talking about the little flashy things and name tags?

I was talking about the coloured square/rectangle shapes on her skirt that you see sometimes.
I have decided that they should be included, because the image of Miku on the Vocaloid2 box shows the details on the skirt.

Aokiyai
06-18-2008, 03:09 PM
Wow. so many Miku cosplayers
i thought no one really knew about Vocaloids
XD.
I'm planning on cosplaying Miku sometime
but i'm debating on three different types of wigs
one of them is the short wig
plus the clip on ponytails
and the other two
are just one wig put into pony tails.
and then one of them is the actual length
(which will probably kill me)
and one is a bit shorter..
and the price varies..>.<
Plus shipping from japan..x.x

I'm actually planning on getting a wig and stubbing the pigtails since Miku's pigtails are like WHOA LONG. I think finding wigs that long would be super hard, especially the right colour.

wingedinfinity
06-18-2008, 03:27 PM
I'm actually planning on getting a wig and stubbing the pigtails since Miku's pigtails are like WHOA LONG. I think finding wigs that long would be super hard, especially the right colour.

Yeah XD
i found one that would reach the floor on me
XD
and it was the correct shade since
it was made specifically for her
the only thing
is that it's like..$90 not including shipping from japan
which is probably like..an extra 50 >.<

so i might just go with cosplay wig's one

Ishotxemnas
06-18-2008, 04:45 PM
hello everyone! I'm planning on doing kagamine rin. I'm looking for a rin to go with me ;__;
Any ideas on how to make their arm warmers glow?

Tazzy_
06-18-2008, 10:42 PM
hello everyone! I'm planning on doing kagamine rin. I'm looking for a rin to go with me ;__;
Any ideas on how to make their arm warmers glow?

Have you considered Electroluminescent tape and/or wire? Its super thin, light, doesn't get hot, and can be run by battery.
I have bought my EL products from http://www.beingseen.com/
They have great customer service. You can email them with whatever project questions you have. More than once I have emailed them a reference picture, and they have told me exactly what I need.

Tazzy_
06-27-2008, 08:17 PM
Anyone have an tips on adding the details to Miku's skirt?

I have looked at screen printing/painting and am really skeptical of it (my skirt is made of pleather, and from what i've gathered, paint of any kind, even the kind made specifically for leather, is always "tacky", no matter how long it dries for).

Heat n' Bonding pieces of metallic fabric seems like a good idea to me so far.

lollivamp
06-30-2008, 12:17 AM
Anyone have an tips on adding the details to Miku's skirt?

I have looked at screen printing/painting and am really skeptical of it (my skirt is made of pleather, and from what i've gathered, paint of any kind, even the kind made specifically for leather, is always "tacky", no matter how long it dries for).

Heat n' Bonding pieces of metallic fabric seems like a good idea to me so far.

i'm probably gonna use stick-on rhinestones ,i just saw a recent japanese cosplay use it looked AMAZING, not to mention one of the best/most detailed miku costumes i've seen yet :3

Aokiyai
06-30-2008, 02:31 AM
Yeah XD
i found one that would reach the floor on me
XD
and it was the correct shade since
it was made specifically for her
the only thing
is that it's like..$90 not including shipping from japan
which is probably like..an extra 50 >.<

so i might just go with cosplay wig's one

Shipping shouldn't be that much, cosplaywig's located in like Hong Kong and it's only 9.99 to the US flat rate so Japan shouldn't be like super expensive. D:

I'm really short (like 5') so an Amanda-length wig is pretty much the right length for me. >< I was thinking of getting a cosworx Ivy, though, and stubbing the pigtails since they're so wtf_HUGE. I'll def. be needing a ton of extensions, i can tell. XD

Tazzy_
06-30-2008, 03:27 AM
i'm probably gonna use stick-on rhinestones ,i just saw a recent japanese cosplay use it looked AMAZING, not to mention one of the best/most detailed miku costumes i've seen yet :3

I thought about trying rhinestones as well. They would look nice and twinkly which would be good to help mimic the fact that they are supposed to light up.

Ooo, care to share photos of that cosplayer? Inspiration is always good ^_^

lollivamp
06-30-2008, 04:53 AM
I thought about trying rhinestones as well. They would look nice and twinkly which would be good to help mimic the fact that they are supposed to light up.

Ooo, care to share photos of that cosplayer? Inspiration is always good ^_^

http://mpzerocos.exblog.jp/8426646/ :D !

Samikyaa
07-02-2008, 05:41 PM
DX this is scaring me so much.
I'm making her wig, (stubbing and all) and it's my first wig ever, so it might turn out...badly. XD
I still don't know what I'm going to do for the light up things, but I'm considering just going around the house and finding electronics and stuff with lights that we don't use. EL wire/tape whatever looks really cool, but I want to avoid spending any more money if I can ~__~
Also, does anyone know how to make a tie? I'm nervous about that.

Tazzy_
07-03-2008, 06:58 PM
http://mpzerocos.exblog.jp/8426646/ :D !

Aww cheers for that one! MPzero has some other great Mikus there I see ^_^


Also, does anyone know how to make a tie? I'm nervous about that.

This is what I used to make my Miku tie: http://www.ehow.com/how_2055729_make-a-tie.html

Tazzy_
07-16-2008, 05:55 PM
Hey all you Vocaloids!

I just wanted to pop by and say that I am nearly done my Miku costume.

For the details on the skirt I painted craft foam with various colours (neon yellow, metallic red, and neon blue) then applied them to the skirt with double sided tape. It look pretty cool I think, and it is a pretty simple solution :)
*wishes that i could make them light up somehow*

I also added the four blue dots on the boots with craft foam.

I'll post again once I have photos up :D

How is everyone else coming along with their costumes?

Samikyaa
07-18-2008, 06:28 AM
I've gotten my shirt tamed! It's acting wonky and being really tight in the bust (my boobs are small! what the heck!), but if I undo a button, it's okay.
So, I can figure out a way to fix it.
My wig is cooperating, but I haven't been working with her much.
And I'm finally starting my skirt!
Oh, and I found an old piece of fabric to use for my tie, so I don't have to go shopping. Woo.

Ashenine
07-31-2008, 01:06 PM
Hey there Vocaloid cosplayers!
It's been a while since anyone has posted on this thread and its already on page 4 on the Other Costumes thread. What has happened?

Anyways, I'm on the planning process for my Vocaloid Cosplay beginning with the ever popular Miku Hatsune, I'm planning on doing Haku when I finish Miku. :3

By the way! A question I have had for a while now, for Miku's wig would it be recommandable to buy a full lenght (45"-48") light blue/turqouise wig and make the pig tails or search for a short wig and stub pigtail extensions?

Thanks and good luck on your cosplays!

Psdt.
@lollivamp Hey! I saw you at comic con on the second floor, resting by some of the rooms. Your cosplay is amazing and I wish I could have taken a picture but you looked like you were resting ; _ ;

Nibi-chan
08-01-2008, 10:17 AM
yay yay Vocaloid Cosplayers!!! i doin Hatsune Miku going to the Masquerade Ball. i went to one at Anime Expo and decided next year's AX, I want to try and compete. I've so far found were to get a wig and contacts. And a sewing pattern to alter/mess around with. can't wait to get the fabric and start it.

Ashenine
08-03-2008, 12:00 AM
yay yay Vocaloid Cosplayers!!! i doin Hatsune Miku going to the Masquerade Ball. i went to one at Anime Expo and decided next year's AX, I want to try and compete. I've so far found were to get a wig and contacts. And a sewing pattern to alter/mess around with. can't wait to get the fabric and start it.

Good luck with your cosplay, I will be going to AX 09 as well (as Vocaloid Haku) I will be (Drunkenly) cheering you !

I just ordered the wig, went with a light blue turqouise 48" long wig with no bangs. Hope it goes well.

I found some old headphones I can use to make the base for hers : D

Time limit: two months

wingedinfinity
08-03-2008, 10:10 AM
Good luck with your cosplay, I will be going to AX 09 as well (as Vocaloid Haku) I will be (Drunkenly) cheering you !

I just ordered the wig, went with a light blue turqouise 48" long wig with no bangs. Hope it goes well.

I found some old headphones I can use to make the base for hers : D

Time limit: two months

Haku..it's one of the fan made ones right?
O.o
i thought her hair was grey/silver
..>>
ha..drunkenly xDD

Ashenine
08-03-2008, 12:22 PM
Haku..it's one of the fan made ones right?
O.o
i thought her hair was grey/silver
..>>
ha..drunkenly xDD
Doh, true. Forgot to mention the wig I ordered is for Miku xDDu

Yep! Yowane Haku is a fanmade Vocaloid that represents people who are too impatient in using Hatsune Miku's voice an in the end they get sad (almost) drunken sounds. Thus Haku was born with a sake in hand and a depressed expresion

<3333!

here's some more info about her and some awesome pics http://moeidolatry.com/2008/02/yowane-haku/


EDIT: Well...its been some days, I got a bunch of sites for EL Tape and EL Wire and other bunch of EL materials...though while I sat down and though about what would be good to use for each assortment of accesories and the cost I found out it might be a bit expensive..

For the following it would be needed
-Soldering items
-AA Battery convertors
-EL Tape (Aqua) [Shirt/blouse-Sleeves-collar]
-EL Tape (Yellow) [Sleeve-Headphones]
-EL Wire (White/Yellow) [Sleeve]
-EL Sheet (Red) [Headphones]

And while browsing the sites that offer EL products or they are to expensive or they don't have an online shop.

So, if anyone else is interested for light up effects.

http://www.elwirecheap.com/index.html
http://www.vibelights.com/
http://electroluminescence-inc.com/

EDIT 2: I found leftovers of black pleather from a FF cosplay that's done. I might use it for a mock up of Miku's sleeves and skirt : D

Also, I ordered from Jlist.com one of their joke leek items :3 its so cute! I hope it's on its way to the post office.

Checked on Miku Wig's shipping process this morning and found that it's at LV at the time being. Can't wait D:

Also, I think I will have to wait before putting together her headphone if I want it to light up (though if I dont want to I still have the materials for it...

;_; sigh

EDIT3: Screw EL products I'm going with Reflective tape, cheaper and easier to use too.
Here's a page where I'm buying my tapes : D And they have all kinds of colors too. WOoo!
http://www.streetglo.net/

I just got an email from jlist for my leek, turns out the San Diego distribuitor isn't shipping from their USA HQ but directly from japan and it might take from 2 to 4 weeks to arrive. I only have those 4 weeks to work on my cosplay.

ALSO, miku wig is still at LV. PLEASE BE HERE SOON D:

PunkRockPanic
09-06-2008, 12:11 PM
I've decided to Remake My Miku costume, I got bored of Neru.
I already know which wig I'm gonna get, but for those who have cosplayed miku before, Any tips on the patterns, and how did you do the pleats on the skirt? I may have an Idea but I'm not sure.

PeachyMana
09-12-2008, 01:42 PM
Hello everyone..I was just brainstorming a way to get started on my Len Kagamine cosplay for Halloween..I'm not quite sure where to start on this cosplay and was wondering if anyone could give some helpful advice as to where I should go with this outfit..^^'

LilyTwilight
09-13-2008, 12:05 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/51-Sky-Blue-Bangs-Cosplay-Ex-Long-Straight-Wigs-L3-6_W0QQitemZ360086799136QQihZ023QQcategoryZ60188QQt cZphotoQQcmdZViewItem

link for 51'' miku wig!! same color too!!

Silver Vampire.
09-18-2008, 08:16 PM
Does anyone how to make the belt suspenders?

PunkRockPanic
09-19-2008, 01:01 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/51-Sky-Blue-Bangs-Cosplay-Ex-Long-Straight-Wigs-L3-6_W0QQitemZ360086799136QQihZ023QQcategoryZ60188QQt cZphotoQQcmdZViewItem

link for 51'' miku wig!! same color too!!

1. That wig is WAY to blue for Miku.
2. You need to start with a shoulder legnth wig-part it-stub it and add extensions, or a short base wig with extensions.
That is all.

Aokiyai
09-19-2008, 10:37 PM
Okay, so I just realized that I have no idea how to do the first step (second? xD) of my Miku wig.

What do I make those damn stubs out of? Like, the pigtail part. Foam and cover it in extensions, maybe? If so, what kind? D:

Lady Saya
09-20-2008, 12:05 PM
Hi everyone!

I'm planning to crossplay Kaito next year. Any suggestion on a wig for him?

Ashenine
09-20-2008, 03:14 PM
Hi everyone!

I'm planning to crossplay Kaito next year. Any suggestion on a wig for him?

Why not try a dark blue/blue scruffy wig? I believe it would suit Kaito :3

PunkRockPanic
09-21-2008, 01:06 PM
Hello All!
Again xD
I'm planning on cosplaying Kasane Teto (http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i74/Naruto_Fan_101/Vocaloid/Kasane%20Teto/1208448055KasaneTeto.jpg) Very soon But I need a bit of help with a few things.
First off it looks like I should get some kind of grey-blue for her top and shirt, is that right? and for her trim should I use pink Satin? I'd also like to now if I could have help with the headphones.
For her hair I was thinking about getting something like a Wisp in red for a base and then curling the extensions using something like a foam cone to curl or something and hairspray.
And how exactly would I make a fake loave of bread? xD
And it looks like her strap thing is under her skirt o_0 How could I make that work?

Lady Saya
09-21-2008, 06:18 PM
Why not try a dark blue/blue scruffy wig? I believe it would suit Kaito :3

It would but I was thinking of Scruffy in midnight blue (but they're currently out of stock). ;_;

Rock-e
09-21-2008, 06:21 PM
My friends are planning to do a cosplay based one this for next years AN. I'll admit that I had no clue what they were talking about when they told me, but it is definitely a unique source of inspiration.

I fully expect them to sing :)

PunkRockPanic
09-21-2008, 07:07 PM
It would but I was thinking of Scruffy in midnight blue (but they're currently out of stock). ;_;

I'd actually suggest a Wisp for Kaito. His hair isn't really layered looking.
I have a cosworx wig in dark blue and it's just the perfect color for him, midnight blue is like Navy blue pretty much.

Ashenine
09-21-2008, 07:18 PM
Hello All!
Again xD
I'm planning on cosplaying Kasane Teto (http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i74/Naruto_Fan_101/Vocaloid/Kasane%20Teto/1208448055KasaneTeto.jpg) Very soon But I need a bit of help with a few things.
First off it looks like I should get some kind of grey-blue for her top and shirt, is that right? and for her trim should I use pink Satin? I'd also like to now if I could have help with the headphones.
For her hair I was thinking about getting something like a Wisp in red for a base and then curling the extensions using something like a foam cone to curl or something and hairspray.
And how exactly would I make a fake loave of bread? xD
And it looks like her strap thing is under her skirt o_0 How could I make that work?
Satin works great for trims, while you're sewing the edges just add the trims and make the ruffles as you go.

Though I'm quite amazed at the belt going under her skirt (wth?) o_o

PunkRockPanic
09-21-2008, 08:38 PM
Satin works great for trims, while you're sewing the edges just add the trims and make the ruffles as you go.

Though I'm quite amazed at the belt going under her skirt (wth?) o_o

I'm thinking for the belt I'll just sew that one part where the top of the trim is, or use snaps.

LoStsoULs
09-21-2008, 08:42 PM
Does anyone know where I can get a hatsune miku like wig (it doen't have to be full length) but it also has to be cheap because I'm almost broke >_<

Rea_star
09-22-2008, 04:48 PM
Hey all~!
You don't know how happy I was when I saw this thread xD I love Vocaloid and it's cool to see that more people are going to cosplay/ have cosplayed Vocaloid characters. =3
This year for AN (Anime North) my twin and I are most likely doing the Kagamine twins. I think we're doing their regular outfits, because I don't think anyone would recognize us if we did outfits from a certain video...
Though, we were thinking of doing outfits similar to the ones they wear in the Daughter of Evil/Servant of Evil videos (if anyone knows what that is >>).
Anyways, I have a couple questions. What would I use to make the yellow peice around Rin's sleeves?
Any ideas on how to make their belts? Oh, and the yellow strips on Len's shorts?
Reference Pic (http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b270/kilone101/Cosplay%20Refs/Vocaloid/img_rin_len-1.jpg)
Ref. pic just in case =P

Ashenine
09-23-2008, 01:43 AM
Does anyone know where I can get a hatsune miku like wig (it doen't have to be full length) but it also has to be cheap because I'm almost broke >_<Well, it depends on what{s your budget to reall suggest a few places. Since Miku{s hair is up in two gigantic pigtails-ponytails I would suggest either buying a wig thatīs already hairstyled or check ebay for cheap wigs plus ponytail extensions.

@PunkRockPanic: for the belt I used some kind of clutch so it would hand from the skirt, but sewing it to the skirt might work as well.

PunkRockPanic
09-23-2008, 07:22 PM
Hey all~!
You don't know how happy I was when I saw this thread xD I love Vocaloid and it's cool to see that more people are going to cosplay/ have cosplayed Vocaloid characters. =3
This year for AN (Anime North) my twin and I are most likely doing the Kagamine twins. I think we're doing their regular outfits, because I don't think anyone would recognize us if we did outfits from a certain video...
Though, we were thinking of doing outfits similar to the ones they wear in the Daughter of Evil/Servant of Evil videos (if anyone knows what that is >>).
Anyways, I have a couple questions. What would I use to make the yellow peice around Rin's sleeves?
Any ideas on how to make their belts? Oh, and the yellow strips on Len's shorts?
Reference Pic (http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b270/kilone101/Cosplay%20Refs/Vocaloid/img_rin_len-1.jpg)
Ref. pic just in case =P
You could take about 2 inch wide pieces of fabric and sew them on for teh sleeves, and the same for Len's shorts but maybe 1 inch of fabric?
DO THE DAUGHTER/SERVANT OF EVIL COSTUMES, I LOVE THEM. lol len's a crossdresser xD
If I was in Canada I'd hunt you down and want to take a million pictures, but I'm all teh way over in the bay area of California.
TAKE PICTURES IF YOU DO EITHER COTSUME.
On another note, I've decided when I'm going to start of Teto, after they get rid of all the Halloween fabric (I saw some pleather that was perfect for her skirt >.>, and they mostly have Halloween themed fabric around this time) at least her satin is a fall color >.>
Would anybody be willing to suggest patterns for the top? I know I'm going to put a zipper down the middle of the top, and cover the zipper with the pinkish flap and buttons.
And about the bootcovers, eh heh >.>

Rea_star
09-23-2008, 07:27 PM
Thanks for your help ^^
xD Darn, eh? All the way in California. Ha ha ha. Crossdressing Len xDD
Anyways, sure, I'll take a bunch of pictures and post them up =3 The good thing about the Daughter/Servant of Evil outfits is that patterns would be really easy to find for them. *nods*

PunkRockPanic
09-23-2008, 08:25 PM
Okay, but remember I mean fold over for the sleeves, it saves time on hemming xD

Xailyn
09-24-2008, 08:33 PM
Okay, well, I know about NOTHING of Vocaloid, but my boyfriend told me he'd cosplay whatever I want him to cosplay: If I cosplay Vocaloid with him.

Well, I was originally going to cosplay Hatsune Miku--until I realized I can't afford a wig and extensions for it to make it accurate. So, because it's a good deal simpler (and I have a wig that will work for it), I decided to cosplay Meiko...And I was wondering if I could get some advice...and a good/accurate reference picture (Pictures are always different for me) for her to work on, as well as what type of fabric I should use.

Any help would be really appreciated. Thank you!! CCC:

Rea_star
09-27-2008, 09:53 PM
Well, I can't help much on the fabric, since I'm not all that great at deciding which types to use for what myself... But I did find a couple reference pictures..
Of course, there's the Original art (http://www6.airnet.ne.jp/~shiyou/cgi-bin/weblog/text/music/meiko.jpg) picture. But I found a fanart that shows the front of her top. I'm guessing you're wanting it for the top? Since the skirt is pretty straight-forward. Meiko (http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/sesshoumarulover/vocaloid/675rtg.jpg). In all of the pictures/cosplays that I've seen of Meiko so far, they've all had the same or similar designs to this one.
Sorry that I couldn't be of more help ^^;

mini_kitten_o5
09-28-2008, 09:53 AM
Hello! I'm planning to cosplay as Kagamine Rin for either Anime North or Fan Expo, and was wondering, does anyone have any ideas on how to make the...sleeve things on her arms stay in one place? Same things with the legs.

PunkRockPanic
09-28-2008, 10:28 AM
Hello! I'm planning to cosplay as Kagamine Rin for either Anime North or Fan Expo, and was wondering, does anyone have any ideas on how to make the...sleeve things on her arms stay in one place? Same things with the legs.

I've been told elastic would work.

Xailyn
09-28-2008, 12:57 PM
Well, I can't help much on the fabric, since I'm not all that great at deciding which types to use for what myself... But I did find a couple reference pictures..
Of course, there's the Original art (http://www6.airnet.ne.jp/~shiyou/cgi-bin/weblog/text/music/meiko.jpg) picture. But I found a fanart that shows the front of her top. I'm guessing you're wanting it for the top? Since the skirt is pretty straight-forward. Meiko (http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b306/sesshoumarulover/vocaloid/675rtg.jpg). In all of the pictures/cosplays that I've seen of Meiko so far, they've all had the same or similar designs to this one.
Sorry that I couldn't be of more help ^^;
Wow, thanks, those really are helping me out! And I'm starting to realize...I could use my own hair!! 8D YAY! It's a lot easier than I thought too~

Rea_star
09-28-2008, 05:41 PM
Your welcome ^^
Using your own hair is an added bonus. Saves money on buying a wig =P Yeah, I think Meiko's outfit has to be the simplest... If you need anymore pictures than I'll be happy to find some for you. 8D

Xailyn
09-28-2008, 05:42 PM
Well, I already have a wig that would work for her (I originally got it to be Haruhi Fujioka from Ouran, but never did it), and I won't even need to style it. It's the perfect length...Now, to get a bunch of red fabric.

Rea_star
09-28-2008, 06:59 PM
@ Xailyn- Nice. Yeah, Haruhi's hair and Meiko's hair are very much alike. =3

@... Anyone- Since I'm going to be doing Len, does anyone have any tips on how to make his sleeves puffy like they are? I can't seem to find any good patterns or useful tips that I can use..

PunkRockPanic
09-28-2008, 08:46 PM
@ Xailyn- Nice. Yeah, Haruhi's hair and Meiko's hair are very much alike. =3

@... Anyone- Since I'm going to be doing Len, does anyone have any tips on how to make his sleeves puffy like they are? I can't seem to find any good patterns or useful tips that I can use..

I think if you put elastic on a normal short sleeved pattern, but add an inch to the pattern it could work. you should make a mock-up for it first though. I do alot of forum searches, so that's how I learn these things xD

I Just ordered My Miku wig!
I've got a sort of bad looking costume from online, the skirt isn't even pleated, but I'll make due until I can get a new one commissioned or make it myself.
I'll probably have it commissioned since I'm far too busy with Halloween coming up and I have to work on Teto. and Rin for my little cousin.

ninjagal6
10-12-2008, 02:37 PM
ok. now that i'm getting good progress on my Haku costume, i need to ask... does hak have buttons on her sleeve like Miku or music notes? someone help me!!!

PunkRockPanic
10-12-2008, 08:30 PM
ok. now that i'm getting good progress on my Haku costume, i need to ask... does hak have buttons on her sleeve like Miku or music notes? someone help me!!!

Looking at pictures of Haku...She has just something like a silver rectangle on her sleeves 0_o

ChibiTenshi
10-18-2008, 10:53 AM
Yay for Vocaloid! I'm planning on doing Hatsune Miku for 2009. I got a question about her wig. How to make the pigtails? I mean, I tried doing pigtails for my Kelly wig for my Rabi en rose cosplay, but a horrible part on the back of the wig looks horrible when you put on pigtails. How to fix this?

PunkRockPanic
10-18-2008, 10:59 AM
Yay for Vocaloid! I'm planning on doing Hatsune Miku for 2009. I got a question about her wig. How to make the pigtails? I mean, I tried doing pigtails for my Kelly wig for my Rabi en rose cosplay, but a horrible part on the back of the wig looks horrible when you put on pigtails. How to fix this?

Clip-ons Of course! That or Katie Bair has a wig parting tutorial xD
Wig Parting tutorial (http://www.pettingzoowigs.com/wigtutorial_parting.html)
If not, Cosplaywig has a wig that is just perfect for Miku, I have one Myself.
Miku Wig :D (http://cgi.ebay.com/2-clip-on-JADE-GREEN-PONYTAIL-wig-vocaloid-miku-cosplay_W0QQitemZ400002486015QQihZ027QQcategoryZ60 188QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1 262)
Hope I helped xD

ChibiTenshi
10-18-2008, 11:36 AM
Clip-ons Of course! That or Katie Bair has a wig parting tutorial xD
Wig Parting tutorial (http://www.pettingzoowigs.com/wigtutorial_parting.html)
If not, Cosplaywig has a wig that is just perfect for Miku, I have one Myself.
Miku Wig :D (http://cgi.ebay.com/2-clip-on-JADE-GREEN-PONYTAIL-wig-vocaloid-miku-cosplay_W0QQitemZ400002486015QQihZ027QQcategoryZ60 188QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1 262)
Hope I helped xD

Thank you so much! =D Another question though... those.. thingies on her sleeves, what do you use to make them? Cardboard?

Mangochutney
10-18-2008, 06:09 PM
Is there an "official" color or brand for Haku's sake bottle? I've seen green and brown bottles in art of her and never noticed anything consistent on the labels.

UsagiNoSenshi
10-18-2008, 06:10 PM
ok. now that i'm getting good progress on my Haku costume, i need to ask... does hak have buttons on her sleeve like Miku or music notes? someone help me!!!

In some pictures she has music notes and such.

http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1690389/

you can kind of see how i did it there.

PunkRockPanic
10-18-2008, 06:11 PM
Thank you so much! =D Another question though... those.. thingies on her sleeves, what do you use to make them? Cardboard?
I would suggest stick on rhinestones, or colored craft foam and Hot glue maybe? o:
Is there an "official" color or brand for Haku's sake bottle? I've seen green and brown bottles in art of her and never noticed anything consistent on the labels.
Nope, No official brand or color. Not that I'm aware of anyway 0.o

UsagiNoSenshi
10-18-2008, 06:13 PM
You would be correct about the bottle. I just went to check and Caffein, the person who designed her, draws the sake bottle differently every time.

Mangochutney
10-18-2008, 06:18 PM
Thank you so much! =D Another question though... those.. thingies on her sleeves, what do you use to make them? Cardboard?

Actually, I've seen some friends acheive great things with Heat 'N' Bond (really thin, double-sided fusible interfacing). This is a good tutorial on how to do it (http://skei.deviantart.com/art/Heat-n-Bond-Details-Tutorial-85781028). A combination of that and the rhinestones PRP mentioned would look fabulous.

PunkRockPanic
10-18-2008, 06:20 PM
Actually, I've seen some friends acheive great things with Heat 'N' Bond (really thin, double-sided fusible interfacing). Iron some shiny fabric onto one side, cut out the shapes you want, and iron the shapes onto your costume. A combination of that and the rhinestones PRP mentioned would look fabulous.

Well. Now I know what I'm doing for my Miku remake. hur hur.

ChibiTenshi
10-18-2008, 07:43 PM
I would suggest stick on rhinestones, or colored craft foam and Hot glue maybe? o:


Actually, I've seen some friends acheive great things with Heat 'N' Bond (really thin, double-sided fusible interfacing). This is a good tutorial on how to do it (http://skei.deviantart.com/art/Heat-n-Bond-Details-Tutorial-85781028). A combination of that and the rhinestones PRP mentioned would look fabulous.

Wow, thank you both! =D The rhinestones sound awesome, that would make it look great!

Nana.Tsuki
10-18-2008, 08:48 PM
Im going to do Len if I can find someone to do Rin xD
And if I can find a wig...

The only question I have about Len is how do you style his hair? x____x
And what color is best?

Im Asian. Olivish skin tone...Im worried that the wig'll look odd on me D:
And I've never styled one before, so yeah...
The bangs and little ponytail is stumping me >___<

ChibiTenshi
10-18-2008, 09:24 PM
Im going to do Len if I can find someone to do Rin xD
And if I can find a wig...

The only question I have about Len is how do you style his hair? x____x
And what color is best?

Im Asian. Olivish skin tone...Im worried that the wig'll look odd on me D:
And I've never styled one before, so yeah...
The bangs and little ponytail is stumping me >___<

Then instead of getting a super light blond wig, try getting a darkish one, like dirty blond, OR apply make up so your face looks slightly lighter and buy the light blond wig =)

PunkRockPanic
10-18-2008, 09:49 PM
Going with What ChibiTenshi said, and use some Got2bGlued freeze blasting spray for the bangs. For the ponytail, I would Imagine getting a medium length wig, putting it in a ponytail, adding wefts so the mesh doesn't show and cut it. Maybe spray the ponytail a bit so it stays xD

ChibiTenshi
10-19-2008, 01:37 PM
Oh, i got another question: What pattern do you guys think i should use for the top? I'm already planning on doing the skirt as a circle skirt, so I'm only having problems with the top. Thanks in advance <3

Naomi-chan
10-20-2008, 10:03 PM
Hello, my friends and I are going to cosplay from Vocaloid next summer. But what's stumping us is Kaito's jacket, does anyone know about any type of pattern that resembles his jacket?

PunkRockPanic
10-21-2008, 10:03 AM
Hello, my friends and I are going to cosplay from Vocaloid next summer. But what's stumping us is Kaito's jacket, does anyone know about any type of pattern that resembles his jacket?

http://simplicity.com/index.cfm?page=searchResults_C.cfm
Just find one that would work after altering and you're set 8D

Naomi-chan
10-22-2008, 09:43 PM
Thank you! I don't really like pattern searching through the interweb, but it this case I actually found the perfect jacket with a mandarin collar. :D

X-Strawberrt-X
10-25-2008, 02:29 AM
yea I was just wondering if maybe some one could help me out with some refrence pictures of the back of kaito's coat.
I'm cosplaying him in a group.
so its sorta important it would mean a lot if you helped >.<

ChibiTenshi
10-26-2008, 07:32 PM
Ah, well you could use this as reference Kaito Cosplay (http://www.uscos00.com/index.php?gOo=goods_details.dwt&goodsid=3474&productname=)

PunkRockPanic
10-27-2008, 10:13 AM
WAZZAP Y'ALL!
I'm back C:< I'm going to start on My Miku remake sooooooooon~
*points to forum avatar* That's what my current Miku costume looks like. Really boring. Which is the reason I'm remaking it.
I have also decided to Cosplay Len. lolshota. I have a con in 3 months, I'm starting on Len when I get home from school. (lol it's the morning) My little cousin is gonna be Rin. She's a year younger than me and is tanner and a bit shorter. I don't really care about that, do the wigs HAVE to match in color? Because she's more tan her Rin wig is gonna be more of a golden-brown thing, while My Len wig is gonna be Powder yellow-ey. Yeah >.> Oh Dilemmas.

ystarburst
10-27-2008, 02:23 PM
Yay for Miku ^-^ She's going to be one of my next cosplays, hopefully going to debut at Ausa09/Katsucon 10. I should start working on it soon. Still in the planning stages on how I'm going to go about it.

Anyone have any tips on making the skirt? Should I use vinyl or just cotton? o.O lol

PunkRockPanic
10-27-2008, 06:39 PM
Yay for Miku ^-^ She's going to be one of my next cosplays, hopefully going to debut at Ausa09/Katsucon 10. I should start working on it soon. Still in the planning stages on how I'm going to go about it.

Anyone have any tips on making the skirt? Should I use vinyl or just cotton? o.O lol

It doesn't matter what fabric you use, as long as you can work with it and you're comfortable. ^_^
Nobody replies to my threads in the wig forums ;_; I made one this morning, and 9 hours or so later: NOTHING.
Anybody suggest a good wig for Len? xD
EDIT: Also, anybody know any good patterns for Len Shorts? or know of an existing Item of clothing I'd be able to mutilate and miraculously make into Len's shorts? xD

ystarburst
10-27-2008, 06:54 PM
I need a dress form. So much easier than working with stuff on yourself. Much fewer pin-pricks as well. I made my Temari costume. Wasn't too bad. Hopefully Miku will be somewhat easy. Definitely detailed though and it will be my first cosplay that I need a wig for.

Know what you mean about people not answering posts. Seems like people are dead around here sometimes. lol.

Jolteh
10-29-2008, 06:23 PM
It doesn't matter what fabric you use, as long as you can work with it and you're comfortable. ^_^
Nobody replies to my threads in the wig forums ;_; I made one this morning, and 9 hours or so later: NOTHING.
Anybody suggest a good wig for Len? xD
EDIT: Also, anybody know any good patterns for Len Shorts? or know of an existing Item of clothing I'd be able to mutilate and miraculously make into Len's shorts? xD

I'm probably going to use a Wisp in Powder Yellow for my Len, scince I'm ghost pale, but I think 24b would also look nice. (for the ponytail I'm just pulling a few strands back and styling it acordingly.)

PunkRockPanic
10-29-2008, 07:54 PM
I'm probably going to use a Wisp in Powder Yellow for my Len, scince I'm ghost pale, but I think 24b would also look nice. (for the ponytail I'm just pulling a few strands back and styling it acordingly.)

Yeah my friend suggested to cut a couple strands from near the top and such, and use a clear ponytail holder like people do with Ahoges sometimes (the cowlick things), I'm probably gonna get a wisp XD

ChibiTenshi
10-30-2008, 07:07 PM
I'm thinking about ordering the Miku wig soon. =/ I'm still in the search for a pattern for her top. Anyone has any suggestions? I don't want to screw this up X3

PunkRockPanic
11-01-2008, 01:20 AM
I'm gonna use a clover for my Len wig instead. It's been suggested, and the bangs are long enough, it's a pretty good wig. BUT MY RIN CAN'T GO TO THE CON I'M DEBUTING LEN AT. :C STUPID TAHOE TRIP. I have a back-up Rin. I think >.> My friend wants to go with me, so yeah >.>

mini_kitten_o5
11-01-2008, 01:35 PM
It doesn't matter what fabric you use, as long as you can work with it and you're comfortable. ^_^
Nobody replies to my threads in the wig forums ;_; I made one this morning, and 9 hours or so later: NOTHING.
Anybody suggest a good wig for Len? xD
EDIT: Also, anybody know any good patterns for Len Shorts? or know of an existing Item of clothing I'd be able to mutilate and miraculously make into Len's shorts? xD

This might sound odd, but I just realized a particular clothing item that exists that can be modded into Len's shorts kind of. BOXER SHORTS, or those SPORT SHORTS.
Heres an example to explain what I mean:

http://www.sz-wholesale.com/uploadFiles/upimg9/SLAZENGER-BEACH-SHORTS19188.jpg

And anybody know what a good length for Kagamine Rin's shirt is? And is using clover for her wig a good idea?

Nana.Tsuki
11-01-2008, 11:51 PM
I wouldnt use Clover P:
Rin has sideparted hair and as far as I've heard, Clover cant be parted AT ALL.
Something about something being sewn into something...-forgot-

But yeah...I'd go with Monica and see if it can be parted the other way P:
Or Wisp (repart and make the ends flip)
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I need to make Len shorts x___x
Any suggestions on fabric?
Or better, which store can I find that pair of boxers in? xD

PunkRockPanic
11-02-2008, 12:34 AM
I'm using a clover for my Len wig xD
I'm getting my Len outfit commisioned actually, BUT If I ever decide I wanna take a crack at making it, I could find a pair of those shorts to make a pattern out of.
And Like I said before, just use a fabric you are going to be comfortable in and that you can work with.

Specky0s
11-03-2008, 06:06 AM
I originally wanted to do Kagamine Rin but after discovering Len I had a debate amoung myself : well.. I don't have thing legs, and I would never ever wear something as short as Rin's . Is it okay to extend it (a fair bit?) or is that going to make me look stupid? Then I thought should I just go as Rin, or swap to Len? (I'm a girl by the way :)) and i *might* be using my own hair, depending on if I get it cut or not .
Does anyone have any advice (I'm sorry if that made no sense...)

PunkRockPanic
11-03-2008, 10:12 AM
I originally wanted to do Kagamine Rin but after discovering Len I had a debate amoung myself : well.. I don't have thing legs, and I would never ever wear something as short as Rin's . Is it okay to extend it (a fair bit?) or is that going to make me look stupid? Then I thought should I just go as Rin, or swap to Len? (I'm a girl by the way :)) and i *might* be using my own hair, depending on if I get it cut or not .
Does anyone have any advice (I'm sorry if that made no sense...)

Just adjust the cosplay to whatever you're comfortable with. Nobody should put you down for having shorts a bit longer. AND IF THEY DO THEN THEY ARE NOT WELCOME HERE >:V

Nana.Tsuki
11-03-2008, 07:17 PM
>:V ...?
xD
Duckmouth.
I found a pair of my dad's shorts that I can use as a pattern/example for my Len shorts :3
But now the problem is what kind of fabric and should I use elastic for the waist or not P:
And should it be shiny? I've seen that most people use shiny fabric for some reason..

PunkRockPanic
11-03-2008, 08:17 PM
>:V ...?
xD
Duckmouth.
I found a pair of my dad's shorts that I can use as a pattern/example for my Len shorts :3
But now the problem is what kind of fabric and should I use elastic for the waist or not P:
And should it be shiny? I've seen that most people use shiny fabric for some reason..

........................... \ /
YES, DUCKMOUTH. >:V <--MEGA DUCKMOUTH
Personally, when I see people use shiny fabric for their vocaloid cosplays I go "WTF WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?" Because seriously, I don't see how it's shiny liek that in the pictures. Now I HAVE seen some good cosplays that have used shiny, PVC-like fabric that turned out well, but if you want shiny fabric I'd suggest something like Pleather. Or just cotton.
And whatever you are comfortable with. Elastic or a zipper, in the official art of Len he has a zipper like regular shorts, but nobody would really care as long as you are comfortable.

Now onto my progress, Gonna buy a compression shirt soon, to hide teh boobs. Len has no boobs, or else it would be all "LOLSHOTABOOBS."(Excuse me for a moment, I'm on crack apparently 'w'). And then I'ma get measured so I can actually order the outfit. AND THEN I SHALL TACKLE THE WIG...once Cosworx restocks the Clover in 24B. SO for now, I wait or start making the headset and Banana.

Jolteh
11-03-2008, 09:06 PM
Ah~ I'm also ordering my Len cosplay~ I'm such a lazy-butt. I'm getting it from here http://www.uscos00.com/index.php?gOo=goods_details.dwt&goodsid=3478&productname=
It looks really nice~

My headphones are almost done, I just need to glue the ear-piece things to the headband part... thing.

And I found Len's shoes on ebay but they're 40 dollars and the shipping is really expensive, so I'm probably gonna get closed back *~clogs*~ and paint the bottoms.

Runpuri
11-03-2008, 09:09 PM
I second punkrockpanic on the pleather~ I regret not using it for my vocaloid cosplays :( I made KAgamine Rin and Tonorine Sai(fanmade vocaloid in the first post) I also have Akita Neru coming up, but most procrastinating it ^^;;

When I see vocaloid cosplayers that made it out of pleather it stands out and pops more. But I heard it's a bit hard pleating it though

As for Rin's shirt length, I think making it long and a bit loose looks nice. I messed up on mines and it came out really skimpy xD

PunkRockPanic
11-03-2008, 09:32 PM
Ah~ I'm also ordering my Len cosplay~ I'm such a lazy-butt. I'm getting it from here http://www.uscos00.com/index.php?gOo=goods_details.dwt&goodsid=3478&productname=
It looks really nice~

My headphones are almost done, I just need to glue the ear-piece things to the headband part... thing.

And I found Len's shoes on ebay but they're 40 dollars and the shipping is really expensive, so I'm probably gonna get closed back *~clogs*~ and paint the bottoms.

OH SNAP. THAT LEN OUTFIT LOOKS EPIC.
I'm having a seamstress make mine, lolol. For the shoes, I do not know yet. But I do know I'll have to paint them and add trim 'w'

I second punkrockpanic on the pleather~ I regret not using it for my vocaloid cosplays :( I made KAgamine Rin and Tonorine Sai(fanmade vocaloid in the first post) I also have Akita Neru coming up, but most procrastinating it ^^;;

When I see vocaloid cosplayers that made it out of pleather it stands out and pops more. But I heard it's a bit hard pleating it though

As for Rin's shirt length, I think making it long and a bit loose looks nice. I messed up on mines and it came out really skimpy xD

I wanted to do Neru REALLY BAD a few months ago, but then I changed my mind xD
Your Tonarine Sai is so cute!

Jolteh
11-04-2008, 08:41 AM
OH SNAP. THAT LEN OUTFIT LOOKS EPIC.
I'm having a seamstress make mine, lolol. For the shoes, I do not know yet. But I do know I'll have to paint them and add trim 'w'

cos00 is seriously my favorite pre-made cosplay shop ever, I haven't bought anything from them yet, but it all looks amazing *v*

gah my headphones are not cooperating! the craft foam I stuck to cover the sides of the styrafoam base are coming of... I'll have to superglue it down...

I wan't to do Miku really badly, but my bad experiances with long wigs have me straying more towards doing guy characters (when it comes to anything)

And here's the link to Len's shoes if anyone is interested~
http://cgi.ebay.com/Vocaloid-Len-Cosplay-Shoes-Ladies-Size-US-9-25cm_W0QQitemZ310092753049QQcmdZViewItem?_trksid=p 3286.m20.l1116
long link is long *v*

ChibiTenshi
11-04-2008, 09:09 AM
That page of www.uscos00.com is slowly convincing me to buy a premade Miku cosplay instead of making my own *.*

PunkRockPanic
11-04-2008, 09:49 AM
*Spazzes* THEY EVEN HAVE A TONARINE SAI OUTFIT!...Where did they get the Rei Sai name from? o_o
LET IT BE NOTED TONARINE SAI ACTUALLY WEARS SHORTS.
...Damn looks like I need to kick something off my list to make room for Sai now.
DO YOU SEE HOW EPIC THIS IS?! (http://www.uscos00.com/index.php?gOo=goods_details.dwt&goodsid=3487&productname=)
I have to cross check them though, it feels a bit fishy for some reason.But then again most good online cosplay shops get the names of the characters wrong xD But I'll check to make sure.
Oh and Jolteh, Be sure to tell us how it is when your costume arrives! Lemme dig around and see what I can find. SO far after doing a forum search they seem pretty legit.
EDIT: That wanting to do Tonarine Sai thing was pretty damn Short Lived- if i do say so myself.
*sigh* Back to Len and Remaking Miku...

Jolteh
11-04-2008, 11:03 AM
I'll be sure to let you guys know how it is once I get it, I won't have it untill Christmas though, just so you know. :<

Nana.Tsuki
11-04-2008, 04:44 PM
Im too poor to buy cosplays xD So its just my sewing machine and me .___.
I think I'll go with cotton, since I dunno how to use pleather. WOuld it even go through the machine? X__x

ChibiTenshi
11-04-2008, 05:45 PM
Yeah, go with cotton. It's less expensive and pleather and a lot easier to work with. Pleather is really hard to make into pleated skirts. The pleats don't come out right.

I think you need a special kind of needle to work with pleather.

mini_kitten_o5
11-04-2008, 06:07 PM
So far for my Rin cosplay, I have all the fabric ready, I'm not going to use pleather for my Rin though. My sewing machine is pretty much ancient. It only had one stitch, and the stitch is one length only. Or would it be best to use pleather for the arm parts, and the leg parts only? I can always sew by hand if that would look best. For the headphones, I'm going to use a white headband, does anybody have any idea how to make that bow on top of Rin's headphones defy gravity like that?

Runpuri
11-04-2008, 06:13 PM
nana:if you have a friend on socal, maybe they can get some for you? I got some some pleather for $5 per yard at LA fashion district in downtown. It's cheaper than joanns cotton sections xD

I got some pleather look alike for $3 a yard, I forgot what its called but its thinner than pleather but still have the appearance of pleather ^^ I planning to put some extra I have in the marketplace so I can sell some to you if you want it~

I made a skirt for my Sai costume, I only had one picture to base it on and found the "official" fanart after I finished it :( boooo for me.

I really want to do meiko now ^0^ it seems pretty easy and I have to make use of this wig i have xD

PunkRockPanic
11-04-2008, 06:41 PM
@Runpuri: You're in SoCal? COOL! 'Cept I'm all the way up here...in NorCal xD
@mini_kitten_o5: Hmm...Maybe you could put a wire in the bow?

I wanna make the headphones out of fun foam, but I need some sort of base. I wonder what I could use....
EDIT: I'm probably gonna go with the COS00 Len outfit as well 'w' I need it in 2 months and my mom was like "JUST GET A PREMADE ONE!" So I was like "lol k" So yeah. Unless I find a seller with a Len outfit I like better, but I doubt this xD

Runpuri
11-04-2008, 11:33 PM
@panic ; woooot californians~ I made my headphones so ghettoly haha. I made the base out of the pakaging envelope, the ones with the bubble inside and stacked 3 cut outs together. Just get the thinnest craftfoam because I used 3mm and it became bulky. Getting them attached to a headband is a bit tricky, I taped bobby pins to the headphones and pinned it to the headband ~

I saw somewhere on a jp cosplay/toy site they sold Miku headphones, Ill post the link if I find it again, not sure if their official ones though ^^

PunkRockPanic
11-05-2008, 09:38 AM
Uwaaaaah ;^; The Clover might not be Restocked in 24B until January...MY CON IS IN JANUARY. I guess I can go with 24 if that problem occurs but....bleh.
EDIT: After snooping around with Wigs in Action thread I think I might just use Color 24. It seems like a nice blonde. I guess I'd be Happy with either.

ChibiTenshi
11-05-2008, 10:49 AM
Anyone has an idea how to make Miku's sleeves stay up in your arm and avoid them slipping down? Elastic? Or tying them somehow?

UsagiNoSenshi
11-05-2008, 11:38 AM
Sock glue!
no, really! sockdreams.com sells it. I use it to hold on everything (thigh highs, leg warmers, gloves), that way you don't get the bunching if you have to put elastic in them.

ChibiTenshi
11-05-2008, 11:50 AM
Sock glue!
no, really! sockdreams.com sells it. I use it to hold on everything (thigh highs, leg warmers, gloves), that way you don't get the bunching if you have to put elastic in them.

Wow.... doesn't it hurt when you take it off? I mean, does it damage skin?

UsagiNoSenshi
11-05-2008, 12:07 PM
no damage to skin, it is also approved for medical use! It may hurt a bit taking it off if you use too much, but if you put a bit of water on it it comes off no problem.

PunkRockPanic
11-06-2008, 09:48 AM
Ooh, I'd have to look into sock glue too! ('cept where I'm getting my Len costume, the arm and legwarmers seem to have an ajustment ribbon, or something.) But the glue would be nice for my Miku remake!
Which reminds me, I had the PERFECT Skirt to alter for Miku, it had the right box pleats and everything ;^; But I can't find ittttttt D:

ChibiTenshi
11-06-2008, 01:59 PM
Btw, can you make Miku's skirt using a circle skirt pattern? I think i'd look cute =)

Jolteh
11-06-2008, 05:02 PM
Hey guys, I'm ordering my Len cosplay tonight, the only shipping method they have is EMS and it is 30 dollars but it comes in really fast, about 5-8 days it said. (It's totally worth it scince I'm ordering my Agito cosplay + wig from there also) I wonder if my mom will let me look at it before Christmas? I'll let you guys know if she does :>

PunkRockPanic
11-06-2008, 06:38 PM
Hey guys, I'm ordering my Len cosplay tonight, the only shipping method they have is EMS and it is 30 dollars but it comes in really fast, about 5-8 days it said. (It's totally worth it scince I'm ordering my Agito cosplay + wig from there also) I wonder if my mom will let me look at it before Christmas? I'll let you guys know if she does :>

Let's hope so xD I plan on ordering my Len outfit from there as well xD Just tell her "I NEED TO KNOW SO I CAN PROTECT PEOPLE FROM INTERNET SCAM." Or something xD

Btw, can you make Miku's skirt using a circle skirt pattern? I think i'd look cute =)

The Miku costume I got from the internet has a circle skirt, they pleats are really random, sometimes no pleats at all, it's just a really irritating skirt if you want a pleated look.
But It's your choice, it's your costume.

Zombie Cancer
11-06-2008, 06:51 PM
My sister wants to be Kaumi Gackpoid and I have no idea where to start.
D=
I know that the outfit is a body suit and then the white jacket and skirt over top. But I have no idea how I'm going to get the designs on the body suit.
http://www.ssw.co.jp/products/vocal/gackpoid/illust_download/index_image/2_color.jpg
http://www.ssw.co.jp/products/vocal/gackpoid/illust_download/index_image/1_color.jpg

PunkRockPanic
11-07-2008, 12:21 AM
My sister wants to be Kaumi Gackpoid and I have no idea where to start.
D=
I know that the outfit is a body suit and then the white jacket and skirt over top. But I have no idea how I'm going to get the designs on the body suit.
http://www.ssw.co.jp/products/vocal/gackpoid/illust_download/index_image/2_color.jpg
http://www.ssw.co.jp/products/vocal/gackpoid/illust_download/index_image/1_color.jpg

HO' SNAP. *excusemeforamomentI'minawe*
Screen printing? Take fabric and cut out the designs and attach with Heat n' bond.


in other news I found a tutorial on box pleats. I'm going to make a mock up for my miku skirt tomorrow.
*sigh* I hope I can find good shoes for her too. And a color that matches with my wig for the trim and tie.

holydiver
11-08-2008, 05:03 AM
Hi, I'm working on Yowane Haku right now for a con on the weekend and I'd like some advice on a wig. I'll be getting a white wig, but I don't know if I should dye it silver or not. Some pictures she has white hair, other more of a grey, so I guess either could work but what do you think?

Zerofox Kitsune
11-08-2008, 07:26 AM
My sister wants to be Kaumi Gackpoid and I have no idea where to start.
D=
I know that the outfit is a body suit and then the white jacket and skirt over top. But I have no idea how I'm going to get the designs on the body suit.
http://www.ssw.co.jp/products/vocal/gackpoid/illust_download/index_image/2_color.jpg
http://www.ssw.co.jp/products/vocal/gackpoid/illust_download/index_image/1_color.jpg

I'm seconding Heat 'n' Bond. If you do a search, there's a few threads on it. Here's (http://skei.deviantart.com/art/Heat-n-Bond-Details-Tutorial-85781028) a tutorial I found, if you'd like.

It depends what you made the suit out of, though. Make sure the material you chose can withstand being ironed.

Or, if you'd like it to look like it's glowing, you could try EL Tape.

I'd also like to add that Gackpoid isn't wearing a skirt, but rather, he's wearing very loose hakama. If you do a search on them, there's lots of threads that come up.

PunkRockPanic
11-08-2008, 10:07 AM
Hi, I'm working on Yowane Haku right now for a con on the weekend and I'd like some advice on a wig. I'll be getting a white wig, but I don't know if I should dye it silver or not. Some pictures she has white hair, other more of a grey, so I guess either could work but what do you think?

Hmmm....Whatever you think you look better in would work.

Runpuri
11-08-2008, 11:39 AM
Hi, I'm working on Yowane Haku right now for a con on the weekend and I'd like some advice on a wig. I'll be getting a white wig, but I don't know if I should dye it silver or not. Some pictures she has white hair, other more of a grey, so I guess either could work but what do you think?

I would say that it depends on your skin tone, but IMO #60 silvery white a really good color, or you can use a white wig and tint it with silver for a soft silver sheen.

PunkRockPanic
11-08-2008, 06:42 PM
I cosplay Mikuo (Miku's Genderbent brother) as of right now.
http://www.cosplay.com/costume/184894/
LOL.

Nana.Tsuki
11-09-2008, 10:48 AM
LOL. HOw come I've never heard of Mikuo? D:
WHere can I find a picture of him?
Or was he made up during that spur-of-the-moment too? xD

PunkRockPanic
11-09-2008, 11:20 AM
LOL. HOw come I've never heard of Mikuo? D:
WHere can I find a picture of him?
Or was he made up during that spur-of-the-moment too? xD

http://danbooru.donmai.us/wiki/show?title=hatsune_mikuo
there are many variations of him, I just picked a random one xD

Nana.Tsuki
11-09-2008, 04:30 PM
O______o
despite the changes and all...he looks really feminine to me x__x
I think it's the clothes. The best one is that one with the hot pink background.
Funny how Mikuo's shirt is shorter than Miku's xD

Jolteh
11-10-2008, 06:50 PM
I asked my mom if I could try my costume on before Christmas and she said no, but I promise the first thing I do after I open it is come on here and tell you guys how it is :D

PunkRockPanic
11-10-2008, 09:16 PM
I asked my mom if I could try my costume on before Christmas and she said no, but I promise the first thing I do after I open it is come on here and tell you guys how it is :D

At least you tried xD
Which reminds me, I gotta order my costume soon...>.>
My friend CAN go with me to the con I'm wearing Len and My Miku remake to, but She's not gonna be Rin, since she's only going for one day, and I let her do a different costume.
Maybe I'll have my cousin be Rin for Fanime x_X
EDIT: OH SNAP GUYS. I JUST FOUND THE SKIRT I WAS GONNA USE FOR MY MIKU REMAKE. HELLZ YEAH! 'Tis a pity I have to butcher it...take off that belt thing...put satin trim over the existing trim...oh well, It'll be worth it! Now I gotta find a top to butcher, buy some satin for the tie, make the headset and a whole bunch of other stuff...oh well, at least I have tomorrow off xD Progress pics coming soon~ :D

holydiver
11-11-2008, 04:06 AM
I started sewing my Yowane Haku cosplay today. Because she can look different in most of her pictures I sort of went for a combination of different looks rather than copying one picture, so it looks a bit different from some of the other interpretations of her I've seen.
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1807017/
Argh, so much to do and so little time. The buttons on the shirt are silver with purple heart jewels and the music notes on the armwarmers are diamantes, its hard to see in the pic.

PunkRockPanic
11-11-2008, 10:43 AM
I started sewing my Yowane Haku cosplay today. Because she can look different in most of her pictures I sort of went for a combination of different looks rather than copying one picture, so it looks a bit different from some of the other interpretations of her I've seen.
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1807017/
Argh, so much to do and so little time. The buttons on the shirt are silver with purple heart jewels and the music notes on the armwarmers are diamantes, its hard to see in the pic.

Wow, that's starting to look really good! Keep it up!

No progress for Miku yet, Gotta go to the fabric store today to get the satin for the tie, trim, and other stuff. And stick on rhinestones for the blinky effects (Oh yeah, I'm going with that method.) and I gotta figure out how to remake the hair things (The ones I have are too small, and don't stick out and look floaty like they're supposed to.) Dear god, I'm really getting into this, aren't I? xD I guess since it's my first homemade costume (..uh...kinda, I'm altering stuff, but still xD) I want it to be really good.
Any progress on any of your cosplays guys? xD

Jolteh
11-11-2008, 12:02 PM
Len headphones weren't working out, so I'm having to go out and buy a pair of regular headphones D:
I'm gonna spray paint them white and add the yellow part on atleast.

PunkRockPanic
11-11-2008, 12:40 PM
Len headphones weren't working out, so I'm having to go out and buy a pair of regular headphones D:
I'm gonna spray paint them white and add the yellow part on atleast.

That sucks D:
For My Len and Miku headphones...damn, I dunno what I'm gonna do o_o Probably use Fun foam and use...I dunno, SOMETHING for the inside.
EDIT: Oh wait...I have that headset that I was using the first time I did Miku (It was broken so I cut off the wire) YES! But what do I do for Len? I guess I'll do that headset from scratch...

Nana.Tsuki
11-11-2008, 03:22 PM
Punk, you're going to Fanime!?!? :O my friend in Cali is going and he was trying to get me a plane ticket for Cali so I can go with him xD Sadly, I cant D:

Could you take some pictures of him for me? He's going as Lelouch, Im pretty sure...
x'D
-----------
0% progress on Len. Im kinda reconsidering P: Rin or Len? Miku's wig will be too expensive, so I cant do her D:
argg.....

PunkRockPanic
11-11-2008, 04:11 PM
Punk, you're going to Fanime!?!? :O my friend in Cali is going and he was trying to get me a plane ticket for Cali so I can go with him xD Sadly, I cant D:

Could you take some pictures of him for me? He's going as Lelouch, Im pretty sure...
x'D
-----------
0% progress on Len. Im kinda reconsidering P: Rin or Len? Miku's wig will be too expensive, so I cant do her D:
argg.....

I'm not sure if I can go yet, but I'm not failing school so far, so it's a maybe xD
D'aww, wish you could come too D:

Baww, I have to put Len on hold. VGFDCTHFCGFCTFCGVHG I don't have the money to buy a new costume and wig @tm, all funds are going into my Miku remake. I went on a hunt for a shirt that I could chop up for Miku, NO LUCK >:V I might fix up my wig today...hmm...

Haunted Pocky
11-11-2008, 07:43 PM
How I ever managed to miss this thread, I don't know.
BUT ANYWAY ! >8D

I'm planning on crossplaying as Len, might even do Rin as well for AN next year.
- has been saying this since ... who knows when -
Though I need a little help. I have no idea what to do about the wig.

..
- sits in a box -
8D
Ignore that little bit.

mochi-snack
11-11-2008, 08:38 PM
FOR LEN'S WIG:
I've had many people email me asking where I get my wigs, what I do to style them, ect.
ESPECIALLY WHEN I POSTED MY LEN COSPLAY
.....
What you need is a wig that has a ton of volume/hair [I put in extensions], and is short/medium length to begin with. If you start with a medium wig that's slightly too long, trim it to your liking and make the extra hair into a ponytail that can be attached.
For the bangs, I used hair putty..not Got2B or anything, I've never seen the stuff in my life. Hold the pieces of hair up, run through it with a comb, add product, hair spray, and then use a hair-dryer to make sure the spikes defy-gravity. The blow-dryer and hairspray really helped me with the ponytail, I don't think it'll ever sink, unless if I get pushed into a pool XD.

So that's how I did it..I already had the wig from CosWorx for a Roxas cosplay, I eventually added many extensions..and after Len's first debut, I need to restyle the wig because I've become unhappy with it's appearance XO.

I HOPE THIS HELPED~

PunkRockPanic
11-11-2008, 10:21 PM
lol, I seem to be posting here multiple times a day, ohohoho~
So I just came back from JoAnns, AND I FOUND THE PERFECT SEAFOAM GREEN SATIN. My cousin and I searched for a while I was either "OMG THATS PERFECT...BUT TOO LIGHT/MINTY." But after painstakingly hunting, I found the damn thing, last yd. and a half too xD It was $15 a yd, holy crap o: But it's enough for my trim and stuff. My dad said I could murder one of his ties next weekend to make the tie pattern xD (I couldn't find one in the store, WTF.) I'm gonna make it into a clip-on tie though, because my dad is the only one who can tie a tie properly, and he's not going to alot of the cons I go to :x
And yes, I may be one of the few people to believe Miku's details are more seafoam than blue. And I wanted to match the wig, I've seen really good cosplays who have the cosplay wig, wig and have teal stuff on their outfits, it just doesn't sit right with me.
LOL TEXTWALL. Also, funny story: When the guy at the cutting counter asked what the satin was for I was like "Trim." "for what?" and my cousin butted in "For an Anime convention." I was like "SHHHH." I basically wrestled her to the ground, I was and am way too tired right now to explain WTF vocaloid is xD /textwall

Haunted Pocky
11-13-2008, 09:00 PM
mochi: Ah, thank you very much! I'll keep that in mind for when I get my wig. c:

Punk: Haha, I can only imagine how painful it was to find the satin. xD
xDD ! I feel bad for your cousin, I mean, being wrestled down to the ground and all.

PunkRockPanic
11-13-2008, 09:14 PM
mochi: Ah, thank you very much! I'll keep that in mind for when I get my wig. c:

Punk: Haha, I can only imagine how painful it was to find the satin. xD
xDD ! I feel bad for your cousin, I mean, being wrestled down to the ground and all.

It's wasn't really wrestling her to the ground, more of covering her mouth and pushing away. Still, even though she is smaller and younger than me, she can beat me up >.<

I Plan on Making some Progress on Miku this weekend, anybody know of a place where I can get packs of colored Rhinestones? I'll do a search but Just wondering. and UGH I cannot find a stupid grey collared shirt, and my mom won't let me buy a white shirt and just dye it! =_=
EDIT: This Rhinestone hunt has been dragging on for weeks actually, I think I'll go with some EL tape or craft foam =_=
Anybody who has made successful headphones...SHARE YOUR SECRETS.

Haunted Pocky
11-13-2008, 09:44 PM
I haven't the slightest clue where to get Rhinestones, though it may differ considering that I live in Canada... Not really sure about that... but EL tape or craft foam would work just as well. For my headphones, I used craft foam, and a white headband (since I'm working on Len). As for the mic - I used some wire and crayola mold (or crayola magic, is what it's also called)

Jolteh
11-14-2008, 06:58 PM
Gah!
I really want to cosplay Miku right now. Her hair is so pretty ; 3;
And I've always wanted a teal colored wig .__. My favorite color~

PunkRockPanic
11-14-2008, 07:32 PM
Gah!
I really want to cosplay Miku right now. Her hair is so pretty ; 3;
And I've always wanted a teal colored wig .__. My favorite color~

Her hair is actually more seafoam, but it depends on your color preference xD

I cut my wig's bangs. I'm too afraid to go any further without my mom's help xD They were really too long and they were getting in my face, so yeah xD
I've lost motivation to even cosplay Len at all anymore. BUT I WILL CONTINUE ON WITH MIKU.

Jolteh
11-14-2008, 10:30 PM
Her hair is actually more seafoam, but it depends on your color preference xD

I cut my wig's bangs. I'm too afraid to go any further without my mom's help xD They were really too long and they were getting in my face, so yeah xD
I've lost motivation to even cosplay Len at all anymore. BUT I WILL CONTINUE ON WITH MIKU.

I usually go for a more greenish color, but I forgot the name of the color, seafoam was what I was looking for :D
but anyway, Miku's hair is pretty ; 3;
Aww, but Len is fun o 3o
I'm going to make a banana plushie, that has peelable sides... like it has the banana that is light yellow, and then the peel has velcro on it. It'll have a smiley face when it's unpeeled and a sad face when it's peeled. I'm also going to put a hidden zipper in the back so I can put stuff it it, and not have to carry around my purse when I cosplay Len, heheh.
Wow that paragraph was was probably filled with grammar errors... Oh well. I'm too tired.

PunkRockPanic
11-15-2008, 02:21 PM
Okay guys, just finished cutting my wig's bangs!
My mom helped me, lol.
BEHOLD. (http://punkrockpanic.deviantart.com/art/Oh-yeah-I-so-cut-my-wig-103663608)
Overall I am very pleased with how it turned out, still gotta tame it a bit.

Zombie Cancer
11-17-2008, 09:27 PM
I'm also working on a 'Love is war' Leon outfit.
It's all going ok but I have no idea how I'm going to get a megaphone.
Any suggestions?
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m208/ninja_uchiha_kun/Leonloveiswar.jpg

chris-chan
11-22-2008, 12:51 AM
So, just got told about this thread. Anyway, I plan to do a variation of Len. This is the one: http://moetron.com/newfiles/20080421vocaloid_01.jpg

Personally, i'm gonna make it myself (made quite a few blazers before, so it should be easy. Actually, this one should be easier than my Vampire Knight one, which is still not finished, but will actualyl consist of three layers of white fabric combined so that it is not see through.) Figured use black twill outside with yellow lining material inside so that I get th yellow on the wrists. But, my main question is, would it be noticable, or would people jsut think I was some guy in a black and yellow suit with a yellow tie and blond hair in a pony tail (since i'm gonna be keeping my hair bleached, and I don't like wigs, i'm gonna use my own hair)? Also, how would I go about styling the front? I know the back is a simple ponytail, but what about the front?

Oh, and after seeing Mikuo, I so want to do him now. But, the shirt will not be cut short. I don't think anyone wants to see my stomach hanging out.

And for people asking about Rin and Lens shoes, what about a pair of white Converse with white bows and paint the yellow areas with acrylic paint? I know at the Converse outlet store by me, they get as cheap as $19 a pair, and wal-mart has knock-offs for about $10 a pair, plus I saw some at Micheals the other day for $20. So, they are cheap and easy to get a hold of. Just a suggestion.

Haunted Pocky
11-22-2008, 09:25 AM
@chris-chan: I wouldn't suggest that you use your own hair, especially if you want people to recognize you as Len. His bangs are beyond wacky and it will require a wig. I previously asked how to go about styling a wig for Len, so allow me to quote what I've been told...

FOR LEN'S WIG:
I've had many people email me asking where I get my wigs, what I do to style them, ect.
ESPECIALLY WHEN I POSTED MY LEN COSPLAY
.....
What you need is a wig that has a ton of volume/hair [I put in extensions], and is short/medium length to begin with. If you start with a medium wig that's slightly too long, trim it to your liking and make the extra hair into a ponytail that can be attached.
For the bangs, I used hair putty..not Got2B or anything, I've never seen the stuff in my life. Hold the pieces of hair up, run through it with a comb, add product, hair spray, and then use a hair-dryer to make sure the spikes defy-gravity. The blow-dryer and hairspray really helped me with the ponytail, I don't think it'll ever sink, unless if I get pushed into a pool XD.

So that's how I did it..I already had the wig from CosWorx for a Roxas cosplay, I eventually added many extensions..and after Len's first debut, I need to restyle the wig because I've become unhappy with it's appearance XO.

I HOPE THIS HELPED~

PunkRockPanic
11-22-2008, 02:28 PM
I'm also working on a 'Love is war' Leon outfit.
It's all going ok but I have no idea how I'm going to get a megaphone.
Any suggestions?
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m208/ninja_uchiha_kun/Leonloveiswar.jpg

...Who's Leon?...8D?
Anyways for the megaphone, I would suggest insulation foam or styrofoam. You could search/Ask around the Props and accessories forum too :)

ChibiTenshi
11-22-2008, 05:39 PM
@PunkRockPanic: The wig looks great! =3

I'm going to start working soon on my Miku cosplay. Still arguing over the color (if it's seafoam or turquoise). I'm just going to do the top and the skirt and the sleeves, and leave out all of the green/blue details until I get the wig, so I can match them. I dislike when the wig color=/=tie color.

Zerofox Kitsune
11-22-2008, 05:48 PM
...Who's Leon?...8D?

Leon is one of the English version VOCALOIDs, along with Lola and Sweet Ann. I'm pretty sure they didn't have character designs, though. My guess is that the one in the reference is fan made?

PunkRockPanic
11-22-2008, 05:52 PM
@Zerofox: Ah thanks for clearing that up ^_^
@ChibiTenshi: Thanks 8D Yeah, it'd be easier to wait to get the trim stuff when you have your wig. I bought some weird stuff that blue in some light, and green in other x_X It's EVIL and EXPENSIVE so I'm using it.

ChibiTenshi
11-22-2008, 05:55 PM
Oh that sounds cool.. but expensive. XD

I'm going to save up for the wig, and sell the one i'm not using anymore, so my room doesn't get filled with wigs XD

chris-chan
11-22-2008, 09:28 PM
Ooh, I love the love is war videos. I actually was thinking about doing one and was gonna gut a real megaphone so that it didn't work.

And thanks haunted pocky. But, me and wigs seriously don't get along well. I always have issues with them and feel uncomfortable wearing one. I'll probably will re-bleach my hair about a month before going out or use some sort of temp color (Manic Panic has this pretty cool colored gel, maybe give that a shot) to make sure I get pretty colose to yellow. But, cause of my natural hair color, when the bleach starts to go out, it turns almosta natural yellow, looks pretty cool. Not to outrageous so it looks almost natural, but enough for it to be noticed as not blonde. (hard to explain, sorry)

ChibiTenshi
11-26-2008, 11:35 AM
Ah, I got a question. Do any of you guys know a good fabric choice for Miku's skirt? A fabric that holds pleats? I've heard that cotton doesn't hold pleats very well.

PunkRockPanic
11-26-2008, 11:42 AM
Ah, I got a question. Do any of you guys know a good fabric choice for Miku's skirt? A fabric that holds pleats? I've heard that cotton doesn't hold pleats very well.

I'm not sure, but I have found a tutorial for box pleats that are most likely to stay.
Here's the Tutorial (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=58682.0)
I haven't really tried it myself, so It'd be best to make a mock-up skirt first.

ChibiTenshi
11-26-2008, 12:00 PM
I'm not sure, but I have found a tutorial for box pleats that are most likely to stay.
Here's the Tutorial (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=58682.0)
I haven't really tried it myself, so It'd be best to make a mock-up skirt first.

Ah i see, kinda easy to understand. It'll help to practice. =) I'm going to check with my extra cotton fabric and see how well they hold the pleats XD

Jeremy-Chan
11-27-2008, 12:22 AM
I'm going to be cosplaying Len Kagamine at Anime Boston with my friend who is going to go as Rin Kagamine, and another friend of mine who will be Meiko. I'll post my progress on my costume here as I go along :3.

In the immediate, though, does anyone know of a good wig that could be used for Len? I haven't read through the entire forum, and for that I apologize but anyhow. I'd really appreciate the help! And I'd love to hear how your costume comes out, Jolteh!

ChibiTenshi
11-27-2008, 10:53 AM
Oooh, good news! I found a Vocaloid group to cosplay with in may! Yay! X3 The only thing is that there are going to be 2 miku's. XD Maybe I should go as Mikuo just for the heck of it.

Nah, i wanna be miku! <3

mochi-snack
11-27-2008, 11:09 AM
I'm going to be cosplaying Len Kagamine at Anime Boston with my friend who is going to go as Rin Kagamine, and another friend of mine who will be Meiko. I'll post my progress on my costume here as I go along :3.

In the immediate, though, does anyone know of a good wig that could be used for Len? I haven't read through the entire forum, and for that I apologize but anyhow. I'd really appreciate the help! And I'd love to hear how your costume comes out, Jolteh!

I had recently wrote a mini-tutorial on Len's wig..I'll just repost it considering that people on this thread keep asking.


FOR LEN'S WIG:
I've had many people email me asking where I get my wigs, what I do to style them, ect.
ESPECIALLY WHEN I POSTED MY LEN COSPLAY
.....
What you need is a wig that has a ton of volume/hair [I put in extensions], and is short/medium length to begin with. If you start with a medium wig that's slightly too long, trim it to your liking and make the extra hair into a ponytail that can be attached.
For the bangs, I used hair putty..not Got2B or anything, I've never seen the stuff in my life. Hold the pieces of hair up, run through it with a comb, add product, hair spray, and then use a hair-dryer to make sure the spikes defy-gravity. The blow-dryer and hairspray really helped me with the ponytail, I don't think it'll ever sink, unless if I get pushed into a pool XD.

So that's how I did it..I already had the wig from CosWorx for a Roxas cosplay, I eventually added many extensions..and after Len's first debut, I need to restyle the wig because I've become unhappy with it's appearance XO.

I HOPE THIS HELPED~

for the outcome of my wig/Len cosplay, just check my gallery.

Jeremy-Chan
11-27-2008, 11:44 AM
Mochi-Snack- You are darling! That wig is absolutely flawless. What one did you start off with originally? Or don't you remember? That helps so much :3 Thank you!

mochi-snack
11-27-2008, 05:44 PM
I think I started off with an Alicia S in 24B Butterscotch Blonde from Cosworx.com?

Jeremy-Chan
11-27-2008, 06:07 PM
O: You're awesome. Thanks so much.

chris-chan
11-27-2008, 10:34 PM
Ah, I got a question. Do any of you guys know a good fabric choice for Miku's skirt? A fabric that holds pleats? I've heard that cotton doesn't hold pleats very well.

Tartan!

But seriously, that's the only one that I personally know of. Of course, I haven't really looked intodoing pleats for a outfit or anyting, other than for a kilt (I always wanted one. I love plaid.).

PunkRockPanic
11-28-2008, 03:05 AM
Hey guys, I'm back again! While Miku is on Hold right now (It's because I'm lazy and I have a few other cosplays to plan out/make xD) I've decided to do Mikuo (Actually seriously, not that random thing I threw together xD) So I'm gonna do the Variation with the short sleeves (This One (http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n208/hinata4494/4c553733e85ae28d4ac2e88be7509b5d.jpg)) But I'm not gonna do that hairstyle xD I'm thinking about getting a new wig, because of the Thanksgiving sale and such. And because his hair looks different then the base wig on my Miku wig now that I think about it. And since Cosworx's Seafoam green is weird and enjoys being either green or blue then I'm gonna go with that since it's juts like the fabric for the trim and stuff that I have xD
BUT ANYWAYS xD
What kind of pants do you think would work? Since I can't really see it that well and all I was thinking of just regular black pants but I'm not sure if I should go for a certain style.

ChibiTenshi
11-28-2008, 08:52 AM
Hey guys, I'm back again! While Miku is on Hold right now (It's because I'm lazy and I have a few other cosplays to plan out/make xD) I've decided to do Mikuo (Actually seriously, not that random thing I threw together xD) So I'm gonna do the Variation with the short sleeves. But I'm not gonna do that hairstyle xD I'm thinking about getting a new wig, because of the Thanksgiving sale and such. And because his hair looks different then the base wig on my Miku wig now that I think about it. And since Cosworx's Seafoam green is weird and enjoys being either green or blue then I'm gonna go with that since it's juts like the fabric for the trim and stuff that I have xD
BUT ANYWAYS xD
What kind of pants do you think would work? Since I can't really see it that well and all I was thinking of just regular black pants but I'm not sure if I should go for a certain style.

Um... I seriously recommend you change your link, PunkRockPanic... that page has NSFW adds ^^;; Just noticed when I clicked the link. Use this one (http://danbooru.donmai.us/data/4c553733e85ae28d4ac2e88be7509b5d.jpg)

And I think that the pants would look good as long as they aren't jeans and as long as they are baggy. =3

@Chris-chan: Tartan? I'll look into it, thank you! =)

PunkRockPanic
11-28-2008, 10:25 AM
@Chibi: Thanks, I changed it xD I couldn't the get the stupid link to have just the picture alone @_e

EDIT: I actually decided to just use my Miku base wig, I forgot how AWESOME I look with it on xD Even though they have the sale, I'd like to save money, so no new Mikuo wig for me.
Uh...I can't seem to find any tie patterns (I've done a couple searches...no luck @_@) Can Anyone help, please?

chris-chan
11-30-2008, 02:23 AM
Um... I seriously recommend you change your link, PunkRockPanic... that page has NSFW adds ^^;; Just noticed when I clicked the link. Use this one (http://danbooru.donmai.us/data/4c553733e85ae28d4ac2e88be7509b5d.jpg)

And I think that the pants would look good as long as they aren't jeans and as long as they are baggy. =3

@Chris-chan: Tartan? I'll look into it, thank you! =)

You're not gonna want to use tartan. Tartan is the plaid that they use for Kilts. I know this cause I was looking into doing a Kilt. If you need something pleated that needs a heavy fabric and is plaid, use tartan.

And Punk, for pants I would think a pair of black Dickies would go really well. They're pretty close to the leg, but still loose, which seems to fit Mikuo's style.

PunkRockPanic
11-30-2008, 03:21 PM
@chris-chan: Dickies eh? Hmm, I think I might go with those, thanks!
I'll come back when I make more progress!

ChibiTenshi
11-30-2008, 04:04 PM
@chris-chan: Ah, alright! Thank you =P I just don't know much about fabric types since I'm a newbie when it comes to sewing XD

Eh, i didn't buy anything from the sale either... I have to pay the rent of my dorm, so I can't spend much money until classes are over @o@

chris-chan
11-30-2008, 04:24 PM
@chris-chan: Dickies eh? Hmm, I think I might go with those, thanks!
I'll come back when I make more progress!

No problem. Hopefully it looks good all together.

And it's alright Chibi, i'm not 100% familiar with all fabrics. I know a good amount of your basics and if I go to the store I know what will go good with what costume (majority of the time). But, we all start out like you. Not knowing anything and through mishaps and helpful people, we learn as we go.

PunkRockPanic
12-02-2008, 07:03 PM
I fail at staying away xD
But yesterday I saw a pair of black pleather (I hope it was pleather at least o_o) pants at a local clothing store, and I was thinking today that some people use pleather for their Miku skirt, so why can't Mikuo have pleather pants? The pants were a similar style to Mikuo's, if anyone was wondering.
I'm not quite sure, so I wanted other opinions on it.

chris-chan
12-02-2008, 11:05 PM
F it's shiny, I say no. But, if it's like a dull leather, then I don't see why not. If it was shiny, I think it would draw too much attention from the rest of the costume plus would look way off and weird.

PunkRockPanic
12-02-2008, 11:13 PM
I only glanced at it, I'll look at it again when I go to the store again. If it's too PVC/Shiny looking then I would of said no to it anyways, but I can't really remember it that well *has terrible memory*

chris-chan
12-03-2008, 02:10 AM
It's okay, I have a terrible memory, too.

Well, if you really want to use pleather or vinyl, you could always pick up a pattern and use upholstery vinyl to create some pants. I know that some suit patterns come with everything. Pants, jacket, and vest patterns in them. So, you could use the pants and have the vest and jacket for use on another costume if you need it. Plus, if you make a muslin mock-up, you could easily reuse the pants pattern. (i've done that with a jacket pattern. Used it on two jackets, including for lining for both and a center piece for one cause the fabric was too thin. The mock-up really helps.)

LoveAnime18
12-10-2008, 02:42 PM
I'm gonna be doing Len~
I bought the fabric a couple weeks ago.
So I'm probably gonna start on him within a week or two seeing how I just finished up my Kurama.

I was wondering if anyone had tips on the headsets for Len.

Haunted Pocky
12-10-2008, 03:20 PM
Well this is how I made my headphones:

Get some foam sheets (the thick ones are preferred).

But if you get the thin ones (like I did), then you'll need to make a skeleton with some strong material. I just went ahead and used some left over bristol board I had lying around. Then you tape (I think glue would work) the pieces of bristol board (again, it doesn't have to be bristol board, I just happened to have some around) together and make sure that it's sturdy. Then take your foam sheets and stick them on. Get a white headband and attach it onto the two pieces. To make the mic piece, get some wire and mold.

But like I mentioned in the beginning, get thick foam sheets to save you the trouble of making a skeleton first like I had. P: Hope that wasn't too confusing.

LoveAnime18
12-10-2008, 05:22 PM
Ah ok~
Thank you.

Skippy Kiddo
12-14-2008, 03:25 PM
Oh I was wondering if anyone can help me with this Kaito wig haha;;
See I'm so indecisive @__@;;
I want to get the wig from cosworx.com because thus far its the only website i know that will sell me at lower prices then ebay (any other suggestions for websites will be appreciated! ^__^)
so i was looking at either getting Scruffy or Wisp. obviously both need to be styled but which one would be easier to style since i never styled a wig before ? i know its not much styling required but im still a bit nervous haha;;

and secondly im wondering about the color! im wondering which color would best suit him? Blue moon or midnight blue?

well all help appreciated thanks!

PunkRockPanic
12-14-2008, 03:43 PM
Oh I was wondering if anyone can help me with this Kaito wig haha;;
See I'm so indecisive @__@;;
I want to get the wig from cosworx.com because thus far its the only website i know that will sell me at lower prices then ebay (any other suggestions for websites will be appreciated! ^__^)
so i was looking at either getting Scruffy or Wisp. obviously both need to be styled but which one would be easier to style since i never styled a wig before ? i know its not much styling required but im still a bit nervous haha;;

and secondly im wondering about the color! im wondering which color would best suit him? Blue moon or midnight blue?

well all help appreciated thanks!

I'd suggest Midnight blue or Dark Blue actually ^^;
Um I'm not sure about scruffys, but I have a wisp and the back layers are thin, so If you wanted a layered look you could get a scruffy and maybe straighten it? I've seen a straightened scruffy before, so it would work.

ChibiTenshi
12-14-2008, 03:45 PM
@Skippy Kiddo: A Wisp, definitely. A wisp is more easier to style than a scruffy, since a scruffy is styled in layers and that makes it a bit complicated to style it into Kaito's hair.

http://www.cosworx.com/images/partycolors/s-dblue.jpg I think this color suits Kaito better. New Look Dark Blue. The Midnight blue is too dark (in my opinion) and the blue moon has some purple streaks which will make it look a bit odd XP

PunkRockPanic
12-14-2008, 03:49 PM
@Skippy Kiddo: A Wisp, definitely. A wisp is more easier to style than a scruffy, since a scruffy is styled in layers and that makes it a bit complicated to style it into Kaito's hair.

http://www.cosworx.com/images/partycolors/s-dblue.jpg I think this color suits Kaito better. New Look Dark Blue. The Midnight blue is too dark (in my opinion) and the blue moon has some purple streaks which will make it look a bit odd XP

True, But the Wisp comes in Sepia colors xD
I have an Ivy in The Dark Blue, it'd be a very nice color for Kaito.

ChibiTenshi
12-14-2008, 03:55 PM
Oops, forgot about that lol. Sorrei!

PunkRockPanic
12-14-2008, 06:21 PM
So I hacked off the sleeves of the shirt for Miku (...Don't ask, I'm indecisive >.>)
And I hemmed the trim, I am now trying to sew the trim onto the shirt. VBCGFDFGCFBCF WHY IS THIS SO DIFFICULT.
WHY.
EDIT: And now, I have lost interest in Miku *sigh*
Gotta sew the sleeves back on and work on Mikuo. >.>

chris-chan
12-14-2008, 09:37 PM
So I hacked off the sleeves of the shirt for Miku (...Don't ask, I'm indecisive >.>)
And I hemmed the trim, I am now trying to sew the trim onto the shirt. VBCGFDFGCFBCF WHY IS THIS SO DIFFICULT.
WHY.
EDIT: And now, I have lost interest in Miku *sigh*
Gotta sew the sleeves back on and work on Mikuo. >.>

I hate it when you're working on a project and then you lose interest. I always end up finishing them, and I love the final outcome, but there comes a time where I just put it away and forget about it till 2 weeks before the con.

ChibiTenshi
12-14-2008, 09:51 PM
So I hacked off the sleeves of the shirt for Miku (...Don't ask, I'm indecisive >.>)
And I hemmed the trim, I am now trying to sew the trim onto the shirt. VBCGFDFGCFBCF WHY IS THIS SO DIFFICULT.
WHY.
EDIT: And now, I have lost interest in Miku *sigh*
Gotta sew the sleeves back on and work on Mikuo. >.>

Uuugh I hate it when that happens.. losing interest in something right in the middle of making it... don't worry, you just need motivation XD

PunkRockPanic
12-14-2008, 10:05 PM
Uuugh I hate it when that happens.. losing interest in something right in the middle of making it... don't worry, you just need motivation XD

I've been motivated by watching many many Vocaloid PVs and chatting with a friend who also cosplays vocaloid.
I actually just realized I have some golden yellow cottony fabric that would look nice for Neru, and my miku skirt is actually fairly short and I haven't officially sewed anything on yet, so I might just do Neru instead!
*I'm going to experiment about the wig, Clip ons vs just putting up a wig, I know both methods are fairly heavy on a wig, and I'd be better off stubbing, but I have nothing to do right now, so experiment I shall xD)
I've actually wanted to do Neru for quite a while now, and she is SUPER undercosplayed but very recognizable! The fabric I have is sort of dark golden but I don't care at this point xD

LoveAnime18
12-14-2008, 10:20 PM
I've been motivated by watching many many Vocaloid PVs and chatting with a friend who also cosplays vocaloid.

I was motivated the same way XD


I started drafting my patterns for Len today.
I'm gonna buy some elastic tomorrow so I can work on the arm bands and leg bands some more~

ChibiTenshi
12-14-2008, 11:02 PM
I've been motivated by watching many many Vocaloid PVs and chatting with a friend who also cosplays vocaloid.
I actually just realized I have some golden yellow cottony fabric that would look nice for Neru, and my miku skirt is actually fairly short and I haven't officially sewed anything on yet, so I might just do Neru instead!
*I'm going to experiment about the wig, Clip ons vs just putting up a wig, I know both methods are fairly heavy on a wig, and I'd be better off stubbing, but I have nothing to do right now, so experiment I shall xD)
I've actually wanted to do Neru for quite a while now, and she is SUPER undercosplayed but very recognizable! The fabric I have is sort of dark golden but I don't care at this point xD

OMG! YES! YES! DO NERU! She's so undercosplayed is sad... I don't cosplay her cuz bright yellow doesn't go with my tanned skin color T.T

PunkRockPanic
12-14-2008, 11:25 PM
OMG! YES! YES! DO NERU! She's so undercosplayed is sad... I don't cosplay her cuz bright yellow doesn't go with my tanned skin color T.T

I'LL START TOMORROW THEN...After school of course xD
Maybe I'll start tonight if I finish this concluding paragraph in time, maybe just pin stuff on o3o
I did finish my experiment though! It would work, both methods are equally heavy, but the ponytail won't go as high as I would like, it will subside until I can afford a wig and extensions to make a clip-on.

chris-chan
12-15-2008, 01:51 AM
Good luck. Personally, I would love to get started on a Len cosplay, but I don't have the money. Something about not having a job.

PunkRockPanic
12-16-2008, 11:42 PM
I just realized something.
Once we're done with our costumes there won't be much of a point to post in this thread anymore D:
Well on the cosplay-related front: I'm gonna cosplay Kasane Teto as well! Funny story behind deciding it as well, something about bulk discount on wig extensions xD And I mean, 4 IS my lucky number, and I DO already have a base wig that would be good for Teto, so why not, right? I love cosplaying undercosplayed characters C:
What's funny about this also is that I planned on cosplaying Teto and Neru earlier this year and threw the ideas away for Miku, and now I find myself cosplaying them both xD
Damn I love Vocaloids, Fanmade or not, I love them all *_*

ChibiTenshi
12-16-2008, 11:47 PM
Which one is Teto? The cute one with the curly red hair? I forget....

Yeah, Vocaloids are awesome~

PunkRockPanic
12-16-2008, 11:51 PM
Which one is Teto? The cute one with the curly red hair? I forget....

Yeah, Vocaloids are awesome~

CORRECT YOU ARE.
For the clip-ons, I'm going to have to break out the got2b glued for those drills to keep their shape, hur hur~
Anyone else besides me think this would make for a funny little vocaloid skit?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=podtF6L78cs&feature=channel_page&fmt=18
If only I had any idea what was going on xD

ChibiTenshi
12-16-2008, 11:53 PM
Ooh! Alright then! I also want to do the cute one with pink hair. She's adorable. =3 Do you also have the clip ons for that wig for Teto?

LoveAnime18
12-16-2008, 11:57 PM
CORRECT YOU ARE.
For the clip-ons, I'm going to have to break out the got2b glued for those drills to keep their shape, hur hur~
Anyone else besides me think this would make for a funny little vocaloid skit?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=podtF6L78cs&feature=channel_page&fmt=18
If only I had any idea what was going on xD

Soundares subbed the vid recently
Link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RDDSOYsIfE&feature=channel_page)

PunkRockPanic
12-16-2008, 11:58 PM
Ooh! Alright then! I also want to do the cute one with pink hair. She's adorable. =3 Do you also have the clip ons for that wig for Teto?

Gonna order the extensions in a month or so and make them into clip-ons xD
OOH Tonarine Sai? She is so cute, and her outfit is so simple, she won't even need trim for her shorts!
I'm sure you'd make an awesome Sai~
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQXoV_JsRLM&feature=related
Her voice is so Damn cute <3
...I'll stop whoring out random youtube videos now xD

ChibiTenshi
12-17-2008, 12:04 AM
Oh, I love that video so much! Miku and Teto sound so cuuute, and the song is very catchy!

PunkRockPanic
12-17-2008, 12:08 AM
@ChibiTenshi: I Know! That song was stuck in my head all day today, and I know it'll be stuck in my head again tomorrow, and possible the rest of the week xD I kinda wish Neru had sung in it though, even if she basically uses Miku's voice, but only a bit higher.

ChibiTenshi
12-17-2008, 12:11 AM
XD Yeah, I've heard Neru sing. She sounds cute. Oh! and yes, Tonarine Sai is the one that I want to cosplay as well. I just adore pink lol.

LoveAnime18
12-17-2008, 12:41 AM
Does anyone know a good pattern for Len's pants?
I've been looking but I haven't really found anything that really suited him.

chris-chan
12-17-2008, 03:48 AM
If I do a cosplay, there's not that many guys to do. I would love to do crossplays, but I really don't have the figure for it, which sucks cause I really do want to do one. And it's gonna be a while till I make mine. Don't have money at the moment. Plus, I want to save up and buy a scooter! (Sounds geeky, but I really want one. Thinking maybe Yamaha Majesty.)

Does anyone know a good pattern for Len's pants?
I've been looking but I haven't really found anything that really suited him.
I still say a pair of gym shorts is about right. So, find a pair and make a pattern, or so that's what I think.

rachyoe
12-18-2008, 04:33 PM
Hello people. xD
I have a Hatsune Miku cosplay, but its kinda off because the color is gray-green. But that's okay, it's still Miku, right? ;D
ANYWAY. xD
I plan to make a Yowane Haku cosplay out of clothes you can buy at a store, since my mom won't let me have another cosplay commished or get another wig. o^o Is there anything specific on her arm warmers? Or on her arm, like Miku's says 01...does Haku's say anything? I don't see any pics with those details...:0

PunkRockPanic
12-18-2008, 07:01 PM
Hello people. xD
I have a Hatsune Miku cosplay, but its kinda off because the color is gray-green. But that's okay, it's still Miku, right? ;D
ANYWAY. xD
I plan to make a Yowane Haku cosplay out of clothes you can buy at a store, since my mom won't let me have another cosplay commished or get another wig. o^o Is there anything specific on her arm warmers? Or on her arm, like Miku's says 01...does Haku's say anything? I don't see any pics with those details...:0

OH HAY THAR.
Haku either has Music notes or a solid silver block thing.
From what I've seen anyways =P

chris-chan
12-18-2008, 08:01 PM
Instead of gettin stuff comissioned, why don't you make your own?

rachyoe
12-18-2008, 08:34 PM
Instead of gettin stuff comissioned, why don't you make your own?

Gah, I would if I could, but alas, I cannot sew at all. And my mom is new to my cosplay phase and refuses to let me remake it, or make another cosplay. >_>;

ChibiTenshi
12-18-2008, 08:43 PM
Gah, I would if I could, but alas, I cannot sew at all. And my mom is new to my cosplay phase and refuses to let me remake it, or make another cosplay. >_>;

Ah, it just takes a little getting used too... but at least Yowane Haku's outfit is pretty simple. Bad part is that some people might not recognize you without the wig.

rachyoe
12-18-2008, 09:00 PM
Yeah, that's what I said...I'm not sure if I'm gonna do it or not, I might have to do it in secret. oO;
*sigh* My parents just don't get otaku culture.

ChibiTenshi
12-18-2008, 09:12 PM
Yeah, that's what I said...I'm not sure if I'm gonna do it or not, I might have to do it in secret. oO;
*sigh* My parents just don't get otaku culture.

Oh noo, don't do it in secret... that's the worst thing you could do. They find out, you're screwed, and won't be able to cosplay until you move out XD.

Why don't you sit down and try to explain it to them?

rachyoe
12-18-2008, 09:16 PM
Lol, you're probably right. XDD

Well, I TRY but they just say the same thing over and over basically. :P
There's more to it but I don't want to go off topic. ;D XD

ChibiTenshi
12-18-2008, 09:20 PM
Lol, you're probably right. XDD

Well, I TRY but they just say the same thing over and over basically. :P
There's more to it but I don't want to go off topic. ;D XD

Haha, alright. Some parents just don't understand that this is a healthy hobby...

Just use the gold line: "At least i'm not out in the streets having sex with random strangers, using drugs, or committing vandalism." XD that helps sometimes.

Anyyywaaay, I'm getting started on miku's.. sleeves... rectangle... thingies... they're made out of pieces of cereal boxes lol. Wondering if I should paint it black, or cover it with black paper... hm...

rachyoe
12-18-2008, 09:31 PM
Good idea, I'll have to try it. ;D Lol. xD

XD! Thats a good idea. :D I think it might be easier to paint it black because the paper might rip or something. ;D

ChibiTenshi
12-18-2008, 09:36 PM
Good idea, I'll have to try it. ;D Lol. xD

XD! Thats a good idea. :D I think it might be easier to paint it black because the paper might rip or something. ;D

True... thanks =)

chris-chan
12-18-2008, 10:45 PM
My parents encourage me to make costumes, as long as I clean up after myself. And sewing isn't hard, simple costumes help too.

I haven't gotten started on a Vocaloid cosplay yet. Still planning, and waiting till I have some money.

ChibiTenshi
12-19-2008, 07:54 AM
My parents encourage me to make costumes, as long as I clean up after myself. And sewing isn't hard, simple costumes help too.

I haven't gotten started on a Vocaloid cosplay yet. Still planning, and waiting till I have some money.

My mom encourages me too. I mean, now she has someone to fix her old damaged blouses... I think learning how to sew is more beneficial to my mom than me XD

Aww, hope you can start soon, Chris-chan! I bet you'll be an awesome Len!

chris-chan
12-19-2008, 07:25 PM
Thanks. And I hope to start soon.

And my dad actually taught me how to sew, and my mom is happy the old sewing machine is being used again. Ever since my grandpa died, she only used it once, then I started using it a few years later. They also think it's a good hobby, and my dad goes to cons, so he loves to see the other cosplayers costumes.

ChibiTenshi
12-19-2008, 11:04 PM
Thanks. And I hope to start soon.

And my dad actually taught me how to sew, and my mom is happy the old sewing machine is being used again. Ever since my grandpa died, she only used it once, then I started using it a few years later. They also think it's a good hobby, and my dad goes to cons, so he loves to see the other cosplayers costumes.

Aw that's cute~

I live with my mom and stepdad. My mom actually encourages me to cosplay, since she thinks I need a more active social life (i have very few friends, and I barely go out XD). She even gives me ideas on what I can do to make a cosplay look better, what to fix, what to add, what to take off, etc. She's so cute, I love her~

My step dad just loves to see old school cosplays like Mazinger, or Speed Racer, Voltron, and the occasional Star Wars... he goes all 12 year old on me when he sees them sometimes.

PunkRockPanic
12-20-2008, 01:36 PM
I finally listed the Miku costume I've had as a costume (...for like, the millionth time xD)
I wasn't happy when I recieved it in the mail at first, but like the desc. said, It kinda grew on me, I've realized since it the holiday season, and I've watched enough Christmas specials to know to be thankful for what you have and all that jazz.
Anyways, I plan on buying the ribbon for the trim for Neru sometime this weekend.
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

chris-chan
12-20-2008, 11:22 PM
Congratulations punkrock.

And chibitenshi, my mom helps me too sometimes, but she has never seen any of the series I cosplay because she doesn't watch anime, so it's abll based off of how it loks. My dad has seen almost every series I ahve seen so he knows partially what he costumes look like. He goes all like a 12-year0old when he sees really well done cosplays. He loves the intricate ones and always asks me why I don't do those. He won't cosplay though. And yeah, I don't go out much either, so my parents kind of see it as an outlet for me.

ChibiTenshi
12-21-2008, 11:34 AM
@PunkRockPanic: w00t! Yay for stuff! XD i hope it comes out great! I WANNA SEE PICTURES *roar*

@chris-chan: My mom doesn't watch anime either. She goes all: "Oh, those Chinese cartoons, right? Yu-yo? (instead of Yu Gi Oh!) " heck, she calls Yu-yo every anime she sees XD. When she was younger though, she was a fan of Mazinger, and that other anime.. um... one about space pirates, I forgot the name... Anyway, she just gives me opinions on the outfit, saying what looks good or not, and she helps me pick the charries I can cosplay... I just show her a bunch of pictures and she says: "Oh! You'll look pretty with that.." or something. =)

Oh my mom's so cute... I love cute parents. XD

Anyway on topic,
Yay Vocaloid! XD

PunkRockPanic
12-21-2008, 11:51 AM
@PunkRockPanic: w00t! Yay for stuff! XD i hope it comes out great! I WANNA SEE PICTURES *roar*

YAY FOR STUFF INDEED xD
I'll have pics when I'm done...hopefully, I might get a Camera for Christmas but for now All I have is a crappy webcam xD
Happy Holidays Everyone!

rachyoe
12-21-2008, 06:56 PM
Hi again people! I uploaded a picture of my Miku cosplay if you wanna see~:D
The color looks brighter than it usually does, but I think it's just the camera flash XD

ChibiTenshi
12-22-2008, 11:11 AM
@PunkRockPanic: A camara huh? Now you can do photoshoots with friends~

@rachyoe: Saw it! You look so cute! The only thing that bugged me a bit was the fact that the trim and tie were lighter than the wig, like you mentioned before, but the construction overall looks wonderful! You make a very pretty Miku! (and you're very skinny, like she is XD)

Happy Holidays everyone! Hope you get cosplay-related gifts XD

rachyoe
12-22-2008, 12:55 PM
@PunkRockPanic: A camara huh? Now you can do photoshoots with friends~

@rachyoe: Saw it! You look so cute! The only thing that bugged me a bit was the fact that the trim and tie were lighter than the wig, like you mentioned before, but the construction overall looks wonderful! You make a very pretty Miku! (and you're very skinny, like she is XD)

Happy Holidays everyone! Hope you get cosplay-related gifts XD

Eee, thank yew. >w< And yes, I am aware of the bright colors...D: I'm afraid I can't help that, cuz remember, unreasonable parents. XD
My mom said I'll be allowed to make a new one when it gets to small and I take sewing lessons P: So we'll see how that goes...XD

Happy holidays guyz :D *confetti*

cherryteagirl5
12-23-2008, 03:52 PM
Hi hi! I love Vocaloid <3. I cosplayed Rin Kagamine earlier this year.
Link: http://www.cosplay.com/costume/165698/

A few of my friends and I also did a group performance for Sac Anime Summer 2008, as an introduction to the cosplay masq. It was a very last minute plan, but it was a lot of fun.
Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk811GoC_3A

I'm also hoping to cosplay some fan-made Vocaloids someday too.

Haunted Pocky
12-23-2008, 04:37 PM
Hello ~ :3
I've seen your Rin before! You look adorable. - nodnod -
I think I'm going to be starting on Len soon. xD Gotta make use of this time before school starts again.

In any caseee ~ Happy holidays, guys! > w<

PunkRockPanic
12-23-2008, 04:48 PM
@Cherryteagirl: I saw your Rin at KinYoobi >w<

Yeah I have the same plan as you Haunted Pocky xD I wanna get a good chunk of Neru done before break ends xD

Haunted Pocky
12-23-2008, 06:03 PM
Oh ~ You're doing Neru now? c: I don't see many people doing her.

I think if I have the time (or if I don't get lazy), I'll make a banana staff to go with my Len. > w> ;;

PunkRockPanic
12-25-2008, 10:14 PM
Hey guys! Hope you all had enjoyable holidays! I got a mini sewing machine, so I don't have to freak out about having Neru's trim fall off!
Anyways, I found a wig that I really really like for Neru This one (http://www.cosplayfu.com/product/Miku+Hatsune+Special+Cosplay+Wig++from+Vocaloid) And I'm not sure. I looked at the other vocaloid wigs and they have the same model for the wigs so yeah, and I've done some digging and they seem fairly legit, but do you guys think I should get it? I'm asking opinions for now, I really like the color and the fact that it's 100 cm long (more accurate to Neru, is also why I like it) But I'm not sure about the website.
So yeah >: They seem fairly legit to me also because they have a 100% refund policy, but like I said, I'm not quite sure.

ChibiTenshi
12-25-2008, 10:39 PM
Lol Miku Hatsune= Akita Neru now? XD

I dunno.. I've never heard of that site before, so sorry, can't help you on that one... =<

THough I think it's weird they have Akita Neru's wig under Miku Hatsune....

rachyoe
12-25-2008, 10:46 PM
Hey guys! Hope you all had enjoyable holidays! I got a mini sewing machine, so I don't have to freak out about having Neru's trim fall off!
Anyways, I found a wig that I really really like for Neru This one (http://www.cosplayfu.com/product/Miku+Hatsune+Special+Cosplay+Wig++from+Vocaloid) And I'm not sure. I looked at the other vocaloid wigs and they have the same model for the wigs so yeah, and I've done some digging and they seem fairly legit, but do you guys think I should get it? I'm asking opinions for now, I really like the color and the fact that it's 100 cm long (more accurate to Neru, is also why I like it) But I'm not sure about the website.
So yeah >: They seem fairly legit to me also because they have a 100% refund policy, but like I said, I'm not quite sure.

If it were me, I probably wouldn't want to take any chances since I haven't heard of that website let alone anything about it. :/

PunkRockPanic
12-26-2008, 01:01 AM
Okay, they stole pictures from cocosilverhk, I am sad now because I liked that wig >:
Anyone know a good color that matches that wig? From cosworx? I plan on getting a wisp and a pack of extensions to make into a clip-on.

mochi-snack
12-26-2008, 08:38 PM
Okay, they stole pictures from cocosilverhk, I am sad now because I liked that wig >:
Anyone know a good color that matches that wig? From cosworx? I plan on getting a wisp and a pack of extensions to make into a clip-on.


Is 24B on Wisp's color chart the same as New Look's? Because that is a perfect color! My base-wig for Len is the same color~

PunkRockPanic
12-26-2008, 08:40 PM
No Sadly, Tis not >: New look 24B seems to be closer to Sepia's 24. There's a comparison somewhere...
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1592656/ And thar we go.

mochi-snack
12-26-2008, 08:54 PM
The Roni wig comes in 24B, but it might need some more length sewn into the front/bangs area?

PunkRockPanic
12-26-2008, 09:02 PM
I was thinking about getting a short wig and then a longer wig to get wefts for Clip-ons because I really like the color LG26 but none of the wigs I like come in the color, I'm probably gonna just get a Wisp and extensions and 24 and tint them more yellow-ey golden if needed :I

rachyoe
12-27-2008, 05:59 PM
Hey guys, just popping in for a second...XD
I have a question about wig colors and costume color match-ups...do they really have to match up? Like for example, I've seen many good cosplayers with blue cosplays and jade green wigs, and they look fine to me. But I just want to hear opinions because after Ohayocon my parents might let me have a seamstress make me a new cosplay, and I need a good color. x3

ChibiTenshi
12-27-2008, 06:27 PM
I think it looks better when the wig colors match the costume colors. It looks more accurate, and it looks a lot better in pictures. =)

I mean, if you're going to do a light blue miku, make sure the wig match the trim and tie... if you're going to do a seafoam green miku, then make sure the wig, trim and tie match as well. It makes the cosplay look a whole lot better.

rachyoe
12-27-2008, 06:36 PM
I think it looks better when the wig colors match the costume colors. It looks more accurate, and it looks a lot better in pictures. =)

I mean, if you're going to do a light blue miku, make sure the wig match the trim and tie... if you're going to do a seafoam green miku, then make sure the wig, trim and tie match as well. It makes the cosplay look a whole lot better.

So if I have a jade green wig, what colors do you think would match the best? :0

ChibiTenshi
12-27-2008, 06:51 PM
For the tie and trim? Jade green of course =D or take a strand of hair of the wig (a small, tiny stand) to the fabric store and compare the colors to the fabrics until you see a color that matches.

Jolteh
12-27-2008, 07:39 PM
I've got pictures of my Len cosplay up~
I like how my wig came out :>

You guys are talking about Len wigs? Mine was a Wisp in 24b. I had to play around with it a bit with the ponytail so the netting wouldn't show, otherwise it is very thick in the front and great for Len's up do.

edit: oh, Neru. I'd still go with a Wisp in 24b though, and get bulk extensions.

PunkRockPanic
12-27-2008, 08:09 PM
Lul, Jolteh, your Len pics cracked me up xD GAWD You're adorable xD
Yeah, I guess 24B it is then xD
My mom Agreed to get me a new Miku cosplay (...I have to pay for it though, lulz)
And I'm Watching cosplaywig like a Hawk for their blue Miku wig @_@
Oh Snap, I hope I can still get my Zatsune and Neru Wigs, those are kinda essential too xD I hope I have money left, that's all I can say~...I forgot to mention I wanted to do Zatsune instead of Teto, didn't I? o3o Well...yeah xD
...Wow, I'm really out of it today, I'm more rambly than usual xD

Jolteh
12-27-2008, 08:30 PM
Aw, thank you :>

I really want to cosplay as Miku now. Just for being able to carry around a spring onion. o 3o

ChibiTenshi
12-27-2008, 09:35 PM
Lul, Jolteh, your Len pics cracked me up xD GAWD You're adorable xD
Yeah, I guess 24B it is then xD
My mom Agreed to get me a new Miku cosplay (...I have to pay for it though, lulz)
And I'm Watching cosplaywig like a Hawk for their blue Miku wig @_@
Oh Snap, I hope I can still get my Zatsune and Neru Wigs, those are kinda essential too xD I hope I have money left, that's all I can say~...I forgot to mention I wanted to do Zatsune instead of Teto, didn't I? o3o Well...yeah xD
...Wow, I'm really out of it today, I'm more rambly than usual xD

Lol you too? I'm also waiting for that wig XD. Although I'm thinking about getting the Jade Green one because the light blue one is a lot more expensive. =<

Also, Jolteh, you make an adorable Len!

PunkRockPanic
12-27-2008, 09:51 PM
Edit: I decided to use my green Miku wig for my new miku costume, I need to save money, and I'll just wait until the blue cosplaywig wig is easier to come by.

rachyoe
12-28-2008, 08:49 PM
Woo, I just finished uploading pictures of my miku cosplay if you guys wanna see. :D I've noticed that I'm always looking sad and tired. Which is why after Ohayocon I'll start on a Haku cosplay instead of a blue Miku...it'd be way easier...xD

MilleniumStrife
12-29-2008, 04:43 AM
Hello fellow Vocaloid fans!

Trying to work towards getting a Miku Hatsune crossplay in time for the 2009 convention season. (Well, for me, that starts in late March for Sakura-Con). Found this thread and attempting to figure out what I need to do, especially for the wig. I'm scared to death of getting a wig and stub it in order to get an accurate feel for the long twin-tails, but it may be something I need to do.

I'll probably make the headset myself, but I am also stumped on how I can get the leggings/boots down as accurate as possible.

Best of luck to you all and I hope to see you all at this next years' anime conventions!

-MS

PunkRockPanic
12-29-2008, 11:46 AM
Cosplaywig has a long wig with clip-ons that you could get for your Miku, MilleniumStrife. Miku Crossplay, now THAT'S something that takes guts o_o
I FINALLY GOT COSPLAYWIG'S NEW MIKU WIG I AM SO HAPPY CFSERDTFHGJBGFXZRGDTFDCHVJN. I think I'll try to make this outfit myself, I need the remaining money for my Neru And Zatsune wigs, unless my mother is willing to pay for the costume and I just do chores to repay her or somethin xD

ChibiTenshi
12-29-2008, 11:59 AM
You got another Miku wig? How many Miku wig's do you have already? XDD

PunkRockPanic
12-29-2008, 12:14 PM
You got another Miku wig? How many Miku wig's do you have already? XDD

FFFFF xD I got a new one because I was getting a new costume, and I felt the wig and trim should match up :I ...And I really liked the new wig xD I swear, 2 days of stalking that EBay page payed off @_@

MegumiHime
12-29-2008, 12:16 PM
I'll be starting Len soon. My only issue is, what color is his hair? Is it a pale blonde, normal blonde? Etc? And for Len cosplayers, where did you purchase your wig from? Cosworxs, Amphigory, Ebay, etc? Just trying to get some ideas started before I start buying material. Also, another thing that's been bugging me. How did you guys make the belts? I was originally just going to buy solid color (white if I can find them) belts and just paint them, but is there any easier way to?

ChibiTenshi
12-29-2008, 12:26 PM
FFFFF xD I got a new one because I was getting a new costume, and I felt the wig and trim should match up :I ...And I really liked the new wig xD I swear, 2 days of stalking that EBay page payed off @_@

Oh, so you got the Light Blue one? =D Awesome. I just checked cosplaywig and they have two jade green wigs... I wanna get one but now I'm broke... and so tis my mom. I wish I was rich... or had a job ><;

PunkRockPanic
12-29-2008, 12:30 PM
Oh, so you got the Light Blue one? =D Awesome. I just checked cosplaywig and they have two jade green wigs... I wanna get one but now I'm broke... and so tis my mom. I wish I was rich... or had a job ><;

Yes, The blue one xD I wish I was old enough to get a job (and I need some sort of form from my school to get a job, wtf right?) 1 MORE YEAR AND I WILL BE FORCED TO GET A JOB, I CAN FEEL IT. You gotta be persistent with that wig Chibi, I was stalking that friggin page for 2 whole days. I just checked this morning for funsies and it was there xD...I AM Lucky with these kinda things o_o Like buying hard to come by things. Weird.

I'll be starting Len soon. My only issue is, what color is his hair? Is it a pale blonde, normal blonde? Etc? And for Len cosplayers, where did you purchase your wig from? Cosworxs, Amphigory, Ebay, etc? Just trying to get some ideas started before I start buying material. Also, another thing that's been bugging me. How did you guys make the belts? I was originally just going to buy solid color (white if I can find them) belts and just paint them, but is there any easier way to?

For the wig, I suggest something like 24B, since it seems to be the blonde that looks good on everyone, and Len has Yellow-blonde hair.
For the belts, I suggest buying yellow fabric and orange fabric and cutting out orange triangles and gluing/sewing them onto the yellow fabric.

mochi-snack
12-29-2008, 12:37 PM
I'll be starting Len soon. My only issue is, what color is his hair? Is it a pale blonde, normal blonde? Etc? And for Len cosplayers, where did you purchase your wig from? Cosworxs, Amphigory, Ebay, etc? Just trying to get some ideas started before I start buying material. Also, another thing that's been bugging me. How did you guys make the belts? I was originally just going to buy solid color (white if I can find them) belts and just paint them, but is there any easier way to?

I made his hair a dark/golden blonde (24B from Cosworx), but it depends on your personal tastes, like for Miku wigs: seafoam or light blue?

For the belts, I started with yellow material and painted on the orange triangles.

ChibiTenshi
12-29-2008, 04:59 PM
Yes, The blue one xD I wish I was old enough to get a job (and I need some sort of form from my school to get a job, wtf right?) 1 MORE YEAR AND I WILL BE FORCED TO GET A JOB, I CAN FEEL IT. You gotta be persistent with that wig Chibi, I was stalking that friggin page for 2 whole days. I just checked this morning for funsies and it was there xD...I AM Lucky with these kinda things o_o Like buying hard to come by things. Weird.



I rather buy the Jade Green one still... is less expensive and the pony tails are a bit shorter X3

Oi, I wanna get a job, but I'm in college so I don't want a job that takes away my study time D: but I need one if I want to cosplay more.... ooiii... @o@