View Full Version : Piko Utatane help
02-07-2011, 02:01 PM
I know where to get the wig and boots and the leggins i could do. But i'll need help making his headphones, tail usb, but how would i make his dress shirt thingy.
02-07-2011, 05:21 PM
I'm just a newbie so my advice may be kinda lame but If I were to do Piko.....
For the dress....shirt..skirt...whatever it be: Find a patten similaur and just do a little altering...Paint on the black lines OR instead of painting you know how to use fabric use it xD...you may even be able to find some kinda of buttons similar to the ones on him..or you can just make or paint those on. As for the complicated machinary things near the bottem of the shirt thingy you may be able to make that with
Collar: You'll proaply have to add that yourself when making.
USB Cord: Again..maybe craft foam can be used to make the usb as for the cord......i'm pretty stumped.....rope (xD)
Lame adive I know but maybe just hearing that you can make up your own and better ideas
(hahahahaha bet you can't guess who i am xD)
02-07-2011, 05:41 PM
Hm someone said rope to me before but i think i could find tubeing like that to give it a more electrical feel....i'd have to go to lowes for it though. then the bottom part my friend suggested foam so we might do that. The collar yea will be added last and i'd probably have to bat it to make it stand. i'd rather have the black parts sewn on cause stitching lasts longer than paint that may wash off/scratch off. I'm a pretty active person so i'd be scared of that happening. thanks for the help though, i wish there was a tutorial for making the damn tail >:U
02-09-2011, 09:18 PM
:< still need more help
02-09-2011, 10:11 PM
I don't know if I can be any help,I have seen Piko before, but I not any more sure
than my friend average joe.
You can either buy a T-Shirt guide on sewing to help get the idea,
or buy a T-shirt that is the desired length and fit it to your size.
Make sure you are using fabric that allows easy clean and
machine washable friendly. Polyester and Uniform material are the best when
it comes to making costumes. But for deatails, you could use some hot glue, in a way
that it will be think, and carefully draw it the desired color with a sharpie.
There's also, I think, fabric PVC that can also be used?
Now that I really look at him, his costume looks almost like the front half
of a vehicle. Hobby Lobby and other fabric and crafts stores sell small and large
buttons that can be painted on.
For the cord, I'm not entirely sure either. Um, buy a cable. Than, for the USB at the end, you can make it
out of cardboard or foam, whichever you want. You can even make it a campartment
for your items. I hope I helped alittle? :I
I wish you luck on the headphones, those are going to be tricky.
02-09-2011, 10:39 PM
Okay, well if I was going to make this costume myself, I would first draft up a pattern (or find one).
For the dress material, I would use pleather or PVC fabric in black and white.
As for the accessories, I would mold a base on regular headphones out of foam (the floral kind... the green kind) and then probably cover it in clay to make the shape of the headphones (I like paper clay but whatever clay should work). Paint and varnish :)
As for the usb, I would buy a cord and attach a foam base, carve the base in the shape of the usb and cover that in durable clay. Yet again, paint and varnish
02-11-2011, 08:40 AM
the pvc would look nice.....
02-14-2011, 09:47 PM
NekoAyase on DeviantART recently did a cosplay of Piko. You should ask her for tips. It came out really good. I think she'll here on Cosplay.com...
03-21-2011, 02:54 PM
She said her grandma made it for her
03-22-2011, 02:59 AM
For the dress, I would use PVC definitely- I would suggest using interfacing and a hoop skirt for that stiff circle-y shape. I would suggest making his buttons out of polymer clay and the detailing out of craft foam (which can be gesso'd and glossed to look like the PVC). I would use a zip under one of the shoulders. That collar will definitely need some interfacing. IF you know how to use LEDs you can add the blue lights at the bottom of the dress thing, but if not maybe just use some reflective tape as that will give a glowing effect when photos are taken :)
Headphones just look like craft foam with painted details; once again, Gesso and gloss will give that nice futuristic look. Once again, you may use LEDs or reflective sheets/tapes for special effect.
For the tail USB, I would use wire covered with some black PVC- that way you can bend it in crazy ways for cool picture ideas. The actual USB part can just be craft foam (covered with resin if you want). To attach it, make a stretchy waistband thing out of black fabric and use superglue to attach a strong magnet to it. Then on the opposite end of the USB part of the tail, attach the other magnet to it; that way you have a seamless tail ;D
I hope this helped you~!