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chiflavored
11-15-2011, 02:26 AM
Hello there, I am new to cosplay. So glad I found this website.
This year for Christmas, my friends and I are planning to have a Marvel theme. I've decided to go with Valkyrie because I've always loved the Viking look. I have some sewing experience back in high school but I am not in anyway great at it. Hoping you guys could help!

For her bodice, I was thinking of altering a leotard or a one-piece bathing suit. I just cant figure out how to incorporate her armor-like chest into it. I tried looking up "how to make Madonna cone boobs" but found to helpful results. -_-. Should I paint it on? Please any suggestions would help.

I am not adverse to make it from scratch either. If that is the case, could you recommend what type of fabric to use?

Here are some links to reference the look I'm looking for. Thanks for your help!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=148MVA7SkCk
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_or69y8mDHzA/TEczE4y8zyI/AAAAAAAAAPA/NXHne0wjr0o/s1600/Valkyriestatue.gif
http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&biw=1280&bih=642&tbm=isch&tbnid=HmnC7hndbKqo8M:&imgrefurl=http://geeksintights.tumblr.com/post/7352005305/valkyrie-by-buddhafulx-for-more-comic-book&docid=sCeQnkEByUOp-M&imgurl=http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lnzagq9M6G1qkgeuoo1_500.jpg&w=394&h=700&ei=GyLCTvuEOMTRiAKT7NX7Cw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=400&vpy=104&dur=11&hovh=299&hovw=168&tx=94&ty=146&sig=115578448551765054319&page=1&tbnh=148&tbnw=83&start=0&ndsp=23&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:0

Irarenovo
11-18-2011, 03:50 PM
I would use the black leotard / bathing suit, then make the armor pieces seperate, secured with black elastic or another kind of strap

the armor pieces could be made from craft foam or cardboard or insulation foam, sealed then painted.

The armor / prop thread has tons of guides for this kind of stuff

Shallon
11-18-2011, 04:14 PM
I think if you use a swimsuit the material will be too thin to hold the armor. You can use a swimsuit pattern and use something like high performance spandex or neoprin. Here is a site for stretch fabric http://spandexworld.com/

Lunairetic
11-27-2011, 06:04 PM
I would suggest making the breast plates out of something light weight (I second the recommendation to ask for advice on the prop forums here (http://www.cosplay.com/forumdisplay.php?f=47)) so that you can velcro them to the body suit. When my friend made his Terra (from Kindgom Hearts II) costume (http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3011545/), he made all of his armor pieces out of craft foam and then secured them to his body suit with velcro. They stay on all day very well, and I think they would stay in place better with velcro than with elastic straps.

*Also check out this thread (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=200529) for some armor-making tutorials, I'm sure one of the many listed would be helpful to you! :)

febreze
01-15-2012, 08:29 PM
You could always try looking for something round you could spray-paint silver and draw the lines on, as well. The party store near me had big plastic spheres that opened up (sort of like the containers from those toy vending machines, but bigger) that would work - any sort of similar sphere that you could cut in half could work, or maybe some sort of especially round plastic bowls or something haha