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Unread 12-02-2012, 10:47 PM   #1
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What did you learn today? (Cosplay Related)

I've been cosplaying for almost 17 years now, but I still learn new things all the time as a result of being into this hobby.

Today I learned that super glue and craft foam do NOT get along well. It makes the foam all warped and hard >_<.
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Unread 12-02-2012, 11:00 PM   #2
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Well, unfortunately, that Arda is out of the wig I wanted... TT^TT

And that nail glue makes your skin feel very odd! I use it in place of super glue, and while making a bow, got a huge smear of it on my thumb. My skin feels like plastic now...
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Unread 12-02-2012, 11:13 PM   #3
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That next time I need to sew something on the back of a stretchy glove, I'm just making my own glove so I can sew it on BEFORE it's done and thus impossible to do properly. Ugh.
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Unread 12-02-2012, 11:15 PM   #4
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I learned a lot of really great makeup tips! I was turned onto this YouTube-r by a good friend of mine and I really like what she does. Her instructions are very clear and accessible:
http://www.youtube.com/user/EuphoricCreation

I'm still a little hopeless at applying makeup so I was really glad to find this girl.
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Unread 12-02-2012, 11:28 PM   #5
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I learned cosplay makes me do some crazy things....

Apparently my stance on never, ever, buying a pair of skinny jeans in my life, or even another pair of jeans period, has been broken today by buying a pair of washed-out, reddish-pink skinny jeans for an upcoming cosplay project. It was a good run for 13 years...
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Unread 12-02-2012, 11:30 PM   #6
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I learned a lot of really great makeup tips! I was turned onto this YouTube-r by a good friend of mine and I really like what she does. Her instructions are very clear and accessible:
http://www.youtube.com/user/EuphoricCreation

I'm still a little hopeless at applying makeup so I was really glad to find this girl.
WOW! Awesome find *_*. Thanks so much for sharing.

I just learned that YouTube offers some excellent makeup tuts ^_-.
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Unread 12-02-2012, 11:41 PM   #7
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I learned it's hard to find a good stretchy cotton fabric in black that doesn't look faded. I am doing and ANBU Kakashi commission and was looking for what fabric to use and all the cotton stretch fabrics all looked washed out. I'm going with a nice, sleek matte jersey instead. I think it's gonna be sweet looking...just hope the customer (who is a friend) will like it.
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Unread 12-03-2012, 12:22 AM   #8
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That, if I manage to find the same material again, I can reuse the pants I have for my Prussia cosplay for another character. I really should have realised that earlier as they are (depending on your reference picture) the same colour and style, but apparently I don't pay enough attention to similarities between costumes.
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Unread 12-03-2012, 12:39 AM   #9
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I've learned that my cosplays are far too ambitious for my skill level.
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Unread 12-03-2012, 01:07 AM   #10
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Epoxy melts velcro fibers.
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Unread 12-03-2012, 05:10 AM   #11
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Michael's is an absolute zoo the first weekend the Christmas items are out O.O
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Unread 12-03-2012, 09:58 AM   #12
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Well, last night I learned how people make that cool Halo armor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7KLpmk-nO8

I also learned that it is very difficult to find washable suiting fabric. Especially purple washable suiting fabric. lol
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Unread 12-03-2012, 12:28 PM   #13
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I learned that wig styling is definitely not my forte.... but I still won't let that stop meeeeee!
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Unread 12-03-2012, 03:11 PM   #14
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I've learned that my cosplays are far too ambitious for my skill level.
Unfortunately, I am coming to learn that, too. I'm also learning that practice makes perfect, though, so I can work on less ambitious projects and get better before trying the more complicated stuff.

Also learned that my cat likes to eat ribbon. Not cool. Guess I need to find a new place to store it so he can't get at it.
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Unread 12-03-2012, 05:22 PM   #15
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I learned that Snorlax is actually blue...after buying green fabric for a commission I was using the below photo as my example.

http://milkjunkie.deviantart.com/art/snorlax-59294158
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