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Unread 06-06-2013, 09:52 AM   #1
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I need a bit of advice on my first ever cosplay!

Hey guys (and gals). I'm beginning to make my first cosplay for this september, but I need a bit of professional advice on the costume, as I know next to nothing.

I'm planning to go as Fiddlesticks from League of Legends.

SO far I have stilts, which seem to go fairly well with the idea, but nothing else. I just need some advice on how I'd go about building all parts of the costume =/

Many thanks to anyone who replys! <3
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Unread 06-06-2013, 09:51 PM   #2
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If you want a more detailed view of his model, you should take a look at this:

You could probably do the chest piece pretty easily, just go to hobby lobby or a fabric store and get some cloth in the two colors in the model, then just stitch them together, one nice thing about choosing fiddle is that his outfit isn't that well made, so the more you suck at sewing, the more realistic it'll probably look.

For the headpiece you could try to make a mockup with cardboard or some other medium, then reinforce it with fiberglass cloth/resin and attach the same cloth as the body.

Scarf is a scarf, The key you can find on amazon, just search "old keys".

The hardest part of that costume is probably going to be the arms/legs and scythe, this is probably obvious, but you won't be allowed to bring a real scythe into a convention.

You could probably make the scythe's blade out of cardboard and fiberglass and then attach it to a real scythe handle or make your own.

As for the arms/legs, I have no idea how you would pull that off.
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Unread 07-21-2013, 10:41 AM   #4
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What sort of stilts are you using? How experienced are you with walking on them? For convenience and safety, I would probably make the scythe handle much longer so that you can use it as a walking cane while on the stilts.

For the scythe handle, you could use a curtain rod or a yard tool handle from the hardware store, Build up the knots with expanding insulation foam, carve them down to shape with a razor knife, cover with paper mache and paint.
For the scythe head, there are a dozen different ways to do it. I personally would do a core of Sintra or MDF, and blue insulation foam to build up the thickness. Cover with paper mache or seal with something like mod podge, the paint. If you're moderately skilled, come up with a way to make the scythe blade detachable from the handle, for ease of storage and transport.

For the gloves, I would probably start with big inexpensive welder's gloves such as these:
Shred the cuff and wrap the wrist with some twine or something. You might be able to use some of the cut-off cuff pieces to extend the fingertips to make them pointy.

The knees, it really depends on what sort of stilts you're using.

For the arms, I would do a tight-fitting brown shirt that you wear underneath the tunic; use an airbrush to paint on a lighter color paint to mock up the wood grain. The spikes coming out of the elbows - personally I probably wouldn't worry about them until you're done with everything else; they're a minor part of the costume.
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Unread 07-21-2013, 05:09 PM   #5
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I'm using pogo stilts and I'm quite adept at using them, so it should work out fine. Thanks for all the tips and suggestions so far guys, I'm planning on making the head slightly larger so I can see out of the mouth (through a black lining probably) and install green LED eyes in the head for a more awesome effect. Any suggestions on that or anything else? Also, I'm totally new to the whole crafting a fake weapon thing, so a lot of the things you said were just white noise to me =S Any advice for a noobie like myself? Thanks!
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Unread 07-21-2013, 06:30 PM   #6
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Here, try following this tutorial:

I used it to make my scythe for Komachi Onozuka, and it was the first prop I ever did too. Turned out really well, though I probably should have sanded it a bit more.
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