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Unread 10-04-2017, 07:41 PM   #1
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MHA Aizawa Shouta / Eraserhead Scarf

Hi everyone,

I just want to say thanks to anyone who takes the time to read this. I'm a new cosplayer trying to really get into it (I'm going to have to learn how to sew and construct things, so I'm pretty new to it all...) I'm looking to cosplay as Eraserhead and having trouble trying to figure out a suitable scarf for this. There was a particular cosplay where the scarf looks like it's made of something mendable (wires inside?) so I'd like to see if anyone has any ideas how these particular scarf was made. Here are 2 images I found online showing what I'm talking about.

https://imgur.com/uVYcOEp

https://imgur.com/mBltj2a

https://imgur.com/RmOwNMr

https://imgur.com/OKSzvtI

https://imgur.com/NipwhKj

https://imgur.com/b1OSnO3

I'm also open to other suggestions that would match if it's just to make a scarf out of any other material and not have any wiring inside as well.

Thanks again for your time!
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Unread 10-05-2017, 08:48 AM   #2
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Actually that is a LOT easier than you might think Headliner foam, inserted into a tube of knit jersey fabric (tee shirt material) will look exactly like that. It's minimal sewing, soft, light, easy to wear. It'll be time consuming to make that much length, that's easily 10 yards long, but not hard.
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Unread 10-05-2017, 10:11 AM   #3
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I think the scarf you see in the photos are not wired like you think. It's just a result of clever photography, throwing a part of the scarf up in the air and capturing it at the right moment to make it look like it's just hanging there. You could certainly try to sew/glue in a piece of wire, but i think it would have to be a pretty heavy gauge in order to no collapse from the force of gravity, and having a wired scarf around your neck constantly doesn't seem to be very comfortable at all. If you want, you could just wire a length at the end of the scarf, rather than the whole thing, so you can pose with it in photos or mold the end section to a certain shape
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I think the scarf you see in the photos are not wired like you think. It's just a result of clever photography, throwing a part of the scarf up in the air and capturing it at the right moment to make it look like it's just hanging there. You could certainly try to sew/glue in a piece of wire, but i think it would have to be a pretty heavy gauge in order to no collapse from the force of gravity, and having a wired scarf around your neck constantly doesn't seem to be very comfortable at all. If you want, you could just wire a length at the end of the scarf, rather than the whole thing, so you can pose with it in photos or mold the end section to a certain shape
I understand lots of cosplayers/photographers use this technique to make poses and fabric look more dynamic. But I will definitely keep this advice about the wire and such and photography tricks in mind for future cosplays, thanks for your help!

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Actually that is a LOT easier than you might think Headliner foam, inserted into a tube of knit jersey fabric (tee shirt material) will look exactly like that. It's minimal sewing, soft, light, easy to wear. It'll be time consuming to make that much length, that's easily 10 yards long, but not hard.
I think this is it, I looked up the foam and it looks like this is probably what they used, thank you for the advice!
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