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Unread 07-10-2013, 07:24 AM   #1
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Question Tidehunter cosplay

Hey guys

So i'm new to the whole cosplaying scene, and i've already bit more then i can chew xD
I want to cosplay Tidehunter, from DOTA2 (This fella right here http://lennyagony.files.wordpress.co...n_weapon02.jpg and perhaps go as far as this one http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/5...ashbuckler.jpg)

But i have no idea.. well i have some ideas, i just don't know how practical they are xD

So here i am, recurring to the pros, lemme know, please.
I'm a 'big girl' (1.63m and a bit on the heavy side), but still i would need to build some sort of structure for the suit to hold in place, how is the best way to do so?

And for the skin.. i would need something slimey, like a fish. Any guesses?

Thanks to all in advance.
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Unread 07-11-2013, 07:49 AM   #2
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hmm, interesting challenge!

How much sewing skill, if any, do you possess? I see the head & shoulder area as furniture foam shaping with a spandex type suit over the whole thing. There are quite a few wet look spandex materials out there which would give you the shine you want. Air brushing would be the best way to paint the body markings.
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Unread 07-12-2013, 06:55 AM   #3
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I have some sewing skills, but my mother is a seamstress, so she can help me as well
Thanks for the advice Penlowe, i was looking at a faux leather, but your advice maybe cheaper
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There are quite a few mascot type costumes where the fabric over the top is stretchy knits or spandex, it's a different look from fur suit stuff, but well worth the effort. IMO, it's actually easier to get the outer shell to fit the inner foam body because it's stretchy.
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Unread 07-18-2013, 09:50 AM   #5
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Uhum... i see :3 thx
Now i just have to figure out how to paint the thing, and give it.. that wet/slimy/scaley look
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airbrush and fabric paint. the good thing about that is you can practice on cardboard boxes and other trash pretty easily before turning to your costume.
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