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Unread 05-23-2003, 07:24 AM   #1
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BIG bells!

I need some big 'ol bells for my costume, anyone know where i can get some?
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Unread 05-23-2003, 07:44 AM   #2
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How big are the bells, and do they need to make noise?

If they NEED to be bells then I'd suggest looking in a Christmas store/dollar store/craft store...my friends found some killer ones last year for a dejiko costume at a craft store.

If they don't need to jangle then you could make them out of paper mache. Blow up a balloon and drape the paper mache over it to form the shape...when it dries just pop the balloon and paint the mache...

Or you could try making your own using some kind of plastic or metal, if you're adventurous enough.
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Unread 05-23-2003, 01:16 PM   #3
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If you can wait a few months, giant plastic Christmas ornaments are great. They're lightweight and come in a variety of metallic colors at most super craft emporiums.
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Unread 05-23-2003, 02:38 PM   #4
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My local bead store in Toronto carries giant cat bells all year round...^_^ of course I didn't know that when I made my Aisha bell from scratch.
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Unread 05-23-2003, 04:39 PM   #5
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^_^ do they have an online store? I NEED CAT BELLS!
lol, i need a nice big noisy one before ahugust!
ooohhh, i cant spell that month...
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Unread 05-23-2003, 10:07 PM   #6
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Check your local Michael's or other big craft store, they might have them.
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Unread 05-24-2003, 12:39 PM   #7
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How big are the bells, and do they need to make noise?

If they NEED to be bells then I'd suggest looking in a Christmas store/dollar store/craft store...my friends found some killer ones last year for a dejiko costume at a craft store.

If they don't need to jangle then you could make them out of paper mache. Blow up a balloon and drape the paper mache over it to form the shape...when it dries just pop the balloon and paint the mache...

Or you could try making your own using some kind of plastic or metal, if you're adventurous enough.
lol actually i didnt find any silly Dana, I mad ethem with the mache lik eyou suggested. Theyre a pain to do but theyre relatively light. I personly could never find them atmicheals AC moore or any place like that
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Unread 05-25-2003, 03:49 AM   #8
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^_^ thats a good idea!....but they don't have those stores in england, i'm beginning to thing the hardest place to cosplay IS in fact england, because of the lack of materials!
oh well
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Unread 05-25-2003, 11:09 AM   #9
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have you ever tried cosplaying in brazil? u.u
okay, it's not so hard when you know where to find the things that you need, but... it's still hard, you know? XP
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Unread 05-25-2003, 01:02 PM   #10
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Any craft store will do... who are you cosplaying as though?
I cosplayed as Dejiko from DiGi charat and she has giant bells. I was just curious. ^^
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Unread 05-25-2003, 03:29 PM   #11
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cojiro: f your in illinois (not sure if they got this store other states or not) try "hobby lobby" they have up to 3" bells an ARE TEHY NOISY XD
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Unread 05-25-2003, 05:30 PM   #12
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^_^;; i just need them to go with a pair of cat ears so i look...cattish, just want a nice shiny bell ^_^
shhheess, with a lil luck my irvin coat'll start being made soon! all my plans are starting to happen! oohh! exciting!
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Unread 05-26-2003, 11:43 AM   #13
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I bought a pair of big bells in a shop that sells party accesories and stuff like that.

And they make those ringing sounds too.

They cost around... $25 each...
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Unread 05-28-2003, 11:29 AM   #14
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shhhhess...expencive
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Unread 05-28-2003, 04:48 PM   #15
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Yeah, they were kinda expensive since it's really good quality and since they were big... I could've bought smaller ones to a lower price, but I wanted the BIG ones.
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