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Unread 12-06-2008, 02:52 PM   #16
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are their any sites with a collective of concept images; something that shows original sketches and designs of individual people. you can find pics like that here and there but i've never been able to find one comprehensive site. I doubt one exists but maybe a mix of sites have a good collection.

Also, i've been thinking into doing a cosplay for captain tyler... get back to the roots sort of speak and i was wondering if anyone had any good information on that since good images on that seem to be hard to find now or days as well.
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Unread 12-06-2008, 03:09 PM   #17
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http://www.cosplaymanual.com has a section devoted to character sheets. The database is still growing, but that may be a good place for you to start.

Character Sheets: http://www.cosplaymanual.com/index.p...=45 &Itemid=8
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Unread 12-06-2008, 04:04 PM   #18
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My favorite way to get anime reference images:

1. Download the VLC media player for free here:
http://www.videolan.org/

2. Buy, borrow or rent the DVD. I recommend Netflix. They have almost everything that has been licensed in North America. The cheapest plan is about $10/month.

3. Use the snapshot function under the video menu. Screensave to your heart's content!

The biggest problem is that you will find that character designs will vary slightly from episode to episode and some times even from frame to frame. So you often just have to decide what you like and go with that.

@GStQ. Nice reference for the character sheets! I haven't run across that site before.

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Unread 12-23-2008, 12:29 AM   #19
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Very helpful. Thanks.
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Unread 01-25-2009, 08:27 PM   #20
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Anyone have anything about dyeing feathers?i was thinking about taking wig dye, putting it in a spray bottle, and spraying the feathers,but i have no money to waste on something that might not work.
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Unread 01-27-2009, 10:55 PM   #21
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GStQ: I have a link to add for patterns

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Unread 01-28-2009, 02:57 PM   #22
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Anyone have anything about dyeing feathers?i was thinking about taking wig dye, putting it in a spray bottle, and spraying the feathers,but i have no money to waste on something that might not work.
I'm not completely familiar with dying feathers, but here is what a search on google turned up:

http://www.ginabellousdolls.com/feather_tutorial_1.htm
http://www.cdhm.org/tutorials/learn-...-feathers.html

Perhaps someone that is a bit more versed with feather dying can chime in?

Also, Ama Uzume, thanks for the pattern link. I'll add it to the list =)
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Unread 02-08-2009, 04:50 PM   #23
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I wanna make some armor. what should I use?? um, also, anyone can help me find body stocking?? or some skin colored t-shirt that fit our body. one more, I wanna make suu from clover costume. what should I use for the fabric, wings, and the accessories??
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Unread 02-08-2009, 05:38 PM   #24
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I wanna make some armor. what should I use?? um, also, anyone can help me find body stocking?? or some skin colored t-shirt that fit our body. one more, I wanna make suu from clover costume. what should I use for the fabric, wings, and the accessories??
This is a commonly asked questions/where to find tutorials thread, not "tell me how to make my costume from scratch" thread.

The props/accessories thread is here. Check their list of tutorials and SEARCH the forum for information on armor. There are at least half a dozen different materials and techniques one can use depending on what needs to be made.

Google body stocking. Many dance shops or eBay sellers have the things.

Questions about Suu should be directed to the anime/manga forum. She has multiple different outfits and styles of wings, so you might want to post a reference picture for the outfit you are interested in. If you really have no clue where to start when it comes to her costume, you might want to consider an easier outfit or different character.
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Unread 02-10-2009, 10:02 PM   #25
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Any tutorials on making like a bra? I've searched on how to make a strapless bra but found nothing.
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Unread 02-10-2009, 11:31 PM   #26
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You should look into Kwik Sew lingerie patterns - they have a good variety of bra and bustier patterns that can be easily adapted into a strapless-bra-type of garment.

http://www.kwiksew.com/Catalog/cat_t...MissLi ngerie
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Unread 02-11-2009, 09:54 PM   #27
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I've done strapless dresses before, but I am really looking for a solid strapless bra, I am not sure how to adapt the bra pattern with straps to a strapless bra. But thank you for the suggestion ^_^
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Unread 02-12-2009, 05:40 AM   #28
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GStQ, can you add these to the main list? I find that they both come up fairly frequently.

Applique:
http://www.nmia.com/~mgdesign/qor/begin/applique.htm
http://zuill.us/andreablog/2008/07/2...ique-tutorial/

Making your own bias tape:
simple method:
http://www.savvyseams.com/techniques/biastape.php
continuous method:
http://www.fiber-images.com/Free_Thi...bias_tape.html
handy gadget:
http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.j...PRODID=prd2791
DIY method of handy gadget (not Hag-tested)
http://creativelittledaisy.typepad.c...ersion-of.html
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Unread 02-12-2009, 09:05 PM   #29
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Nice finds! I've updated the list on the first page. I love that little bias tape gadget (3rd bias tape link you posted).
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