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Unread 02-02-2010, 02:59 PM   #1
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Exclamation The Prop Tutorial List, Part Three - Materials, Armor, Mascot, Plushie, & Garments

Please use this thread to post links to your own tutorials or ones you have found - but please get permission from the creator if linking to a tutorial not of your own making.

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~MATERIALS and GENERAL Information~
An Introduction to Prop-Making, Part One Part Two

What type of glue should I use to attach ____ to ____? Very useful site...
Clay, Non-Drying – How to make your own.
Expanding Foam - How to use it to carve large props
Fiberglass - the Basics
Foam Sheets – How to Custom Color Them
LED Lights - how to incorporate lighting into your costume
Painting - how to make a realistic "metal" look
Pink Insulation Foam
Plastic & Resin Basic Information
Porous Styrofoam
PVC Pipe
Silicone Casting (Video)
Sillicone Rubber Mold Making & Plastic Casting (& tinting) Very inclusive tutorial on all steps of the molding/casting process!
Spray-painting
Thermal Adhesives Casting (Hot Glue)
Vacuuform Machine – How to Build Your Own
Vacuumform Machine - A smaller version
Another VacuumForm Machine - Oven over suction-plate design
Wonderflex & Friendly Plastic


~ARMOR Tutorials~

Cardboard Helm
Cardboard, paper-mache & plaster full plate armor build.
Craft Foam Armor techniques
Fiberglass Armor Creation (start to finish).
Foam & Vinyl (Useful for mecha and other very large armor constructions)
FFXII - Fran's helmet
Final Fantasy XIII - Shiva Headress
Final Fantasy XIII - Shiva's Tire
Fullmetal Alchemist - Automail (Cardboard)
Fullmetal Alchemist - Automail, Metal (Ran-fan version)
Gauntlets
Halo (Master Chief) Armor (Fiberglass)
Historical Armor Patterns
InuYasha - Sesshoumaru's Armor
Lord of the Rings - Boromir's Shield (Since there is a lack of anime-centric round shield tutorials, this may come in handy for anyone planning a similar build.)
Paper Mache & Paperclay
Paper Patterning
Styrene & Craft Foam Method
Soul Calibur IV - Nemea's Shield (Wood & insulation foam sealed with resin.)
Fire Emblem / Super Smash Brothers – Marth’s Chestplate
Wonderflex Armor Creation
WoW Judgement Armor

~PLUSHIE Tutorials~
Making Mokonas
Atashi from Chobits


~FULL CHARACTER & GARMENT Tutorials~
Fullmetal Alchemist - State Alchemist's uniform
Halo - Master Chief Helmet, Armor & Gun
Kingdom Hearts - Anti-Form Sora
Katamari Damacy - King and Queen of All Cosmos
Kingdom Hearts – Organization XIII
Legend of Zelda - Link (Ocarina of Time)
Mario - Princess Peach
Naruto - Akatsuki Outfits
Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Princess Peach

Stretch Applique Tutorial


~MASCOT / FURSUIT Tutorials~
All-encompassing information site
Another information site.
Fursuit / Mascots
Working with Fake/Faux Fur
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Unread 02-02-2010, 03:31 PM   #2
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(Spacer in case main post needs to be added to...)
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(Problems with links in main post fixed)
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(Updated, added TR's Peach & Katamari tutorials)
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thanks! this is very helpful!!
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Unread 02-23-2010, 04:03 PM   #6
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I made a paopu fruit tutorial:
http://RavenHedgehog.deviantart.com/...rial-103355151
Also a tutorial for Sora's shirt:
http://RavenHedgehog.deviantart.com/...rial-119565084
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I put the Paopu fruit one under "Accessories." As for the shirt, it's an item of clothing as opposed to a prop or accessory, so I didn't link to it in the main post...
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The link to the Atashi plushie link doesn't work right. XD
It leads me to some other cosplay tutorial.
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General prop introduction/tutorial -

part 1 - http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?...&postcount=210
part 2 - http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?...&postcount=211
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The link to the Atashi plushie link doesn't work right. XD
It leads me to some other cosplay tutorial.
Fixed!
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Hello, just made an ANBU arm guards tutorial that can be found here:

http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=202561
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Help! it says "403 forbidden error" when I click most of the links!
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Help! it says "403 forbidden error" when I click most of the links!
I see. It looks like cos.com modified it so http://forums.cos... etc no longer works. I'll go though and fix them all.

*edit*
I think I got them all. Let me know if you find anymore.
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Yo, I made a tutorial for paper patterning: http://z4.invisionfree.com/transcost...?showtopic=764 :3
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Yo, I made a tutorial for paper patterning: http://z4.invisionfree.com/transcost...?showtopic=764 :3
Added to the armor section. Thanks!
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