Originally Posted by brightstorms
Hi, and thank you for taking the time to open this thread!
I'm looking to cosplay as Zero Suit Samus from the Metroid series for an upcoming con at the end of June.
So far, I've purchased a blonde wig and a light blue zentai suit. My plan is to paint the details onto the zentai suit with fabric paint.
From what I've gathered, the best way to go about this is to use the Jacquard brand of fabric paints combined with their no-heat fixative to paint on the details (while wearing the suit, of course).
Would this method be recommended, or is there another way to execute this that would be better suited for this particular cosplay?
So, is this the cosplay you're tryting to do?
If so, you could go the fabric paint route, but if your suit is spandex or strectch, then the paint won't take it as well. I learned that the hard way with some tights for my Sally cosplay. It still worked, but the tights still ride down from where the stitches were supposed to be.
So, another thing you can do is for the thin line on the suit, maybe go for a fabric marker and map the other shapes in. Do you know how to use an air brush? If so, you could very easily air brush the color if you needed to. The last resort is getting some fabric and create the designs and turning them into clean patches so you could sew them on.
I'm sorry if I wasn't any help. Next time, please provide reference pictures ahead of time so others won't have to try and figure out what help you need
. Anyway, good luck to you