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Unread 06-06-2012, 12:22 PM   #736
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Speaking of AUs, some people pull stuff out of their ass on occasion... XD

(example: when I did "Hippy Renegade" at AkiCon 2011, because I didn't feel like putting on most of my Aimless Renegade cosplay; wore a tie-dye shirt and cream pants with the mask, helm, long-sleeve black shirt, and black gloves that I use for AR)

Anyhoo, felt like sharing a bit 'o awesomeness with you all - a decent photo of my Clubs Deuce cosplay that I made a few months ago (debuted at Emerald City Comic Con) = 2 Heroes and a Deuce
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Unread 06-08-2012, 05:43 PM   #737
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@ThomasPaine, it depends on what part of the fandom you associate with as there ARE the ones who actually care about the Homestuck/Hetalia war and then there are the ones who don't care about that and just thoroughly enjoy the series. At cons, there are quite a lot of really nice fandom members. I made some really good friends in the fandom when I found out there was actually a fandom for MSPA and they typically greet newcomers very nicely (unless you're Dante Basco, then Andrew Hussie will tweet about you and greet you through the site header).
Not everybody is involved in the fandom jokes and a lot of them are more of an ironic thing to a lot of fandom members (like how a lot of people won't ever seriously say jegus grist or laugh at buckets). But like with anyone else, I'm sure if you talk about what you know and mix a bit of that with what they know then the conversation will hit off! People are pretty understanding of the fact that not everybody reads into every single freakin' moment of Homestuck or don't actively participate with shipping, so it's perfectly fine that you don't



On another note, any suggestions for my Jake cosplay? picture: http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5...ed8o1_1280.png
I do realize I'm wearing a girl belt 'cause I had no other belts at that time and I am wearing girl's boots. Established that? Alright, woohoo! Also, that shirt was a prototype so I'm making a different one.

Any tips on styling my wig? (it's still un-styled and I need to style it before the end of June) Also, should I wear one of those buttoned overshirts like most Jake cosplayers typically have/that Jake's outfit has anyway? I'm very iffy on it right now since I don't have money, but I kinda wanna wear one anyway. So in that case, do you guys happen to know a place where I can get a shirt like that really cheap? (by cheap, I mean less than $20, more specifically around $10 or cheaper would be really great too!)
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Unread 06-10-2012, 03:53 PM   #738
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@ sakuratyan = Very well put indeed! And not everyone wants to get so deep into things, by choice (a.k.a. just not that interested; I have a bunch of friends like that). Another important thing to note: the sad thing is when certain fans get everyone in trouble, and I'm not talking about the HS/Hetalia war. Here where I live, in the western part of Washington state, there has been a serious problem with "fandom bashing" going around due to some incidents with a few fans at a local con & horror stories people have heard online from other cons. So whenever someone sees a HS fan at events now, they either shy away from & ignore them, and/or go & badmouth them to their friends or online afterwards - making people think that HS fans are all bad eggs. This has produced a movement of trying to improve other congoers/cosplayers view of us by improving our behavior at conventions & cosplay events, and so far it's been working out rather well. I am proudly a part of this 'revolution' so to speak, as a 'watchdog' of sorts. If people have a problem with HS fans at an event (especially the monthly cosplay meetup known as GasuKan), I'm one of the key people to talk to about it. Because there's a good chance I might know who the offender is & can talk to them about changing their behavior and whatnot. (and in the event of not knowing who it is, I'm in contact with others who might)
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Unread 06-10-2012, 09:11 PM   #739
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@sakuratyan this site has a ton of wig tutorials http:// cosplay-tutorials. tumblr.com/ just take out the spaces. You could try a thrift store for the overshirt. Maybe some tube socks? Some people like Jake/John with tube socks.
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Unread 06-11-2012, 06:29 PM   #740
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I'm a big fan of both (More Hetalia than HS). If I lived over there I would help but I don't :\ If I may ask, what are some of the incidents?
The only things I have heard is of is people getting wacked with buckets(though I am not quite sure if thats true or not) and just being generally loud and inappropriate. But I would actually like to know some of these other incidents before I cosplay it too. Just out of curiosity mainly.

I am actually going to push back my idea to cosplay Jake now and going to go with a troll first. I have two friends that want to do trolls and this way a could help with face paint and horns and such since I would be making them too. Besides I have just fallen in love with Meenah and Vriska latley.

Vriska's horns are kind of tall and I will be making them out of modelmagic; should I put some sort of wire in them to make them stronger or something? I have made Karkat horns before which was pretty easy but hers are bigger so I am a little bit unsure.
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Unread 06-11-2012, 08:07 PM   #741
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I finally debuted my Karkat cosplay a day or so ago! Thought I'd share all the pics I have.

WIP/practice: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...1218999&type=3

Con debut: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...1218999&type=3

Other: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...1218999&type=3

What do you guys think? 8D
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Unread 06-12-2012, 05:09 AM   #742
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@sakuratyan this site has a ton of wig tutorials http:// cosplay-tutorials. tumblr.com/ just take out the spaces. You could try a thrift store for the overshirt. Maybe some tube socks? Some people like Jake/John with tube socks.
Thank you very much! I'll definitely try. About the socks though (I was wearing ankle-cuts when taking this picture since I couldn't find any other pairs), I might try wearing a pair of crew socks instead since I have those ready at hand. Would that work in the same way since they're pretty much the same except for crew socks being somewhat shorter?
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Unread 06-12-2012, 06:49 AM   #743
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@ flammingcorn, the pics with Nepeta are soooo cute, and your Karkat is seriously awsome *flails*

I'm planning on doing a Karkat too, but I dunno... :/ I don't think I could stay in character without bursting into laughter/apologising for being a jerkface though ehehe. Anyone have tips on staying IC?
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Unread 06-12-2012, 12:05 PM   #744
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@ flammingcorn, the pics with Nepeta are soooo cute, and your Karkat is seriously awsome *flails*

I'm planning on doing a Karkat too, but I dunno... :/ I don't think I could stay in character without bursting into laughter/apologising for being a jerkface though ehehe. Anyone have tips on staying IC?
Thanks! ^^ I didn't really stay in character much as Karkat. XD Mostly because I couldn't the F-word in front of my mom or little cousin. XD
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Unread 06-12-2012, 12:53 PM   #745
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@Schweigie I don't normally use model magic I just used it once but you could try using tin foil and wire as a base for the horns then covering it with clay and use wire to also shape the little hook things maybe?

@sakuratyan I think it's really based on personal preference but crew socks would do the trick as well
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Unread 06-14-2012, 07:08 AM   #746
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My best friend recently became obsessed (thanks to me apparently, although I've only tried to get her to read it once, last year, and when she wasn't interested, I didn't force it on her anymore. I think it was the fact she was just around me and my own cosplays so much), with homestuck, so we're now planning on cosplaying Eridan and Feferi together for Otakuthon (in Montreal), and a small con in November in my city, Naru2u.

She's been so excited for it though that in a few days, she's done most of the major parts of my cosplay (Wig, pants, and she's working on the shirt. I already have glasses, and a scarf, and a half finished wand, and half finished horns for the both of us done. ), as well as her own cosplay (she's mainly been concentrating on the jewelry, makeup--for both of us, fins, and shirt. She's waiting for the fabric for her skirt to come in the mail.)

I can't say I'm not excited for this either. I was already planning on cosplaying Eridan in the near future, but the fact I have my own fef now has me doubly excited.

I also really want to make Ahab's crosshairs for November, but I'm not sure yet how to go about it yet.
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Unread 06-16-2012, 12:43 AM   #747
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About those con horror story bits - most of it is just basic tales of HS cosplayers doing rude or incredibly lame & jerky stuff to other congoers or each other. Being loud & obnoxious, honking horns in people's faces/ears, being very rudely in the way of people, graffiti on con spaces, leaving messes wherever they were sitting (a few people did this at one of our local cons & my sister badly wanted to chase after & yell at them for being so inconsiderate), as well as big stuff like harassing people over what character they're cosplaying (Vriska a fave target of such abuse), a Terezi up at a con in Canada stole a blind man's cane & waved it around until a friend of mine grabbed it from her to give it back, and someone at a con in London stole a Tavros' wheelchair who literally needed it & they didn't get it back for hours (poor Tav had to sit on the stairs all that time; and rumors spread around the con like wildfire that the chair was stolen from a non-congoer. This con in particular, besides this incident, is known online for having some of the worst HS related offenses ever - including a Gamzee honking his horn in the ear of a Hetalia cosplayer that resulted in her going permanently deaf in that ear).

@ Thiayn = I'm sure someone somewhere might have a tutorial online on how to make it. If not, go hunting for pics of a decently made one online & ask its creator on how they made it...
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Unread 06-18-2012, 05:36 AM   #748
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About those con horror story bits - most of it is just basic tales of HS cosplayers doing rude or incredibly lame & jerky stuff to other congoers or each other. Being loud & obnoxious, honking horns in people's faces/ears, being very rudely in the way of people, graffiti on con spaces, leaving messes wherever they were sitting (a few people did this at one of our local cons & my sister badly wanted to chase after & yell at them for being so inconsiderate), as well as big stuff like harassing people over what character they're cosplaying (Vriska a fave target of such abuse), a Terezi up at a con in Canada stole a blind man's cane & waved it around until a friend of mine grabbed it from her to give it back, and someone at a con in London stole a Tavros' wheelchair who literally needed it & they didn't get it back for hours (poor Tav had to sit on the stairs all that time; and rumors spread around the con like wildfire that the chair was stolen from a non-congoer. This con in particular, besides this incident, is known online for having some of the worst HS related offenses ever - including a Gamzee honking his horn in the ear of a Hetalia cosplayer that resulted in her going permanently deaf in that ear).
See, news of people doing things like this, regardless of what they're cosplaying or even out of cosplay, make me really sad. I literally can't understand why people would think this sort of behaviour is alright :'C I really feel for that poor Tavros

On a happier note, I've got my iron on transfers for Karkat and Nepeta done, as well as the base of their horns :33 I've decided to cosplay as Nepeta as well now lol, seeing as how she's my patron troll an all.

Edit : Which wig do you guys think would work best for Nepeta? I love both, but the longer one could be styled more to do the flicky thing hers do at the ends, but the short one is just too cute as well ASDKAJGLAIK
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Unread 06-18-2012, 02:01 PM   #749
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Hey, all.

First time posting in this section, but I have a bit of a conundrum.

For a Sawtooth cosplay I desperately want to do, I need to make his face and hands.

I don't have access to Wonderflex, but I have some thin sheet steel in the basement. I was wondering if anyone would have any suggestions for trying to make a mask of sorts for the face, as the hands I could just re-purpose an Automail pattern.

Help?

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Unread 06-19-2012, 11:59 AM   #750
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Hey. I'm not a HomeStuck cosplayer but I was wondering if you guys could help me out. There's a few cosplays I want to do and they require black and grey skinny jeans. I've seen a few HS cosplayers wear grey skinny jeans for their cosplays and I was just wondering where you guys get your jeans. I know it's a stupid question but I don't have time to go out and look myself. And just to clarify, I'm talking about skinny jeans specifically, NOT jeggings. (I hate jeggings.... ugh).

Thanks in advance!
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