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Unread 09-02-2010, 04:02 AM   #4816
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wow i've been so dead in this forum. but i've honestly not had anything in the works lately, i'm saving money for my new chibi wig materials XD that is all i have for an update
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Unread 09-02-2010, 10:25 AM   #4817
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you can always ask one of the people who work at your fabric store to help they are a life saver sometimes!!
You don't think I would be laughed out the door? I live in Mississippi, so I doubt they see many people come in looking for fabric for an anime costume.
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Unread 09-02-2010, 11:55 AM   #4818
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You don't think I would be laughed out the door? I live in Mississippi, so I doubt they see many people come in looking for fabric for an anime costume.
Sewing is sewing I wouldn't be conserned and I don't think they would care, when you work in any sort of retail job you tend to not care after a while. If your really worried about it then say it's a Halloween costume. Although I wouldn't go around assuming you would be made fun of my major tip for a successful cosplay it to be confident. When you go in make sure you have a picture that you can show them and they will help you don't worrie about what they are thinking.
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Unread 09-02-2010, 12:03 PM   #4819
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You don't think I would be laughed out the door? I live in Mississippi, so I doubt they see many people come in looking for fabric for an anime costume.
People are nice in general - no need to be afraid. And if they ask you about your project it is probably because they are interested and want to know or it will help them assist you. They can easily do their job without asking too many questions. There are people there getting fabric for all sorts of things and I'm sure they see people making costumes all the time (for their kids or for drama club or Halloween - it doesn't really matter, a costume is a costume).

Besides, it feels weirder trying to make excuses to get around explaining. An easy indirect answer is to say it's for Halloween. ^^;;
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Unread 09-03-2010, 12:18 PM   #4820
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That'll work? I was just about to ask about that. Do they turn out as straight as the other ones after you've straightened them?
Here's the finished Usagi wig I did with straightening the wavy extensions so you can see for yourself how straight they are. That's in color #24, that's what the client wanted to go with. So I used the extensions for the whole back part, odangos, and the pigtails. ^^

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Unread 09-03-2010, 12:38 PM   #4821
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Here's the finished Usagi wig I did with straightening the wavy extensions so you can see for yourself how straight they are. That's in color #24, that's what the client wanted to go with. So I used the extensions for the whole back part, odangos, and the pigtails. ^^

http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2695779/
Akane, how DO you do those super fluffy bangs?? They're so lovely! =)
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Unread 09-03-2010, 12:58 PM   #4822
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@Akane: Wow, your Usagi wig looks SO awesome!!

I FOUND SailorMoon at Value Village near me. ^w^ :heart
So happy about this. I found the Moon Sceptre Wand for $.0.99 at Value Village, so of course I had to buy it. I can't believe my good luck. I thought of making her 2nd season brooch now, I will be buying some acyrlic rhinestones.
I also found the perfect pair of shoes for Usagi's school uniform. C:

I started on making Usagi's school uniform last night! It looks really good, as I bought the perfect fabric. So...here's hoping it turns out alright.

Any suggestions what to do for the white stripes on the v-shape collar and for the sleeve cuffs?

I thought of using bias tape or white ribbon, what do you guys think?

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Unread 09-03-2010, 01:00 PM   #4823
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I used ribbon on mine, and I think it turns out quite lovely =)
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Unread 09-03-2010, 02:23 PM   #4824
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Akane, how DO you do those super fluffy bangs?? They're so lovely! =)
Well thanks, I actually used what I learned from 2 different bang tutorials online plus my own tactics. Here's a progress shot of it drying in the tub. As you can see it has small curlers at the bottom and large on the top. The small ones give a tighter curl and a foundation of the layers on top to lay on. Gives it lots of lift.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...e/DSCF5041.jpg

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@Akane: Wow, your Usagi wig looks SO awesome!!

I FOUND SailorMoon at Value Village near me. ^w^ :heart
So happy about this. I found the Moon Sceptre Wand for $.0.99 at Value Village, so of course I had to buy it. I can't believe my good luck. I thought of making her 2nd season brooch now, I will be buying some acyrlic rhinestones.
I also found the perfect pair of shoes for Usagi's school uniform. C:

I started on making Usagi's school uniform last night! It looks really good, as I bought the perfect fabric. So...here's hoping it turns out alright.

Any suggestions what to do for the white stripes on the v-shape collar and for the sleeve cuffs?

I thought of using bias tape or white ribbon, what do you guys think?

<33 Thank you!
Thanks but it's not for me, it was a commission. I have to make my own one day though since I wanna do Usagi, but all my friends do her so I always stick with my other favs.

As for the school uniform. I would use bias tape Double wide. Since single width you can sometimes see the fabric right through it. I choose bias over ribbon because ribbon a lot of the time only comes in a satin finish, or if not then the only matte kind you can get is ribbed for the most part. Or if your feeling ambitious, you can always satin stitch it on. But as beautiful and clean as it looks, its tedious and takes way to much time, when you can get the same effect with other materials.

And good find btw. I love second hand stores, thats where I got my SM bedsheets and comforter for like $7, and a few other SM items like a figure and metal lunch tin.


SAILOR V- more progress

And guess what! I got the skirt done! along with the shoulder armor.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...V-progress.jpg
I have the choker done too but its not in the pic. Don't mind the back of the shirt. The zipper was put in upside down because of the fit of the shirt. That way it can come on and off easily.
I decided not to put the butt bow for now, not sure if the shirt is gonna sit like it does on my body form, or if its going to be higher.

Mask, brooch, moon for choker, glove toppers, and shoes left!
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Unread 09-03-2010, 05:11 PM   #4825
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Well thanks, I actually used what I learned from 2 different bang tutorials online plus my own tactics. Here's a progress shot of it drying in the tub. As you can see it has small curlers at the bottom and large on the top. The small ones give a tighter curl and a foundation of the layers on top to lay on. Gives it lots of lift.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...e/DSCF5041.jpg
Ooooooooooooooooo!!! Thanks for the pic, I'm so saving that XD! Do you curl it before or after you cut it? And I'm assuming since its drying, you curl by hot water?


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SAILOR V- more progress

And guess what! I got the skirt done! along with the shoulder armor.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...V-progress.jpg
I have the choker done too but its not in the pic. Don't mind the back of the shirt. The zipper was put in upside down because of the fit of the shirt. That way it can come on and off easily.
I decided not to put the butt bow for now, not sure if the shirt is gonna sit like it does on my body form, or if its going to be higher.

Mask, brooch, moon for choker, glove toppers, and shoes left!
It looks GREAT! You must be quite curvy XD =) I'd just make sure to sew in a quick hook and eye pair so that you don't have to worry about the zipper opening like that
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Unread 09-03-2010, 05:34 PM   #4826
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Akane! I love your Sailor V costume<3

It's fantastic!

Also going to do Sailor Moon, at some point. Before April 2011.
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Unread 09-03-2010, 09:57 PM   #4827
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Ooooooooooooooooo!!! Thanks for the pic, I'm so saving that XD! Do you curl it before or after you cut it? And I'm assuming since its drying, you curl by hot water?

It looks GREAT! You must be quite curvy XD =) I'd just make sure to sew in a quick hook and eye pair so that you don't have to worry about the zipper opening like that
I cut the length of the bangs first, but make sure they're longer than you need. Then I put the curlers in, and your right, I use the hot water method. I normally use a steamer but when I'm using hot water for other things anyway it just makes it easier. You can always trim the bangs shorter after they're curled. You don't want to cut them to too short to start with, you'll regret it, trust me.

And thanks, yeah I'm really busty for such a small girl. ^^; So its hard to have fitted tops that have smaller waists. :/ but that's a good point, I'm gonna add a hook and eye.

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Akane! I love your Sailor V costume<3

It's fantastic!
Awe thanks! I'm glad you like it! It makes me feel like I'm doing a good job.
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Unread 09-03-2010, 10:34 PM   #4828
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--Sort of off-topic--
So SPIKE is playing Entourage (which I think used to be an HBO show a few years ago?) and one of the episodes they aired today took place at Comic Con - probably filmed at CCSD04 I'm guessing. There's a bunch of cosplayers as extras. Anyway, if you're in the US or Canada you can watch the episode online. Keep an eye out for a Saturn, Mercury and Iron Mouse in the background/crowd scenes

(I'm guessing the ep should be online later tonight or tomorrow.)

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Unread 09-04-2010, 04:18 AM   #4829
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Here's the finished Usagi wig I did with straightening the wavy extensions so you can see for yourself how straight they are. That's in color #24, that's what the client wanted to go with. So I used the extensions for the whole back part, odangos, and the pigtails. ^^

http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2695779/
Thanks so much for showing me that! But I have one question: what is the true color of the wig? It seemed to change in each picture.
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Unread 09-04-2010, 07:46 PM   #4830
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Awe thanks! I'm glad you like it! It makes me feel like I'm doing a good job.
You are. Everything you do comes out amazing. :}

And I was wondering how much your Chibiusa wig costs? I posted a comment on your website, but I think it's just easier to talk to you here. :}
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