Go Back   Cosplay.com > Cosplay Chat > General Cosplay Chat

Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 2 votes, 5.00 average.
Unread 05-24-2015, 06:50 AM   #1
Registered User
CanHardlyFly's Avatar
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 40
What is your favorite technique/craft/process of cosplay?

Hi! So it's 3:43 AM and I am trying to get a sailor Jupiter cosplay done for an event tomorrow. This is my very first time pleating a skirt and...... it is so much fun! Sewing usually annoys the crap out of me(it's so finicky and I've only been sewing for a year). But this was just.... such an amazingly calming and rewarding technique! I normally only feel like that when I sculpt. I love the ironing, the pinning, seeing the skirt coming to life.... I'm just going to only pick cosplays with pleating now lol

So I was wondering, what are your guys' favorite part when it comes to making your cosplay?
Sculpting? Hemming? Cutting? Priming? This hobby can get a little stressful and frustrating at times, so let's gush about our happy moments:3
***~Instagram: Canhardlyfly~***
I sculpt. I cosplay. I like to pretend I know how to make-up.
Upcoming Events:

Clubcosplay LA Salute Your Nerd, X-Mutants Unite (May 24th)
Anime Expo 2015

Cosplayer since 2013, I'm a newbie with a burning passion for knowledge and crafting power...
CanHardlyFly is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-24-2015, 01:23 PM   #2
Use the Triforce Link
JediofTime's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1,563
Every aspect and learning new things.
Adlez-AxeL: "I'm not weird, I'm gifted"

Franklin Delano Roosevelt: "Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort."

Conventions Attending:
2015 Anime Expo
2016 Anime LA

Jedi Link 1.0 Complete
Jedi Link 2.0 Complete
Hero's Shade: 95% complete.
Majora's Mask Skull Kid: Patterns Drafted
Future Cosplay plans:
Jedi Link 3.0
JediofTime is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-24-2015, 04:42 PM   #3
That guy
ilafatyu's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 4,586
The sewing is my favorite part. Watching the cut panels (I HATE CUTTING) come together to form a garment, it's great.

...Especially when you're teaching a person while sewing, you get to see the realization of what's what the second it dawns on them.

facebook page // nh/mass cosplay events
Next event: ???

Gig (Soul Nomad) - Constructing
Vaati (LoZ Minish Cap) - Planning
Soren (Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn) - On hold
ilafatyu is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-24-2015, 04:57 PM   #4
Lady Sundae
Registered User
Lady Sundae's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 242
I really love conception step. You put your costume on a blank paper and have to find 99 solutions to make it the best you can.

Also, I absolutely adore working with worbla. The smell
Finished: Classic Fiora, LoL - Kitty Cat Katarina, LoL - Rikku Thief, FF X-2 - Popstar Ahri v1, LoL - Popstar Ahri v2, LoL - Classic Soraka, LoL - Shyvana Championship, LoL - Super Chibi Moon, Sailor Moon - Ryuko Matoi (Kamui), Kill la Kill

Currently: Jadefang Cassiopeia, League of Legends - 16%
Paused: Officer Vi, LoL (65%) - Slay Belle Katarina, LoL (92%)

Lady Sundae is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-25-2015, 01:08 AM   #5
Profound Historical Youth
Magyarita's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,868
I really love researching historical fashion, if the cosplay is relevant to it. There is just so much to learn!
Currently working on:

Vault Boy -- Fallout
Benny Gecko: Fallout: New Vegas
Momoko Koigakubo: Ghost Stories (Dub)
Daenerys Targaryen (Dothraki outfit): GoT
Cameron Van Buren -- MPGiS
Malory Archer: Archer
Deandra: MPGiS
Kamala Khan: Ms. Marvel
Vader Eloha/The Queen: OFF
Princess Suwa: Mascot of the city of Suwa, Japan

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/annikaskisses
Sewing blog: http://www.annikakisskisses.blogspot.com
Magyarita is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-25-2015, 01:45 AM   #6
Jei-Cos's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 11,080
The prop making. I find extreme joy in it.
Cosplay DA Regular DA Cosplay Group DA Tumblr Commissions Here YouTube
Sakuracon 2015:
-Sora (Kingdom Hearts 3)
-Gym Leader Ruby Rose (RWBY/Pokemon Crossover)
-IF (Hyperdimension Neptunia)
Jei-Cos is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-25-2015, 02:00 AM   #7
kyokyogirl's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 265
The sewing part, because there's so much more to it then just machine stitching a few bits of fabric together.

Cosplaying boys taught me how to be a girl
kyokyogirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-25-2015, 02:23 AM   #8
Property of Zee Captein
Sugar.Code's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 455
Sewing is weirdly soothing when it's going well, but planning out a new cosplay has to be my favorite part. Writing down all ideas, detail notes, speculating how to make each piece and where to get everything for it. Often doesn't pan out exactly how I plan it but I love doing it anyway.
Current Projects

Fayt Leingod - Star Ocean:Till the End of Time - 85% finished

Morrigan (Winter Palace) - Dragon Age: Inquisition - 5% finished

Fidel Camus - Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness - on hold

Attending (pending)
Katsucon 2016
Anime Expo 2016
Sugar.Code is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-25-2015, 03:35 AM   #9
Cl0udy's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 56
I really love adding finishing touches, like trimmings or pendents etc. I feel it really brings the cosplay together and brings it alive and makes it more than just a few bits of fabric!
Cosplays I'm in the Process of Making/Buying/Compiling:
Maya - Borderlands 2 70%

~~~~Look up at the stars and not at your feet. Be curious - Stephen Hawking~~~~
Cl0udy is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-25-2015, 09:01 AM   #10
Embroidery Enthusiast
ShinobiXikyu's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 14,574
Embroidery/embellishing, be it by hand or machine. I can work on it knowing itll catch people's eyes, the repetition is kind of soothing yet not boring, and I'm not annoying myself with fitting, drafting, cutting or pressing.

Originally Posted by Moofingham View Post
There is a vibe here that says "We're in this together! Through thick and thin fabric! Through cold water washes and burning hot irons! Though we might super glue ourselves to our projects, cut holes/gashes/oh-god-mom's-gonna-kill-me into the dining room table, we will stand strong together. Unless there is a 75% off sale at the Fabric store. Then you're on your own. And get the hell out of my way." <3
ShinobiXikyu is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-25-2015, 09:55 AM   #11
Applique ate my soul
Elycium's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,050
Applique / satin stitching. For all that I jokingly groan about having to do it, its something that I actually find very soothing. Not to mention it usually gives a piece that extra oomph!
Elycium is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-25-2015, 10:51 AM   #12
Registered User
madchase's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 24
Prop making in general is what I love the most, but out of that, it's painting and weathering. It's the point where your prop or armor starts to look real, and I find both processes to be very calming. Not to mention that rewarding feeling you get when you finish and it looks exactly the way you wanted it to.

Other than that, I recently made my first corset, and I found that to be a lot of fun! Usually I don't enjoy sewing nearly as much as prop making, but I love everything about making corsets. I think I enjoy inserting the boning and applying the bias tape finishing the most, it's just so much fun.

*Nonon Jakuzure (Kill la Kill) *Big Sister (BioShock 2)

2015 Line up:

*Big Sister - BioShock 2 (Complete!) *Kyoko Sakura - Madoka Magica (10%) *Peridot - Steven Universe (5%) *Angel! Stocking - Panty and Stocking (0%)
madchase is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-25-2015, 11:39 AM   #13
Milky Bubbles
Milky Bubbles's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 633
I love adding personal details/touches once everything has been put together.
Watching it all truly come together to being 100% complete is such a lovely feeling!

Since the only costumes I've gotten have been commissioned(outside of props since I prefer to make my own), I can't really say anything super duper personal about making it but since I am the designer of my costumes, it is absolutely lovely watching everything come to life before me.

Also, just putting on your finished piece is worth talking about.
Being able to wear something that you worked hard on or had a commissioner make for you is so nice, it feels great!
cυrrεηт ωιρ cσsтυмε(s)

*Strawberry Shortcake - Sakizou - 20% Complete!
*Rococo Princess - Sakizou - In progress!

fυтυrε cσsтυмε(s):

cσмρℓεтε∂ cσsтυмε(s):
*Human!Charlotte the Witch - Puella Magi Madoka Magica - Worn to Animazement 2015!

cσηvεηтισηs ι αттεη∂/ωιℓℓ вε αттεη∂ιηg:
*Animazement - 2015

Milky Bubbles is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-25-2015, 01:51 PM   #14
Registered User
Jewishest's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 135
Shaping Worbla. I'm obsessed with the stuff.
What fools these mortals be!
Jewishest is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-26-2015, 01:12 PM   #15
The Ducktape Queen
mokulen22's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 3,214
Sewing in straight lines, like adding a trim to a skirt or something really easy like that.
Cosplay page - LINK
Plushie Workshop page - LINK
mokulen22 is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:18 PM.

Copyright 2002-2015 Cosplay.com, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
All comments and posts in our forums are the opinion of the respective poster.