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Unread 10-03-2012, 02:53 PM   #1
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Exclamation Fluttershy Completion help!

I've had this Fluttershy cosplay done for awhile and have worn it to some conventions, but something just isn't right about it. I feel like it's incomplete and there needs to be something else; could you fellow cosplayers give some advice possibly about how i could make this a little better?

Fluttershy reference picture - http://img7.joyreactor.com/pics/post...hy-227637.jpeg
http://static.fimfiction.net/images/...png?1337648512
http://th00.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/...0n-d3d3ef1.png

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These were taken at AX2012; and since then, i have restuffed and put more wire in the wings so that they look more "full" and i've make the ears bigger and more stable. i was also thinking about curling the tips of the wig-
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Unread 10-03-2012, 07:23 PM   #2
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A reference photo is always helpful, can't say 'yes' or 'no' unless we have something to compare it to.
Also, updated photos will be most useful, no point in critiquing something you've already changed.
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Unread 10-03-2012, 08:17 PM   #3
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A reference photo is always helpful, can't say 'yes' or 'no' unless we have something to compare it to.
Also, updated photos will be most useful, no point in critiquing something you've already changed.
i have now added some reference photos of the character.
and unfortunately these are the most updated pictures i have of this cosplay at the moment. the updates were small.
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Unread 10-03-2012, 10:03 PM   #4
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I definetly think you should do some work on that wig.
It's not a bad wig and I love the color. It's just compared to Fluttershy's (errm...) mane, it looks a bit flat.
I would find a way to give it the poof it needs or get a new wig, preferably a lace front wig very similar to this one:
http://arda-wigs.com/products/matilda
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Unread 10-04-2012, 12:31 PM   #5
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I definetly think you should do some work on that wig.
It's not a bad wig and I love the color. It's just compared to Fluttershy's (errm...) mane, it looks a bit flat.
I would find a way to give it the poof it needs or get a new wig, preferably a lace front wig very similar to this one:
http://arda-wigs.com/products/matilda

so your saying give it some "bounce"? maybe tease it alittle, and add some curl?
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Unread 10-04-2012, 02:47 PM   #6
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I think the costume is off to a great start.

Personally, I like the wig, and with some sturdy waves styled into it I think it'd look amazing. Although I think the fur around it is unnecessary, and hides the ears. I think the wings look good, but the material the dress is made of looks a bit thin/flimsy, and the shape is kinda flat. I'd suggest finding a thicker, more mature but still cutey dress. You have a small frame(you lucky girl), so having a flattering above the knee dress will look amazing.

Also, maybe adding in some wig extensions as a tail?

Here's some ideas for dresses:

http://www.asos.com/Club-L/Club-L-Sk...=-1&clr=Yellow

http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Halter...=-1&clr=Yellow
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Unread 10-04-2012, 05:04 PM   #7
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Very cute! One thing though is that Fluttershy is super duper modest and such. I think she would wear stocking/tights if she were to wear a dress that short. Also, the head band and arm warmers seem a bit awkward to me. Maybe add some fake flowers into them or make a new one of flowers?

Either way you are super cute! Love the wig!
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I agree with the idea that Fluttershy is modest. I think the bare shoulders are throwing me off. I feel like some light yellow lace to cover the shoulders would be a nice touch. Maybe a light pink lace scarf that you could wear around the neck or over the shoulders?
http://www.etsy.com/listing/96929712...m_campaign=GPS

I agree that the pink fuzzies are a little awkward and I think using dainty leaves and flowers as accents are a good idea. If you want to replace the fuzzy crown, a pair of flyer goggles might be cool looking (painted yellow and blue, of course)! Tights would also be a nice touch! Maybe some like these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/170637784257...r=470027743321

Remember, do what you feel comfortable with! Enjoy your cosplay and best of luck!
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so your saying give it some "bounce"? maybe tease it alittle, and add some curl?
Yes pretty much. I suppose some hairspray would fix that.
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Unread 10-05-2012, 01:31 PM   #10
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I think the costume is off to a great start.

Personally, I like the wig, and with some sturdy waves styled into it I think it'd look amazing. Although I think the fur around it is unnecessary, and hides the ears. I think the wings look good, but the material the dress is made of looks a bit thin/flimsy, and the shape is kinda flat. I'd suggest finding a thicker, more mature but still cutey dress. You have a small frame(you lucky girl), so having a flattering above the knee dress will look amazing.

Also, maybe adding in some wig extensions as a tail?

Here's some ideas for dresses:

http://www.asos.com/Club-L/Club-L-Sk...=-1&clr=Yellow

http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Halter...=-1&clr=Yellow
thank you! i've had alot of complements on it ^^
yes i'm seeing that the curls would look 10x better. and i really don't want to change the romper to a dress- this is what i'm using - http://www.venus.com/viewproduct.asp...oulder+romper+ and i picked it because i didnt want to be another fluttershy in a sundress youknow? i wanted to look more "hippie"

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Very cute! One thing though is that Fluttershy is super duper modest and such. I think she would wear stocking/tights if she were to wear a dress that short. Also, the head band and arm warmers seem a bit awkward to me. Maybe add some fake flowers into them or make a new one of flowers?

Either way you are super cute! Love the wig!
yeah i think i'm going to have to find some- and that's a great idea! thank you!

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I agree with the idea that Fluttershy is modest. I think the bare shoulders are throwing me off. I feel like some light yellow lace to cover the shoulders would be a nice touch. Maybe a light pink lace scarf that you could wear around the neck or over the shoulders?
http://www.etsy.com/listing/96929712...m_campaign=GPS

I agree that the pink fuzzies are a little awkward and I think using dainty leaves and flowers as accents are a good idea. If you want to replace the fuzzy crown, a pair of flyer goggles might be cool looking (painted yellow and blue, of course)! Tights would also be a nice touch! Maybe some like these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/170637784257...r=470027743321

Remember, do what you feel comfortable with! Enjoy your cosplay and best of luck!
yeah? i'll look into that. if you can see i'm wearing a necklace- maybe work with that and the lace?
yeah i really liked that idea! and the goggles would be an adorable idea! with some flowers? haha and i'm sold to those tights haha~
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Yes pretty much. I suppose some hairspray would fix that.
haha easy cheesy! thank you~
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i went an ordered the scarf and got some leggings~
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