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Unread 02-06-2013, 11:29 PM   #1
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Need a bit of help with my first cosplay..

So, my friend invited to take me to anime detour for the first time, and wanted me to cosplay for the first time as this one character I created a while ago. Basically, the character is a cat, and I was wondering if there was a way to adhere fur of some sort to my face, as that'll be the only skin I have exposed. Thanks for your help ^^
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Unread 02-07-2013, 09:42 AM   #2
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Depending on the material and the backing of the material, you could try spirit gum. I know it would work better with a solid backed material, but it might work on a porous fur sheet. Definitely do a test patch. Some people react to the spirit gum so test first. I found that I was fine with it on my face, but it bothers the skin of my neck to the point of being unusable for some things.
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Unread 02-07-2013, 01:06 PM   #3
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Well, I've never really bought any stuff like this before, so what kind of fur should I look for? I need something green and really short, considering it's on my face.
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Unread 02-07-2013, 01:51 PM   #4
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Some sort of pile fabric should work. That or furry trim. You might not be able to find green fur, though. If that's the case, buy white fur and dye it. I haven't done it myself, but imagine it can't be much different than dying a wig.

Alternatively, you could use green makeup to make it look like fur, or have fur sideburns (using the above mentioned) and blend it into the face makeup.

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Unread 02-07-2013, 02:35 PM   #5
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on sale, can be dyed

Already green, a little pricey though

It would help if we knew what you were trying to cosplay, do you have any reference images?

As far as attaching it, I used liquid latex to attach theater hair when I was the bearded lady for halloween and people couldn't tell it was fake at all. If you do that, remove the fur form it's backing first, lay a smooth layer of liquid latex on your skin, and then attach the fur to your skin.

If you want to keep it on the backing, make sure not to trim the length of the fur part flush to the edge of the backing, have it overhang and cut the edge of the backing unevenly as you would bangs. The object is to not see the backing at all. You can probably use spirit gum, but if you're worried about allergies I suggest Duo Surgical Glue (popular brand also makes lash glue)

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