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Unread 03-04-2013, 04:12 PM   #1
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What's the worst injury you've gotten from cosplay?

We're all familiar with pin pricks and hot glue burns, but what's the worst you've injured yourself while making a costume?

I just cut myself pretty bad with an x-acto knife, trying to shape a paper mache mask. I'm sitting here with a thickly bandaged finger, hoping I don't need stitches. The worst part is that right before it happened, I told myself "Now's the time to be extra careful so that you don't cut yourself!" -__-
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Unread 03-04-2013, 04:24 PM   #2
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So far I've only sliced the tip of my finger wide open. It was like a quarter inch deep lol, but healed pretty quickly. Very tip of my thumb too, so every time I went to do something I would bang it on things and scream.
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Unread 03-04-2013, 04:46 PM   #3
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I cut my finger on my scissors while working on my digitigrade stilts at Ohayocon 2010. I got through the con fine, but the cut lead to me getting a fever. Especially during an Ice storm that knocked out our power for 2 days.
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Unread 03-04-2013, 05:33 PM   #4
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I never had any real bad injuries. Other than the callouses I started getting after hand embroidering for about a month, I stepped on a needle I dropped on the ground. It ended up going through my big toe and it hurt so much when I yanked it out. I wasn't able to walk right for 3 days afterwards.
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Unread 03-04-2013, 06:01 PM   #5
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I've cut myself alot and of course I get blisters from alot of my cosplay shoes. xD
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Unread 03-04-2013, 06:07 PM   #6
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I cut my hand open while working on a prop once. Not a pretty sight...
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I still have a little V-shaped scar on my cheek from when my friend's dog jumped on her while she was trimming my Hartia wig.
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Unread 03-04-2013, 06:19 PM   #8
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I accidentally cut/split open the webbing between my index finger and thumb. I'm so glad it healed without stitches, haha.
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Unread 03-04-2013, 06:31 PM   #9
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My worst? I got a paper cut from one of those convention program books. Worse, I didn't even realize I was bleeding until I saw blood on my costume. Luckily, another con-goer brought a box of bandages in case of emergency since she knows that someone in the con may need it. ;D
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Oh, and with my Necroborg cosplay, the toy machete that was taped to my hand was cutting off the circulation to my ring finger. By the end of the day, it hurt just to move it. After taking the tape off, my ring finger was numb for the next week or so after
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The worst I've gotten is burning off a finger print with a soldering iron. A fairly minor injury compared to how I ruined my body when I was doing ballet but still incredibly painful at the time.
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The worst I've done in accidentally scraping my arm up a pin. It broke skin and there was quite a bit of blood. The scar is barely noticeable now, and the part you can still see is like a fourth of how big the cut was. Hopefully no more injuries for myself or anyone else!
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Ah, the x-acto knife cut...it's happened to all of us...

I cut my finger open with an x-acto knife, but the thing is, that it happens so often because of various paper-cutting, or shaping, or something, that if it's not a DEEP cut, then I don't really feel it. Well, I decided to take a break from making the eyes for my Ryuk costume, using the x-acto knife, and so I go start styling the wig and pick up the hairspray, and spray it RIGHT into a cut that I didn't know I had, although I saw that it was bleeding afterwards.

Ohmygod I never knew pain until I got hairspray in a brand new cut.
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Ah, the x-acto knife cut...it's happened to all of us...

I cut my finger open with an x-acto knife, but the thing is, that it happens so often because of various paper-cutting, or shaping, or something, that if it's not a DEEP cut, then I don't really feel it. Well, I decided to take a break from making the eyes for my Ryuk costume, using the x-acto knife, and so I go start styling the wig and pick up the hairspray, and spray it RIGHT into a cut that I didn't know I had, although I saw that it was bleeding afterwards.

Ohmygod I never knew pain until I got hairspray in a brand new cut.
Yeah, it's like the knife wanted to welcome me to the wonderful world of cosplay injuries. I got a tiny cut the other day, but this one was deep, and right on the knuckle. x.x I'll be sure to steer clear of any hairspray for a while. :P

Yikes, I'm sorry to hear about everyone's misfortunes! A lot of these make me sound like a wimp.
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Unread 03-04-2013, 07:29 PM   #15
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I left my pin cushion on the floor and when i woke up in the morning my foot went down on it with the almighty power of God. 20+ pins went into my foot that day. I couldn't walk without pain for weeks!

It is my fault though, I was being irrational when i told myself I'd remember where I placed the cushion. orz
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