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Unread 04-28-2013, 05:43 AM   #1
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Oliver: Vocaloid bandages help!

So I'm planning to cosplay Oliver from Vocaloid. I don't know what to fabric to use on the bandages or should I use real bandages.

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Unread 04-28-2013, 09:08 PM   #2
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My first thought is that whoever designed that doesn't know how bandages would wrap around someone's head. :P You might have to construct some kind of mask that incorporates bandages and then put your wig and hat on over it, if you want the bandages to be on your face but not over your hair.

For the material, I would do one of two things.

1) Use real bandages. A roll of gauze is pretty cheap and you can get it anywhere you'd buy home first aid supplies. Don't get the stretchy self-adhesive rubbery stuff, just get a roll of plain old gauze that's 5-10 cm wide.

2) Use muslin or other white/off-white cotton fabric. Muslin is a cotton fabric (and inexpensive in lighter weights) and it's a traditional material for making bandages. With the pseudo-historical look of Oliver's costume, off-white or unbleached muslin would be a good choice for bandage material.
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I'd probably use some sort of stiffer cotton like Boreotheria suggested, just because it gives a cleaner look.
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Unread 05-02-2013, 07:42 AM   #4
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Bandage-quality muslin isn't stiff, it's quite flimsy. But if you want it to look like bandages you don't want it too stiff anyways.

Realistic bandage look: cut or torn strips of muslin, single thickness, with raw edges.

Cleaner and stiffer look: double layers of muslin sewn together and turned inside out to hide the seams and edges, maybe.
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Unread 05-02-2013, 09:33 AM   #5
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My first thought is that whoever designed that doesn't know how bandages would wrap around someone's head. :P
Thankfully in Oliver's real design, the bandages don't wrap like that, up and down...With that in mind, it shouldn't be to hard for the person to wrap themselves in bandages...xD Since the lowest they go is to his cheek.
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