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Unread 06-25-2016, 01:48 PM   #1
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Weirdest Thing You've Ever Bought in the Name of Cosplay

So as I'm sitting here trying to decide whether or not to buy glow-in-the-dark 3D Printer Filament to make the wires for genderbent Inumuta, I've come to realize that this might end up being the oddest thing I've had to buy to make a cosplay, especially when you take into account that I don't own a 3D printer. As cosplayers, we buy things like worbla, fabric, latex, craft foam, etc. but every so often we might buy something that's not necessarily run-of-the-mill for making costumes.

So I'm curious to know...what's the weirdest thing you've ever bought in the name of cosplay?
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Unread 06-25-2016, 02:01 PM   #2
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i may have bought stranger things but the thing that immediately comes to mind is glow in the dark body glitter.
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Unread 06-25-2016, 02:41 PM   #3
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In my shopping cart for one of my bodysuit costumes- black gloves and four ski masks. I WAS MAKING A BODYSUIT OKAY? I'm not burying any bodies!
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Unread 06-25-2016, 04:46 PM   #4
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I haven't bought it yet, but it's in my shopping cart...bondage tape. (Yes, THAT kind of tape, haha.) I need them as ankle/calf wraps.
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Unread 06-25-2016, 07:16 PM   #5
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Oooh, um... fish tank tubing? Decorative seaweed? 5 lbs of turkey feathers???

I could go on for daaaays.
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Unread 06-25-2016, 07:50 PM   #6
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A big cake from the supermarket so I could vacuform the plastic tray cover (was a bit of an emergency and we'd run out of our art-store PET plastic... cue having a crapton of cake for the week up to Anime North!), and a single steer horn for my Heather cosplay might happen (I'll see if I'm up to the extra costs when I have more properly done).
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Unread 06-25-2016, 09:00 PM   #7
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I bought a dead horseshoe crab for reference on a grody little sidekick plushie thing, and was disappointed when I received it to find out that IT DIDN'T HAVE THE LEGS.

All I needed was the legs, dammit. It's still a cool specimen, though. It hangs out next to my gofun figurines like a pet.
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Unread 06-25-2016, 09:17 PM   #8
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So far clip on ear rings have been my oddest purchase since I never wear earrings outside of cosplaying Link from Zelda. However, the Skull Kid and Bowser costumes in my pipeline I have some odd purchases coming with.

Skull Kid I have Grape Vine Rings, bags of decorative moss and 2 bags of decorative bark used in small flower pots on my shopping list for it.

Bowser I have a military grade backpack frame and mesh nets used for painting scales on fishing lures on the shopping list.
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Unread 06-25-2016, 10:59 PM   #9
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Make-up. It's not odd in the cosplay community, but guys generally do not buy make-up for personal use. Also, a haz-mat suit for my Powerline cosplay. Luckily, I tried it on beforehand and deemed it too warm, so I sewed up a pair of pants and top instead.
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Unread 06-26-2016, 07:30 AM   #10
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Expanding foam.

May not sound weird to you guys, but where I come from I have to go to a shop assistent and ask them to give me a can. The one I need isn't available on the shelfs, because its toxic and the fumes that escape the material during spraying can cause cancer.
Its always awkward when I explain what I want and they ask what I need it for.
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Unread 06-26-2016, 06:43 PM   #11
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5 lbs of turkey feathers???
I've got to know why lol.

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A big cake from the supermarket so I could vacuform the plastic tray cover
Probably my favorite so far. I would have asked nicely if I could have one of those giant plastic covers lol. I'm impressed at the vacuum forming though! I have this large roll of plastic I bought to shape with a hair dryer, and it ended up failing miserably for that. However, it seems fairly popular for vacuum forming. Wonder if I should get into it.


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Make-up. It's not odd in the cosplay community, but guys generally do not buy make-up for personal use. Also, a haz-mat suit for my Powerline cosplay. Luckily, I tried it on beforehand and deemed it too warm, so I sewed up a pair of pants and top instead.
I've bought makeup for my mom. I can confirm the awkward feeling. Have yet to buy it for myself but it can't be that much different XD

That haz-mat suit though. Yeah that's probably the craziest cosplay purchase I've heard of yet.

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Unread 06-26-2016, 08:44 PM   #12
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I'm ashamed to admit that I am actually considering buying hair bleach to make my dark arm hair disappear and to bleach my eyebrows so I can dye them cherry/apple red.
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Unread 06-27-2016, 04:00 AM   #13
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I've got to know why lol.
This dress! It's probably like 3.5 lbs or so of feathers, but since I needed two colors/knew I was gonna get some duds I got like 3.5 of white and 1.5 or so of black.

There was no flipping way I was gonna do a Mockingjay outfit without actually trying to pull off a bird look. ( I finished this dress the DAY the official design came out. And I was so frustrated with their take on it.)
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Unread 06-27-2016, 07:51 AM   #14
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Dancebelt. And only weird because (A) now my Amazon account wants to show me male ballet clothing and spanx, and (B) because other than my eldest daughter, no one else I know personally does cosplay, so I get the weirdest looks when talking about bodysuits and undergarment issues...
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Unread 06-27-2016, 08:45 AM   #15
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Seconding aquarium tubing.
500+ fake leaves are currently sitting in my Amazon shopping cart.
Floral tape and wire. In bulk. "Are you working on floral arrangements?" "No, crowns." "..."
Colored contacts. I swore I'd never wear 'em. Whoops.
A hanging fairy garden, also in my to-buy list.
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