Originally Posted by abellabella
People have used various things for the spikes (clay, plastic, wood) so I suppose trying different things wouldn't hurt, but yeah..try to bug the other Sesshy cosplayers-hey ya gotta do what ya gotta do.
I'd say find the fabric of the 'fur' you want and then just sew and stuff it. I don't know how much something like that would cost though.
-Sesshomaru- May I drool over you.. heh ^ ^
For the spikes, I went to Joann's and bought some styrofoam cones. They come in different sizes and go for about about $2.00 for a pack of two. I had to sand them a little to get them to a shape and size I wanted. After that, just paint and glue on. Alternatively, instead of glueing them onto your Sessho armor, glue small pieces of velcro (small, keep that in mind as a larger piece will tear off styrofoam when you pull it off) onto the armor and onto the styrofoam cones. This may sound silly, but whenever crazed anime fangirls would run up to me, sometimes they would damage the spikes and I had no way of putting them back on until I got back to my hotel room (brought along some supplies
). Securing the spikes on with velcro not only made the spikes able to withstand more punishment (since it's slightly flexible), but if they fell off, you can easily put them back on right away.
Since we're on the subject of armor, I made the chest thing on my outfit out of a semi-thin piece of plywood. If you're wood-phobic, you draw out a general pattern and take it to a carpenter and have them do it for you. The old, "I'm a poor college student" routine usually gets them to waive any charges (worked for me
) most of the time. To attach it to your outfit, glue (I used a gluegun) some velcro onto the wood and sew the corresponding velcro half onto your outfit and there you go.
For the furry thing you mention, I made mine for about $30.00. I went to this place in the fabric district of Downtown L.A. (which is really ghetto btw
) to this place called "Michael Levine". They had this furry fabric which you can sew into a shape you want, then stuff with cotton.
Oh yeah, I think I have seen you before abellabella, at AX '04. You are in one of my pictures in my photo gallery