Hey there! I plan on making a mothman costume (and i suppose, much to my chagrin, you could call it a fursuit) and I want to have mechanical wings. My dad does reviews for 3d printers, so we have a ton of those at home, and I was wondering if there were any ways I could make use of that to help make the task easier? thank you so much!!     It really would depend on the design of your wings. The first thing I would suggest is sketch, or otherwise plan out, how these wings will look and what harness/support you will use to attach them. That will largely guide how you proceed.  3D printing tends to work well for smaller pieces, because of the build volume of most printers, the amount of time it will take to print Get The Details…Read More →

I’m going to be assisting at Shop3D.ca Vancouver’s… I’m going to be assisting at Shop3D.ca Vancouver’s grand opening! If you’re in the Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada) area, come by and check out the 3D printers and vacuum former at this free event. I’ll be available to answer questions about 3D printing for cosplay and props. See the eventbrite for details.  — Duckie | Admin | Support the Blog (Ko-Fi) | Etsy Get The Details…Read More →

I’m thinking of cosplaying Rosa from Bayonetta, and I’m not really sure how I should make her butterfly glasses. Do you know somewhere I can get them made or how I should make them? Thanks! With basic tools, I would probably trace the design onto some craft foam and carefully cut it out with an exacto-knife. Could probably do the same with worbla, although cutting it is a little more difficult. Both can be heated to better form-fit your face. Leather might also make for a nice mask. Another minimal-tool option would be sculpting it with a foam clay or paper clay.  If you have access, 3D printing or laser cutting the design could also be an option. Since it is a mechanical process, as long as your base file is good your design should be clean and solid.  If you want recommendations on commissioners or shops, try asking the Cosplay Tutorial Hangout Group. Hope this helps,  — Duckie | Admin | Support the Blog (Ko-Fi) | Etsy Get The Details…Read More →

I am going to be attempting to sew a vinyl jacket for a costume, but I’m really worried about how to sew the sleeves to the shoulders! Any tips? The cut of the pattern means I have to sew up the sides of the jacket first, then sew the arm on (So no sewing the shoulder on first, then sewing the sides of the jacket and the sleeves in one go). The pattern is intended for vinyl, and I have to do some easing to get the shoulder to fit the jacket. The big thing with vinyl is that holes stay, so you can’t pin it. Instead use tape, magnets,  binderclips or other clips to hold it in place. Your ease should be in the seam allowance so it shouldn’t cause any visible puncture holes or structural issues. Just make sure everything looks good before you sew it, vinyl isn’t something you can seam rip. Goodluck!— Duckie | Admin | Support the Blog (Ko-Fi) | Etsy Get The Details…Read More →

hi! i’m trying to plan a cosplay of Cassiopeia from ni no kuni: wrath of the white witch, and i’m having some trouble figuring out her outfit. should i go for a top and shorts deal or just make it one piece? thank you <3 I’d go top and shorts. It makes it easier to put on/take off and use the washroom. With the bands around the midriff, you can easily hide the transition between the shorts and shirt. — Duckie | Admin | Support the Blog (Ko-Fi) | Etsy Get The Details…Read More →