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How I make my cosplays: Part 01

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 17, 2011, 11:42 AM
Hello, how are you guys? =]

I was reallly anxious to do this journal. Some weeks ago I asked on twitter if it would be nice if I write something about how I make my cosplays.
Some nice people really motivated me with good feedback. Well...I hope that you like and enjoy my first article about it!
I must say that this is not a tutorial, but maybe you get some good ideas for your props based on these ones

Starting with Seto, my cosplay from Fragile Dreams



To do Seto I really focused on details. This character has a lot of belts and equipment, like a survivor in manga stories.
I started with the "chest", the kinda can where he saves the food. Here you can see some of the materials I used (Yesh, I work messy, I know : D)


This brown board is rubber! And my 3DS is also a good material (?)

The whole chest was made with this rubber, basically. After constructing the body as you can see on figure 03, I started to involve it with paper and glue, to be more strong (figure 02).


Always use old paper that you don't need anymore, you're helping to recycle! =]

After that I just painted everything



It was really nice to do, especially the old parts effect '-'



To the golden part I made with a plastic/PVC can (the same as a water hose). I used a golden spray painter and a little of black paint in some areas, to look like old metal as you can see on the pictures below.



Here are the details of the sides of the chest, the pieces were made with paperboard, paper and glue again to be strong



Some belt prop at the beggining of construction. You use it on the shoulders



I made all my belts with a material that reminds leather, but it's not. EDIT: It's name is probably "Pleather" (thank you Bisected8 !) , it has two different sides, one is a kind of rubber, the other is a strong cloth.

Second part of this article will come soon with more details of the cosplay. This is a really short explanation about how I made it and I hope it can be useful for you guys
Hope you have fun with your cosplays!


Thank you for this pic, lu-phoenix :hug:

Also, thanks to my boyfriend TheEyeProjects for being the best support ever! Love you ><

Pictures of the already done cosplay:

Fragile Dreams - To Survive by Rei-Suzuki Fragile Dreams: Close to Hotel by Rei-Suzuki Fragile Dreams: To the Hotel by Rei-Suzuki

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Facade-Dreams Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Photographer
Hey, this was helpful~ :D Since I was kinda broke, because of this tutorial, I was able to use some insulating foam I found around the house ^^ Many thanks for sharing! :D
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Rei-Suzuki Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's great to know :D It's always good to help!
Thanks for the feedback
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xreikuxchanx Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Awesome cosplay * u * I'm just curious..how did you make the necklace? :{o
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Rei-Suzuki Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That started with a kinderegg package :D
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xreikuxchanx Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Really? Haha I wouldn't have guessed!Thanks :D
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zoloisafreak Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
where did you get the rubber and what kind is it specifically?
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Rei-Suzuki Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, it's like a rubber board. I really dunno where to get in another country besides Brazil, but normally we could find in any store that sells school materials or paper stuff.

We call it EVA (you pronounce the letters separately)
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RyuzakiLivesOn Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student General Artist
where did you get the wig?
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Rei-Suzuki Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
E-bay :) It was a bit longer so I needed to ajust like the Seto hairstyle
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RyuzakiLivesOn Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Student General Artist
oh ok. thanks
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Aorean Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you SO SO much for this! I really didn't know what to do for his can XD
You're a life saver!
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Rei-Suzuki Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hahah, great!! I'm glad to help
Thanks :D
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Caramell-Dansen Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Ah!! This is so helpful!! ^^

That's amazing! It's so impressive and very interesting! ;D

Awesome journal!
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Rei-Suzuki Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
I hope it help people to do other kinds of cosplay too, and also show something about Fragile Dreams. This game really deserves to be well-known :D
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Caramell-Dansen Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
IT DOES. :la:

Go, Fragile Dreams! Haha, but yes, I'm sure it helped people do other kinds of cosplay. :3 Or well, I know it can. XP Good luck!
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TsukiAnimeGirl Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Mari-chan ha kawaii dayo!!
Yaaay pra reciclagem!!
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Rei-Suzuki Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ecosplay *ahn ahn sacou* /podre
Obrigada China! :hug:
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TsukiAnimeGirl Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Student Interface Designer
De nada Seto-kun!
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TheEyeProjects Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Nice! Now everybody can see how much work goes into this. And the result is awesome!
Btw...you're so cute! :love: love you too.
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Rei-Suzuki Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeeeesh >< seems that people really enjoyned, I want to post the second part soon
Also..thank you for all help, you're the best!

;3; love love love
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TheEyeProjects Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
awwwww :hug: I wanna see it too!
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PeaceMakerSama Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
A sua foto meiga ali perto do final me desconcentrou do tutorial, tá? :XD:
Fiquei olhando e pensando "AI MEU DEUS, COMO A MARIANA É ADORÁVEL" e perdi o foco. Aí tive que ler tudo de novo só para dizer que você é awesome. :love:
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Rei-Suzuki Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:blush: ahuHAUhA comoprocede
É a primeira vez que faço um personagem naturalmente meigo...de jeito ukezinho. É estranho XD <-- acostumada com poses galanteadoras (vc me entende!)

Obrigada Peacezona...vc sempre lê minhas coisinhas, eu fico feliz mesmo :hug:
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PeaceMakerSama Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
AAAW. Eu sempre leio porque você é uma fofa. :glomp:
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Bisected8 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Interesting, I've been making my props using glue diluted with equal parts water to make a paper maché. Thanks for sharing. :D

BTW, I think you might be talking about "pleather"?
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Rei-Suzuki Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I see, I used the idea of paper maché too! The only difference is that I didn't diluted...it makes the prop more strong and hard =]

Pleather? Well..I dunno, it doesn't has a portuguese translation, seems to
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Bisected8 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well as far as materials that look like leather but aren't go it's all I could think of; [link]
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Rei-Suzuki Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh...I see!
Yeah, I think it's something like that...seems to have many kinds of them
I will put this meaning on my journal now, maybe it helps someway haha

Thank you! =]
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