Anonymous asked: I am cosplay female Dirk Strider this year at AWA and I need hair help. For my headcanon femDirk my hair is the perfect length and I can style it for it. The only problem is color. I have really light brown hair, it looks like a sandy brown. I dont want to buy a wig, I spent most of my money, and I cant dye my hair, my parents wont allow it. Is there a inexpensive temporary blond hair dye that doesnt make my hair look all stringy and like poo.
To be blunt: No. To make your hair lighter, you need to bleach it, which is permanent because it strips the color from your hair.
Anyway, even though wigs are expensive, we really recommend NOT using your own hair for cosplay just because it’s so finicky and often looks very flat compared to wigs. Sorry!
Mirey (email@example.com) submitted:
I want to cosplay Militarystuck!Sollux but I don’t what kind of shoes to use? should I modify some boots or use high-top sneakers?
sorry for submitting btw, but I had to
Submitting is fine! Given the loose style of the lineart in that picture, the shoes look more like high-tops. I think those would be a better option, especially since it would be easier to buy a white pair and paint one purple with canvas shoes rather than boots. Since his shoes don’t seem to have laces, you’ll probably want to take the laces out and just have the shoes held in place by the anklet?? things
Anonymous asked: In codplaying as a homestuck troll in march and I have no clue what to use to make y skin gray. Have anything in mind? I'm also codplaying as lil cal and I have no clue how I'm going to make my tooth gold like his. And I it not to much to ask, How should I mount my troll horns? When I tried putting a nail though a head band the head band crack. Thank you to mch for your help <33
I’m not sure if you don’t speak English as a first language (considering the number of typos in this question), but to be really honest? There are plenty of tutorials out there for ALL of these questions already. A simple Google search or checking out homestuck cosplay help would answer everything here. In fact I’ve reblogged some tutorials TO THIS BLOG that would help answer this.
I am more than willing to provide help finding things that are tough to find or giving tips for sewing problems. I’m sorry to be rude, but I’ve repeatedly said that I am here to help with cosplay BUT that there’s a difference between a question you actually need help with, and you just being lazy. Please Google things like this before you come to me!
Anonymous asked: what kind of pants pattern should i use for the homestuck maid class outfit? and should i have to alter it? (altering is fine with me. i've done it plenty times.)
To be honest you could probably get away with any fairly loose pattern. You could even use a pajama pants pattern. The maid shirt covers the top of the pants, and the leg wraps cover the bottoms, so all that really matters is that the pants aren’t too tight on your legs. I would recommend cutting them off into capris and putting elastic in the bottom hem, so that there isn’t too much fabric to cover up with the leg wraps.
Anonymous asked: Hey! :) I've been desperately looking for a simple pair of non-canvas very light blue or white hi-top sneakers for my Homestuck trickster!Eridan cosplay for some weeks now, but I really can't seem to find any. :( Do you have any ideas where I could get a pair? They're the last thing that's missing right now. q A q
Perhaps something like this or this? Neither of them is cheap, but just googling “white high top sneakers” got me several options. Other things you could try looking for are basketball shoes, especially Nike basketball shoes. Look at Nike, Reebok, Adidas - all the brands that produce non-canvas sports shoes or sneakers.
Anonymous asked: Do you know how to attach a sword/half-sword to yourself while making it still look sorta realistic? I'm cosplaying guardian Dave and was wondering.
You’ll probably have to create a harness that attaches to the end of the sword that touches your body and goes under your shirt. I’m thinking you’ll probably need to have straps that go over your shoulders, and potentially one that goes all the way around your chest as well, but you’ll have to see how much support the sword needs.
Anonymous asked: Do you have any advice on cosplaying as God Tier Eridan? I'm having trouble finding anything helpful on making his pants or hood.
The Prince hood looks very similar to a Thief hood. You could modify the back of my Heir hood tutorial to make it. For the pants, you’re going to have to make a pair of very wide shorts (make them several sizes too big) and gather the top and bottom edges until they fit you. Then attach a waistband to the top that actually fits your waist, and attach cuffs to the bottom of the shorts that are fairly tight to your legs (not too tight though - you want to make sure they can still get over your feet). I would recommend making the shorts out of a fairly stiff fabric so they stay poofy.
spookyscarymikechilton-deactiva asked: I apologise for being unclear! My problem is that the artist portrays "chitinous armour clothes" in a simple style. I'm trying to make Gamzee Makara's outfit from Act 2 of The Serendipity Gospels, and it appears to be casual clothes; however, the author describes it as armour. I've been deliberating over Wonderflex, faux leather, leather, or using a craft foam tutorial. When I referred to the body of the clothing as simple, I meant there isn't an obviously elaborate pattern.
Interesting! I personally would go with what the illustrations look like - which seems to be a t-shirt and loose pants. The armguards could be chitinous - I would make them out of craft foam or Wonderflex. You could perhaps add in some panels of armor on or underneath the shirt, but honestly I would go with what the illustrations tell us rather than a line of description by the author. After all, the illustrations are what everyone else who’s read it has seen!
sorry i have to send this as a submission but i have a link:
i want this wig for jade harley, do you think i could trust this seller?
it’s not the price i’m looking for, it’s the style. i’ve looked so long for the inclined look, and this is the best i found. i’m just worried since the price is really low.
Answer: I would trust this seller! They have good reviews as well. However, I would not buy this particular wig as it is not kanekolon or tokyolon fibers (those are spelled wrong but oh well haha) This being said, if you don’t mind the lesser quality in fiber, I think it’s probably a good wig for the price! (My feferi wig was around that price and also not kanekolon/tokyolon so it’s not the highest quality but it did it’s job well enough)
Anonymous asked: Uh hi! I'm pretty new to cosplaying and i was wondering if you could help me with my Eridan (Wig, pants and gills) and a little with the personality. I saw you at the panel (video) and i must say you make an AMAZING Eridan!
I’ve had a couple of people ask me for how I did my Eridan wig, and I’m not totally sure why because I think it’s fairly terrible - however, I’ll give what tips I can.
It started out as a black wig that was actually styled for Kanaya, so there were a TON of layers in it. I styled it after Alice’s hair from the Twilight movie, so that was about what it looked like in terms of layering. For Eridan, I essentially slicked it all back with hairspray and a blow drier and spiked it up in the back a bit. For the purple part, I cut a piece off an old wig and sewed it underneath the Eridan wig, so that when the hair was slicked back you couldn’t see the edge. I cut small holes in the wig cap for horns to go through. It has several bobby pins in various places to keep it slicked back.
For the pants, I basically just made a pair of jeans in terms of style. However, what I did for the stripes is take two colors of corduroy and rip them into about three inch wide strips. I then sewed them into one big piece of striped fabric and treated this as my fabric when cutting out my pattern and sewing the pants.
I haven’t seen any other Eridan cosplayers do this, and it would certainly be less time-consuming to paint stripes on. If you choose to paint stripes, be sure to use tape to get perfectly straight, crisp lines.
I…don’t really deal with gills. At one time I had small “fins” to wear over my ears that looked really great, but I’m not sure where I bought them (link, anyone who knows what I mean?) and I lost one of them soon after wearing them for the first time. I’m kind of shocked that nobody has bitched at me for this, but apparently nobody really cares?? We just don’t know.
In terms of personality…Okay, so for panels I’ve found that you get a much better reaction if you give the people what they want. I tend to play up the “fanon” interpretation of Eridan - i.e., a huge whiny douchebag who loathes landwellers and really really wants a date. That’s not REALLY what he’s like in canon (although it is if you paint him with broad strokes, which is what fanon tends to do), but when you’re doing a panel and you’ve got at most 30 seconds to answer a question, go for the broad humor over subtle character. Whine a lot about how nobody likes you, sneer at the audience and your fellow panel members, sulk if anybody insults you, take any opportunity to insult Sollux in particular, plead with Feferi to be your friend again, and beg Karkat for relationship advice.