…There’s *kale* in my soup…
…There’s *kale* in my soup…
Im teaching flower crown engineering spring semester
If anyone needs help on their Jean cosplay come to A416 for lots of sweating
I keep on getting really mad at inanimate things like to an unprecedented degree
hMMMMmmm we should probably experiment with this first because i dont want you to waste a bunch of time cutting stuff out, im coming up tomorrow/monday so i can bring some foam and some fabric to mess with
Okay sounds great! Chloe brought up the point that it might not be stretch enough but we’ll see tomorrow
Terry I figured out your honeycomb stuff and while it takes precision it will be cheap and should work pretty ok
You’ll need a fabric for lining, the fabric that you already have, fusible web (cheap), that shitty really flexible craft foam, and a template for the hexagon
1.Cut out a million hexagons from the craft foam (in reality probably around 50. I can do this really well with an exacto knife watching TV if you don’t want to waste your life on this part)
2. Arrange the hexagons with the proper gaps in between on top of the lining, glue into place
3. Put the fusible web on top (or just in gaps, I need to experiment to see which one works better, also I don’t know how fusible web interacts with craft foam
4. Place your fabric on top of this, iron into place. It should all fuse together
5. Revel in your flexible yet 3D fabric that will be easy to sew to the rest of your costume
6. Paint if ya want
Chloe’s mortally offended me and now they’re not getting any of the mac n cheese I’m making
whoa no i dont need the hood pattern, i was going to free hand that with dye resist and then dye the hood
i need the weird elongated honeycomb pattern, and making a pattern for that is pretty easy i just cant cut the stuff out exactly enough by hand
Jesus I was way off sorry I’m really tired and fuzzy brained
the problem I have is the beveled edging on the honeycomb, there’s two ways to interpret that part of the costume:spandex bodysuit with painted/embossed shit, or body armor with raised honeycomb with actual beveled edges. You should let me know exactly how you want it to look
nah its cool, it’s a reasonable assumption
i considered the body armor stuff but i need it to be flexible and unless i do something like people who cosplay leeloo do (like here) i was going to try something with heating the fabric i have and then?? seeing if it would kind of. melt. because its 100% synthetic. i mean not melt to the point of terrible ruined mess but enough that when laid on top of the stencil and then cooled it would?? have the pattern???
does that even make sense
i dont know the words for these things and i was going to experiment to see if that would even be possible with the swatch of the bodysuit fabric i have but i dont know where it went
id really like for it to be raised but if all else fails i was gonna just paint it lmfao
this woman mocked up a pattern then had it printed on spandex. Probably your last resort, also not cheap.
(Her gun is also foam so idk she’s pretty shady imo)
You might not want to do that type of silicon stuff not only because Leeloo cosplay is the worst but also because that texture is probably not what you want, you can’t put any reasonable finish on it, and it’ll be hell to attach to the rest of your costume.
I know what you mean as far as melting the fabric, but I see some problems. I don’t know a ton about synthetic fabrics (or non synthetics for that matter) but even if you achieve a desired texture change by semi melting the fabric it’s going to be near impossible to do evenly and with the precision that you want for the pattern. and even after all that… it’s not going to be raised. (or if it’s raised, it would probably be a blistery type)
If you are willing to sacrifice flexibility you could make a foam breastplate of sorts and then make every hexagon independently, glue them on, and then cover it all with some kind of even finish or even plastidip (maybe?).
There’s probably a way you could make silicon work, but the mold would have to be really precise. It’s the best way I can think of to stay flexible while having a repeated raised pattern with beveled edges. We’d have to find the right color silicon, and you wouldn’t be able to create any sort of weathered effect. The color would be extremely uniform, and silicone is so flexible most glazes/paints would crack in an undesirable way.
Though you could make an extremely thin textured silicon layer that’s a different color to put on top…
this is all getting very complex.
I’m sure I’ll get better ideas maybe?