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17 May 2013 - 20:05102688
Spicing up a cosplay!
So I bought one of my cosplays on ebay annnddd basically, I didnt get what I paid for, but I couldnt be arsed to complain because I didnt actually do the purchase though ebay, just though the seller.
So what i want to do, is add some more detail to my top, just to make it look less plain. I was thinking some sort of mock piping? maybe with more turquoise fabic, or with beads. Anyway, heres a pic of my cosplay, so any feedback and help would be very helpful!


19 May 2013 - 00:20102749
Adding sequins and beads and piping all sound like really good ideas. You could also try lace motifs which you basically sew on as a whole piece. These are probably the fastest way of spicing up an outfit but can be quite costly so it depends what your looking for really.

Though just have fun with it really. You've got a blank canvas to work on Beads are my personal favorite especially plastic ones that look like pearls. But then other people like sequins because they give a flat finish. All the options

Also it's worth going into Primark and picking up some of their jewellary and pulling it apart to sew to an outfit. Depending on what's available it can be a lot cheaper to go this way.

I look forward to seeing what you come up with, the base dress is very pretty - love the colour

27 May 2013 - 16:33103104
I can also +1 for Primark's accessory section - their costume jewellery is hideous normally, but usually made up of individual beads which are extremely pretty. My Lady Sif headband jewel was taken off a Primark ring with a screwdriver and glued on

'There is only do or do not. There is no try.'
28 May 2013 - 20:01103211
Sweet ill go with that then =]
Now I just cant decide if I should individually shew each bead on, or stick with fabric glue?

03 Jun 2013 - 01:19103496
I think it's a time thing. If you have time to hand sew the beds, I would sew them. They will last longer and the final finish I personally think looks better. But if time is against you use glue - you can always sew them at a later date. Also bare in mind the weight of the item you are adding. If the bead is too heavy it may just fall off entirely because of the weight. I have glued sequins before and was pleased with the results but personally I think sewing beads is better Also try and get that clear thread for the job

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