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11 Sep 2012 - 07:1990739
DMW Collars?
Hey guys, if I haven't told you, I'm making a rather awesome Deadman Wonderland cosplay!

One thing that crossed my mind is... Are there any relatively easy ways to make a half-decent looking collar? I'm pretty sure they're not sold online, and even if they are I am rather broke right about now, so DIY may be the way to go!

All I really want to know is how to make one that won't break too easily or fall apart as I'm walking around, I'm not too bothered about how comfortable it is or anything. Any ideas would be awesome, thanks!


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11 Sep 2012 - 10:5990741
Have you considered plastic tubing? You can paint/engrave/whatever the detailling on; it's flexible; and if you get a slightly smaller tube (or a short bit of dowel) you can use it as a plug/connecter between the ends of the main tube so you can take it off and put it on easily.


11 Sep 2012 - 11:5890742
That may be a very good idea, my stepdad has loads of junk in the garage, I'll ask him if he has any, thanks!


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11 Sep 2012 - 12:2090743
What I have use is a polystyrene ring from ebay and varnished it with a few layers of PVA glue and some paint and carve the detail and defined the gaps with black paint.

I am currently working on a tutorial I am hoping to put up soon


11 Sep 2012 - 23:1290768
Quote Aerblade:
What I have use is a polystyrene ring from ebay and varnished it with a few layers of PVA glue and some paint and carve the detail and defined the gaps with black paint.

I am currently working on a tutorial I am hoping to put up soon
Aw swag, that sounds awesome. I'm gradually getting some money together now so hopefully I should be able to start buying stuff again soon!


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11 Sep 2012 - 23:5090772
Have you thought about maybe using Pipe Lagging it's pretty cheap and you can get it at hardware shops like B&Q etc and make it a ring. It would be pretty easy to carve into if you needed as well and probably reasonable comfortable as it's just made of foam.


12 Sep 2012 - 00:0390773
Quote Han Hyuga:
Quote Aerblade:
What I have use is a polystyrene ring from ebay and varnished it with a few layers of PVA glue and some paint and carve the detail and defined the gaps with black paint.

I am currently working on a tutorial I am hoping to put up soon
Aw swag, that sounds awesome. I'm gradually getting some money together now so hopefully I should be able to start buying stuff again soon!


Its really cheap and easy! Just a little time is needed due to the many layers XD


12 Sep 2012 - 00:1190775
Quote Aerblade:
Quote Han Hyuga:
Quote Aerblade:
What I have use is a polystyrene ring from ebay and varnished it with a few layers of PVA glue and some paint and carve the detail and defined the gaps with black paint.

I am currently working on a tutorial I am hoping to put up soon
Aw swag, that sounds awesome. I'm gradually getting some money together now so hopefully I should be able to start buying stuff again soon!


Its really cheap and easy! Just a little time is needed due to the many layers XD
Well I really like the idea. Time doesn't seem to be on my side lately, but hopefully after my new job gets sorted it should calm down a bit. Thanks so much for the suggestion!


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14 Sep 2012 - 00:1390871
Show me a picture? I make collars from all sorts of materials in my etsy store, I might be able to help. HnM in the Uk have some really awesome neckwear on sale at the moment, lots of lucite, plastic and metal collars.


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14 Sep 2012 - 09:1990889
Sorry, Kata I completely missed your post the first time! Funny you should mention that because I have a lot of pipe lagging as it happens! The stuff i've got is pretty thick but if nothing else seems to work it could make a nice easy way of doing it.

@ Darkshines: I found a good example of what someone made already!

http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/235/0/1/deadman_wonderland_collar_by_the_mirror_melts-d47l8zq.jpg

Like I was saying before though, I think one of the main challenges will be being able to take it off without either damaging it or making it look crappy!


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14 Sep 2012 - 16:1690905
I think the easiest way to construct a complete circle with no gaps would be to use a closure like this:





with a hinge in the middle. You can still mod over the top, as long as the hinge is free to open and close, it shouldn't matter how much stuff you put on there.

If you want me to have a crack at this, I don't mind, I probably have something suitable in my donor stash......


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18 Sep 2012 - 23:4691193
Yeah, sorry I haven't been on. Give me a little time to get back to you, I'm pretty broke right now and it'll be a little while until I get paid. And I'd also at least like to have a look at Aerblade's guide, see if I'd be any good at tackling it myself!


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19 Sep 2012 - 00:1791198
Heres the guide but I may need to look into it again to make it look better but everything you need to know it up there ^^

http://aerblade.deviantart.com/art/Deadman-Wonderland-Collar-tutorial-327531276


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