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11 Nov 2012 - 13:5393756
New to all of this and a bit lost
Hi

Ive been into Anime / Manga / Gaming since i can remember and just recently looking into the whole building armor from craft foam / pepakura files and just general cosplay.

Not got any experience in putting together costumes other than buying them and modifying pre bought costumes.

Love fancy dress and going out in groups.

Just looking for like minded people to talk to about how to best proceed with projects and ideas.

Attended the Manchester EXPO in July but was just floating about admirning all the hard work everyone had put into there costumes.

Just at a bit of aloss as dont know really of anyone whos into this.

Im from the northeast - newcastle.

Look forward to hearing from people


11 Nov 2012 - 15:4393768
Hey man, welcome to Cosplay Island!

Don't worry about being lost, we all have to start somewhere and that's why there's communities like this one

Pepakura is easy, it's just time consuming, what you want to do is decide on what you want to do first and then see if there is any pepakura templates out there.

I'm definitely an advocate of the foam building method, it's very similar to pepakura but is a lot quicker and has much less steps, it's also a lot more comfortable to walk about in.

If you ever want to pass ideas past someone I'm happy to assist but I am in no way an expert in any terms


11 Nov 2012 - 16:5593769
hey, welcome aboard

There's lots of friendly and helpful people around here, so i'm sure you'll find lots of people willing to help you jump right in.

M


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11 Nov 2012 - 17:3993771
Ah cheers guys, wasnt sure how to proceed with the ole introductions so just threw everything in there!

Started looking at the pepakura files for Iron Man - seemed like a common theme that everyone seems to have tried out. Not sure on the difficulty of it.

Am guessing you wouldnt use the pepakura files found for the paper to make the foam ones?

Are there any threads on here with a collection of good uk based sites and/or shops on where to easily pick up supplies?


12 Nov 2012 - 00:1993786
Quote Dark_Iceraven:
Ah cheers guys, wasnt sure how to proceed with the ole introductions so just threw everything in there!

Started looking at the pepakura files for Iron Man - seemed like a common theme that everyone seems to have tried out. Not sure on the difficulty of it.

Am guessing you wouldnt use the pepakura files found for the paper to make the foam ones?


You generally don't get ones made for foam (some exist but not common) so you can use the paper ones for foam (Carmine's helmet was a low res paper one). Generally you want a low res version of the file (e.g. less 'sides' for foam as its easier to get curves etc with foam than with paper so you don't need the "fake" curves that paper needs and it also means much much much less cutting.

Quote Dark_Iceraven:

Are there any threads on here with a collection of good uk based sites and/or shops on where to easily pick up supplies?


There is a "SHOPS" link above next to the forums link but if its something specific and you can't find it, it might be worth just asking in the forum.


12 Nov 2012 - 00:1993787
Quote Dark_Iceraven:
Ah cheers guys, wasnt sure how to proceed with the ole introductions so just threw everything in there!

Started looking at the pepakura files for Iron Man - seemed like a common theme that everyone seems to have tried out. Not sure on the difficulty of it.

Am guessing you wouldnt use the pepakura files found for the paper to make the foam ones?


You generally don't get ones made for foam (some exist but not common) so you can use the paper ones for foam (Carmine's helmet was a low res paper one). Generally you want a low res version of the file (e.g. less 'sides' for foam as its easier to get curves etc with foam than with paper so you don't need the "fake" curves that paper needs and it also means much much much less cutting.

Quote Dark_Iceraven:

Are there any threads on here with a collection of good uk based sites and/or shops on where to easily pick up supplies?


There is a "SHOPS" link above next to the forums link but if its something specific and you can't find it, it might be worth just asking in the forum.


13 Nov 2012 - 18:2793878
Ive had a look into the pepakura for the iron man helm and its 506 pieces or something. Better get started ^_^ bought a load of supplies at the weekend so just waiting on them coming now.

Fake curves? that sounds like an odius task!


AH good - il check it out ive ordered the majority of my gear from amazon and have a few other links for some good places recommend by some people on other various sites. But il check this out too and see what i can find.

Thanks again.



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