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03 Mar 2013 - 12:5797969
Can I have some advice for Disco Ninja Frog?
I'm guessing if you clicked this then you either already know the character, or are thinking 'WTF mate'. Anyway, I'm trying to make Jiraiya from Persona 4.

http://www.cosplayisland.co.uk/costume/view/67242

There are a couple things I haven't been able to work out yet. Firstly, I'm not too sure on a fabric choice for the main body of it. It looks a little like leather but I'm not too sure. Also there's a camo. I can get camo fabric but I'm worried it might clash or just look a bit odd. Any ideas?

The other thing is the head. I honestly have no idea how to go about it. It would have to go around my head and I would like to be able to see out of it. Weight is the major concern here as well matching the rest of it.


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03 Mar 2013 - 13:4297974
First I love you for this D8 Second XD
Anywa it does look abit leatherish but you could always go for something alittle shiney thats just fabric not leather? The Camo wont clash since its ment to be like that and screw fashion! XD The head how ever could be a number of things...... A giant plastic fish bowl! You can cut some out add mesh to your vision before covering it all (not the mesh!!!) In black fabric opr spray paint it or something.
Same again with other things like maybe a paper mached head! seen people do them. Less your lucky and can find other giant round things Looking forward to this though!


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04 Mar 2013 - 13:1598067
Thank you

I could go for the shiney frabric although I can PVC but that is a no go. PVC will just look cheap. I could try something like Lycra I guess, But I have no experience of stretch fabrics.

The fish bowl could work. Even if ends up being too heavy I could use it for a mould. I guess paper mache is probably the easiest way. I need to think about the paint job on it.


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06 Mar 2013 - 17:3898310
Sorry for bumping post but I could use a little advice on sewing with stretch fabrics. I found what the shop describes as 'swimsuit fabric'. The label says its 80% nylon, 20% spandex. Is there anything I should know about using it?

Also, would there be a problem with sewing it to a non-stretch fabric? Mostly this would be on the arms and legs (possibly for the scarf).


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06 Mar 2013 - 17:4898312
It depends on if you intend to use it for it's intended purpose of it stretching. If it's going to be loose fitting in the areas it's connected, or you're not going to use it like a stretch material in those parts, you should be fine.

As to sewing it, you a zigzag stitch and a stretch needle. sometimes that's enough, if not, also put tissue paper between the needle and the fabric, then tear that away once you're done.

Don't worry about it being "swimsuit material" - that blend is essentially the same stuff they use when making the tight swimsuits. It just means it's a stretch material which is suitable to going into water with.


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07 Mar 2013 - 10:5198396
Thanks Nixie.

I'm planning on using it for the finish rather than the stretch qualities. The other material would really just be on the cuffs of the sleeves and legs (will probably make separate gloves).


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