Syaoran Wig and binding advice?

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#1 Assiduity on 7 years ago

[FONT="Georgia"]Hello! :)
Well, I've never crossplayed before and after thinking it over long and hard, I'm going to cosplay as Syaoran from Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle! I'm super excited because I absolutely love him.

I have two questions, if no one minds answering:

1. What wig would someone recommend for Syaoran? I've purchased a wig from Five Wits and I must say, I LOVE IT! They have a brown wig on there that I might use ([URL="http://thefivewits.net/2010/06/sky-destiny-clown-shoes/"]this one[/URL]) but I'm sort of iffy. I've heard great things of Arda wigs, but I'm iffy. My friend has quite a lot of trouble styling her wig from them in the past so.

2. Does anyone have any advice for binding? My first Syaoran outfit is going to be the one he wears in Tokyo Revelations, which is [URL="http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/6466/colorshaolan11.jpg"]this one[/URL].

Many thanks everyone for the help! And to only help that much more, here is a picture of myself. I just want to also maybe know if you think I can do this or not, but overall, it's truly my choice to go through with this! I think I'm going to highly love this!!

[IMG]http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/9269/39581829065552432301610.jpg[/IMG][/FONT]

#2 crazywuzhere on 7 years ago

Well, first of all: Welcome to the "Cosplay as Syaoran" Club! (haha. Not really...)

For binding, purchase the tri-top from Underworks. It is definitly worth the money. I'm a 36C and bought a medium. It. is. amazing!

Wig: I have no idea. My hair looks just about like Syaoran's (I just got it cut, so when it's time for the con, it'll look better).

I've just seen the link of the Syaoran you want to cosplay. ahh, so you'll be the REAL Syaoran.
For the fabric...I don't know. If I were you, I'd go with something that has a little stretch to it. If you don't want stretchy fabric, then you'll definitly need an invisible zipper in the back or the side under the armhole. Ah! Take notice that the split in the front is higher than the split in the back. The collar should probably have some sort of interfacing in it. The lining, in CLAMP's original artwork, is more like a bergundy color. I'd use a slightly shiny fabric for that.
For Fei Wang's symbol, make a stencil and use fabric paint. A friend said it would take you several coats.
wait a minute...You didn't ask for help on construction of the costume. haha! My bad.

#3 Assiduity on 7 years ago

[QUOTE=crazywuzhere;4296493]Well, first of all: Welcome to the "Cosplay as Syaoran" Club! (haha. Not really...)

For binding, purchase the tri-top from Underworks. It is definitly worth the money. I'm a 36C and bought a medium. It. is. amazing!

Wig: I have no idea. My hair looks just about like Syaoran's (I just got it cut, so when it's time for the con, it'll look better).

I've just seen the link of the Syaoran you want to cosplay. ahh, so you'll be the REAL Syaoran.
For the fabric...I don't know. If I were you, I'd go with something that has a little stretch to it. If you don't want stretchy fabric, then you'll definitly need an invisible zipper in the back or the side under the armhole. Ah! Take notice that the split in the front is higher than the split in the back. The collar should probably have some sort of interfacing in it. The lining, in CLAMP's original artwork, is more like a bergundy color. I'd use a slightly shiny fabric for that.
For Fei Wang's symbol, make a stencil and use fabric paint. A friend said it would take you several coats.
wait a minute...You didn't ask for help on construction of the costume. haha! My bad.[/QUOTE]
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I've never heard of the Underworks, but I just looked them up! :) I'll definitely consider it!

As for the wig, I'd use real hair as well, but I don't want to cut my hair too short honestly XD.

LOL. Thanks for the advice! I have a friend who knows how to sew and I can give her the info you gave me for it and we can definitely do it! [/FONT]

#4 Mehdia on 7 years ago

Definitely get a binder or something like the really wide elastic when binding. DON'T use ace bandages. Been there, done that, and boy it's not fun. It can cause some serious damage to your body. I've got a friend who just got an Underworks binder and she loves it.

As for the wig...I'm not totally sure. I would have to look around. You should be able to find a shorter brown wig for him fairly easily.

#5 Assiduity on 7 years ago

[QUOTE=Mehdia;4296728]Definitely get a binder or something like the really wide elastic when binding. DON'T use ace bandages. Been there, done that, and boy it's not fun. It can cause some serious damage to your body. I've got a friend who just got an Underworks binder and she loves it.

As for the wig...I'm not totally sure. I would have to look around. You should be able to find a shorter brown wig for him fairly easily.[/QUOTE]

[FONT="Georgia"]I've heard ace bandages are okay, but I want something that'll truly work. However, I don't want to spend over $30 if I can. Any recommendations there? I foundhttp://www.underworks.com/bras/983.html, but I don't know if that's the one spoken of. I also found this one [url]http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001DLDOKI/ref=s9_simh_gw_p193_d5_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_r=0JWQBQWY25VVSEEE1NVC&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938811&pf_rd_i=507846[/url] but I have no idea if that'd work either. I found this one and I like this one as well [url]http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-colours-Chest-Breast-Binder-Trans-Lesbian-tomboy-/120863962889?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c240db709[/url]

I've looked in the past and just haven't found anything that wouldn't be too hard to style. I want to sort of style this wig on my own without having to cut too much off and what not. :)[/FONT]

#6 bakaleader on 7 years ago

[QUOTE=Assiduity;4296887][FONT="Georgia"] I found this one and I like this one as well [url]http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-colours-Chest-Breast-Binder-Trans-Lesbian-tomboy-/120863962889?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c240db709[/url]
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This black one is suitable! As for the wig, I dont think it will be difficult to find. Syaoran's hair was pretty short and brown. If you cant get it local, you can search them on ebay or some other shopping website. Wish your Syaoran cosplay sucessful:)

#7 Mehdia on 7 years ago

Ace bandages tighten as the day goes on, thus restricting blood flow and compacting your chest, making it hard to breath. Like I said, I've done it and don't recommend it because it gets more and more painful the longer you wear it. For other binding methods, check out this [URL="http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=223461"]thread[/URL]. There are some really good tips in there about how to make your own binder if you can't afford/don't want to buy one like from Underworks.

Again, if I was more of a wig oriented person (I'm always hitting up my partner in cosplay crime with questions about them), I would totally give you some pointers. But I'm smart with fabric, not so much wigs and props...though I'm learning. I guess I should have used my ten years of cosplay experience time to learn more than just sewing...could try to become a jack of all trades and such.

#8 Li_Syaoran on 7 years ago

For the wig, i bought mine from cosplay fu but i think there are good quality ones roaming around in ebay.
but not sure though.
well for the revelation cosplay you could, and if u have syaoran ep1 costume,
reoutfit it entirely. cut the two flinging midgig off.
[IMG]http://www.cos00.com/public/images/2b/4d/6f/23ab74d18777c2c92c05054b586cbfc7.jpg?1314285341[/IMG]
i'm not a hardcore designest but infuse the crest find the pants and viola!
there u go
sorry about my english when it comes to describing the process i kind of suxk at it.....

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