THE Tutorial List, Part Three - Materials, Armor, Mascot, Plushie, & Full Characters

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#1 Kiarrens on 8 years ago

Please use this thread to post links to your own tutorials or ones you have found - but please get permission from the creator if linking to a tutorial not of your own making.

Learn how to use the [URL="http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=95622"]SEARCH[/URL] Button (Tutorial)!


~MATERIALS and GENERAL Information~
[URL="http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=3333146&postcount=210"]An Introduction to Prop-Making, Part One[/URL] [URL="http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=3333171&postcount=211"]Part Two[/URL]

[URL="http://www.thistothat.com/"]What type of glue should I use to attach ____ to ____?[/URL] Very useful site...
[URL="http://www.makeup-fx.com/waterclay.htm"]Clay, Non-Drying – How to make your own.[/URL]
[URL="http://kamuicosplay.blogspot.com/2010/10/about-my-love-to-expanding-foam.html"]Expanding Foam - How to use it to carve large props[/URL]
[URL="http://blindedcerebus.blogspot.com/2010/09/buster-clevelands-fiberglass-101.html"]Fiberglass - the Basics[/URL]
[URL="http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=184559"]Foam Sheets – How to Custom Color Them[/URL]
[URL="http://kamuicosplay.blogspot.com/2010/09/bring-some-light-in-your-life.html"]LED Lights - how to incorporate lighting into your costume[/URL]
[URL="http://www.cosplaymanual.com/index.php?option=com_mtree&task=viewimage&img_id=230&Itemid=8"]Painting - how to make a realistic "metal" look[/URL]
[URL="http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=95725"]Pink Insulation Foam[/URL]
[URL="http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=87064"]Plastic & Resin Basic Information[/URL]
[URL="http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=152912"]Porous Styrofoam[/URL]
[URL="http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=80306"]PVC Pipe[/URL]
[URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4Pv_O9nYvo"]Silicone Casting[/URL] (Video)
[URL="http://www.b9robotresource.com/molding1.htm"]Sillicone Rubber Mold Making & Plastic Casting (& tinting)[/URL] Very inclusive tutorial on all steps of the molding/casting process!
[URL="http://chipface-zero.deviantart.com/art/spraypainting-tutorial-162805572"]Spray-painting[/URL]
[URL="http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=96477"]Thermal Adhesives Casting (Hot Glue)[/URL]
[URL="http://www.vacuumformerplans.com/"]Vacuuform Machine – How to Build Your Own[/URL]
[URL="http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-good,-cheap,-upgradeable-sheet-plastic-vacu/"]Vacuumform Machine - A smaller version[/URL]
[URL="http://blindsquirrelprops.blogspot.com/2006/07/tokamak-vacuum-forming-machine.html"]Another VacuumForm Machine[/URL] - Oven over suction-plate design
[URL="http://www.cosplaysupplies.com/tutorials.php?id=4"]Wonderflex & Friendly Plastic[/URL]


~ARMOR Tutorials~

[URL="http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=97106"]Cardboard Helm[/URL]
[URL="http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=pt&u=http://www.lilithycosplay.com/making-of/84-making-of-athena.html?showall=1&prev=/search?q=lilithy+cosplay&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=Mju&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&prmd=iv&rurl=translate.google.com&twu=1"]Cardboard, paper-mache & plaster full plate armor build.[/URL]
[URL="http://entropyhouse.com/penwiper/costumes/helmsdeep.html"]Craft Foam Armor techniques[/URL]
[URL="http://www.digitalemerald.com/cosplay_armor_index.html"]Fiberglass Armor Creation (start to finish).[/URL]
[URL="http://gaogaygar.fc2web.com/EnglishMake01.htm"]Foam & Vinyl[/URL] (Useful for mecha and other very large armor constructions)
FFXII - [URL="http://orochimarisu.deviantart.com/art/Fran-Helmet-with-Tutorial-144216481"]Fran's helmet[/URL]
Final Fantasy XIII - [URL="http://hexreedfly.deviantart.com/art/Shiva-Tutorial-1-174774691"]Shiva Headress[/URL]
Final Fantasy XIII - [URL="http://hexreedfly.deviantart.com/art/Shiva-Tutorial-2-174857349"]Shiva's Tire[/URL]
Fullmetal Alchemist - [URL="http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=70438"]Automail (Cardboard)[/URL]
Fullmetal Alchemist - [URL="http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=217163"]Automail, Metal (Ran-fan version)[/URL]
[URL="http://www.indymogul.com/post/5932/wesleys-weekly-how-to-gauntlet"]Gauntlets[/URL]
[URL="http://www.instructables.com/id/Build_Halo_Armor/"]Halo (Master Chief) Armor[/URL] (Fiberglass)
[URL="http://www.armourarchive.org/patterns/"]Historical Armor Patterns [/URL]
InuYasha - [URL="http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=131400"]Sesshoumaru's Armor[/URL]
Lord of the Rings - [URL="http://blindsquirrelprops.blogspot.com/2007/09/boromir-shield-boss.html"]Boromir's Shield[/URL] (Since there is a lack of anime-centric round shield tutorials, this may come in handy for anyone planning a similar build.)
[URL="http://www.jiajem.com/armor.html"]Paper Mache & Paperclay[/URL]
[URL="http://z4.invisionfree.com/transcostumers/index.php?showtopic=764"]Paper Patterning[/URL]
[URL="http://amethyst-angel.com/armormaking.html"]Styrene & Craft Foam Method[/URL]
Soul Calibur IV - [URL="http://volpinprops.blogspot.com/2011/01/cassandras-nemea-shield.html"] Nemea's Shield [/URL] (Wood & insulation foam sealed with resin.)
Fire Emblem / Super Smash Brothers – [URL="http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=175711"] Marth’s Chestplate[/URL]
[URL="http://kamuicosplay.blogspot.com/2009/12/wonderful-world-of-wonderflex.html"]Wonderflex Armor Creation[/URL]
[URL="http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=117231"]WoW Judgement Armor[/URL]

~PLUSHIE Tutorials~
[URL="http://www.artflower.de/index.php?tutorials_mokona"]Making Mokonas[/URL]
[URL="http://www.artflower.de/index.php?tutorials_atashi"]Atashi from Chobits[/URL]


~FULL CHARACTER & GARMENT Tutorials~
Fullmetal Alchemist - [URL="http://trsrockin.com/alchemist.html"]State Alchemist's uniform[/URL]
Halo - [URL="http://blindsquirrelprops.blogspot.com/2005/09/halo-2-master-chief-armor-helmet.html"]Master Chief Helmet, Armor & Gun[/URL]
Kingdom Hearts - [URL="http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=112833"]Anti-Form Sora[/URL]
Katamari Damacy - [URL="http://trsrockin.com/katamariroyalty.html"]King and Queen of All Cosmos[/URL]
Kingdom Hearts – [URL="http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=117394"]Organization XIII[/URL]
Legend of Zelda - [URL="http://www.trsrockin.com/link.html"]Link (Ocarina of Time)[/URL]
Mario - [URL="http://trsrockin.com/peach_guide.html"]Princess Peach[/URL]
Naruto - [URL="http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=113708&highlight=akatsuki+tutorial"]Akatsuki Outfits[/URL]
Super Smash Bros. Brawl - [URL="http://trsrockin.com/extrapeachy.html"]Princess Peach[/URL]

[URL="http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?p=3746485#post3746485"]Stretch Applique Tutorial[/URL]


~MASCOT / FURSUIT Tutorials~
[URL="http://matrices.net/fursuiting.asp"]All-encompassing information site[/URL]
[URL="http://www.fursuit.org/"]Another information site.[/URL]
[URL="http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=144272"] Fursuit / Mascots [/URL]
[URL="http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=142142"]Working with Fake/Faux Fur[/URL]

#2 Kiarrens on 8 years ago

(Spacer in case main post needs to be added to...)

#3 Kiarrens on 8 years ago

(Problems with links in main post fixed)

#4 Kiarrens on 8 years ago

(Updated, added TR's Peach & Katamari tutorials)

#5 nameless14 on 8 years ago

thanks! this is very helpful!!

#6 makeshiftwings on 8 years ago

I made a paopu fruit tutorial:
[url]http://RavenHedgehog.deviantart.com/art/Paopu-Fruit-Tutorial-103355151[/url]
Also a tutorial for Sora's shirt:
[url]http://RavenHedgehog.deviantart.com/art/Sora-s-Shirt-Tutorial-119565084[/url]

#7 Kiarrens on 8 years ago

[QUOTE=makeshiftwings;3335676]I made a paopu fruit tutorial:
[url]http://RavenHedgehog.deviantart.com/art/Paopu-Fruit-Tutorial-103355151[/url]
Also a tutorial for Sora's shirt:
[url]http://RavenHedgehog.deviantart.com/art/Sora-s-Shirt-Tutorial-119565084[/url][/QUOTE]

I put the Paopu fruit one under "Accessories." As for the shirt, it's an item of clothing as opposed to a prop or accessory, so I didn't link to it in the main post...

#8 Saki Ree on 8 years ago

The link to the Atashi plushie link doesn't work right. XD
It leads me to some other cosplay tutorial.

#9 kiratsukai on 8 years ago

General prop introduction/tutorial -

part 1 - [url]http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=3333146&postcount=210[/url]
part 2 - [url]http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=3333171&postcount=211[/url]

#10 Kiarrens on 8 years ago

[QUOTE=Saki Ree;3340966]The link to the Atashi plushie link doesn't work right. XD
It leads me to some other cosplay tutorial.[/QUOTE]

Fixed!

#11 darfurnub on 8 years ago

Hello, just made an ANBU arm guards tutorial that can be found here:

[url]http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=202561[/url]

#12 AERenoir on 8 years ago

Help! it says "403 forbidden error" when I click most of the links!

#13 Kiarrens on 8 years ago

[QUOTE=AERenoir;3346884]Help! it says "403 forbidden error" when I click most of the links![/QUOTE]

I see. It looks like cos.com modified it so [url]http://forums.cos[/url]... etc no longer works. I'll go though and fix them all.

*edit*
I think I got them all. Let me know if you find anymore.

#14 Pilot on 8 years ago

Yo, I made a tutorial for paper patterning: [url]http://z4.invisionfree.com/transcostumers/index.php?showtopic=764[/url] :3

#15 Kiarrens on 8 years ago

[QUOTE=Pilot;3369817]Yo, I made a tutorial for paper patterning: [url]http://z4.invisionfree.com/transcostumers/index.php?showtopic=764[/url] :3[/QUOTE]

Added to the armor section. Thanks!