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    Default Help! I need Help with my costume!

    This year is going to be my first year cosplaying and i'm trying really hard to get a costume done by July, but i'm not sure how to add the white on Archer's costume, any ideas? Need help on the swords too.
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    Hm...I'm supposing the white parts can be painted in with white fabric paint or acrylic paint. I'm assuming that's a plain black shirt you're using.
    Must be careful though, make mistake=game over XD.

    Can't help you with the swords though )=


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    I agree on the use of fabric paint.
    U can even consider fabric markers, though i dunnoe if they have them in white. But fabric markers make applications easier, esp if they are not large areas and are lines; like Archer's inner shirt.

    I used Dylon fabric markers. I bought them frm Homefix. not really cheap.
    but if u compare embroidary and t-shirt printing, its usually cheaper and less work intensive.

    Archer's swords are relatively easy to make; i say so coz it doesnt have may intricate designs and smaller parts. Its also basically one big shape, not oddly shaped.

    Try cardboard or mounting board (frm popular, cosst about $4 a piece of 70cm X 70cm). Use masking tape / hotglue to make the basic shape and add on.
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    I'm using mock leather for the shirt and thanks for the ideas! I'll get to work with the markers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nooby2 View Post
    I'm using mock leather for the shirt and thanks for the ideas! I'll get to work with the markers.
    u mean PVC / faux leather? then fabric markers would not work on it.

    If u ask me ( i have no RnD backgrnd on Archer), but i think the inner black shirt can be modded frm any black colour T-shirt.

    Try looking for those inner shirts sold at most dept stores. Those that have singlet and sleeveless versions. They usually have black or white, and cost between $8-17 a pc. Its usually cotton.

    So its more comfortable then PVC leather and fabric marker should work like a charm.

    Plus, u save on buying PVC material and then tailoring.

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    Agree with Shinobi, fabric paints/markers won't work with PVC. And acrylic paints might get scratched/chipped off.

    Faux leather as a shirt is not only hard to sew (most sewing machines can't handle it, their needles are too thin) but it's also very warm..
    I don't think it provides good ventilation..
    You also can't just chuck it into the washing machine to wash.


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    hmmm, then how does one go around printing/painting designs onto PVC? curious here


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    Quote Originally Posted by Serika View Post
    hmmm, then how does one go around printing/painting designs onto PVC? curious here
    i dun think PVC leather can take printing coz it will melt.
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    RAWR! Then what do i do now... Tailoring has started already...


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    Actually, if you have the patience for it, one way would be to cut the lines/designs from white PVC or pleather, and stick or stitch them onto your costume.


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    Hmm.. That is a good idea. I also found some paint for leather, hope that works.


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