Do not get too excited on the announcement of the Final Fantasy VII Remake, we are presenting the FF 7 Cloud Strife armor for cosplay! It is time to get real，and let’s see how they were developed.
Generally, the full set Cloud armor includes 2 forearm bracers and a pauldron. Firstly, we start from the basic pattern making for the shoulder pad. The pauldron is equipped on Cloud’s left shoulder, keep this in mind and begin drawing the outline of the shoulder piece. Here pencil and EVA sheet are used.
After done with the drawing, Cut along the lines and glue along the curved edges.
Then, carefully glue the 2 pieces together from the middle and what we get is a basic pattern for shoulder armor as pictured:
Next big step is to finish the decorative figures of the shoulder piece. Similarly, draw design for the pattern and cut accordingly. Glue the two ends of each figure piece together as following photos.
It’s getting obvious what we gonna to do next, of course glue the figure patterns to the basic shoulder piece. High five! We are nearly half way to finish the pauldron.
Next, take care of the details. Choose a suitable tri-glide and some rivets to glue them on the pattern. At this step, you’d better to take out a character image to follow and avoid any position mistakes.
Well, time to move to the paint spraying! Any prop makers would be familiar with this process, let’s save some words. After completing the metallic coloring, glue a 1cm thick hexagon to the spot where the screw patterns should go.
Finally, fix the screw design and we are done with pauldron process. It looks great, right?
Now we can get down to the left forearm bracer part. Prepare yourself some patience and set about EVA strips cutting. Make a basic pattern first and glue the thickest strips to it like the following photo.There after, add the figure patterns to the thickest strip and a layer of thin pattern on the inner side.
“There’s been an awakening. Have you felt it?”
Bet no one did not. Star Wars: The Force Awakens excites the world fans, at the same time, our prominent female Jedi Rey shows up. What’s more exciting? Cosplay her! Here we summed up a complete cosplay tutorial for Rey’s hair, goggles, staff and costume
As a Jedi, Rey’s goggles is kind of the epic part of her whole look. Blue lenses would help a lot, but let’s trying to make it solid and detailed
Thanks for Juliaeisler, she shered tips for making the Rey’s goggle on Instructable, you may not want to miss this.To create these, you’ll need two different pairs of goggles, pair one and pair two.Remove the blue lenses from the first pair and attach them onto the second using E6000 glue before covering them in linen fabric. Place beige felt over the line to enhance the authenticity of the googles and to help give them the proper shape. Add gray felt to the top and the bottom of the goggles.
To give the goggles their distinctive detailing, using craft leather you can add on the character’s rusty leather pieces using glue. Then use a black permanent marker to draw on the markings around the lenses. With black and gray spray paint and a sponge you’ll be able to customize the goggles to look the way that you want.
Here Matt Shanley, his tutorial for making the Rey’s costume is really helpful and detailed.
For Rey’s shirt, use a white Chiffon tank and cut it into a V-neck. Sew the edges on the neckline. This shirt should be billowy and long enough to sew the dress onto. Spray this dress with the brown, black, and beige on the edges and leave the center white.
For this project, 13 yards of beige Cotton Gauze fabric were used. This was the most expensive part of the costume, but well-worth the investment. It billows nicely and is translucent to the light coming through, but thick enough to be opaque if pleated.
First, pin all of the pieces onto a dress form to achieve the perfect fit or drape around yourself and pin as you go. Save yourself some trouble and have someone help with this. Pinch the fabric into pleats in to gather at the shoulders. Drape the gathered fabric across the chest.
Sew the four pieces of fabric onto the white shirt and place it where it would fit on my body. This will keep it from unraveling. Take the additional pieces and sew them to pieces that you already sewed on. This is where you can get most creative because you are able to fit this exactly to your body.
Take the “shirt” off and place it back onto a dress form or lay out flat and spray it with black, brown, and beige to give it more dimensions. Highlight the shoulders and the four ends of the fabric more to make them stand out. Once it dries, wet it in cold water and toss it in the dryer so it isn’t as stiff.
Beige linen fabric can be used as cowl, just Place the cowl around your head like a headscarf and pin it in the back. Then use the two ends to twist around your head and pin on one side and used the other side to drape around your neck and shoulders.
Easier way for Rey’s pants, just find alike Bohemian-style pants, and Spray it with black, brown, and almond paint to give them more dimension
For belt, find ones that match the black shading on the outside and the rusty brown in the center. Or use paint on brown belts to match the look.
As to Arm and Leg Wraps: Use leftover Cotton Gauze fabric for the arm and leg wraps. Spray them with black, brown, and silver to give an aged look. Cut them into four pieces and sew or safety-pin them to the shirt and pants for them to stay in place when moving around.
Rey has the staff because it is all she can afford, there also are many options for cosplyers , but if you want it as detailed as it’s in the movie, kylegilbert’s tutorial is the very example for you. Some daily materials like showerhead, conduit，cord and canvas were used.
After watching the movie, Rey’s Triple buns can hardly be overlooked. The hairstyle seems easy to operate, but if you are not good at this stuff, it still got your troubled; here we are sharing Silvousplaits’ s video
Finally, before you posing for shooting put on some makeup. Unlike many other characters, Rey’s makeup is very natural and bronze. So a strong brow, bronzer on the cheeks, and light brown on the eyes finish the look.
-Painter’s tape (only if you want the heel color or any portion of the shoe to stay the same color as the original)
We all have been window shopping for cosplay shoes at one point. Did you ever have a moment where you found the perfect shoes in your size, affordable and the perfect style, but the wrong color? I know I have. Did you ever try to use acrylic spray paint on the shoes and thought it worked well only for the paint to start cracking after a wear or two? I’m also guilty of that.
This is before I found out about the method of using Floral paint, a paint that can be found at your local craft or fabric store. These cans are found in the spray paint section, which is good for easy coverage and run to about $6 dollars or so, which is much easier than buying more expensive but accurate shoes.
While it may look the same as any regular acrylic spray paint, floral paint is meant to be used on live flowers, so it is more flexible and is meant to get into nooks and creases like the ones in flowers without cracking or chipping off.
It comes in a wide variety of colors and is very easy to use.
1.) First, you take your shoe and make sure to keep it on your foot. This isn’t absolutely necessary but it is easier because you can stretch the shoe with your foot more so that all the creases caused by the shoe’s fabric will get covered and lessens the likeliness of the paint from splitting where the creases are. If you’re not in the mood, spray it while someone else is wearing the shoe or stuff newspaper into them.
2.)Clean the shoes off and strip them with nail polish remover. This will take off dirt and let the paint better adhere to the shoes. You can also paint them white to bright the color of the final product.
3.) If you want the heel of the shoe to stay the same color as the original shoe (example: if the heel on the original shoe is black and you want it to stay black before you spray paint the rest of the shoe a different color), take the painter’s tape and cut little strips. Painter’s tape is easy to rip so it is better to rip off small strips and cover the section in it to make sure no paint gets on it. If you just want the entire shoe one color, skip this step.
4.) If the shoe is like a Mary Jane shoe or flat kind of shoe where there is nothing covering the opening of the shoe, stuff newspaper into the shoe so the inside of the shoe doesn’t get covered in paint and rub off on your socks or feet.
5.) Start painting! Take your time and be patient. You can paint the smaller details with a paintbrush.
6.) When your painting is done, feel free to either do another coat, take the tape off and leave it alone, or protect it with the sealant.
7.) Enjoy your new accurate cosplay shoes for a quarter of the price!!!
Needed I bring up the recent hot anime One Punch Man? If watched, you can hardly forget Genos, the so-called Demon Cyborg. The transformed body and cyborg arms give him unlimited potential of fighting power, as well as a super cool appearance.
It can’t be cooler to cosplay Genos, but the Cyborg arms may be a barrier for many people. There are many other anime or game characters of unique robot arms, such as Edward from Fullmetal Alchemist, Winter Soldier from Captain America, Gaige from Borderlands. An authentic and quality robotic arm would definitely be an eye-catching at conventions. Therefore, we sum up 5 different ways to DIY cyborg arms for cosplay, all easy and manageable, start learning.
(1)First goes to the simplest one: drawing on your skin. Grab your makeup pen and start trying like this :
(2)Use paper to make arm patterns, foam and paint for material. This way is also workable for DIY, be patient and check this process explanations.
Vriska as expamle, but we saved the finger part, details you may check the origin.