Attack on Titan Cosplay Prop 3D Maneuver Gear Anime Version with Tutorial

Finally we’ve got the Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin)

three dimensional maneuver gear,

(also called Vertical Maneuvering Equipment )

So excited~! o(≧v≦)o~~ Suteki~~~

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What is a “three-dimensional maneuver”,

and how is it special or effective against the Titans?

Here’s a template with specific explanation.

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If you’re so confused looking at the image above,

I suggest you go watch the Attack on Titan Animation.

As a cosplayer, three dimensional maneuver gear is essential to

make your cosplay perfect, no matter which character

you’re going to be and which legion you’re in.

Sure Recon Corps (Scouting/Survey Legion) use them more often.

Thanks to the “Currently Disclosable Information ”,

(so considerate!)

making belt prop and DIY the device become less difficult.

It’s a pity that I’m a girl without ingenuity so I cannot

make cosplay props, not to say such a complicated one.

If you’re determined to create one by yourself,

here’re some tutorials you may be able to use:

And if you’re not satisfied with just a prop for cosplay,

check the end of this article for a real one!

Someone joked that

“you can build a plane with the time of making a 3DMG”

 

First of all, imo the best of our 3DMG is the material.

People tends to use EVA to make all kinds of pros,

it’s cheap, light, easy to cut, but it gets bumpy easily

and it wouldn’t look so real with metallic gloss.

Of course you can use metal but that would be too heavy.

The one we have now is made of PVC and PMMAwhich weighs about 5kg.

[I don’t think I can walk with real metal 3DMG on. (─.─|||) ]

Some tools involved in the apparatus include (Whether our 3DMG has):

  1. Handgrips (Yes)
  2. Piston-shot grapple-hooks (Yes but no hook)
  3. Gas powered mechanism (Yes)
  4. Iron Wire Propeller with Plug in Blades (Yes)

Attack on Titan 3D MG Assembling Tutorial/Guidance

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Cosplay as the Most Popular Blue-haired Anime Heroines

If you search online for blue-haired characters, you will get the results that they are usually characterized as “cool,” “intellectual,” “unrewarded,” and “low on luck.” And it seems that they’re mostly tragic roles in anime. But many of them are popular among fans. A recent poll conducted in Akihabara Japan from 100 people presents us the top blue-haired heroines:

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Rei Ayanami from Neon Genesis Evangelion

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Rei Ayanami Fight Cosplay Costume plug suit

 

2.Sayaka Miki from Puella Magi Madoka Magica

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3.Nymph from Heaven’s Lost Property

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4.Ami Mizuno from Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon

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5.Konata Izumi from Lucky Star

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Konata Izumi blue school uniform

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Konata Izumi red school uniform

6.Erio Touwa from Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl

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7.Ika Musume from Squid Girl

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Choose your favorite one and cosplay as her to capture Otakus’ hearts~!

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Cosplay Tutorial-How to make Psycho-Pass Dominator Prop

Guess you’re all familiar with the Dominator if you watch Psycho-Pass so I’ll save the introduction for it. Today we’re going to make one in mode of Non-Lethal Paralyser. Let’s have a look at the original design first.

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Isn’t it cool and stunning?  o(≧v≦)o~~  Bet you’ll love it at first sight!

 

Materials

1. EVA (3mm, 5mm, 10mm)

2. Diode lamp beads and electric wire

3. Pen

4. Philip’s head screws (diameter 2mm)

5. Battery

6. Switch

7. Latex, propene and spray lacquer

8. Gloss oil

 

Data analysis

Before making it, we need to determine the size.

According to the proportion of a person and the Dominator, we can know that its length is about 34.5cm, its width is about 14.5cm and its thickness is about 3cm.

 

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Since there’re many details, we can just use a software to draw the Dominator and then imprint on the EVA.

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Process

1. For thickness 30mm, we divide it into 5+10+10+5 mm. Cut two 10mm EVA as the plates in the middle. It is ok that these two are not so accurate in size, later we’ll polish it according to the 5mm outside plates, so you can make them a bit bigger.

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2.This is the most important step. Print the model picture and imprint it on the 5mm EVA with a pen. (Note: The lines must be fine and clear.) Then carve grooves along all the lines. Alternatively you can cut all the spare parts and then stick them one by one to the main body.

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3. Carve out the parts for lamp beads, carve wire way along the wire. Connect the lamp beads, wire, the switch and the battery. Check if it works when you finish. You can use two more lamp beads at the head if you want the light to be brighter.

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4.Draw the light dots on a transparency, color them blue and black. Not too thick either.

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5. Stick all the parts together, plug in the screws and polish the edges. Apply white latex, propene, spray lacquer and gloss oil at last. Use paper to block the lights when paint.

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The Cosplay Dominator’s done!  \(0^◇^0)/  Now let’s go out and shoot some criminals!

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DIY Hoozuki Sama cellphone pendant step by step

Most cosplayers or anime fans like to purchase some anime cellphone pendants,so today miccostumes want to share a tutorial to teach you how to make your own Hoozuki Sama cellphone pendant.(Click here if you want o get Hoozuki cosplay costume)

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Material

1. Non-woven fabric (white, black, red, orange, green and skin color)

2. Thread (same as the non-woven fabric or similar)

3. Glue

4. Water-soluble pen

5. Some PP cotton

6. Phone strap and ribbon

7. Scissors

8. Ruler

 

Process

1. Draw all the sections with the water-soluble pen

① Head (two pieces about 4.5 x 5cm each)

② Ear (two pieces about 1.5 x 0.7cm each)

③ Hair (two pieces about 0.2-0.3cm bigger than the head)

④ Clothes (two pieces about 7.5 x 5cm each)

⑤ Body (two pieces about 6 x 6cm each)

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Note: Make sure the hair is a bit bigger than the head and the clothes is a bit bigger than the body.

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2. Sew the two body pieces together with skin color thread, fill in PP cotton at some point and then finish sewing.

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3. Spread glue on the body, stick the two clothes pieces together and then stick the accessories. Please cut off the extra parts.

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4.Draw the details with the water-soluble pen, cut them off and then stick on with the glue.

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5. Sew the sides of the clothes with black thread.

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Now the body part is finished.  Y(^_^)Y

 

6. Draw the eyes and mouth on the head with the water-soluble pen. You can put the hair on the head (do not stick it now) to help you determine the locations of the eyes and mouth.

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Now the body part is finished.  Y(^_^)Y

 

7. Cut off pieces of eyes and eyebrows and then stick them to the locations you drew. In order to highlight the eyes, sew around the eyes with black thread. Then sew around again with red thread to make it look more like Hoozuki.

Sew the mouth (shape of M) with black thread.

Sew the two head pieces together from the top to the bottom. Don’t forget to sew the ears.

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8. Fill in PP cotton at some point but do not sew the jaw together.

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9. Sew the head part and the body part together.

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10. Stick the hair on the head with glue.

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11. Sew the hair with black thread (only the part above the ears). Remember to sew a ribbon at the top for phone strap.

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12. Last but not least, stick Hoozuki’s horn.

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Congratulations~! You’ve got your own Hoozuki Sama now~! \(^o^)/

 

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Sword Art Online – Silica’s Chest Plate Tutorial

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This is a step by step explanation of how I made my chest plate for the character Silica from the anime Sword Art Online. I used this method was an experimentation I did with Fimo air clay, it has worked really well and I’m here to share my process. There are many other ways to make amour such as using foam, wonderflex etc. but I find that foam tends to crinkle after a while and wonderflex is too pricy. However this method only works well if you have a mannequin that you can adjust the size to fit your measurements.

So what you need:

  • An adjustable dress mannequin and set it to your size
  • Fimo Air light clay. I used 2.5 packets for the front piece for a small build person and I suggest using 3-4 for larger built.
  • Cling wrap
  • Tougher plastic such as a large plastic bag
  • Rolling pin
  • Water spray
  • Container of water
  • Permanent marker
  • Utility knife
  • Sanding paper
  • Spray paint
  • Acrylic paint in a similar colour to the chest plate
  • A gloss or varnish. If not pva glue mixed with some water will work fine
  • Heaps of patience

The clay that I use is:

FIMO Air Light Packaging

STEPS:

  1. Wrap up your mannequin with cling wrap.
  2. Draw on the shape you want for the chest plate onto the plastic with the permanent marker.
  3. Cover a smooth flat surface such as a table or floor with cling wrap. Try to limit the amount of creases as possible as they will show up later.
  4. Open up the desired amount of packets you wish to use and try to mixed them all together first.
  5. Lay it out onto the covered area and try to flatten it is much as you can. This will make it easier for you later.
  6. Place the tougher plastic bag over the clay and use the rolling pin to flatten the clay into a rectangle strip that is slightly larger than the desired size of the chest plate.
  7. Remove the plastic bag and pick up the rolled clay with the bottom cling wrap.
  8. Place the clay facing down onto the dress mannequin so now the cling wrap should be facing towards you.
  9. Adjust the clay and mould it to the body.
  10. Try to remove as much excess clay as possible as it will help you later on. You can also use a water spray to help smooth over the surface with your hands.
  11. When you are happy with the shape and size, remove the plastic and let it dry for 24-48 hrs.
  12. After the time period has pasted gently remove the clay from the mannequin and let it dry on the inside for the same amount of time. Your chest plate should now be dry.20131127_112255
  13. Draw onto the chest plate the right shape with a marker and use a utility knife to cut off the excess. If you make a big mistake you can fix up the area by adding more clay and try to smooth it out as much as possible, let it dry and repeat the cutting process.20131127_115447
  14. Now onto the details. Use the marker and draw on the details you wish to add that come out from the chest plate.
  15. With the addition of the details keep a water spray and container nearby to help you smooth the surface. Pinch off large pieces of clay and roll it into a cylinder. Add these to the edges of your chest plate . Press it down and smooth it out as much as possible. If it does not stick dip the clay into water.20131127_123650
  16. Let it dry completely.
  17.  Once your chest plate is dry, use sanding paper to smooth over the surface.
  18. Now use a gloss or varnish to cover your whole piece. If you don’t have that PVA glue mixed with water will work as well. Let it dry.
  19. Paint the inside of the chest paint with a colour similar to the outside. Or if your clay is already that colour that is fine to leave it as it is.
  20. Finally use spray paint to coat the outside of the chest plate.silica

 

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