Miccostumes Exclusive One Punch Man Genos Cyborg Arm

As we announced in a previous post, we were developing One Punch Man Genos Cyborg Arm, now time to check the outcome.

Full set armor has been developed including  shoulder armor, upper arm and forearm pieces, as well as gloves.

For New Year’s sale, we started a pre-sale event of Genos cyborg arm during Dec 29 2015 to Jan 12th 2016.  If you are a fan of One Punch Man, It would be a pity to miss it.

Let’s take a close look at our final prodcut:

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It is made from light weight EVA sheet, which allows for full range of motion.

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As to how to keep each piece in position, well, special built-in elastic Velcro straps are crafted to prevent slippage or looseness, which also allows cosplayers of different arm sizes to wear. Moreover, two sizes are  available  for a wider range of choice.

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Metallic color is applied evenly without any fading problem.

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To revivify the figure in the anime, much attention has been paid to every detail such as seamless gluing, curve radian, hardness and delicate decorative parts.

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“I am willing to do anything to become more powerful”, Genos has been willing as always, how about you?

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Details regarding the Genos Cyborg Arm pre-sale, please refer to Miccostumes’ pre-sale page.
You may also find our  making  process to leran more about craft skills.

How to Change a Shoe Color For Cosplay

Cosplay Shoe color change tutorial

  • -Floral Paint (Design Master Brand)
  • -Shoes in the style for your cosplay
  • -Acetone/Nail Polish Remover
  • -Painter’s tape (only if you want the heel color or any portion of the shoe to stay the same color as the original)
  • -Sealant (optional)

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!!!

 

How to Make One Punch Man Genos Arm For Cosplay

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Blond Cyborg! Yes, you did not hear it wrong; One Punch Man Genos becomes possible to cosplay in a simple way. Here we are providing a step-by-step tutorial specified for Genos cosplay arms.

Materials: cutter, pencil, glue, compass, set square, EVA panels of 3mm and 5mm thickness, and most importantly, your hands!

First step: making basic patterns of shoulder pieces, upper arms and forearms. Here 3mm EVA sheets were used as sketchpad, and other materials like paperboard or Kraft paper are also workable.

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Draw patterns, after done, redo the drawing on EVA panels of 5mm thickness.
For symmetrical pieces, flip side.

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Cut off the basic pieces along the line, better not to use scissors or the sunken cutting edge will lead to joint gaps when gluing.

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Glue the pieces together. If the pieces need to be in tubby or curve shape, bend them with hands beforehand. This process will make gluing easier.

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When finishing the main piece gluing, you can get started at making the patterns of decorative design. Draw figure lines according to the base pieces first.

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Similarly, re-drawing the figure and cut them into shape.

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Glue the decorative pieces and fit them with main pieces like the following picture.

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Pin the rivet on the forearm pieces as pictured, while use electric soldering iron to carve the figure line of shoulder pieces.

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Use heat gun to blow all over the parts, which will improve the hardness and shaping of the EVA, at the same time, the pores at EVA surface will shrink.AKK

Base coat: chassis armor paint of car use was chose, as it’s of larger granules and can greatly resemble the iron effect. Also the surface treatment of white glue paint can be saved.

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Metallic coloring : Before the black pant get dry, quickly spray Chromium plating color on the surface, and let the two pants mixed together.AMM

If you have come to this step, congratulations! You are finishing the Genos Cyborg arm, what’s next? Put on and posing for cool photo shoot!

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PS:

Cosplayer NiphDUBS and ModeratelyOkay shared their Genos cosplay using our cosplay aroms, and they even add led lights in it,amazing!

5 Ways to Make Cyborg Arms For Your Cosplay

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.

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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 :

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(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.

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Convention Etiquette; Tips to Help You and Fellow Con Goers To Enjoy The Con

Con Etiquette
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Hello students! Welcome to professor Viper’s first day of con etiquette class. Today we will be taught the do’s and don’ts of appropriate convention behavior and how to avoid angry cosplayers.

1.Hug
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We’re starting off with a biggie. Do not glomp. Under any circumstances. Glomping seems harmless but there are a multitude of reasons as to why it’s a bad idea. These reasons include but are not limited to:

  • The cosplayer has a very gently constructed cosplay item on them such as wings or armor that could be damaged or broken if someone glomps them.
  • They could be Haphephobic, meaning an extreme dislike/discomfort of someone touching them, to the point where they will scream or cry the same way someone would if a spider was touching them and they were arachnophobic.
  • They could have back issues where a surprise or ‘extreme’ hug like that would hurt them even more or cause them a lot of pain.
  • They (or you) could have unsealed body paint that could rub off onto your (or their) costume.
  • It could be considered sexual assault because it is usually not consented to beforehand and is meant to come off as a surprise, which quite a few people don’t take too kindly to.

Instead of glomping, try asking kindly for a hug. Don’t take it personally if they refuse.

2.Pictures/cosplayer etiquette.
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Taking pictures is fun and getting your picture taken is fun and shows of your hard work and likeness of a character, but it’s only fun if all parties consent.

  • Please ask permission first in order to take a picture of someone. DO NOT TAKE ‘CREEP SHOTS’, which consist of taking a picture of someone when they’re not paying attention and you don’t know them, taking pictures up their cosplay when on the escalator, and taking pictures if they explicitly state they do not want their picture taken.
  • Wait until a person is done eating to ask for a picture.
  • If the person is sitting down and taking a break, wait until they finish their break to ask for the picture or say ‘excuse me’ and ask if you may take the picture. Do not just take the picture.
  • If the person is on the phone, also wait until their call is over to ask for a picture.
  • If the person is crying or upset, do not ask for a picture.
  • If you want to offer a snack, be careful about the distance if it is messy or could get on someone because 1) it could stain their cosplay or 2) they could be severely allergic to said snack.
  • Please do not touch or grab their props without explicit permission from the owner, as they could be fragile or expensive or even dangerous if made with real steel.
  • It is okay to gush over their cosplay but try not to put yourself down in order to make them feel good about your cosplay, saying things like “You’re the best, everyone else can go home.” or “I’d never look as good as you” might seem like good compliments but cosplay is for fun and doesn’t need to be a competition.

3.Artist Alley etiquette

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Buying art and prints is always much fun but please be mindful of these rules to make sure that everyone has fun and is respectful of the artist.

  • Do not touch the art without permission
  • Do not tell the artist their prices are too high (as this is what the main source of young adult artist is and lowering their prices might be better for you but will seriously hurt their end income)
  • Try not to block the table or art with your body or costume parts (such as wings) as it prevents other possible customers to look at the art they might want to buy.
  • Do not hover around the table too much if you are not going to buy anything, simply tell the owner of the booth that they have great art and that you are still going to think it over, which gives you leeway to leave and be able to think about whether or not you want their art.
  • Give detailed specifications of what you want the artist to draw for you so that it comes out perfect when they finish and you will not have to ask for corrections to be made, making both you and the artist feel awkward.
  • Offer to bring them food or a drink if they are swamped with commissions as commission artists rarely get to leave their tables to explore the convention hall.
  • Talk to them! Commission artists, especially if they’re alone, might get bored during the convention when they can’t really leave their table, so strike up a conversation with them if they’re not too busy!

4.Vendors Hall
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  • Careful when touching an object if allowed; Remember, you break it, you buy it!
  • Have your money ready before you buy so the transaction can go smoothly and quickly.
  • Feel free to haggle by a few dollars, especially on Sunday as that is the day that vendors start to pack up and might be lenient and give you a great deal on something you’ve been eyeing all weekend!
  • If they refuse to haggle, don’t push it. You might be lucky at another booth.
  • If you already have a bag and the item is not very big, tell the seller you don’t need a bag so you can save yourself the weight and them the bag.
  • Feel free to make small talk to the vendors too if they’re not too busy.

That’s all the tips I have today!! I hope these tips guide you well during a convention! Class dismissed!!

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