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No.6 cosplay
« on: May 14, 2014, 12:49:34 pm »
I'll admit, I can talk about cosplay all day long, and cosplaying No.6 characters is one of my favorite things to do. So if anyone else has a passion for cosplay, wants to cosplay, or even has questions about cosplay, let's talk about it here! I'm also happy to answer any questions or at least point you in the right direction about No.6 cosplay specific things, like how to keep your Nezumi ponytail sticking up all day, how to make your superfiber scarf from looking bulky, where to get the wigs and contacts you need, how on earth Eve's dress is actually constructed, how the heck do you even put Shion's mark on your body without getting it all over your clothes...

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Re: No.6 cosplay
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2014, 01:09:49 pm »
@Weisel YES I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW I NEEDED THIS BOARD BUT THANK YOU

okay, me and my friend are interested in doing some casual cosplays of Nezumi and Shion, so we don't exactly need to know about their clothing, but it would be really nice to know your technique for doing Nezumi's ponytail... also Shion scar makeup help would be nice... what brand do you use? I have experience doing Homestuck cosplay (don't know if you know a thing about Homestuck, but the cosplay involves painting your entire body grey http://akumeoi.deviantart.com/art/Katnep-2013-392725204) so I have experience with Ben Nye, but that stuff is hella expensive. I know about the whole sealing-with-baby-powder thing though.

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Re: No.6 cosplay
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2014, 01:40:23 pm »
I'm definitely going to answer your questions, but I want to make sure I do an accurate and thorough job of it, so I'll be posting everything probably tonight once I properly document everything (since just following text is trickier than having pictures to help, especially when it's something like cosplay where it's entirely about visuals). So I'll be back later with all kinds of answers! I now have a mission today! I'm actually ridiculously excited to do this.

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Re: No.6 cosplay
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2014, 06:27:43 pm »
So I totally got my Nezumi wig process documented and I'm planning on doing the Shion scar process soon... But guess who's roommate didn't pay the internet bill?! So posting will have to wait until tomorrow night when I can use wifi from elsewhere. Also I was planning on doing my Shion scar stuff tonight but it just started storming here so I'm probably going to lose power at some point soon which means no light to use.

But hey, wearing my newly styled Nezumi wig yesterday was fun!

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Re: No.6 cosplay
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2014, 07:24:08 pm »
@Weisel aww yeah I can't wait for these undoubtedly awesome tutorials. I'm sorry about your wifi, that sounds like a bummer. (The other day mine just cut out for no reason, and I was like -- but how am I gotta go on the No. 6 forum???? Fortunately it came back on by the next morning ^^;)

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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2014, 07:55:48 pm »
I plan on cosplaying Nezumi soon (really excited for it!!!) and I pretty much have everything except for the scarf and the wig. So I have two questions based on this: does anyone know where to buy good wigs for his hair (in the anime adaption, so like a navy blue) and what fabric do you think would be best for the scarf? thanks!~ ^^

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Re: No.6 cosplay
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2014, 09:48:43 am »
ARGH still no wifi! And I live in a tiny town so it's not an option to mooch wifi from a Starbucks or anything. I'm still pretty sure I can't post pictures from my phone here... I don't think I can just make a tumblr post and put a link here, but I'll try anyway.

But to at least explain some things that I WILL be posting here, I'll be showing how to style Nezumi's hair at a minimal cost and then showing two ways to make Shion's scar relatively cheaply.

As for fabric for Nezumi's scarf, I'd recommend something a little heavier that still has a little bit of drape to it. If I manage to get to a fabric store sometime, I'll pick out a few specific materials that will work well. Also my tip for the actual shape of the scarf is to not cut it into the square shape it is in the anime. It'll be a lot less bulky if you fold the material in half and instead of cutting it into a right triangle, make it an elongated triangle. Then that's less fabric piled up in front of you and it's easier to tie. Sorry, Nezumi. Your design is once again only possible with anime physics.

For wigs, I pretty much always go to eBay. All of my No.6 cosplay wigs are from various sellers on eBay, which includes Shion, Nezumi, Inukashi, and Eve. If you need any help finding what you want on there, I can help with that, too.

So today I'll try to get something figured out for posting, though I can't promise anything... The whole wifi thing is just plain ridiculous by this point. The last time I didn't have any connection here was nearly a year ago.

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Re: No.6 cosplay
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2014, 06:00:32 pm »
Alright thanks!!! ^^ it would be a great help if you could help me find wig sellers on ebay and a few choice specific fabrics when you do manage to get your wifi back but thanks for the advice now!! c: I hope you get your wifi back, I would love to see some of your completed cosplays.

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Re: No.6 cosplay
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2014, 01:36:41 am »
Alright, here's the Nezumi ponytail tutorial!

http://weiselzelle.tumblr.com/post/86768354179/styling-nezumis-darn-ponytail

 I'd like to redo my pictures for it after I'm done with Shion's scar and when I don't have this headache I've had for two weeks now... But we'll see! I hope it explains enough and I'm more than happy to answer any questions.

@dragonflame185: I can help find some wigs for you on eBay and message those links to you tomorrow no problem. Also I should be able to stop by a fabric store on Wednesday so I'll do some fabric searching there then.

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Re: No.6 cosplay
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2014, 05:48:57 am »
Thanks for the tutorial! (now I just gotta find a wig x3) I already found a fabric I think will work out well (me and my friend will try it today see what happens) but I think it would be nice to have a kind of back-up fabric, just in case. :) thank you so much!!! ^_^

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Re: No.6 cosplay
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2014, 01:56:33 pm »
@Weisel Ahh, yay! Thank you for the tutorial, I can tell I'm gonna have a lot of fun with it. XD
*whispers* You are adorable!
Nezumi's hair is really funny, when you think about it. He just freaking ties it up in a knot. Because why not.
(He is so cool. He is the epitome of cool. Look at that ugly as heck yellow shirt. So cool. Yeah.)
I think it's interesting that you used what looks like a gray wig instead of black or dark blue. Any reason why?
I also like how doing Nezumi's hair requires one to be patient and gentle, two things Nezumi is not. Hehe.

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Re: No.6 cosplay
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2014, 02:58:29 pm »
@Weisel:

A great tutorial. ^^ Thanks for your effort. It was really interesting, although I'm not that much into cosplay.

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Nezumi's hair is really funny, when you think about it. He just freaking ties it up in a knot. Because why not.
(He is so cool. He is the epitome of cool. Look at that ugly as heck yellow shirt. So cool. Yeah.)

Haha, it's amazing how he ties his hair in 0,5 seconds in the anime. Hmm...reminds me of this here -> Click me!




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« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2014, 04:40:53 pm »
@Vox: No problem!
And I don't know how to react to a compliment in text... I usually just blush and cover my face and try to say something along the lines of "thank you" and awkwardly stumble over my own words. So I guess imagine that.
(And that yellow shirt... When it's getting close to laundry day and I'm forced to wear that shirt, I'm actually completely embarrassed. What a color.)
The color of my wig is actually a mix of blue and gray, but I'm sure my pictures are a bit off in color. I just took a picture of different shades of blue papers and the lighter ones became orange in the photo. It's not a super vibrant blue anyway, but I like how the gray makes the overall color a little duller. Some cosplays I want to be bright and shiny, but not Nezumi. Eve, maybe... Actually I bought some sparkly things for my Eve cosplay the other day. Not important, but I love shiny cosplays.
And trust me, you will have to remind yourself to be patient and gentle, despite what your inner Nezumi might want. I've had that wig for two years and it has seen some hard times, considering I knew just about nothing about wigs when I got it. So it's been abused and cried on a lot. At least it's held up this whole time!

@Ahiku: Thanks! And hey, cosplay's not for everyone. It's a ridiculous hobby that you spend all your time and money on and then you torture yourself by wearing clothes inappropriate for the weather. It takes a special kind of insanity, I think.

I'd like to try redoing my photos for the tutorial so it's a little clearer and less sloppy. I didn't want to make excuses, but halfway through documenting that, my huge headache decided to come back and by the time I was done I was ready to rip that wig right off. I didn't, though. I patiently and gently took it off, and then ripped out the pins and wig cap from my hair.

Also I think my Nezumi wig deserves a little love and care. It's too hot here to do anything else, anyway... Time for a bath, Nezumi!

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« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2014, 06:06:47 pm »
@Weisel Hehe. You're welcome ^,.,^
I like Nezumi's shirt from the manga much better. (The white one with black sleeves - http://i6.mangareader.net/no6/16/no6-3283557.jpg) It looks like the kind of thing I think is cool in general.

TBH, I don't think the people who designed the outfits for the anime were really that good at fashion to begin with. Eve's dress is endlessly disappointing to me. I mean, it's alright, but if I were to cosplay Eve I'm pretty sure I'd put him in something else. On one hand, it's well designed because it minimizes his male-ness (I know this because I have a friend who is a really great cross-dresser and she's looked at the clothing science behind it), but on the other hand, it's ugly. Of course, he's stuck in the West Block, and it's not like nice dresses grow on trees. But it doesn't look like they took that into account anyway.
Nezumi's coat/scarf combo is interesting, and Shion's outfit is alright (especially in the manga, where they gave him a beanie once). Safu, though... I've never seen a more generic-looking heroine in my life. Yeesh.

Oh, I've got a question. What do you do about Nezumi's pants? Usually people just sort of shred them in really fake and awkward looking ways. I mean, they looked fake and awkward in the anime, but that doesn't mean cosplayers have to play by those rules, hehe.

Also, thanks for making this tutorial even though you weren't feeling so great. It's much appreciated. =)

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« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2014, 08:59:56 pm »
@Vox: I agree wholeheartedly on the shirt. I actually had a dream two nights ago that I found a shirt just like that and bought it. I was really disappointed when I woke up.
And I feel like you're right about their fashion sense. I mean, nearly everything in the anime is stuff I wouldn't wear outside of cosplay. I do like how Shion and Nezumi look in the manga, though. Better shirt and I like the beige sweater on Shion a lot more. I do remember listening in the No.6 DVD commentary that they changed some colors to brighten up their designs for the anime... Not sure if that was a wise move, guys. (Of course I end up wearing it all anyway, psh.) And when I cosplay Eve, it's a variation on what Eve looks like in the manga, so it'll be pretty different from the anime dress. (I'm pretty sure I'd look bad in that dress, anyway, even if I did like it.) Everyone's just a lot prettier in the manga!
As for pants, that's something I want to improve on as well. The cuts are a little fake looking on mine, but definitely not the "VVV" kind of cut. I'm currently trying to rough up the edges more with a seam ripper to mess up the loose fibers even more. It seems to be working pretty well. I'll post a picture on my blog when I'm all done so you can see what it looks like in the end. So I guess my best advice on that is avoid the "VVV" pattern and use a seam ripper to make it look more "natural." If only Nezumi would just tuck his darn pant leg into his boot, it wouldn't look like that.
And I'm always happy to help with things like tutorials! I did consider putting it off a day when the headache started, but I really wanted to get something posted for you soon even if it wasn't perfect just so you'd have something to start with. I'm planning to improve what I have, though. My Nezumi wig just got a bath and is drying now! Anyway, I really really love to be able to help with cosplay stuff since I love it so much! Plus then you don't have to spend two years of trial and error on your cosplays.

Okay, I'm rambling. I think it's because I'm hungry. Maybe.