Category: boku no hero academia

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There’s a few ways you can go about her corset.

Perhaps the easiest would be to simply purchase an off-the-rack underbust corset and modify it as needed. Even though you won’t likely be looking to actually reduce your waist, I would still look for one with steel boning and a curvy enough cut that it will conform to your underbust and hips while still defining your waist and not creating gaps. Remember that the lacing should be parallel in the back! Here’s a good guide to the basics.

Another option would be to make an underbust corset. It doesn’t have to be extremely complicated, since you likely aren’t going to want to tightlace with it, but still be sure to use a firm fabric and high-quality boning – I typically recommend spiral steel for the bendy areas like the waist and flat spring steel for the areas like the center front – since a lot of cheap plastic boning can warp and twist and become very uncomfortable. Making your own would allow you to customize the fit and the detailing in a way that purchasing would not. Even a basic pattern found in the costuming section of a major commercial pattern manufacturer’s catalog would work well for this, since you don’t need tightlacing or historical accuracy. Thankfully, costume corset patterns are very common these days!

Lastly, you can make a faux corset out of a stretchy fabric and enough boning for structure, but not the same amount or type you would use for a full corset. I would recommend using a stretch interfacing on your fabric if you go this route, as it helps create a bit more firmness and control. This would be the least corset-like, but would move in the same way hers seems to. It also would take less skill in getting a precise fit, though you would need to know how to work with stretch fabrics. I would recommend a boning like rigilene for this option.

Any of these options can either have the panty area attached to the corset or as a separate piece worn underneath.

For the front detailing, I would recommend creating the neck piece as a separate item and then having it snap to the front of the corset rather than sewing in on. This will allow you to dress and undress easier than if it were attached, and if you needed to remove the neck piece for any reason, you wouldn’t need to remove your whole costume. If you have a pre-made corset or if you make a corset with a busk in the front, you can use the detailing to cover the busk and hide it. The red gems can simply be sewn or glued over where the snaps are.

I hope that helps! Good luck :]

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I can’t find references of the particular swords, so I’ll give advice based on what a feather looks like.

What I would recommend is using a wooden dowel for the center shaft. Lightweight, cheap, easily obtainable, and able to be carved. If you take a coarse grit (low number) sandpaper to the dowels, while wearing an appropriate respirator and eye protection, you can sand the dowels down into a fine enough point for your needs. Be sure to round the tip as to not have a dangerous prop!

Once you get the general shape of the shaft, you can work your way towards finer grits (higher numbers) of sandpaper to smooth the wood. If you want a very smooth piece with no wood grain, I would recommend smoothing the wood with sandpaper and then using filling primer over it, sanding it down, priming again, etc., until you have a perfectly smooth piece. You can paint over this (if you want EXTRA smoothness, repeat the process with your paint) and use a gloss coat to add shine.

If you wanted to 3D print, you could, but keep in mind that for a project of this size, you would likely have to print the piece in sections and glue them together. 3D printed objects are also not perfectly smooth out of the printer, so you would still need to finish the plastic for smoothness.

I hope that helps! Good luck :]

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Since this is a formal outfit, I would recommend formal materials.

My first pick would be taffeta, because this would get the crispness and volume of her skirt (with a petticoat and a proper double circle skirt cut). You can also go with a dull satin or a sanded satin, though you may need to interface this to get the crispness of her bodice.

Be sure to fit the bodice well, use interfacing in the collar, and add boning to the bodice to create a smoother line.

I hope that helps! Good luck :]

Fabrickind / Q&A Staff

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Since this is a formal outfit, I would recommend formal materials.

My first pick would be taffeta, because this would get the crispness and volume of her skirt (with a petticoat and a proper double circle skirt cut). You can also go with a dull satin or a sanded satin, though you may need to interface this to get the crispness of her bodice.

Be sure to fit the bodice well, use interfacing in the collar, and add boning to the bodice to create a smoother line.

I hope that helps! Good luck :]

Fabrickind / Q&A Staff

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Since this build is mostly straight lines, it would be fairly simple to construct out of any type of cuttable, flat material.

I would recommend using a pair of swim goggles as a base so that you don’t have to build the entire structure from scratch, though if you wanted to attach elastic to the back and center yourself, that would also be possible.

Cut your material (I’d recommend either a thicker craft foam or a plastic or some type) into two rectangles and two triangles, with the shorter sides the same length as the long side of the rectangles and the base long enough to create a good angle (experiment with paper patterns if you need) per eye. Cut the sight holes in the rectangles. Glue these together so that the rectangles are “tented” up, with the triangles on the sides. The long sides of the rectangles will each be glued to a short side of a triangle, and the short sides of the rectangles will be glued where they meet in the center. I would recommend curving the base of the triangles to fit your face, and cutting your materials at an angle (if thicker materials) so that the edges are flush with each other once glued. Paint your goggles as needed.

If you want the thicker bridge piece in the center, this would be created using a similar method of attaching to rectangles at an angle, though without the triangles on the sides. If you want the insides to appear dark, I would recommend attaching some tinted plastic to the backside of the goggles.

Once you have two of these strange pyramids, glue them over your swim goggle base or glue a small bit of elastic in the center and a piece of elastic enough to reach around the back of your head on the sides. I would also recommend getting a small amount of foam used for padding and gluing that to the insides, where they touch your eyes, for comfort – you can see that his goggles have that padding.

I hope that helps! Good luck :]

Fabrickind / Q&A Staff

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Since she has loafers in her school uniform, I assume you mean the frog outfit in the middle there?

My first thought is to build the bootcovers with the green parts treated almost like plush, but out of a suitable material for shoes. You would create pockets of space in the bootcovers out of the green fabric, and then stuff the area around the shoe so that they have the rounded shape.

You can also try attaching something round (pingpong balls might be the right size) to the base shoe, and then patterning the shoecovers around them.

I would recommend using the saran wrap or duct tape method of patterning for this, since the shapes are complex.

If you wanted something that wouldn’t involve sewing, you could cover your round objects in a stretch fabric and then glue them to the outside and top of the boot, or build the entire shape out of carved foam.

I hope that helps! Good luck :]

Fabrickind / Q&A Staff

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For her stockings, if you can’t find ones that are the correct color, you have two options:

1. Dye white thigh-high stockings. You can get a custom color this way, and you would know that the stockings have a proper top to them that you don’t need to add yourself. Most stockings can be dyed with polyester dye, such as Rit Dyemore or iDye Poly. Since heat damages spandex fibers, I would recommend using the lowest possible heat that will still set your color, so you may need to experiment slightly. You may have luck on nylon tights with regular fabric dyes or acid dyes, as well.

2. Cut a pair of sheer purple tights into thigh highs. You will need to finish the tops yourself by either hemming them or using fold-over elastic, but you won’t need to mess with dyeing this way. Since she wears garters, you don’t need to worry as much about the cut tops wanting to slip down your legs, though elastic in the tops will help with this.

I would recommend purchasing separate garters or making your own. Since the garters attach to her belt, making your own would be a good custom option so that you can have that detail. Look for satin elastic and bra strap slides for the materials for this, or cannibalize an existing garterbelt for the materials. You can also purchase garter tabs in most fabric stores. Making the garters separate will also allow you to change out the stockings in case you get a run in them, though if you don’t want visible garter tabs, you can always sew the elastic of the garters directly to the tops of the stockings.

As for the belt buckle, I would recommend using either craft foam or a thermoplastic like Worbla or Thibra. With foam, you can cut the yellow detailing as a separate layer and overlay it on the base (red) layer, and with thermoplastics, you can create thin “snakes” of plastic to create the detailing.

Whichever material you use, you can either create loops of elastic on the back to slide it onto your belt (with hooks or snaps underneath on the belt itself to hold it closed), or you can add snaps to the buckle itself to snap it on, or you can build it over an existing buckle, such as a clip buckle, an autogrip buckle, or a pin buckle.

I hope that helps! Good lucl :]

Fabrickind / Q&A Staff

Ochako Uraraka Wig Tutorial! || My Hero Academia cosplay

Tutorial by: Naomi cosplay

Tutorial Linkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eWPpmZ6UT0