Category: RWBY

reusmater: Had a blast cosplaying at AX all fo…

reusmater:

Had a blast cosplaying at AX all four days this past weekend. Went as Raven on days 2 and 4. Had a ton of fun moments including one in which a fellow attendee and I joked around about the “Best Mom” pin I wore on day four. Looking forward to my next convention! More photos can be found on my personal IG ( rainistender ). 

Hi there! I’m cosplaying Ilia Amitola from RWBY for RTX in 4(ish) days. I am having trouble figuring out what to use for her scales on her hands/shoulders/face/legs. I thought about lipstick, but I’m worried that it’ll smear too much. This light brown I’m looking for is really hard to find in washable markers. Plus, Austin Texas humidity is brutal, and I want it to last the whole of Friday but wash off that night as I’m cosplaying Winter the next day. Any ideas?

Hello there!

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You should use a body painting product for this, as it will be skin-safe.

My top recommendation would be to get an alcohol-based paint, as this will last a long time, and as it is not dissolved by water, you don’t have to worry as much about sweating it off. A product that is already in liquid form is easy to brush or sponge on into the shape of the scales. Be sure to also get the special remover for the paint, and moisturize well after removing it.

You can also try a water-based paint, which is easier and cheaper to obtain than alcohol-based, and won’t have as high of a risk of smudging as a creme paint/grease paint would. This is usually in cake form and activated by water, and you can brush it onto your skin. Be sure to seal this well with a spray-on makeup sealer.

Creme paints/grease paints would be my last choice for this, as the paint tends to smear, even when fully saturated with powder, but it would create a more sweatproof alternative, so if you can’t do the others, this would still work as long as you are careful to set it with a large amount of translucent powder and spray it with sealant afterwards.

For any issues with sweat in the heat, I would recommend a setting powder that contains antiperspirants (many theatrical makeup powders have these) to help prevent sweating to begin with. You can also bring your makeup with you for touchups throughout the day.

I hope that helps! Good luck :]

Fabrickind / Q&A Staff

I’m making a RWBY Neo cosplay, and I’m a bit stuck on what fabric to use for the jacket. I’m hoping for something with at least a bit of stretch, so I can do similar stunts as the character. However, I can’t find any fabric that is opaque enough. You can always see the pink lining underneath. Should I forgo the stretch fabric for ease of sewing and fabric hunting? Or is there a fabric type you know of that could work?

Hello there!

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What I would recommend for this is using a white interlining. Instead of using a single layer of your white fabric, you can use two layers so that it is more opaque when overlaid on the pink. This will make the jacket a bit thicker, but it will solve your opacity problem. You can also find a thinner fabric with enough stretch for your needs to use as an interlining, if you need. 

If you don’t want an entire new layer, you can interface the outer layer with a stretch interfacing, though this will change the body of your fabric.

If you want to change your fabric entirely, this would work well out of a thicker ponte knit fabric. This is a firm doubleknit fabric that works well for structured but soft garments, and it has some stretch to it (usually up to 25%). You may have better luck with your lining not showing through if you use this.

I hope this helps! Good luck :]

Fabrickind / Q&A Staff

Weiss Schnee Cosplay (RWBY) by KleinerPixel

Weiss Schnee Cosplay (RWBY)
by KleinerPixel

Weiss Schnee Cosplay (RWBY) by KleinerPixel

Weiss Schnee Cosplay (RWBY)
by KleinerPixel

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I’m planning on doing a crossover cosplay of weiss (rwby) in a boku no hero academy school uniform. I’ve never tried a crossover before and I’m just worried about creating a proper blend of both worlds. I dont want to simply wear weiss’ wig with a school uniform but there isn’t much more I can think of adding. Do you have any suggestions on making a believable mix?

Think of ways to merge the two outfits. Maybe you have the academy uniform’s structure but the colours that Weiss wears. Maybe the academy blazer is worn over Weiss’ normal outfit. Maybe there are patterns that can be added as small details to the uniform. Does Weiss have a prop? Can that be Boku-No-Heroified? What is the story behind this crossover, does she have a reason for being there? Can this reason be shown in the outfit or props? Could she simply be a person in the Boku universe who is also a RWBY fan with a RWBY plush or button? 

Maybe the best solution is just Weiss’ wig and a school uniform. Then, is there anything you can add to really make her recognizable? Poses, makeup, contacts? What really makes it clear who you are supposed to be?

I don’t have any answers for you because this is your crossover costume. Try drawing or photoshopping the look to see if it works and brainstorm what could be added or taken away.

All the best, 

Duckie / Admin

Although I’ve made the costume before, I’m remaking my Tyrian Callows from RWBY cosplay. Trouble is that the last few times I worked on previous versions of his outfit, the bracers on his arms stop me. There’s a single piece that goes over his middle fingers and I can never do it without eventually tearing the fabric or cutting off circulation to my fingers. Any advice for the new version?

I use elastic (sewing elastic/elastic waistband/flat elastic) to make loops. Then I tack it in place with a couple hand stitches. Since it is a strong material it doesn’t usually break and since it stretches, it moves with your hand so it doesn’t cut off circulation. Sometimes, after a lot of wear, the tacking stitches will get loose. I keep a needle and thread in my cosplay-fix-kit in case this happens. 

Best of luck,
 — Duckie / Admin

Hello there! I’m in the middle of constructing a Velvet Scarlatina cosplay from rwby and I was hoping if you had any tips on various things? I’m decent at sewing but I have never made shorts before or a sleeved shirt. I want to use a semi stretching fabric for comfort but I still want structure. Also She has crotch high boots. And they are 100% boots not leggings. I was thinking of maybe just making them attached to the pants? But I have no idea how to go about it…

You can do it! If you are feeling unsure about making a sleeved shirt or shorts I suggest using a sewing pattern, that will guide you along the way. Look for easy-sew patterns that won’t make it overly complicated, simplicity and newlook are good for those. Because they are basic garments, you  can find guides on how to draft shorts/pants and shirts with sleeves pretty easily. 

I wouldn’t suggest directly attaching the boots to the shorts by sewing them as one piece. Instead I would make the boots separate, with zippers so they can fit tightly along the leg – look at other thigh high boots for inspiration. If they’re tight enough they should stay up on their own, but if you need that extra support to keep them from sliding down then you could use garters or snaps.

Hope this helps!
Duckie / Admin

Weiss Schnee – RWBY by Calssara

Weiss Schnee – RWBY by Calssara