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EDIT!: Added information from *endlessbard in the "Fabrics" section! Thank you <333

There you go! Part I. Part II will consist of details and props :P *dies* that took FOREVER....T.T; Also I am sorry for any mistakes... it is hard to keep reading over and fixing things

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Edit (2/10/13): I went back and fixed some spelling errors and statements.
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:icong01nggh05t:
G01NGgh05t Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
These are amazing tips! Thank you :))) <3
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:icontristiahna:
Tristiahna Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
I'm glad! You're welcome~
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SongMina Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really good tips! O.o you must have been cosplaying for A LONG TIME! I am just starting, and searching for tips! :D wa snice to find this YAY!
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:icontristiahna:
Tristiahna Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
Not to-to long. I started in 2009. But I suppose it is a bit of a learn as you go thing~
I'm glad! <3
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:iconsongmina:
SongMina Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, thats certainly true!
<3
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floppy1015jams Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this was o helpfull
i am going az lizzy at my next con and i used this for my first con to (i was demon ciel)
i hope i get better at my cosplay an you really helped me out with my wig situation!!!
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:icontristiahna:
Tristiahna Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
Really? Wow! That honestly makes me so happy to hear! I am glad it was of use to you. Best of luck with your cosplays! :heart:
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:iconfloppy1015jams:
floppy1015jams Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you
:D
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:iconskye-rhyder:
Skye-Rhyder Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
You've been LINKED!

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:icontristiahna:
Tristiahna Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Oh wow! Thank you so much! :heart:
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Skye-Rhyder Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
When will part two be out?
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:icontristiahna:
Tristiahna Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Ah this was written almost 2 years ago, it was suppose to be right after this one and I never got around to it. I began typing it up, but never finished it. I may finish it later, though I've forgotten then content of it. I will let you know if/when I ever post it.
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Jejeshi-Tobi Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooooh thank you for the wonderful tipsTristiahna-sempai now I'm all fired up to cosplay one day! :D
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:icontristiahna:
Tristiahna Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
I'm so sorry I never saw your comment o_o Thank you so much!
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:iconjejeshi-tobi:
Jejeshi-Tobi Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well it's okay I don't mind. :)
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:iconcaitieatetapee:
CaitieAteTapee Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Student General Artist
Alright so~ o:
The last part, where you said there will be more people with your cosplay unless its rare. ~

At Youmacon 2011 i went as Elizabeth Middleford~ and there was only 3 others as Lizzie. (I personally think i was the best one, and so ive been told. xD )
But anyway! The second i saw one of them i just smiled big and screamed "HI TWINNIE!" Saying that really makes you feel better about it xD I was actually a little sad there wasnt many more Lizzies~ because its fun when you have a bunch of clones sometimes. At the photoshoot it was just me and my "TWINNIE" lizzie~ the other two couldnt come. (One was also a guy, the other ones wig was just.. poo? xD i dunno... ) anyway! we were talking the whole time and getting excited about having our turn~ but we were like LAST. Why? I think it was because there was so little of us. Anyway~ i still had a good time and i loved all the compliments i got. (My cosplay was also bought, not made. Im tempted to make my next cosplay im just scared to screw it up and i also cant find the right fabric. CURSE YOU LIZZIE. D; )
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:icontristiahna:
Tristiahna Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
Probably, you're a beautiful Lizzy.
LOL "the other was a guy" - Thats hilarious!

Hah. I would attempt to make a less complex outfit first - Black Butler's Victorian style may be a little overwhelming if you're not used to making costumes :P
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CaitieAteTapee Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Student General Artist
yeah xD ive made pants and stuff before~ and im practicing ruffles. I just need fabric D: i cant seem to find the right kind though. And aww~ thank you<3
i really like your cosplays xD you have the right face for just about everyone, i really like your madame red though. c:
and he WAS a guy~ xDDD
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:icontristiahna:
Tristiahna Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Aw, that's cool ^___^
Aww thank you <3 My mom has even made comments like "You have a face... an anime face that works for almost everyone" lol. I was worried I didn't have a "mature" enough look for Madam Red, since she is an older woman.
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CaitieAteTapee Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Student General Artist
haha xD luckkkyy~ No youre perfect! :D
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cloudsofsand Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
"At Least if my dress falls off I will be wearing pretty underwear" LMAO!! It was even more hilarious because you were Yuko XD
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Tristiahna Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
It works for that slut! <3
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erisabesu-kuro-gosai Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Student General Artist
I love you. ;___; thank you for making this... its so very helpful!
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:icontristiahna:
Tristiahna Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Aww, thank you! I'm glad it was useful to you *_*
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erisabesu-kuro-gosai Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Student General Artist
:'D no problem :)
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TheBrokenPuppet25 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this a lot!


I'm cosplaying Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter, but unfortunately I look like Hermione, and my hair is 95% black and 5% brown. ;n; And two things, is a beauty store wig ok and I'm going to Florida to visit my uncle and aunt and I want to bring the wig with me, so where do I put my wig?
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Tristiahna Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
Thank you! :'D

Beauty store wigs are good (: Actually I enourage buying from a store (not costume store/too cheap) Well... I suggest pulling it up in a pony tail or braiding it to reduce any tangling. Then fold it nicely and put it in the bottom of your suitcase and stack everything else neatly on top of it. OR place it on top and remove it from the suitcase whenever you need something else out of there.
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TheBrokenPuppet25 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're Welcome!

Yay! \o/ I'm going to go see if I can buy one when my sister visits. I think I should put it on top because I usually shove everything into my suitcase. ^^; Thank you agaun for the advice!~
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:icontristiahna:
Tristiahna Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Haha, that's how I am, it's easier just to take it out XD
You're very welcome ^_^
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TheBrokenPuppet25 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I'm actually going to Maine to visit my cousins on July 1st and I'm still not packed. xDD I'm probably just gonnna shove a bunch of shirts, shorts, undies, and flip-flops in my suitcase. xDD
:0)
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:icontristiahna:
Tristiahna Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
I see today is July 1st - have fun with your cousin in Maine! :'D
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:iconthebrokenpuppet25:
TheBrokenPuppet25 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did! Even though one chased me with lit sparklers and getting sunburnt, I still had a good time!
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:icontristiahna:
Tristiahna Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
Ah, that's awesome! :'D
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SonicFanFromLyoko Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I SO agree with the wig part! I hate it when I see an otherwise-good cosplay where the cosplayer ruins it by wearing a cheap wig or spray-painting their hair. I'm definitely not a good cosplayer but my $40 wig made my Kagamine Rin cosplay SO much better! Getting a $10 Party City wig is a HUGE no-no!

Wait, have you made a part II yet? If you haven't, MAKE ONE! Please:).
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:icontristiahna:
Tristiahna Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Thanks! (: Yeah - bad wigs are disappointing if they're a good cosplayer D:

No .___. I totally lost my enthusiasm ^^' I think I'll start on that
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SonicFanFromLyoko Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! I know, they really are.:(

Start on it!:)
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BlackWinged12 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Gawd! this was so helpfull for a newbie like me.
But you say this is part 1 right. So did you make a part 2?
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:icontristiahna:
Tristiahna Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Oh I am glad (:
I did not. I did not think anyone liked part 1 enough to read a part 2 ^^'
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chibi-charm Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Student
*shoves wig from party store in closet* ^^;
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:icontristiahna:
Tristiahna Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
*pats head* I've done it too ^^;
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PeculiarChemicalista Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
thank you for the tips (:
I haven't worn a wig yet since my character and I have black hair.
and the last tip, the smiling tip, yeah, THANKS A LOT FOR THAT :D although I think I should rather smirk
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Tristiahna Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
Of course :]
Ah yes, your hair worked perfect for Itachi.
Haha! ^o^ Yup, yup :D Lol smirking... it's more mysterious :P
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PeculiarChemicalista Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
well, Itachi is a mysterious character anyway so... yeah... (:
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s2gemeasS2 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
This will be very helpful to me *-* I want to cosplay one day ~
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:icontristiahna:
Tristiahna Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
Yay, I am glad ^-^
Hopefully you will be able to (:
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Sora-Horsey Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a very helpful tutorial, thank-you! I will be cosplaying for the first time sometime next year, so this will really come in handy! Thanks again!
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:icontristiahna:
Tristiahna Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
You're very welcome <3 Who will you be cosplaying, out of curiousity?
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Sora-Horsey Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll be cosplaying as Edward Elric~
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:icontristiahna:
Tristiahna Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
Oh~ Very cool. I guess I should have known since you asked about the boots ^^; ohmy...
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Sora-Horsey Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, no worries! I tend to do that a lot XD
Yeah, everyone seems to compare me to Ed, so I figured I could cosplay as him for Anime Banzai~
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