Cosplay New Zealand
Hi there! This forum has now moved over to Facebook. You can find us by searching for 'Cosplay New Zealand', or going to https://www.facebook.com/groups/cosplaynewzealand/

We'll see you there.



 
HomeHome  PortalPortal  GalleryGallery  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  RulesRules  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  


Sourcing random materials topic

View previous topic View next topic Go down
MessageAuthor
Sourcing random materials topic
Post By Rolly. 04/07/09, 02:05 pm

I'm not sure if this in the right section but....

Basically, I'm going to use this thread/make this thread into one where you can ask people where you would find _____ material(s), that are a bit out of the normal fabric shop niche.

So, here goes....

Where would I be able to find long-as shoe laces, long enough to lace boots that go up to under the knee?
Like these?
http://i88.servimg.com/u/f88/12/98/07/44/boots10.png
avatar
Rolly
forum prisoner.

Number of posts : 2918
Age : 26
Location : Auckland!
Transforms into : a stylish shoe for the blind earthbender
Gender : Female
Registration date : 2008-03-24

Back to top Go down

Re: Sourcing random materials topic
Post By JVCA. 04/07/09, 02:34 pm

Stickied. C:

I'm looking for more of a champagne gold chinese silk brocade fabric which had a cherry blossom fabric which I got from spotlight around this time last year. My local branch doesn't have it in stock anymore - so if anyone sees it at their branch could they let me know? If you don't mind I'd love to give you the money to buy it for me and then send it to me as well (obviously with me paying for postage).
_________________
The Biscuit Brigade
http://kevan.org/johari?name=jvca
♥ Midsummer-Snow - Nana to my Hachi ♥
avatar
JVCA
Pronounced "Jay-vee-ka"

Number of posts : 7122
Age : 26
Location : Howick, Auckland
Transforms into : a crotchety old woman
Gender : Female
Registration date : 2007-11-25

Back to top Go down
http://www.jvca.net.nz

Re: Sourcing random materials topic
Post By SpamTomatoSpam. 05/07/09, 03:49 pm

Rolly wrote:
Where would I be able to find long-as shoe laces, long enough to lace boots that go up to under the knee?
Like these?
http://i88.servimg.com/u/f88/12/98/07/44/boots10.png

I think it'd be pretty difficult to find shoe laces that long. And probably not worth the effort, because shoe laces are pretty easy/cheap to make.

Step 1: Figure out how long the laces need to be. Once you have the boots, just use a random bit of string or thread or wool to lace them up and figure out how much cord you're gonna need. (And include extra for tying them!)

Step 2: Buy suitable cord. Spotlight is probably your best bet, or any other craft/haberdashery shop.

Step 3: Now for the interesting part: sealing the ends so they don't fray. There are probably a few ways of doing this.
An easy way is to tightly wrap a piece of clear sellotape around the end, and then give it a coat of nail polish or varnish.
avatar
SpamTomatoSpam
Ultimatum

Number of posts : 206
Age : 26
Location : Christchurch
Transforms into : my own evil twin
Gender : Female
Registration date : 2008-05-24

Back to top Go down

Re: Sourcing random materials topic
Post By sakura_petals. 23/08/09, 07:25 am

I'm looking for some orange silk (or something close but not shiny) for my Super Sailor Venus cosplay for Auckgeddon. There isn't any in CHCH so I'm hoping some of you guys can help me out. I'm not quite sure how much I need; enough for the skirt, sailor collar and glove puffs. I'm happy to pay for material and postage to me.

Ref pic (very big sorry):
Spoiler:
 
avatar
sakura_petals
TEH WIZARD OF OZ.

Number of posts : 1503
Age : 33
Location : Christchurch
Gender : Female
Registration date : 2009-04-10

Back to top Go down

Re: Sourcing random materials topic
Post By Mischa. 08/09/09, 03:16 pm

I'm looking for artificial birds (for a 1890's headdress) Any size Very Happy/breed/colour considered



this would be perfect:


avatar
Mischa
HOT DIGGITY DOG

Number of posts : 1045
Age : 111
Location : Wellington
Transforms into : GRIMDARK
Gender : Female
Registration date : 2009-03-15

Back to top Go down
http://www.doublestitch.co.nz

Re: Sourcing random materials topic
Post By Freddie. 08/09/09, 03:18 pm

@Mischa ~ We have some gold spray-painted Christmas decorations like that?
avatar
Freddie
forum prisoner.

Number of posts : 2615
Age : 259
Location : Kapiti Coast!
Transforms into : Doraemon
Gender : Male
Registration date : 2008-11-30

Back to top Go down
http://youtube.com/DigitalFoxGirl

Re: Sourcing random materials topic
Post By Mischa. 08/09/09, 03:21 pm

Good thought- Christmas decorations are coming in stock soon (I saw signs at Spotlight) ahhhhhhhhhhh already!

*EDIT FOUND SOME YAYYYYY $2 shopppp!!!
avatar
Mischa
HOT DIGGITY DOG

Number of posts : 1045
Age : 111
Location : Wellington
Transforms into : GRIMDARK
Gender : Female
Registration date : 2009-03-15

Back to top Go down
http://www.doublestitch.co.nz

Re: Sourcing random materials topic
Post By Static. 15/12/09, 07:29 am

For anyone who's interested - I was having a really hard time finding frog closures for a chinese-style dress I'm making. They're like $7 each locally, and I eventually lucked out when I found this site: http://www.angeltrim.com

They have a MASSIVE range, and are really cheap - I got ten closures, including shipping, for $15NZ. They arrived today, are abolutely perfect, and I will definitely be ordering from them again! They're based in Hong Kong - I've had to chase NZ Post a bit to get the parcel, but it arrived within a week from order date :) So pleased!
avatar
Static
Souperman.

Number of posts : 3584
Age : 29
Location : Wellington
Transforms into : HULKSMASH
Gender : Female
Registration date : 2008-05-21

Back to top Go down
http://www.little-noise.com

Re: Sourcing random materials topic
Post By sakuramiyabi. 15/12/09, 08:58 pm

D8 omg static have i told you how much i love you lately <3 was considering making my own but havent been able to find the right colour cord yet ;A; so if all else fails i will buy from them <33
avatar
sakuramiyabi
Souperman.

Number of posts : 3941
Age : 28
Location : Seigetsu Gakuen
Transforms into : Melted pool of something
Gender : Female
Registration date : 2008-01-09

Back to top Go down
http://sakuramiyabi019.deviantart.com

Re: Sourcing random materials topic
Post By Sponsored content.


Sponsored content



Back to top Go down

Sourcing random materials topic

View previous topic View next topic Back to top
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Cosplay New Zealand :: Cosplay :: Costume Help & Critique-