Now that Foxy’s waist is done, it’s time I finally got around to making his legs. Foxy’s upper legs are comprised of brown pants, while his lower legs are merely metal endoskeleton. I currently have a plan to ensure that his lower legs are much thinner than his upper legs, to give the illusion of a thin, metal endoskeleton showing beneath what’s left of Foxy’s bulkier, decaying body. I won’t know if this works until later, but for now, I started off with Foxy’s upper legs. Continue reading Foxy Cosplay: The Upper Legs
Hey there, I’m still working my way through my Foxy the pirate cosplay, and now it’s time for the body. Though I got substantial work done on his torso recently, I actually completed his waist first, so that shall be the next piece to cover. To start, I like beginning with simple shapes when possible to make my work easier. Foxy’s waist began as a rectangle, upon which I drew, well, a bikini bottom pattern which I found online two times, side by side. Cutting this out, I folded it in half and attached the bottom area with spray glue. That created one leg hole and an open area to make it easier to put on, which I intended to close off with Velcro or some such thing.
After that, I worked on trimming the foam so that it would fit me better. The main thing involved shaping the leg holes, which is rather difficult to explain, but I basically drew on the foam with marker where it was tight on my legs. Then I would cut off this part of the foam, try it on again, and repeat the process. Slowly, I would trim and trim until the waist fit quite nicely. After eventually enclosing Foxy’s torso (which will be covered in another post once it has been completed), I was able to wear the torso and the waist together and trim the waist down where it went too high and interfered with the torso. I also accidentally cut the waist to the point that it was too tight, so I sewed some foam back on to make it larger again. Woops. Continue reading Foxy Cosplay: The Waist
After making Chica’s cupcake for mom’s future Chica cosplay, I only had one final thing to create for her costume, as the rest is going to be store bought (I have my hands full making Foxy this year, you see). The last thing I needed to make was Chica’s bib. Even though her cosplay is going to be based more on Toy Chica, whose bib says “Let’s party”, this one is going to say “Let’s eat” like the original Chica. Because “Let’s eat” sounds far more threatening. What, or who, do you plan on eating, Chica?…
I could buy a “Let’s eat” shirt on Amazon and make some adjustments, but the shirts are rather expensive, so I decided to just make the entire thing from scratch. I bought some fabric paint and located the correct fabric with which to make the bib from. The only white fabric I have that isn’t shiny or spandex is this thin white fabric I used for Vanille’s skirt. Since it’s so thin, the bib will need to be two layers, which is all well and good. But first, I needed a pattern. Continue reading Cosplay Detour: Chica’s Bib
For quite some time, I’ve been pretty excited about making Foxy’s hook. I’ve never gotten to wear a pirate hook before, and, well, pirate garb is cool. (I look forward to adding an eye patch in the future, too. Foxy is pretty much a combination of too many cool things. Foxes, pirates, robots. He’s just awesome like that.) At the same time, I was also unsure how I was going to make it. A hook’s not exactly a very simple shape, now is it? (Answer: No, it is not.) Continue reading Foxy Cosplay: The Hook
Foxy’s costume has been quite a pain, but I’ve finally gotten another set of pieces done, the four pieces that comprise his arms. Foxy’s arms are made out of four tubes of inch-thick upholstery foam (the foam for the lower arms are tighter on one side to better fit my wrists). The ends were held together with my weird spray glue, which was rather difficult to hold together, but after a few attempts, I finally got it to work. These tubes were carefully measured to be snug on my arms, but not too tight, so that they will remain in place on my arms and not slide around. The lower arms worked out fine, but the upper arms were too loose, so I had to cut them smaller and glue them again. Yay, I sure love having to redo things…am I being sarcastic enough?… Continue reading Foxy Cosplay: The Arms
I’ve been hard at work on my Foxy cosplay, and after starting the arms, I decided to take a short break and make Foxy’s hand so I can ensure the proportions between the hand and arms is correct. After creating his hand and enduring all the trials and toil described below, I became very grateful for the fact that Foxy only has one hand to begin with. What a relief…
Okay, so his hand wasn’t really so difficult as it was tedious and frustrating, mainly when it came to the finishing touches. A Youtube video tutorial showed me that wearing a silver glove was a great starting point for an animatronic hand, so I bought a pair of shiny, silver wrist-length gloves from Amazon, which were surprisingly easy to find (there is apparently an actual demand for these). I then decided to make each segment of his fingers out of craft foam. Continue reading Foxy Cosplay: The Hand
Welcome back, everyone, time to continue my explanation for the creation of the feet for my Foxy the Pirate cosplay from Five Nights at Freddy’s. Now we’ll finally get to start discussing the details. The main “body” of the foot, so to speak, is complete, but how do I make it look like old, beaten up metal? Well, I didn’t think painting my upholstery foam was a very good idea, so I decided to go with a tried and true favorite of mine, craft foam.
When I originally bought this stuff for Ghirahim, I got a bunch of sheets of multiple colors. I’m nearly out of white foam, which is the best for painting, so I had to use colorful foam for the sides of my Foxy feet (it may take more coats of paint to cover this, but I didn’t have much choice at this point). So I first cut out pieces of foam to cover every single side of the feet, and with a shape like this, there are a lot of sides. With the narrow places, like between the toes and the notches around the toes, I cut out some little strips of tag board (it’s basically thicker paper) which I had left over from my Ghirahim costume, as well (I originally used this for the mold of his resin jewelry). It’s not the best option out there, but since it’s thin, I thought it would be best for these narrow parts of the foot, as the craft foam was too thick and would have ended up closing up the narrow bits. Continue reading Foxy Cosplay: The Feet Part 2
Okay, I admit, at this point, you guys are probably starting to think I’m nuts, because I recently started yet another costume. I’ve been cosplay-crazy lately! After playing Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 (shameless advertising alert: I recorded gameplay for FNAF 2 on our United We Game Youtube channel, if you’re interested in checking it out…), I got super excited to try a cosplay of my favorite rickety animatronic, Foxy the Pirate! I really wanted to do something different and learn new skills, plus I find the thought of dressing up as something scary to be quite appealing. Fear me, I’m terrifying!
The concept behind Foxy is similar to the making of a “fursuit” (those costumes where people dress as fuzzy animals), so I did a lot of research both into making a Foxy cosplay specifically and into creating fursuits, as well. I’ve always been interested in how those things were made anyway, and it looks as if the majority of these are made with upholstery foam covered in fleece (preferably stretchy fleece, if you can find it). There are several methods for making the head, but the version I chose has a frame made out of plastic canvas covered in foam and fleece. But, more on that later. I’m putting off making his head, as it seems very scary. Continue reading Foxy Cosplay: The Feet Part 1
Okay, I don’t think I’ve written a post about completing any part of Vanille’s costume since her necklaces. And based on that, you’d kind of think I’ve been making very little progress, no? Well, strangely enough, I am actually getting close to finishing this costume. Nearly everything has been started…just very few things have been completed. But, at long last, pieces of this cosplay are finally starting to come together, and I now have my first garment of hers, her skirt. Huzzah!
Vanille’s skirt was a pain. Everything about cosplay is, really. It makes you wonder why I bother…. After inspecting my references, I found that Vanille seems to have three pieces to her skirt, a longer skirt underneath, a short skirt over that, and this front piece. It also has an orange to yellow gradient on it, which I was not able to buy in stores, so I settled for white fabric and three bottles of dye, yellow for the…yellow, and orange and red to get the right shade of reddish orange. I also bought some elastic, which I’ve never used before, but it seemed like it would be needed. Continue reading Vanille Cosplay: The Skirt
Huff huff, I’ve finally done it. I’ve finished Rosalina’s dress! Fireworks and applause, everyone! It took absolutely forever, upon a bumpy path filled with trouble, but I prevailed, and now it’s time to tell you guys how I did it. First of all, I needed to find a pattern for her dress, and this turned out to be fairly simple. A search on the Internet told me that someone else had made the dress using Simplicity pattern 9891, which I bought for myself cheap on Amazon. Step 1 done. Several billion more to go. Give or take a couple billion. Continue reading Rosalina Cosplay: The Dress