Well, the Duck has been hard at work constructing the noggin of the frightening, yet also strangely adorable, Foxy the pirate from Five Nights at Freddy’s. Last time I talked about this cosplay, I had described how to make the main frame of Foxy’s head out of plastic canvas. The next step was covering it with upholstery foam. I’ll try not to bore you guys with the details, but this was certainly one time-consuming process. A lot of people glue the foam on, but I hate working with glue, and some glue causes the foam to get hard and puff up, so I just sewed it onto the canvas using lesser-needed colors of thread. I was able to use leftover scraps of foam to cover Foxy’s head, which was pretty nice, as it prevented these pieces from being wasted, and I even managed to avoid opening my final roll of foam. (I bought an extra roll because I thought I’d need it…but I didn’t. Now I can save it for some future projects I have in mind….) Continue reading Foxy Cosplay: The Head Part 2
Throughout this entire cosplay, Foxy’s head had loomed over me with a mixture of trepidation and anticipation. On one hand, I feared this would be a rather difficult part of the costume. For all prior cosplays, I was able to just, you know, use my own face, but actually making a character’s head seemed a bit tougher. At the same time, I was kind of excited, too, as putting together Foxy’s head sounded like a rather fun prospect. I’d get to make his ears, his nose, and even add his teeth. Plus, I love any part of a cosplay that I can later display in my gaming room, and what’s better than a big Foxy head?
Mainly, though, I was just nervous, so I put this part of the costume off until the very end. Now that everything else is done, save for some finishing details and the like, I had no choice but to create Foxy’s head. I had done some research in the past, and the method for making the head that I thought would work best for me would be to create a frame out of plastic canvas. Even so, this looked like a rather complex process, so I made sure I watched several videos on the topic to see how other people did it. I also looked up how to make a moving jaw, but thus far, the details of that have eluded me. I’d really like to figure out how to do this, but no one seems to want to go into any in-depth detail on how to make this work. It’s a conspiracy, for sure…. Continue reading Foxy Cosplay: The Head Part 1
All right, time to finish Foxy’s torso. I said it before, and I’ll say it again. This part of the costume was frustrating. I mean, really frustrating. While trimming the torso until it fit me right was tedious, this part really wore my patience thin. So there is a large gash in Foxy’s chest, through which his endoskeleton can be seen. While there were a few little extras I needed to eventually take care of, the main part of his torso I wanted to complete before moving on was this little section of endoskeleton, the materials for which I had already acquired. One, a tough cardboard tube from an aluminum foil box. Two, craft foam. And three, wind chimes.
W-wind chimes, Duck? Are you sure?
Yes, I’m sure! Continue reading Foxy Cosplay: The Torso Part 2
Foxy’s torso was a rather complex part of this cosplay, and thus the time-consuming process involving its creation must be covered in multiple posts. Part 1…begin! Before I could even start, I had to figure out the shape to cut out of the foam. After quite a bit of pondering, I eventually decided that I would draw out a shirt pattern twice on upholstery foam, where they are joined on one side. (I forgot to take a photo of this.) The concept of making parts of a character out of upholstery foam seems confusing on the surface, but when you really think about it, all you’re doing is making clothes out of thick material. What is the clothing equivalent of a torso? Why, a shirt, silly! Brilliant! So I cut this out and used the spray glue to bond the shoulders together, creating this fairly, well, torso-shaped shell. It appeared my efforts were off to a good start. Continue reading Foxy Cosplay: The Torso Part 1
After spending countless hours trimming upholstery foam and sewing fabric onto, well, large pieces of upholstery foam, I was quite relieved when I got to work on something a bit different. It was time to create Foxy’s lower legs, which are quite different from his upper legs, mind you, for while his upper legs appear as dark brown pants, his lower legs seem to be missing, revealing the metal endoskeleton underneath. (And not a delicious, caramel filling, as one would expect.) As a result, this part of our dear, piratical fox’s legs needed to be much thinner than his upper legs. The best material for the job? Craft foam. Plain, simple craft foam, oh how I missed you.
To give the appearance of a simple metal rod, as I would expect the legs of his endoskeleton to essentially be, the craft foam I cut out for his lower legs are not form-fitting, but rather just a tube of craft foam the circumference of the thickest part of my lower legs. I seem to have rather chubby legs, though, as these tubes are not as thin as I would have liked. Hmm. Anyway, the lower legs needed to be closed off with Velcro, so I hot glued the edge of a piece of craft foam underneath one edge of the main piece of foam and hot glued Velcro onto it. This way, the edges of the leg should be able to meet up smoothly, as opposed to placing Velcro directly on the leg and making the edges overlap. The Velcro’s counterpart was attached to the underside of the leg’s other edge. While I hot glued this Velcro on, it seemed as if it could be peeled off without tons of effort (I wonder if using sticky-backed Velcro was unwise, as this may have interfered with the hot glue’s bonding abilities), so to ensure everything was as secure as possible, I also sewed the Velcro in place. There should be no way it can come off now. Continue reading Foxy Cosplay: The Lower Legs
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