🎨 [Step by Step] - 💙 ✨ 👘 Cosplay Tutorial: Team Mystic Badge 👘 ✨ 💙 (Leader Blanche Cosplay), by: Tesmoforia.

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"When the World turns to Ashes, which side would you choose?"

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🐠 Work/Photo by @tesmoforia, with a Lumix/Panasonic DMC-FH2.

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On 2016, Pokémon GO was launched, right from the hands of Niantic. Inc, it was a revolutionary offer that promised to bring –at least partially- the illusion of Pokémon hunting "on the real world", with a layout that uses GPS technology on iOS and Android devices, it was an authentic boom.

This delivery’s boom – parallel on what regards to story to the other games of the franchise, as even now days, in plain 2018, the Team Leaders don’t have their own stories, and there is little to none worldboulding that places us in time and space – touched the Cosplay World inevitably.

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"Choose Wisely!"

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Beyond the fact that Pokémon is a cultural phenomenon, just to the same level of Dragon Ball, the esthetic and design of the Team Leaders is and it’s still being absolutely irresistible to both Cosplayers and Cosmakers, the secret?:

The Designs were made by a member who was involved on the character design for the "Fire Emblem" Videogame Sagas.


And who I fell in love with was, Mystic Team Leader: Blanche.


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"The Ice Titan Avatar"

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Blanche doesn’t only count with a gorgeous and ambiguous design, just the kind that I love in many of the characters that I would like to represent, but also her personality –or what we have been able to notice of it by the short glimpses and dialogues in the game- as it is also interpreted by the mind and hand of the fabulous Surfacage on her web-comic "And the world will turn to ash", was what convinced me that I completely needed this costume in my repertory.

Due those reasons, at the end of 2016, I decided to include this character in my Cosplay List.

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✋ BUT ONE MOMENT PLEASE! ✋

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Let’s start at the Beginning, orderly.

Before we start throwing away our budget, get supplies, and wigs/shoes/pokeballs at once, let me share with you this life saver starting tip.


LET’S START WITH THE GOOD FOOT!


🎨 Cosplay Tutorial:
~ Team Mystic Badge (Leader Blanche Cosplay) ~

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"Identifying every color of each piece of clothing separately will help you to avoid confusion, you will see colors and hues just as they are; usually: if you place one dark blue next to White, this blue will appear to be darker than it really is." - Duplication and color guide created by @vanuzza, my super designer and Cosplay teammate.-

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The first step that I consider necessary for every single one of us that is about to start a Cosplay project, is to create a color palette for the character that you are going to recreate.

By experience, I can tell that a printed color palette is more trustworthy and safe to localize the right supplies in what comes to color, hue and exact tone. Forget about bringing guide images on your cellphone as the only/trustworthy source at the moment you are about to buy fabrics and paints.

Printing the costume references may not be enough neither. According to each design, you may get visually overwhelmed and confuse yourself.

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"The final result must be like this!, use the dropper in the editing program of your preference to extract the color sample of each garment, accessory and detail, and thus create something similar to this." - Color Palette created by @vanuzza.-

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Once you have gotten your printed references and color palette, we can get ourselves into the supplies hunting safely. Your nerves and wallet will thank you, is something really terrible when, at mid-term of making your cosplay, beneath the sewing machine’s light, that you have gotten the fabric’s hues, threads or paint (or even the three!) wrong.


💡 What will you need to make this Badge? 💡

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🐠 Collage/Photos by @tesmoforia, with a Lumix/Panasonic DMC-FH2.

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Greaseproof paper.White Semi-Aniline.
Royal Blue Semi-Aniline.Turquoise Semi-Aniline.
Turquoise Thread.Dark Blue Thread.
Needles to embroid beads, N° 10.

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🐠 Collage/Photos by @tesmoforia, with a Lumix/Panasonic DMC-FH2.

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Pencil.Fine Tip Marker.
Square.Sewing Machine (optional).
Paper Scissors.Royal Blue Permanent Marker.
Royal Blue Thread.Contact or Permanent Glue (optional).

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• NOTE: Another option to semi-aniline is upholstery fabric; you can get it by meters on specialized places where furniture or car seats are upholstered.


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• • • STEP N° 1 • • •
"Making the Guide Pattern"

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Team Mystic Logo

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🐠 Collage/Photos by @tesmoforia, with a Lumix/Panasonic DMC-FH2.

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First, we need a guide vector. There are some variations of this badge’s logo, it’s up to you to choose what appeals the most to you.

You can print it, or trace the silhouette directly (VERY GENTLY) over your computer screen, helping yourself with a not very sharpened pencil, and the greaseproof paper to trace. After this, restrike the lines with a fine tip marker. This is your base pattern.

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"Duplicating the pattern to get all the Pieces"

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🐠 Collage/Photos by @tesmoforia, with a Lumix/Panasonic DMC-FH2.

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Now, you will create two duplications of this pattern: One solely for the main frame, and the second with the image of Articuno, and the small frames.

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🐠 Collage/Photos by @tesmoforia, with a Lumix/Panasonic DMC-FH2.

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Cut out the Articuno very carefully, including the small frames.

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🐠 Collage/Photos by @tesmoforia, with a Lumix/Panasonic DMC-FH2.

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You shall get the following result.

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"Copying the pattern into the final material"

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🐠 Collage/Photos by @tesmoforia, with a Lumix/Panasonic DMC-FH2.

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Carefully, place the small pieces of the patterns that you had created on the semi-aniline of the corresponding color to each section.

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🐠 "On this occasion, I decided to make Articuno’s pieces on the white semi-aniline." - Work/Photos by @tesmoforia, with a Lumix/Panasonic DMC-FH2.

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🐠 Collage/Photos by @tesmoforia, with a Lumix/Panasonic DMC-FH2.

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I recommend duplicating the pieces twice, in case of any damage, you can replace it without starting from scratch.

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• • • STEP N° 5 • • •
"Preview of the Final Result"

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🐠 Collage/Photos by @tesmoforia, with a Lumix/Panasonic DMC-FH2.

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As you may had noticed, I haven’t used the royal blue semi-aniline, instead, I decided to color Articuno’s part with a permanent Sharpie marker.

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🐠 "Photo under natural lighting, and artificial lighting." - Collage/Photos by @tesmoforia, with a Lumix/Panasonic DMC-FH2.

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Place all those little precious parts in the place that your guiding vector indicates. This moment is crucial, because here is where you can correct imperfections before attaching anything permanently.

Only when you are sure that you are satisfied with what it looks like, you can use a little bit of contact glue in the center of each piece to keep them from moving from their place.

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• • • STEP N° 6 • • •
"Attaching all the Pieces"

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🐠 Collage/Photos by @tesmoforia, with a Lumix/Panasonic DMC-FH2.

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🚀 It’s the Moment of Truth! 🚀

Here you will encounter two options: You can choose between attaching each piece with the sewing machine’s help (using a small stitch, that won’t go up 2 or 2.5 at the indicator of stitch distance), very, very slowly so as not to disfigure the work...

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🐠 Work/Photo by @tesmoforia, with a Lumix/Panasonic DMC-FH2.

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Or you can do this by hand, using a needle to embroider beads, just as those shown on the image above the tools’ list.


🎨 And why using needles that are usually reserved to embroider bride’s veils? 🎨

Because those needles are specially thin, their thickness is minimum, and this represents fewer resistance at the moment of going through the material. The less resistance, the more disguised will be the "holes" that the needle will leave on the material (and also, you won’t destroy your fingers on the effort; those needles go through dense fabric materials as if those were nothing but butter). Remember that the semi-aniline isn’t as the common fabrics and it’s elasticity is very, very limited.

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• • • STEP N° 7 • • •
"Finished!"

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🐠 "Photos with natural lightning, finished piece." - Work/Photo by @tesmoforia, with a Lumix/Panasonic DMC-FH2.

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🐠 Work/Photo by @tesmoforia, with a Lumix/Panasonic DMC-FH2.

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Place the badge on the sleeve of the jacket/overcoat of your suit, you can sew it by hand, or by machine (I recommend using a sewing machine for a neater look), and it’s done!.


✨ TIPS FOR A BETTER RESULT ✨

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  • If you had used a royal blue market to color Articuno’s part, you can seal the color with a little of SURPASS (dilute acrylic resin); the Surpass makes the piece waterproof and prevents it from cracking. Two layers will be enough.

✨ ANECDOTE ABOUT BLANCHE COSPLAY’S DEBUT ✨

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As I mentioned above, I made Blanche’s suit at the end of 2016, but for different reasons, it never got its debut.

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🐠 Work/Photos/Collage by @tesmoforia, with a Lumix/Panasonic DMC-FH2.

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I made it in order to use it specifically for one of the days of Caracas Comic Con during November of that year, on which I was hired as Special Guest, however, I traveled while being sick, and the discomfort did not allow me to use the Cosplay (it was the first time I was going to use a fitted suit).

I still remember the gentleness of the organization, that understood my situation and were really thoughtful about it (as it was not well seen that a Cosplayer that is hired or called as a Special Guest does not use the attire that informs / offers in his contract, and stipulates the schedule).

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🐠 Photos/Collage by @tesmoforia, with a Lumix/Panasonic DMC-FH2.

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At the present time, I have the intention to fix it in order to use it this year.

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🐠 Photos/Collage by @tesmoforia, with a Lumix/Panasonic DMC-FH2.

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There are so many modifications to do!, when I made this suit, my weight was around 65kg, today my weight is around 52kg.


This is the First Cosplay Tutorial I share on Steemit!

I’m planning to post all the process of Blanche suit here when it is ready, with its respective photo-shoot (ง •̀ω•́)ง✧


"Join the Best Team"


✨ NOTICE ABOUT THE FOLLOWING UPDATES ✨

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The next 4 posts on this blog will be translations of the last 3 Witches of 31Witches2 prompt of last Inktober I shared (Dragon Witch, Frankenstein Witch, and Pirate Witch), plus the Engránate Girl.

I really like those 4 posts, and before starting the new posting format that I have been planning for this blog (post in English and its respective Spanish version, all super pretty and ordered, as it had been until now), I want to close a cycle, before starting a new one.

There are so many old posts that I would like to translate and republish, but I don’t want that this precious space that we had created (cause one part is made by me, and the other is made by you, gentle people that had blessed me with your gentleness and attention) transforms into a mess of new posts, with translations of others with weeks (or months) since the day they saw the light.


✨ SPECIAL THANKS ✨

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Thank you so much to all the curator and helping projects that had come across this fluffy blog!. Each vote and every mention are something that worth a universe to me. Their work not only motivates content creators, but it also helps us and at the same time accompanies us in the search for our identities as artists. 💗

🐳 Slothicorn 🐳

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[ Impacted and still happy to have been noticed, oh, the feels ~]

🌟 Slothicorn Daily Art Curation - # 12

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🐳 Engránate 🐳

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[One of the most dynamic servers on Hispanic Language that you would ever know!]

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Thank you so much to all the friendly users that follow and read me, to all those who stop for a moment to give their precious little votes and their affection condensed on comments, that I always love to read, even if I take a little while to reply back.



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Great work! These would definitely prove very popular at many of the Comic Cons we attend as vendors. We sell a bunch of Pokemon buttons/pins and people are always looking for more items. It is such a great idea and a perfect tutorial.

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It fills me with a lot of illusion to know that you liked my tutorial (I have been hyper excited and full of emotions since I noticed the vote from Curie, I don't know what to do!); one of my goals is to teach people how to make their own suits and props on a gentle and accessible manner, also to demonstrate that pretty and neat things aren’t necessarily made with expensive ways.

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[P.D: It would be marvelous to have the change to be part of one comic/anime con or event as a store, It makes me really excited to know that this kind of pieces is still on demand, thanks for this tip! ~]

Dang you went all out on this and it looks like something a store would sell!

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I feel really flattered, I think this is one of the best compliments that I had received; I always put a lot of effort on things so they would look good and likeable. Actually, as time comes by, I would like to have an online store and sell this kind of pieces! 🎁 🎀 ✨

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If you cant find the words, never mind, the magic of your hands that's more than what i could ask, besides, if lovely words come out of my mouth, its because my eyes just fel in love with something new, now, i cant seem to find out, am I the cat or the guy? hahahah 🥞

That kitten is me right now 🐾

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Congrats sweet pie! OwO!!!

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