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CHEAP Black to Red DIY Ombre Tights Tutorial In Under 1 Hour!

I needed ombre tights for RWBY’s Ruby Rose and I didn’t wanna go online and buy like a freaking $39 tights… Sooo here’s a tutorial for tights that was under $10 :) And the best thing, besides how cheap it is, is that you can do it in any color you want :D 

Materials:

  • 1 pair of white tights (got mine at Target for $5)
  • 1 box of 8oz scarlet red RIT dye powder
  • 1 box of 8oz black RIT dye powder 
  • (both of the dyes were from Michaels with a 50% off coupon so it was about $2.50 for BOTH)
  • rubber gloves
  • something to stir your tights with that you don’t care about like wooden chopsticks, plastic knife, etc.
  • bucket & bathtub OR sink (depends on how messy you’re allowed to be cause the dye WILL stain if you don’t do anything about it)
  • cleaning supplies like Clorox bleach or something for your tub/sink (honestly I don’t care who you are, CLEAN UP after yourself… No one wants to walk into a restroom where the shower/sink is all colored up…)

Procedure:

  1. Try to follow the directions on the RIT dye box as much as possible if you can. First wet your tights with hot water. Keep that to the side for now.
  2. I filled my bucket with hot water up to about where my tights could float freely pretty well. Then I was lazy and didn’t want to figure out how much dye to put in, so I just poured in the whole red packet in LOL. Also keep in mind to put your bucket in the bathtub, cause dye could splash around.***
  3. I put my tights in and stirred that sucker for 10 minutes straight. After 10 minutes were up I rinsed my tights with hot water gradually making it cold water until the water ran mostly clean.
  4. Now for the ombre part. Mark off where you want your ombre to start by tying a knot. 
  5. Clean your bucket and repeat steps 1-2 with your other color.
  6. Dunk your tights in to a little bit under where your knot is. Now this the tricky part to explain. while your hold your tights in one hand keep dunking your tights in and out (pics 3-4) so that the dye doesn’t stay in one place the whole time. With your other hand gently squeeze out the dye from under your knot, so once again the dye doesn’t just settle there. Do this whole process for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes were up rinse like how you did last time.
  7. Let them dry :)

I can’t tell you how this will wash in the washing machine cause I haven’t tried it myself. To be honest I might just hand wash them though to be safe and so the colors don’t get too crazy. 

Note: ***Start with the lighter color, the darker color over the lighter color will make it easier to color as well. If you’re doing something where the hues are similar or going from white to a color, I would suggest you dunk your first color a little above where the second color would go (so you start from step 6 and repeat for second color) 

I hope that was comprehensible :x If not just send an ask and I’ll be glad to help :D 

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EASY DEATH THE KID GUNS TUTORIAL

So a few people asked me how I did my guns for Death the Kid. This time it was actually really simple!

1. Get some realistic waterguns from an awesome Ebay seller.

2. Paint the guns with silver spray paint. I used LIQUITEX acrylic spraypaint because it’s waterbased, doesn’t smell anything and dries quickly.

3. Cut the small details in craft foam (Eva foam). You can find Eva foam for cheap at Walmart or any dollar store. You have to seal the foam before painting it or you will see the texture. (And you don’t want to see the texture because it’s ugly) Since the foam will go on a hard surface I used 2-3 coats of wood glue to give a smooth surface to the pieces :)

4. Paint the details on the gun to make it look more realistic. I used black and dark gray acrylic paint.

5. Glue your details in craft foam with hot glue. Hot glue FTW.

6. For the little skull, I used Magic Model from crayola. And painted the eyes. You have to wait until it’s dry and then glue it with hot glue.

7. Add a few clear coats to protect the paint and you’re done !
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xwickedgamescosplay:

EASY DEATH THE KID GUNS TUTORIAL

So a few people asked me how I did my guns for Death the Kid. This time it was actually really simple!

1. Get some realistic waterguns from an awesome Ebay seller.

2. Paint the guns with silver spray paint. I used LIQUITEX acrylic spraypaint because it’s waterbased, doesn’t smell anything and dries quickly.

3. Cut the small details in craft foam (Eva foam). You can find Eva foam for cheap at Walmart or any dollar store. You have to seal the foam before painting it or you will see the texture. (And you don’t want to see the texture because it’s ugly) Since the foam will go on a hard surface I used 2-3 coats of wood glue to give a smooth surface to the pieces :)

4. Paint the details on the gun to make it look more realistic. I used black and dark gray acrylic paint.

5. Glue your details in craft foam with hot glue. Hot glue FTW.

6. For the little skull, I used Magic Model from crayola. And painted the eyes. You have to wait until it’s dry and then glue it with hot glue.

7. Add a few clear coats to protect the paint and you’re done !
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xwickedgamescosplay:

EASY DEATH THE KID GUNS TUTORIAL

So a few people asked me how I did my guns for Death the Kid. This time it was actually really simple!

1. Get some realistic waterguns from an awesome Ebay seller.

2. Paint the guns with silver spray paint. I used LIQUITEX acrylic spraypaint because it’s waterbased, doesn’t smell anything and dries quickly.

3. Cut the small details in craft foam (Eva foam). You can find Eva foam for cheap at Walmart or any dollar store. You have to seal the foam before painting it or you will see the texture. (And you don’t want to see the texture because it’s ugly) Since the foam will go on a hard surface I used 2-3 coats of wood glue to give a smooth surface to the pieces :)

4. Paint the details on the gun to make it look more realistic. I used black and dark gray acrylic paint.

5. Glue your details in craft foam with hot glue. Hot glue FTW.

6. For the little skull, I used Magic Model from crayola. And painted the eyes. You have to wait until it’s dry and then glue it with hot glue.

7. Add a few clear coats to protect the paint and you’re done !

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

ayy any tips for shaping a more masculine/gender neutral body when crossplaying? I crossplay for most of my characters but I have problems with still looking like a female bleh esp in legs and booty, but also just trying to get my torso into a more square-ish shape ahh i hope you dont mind answering this! ((p.s. i really admire you as a cosplayer wowza youre so good yeh))

napallama:

Thank you! I’ve actually been meaning to make this for a while, so I suppose now’s a good time.

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Crossplay is all about the silhouette. Here’s my process for getting a male silhouette.

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MY SILHOUETTE

Here’s a roughly what my natural silhouette looks like. Notice that my hips are quite narrow, so these techniques may not be as successful if you have wider hips.

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PANTS

When picking what pants to wear for crossplay, I usually go two to three sizes bigger. (Keep in mind that these are usually women’s skinny jeans, since I can find my size easier. A better way would be to just buy the right size in men’s jeans, but I can never find a pair that fit.) This hides the curves of my thighs and makes my calves look more even with my thighs - basically giving me a more straight leg. I always wear the pants at the widest part of my hips.

I always make sure there’s plenty of room in the crotch for obvious reasons. I don’t usually pack, but that’s always an option if I ever wear pants that are really tight in the crotch.

SHOES

Smaller feet are a feminine trait, so I also try to buy bigger, clunkier shoes. Combat boots work really well for this. If the shoes are regular sneakers, I will sometimes also buy a size or two too big for the shoes.

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SHIRTS

I often wear padding on my shoulders after I put on my binder (or a muscle shirt similar to this [x] which is expensive but you can always make something similar at home). Broad shoulders are a more masculine trait. I sometimes do chest padding to give the illusion of pecs. This works for me because I have a small chest to begin with, so the padding helps make me look filled out.

For the actual shirt, I try to wear a straight shirt that won’t cling to my waist/chest. If I want something form fitting, slim fit shirt are still pretty good at hiding any curves [x].

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So yeah that’s pretty much all that I do to make my silhouette look masculine. Also keep in mind that makeup is almost as important as the silhouette.

Also posing is really important! I always try to pose like the pic below, with my hips turned away from the camera, so that my shoulders look ridiculously broad and my hips narrow. Camera angles are like magic, just practice in the mirror.

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HELPFUL LINKS

My Crossplay Makeup Tutorial

FtM’s Guide to Looking Like A Hot Dude

Things I’ve Learned About Using Hot Glue

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  • fuck it dried already
  • god dammit now i have to redo it
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  • oh cool little string haha wow thats easy to pull off
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  • fuck what the fuck
  • this looks good enough
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