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Cosplay Tip 23 - Second Skin by Bllacksheep Cosplay Tip 23 - Second Skin by Bllacksheep
These are tips my girlfriend Nobodyyyyy and I picked up when working on our cosplays. We try to give back to the community, and post tips every Tuesday on our :facebook: Facebook!

If this tip helped you with your work, send me a picture and I'll post it here in the description!

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1LavenderLolipop Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
This is really cool! What do you use to keep the edges of the sleeve from sliding?
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Bllacksheep Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! For this cosplay :iconnobodyyyyy: had arm bands with elastics in them. It was convenient because the nylon 'second skin' was held in place by being held underneath the arm bands. If the sleeve doesn't go past your elbow, then it will stay in place on its own, but if it does go past your elbow, you'll need a creative solution to keep it in place. Maybe you could add an elastic to the edge of the sleeve, even. Here is a picture of the 'second skin' and the arm bands I was talking about.
Dante's Inferno: Beatrice by Nobodyyyyy
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1LavenderLolipop Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Thank you!!! This was really helpful! I was thinking of just having the arm sleeves stop at the wrist. I'll use bracelets to hide the edges.
Can I ask what did you use to dye the nylon black?
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Nobodyyyyy Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Actually, it tried it twice. First with acrylic paint because we had no real dye....not recommended as it rubs off of nylon. However, if you're in a bind like I was, it last surprisingly well for just paint. XD I tried RIT next and I personally didn't like it. My favorite is just food coloring actually - like the kind you can get in Easter egg dying kits. Here's a good reference: www.dyeyouryarn.com/nylon.html
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Bllacksheep Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nobodyyyyy used acrylic paint that was very watered down. It worked pretty well but after my Nobo wore it around it started to fade. I think some black RIT dye might work better.
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ReKaiRu Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Where i can get second skin?
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Bllacksheep Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's just a nylon stocking! Sewed into a glove, or a sleeve. It's removable, skin colored, you can paint on it, or add whatever you wish to it!
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WyrmsRoost Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Ooooo, do you have any examples of this technique in action? The picture you've supplied here is quite small, and I'd like to get a better grasp of the technique.
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Bllacksheep Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Here's a bigger version of that photo: [x]
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WyrmsRoost Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Oooooo, thank you!
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Bllacksheep Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
No problem!
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Bllacksheep Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Cool, the Sylvari look really badass, that will be a really fun cosplay. I'd like to see your costume when it's done :D I'm glad the tip was helpful!
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Vahildr Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a really smart idea... I'm hoping to do a sylvari costume, from GW2, and that will help a whole lot :)
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