TITORIAL Tuesday: How to pattern chest armour

It’s TITTY Tuesday again. This week we have something for the guys!

Here’s how you can draft your very own male armour plate, custom from scratch!

As usual, my goal for you is to learn the method itself and use it, adapt it, alter it to make anything you want, rather than copy a pattern.

Step Notes:
Step 1. 
You can do this step by tracing a shirt OR taking shoulder, chest, and waist measurements. Since foam is more rigid than fabric, you may have to make the arm hole curve in more than it does your clothing pattern, But you can worry about this later.

Step 2. Just draw your favorite shape of manboobs. They would be roundish, or square, or whatever floats your goat. Just make lines meet up at the armpit.

Step 3. Look at your reference, or do whatever you like.

Step 4. Draw the underboob line typically around 2-3cm up from the first boob line. The further up you place that line, the more underboob you’ll get. So this is also your freedom. As you get used to drafting these patterns you’ll develop a feel for where to put seams like this.

Step 5. These darts will give your chest plate curve and shape. In the picture, I put darts in my 3 default spots when making male chests: 2 long-ish thin darts to give the pecs a slight, natural looking curve. 1 little dart in the middle of the underboob to give make it round itself in a little. (Add more darts in the underboob if you want a sharper drop).

Step 6 – 8. Standard foam shit.

Here’s what the thing can look like:

I hope this will become a useful skill for you to have in your cosplay making arsenal.
That’s this week’s TITORIAL Tuesday! <3

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Tutorial Tuesday: HAIRY BANANA

G’Day Tutorial Tuesday~
Today’s we’re revisiting the HAIRY BANANA, a cost-free method to make a pulled back hair line and/or side-burn onto any wig.

step 9: the deceiving magic of make up

You can use the hairy banana to create all the weird-ass anime hair lines and pretty much any patches of hair on the face. It doesn’t even have to be a banana.

This can be a cheap DIY alternative to lace front wigs or as a quicker (less repeat til cry) alternative to making your own wefts!

Banana making notes:
~ Clear fabric glue or wig glue is the best for this
~ Contact adhesive also can work (just be careful of yellow stains)
~ Glue stick is my preferred way to secure wigs to my skin because it is non toxic, water washable so it won’t ruin the wig in the long term
~ Eyelash glue and wig tape are other options

Now we can all be hot men!!!

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Enjoy!
And repeat til cryyyy!

TUTORIAL TUESDAY: ANTI-SQUID HEMMING!

G’DAY Tutorial Tuesday!
Have you ever sewn a costume with side slits, flaps, coat tails, *insert other splitty things*… and all you end up with are squiggly squid flaps?

I HAVE A TIP FOR YOU!

^ the above example is using a hemmed costume. If you are lining your costume, simply follow up to Step 2 and then stop. Do the same on both the outer piece and lining piece.
Then match up the cuts and sew them together like normal. It should match up nicely and flip out neatly too.

Hope this proves handy!

Bahamut’s 1st Birthday!

Bahamut turns 1 today.
We celebrated very appropriately: hanging out with Lady HIGH Summoner.

Last year today, after 7 months of labor, Bahamut was born early at Oz Comic Con SYDNEY 2017.

When I was chosen as national champion to represent Australia in the global championship in Chicago, I shoved him back into the womb (my living room) and kept birthing him for another 7 months. Making him a 14 month baby in total.
This project started off as my personal challenge in 2017 and became so much more.

He’s heavy. He took a long time. He’s troublesome to bring to any event. He’s larger than our house. The cats like to sleep in him so I can’t even wear him anymore without getting my lungs fucked up from allergies.

Yevon guide us through this land

But he’s been made with all of my love for Final Fantasy X, and all of my pride as a craftsmanship-focused cosplayer.

Loop
Thanks to this project, I’ve made so many great memories (and war flashbacks) with my close friends and the Australian (and hopefully global) community.

Ak Wirru

This project also ultimately help me realise what kind of cosplayer and craftsman I truly want to be.

Happy birthday my oversized dragon child.
I equally love and hate you.
You’ll always be my only oversized child because fuck making things larger than my house ever again. ❤

Learn the techniques I used to make Bahamut possible with my Project Books. Available in my store the WIRRU-MART 🤩

Cover arts for the two books!

Available in Ebook, Physical Book, or bundle of both. 

TITorial Tuesday: Using EVA foam to make BIG OL’ TITTIES

G’day Tutorial Tuesday. Today’s tutorial is about TITTIES!

Mewow!

Making curvy shapes in cosplay is always a tricky whether it’s sewing or  armour.  And boobs are like “we are entirely made of curveessss HAHA SUFFER!”. So here’s a SUPER simple tutorial, nay, TITorial on how to make a pair of BIG OL’ JUGS!!!

Big shout out to RBMFaust who’s a ‘CRY TIL DIE’ tier supporter on Patreon!

ENJOY:

Please feel free to ask any questions!

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Now go bring all the boys to the yard!

WELCOME TO THE NEW WORLD

Here is the first, and perhaps one of my favorite solo shots, of my Field Team Leader cosplay from Monster Hunter World.

Welcome to the New World. Recruits come with me!

Costume made and worn by me.

Photo by LARK VISUALS.

This shoot was so much fun. The location was a rocky cliff by the sea and transported me straight into the world of Monster Hunter.

The full photo album of this cosplay is out now for members on Patreon.

This shot will be included in my upcoming Project Book: HUNTSMAN.

5 days left to PREORDER at the WirruMart!

Even in the toughest of trials, there is always time for a smile.

“The road to defeating Sin wasn’t always so sad”

🌸Yuna by Taffles
📸Photo by Byte Size Photography
I love this shot of us taken during our first outdoor shoot of Bahamut after coming home from C2e2 Global Championships. It was the first time I put him on since coming home, we hadn’t seen him unpacked from his bags until this moment and we were all just excited that he survived going to AND from Chicago without a scratch.
I sure made him tough, huh!

TUTORIAL TUESDAY: Freehand Patterning Chest Armour

G’day Wirrudos!!
Welcome to our first Tutorial Tuesday on the Official Home of Repeat til CRYYYYY!!!

This week’s crafty idea is how to pattern a chest plate/torso armour from scratch without any help!!!

Tip: to keep your pattern symmetrical and avoid wonky titties, draw everything on a folded piece of paper. Then you can unfold the pattern to get a symmetrical design. (I didn’t do this… so you can notice my titties are a little wonky D: D: D: )We made some man-titties/pecs with this pattern in the photos. But you can use these exact same steps to make booby plates too.
The only difference in making booby plates will be:

  • You will draw round boobies in Step 2
  • Your underboob line in Step 3 will be a tiny bit curvier
  • In Step 5 you’ll be adding more darts under that underboob line
    Comments and questions are 9000% welcome <3
    Happy crafting. Remember to CUT THE BITCHES, and most importantly, Repeat Til Cry! Now, let’s go make some freehand tittays!

Monster Hunter World, Field Team Leader leatherwork

G’day Wirrudos!

mmm…. butt

Here’s a closer look at the leatherwork parts on my Field Team Leader costume. This was such a fun project for me to go entirely organic and leather. The flavor of the Monster Hunter World world suited my crafting style really well.
I’ll eventually put my entire project log on here.

But for now,  let the abridged layers of hell begin:

detail embossing hell
texture embossing hell
dyeing hell
hand stitching hell! NO MACHINE SEWING HERE D:
… YESSSSSSSSS DONE!!!! Time to rest hands…