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Cosplay Metallics SOLVED FOREVER by calgarycosplay Cosplay Metallics SOLVED FOREVER by calgarycosplay

Good News Everyone! Cosplay Metallics Solved!

developed a material/method to chrome the world

Works for fabrics & is Sewable, Works on Thermal plastics, Works on Foams, works on everything I could get my hands on

Ok this image is huge but this news is huge, download it or check it on dropbox: 
www.dropbox.com/s/2sk668jbx088… How to get mirrored fabrics and applications was a mystery to me and many a google search for many years... and I clued into it yesterday so please share share share anyone wanting to use metallics in costumery would benefit! It may have been done before but the internets could not help me find this ever! Then I remembered how much I like exotic cars. I wish you love and joy, your cosplay friend #KayPikeFashion

Ever wake up and want to be shiny like a lamborghini? now you can! I was working on my Wonder Woman cosplay holding all this polished aluminum jewelry I just made thinking of my #cosplayproblems like " How do I get this metal onto my PVC bodysuit?""Metallic vinyl and pvc fabrics look gross IRL" "I need this metal but flexible for dancing" "I need something that behaves like a heat-transfer but will stretch around strange shapes and flex..." Then LIGHTBULB Car Vinyl
    Question: Kay, Vinyl has been used in costuming for years why are you re-inventing the wheel?
  • Answer:Good question everyone! Fabric vinyls and PVC's made for sewing look pretty gross to me in comparison to metal accessories. I bought the best I could find and nothing compares to real metal until Auto body Vinyl Mirror Wrap
  • When I mix Chrome car vinyl in with metal jewelry I have spent hours upon hours polishing and grinding to perfection you can barley tell the difference
  • automotive vinyl is so glossy and reflective it makes me smile, you can take selfies in it!
  • Ive had trouble applying other fabric metallics and other metallic sticker type things in a decent way to make a good looking armor. Sewing fabric metallics can be a pain and chrome paint and sticker treatments are limited!
  • I could go on you must just try some

sew it flex it bend it stretch it glue it heat it cut it stick it... technologic

    You Need
  • Heat Gun play around with your settings I found 150 to be fine
  • Vinyl Car Wrap Available at any exotic auto body shop, or you can order it online in any colour or finish you can imagine MULTI COLOURED HOLOGRAPHIC RAINBOWS! PATTERNS IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE METALLIC! CARBON FIBER! SCALES! STRIPES! DOTS! YOU CAN EVEN GET PLACES TO PRINT AUTOMOTIVE WRAP IN WHATEVER YOU WANT
  • Somthing you want to apply it to plastic, clay, foam, thermoplastic, fabrics, I haven't found anything this doesn't work on yet
  • Scissors
    General Material Use Guide
  • 1: When you cut your vinyl, give a good hefty “seam allowance” around your shape and cut small notches on inside corners
  • 2: Heat up your gun to around 150
  • 3: Peel the back off of your shape
  • 4:Chrome side to table center your shape on the tacky backing
  • 5: Heat to laminate them together
  • 6:Heat and press excess material to the backside
  • LOOKS GREAT GOOD JOB! Sew if you want, if using a thermal go ahead and shape em together or shape your thermal first then laminate for smoother finish
  • Have loads of fun and let All cosplayers know about this Application!

    Lets be social!

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:iconcmvm:
CMVM Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I need this!
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alandria7 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist
Como chama isso em português? Nunca ouvi falar de "encapar" carros O.o" Obrigada!
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:iconcosmic-empress:
Cosmic-Empress Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Thanks, I've been thinking of using some of this stuff, but wasn't sure how it would work.  Thanks for the demonstration.
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alana-tendress Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
I Love this!

Do you know if you can "age" it with something like "Rub'n'buff'?

I love the shiny, but to have the option to also age it would be sweet!
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JTF3 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Hows this stuff look at a seam? Obvious or does it hide itself pretty well?
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:iconzaigwast:
Zaigwast Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
awesome,thank you...but wont the heat gun burn your hand ? o_0
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:iconaelwyn23:
Aelwyn23 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 1, 2014   Photographer
This is the same sign vinyl we've used in the exhibit business for 20+ years. You can buy it at any sign shop or distributor or even at Amazon.
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:iconlithe-fider:
Lithe-Fider Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm passing this along to my armor making friend, she will flip!! Thanks for the great advice!!
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Sarablack10 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This literally solves all of my problems
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calgarycosplay Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Right?
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