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14 March 2006 @ 08:08 pm
Cosplay question:

Is there a certain material that works best for the leg and arm wrappings? Is it just medical gauze, or cloth, or something else? And also, where could I get the stuff?

Thanks in advance.
tohma_angst on March 15th, 2006 01:15 am (UTC)
Depends on what you're trying to do. I've used sports tape, ace bandages and I've made my own. Just kinda depends on the costume and what kind of movement you'll be needing to do in the costume. While sports tape is sticky, if you wrap it too tight, it can hurt and restrict movement [depending on where it is]-- ace bandages and making your own can work well, but you won't typically find them in just a white color and they have a tendency to come lose if they aren't wrapped right.
chappythebunny on March 15th, 2006 01:26 am (UTC)
my friends and I all use medical tape. For my friend that did Kurenai, she made a white pair of bike-short-spandex type things and put the tape over that so it wasn't on her bare skin
Neko Haruko - The Kaito/Heiji lover of the Centuryminunxplusleotp on March 15th, 2006 01:29 am (UTC)
I used an ace bandage. Depending on your leg mass you have to stretch it. When i made it too loose the pack kept slipping.
Destinie: ginvshitsu//chisametouched_venus on March 15th, 2006 01:30 am (UTC)
I use medical gauze.
Loke Damasareglitteringloke on March 15th, 2006 01:31 am (UTC)
athletic tape is what i used for tayuya. takes a bit to get used to because your legs and stuff aren't used to being constricted, but be sure to put something under it (knee high socks are good for arms and legs - just cut toes as needed)
Dirkhitokiridirk on March 15th, 2006 01:43 am (UTC)
I actually went the cheap route, and just used permanent marker on a pair of knee-high cotton socks:

I did this about a month ago, for a Gaara costume I'll be wearing to a con I'm going to in two weeks :-D
Cake!blondebeaker on March 15th, 2006 01:46 am (UTC)
*points* Cheater! Cheater! CHEEEEEATTTTER!!!!!

(I'm joking, actually that is a really good idea!)
Dirkhitokiridirk on March 15th, 2006 02:50 am (UTC)
I did this, because I've seen the cosplay's that use real medical tape, or whatever, and it didn't look good to me. This will last a while, it won't hurt my legs, and it was cheap!
Cake!blondebeaker on March 15th, 2006 03:21 am (UTC)
Exactly! And it looks pretty good too from the photo!
Dirkhitokiridirk on March 15th, 2006 04:02 am (UTC)
Thanks. I think so too!
Twiggygoodbye__kitty on March 15th, 2006 02:07 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm a new cosplayer, but I'd suggest medical bandages too.

P.S. Dane Cook is GOD. Just wanted to share in the love.
★☆ エリザベート ♕♬kasaii on March 15th, 2006 02:07 am (UTC)

There's this type of self-adhesive medical tape.. like, it only sticks to itself, not your skin, which words rly well.
Sander Fucking Cohenchibik3r0 on March 15th, 2006 02:11 am (UTC)
I use hockey tape for over my shorts for my kunai holder... I agree with what chappythebunny suggested and use tape over fabric.
Cait: naruto - shika pimptypecast on March 15th, 2006 02:59 am (UTC)
Just had to say that I love your icon. And Dane Cook. ^___^
the rat who would be kingkizofieva on March 15th, 2006 05:53 am (UTC)
Seconding (thirding?) the icon love. Can we get some sweet and sour sauce on there?
ericadyria on March 15th, 2006 07:12 pm (UTC)
I used ace bandages glued over pantyhose for my arm wrapping.
charlie ϟ: naruto [naruto] i got soullibraire on March 17th, 2006 10:43 pm (UTC)
I've never cosplayed before, but yeah, I suggest medical bandages as well. :D

ALSO, your icon is beautiful. Is it stealable? :O