Thank you so much! What I did was I bought thermoplastic beads (which heat up in water and become moldable) and shaped the bow in 4 pieces hollow, then joined them so they were two large pieces missing the handle. I strung leds through them after that were powered by batteries in the handle that could be taken out (I made a little hole that was covered up by the black pieces of fabric. Also LOTS OF HOT GLUE! Haha!
I see! I am also planning to make Ashe's bow, but in a totally different manner... Weren't the beads really expensive? I mean, it seems like a big quantity.... I am planning to make a really smooth master, make a mold after it and then cast the bow in transparent resin, coloured a bit with translucent resin colour. I'll also make it in two parts, so I'll be able to put the LEDs inside... I just hope things will turn out as I want. Your way is very nice and I wouldn't have thought about it... plus I can't find those thermoplastic beads in my country... Thanks for your answer!
Well, I ended up casting a lot of stuff for my cosplay costumes and I find it a very safe method, just a bit expensive (the silicone and the resin are not THAT cheap) and time consuming. But I can replicate whatever I make as many times as I want. I am still worried a bit with the whole LED thing, I really wanna make it look like the original bow....
You totally do! You have a light skin tone, so I think light colors look good on you. My philosophy is: if you have significantly darker skin than your hair, it's probably not going to look very flattering. That's why I wish I was paler. xD Then I'd match more hair colors. And Patty's wig is soooo cute on you! I totally want to do a Soul Eater shoot too. :,( I want my Patty and Liz.
I have Serah, and Rikku (Al said he wants to shoot our YRP group some time along with Jason and Ashley if they still want to) and then I was thinking of doing something fun with Alice for Halloween maybe? Just like one or two shots but I thought it might be fun! Oh! And I will have Luna Lovegood after Halloween too Or hopefully I can finish it before <3