Made rebloggable by request damn u
How do you make muscle suits. I cannot even wrap my head around making relicas of human muscle out of foam, like, which demon god do I have to sacrifice my soul to to achieve this? Teach me the ways glayish-senpai.
Let me help, my dear Mr. Spock
(and hopefully some other people by answering this public????)
This is how my sister & I do it, but I’m sure there’s other methods if you googled or something I dunno.
You need a stretchy base. Sew your own leotard or shirt or whatever, or buy one. Doesn’t matter. Just has to be very stretchy. 4-way stretch. If you manage to find that in breathable fabric? EXCELLENT. Because of all the extra padding and layers, you will sweat. A lot. Once you’ve got your base then you can move on to unleashing the pythons that always lived beneath your skin.
TWO! This is a pic I drew of the muscles I usually put into a suit. Note that the circle and oval shapes drawn are pretty much the actual shapes I carve out. Sometimes, like for Captain Kirk, I just need a muscle shirt because my upper body only needs padding. Sometimes, like for THOR GOD OF THUNDAAHHHRGH you need legs and torso!
You can use this method to pad other areas not indicated, BUTTTT I already have a huge ass so I don’t really bother with that.
(Note that for the Kirk shirt I still extended it into a leotard that had a crotch like a swimsuit because stretch fabric RIDES UP like crazy and since your muscles have to be tight tight and stay in the right place, you don’t want any hems wandering.)
Ok, I mean, obviously these are very simplified groupings compared to reality…
But most of this stuff will be getting covered by clothing anyway (or a flesh toned layer with airbrushed detail)
So basically, the “muscles” are made out of filterfoam. I don’t have a pic of it actually… It’s kinda like polyfill except hardened into a block of fiber layers. Anyway, it BREATHES unlike regular upholstery foam, which is very helpful. And doesn’t yellow over time. But it’s more expensive than upholstery foam so yeah, pick whichever. DON”T use loose polyfill because (from experience) it just balls up and your muscles look like tumors instead. =\
So here’s a pic of some of my muscles all carved up. I used a scissors and snipped away insanely and for long hours to get the shapes I wanted. It hurt. I gotta find a better tool for working with this stuff. Anyway…
You should know the approx. scale of the muscles you want. Like, how buff do you wanna be? There’s only so big you can go before it starts to look bad.
THREE ===> After you’ve carved all your muscles, you have to attach them to the suit. I cut out stretch fabric and hand sew it to each piece of foam so that it’s capped off and smoother (since there’s no way you can carve this stuff to be super smooth). Then I throw on my base suit, and hold the muscles to myself to see where they go. Mark it off by drawing around the entire muscle with chalk or whatever so when you take the suit off you know how much to stretch the fabric.
Now hand sew all those muscles onto your base suit following your guidelines. You MUST hand sew it. This allows for stretch. Technically you could probably stretch stitch on patches of fabric to your suit before and then cut a hole in the base suit below the patch and stuff your muscle in after… but I honestly don’t get perfect fits that way so yah.
You should be done now, but try it on with clothing on top to make sure you’ve got the shape you want. If you don’t, take muscles off and move em or add more!
REMEMBER!!! If you’re making your actual cosplay at the same time, or buying it, or anything. MAKE SURE IT’LL FIT UR NEW BOD. This was the crappiest part of the costume making process for me, because I needed to always put on my new muscles in order to pattern and fit. Your measurements totally change depending on what padding you do so you gotta be careful you don’t bust out of your costume like the animal you are
EASY AS 1, 2, 3…
Tame and caged without my muscles
RAW AND UNLEASHEDDD THUNDER
I think that’s it, I don’t know what else I could say.
Hope that helped Jelly!!!!! <3333
IS MURDER ILLEGAL IF IT HAPPENS ON THE MOON
according the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, Including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies states are responsible for and have jurisdiction over the actions of their citizens in outer space so yes murder is illegal on the moon
About one man, who was probably the driving influence that lead me to paganism.
Growing up I was a very very devote Catholic. I went to mass twice a week, prayed every night, observed a ton of saints days, I was even an altar server. When I was a server I worked mostly with our head priest, let’s call him Father Mike.
Father Mike was the only person that I told about the voices I heard and the things that I saw and felt when I prayed. I was nine when I first told him in confession, I had been terrified that there was something wrong with me, but Father Mike just listened to me. He didn’t tell me that I was crazy, or that I was possessed, when I said that I heard saints and angels, he believed me, and told me to practice listening to them. We talked about the man in brown with the deer and the birds, who I thought was St. Francis of Assisi, kept appearing in my dreams. We talked about how when I prayed I heard answers from voices that weren’t my own.
Father Mike was the person who told a ten year old me that I shouldn’t take Holy Orders and become a nun, because it would be a waste of my gift if the best I became was a Mother Superior. When questioned the Church and its teachings we talked it through. I felt that I couldn’t worship a god who let people say such things in his name, tell lies in his name. When I told him that I didn’t feel connected to God anymore Father Mike looked at me and said, “You have the light of the divine around you, but maybe not this divine.”
He was my mentor, and my friend, and then one day when I was 11 Father Mike stopped in the middle of his homily and said, “This is my last Sunday as a priest.” He was leaving the church, “I’ve fallen in love,” he said, “I know I will have eternity to love God, but I only have one life time to love this person. And I can’t stay in an organization that tells me that the love I feel is a sin. Because I love a man.”
I was serving at that mass, and as we cleaned up Father Mike took me aside and said, “I think it’s time for both of us to moved on. Remember you have the light around, you just need to find the source.”
Back from surgery.
Now to watch Disney movies while under the effects of anesthesia.
I love when non-con people ask me about cons and say “conference” instead of “convention.” Yes, I was at the Anime Conference, where we discussed very important Anime Business and charted our plans for future Anime Activities.
I WOULD WALK FIVE HUNDRED MILES
AND I WOULD WALK FIVE HUNDRED MORE
JUST TO BE THE MAN WHO WALKED A THOUSAND MILES
TO GET WILL GRAHAM SOME PROPER FUCKING MEDICAL CARE
- Me: *watching 'beauty and the beast'*
- Tv: "NOOOO OOOOONE'S SLICK AS GASTON -"
- My 20-year-old bro: *opens my door quickly* "NO ONE'S QUICK AS GASTON - NO ONE'S NECK'S AS INCREDIBLY THICK AS GASTON'S - FOR THERE'S NO MAN IN TOWN HALF AS MANLY - PERFECT A PURE PARAGON!" *closes the door*