Well it’s totally up to you if you want to buy a wig or not, I suppose. Since he doesn’t have any hair, it’s definitely okay to have him have dark hair, it just goes against a popular headcanon, but I don’t think anyone would mind at all.
Of course! You could either send it perhaps in a fanmail (as poorly designed as they are, they’re at least private and can have links to photos.) Or you could submit it anonymously but include your email, and we’ll just email you our critique.
We both think that’s just fine, when done tastefully!
Roundabouts a month? I’d say yes, personally, but of course it depends on if you’re any good at building props, if you have any friends willing to help, and how far along you are on your Eridan costume.
N speaking. Swords are always fun. I believe the swords he used while in the jersey shirt get-up are the Broken/Unbroken Caledscratch, and the Scarlet Ribbitar, mainly the latter, which he uses when he fights Jack with Jade. You could also make Timetables, though by the time he’s in that outfit, he was basically done with the timetravelling… I dunno, it’s really up to you. I happen to prefer weapons.
I am telling you: submissions would be nice!
D here, it’s entirely personal preference, really. A lot of people prefer wigs because they last the entire day with out the chance of getting messy or dirty like real hair, and are easier to hide headbands for troll horns, but they’re certainly not necessary. If you feel like you are able to style your own hair properly and aren’t worried about any of those other things, then by all means go for it. :)
N says: I, personally, like softer, more natural looks that still reflect the canon style. That last bit is crucial, because I’ve seen way too many Johns that just have a shaggy black wig. Unstyled wigs just look lazy.
D says: I agree with N, while it should still have the same recognizable features, I think making it exactly styled like the canon hair would be a bit.. over the top. (Unless you’re going for that Final Fantasy look I suppose hehe) But I think as long as it’s short enough, because a lot of cosplayers seem to get longer chin-length wigs for John with a bunch of downward pointing spikes, and is styled similarly but still more realistic, I think it would be fine.
We’re more than happy to exist. Thanks! We are excited for your submissions!
This is N speaking, as I am more of a connoisseur of stencil art and have made many shirts.
I use the freezer paper method, which you can read about here. For a Jane image, you’d do it in several layers: the blue base (you could either do the white mouth as an island on this layer, or just do a separate layer of white), the black outline of the monster, and then the black details inside the monster. I would highly suggest you give this a test run or two before making the actual shirt.
You can also use iron on transfer paper, but I’ve never used the stuff in my life, so I can’t really help with that.
And you can also freehand paint the image, but personally, I think stencilling looks best (I’m probably biased).
If you want a more detailed answer (mostly about freezer paper stencils, since that is my forte), I can do that!
That’s fine! We just were kinda confused. >_< We look forward to your resumbission!
D says: I think they are more like regular troll horns in that they are rounded all the way around, so I think they are probably more like Terezi’s but wider/less sharp.
N says: I second that notion.
We… we are not sure who we are supposed to be critiquing. Could you maybe resubmit, with a little guidance?
Uh, you’re welcome, I guess!