Monday, June 3, 2013

BADMAN Vegeta Cosplay

For Fanime 2013 - our old timey group of friends went with a group cosplay of Vegeta, in pink badman shirt, from DBZ.
(All good quality pictures courtesy of Friend M)
 There were six of us in total, though we never actually got a group picture all together @_@
This is as close as it gets.
Isn't the hair awesome!!??
It's paper!
Sisterly derp faces
Well, let's backtrack a little.  Friend E found the 3D model file for a small papercraft Vegeta.  He bought Pepakura, the papercraft software, and scaled up just the hair portion of the model, fit for the circumference of his head.
Working while watching Team Four Star
But of course we did it wrong at first and ended up with a small version. Trial size!
Anyway, the software is awesome and prints tabs and numbers for easy assembly.  To make things even easier, Sak set up the Silhouette to cut and score the pieces for us, so all we had to do was glue it together. (We used Tacky glue, smeared on in a thin layer with toothpicks)


 We mailed our LA crew their pieces, and everyone glued and painted their own hair.

For painting, I did not take any pictures, but Sak sprayed on 2 coats of clear spray to protect the paper from saturation.  He used two different brands that both worked - Rustoleum Matte spray and Krylon Polyurathane clear spray.  After that dried, he sprayed on 2 coats of this amazing product called Plasti Dip (in black).  It's pretty much liquid rubber, so it gave the hair this awesome rubbery texture.  We didn't spray the inside of the hair, but that would have made it even stronger I'm guessing!  (Sak would like to remind anyone using sprayable Plasti Dip - please use a respirator or very good ventilation! The chemicals are very strong, and no one wants to breath liquid rubber into their lungs!)

Anyway, that's how we ended up with awesome hair.
We all found yellow pants in various places (good thing colored pants are in style now!) - Ross, Forever 21, H&M.  The pink shirts were a bit harder, and actually at least 3 of the shirts I dyed in a bucket at home (Penga-Sis'. Sak's, and Friend E's).
Lastly, the BADMAN is a printed ironon which I then cut with the Silhouette.

I loved this cosplay so much!! My only regret is that we did not take enough pictures, or move around the con together enough since half of us were working at Artist Alley. :( Also, my widow's peak dug into my forehead and gave me a mini bruise. Just me though. Must be my large forehead. :P

Anyway, I foresee much more papercraft cosplay in our future! Badman Vegeta was a great start!

52 comments:

  1. wow! you guys look awesome. love love love the hair!

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  2. Papercraft hair! What a great idea! <3

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  3. Any way you could send the file for the hair, for standard 8x11 paper? I used my own long hair the last time I dressed up as cell saga armored Vegeta...but cut it since then. :P your costume looks great!!

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    1. My friend has the files, he said you can email him at negativethirteen (at) gmail. :D

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    2. does your friend still have the files? :O he's not replying to my email ._.

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  4. OH MY GOODNESS how did I miss this post? WHERE WAS I?!?!? The hair was so awesome! :)

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    1. Oh work convention. Smack in the middle of it. So glad I saw it though! :oP

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  5. Amaaaaazing!!!

    I love this paper wig *.* can you send me the same papercraft model of same size at vala85live.it ? Hope to try build another one for a vegeta statue that I'll made

    thank you sooo much

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  6. Hey I just saw this and this is truly EPIC!! :D

    Is there anyway I can get the file by any chance guys?

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  7. Is there anyway I can get the file by any chance guys? mail: mayam_oki@hotmail.com

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  8. Awesomely done, the hair was a very unique cool way to do it. As for the shirts, was creative, but if you want an easy way out, you can always buy them =P http://www.ebay.com/itm/281190701041?var=&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

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  9. Hello, can you pass me the Pepakura file Wig Vegeta? = D

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  10. shadow_gabo78@hotmail.com pass me the pepakura file wig vegeta :3

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  11. any chance you'd be willing to share the file for the hair, for standard 8x11 paper?? please and thanks

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  12. leonidas478@hotmail.es please pass me the pepakura file (vegeta wig)...i will show you my Nappa cosplay

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  13. reminder for those asking for the file, the email to request is listed above in the comments.

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    1. the mail is negativethirteen@gmail.com or negativethirteen@gmail

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    2. hello, please can tell your friend who can answer my mail, thank you very much, is that I am a fan of vegeta why the insistence

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  14. reminder for those asking for the file, the email to request is listed above in the comments.

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  15. Hello, can you pass me the Pepakura file Wig Vegeta? = D
    francisco_melgar23@yahoo.es thanks!!

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  16. Hello, can you pass me the Pepakura file Wig Vegeta? keff.zero@gmail.com

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  17. Hi, can you pass me the Pdo file Vegeta? paulochch@gmail.com thanks

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  18. hii, send me the pdo file for vegeta wig? iccorreia@outlook.com thnx u <3

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  19. Hi, can you send me the Pdo file Vegeta wig? pedrodmt@gmail.com thanks

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  20. can you pass me the file please.. tank you cchkoo@cchkoo@hotmail.com

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  21. Hi there. Great job on the wigs, they look amazing. I've emailed your friend a couple of times, but have had no reply. If you can please email me when you can that would be greatly appreciated - halelawrence7@gmail.com Cheers

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  22. If the Files are still up for grabs, can you please send me the file at nicholasworden@aol.com as soon as possible? I'm trying to get my Saiyan Saga Vegeta done by Kumoricon 2015 in September, and the wig is my biggest obstacle, since I can't find an unfolded Vegeta Wig PDO anywhere, and I'm freaking out over it! D:

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  23. Hi, can you send me the Pdo file Vegeta wig? Please!
    baron_h@hotmail.com

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  24. Hi! Could You send me the Vegeta wig pepakura file? I can't find a right model. My mail is nawkrzy@gmail.com Thanks!

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  25. arzx2@hotmail.com pass me the pepakura file wig vegeta plase TwT!!!!

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  26. arias22martinez@gmail.com pass me the pepakura file wig vegeta plase TwT!!!!

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  27. Please send me pepakura file for vegeta wig. Thank you! Mshauer7@gmail.com

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  28. Please send me the Vegeta hair file markusmalek@gmx.de

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  29. Please send me the Vegeta hair file markusmalek@gmx.de

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  30. Hi, does anyone still have the hair file to share?
    Thanks,
    Ana

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  31. Good evening from Spain!
    First of all, great idea! Nice job!

    Anyone could send me the Vegeta Wig .pdo file? My email is elcuervotuerto@gmail.com

    Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Please send me the Vegeta hair file boisova.d.g@mail.ru
    Thank you

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  34. Omg!this looks amazing I need this in my life please can I get that file ? I will do anything ? Lol @ jorgescr7@gmail.com

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  35. great work, i really like that character... i hope you can share this amazing paper wig
    k.oz.inside@gmail.com

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  36. Good afternoon, someone still has hair file sharing?
    Thank you, :)
    Yesid. yesidhimura03@gmail.com

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  37. hi
    can someone send the papercraft hair file?
    gergely.bauer@gmail.com
    thanks :)

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  38. Great work.Can you please mail the papercracf hair file at - rohith.gupta113@gmail.com.
    Thanks in advance

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    1. Can you please mail the papercracf file at - estradamanuel666@gmail.com.
      Thanks.

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  39. Plz send me the vegeta wig too
    I shall be very thanksful to you guys...here is my gmail
    Faizanmashkoor5@gmail.com

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  40. Please send papercraft pef file to me. dajimclub11@hotmail.com

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  42. Hi,

    If the file is still available, can you please me a copy?

    nicksalocin@gmail.com

    Thanks for your help!

    Nick

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  43. Great work.
    I bought a wig on internet and its not really awesome,... Please send me the Vegeta hair file at white_wwa@hotmail.com
    Thank you

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  44. hi there, excelent job,can you Please send me the Vegeta hair file at christian.olivos@hotmail.com.
    Best Regards

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