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    Am I weird?

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    Quote from Yoshikun: “Quote from sylgard: “Yeah buddy like 95% of kigs are guys ” Really 95%? So many? I thought that only half of kigurumi are guys.” well it's a big assumption on my part really, but i'm basing this off of how many kigs i actively know to be girls so it might be skewed (the question " r u a grl" gets thrown around a lot so I wouldn't be surprised if people answered it incorrectly) still I' say it's not too crazy an estimate. (part of the reasoning here is that kig atracts more …

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    lets be honest if you're in a healthy relationship with someone else they shouldn't be that fussed about your hobbies and vice versa. I think people give kig to much credit as being totally weird/alien, it's not that different from regular cosplay or owning a fursuit, in my opinion you're more likely to make people get weirded out by something if you treat it as something that's weird in the first place. It's not something you have to "reveal" you aren't opening up to someone about your dark dev…

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    Am I weird?

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    Yeah buddy like 95% of kigs are guys (although i get the impression that there are quite a lot of trans people due to the nature of the hobby so it's kind of hard to estimate how many girls are into it) also you need to write more than 5 words because this is a forum not a chatroom, if you have like 5 word questions there's places like the discord channel for that

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    Another 3D printed mask

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    Have fun finishing it!! i absolutely love that model so I'm excited to see another one of it

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    Just edited the post with sculpting session 8, I've taken some peoples feedback to soften the lips and the cheeks, and i've going to keep working on that after the coat of primer, it seems the nose is the biggest thing people are noticing that's "off" in a sense. Quote from Raven Ocelot: “your forehead is a bit too flat and could use a bit more definition that will bring that S feel to the area.” as for this specifically, I Think i'm gonna leave the forehead as is for now as I have no way of rea…

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    Paper clay

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    the smoothness is achieve by a lot of layers of painting and sanding, and sometimes filler. having a hard shell underneath though somewhat defeats the purpose of paper clay as you may as well just make a mask out of the hard shell directly in that case.

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    Paper clay

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    So back in ye olde days wyu actually made quite a few paperclay masks and it absolutely works, it's hardly the ideal material but if you're patient and okay with a lot of extra finishing it does work (I think paperclay masks are also heavier bc of the increased bulk) There's actually a tutorial for it somewhere on the internet if you go digging

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    depends how young you are tbh? i met up with some kigs at MCM briefly when i was around 17 i think? another thing you want to consider is if you want to invest in all the kig stuff when you're still growing, hadatais are less of a problem but you don't want to invest loads of money in a mask and then actually grow out of it. from the way you're typing it sounds like age isn't going to be a barrier when it comes to actually _getting_ a kig, but if you want to meet up with people just stay safe, a…

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    Quote from Raven Ocelot: “I feel like mine some of the symmetry is not quite there, but biggest thing I see is the lack of the S curve one should see running from the nose to top of the head. your forehead is a bit too flat and could use a bit more definition that will bring that S feel to the area. my only other thing is I would soften the cheek/chin a bit more. I see a hard edge on the bottom there and just softening up that edge will make it feel more natural.” what would you say are the othe…

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    it's worth pointing out that kig in a video and kig irl are quite different experiences? i think you're right it works on video but i dunno if it would hold up in person tbh

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    Quote from Clegginator: “Are there still plans to attempt to make blinking masks an actual thing that others can use, or Is there not enough time/money to do so?” I don't know of anyone who'se pursuing it mostly because the thing about kigurumi is the rest of the face is fixed in place,so just having one aspect that kind of moves in a weird way usually ends up just increasing the creepy factor (think chuck e cheese animatronics) you're much better served trying to practise bringing the character…

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    Quote from sylgard: “ EDIT: 7th day of sculpting, I've smoothed out a lot of areas with rough sandpaper and I think i've managed to get things a bit more symmetrical, there's a few bits of feedback i've gotten already that the lips are a bit to "pointy" and i need to ease the upper lip transition into the face, as well as easing the sides of the nose a bit so it's a more natural transition as well. I'm nearing the point where i'm going to start using primer and preparing to take a mould, as this…

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    Hello!

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    I would go with padding and body shaping first because that'll give you an idea of how big you want your mask to be/what characters might fit you

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    Sculpt 2, Restart of a Mask

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    you're clearly very good at working with silicone/resin and finishing the clay but I can't help thinking that some of the proportions are off and i think it's kind of a shame you've already moulded/casted it, for example how big the nose is and how it's convex instead of concave towards the tip, there's only so much you can do now but I feel like if you really want to get an accurate representation of the character you should in all honesty re-visit the sculpting stage. (I don't want to bring yo…

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    yo! so if you're actively getting into bodybuilding it's a whole other jungle tbh, be prepared to do a lot of research but there's two basic principles. 1. You can't spot reduce, that is you can't intentionally make an area smaller/thinner with excercise, to do that you need to just lose weight overall. 2. if you're looking to increase size in certain areas you will need to eat calories in excess of what your body normally needs while doing specifically targeted excercises for those areas (this …

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    Honestly if that's your only critiscism at this point I'd say i'm doing pretty well. I wanted to make the lips quite prominent because they sometimes define her upper lip in the anime which doesn't happen often, plus she's a bit of a teasy flirt so i feel like that would fit the character, but I may try and sand it down a little to reduce that image. by the way thank a lot for your continuous replies and feedback, it means a lot and it's been super helpful!!!

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    It wasn't designed as a podcast but critical role has a podcast now, and that has a massive amount of content to immerse yourself in. It's a bunch of nerdy ads voice actors playings dungeons and dragons, quite different from the adventure zone but still very fun!

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    Hello new here

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    Yo, don't worry, everyone starts out not owning anything (and a lot of people still don't) Kigs can seem a little prickly to non kigs if they don't know you but that's because they often get creepy messages on facebook from weird peeps, don't let that put you off, take it slow and just immerse yourself in the community. Also kig is absolutely amazing if you're trans, just trying padding alone can be super fun and there's quite a lot of trans people in this community, pop me a message if you'd li…

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    Hello!

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    In response to the question about male characters the reason there is more female than male characters is that a lot of kigurumi cosplayers are male, or at least AMAB (assigned male at birth) and kigurumi allows them to cosplay characters they don't think they normally could. To that point, a lot of kigus have wide shoulders too but the padding, costumes, and masks help offset that. As long as you get proportions mostly right you don't need to worry!! Make kigs are rarer because often if you can…

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    Hey

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    Heya, fellow UK peep here, if you're relatively young I'd definitely say begin saving and wait until your body stops growing before investing (at least around the 20~) mark, you don't wanna drop all that money and then grow out of it! (Measurements wise the makers will ussually specify that in their own orders, remember though that you should measure yourself wants you've got boob and hip padding so the zentai will fit over them) Also you do you but there are like, a thousand hatsune miku masks …