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Cosplay Project: Matt by TofuAlchemist Cosplay Project: Matt by TofuAlchemist
Oh my gawd this took me so long...
My only regret is that I couldn't get ahold of any good Matty boots.. But it was way too hot to be wearing boots anyways. And I love my Converses. 8D


For those who are interested, this is where I got all of my stuff from:
- The goggles are "Eagle" goggles, from the Birdz brand.. I got them over Ebay.
- You'd think you could find a proper Matt shirt in any old shopping mall, but apparantly not.. So I bought mine online (over www.skateamerica.com). The brand name of the shirt is "Fallen".
- I made the vest from scratch, modifying a pattern for a regular vest. I *may* make a sort of tutorial for this later, if people are interested.
- The gloves were originally Batman gloves. Quite literally. I bought them at a place called "Don's Costume shop" and modified them up the ying-yang..
- For his pants, I bought some normal, slim-fitting jeans from Bluenotes that were about three inches too long, then put them through the wash and put in the extra stitching. Again, if people want, I can make a tutorial for this.


I carried around several bars of chocolate, and dispensed them to any Mello cosplayer I ran into at the convention.. :D Good fun.


EDIT:
I have now posted a tutorial for how to create pants like these. It can be found here: [link]

Thank you all for all of your support! :love:
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ThePraisedOne Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
I don't own a sewing machine, if I paid you could you make me a pair? I could give you the measurements etc
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for-when-needed Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
PLEASE DO THE VEST TUTORIAL. I am having such a hard time finding a decent Matt cosplay here in England. So yes pleeeeease do the vest tutorial!!
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Akumu-DWMAsNewWeapon Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your cosplay! I'm finishing mine up by the end of this year hopefully, same goes for my Mello, and I have yet to figure out what to do about the vest... could you give me some pointers on the fabric and such you used?
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CircusMonster21 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of the most amazing Matt cosplays I've ever seen o.o
You should make a tutorial for the vest, please^^
And I may have to steal your chocolate idea, if you don't mind xD It's super clever^^
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SpicyUkeBoy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student General Artist
hi. your vest is really amazing *A*
i'm getting started on my matt cosplay (and i'm not very handy with sewing) and i was wondering if you did cosplay commissions?
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TofuAlchemist Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
No I don't, sorry... :(
Honestly I don't even really have enough time for my own projects these days.
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SpicyUkeBoy Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh dang. Well that's okay!
I understand not really have enough time to do much. For me, between school and work, I don't have a lot of time to do much either. ^^
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SpicyUkeBoy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student General Artist
hi. your vest is really amazing *A*
i'm getting started on my matt cosplay (and i'm not very handy with sewing) and i was wondering if you did cosplay commissions?
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Purpl3-ShaDoW Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Where did you get the wig? Excellent cosplay
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TofuAlchemist Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
That's my real hair with temporary red dye from Walmart applied to it :)
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Deikus-is-hellbound Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Student General Artist
this is a great cosplay, and i was searching through all his cosplayers, and i saw that you (unlike almost everyone else >,>) said where they got their supplies. Well i have run into a dilemma, I have made his vest, but i cannot find his white fluff anywhere i go! Where did you get yours, if you dont mind my asking?
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emotik Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
could you make a tutorial on how you made the vest please?? it's awesomeeeee.. great cosplay
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ipodnano98 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
do mind if i ask were you got your wig im like new to cosplaying and im afraid of scam
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SuyetaSlaughter Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
Hey, your Matt vest looks really good...I was wondering, do you do commissions?
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TofuAlchemist Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
I'm sorry, I'm living in Switzerland for the next year so I won't be able to do any sewing until next summer.. :( (lack of time/money)
But thank you very much for commenting~
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SuyetaSlaughter Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
Oh, that's okay! And no problem.
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MemoryStorm4 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Ash-chan94 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
What type of jeans from bluenotes did you buy? There are a lot of types, it would really help me for the cosplay
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:icontofualchemist:
TofuAlchemist Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
I think mine were called "Kylie", but I can't guarantee it..! They were sort of slim-legged girl's jeans (not tight though), but now that I think about it, you can probably use a similar cut of boy's jeans.

Sorry I don't remember very much: this was several years ago! Have you seen my Matt pants tutorial though? [link]
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Ash-chan94 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
Thank you for the help! And Yes, I have I shall be using it to help make the pants since my friend got an awesome sewing machine.
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shuntorizzy Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
OMG you are sooo good Matt cosplayer! :w00t::w00t: :handshake: :hug: :+fav:

aand sorry my BAAD english :stupidme: :stupidme:
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i-am-mitsuki Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
can you please make a tutorial for the vest. it is one of the few matt vests that are good.
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TofuAlchemist Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
I was going to make another vest for my friend, while taking photos for the tutorial at the same time, but plans changed a bit.. ^^;
I'm living in Switzerland for a year - away from my sewing supplies - so I won't be able to work on it until I get back..!
BUT.. I have a bit of a tutorial written up in text only. I've been sending this to anyone who asks for it.. it's quite long and complicated, because I tried to be very detailed! Would you like me to send this to you? :)
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003goingpostal Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Sorry for bothering you. ^^; But would you mind sending it to me also? I bought a vest online and it was... nearly a disaster and I can't sew without a pattern/tutorial. Dx I would be eternally grateful. <3
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i-am-mitsuki Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
yes please! that would be very helpful.
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PrinceKarakuri Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Hobbyist
narwh, i love your cosplay! >w< :heart:
// but just something that bothers me : the shoes DD;

But still, love it!! :heart:
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TofuAlchemist Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
I.. I know... :'(
I looked and looked for boots, but there were none to be found in my hometown..

Thank you for your support though! <3
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PrinceKarakuri Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Hobbyist
your welcome 8))

and my Matt cosplay actully nerely suffered for the same reason, I couldn't find anything even near Matt's shoes in my such short time that I made the costume, so I borrowed over too small high heeled boots from my firedn DDX that pain..........
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:icontofualchemist:
TofuAlchemist Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
W.. wow, I had a look at your Matt cosplay photos.. That's fantastic, you did a great job! :)
You even added extra stuff to some of them, and it all fit together perfectly!
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PrinceKarakuri Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist
yeah, the pictures that i have is from my older vercion of Matt (kinda OC, but I had to do SOMETHING :'DD)

but no I've got more Anime/manga style Matt coming~
when I get the pictures XD
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Ash-chan94 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
I found a very good pair of Matt boots if you want to look, but converse are very comfy! You look amazing! I hope that I can be a outstanding matt cosplayer like you one day!
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TofuAlchemist Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
Ahh thank you!! :blush: I'm glad you found some good boots! They can be nearly impossible to find!
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QueenObvious Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Student General Artist
This is fantastic! I love the vest does it open in the front or slideover the head?
(Do you take commisions?)
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:icontofualchemist:
TofuAlchemist Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
Thank you~ haha it zips down the front, but I suppose you have to be careful not to get the zipper stuck in the fluff.
I'm sorry, I'm not able to take commissions.. I'm not even able to keep on top of my own projects ^^;
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QueenObvious Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Student General Artist
oh that's ok! Very nice job though!
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MathiasKaizer Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow you look amazing! I would definatly be one of those interested ppl who would love to see a tut for the vest ^-^
And ive been looking around the mall so much for a shirt ._. i found one, but its tight fitting and has small stripes *faceplam* why can't shops sell them!? They are so simple XD
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TofuAlchemist Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
I know! It seems like it would be easy to find!! Dx
I'm sorry, but I'll actually be living abroad for a year, so I won't be able to make the vest tutorial for quite a long time :(
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MathiasKaizer Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OK then , adn again, pretty aweseom ^-^
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xmadinaxlakex12 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
you did an amzing job on the vest, ive been looking all over for one for the next convention but i cant find one!!
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ILoveCookiesXD Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
Waa, I LOVE YOUR MATT COSPLAY! :D
Thank you for recommending the websites on where to get the items :D I am planning on cosplaying Matt on an upcoming convention but I was not sure where to get the clothes, especially the vest. If you go on CarrotAnime, they got a pretty good Matt vest but your one is awesome too! :D Do you know where I can get a good Matt wig? I found some but they are either too long or not even the right colour!

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You just lost the game! What is the game you ask? The point of the game is to NOT think of the game. If you think of the game, you lose the game. You are now playing the game. You just lost the game :D
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TofuAlchemist Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
Thank you very much~~!
Oh cool! I didn't know you could buy the vests... ^^;
I'm afraid that I actually used my own hair (which is copper-red to begin with) and some cheap 1-week red hair color from Wal-Mart..!
I don't know a lot about purchasing wigs myself.. I was just lucky to find a good one (for another cosplay) over ebay. BUT.. I hear good things about these two sites all the time:
Cosworx: [link] (Maybe the "Wisp" or "Scruffy"? They're a little shorter than they look, because wig forms are smaller than real people heads, I've been told.)
Amphigory: [link]

Give those a shot, maybe? The other thing is that if a wig is a bit long, it's possible to trim it the way you want it (if the wig is fairly thick, and if you're careful!!!). It's probably better to get one close to how you want it though, just to be safe.
I'd also look through the forum at cosplay.com. There's a specific forum for wigs, and people who are more familiar with these wigs can help you out, or point out a good wig for Matt! Here's just one thread I found: [link]

I hope this helps!! I've only ever bought one wig, as I said, but I've done some looking around for good sites for wigs to plan for future cosplays. Most of what I know, I learned from the cosplay.com Wigs forum, so have a look around!

-Tofu
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ILoveCookiesXD Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
Heehee, thank you! ^_^
I was browsing Ebay a the other day and I found a good wig similar to Matt's hair colour and style : [link]

I was wondering if you could give me your suggestion on the wig XD It's fairly good and compared to most wigs, it's fairly cheap too :D
Matt's hair is supposed to be brown but a lot of people confused it with auburn red. I prefer Matt's hair to be red than brown and his shirt to be black and white instead of red and black XD
Wow, your hair looks awesome in the Matt cosplay pic! :D Is it still styled that way now too?
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:icontofualchemist:
TofuAlchemist Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
That one looks quite good..! :)
It will look a little shorter once you're wearing it yourself, and it shouldn't be very hard to smooth out those fly-away bits if you want to.
The only other thing I want to say about wigs is that it really helps to buy or make a wig cap. One of the big things about this is that it keeps your hair from falling out the sides of the wig, and makes it easy to take the wig on and off. I got one for free with the wig I ordered, but I had a friend just use part of an old pair of stockings and it worked just as well! Also, if you want, you can also stick hair pins through the wig into the wig cap right after you put them on (if you're worried about the wig falling off). A wig cap looks like this: [link]

Yeah, Matt has two sets of colors! Before there was an anime, he had no official colors, so fans all drew him with red hair and a white-and-black striped shirt. But in the anime, he's got that brown-ish hair and a red-and-black striped shirt. I kinda like the first color scheme a little better.. xD

Thank you, I did my best~! And no, it's been a few years since this photo was taken, so my hair's a bit different now.
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RenaissanceOtaku Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
Aw! Wow, perfect Matty cosplay!
:+favlove:

Any chance of a vest tutorial? Its SO awesome!!!
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:icontofualchemist:
TofuAlchemist Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
I keep saying I'll get around to it, but I keep running into delays.. ^^;
I'll do my best!
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nameless14 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Student General Artist
THIS COSPLAY IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! XD XD XD IT REALLY IS! GREAT JOB!!!!!

and i would love it if you were to make a vest tutorial, that would be really helpful!
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chibbi-yaoi-fangirl Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this is awesome...and I need a little help. I wanna be able to cosplay as Matt at Jafax this year but I can't find a long sleeved black/white shirt ANYWHERE!!!!! where did you get yours?
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:icontofualchemist:
TofuAlchemist Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
Ahhh I ordered mine through a site, but they don't sell that shirt anymore! :(
Those kinds of shirts are suprisingly hard to find, aren't they? I'd try shopping around on the internet a bit.. you might want to ask other Matt cosplayers too.
Sorry! I wish they still sold that shirt so I could just link you to the same one I used.. ^^;
The shirt was from this site -> [link] , and the specific brand name of it is "Fallen". I'm pretty sure that Fallen actually doesn't make these specific shirts anymore, it's not just the site.
I know another Matt cosplayer who actually used amazon.com to find their shirt. Maybe try there?

Sorry I wasn't much help! Best luck in your cosplay!
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chibbi-yaoi-fangirl Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I know...I have seriously looked all over the place for a shirt like that. it is absolutely impossible to find a shirt like that unless you want to make it yourself. I spent three hours the other day looking through about fifty websites trying to find a shirt even remotely similar to that...**sigh** my dream of being able to cosplay as all the death note characters seems about to be crushed...BUT! Justice will prevail. i will find that shirt if it's the last thing I do. Thank you for your help though. I really appreciate it.
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