DIY Commander Lexa Costume- The 100 Cosplay Tutorial | Natasha Rose

DIY Commander Lexa Costume- The 100 Cosplay Tutorial | Natasha Rose



hey guys today I'm going to be showing you how to make Lex's costume from TV show 100 LexA is my absolute favorite character just love her so much and so I wanted to make her costume sorry my intro got cut a little short there but let's just hop right into it firstly we're going to be making the shoulder armor I just basically made up this pattern but I'll link a copy of it down in the description box if you'd like to use the same one and I'm just tracing that out onto some foam I bought a whole pack of this craft foam at my local craft store then of course you need to just cut that up and then fold it so that the edges touched and this will create a three-dimensional shape this tape I'm using it doesn't really matter what you use but I got some of this cloth tape from my local hardware store and I'll be using that throughout pretty much the whole tutorial and that's what it looks like and you'll need to make two of those next we need to make a bunch of circles I'm just tracing a mason jar lid and I think I used about 20 next just cut those out and use a hole puncher to put six or seven holes in each one in the center I'm going to be placing one of these little gold eyelets this isn't necessary I just thought it looked pretty cool and then just de-stress and cut chunks out of the edges with a pair of scissors next I'm using this gray spray-paint which again I'll also be using all throughout the video I'm just punching down the eyelets so they're nice and flat and then I gave all twenty of those little circle things a coat of gray spray paint on both sides next I'm just going to crumple up some newspaper and dip it in some white paint and use that to add some dimension and a bit of a distressed look to each of the little round things and then once that's done you can glue it all together onto the shoulder pieces and that's what they look like and if you want you can add some velcro dots to the underside so they can stick onto your clothes easily next up is the arm pieces I'm going to be using some craft foam again and this one there's no real measurements you just sort of have to model it on your own arm and figure out what it's comfortable I'm just holding it together with some pegs and then cutting off the excess and then gluing that together if you can use a proper craft glue next spray paint the entire thing which I should have done all at once here and draw out where you're going to put your little spikes I couldn't find any spikes I'm using these little beads but they worked fine and once those are all glued down you will need to give the final thing another coat of gray spray-paint next is the shirt I picked this up at an op shop basically all you want to look for is long sleeves and generally a good length and this kind of ribbed texture which I thought was really cool I used some rit black dye to just make it a little bit darker until it look like lettuces for the shoulder harness we're going to need a bunch of belts I got a wire oven belt a regular belt a skinny belt and another regular belt so it looks really confusing but I'm going to walk you through the process so it's a little less confusing so just cut off half of the skinny belt like this because we're going to thread it through like that and this skinny belt will reach from the top of one shoulder to under the arm of the other shoulder and then this woven belt which I spray-painted gray to look like fake chainmail that will go underneath that but we're not going to attach that to the end so just put that aside for now next you need to cut the buckles off the regular belts that's because we're going to need that later for the waist belt thing and so one end of this regular belt will attach to the lower end of the skinny belt like this and then it will reach down and around and then come up again to attach to the top end of the skinny belt I have this keyring it happens to open but that doesn't really matter and I'm just going to clip that onto the back next with the second regular belt cut off the buckle again and that will reach from the top of the other side halfway down where we're going to cut it and then leave about ten centimeters and continue it around coming up to the other side like this I cut out this little shape out of some craft foam and we're going to be putting that on the end of the regular belts and that will loop through the ring like this and I also glued down a little washer onto here just because I thought it looked cool next I gave that a coat of gray spray-paint and glued it onto the end of the belt and I did the same with the other side although I have to say hot glue wasn't the best for working with belts and lastly all I had to do was just attach the fake chainmail and then that's it next we're going to create the gloves I just got these gloves from a costume store and I'm just keeping it really simple and just cutting them off and making them fingerless and that's pretty much it you could also use a pair of bike gloves if you have some next up is the belt possibly the most complicated one we're going to be making it mostly out of craft foam this is what you're all going to need you can screenshot that if it's easier we're going to have a sturdy belt at the center and then the two buckles from before on either side and the two widest pieces of craft frame will go like this so we're just going to glue that down and then glue the buckles on the other side and just try it on make sure it fits okay next the skinnier pieces that are 2.5 into centimeters wide are going to be covered in tape this is the cloth tape from before and for the two centimeter ones we're going to be gluing them three across to make a long strip and then add in tape on the outside and this is basically how it's going to be arranged the two semi the strip's will go horizontally and the 2 point 5 centimeter strips will go down vertically and next you just need to glue it all together it helps to look at a reference picture for this again we keep trying it on making sure it fits okay and I'm sorry I lost the footage but remember to glue on the vertical 2.5 centimeter strips as well evenly placed around then I just took some white paint on a sponge brush and use that to kind of adds a distressed warm look to the belt this also helps blend in the black with the gray lastly the extra pieces you'll need I just wore some black combat boots that I already had as well as some black jeans and I got this sword from the dollar store I'm just going to real quickly show you how I did my makeup I used a black gel eyeliner I think the elf one just around my eyes to make it really dark and then I got a matte black eye shadow powder to fill in the rest today we're going to be creating a really subtle smoky eye yeah this is why I'm not a beauty here oh my gosh if you want to see a proper tutorial there's a bunch by actual makeup artists on YouTube so definitely go check those out and for the hair I just twisted the top pieces up and pulled them back and then the side pieces around my face I just swept back up on top of that and that's really all thanks for watching guys make sure to give this video a thumbs up if you enjoyed it and you can subscribe if you haven't already I'll be making a costume video every single week until Halloween if you want you can also check out my second channel that will be linked up in the cards as well as in the description box I hope you have a wonderful day don't let it go sunset high in abundance no rush in a hazy glow your bum – yo sup bacon see to me I can't get the big count one two three launches like the lck throw it on Japan's

30 Replies to “DIY Commander Lexa Costume- The 100 Cosplay Tutorial | Natasha Rose”

  1. This was 2 yrs ago and I can tell you clexa will forever live. Also I might do this so thank you for having this in your channel I’m doing for Halloween and character day.(Monday of next week)

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  3. Looks amazing, I'm going to the comic con in my country (Portugal) and I'm trying to do the lexa's cosplayπŸ’•And your vΓ­deo is helping me so much❀thankss

  4. I'm just wondering: how did you attach the woven belt in such a way, that you can easily put it on and off? Terrific video by the way!

  5. Amazing!! I'm planning on going as Lexa for Halloween this year and this video is super helpful! πŸ™‚

  6. Well done. Both the outfit and makeup. On the latter, it's one of the hardest to do, because it can wind up positioned wrong, the tears too long or not sized right, or the darkness of it. That and I always wonder on the case of accuracy plus lore accurate resources for things like the warpaints.

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