Quick post about the steps for Illumi’s clothes needles, aka the decorative yellow balls. Depending on the costume (have two different Illumi cosplay) there are different sized wood balls I used, but most of them are wood dowel caps with a hole large enough for paper fasteners. You can purchase the dowel caps from an AC Moore, Joanns or Michaels. I bought mine from both AC Moore and Michaels.
I poured wood glue into the holes and then stuck the long paper fasteners deep into the glue, letting them dry overnight. After the glue dried I used the fastener points to prop the wood balls onto a foam base so I could spray paint. The wood on the smaller ones was pretty smooth so the spray paint too really well. I used Ford Color Match yellow from Pepboys. After layers and layers, and a bit of sanding, the balls that were supposed to go on my clothes were pretty much ready to go.
In the fabric area I wanted to stick them it was very important that I had a stiff backing, so I used a very thick interacting purchased from Joanns. I measured out where I wanted everything and then cut precise holes with an exacto blade. So the paper fastener prongs don’t show on the other side, I used more thick interfacing to sandwich the prongs in.
For the actual needle props, I had to cut dowel pieces and drill a small hole in the center of one of the sides. I slid skewers into the small holes and then put the dowel side into the wood ball caps (already the correct sized hole). After the wood glue dried I used the same Ford spray paint.
After all the yellow spray paint dried I used both resin spray and gloss finish on my two different costumes; preferred the resin spray!
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