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Deadman Wonderland-Collar tutorial by Aerblade Deadman Wonderland-Collar tutorial by Aerblade
Here is how I constructed my collar for my Yoh cosplay ^^ Look around to find a couple of pics.

How to make the collar is a very common question among DW cosplayers. Its not the easiest shape to construct so here is my method.

I had to make one for a friend so I made a tutorial while making the second one. I gave it to her before I could photograph the final step so the last 2 were from my own. Mine was made in a bit of a rush so its not quiiite as neat and has been worn a few times so I may need to consider repairs very soon ^^ Plus some peeps visiting my house last week broke the velcro off despite distinctly telling them to be careful ¬_¬

Just a quick work of warning, some glues make polystyrene melt so you might wanna test a little bit on some scrap first. Uhu glue is one of them as I found out 0_0 I have used Loctite super glue for both and it works a treat!

Feel free to use and send to friends ^^ Let me know if you are gonna put it online somewhere.

EDIT November 2014
Oh wow thanks for the support guys! This means alot to me and its wonderful I helped out so many ^^

I have a new cosplay blog now

psychoellecosplay.blogspot.co.…

This is me so no worries :) This isnt stolen.
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Sh-inx Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student Photographer
hii, where did you get the polystyrene ring? Could you link me? cause I've looked in craft stores & online but i cant seem to find the right size
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Aerblade Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student General Artist
I brought one on ebay but sadly it seems the seller only posts in the UK :(
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fireballlll0 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Just a few questions, how long do you let the PVA glue dry before adding on the paint? Also I noticed in the bottom 3 pictures your colar looks much shinier then in the above 2 that are painted. Is this just because of the light, or did you add on extra layers of paint after carving the lines?
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Aerblade Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Depends on the thickness of the glue :) Simply wait for it to dry fully before applying paint.

As for the bottom few pics, I have made 2 collars, one for myself and again for a friend. The one that I made the majority tutorial with was the one for my friend then realised I gave it to her before photographing the final result (doh! ><) so the bottom ones were mine.

Mine was worn at a convention and was done in a bit of a rush due to the event running up hence the slight differences :) And it was a 'trust you instincts' job XD
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kris10achan Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you so so much! I'm working on Toto's costume! You saved my life!
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Aerblade Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Always happy to help out ^^
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tailslover42 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It says I need superglue what do I need the super glue for
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Aerblade Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student General Artist
To add the velcro :)
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tailslover42 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah the velcro i have has a sticky back
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Aerblade Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome! That would save alot of trouble! Some glues take days to chip off XD
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tailslover42 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and the ring I bought already had a coating on it and I spray painted it but it still pretty big on my neck but I cant slip it off my head ill take a picture when I get home im at work right now oh did you see the comic im making of deadman wonderland I posted part 1
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Aerblade Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Mine is slightly loose too. Better have it like that than having it tight.

Commented on your comic :D yupyup
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tailslover42 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the comment sorry for the late reply
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Aerblade Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Thats fine ^^
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Aerblade Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Student General Artist
When it contacts with the skin of course XD
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tailslover42 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And two more questions how long did this tke and how did you attach the Velcro
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Aerblade Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Depends on how much paint and PVA glue you want to use. I'd allow 2-3 days depending how many layers you want to use. Thats easily the most time consuming part but the more you do it the better it will look :D

As for the velcro I have used Loctite superglue. With Polystyrene I'd strongly advise you test the glue on a scrap piece as some glues causes it to melt. Been there ^^; Luckily saved it before it became beyond repair thankfully XD
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tailslover42 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I recently started getting into deadman wonderland and it's awesome and mSy I ask what pva glue is
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Aerblade Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Hehe I have been into DW since late 2008. Had to endure that looooong hiatus with the manga :'D Was worth the wait as its rather epic right now ^^
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tailslover42 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh i just watched the anime next time i got to a book store im going to look for the manga
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Aerblade Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Ooooh! Best of luck!

From where I am from it is hard to obtain! XD
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tailslover42 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh that sucks and thank you
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Aerblade Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Student General Artist
I managed to get the first 4 volumes on Amazon ages ago. Perhaps try reading it online if you want :D
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Aerblade Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student General Artist
PVA glue is the kind of glue you get in schools. The simple white stuff :) It is used by cosplayers to smooth some materials for a better painting surface and is also used to varnish to make a nice finish and to avoid paint from chipping :) Water it down slightly for a smooth finish. Easy and cheap to find, perfect if you are in a hurry or on a budget.
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tailslover42 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
like elmers glue is that ok?
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tailslover42 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much how much is the ring
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Aerblade Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student General Artist
It didnt cost much at all! Only a couple of quid in UK currency :)
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tailslover42 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How much would that be in US money
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Rosareum Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013   Artist
Thank u so much for posting this!! ^^ im doing a cosplay oof toto and i didn't know how to get a collar or make one!!! but this is perfect!!!!!
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Aerblade Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Glad to be of some help here ^^

Fantastic! Looking forward to seeing your Toto! :D
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HyugaHan Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Wow, that's so helpful! I was really unsure how to go about it, but your one looks really easy even for a noob like me! Now to wait until I get paid and then find some time for it! XD
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Aerblade Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student General Artist
It took me a while to decide how to do XD Glad I done it like that in the end :)
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