Okay, here’s an alternate way of getting the scratches on equius’ glasses without permanently marking them. It also works if you want thicker, less realistic scratches.
You will need:
- liquid wite-out
- a pair of glasses (i got mine from a second hand store for 1$. Try places like Value Village or gas stations)
- A toothpick/a pencil/some stick
- some scrap paper or plastic or something
It’s a very easy method, and you can see very well through the glasses with minimal impairment.
- Pour a bit of wite-out onto the paper or plastic or whatever. About the size of a penny
- Make a basic outline of the scratches (I used the canon scratch pattern, but you don’t need to) by using the toothpick as a sort of “brush” and making thin lines
- Thicken lines until dark enough/thick enough for your liking
- Let dry for a few minutes
The thing about this method is that you might have to bring some toothpicks and wite-out with you to cons because, if you drop them/scrape them against the wall, it’s very easy for the wite-out to come off. This is also a good thing, though, because you can wash the wite-out off easily and the glasses will be left completely unscathed!
Hope this helps!
(sorry for my awful face)
submitted by christopherecclestoner
Some more wigs for you lot~
Really good Equius widow’s point
Equius glasses review
I actually would not suggest the sunglasses on Etsy for an Equius cosplayer. They came for me and weren’t nearly big enough. The length, when folded, is no more than the length from my thumb to the tip of my index finger, and the lenses are shorter than the length of my thumb.
I would suggest them for a cosplayer with a small figure, but for somebody with a more stocky or tall build, I would not suggest them.
submitted by arcadeoverlord
Latula, Equius, Feferi, Dirk (and more) glasses!
Simple Equius glasses tutorial
1. Get a pair of shades. They can rage from $10-15 at a department store, or only a couple dollars at a gas station or someplace…not known for their sunglasses section. It’s harder to find the specific shape at someplace with less of a selection. You’re going for square, or rounded squares, based on examples from the comic.
I would suggest glasses without rims, since Equius’s lack them.
2. Next, get a nail, screw, butcher knife, whatever, something sharp, and scratch the basic cracks in. I don’t suggest destroying them like he did, because they’d fall apart. You probably don’t want that.
3. Alright, cool, you fucked up your glasses. But they’re not very visible scratches, now are they? You know what you gotta do? Color that shit in with a white crayon. Seriously. That’s it.
See? Huge difference. If you’ve got, like, white-out or a white marker or colored pencil, that works too, but a crayon is easiest to work with, and if you screw up, it rubs right off the un-cracked areas.
4. Give yourself a pat on the back, you just made one of the easiest Homestuck props ever!
submitted by phantomthelabrat
i have no idea if anyone’s already suggested this (probably?), but arda has a really quality tutorial for adding a widow’s peak to a wig. thought it might be helpful for an equius cosplayer. .w.
submitted by thedragongirl88