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Tutorial - How I made Dirk Shades

Tumblr link in case you want to reblog or something: chibiedo.tumblr.com/post/27423566182/tutorial-dirk-shades-tutorial-is-here

Have a tutorial by me : D
As mentioned in the text my pattern is here:
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Hope you like! Have fun!

Dirk cosplay pics:
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Silver-Foxdragon Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! I'm considering cosplaying as either Jade or Dirk, so if I go with Dirk this'll be helpful!
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ChibiEdo Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016
Thanks! Have fun with this!
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lupineOffset Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Hehe, this is so cool! Needed this pattern not for cosplaying a Strider, but for cosplaying Bec Noir pretty soon! :3 Just thought it'd be kinda cool to have his 'trophies' (minus Lil' Cal), even though I'll be going to that con with a Jade Harley~~ :D 
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ChibiEdo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016
Ah thank you! That's a fun idea.XDD Good luck with the shades!
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lupineOffset Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Hehe, thanks! They're about half finished and look great so far! :D
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ChibiEdo Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016
Awesome!
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V0dk4Mutini Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Germans and their long confusing words.
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ChibiEdo Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
XDDD
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mirenne Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Heyyy thank you for this AMAZING tutorial :3!
I just have a question (if you remember): Where did you get the Sonnenschutzfolie from (haha, yeah, I'm also living in Germany :D) Is it hard to find?
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ChibiEdo Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
Aw vielen Dank! Sonnenschutzfolie gibt es im Hela Baumarkt, die ist für Autoscheiben gedacht. Ist auch nicht gerade billig, aber den Preis hab ich vergessen. Ich hätte immer noch sooo gerne schwarzes durchsichtiges Plexiglas aber das ist so unmöglich zu kriegen bei uns <.< Das Problem bei der Folie (jedenfalls bei mir) ist, dass die sich an den Ecken teilweise nach einer Weile ablöst. Aber andererseits ist die Autofolie natürlich soo riesig, dass man die Brille 100mal neu bekleben kann wenn man mag..XD Das Bastelglas hab ich übrigens auch aus dem Hela. Heißt wirklich so, ist aber Plastik.
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mirenne Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
hmmm oke vielen vielen Dank x333!!
Aber ehrlich gesagt habe ich noch nie etwas von einem Hela Baumarkt gehört :O...Meinst du man könnte das auch woanders bekommen?
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ChibiEdo Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
Hm, Hela ist eigentlich total bekannt, schau notfalls mal im internet wo einer ist, der in der Nähe ist? Eigentlich gibt es die in ganz Deutschland denk ich. ...Ok nein anscheinend nicht: hela.de/markte/ XDD
Ansonsten einfach generell in Baumärkten vielleicht? Ich kenn nicht viele Baumärkte, Obi ist noch einer, wo es das vielleicht geben könnte. Notfalls halt im Internet kaufen, bestimmt findet man irgendwo was.
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mirenne Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Vielen vielen Dank für alles! Ich hoffe meine Brille wird so schön wie deine x3!
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TemariTrainer Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwesome! Thanks for postin this!
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ChibiEdo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
thank you! glad you like it~
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LadyOf7Sins Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You made my day with this! I'm SOOOO happy i found this tutorial because... just... Oh my it's perfect. I was looking for black transparent plexi but couln't find it anywhere and it pissed me off so much because I go at convention in March as trickster!Dirk AND I NEED THEM.
... OK, I got a little sidetracked. Just... Just THANK YOU SO FREAKING MUCH :heart:
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ChibiEdo Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
awww I'm happy you like it : D and yes I also tried to find black transparent plexi i even went ahead and bought some online but it was too thick and had looked more seethrough on the image ;_; I think in america it's easier to get your hands on some but I don't know for sure.XD Show me when your cosplay is done I'd love to see~ XD Good luck with the shades!
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LadyOf7Sins Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :meow: I'm actually done, I need only those shades, actually. 
By the way, do you think that red strips on Dirk's pants are really necessary?
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ChibiEdo Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
oh cool~
Well I'm a perfectionist. If they are stripes they have to be on the pants too. I would probably use some dark orange fabric paint or maybe they are these fabric pen pens where you are too that would make it easier. (I think it's dark orange. Is ist? )
But you don't have to of course it's your cosplay and your decision. I am not even sure why you are asking me xD
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LadyOf7Sins Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's just random question I had to ask somebody neutral! Well thanks, I'll look for those fabric pens, pretty curious how that works.
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Dirkalicious Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you! This is amazing!! 
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JaakunaNingyo Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you for this tutorial. I was going to buy some off of Etsy but making them is personally -in my opinion- better. And your tutorial was the best one iv'e found... so yeah thank you.
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ChibiEdo Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
aww glad this tutorial could help : D Best would be if you could get your hands on thin seethrough black plastic (don't know the name right now) but that's nearly impossible to get in Germany so I couldn't do that.
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KathyIsNotHere Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
THANK YOUUUU
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ChibiEdo Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
welcome!!
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alexhodges654 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how much did it cost you all together to make these?
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ChibiEdo Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
sorry I don't remember.. but the acrylic glass wasn't that expensive... I forgot how expensive the window film was though it might have been expensive... If you have a way to get your hands on dark tinted acrylic glass though try to do so (in Germany it's nearly impossible to get but I heard it was easier to obtain in america? not sure though). And the rest I didn't buy so I didn't have to spend anymore.
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alexhodges654 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
okay thx
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FNCKPO Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
que mal que no se ingles :iconokayfaceplz: ....
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ChibiEdo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
...uhm what? I don't understand sorry ...
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FNCKPO Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
it's a shame that I speak Spanish, but I think I can make lenses xD

if not understood is that use translator.
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ChibiEdo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
ok good : D good luck!
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elioelio22 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
can you see threw them lol
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ChibiEdo Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
yes : D
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Dwarf-In-The-Flask Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How stable are they on your face?
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ChibiEdo Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
i can turn my head downwards without them falling off... XD It's just that I made it fit perfectly to my head.
[link] <--more random dirk photos XD
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Dwarf-In-The-Flask Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I bought a pair from etsy a while ago
DO NOT RECOMMEND

I'm hopefully going to look at a picture and actually measure out the angles to get a 100% accurate pair XD
I think I'm going to buy tinted glass or tint them myself though, because it'd cause it to be 100% through the glass. What do you think?
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ChibiEdo Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
I know, I met someone who had a pair from etsy and it was way too big for me so it didn't fit my face. I thnk it looks really pretty though.

you can't get the angles exactly like dirk because there is no.. space around the nose? (not sure how to explainXD) Other than that of course it's a good idea to use a ref. I actually forgot if I used one for this... I just drew them in the way I liked them on my face.XD It took 2 tries until i liked the size.

I would totally get tinted glass if I were you. Here in germany it's hard to get plastic glass that is tinted but i think it's easier in other countries?... (even though someone recently told me that you can let stuff be tinted? like for car windows for example... not sure how though XD ). My shades are very seethrough which is cool but the problem is that after a while the tinted foil starts to peel off<.<
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Dwarf-In-The-Flask Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah those are the ones I bought. Also the way the... earsticks(?) fit around the head is horrible. The smaller ones work well, but making your own is a lot cheaper and more fun.

I mean more the top and side angles, though I'd probably use bro's anyway, because his are more obtuse and my hat hits every other pair.

I'm in the U.S. and if there's a will [and a bunch of money you're willing to drop on something] there's a way.

You can dye normal plexiglass actually, but at HomeDepot they give you unlimited free cuts. Just imagine us making the guy stand there and cut out our kamina shades :iconevilfaceplz:

We made some windowtint and cardboard ones last Friday, and yeah they're aready slightly pealing which is a shame, though they're not very effective anyway. Because they're cardboard they're crumpled and such.
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TwinklePrince Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist
How much did this cost you to make?? :0 I think I might try it out thank you~
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ChibiEdo Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
sorry I forgot how much this cost on the whole. Just check out the materials you need and how much they are to see. Good luck with it~
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TwinklePrince Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist
Alright thanks :>
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yachiru34 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Artist
How do you cut it out if you dont have a saw? can you?
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ChibiEdo Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
I think (but don't know) that there are certain cutters who can cut plastic? Other than that I don't really know... sorry. If you happen to try it tell me if it worked?
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theanimegirlaka Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this helped me AND my friend soo much, thank you XD. if you need help on some cosplay stuff to im super good at that shit to bro. lol i dont even know how meny Sollux glasses i had to make for my friends cuz they didnt know how. but with this you just kicked my damn ass XD
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ChibiEdo Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
aw I'm glad it helped you : D
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sarcasticAquarium Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Where did you get the Acrylic glass?
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ChibiEdo Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
I got it from a 'hela baumarkt' but I live in germany... not sure about the english word. might be building supplies store or building centre?
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AsjJohnson Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that's cool.
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ChibiEdo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
thank you~
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