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Cosplay Tutorial: Gumi Megpoid Headphones by RadClawedRaid Cosplay Tutorial: Gumi Megpoid Headphones by RadClawedRaid
I finally got it finished! Yay!

I've been asked a few times how I made my Gumi headphones, but to be honest they were thrown together literally the night before with random materials I had lying around. And they were hideous.

So, I decided I would re-make some so they were easier to make and looked better. I made these for my friend ~pockami, who is an amazing Gumi / cosplayer in general!

By no means is this the best/only/easiest way to make these, this is just how I figured out to make them simple enough.

I really hope this is easy to understand. I tried to proof-read it but if there's any spelling errors etc please let me know XD

Also, if you don't understand any of it or have any questions please ask me and I am more than happy to help in anyway!

Hopefully this tutorial is of use to someone! :D
Please feel free to link me to any headphones you've made with this tutorial, I'd love to see ^___^


Gumi headphones and tutorial by *RadClawedRaid

Edit: Just realised a price guide would help here. I can't remember exactly how much they cost to make but they were surprisingly cheap. I would estimate no more than $20-25AUD. (Cost may vary) //End Edit.

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:iconotaku88888:
Otaku88888 Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm using this for supanova in september....... Adelaide
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:iconradclawedraid:
RadClawedRaid Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016
Good luck! :D Hope it all makes sense XD
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Otaku88888 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It does!! And thanks for making it too!!!! XD
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RadClawedRaid Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
It's only a tutorial, but thankyou XD
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vocaloidlover08 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so gonna use this!! Thank you for this! You're awesome!
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:iconradclawedraid:
RadClawedRaid Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Wooooo! You're more than welcome, I hope it's useful for you!! :D  I'm happy to help if you have any issues with it ^_^
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vocaloidlover08 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just started on it today, and it already looks awesome! :)
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:iconradclawedraid:
RadClawedRaid Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Ah, that's great news!  :D
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:iconnakajimas:
nakajimas Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will make this. When I buy the supplies LOL

          ~KawaiiChain :dummy:
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:iconradclawedraid:
RadClawedRaid Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Awesome! Good luck! Let me know if you have any problems :)
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:iconsnookumslovesmuffins:
awesome!!!
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RadClawedRaid Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Thank you!! :)
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:iconmoonsnowrose:
moonsnowrose Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I will use this! Thanks!
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:iconradclawedraid:
RadClawedRaid Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Glad it is of use to you! :D and no problems!!
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:iconmoonsnowrose:
moonsnowrose Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm using it to make a lot of Vocaloid headset... Not just Gumi's
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:iconradclawedraid:
RadClawedRaid Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Oh, awesome! ^_^
Well if you have any issues with them, I'm here to help :D
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KawaiiCandyDream Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really good! It helped me out alot! Thankyouuuuuu~! ^3^
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RadClawedRaid Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Ah, I'm so glad it was helpful! *A*  You're more than welcome!
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Fluttershyisbesttree Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Where do I find these "Glitter Shapes" and what exactly are they?
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:iconradclawedraid:
RadClawedRaid Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Essentially they're like a button, but a self adhesive dome kind of thing with glitter on them. I got mine from my local fabric/craft store. If you can't find anything, buttons (without visible holes) could probably work just the same :)
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Giveaway-penguin Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Question: where did you get the egg foams?
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RadClawedRaid Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
My local fabric store (Spotlight) has a craft section, I got them from there. I'm unsure if you're local fabric store is like that too, if not any craft store should have them though ^_^
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Giveaway-penguin Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for your reply... we just got a craft store (Michael's) where I live so I might try there. There isn't a fabric store close to where I live but I haven't seen any foams in the ones I have been to... Thanks though! I'll keep looking!!
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RadClawedRaid Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Ah I see! With Easter coming up you may also be able to find some plastic easter eggs you can cut in half or something ^__^ Good luck with your search and making them ^_^
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Giveaway-penguin Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I was thinking that too! I'll just have to find some big enough eggs. Thanks!!! :heart: :heart:
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RadClawedRaid Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Good luck with your search!! :D
I hope you'll show me a pic when you get the headphones finished ^_^
Also if you have any other questions, feel free to ask <3
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Giveaway-penguin Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I will definitely show you my whole costume! But I'll post a pic of the headphones first, since they'll probably be done sooner.. Speaking of which, I did find the foams! :squee: Thanks so much for helping me.
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RadClawedRaid Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Ah gosh, can't wait *A* and I'm so happy you found what you needed :D

You're more than welcome, I'm always happy to help the best I can :love:
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Jirachichu Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait nvm, it was just being glitchy
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RadClawedRaid Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Oh... okay. I was about to say no one has had that problem before. I could email you the file but it'd be the same as the downloadable one ^__^
Sorry, hope it's readable for you if you need to use it etc ^_^
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Jirachichu Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Too blurry =n=
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Lightstar98 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so, could you tell me what it costs to make these headphones? :3
I want to take a look at some vocaloid headphones, that's why I'm asking.
Amazing work. I also love your Happy Synthesizer tutorial, maybe I'll use them both xD
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RadClawedRaid Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Oh! I never thought to include the price... Now I feel somewhat silly XD

It turns out I've thrown the receipt for the materials out or I've lost it. I would estimate about $20-25AUD or so (that is assuming you already own a hot glue gun/sticks and hair pins etc). They were actually fairly cheap to make, so it may not have even been that much.

And thankyou so much! I hope they'll both be able to help you ^__^
The Happy Synthesizer headphones cost no more than about $12AUD. The headphones I bought were $9 and the fur fabric was $25per metre however I only bought 10cm so it cost about $2.50 XD

Let me know if you have any other questions :D
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Lightstar98 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that's really cheap O.O I took a look at the official cosplay pages, where it costs..well $50 and I'm surprised about yours. Thank you very much for this tutorial, I'll try to make at least one pair of headphones <3
I have one broken pair of headphones at home, so the happy synthesizer one won't be a problem to make. Oh my god I'm so happy to know how to make these old things something special xDD
(And yeah, I'm kinda crazy ;P)
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RadClawedRaid Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Yeah cosplay selling websites may be a bit more expensive to cover materials, time/effort and to make a profit ^__^ but yeah even so they were cheaper than I was expecting ^__^

Ohhh well since you have headphones already the Happy Synthesizer ones will cost you next to nothing! :D And they're reaallllyyy easy to make. I think they took me no more than 10 mins each? (I made 3 of them, one for me and my Luka and another Gumi one for a friend cos I had so much left over fake fur XD)
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Lightstar98 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow 10 Minutes each? O.O That's....AWESOME, now I know what to cosplay xD
Will you make other headphone tutorials too, like Miku's/Rin/Len/Luka? I know, there are lots of people who already made one, but I think you can explain these things really good! (I also love your cosplays :iconimhappyplz: )
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RadClawedRaid Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Yeah the Gumi ones took a fair bit longer, but yeah the HS ones are so simple :D

Hmm, I was thinking about it... depends if people are interested and if I can find someone who wants the finished headphones XD Is there any specific one (or more) you wanted a tutorial for?

Awww, thanks! I'm always paranoid I suck at explaining things and that my Tutorials make no sense XD so I'm glad to hear their easily understood LOL. Thankyou!

Aw~ it makes me happy you like my costumes :iconboopplz:
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Lightstar98 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well...maybe Magnet headphones or Luka's. Hmm...there are lots of tutorials on how to make magnet headphones...even if you don't make a tutorial for them, do you have an idea how to make them best? I'd say with craft foam and cardboard but I'd like to hear your opinion xDD
Luka's or Gakupo's headphones would be nice because they're different from Miku's in some points. Well in the end it's your decision xD
Ah you give the headphones away? I should ask my sister, if she'd like to have Luka or Gakupo headphones xD We're currently looking for a way to use our wigs in more than just one cosplay, but it's pretty hard xD We've got pink short hair (not much saturation), a long turquoise one without pigtails, a long blonde for a lolita cosplay and my Gumi wig xD ANd we have no idea what to do with them xD
Oh my I hope I'm not bugging you, I'm so sorry, that's one of my fangirl moments ^^"
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RadClawedRaid Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Hmm okay I'll keep Luka and Gakupo in mind. A local friend of mine has asked for Snow Miku headphones also.

Hmm yeah I've never worked with craft foam before but I've seen it used, I'd suggest that or cardboard. Either one or a mix of the both would be fine ^__^ The ear piece would be a little higher than the wings on them, and you could get those coloured plastic tube things to do the cord wrap around piece. (If that makes sense?).

Uh well the HS ones I made I got green for my Luka while I seen it as we were both having trouble finding the right colours. Then because the rolls are nearly 2m long I had so much pink left over I made another one for a friend who will be doing that version of Gumi later on. Then for the same Gumi friend I made her default ones as I had been requested so many times to do a tutorial for them. My first attempt (my ones) are horrible, so I wanted to remake them but I'm happy to use my old ones again as I'll probably only re-shoot Gumi once or twice more. And it'd save ~pockami time on her default Gumi cosplay. But I also could hand them the headphones in person, so no postage costs etc.

I could do a commission if you wanted... but the only problem is, I was looking up postage costs the other day.... for US and Canada definitely postage is way to excessive. Where abouts are you from? We may be able to work something out? (Depending on when you need them by).

Ohhh your wigs sound nice ^_^ the pink short wig could be used for Luki (male Luka)? Long blonde I'm sure you'd be able to find multiple uses for but long turquoise and Gumi are pretty specific XD

Nooo, you're not bugging me at all! I welcome comments/interactions ^_^
So sorry about the late reply, been trying to get my secret cosplay for Saturday ready so I hope that's okay!
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todachan96 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Could I use one of your Blue exorcist cosplay?
I would like to make pokeball-cosplay-image *W*
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RadClawedRaid Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
I'm not quite sure what you mean... are you after permission to use one of my cosplay photos?
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todachan96 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
yep >,<
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RadClawedRaid Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Oh, yes of course that's fine ^__^

Please just credit cosplayer(s) and the photographer :) Also send me a link once you upload it, I'd like to see ^_^
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todachan96 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
thaaaaaaank you very much!!! :hug:
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RadClawedRaid Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
That's alright :)
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todachan96 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yaaay~ ^w^
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todachan96 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
yep >,<
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pockami Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OH YOU :heart: They look amazing thankyou so much!!! <3
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RadClawedRaid Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
So glad you like them!! And I realised yesterday I forgot to give them to you at Smash Dx sorry!!
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