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Quantium
12-01-2007, 04:00 PM
Hi, i bought this new shinigami cosplay, and i think there might be something wrong with the arms:

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd44/Kwantekwante/IMG_6149.jpg

Is there some way i can fix this, and make them look more realistic compared to the anime (bleach)?

In advance, thank you.

Cat-Chans
12-01-2007, 05:21 PM
It looks like the used a womens Kimono sleeve or something...
I'm not sure how to fix it, where is the seam for the sleeve exactly?

Quantium
12-01-2007, 06:26 PM
Hmm, I'm not entirely sure what you mean, could you explain a little more in detail? Like, what seam you mean?

If it helps, i took another weird picture.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd44/Kwantekwante/IMG_6150.jpg

Cat-Chans
12-01-2007, 06:49 PM
The shoulder seam

you could try looking through the main bleach thread for kimono patterns they recommended. Just looking at the pattern may give you an idea on how to fix it.

Quantium
12-01-2007, 07:14 PM
Ah, well, the shoulder seam goes around the sleeve. Not from the neck, and out to the hand, but rather going around from the top, to the bottom of the sleeve. Like, if i ripped the whole sleeve of, the remaining shinigami top would become a singlet.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd44/Kwantekwante/IMG_6149-1.jpg

caelanarcher
12-01-2007, 10:03 PM
Okay, I think this answers your question, but it's a little hard to explain what I'm trying to say here. I think that compared to your sleeve, the standard shinigami kimono sleeve is shorter in two directions. It usually falls to about mid-forearm, and the circumference of it is quite a bit less. Forgive the atrocious MSPaint (my computer with Photoshop is acting up a bit), but this is (again, in my opinion) what it should look like.

http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/8061/shinigami2dj7.png

Now, I'm assuming you want to minimize the sewing involved, so I think you should try to preserve the front edge of the sleeve. Basically, you should first detach the sleeve from the shoulder seam. Get rid of that skinny sleeve portion of the main part of the kimono, and a good chunk of the sleeve itself (measure it against your arm before you remove the sleeve, to get the right length). Then trim and sew the sleeve so that it's not as big around. Tear out a few inches of the main kimono section and tuck the edges over and sew. Now attach the sleeve to the main kimono along most of its circumference, but leave a slit just like on the kimono.
http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/8764/shinigami1rt0.png

Again, sorry if it's unclear. I hope it helps at least a little!

Quantium
12-01-2007, 10:31 PM
Thanks a lot for good reply, i will keep it in mind check out how it would look, by using some pins and stuff first. :angel: