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tooxmuchxcsi
02-13-2008, 09:54 AM
So I'm going to be making a Chun Li costume sometime soon, and since it's only my third costume and I don't really have much sewing experience I need some advice.
Can anyone give me tips on how to make the designs that go across the bust area of her "dress" and also, how would I go about making her training bracelets with the spikes? I was thinking of using clay for the spikes and styrofoam for the bracelets themselves
thank you! ^^

godsavethequeen
02-13-2008, 10:17 AM
For my costume, I used a yellow/gold fabric. Draw out your designs (using a curved ruler really helps make them look sharp and crisp). Use some heat-n-bond (you can find it at any craft store, normally by all the interfacing). Cut out your design, then iron it onto your quipao. Do a top stitch about 1/8 to 1/16 from the outer edges of your design and you're finished. You could also do a satin stitch around the edges. Of course, put on the design before you sew the quipao together. For the edging around the neckline, hem, etc. you can use piping if you're feeling especially ambitious, or make some bias trimming.

I made my bracelets with spikes like this (http://www.imosh.com/SPIKES/pages/SPK2.htm). They're guaranteed to be nice and uniform looking, easily replaceable, and available in varying shapes and sizes.

tooxmuchxcsi
02-13-2008, 12:51 PM
any tips on pattern styles that i can use? i am not good enough to make costumes without a pattern and i need one that has the collar and the sleeves

godsavethequeen
02-14-2008, 01:26 PM
Try this pattern (http://www.smartcart.com/1sew/cgi/display.cgi?item_num=4369mcc) for the dress and read over this thread (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=134829&highlight=puffy+sleeve) regarding poofy sleeves.

annies4august
11-21-2008, 10:35 PM
ok so ihave some idea's on different ways to make your own Chun Li bracelets.

idea #1:

what you need:

1" thick foam, black cloth, something to sew with or glue (glue looks tacky)

Get a strip of the yellow/white foam that's about one inch thick. Then take your black cloth make a sleeve like sheath for the foam to go into. Turn the casing inside out. Then you can slide the foam through the center. You take both end and put em togehter and stich/glue together, and this should make the basic bracelet. For the spikes, metal frosting tips (for cake decorating) Then hot glued them onto the bracelet and you got the spikes.

easy right that costs about: $15-$20

--or--

idea #2:

what you need:

1" thick wood, sand paper, wood dowels, wood cones (michaels crafts...i think), black cloth, black and silver paint (cloth is better around your wrists), wood glue

WARNING: You may need help if you don't know how to work with wood or tools to cut wood!

Make a round hole big enough to fit your hand through, but also loose enough to put a pad (.cloth or whatever) in also to prevent your wrists from going raw (ooh owey >_< ) ok now around the center circle make another circle about an inch and a half away from the edge of the circle. when you have a doughnut thing make sure you sand down the inside and outside of the circle. at this point you can do one of two things: you can paint it black or you can cut the circle in half and make sleaves for the pieces to slide into (see idea 1 for sleeve info) if you deside to do the sleaves you need to drill a hole in each half exsactly even and the same size, so you have a hole on each spot, this is where we put the dowels in and bring them togather. the wood cones are goint to be glued onto the doughnuts and painted silver