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06-17-2009, 04:01 PM
hi wanted to make an alucard costume can tell me wht i need and how/where i can make/buy it can u please give a guide plz to seprate pieces like the trench coat
06-17-2009, 04:39 PM
Its extremely unlikely someone will give you a tutorial to making the entire costume.....
Try looking up patterns that will work whether perfect or one that needs altering.
06-17-2009, 08:48 PM
I've done Alucard. Most of the pieces you can find at a resale shop if you want to go that route. The hardest parts are the hat and the trenchcoat. For mine I had to buy a trench coat with roughly the same pattern, deconstruct it and use it as a pattern for the red fabric.
It's not the easiest thing to do, depending on your skill level.
I'm not good at making tutorials, sorry.
06-18-2009, 07:04 AM
I actually made my own pattern for his coat, as I couldn't find one that came close enough to what I wanted. Although, since I don't know your skill level, I can't say how wise a solution this would be for you. Any more hints on where you are craft-wise, and I might be able to help you more. :)
06-18-2009, 08:03 AM
i doin gcse textiles and i'm getting a A
06-18-2009, 09:30 AM
There are 8 main pieces to his outfit.
1. The red coat. It's difficult because there really isn't a pattern for it (especially a pattern with the arm flaps). I bought the trenchcoat, used it as a pattern for some mock up and then modified the Mock up for the pattern. If you've never made a jacket or a trenchcoat a mock up is the way to go. Also you have to decide which version of the trench you want to do, there's the orginal anime version, the OVA version and the managa version. Mine is a bit of a compromise between the OVA and manga.
2. The hat. I took a hat that looked similar and covered it in red fabric and added the band around the top.
3. The suit (2pcs). There's the black suit jacket and the black pants. It's a double brested suit and you find this at a resale shop. Suits are not for beginners. There's some complicated elements to it. Because I was going to a rather hot con and didn't want to do many layers I cheated and made the suit jacket a vest (I already had pants to match the fabric). I was going to wear the red jacket over the whole thing so no one would see it was a vest and not a suit jacket.
4. The white dress shirt. Again this can be found at a resale shop. You could find a pattern and make yours, but it's just easier to buy one.
5. The red tie. I made mine and when it's untied it's roughly 7ft long (it might be a few inches longer I'm not sure). It's long to get the right look of the bow. Yours could be bigger or smaller depending on what look you want.
6. The gloves. You can make these or buy these. They can be bought finished or buy white gloves and add the symbols yourself.
7. The glasses. Some people go with red glasses. I prefer the yellow glasses look. His glasses are round and if you look online you can find pairs that will match the look your going for.
8. His boots. Dont go small on these. His boots are more like riding boots. Make sure the boots are comfortable otherwise your feet will end up hurting from all the walking at a convention.
If you need a wig buy one, if not and you have darker long hair you should be ok. Also if you want get a pair of vampire fangs. Not necessary but they complete the look.
Then there are his friends: the Casull and the Jackal. There are so many ways to make his little friends that it's really up to you.
I made mine, but also made a puppet of his dog. I had more fun with the puppet and everyone liked him more.
06-19-2009, 01:44 AM
i doin gcse textiles and i'm getting a A
Well, given that I'm Scandinavian I'm not 100 % sure what that entails, but if you're familiar with patterns and alterations, I second the notion of getting a similar pattern and altering it for the coat. Patterns for trenchcoats or dusters work pretty well. Bunching the capelets is fiddly work, but exercise patience. :) They're not very difficult to make. In case you're not quite sure how to alter a pattern to fit you, get some cheap muslin - or a sheet, by all means - and practice on that until you get it right.
As for the suit, you shouldn't have problems finding patterns for it and then alter it to look the way you want. I actually found, despite having to pattern the coat onto myself (pins... ouch) on my own, that the trickiest part was making the gloves and finding the boots... go figure.
06-19-2009, 03:41 AM
Alucard Hellsing is such an amazing anime! I hope i will be albe to cosplay it one day. :P