View Full Version : Dr. Franken Stein from Soul Eater Lab Coat help

10-17-2009, 07:57 PM
I want to cosplay as Dr. Franken Stein (obviously, otherwise I wouldn't have made this thread ><) from Soul Eater. I have a coat in my possession, but I'm not sure how to represent the stitches. I have a friend who could easily cut the costume into so many lab coaty pieces, and then sew them back together with some black thread. The problem is, I'm worried the stitches won't be prominent enough to allow people to see that the costume is actually stitched. On the other hand, I could just outline all the parts that are supposed to be stitched together using a marker and just make little black dash marks. People would be able to see them, but then the problem with that is that it loses all of its authenticity, and kinda becomes half assed. I need peoples' opinions, please!! ><

10-17-2009, 08:57 PM
Very simple solution. Take black yarn and big needle. I don't know the technical terms for them. But, they can be found the sewing section at Wal-mart or any sewing store. Now. Just weave the yarn to be stitches. Start from the inside of the coat and weave in and out to make your stitches. And simply make a knot in the inside with the excess yarn to keep your yarn from slipping out. Very simple and the yarn makes it easily seen.

10-17-2009, 11:28 PM
Muchos, muchos gracias. I'll be sure to tell that to my sewing monkey ><

10-21-2009, 04:26 AM
I'm using yarn for mine, too... and the nice thing is that it's cheap. XD

07-26-2010, 01:25 AM
I used yarn on mine. It turned out okay. http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2422944/

Two things to note:
1. sewing with yarn hurts! I had a callous on my thumb by the time I finished! D:
2. you know how yarn is kind of twisted together? Well, these "twists" get caught back each time you make a stitch, making early stitches so tight that they like to twist together like an old phone cord and later stitches so loose that they look stringy. Tight stitch (http://i1030.photobucket.com/albums/y362/4holdingcrap/26403717249_0.jpg)
Loose stitch (http://i1030.photobucket.com/albums/y362/4holdingcrap/26403730561_0.jpg)
I found this was easily fixed by twisting to "loosen" the yarn early in the sewing process and then tightening it up again as needed. ...if that makes sense...

Stein was a learning process. I'd never sewn anything before. ^^;