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Sissy
07-05-2010, 10:46 PM
All right, I want to make a Mareep cosplay. Mareep is a pokemon, it's super cute, lovely, and fluffy. It's designed after a sheep, and it's entire body is covered in wool. I plan on making a romper for a full body coverage look, and then just wearing blue tights. I would love your suggestions for an optimal fabric for the wool. If possible, please suggest a fabric that has these qualities/attributes:

inexpensive
has a wide selection of colors
easy to sew


Also, does anyone have a technique I can utilize that wold make it look puffy? Are there any methods that don't involve stuffing it like a plush toy?

REFERENCE PICTURE:
http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/File:179Mareep.png

o01101011
07-06-2010, 09:28 AM
Maybe fleece with scalloped hem/seams and large swirls sewn into it from the edges?

If you line it, you can also use cotton batting (flat-fiber fill designed for quilting) and the stitched swirls would have an even greater 3-d puff effect.

Your attributes are really hard to go by, since the only thing meeting all of those is well..broadcloth. Fleece on sale though can be found for $4-5/yard

Satine
07-07-2010, 08:24 AM
Have you ever made a pom pom? I reckon you could make some fairly large ones from fluffy yarn and sewn them all over the romper. If you use wool meant for spinning/needle fleting you could really make some fluffy puffs:
http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/tips/pompom.htm
http://www.dadcando.com/default_MAKING.asp?project=PomPoms_Sheep&catagory=PomPoms&lhs=PomPoms (love this one :) )
http://athome.kimvallee.com/2009/03/pom-poms-and-balloons-for-a-boy-first-birthdays-party/ (an even easier method for huge poms

http://www.pompomemporium.com/content/pom-pom-rugs
http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf52694119.tip.html
Making a rug, similar idea for sewing them to the romper.