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Gypsyangelf4i
11-25-2010, 10:27 AM
OK what's the best way to get the symbol on the back of his red jacket? Paint ,sew, glue? I'm clueless here, help me out x_x

For Reference:

http://www.mooncostumes.com/image/22652

blackcat523
11-27-2010, 01:06 AM
OK what's the best way to get the symbol on the back of his red jacket? Paint ,sew, glue? I'm clueless here, help me out x_x

For Reference:

http://www.mooncostumes.com/image/22652


There are a few different ways. Some people use an applique method. Some paint it on. Some just cut out the pattern on sew it on. Some draw it on. It's personal preference.
The one on my Alphonse jacket is painted on with fabric paint. My friend did it and ironed it after wards to set the paint. I can wash the jacket and not worry about the symbol coming off.

It's all personal preference and what you skill level is.

Applique method (http://taeliac.deviantart.com/art/Tutorial-How-to-Applique-95085013) Just change it to fit your need.
If you need the symbol I have one too.

Elric symbol (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/Blackcat523/edsymbol.jpg)

animejazzi13
12-02-2010, 08:31 PM
OMG i have been waiting for someone to ask this i am trying to make the jacket for my best friend but didn't know what to do for the symbol!

Gypsyangelf4i
12-02-2010, 08:39 PM
Thank you Blackcat. I may just go with fabric paint. What type/brand did you use? I don't want the poof-paint look.

blackcat523
12-02-2010, 11:46 PM
It was just a regular black flat fabric paint that you use a brush and paint on. I used a brand called Tulip. Look for paint made specifically for fabric. It's usually in the same isle as the acrylic paint.
If you read the side of the bottle it should give directions on how to heat set the paint to make the garment washable. you can also look online for directions on heat setting with an iron.
My friend did mine so I really can't give complete directions on what to look for in heat setting. But with my alphonse jacket I've been able to wash it quite a few times and there has been no bleeding or fading. The paint looks like it's actually part of the fabric.

Gypsyangelf4i
12-03-2010, 08:06 AM
Awesome! I know exactly the paint you're talking about. Again, thank you!!:bigtu:

Gypsyangelf4i
01-09-2011, 12:26 PM
Just an update. I took the image Blackcat523 provided, threw it on a memory card and took it to office max and had them blow it up. It fit on two 11x8 sheets lenghtwise. I wanted the symbol to be about a foot in total height.The image had to be cut in half then just pieced back together. They even had a trimmer to cut off the extra bit of paper between where the two images meet up.We taped it to posterboard and cut out the symbol with an exacto knife.

We were originally going to use the posterboard like a stencil, but after cutting it out, realized it's be much easier just to trace the cut out symbol. We did a couple dry runs of taping the symbol to the fabric and putting the jacket on to see where it would sit, before tracing the image onto the fabric with a fabric pencil. (make sure it's facing the correct direction). Finally, we just used some plain black Tulip brand fabric paint to fill in the design we just traced with a couple different sized paintbrushes. One with a good straight edge was the best. It really only took one heavy coat of paint and looks great!. I'll have pics up soon, but wanted to update the progress first.

Edit: Pic- http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2817651/

Zero_Kiryu
02-07-2011, 03:09 AM
I'm making an Ed coat as well and I'm doing an iron-on of the emblem.

blackcat523
02-20-2011, 10:48 PM
Gypsyangelf4i, the pic looks awesome, congrats. It's great! Glad I could help with the symbol.