View Full Version : Rin/Len Append: Transparency?

12-14-2010, 06:34 PM
Hi there! My friend and I are planning on cosplaying Rin and Len's Append version and we're stumped on how to go about the transparent parts of the outfit (the arm/leg warmers, Rin's bow, and the yellow straps). What type of fabric could we use and where would we be able to get said fabric?

Thank you for your time and help!

Reference 1 (http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy57/24PALETTE/img_cv02a_02.png) Reference 2 (http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy57/24PALETTE/368418.jpg) Reference 3 (http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy57/24PALETTE/369069.jpg) Reference 4 (http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy57/24PALETTE/369072.jpg)

12-14-2010, 06:50 PM
Maybe you should consider the plastic coverings used on table tops? It may not be the most elegant solution, but I used to use it to make semi-clear fiberglass stuff. It comes in various thickness levels as well.

I'm not sure if Joann's sells it by the foot/yard, but the Wal-Mart by my old house did until they got rid of the fabric section. If not, you could try out the pre-packaged kind.

Hope that helps. D:

12-15-2010, 11:20 AM
Actually, I really want to do a Rin/Len Append cosplay too! For the transparent stuff, I was actually thinking of the kind of material that I don't know the name of, but it's thin and transparent, feels like plastic/synthetic stuff, woven.... hmm, no idea what it's called. Also, in the mesh section, a really fine mesh material would work too.

glitter bomb
12-15-2010, 01:13 PM
I was going to say you could use clear vinyl (thin weight), sheer white chifon or similar fabric (something somewhat stiff to hold the shape), or white tulle (fine mesh) for the outer covers. then spray paint or airbrush the black gradient on the top half of that material.

but the images are confusing and contradictory.
In image 1 the outer arm warmers and leg warmers have the black-to-white/clear gradient, with tight white arm warmers underneath.
But in image 3 the outer arm and leg covers are plain sheer/clear, and the black-to-white gradient is on the tight arm and leg warmers underneath.
And in image 2 it looks like it could be either case.

12-15-2010, 10:48 PM
I think images 3 and 4 are just sketches for the shapes of things. However, we'll have more info when these two characters come out at the end of the month.

12-22-2010, 10:36 AM
I'm still trying to figure out what to fabric to use for the shirt, and how to make it Dx

12-23-2010, 12:18 PM
I would go with the clear vinyl. then get some stained glass window paint and gradually create the gradient with a fan brush after you've sewn them together

09-18-2011, 11:32 PM
hmmmm...well ive also been wanting to make a rin cosplay (len too if a guy would cosplay with me) and im thinkingabout layering and spray painting the fine mesh on the inside and getting a ulta thin plastic like super super thin vynl (spelt that wrong) on the outside to give it that transparent glossy look to it. then i may sew on some thigh high socks/boots to the gauze/vynl thing and have those do the fade too but its a more solid fabric so it shows the curve of your legs/arms, cuz if u look closely to the pics u can see the are wearing something under the leg and arm warmers.