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BlondieSundae
05-22-2011, 01:28 PM
I have seen many Rapunzel cosplays and some of them don't include the details that are supposed to be embroidered on the edges of the front panel of the skirt, make up the bodice and front panel of the skirt, and around the forearm and wrists of the sleeves.

http://www.squidoo.com/disneys-rapunzel-costume

If you look at this page you'll see what I mean. And I plan on doing the movie costume....not the concept art.

I saw one http://rayi-kun.deviantart.com/art/Princess-Rapunzel-208310568 that had all the details and apparently she painted them on. What do you recommend I do for these details? I'm leaning towards painting (and I have sent a comment asking her on how she did it but I'm not sure if I'll get a response because she is pretty popular)but what should I do to make the painting quicker and where do you think i could find patterns to trace them on...or will I have to freehand them?

All suggestions and help will be appreciated.

benihime
05-22-2011, 02:27 PM
http://alphonia.deviantart.com/art/Stenciling-Tutorial-204385603?q=favby%3Abenihimecosplay%2F43017116&qo=1

that's the tutorial I used for making my own stencil

BlondieSundae
05-22-2011, 09:20 PM
http://alphonia.deviantart.com/art/Stenciling-Tutorial-204385603?q=favby%3Abenihimecosplay%2F43017116&qo=1

that's the tutorial I used for making my own stencil

Thank you so much this is helpful, I guess I'll make rough sketches of the designs before I start putting them on that paper =3

OneBlackBalloon
06-06-2011, 12:32 PM
For the front panel (the purple with the leaf motif all over it), I recommend looking at sari fabrics. I'm almost positive I've seen one with a really close design embroidered on. Could look really nice and save you a ton of time :)

BlondieSundae
06-13-2011, 11:58 PM
For the front panel (the purple with the leaf motif all over it), I recommend looking at sari fabrics. I'm almost positive I've seen one with a really close design embroidered on. Could look really nice and save you a ton of time :)

oh wow thanks for the tip, i was actually getting a bit frantic trying to find a good top fabric =3

Jessipoo
06-15-2011, 10:16 PM
you can make your own really quick and easy stencils for painting. just get some posterboard and trace or draw the shape, cut it out, and then youve got a stencil for painting the embellishments on!
i think painting is the way to go especially in the area of time and effort