View Full Version : Need Help with Squall Lionheart costume

11-03-2002, 11:46 AM
Hey, i got my costume all set up and everything, it's just that when i put the belts on my legs, they dont stay, no matter how tight i make them, also i need help on building a "Shear Trigger Gunblade" any sugestions?

11-03-2002, 12:03 PM
Did you try making beltloops for the belted leg? o.o

11-03-2002, 12:35 PM
Right.. .they won't just stay on unless there's something to hold them up. Gravity is not your friend. Loops, like Chobrat suggested, or if you prefer something invisible, maybe you could add snaps to the inside.

11-03-2002, 01:05 PM
Loops are fairly easy to add,and even easier if your familiar with tubing methods.
Just make them of the same material your pants are and if you dont want them to show..add them at inner thigh.

Spooky Brew
11-03-2002, 01:32 PM
The toughest time I'm having is finding the pants! They used to be in style last year! I'm so stuck in the 80's :p

11-03-2002, 06:56 PM
If worse comes to worse, just sew a little of each of the belt directly to the pants, that's how I got belts on the sleeves of my Lulu costume to stay and they still had the detached took.

L to the 3rd
11-03-2002, 10:34 PM
Yea i've always had trouble with the silly thigh belts on Squall's pants. I use velcro..but it's only temporary. The best thing to do is to hand sew it on...

I got really nice leather pants for 7 bucks
at Wet Seal's last year. it's very hot though...doesnt' breathe.

11-04-2002, 09:08 PM
I aint that good at sewing, any ideas?

11-05-2002, 11:54 PM
If sewing isn't your thing, velcro works. Perhaps material adhesive strips? I forget what they're called exactly, but they're really hand for invisible seaming. Just place between two surfaces, heat with an iron, and it'll stick like cement.

11-07-2002, 01:05 AM
ohh, that shtuff can be narsty to work with though, I tried using them for my Lulu belts on my sleeves, and it didn't work...umm, adhesive velcro strips if u want them removable...u can crazy glue/fabric glue snaps onto the belts and pants...or just straight up fabric glue the belts to the pants

11-07-2002, 07:53 AM
hmmm thats a good idea, now another thing, i have a leather coat, but i dont have the white fur trim, any idea where i can get something that at least looks like a fur trim?

Spooky Brew
11-07-2002, 03:34 PM
White rabbit pelts, so soft.....you have to find one though..it's easy in San Diego... "Old Town". Good luck!

11-07-2002, 04:22 PM
I actually bought the fur I used on my Lulu costume on eBay lol It was a Banana Republic $50 Fur wrap that cost me only $8...if your local fabric store doesn't have fur, try searching around online.

11-07-2002, 04:31 PM
:::::nods:::: yeah e-bay has alot of really good shtuff. Since they're kinda still in style too, u might be able to find those faux fur linings for jackets either at a salvation army or on e-bay. Those tend to have a little more body than a rabbit pelt would.
...And if u know any theatre peeps, ask if their theatre company has any old fur mantles (real or faux) that they'd be willing to part with. That's where I got my fur from

11-07-2002, 05:08 PM
They have faux fur at JoAnns, all kinds of colors. ^_^ (JoAnn Etc. I know has it, I'm not sure about regular JoAnns) Last I noticed they sold thick "strips" of white and they had white fur by the yard on bolts. ^^

11-07-2002, 06:05 PM
Sweet, thanks guys. Oh one more thing, anyone know a website where i can find pics of vicious from cowboy bebop? cause thats the next costume i'm workin on

11-07-2002, 06:18 PM
try my site.... http://www.animesys.com

visual media section

11-07-2002, 06:19 PM
here direct link ^^;;


11-08-2002, 03:48 PM

11-08-2002, 04:20 PM
VICIOUS!!! Ooh cool!! *___* I want to see photos of that one!! Where are you going to wear it, if you know yet? :D :D

11-08-2002, 04:45 PM
I'm definetly going to wear it to Otakon 2003, cause i'm goin all 3 days this year, i'll also be goin as Squall leonhart, Ward from ff8, and at night i'll be wearing the SeeD uniform (look to the dance scene for a reference) and on the last day i'll be wearing vicious

11-08-2002, 05:36 PM
that's quite an agenda there ^_^ looking forward to seeing them all done!

11-08-2002, 06:10 PM
no problem wolf ^^;

11-09-2002, 07:01 AM
Psythe? what does Shin no Noir mean?