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Melchior
04-28-2004, 09:34 PM
I've been working a bit on my Sesshoumaru costume. Two things that really were bugging me, sine they involved an amount of detail work were the sash and the hexagon pattern on his jacket. Here's how they came out.

Sesshoumaru Progress shots:

http://www.lc3anime.com/misc/melchior/costume/hexagons.jpg

http://www.lc3anime.com/misc/melchior/costume/hexagons2.jpg

Sesshoumaru's stupid hexagon pattern. After trying everything from fabric paint to sewing ribbon, I settled on heat-and-bond with plain white fabric, and cutting out pieces. The color looks strange between the fabrics because the hexagons are appliqued to a test piece of fabric, and placed on the sleeve of the jacket for comparison. It seems to have worked pretty well, since I'm used to this method because of the sash, which I did in the same fashion (shown below).

http://www.lc3anime.com/misc/melchior/costume/sash_progress.jpg

The (95%) completed sash. It's acutally three pieces, since the bow in the sash is kinda strange and only has one hanging part in front instead of two. It's a bow, the front hanging part, and the actual sash that wraps around his waist twice as the third (and largest) piece. The pattern was put on using heat-and-bond, then cut out and applied to the fabric.

Infini
04-28-2004, 11:51 PM
It looks awesome! I was considering making a sesshomaru costume for a while and started thinking about how to make the sash and the pattern. I never made the costume because the armor was beyond my capability.

I like the fabric you used for the sash, what is it? And, how did you make the large blue part at the bottom of the sash? It doesn't look like an applique, but I don't know how you sewed it on to make it look like the color just changes from yellow to blue.

The second picture of the hexagon-things looks like they're embroidered on the test fabric. XD

I can't wait to see this costume finished, and how the armor will look! I think it looks perfect so far.

-Infini

R1KKu
04-29-2004, 12:00 AM
That looks awesome! So perfect. Im jealous. =P

Cant wait to get my Sesshy costume done. Are the hexagon shapes made from fabric?

Yuuki
04-29-2004, 12:31 AM
Oh wow that looks great so far! The sash is awesome *wants to touch it* and the hexagons look great! I really look forward to you updating us on your Sesshy costume ^.^ it's going to look great!

HyperrrMouse
04-29-2004, 01:41 AM
You really did a fantastic job! I'm amazed at how well everything gits together, and how professional it all looks! I can't really think of anything to say that you are doing wrong. Wonderful work! I can't wait to see the completed costume!

Bobbi
04-29-2004, 03:58 AM
It looks awesome! I've been watching the progress on it. ^^ Heheh. I still say you should've just used ribbon. Bwahahaha.

It's looking really great though. I'm sure you'll make an awesome Sesshoumaru for Otakon!

Melchior
04-29-2004, 06:46 AM
It looks awesome! I was considering making a sesshomaru costume for a while and started thinking about how to make the sash and the pattern. I never made the costume because the armor was beyond my capability.

I like the fabric you used for the sash, what is it? And, how did you make the large blue part at the bottom of the sash? It doesn't look like an applique, but I don't know how you sewed it on to make it look like the color just changes from yellow to blue.

The second picture of the hexagon-things looks like they're embroidered on the test fabric. XD

I can't wait to see this costume finished, and how the armor will look! I think it looks perfect so far.

-Infini

I totally understand where you're coming from regarding the armor. I wussed out too, and bought mine from Animeisha, mainly because I thought it looked cool and I didn't feel like trying my own hand at it just yet. Right now I'm just trying to get better at sewing :)

The fabric I used for the sash is called "Silk Essence", if I remember correctly. It's got the consistency of silk, but it was only $3.99/yd regular and it was on sale for $2.49 a yard. I think I got a good deal on it ^^.

The blue part at the bottom has been appliqued on. I did it all the applique before I sewed the two halves of sash together, so the edges wouldn't show. One good thing about Heat & Bond, from what I've been able to tell, is that it really helps prevent fraying of fabrics. It still does a little, since this stuff frays no matter what, but it's not large enough to really notice. The only sewing done on that sash was around the border of it. None of the blue, even the edges, was sewn at all.

Now that I look at the first picture there, I realize the wavy pattern is backwards. This is because I put it on both sides of the sash, just in case. In that picture I just happened to put down the wrong side of it. The waves should be going in the other direction. Not that anyone else noticed ^^;

HyperrrMouse
04-29-2004, 08:22 AM
That silk essence stuff is wonderful! I used it on my Urd costume. I agree with Melchior, it's good stuff. I also recomend it to everyone, it's cheap, strong, and the colors are amazing!

Adara
04-29-2004, 03:49 PM
Wow, those look really great! I love the sash. How does that heat and bond stuff work? O.o

abellabella
04-30-2004, 08:32 PM
I agree, it looks quite too perfect. Keep it up! The time u put into it will really show! It looks just fantastic!

Senko-chan
04-30-2004, 09:07 PM
It looks great! I love SesshomaruSama. I love all of it! Go you for wanting to be the sexy Sesshomaru! ^_^ I fcant wait to see the finished costume! ^_^

abellabella
04-30-2004, 09:14 PM
sexy indeed! ~Also can't wait to see the finished product

Lil
05-02-2004, 06:42 PM
I like the nice edge the heat n bond gives! I just sewed fabric together for mine with the larger color changes and then used my acrylic paint for the fine details. Yours looks 10x better than mine lol. Good work.

_Mandy_
05-06-2004, 04:06 PM
O_O That's so awesome...wow...I'm in awe. I'm sure it will look even better when it's all finished. How does that heat n bond stuff work? My sister wants to dress up as Rin and I need an easy way to apply the checkers to the yukata. Is very expensive (which is another thing I'm worrying about)?

abellabella
05-08-2004, 01:26 AM
oh Rin! how cute, I would love to see a Rin and Sesshomaru (not to mention Jaken) together, ahh Kodak moment!

Melchior
05-17-2004, 09:36 PM
O_O That's so awesome...wow...I'm in awe. I'm sure it will look even better when it's all finished. How does that heat n bond stuff work? My sister wants to dress up as Rin and I need an easy way to apply the checkers to the yukata. Is very expensive (which is another thing I'm worrying about)?

Oops, I missed this question. Sorry about that! ^^;

Anyway, heat and bond is really easy to use. It's basically a glue sprayed on wax paper. You buy it by the yard like fabric. You basically iron fabric onto it, which melts the glue and bonds it to the fabric. Next, you cut out the shape while it is still on the paper. Then, you peel off the wax paper, leaving the adhesive stuck to the wrong side of the fabric. Finally, you place the fabric adhesive side down on the other piece of cloth, and then iron it through a pressing cloth. If you give it enough heat it should bond pretty much permanently.

I don't really trust it for parts of the costume near the body, so I ran some stitches through it afterward on the hexagons to make sure it stayed on near the neck and shoulder.

Of course, if I'm not making any sense (and sometimes that happens), it comes with instructions when you buy it :)