View Full Version : To anyone who cosplayed as a Bleach captain

10-09-2005, 02:01 AM
about how much did it cost? i was thinking of making one for next years otakon. also, what kind of fabric did you use?

10-09-2005, 04:12 AM
well, I'm working on one right now, for a friend of mine.
He's going as aizen, and he's a mighty tall fellow (6' 7") so I'm using a ton of fabric. about 5 1/2 yards of 60" black poly-cotton (35-65) and 6 1/3 yards of the white poly-cotton (65-35, it's lighter) and it all ended up costing me right about 25 bucks for the materials.
My own shinigami outfit, which does not include a captains jacket, cost me 15. I am only 6' 1" too, so there's that to take into consideration, however I cannot remember how much fabric I got.

Hope that helps.

10-09-2005, 07:21 PM
i too am 6'1. i was wondering if i should stitch the inside piece to the outside? or should i make them separately, and put them on as two pieces?

10-09-2005, 07:41 PM
well, here's the problem,
if you stitch the inside to the outside, then when you fold one side over the other, you'll get a white streak going down, and that really sucks. I wouldn't advise that. However, what you can actually do is make a white collar that's pretty thick, and long (3 inches thick, and long enough to go from your neck past your waist, on both sides) and only sew it to the back of the black collar (the part behind your neck) then you simply wrap the white pieces in place first, then teh black ones over it.
Then you can do a similar trick for the sleeves. Saves you some fabric, maybe a few bucks worth.

10-09-2005, 07:47 PM
i think that ill do that instead of making two whole pieces, saves a bit of money as well. would it be easier to just handstitch the sleeves on? sorry, im new at both cosplaying and sewing as well. would i make two pieces for the chest and back, and sew them together, leaving a space for the sleeves, and sew the sleeves on as one piece? or should i just cut out the chest and leave the front part of the sleeves attached to it, same for the back, and then sew the sleeves on the top and bottom?

10-09-2005, 10:32 PM
I didn't cosplay as a Bleach captain but I did cosplay as a vice captain and helped work on a captain costume so I can give you a good estimate. To make the hakama and the kimono top we found a folkwear pattern but I think if you search the forums for hakama you can find one on here instead of buying one...but anyway we used a folkwear pattern for the hakama and a butterick one for the kimono top(I forget which one but we had to modify the length a bit). The fabric we used was cotton and it was about 3$ a yard so it was like 5 yrds for the kimono and at least 5 for the hakama(depending on size and height) so like 10yrds black and like 5 at least for the white haori over the kimono. To put the design we made a stencil and used fabric paint to paint it on but you can also make it an iron on transfer.. Hope that helps...check out my gallery or pm me if you have any more questions. Good luck on your cosplay ^_^

10-10-2005, 02:51 AM
what I've found to be the most successful in creating the top is to cut one piece for the back, another for the left front, and a third for the right front. Since the left and right overlap somewhat on the bottom you'll have to make three pieces.

Sew the tops of the back piece to the right and left pieces' tops.

Then cut the sleeves out, and sew them onto the back first, making your way to the top, then over to the front. After you have them sewn on, you can sew up the bottom of them, and then sew up the sides of the front and back pieces.

Keep in mind, the black layer actually has slits at the armpit, where you can see inside to the white layer. You could easily just sew a little white crap in there.