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moronicrunt
10-15-2005, 11:41 PM
hey guys.

im new to this. i was hoping to be seras victoria from the anime hellsing, and i was wondering if anyone could give me any clues on how to make the costume. like what type of fabric would work best, and maybe a place where i could get a pattern or something? any help would be appreciated.

Wag
10-16-2005, 09:26 AM
THERE IS A HELLSING MANGA, READ IT PLZ!!!

*Ahem*

This has been a public service announcment by the Society for the Promotion of the Hellsing Manga. You can check out all things Hellsing at BloodKnight (http://www.bloodknight.net/HellsingManga.html) . Which is run by RipVanWinkle (http://forums.cosplay.com/member.php?u=14393)

But really, if you want to check out the manga scans, it's got alot better shots (I think) of the costume. Also, there's three different variants of the color scheme, so make sure you pick the one you want. For patterns, I couldn't tell you where to start, but whatever it is, the collar will have to be done custom...nothin like that in any Simplicity catalogue or whatever. I'd check for something maybe along the lines of uniforms?

Again, whatever you do is going to require customization, it's just up to you how detailed you want to get with it.

Rip Van Winkle
10-16-2005, 02:22 PM
You'd never be able to find patterns for Seras' uniform...something like that would have to be customized. However, there are shirts you can buy that are the same design as Seras' uniform top (I have a denim shirt that's exactly the same, except it has sleeves.)

Just look at the sceenshots from both anime and manga in Seras' gallery (the designs are the same, it's just different colors...blue in anime, yellow in manga) and try to find things that look similar. Like a button-up long-sleeve shirt that you just shorten the sleeves on, or a skirt you can make shorter. I myself refuse to use patterns because they're so damn complicated, but if you've used them before then you'll probably be able to manage.

As for fabric...I'd personally go with a nice thin denim to give it that realistic look. Otherwise, just print a picture up and go to a fabric store to match colors. Not much else that can be suggested in its regard...trial and error.

moronicrunt
10-16-2005, 09:01 PM
thanks guys, that is helpful. i figured it would be easier to just alter a shirt. hopefully i will be able to find the right colors...