View Full Version : I need help.... Inuyasha
09-03-2007, 08:24 PM
Does anyone have a pattern or can anyone make one for me in kids boys large?
09-04-2007, 01:20 AM
Well, there are no commercial patterns that match Inuyasha's costume exactly, but you can modify commercial patterns!
May people use belly dancer pants patterns for the pants, modify basic kimono patterns for the top base, and rennaissance bell sleeves for the sleeves.
As for someone to make you a pattern, there used to be some pattern drafters who advertised on the spam board here, but since you can't search that forum, I'd recommend posting in the spam forum yourself asking for a pattern draft commission.
09-04-2007, 12:00 PM
For the undershirt I used a kimono pattern (can be found in costume pattern section in about any fabric store...even walmart ^.^; )and made it mid thigh instead of floor length and you could do the same for the over shirt too with some modifications. For the pants it is possible to find hakama patterns online (http://roundearth.stores.yahoo.net/hakformarar.html ) and you would just need to tighten them at the bottem when you are all done.( i made kikyo's costume this way and it worked out perfectly ) hope this helps, good luck
09-11-2007, 04:23 AM
AHA! Something I can help with!
First off, you need to know what it is that Inuyasha wears. After staring at the art books for quite a while, I think I've got it.
NOTE: Inuyasha's outfit is really weird and seems to be a modification of clothing from the Heian period. Yes, I know, wrong period. But it makes sense when you think about it for a moment.
PANTS: These are easy. They're sashinuki, probably the early kind that are just normal hakama with drawstrings in the ankles (we've seen him tuck his pants into his obi a couple of times, which wouldn't really work all that well with other forms of sashinuki). They're also probably four pannels; they don't look quite full enough to be six. In either case, you should be able to get away with four pannels. As for the fabric, I'll get to that when I do the jacket.
UNDERSHIRT: Kosode, plain and simple. During the Heian period they were often worn as underwear; kindof like a man's white undershirt is today. For the fabric, I'd go with unbleached muslin.
JACKET: As for this, I've mostly seen it called a haori or a suikan. Nope. Neither one of these look anything like what he wears. First off, a haori is closer to a trenchcoat than anything else. The suikan has a stand-up collar; whereas Inuyasha's collar is obviously flat and straight.
Whatever it is, it's kinda weird. I think it's a slightly modified hitoe. Actually, I think it's a creation of RT's mind; but I'd start with a hitoe pattern and go from there.
For the fabric of this and the pants, you'll want something fairly heavy that shows a weave. I'm gonna lean towards cotton here, so that it won't be too beastly hot. Remember, it needs to look kindof rugged. If you can't find the right colour, that's what they make fabric dye for. A standard washer is perfect for dyeing fabric.
Boy's Large doesn't really help me much; because I don't have kids and I've never worn that size. If you can tell me the measurements, I can probably tell you how much fabric you'll need and point you in the direction of some good patterns.