View Full Version : Matt (Death note.) Vest?

03-22-2008, 11:56 PM

Im not particularly new to cosplaying; but I am new to MAKING the outfits themselves.. The cosplays i've ever cosplayed have been bought and I really want to cosplay as Matt from death note.

I have everything,really. The striped shirt,boots and pants. But I'm having ALOOOTT of trouble on how to make due with the vest. ._.; Any ideas on where I could buy one similar or, how to make one myself? (I'm a total noob at sewing though. ;A; )

03-23-2008, 01:22 AM
Well I can tell you what I did to help my friend with hers.

She got a jacket that was roughly the same color as his vest from a thrift store I believe. We took out the seams from the sleeves and sewn the excess fabric to make the hole for the arms and make it look like a vest.

We bought fake furry stuff from Michael's. Then we cut strips of that fur and sewn it on the vest.

End result:
It's okay. Not the best in the world but it suffices and was done rushed.

03-23-2008, 02:24 PM
I agree with Roses. It's a good idea to check out a local thrift store for something that looks close to the colour of Matt's vest. If you can find a vest, look for a coat and just remove the seams for the sleeves. After that, you can buy the fur from a craft store, like Michaels or even a fabric store like Fabricland (I'm using Canadian stores here, sorry!). From there, you can cut strips of it and sew it onto the vest. I don't think it would be particularly difficult to do; as long as you mark where to sew beforehand and don't rush.