View Full Version : Howl's Moving Castle cosplay

04-26-2009, 01:41 PM
Hey everyone,
So, Howl's jacket...it has me rather stumped.
Can anyone help me out?


Thanks in advance!

04-27-2009, 04:53 PM
If you could find the Matrix cosplay pattern from Simplicity, you could simply alter the outer coat that Neo wears to be shorter--it already has the high collar you need.

04-27-2009, 08:00 PM
For my Howl coat I just used a loose longsleeved shirt pattern that I left open in the middle. I made the sleeves taper a bit more so they were bigger at the ends and I stuck a collar on using a pattern from a collared shirt that I had for another costume. Really any collared shirt/jacket pattern should work, just stuff the collar with heavy interfacing to make it stand up.

As for the diamonds, I cut them all out and sewed them together in diagonal lines and then sewed those together. I rushed a bit so they don't line up perfectly, but it generally looks nice.

04-28-2009, 08:36 AM
Might be easier for you to applique/iron-on the grey diamonds onto a pink base rather than doing the whole front as pieces.