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lulu.doll
10-11-2010, 11:59 PM
What would be the best fabric to use for Chrome Dokuro from KHR?
I want to use her school uniform outfit... I sorta want it to be stiff-ish but maybe I'll just starch it...
I was thinking of having her skirt to be slightly loose and soft so that it moves a lot when I move -or when the wind picks up-
Also, how would you go about creating the folds in her skirt?

finally, does anyone know if the turtle neck is folded or not - because in half the pictures I find, it seems the neck is folded over but other pictures it's not like that... D:
help please TAT

ref pics;

http://i413.photobucket.com/albums/pp212/mukuro_kun/chrome%20dokuro/350575.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y102/ravient/anime/katekyo%20hitman%20reborn/vongola%20pic/chrome.jpg

basic sketch:

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj152/xKamonox/sketch.jpg

EasilyAmewsed
10-12-2010, 12:18 AM
pic ref of any kind will help

benihime
10-12-2010, 09:34 AM
cotton is usually the best for pleated skirts since it keeps the folds better, but ya I don't remember what her outfit looks like so a reference picture would be nice

lulu.doll
10-13-2010, 12:28 AM
oooh sorry sorry XD totally forgot about that~

nemone
03-25-2011, 01:13 PM
i actually cosplayed her in the past.
the tailor who made my costume made the collar folded, it looked fine that way. :)
& for fabric, i suggest a material mainly made out of cotton
the folds in her skirt could actually just be made with a clothes iron LOL
hope that helps~

Eigwayne
03-28-2011, 11:36 PM
Me and one of my cosplay buddies made a Chrome uniform, one for each of us. We used a fabric called "suiting" for ours. If you're going for the sloppy-pleat look, it's great 'cause it flows nice (your second reference), but if you want crisp pleats (like your first reference), it's not so good. I love the stuff, but it can be expensive, and it can be slippery so you have to be careful while sewing.

Because suiting is flowy, we used interfacing on the collar and the front panel of her top, to give it more stiffness. Her collar is not folded forward like a turtleneck sweater, normally. Interface it so it stands up, and you should be okay, in theory.

If you're confident in your sewing, you can check out the suiting and interfacing option. However, if you're very new at sewing and not ready to try something a little challenging, I cannot recommend suiting. Check out different types of cotton. I have a friend who swears by bottomweights.