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Taokaka
04-10-2011, 12:40 PM
What patterns do you think I should use for Kanda's 3rd uniform????

Here are some reference pics if you need them:

http://gallery.minitokyo.net/view/467670 (guy all the way to the right)

http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/thunderstarXblacktail/Cosplays%20I%20want%20to%20make/Kandaref.jpg

Please and Thank you n___n

Mehdia
04-10-2011, 06:11 PM
I actually used the Simplicity pattern that looks a lot like Neo's coat from the Matrix to make my Lavi 3rd uniform. I just shortened it and changed the back from a yoke at the top to being solid. It would work for Kanda as well.

http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/patterns/sewingpatterns.pl?patternid=6120

My finished Lavi: http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2795053/

Taokaka
04-10-2011, 06:15 PM
I actually used the Simplicity pattern that looks a lot like Neo's coat from the Matrix to make my Lavi 3rd uniform. I just shortened it and changed the back from a yoke at the top to being solid. It would work for Kanda as well.

http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/patterns/sewingpatterns.pl?patternid=6120

My finished Lavi: http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2795053/

Thank you!

Amazing Lavi by the way!

Mehdia
04-10-2011, 10:25 PM
Glad I could help. That pattern is super easy to follow and also easy to modify. I changed mine to be shorter, have the split openings, and to be lined. I prefer to line all my costumes if I can. If you need any pointers on it, just PM me and I will help you out.

Thanks for the compliment too. I love being Lavi. My brother did a sick job on the hammer, though he thinks it needs fixing. He's actually working on it right now.

Taokaka
04-11-2011, 03:49 PM
Glad the pattern is easy, cause I'm a bit herp derp when it comes to patterns XD Okie dokie if I need help, i'll ask you. Thanks n___n

You're welcome! Lavi is a fun character to cosplay as. Yeah the hammer looks awesome!

Mehdia
04-12-2011, 01:42 AM
If you aren't attempting to put a lining in it like I did, it will be super simple. Though it's easy to adapt for a lining as well. I also changed the back, like I said, but again, that's pretty easy to do too.

Taokaka
04-13-2011, 03:13 PM
I dont think I'm gonna add lining, i'll most likely decide if I am when I get the fabric. Yeah I think it'll be somewhat easy

Mehdia
04-14-2011, 01:26 AM
I used a polyester gabardine for both my Lavi and Kahlit's Lenalee jackets. Actually, my entire costume except the lining and the scarf are made of gabardine. Well, that and the tank top I wore. The shorts that Kahlit wore for Lenalee were also the polyester gabardine. We wanted them to look "uniform" since they are uniforms, and that fabric does nicely. The wide red edging was just double fold bias tape and then the thin red detail was some we found at Hancock Fabrics and have used on various costumes.

Taokaka
04-14-2011, 03:13 PM
I was wondering what kind of fabric I should use for this, so thank you n__n I was wondering what you used for the red details!

Mehdia
04-14-2011, 05:20 PM
That thinner detail is something we found like three years ago when I made Kahlit's Chii costume and we have used it a lot since. It looks like two very thin cords next to each other and I stitch it all down by hand in the grooves between the cords.

Taokaka
04-14-2011, 10:57 PM
That must of been annoying/long to do XD Though I'll probably be doing the same, so I'll find out soon XD

Mehdia
04-14-2011, 11:05 PM
Well, I only hand stitched the smaller red detail. The red bias tape was machine stitched. But for the thinner details, it just works easier and actually doesn't take that long. Also, if you use something like I did, let me suggest either burning the ends or making sure the edges are hidden in a seam. That stuff likes to fray.

Taokaka
04-15-2011, 08:12 AM
Oh okay, okay. Thank you n__n

liivingdeadgirl
04-15-2011, 01:11 PM
I also used the matrix pattern (I swear that pattern works for freaking everything >_<). It really wasn't hard to alter. I used a medium weight cotton twill. Heavy enough that I don't have to line it but light enough that you won't sweat your balls off. XD

Mehdia
04-15-2011, 02:29 PM
@livingdeadgirl: That pattern really is pretty versatile. I've used it for a number of things too. It's a pretty basic pattern and easily understood by beginners. I think I've been using it for nearly 5 years now and it hasn't failed me yet.

Taokaka
04-15-2011, 08:35 PM
Got the fabric and pattern today, and I must say. The pattern looks quite easy n__n