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tehkukikookie
04-12-2011, 06:20 PM
I'm currently working on a Fire Nation Toph cosplay and I'm wondering how kona cotton would work as the main fabric. I have red suiting for the shoulder flaps, and I think that part is okay. Any suggestions?

One (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v40/DReichan/Cosplay/Characters%20References/TophFirenation.jpg)
Two (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x205/Rutella/toph.jpg)
Three (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_uslSs_Pa0T4/TKexmsB_UrI/AAAAAAAAA7k/iMwgdd55a7Y/s1600/Toph_by_RobertK.jpg)
Four (http://media.photobucket.com/image/fire%20nation%20toph/agates_link/Cosplay/Toph/108.jpg)

Thanks! ;3;

PuyoDa
04-18-2011, 11:20 AM
Kona cotton is a quilting fabric... but I've used it anyway because of its color selection XD;; I don't know if it's the best choice, but it'd probably still work fine.

I used Kona for everything except the white top in this costume:
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2724464/

sweetnsassy
04-18-2011, 01:41 PM
Kona cotton should work fine; I used it for the yellow overrobe of my EK Toph. Just be prepared to iron/press a lot cuz kona looooooves to wrinkle.

harmonyisarine
04-18-2011, 07:36 PM
I don't like the quilting cottons because of the weight (too thin, doesn't drape as nicely for this sort of costume) and the tendency to wrinkle. I'd suggest a slightly heavier cotton (but still keeping it light, I liked cottons that reminded me of something from India) or a linen. Both are easily dyed with something as easy-to-find as RIT dye, so color selection really isn't an issue.

makeshiftwings
04-19-2011, 09:23 AM
i wouldn't suggest it. it's too thin and wrinkles like crazy. i actually used suiting for the main fabric and kona cotton for the flaps, because i lined the flaps and they were appliqued also so it gave them some weight. you still have to iron them a lot though.

bradjordan111
09-19-2011, 04:00 AM
Has anyone successfully used Kona Cotton for making clothes? I know its meant for quilting but the color choices are so nice.

harmonyisarine
09-19-2011, 12:51 PM
I'm sure someone has successfully used kona cotton for making clothes, but it's really not ideal (look above your post for reasons). I've not yet seen something that looked very good made of kona cotton. It's much easier to find another fabric, and natural fabrics like cotton or linen are very easy to dye, giving a much broader color range than even kona.

AlexisP
09-20-2011, 01:32 PM
I'm sure someone has successfully used kona cotton for making clothes, but it's really not ideal (look above your post for reasons). I've not yet seen something that looked very good made of kona cotton. It's much easier to find another fabric, and natural fabrics like cotton or linen are very easy to dye, giving a much broader color range than even kona.

If you're looking for something with the same weight I'd go to a store that focuses on sewing/crafts. They'll have a much wider selection of fabrics and colors. I'm sure you'll find something similar to what you're looking for that will be much easier to work with.