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Fuyu no kiri
07-22-2012, 01:59 AM
http://orichinese.com/uploads/allimg/120628/1-12062Q602494C.jpg

http://www.chinesegift-store.com/images/l/201109/13151099370.jpg

http://www.china-cart.com/bookpic/20118/201181205720.jpg

Like clothing during the Hun Dynasty...

I really love how they look! I've tried making them in the past and even the base outfit (Before adding in the details and all) Look bad >.< HELP!!!!!! Please!

Can you tell me some tips form experiences of how to make one? They seem to look like different layers. So if you know anything -ANYTHING at all about how to make one, please help. (I'm completely lost from what materials they are normally made of to how one is made/put together, their different layers and such >.< )

ShinobiXikyu
08-17-2012, 03:14 PM
A search for "hanfu" (traditional Chinese outfits before the 16th century) reveals this general makeup of how the robe is put on/together in different styles; http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/03/Shenyi.svg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/56/Ruqun.svg (and the article itself is VERY helpful. There's a lot of history and styles to hanfu)

y11971alex
02-19-2013, 08:46 PM
http://orichinese.com/uploads/allimg/120628/1-12062Q602494C.jpg

http://www.chinesegift-store.com/images/l/201109/13151099370.jpg

http://www.china-cart.com/bookpic/20118/201181205720.jpg

Like clothing during the Hun Dynasty...

I really love how they look! I've tried making them in the past and even the base outfit (Before adding in the details and all) Look bad >.< HELP!!!!!! Please!

Can you tell me some tips form experiences of how to make one? They seem to look like different layers. So if you know anything -ANYTHING at all about how to make one, please help. (I'm completely lost from what materials they are normally made of to how one is made/put together, their different layers and such >.< )

This is in no way close the the Han Dynasty dress!

Imperial attires are closely regulated by laws and customs. You could ask for a translation if you want an accurate replication.

MetalArtisan
02-21-2013, 10:57 PM
So, I saw this thread, and felt it would be relevant to post this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanfu_movement
Apparently there's a whole movement to bring back pre-Qing dynasty clothing.

Akahime
02-22-2013, 10:12 PM
The clothing is closer to the Tang Dynasty style of clothing, but altered with things put together from other dynasties. Historical Chinese TV shows has been doing whatever they want lately for clothing fashion for their women and focusing less on accuracy of clothes in that dynasty, especially if it's a bit closer to fantasy (even when there is a stated dynasty). But definitely read the articles, they are super helpful!

Also to answer your questions, yes, basically they are different layers. How I would begin (if just making this the easy, modern way) is just making the inside a tube-top and the outsider layer to be just a really long, big robe. The dress skirt would be tied around the waist, the tube top's length would stop around the waist as well, as that is where the sash would be tied around. It is there not only to cover up the messiness of the robe, but also keeping it tied together.

But seriously, to get a greater understand, look up how they historically are put together. :3 Good luck!