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Tatsu-chan
12-15-2012, 11:08 PM
So I am thinking of cosplayng mindfang from homestuck
http://www.mspaintadventures.com/storyfiles/hs2/03822.gif

more or less this. My problem is deciding what fabric to use. For those who don't know homestuck she s basically a spider pirate. I was thinking a silk because of the play on spider silk but I'm not sure what type of fabric. It is going to be lined and the skirt will be the same material as the coat so I do want it to be about a mediumweight I think
Does anyone have any advice?

Thanks in advance

HareyuNanami
12-16-2012, 12:41 AM
well that isn't Mindfang; that's Vriska "cosplaying" Mindfang or reaching full tier where she syncs powers with her ancestor.

This is Mindfang
Little different (since she wears pants and not a skirt and a hat unlike Vriska. and her boots aren't red but more brown or black)
http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/909/1297855830913.png

And for fabric I believe its all your choice but I don't really recommend silk for this particular cosplay.
Silk is one; way to shinny for my liking (I never use it unless its high quality bridal satin)
And plus it would be hard to either hand paint all those designs or even sew since it moves around alot you could use it for lining the inside of the jacket which would look nice!

I also like what my friend did for her Mindfang cosplay. She used a patterend fabric (I dont know the name of the fabric type D= )
But it came out really nice!

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/315907_10150363367510519_96102_n.jpg

Just some ideas xD

Tatsu-chan
12-16-2012, 02:20 AM
I'm aware but it is also the most detailed image of the outfit I can find, there are minor differences such as the cut of the coat. I'm pretty sure she does state she is wearing a petticoat in her journal.

http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110502204561/mspaintadventures/images/thumb/2/2d/DARKLEER.gif/180px-DARKLEER.gif
here is the only image of her coat open I can find atm.
I've used silk on more than a few occaisions and even worse fabrics. I know what I am getting into with using it but I'm prepared. I'm a perfectionist and it is my interpretation that it would be a silk of some sort. Also silk isn't always shiny, in fact a lot of silks aren't SUPER shiny but instead have a nice sheen.

I'm not fond of the look of patterned fabrics for this. It doesn't feel right for me. I'm contemplating a twill weave but not sure and am just looking for other ideas on fabrics.

Lala_chan^^
04-04-2013, 10:44 AM
I'm am thinking I'll use 4-way stretch pvc for my mindfang cosplay, I saw another cosplayer that did this and it looked beautiful. I contemplated stretch silk and other types of vinyl but it's really hard for mindfang to get it just perfect.

http://www.acparadise.com/acp/display.php?p=215999#photos

Here is said cosplayer, and some information on her cosplay, hope it helps :)