View Full Version : Lenalee help???

01-01-2013, 10:57 AM
Hi im going to make my first cosplay if Im aloud by my family and its going to be lenalee 3rd uniform but the thing is I have no Idea what type of fabric to use or how to make the jacket so here is my questions

1.how to I convince my parents to let me cosplay
2.what fabrics do I use
3.any ideas on the jacket
4.are you or do you know anyone going to Q-con in belfast :)

01-01-2013, 01:17 PM
I can't really help you on how to convince your parents since when I started cosplaying I was an adult and my parents actually love what I do. I can help you on the jacket though, since I've made it before (http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2602450/). I used this pattern (http://butterick.mccall.com/b4929-products-5281.php?page_id=369), just extending the front opening on the left side to be wider like hers. I made it out of polyester gabardine and lined it in regular old lining fabric. The edging is red double fold bias tape and the thin red detail is some cording I found and hand stitched down. The zipper is just a little one I found in the store and added the red bias tape around it and stitched it down. The patch I had made for us and ironed it down. The beads my friend who cosplay Lenalee made for both of us. Unlike some Lenalee cosplay, my friend's skirt is made into her jacket because when she removes her jacket in the manga, it looked like the skirt was attached. We just made that out of a sturdy cotton. We also made her shorts, gloves, and shirt (http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2583209/) to go under it. The shirt and gloves are made out of a two way stretch fabric and the shirt has a zipper up the back. The shorts are made of the same polyester gabardine that her jacket is made of.

If you want any more detailed help, let me know and I will see what I can do.

12-27-2013, 05:16 PM
Well, I started cosplaying a while ago and I had to convince my parents as well. First off I what I did was told them that costuming was my passion. I felt like costuming was really important to me and I wanted to try something different and be different from the rest of the crowd. The most important thing NOT to do is to beg. Try to just tell them you want to try out cosplaying and making your own costumes. Tell them it would be a learning experience to create a costume. I hope it works out! :)