View Full Version : Need help!!! Subaru from .hack

Rei Ayanami
05-29-2004, 06:35 PM
I am embarking on my first pattern-less project. So far, I have the top, and I have an overall idea on how to do the skirt, but I really wouldn't mind some tips. What I need help the most is on the sleeves. How do I make poofy sleeves? Since they're not attatched to a shirt or anything, is it wise to put elastic to keep them up?

Also, she has two small wings projecting from her back Do you think gluing them to my back would solve the problem?


Thanks in advance!


05-29-2004, 07:53 PM
Subaru is a fairly common costume, so there are a few threads about that, I'm sure. Try searching "Subaru .hack" (or something similar) in the upper right hand corner of the forum page (search this forum). There's a .hack costumes thread, and I know more than one person completed a Subaru costume.

For the puffy sleeves, Butterick 3417 is a puffy sleeve pattern. You could modifiy the sleeves to have elastic at the top and bottom, to keep it on your arms, as you thought. I think it would work. You could also look at pictures of Subaru cosplayers, and see what they did. Should be easy enough to tell.

As for the wings, unless they are really light, I don't think gluing them would work. Some people build harnesses out of elastic, others use clear elastic (like those clear bra straps), and still others (like Dia - check her wings out) modify something else, to make it look like they are floating.

Good luck with everything!

05-29-2004, 08:20 PM
i just started a thread about this yesterday but what i did for my skirt was i just started pleating and sewing i have herd after you sew a pleat you should try to iron it so it stays and put books on it over night so it stays i have no clue on how to make the top eather or the necklace ^.^

05-29-2004, 08:59 PM
Glue wont stay...but I did duct-tape my Meroko wings on me...it acutally works quite well, since I dont have like...hair on my back it doesnt hurt either...just make sure to bring extra tape with you incase O.o

Poofy sleeves are acutally really easy without a pattern...I bunch the sleeve fabric around elastic and poof it as much as nessicary...you really should attach it to the main top though, you dont want to deal with your acutall clothing held up by tape or something its too frustrating O.o

Rei Ayanami
05-29-2004, 09:09 PM
Dewy: There is no top to attatch it to though. http://www.absoluteanime.com/hack_sign/subaru.jpg <---- Picture. So I guess I'll either use really tight elastic, or glue o.O. Do you have pictures of you with your wings?

Small Lady: I did a very similar skirt, and the only thing I did was take two pieces of fabric and do lots of gathering.