View Full Version : *Making* A Death Note Cosplay
08-13-2006, 10:27 AM
I'm more than half way through the manga at this point, and have fallen in love with Mello/Mihael Keehl and really want to cosplay him. It occured to me however, that a lot of people buy their parts to costumes from this series because they're so easily attainable. L/Ryuzaki being the primary example.
So, how exactly would I go about making pants and a vest from scratch?
It's the little difficult to see, but the pants actually seem to lace up in the front, any suggestions for that?
08-13-2006, 06:31 PM
For the vest, you may need to buy a book like this (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/bookSearch/isbnInquiry.asp?r=1&isbn=1564770923) that will teach you how to make a quilted vest like that.
As for the pants, I would use vinyl or a lustrous nylon so they have a little shine to them. Just buy any pattern for regular zip-up/jean-type pants, but instead of adding the button to keep them together, put four eyelets on either side and lace them up.
08-14-2006, 08:56 AM
Awesome. Thanks a bunch!
08-14-2006, 02:12 PM
yay another Mello fan! last night my mum took me shopping and i came across the perfect vest for Mello, they sell them and Kohl's, but they're atleast $80 ($60 on sale) but it REALLY looks like Mello's, so if you have trouble making the vest you could always buy if from there
08-15-2006, 12:08 PM
No shit? There's a Kohl's going up right by the local mall around here...and I start work soon. I do plan on making the costume, but in so far I've had two majorly sucessful trips to Goodwill this week. There's nothing wrong with having two versions, afterall. One of the reasons I want to make one version from scratch is so I can enter the masqurade/hall costume judging at Otakon next year.