Cosplay Update 2 - Shawl/Skirt

Cosplay Update 2 - Shawl/Skirt -  -

Hardest. Freaking. Thing. Ever. Keep in mind I'm still a big noob to cosplay. My first two cosplays I used shirts I found at Goodwill. This is my first time making something 100% from scratch. I had a hard time getting the fabric to lay right on my shoulders and not poof out too much. The problem is the fabric; I think that's why other Alsoomse's cosplayers have used a cotton-like fabric. I like the way the textured looked on microsuede, though (if I were rich, I would've used real suede...). I'm going to re-do the fringe. I used the white microsuede and it frays like no other, so I tried using an anti-fray gel I had, and it made the fabric stiff. I ordered chainette fringe that should be getting here this week :3 The black strips are, again, the same faux leather used on the cuffs. Same with the white weave. All I need to do to finish the shawl is finish sewing the black around the neck. I'm a little disappointed with the weave. I made the cuts too large compared to Alsoomse's design :/


Obviously just the back part. I'm going to attach the front part with hidden hook & eyes so it'll be easy to take it on/off. The bottom part was the hardest for me. I don't know what type of fabric the black is; it was left over scraps I had in my closet. There's probably an easier way to do it...but what I did was this: [link]. Pin the black fabric down and cut as I hot glued it and the white faux suede lace onto the main skirt. I then used invisible thread to add the white edge. Very hard to get it even on both sides (since the bottom portion is on both the front and inside of the skirt. The white bias tape is also sewed on using invisible thread, and the black lace hot glued.

I also have the shorts 90% completed; I just need to take them in at the waist.

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Upload Date 04-15-2013

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