Hello, this is the first cosplay I'm planning, so I have absolutely no idea how to go about doing anything... here's what I have for now though.
(1:44 for a full-view shot of his outfit)
I already bought the wig, so I just did a few sketches of his outfit and broke it down to these things:
>Head Scarf (?)
>White Internal structure (?)
>Collared embroidered gold-buttoned shirt (?)
> Brown patterned (?)
> Presumably knee-high, or slightly lower, embroidered
> White, gold trim
> White, gold trim, embroidered
> Plastic (?) or cardboard (?)
> No freaking idea oAo
> No freaking idea either oAo
(not sure if I should do this one since there's already a lot to cover and he doesn't always wear it)
> gold trim, embroidered, collared
I guess the main problem I have is that I have no idea where to go to get most of the pieces of the costume (or how to go about making them). No sewing experience here. :\
I was thinking of making the visor and cards out of the same material (plastic), but what kind should I use? PVC card material? Also, how do I print designs on them? I was thinking of looking for one of those button badge printing companies since they seem to have a way of printing images directly onto plastic- I'm not sure if they'd do it for me, so I suppose I'm looking for an alternative in case they don't.
What kind of clothing should I be using for a base for the top, pants and cape, if any? Where can I get them? How should I go about altering them? Also, once I get the various components of the hat done, how should I make sure that they remain adhered firmly to each other while worn?
Sorry if there are too many questions, I'm just really confused and don't know where to get started. >_<