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Unread 10-20-2012, 01:36 PM   #1
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Help Please! R.e 5 Jill Help!!

Ok so I'm trying to make Jill's battle suit from Resident Evil 5
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps61483395.png
I've seen some people use spandex and pleather and it just looked too shiney and too lose, not form fitting to the person.
I've always wondered what this material is shown right here
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps5e78a70f.jpg
but I don't know what is it.
So back to the begging, can someone help me on what I should do with the suit like with the weird patterns and how to make it and what best material I should use please? OWO
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Unread 10-20-2012, 06:14 PM   #2
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Unread 10-21-2012, 11:49 AM   #3
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This really isn't my area of expertise. :/

Yu will need to talk to a fabric expert I think.
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Unread 10-21-2012, 12:50 PM   #4
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As far as being form fitting, that often just gets down to sewing experience. Form-fitting, particulaly with less stretchy fabrics, is extremely difficult.

As far as getting ahold of a fabric of that flexibility, that color, that matte/semigloss, and that texture, you won't have an easy time of it. if those type of materials are being made, they are often made specifically by special order from a sportwear manufacturer. Some of them have this sort of apperance because they are cutting edge fabrics using synthetics in new exciting ways, some are just the same old vinyls made with a new texture stamp created because it's hip. Though this is approaching the borders of my knowledge.

If crazy, one could buy a lightweight pleather, and make a custom texture stamp out of brass, either by engraving, or investment casting, and create a snazzy looking fabric that way. If crazy and rich, one could do the same using real garment leather.

Another possible technique would be to use stretch fabric (like spandx), and get the color gloss-level, and texture appearance using a spraygun, specialty paints, and some clever stencil techniques. Ever since that carbon-fiber look got popular in the custom bodywork world, people have figured out all sorts of clever tricks to get the appearance of snazzy textures like this.
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Unread 10-21-2012, 12:57 PM   #5
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Oh, and sorry to double post, but, if I were to guess, the girl in that photo appears to be wearing the 2-way stretch vinyl fabric. I got mine from MJ-Trends. Their two way stretch is less glossy than their 4-way stretch fabric. If you have doubt, the company is really good at sending out fabric samples. If you want to make it more matte still, rubbing it down with matte black shoe polish helps a tiny bit.
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