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Unread 11-29-2012, 03:17 PM   #1
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Any advice on how to get started on this:

So I came across this picture of a creeper from MineCraft cosplay, and I want to recreate that outfit, but I don't know how to start, since normally my brother is the tailor of our home, but he's been busy lately and I've loads of free time.

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_me...c7t3o1_500.jpg

The creeper outfit is on the left side, by the way.
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Unread 11-30-2012, 06:22 PM   #2
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It looks like a long sleeved tunic with square collar. The collar pattern was drafted by the cosplayer (or whomever made it), and attached to the top. There is probably a zipper somewhere, most likely down the back seam.

The collar will need heavy duty interfacing, or heavy lining fabric (twill or coutil) for it to maintain the shape.

As for patterns, look for tunic tops with a long sleeve and back zipper. You may also be able to use a dress pattern, with modifications to the bottom hem (shorten and add small side slits).

I'm assuming she painted the patterns pieces after they were cut out. Use fabric paint, or acrylic paint mixed with fabric medium.

The hat might be fabric covered cardboard/card stock or buckram.

Hope this gives you ideas. Good luck!
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Unread 12-01-2012, 10:59 AM   #3
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She might have found military grade digital cammo, it's printed in a pixelated way to confuse digital viewing devices, either that or she's a very good painter.

I agree that it needs a zipper if it's a non-stretch fabric.

I have seen jacket patterns with that kind of tall standing collar, look in Vogue patterns for those, they are more 'high fashion' than the other companies.
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Unread 12-02-2012, 05:30 PM   #4
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She might have also had the fabric made at Spoonflower. It looks like 1 or 1 1/5 in squares, right? Wouldn't be too hard to throw together a design.

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http://www.spoonflower.com/spelunks?...reeper&x=0&y=0
http://www.spoonflower.com/spelunks?...ecraft&x=0&y=0

If you look closer at her right hip (our left), you can see her black pants/top, it looks like she's actually made a jacket with an apron flap at the front. :/

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Unread 12-06-2012, 03:07 PM   #5
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It looks like a long sleeved tunic with square collar. The collar pattern was drafted by the cosplayer (or whomever made it), and attached to the top. There is probably a zipper somewhere, most likely down the back seam.

The collar will need heavy duty interfacing, or heavy lining fabric (twill or coutil) for it to maintain the shape.

As for patterns, look for tunic tops with a long sleeve and back zipper. You may also be able to use a dress pattern, with modifications to the bottom hem (shorten and add small side slits).

I'm assuming she painted the patterns pieces after they were cut out. Use fabric paint, or acrylic paint mixed with fabric medium.

The hat might be fabric covered cardboard/card stock or buckram.

Hope this gives you ideas. Good luck!
Wow, this helped quite a lot. c: Thank you!
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