Go Back   Cosplay.com > Cosplay Construction > Props/Accessories/Armor

Thread Tools
Unread 02-14-2012, 08:53 AM   #1
Registered User
LazHiral's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 18
Need Help with half-hoopskirt

I am trying to figure out how should I make a hoopskirt without the "front" part.
As an example, I can show you Dorothea from Avalon Code:

And Alier from Knights in Nightmare:


I've tought of making a whole hoopskirt and cutting it's front part, but I'm not sure if it will work... Does anyone have a better advice?
LazHiral is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-14-2012, 11:48 AM   #2
Fear my whimsy!
Stormraven24's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 2,181
I don't think a hoop skirt is what you're looking for. Those dresses look like they have some kind of epic bustle system rather than a rigid structure like a hoop. I'm not as well-versed in bustles, though, so maybe some other members can help you out? I'm sorry I'm not very helpful xD;
Stormraven Cosplay!
Stormraven24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-14-2012, 11:53 AM   #3
Registered User
LazHiral's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 18
Oh, I see! So maybe something like this ( http://www.jasminesbridalshop.com/re...lcyoneUS-a.jpg) would do the work. The only problem is that the front part of the dress is also over something round. Maybe if I make this bustle rounded in the front and big on the back...
Thanks for your answer! It gave me a lot of new possibilities! xD
LazHiral is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-14-2012, 12:24 PM   #4
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 8
I would make a full hoop skirt, cut it to the shape needed then you could use interfacing to help keep it in shape? I don't know as you might be able to see it D; but just an idea ^^
Conventions 2013~
Lucky Con April - Going as Rin Kagamine
Manchester MCM July - Going as Rima Mashiro
J-Con September - Going as Red Riding Hood Rin Kagamine
lawrah-jayne is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-07-2012, 08:58 AM   #5
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 17
DON'T use a normal hoopskirt!!>-<

What makes a hoopskirt hold its shape, is the fact that the hoops are FORCED to stay as a circle, if you cut it open it will spring out and try to straighten. It won't keep its round shape.
This you could overcome by using something even more rigid, like a cage crinoline. Here's an example: http://www.sewingcentral.com/cgi-bin...t_id=6244_8419

I would recommend crafting it yourself, so you're absolutely sure it will hold its form and not collapse under the weight of the dress.^^ Plus you could make it short in the front and long in the back.^^

BUT there's more!!!! The weight of the dress you want to make will rest primarily on the back of the dress, and thus the whole contruction will swing forward (like a bell) and not sit as you want it to!! For this I recomend wearing a bustle-pillow (kinda like shown earlier) UNDERNEATH your crinoline, as this will prevent it from swinging forward.^^

I hope this made any sense, and good luck! I'm currently in the process of sewing a large dress myself, so thought I'd give you my two cents on the subject.XD
Eeeeeeeh? You can't see it??!!!O.O I swear there's a D in cosplay! Look, right there: "Details". See? I told you so!
Tengu-chan is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:52 PM.

Copyright 2002-2018 Cosplay.com, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
All comments and posts in our forums are the opinion of the respective poster.