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Unread 12-25-2012, 10:09 PM   #1
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Question Steins;Gate Mayuri Cosplay (Help!!)

I need a little bit of help in making a Mayuri from Steins;Gate cosplay~


I just don't know where to begin ^.^" I'm fairly good at sewing sleeves and ruffles like the piece on her chest, though I'm not to sure about the dresses shape. See, it's puffy and lose naturally, and I was thinking of using poly-cotton but I'm not too sure.
Also, I've never made a hat before :S Especially not a floppy hat like she has...So how would I go about making the hat? I want it to be frilly, but not limp when worn, and using something like wire or cardboard seems impractical, or rather I don't think it will work, but I don't know...

So, to sum it up-
1. What material should I use?
2. How would I go about making the dress puffy yet limp?
3. How would I go about making the hat in general? Never made a hat, though have made a beanie.

Links to tutorial's are much appreciated, advice from people who've made Mayuri's cosplay or a a similar one as well as any suggestions are also appreciated!! Thanks
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Unread 12-26-2012, 09:03 PM   #2
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b would be almost perfect. only the neck would need to be changed to be square
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Unread 12-27-2012, 07:19 AM   #3
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agree on the pattern, squaring a rounded neckline is easy, just remember to make your horizontal line in the middle of the curve, not at the bottom (otherwise you will wind up with a seriously low cut blouse).

The hat is based on a mob cap, which is a giant circle. I'd cut a circle of fabric matching your dress about 24" across, put it over your head, tie a ribbon where you want it to go, then pin & mark all the little gathers that will naturally occur in this process. sew down those gathers to create a reasonably smooth shape (lots of pressing and steaming involved in this step! a dressmakers ham would be handy here) then hem the outer edge. Once sewn, you can starch it & put it over a balloon or something to dry, creating a hat that looks soft, but is in fact rigid.
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