My friends and I started a web magazine/blog together and plan to cosplay the site's "logo" character, The Girl. According to our website, The Girl can be anyone/anything as long as she has the following:
- Silver hair
- Red, black, and blue costume
- A cape
I'm really excited to do it, but I don't really know how to start making a superhero costume. What fabrics are the best to use? Do I need to have a sewing machine to do the bodice or the cape? For the bodice, I was thinking of modifying a one-piece swimsuit, but I'm not sure if that's possible or if modifying it would damage the fabric and make it tear. Any suggestions?
(The shoes and wig are less of a concern, since I can just buy those, and I have a good pair of black boots anyway.)