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Unread 02-02-2013, 09:54 AM   #1
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Cosplay challenge help

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.)
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Unread 02-03-2013, 07:51 AM   #2
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the first thing you need is a design, a sketch or idea on paper so we can help you with specifics.*
Dance wear is going to be cheaper than a swim suit.
No, you don't need a sewing machine to sew, but on stretchy fabrics it does make to process easier because stretch stitches are a serious p.i.t.a. to do by hand.

* no, you don't have to be an artist, you can trace a figure from any source you like then draw in your own outfit ideas.
Nothing is impossible, but some things are very expensive.
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