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Unread 04-19-2013, 12:09 PM   #1
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Lucina (Fire Emblem Awakening) cape?

Hello~ so maybe this is a silly request, but I've never made a cape before, and I'm totally lost. I looked up some tutorials and patterns, but I can't figure out how to make her cape. It wraps around the front of the neck, but also has a hood. Any ideas on how I can make this or a pattern suggestion would be greatly appreciated!

It's the cape on the top right. Also, how much fabric approximately would I need? My boyfriend is the one well, cross-playing as her, and he's around 5'7". Thanks so much!!
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Unread 04-19-2013, 02:30 PM   #2
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Here's an image that actually shows the front

The one you linked is way to small to be of much help.
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Unread 04-20-2013, 07:14 AM   #3
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You could just make the cape and add the hood after. I opened the image in a new tab and I still can't really see it well enough to figure out what's going on.

You have to decide if the cape is a rectangle or a circle.

For my recent cape, I just held up some fabric to get an idea - the 60" fabric I held up was wide enough for the look I wanted and I had already decided that my cape was supposed to be a rectangle - so it was just a matter of draping it and measuring to where I wanted it to end.

I'd guess that hers is circular, from the way it is in the front. But I'd like to see a better picture of the back (couldn't find one) - to get an idea of what is going on with the hood and other details that are too small to see.
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Unread 04-21-2013, 07:07 AM   #4
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I'd make it in two pieces, a cape from any simple Halloween costume pattern will suffice, then a cowl with a hood attached.

Simplicity and Butterick have a variety of not-terribly-complex historical -ish patterns, the Medieval Peasants (I think it's Simplicity, I'm going on memory here) set has a cowl with hood as part of the mens costume. Just make both pieces out of the same fabric.
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