I'm going to be cosplaying Esther from Ni no Kuni for a con in the UK in August with my friend cosplaying Oliver and as I'm about to finish my 3rd year of my degree, I now have the time, and the funds to make it myself! Woo!
I usually commission most of my items and make bits and pieces, like skirts, props, necklaces, etc etc.
Lots of my friends are really experienced, and some even well known UK cosplayers so I'd like to really impress them with my work on Esther! But where do I begin?
I can hand sew, use a machine, I have a machine. But I'm wondering if there's perhaps patterns anyone would suggest for bits of it? (Although I've bought patterns in the past I'm really bad at actually understanding how to use them still.. x.x )
I had the idea of using a tutorial for bloomers but adding length for the trousers, using bondaweb for the line across the skirt.
But what to do for the top?
Any advice, help, links to patterns, etc, would be amazing!
I'm basically still a cosplay newbie despite starting in 2010, just as I've never had the time or motivation to properly get stuck in!