Go Back   Cosplay.com > Cosplay by Series/Genre > Historical Costuming

Thread Tools Rate Thread
Unread 03-30-2014, 01:45 PM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 95
What are they wearing?


I've been wanting to make something like this for a long time, but I always have trouble when it comes to the top. I've never been able to find anything like it.

Is it historical or at least historically based? Anything to help get me on the right track would be much appreciated.
Identity-Crisis is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-30-2014, 04:26 PM   #2
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1
Looking through those photos, the women's clothing all looked pretty 16th century German but the men's clothing less so. That first photo especially was probably just vaguely renaissance inspired. Historically accurate men's clothing tends to look silly to modern eyes. Also you don't really see pants on anyone noteworthy until the French Revolution so there's a clue towards modern reinterpretation.
Minkira is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-30-2014, 05:57 PM   #3
Registered User
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 95
That's why I came here to ask. The clothing in the show wasn't nearly silly enough when compared with all the historical clothing I found pictures of.

Now if it is a modern reinterpretation where's the best place to start in reproducing it?
Identity-Crisis is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-30-2014, 11:34 PM   #4
probably a frackpants
Mangochutney's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 6,827
Modern patterns. Look for things with roughly the right outlines and add/subtract stuff as needed. If you squint, things sort of fall into place. That top is just a fitted sleeveless button-down with the collar cut out and squared off, and with the sleeves truncated a couple of inches with straps added. The only fiddly stuff is fitting the torso and arms snugly, which you can do pinch-and-pin alterations on easily.
Workin' on:
Tom Petty [Final Fantasy XV] (9%)
Bondage Finch [Bondage Finch Adventures] (12%)
Your Mother [Debbie Does Dallas XXIII] (8%)
Mangochutney is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-31-2014, 01:01 AM   #5
Registered User
Satine's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,116
Are you asking for the women's gear? It's not too bad, and is actually very Venetian but c1490s. But the patterns are pretty modern in fit and feel.

There are a few modern patterns that will do the trick
Satine is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-31-2014, 02:49 PM   #6
Registered User
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 95
I'm looking for the men's wear.
but thank you for the links.
Identity-Crisis is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-12-2014, 12:08 PM   #7
Sarah Charade
dizzymonochrome's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 991
Cesare Borgia was a real person who lived in Italy during the Renaissance era. The style is Renaissance, with modern fit. A modern commercial Ren-Faire costume pattern would probably give you what you need.
Sector 6 Laboratories

Costume design and fabrication
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sector6labs

Tumblr: http://sector6labs.tumblr.com

Twitter: @sector6labs http://www.twitter.com/sector6labs
dizzymonochrome is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-12-2014, 12:35 PM   #8
Devil of Details
Kelley's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 5,445
He might have been a real person but unless the OP wants to deviate greatly from the pictures... yeah... there are no words for how not-remotely-historical that costume is.

And that's okay ! I don't think it's bad that they didn't go full historical. However, looking at actual Renaissance Italian patterns is not going to get any closer to that.

I agree that a RenFest-oriented modern commercial pattern might be useful as those are also at the most only very slightly tenuously historical in origin for the most part. :P

OP, for the top in particular if you're willing it would be a very easy project to try drafting yourself - as another option.
Disclaimer : This post written by a Grumpy Old Man

Actually in the pipes:
- Remaking Ser Loras doublet.
- Luke Skywalker, A New Hope
- Wind Waker starter costume in swim material
Eventually: Paul from Dune, Faramir, Harry Sullivan
Kelley is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-16-2014, 09:09 PM   #9
Registered User
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 95
Historically accurate or not, I've always just really liked the look of the costumes, so I'd like to keep it as close as possible.

If I were to draft the pattern how would I go about that?
I don't have a lot of sewing experience.
Identity-Crisis is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:26 AM.

Copyright 2002-2016 Cosplay.com, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
All comments and posts in our forums are the opinion of the respective poster.