I posted this in another board just under a week ago, but got no replies
I'm not sure if it was the right place to ask what i'm asking, so i'm trying again here
I'm planning on cosplaying Dizzy from guilty gear (picture)
I have an idea, tutorial, and local help for the wings, but i'm having trouble with the tail, and i'd appreciate tips for making the costume as well.
For the tail, i've tried taking a cheapish black cat tail with a strap, padding around it and wrapping it in fabric, but the padding slipped around and looks lumpy in places, and has slipped away from the end which is strapped to me so that there's a bulge in the middle of the tail instead of getting gradually thicker from the tip. The strap broke, and i've been using several bands of elastic to strap it on, but it's uncomfortable and looks odd underneath clothing because the elastic strings dig into my skin. There's also a visible seam where i had to sew along the fabric to keep the shape.
Does anyone have any ideas on how to either make the tail again from scratch, or ideas on how i can fix the one i already have with a way to attach the tail which is comfortable, secure, and doesn't show much underneath the costume?
The fabric i have for the skin of the current tail is a smooth, stretchy sort of swimsuit material.
A friend also suggested using pleather for the costume, how easy is it to make into a costume? and would it be too itchy/hot?
I'd appreciate the help (: