Ok, so I'm trying to put together a dr. stein cosplay and I'm running into a bunch of minor problems really.
The stitching- the "patchwork" stitches that are all over the lab coat and the shirt, i'm not sure exactly how to go at this so it doesn't take an eternity to put on the stitches, and also so the stitches stick out and look right. I've heard of using ribbon and elastic, but what other things could I use?
The shirt- I was considuring just taking a black/dark t-shirt and then sewing the grey-ish color onto it where it is needed, though I'm running into a problem with the collar on this idea, I'm also considuring the reverse and getting a grey-ish turtleneck and editing from there (though i think i would prefur to go with my first idea). so for the first idea, any tips out there on how to add a collar and make it look kinda natural? Or should I go at the shirt an entirely different way?
The Bolt- I've asked around and one person said that they sewed the bolt into the wig to keep it in place, unfortunately i plan on using the wig for several cosplays if I can. So any tips on how to go at the bolt? I also wanted to see if i could make it so when it turns, it clicks, and I'm pretty set on that part actually. What I'm really having and issue with is how to keep it on my head, with the wig, and still be able to turn it without it moving around too much. I did have the idea to put it on a beadband (that would most likely match the color of the wig)- so if anyone thinks this would be a good idea to try or not please say so.