So after years of making quick and easy costumes for conventions and halloween, I have decided to make my first full blown costume. My goal is to make my monk from Final Fantasy 14 Online. I have been talking to a fellow cosplayer about what I need to do and what materials I should use. I have a general idea about what to do but my concern is that my skills may not be strong enough to make it.
To make matters worst I have given myself a time crunch of just over a month to finish this before Otakon. I have scheduled out time and have a couple ways to attack this, but I am open to advice. I have attached photos of what I am working off
My first method would be to use a undershirt, pants, gloves, and a old pair of shoes as my bases for the costume and layer my fabric on top.
My other route is to make a homemade mannequin and work off of that.
If anything I am looking for a mentor who could help me troubleshoot problems.