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Unread 03-18-2010, 06:48 AM   #1
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Rosario+Vampire Blazer/Jacket Help!

Okay so in a few months I'm going to be cosplaying as Aono Tsukune for London's MCM Expo this May. I chose him because I'd just seen the anime, it's an easy and safe choice especially for someone like me who leaves everything til the last minute ^^;;

Most of the costume is easy: Light brown trousers, white longsleeved shirt, skinny red tie, brown shoes: pretty much stuff you can pick up anywhere ^^

But the blazer is a pain! This is a callout to Gin and Moka cosplayers too who also had to wear the blazer!

Reference pics first ^^

http://img1.ak.crunchyroll.com/i/spi...679_full.pn g

http://animelody.net/wp-content/uplo...recapu2_74.jpg

http://www.pobladores.com/data/pobla...5ca43d0045.jpg

So yeah, my first problem is: finding a blazer of that colour! All I can get is dark green and not that kind of emerald green =< Was thinking about dying but I'm not sure how to do it.

Secondly, how do you suggest I should go about doing the white lining? Masking tape seems a bit unstable to me, I don't know if it would work, is getting some white material and sewing it easy or is there another way?

Thanks in advance ^^
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Unread 03-18-2010, 07:22 PM   #2
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I couldn't tell you anything about buying the blazer... But I know you can use bias tape for the white detail.
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I couldn't tell you anything about buying the blazer... But I know you can use bias tape for the white detail.
Aah! That's a great help! I never even knew there was such a thing but it looks like it'll easily solve the problem! Now to find the right blazer! Thanks a lot ^__^
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Unread 03-18-2010, 08:12 PM   #4
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mhm you can just go to the good will of salvation army i found my jacket that way
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Unread 03-18-2010, 10:49 PM   #5
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Aah! That's a great help! I never even knew there was such a thing but it looks like it'll easily solve the problem! Now to find the right blazer! Thanks a lot ^__^
Yup, here's a tutorial for putting it on.
http://www.wrights.com/wrights/class...lefoldbias.htm
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Unread 03-19-2010, 05:35 AM   #6
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Dyeing is unlikely to work. Most coats/blazers have a inner structure that is non-washable. Immersing it in a dye bath would shrink or deform it.

Your best bet is 2nd hand stores (as has been mentioned). You might also check women's blazers - I know you're a guy, but I think it's more likely you'll find that color in a woman's coat. Many women's jackets are boxy and some of the larger sizes might fit you. Good luck!
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