I'm planning on trying to get Yuki Yuna's hero outfit done before Otakon (July 24, 2015). I have a few ideas on how to do a few things, but since I only know basic sewing and very minimal craft foam working, i'm looking for advice on where to get started with most of this and suggestions on how to piece stuff together.
For those who aren't familiar with the character, here's a link to the outfit i'm trying to make
Ideas so far:
Headpieces: Will probably make out of craft foam. The front bang piece should be easy (in theory?) to attach a hair clip behind it so it stays. Painting a pink to white gradient on it might be tricky and any tips on painting craft foam would be helpful. For the flower, i'll also make out of craft foam so it keeps shape and attach fabric to it for the bow.
Chest Plate: Craft foam. I don't know how I would make it stay in place without falling since I don't intend to attach this directly to the outfit.
Fist guards: Craft foam with hinges so the part attached to my wrist can move.
Now it's the clothing and shoes part that I don't know where to start with.
Pants: Buy spandex shorts and cut and hem the cutout part in the front and sew pink fabric in. Any suggestions on fabric? I was thinking a pink stretch type.
The rest I have no idea about. Sorry about the really big wall of text, but if anyone could provide any advice on where to start with the actual clothes I would be forever grateful!
Looking forward to learning from you all!