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Unread 02-21-2017, 12:32 AM   #1
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Human! Bill Cipher clothing help

Does anyone know where I could find a yellow tailcoat vest and a black dress jacket? I need them for a Human! Bill Cipher cosplay. Here are some reference pictures:
http://entirelybonkers.deviantart.co...ader-532847196
http://brightmott.deviantart.com/art...ader-626381766
http://isi12.deviantart.com/art/0-Hu...er-0-621004774

Yeah his suit is very... fancy. Here are some of my requirements and limitations:
  • Both articles of clothing have to have a combined total of ≤$100
  • Has to be high quality. Not like... cheap halloween store quality.. anything but that
  • Needs to be alterable by a tailor
  • Preferably from a place in the US or at least can ship to the US
  • Can't be too too big (cause i'm a small kid)
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Unread 02-21-2017, 07:32 AM   #2
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thrift stores for the jacket. as to a yellow vest, your best bet is to make it from scratch.
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Unread 02-21-2017, 10:22 AM   #3
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as to a yellow vest, your best bet is to make it from scratch.
I forgot to mention. I do not own a sewing machine nor do I have any sewing experience at all. I know that it's under fabric and sewing but that's because I had no idea where to put it. Sorry! My only option is to buy it.

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Unread 02-21-2017, 02:05 PM   #4
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what is your budget? because that isn't something that you can just walk into a store and buy, you will have to get it made. It is simple enough any ordinary tailor can do it, but expect to pay three times what buying one of the wrong color would be.
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Unread 02-21-2017, 04:44 PM   #5
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I made four vests for one of my first handmade cosplays and they're very simple to make, though I just made up the pattern myself by sewing the shoulders together at the top rather than buying a pattern. So they're not very fancy with lining or anything (since they weren't intended to look like suit vests), but if you find cheap fabric it'd be fairly easy to cut and sew yourself, even if by hand. I think I may have just found the pattern free with a Google search. I feel like adding tails would be a pretty simple process of just extending the fabric in the back, but that's kind of a weird look he's got with a long tailcoat and like a tiny...capelet?

As helpful as thrift stores can be it's unlikely you'll find a yellow suit vest at most stores, so while I'd say to keep an eye out don't bank on finding the perfect one there. What would likely be more readily available is yellow or gold fabric that you can thrift and then make into a vest; I find gold pretty often in the form of table cloths and runners. No one's going to care where you got the fabric or what it originally was, I used some thrifted green fabric in my latest, most-involved cosplay to date and it turned out to be the perfect color.
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Unread 02-21-2017, 05:09 PM   #6
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I have a budget of $100 for both suits. Since having it tailor made and making it from scratch is out of the question, I'll have to change my design so that it uses something more readily available. The only solution I can really thing of is to get a white one like this (http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/1722750...l_no app=true) and dye it yellow. But that process is a lot harder than having it already made, along with uneven dying or if the fabric can even by dyed at all.
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Not to be rude but how much actual work are you willing to put into this? Your budget is too small to get half of a custom-made suit in an unusual color but if you also aren't willing to even try doing any of it yourself you're going to be kind of stuck. All dyeing would entail is checking the fabric type to make sure you buy the right dye then swishing it in a bucket (typically). But if you poo-poo even that I'm not sure what to tell you other than to settle for "close enough" from thrift stores. People will still recognize you as Human!Bill's a pretty popular design with the youngin's but it won't look as "fancy" as you said you wanted.
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Unread 02-23-2017, 05:53 PM   #8
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Not to be rude but how much actual work are you willing to put into this? Your budget is too small to get half of a custom-made suit in an unusual color but if you also aren't willing to even try doing any of it yourself you're going to be kind of stuck. All dyeing would entail is checking the fabric type to make sure you buy the right dye then swishing it in a bucket (typically). But if you poo-poo even that I'm not sure what to tell you other than to settle for "close enough" from thrift stores. People will still recognize you as Human!Bill's a pretty popular design with the youngin's but it won't look as "fancy" as you said you wanted.
Nah, you're not rude. Anyway, I would be willing to try, except my dad won't let me buy a sewing machine. Also, a suit is a pretty big first project for someone who has absolutely no experience. If $100 is not enough, then I'll settle for close enough or a slightly different design. Thanks for the help!
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