I'm creating this topic to discuss the Trousers, belt and Cape for Kamina from Gurren Lagaan.
I have only recently taught myself sewing from Patterns and with the help of very kind owner of my local fabric shop. While Im confident I have the abilities to make these, I have little experience outside of following the given instructions on patterns. This will be my first attempt at making an entire cosplay from scratch. I'm going to brainstorm what I think I need, but any corrections or advice would be appreciated.
For the trousers I think I could use a trouser pattern(albeit im not sure which of the many available) to make a pair that sit slightly above the waist line out of black Linen or a linen mix, make the red stripes around the bottom out the same type of material and sew them on. As for the belt, im sure Making one isnt a practical idea so I would have to find one and make Belt straps for the trousers to fit the belt. Finding a belt with that has the holes and is long enough to go around my 32" waist and be tied into a note is a problem.
As for the cape, I've heard that you can get patterns for fancy dress capes, however I haven't found anything suitable. I could cut out the fabric for the torn appearance, but im not sure what the best way to adjust the color would be, nor how to attach the symbol on the back of it.
Kaminas design thought the entire series isnt very consistent, so Im useing a sinple PVC model to base my designs on:http://www.giusepped.com/wp-content/...ped-com-01.jpg
Same model, but from behind: http://static.hlj.com/images/sit/sit00209_2.jpg
I know Ive asked a lot in this topic, but any input in any areas would be appreciated.