I'm looking to make a cape for Kamina from Gurren Lagaan and am having a problem choosing the right fabric.
This is the sewing pattern I will be basing it on :http://www.simplicity.com/p-3057-mens-costumes.aspx
Here is a good example of what a Im aiming for: http://www.deviantart.com/download/1...s_on_mars8.jpg
The pattern suggests I use silk, Crepe black satins and Velveteen. I'm not familiar with the latter two, but I know silk shines to much which I would like to avoid.
I have been advised to use cottons and poly cottons, however at my local fabric shop they sell cotton at £10 a meter and I was told that the pattern said I would need over 6 meters of it. I was also told cotton would need lining too, which is something I am unfamiliar with. Poly cotton ls half the price but it seems a lot thinner material, which I was told wouldn't flow very well and would stick to the undergarments (or in the case of kamina his naked top).
Anyone have any advice on what materials I should use? Also if you read the back of the pattern packaging, could you advice me how much material I would nee? Im a Medium size making Cape A.