Originally Posted by ArigatoTwilight
Hi, I really want to cosplay as Emperor Form Sugata
But I've never made a costume before and I've never even cut a piece of cloth before. I've lived a sheltered life when it comes to clothing construction (>_<).
Is something like that outfit doable with some time, patience, effort and money? From what I can tell it'd be made up of something like:
1x - magicians blue robe/cape with gold lining on the inside and painted black extra tall peacock feathers attached
1x - shiny purple starscape tight full body outfit cut away in the center to reveal mid-section
2x - gold arm armors with glove ends
2x - gold knee armors
1x - gold mask
1x - blue wig
I don't even know what his feet look like because I can't see them in any picture from googling.
Does that seem about right? Knowing nothing about how costume design actually works that's just what I saw from eyeballing it. Would really like to make the costume in the next month before AX, but not sure if it's possible for a first timer like myself.
I'm currently making this outift also.
What I've gotten from it is that his cape is lined with royal blue fur and has a border of the same fabric on the out facing side around darker blue which is probably velvet with the gold embroidery in the middle of the cape. There is definately something inside the hood to hold it stiff where the peacock feathers attach to it.
After a bit/a lot of playing around, you should be able to handle crafting the armor from something like craft/eva foam (have a look in the tutorials section for how to do this). This may be the most do-able part of the costume for you if you cannot sew (it's the hardest part for me, I can sew a unitard and cape no problem but working finger joints are giving me hell). The feet on the armor end in points.
The unitard/body suit looks to be made out of a blue or violet shattered glass hologram lycra (http://www.angelfabrics.co.nz/angel+...hp?prod_id=191
much like that). The red and white designs on the front and thighs appear to be made out of a matte fabric unlike the rest of it. Finding something pre-made that is useable will be very difficult even if you are modifying it to have the low cut neckline, I suggest looking at sites like http://www.allaboutdance.com
for a dark blue dancers unitard.
If you look at anime blogs for screen cap downloads of the last few episodes there are a couple of shots of his feet and all angles of his outfit that should be in them (how I got my ref pics).
I wish you luck with the costume and please let me know when/if you've got any photos of it! =D