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Unread 12-08-2015, 07:31 PM   #1
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Bill Cipher Cosplay Pattern Help?

Hi. I've decided to do a cosplay of the human version of Bill Cipher from Gravity Falls. I plan on basing my cosplay off of life-writer on Tumblr's design. My grandma is going to help me with the sewing, but she keeps asking for me to find a sewing pattern for the main vest/jacket of his outfit. This is only my second cosplay, and I don't really know how to sew yet. I can't seem to find any patterns online; what should I do about it?

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Unread 12-08-2015, 08:04 PM   #2
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please link a reference image of the character and the art you plan to base your design around
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Unread 12-09-2015, 08:13 AM   #3
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You won't find a pattern labeled with that character name, you need to look by the type of garment it is, which we can help you with if you give us a better link. try a screen cap or a wiki link instead of what you have up there now.
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Unread 12-09-2015, 09:52 AM   #4
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It looks like a sleeveless tailcoat with an added shoulder cape. From the second image the white parts seem to be an exaggerated collar on his shirt, rather than part of the tailcoat.
Try this pattern; leave off the lapels, change the shape of the tails, and change out the front button closure for a zipper on the side- Bill doesn't have buttons there. Then look up a tutorial for making sailor collars to use for the cape.
Retroscope has some lovely shirts with big collars.
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Unread 12-09-2015, 02:14 PM   #5
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For the cape look up a sailor collar tutorial

For the coat I would find a decent shaped vest pattern and tape rectangles to the back pattern piece to enlongate them into tails.

Simplicity 8023

Simplicity 1039 is the closest I've seen. You'd need to ignore the sleeves and collar and square the tails off.
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