I am working on a cosplay of Sasha Ivanoff of Anarchy reigns ( reference pictures here
While this is not my first time working with stretch fabric, it will
be my first body-suit adventure. The armor, I will construct out of worbla or craft foam; the questions I have pertain more to how to construct the details on the bodysuit
. Primarily, the white/silver front-panel that covers her breasts and runs down the center of her torso, and the 'webbing' of seams/piping that runs along the legs, arms, and sides of her suit.
At my disposal, I have a dress form and a silver spandex bodysuit. My plan right now is simply to cut the shapes for the front-panel out of a lighter spandex and pin & sew it onto the front of the bodysuit while it's on the dress form. For the webbed seams, however, I'm drawing a bit of a blank. The best I can think of is to make thin strips of silver spandex and top-stitch them onto the suit.
Does anyone have any suggestions about more efficient ways to attach these details (front panel, webbing) to the bodysuit? I am worried about puckering, or somehow messing up the stretch.
All feedback much appreciated. Thank you very much!