Go Back   Cosplay.com > Cosplay by Series/Genre > Comics/Cartoons > Marvel Universe

Reply
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Unread 06-03-2011, 12:17 AM   #1
ministrychick77
newbie
 
ministrychick77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 3
Jean Grey/Dark Phoenix costume

ok. i've decided to go as phoenix for halloween.

now my question is this:
which would be better to do?
buy a bodysuit and alter it or make everything from scratch?
i have some experience sewing, but not a lot.

i'm also gonna be putting together my boyfriend's Wolverine costume..
ministrychick77 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Unread 07-03-2011, 11:54 PM   #2
sociologies
masked avenger enthusiast
 
sociologies's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 120
Buying a bodysuit and altering it would be easier, because making a full-body spandex costume (from four-way stretch spandex, at that) and the chest emblem is something that even intermediate costumers have trouble with.
Depending on your budget, you can commission from individual sellers (excellent quality, but more costly because of the labor and materials involved) or from sites like Cosfun (erratic quality ranging from great to mediocre to sub-par, but very low price for what it is)
What would be better to do? I've seen great results from both methods, so it's up to you and what you have in mind, in the end.
sociologies is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-24-2011, 01:17 PM   #3
ikearstin
www.kearstin.com
 
ikearstin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 75
Depends on your skill level, as well as dollar.
As a seamstress, I vote make it from scratch. It's incredibly cheaper. I have three premade Phoenix suits I got before I started sewing, and I've altered them since. Already in the works to remake them entirely, but Phoenix is such a popular thing right now, I prefer making suits that aren't

If you're not comfortable with making it completely yourself, buy a premade, and alter it. If you have a serger, make sure you use this as they're best for spandex.

I know Halloween is already this week, but any progress pics? Did you end up doing this? Good luck!
__________________
ikearstin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:25 AM.


Copyright 2002-2013 Cosplay.com, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
All comments and posts in our forums are the opinion of the respective poster.