One of the things I've found difficult when planning a cosplay is the incorporation of metallic trims to cloth pieces. I feel like the trim is the first thing I need to obtain so that I can ensure that the other metallic elements of the costume (for example armor pieces and accessories) compliment the trim rather than clash with it. For example I've begun working on a costume of Hel from Smite (ref pic here
), a project that incorporates gold piping (for the large details), gold embroidery (for the small details), and gold paint (for worbla jewelry and accessories). I've created my muslins and perfected my patterns, but I'm 'stuck' until I can find the gold piping, so that I can match my embroidery thread and gold paint to it.
Where do you all go for nice 'metallic' trims? I'm definitely willing to go with a gold-toned satin/rayon type trim rather than a metallic foil since I find foils tend to look pretty harsh and a bit tacky when attempting to match with gold paint over a smooth surface. My best find so far is ye olde generic upholstery piping
but would like to see if I can't find something better that doesn't give people the impression that I'm a giant velvet and fur trimmed throw pillow.
Thanks in advance!