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Unread 06-06-2016, 08:54 PM   #1
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Uniform type shirt with epaulettes

I am putting together a Mikaela cosplay, and am doing his Battle in Nagoya outfit. However, I am not sure what kind of shirt he wears, and how to make it. It looks like it has hidden buttons in the front, but should I put a flap over the buttons, or use hooks? Also, any tips on adding the epaulettes, cuffs, and cape down the back? Finally, what are those black things that go across the chest and under the arms?




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Unread 06-07-2016, 06:41 AM   #2
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I would actually do a hidden (dress type) zipper.

I don't think the black parts that go from collar down on to the sleeves are epaulets, just fancy trim. I'd applique it. Epaulets are separatable with the intent to hold other things, like rank cords.

The black strapping across the chest I think was drawn just for fun, but can actually serve as your cape support It will need to open somewhere though, I'd probably use a large pants type hook & eye at the center of the chest, so it can be invisible and strong.
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Unread 06-11-2016, 12:01 AM   #3
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epaulets (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epaulette)

when i look at it, it seems seperate
you can go either way, but to me i think its just that artists tend to drop alot of the 3d effect
so its easier to draw, and sometimes looks better in anime

the black bits on the forearm are just a tube with elastic ends
that covers the forearm, similar to, but not a vambrace
(a popular example of this part is young saske from naruto)

the shoulders are sleek spaulders from which the cape is attached
(or "its part of the cape")
and thus the straps across the chest are for holding the shoulder armour
and cape on
also the shoulder piece in this case would be the entier black area on the shoulders and around the neck and include the gold buckle
**disclaimer, i havent made any projects, so my input is only repeating things ive read here
or simply adding in "my 2 cents", which for the most part is valid advice, or atleast "sound in theory", having a second opinion is always a safe bet

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