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Unread 11-25-2016, 10:52 PM   #1
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Need help identifying costume!

Hi everyone,

I recently saw "Doctor Strange" and was fascinated by the costume design of the Ancient One. I would like to adapt a part of her costume for a cosplay I'm about to start working on. Problem is, I don't know what it's called (layered kimono collars??) and I wouldn't know where to start to pattern that out.

Here's a photo of the Ancient One. I'm talking about the overlapping panels just below her neck. Thanks in advance for your help!
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Unread 11-26-2016, 08:13 AM   #2
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I admired the costuming throughout that movie too, it was exceptionally well done.

Honestly I don't think it has a name, I think it's a truly original design, which of course doesn't help you at all :/

Kimono collars are just very long skinny rectangles. They start at the center of the chest, run up and around the back of the neck, then down to or past their starting point. You could probably do a trial run in paper pretty easily.

I too wanted to make an Ancient One costume. I know a brave girl who was doing chemo at the time and missed the opportunity to put her in something that would have taken advantage of her temporarily bald head.
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Unread 11-26-2016, 09:31 AM   #3
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Thank Loki for help on this. He has a similar design in The Avengers when it comes to the overlapping.

http://loki-costume.tumblr.com/

I've seen similar for the LoTR elves, too, but can't find the tutorial now. Luckily the collars come out from under the folds so you can adjust positioning without having to worry about it being streamlined. Laying strips over a shirt pattern (base design) will also help get the right look.

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Unread 11-26-2016, 10:58 PM   #4
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Thank you Penlowe and Digit. I just remembered that Izanami from Persona 4 (below) has the same collar design, which makes me think it's rooted in some existing historical fashion.

http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/...20150714094755

I will try patterning it out with paper and muslin, as I'm racking my brain trying to piece it together in my mind. Will update with my results when I get it done!
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Unread 12-02-2016, 04:15 PM   #5
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You know seeing the image you linked really reminds me of Star Wars. I can't envision a particular character unfortunately but you may want to check out Jedi costumes also to see if you have any luck there. Thanks to the 301st and rebel group there should be plenty more tutorials available for anything in that fandom.
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what i think they did was take rectangles and over lap just a bit up from the ends
and add a high collar on the first (inner) 2 and stack them so the next layer connects
at the ends, so each layer up sits below the crossing of the one under it

they probably went only to breast level
think of it like collars layerd up to make a ?chamisol?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimono
near the bottom it mentions layring, wiki will redirect you to kimono if you search hiyoku

but to that end, i believe the closest word for what your wanting
would be hiyoku
whereas the layer would be a kimono (or other garment) but the layring effect is reffered to as hiyoku
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