Hey guys...I'm really new here. To tell you truth, one of the reasons I joined was to get some help on an costume idea I had. (I made a thread about it five days ago, but no one approved it...)
Anyway could someone help me figure out a certain material that would go with this characters blue shirt. I really only need to work on the shirt first (because of school and all, I don't think I can tackle it all at once)
(Another shot of same character below)
Also if you could suggest a sewing pattern that I could use to design the shirt, I would be very appreciative. I can work on most things once I have a pattern to go by.
I was thinking it either looks to be of a knight's tunic or a tunic of some kind or similar to Union's shell jacket, but I'm not sure. I've been researching this on my own for some time. Most people I asked weren't any help or didn't want to help.
...Thanks for any advice!
@Akune-chan, your character's red clothing looks to be of fine loosely fitted silk. But that's just me. I think it's how the colors are blended there. The red clothing gives off that texture of silk to me.
If I'm not mistaken, silk can be expensive though. So you might want to look for some material that gives off that same look and feel as silk.
Other than that, the vest underneath the red silk thing is just one of those 18th/19th century vests. I know that pattern being a Civil War reenactor. I even have one of those. We're required to wear it under our uniforms, but dang! It gets so hot wearing a wool uniform. It's just torture to wear something underneath that!
^ See? Sort of similar. You can find some patterns to work with that easily.
@gazettejrocker, giving off the look and texture of a snake's skin/scales is kind of tricky with fabric, unless you want to actually find a way to bond something which looks like scales onto material.
Actually when I was looking at the picture, I imagined those rough gritty feeling washcloths. I don't know if you've ever felt the texture, but they usually sell those rags for cars at car stores or places that sell car products (like Wal-Mart)
But I can't actually think of something that completely resembles snake scales and is white cloth. You might have to make something if you want that real scale feel.