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Unread 04-21-2012, 08:39 PM   #466
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I have a Yoshimitsu (Soul Calibur 4) cosplay in the planning stages. This guy for those who are unfamiliar.

I'm wondering what sort of material I could use to make the overcoat with. Seeing as it's tattered at the hem, I need something that is somewhat resistant to unraveling if the edges are left raw. ((If that's not possible, any suggestions on what method to use to keep it from unraveling, while still looking worn and tattered, would be great!))
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Unread 04-22-2012, 08:43 AM   #467
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Would a middleweight cotton be better for the dress? I'm wondering if I should go with a patterned brocade actually. I've seen the effect in other Terra cosplays, and it's actually nice. It's not accurate, but it has a very pretty effect that adds up to an Amano-like effect. Since brocade is slippery, though, I'm a little reluctant about handling it, so that's mainly why I'm leaning towards cotton - I'm more used to working with that. Would middleweight cotton be too heavy though?

Also (.... there are a lot of questions here: apologies!) could I buy scarves for the ones in the middle, or would it be better to sew up more cloth for that?

Thanks again for all the advice you gave . It was really helpful, and I'll definitely keep it in mind.
I doubt you will find scarves in the right patterns for her skirt swags, I'd go with full fabrics. you can just zigzag the edges to tidy them up. if the swag looks like 6" , cut it at 12", gathering and draping like that usually takes double the fabric that it appears to.

on brocade: only the cheap ones are slippery, good brocades have a lot more oomph to them than the Walmart Chinese print ones. I was thinking more along the lines of light upholstery type brocade.

I don't think anything will be too heavy for this dress, short of sail cloth as it is such a clean-lined sheath, a really heavy fabric is only going to look better, no sleeves or big pleats to get bulky.
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Unread 04-22-2012, 03:45 PM   #468
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Hi! So I plan to do this character -

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Reference Picture 4but I'm unsure what to do for material. The top of her dress is very similar to Princess Kraehe [http://faculty.prioryca.org/tturner/..._or_Kraehe.jpg] so I'm looking for something that would work both the top of the dress and the bottom. Any ideas?
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Unread 04-22-2012, 10:29 PM   #469
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I'm trying to make the health kit from Left 4 Dead, and someone told me to use vinyl fabric, but I wanna get a second opinion. Preferably, the fabric shouldn't be waterproof because I need the dye to stay
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Unread 04-22-2012, 10:59 PM   #470
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Going to 2nd a thin vinyl, however you can't use dye on vinyl. What part did you need to dye?
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Unread 04-22-2012, 11:50 PM   #471
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Unread 04-23-2012, 01:36 AM   #472
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Going to 2nd a thin vinyl, however you can't use dye on vinyl. What part did you need to dye?
I planned in using fabric dye for blood splatters, so small amounts just about everywhere :/
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Unread 04-23-2012, 07:11 AM   #473
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I doubt you will find scarves in the right patterns for her skirt swags, I'd go with full fabrics. you can just zigzag the edges to tidy them up. if the swag looks like 6" , cut it at 12", gathering and draping like that usually takes double the fabric that it appears to.

on brocade: only the cheap ones are slippery, good brocades have a lot more oomph to them than the Walmart Chinese print ones. I was thinking more along the lines of light upholstery type brocade.

I don't think anything will be too heavy for this dress, short of sail cloth as it is such a clean-lined sheath, a really heavy fabric is only going to look better, no sleeves or big pleats to get bulky.
Oooohhh okay. Thank you for the response. I'll keep all this in mind when I go shopping for fabric. Thank you again .
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Unread 04-23-2012, 12:54 PM   #474
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I'm planning a Princess Zelda cosplay from Skyward Sword, and I have an idea of what I might want to use, but am unsure of the name. Sominthing with some stretch I was thinking, but I'm very bad with fabrics x.x
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Unread 04-24-2012, 08:43 AM   #475
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I have a Yoshimitsu (Soul Calibur 4) cosplay in the planning stages. This guy for those who are unfamiliar.

I'm wondering what sort of material I could use to make the overcoat with. Seeing as it's tattered at the hem, I need something that is somewhat resistant to unraveling if the edges are left raw. ((If that's not possible, any suggestions on what method to use to keep it from unraveling, while still looking worn and tattered, would be great!))
My gut instinct says to use a heavy, nubbly textured raw silk, but yeah, kinda pricey (unless you stumble upon some old curtains in a yard sale or thrift store, both are excellent sources for such fabric). It's got a lot of drape and swing to it, so a canvas or a broad cloth will be pretty stiff. a wool polyester blend would do nicely too if you must buy new yardage.

Regardless of fabric choice, I say tear up the hem and then use something subtle to stop the fraying further, a line of Stitch Witchery (iron on seam tape) or maybe the glue type Fray Check (depending on your fabric).
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Unread 04-24-2012, 08:44 AM   #476
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I'm trying to make the health kit from Left 4 Dead, and someone told me to use vinyl fabric, but I wanna get a second opinion. Preferably, the fabric shouldn't be waterproof because I need the dye to stay
Most bags like that are made from trigger, then lined with a waterproofing plastic. Trigger has enough cotton that it will take dye or paint splatters nicely.
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Unread 04-24-2012, 08:46 AM   #477
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I'm planning a Princess Zelda cosplay from Skyward Sword, and I have an idea of what I might want to use, but am unsure of the name. Sominthing with some stretch I was thinking, but I'm very bad with fabrics x.x
ref:
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lvejymA4A31r1nn6n.png
and
http://images.wikia.com/zelda/images...ard_Sword).png
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jersey is what you are looking for. it comes in many different weights, so look for heavier types to get a good result.
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Unread 04-24-2012, 12:00 PM   #478
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Could I get a suggestion for the fabric of Daenerys Targaryen's dress from Game of Thrones?

It's really driving me crazy! Also can I get some suggestions for the metal ring on the bodice?



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Definitely silk! No other material will give you this look and drape. You have to get silk chiffon most likely.. It's going to be expensive though....
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Unread 04-24-2012, 04:41 PM   #479
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I'm making a Catherine cosplay and wonderig if I should make both the top and bottom the same fabric or different and what kind of fabric. Thanks!

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Unread 04-24-2012, 09:53 PM   #480
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Kneesock's school uniform jacket, I was thinking a cotton twill but i'm not sure because i don't really know what normal school uniform blazers are made out of?
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