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Unread 09-01-2012, 10:40 AM   #631
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Sounds like the 6oz should do the trick for me, then. Thanks!

Oh, and just so you know, I totally agree that 316 is more interesting! The reason I'm doing 318 is because I plan to actually swim in it, haha. Since I already have the wig/makeup/other stuff for the character, I figured having an in-character swimsuit for the waterpark at Colossalcon would be fun!
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Unread 09-03-2012, 07:04 PM   #632
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arsenicCatnip: Perhaps a silk? Taffeta would give you quite a shine, but any sewing errors you make will be kind of glaring. Personally, when doing this ballgown, using Joann's "special occasions" fabric line (satin in particular) worked for me!
i've worked with taffeta once before so i kind of know how to work with it, but yeah i still make a few sewing errors and i don't want to risk that. i like the look of that satin, i've run through that section in joann's before for other things and i totally forgot that there was really nice satin in there.
(i didn't even think of satin before because i was worried about what satin is good satin etc whoops ^ ^ but i like how yours looks so i'll check it out!)

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brocade or like Stars said taffeta. Both are fancier, but not the same ol' same ol' satin. Taffeta will show stitch holes if a seam is opened, and it does fray very easily, but if you could find a moire' taffeta with gold or pink as it's secondary color that would rock
i would love to find a moire taffeta with gold in it, that would be great oh my gosh
but yeah i'm a tiny bit worried about the stitch holes, so if i can find moire taffeta i'll definitely go for it, but otherwise i'm probably going to stay away from taffeta > <

brocade also sounds interesting, i didn't think of that -- it could add a nice touch!

i'm not really sure right now but i love these suggestions and next time i go to the fabric store i'll definitely check out all of these and see which ones i like

thank you both so much!!
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Unread 09-03-2012, 10:01 PM   #633
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I'm making jacket for my Maka Albarn cosplay and i'm not sure what the best fabric for it would be. I don't particularly want to use a thick fabric, simply because i live in Texas and it would be very hot to wear at most local cons. Is there something that's thinner, but that would still look nice as a jacket?

Here's a pic for reference! http://www.cosplayhouse.com/images/D...er_02-5-04.jpg
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Unread 09-04-2012, 12:25 AM   #634
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I'm doing Anastasia Dress the dress she wears at the end and another dress as well if the price is low enough for the both of them

This is the Dutchess Dress she's suggested to use these Matterials, I quite like them I wasn't too sure about the blue untill I looked back at the movie version

Let me know what you think I have 2 people in mind to do this for me wich I will be keeping to myself untill I have the cosplay's and have not choosen between the two yet and I need to by Sept.14th.

This for the main body of the dress: http://www.fabric.com/ProductDetail....5-033f7a7d28e6

This for the sleeves: http://www.fabric.com/ProductDetail....3-1a0f70dc4784

This for the pink: http://www.fabric.com/apparel-fashio...d-29889bf8fb7b

And this for the blue: http://www.fabric.com/ProductDetail....8-9253da54908d

The Accent at the side: http://www.fabric.com/ProductDetail....3-1a0f70dc4784

For the Mofits: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pure-Silk-Br...t_5 111wt_919
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Unread 09-04-2012, 04:50 PM   #635
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Sounds like the 6oz should do the trick for me, then. Thanks!

Oh, and just so you know, I totally agree that 316 is more interesting! The reason I'm doing 318 is because I plan to actually swim in it, haha. Since I already have the wig/makeup/other stuff for the character, I figured having an in-character swimsuit for the waterpark at Colossalcon would be fun!
well that is very cool. I know once upon a time Kwik Sew had a two piece tankini type swimsuit where the bottom was a straight skirt like that, the trunk part was attached at the waist to the skirt, so it had a very nice profile.
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Unread 09-12-2012, 04:46 PM   #636
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I just want to start by saying how wonderful this thread is!

Does anyone have suggestions for a yuuki Asuna cosplay.
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8...739o4_1280.png

I was thinking of some kind of lighter cotton for the tunic and heavier fabric for the skirt, but I'm very open to suggestions. Also any suggestions for the gloves and stockings?

(sorry for only posting a link, I'm doing this via phone and this site doesn't have a great interface for phones :/ oh well)
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Unread 09-15-2012, 08:16 PM   #637
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Alright.. need help with two costumes here!
I am planning on cosplaying June from 999.
I bought a pattern, Simplicity 03808 Cynthia Rowley Misses' Knit Dress and Cowl-Collar. The pattern says it is sized for stretch knits only.. does anyone have any specific fabric suggestions, or perhaps an alternative fabric suggestion? I have looked online for some to buy, and so far in the color I need I have found interlock knit, dress weight stretch crepe fabric, and a four way stretch knit.. would any of these not work/would any of them be better?

I bought two patterns to try and stick together for Zia from Bastion.
Refernces: 1, 2, 3.
I have a McCall's Costumes (M4696) to use for the poofy sleeves and a Vogue basic design (V8346) for the rest of the jacket. The McCall's calls for shantung, silk, taffeta, brocade, jacquard, velvet, velveteen, twill, or gabardine. The Vogue calls for flannel, gabardine, or tweed. I am not familiar with most of these fabrics, nor any others I could get away with using.
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Unread 09-16-2012, 08:28 AM   #638
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Alright.. need help with two costumes here!
I am planning on cosplaying June from 999.
I bought a pattern, Simplicity 03808 Cynthia Rowley Misses' Knit Dress and Cowl-Collar. The pattern says it is sized for stretch knits only.. does anyone have any specific fabric suggestions, or perhaps an alternative fabric suggestion? I have looked online for some to buy, and so far in the color I need I have found interlock knit, dress weight stretch crepe fabric, and a four way stretch knit.. would any of these not work/would any of them be better?
link didn't work but all the fabrics you listed will work for that pattern.

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I bought two patterns to try and stick together for Zia from Bastion.
Refernces: 1, 2, 3.
I have a McCall's Costumes (M4696) to use for the poofy sleeves and a Vogue basic design (V8346) for the rest of the jacket. The McCall's calls for shantung, silk, taffeta, brocade, jacquard, velvet, velveteen, twill, or gabardine. The Vogue calls for flannel, gabardine, or tweed. I am not familiar with most of these fabrics, nor any others I could get away with using.
essentially, all the fabrics are non-stretch, have some body to them (heavier than a dress shirt, lighter than jeans), and have visible surface texture. Pretty wide open really, 2/3 of any given fabric store will do.
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Unread 09-17-2012, 06:48 PM   #639
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I need some help with one particular costume! I'm making this: Reference! And, if it's of any help, I imagine that the clothes (in terms of fabrics, I guess?) would be similar to Sora's clothes, specifically from KH1, but I need to some extra help. If it's of any help, too, the costume is meant to be comfy and loose.

I'm making the jacket/vest and I know that the hood (maybe the sleeve cuffs, too) would be made out of a jersey or sweatshirt fabric, but I'm not sure what I should look for. For the jacket and the gloves, they're going to be made out of the same material (maybe a similar fabric to the hood?), but I'm not sure what to use either. I know the jacket needs to have some weight to it, though. I also need to use fabrics that aren't too heavy or thick, since I'm going to be in Florida when I wear it. So yup, I'm lost on what to look for xD

Any suggestions would be awesome! >w< Thanks lots! Bonus points if you can point me at where to look, too. I looked at Jo Ann and found nothing that would work, unfortunately :c But yup, thanks! : D
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Unread 09-19-2012, 01:41 PM   #640
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Hello!

I'm planning on making Summoner artifact armor from Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.

http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery...-summoner.html

I would love some suggestions for what the coat should be made of.

I'm definitely using leather for the belts, collar, and shoulders.

The coat has me stumped, so any help is appreciated.
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Unread 09-20-2012, 10:05 AM   #641
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I'm planning on making Summoner artifact armor from Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.

http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery...-summoner.html

I would love some suggestions for what the coat should be made of.

I'm definitely using leather for the belts, collar, and shoulders.

The coat has me stumped, so any help is appreciated.
I'd wander through the upholstery section of the fabric store til I found a nice nubbly textured fabric in the right color, preferably not backed with that plasticy stuff a lot of upholstery fabrics have.
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Unread 09-23-2012, 09:38 PM   #642
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I'm unsure what fabric to use for Aerith's dress from Kingdom Hearts.

http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery...ith-model.html

Pattern I'm using to make it says lightweight fabric but I want something medium weight yet has stretch.
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Unread 09-27-2012, 06:19 PM   #643
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I cannot for the life of me find the right patterned leather material for Loki's 'shoulder pad' business.

http://www.cosplayisland.co.uk/files...1339261927.jpg

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lz...rnqo1_1280.jpg
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Unread 09-27-2012, 06:27 PM   #644
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Can anyone help with picking the best fabric for Alisa Bosconotich>>>
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Unread 09-29-2012, 07:59 AM   #645
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I'm unsure what fabric to use for Aerith's dress from Kingdom Hearts.

http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery...ith-model.html

Pattern I'm using to make it says lightweight fabric but I want something medium weight yet has stretch.
if you want a stretch fabric for your dress, be sure your pattern is for a stretch fabric. That is pretty clean lines so it shouldn't be hard to find.
That said, I recommend going with a non-stretch fabric, especially for that dress.
Why? because a jersey fabric version of that dress will just look like pajamas instead of something that can be ironed to look crisp & finished. fitting clothes isn't nearly as hard as you think and it's worth the time when it comes to being judged. I know people lean toward stretchy fabrics because they fear the fitting process, but the best looking costumes are always tailored.
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