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Unread 10-23-2012, 02:46 AM   #661
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http://www.fevereon.com/costuming/ez...ac2bonfire.jpg

Hey, wondering what fabric I should use for Ezio's coat/hood and for belly sash
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Unread 10-23-2012, 11:47 AM   #662
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Yukiko from 11 Eyes

I want to cosplay Yukiko from 11 eyes but I have two main froblems.
1) I have no idea what fabric to use for the red/brown parts on the uniform.
2)My reference pictures are different. Some pictures have a tartan pattern at the bottom and some don't.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Unread 10-23-2012, 11:57 AM   #663
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Yukiko from 11 Eyes

I want to cosplay her but I have to main problems with her costume:
1) My reference pictures don't match. The bottom of the skirt has a tartan pattern on some pictures and not on others.
2) I have no idea what kind of fabric I should use for the red parts.

I put some reference pictures in an attachment.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Unread 10-23-2012, 12:01 PM   #664
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I forgot the reference pictures. Here they are:
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Unread 10-23-2012, 01:55 PM   #665
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Hello

I'm new to cosplay and I want to make my debut for the FACTS convention in 2013. I went this year and I've seen some good things and want to restart my interest for cosplay, but I'm already stuck at the fabric choice lol D:

This is the idea that I plan on doing:



A white mage in the online version of Final Fantasy XIV, I've done some research but I can't find the right fabric for it, that's why I decided to ask my more experienced 'senpai's' for advice

The first idea was to use cotton. Why? It's easy and cheap to find/make. Problem: cotton is a bit stretchy and wouldn't give me a good feel.

The second idea was to use leather (white and red). But the problem with that is that it's hard to find in the right color and is usually expensive (maybe?)

Any advice for a novice cosplayer?
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I want to cosplay her but I have to main problems with her costume:
1) My reference pictures don't match. The bottom of the skirt has a tartan pattern on some pictures and not on others.
2) I have no idea what kind of fabric I should use for the red parts.

I put some reference pictures in an attachment.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
no pictures because you are both newbies, try a link to something so we can see what you are talking about.
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Unread 10-23-2012, 02:02 PM   #666
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Hey people
I hope some of you can help me here

I'm planning to make Ottoman Empire Turkey from Hetalia

Reference pictures are below:
Cosplayer on this site --> http://www.cosplay.com/costume/233711/
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Personally i imagine the fabric to be something that does not get folds or not too much? ( you know, when you have to iron something to make it look nice, something like). I've seen some people use red velvet for the jacket itself but i don't think that looks good either.
I HAVE thought of maybe using something with barely noticable print like in "ref 01" because it adds to this fancy/royal feeling. But i have no clue really =I
Velvet is the wrong kind of 'luxury' for that locale, silk would be better. You can get 100% polyester duponi (silk look) at most fabric stores in the 'special occasion' section. Or you could get really brave and order real silk from Dharma Trading and dye it yourself. It's not as expensive as you think.

while I understand not wanting to iron it, fabrics that don't require ironing tend to look cheap.
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Unread 10-24-2012, 03:46 AM   #667
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Forgot reference pictures. Yes, That was pretty stupid of me.

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Unread 10-24-2012, 07:42 AM   #668
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no pictures because you are both newbies, try a link to something so we can see what you are talking about.
Lol, sorry



This is what I'm trying to do.
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Unread 10-24-2012, 05:37 PM   #669
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Velvet is the wrong kind of 'luxury' for that locale, silk would be better. You can get 100% polyester duponi (silk look) at most fabric stores in the 'special occasion' section. Or you could get really brave and order real silk from Dharma Trading and dye it yourself. It's not as expensive as you think.

while I understand not wanting to iron it, fabrics that don't require ironing tend to look cheap.
Oh i don't mind doing it.
It's more like, it's really hard deppending on the fabric too.
I had a polyester cosplay once (first cosplay ever, was bought)
didn't know polyester could not be ironed, yeeeah, bad thing.

I asked the original cosplayer and she said she used broadcloth?
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Unread 10-25-2012, 12:06 PM   #670
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Superhero/Bodysuit Material

Since there have been multiple questions regarding this...
I've been researching this for a while now, and for the most part I've found that the most popular materials are:

Vinyl (generally matte, such as http://akusesu.deviantart.com/gallery/?q=robin#/d3jdh0o)
-from what I've read, you can get 4-way stretch that allows for pretty free range of movement, although it's not breathable and therefore hot

Wet-look Spandex (http://hollymessinger.deviantart.com...onts-182052121, the general concensus seems to be that this cosplayer's leotard is also wet-look spandex as well http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2...1bo1o1_500.jpg)
-again, from what I've read this and most other spandex seems to be extremely flexible shich, I mean yeah <i>spandex</i>.
-it also seems to be much more breathable, which again makes sense

Metallic Spandex (http://gillykins.deviantart.com/art/...torm-280559317)
-I think this is pretty much the same as wet-look except with a "metallic" pattern/finish instead of the solid of the wet-look

Nylon/Spandex (apparently 90% of all bodysuits ever)
-I think the biggest thing about using nylon/spandex/blend of the 2 is that this kind of material is generally used for sports/performance clothing (my Under Armour compression shorts are 87% Nylon) so it's going to be comfortable and should be pretty durable.
-my biggest thing is the "shine" on nylon; it's not as shiny as any of the a fore-mentioned materials, but it's not completely matte so it looks... I don't know, I think "sporty" is going to be the best word. (this is also going to be the least forgiving/structured, so keep that in mind)

...Well that was text-heavy. I hoped it helped someone out, I know it's helped me quite a bit.

NOW I HAVE A QUESTION (ha, you thought this post was finally over)
I'm going to be making a Robin costume (Tim Drake, from the Young Justice comics. The old ones with Impulse and the non-angstboatM'ghanobsessed Superboy) http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1243519718l/573486.jpg
Teen Titans art style but that's what I'll be going off of anyway as it's much more "realistic" that the beautiful sheanigans that is YJ art.

I want to make the main body/leotard out of matte vinyl or something similar,
but I can't decide if nylon/spandex "tights" (like under armour) would look mis-matched, and if I then be able to use vinyl for the gloves and/or sleeves for better shape or would that look crappy?
From what I can tell it actually looks like his tights are duller than the rest of his costume anyway...

I was going to just making everything out of matte vinyl, but as far as I can tell the dark forest green I want doesn't exist. I've read about "dying" vinyl but I think it's more for furniture and other things that won't have a lot of movement?

Any opinion would be awesome!

also, more reference images:
tim drake2.jpg (TT art)
1809790-yj_newleader_heroicimages.net.jpg (YJ art)
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Unread 10-25-2012, 12:51 PM   #671
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What fabric should I use to do this costume?? I will need to be able to see!!
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Unread 10-25-2012, 02:07 PM   #672
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Well, polyester can be ironed, but it must be at a much lower temperature than cotton.
Yes, her costume is either cotton or poly-cotton blend broadcloth. It's a nice looking costume, but I agree with you, something with a bit more.... fancy.... would suit that character better.
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Unread 10-26-2012, 06:41 AM   #673
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I've never made stuff for cold weather so I'm at a lost right now. There's not really a reference pic to go off of since it's just a group theme sort of thing, but basically I'm making a full skirt for a December shoot. My issue is, what fabric will keep me the warmest (well, as warm as a skirt can be), but isn't so heavy a petticoat won't do anything? I've seen flannel thrown around as well as jersey knit on different sites, but I'm just not sure what to get.
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Unread 10-28-2012, 07:45 PM   #674
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Hi, I'm planning on cosplaying as Pascal from Tales of Graces for Anime Expo.

http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__.../4a/PASCAL.png

I'm planning on making the shorts/overall thing, gloves, and boot covers, but I don't know exactly which fabric to use. Last year I used nonstrechy fabric for every and...needless to say, I think I learned my lesson. xD

Any suggestions for this would be so helpful! Thank you. ;u;
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Unread 10-30-2012, 07:41 PM   #675
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Hi, I was wondering what material I should use for this dress: http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__...inor-Brave.jpg
I just don't want to waste my money on a material that doesn't photograph well. Any suggestions would be great.
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