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Unread 12-09-2012, 09:07 AM   #706
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I'm over thinking my choices, but does anyone know the best type of fabric for Elizabeth from Persona 3 + 4 Arena?
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Define "best"...
Sorry your question is too vague.
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Unread 12-09-2012, 09:13 AM   #707
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I would like some suggestions too, if anyone can help!


I'd love some help trying to figure out what I should use for the dress itself, as well as the dark green trims.

Joann's has their fancy fabric collection discounted this weekend, so I was thinking of grabbing some of that, but I'm not sure which type is best suited for this. I'm imagining it has a slight sheen, so my first inclination was taffeta, but that could also be a giant disaster. Would satin, or maybe chiffon (I haven't worked with the latter before) be a better choice? As for the trims-- bias tape, or ribbon?

Thanks in advance!
I think taffeta would be to stiff for this, it looks like it has a lot of SWISH! if you get my meaning. I'd go for a crepe satin and then use the reverse side- show the crepe instead of the shine. I'd probably use ribbon instead of bias, just to give it a hint of shine too, bias would be very flat and cheap looking of a fancy dress fabric.
You just might have to waltz in that dress, it's pretty awesome.

EDIT: instead of fabric bits, I'd do rhinestones on those gold details down on the bottom.
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Unread 12-09-2012, 10:12 AM   #708
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Yeah, I was worried about the stiffness of taffeta too. That 'swish' factor is definitely something I want to achieve! (Crepe satin is on sale today too... yeeeeeeessss.) I was leaning ribbon as well, thanks for that suggestion too.

As for the gold details, I was thinking some sort of embroidery maybe, or some form of an applique? The rhinestones could be cool in adding a shine, but I'm not sure how I'd arrange them to get the shape I'd need. I'm definitely hand sewing some of those fake pearl beads onto the dress, since I'll have to buy a bunch for the crown/jewelry/hair anyways.

Thank you so much! Really appreciate it.

EDIT: The plan is to wear this with 4 or 5 other historically accurate princesses to the Katsucon formal ball, so if it all works out I'll definitely make sure to get some video of us dancing!
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Unread 12-09-2012, 04:51 PM   #709
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I need help deciding on a good fabric for both a waistcoat/ascot and tailcoat/pants for Jem Carstairs. I want to use the same fabric for the coat and pants, and soem sort of brocade for the waistcoat and ascot. For the waistcoat/ascot, I've been looking at this and this.

For the waistcoat/pants, I've been planning on an inexpensive suiting, but I also want that mild sheen the coat has without making the pants look tacky. I've been considering silk dupioni, but I need a lot (almost 10 yards) for the entire ensemble, so the cheaper the better.
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Unread 12-10-2012, 10:43 AM   #710
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Hey , I'm cosplaying as Siesta 45 from Umineko No Naku Koro N.

I need to know what fabric to use for the skirt, both red and white parts (if there's any difference in the recommended fabric) .
No limitation of price, but I prefer fabric which is easier to work with. Thx
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Unread 12-12-2012, 08:11 AM   #711
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right, , I plan to cosplay this guy, But im not sure what to make his tailcoat out of. I want it to be warm enough to be comfortable outside in the great British Winter.

Also How would I make the half skirt a bit more poofy, because i dont like the way it just hangs their limply. Would a stiff white net work?
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Unread 12-12-2012, 03:27 PM   #712
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Hey , I'm cosplaying as Siesta 45 from Umineko No Naku Koro N.

I need to know what fabric to use for the skirt, both red and white parts (if there's any difference in the recommended fabric) .
No limitation of price, but I prefer fabric which is easier to work with. Thx
For all the red & white parts (jacket & skirt) I'd use a gabardine. It's 'bottom weight' fabric, so it'll press nicely and hold it's shape well. WASH YOUR FABRICS FIRST!! and separately from each other! It is never more important than when combining red and white fabrics into a single garment.
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Unread 12-12-2012, 03:30 PM   #713
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right, I plan to cosplay this guy, But im not sure what to make his tailcoat out of. I want it to be warm enough to be comfortable outside in the great British Winter.
wool suiting, or at least a wool blend. (wool blend being easier on your wallet)
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Also How would I make the half skirt a bit more poofy, because i dont like the way it just hangs their limply. Would a stiff white net work?
I'd use organza, which is rather stiff and poufy all on it's own without needing extra stuff to make it fluff.
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Unread 12-13-2012, 12:56 AM   #714
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Jacket Fabrics

Hello everyone! I have some big help to ask for!
My friend and I are looking to begin making two jackets over winter break for Party Poison and Kobra Kid, characters from My Chemical Romance's recent music videos and the upcoming comic Killjoys, but we could really use some help with identifying the fabric used for them!
We would like our jackets to be as true to the real thing as possible. I am wondering about the fabric used for the bodies of the jackets- deep blue for Party Poison and a red for Kobra Kid. I am also wondering if you think the fabric accents on the jackets (red and white on Party and black and white on Kobra) are the same fabric as the jackets, or if you think they might be a different fabric.
Here are some references:

Party Poison:
http://sta.sh/091fg9s2mni
http://sta.sh/010e0uz26fle
http://sta.sh/08pdjqa3f3

Kobra Kid:
http://sta.sh/022lxhs3bk75
http://sta.sh/0grhn65fasx
http://sta.sh/01zq9yim9c

Extra Helpful Refs:
http://sta.sh/01huz0i0tizx
http://sta.sh/01ixnot8w9um

-I think both jackets are made of the same material.
-It seems to be very thin judging by the wrinkles and folds produced.
-The fabric is also very smooth and has a sheen!
(Initially I had thought it was perhaps smooth-flex vinyl, but I was able to check out that fabric in person and it didn't seem as thin or smooth as the fabric in the pictures.)
Thank you so much for your help!!
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Unread 12-13-2012, 04:45 PM   #715
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Define "best"...
Sorry your question is too vague.
Ah, sorry. I was wondering what an appropriate fabric would be for Elizabeth's dress since the ones I pick dont seem right to use.
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Unread 12-13-2012, 07:56 PM   #716
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Hello everyone! I have some big help to ask for!
My friend and I are looking to begin making two jackets over winter break for Party Poison and Kobra Kid, characters from My Chemical Romance's recent music videos and the upcoming comic Killjoys, but we could really use some help with identifying the fabric used for them!
We would like our jackets to be as true to the real thing as possible. I am wondering about the fabric used for the bodies of the jackets- deep blue for Party Poison and a red for Kobra Kid. I am also wondering if you think the fabric accents on the jackets (red and white on Party and black and white on Kobra) are the same fabric as the jackets, or if you think they might be a different fabric.
Here are some references:

Party Poison:
http://sta.sh/091fg9s2mni
http://sta.sh/010e0uz26fle
http://sta.sh/08pdjqa3f3

Kobra Kid:
http://sta.sh/022lxhs3bk75
http://sta.sh/0grhn65fasx
http://sta.sh/01zq9yim9c

Extra Helpful Refs:
http://sta.sh/01huz0i0tizx
http://sta.sh/01ixnot8w9um

-I think both jackets are made of the same material.
-It seems to be very thin judging by the wrinkles and folds produced.
-The fabric is also very smooth and has a sheen!
(Initially I had thought it was perhaps smooth-flex vinyl, but I was able to check out that fabric in person and it didn't seem as thin or smooth as the fabric in the pictures.)
Thank you so much for your help!!
Leather, leather and more leather. Very thin leather can wrinkle & crease like that. If you want accurate, that is going to cost a pretty penny, that kind of leather is about as expensive as it gets.
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Unread 12-13-2012, 08:02 PM   #717
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Ah, sorry. I was wondering what an appropriate fabric would be for Elizabeth's dress since the ones I pick dont seem right to use.
Its a very simple dress, but what kind of pattern you intend to use and how you want it to fit make a difference. (stretchy? or not?). If your knowledge of fabrics is that minimal, us tossing names at you via the internet isn't really going to help as much as you going into a fabric store and seeing them in person and touching them. The difference is as great as ((hug)) versus a real person actually giving you a hug.
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Unread 12-14-2012, 06:27 PM   #718
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Its a very simple dress, but what kind of pattern you intend to use and how you want it to fit make a difference. (stretchy? or not?). If your knowledge of fabrics is that minimal, us tossing names at you via the internet isn't really going to help as much as you going into a fabric store and seeing them in person and touching them. The difference is as great as ((hug)) versus a real person actually giving you a hug.
Nevermind, I have a pattern and settled on a fabric, just didn't want something too stiff.
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Unread 12-20-2012, 07:57 AM   #719
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What would be the best possible fabric for the white skirt area?
It kind of looks like the same material Lightning would have used for the vest, the first outfit from fxiii, but does anybody know what kind of fabric would fall nicely and maybe have that texture to it? Maybe not too expensive.
I kindly accept any help at all!

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Unread 12-20-2012, 11:37 AM   #720
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(I'm sorry if this is a doblepost, my first didn't show up)
Does anybody know what kind of fabric would suit this skirt?
Looks like the same kind of fabric Lightning had on her first armor in FFXIII, but I need some help in what kind of fabric I should use, whit that sort of texture and the weight of the material. If anybody knows anything that would suit, without costing a fortune, I'm more than happy for any advice!
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