Go Back   Cosplay.com > Cosplay by Series/Genre > TV/Movie/Musical (live action)

Thread Tools
Unread 12-29-2011, 11:24 PM   #1
Cosplay Princess
xXRingoXx's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 73
LOTR Sam's Backpack Help

Hi! So, I'm constructing this from scratch and I wasn't able to find any suitable patterns. I have the fabric and the bedroll for on top, I'm just scared to wing it without an idea of what I'm doing xD Any suggestions or help would be much appreciated!!!


Frodo (With my adorable boyfriend as Sam <3)
xXRingoXx is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-30-2011, 10:32 AM   #2
Imperatrix of Star + Wave
Syagria's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 716
What makes it tough is that, with all the pots and pans all over the place, it's difficult to see what the backpack really looks like.

Probably the easiest thing to do would be to make a simple bag (front, back, narrow bottom and 2 narrow sides) with two shoulder straps and a flap that folds over the top. From the pictures, there are a few small pouches sewn on the outside - if you opt to include these, it would probably be easiest to sew these onto the front/back/sides first, before assembling the entire main bag. Make sure to include two long straps at the top for tying the bedroll on.

You try looking through the free patterns offered here to get some construction methods/ideas, or to find a pttern you could modify:

Pictures and tutorials from my costuming portfolio at Syagria's Cosplay Site!

Current Project: Star Trek Original Series Uniform!
Next Project: Original Creation for AB13
Most Recent Con: Nauticon 2012
Next Cons: PAX East, Anime Boston 2013
Syagria is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-30-2011, 09:56 PM   #3
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 922
I'd begin by looking at military surplus and some very basic hunting bags to get an idea. I can't see much in that picture, but what I can see looks just like what I use each hunting season (and I think it was military to start).
harmonyisarine is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-30-2011, 10:52 PM   #4
Strawberry paper...DEATH
Ichigogami's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 1,159
It does have a stick *skeleton* underneath all the wrappings and trappings and pans... like Harmony said it would be best to see what a backpacking or armysurplus bag skeleton looks like and replicate that, then you can get the wrappings and such to your liking
Anime USA 2016...Halloween!
Nanami- KamisamaKiss
Yuki Yuna- Yuki Yuna is a Hero

Otakon Vegas..January
Card Captor Sakura White and Yellow Dress

Katsucon 2017...February
Yuri Kuma Arashi- Kureha Bear Form
Yuri Kuma Arashi- Kureha OR Lulu School Outfit
Sailor Jupiter- Renareve
Sailor Jupiter- Chiliferrets

Awesome Con 2017
Deadpool/X-men Comics- Siryn...not sure which version yet...
DC Comics- Raven Either Teen Titans or Original Comics version....
Ichigogami is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:13 AM.

Copyright 2002-2017 Cosplay.com, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
All comments and posts in our forums are the opinion of the respective poster.