Originally Posted by Xavietta
No problem! I put my zipper down the front. If you look at the reference pictures it almost looks like there's a seam there, so I thought I'd use that to my advantage. I used an invisible zipper, and I'm going to use the center front aplique to cover it. I'm going to (somehow) make it detachable. Haven't really figured that part out yet, so I have to experiment a little. I will post when I finish that part.
You could probably do the same thing on the back, with the seam running down the center and use the back apliques to cover it. OR you could make the suit in 2 pieces, using the brown belt to cover the part where the top and pants meet.
could you probably use velcro somehow? it might not look perfect, depending on how you do it, but it would make the pieces detachable. or the hooks you buy for bras and junk in the sewing section. attach it vertically so the armor hangs a bit. if the hooks are small enough it should still look pretty flat. i'm not sure what the aplique will be made from but what you can't sew you can probably glue!
On a side note, i'm making a Sheogorath (TES:V version) for my boyfriend who will be going with me when i do my Aela cosplay (possibly Gen Con?
) and i don't know how to do the designs on his coat/pants. i was thinking of possibly sharpie but i'd prefer they look more 3-D-ish and not so flat. maybe acrylics? not sure. help!?
(also if anyone has a link to a slicked-back white wig i sure would appreciate it)
PS for anyone who is wondering Aela has not been started yet. i need a dress form. and materials. and time.) sorry for the long post but i did not want to DP!!