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Unread 03-21-2013, 07:23 AM   #211
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EDIT: Brought a long chiffon dress to be altered.

I'm planning to do Lady Scheherazade for a con here in December with my sister as Aladdin >w<
Planning far ahead since this will be the first time that I'll make/sew on my cosplay >~<;

So, in about a week's time I'll be going back to my grandma's place for the holidays and mom said that there's a BIG fabric store there and she would take me to it.

Since this is the first time I'm making my own cosplay, and also since she hasn't appeared in the anime yet I'd like to ask for help on choosing a fabric and the colour for her dress.
It seems that on cover of Volume 16 her dress is yellow-ish (it could be the sunset? ^^; ) but a coloured chibi of her shows her dress colour as white. (also the colour of most cosplays of her I've seen)

Also, does anyone know how to make her staff?
The only thing I can think of is using a long PVC pipe for the 'main body' (not sure what it's called ;x).
I don't have the slightest idea on how to re-create the top part of the staff.

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Unread 03-21-2013, 11:31 AM   #212
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Nikki: I like the gold. Gives it a bit of contrast. I'll be using white bands myself, so it goes with the binding at the top of the ponytail.

Mitsuka: I'd say go with white. If it ends up being yellow, you can always dye it.
As for the staff, I can't make any suggestions for the top (I haven't made a prop yet), but I can direct you to a couple threads with info for the staff bit:
http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=80306
http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=143810

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Unread 03-21-2013, 08:55 PM   #213
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Thanks for the help!

I've never dyed fabric before, or anything for that matter...
Would the entire dress dye evenly? From mishaps in the washing machine (putting darker clothes with lighter clothes) the clothes were never evenly... coloured xD

If it doesn't, would adding on a layer of translucent yellow-ish fabric on top work?

I never thought of making the staff collapse-able even though the staff is supposed to be taller then me, which would be around 170-180cm oAo;
I'll have to keep that in mind.
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Unread 03-27-2013, 08:45 PM   #214
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Question: Has anyone actually made Sinbad's shoes? Hoping to get some done soon for my husband. I'm having trouble finding a good reference picture. Best I've gotten with color is from a picture of a figurine here and this lineart. We're thinking getting some canvas dance shoes like these, dying them red and adding the yellow trip. Thoughts or tips?
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Unread 03-27-2013, 09:09 PM   #215
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Question: Has anyone actually made Sinbad's shoes? Hoping to get some done soon for my husband. I'm having trouble finding a good reference picture. Best I've gotten with color is from a picture of a figurine here and this lineart. We're thinking getting some canvas dance shoes like these, dying them red and adding the yellow trip. Thoughts or tips?
I was just reading a chapter and it showed a close up on his feet. Let me see if I can find that page. Aww its less than I thought it was but here it is
http://mangafox.me/manga/magi_labyri...08/c077/6.html
Just a top view.
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Unread 03-30-2013, 01:35 AM   #216
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@Mitsukai
You could also go with an off-white; it would add a slight bit of color to it as a whole.
The white would stain easier, but then it would look more crisp, clean, and Romanesque.

If you would like to dye the fabric (I suggest regular old fabric dye that you can find just about anywhere), make sure you test-dye it first! The type of fabric could affect the colors, and often times you have to experiment with water-dye ratio to get the right shade you want. And if you put it all in a washing machine, make sure that you run a rinse cycle without clothes in it afterwards to help clean out any leftover dye. With that said, make sure that the dress is the only thing in the washer when you're actually dying it; it should all come out pretty evenly. I've only ever dyed gloves and rope in a bucket before, but it all come out even, despite not being the shade I wanted.

@Rajamitsu
Not a pro at shoes, but I think the dancer shoes would be a good base? Might need something to help make them point at the end, but I think it should work. Make sure that they're comfortable to walk around in, though! Or just carry extra shoes.
(and thanks for asking this, I was trying to figure it out, myself)

Also, thanks for the suggestions on the jewelry, everyone.
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Unread 03-30-2013, 10:22 AM   #217
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@Shadow
Thanks for the idea!
But unfortunately I've already brought a chiffon dress, because my mom didn't want me to trouble her >.<;

I'll keep the fabric dying in mind if her dress does turn out a different colour.
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Unread 03-30-2013, 10:49 AM   #218
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Question, how would you suggest attaching ren kougyoku Djinn Metal Vessel to the wig? Like the circle that has the hair pin sticking through it? Is it possible to do it in a way to be able to remove it and not have damaged the wig?

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Unread 04-02-2013, 04:54 AM   #219
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So it turns out Scheherazade's dress is actually pink?

And her shoes are different in the manga...
Her shoes in the manga
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Unread 04-02-2013, 12:27 PM   #220
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So it turns out Scheherazade's dress is actually pink?

And her shoes are different in the manga...
Her shoes in the manga
Looks like a pearly lavender to me.
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Unread 04-02-2013, 08:33 PM   #221
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Some people said her colours might just change in season 2...

I'm torn between which one to follow >~<
The manga or the anime =/

The same with Yunan's hair colour, in the manga it's a platinum blonde, but at the end of the anime it's a light blonde...
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Unread 04-02-2013, 10:30 PM   #222
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I got back from Sakuracon a few days ago. I am slowly getting pictures. Right now I only have two new pictures of my Judal but it looks soooo much better. I can also see all the hard work I have put in to my workouts finally showing.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 08:55 PM   #223
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Does anyone know how to attach Pisti's leg ornaments onto oneself? The wings beside her legs.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 09:04 PM   #224
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Mitsukai: Choose whichever color looks better on you, I'd say. For the leg ornaments, all I can say is be grateful you've at least got the leg binds to work with. Have you constructed the wings yet? How heavy are they?

Nikki: pix yes.
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These are the two I have so far:
http://photo.cosplay.com/111872/3368800.jpg
http://photo.cosplay.com/111872/3368801.jpg

I found one hall photo but I look almost sickly thin in it (I'm not saying I am not thin just not THAT thin)
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...71536094_n.jpg

I should be getting more photos soon! I am excited to see them. I really want to work harder on my workout and diet to get a better looking stomach, I am getting close though!
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