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Unread 10-10-2012, 11:49 PM   #1
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Question Purchased cosplay, needs to be fixed X.x

I've purchased a Magnet version Miku cosplay from eBay, and it has a few slight problems that I'm not really sure how to fix.

I would take pictures but I have terrible lighting at the moment... Anyways, these are my problems with this cosplay:

-The pin-on bow makes the whole sash sag in the back

-The neckline area (I guess that's what you would call it, even though the dress is strapless) is a bit too big and has gaps near the underarms

-There is some sort of lining in the chest area that only covers a small portion and the seam is clearly visible through the material and looks bad I'm thinking of just cutting it out altogether but I don't know how it will affect the dress.

I'm not the greatest at sewing but I'm sure I can do minor sewing fixes on this dress. The only problem is that I'm such a newb that I don't know what I'm doing and I'm kind of scared to just try fixing it myself without a little advice first xD
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Unread 10-11-2012, 07:45 AM   #2
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With out pictures its hard to tell what your talking about exactly but here is my two cents anyway...

The pin-on bow making the sash sag: there are a few options, either using fabric glue, hot glue or sew the sash to the costume. I'm not sure how you get in and out of the costume but that might or might not be an option.

The neckline area might be a little more tricky. Put the costume on and pinch the sides under your arm pits and hold it in place with some bull dog clips or what ever you have until you get it where youlike it and it fits right. Then you can take and push the little "pinches" to the inside of the dress and sew right along the line of the dress leaving a flush seam on the outside.

Or just run some elastic banding and use fabric glue ont he top of the bust line.

I'm not sure about the last part with out seeing it. hope that helps.
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Unread 10-11-2012, 10:27 AM   #3
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Oy, bust line tailoring on a strapless dress is NOT something I'd do with glue, it'll look like $#!* If you aren't confident in your ability to sew, go to a local tailor, some mom & pop shop that does pants hemming & repairs. Probably about $30-60 depending on how much work it actually is.

There are a lot of repairs & tailoring that DIY or glue is fine, but one where if it fell you'd be having a Janet Jackson moment... well, that's why in this specific case, I recommend the pro.
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