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Unread 11-13-2012, 03:39 PM   #1
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Thick satin for cosplay costume

I generally hate satin for cosplay. A costume I really want was said to have thick satin as the material, and the picture seems to look good. Should I keep it with thick satin in this case, specify a different fabric (if so, what fabric?), or just get a different costume all together?

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Unread 11-13-2012, 03:46 PM   #2
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Edit: I'm new so I can't figure out how to edit my post. I couldn't post a picture, apparently. The site wouldn't let me either way I tried. So here is the link.

The costume is for Ciel, not Sebastian. (the more extravagant costume, not the butler costume).
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Unread 11-13-2012, 07:26 PM   #3
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too new to post pictures, try a link (not zero chan, those rarely work)
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Unread 11-14-2012, 12:41 AM   #4
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it looks more like a brocade to me. and as for the use of satin, it can be used but you have to be careful with the type your using i personally prefer bridal grade satin which is a heavy satin with a lustor, differing from costume satin that has that shinyness that we have all grown to hate. with the bridal stuff you get the lustor the weight and the look of somethign much more expensive than with the light weight cheap satin.
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Unread 11-15-2012, 02:28 PM   #5
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Keep in mind: Satin is a weave. You can have satin in polyester, you can have silk woven in a satin pattern, and cotton woven as satin is referred to as sateen. The quality of the fibers, thread count, thread thickness, and quality of the weaving has a LOT to do with how satin looks and behaves. Be wary of automatically wholesale dismissing a category of fabrics; you may be unnecessarily limiting yourself.
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