Go Back   Cosplay.com > Cosplay Construction > Props/Accessories/Armor

Reply
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Unread 02-01-2013, 02:34 PM   #1
Lydialulu
lydialulu
 
Lydialulu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 777
Smile Wrap around tree branches?

So I'm doing my own design version of Persephone (from the greek myth). My design is as below:

http://lyrota.deviantart.com/art/Per...253A1359750712

as you can see in my design, I have these tree branches/ vines wrapping around one side of the waist. I'm trying to figure out how to construct them (I will also be using them too hold parts of the dress together).

I want to get it as realistic as I can, and bendability would also be appreciated for I will be using the branches in a different design where they make up a huge part of it. I was thinking of wrapping wire in some sort of way or something, I don't know. It doesn't have to be too flexible but just a tiny bit. Any recommendations would be much appreciated!

Thank you!
__________________
Inoue Orihime (Heuco Mundo)

Margaery Tyrell (intro dress)

Elsa (Frozen) ?


Lydialulu is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Unread 02-01-2013, 02:42 PM   #2
PSY-chan
Arrogant Ignoramus
 
PSY-chan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 2,158
Wire wrapped in brown floral tape (if it exists?) would work. You can also paint tape after you've wrapped the wire. You can try to make it a cage of sorts, so it can attach to the dress. No idea how, but it seems feasible.

Gorgeous design, by the way! I am a fan of Greek mythology, too.
PSY-chan is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-01-2013, 02:48 PM   #3
Lydialulu
lydialulu
 
Lydialulu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 777
Thank you! that's actually something I was considering, I was just trying to think if there was a way I could really get that tree like texture you know! something to add to the floral tape, the bark wrapped floral wire was a consideration because it has that really nice texture but it lacks in thickness variation :/

and thank you ) Greek mythology is the best!
__________________
Inoue Orihime (Heuco Mundo)

Margaery Tyrell (intro dress)

Elsa (Frozen) ?


Lydialulu is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-01-2013, 03:36 PM   #4
o01101011
Just call me Digit
 
o01101011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 4,692
You could put wire in vinyl tubing to enhance the thickness of the banches, then wrap that.
o01101011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-01-2013, 07:03 PM   #5
verdatum
Extremely registered user
 
verdatum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 3,413
Watch this, it should be a big help: How it's made, artificial bonzai

If you wanted to get crazy, you could make a rigid dressform that goes all the way to the hip, and then steam-bend saplings around it, then stitch it to the dress using brown thread. But that would strictly be a runway dress. You couldn't really sit down in it.
__________________
Founder Special FX wiki http://fx.wikia.com
verdatum is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-01-2013, 08:29 PM   #6
Penlowe
Registered User
 
Penlowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 3,646
Beautiful design!

I'd keep it all fabric. Browse the upholstery sections for nubby rough textured things, remember that large patterns will disappear when cut into tiny strips, look at just the colors & texture. Look at the back sides too, the back might be a better solution that the front.

Quote:
(I will also be using them too hold parts of the dress together).
NO.
While it seems logical in the construction phase, this is a quick trip to disaster. Build the dress on a bra or corset (either old fashioned or just off the rack modern type, long line bras work fine). By "on a corset" I mean literally, all aspects of the garment adhered to- very sturdily- and permanently. Let the base garment do all the work of both supporting the fabric, but also holding it where you want it. All the swirls and swags and ruching should be done on a mannequin, pin, look at it, stitch it in place. Have your vines ready to go before you do that step and you can wrap, adjust, pin, sew, etc. repeat until done.

Can't wait to see it!
__________________
Nothing is impossible, but some things are very expensive.
My Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/penlowe
Penlowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-01-2013, 08:34 PM   #7
Penlowe
Registered User
 
Penlowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 3,646
ADDENDA:
google Art Quilts and you will get some serious inspiration as to ways to manipulate fabrics to look like other things. Here are a few little nibbles...
https://www.google.com/search?q=art+...%3B1504%3B2256
https://www.google.com/search?q=art+...ml%3B275%3B284
https://www.google.com/search?q=art+...gs%3B500%3B375
__________________
Nothing is impossible, but some things are very expensive.
My Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/penlowe
Penlowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-02-2013, 04:32 PM   #8
Lydialulu
lydialulu
 
Lydialulu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 777
I have to admit that the video on artificial bonsai was extremely helpful! I think im going to approach it with that idea. Luckily this is a purely photographic dress and otherwise meant for display, so I'm not going to lie that with my 2 week deadlines I'm going cheat a bit here and there. Thank you so much everyone for your ideas! they were very helpful!
__________________
Inoue Orihime (Heuco Mundo)

Margaery Tyrell (intro dress)

Elsa (Frozen) ?


Lydialulu is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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

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 05:40 AM.


Copyright 2002-2013 Cosplay.com, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
All comments and posts in our forums are the opinion of the respective poster.