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Post By Admin. 08/05/11, 05:41 am

So, some time in the distant future I plan to cosplay Archangel from Baroque. Despite not planning to cosplay him until next year at the earliest, I'm still trying to work out the logistics of him costume as best I can so that when I get to making the costume itself it will be as straight forward and I won't have to stop to ask more questions.

So I'm just going to dump any questions I have regarding the costume in this thread over time.

My first question is about his armpits. 8|

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Looking at the above image, I figure his costume works as such: He wears some sort of black undershirt, covered by a white jacket, covered by a white tabard sort of thing.

Going by that, the black bits in his armpits and the design on his chest must be sewn into the tabard to be visible. What confuses me is how to get the sort of ripped fabric look in his armpits. Like this:

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See, the white bits still seem to be part of the same piece of fabric as the rest of the tabard. Basically what I'm wanting to know is how to do that. I want to have the black bits sewn into the tabard, whilst still having the white sort of "threads" showing and being a continuous part of the tabard. Without fraying.

Hooopefully that made sense. 8D;;
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Post By Admin. 08/05/11, 12:44 pm

I think you should change your name to "Michelle Kan Help You Do It".

8Db THANK YOU.
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Post By Li-Bai. 08/05/11, 02:23 pm

|D I do my best hahaha

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Post By Admin. 09/05/11, 06:22 am

Okay next question -

Just judging by the picture in the first post, what sort of fabric should be used for the white bits? I'm not sure what would have the right weave and weight.

Because I know nothing about different types of fabric. |D

Also his coat is permanently stuck in a state of HOVERING, as pictured in the first post - the bottom is always pictured sticking out like that. How would I achieve that affect?
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Post By Pura. 09/05/11, 11:30 am

I always think drill would work with most things |D

For a hovering effect you could give it a wire frame inside the outside coat and the lining. Someone else might have a better idea P:

I was gonna say for the armpits you have three diff. bits. 1) The white coat (but the sides not sewn together) 2) the black under top (material effect could be achieved by cutting strips and then sewing them back together) and 3) the horizontal white bits inbetween the two white panels and above the black ones.

Instead of giving it a ripped effect (doesn't really look 'ripped' to me) you could make it clean cut. And then sew the white pieces with to the black, while also sewing the horizonal white bits inside at the same time.

... That prolly didn't make much sense, but I have too much lazy to make pictures.
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Post By Li-Bai. 10/05/11, 04:02 am

Pura wrote:
I always think drill would work with most things |D
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Post By Guest. 10/05/11, 06:16 am

Or you could put interfacing inbetween the outside and the lining? Like a strong one, like the stuff they put in baseball caps.

Also, Drill is godly.

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Post By Rowan. 10/05/11, 10:05 am

I agree with Casey; put a strip of interfacing around the bottom~ You might want to pattern the coat so it's not a straight line down the front, but on an angle so it won't hang and meet at the front.
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Post By Guest. 10/05/11, 11:27 am

^Yeah, definitely curved. I want to do a hovering!Coat cosplay in the future and you find that even if you put interfacing or wire or something in there it will probably still meet at the front.

I'm sure it'll look good however you it, Alex c:!

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Post By outgum. 12/05/11, 02:58 am

I was just thinking about the effect in the first question with the black parts on the armpits, woulnt it just be easier to super glue the insides of the top under the armpit to form the bulging out bits and then die the spaces? perhaps? just a nooby idea since im new to this lol
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