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25 Apr 2013 - 22:51101567
concealing a hoop dress
hey guys and gals !

i been chugging along with my kogarashi costume from kamen no maid guy, using cheap material to get things right before i cut the good stuff

http://www.cosplayisland.co.uk/costume/view/77884 (ref pic and costume wip here)

now heres my dilemma, i have made a hoop skirt to support that skirt, (which has trousers underneath :/)

as you can see the hoops stand out as most people say, now i have a supply of the veil like material, i think its tulle.. and i do know you have to add a few layers to disguise the hoops,

i have never really sewn anything like this before (never really had a reason to do a skirt)

what would be better? ruffles? ( i have a ruffle tool for the sewing machine)

or actual layers laid over the top?

i dont want any lift to the skirt per se, i would prefer to keep it flat but is there any pro or con to each technique or is there something else i can use to hide them?

also the upper hoop wants to twist a little on the back, does this mean its a little bit " larger " and should i unpick it and pull it back?

26 Apr 2013 - 07:21101569
I have heard from a good source that layers of petticoats will work, hope that helps as it's all I know on the topic!!

26 Apr 2013 - 10:11101574
Layers of the tulle would be best as it helps to keep the weight of the skirt off the hoop so that it doesn't break or collapse under the weight and it helps to hide the actual hoop.

Hope this helps

26 Apr 2013 - 12:37101579
Thanks! I didn't know that and will look for it when needed

26 Apr 2013 - 22:50101615
had a go today added some extra material onto my pattern, and made some ruffles and this is kinda what came out....


the sides need taking in a little, and the seams and front need a good iron

27 Apr 2013 - 07:22101621
looking better imo

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