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20 Sep 2013 - 02:25107371
What fabric should I use? Zoey (Mew Mew Power)
Okay so for my sweet 16 (In November) I'm having a cosplay based party and I'm planning to go to momo con in May. Maybe another con that I haven't decided on sometime between then, and I'm planning on doing a Zoey cosplay from Mew Mew Power (Or Ichigo Momomiya from Tokyo Mew Mew) And I can't decide what fabrics to use. Bear in mind that I don't have a very large budget, but I don't want to buy super cheap fabrics either. I want it to look as best as I can on my budget. Can you help me decide on fabrics to use and where I might get them for a good price? Also I'm trying to decide how I should do the skirt. I've seen it done a couple of different ways but based on how her skirt looks I think making a bubble skirt would be best. Do you agree? And do they sell patterns for bubble skirts at craft stores? If not can someone help me design it? <3 Thank you. I apologize for being a noob and asking so many questions c: I just want to make this really well and not look the part of a noob too badly at a con xD

22 Sep 2013 - 12:23107429
Hi, I have a friend that made the same costume many years ago, so I can give a few suggestions. I think she used light cotton or polycotton, they shouldn't be too expensive and be light enough to give the skirt a nice shape, but the pointy sections from the corset will need some interfacing to help them keep their shape. For the skirt, I recommend taking a rectangle of fabric twice as wide as your waist measurement, and twice as long as the desired length. Stitch the sides up and hem the top and bottom, then fold it in half and fed elastic into the hem. If it's not. Poofy enough, perhaps get some light stuffing and fill it into the folded fabric to give it some shape, and wear a petticoat under it if you have one. For buying fabric, see if you have a local market that has a fabric stall, keeping in mind it may only be open a few days a week. While they.may not have a great range, this will be the cheapest and safest method. If you dont have one, you'll have to look on ebay and other fabric sites online. They'll be more expensive but they'll have way more options. ALWAYS ask for a sample of the fabric you want before you buy it, my most recent costume was ruined by a poor fabric selection. They send a small section of the fabric to you (sometimes for free, other times you may have to pay for postage) so you can feel it, see if its swe through, hold it in different lights and decide if it's right for your costume. Hope that answered everything

26 Sep 2013 - 02:48107577
Thank you so much, you have no idea. You're the only person to have replied to this and it's been up for a week on two different websites. You were so helpful <3 Thank you again c:

26 Sep 2013 - 22:36107618
No worries, I'm glad I was of some help I'd love to see your costume when it's finished!

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