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26 May 2012 - 20:3784691
Making a Bodysuit/Leotard-Type-Thingy
Hey guys,
I've been thinking about cosplaying Jaycee (Tekken Tag Tournament 2) and she has swimsuit-like ring attire, of which I have no idea where to start. I don't know what material to use, what settings to use on the sewing machine, what thread or... well, anything. I reckon I'd have an easier time making the lucha mask! XD

Here's a pretty low-res pic (there aren't many pictures of her floating around whatsoever)~
http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/8170/ttt2jaycee.jpg

If you'd like a higher quality image, there's one on my costume page thingur.

Any help would be appreciated! x


26 May 2012 - 20:4984693
I've asked this!! Cause I'm making superhero/villain/comic costumes and that's the same thing.

Lycra is the material you want, four way stretch.

Stretch needles that fit your machine is also handy

And you want to use a zipzap stitch on the machine.

Thread; I've never been told about. When I made a sock, it didn't matter what thread I used :3

Here's the thread It's about Spandex and Iron Man

HOWEVER

I think in regards to what you can see with the character, who's cool, you may be able to get a way with a non-stretch fabric. It does not seem that you'll need to pull it on and off like the body suits, and that stretch material might actually work against you.


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26 May 2012 - 21:4884696
I was thinking that - about the stretch fabric maybe not being so good. I might make a tester suit and cut it up, add some foamy bits and see what happens with it.

How's your costume coming along? And aah, zig-zagging is where I've been going wrong. Somebody told me in the past that I can use a normal stitch with elastic and it'll work fine. Didn't work at all (I'm a newbie so bleh).


26 May 2012 - 22:4984699
Quote JodyOnToast:
I was thinking that - about the stretch fabric maybe not being so good. I might make a tester suit and cut it up, add some foamy bits and see what happens with it.

How's your costume coming along? And aah, zig-zagging is where I've been going wrong. Somebody told me in the past that I can use a normal stitch with elastic and it'll work fine. Didn't work at all (I'm a newbie so bleh).


Ah I'm gonna start it when I've lost weight. However, the sock I made for my friend came out really well!! I'm really happy with it lol.

And no, a normal stitch won't hold it in place.

I would experiment with normal fabric before deciding on stretch materials, as stretch materials are more expensive in general. Also, you can hide any fastenings under the strap :3


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26 May 2012 - 23:1884701
Thank you so much for the help!

Gonna go looking for fabric testers tomorrow and I'll post an update when I'm home with the sewing machine at the end of the week. In the meantime, if anyone else has any tips, that would be awesome! <3


28 May 2012 - 14:4584775
Okay, well I didn't find any decent fabric, but I was considering buying a bodycon/bodysuit like the one below and sewing fabric over the top of it and cutting out the parts that I need to. Bodycons are nice and sturdy and would fit well, but they're expensive. The alternative is a bodysuit or zentai suit, which I could use for spare fabric for the elbow/knee pads and it would also save me having to make a lucha mask.

Any ideas? I think the bodycon thing might be too much.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003Y5I9P6?ie=UTF8&tag=shapewearstrapless-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003Y5I9P6


05 Jun 2012 - 11:4685509
Quote JodyOnToast:
Okay, well I didn't find any decent fabric, but I was considering buying a bodycon/bodysuit like the one below and sewing fabric over the top of it and cutting out the parts that I need to. Bodycons are nice and sturdy and would fit well, but they're expensive. The alternative is a bodysuit or zentai suit, which I could use for spare fabric for the elbow/knee pads and it would also save me having to make a lucha mask.

Any ideas? I think the bodycon thing might be too much.


It is a good plan. Too bad the bodycon is so expensive, it does look sturdy. The problem is once you cut the sides out of a leotard and maybe even the bodycon - will stretch out of shape. What is needed is strong elastic border holding the shape. How about using a Monokini swimsuit as the base. Then sew your top layer fabrics on top to get the right colours and deatail to the cos. eg Monokini swimsuit http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/s1-Padded-Swimsuit-Swimwear-Monokini-UK-6-8-10-12-14-/300571339663?pt=UK_Women_s_Swimwear&var=&hash=item8bb3d13cac


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