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17 Dec 2008 - 22:578807
Bodysuit armour help... ^^;
A friend of mine is thinking of cosplaying Kallen [Code Geass] in the red bodysuit version, but our main dilemma is how to make the platey/armoury things on the shoulders and thighs.

Pictures here~

http://www.atalude.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/tied_kallen.jpg
http://hontouni.com/souomou/images/cgeass/cdgsr204_05.jpg

Help would REALLY be appreciated. How can we make it [cheaply if possible], is there a way to buy it, etc etc... Thanks very much ^_^


17 Dec 2008 - 23:568809
Wonderflex FTW ^_^ Or, fosshape would be good if you then covered it in silver pleather. Or buckram! fosshape and buckram are both quite good if you're going to cover them afterwards!


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18 Dec 2008 - 11:398813
best person to ask would be sands


18 Dec 2008 - 12:408818
The reference pictures look like they are two different versions of the costume :/

Like it's like a long pair of gloves in the first one, but the second seems to be a pair of shoulder pads. Oh well, I'm assuming you're talking about the way the gloves/stockings stick out at the top?

for that I recommend a really heavy weight interfacing. It can be found in fabric land, and it a lot less expensive than foss shape (I believe, though I haven't checked prices. Interfacing is about £3 a metre, no idea how expensive foss shape actually is). That will give a good stength to the fabric sticking out, without making it too hard for you to move, which would be a problem with the thigh positioning.

You could also sew funky foam into the fabric. I've done this before when I've made a belt- you just treat it like a strength layer on the inside, and you can even just hot glue it in, then sew as normal. Most sewing machines will go through it even if it is quite thick.

Tab


18 Dec 2008 - 16:038824
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Wonderflex FTW ^_^ Or, fosshape would be good if you then covered it in silver pleather. Or buckram! fosshape and buckram are both quite good if you're going to cover them afterwards!


Wonderflex does look pretty good, I had a look... Have you [or anyone] used it before? Is it easy to work with/messy? I doubt my parents would appreciate me destroying the house with half-melted plastic... XD;;

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The reference pictures look like they are two different versions of the costume :/


I know ^^; There aren't many pictures of her in the bodysuit and I realised they were different after I posted... I think we were planning on going with the gloves/stockings version without the shoulder pads, simply for easiness, though I'll have to consult her.

Your comment was helpful though ^__^ I have worked with interfacing/stiffener before [used it for the collar of my Akatsuki cloak] but that was pretty thin... If I can get some really thick stuff that'd be good :3

Funky foam huh? P: I've never used it before but it sounds pretty good... I'll definitely think about it, thanks very much for the help ^___^


18 Dec 2008 - 20:578829
you could try making it the way i made my Al. see my gallery.

i used plastazote foam sheet and painted it with coloured latex. the big bonus with using any type of foam would be that it flexes and returns to it's original shape.


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22 Dec 2008 - 15:288911
I used stiff interfacing (I agree with tab that its much cheaper and easier to get hold of and works well for certain things!) for my LeBlanc collar (see my profile) I used two layers as it was MASSIVE and gravity was not being my friend, but if you go for the thigh/shoulder sticky-outy bits(!) then one layer will be fine, it also goes through sewing machines really easily and can be hand sewn without needing bionic metal fingers! its also flexible and lightweight!

*promise I do not work for an interfacing company!!*


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22 Dec 2008 - 17:448915
Quote GunstarVixen:
I used stiff interfacing (I agree with tab that its much cheaper and easier to get hold of and works well for certain things!) for my LeBlanc collar (see my profile) I used two layers as it was MASSIVE and gravity was not being my friend, but if you go for the thigh/shoulder sticky-outy bits(!) then one layer will be fine, it also goes through sewing machines really easily and can be hand sewn without needing bionic metal fingers! its also flexible and lightweight!

*promise I do not work for an interfacing company!!*


That was interfacing?! It was was solid, I never knew you could get it that perfectly flat, I thought it must be a sheet of card or something :O


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