Subaru Sumeragi
Tokyo Babylon

Cosplayer: KiraraYumi

Variant: Clamp in 3D Land

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

14th May 2011: That image I was talking about that didn't show I fail at sizing images Dx

14th May 2011: Wow, how have I not written one of these yet? Maybe because I didn't want to, title. Mleh.

OKay, this cosplay has been a beautiful nightmare. I adore working on it, but oh my goodness. SO MUCH TRACING! AND IRONING! AND CRAP!

Since others (and my future self) might want to know my unconventional method of making the swirls, here we go. First, you need:
Bondaweb
Tracing paper (I'm not going to get into the tracing though, it's basic)
Lite Heat&Bond
Heavy Heat&Bond
White bias
White spare fabric
The usual sewing stuff
Get your rainbow color (ie: Subaru's is blue) and put it on your white. You can bond it down if you want (I did), but it's not really necessary. Though it might make things easier...I'm not sure. Then sew your white bias border on the straight part of your rainbow color (and onto your jacket/pants/whatever you're sewing). Next, make your swirl (You're going to want a main swirl design for all the different clouds you have on one paper if possible, you'll be tracing over them a lot). So you have your swirl...now trace it onto the Lite Heat&Bond, and bond it onto some white fabric (NOT your main piece, some EXTRA fabric) then cut it out. Place it on your cloud as well as you can, iron it on (two dots!) and let it sit for a few minutes. Once it's cool, sew it down. Since it's light, it's not gonna hold well on its own, so do this. This'll also hold down/reinforce your rainbow color. Next, do the exact same thing with the Heavy H&B, except don't sew it down as it's not designed to be sewn. Then let that cool and...presto! You get what I have in my image, freshly bonded/sewn/bonded again swirly!

And yay for my tassel idea working! x3 For the tassel, I just sewed it down ontop of the Lite bonded swirl while sewing the swirl down.


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InfiniteJester - 25th June 2010
hello! ur in this group too :) i kno what u mean tho - am dreadin makin the costume lmao!

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Lady Bahamut - 25th June 2010
You'll look amazing! And don't worry, we'll all support each other ^^

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Sakurastar123 - 19th March 2011
Yay! It really is going to be worth it ^^

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blackorcid - 26th March 2011
Yaaaays this is gonna be awesome i love suabaru XD gonna be great !!

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Lady Bahamut - 29th April 2011
OMG Yay! Progress 8D That new technique looks pretty good! :O

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Ichigo-Chan - 30th April 2011
I like the blue colour you choose to make the cloud patterns and your progress is looking good so far. Can't wait to see this!

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Lady Bahamut - 7th May 2011
Wow! LOVING the jacket! I can't wait to see the whole thing together! X3

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KiraraYumi - 7th May 2011
Thanks so much everyone! ='D Can't wait to cosplay with you guys!! >w<

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Sakurastar123 - 7th May 2011
Wow *-* This is going to look so good on you :D

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blackorcid - 8th May 2011
Wow this looks AWESOME !! can't wait to see it in person XD

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CrystalNeko - 14th May 2011
The detailing and patterning look great!! Cannot wait to see everything put together :)

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charlieparrot - 14th May 2011
Wow this looks amazing!! Love that jacket! ^^ Cant wait for expo! :D

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InfiniteJester - 19th May 2011
that hat = so cute i cud die! damn wish i cud still see this in person :(

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Lady Bahamut - 19th May 2011
8D The hat looks awesome! X3 I wanna play with that tassel XDD

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Hannah-Kiwii - 22nd May 2011
This looks so good! I'm completely in love with the hat <3

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Sakurastar123 - 1st June 2011
That hat, it was beyond awesome - it was super awesome! Had a great time with you on Sunday :D

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TheStarlightFairy - 2nd June 2011
I want that hat!

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Kouji - 2nd June 2011
you did a great job on the costume <3!

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Ichigo-Chan - 2nd June 2011
You did an amazing job and the costume really suits you.
Was finally nice to talk to you too!

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Lady Bahamut - 2nd June 2011
Oh Subaru, why are you so awesome? XD I loved the way you did your clouds, they were so neat and perfect *_* And dat hat 8D

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CrystalNeko - 3rd June 2011
I loooooved your costume so much. The clouds were done so neatly and I really loved the effect! You made an awesome Subaru, I hope to see more versions of him in the future. Was also lovely to see you again 8D

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Hannah-Kiwii - 3rd June 2011
You make an awesome Subaru! And your hat is so cute. And I know you said it was one of the simplest parts, but it totally adds so much to the costume with it's epicness =D

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blackorcid - 4th June 2011
it was sooo awesome to meet you XD *hugs* your cosplay was amazing and your hat was Cute XD
i hope we get to do another group soem time soon XD

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Solaria - 5th June 2011
It was awesome meeting you to *3* you were an AMAZINGGGG SUbaru <3 Really makes me wana do Hokuto now xD

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KiraraYumi - 5th June 2011
Thanks so much for all the lovely comments, guys! ;___; <3

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Carmina - 12th July 2011
Your Subaru is so cute! I hope mine can be even half as good. :)

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Kyuipo - 26th October 2011
your costume looks amazing! Great work!<3