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So I've been thinking for a while that I'd like to try to cosplay at least once, and I found something I'd really like to try. So /cgl/, how feasible would it be to make something like this exosuit?
I think I'm tall enough to pull it off (~6'3"), though I'm pretty skinny, don't really have much I could spend on it, and my focus isn't too great so I end up abandoning projects fairly quickly.
However, I do have a large amount of experience papercrafting, have access to the 3D models of this suit, have as much scrap sheet metal as I could need plus the tools to work with it(including a waterjet), and I've got access to a 3D printer for more intricate stuff (though it's expensive as hell)
Any comments on this or suggestion of where to start?
Chihayafuru: material for semiformal hakama
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I'm going to cosplay Kana from Chihayafuru in the hakama they wear to the tournaments. I tried to research them, but all I could find was info about martial arts hakama, miko hakama, and very, very formal ones that men wear to tea ceremonies and also people wear to graduations.
The ones they wear on the show don't seem to be like any of those. They seem kind of firmly in between.
I found a pattern online, for the pants that recommends using a poly-cotton blend. They say that will make them more durable and also keep the pleats in better. Do you guys also agree?http://roundearth.stores.yahoo.net/hakformarar.html
I'm more worried about the kimono top and what to make it out of. I suppose I could just buy a kimono. I don't think a yukata would be appropriate. They mentioned that these were rentals, so I guess that means these are probably expensive. So I'll probably have to substitute what they'd actually be made of with something cheaper.
Do you think chirimen would be good? It has a nice look to it. Or would that be dumb. I don't know much about traditional clothes.
Also, I'm not going to try to make it exactly match any particular thing she wears since she wears several different things. I'm just going to make it match her style.
Thanks for any help!