Summer Costuming

Creating Striped Fabric for Eridan pants

Making fabric for Eridan’s pants

Costumes…in the summer?

Why yes, it does seem like that’s what I’ve been working on!

My family will be going to  Anime Overload in July and my kids, both of whom are awesome Cosplayers, will be going in character.

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Kagome

Elena is bring out Kagome (from InuYasha), her Halloween costume from 2009. Elena has changed considerably since then, so the costume has been receiving a reboot!

I reconstructed the top for a better fit and I’ve almost finished new forest green pleated skirt. The original skirt was an altered broomstick skirt, and I didn’t like that fabric the last time I worked with it, so I started fresh. I did try to follow a tutorial for the pleated skirt, but it was written by someone not terribly familiar with garment construction, so I changed quite a bit of the way the skirt was made, only following her guidelines on how to measure the pleats.

I’d never made a pleated skirt before and I can honestly say it was much easier (and more fun!) than I expected. It was also nice to flex my skirt making skills, something I haven’t done in a long, long time!

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Eridan

Gareth  is going to be a character from Homestuck named Eridan (incidentally, Elena’s favorite character from the series!). It’s completely outside my zone of understanding, but both my kids and the hubby read Homestuck and love it, so who am I to argue?

We’ve already stenciled a shirt (Elena made the stencil!) and picked up some inexpensive fabric shoes to paint. I’ve already made the pants using a pajama pattern and by creating my own fabric from strips of blue and black broadcloth (thank you, new serger!).

He needs a scarf, which Elena started knitting for him yesterday. We still need to figure out the horns and the ears. He and I both have ideas, we just need to work out the best way to go about it.

Pleats!

Pleated skirt, in progress

Tomorrow’s will be a very costume-y Talk To Me Tuesday!

Sewhooked 2012 Summer Challenge

The 2012 Summer Challenge is going on the entire month of June and the entries have already started to come in!

It’s super simple, just make a project from one of my patterns or tutorials and share a photo with my flickr group. Full details and deadlines are here.

To celebrate the Sewhooked 2012 Summer Challenge, I am offering 10% off your total purchase from the Sewhooked Shop for the entire month of June. Starting right now, through midnight, July 1, use coupon code SUMMER2012. Offer valid here on Sewhooked and in my Etsy Shop. Not valid on Craftsy.

Add your Sewhooked-related photos to my flickr group and you might be featured in a future post!

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5 thoughts on “Summer Costuming

  1. joyofstitches

    Nothing at all wrong with summer costuming. 🙂 Those are some nice looking pleats, lady! And I remember doing a very similar pant for Little Miss S…she wanted a Mongolian deel including pink-and-yellow striped pants. Some stripes you just have to create yourself! Can’t wait to see the final result.

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