:Hello! I've been in New York for a couple of months and I'm starting to try and learn my way around the garment district, but I could definitely use some tips on how to navigate it. I saw in your FAQ that you mentioned A&K Fabrics and Spandex House - are there any other places that you'd recommend visiting to pick up fabric or trimming materials? Hope you have a lovely day!
For woven fabric I usually hit up A & K, and the place right next to Daytona trim (i can’t remember the name whoopps), and Chic fabrics, and Hammed Fabrics! For Trim/notions I got to Daytona trim and Pacific Trim & Sil thread on 38th, for stretch fabrics i go to spandex house and spandex world for jerseys!!! All of these places are on either 39th or 38th between 8th and 7th ave~ then when you’re done go to go go curry or bon chon - treat yourself after carrying around a 20lb bag of fabric for 2 hours!!!
and thank you, you too babe!!! (“⌒∇⌒”)
:Hey Jenni!! Just wondering where do you get your dotted (numbered?) pattern paper from? Ive only ever seen it on amazon, but its a ridiculous 75+shipping :(
I get mine from the garment district :x sorry, i know that isn’t very helpful, but i just grab it and pick it up when i’m in midtown and take it home on the train, it’s actually super cheap, i had no idea shipping costs were so expensive for pattern paper @_@
:Hey there, I hope I'm not being a bother by asking, but what kind of fabric would you recommend using for Ichigo Momomiya (her pink outfit with the ears and tail), and how the heck should I even go about making it? It's been one of my dream cosplays since I was like 12 so I'm scared I'll mess it up hahaaa ;;
not at all!! there’s a bunch of stuff you could use but personally i’m a big fan of matte satin and cotton sateen for things like this
this is made of matte satin, and this is made of cotton sateen
they both have a sheen to them, but the matte satin’s sheen is a bit more noticeable so it depends on what look you’re going for.
it looks like a strapless bodice with puff sleeves and gathered circle skirt with a petticoat under it!! if you’ve never sewn anything before i wouldn’t start with a dream costume you’re just going to end up getting frustrated with yourself - i’d got out and buy some patterns and practice before tackling something like this if you have no experience.
:Hi! So my friend is going to make Satsuki's kamui in dormant mode but we were wondering how exactly should we do the pleats without hemming? in the ref pictures there's no line to show a hem of any sort so I'm confused as to how to tackle this
honestly i don’t think top stitching the hem is that big of a deal, 90% of the time artists leave out hems but they’re usually supposed to be there. but if you’re really determined to not have a hem you could just line the whole thing - it’ll be more annoying to pleat but you can totally avoid hemming it that way. You could also blind stitch a bias tape hem or something along those lines.
**i totally forgot about stitch witchery you could also finish the raw edge and then just stitch witchery the hem!!
:Hey Jenni~ I'm sorry if this answer was posted somewhere and I'm just dumb, but are there any photographers you'd recommend I talk to for cosplay photography tips? I'm kind of interested in developing my skills more in that direction and would really appreciate a willing brain to pick. Thank you <3
mmm my some of my favorite photographers are CKDecember, Tiffany Chang/Locketheart, Blanko, Cyber Bird, GQbravo, Soulfire Photography, Solar Tempest/Kevin Chan & Eleventh Photography!! I’d try googling them up if i didn’t provide a link to their tumblrs (most of them don’t use tumblr) but they’re all super talented and fun to work with!!! Idk how about giving tips on stuff they are but it doesn’t hurt to ask!!! hope that helps (✿´‿`)
:(I looked at your cosplay page and couldn't find it) What fabric did you make your god tier roxy out of? Like the hood and the body piece? Sorry if this has been asked before!
ahhh sorry you’re right i don’t have any info listed for that costume, my bad.
it’s all either cotton jersey or cotton/poly jersey!
:Do you have any tips of draping or gathering fabric? Sorry if you've answered this before, but I checked your faq and didn't see this. ;u;
i’m actually NOT THAT GREAT AT DRAPING i know that just picking a fabric that has a nice drape to begin with, and draping on the bias can really help if you’re going for really beautiful curves, but i’m way better at patterning than i am at draping.
And for gathering, make sure you use thread for your top and bobbin thread that’s the same (using a synthetic on one side and cotton on the other can really fuck you up), just jack your stitch length up and go! You’re also supposed to do two lines before you start gathering (put them close together but not overlapping bc they’ll be harder to gather). Gathering is pretty easy it’s just tedious and can be made harder depending n the fabric you’re using. They also make special thread for gathering that’s supposed to be stronger than regular thread so it’s less likely it’ll snap!
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[feel free to delete if it’s cluttering up your blog, but please include the credits!!] I am so SO unbelievably happy kill la kill exists because ryuko and mako’s relationship reminds me so much of my friend tayla it BRINGS ME TO TEARS. I’d been having a rough week after katsucon and getting back these pictures of one of my best friends being so precious wonderful really REALLY cheered me up, just seeing how INSANELY CUTE SHE IS and getting to have the fun memories of cosplaying this together really helped me take my mind of things and smile when i was feeling crappy and I AM SO EXCITED TO MAKE EVERY MATCHING OUTFIT WITH HER AND HAVE A KLK PJ PARTY SHOOT 💕 ROCKETS IN TO SPACE ON A MOTORSCOOTER MADE OF FRIENDSHIP I LOVE YOU TAYLAAAAAA
stand in wig but my #bulma dress is basically done!!! (⑅ ॣ•͈ᴗ•͈ ॣ) #cosplay #dbz #dragonballz
stand in wig & have to hand sew belt loops on but classic #supergirl #cosplay is done!!! (｡•̀ᴗ-)✧
:I checked your FAQ and I saw nothing on it about this... so what do you think would be the best to make a scissor blade out of? To make it light, and possibly a way to travel it to cons and such? sorry If I seem a bother I'm just curious on what you would do uwu
i would commission someone else because i literally know nothing about making props like that. I’m awwwwwwwful at props it’s like, comedic how bad i am, so i wouldn’t even touch that with a ten foot pole bc it would probably just light on fire if i did. Sorry i can’t be more helpful but i am not the person to ask about props, trust me.