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Seriously though Trish Una was hell and there’s a reason not a lot of people bother cosplaying her.

ahh hihi ;u; umm I saw your Trush Una cosplay a few days ago and I was wondering if you could tell me how you made the skirt ( if thats okay with you) >_< ty!!! Anonymous

dapatches:

That’s actually my friend lothlin! I’m just her photographer ^^; I only cosplay Zeppeli. lolol

I believe that she made it from PVC vinyl and applique’d all the pieces on individually. But she could tell you more than I can obviously.She won’t bite. :)  Heeeey lothlin!

Alright I said I was going to break it down for you, lets break this sucker down! I have a surprising amount of photos for Trish because I’d been planning on entering her in some contest, at some point (which I never did,) but oh well. Hopefully they’ll help :3

First I’ll preface this by saying - I did use mostly PVC vinyl with a smattering of metallic spandex. I would encourage you, if you want to do it similar to how I do it, to not cheap out on vinyl. Cheap vinyl has a tendency to go bad pretty darn quickly, plus its harder to sew, and it stinks to have all your hard work ruined because your materials just can’t handle the passage of time or, honestly, normal wear and tear.

That said, to use this method, you absolutely want to use a fabric that isn’t going to fray on you. You could *potentially* use a woven fabric that could fray, but then you’d either have to fray block every edge or heat-and-bond the applique pieces so they didn’t fray. Either way, it’ll look less clean and the heat and bond will take a little of the give out of the fabric.

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All the fabric on the costume is vinyl *except* for the pink lining you see, which is some metallic spandex - I purchased both from spandexworld.com. The gem on the collar/shirt is cast from resin, and the metal backing is honestly a bit of metal that I dremeled into shape. But, I’m not really going to go into the top unless you ask. The skirt is really the hard part of this costume anyway.

You’ll also need a very large amount of iron-on tear away stabilizer, along basting spray (both can be found in the notions section of Joann fabrics.)

So I can’t believe I took a picture of this, but I did, so you get to see something I rarely share - design sketches!

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Its not the most clear picture, I can admit. But basically here you have the layout for the skirt (which unfortunately, due to the pattern doesn’t really work as anything but a rectangle, which frankly, makes the fit really weird, but its drawn weird too so w/e) Basically I figured out my measurements, exactly how large the main skirt piece needed to be, and how many squares (and they have to be square, so account for this,) that I needed vertically and horizontally to figure out how big to make the pattern for the squares/math symbols.

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Cut out one big piece (in silver) for the base fabric of the skirt

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Then cut out several… hundred… applique pieces

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So many

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HUNDREDS

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Seriously I’m not kidding I had so many applique pieces.

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So after that you want to pull out your stabilizer, your iron (on the lowest setting that will make the stabilizer stick, be careful ironing on vinyl! And always iron on the back side!) and get to ironing on the applique.

Basically you want to sandwich the applique pieces between two pieces of stabilizer (as you can see in this picture.) Iron a piece of stabilizer on a large square (to the backside) and to a math symbol applique (on the good side,) make sure its centered (you can see my pencilmarks on the stabilizer measured out to make sure everything lines up) and use the basting spray to stick the applique to the square. Repeat this until all of your pieces are assembled.

In addition, draw a pencil line on top of your stabilizer where you’ll be stitching - you’ll want it to be about an eighth to a quarter inch from the edge of your applique. This line will provide a nice visual to help keep your applique straight.

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So using a stretch stitch on your sewing machine (its the stitch that looks like three vertical lines right next to each other) stitch the pieces together, tear out all your stabilizer, and you should end up with something like this. Repeat until you’ve done all of the applique pieces.

And now, the real hard part is coming up. Thus far, its just been tedious and a little finicky, but not so bad you want to tear your hair out. Don’t worry, it gets worse.

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Line up everything on the base, basting spray it in place.

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IRON ON MORE STABILIZER (though I suggest doing a section at a time; it’ll want to lose adhesion because you’ll have to be moving it to much.)

Then stitch EVERYTHING down, repeating the stretch stitch method used on the applique above. Its going to take forever and its going to be annoying, because I’m willing to bet you don’t have a quilting machine and this much topstitching with this amount of fabric on a normal sewing machine is hell.

Don’t worry, I believe in you.

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As you can see, there’s a couple pieces on the diagonal bit that hang over. Trim them so they end properly (you’ll see how in the next piece)

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Line, attach the waistband, and you should be done (with the skirt, at least.)

Good luck if you plan on doing Trish. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that, frankly, this is probably the hardest jojo costume I’ve done - there’s not a lot of fabric to it, but there are a lot of ridiculous details, repetitive stylings, and well… just look at it. So seriously, GOOD LUCK if you cosplay Trish!

Pockets. I almost forgot about the daggone pockets. WELL, I have to put those in before I line it.

good lord the dog is driving me crazy, if I pet her she walks away just a tiny bit but as soon as I take my hand off of her she violently shoves her nose against my arm until I go back to petting her.

Trying to figure out what seam to turn this coat from is going to be hell. I *want* it to be the neck (since that will be the easiest to hand stitch closed,) but there’s a couple other things going on that make even that prospect kind of horrifying.

Like holy heck, never mind that I’m working off of a historical pattern thats more of a guideline that a real pattern, but its got some very inefficient and silly choices that I’ve just never ever seen in a modern pattern. Augh

Someone should seriously put a leash on polnareff

kiss-kiss-fall-over:

More like Let’s pretend this fabric doesn’t exist

kiss-kiss-fall-over:

More like Let’s pretend this fabric doesn’t exist

topazius:

OKAY BUT THIS IS SOMETHING I CAN BUY ON THE INTERNET I NEED SOME MONEY

topazius:

OKAY BUT THIS IS SOMETHING I CAN BUY ON THE INTERNET I NEED SOME MONEY

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