Finally done!! Starting to post the complete photo set in my Patreon.
I can't believe I waited so long to cosplay her. I bought the fabric for this in China 3ish years ago!
Then I combined it with the Peacock brocade and black jumbo stretch from @cosplayfabrics
I'd like to fix up a few things, now that I see how it all looks together, but I am happy with how it turned out.
I hope you guys like it and look forwards to photos, WIP, etc.
As always, lots of love and hugs thanks to my Patrons who keep me going and help make these things possible 💕💕💕
If you wanna join, the link is in my bio!
Here's a quick guide on how to start using commercial patterns. - First, lets look at how to find the right pattern size you will need. For this, you will want your bust, waist, and hip measurements.
Usually, patterns have a sizing guide on the envelope tab or on the back. Use this guide to figure out the pattern size you will need. Try to find one that is closest to your measurements, but if you're not sure, go for a larger size. It's a lot easier to take a garment in than to have to add more to it! - Once you know what pattern size you need, you can easily find the right pattern by checking the front of the envelope, for the size. You'll see numbers in a parenthesis! - Most patterns have variations, which are indicated by letters. They are usually placed next to the garment they are referring to.
You can also find an illustration of the garment with its letter, on the back of the pattern envelope. - Once you have figured out which style you like, take a look at the back of the pattern envelope to figure out how much fabric you will need for your garment.
You'll see a guide with letters on the left and sizes at the top.
You'll also see two numbers: 40" and 60". These are bolt sizes. (if you are unsure of the bolt size you are getting your fabric from, you can simply take a measuring tape with you, or ask someone at the fabric store).
Then, just use the guide to help you figure out how much fabric you will need. - *IMPORTANT* you'll want to inspect the pattern guide if your fabric has a nap. What does this mean? The nap is basically fluff, hair, or any hanging material that is directional on your fabric. Keep this in mind, when you're getting fabric. ALSO, if your fabric has a pattern that is directional, you'll also want to use the "with nap" measurement. - What fabric to choose? Most patterns have a list of suggested fabrics right on the back. - What else do I need? Check the back of the envelope for NOTIONS. These would be zippers, buttons, d-rings, etc. Everything you'll need will be there.
You might want to modify things, so don't be afraid to try.
Happy sewing! 💕💕💕
Here's a little throwback! @rebel.tiger took these a few years ago, when I first moved to Georgia (about 5 years ago) and I remember being super nervous to take them. I felt so self conscious! I was thinking that I couldn't possibly fit Yoko.
Looking back, I realize how low I felt.
Self acceptance and learning to love your body is tough, but also necessary. I did A LOT of mirror work and told myself to love my body just as it was. I knew that if I didn't, I would never be content with my weight. Any health approach was superficial and honestly it was a punishment. Health should never be that way. It's because you want to feel better and improve your well-being.
I guess what I am trying to say is: love yourself exactly how you are. Look in the mirror and tell yourself that you are wonderful and gorgeous.
We live in this society waiting for someone to make us feel like we belong, that we are beautiful, and accept us. Start with yourself and don't wait for your life to start. It's happening right now.
If anything, use cosplay to come out of your shell. Know that others just like you will love and cheer you on! •••
Hi friends! I wanted to take a second about Patreon. I know that a lot of cosplayers use it and that many times It's got a bad rep for being a platform of only sexy content. I can tell you that there are lots of cosplayers who treat it as a vehicle for helping others and sharing even more special content, for example tutorials, WIP, etc. This is what I try to do. While I thi k everyone is free to express themselves however they want, I really want my Patreon to become a community. I may not be the best at it, because I have so many other things going on, but it has been an amazing place for me, so far. I have been sharing photos (like this one) that I never shared publicly, or my artwork, photography work, and even my thoughts. I'm not asking for people to pay for that, but I do want you to know how much my Patreon family has encouraged me to do. It has kept me accountable and much more motivated to do projects. Tbh, sometimes I feel guilty when plans for Patreon don't go through, but knowing I have that support is amazing. I guess what I am trying to say is to support your cosplay community. 1-5 bucks a month (which is less than a Starbucks cup) is what most cosplayers ask for there. So I invite you to take a gander, there's my Patreon which I have linked in my bio, but also many cosplayers who just really want to feel like their community is investing on them.
You guys are amazing and I love you! •••
Photo by @rebel.tiger
Edited by me
Design by @bobmackie •••
Here is a SUPER OLD find!!! My favorite game is Legend of Dragoon, so when I started to cosplay I HAD to cosplay Rose. HAD. TO.
I made her default costume (2nd costume I ever made) and then I later made her Dragoon version, which was my first armor build and my first Best In Show.
A couple of years later, I remade her default outfit (pictured here). This was 11 years ago?
Maybe for HolMat I will revisit this. Still deciding :D
So yeah!!! Haha have some baby cosplayer Indra haha •••