So here’s a shot of my Prince Hans cosplay! Without wig because that’s being styled today and I’m not wearing any makeup which is why I look like Bucky out of Captain America 2 with pretty much black eyes V_V I need to get rid of these bags
The tailcoat has been terrifying me since I first decided to cosplay Prince Hans, but since I’ve made the rest of the costume and I finally have my fabric, I suppose I couldn’t put it off any longer.
Forever ago, my mother helped me make muslins from a modified pattern she found in her stash. I used these as a guide for tracing and cutting into my fashion fabric. My mother is a blessing, guys. I love her.
Didn’t take long before I got my first peek at this nightmare of a tailcoat, and hot goddamn I am excited. My lining for the coat is celadon green, I have black suiting for the cuffs, collar, and the facing of the lapels, and I’m pretty sure I have some plain gold trim laying around as well. Beginning basic construction went really well! Shoulder to shoulder, side seams, the fabric didn’t cause any problems and everything seemed to fit…
…until I remembered that the pattern I was working off of was for a coat that closes, which this one decidedly does not. (Seriously, can we talk about how happy I am that every button on his coat is fake?) I’m gonna have to pin both sides back and trim new lapels before I can do anything else, but that is for another time. Now it is late and I think I will sleep.
i feel like im spamming you with questions but what is your hans costume made out of? it looks amazing and i was thinking about commissioning an anna piece but idk
Ahh, you’re not spamming at all, thank you very much! The coat and the trousers are both wool, which to be honest was a mistake on my part. Wool looks good, but it’s very warm - I’m going to be remaking it soon out of cotton or gabardine. The lapel facing, cuffs, and collar were made of a suiting fabric that my mother said was wool, but it felt very different. I’m not sure on that one, as it was out of her stash. The waistcoat is polyester jacquard, the ascot is a scrap of cheap satin, and the shirt was $20 at Aeropostale.