seam matching

anonymous asked:

I was wondering what kind of shapewear you use under your costumes? I always notice that your lines are just flawless...unless you're just physically perfect like that, lol.

Thank you! I hate lumps or bumps on tight fitting clothing! Usually I use light-weight shapewear that I find at department stores, and I make sure the piece has seam lines that match my garment as close as possible. That way the seam lines of the shapewear doesn’t poke out through your top garment.

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My Vault 101 Suit

Made this at the same time as my disappointment accessories, but this is no disappointment for me.

A lot of cosplayers make their vault suits out of some kind of solid blue twill, but this one is denim. I kept looking in-game and at the reference art and it always screamed denim to me, so I went for it. Pretty proud of all of the details I managed to get into it: quilted knee-pads, leather gauntlets, functional pockets(!), the folded buttoned pant cuffs, double-zipper for (ahem) easy bathroom access. All of the seams perfectly match those the Fallout3/NV vaultsuit, with multiple panels layered appropriately (not just a top-stitch suggesting separate panels).

I tried it on again recently and noticed/remembered the waist kinda sags down a bit as I move, restricting my legs some. I might add suspenders on the inside to counter that, but it’s still plenty wearable if I leave it as-is.

Really happy with pretty much all of it. (actually I’m noticing now that the back numbers are about an inch or 2 too big, nahgonnafixit) You know why? I had spent all my prep time on getting this jumpsuit perfect and that left me scrambling to get the props and accessories “done”.