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.


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”.