Haku and Chihiro of Spirited Away, please help!

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#1 Bahzi on 12 years ago

For Ohayocon this coming year, my boyfriend's niece has decided she'd like to be Chihiro form Spirited Away, and since I'd already be making her that costume, I decided I'd also like to make myself a Haku costume so we'd match. ^^

However, I'm having problems with the shirts. From what I can tell Chihiro's bathhouse shirt and Haku's shirt are the same save for a flap in the front of Haku's shirt. My question is this though, are there any commerical patterns available that could be modified for these shirts, or am I going to have to make my own pattern (which I'm really not good at).

I found a folkwear pattern for the pants, but if anyone has any information on how to make the tops, I'd be very appreciative! ^^

#2 Gwydion on 12 years ago

Haha, just suggested this on the Ohayocon forums. ^_^;; Guess I'll put it here too.

I once wrote up a brief tutorial for a shirt very similiar to theirs (Sai from Hikaru no Go) - the sleeves are smaller and it's shorter, but it's the same idea. I tried to adjust it for Haku's shirt instead of Sai's. Don't know if it will help, but I hope so.

[url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v281/Gwydion/Obata-sensei/saicosplay.jpg[/url]

I don't have the measurements I used as my sis has the costume, but I can give you an idea (remember to add room for hemming!):

BACK - The width should be about width of your chest area. The length should be from the top of your shoulders to the your thighs. The cut out for the neck should probably be about 7-8 inches, I'd say (adjust as necessary).

FRONT: OVER - The width is a bit trickier on this one. I added the mini model for this reason, so let me know if you still need an explanation. It should be at full width a little below the waist (as it poofs out a bit) to the bottom.

FRONT: UNDER - The width should be the back's width minus the number of inches of one of the shoulder "straps" (the pieces of material on either side of the cut out for the neck). The length should be from your shoulders to a little below your waist.

COLLAR - You see the red dotted line on the front and back pieces? Add up the length of that and that is the length of your collar. As for width, I'd say about 2 inches as you want enough to be able to fold it over on the dotted line and run a cord through it.

What are the dash marks on the back and sleeves for? That is how the sleeves are attached to the main portion. I'd say give about 5-6 inches for that and put them around your shoulder blades. And as for the clasp mechanism around the neck, eh, well, I'm not sure if I could explain it really well... I may have to tackle that later. Just know it consists of one knobby end (on the FRONT:OVER piece) and a cord that twists and hooks on to it (from the middle of the BACK).

There may be an actual pattern for this out there somewhere - I just winged it myself - and if so go with that (obviously), but if not, I found this works pretty well.

#3 Bahzi on 12 years ago

Wow, I wasn't expecting a full on tutorial, but thanks so much! You rock! This should be enough to get me going, and I'll let you know if I need any further explanation, but this looks great! Thanks again!

#4 Gwydion on 12 years ago

Well, it was already written up, lol. Hope it helps, and good luck! Can't wait to see you and your bf's niece. ^_^

#5 distantarray on 12 years ago

to get rid of the bagginess use preparation H, will smith uses it on a regular basis, and it really works. for the color it's pretty much genetic. they have special concelers out there, jus call a special effects make up company like joe blasco if they can't help you, no one can.

[url]http://www.joeblasco.com/[/url]

#6 Bahzi on 12 years ago

[QUOTE=distantarray;1816100]to get rid of the bagginess use preparation H, will smith uses it on a regular basis, and it really works. for the color it's pretty much genetic. they have special concelers out there, jus call a special effects make up company like joe blasco if they can't help you, no one can.

[url]http://www.joeblasco.com/[/url][/QUOTE]

What the heck are you talking about? O_o

#7 Miyabi- on 12 years ago

I lol'd!

#8 KantaKoji on 6 years ago

Gwydion, the link for the tutorial no longer works- if possible could you repost it? I am looking to make a Chihiro cosplay and am hoping it would help some :) Thanks!

#9 PuyoDa on 6 years ago

KantaKoji - These might be helpful too :3
[url]http://merry-xmas.deviantart.com/art/Sen-s-Costume-Part-1-42755253[/url]
[url]http://merry-xmas.deviantart.com/art/Sen-s-Costume-Part-2-42755330[/url]

I've made Haku's and have a lot of progress photos if that helps any, since their outfits are similar:
[url]http://cosplay.silent-white.com/category/spirited-away/haku/[/url]

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