Elaborately Decorated Longcoat

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#1 Hoshi26 on 2 years ago

Hi all! I am starting to plan on cosplaying Raiga Saejima from Garo: Makai No Hana, which will be the most ambitions costume I have yet made. The costumes from the Garo series have a ton of decoration, and this one is no exception. What suggestions would you make for designing his coat?


#2 Penlowe on 2 years ago

dang, your link is broken.
Looking forward to commenting on it though :)

#3 Hoshi26 on 2 years ago

Sorry about that! Do these pics work?



#4 CapsuleCorp on 2 years ago

Hooooleeeee butts...

the full-figure on the magazine page is still too small to really see exactly what shapes and forms are on the coat. The cuffs are obviously some kind of layered-on-top thing, so it's plausible most of the decoration is all fabric layered on top of itself as appliques.

I don't know how the hell you're going to manage the undersuit without a movie studio, though. Jesus, that's some layered leather action going on there. I can't even imagine the budget for that kind of material.

#5 Hoshi26 on 2 years ago

More pics

Decoration detail [url]https://goo.gl/images/ti3GRu[/url]

Original costume design [url]https://goo.gl/images/zC1esm[/url]

I'm not sure how I'll do the undershirt either! XD I'm thinking of getting some kind of plain black pleather jacket or undershirt, and then making all the little pieces with foam before attaching them. The brown part in the middle I might just attach with snaps.

#6 lunaflora on 2 years ago

It definitely looks like all machine topstitched applique and patchwork with a crackle textured vinyl/pleather/leather and other textures. There's a bunch of different textured fabrics here with slightly different colors. Theres a rose embossed- looking fabric. a sport-mesh fabric on the shoulders, A relatively smooth fabric, and the crackle textured fabric. Witht eh main body of the jacket made of a sort of yoryu/ wavy/tree bark textured fabric

#7 Penlowe on 2 years ago

Agreed, the outer coat is a ton of applique, in finicky/ pricey materials. Not actually difficult so much as time consuming and expensive. I hope you have a big budget!

EDIT: went back and looked at the stuff under the white coat. While it's not full length there was enough showing to realize the fancy chest piece is not attached to the shirt underneath, it's basically a gorget. Just enough strap showing to reveal that. I would definitely build it in separate sections that way.

Gorget: French name for the piece of armor that protects the neck and upper chest. Became a status symbol worn outside of battle and therefore shrunk to useless size.

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