A compilation of ideas and links from the [url=http://cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=85190]Organization XIII Coats[/url] thread. ^.^ This will be kept updated as much as possible, so feel free to post a link to your own tutorials or post your suggestions in here, and I shall link to them.
Be sure to also visit the [url=http://cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=95867]Kingdom Hearts Resources and Tutorials[/url] thread.
[b]Post 1[/b] - Guide Post
[b]Post 2[/b] - References and Materials
[b]Post 3[/b] - Weapon/Wig/Coat Tutorials
[url=http://pics.livejournal.com/tallus_rip/pic/00005c28]Organization Cast[/url] - Picture of All the Organization Members
[url=http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/7659/29og0.jpg]Back of Coat[/url] - from the waist up
[url=http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=1858886&postcount=355]Ani_Bee's post[/url] - Some very high-quality renders, good for looking at beads and pulls
[url=http://puresquare.com/uploads/ArtII.php]Puresquare's KHII Gallery[/url] - Very, very high quality images.
[url=http://puresquare.com/uploads/UltimaniaArt.php]Puresquare's Ultimania Gallery[/url] - More very high quality images.
[url=http://8-13.deviantart.com/art/Organization-XIII-head-shotREF-107465631]8-13 Head Renders[/url] - Close up front-on headshots of all members.
[url=http://amorius.deviantart.com/art/Friggen-Coat-77410782]Coat pics by Amorius[/url] - High-Quality coat images from multiple angles.
[url=http://thefunkyguys.webs.com/nobodiesorganizationxiii.htm]358/2 Days profiles[/url] - the newer character renders for all the Nobodies (super-huge detail for Xemnas + Xigbar)
Notes: Finding a good pattern is difficult. Anything you get in a store will require editing, and patterns found online will be difficult to print. Thankfully there are some tutorials out there. ^.^
[url=http://www.simplicity.com/p-2235-men-teen-costumes.aspx]Simplicity Matrix pattern[/url] - Good base pattern. Requires some changes in pattern pieces to be accurate, and the addition of a hood.
[b]The visual editing tutorial for this pattern is [url=http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=1966834&postcount=22]here[/url][/b]
[url=http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/1523/orginisationxiicoat1xj.jpg]Online pattern[/url] - Requires printing, and a hood. Sleeves are Axel shaped, and would require editing for any other member.
[url=http://pics.livejournal.com/tallus_rip/pic/00003cef]Tallus' Pattern[/url] - Very close to accurate. Only missing hood and some piping.
[url=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/Saeru/hood.jpg]Hood Pattern[/url] - Very crude pattern that could be used as a guideline for making a hood
[url=http://sewuntalented.deviantart.com/art/Enigma-Coat-44343841]Enigma Coat[/url] - Online coat pattern with good shapes and similar seams.
[url=http://www.kwiksew.com/Catalog/cat_detail.cfm?pid=2925&QL=MissOuterwear]Kwik-Sew Coat[/url] - Basic pattern available for purchase online-includes hood.
[url=http://www.simplicity.com/p-2272-costumes.aspx]Simplicity Hooded Cloak[/url] - Pattern may help inspire the general shape/hood for a coat, but will need to add appropriate seams.
Notes: Coat fabric can be chosen to preference depending on whether one is following the game renders or the movie sequences. ^.^ Fabric should at least resemble light denim in thickness to give the correct drape and a good life span. Approximately 5 yards seems to be the recommended allotment. As far as sewing ease, all of the following fabrics have been tested and found to be easy enough to work with. ^.^
[url=http://www.syfabrics.com/View.aspx/Clothing-PVC/Black-PVC/863/224]SY Fabrics Vinyl[/url] - $6.75 USD per yard. Looks just like matte leather, has a two-way stretch, durable thickness, and gives the appearance of Roxas' coat in Deep Dive.
[url=http://www.spandexhouse.com/products.asp?id=47&pname=Stretch Pleather]Stretch Pleather[/url] - $8.00 USD per yard. Looks just like leather and has good flow, plus stretch. Also similar to the coats in Deep Dive.
[u]Twill/Bottomweight Cotton[/u] - ~$6 USD per yard. Available at most fabric stores. Can be purchased as stretchy or non, but is thick enough to use effectively. Similar to game-renders.
[u]Suede[/u] - ~$10 USD per yard. Available at most fabric stores. Also can be found in stretchy or non. Would be a nicer alternative to Twill/Bottomweight Cotton, and gives the exact appearance of the in-game renders.
[url=http://www.fashionfabricsclub.com/catalog_items.aspx?TypID=121&Viewby=Types&Page=1]Moleskin[/url] - ~$5 USD per yard. Available at most fabric stores, and is very similar to suede but is a little thinner. This makes it somewhat easier to work with (though be careful, as its slippery), but also more prone to more wrinkles when worn (and thus lining is recommended.)
[url=http://www.leatherunltd.com/]Leather[/url] - ~$100 USD per 24sq ft. Leather is very expensive and is hard to work with, but is also extremely durable once finished. (See [url=http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=3019042&postcount=202]this post[/url] for tips.)
Notes: Zipper gauges are given in thicknesses from a #1 all the way up to a #30. A #30 is the most accurate Organization thickness, but for some members a smaller gauge will work. Check ones references carefully, because different Organization members have different colored zips as well as different sized ones.
[url=http://orgxiii.org/zippers/organization13coats.html]Plastic Org Zipper[/url] - #10 + #20 + #30 large to giant zippers in lengths up to about 60" with 1 or 2 pulls, in many colors.
[url=http://www.zippersource.com/]Zippersource[/url] - [Size="1"]#10 zippers max size, but with variable lengths, styles, and colors.
[url=http://www.stanssewingsupplies.com/catalogs/catalog.asp?prodid=4954454]Aluminum Stan Zipper[/url] - #10 2-way separating Aluminum zipper up to 60" long, only comes in silver.
[url=http://www.stanssewingsupplies.com/catalogs/catalog.asp?prodid=4954479]Plastic Stan Zipper[/url] - #10 2-way separating Plastic zipper up to 36" long, available in many colors.
[url=http://www.rochfordsupply.com/product_listing.asp?CatID=424&SubCatId=522&ProdId=3545]YKK Vision Zipper[/url] - #10 'Vision nylon' one-way separating zipper up to 96" long, available in silver.
[url=http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=85182]Boot Thread[/url] - Discussion thread for different boots that will work
[url=http://www.cosworx.com/product.php?productid=26215&cat=2484&page=1]Captain boots[/url] - Captain 100 by Pleaser
[url=http://www.cosworx.com/product.php?productid=26222&cat=2484&page=1]Captain 108[/url] - The next best thing, but with a slightly wider calf
[url=http://www.cosplaysupplies.com/store.php?p=R6578&s=B6TK]Zorro "boots"[/url] - more like tall boot covers to go over another pair of real boots
[url=http://www.bjcraftsupplies.com/wooden/images/WoodenSpools1.jpg]Small wooden spools[/url] - Available at most craft stores, adding a little texture on these spools will go a long way to making nice beads for your chain.
[url=http://images.lowes.com/product/081069/081069005366.jpg]Fan pulls[/url] - Available at hardware stores and lighting stores, these offer a reasonable facsimile of the Organization's pulls.
[url=http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1119494]Beads and Pulls[/url] - Nice picture and details on what was used to make them.
[url=http://home.insightbb.com/~xirucem/highpotion/]Hand-made Chain Set[/url] - Pre-assembled + sculpted coat hardware by Xirucem.
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/ensui/4962990384/]Another version of the chain set[/url] - An alternate assemblage of the chain/beads/pulls as seen on orgXIIIorg coats.
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