Fabric choice, to applicaque? cutout? paint?!

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#1 muckypup on 1 year ago

Hi guys!
I've decided to make a Hyperdimension Neptunia Purple Heart costume (partly because I already have a black catsuit):D

So although I love the most recent form,
I can't think of ways to work it with my humble human breasticles.
[url]https://orig00.deviantart.net/4028/f/2016/190/1/c/purple_heart_next_render_by_jessymoonn-da9dbb5.png[/url]

But luckily a previous design is still awesome and easier to tweak for modesty.:love:
[url]https://www.google.co.jp/search?q=neptunia+purpleheart&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi7rLLSu4vYAhWLVLwKHQ9hBqIQ_AUICigB&biw=1299&bih=823#imgdii=Wtklw8Kp2DFkgM:&imgrc=zUSmk7WB0tcNgM:[/url]

I'm wondering about pro/cons for different ways to handle the purple areas.
1. All of the underarm is in purple so something which doesn't exasperate sweating would be great.
2. The pattern is very geometrical, and I started to think my idea of going with stretch fabric (sewn into the costume, not applied over the black) might not be great, as it will distort to the shape of my body.

The finer lines I'll do with a fabric paint.
Any ideas on how to attempt this/methods to avoid?:juggler:

*bonus* enjoithis on Deviantart did an amazing job. :love::love::love:
[url]https://enjoithis.deviantart.com/art/Purple-Heart-473538140[/url]

#2 Penlowe on 1 year ago

I would do what is sometimes called subtractive applique.
Applique more or less normally, with like fabrics and a good solid satin stitch or tiny hem on all the joins, then cut away the underneath layer where it is too many layers and would be hot.

The other thing is, I don't actually see the top image as impossible. Nude mesh through the belly, stopping just under the bust, would allow for the tiny fabric edge to be hidden in cleavage shadows nicely. It would give visual continuity to the rest as well as I can't see the legs done without some kind of nude mesh.

#3 Bombdoll on 1 year ago

That first option is daunting! If you plan to have the purple panelled mesh bits actually show your skin underneath, you may want to sew in something like a clear vinyl or nylon straps (like the clear bra straps) under the bust to keep the shape nipped in there. I'd be worried about the seams and whatever mesh you use (stretch or no) pulling and puckering there without some invisible support otherwise. And I'm not sure what kind of bra a human being would need to be lifted and pushed together without a visible wire... But I suppose if its worth doing its worth doing properly.

[URL="http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=125667"]Thread from 10 years ago about silicone underboob[/URL]
I suppose if you did something like that with silicone and liquid latex, you might actually be able to have that shape without being 95% exposed (and awaiting likely wardrobe malfuncions???). There are also those sticky push-up bras, but that would be even minutely visible through any mesh, from a moderate distance, just because of the visible seam where it would attach to your skin.

Edit:
Version with your normal un-augmented body: use pasties in as close to your skin tone as possible and use a body adhesive on the panels on either breast to help them form to your body as best as you can and prevent likely malfunction.

Version with super-augmented body: Make a leotard with foam breasts?? Like those muscle-suits folks make to l[URL="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rt2ufIPD8ho"]ook like batman[/URL] and [URL="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyoxjX9L2RQ"]other muscle-bound heroes[/URL] but instead of muscles its just boobs. And then you can use the mesh portion over this cleverly made and airbrushed body suit so it looks like your skin but it isn't.

#4 Penlowe on 1 year ago

[QUOTE]Version with super-augmented body: Make a leotard with foam breasts?? Like those muscle-suits folks make to look like batman and other muscle-bound heroes but instead of muscles its just boobs. And then you can use the mesh portion over this cleverly made and airbrushed body suit so it looks like your skin but it isn't.[/QUOTE]
I actually really like this. All the structure you need without any of the worries.

#5 Ichigogami on 1 year ago

Theres a cosplayer who used a bigger bra base (One that fit over her initial bra) to sew her bodysuit to almost like Quilting it so that the boobs were stable and she didn't have to make it from scratch [url]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ByhIlO_CEAAsvGR.jpg[/url] it might be something you could tweak to fit your needs

#6 Bombdoll on 1 year ago

[QUOTE=Ichigogami;5063641]Theres a cosplayer who used a bigger bra base (One that fit over her initial bra) to sew her bodysuit to almost like Quilting it so that the boobs were stable and she didn't have to make it from scratch [url]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ByhIlO_CEAAsvGR.jpg[/url] it might be something you could tweak to fit your needs[/QUOTE]

This is what I was imagining! Thanks for sharing that image, its much better than my craptastic description. If you wanted it to resemble skin, then once you had built that base leotard you could glue down a second layer of fabric in your skin tone so that it hugs the curves as naturally as... well, as your own skin would. Like in that batfleck muscle suit video I hyperlinked up a little ways.

#7 muckypup on 1 year ago

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