Trainer Yuna from FFX-2 help!

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#1 KittyAngel on 3 years ago

Okay, I'm about ready to start on my next 2 Yuna cosplays from X-2: Trainer and Berserker. I have the Berserker dressphere figured out, but I need some advice on Trainer.

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So, looking at the skirt, I automatically went to chiffon fabric due to the fluidity of the fabric. Now, I went to Hobby Lobby yesterday and went over to their fabric section because they always have the best chiffon selections; however, I asked if they ever got in a lighter blue than what they had. Unfortunately, what I saw is what they get in:blubber:

Now, I know that my local Hancocks would have it, but the only bad thing about it is that a lot of times they put "special occasion" fabrics, chiffons, lace fabrics, etc. all together of the same colors in one area, except for suedes and denim fabrics of course, and I would have to man hunt for the chiffon fabric, which I personally don't want to do.

Also, I can't find a burnt sienna suede fabric that would work for my top.

So my 2 questions is this:
1. What fabric has the same fluidity of chiffon without it looking cheap?
2. Should I wait on Hancocks of possibly getting a burnt sienna suede fabric? If they're not going to have it, where is a good place to look for burnt siena suede fabric for my top portion?

Thanks for your help guys:bigtu:

#2 LuckyDeathStar on 3 years ago

You can always check online for the different companies. Some Walmarts also sell fabric, but the selection varies by store [the one I work at typically sells cotton blends by Waverly and a small selection of fleece, flannel and satin, plus holiday based fabric]. So Walmart might be a hit or miss. If there is a Joanns near you, you can check them out too. :)

As for the fluidity, I'm not sure. But I'm also considering Trainer!Yuna. [I'm going back and forth between Trainer, Black Mage, White Mage and Gun Mage right now]

#3 KittyAngel on 2 years ago

So, I'm just about done with the Trainer dressphere, except for poor Kogoro (I've barely started on the poor guy:lost: ). I've got some loose ends to finish on it and whatever, but I'm a little stumped at this one part.

Okay, with the skirt nearly completed, I'm trying to figure out how to do these buckle things in the front here:

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So, I'm debating whether or not to make them flat by using pieces of cut fabric or make them out of something like Polymer clay or maybe Super Sculpty clay and making them flat like that. For some reason, they just seem like that the buckle things have a little dimension to me, but it could be my artist perspective. Any suggestions or advice on how to approach these would be great. Thanks:bigtu:

#4 Scunosi on 2 years ago

I think they do have some form to them, but not any more than your usual buckle or D-ring. I'd be a little worried wearing something made of clay that low and around my legs though; it's in an area likely to get bumped, kicked, or just leaned against if you're looking at tables at a con. It wouldn't be expensive to bake a couple with clay to test them for strength, but I'd look into either a more or less flexible material, too, like modifying an actual metal buckle/ring or making it out of foam so it can take a beating.

#5 KittyAngel on 2 years ago

[QUOTE=Scunosi;5047281]I'd be a little worried wearing something made of clay that low and around my legs though; it's in an area likely to get bumped, kicked, or just leaned against if you're looking at tables at a con.[/QUOTE]

Oh, I totally forgot about that:eek: Thanks for reminding me:toothy: I won't do the clay thing then.

[QUOTE=Scunosi;5047281]...but I'd look into either a more or less flexible material, too, like modifying an actual metal buckle/ring or making it out of foam so it can take a beating.[/QUOTE]

Do you think it could work if I did some regular cardboard and put Wonderflex on top of the cardboard? The durability of Wonderflex is ridiculous in a good way. I've used the Wonderflex on top of cardboard method many times and it's never failed me yet.

The last resort would be to go to Hobby Lobby or Michaels in their belt area to look for the same size D-ring buckles and modify them that way.

The only thing I would have to figure out is how to attach them to the skirt.

Thanks for your suggestions:bigtu:

#6 Scunosi on 2 years ago

[QUOTE=KittyAngel;5047296]Do you think it could work if I did some regular cardboard and put Wonderflex on top of the cardboard? The durability of Wonderflex is ridiculous in a good way. I've used the Wonderflex on top of cardboard method many times and it's never failed me yet.

The last resort would be to go to Hobby Lobby or Michaels in their belt area to look for the same size D-ring buckles and modify them that way.

The only thing I would have to figure out is how to attach them to the skirt.

Thanks for your suggestions:bigtu:[/QUOTE]
I don't have any experience with Wonderflex personally so I can't know for sure. I feel like that'd probably hold up better though since I'm imagining it may be a little more pliable but I can't guarantee anything. The main potential issue is baked clay that thin would be hard but not strong. So if Wonderflex is hard and strong, or at least has enough give that you can bump or bend it a little without issue, that should solve the problem.

Another option would be finding D-rings and covering those with Wonderflex to get the extra spikies. Then you've got a rock-hard buckle that'll also look nice.

#7 KittyAngel on 2 years ago

[QUOTE=Scunosi;5047357]I don't have any experience with Wonderflex personally so I can't know for sure. I feel like that'd probably hold up better though since I'm imagining it may be a little more pliable but I can't guarantee anything. The main potential issue is baked clay that thin would be hard but not strong. So if Wonderflex is hard and strong, or at least has enough give that you can bump or bend it a little without issue, that should solve the problem.

Another option would be finding D-rings and covering those with Wonderflex to get the extra spikies. Then you've got a rock-hard buckle that'll also look nice.[/QUOTE]

Okay, I'll give my Wonderflex on top cardboard method a try. I will keep your second suggestion in mind as a backup if for some reason Plan A doesn't work. Thanks so much for your help:bigtu:

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