Breath of the Wild: Royal Guard armor help

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#1 pokoppoki on 1 year ago

Sav'aaq or as they say Hello!

I was wondering what would be the blue clothing piece to the Royal Guard Armor? I tried to look it up but I just couldn't find anything. I really would like a base to buy for a pattern to sew.

[Royal Guard Armor]
[url]https://assets.rpgsite.net/images/images/000/060/811/original/Switch_ZeldaBotW_artwork_RoyalGuard.jpg[/url]

Also, what are the type of boots and gloves he's wearing?


Sarqso (Thank you!)

#2 Penlowe on 1 year ago

Black pants, dark red tunic, blue tabard and capelette, blue beret. Sadly, no, there will not be any commercial patterns one can buy that will be exactly this outfit.
The gloves are long gauntlet style (they may have a proper name buy buying these is unlikely). The boots are over-the-knee or Cavalier style. Buyable but really expensive. Like seriously expensive. I'll address both garments further down the post.

The beret can be bought, probably fairly cheap too. I'd buy it FIRST, then get fabrics to match it. There are many more color options in broadcloth than there will be in wool berets.

There are some basic tabards in some costume patterns, but as much as you'll have to change it it's not worth the money. The good news is tabards are essentially rectangles that just hang over the body. Drafting it will entail taking your measurements and drawing a rectangle that will sit on you in the same proportions (yay for normally proportioned characters!)

The capelette has a fancy collar so seeking out a pattern is worthwhile. You may have to go vintage and I'm 99% sure it'll be a ladies pattern, but no one will be the wiser after your costume tweaks.
[url]https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016OVELR6/ref=asc_df_B016OVELR65337405/?tag=hyprod-20&creative=395009&creativeASIN=B016OVELR6&linkCode=df0&hvadid=193987317966&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=8712296739723640016&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9028092&hvtargid=pla-311032666931[/url]
[url]https://www.etsy.com/listing/506523016/loose-fitting-cape-in-four-lengths-with?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=vintage&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=cape sewing patterns&ref=sr_gallery-1-26[/url]

The tunic and pants are so covered up, you may be able to just thrift buy both.

Back to the boots and gloves...
I would seek out boot cover patterns and make them in an off white or pale gray ultrasuede (it's fake leather. Sews beautifully). Then buy some white gloves and make gauntlets from your same ultrasuede. You can leave them as separate or sew to the gloves, doesn't matter in the worn costume only your dressing. I would sew a patch onto the backs of the hands for more color continuity. Or paint or dye the gloves to match the suede, but I think sewing is easier.

There are lots of useful tips in my blog, linked below.

#3 pokoppoki on 1 year ago

[QUOTE=Penlowe;5064226]Black pants, dark red tunic, blue tabard and capelette, blue beret. Sadly, no, there will not be any commercial patterns one can buy that will be exactly this outfit.
The gloves are long gauntlet style (they may have a proper name buy buying these is unlikely). The boots are over-the-knee or Cavalier style. Buyable but really expensive. Like seriously expensive. I'll address both garments further down the post.

The beret can be bought, probably fairly cheap too. I'd buy it FIRST, then get fabrics to match it. There are many more color options in broadcloth than there will be in wool berets.

There are some basic tabards in some costume patterns, but as much as you'll have to change it it's not worth the money. The good news is tabards are essentially rectangles that just hang over the body. Drafting it will entail taking your measurements and drawing a rectangle that will sit on you in the same proportions (yay for normally proportioned characters!)

The capelette has a fancy collar so seeking out a pattern is worthwhile. You may have to go vintage and I'm 99% sure it'll be a ladies pattern, but no one will be the wiser after your costume tweaks.
[url]https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016OVELR6/ref=asc_df_B016OVELR65337405/?tag=hyprod-20&creative=395009&creativeASIN=B016OVELR6&linkCode=df0&hvadid=193987317966&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=8712296739723640016&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9028092&hvtargid=pla-311032666931[/url]
[url]https://www.etsy.com/listing/506523016/loose-fitting-cape-in-four-lengths-with?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=vintage&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=cape sewing patterns&ref=sr_gallery-1-26[/url]

The tunic and pants are so covered up, you may be able to just thrift buy both.

Back to the boots and gloves...
I would seek out boot cover patterns and make them in an off white or pale gray ultrasuede (it's fake leather. Sews beautifully). Then buy some white gloves and make gauntlets from your same ultrasuede. You can leave them as separate or sew to the gloves, doesn't matter in the worn costume only your dressing. I would sew a patch onto the backs of the hands for more color continuity. Or paint or dye the gloves to match the suede, but I think sewing is easier.

There are lots of useful tips in my blog, linked below.[/QUOTE]

You are such a lifesaver!
I will definitely get started on this, however I'm not a pro at sewing, but I'll get what I can done :spinner:
I had another question about the blue tabard: How can I add the pattern on it? should I sew them on? Or paint or both? There are complicated patterns on them and I don't know if I can actually cut that out on fabric. And does the same go for the collar?

Thank you!

#4 Penlowe on 1 year ago

The gold trim around the edges of the tabard, capelette and hat can be done with bias tape. Yes, you can get shiny metallic bias tape ready made. As the majority of the design is angular, you might be able to just applique bias tape for much of it (the wing like parts, the triangles, the triangle decoration on the tails of the tabard). The metallic stuff doesn't iron as easily as the cotton kind, but you can get tiny skinny Heat n' Bond rolls for doing exactly that kind of work (you might have to go to a quilting shop to get it). DEFINITELY TEST on some scrap fabric. The good news is one package of cotton bias tape and a roll of Heat n'Bond is less than $10, so it's not a dramatic cost to practice before moving forward.

Draw the pattern on your fabric with chalk or pencil, but do not cut.Do the pretty stuff on the tabard. Then cut it out. This allows small adjustments in case things got slightly askew during the sewing part. Then cut it out, trim the edges, then sew front to back. Trust me on that Order of Operations, I've done many projects that had multiple steps.

#5 pokoppoki on 1 year ago

[QUOTE=Penlowe;5064260]The gold trim around the edges of the tabard, capelette and hat can be done with bias tape. Yes, you can get shiny metallic bias tape ready made. As the majority of the design is angular, you might be able to just applique bias tape for much of it (the wing like parts, the triangles, the triangle decoration on the tails of the tabard). The metallic stuff doesn't iron as easily as the cotton kind, but you can get tiny skinny Heat n' Bond rolls for doing exactly that kind of work (you might have to go to a quilting shop to get it). DEFINITELY TEST on some scrap fabric. The good news is one package of cotton bias tape and a roll of Heat n'Bond is less than $10, so it's not a dramatic cost to practice before moving forward.

Draw the pattern on your fabric with chalk or pencil, but do not cut.Do the pretty stuff on the tabard. Then cut it out. This allows small adjustments in case things got slightly askew during the sewing part. Then cut it out, trim the edges, then sew front to back. Trust me on that Order of Operations, I've done many projects that had multiple steps.[/QUOTE]

Thank you sooooo much!
I've gotten a lot of progress done on the tabard using the heat n bond and the sewing! I bought the pattern, but it turns out either the seller was a scam or they sent me the wrong item (A mickey mouse plush to be exact). I'm probably going to look up patterns on youtube and trial and error. Again, Sarqso!

#6 Penlowe on 1 year ago

Yay progress! please post pictures when you are done!

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