Fabric help Quirky Turkey

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#1 wormkaizer on 2 years ago

Hi!

I want to do the quirky turkey costume from Bob's burgers, but I'm not sure what fabric to use for the main body of the costume and in her head.

I'm pretty new at sewing, so I was hoping to use an easy to work with fabric that's breathable. I tried to find something that was mostly premise, but nothing comes to close to the color or style. I don't want to be drenched in sweat the whole time I'm wearing it. Any tips would be great! Thanks!

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-wormkaizer

#2 Penlowe on 2 years ago

This is a 'fur suit', which means hot, cumbersome to wear, and requires more than beginner sewing skill. I started writing an essay about this costume but it all boils down to one thing: I'm pretty sure you are not yet experienced enough at making or wearing big costumes to be successful with this specific one.

Put this on the back burner until you've built up your skills and knowledge base.

#3 lunaflora on 2 years ago

It just looks like a loose onesie pajama with fabric or foam feathers attached to it. You might want to look into the adult pajama patterns for that. you could probably use any fabric you want for this, really. Maybe you can use a fleece. It will be a bit stuffy, however. As stuffy as a polyester onesie pajama will be, anyways. This costume doesn't scream "high quality", it's more "tacked together." For the hood/headpiece, perhaps a paper mache head would be easiest. With some straps to secure it to the head it might not be that big a problem.

#4 wormkaizer on 2 years ago

[QUOTE=lunaflora;5061072]It just looks like a loose onesie pajama with fabric or foam feathers attached to it. You might want to look into the adult pajama patterns for that. you could probably use any fabric you want for this, really. Maybe you can use a fleece. It will be a bit stuffy, however. As stuffy as a polyester onesie pajama will be, anyways. This costume doesn't scream "high quality", it's more "tacked together." For the hood/headpiece, perhaps a paper mache head would be easiest. With some straps to secure it to the head it might not be that big a problem.[/QUOTE]

Thanks! Yeah, I think I'll have to use fleece it could be worse. :3. Thanks for your help!

#5 Scunosi on 2 years ago

First I just wanna say, this is not a fursuit by any means. I don't think you'd get much by looking up those tutorials, especially if you want it to look intentionally rough and homemade.

I don't know if I'd recommend fleece if you're looking for cool/breathable. It's breathable I guess but it will get hot especially with all the padding. Since it's so oversized I don't think stretch will be an issue, so I'd recommend looking into like a cool linen or something, I don't normally work with that kind of fabric but I think it'd be best. Would possibly also look more "homemade." But fleece would be very cheap and easy to work with if you don't have much experience.

Honestly the closest pattern you'll find for this is going to be baby/toddler Halloween costumes, which are typically little sacks filled with stuffing. If you can figure out how those work then apply it to a you-sized general pattern I think you'll be good.

For the head it's obviously meant to be paper mache so that's what I'd use. It'll be bulky but if you keep it hollow I don't think it should be that heavy. For the feather details I'd recommend stiffened felt as it'll keep it's shape without much/any work.

#6 wormkaizer on 2 years ago

[QUOTE=Scunosi;5061110]First I just wanna say, this is not a fursuit by any means. I don't think you'd get much by looking up those tutorials, especially if you want it to look intentionally rough and homemade.

I don't know if I'd recommend fleece if you're looking for cool/breathable. It's breathable I guess but it will get hot especially with all the padding. Since it's so oversized I don't think stretch will be an issue, so I'd recommend looking into like a cool linen or something, I don't normally work with that kind of fabric but I think it'd be best. Would possibly also look more "homemade." But fleece would be very cheap and easy to work with if you don't have much experience.

Honestly the closest pattern you'll find for this is going to be baby/toddler Halloween costumes, which are typically little sacks filled with stuffing. If you can figure out how those work then apply it to a you-sized general pattern I think you'll be good.

For the head it's obviously meant to be paper mache so that's what I'd use. It'll be bulky but if you keep it hollow I don't think it should be that heavy. For the feather details I'd recommend stiffened felt as it'll keep it's shape without much/any work.[/QUOTE]

Thanks a bunch for your suggestions! I will look into using linen and for a infant/toddler pattern to help with my costume. :3. I've been very excited to make this costume and I hope it turns out well.

#7 StarsOfCassiopeia on 2 years ago

In reference to above, I think Penlowe's fursuit mention is more related to the head part. You'll have to create some base framework for that and cover it, which can be a pretty complicated beginner project. So fair warning. (A chicken wire base for paper mache is an option. Couch foam, or expanding foam, is also an option. No matter what you do something that large on your head is going to feel kinda heavy, so try to keep it as light as possible.)

In terms of pattern, the infant onesie is the right idea, but save yourself the trouble and just get an[URL="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004OA7IUW/ref=asc_df_B004OA7IUW5134492/?tag=hyprod-20&creative=394997&creativeASIN=B004OA7IUW&linkCode=df0&hvadid=194007750414&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=3297567235575950807&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9052063&hvtargid=pla-310063434373"] adult costume onesie pattern[/URL], or a [URL="https://heycutsew.com/products/010-kigurumi"]kigurumi pattern[/URL]. You'll have to shorten the legs on those but luckily that isn't TOO hard an adjustment.

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