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Advice for Halloween costume?
« on: October 10, 2012, 11:36:48 pm »
Ok. I'm going to try to go as Rumplestiltskin for Halloween. If it doesn't work or I don't finish in time, I have a back up. I love dressing up for Halloween. Even if I don't finish in time, I want to make this costume anyway. I need to sew at least one of the parts of my costume. I already know it's not going to be exact due to a limited selection of fabric (and the fact that I do not own leather pants), but I doubt anyone will care as long as I get his general style. Anything I make will be modified if need be to keep enough of my chest covered. I have red, shiny fabric with a kind of square pattern. I can, however, purchase another kind so long as I can find it. I have sewn before and I know that I can do this. There are some things I don't know how to do which is why partially why I'm asking for advice and there is nothing preventing me from learning as I go. If I get any terminology wrong, it's because I can't remember what the word is, but I do get the concept.
I have three options:
I could make this vest. The colour would be wrong, but the pattern is the same and it's a colour he would wear anyway. If I were to go this route, what tips would you suggest? I don't know how to do the eyelets (not that that will stop me from learning), I don't know what the edging is, and I don't know how to make the collar stand up. This one may be my favourite.
http://images.starpulse.com/pictures/2011/05/18/previews/Once%20Upon%20A%20Time2-20110518-44.jpg

Or I could make this coat although I'd probably have to get a different material for it. If I were to go this route, what would you suggest?
http://cdn.smallscreenscoop.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/once-upon-a-time-rumplestiltskin-480x320.jpg

Or I could buy new fabric and make one of his simpler vests. If I were to go this route, what would you suggest? Once again, I don't know how to make the collar stand up.
http://ouat.roneyzone.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/bellerumple-3.jpg

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Re: Advice for Halloween costume?
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2012, 01:25:07 am »
Hi Edge,

I think all things considered, the third option would be best  :) the first two would be really hard for beginner-intermediate sewing projects.

You could probably find the patterns for both parts of the garment in the costume patterns they sell at any fabric store... there are a lot of patterns they sell for like renn faires and you might not have to modify them at all. You can get them very cheap if you look at the sales, I recently bought a bunch of em for 99 cents each. The collar would probably have some thick interfacing in it depending on the pattern you used.

Sorry if it was not that helpful. Good luck with your costume  :)

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Re: Advice for Halloween costume?
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2012, 05:32:57 am »
I think all things considered, the third option would be best  :) the first two would be really hard for beginner-intermediate sewing projects.
:laugh: That just makes me want to do the first one more. But then, there's nothing preventing me from doing both and wearing whichever one gets done/turns out the best.

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