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Post By Kelchup. 14/04/09, 03:26 pm

I want to make Asuka from Tekken. Probably the dark ressurection version
(black and red) as its easier to find than light blue..
Heres a pic of it

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HOW THE DUCE!?
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Post By Guest. 14/04/09, 03:34 pm

LEATHER!!!!

Sexah!!

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Post By Kelchup. 14/04/09, 04:01 pm

BUT HOW DO YOU SEW LEATHER!? Have I taken on too much for a novice?!?!
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Post By Freddie. 14/04/09, 04:02 pm

Leather Is my Forte. I love tanning it and such.

Sewing it, not so much. Icky stuff Razz
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Post By Kelchup. 14/04/09, 04:35 pm

Whats tanning it..? o.o
What do I dooooo urrrgh XDXD
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Post By Pyro. 14/04/09, 04:46 pm

Ahh, leather, how we hate thee.

IDEA: Use PVC!! Easier to sew, and gives a similar effect! It won't have the body or weight to it that it looks like you're wanting, but it'll make it easier for a novice to sew.

LEATHER HURTS TO SEW. Dx
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Post By Kelchup. 14/04/09, 04:48 pm

OKAY! I will take any easy road that flings itself before my feet x_x

I dooooo soooo love this outfit.
Now, gloves? Boots? Any hints?????
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Post By CMKMStephens. 14/04/09, 04:51 pm

Kelchup wrote:
Whats tanning it..? o.o
What do I dooooo urrrgh XDXD

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanning
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Post By firecat70. 14/04/09, 05:48 pm

The crotch has a pattern on it!!! Clap




For the gloves you could get white gloves, cut off the fingers. Then get two pairs of red elbow pads and use one for hands, one for elbows. The black stuff you could probz get away with using PVC and some belty things on that?
The boots look like shoes with braces on them? So get shoes like that, the red socks with the black stripes at the top (rugby/sports store?) You could make the black stuff out of foam (the sheets that you can buy at the $2, I think you can paint them... somehow) and the rest looks like elasticy material.
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Post By Static. 15/04/09, 01:53 am

For the boots and gloves, look at shinguards in sporting stores - might find something suitable, and then you can modify down from there.
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Post By Guest. 15/04/09, 02:22 am

I actually think that you would need a special machine to sew leather, or a least a special needle...

Go with PVC, much easier Very Happy

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Post By Kitten Slave. 15/04/09, 02:33 am

Sexeh costume...
You are too young for me to perv over...

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I do not approve....
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Post By Static. 15/04/09, 05:16 am

lmao - thwarted in your lechery!

I second (third, fourth, whatever..) the PVC advice - I found some matte leather-look PVC a while ago, it was cheaper than leather or your average shiny PVC by about ten bucks/metre, and it looks great :) I bought it at Spotlight in Hastings about three years ago...it may be a regularly stocked item, I'm not sure. Otherwise upholstery vinyl has the same texture, but I wouldn't recommend it - too havy. Would be great for accents on gloves and boots though Very Happy
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Post By Rolly. 15/04/09, 07:42 am

Total unrelated post - I learnt was tanning was from playing Runescape quite a few years ago. sweatdrop

Boots? Hmmm... maybe you should make a boot cover of sorts so it's possible to sew/decorate the details on? Sorry, being no help here. D:
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Post By JVCA. 15/04/09, 08:16 am

I agree with static - those don't look like boots to me, they look like sneakers with long red sports socks and shin guards over them. :3
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Post By Mischa. 15/04/09, 01:02 pm

I found a really light "buttery" fake leather on a fabric backing at Arthur Toyes early this year. You can see it in my icon to the right. I ironed it to interfacing and it was a dream to sew with.

EDIT: the collar


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Post By JVCA. 15/04/09, 01:16 pm

That sounds like a voile to me. o_O
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Post By Kelchup. 16/04/09, 01:27 am

firecat70 wrote:
The crotch has a pattern on it!!! Clap

XD XD XD XD XD XD XD XD XD XD XD XD XD XD XD XD XD XD sweatdrop

Yay! Thank you all for your help there is soooo much help! thumbsup

I will go forth and make the sneakers-with-long-red-sports-socks-and-shin-guards-over-them soon as they sound quite easy described like that nodnod

And frond some PVA :grin: :grin:

That was an emoticion friendly post. emo
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Post By Highlander. 21/06/09, 10:02 am

FRED wrote:
Leather Is my Forte. I love tanning it and such.

Sewing it, not so much. Icky stuff Razz

Fred you are officially on my list of favourite people in the world. That's if you were not already, cause I never thought about it before. But tanning good. Have you ever done vegetable tanning?

Kelchup wrote:
Whats tanning it..? o.o
What do I dooooo urrrgh XDXD

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I actually think that you would need a special machine to sew leather, or a least a special needle...

Go with PVC, much easier Very Happy

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A bit late, but you need to use the right needles to sew leather with a machine.
However you can hand sew it. Punch holes in using a sharp bradawl. Then thread the waxed thread through the holes. Does take patience and effort, but so does any hand sewing.
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Post By JVCA. 21/06/09, 11:16 am

@Highlander: I love you for that advice. *was looking at making Admin's torso armour for Edge out of leather*
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Post By Tails. 01/07/09, 11:19 am

Ooo good luck! When ya planning on wearing it?
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