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Post By Lowkey. 22/01/10, 03:47 am

So anybody who's been entranced by the trippy patterns that pass for backgrounds, clothing, and hair in Gankutsuou will understand my dilemma - I'm planning to at least attempt to cosplay the Count of Monte Cristo, but I've absolutely no bloody idea what to do for the lining of his cloak.
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I'm debating between finding a few different solid-colour silks or other shiny fabrics and just sewing as many as I can into a random patchwork, or hoping I can luck out and find an equally intense, similarly-coloured print somewhere - maybe sourcing a kimono? - somebody mentioned painting but I'm not sure anybody I know could do something that ... detailed. There might be the capacity to have Juxtapoz enlarge the print from screen and then see how many iron-on transfer sheets are needed to cover such a huge cloak, but that might look like its caught athlete's foot with all the peeling and all.

Any suggestions?
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Post By Pyro. 22/01/10, 03:59 am

I'd probably go with iron-on transfers or something. I doubt a pattern like that is going to be something you'll find anywhere.

(or you could be hardout and embroider it all, like I'm planning to do when I cosplay the Count. xD)
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Post By JVCA. 22/01/10, 04:09 am

It will be INCREDIBLY difficult to match up the lines with iron on transfers, I'd say - not to mention expensive for the whole lining.

You could embroider it as Pyro says, but that would be a LOT of work (though would be AWESOME) - what I PERSONALLY would do is look at the quilting fabrics sections in your local fabric stores and see if you can find something suitably bright.

I had a lot of patterned fabrics that I needed to find for Rosa, and I just kept looking in the quilting fabric and the upholstery fabric sections until I could find something similar enough to the ref pic. nodnod

You could go down the painting route and simplify the design maybe, so it would be a bit easier? You can make a stencil out of duraceal - it works well because you can stick it down so it doesn't move while you're painting it.
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Post By Static. 22/01/10, 04:36 am

I'm with JVCA - quilting fabric will be your best bet, I'm sure I've seen something pretty similar to that in Spotlight recently. :)
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Post By Winds-Of-Despair. 22/01/10, 05:46 am

This person for the inside of the cape used iron on transfers and she said it took about 40 http://www.cosplay.com/costume/153730/

I also found a similar looking pattern on the joaan website but now I can't find it. But this looks some what similar http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/productdetail.jsp?CATID=cat3075&PRODID=zprd_02217073a ...maybe not since it's a bit too red

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Re: Drastic print effect sought, assistance required
Post By Lowkey. 22/01/10, 10:05 am

Pyro wrote:
(or you could be hardout and embroider it all, like I'm planning to do when I cosplay the Count. xD)
Good god woman. God good. What brand of crack are you using?

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This person for the inside of the cape used iron on transfers and she said it took about 40 http://www.cosplay.com/costume/153730/
That is very impressive indeed. If manage something half as wonderful I'd be pretty stoked. <___< Inside of cloak is very interesting: I wonder how durable it is? There's a couple of iron-on transfer'd t-shirts floating around the house and they're all in varying states of degradation, design wise. That said my very useful brother tells me he can produce an A4-vector of the design but I'm going to have to work out how much fourty sheets of good transfer paper is going to put me back.

I did find but not buy (hello unemployed-ness) some batik today that had almost the right colours but none of the pattern, very similar to below fanart which I might have to go with depending. Hmmmmmn.
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Thank you for the swift and helpful responses. O:
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Re: Drastic print effect sought, assistance required
Post By Pyro. 22/01/10, 10:27 am

@Ithurial- my secret is to not just restrict myself to one brand of crack, but to mix a lot of them together into one insane recipe for mad cosplay. 8D
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Re: Drastic print effect sought, assistance required
Post By CMKMStephens. 22/01/10, 10:36 am

Here is another option:

http://www.digitex.co.nz/Digital_Textile_Printing.htm

I had them do my Golden Sun world map:

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Re: Drastic print effect sought, assistance required
Post By JVCA. 22/01/10, 01:52 pm

*bookmarks link* Thanks for that - I'm SURE that link will come in handy in the future! Very Happy How much did the GS World Map cost to print?
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Post By CMKMStephens. 22/01/10, 02:23 pm

Arm and leg territory; but I expect that actually using their services to create rolls of printed fabric as intended might be cheaper than having a durable map on satin fabric done.
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