Hi I was wondering how you went about this cosplay? I am planning on doing a Snow cosplay myself and this one seems to be her most well known costume. Could you help be with fabrics and possibly patterns?
hi! This outfit was sort of a pain when it came to actually making it, mostly because I'd never done anything like this before. The vest is made of real leather that I sewed together in strips to make the vest, and I didn't use a pattern for that at all. just sort of went with it. The few panels that were fabric were made of a fabric i already had, and i sewed them in instead of the leather in those places. Then, after I'd sewed the entire vest together, I stained it all with shoe polish to get the color a bit better. Then I hand stitched around every panel to add the detailing. it took about 25 hours to do all of the hand stitching alone. I wanted to cry. The fur is Tibetan lambskin that i had to iron to get flatter, and it still needs some more ironing to make it less poofy. I could probably draw out a picture for you on each panel and which is fabric and which is leather if you'd be interested. I just used some screencaps to estimate the size of the vest.
This was the first pair of pants that I ever made, and i think they are moleskin? They don't have any give which is a pain in the ass. I made a basic pair of pants first, using a general patter from joanns for a pair that had no crotch zipper, and then i seamripped out the center. The laces were actually done on a separate strip of the fabric that i'd already measured. I sewed laces on and then did a tan ribbon overtop, and then that all got sewn onto the pants to hide the side seam.
The shirt i did without a pattern, so I can't really help you with that, sorry. You could probably find a shirt pattern to modify in the costume section for most pattern companies though. The bag and gloves I did without a pattern as well.
The belt was annoying - I bought a random belt that had a large thin circle buckle, and cut the belt off. Then I use bolt cutters to cut a large chunk out of the belt, and sanded it to not be too sharp. Then, using friendly-Plastic, I sculpted the buckle design onto the buckle, and then spraypainted it all gold and antiqued it. the belt itself is just leftover brown upholstery suede.
I ran out of time before the con to actually weather it and make it dirty - i was seriously still sewing it in the hotel room at the convention since I massively procrastinated and made this entire outfit and 4 others in less than a month. I'm going to go back in and dirty it up for next time.
I'd be more than happy to answer any questions on how I did anything. good luck!