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!
Oh wow thank you! I have been looking for someone to explain a lot on how they made it, and you're the first! ^^ I really want to try this cosplay out since I have time to make it. Although I'm dying to do another one of Snow's costumes...possibly you have any ideas how to go about it?
that's the outfit i'm working on for snow for this year. The only things i have so far is the fabric. I haven't had a change to sit and try to figure out a pattern yet. How much experience with sewing do you have?
What a coincidence! C: Pretty much most of the basics. Although I don't use a serger as often because I don't own one. I have to use the schools. Would you say it's to difficult for me to do? My friend is making me decide what to cos this year, and I really wanted to do once. But, Snow's battle outfit for season 2 I like so much better than her season 1. But I've heard this one will be a challenge.