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Need of help with vampire knight costume

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 9:57 pm
by aksalle
This is my first cosplay and i want to make a night class girl costume from vampire knight. Need help on the jacket. ... knight.jpg

any help is appreciated. Thanks!!

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:43 pm
by LadyShizuka
Need help on what? Only the jacket? Get a pattern at Wal-mart or Joannes, any cloth store and alter it. its what I had to do. Anything else?
Ps. my pictures are bad dont base it off of them!

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 1:25 am
by Andichan
Ok, so since your request for help was pretty general, I can give you a general answer. I found two patterns that will work pretty well for that jacket.

One is McCalls M4626 shown here: ... mes&page=4
(just be sure that it will close all the way in the front. the original design is meant to be worn open)

And the other is Simplicity 5386 shown here: ... tartRow=11
(the matrix-looking one)

Both would need to be altered a little for length, but generally they have the same silhouette. Adding white bias tape should be an easy way to get the design on there.

As I tell everyone with advice for patterns - always buy them on sale! Joannes will have a sale every couple of weeks where patterns are like $2. NEVER spend more than half price!

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 4:41 pm
by LadyShizuka
lol that would be for the boys jacket. For the girls I used a normal working jacket that looked really similar to it and altered it a bit!

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:21 pm
by Andichan
the only difference between the boys' and girls' jackets is whether they have bust darts or not. in that case, if they are really needed, a women's suit jacket would suffice. The two pattern examples I gave are pretty simple in terms of construction, whereas darts would be a little more difficult.

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:39 pm
by LadyShizuka
Only if you want a straight down jacket and not one that goes in and then slightly comes out again. (or to show of the "womanly" figure). You kinda get what I'm saying? In a way?

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:57 am
by Andichan
I believe the word you are looking for is "tapered," which is why I said a women's suit jacket would work. The matrix-style trench in the link is tapered, if you actually looked at it.