So we bought the fabric together, got his measurements, and then life got in the way and I only had about 3 weeks before PAX to make it.
And what a journey that was.
I bought Simplicity 5840 since the other pattern that had star wars costumes was discontinued.
|Simplicity 5840: i.e. not very screen accurate...|
|My dressform is for the ladies...so boobs.|
The over robe was pretty straight forward. I followed the pattern pretty closely and put in ties on the sides and fronts to secure both the under robe and over robe. The only thing that the over robe was missing was the shoulder flare-outs which I stitched in attaching the sleeve hem to the shoulder hem about 1.5" - 2" inches up.
|Over robe: Our window screen is Totoro, painted by my brother.|
|I didn't make the leather belt from the reference picture, so I used one of my fashion belts.|
The outermost robe was probably the easiest, despite having to add the same shoulder flares. The only issue with that was that it was SOOOOOO much fabric. For the first time ever in my cosplaying years, I ran out of thread.
|A lot of swearing ensued...|
|Twilight Sparkle sweater vest.|
Hopefully, there will be more progress soon!