Hello!! Sorry for the incredibly late reply! I make all my hood patterns by tracing whatever hoodie I have lying around and then making it around 2" bigger around the curved side. Then you can test it with a mockup and adjust the size further. The material will also change how a hood sits on your head - this material is a heavy black crepe (very limp and drapey) lined with a red cotton knit (has a little bit more stiffnes to it, but not much). Good luck!
Thanks! I actually experimented a bunch and I think I figured it out. Also, the basic design for your Dark Brotherhood cosplay I saw at Denver Comic Con left and right, which I thought was awesome and I hope to see more of your cosplays on here!
this is rediculously awesome! and it really helps that you gave out written instructions on how you made it! this really helped a lot cuz i wanted to do a dark brotherhood cosplay next year and wanted to start planning. love the cosplay!
This is so impressive, awesome work!! The armour looks very detailed, do you mind me asking how you pulled it together? I'm thinking of doing a cosplay in the Dark Brotherhood armour and I'm not exactly sure where to start haha
Thank you soooo much!!! I love wearing this costume! It is so fun to sneak around like a ninja everywhere hahaha. I wrote up a little blurb on how I made most things, check it out on coscom: [link] and let me know if you have any other questions!
I got SO lucky with Tali because when I walked into the fabric store to get the purple fabric, it was on sale for like, buy 1m get 3m free. So that was super cheap, and then I ran into good luck with everything else too hahaha. And this one, I got lucky because my grandparents were reupholstering a chair with the exact colour of vinyl I needed, so I used their scraps to make the boots. I am very lucky hahaha.
Thanks a lot dude, it was probably the most expensive of my costumes to date but I try to take my time so I can get the sweet deals... $$$ Working at a fabric store helps too because I know when all our sales are on!
The base shirt and leggings are a cotton knit, then the "vest" and all the red parts are vinyl. All the rivets are metal split-pins. I also used a bit of real leather for the back panel and the hood was some random polyester blend I had lying around.
Mehrune's Razor is made of cardboard and paper mache, and I hope to remake it soon out of something much stronger... haven't decided what my plan for that is yet.
I really do love the way you style your hair when you cosplay Astrid, so that it sticks out from your hood vs Astrids hair in the game. It adds a nice and cute touch! Did you wear contacts? Or just take your glasses off for the shoot? I hope you can see without them. I can't. Oh, and what's that thing on your Black Handbag? Reminds me of Portal.
Oh I'm so glad to hear that I took some creative liberties there because the way she has her hair (french braids on the side and the rest is loose) would be TOTALLY IMPRACTICAL within a hood, so I figured she would either tie it all up or just fully braid it all. It gives it kind of that last feminine touch.
I didn't have contacts on, so I couldn't see ANYTHING! LOL! I didn't wear them on stage either, so I was really hoping I wasn't going to trip or step off the stage or anything... HAHA. The good news is I couldn't see the crowd... so it took some pressure off XD Everything more than four feet away from my face is pretty damn blurry.
And yes hahaha that's Wheatley!!!! My favourite pin that I got this year
Hey, thanks for the tip, "I didn't have contacts on, so I couldn't see ANYTHING! The good news is I couldn't see the crowd... so it took some pressure off."
I followed your method and took my glasses off right before I stepped on the stage for the costume contest last weekend. You were right, it was so blurry I couldn't see the nearly 200 faces staring at me and that helped eleviate SO much pressure... I still trembled like a new born puppy though XD Yeah I was nervous.
I didn't place though :*( But I still had fun. Thanks for the advice and inspiration.
That's so funny!!! I'm so glad it helped you too LOL!! I think I avoided trembling because for like the... hour or so before the actual stage-walking when we were behind stage, I was running and jumping around like a madman LOL. I had this ridiculous amount of adrenaline that I just had to use up XD
I think we're lucky as glasses-wearers that we can choose when we do or don't want to see XDDD
Oh, you finished it! I've seen pictures of you in this outfit, before, and always thought it was really well done. But I wondered why you didn't do the trousers and shoes and such, too, as the rest of your cosplay was so very detailed. It makes me happy to see that you continued and improved it a lot, now. I'm especially in love with the pieces of black leather you used on the upper part of the body. (That's exactly the part that I still have to do on my own Dark Brotherhood Cosplay. I really hated that shoulder part even with the red leather. A friend of mine and me had to redo it several times as it wouldn't work as planned >_<). And the hood looks so well, too.
Oh!!! You're one of the other Dark Brotherhood cosplay folks! I have to say, yours is AMAZING. I love how you made the shirt longer so that those 4 triangle-red-pieces are part of the shirt instead of part of the pants, it looks very good.
Shoulders are always trouble because they have to bend SO much x_x Thankfully I found a red vinyl coat made of an extremely thin, soft vinyl with a slight stretch that I used for most of the red vinyl. That's why a lot of mine sort of curves and stretches instead of sticking out. The black vinyl used for the upper part is also fairly thin and soft. It would be hard to make that out of a thicker vinyl and still have it be form-fitting.
Thank you so much for all the comments. I really am thrilled to hear from you because I think your work is sooooo good. Great job!!!
Why, thank you. *_* I didn't expect getting an answer that is rather a compliment on my work than anything else *lol*. I really feel very, very honoured you like our Shrouded Armors, too, as I think your Cosplay is so amazingly detailed and neat and I'm sure you see on our Armors every missing detail and every departure from the Original Armor. XD
Stretchy Vinyl! Now that you say that (and I see it on you) that seems to be such a great idea. We used synthetic leather, as we thought that would suit the look of an Armor. However, although that "leather" is thin, too, and really good to work with, it unfortunately is not so stratchy. What made sewing on it rather difficult. >_< Especially on the parts that bend so much - as shoulders, elbows and knees. That's why some parts are sewed rather losely or not fixed at all, like the parts around the hips. ^^°
You're very welcome. I really like your armor for the detailed and neat work. *_* And, again: Thank you in return.