*Images have been fixed.*
It’s no secret that I’m a huge Persona 3 fan. Now that I have some spare time with school settling down, I thought I’d start on one of my cosplay projects. I won’t reveal who I’m cosplaying quite yet (hint, it’s a SEES member), but I’ll be sharing the project’s progress and my steps as I proceed.
- Red cloth that has a length four times the circumference of the arm (plus a bit extra length).
- Black thread/floss (thinner = more precise. thicker = more uniform.)
Making the Armband
Step 1) Find a reference image. Cry at how too perfect and boring it is.
Step 2) Obtain the main body, aka a red cloth. Sew the outer edges in while putting in the black outer lines. I’ll be using a backstitch to try to make the line as neat and solid as possible. The spacing for the stitches were about an inch apart. Too far apart and the stitch doesn’t hold itself together well enough. Too close and the line risks looking jagged. I made the length of the cloth twice the circumference of my upper arm as I will be folding it on itself before making into a loop to hide all of the sewing in the inside of the actual band.
Step 3) Repeat for the other side
Step 4) Flip over and admire your handiwork (or in case, cry because your lines aren’t perfect).
Step 5) Decide the choice of thread was too thin and sew another line on top of the existing one. Except be too lazy to do the span of the entire armband and just accentuate the side that’s facing outwards.
Embroidering the S.E.E.S. Logo
Step 1) Start with the first letter, the S. Keep all lines pointing in the same direction and slowly form the letter. Embroidering the outline then filling it it is acceptable, but not preferred. That method makes it less uniform.
Looping the Armband
Step 1) Fold the single strip armband to overlap itself and sew it shut.
Step 2) Overlap the two ends and sew across that overlap.
Transform into a dog
Step 1) Cosplaying as Koromaru is tough. Give up.
Igor would be proud.