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Tutorial: How to modify patterns for Cosplay by Malindachan Tutorial: How to modify patterns for Cosplay by Malindachan
There are so many different things you can do with pre-existing patterns to get what you want in a costume. This tutorial just lists a few examples, but hopefully it's something that can get you started if you've never tried this before! :) Some experience with patterns might be required to understand this to the fullest.

Also, please excuse my typos. XD I made this late at night haha.

Attack on Titan/Shingeki no Kyojin is (c) Hajime Isayama
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rolland69 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
excellent
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Yuki-Mitsuoki Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for making this tutorial :D (Big Grin) 
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DaffodilLion Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This was really helpful, thank you so much! I'm making a Ryo Marufuji school coat, and having a little trouble with the neckband, but this cleared things up for me! Thanks again! :)
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MythNeko Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for making this! I didn't know how I was going to manage to get/make a jacket, but this should help!
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Paradox-i Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Hello! I'm making an Attack on Titan cosplay myself and was wondering if you could help me clear up a few things about the coat. I'm cosplaying Armin (or Hanji), and using the survey corps for the patches. The point is though: how do I make the patches and the symbols to go on the arms? I've been looking at iron-ons but I don't think they will work seeing as the jacket I altered (I' can't fully sew a jacket to save my life) is made from a suede material. Any help?
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Malindachan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Some people sell them online through ebay and whatnot. You don't have to iron them on though; you can still sew them on. Iron-ons can be made using heat-n-bond, but I suppose it depends on the kind of suede you have (I've ironed over a faux home decor suede material just fine before).  If you want to make them yourself there are a couple different methods. Having an embroidery machine can make some really good looking patches, but you have to know how to make the vector and get the machine to do what you want. you can also get printable fabric (often found with printable iron-on transfers) to print the design on. You could also fabric-paint it or do applique, though that can be especially hard for the smaller patches. I personally made a vector and sent it to a company that makes patches, and I ordered a large quantity of them for a group of people. For the back patch I did an applique though because they are more costly to make.
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Paradox-i Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you thank you thank you so much!! This is a HUGE help!
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katcatlinkattack Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your tutorials! they are so useful!
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nycken Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Hoaaa Thank you~ *A*
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Kinlyu Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, I've done the same thing~ I think this might be handy though, more people should attempt to make this stuff themselves ^^
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