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durints said: Hello! I saw that you are working on Legolas cosplay and so am i! You are so much more ahead in the progress but I would have few questions about how you made the jerkin and about the wig ( you don't have to answer or anything if you don't want to share, i understand :) ) but yeah: did you have a ready pattern or did you make one ? im struggling with the jerkin myself because i can't find a good pattern :( and where did you get your wig if you already have it? Thank you for letting me ask :)!
I don’t mind at all about sharing cosplay tips, but I’m going to publish this because I’ve gotten a couple questions asking about this.
I had to make my own pattern, although I based it off an existing pattern (Simplicity 1552). I had to make quite a few adjustments to the sleeve, seams, and length overall. (These are too complicated to explain over text but basically you have to add a back seam, shorten it, make it angled, etc.)
As for the leather/suede overlays, I am currently embroidering that myself, although I had to make a completely new pattern for that. It wasn’t too difficult, but if you have zero pattern making experience, it might be difficult. (Sorry if I seem patronizing at any point, I just have no idea where you’re at sewing-ability wise!)
As for the wig, mine is a Le Tigre from Arda Wigs. It is on the pricer end but I can use it for at least 3 different cosplays, so I feel like it is definitely worth it.
Other than that, it really is a simple cosplay as long as you have some previous sewing/pattern making experience! Hope I could help!
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