So, I'd love to make a couple of outfits for a convention that I'm going to be going to sometime in the near future. The problem I have is that I'm not totally sure how to create the effect of certain parts of the clothes.
I'm planning to make two outfits for Chi, from the anime/manga, "Chobits." If you've heard of it, great! If you haven't, hopefully your wit in clothing-making can help! I cannot stress enough that ANY advice you have (no matter how minuscule it may seem to you, I'm always looking for help!) will be embraced by me!
After browsing a bit on the forums, I found a few posts that I am certain will inspire me to create both of the costumes; however, any advice you might have would be greatly appreciated!
Image 1: http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y63/shoujo_bubbles/chobits54.jpg
I have no idea how I'd make the sleeves on this one poof out like the way that they do, and I didn't find anything (so far) that really helps in this particular case.
I'm not entirely sure if the hem of the dress will ruffle out like the one she's wearing, unless I do something extra to it. Any advice on specific techniques I can use for that?
Image 2: http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y63/shoujo_bubbles/looking-out-the-window-3287.jpg
The skirt part of this outfit is incredibly poofy! o.o; I assume that I could use tulle or that nylony stuff that I hear so much about. Is it possible to make it as intense as what she's wearing? If not, I'd probably just tone it down to a bit, but I'd love to make it just the way hers is!
Again, the ruffle-ness of the hem/most of the skirt...not -totally- sure how to do that. I would love any help you could provide.
My questions probably make you think, "Man, this girl doesn't know the first thing about making clothing!" Lol, well! It's true that I haven't made many clothes, but it just so happens that I just fail at the ruffle/poofiness.
So! Any advice at all that you may have (even if I didn't include it in my questions), would be greatly appreciated! Thanks a bunch!
Edit: Since I'm going to be walking around, I need shoes to wear. Any thoughts on what kind of footwear you think may look cute with both? Thanks again! <3