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Topic: Dragon*Con: Vin from Mistborn!  (Read 4624 times)
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« on: September 29, 2010 05:36:13 PM »

The story begins about a month before Dragon*Con.   A friend who loves the Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson asks me if I can sew a mistcloak so she can be Vin.   For reference, this is Vin:  

So we acquire some thrift store wool blend and cut strips.  And strips.  And strips.  A lot of them.   One hundred and twenty three of them, to be exact.  We draft a hidden yoke to hold the thing together.   A lot of pinning, sewing, and cursing (some in Elvish) later, we get the cloak together.   We get a cheap wig and go gangbusters on it with scissors, because her hair is damn near her waist and Vin's is... not.    The end result?  It impressed Sanderson himself.  Yes.   We impressed the author.   The wearer was very comfortable, except for the tripping over her own cloak thingy.

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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2010 06:33:42 PM »

Way to go!   Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2010 05:55:14 AM »

I totally had a nerd-spasm when I saw the awesomeness of this.  I <3 the Mistborn trilogy, but it never would have occurred to me to try and make a mistcloak.  What a great job!
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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2010 03:30:27 PM »

If it ever should occur to you to do so, use a lighter fabric than I did.   Especially if you're wearing it in Atlanta in September.
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