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dftkarin
« on: October 15, 2013 08:59:48 AM »

Can anyone help me find a simple hooded cloak (like a grin reaper style cloak) tutorial with pictures to help me figure out what to do?  My son wants to be the "Red Death" from the Edgar Allen Poe story - and has asked me to sew a full length red cloak and he plans to use facepaint to make his face look like a skull (which should be only peeking out from a big hood).  I have searched and searched and there are a ton of tutorials without any pictures - and I've searched youtube too. Can anyone point me in the right direction?  I'm hoping the pattern will mostly have rectangles and very simple construction.

Thanks!!!

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AlenaSelene
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2013 11:52:28 AM »

This site doesn't have pics but scroll down a bit to see a drawing of the pattern pieces and how they are laid out on the fabric. http://www.eg.bucknell.edu/~lwittie/sca/garb/cloak.html

The simplest cloak is just a donut shape with a slit, in other words, a big circle with a smaller circle cut out of the center. Nicer hoods are slightly shaped, but for a quick and dirty Halloween costume that won't be worn again, you can get away with a simple rectangle shape.

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