I recently got around to finishing my Gin mask for cosplaying!!! I read the manga a long time ago, but I just recently watched the movie for it!! Even though I already knew what was going to happen in the end, I still cried a lot!!! (Q ヘQ)
So I finally got off my lazy butt and finished painting the details on the mask after weeks of leaving it plain white.
I was so afraid to paint on it for fear of messing it up really bad, but it all turned out really well!! hahaha I'm happy with it!
This is my process of making multi-colored/multi-paneled garments. The concept is pretty straight-forward, so itís not revolutionary or anything ó but Iíve done many costumes that have needed special paneling of colors, and whether it be a bodysuit, a jacket, pants, whatever, you can use this basic principle for all of them.
Basically, it involves making a mockup to determine where the pieces will go, and using that to draft a pattern.