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Tutorial: Puffy sleeves

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Orz, I'll have you know this was done -VERY- quickly. I forced myself to do it because otherwise it would have been exactly the same as the Miki hat tutorial incident - it would have taken me MONTHS to complete the tutorial XD; *beyond lazy*

Somebody requested help on doing puffy sleeves, I was working on my Haine cosplay at the same time therefore I said I'd take pictures along the way and put up a tutorial for it~ So here we have it! It was done in 5 minutes at 1am therefore the wording may be a bit rough 8D;

Haine cosplay is totally in progress and that jacket is a mock up lolol. *needs longer wig*

Example of finished cosplay with puffy sleeves:

*will post clearer pictures once I take them!*
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538x2469px 822.88 KB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 450D
Shutter Speed
1/64 second
Aperture
F/4.0
Focal Length
23 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Aug 8, 2009, 12:20:06 AM
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Lady-Koisuki's avatar
Holy shiz thank you for this tutorial! I needed this to make the dress for my Five Nights at Freddy's Chica cosplay and these shoulders will definitely complete the dress! Thank you!!!
umitoka's avatar
OMG THANK YOU!!! I am cosplaying as someone with puffy sleeves, and all the other tutorials involved cutting weird slits and random stuff into the fabric and I was COMPLETELY confused. Your method is a TON easier! Thanks so much! :)
Medonii's avatar
Do you think that I can use this for Madoka's school uniform top ?
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Ceimisia's avatar
omg this is great! thank you :-D
also OMG HAINEEEE ♥
wierdandfreakyart's avatar
:iconcraiplz: omg!!!i've been looking for a tutorial like this for MONTHS!!!im so glad that you made this ;;u;; makes me soooooooo happy!
Destinys-spirits's avatar
Awwww you're so sweet :heart:
Thank you! I'm glad this tutorial makes you happy x)
Pastelette's avatar
Ahh, so that's how you make the puffy sleeves! I'm surprised to find this kind of tutorial, thanks for sharing!
Great job! I fav this so I can come back to that tutorial in the future! Perfect! =)
Destinys-spirits's avatar
No problem, thank you for faving it! I'm glad you find it helpful. Admittedly looking back at it I don't think it's the best of tutorials, but the basic principals of gathering the fabric is shown in the photos so I guess people haven't moaned at me yet hah! Wishing you the best of luck for future projects :)
Pastelette's avatar
It's quite basic but still pretty good tho. It gives me an idea on how to make a puffy sleeve. I thought it looks hard at 1st, but the instruction looks easy to follow.

Though I was quite confused on the gathering the fabric part. =p Do you mean like squish the fabric together, or something like that? :o Because when I tried it with scrap fabric, it didn't look quite the same as yours. =)
Destinys-spirits's avatar
Yeah gathering is basically where you take a length of fabric and squish it together (you can do this by doing a wide running stitch and then grab one end and pull it tight).
Say you want the poof to be twice the size of your arm. Literally make the sleeve twice as big and then pull it tight to the measurement of your arm and it'll poof out.
Pastelette's avatar
Ooh ok I see now =D
lrignafemina's avatar
I finally find one! Ukraine accuracy, here I come!
Destinys-spirits's avatar
Yay! Glad it'll come in handy x) Good luck!
annesterling's avatar
Hm! ^.^ I'll just have to favorite this for quick access!
Destinys-spirits's avatar
Hehe, thanks for the fave x)
I hope it's useful!
annesterling's avatar
I'll definitely use it..... eventually.
Luna-RoxCosplay's avatar
...I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!
:tighthug:
This helps me a great deal. Thank you ^^
Destinys-spirits's avatar
WOOO I'M LOVED! 8D
I'm glad it's helpful x) Thank you very much for the fave!! <333
Luna-RoxCosplay's avatar
XD WOOO Indeed :D
No problem! This is like the holy grail for me at the moment XD
LittleRainbowGirl's avatar
Oh my god I love you x3 I needed a tutorial for my Hitagi cosplay,and now I don't have to go buy a stupid pattern that I would screw up anyway xD
Thank you~
Destinys-spirits's avatar
Yaaay! Glad it's helpful x) *happydance*
Haha, I don't tend to get on with patterns myself, I very very rarely use them! Usually I just guess and hope it works LOL!

You're welcome~~ I'd love to see the finished results if possible x)
LittleRainbowGirl's avatar
Haha I do he same thing, but my mom is always bugging me with "Katie you have to use a pattern or you can't make the -insert cosplay thing here-.
Lol anyway thanks C:
zhellyzee's avatar
Thanks so much for making this! I think it'll be really helpful for future cosplays! 8D
Destinys-spirits's avatar
You're welcome! Thank you for the fave ^_^
I hope you find it useful : D
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