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Madoka Kaname ~Magical Dress~ Cosplay Design Draft

By Hollitaima
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This whole anime is so cute, and when you take a close look at the girls outfits they are so goddamn intricate, damn I didn't realise how long breaking it down to basics would be. Anyway, here is the first of my Puella magi cosplay pattern draft series.

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Pattern sizing help:

Here’s a tutorial I made on making body contouring patterns
even for less fitted things it can be used to make a simple pattern to size up all my pattern drafts on


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GenaMBabin's avatar
I've never seen this anime, but have always been in love with the dress. Thank you for posting this! It's an awesome reference.
demongirl228's avatar
how do i use this pattern?
HanaYuno's avatar
I really want to sew myself a dress like this.. I know how to sew the skirt.. but I am totally lost with how to do the top part :/
Hollitaima's avatar
Hi there, I recently made a tutorial on body contouring, it may help you make the top part so it's fitted ~ you can then apply the various shapes to it x

HanaYuno's avatar
thank you so much!
I'll try that
saffy10a's avatar
about how much fabric will i need for the whole cosplay? Ive never shopped for fabric before so i dont know what i need. also, how much did this all cost?
Hollitaima's avatar
Hello there, I would estimate

5 to 6 metres of white fabric 
1/2 metre of yellow fabric
4 metres of pink
1/2 metre of cerise red

at the cheapest, If it was all out of poly cotton or equal weight fabric it would cost around £12/£20 for fabric alone x
saffy10a's avatar
thank you so much
i realised it would be costly ehh but thats okay cause im using it for a group with my friends and thatll be worth it
Hollitaima's avatar
yeah, good cosplay unfortunately does, but you need the amount of fabric, particularly in the skirt to give it a good shape xxx
saffy10a's avatar
about how much fabric should this take?
koneko-chan8's avatar
can you make a kyoko sakura pattern please?i want make the cosplay but i'm completely clueless when it comes to making patterns. Bad Augury..Onion 
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I'm trying to download the full size pattern but I'm just getting redirected to this page and I don't know why :(
the-iron-sea's avatar
Nevermind, I got it.
TheAwesomeNessy's avatar
I am currently making a Madoka Kaname and this was the guide I used, it is helping so much! Thank you! :D
Phloon's avatar
what does the circles mean?
Hollitaima's avatar
I think your referring to the semi circles on certain sides? They represent cut-along-folds in the pattern, where the pattern piece is cut with that side along a folded edge of fabric~ to create a reflected side without a seam~

Here is a full file for it I produced [link]
Phloon's avatar
Oh~ Thank you so much!
Could you also explain how the poofy sleeves work? .w.
Dizzy-tan's avatar
This is gonna seem a tad random, but how exactly would one size these correctly?
Hollitaima's avatar
Hi there! I do offer a commission paid service for specifically sending correct standard measurements and sizing to people (see profile ID)

However, If you want to size them correctly yourself; you will have to make measurements of your body and translate them with seam allowances, or make translations in size using pre-existing clothes, or take each individual shape and scale up to a wearable size.

Unfortunately I have recently taken a job being paid to translate the sizing of pattern shapes, it would be contradicting myself to do so on my own patterns for free ^^;
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how much does that usually cost?
Dizzy-tan's avatar
Of course, I fully understand xD I'll get back to you about it later.
xXCAEXx's avatar
You're the perfect human!
Thanks so much for making these! :)
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ヽ(*≧ω≦)ノ why thanku <3
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