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Bunny Girl Bodysuit Tutorial and Pattern

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My First Tutorial! Bunny Girl Body Suit

Just in time for halloween! I have been making body suit costumes since 2007 and I still really have no idea how to do it. BUT I did document how I threw my latest strapless red bodysuit for my traditional bunny girl costume together. You may have seen me in this at Animethon 2012 or at Anime Revolution 2012. I make All my own patterns so my ideas are kinda non-conventional and ways of doing things don't really follow logic, HOWEVER I have promised to a few girls that I would put up how I made this costume. Please forgive if it's confusing! I added in mini tutorials about boning and bias tape as these are new things I had to learn to make this suit
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  • Duct Tape
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Markers
  • Test Fabric (cotton, muslin, twill etc.)
  • Mounting Fabric (heavy weight and not-stretchy like twill)
  • Fashion Fabric (something pretty and non-stretchy)
  • Bias Tape
  • 16" heavy duty zipper
  • Hooks and eyes
  • Foam Bra Cups
  • Boning
  • Fray Check
  • Underwire
  • Compression underwear Optional
  • Performance Tights Optional
  • Exterior Mounting Tape Optional

You will need
  • Sense of Humor
  • A friend
  • Time (a full day at least)
  • Patience
  • General Sewing stuff
  • general sewing experience
  1. Create the Pattern Strip, wrap, tape, trace, cut, digitize (shown above)
  2. Make some test Copies Print, cut, sew, bone, bias tape (shown above)
  3. Cut Good Copy Print, trace, protect, cut (shown above)
  4. Make the CorsetSleeve, underwire, cup, elastic, bone (shown above)
  5. Attach the layersStitch down the ditch, edge, trim and bias (shown above)
  6. Add finishing bitsZipper and hooks(shown above)
Feel free to use and distribute this tutorial and pattern, just please link back so other people can learn too!! I would love to see anyones completed costumes!
EDIT: Someone Filmed me in this outfit if you want a better idea of how the pattern turns out: [link]
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DudleySucksDick's avatar
Can you make their BOOBS alot more bigger!
Boris-Shumgoo's avatar
Thanks for post.  fun and informative.  Love it!
grimm-doll's avatar
Thank you so much for this! I wanted to do an outfit for the Bunny Hutch party at DragonCon next year but I had literally zero idea on how to even BEGIN making a bunny suit. This seems like the easiest and fastest way. I love you for this. <3
PetelCosplay's avatar
amazing tutoriallll
by the way, what boning width did you use? 1\2 or 1\4?
chezron's avatar
You have a gorgeous figure and thank you for the instructions!
xLuket's avatar
This is so useful! 

I was was wondering how expensive it is to do this? 
And how hard is boning to do for someone who hasn't done it before? 

Does anyone know? 

Thanks so much!
Avaria-Libelitas's avatar
Do you have to be skinny for this
Woah
VisMayorMorror's avatar
you can wear corset ;)
AdelaVan's avatar
Hi Calgary Girl,

Can you tell what you mean by "Mounting Fabric"? I assuming it's the inner fabric and you used to attach the boning?

Also did you attach the right and left breast patterns to the corset portion with seams raw or did you seam the corset first with seams facing downwards than later attached the breast patterns?

And finally, I'm using your bunny suit as the structure than later creating the Wonder Woman
body suit (bikini and top) and attaching it. Is this the way you creating your "OUTSTANDING WONDER WOMAN COSTUME"?

I appreciate your response. It's been challenging since I've never made a corset and my daughter has been asking me for years to help her make a WW costume.

My Mother-in-Law was from Edmonton. Her father established most of the early immigrant school teaching English to the Ukranian Immigrants during the Depression. It kept him employed throughtout the Depression since there was great need to teach Ukranians English. 
I traveled to Canada with my family recently and found the landscapes to be so beautiful. 
Corsetqueen55's avatar
OMG what a Great Idea!  Thanks for the inspiration.
triinmic's avatar
This tutorial is really great, I especially like the duct tape idea in the beginning. It'll definitely help me make my Poison Ivy Cosplay bodysuit now. I couldn't figure out before how to get the right sizes for myself, but this duct tape thing will definitely help me now!! ^^
wonderbright's avatar
This is amazing! I've always been aggravated at how often the "Playboy bunny" bodysuits have weird wrinkles and puckering around their seams...your bodysuit looks so beautiful and smooth! Gonna try this tutorial for my next burlesque costume (thanks for demonstrating your dance moves to show you can still move in it)!
AshleeCemetery's avatar
Secret to keep plastic boning from hurting you so much! Make a lining to cover the casings, use cotton or the like, and stitch it in. It adds extra layers to keep it from poking you.
multimaree's avatar
Thank you so much for sharing this!  :)
otakitty's avatar
you are very thorough! thank you so much
AkemiYukimura's avatar
Thanks sooo much for the tutorial! I had a quick question. What do you use the Exterior Mounting Tape for?
otakitty's avatar
she's probably using it as double sided tape, to glue the bra to your chest so it doesn't flop down.
zhennu's avatar
OMG! Thank you so much for this tutorial! <3
elusivechanteuse's avatar
hello i absolutely love this pattern!! i just wanted to ask how you knew where to put the sleeves for the boning?  thats the only step i don't understand....is that the part where you mean to digitize the pattern? can you explain it a little further.... i tried to follow that small picture of the back with the lines and numbers but its to small to read on my screen. thanx!
KayPikeFashion's avatar
I kind of just wing it to put the boning, im sure theres a proper way i've just never looked into it. digitizing: You just print off am image, I use a swirl, put your pattern on the image and take a photo. Then you can scale the photo on the computer to match.
TheLostUchihaTwin's avatar
I really don't understand the "digitizing" step at all. A swirl? Print off what image? I'm confused. Can "Digitizing" be skipped?
jos8kat's avatar
Did you wrap yourself or did you have help? I never seem to be able to find anyone to wrap me lol.
akatsuka-D-suna's avatar
Awesome tutorial Kay!~ <3
Did you use any tricks to hold your bust up in the bunnysuit?
I'm a DD so not sure if this tutorial would work well for me or not.
DarkMargravine's avatar
Is this the same type of pattern you used to make you Jessica Rabbit dress? I've searched through a lot of different cosplayers as Jessica, yours is by far the best I've seen!!
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