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Pleated skirt tutorial - Kagome Higurashi.

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First of all, if there is any of you who were looking forward to the second part of my Mikasa jacket, I am terribly sorry, but I messed up the jacket, so until I find a way to fix it, I thought about working on another costume, while crying like a little baby. Be careful how you trim your costumes! I cut too much from the front. x.x But the second part of the tutorial should be here soon, maybe within a week or two.


As for this skirt, I never imagined I'd ever be able to make a pleated skirt, I'm so happy with how it came out. :D
And I'm really excited about the cosplay too! I hope this'll be helpful for you fellow cosplayers! 
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irishhighlander's avatar
Faving this for future reference :)
IzaKat's avatar
So how do you keep the seam in the back invisible(ish)? The part that would keep the zipper on and also sew up the back of the skirt?
neptunyan's avatar
You sew the zipper a little bit underneath the fabric - not really close to the edge, where you'd normally sew it. This hides it. Then sew it down to 'close' the skirt. I'm not sure I'm too good at explaining at 2 am. I might rephrase my answer tomorrow x.x'
IzaKat's avatar
That answers my question perfectly! Thank you so much! This is my first time sewing anything more than a button and I'm trying to figure it all out in my head. xD Your tutorial is incredibly helpful!
neptunyan's avatar
Oh, it did? :D I'm glad! And don't worry, this was my first time sewing a skirt, so I had to patch it up to look nice on the outside, but it still had a lot of mistakes. We learn as we practice. Good luck! 
Nellie455's avatar
Thaxs for tutorial
lolnopesaway's avatar
about how much does the fabric cost? and where did you buy it from? i need a skirt sorta like this for a hibike euphonium cosplay.
neptunyan's avatar
I got the fabric from the local fabric store. The fabric is called minimat and over here it costs about 9 RON (2-3 dollars) / meter. 
I suppose the prices differ from country to country, but it shouldn't be too expensive where you live either. :)
Tori-Jinxx's avatar
What type of fabric did you use ?
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KyotoPhoenix's avatar
Using a pleated skirt for my next cosplay. This is massively useful
neptunyan's avatar
You're welcome and good luck! :D I'll make a new type of pleated skirt tutorial soon (the skirts for Vampire Kight girl uniforms), so you can check that out too. ;)
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xnightmarishx's avatar
THIS is the one I wanted
thank you so much
neptunyan's avatar
You're welcome! :D I'm happy you found what you needed.
LadyRose15's avatar
I Plan on doing an umbreon gijinka school girl style and this will be superbly helpful !!!! I was wondering how tall you were to see if this would be a good length for me? I am 5ft 7inches.
                             Thank you in advance!!!
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DarkVioletCloud's avatar
This is so cute! I'm gonna have to try it in the future.
firecloak's avatar
I tried out the hidden zipper thing and it came out great!
MoonLilyLoverX's avatar
This is exactly what i needed! 
TobiObito4ever's avatar
I, too, am making a Ryuuko cosplay in the future. This. Is. Perfect!
CelestialCalista's avatar
This will come in handy when I make Ryuko.
littlesheep0430's avatar
Your zipper looks amazing! I can never seem to hide it that well.
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