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Madoka Petticoat Tutorial by RuffleButtCosplay Madoka Petticoat Tutorial by RuffleButtCosplay
I have been wanting to make this for a while since I get a lot of questions about my petticoat and Madoka cosplayers in general seem rather lost when it comes to her ridiculous skirt. Enjoy my tutorial! Feel free to ask questions!
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sasukefairy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018
IS the top skirt also made of organza?
Bubblegum-Kitty Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
wow! incredible :) the hard work definitely paid off, looks super adorable
DrStein1 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017
How many yards of (organza) did you get?
Manifestra Featured By Owner May 10, 2017
Thanks so much for this tutorial! I'm adapting it right now with only 4 layers for a more... everyday-poof petticoat. You mentioned each skirt is 1 inch longer than the last but not how you arranged them. Is the outer layer the longest or the shortest? Thanks again, love your work!
Elise-san Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm pretty sure the outer layer should be the longest so the end result is kind of a flat shelf effect
RockBossKiller Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my god the effort 
Harthalys Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome La la la la 
IAmTheVeryBadArtist Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This tutorial is great! (Especially for me, someone with no prior experience in skirt making.) I want to use premade ruffles, because I don't own a sewing machine, but I'm not sure how much I need. I have a large roll of ruffles that's 18 yards/54 feet, and I was wondering if that would be enough? Judging by the amount of ribbon you started with, I'm going to need a LOT, but I'm unsure how much of a lot. 
Electrosa Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016
Would this method of multiple circle skirts work on something floor-length? I'm looking at making Sapphire's dress from Steven Universe, and as you can see, it's not nearly the poof monster that Madoka's dress is. Unfortunately, it has a geode effect on the underside which means I can't just buy/make a regular petticoat. Would it be possible to adapt this method and just use different shades of blue ribbon?
xuza Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016   Digital Artist
Wow, thank you so much for making this tutorial! Honestly I don't even have plans for a Madoka, I just want to make one of these for funsies because it looks like a blast to wear xD Your cosplay came out amazing! One of the best Madokas I've seen, hands-down.
Nowatka Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016
What would you recommend instead of elastic? Also, how exactly did you make the pattern for the petals?
sassypeachqueen Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Student Photographer
a zippe or snaps. Yumi King on YT did a tutorial on this
applesOuO Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Great tutorial! But I'm pretty sure that you don't have to fray check the ribbons on the top like you did unless you cut it there :/ ribbons already have finished edges so you don't have to fray check anything. Only the ends of the ribbons (or anywhere else that you cut it) should be fray checked or hemmed. 
Lkon2 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015
Tutorial says they were cut, this is an experienced seamstress with lots of trial and error, so if fray check is the preferred method of choice due to circumstances and after trying different things, then that's how it will be done for them.
CrispyLettuce Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Wow! This is excellent. I don't know if I'll ever have a reason to make something like this, but it is fascinating seeing how it's done. Multiple skirts? Why didn't I think of that?
LadySmugleaf Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your expression. You just look so done and I can't blame you. Lol.
Magicponixtutu Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
Adorable and sounds so fun!!
SakuraShojoDoki Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
For the horsehair things, how exactly do make and put these in?
leylila Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is exactly what i have been looking for! thank you so much <3
milkcosmos Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
all your hard work was worth it- this looks amazing! thank you for the tutorial, maybe i'll try it out someday ^^
KikotoPantsuLine Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
how much organza did you get? and is the mirror organza puffier or is there no difference?
ShikiSalice Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i just love how ridiculously poofy this is
Nekomanceer Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
yukineism Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thaaank yooouuu! I needed this so much ahhh
Sarah-chan8 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
How did you make you make your bow and arrow? 
Hikari-chan17 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
Your finished madoka dress is absolutely perfect I wish I had the skill and energy to make my own cosplay but that dress rocks!!
Meruko Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you tons for the tutorial! I am planning a rather complicated cosplay (I'm a stupid beginner, starting off with "suicidal" costumes...) and that tutorial is absolutely perfect! My skirt is different, but your tutorial helps me get a general idea of what needs to be done! :)
GypsyOfHades Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This tutorial will also help out in making fluffy skirts for EGL type outfits. Reason why I say that is because I kinda... Converted 2 friends of mine into liking EGL but one needs the right skirt for her outfit and they didn't listen to me when I said to make the skirt fluffy like this type (happened before I knew about your tutorial). I'll show it to them later and they can remake some of their stuff using this method. ^_^

I personally don't have to but I will keep this tutorial so that I can use it in the future! :D
Tsumilu Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Is there any way you could explain the petal skirt in more detail? I've tried two different patterns now, and both and op looking very rectangular and droopy ...
OpticPessamist Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
gosh im sorry if this question is a bother, but can i ask what you meant when you said "after that was finished, each layer was cut down" after you  fray checked the skirt?
i feel like the answer is an easy one but im still a little confused 
Anonosity Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student General Artist
what equation did you use to figure out the petal skirt? you mentioned pi but i'm pretty shit at math something else to go on would be really helpful....?

(speaking up helpful, thank you so much for putting this up, its one of the first things to come up when one is looking for madoka cosplay help)
gaara-luvr-forever Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
this is awesome cant wait to try it out i just have one thing that i cant figure out the mesh you put in between each layer how long for each layer and it looks like you ruffled it as well?
AndiiChan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*-* Cool!
FrostPuppy96 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... If you ever need to make a skirt like this again, could you provide a guide to show how many layers of skirt makes a certain amount of poof?
byakuyalegend Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
This tutorial is super helpful! What kind of fabric did you use for the top skirt?
jennelle20 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student General Artist
I think cotton fabric, it looks like. 
saffy10a Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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?
saffy10a Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do you know how much fabric you used for the whole costume? this is my first time shopping for fabric and im not sure what measurements i need
RuffleButtCosplay Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I didn't really keep track, Im sorry.
saffy10a Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats okay, someone else helped me
but thank you for replying anyways
peanutkix Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Do you know how much fabric is needed for the petticoats?
sasukefairy Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
do you have a tutorial for your entire costume? Because it's freaking perfect
RuffleButtCosplay Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I don't, I'm sorry.
sasukefairy Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
That's too bad! Your cosplay really is amazing though, even if you did have a tutorial I'd never be able to make it look the way you did! 
DigidestinedAzukia Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you cut the organza skirts so perfectly?!?!?  I use a pattern and everything and every skirt I've cut for this petticoat has somehow come out uneven and crooked!  Please teach me your waysssss! TTTTT_____TTTTT
RuffleButtCosplay Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Try putting in more pins to keep it from moving!
DigidestinedAzukia Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you soo much!  I tried that and it helped!  I appreciate your reply!
vulpixflash Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, wow, this is regally amazing!
RuffleButtCosplay Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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