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I really want to cosplay Nico Robin’s timeskip outfit from out piece but I’m having a lot of trouble with the skirt, I can’t seem to figure out what kind of fabric I should make her beach wrap out of without it being too stiff or cheap looking. Do you have any ideas that could help me? Thanks ahead of time
This is one of those few places where you can go with either a woven fabric or a knit fabric and it’ll still work with the garment. Which you choose would depend on what look you want and what you are comfortable working with.
If you want a woven fabric, look for something that is lightweight with a good drape and a soft hand. Peachskin might work, or a lightweight crepe, or a fine linen, or if you don’t mind it being a little sheer, a cotton lawn or voile might work.
I would stay away from things like quilting cotton for this, since it won’t have the correct drape. I wouldn’t do anything as light as a chiffon. Rayon, linen, silk, or nylon content would be good, some finer cottons, and some polyesters.
For anything you try, be sure to either drape it over your arm or get a swatch (if shopping online) and try draping that over your finger to see how it behaves and what kinds of wrinkles it breaks into. If you want added flow, cut it or drape it so that the fabric hangs on the bias rather than on the grain.
I think that for this, however, I would personally use a lightweight knit. It may not be as accurate to what that type of garment would be made of in real life, but it would get the kind of drape you are looking for. Something like a jersey would work, though it tends to curl at the edges. A plain spandex knit might actually be a good option here, as weird as it sounds. Also, look at stretch microsuede and turn it to the backside and see how it looks – it’ll likely have a soft sheen to it, and while it’s a bit heavier than the other options here, it should drape nicely. You want something that’s lightweight, but has enough weight to hang down under its own weight, rather than floating or rustling, if that makes sense.