Hello! So I’m planning on working on a Santa Astolfo cosplay from fate grand order but I was wondering what type of fabric I should use that’s warm and comfortable?
I vote cotton velvet, if that is within your budget. Velour or velveteen are other options but they have a shorter pile and are less dense – they also don’t look as nice. Avoid crushed velvet.
The dress might be nice as a duchess/wedding satin, something more matte but with a soft sheen.
For the cape, maybe another choice could be a faux fur? Short length and dense. That could also work for the hat. The back of faux fur is usually rough, you will probably want to line it satin or another fabric.