Hi I was hoping to cosplay Link in his Sheikah Armor Set from Breath of the Wild, and I was wondering how to go about making his bodysuit. I’m not quite sure what materials/fabrics would work best. Would the top be more like a breast plate or would it be more stretchy/fitted to the body? How would one go about making something more like a bodysuit? (if that’s the case) Sorry for so many questions and thank you for your help! 😀
I read this as a bodysuit, not a chestplate, but I also haven’t seen the model in action.
For bodysuits, I would recommend using a pattern, especially if this is your first time making one. Several commercial patterns are available, and we have some tutorials over here.
As for fabrics, you want a fabric with two things: good stretch (4-watch stretch over 50~70% in each direction) and good recovery. Stretch is how far the fabric can be pulled apart without straining, and recovery is how easily it snaps back into shape after you let go. Without both, you’ll end up with an ill-fitted, saggy suit. Here’s some tips on sewing with stretch fabrics.
For this, I would recommend a matte milliskin. This is a stretch material that is very matte in texture and a bit thicker than a ‘regular’ spandex, so it’ll create a slightly heavier look than a thinner material.
I hope that helps! Good luck :]
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