May 30, 2012

Ichito cosplay tekkou pt.3

I finished my tekkou today. Let's cut right to the chase!

So the push-button fastening method didn't work in my taste so I had to cut yet another tekkou, boy I've screwed up two now... oh well, this time it went well so it's ok, practice makes perfect.

I won't show you again the first steps of tekkou making because those have been described in part 1 and 2 already. But after I had cut out and decoration stitched around a new tekkou and folded in the sides I went and got the leather fabric again and drew two 50 cm long and 2,5 cm wide ties on the wrong side of the fabric with an ink pen. I made sure to check that the fabric stretched horizontally so that the ties would stretch a bit if needed. I used one tie per tekkou.

I've drawn out the ties...
Cut them out
After that I just made a middle fold on both the tekkou and on the middle of the ties and sewed them on. I just made a single straight vertical seam on the middle of the tie.

Testing it on.. ties are just wrapped around once and tucked under
No retarded side buttons hihi
And they overlap closer to the middle, yay! (I didn't bother to get them to be aligned lol)
Now there was only left to do that finger ring thingy. Mom earlier got the idea that I could use two of those curtain ring hanger thingies if I just removed that hanging clip part. Easily done.

Former curtain rings, they'll soon get a new more exciting use ~
I made a small loop for the rings to go through and hand-sewed it to the underside of the tekkou. Machine sewing won't work for obvious reasons...

Hand-sew to and fro for strength
After that I was pretty much finished. Yay, no more errors! I'm glad my "use ties to fasten" idea worked as well as it did, when I do it my way it doesn't derp ~ *coughyeahrightcough* Well, not always as this proved! D:

Finished product (sorry it bunches, it does that if I move my hand certain angles)
Under arm <3
Finished tekkou, front and back side
Hmm... what's next? Probably make the blue kimono ~


Jäärä said...

Yeye niinstä tuli hyvät 8D miks mulle tulee vaan joku ninja mieleen noist!

Valkoinen Samurai said...

No ehkä siksi koska jostain syystä sitä usein ajatellaan käsisuojat = ninja xD En mä tiiäääää ~

Psycho Cat said...

Dame the were awesome nice and hot I love them. And now you make me want to do new Byakuya tekkou. I do have white fake leather laying beside me it is so tempting. Need to do new ones anyway.

Jäätynyt Enkeli said...

Those are so cool! It´s almost like I want some for myself. I wonder if any of my future cosplays has >:

Valkoinen Samurai said...

They are cool bro. Try to look for a character who has handguards like that. xD