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How to: Make Ghirahim's Cape! (cosplay tutorial) by x3sb How to: Make Ghirahim's Cape! (cosplay tutorial) by x3sb
After watching several many a walkthrough, and scrutinizing the cape frame by frame, I dissected how the hell that thing comes together for my chibi ghirahim model, and realised "hey, this would be pretty useful information for a cosplayer!"

So I made a quick tutorial for you all! I really hope this helps out!
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:iconrenmas:
Renmas Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
but may I ask how do I make the crystals the easy way? I cant find that part tho ..
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:iconx3sb:
x3sb Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Student Filmographer
Which crystals do u need help on?
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:iconrenmas:
Renmas Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
those 2 yellow ones on Ghirahims coat?
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:iconx3sb:
x3sb Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Student Filmographer
Ooooh the ones that hold his chain up?

Well what I did was make them from wood and then spray painted them with special shiny golden automotive paint.
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Renmas Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
And what did you use to attach them them
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:iconx3sb:
x3sb Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student Filmographer
Sorry about the long reply. What I did was attach a screw on the inside and simply screwed it onto the fabric. Crude, but effective.
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:iconrenmas:
Renmas Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
thanks anyway ill see how I will do then
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Artymesia Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great! I'm wondering though if there's a way you can take the orange part and lay it out flat like an actual pattern? I've been drawing and drawing trying to make a pattern for this part of the cape and can't quite figure it out (I suck at visualizing 2D to 3D ;-; ). Help??
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x3sb Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Student Filmographer
Yeah, right under where I say "here is a breakdown on the top part, with an unwrapping on the left there"

On the left side, there is a grid with Ghirahim's brown and yellow diamond texture that goes on the inside. Use that to help you make a pattern. Since it is a 3D representation, try to test a few variants until it works
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Artymesia Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh wow, I'm dumb, didnt even realize that's what that part was showing. well cool, i'll use that to make my pattern, thanks!!! :D
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x3sb Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Student Filmographer
Yah no probs!

I wanna see it when you're done!
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:iconartymesia:
Artymesia Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i havent forgot about it! i managed to somehow make a completely other cosplay in the meantime, but now I've got part of ghirahim's cape done. i'll totally link you to the finished deal :D
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x3sb Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Filmographer
oh my! okay then! :D
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Artymesia Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
it's finally done!!! D8  --> artymesia.deviantart.com/art/F…
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:iconx3sb:
x3sb Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student Filmographer
YES!
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jinks111charmkaster Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
I'm actually going to be making a ghirahim cosplay, and this has helped with a problem i was having in designing his cape!
Really, thank you so much for this hahaha! 
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:iconx3sb:
x3sb Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
Oh absolutley no problem! I really hope u pull it off!
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:iconmiyukicosplay:
miyukicosplay Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much , it's very helpfull !
But what do you used for the gold ? Paint ? glued tissue ?
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:iconx3sb:
x3sb Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student Filmographer
It was sewn fabric!
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miyukicosplay Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh ok ! Thanks ! :D
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:iconx3sb:
x3sb Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Student Filmographer
yeah, no prob
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:iconxaffnros:
Xaffnros Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow... this helps so much!! good work!!
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:iconx3sb:
x3sb Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Filmographer
Eep! Glad im helpful! <3
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Gerudo-Spirit Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
It's very helpful. I had completely forgotten that the back middle panel is separate from the other two. Thanks! :D
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:iconx3sb:
x3sb Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student Filmographer
Np! Good luck!
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:icontaytay4015:
taytay4015 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Now I know how to make my Lord's mantle PERFECTLY!!!! (/^-^)/
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:iconx3sb:
x3sb Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student Filmographer
Glad u enjoyed it!
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:iconpeachypie101:
PeachyPie101 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student General Artist
The sad part is... I would't make it for cosplay... (I'd just wear it outside lol)
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:iconx3sb:
x3sb Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student Filmographer
Awww u sure???
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PeachyPie101 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student General Artist
yup :|
the only problem is... I'm not entirely wealthy enough to simply be accepted as excentric *stupid seperated parents*
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x3sb Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student Filmographer
:o
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PeachyPie101 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student General Artist
no really, what?
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:iconpeachypie101:
PeachyPie101 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student General Artist
...what?
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:iconx3sb:
x3sb Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student Filmographer
your... signature....
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PeachyPie101 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student General Artist
oh... right...
you just noticed that? XD
lol I have been trying to change it for the longest time now
(how do I make it go away?)
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:iconx3sb:
x3sb Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student Filmographer
Yeah i have no idea : o
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Phantom-Soul-Hunter Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Thank you so much! This might actually make my Ghiri cosplay possible! (Since I am loathe to buy the cape online...)
You be made of the awesomes, man!
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:iconx3sb:
x3sb Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thanks! Yeah it's hard, but it looks soo awesome when it's finished and put on!
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Phantom-Soul-Hunter Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
I'm sure! Hopefully, I can do this!
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:iconx3sb:
x3sb Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student Filmographer
GOGOGO!!!
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ItachixKisame Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
As soon as I get money and proper self-measurements, I am totes making this thing! I've already told you this, but this tutorial helps a LOT. Your pattern makes everything so much easier. :)
Not to mention that your cape when you cosplayed as Ghirahim was FABULOUS. So, I trust this.
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I'm doing a photoshoot, too. :3 When everything is all sewn and fixed, I'll be Ghira-modeling *ahem--extremeamountsofPhotoshop* and I'll post the pictures from it on DeviantART. I WANT YOU TO SEE THEM. >DD Also, I will credit you for the cape. :aww:
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x3sb Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thanks!

But be careful with that pattern! It doesn't line up 100% because it is a 3D model, so just cut the pattern big, and modify it to fit from there, oki? That's what me and my sister did for my cape.

Especially for the top head thingy!

But I'm glad it was a help!
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ItachixKisame Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Your welcome~!
Yeah, I know. :) I'm going to use the patterns in the picture for reference and shape, measure the widths and lengths on myself, then adjust the pattern accordingly.
His collar is really big and has an awkward shape, but I'm sure it won't be too bad. ^^ Costuming is my SPECIALTY! >:3
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x3sb Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student Filmographer
Awesome!
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:iconraven-igma:
Raven-igma Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This helped so much! Thanks~ <3
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:iconx3sb:
x3sb Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Filmographer
im glad I could help!

Did u actually make the cape!? Show me a pic!
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:iconraven-igma:
Raven-igma Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's not quite done yet but I have most of it complete! [link]
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KuchikiYorume Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
XD I was totally stumped with the mantle- thanks <3
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:iconrykku-chan:
rykku-chan Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this helps... x__x;;;;;;;;;
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:iconx3sb:
x3sb Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Student Filmographer
Whaat? It was what we were doing already! I just put it in a single pic
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