We have had a lot of fun sewing a costume for a LARP or Live Adult Role Play Event. Our attendee wanted a costume that he could move around in easily and be comfortable. So we went in search of a Standard Industry Pattern at our local big box store. We found Simplicity 1582. It is an easy pattern to sew and has several different options in the lengths of the tunic and cape.
We did a few simple alterations to personalize it like adding sleeves, belt loops and a collar.
Instead of wearing regular shoes, our attendee is going in style with a homemade pair of spats custom fitted to him. We found many patterns and DIY tutorials on the internet but the best one that gave us the most inspiration was from Niler Taylor on You tube. She has a two part video detailing a pair of Spats that look like cowboy boots. It is really worth checking out along with her many other video tutorials.
We have included a couple of documents you can download below. They do not include any patterns but they do have a lot of techniques you can incorporate if you are looking for ideas to alter a costume.
This was a fun project and as you can see, he is really getting into playing the part. We hope you have enjoyed this post, share what you learn and are generous with what you make. Someone will appreciate your hard work.
ˌlanˈyap,ˈlanˌyap - something given as a bonus or extra gift