kaiteekay asked: I was one of the people at your lovely presentation, and I wanted to know- how did you make the mami corset? I am putting it together for colassacon and I'd love to get some help!! Thanks!
Hello!! :D The corset I made for my Mami cosplay is made out of pleather and trimmed with thin ribbon. I bought the pleather at Joann Fabrics for about $5 a yard and I think it only took about 1 yard of fabric. I also used a corset pattern that I got at Joann’s as well. It’s an over-the-bust corset pattern, but it was easily altered to fit Mami’s corset by cutting off a portion of the top. Here’s the link to the pattern:
Simplicity patterns are usually expensive, but if you wait for a sale you can get it for $1. :D The pattern isn’t too difficult to sew either.
After I sewed the corset together I trimmed it with thin ribbon and added little vest buckles to the front (also from Joann’s). The back of the corset closes with snaps, but you could use velcro or put in a zipper too.
If you need any more help with the Mami cosplay I’d be happy to give any more tips. Good luck!!