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help with lulu's belts

Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2004 6:51 pm
by Meriadoc
hello...i'm a newbie at cosplaying, and was going to try LuLu. But...the belts are proving a problem. How can I get them onto the skirt? And get a lot bekts for a small price is hard, also. Any help would be appreciated...Thank you!

Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2004 7:42 pm
by Hemuloki-sama
Hmmmm, I would buy thin leather and sew them onto the edges of the dress. But I would also support it with a frame so that the dress isn't dragged down into the ground by the weight of the belts.

Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2004 9:04 pm
by blue_eyed_fairy
you can get belts for very little at goodwill! i got 5 belts and 10 neck ties and the bill was only $6! yay for second hand stores!

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 6:55 am
by +Kohyoh+
hai... second hand stores are great for things...
but for lulu?...
i guess i'ld do the same as sama... but...
i'ld have to think of more ways...

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 8:53 am
by Hemuloki-sama
Well, Lulu's belts are known to be on the thick (for width) side so I figured, since it would be hard to find so many belts that would fit your purpose, to just make them. Second hand shops is where I would hope to find cut up belts but I thought that they would perhaps be a little too thick to sew onto the dress and maybe a bit expensive if you want a lot to cover up your legs just like Lulu.

Also, think of weight. The leather made ones would be great because it would require less attachments or whatever on the dress to make that stay up. Real belts, while handy dandy, are heavy when clustered together like Rice Krispies.

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 6:53 am
by +Kohyoh+
i see ur point with the real belts sama...
if u decide to make them u can go to hobby lobby and find cheap and light weight belt buckles to but on them...


Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 8:10 am
by Meriadoc
thanks for all your help. I think i'm going to buy half and make half, and layer them so the thicker ones that i make will look real, but not be too heavy. Again, thank you!

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 2:22 pm
by Hemuloki-sama
Being heavy or being the light ones, your dress will still be pulled downwards. Get some support with that.

Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2004 1:53 pm
by +Kohyoh+
good lucku! ^.^ stole that from my kaitou friend :P


Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2004 8:13 am
by Laura92
Im actually doing that right now on my own Lulu comstume. I have bought belts from planet aid and such for very little money. Big w00t for the 2nd hand stores! I am starting to think about just getting felt and making 'belts' out of those. I've already put 3 or 4 belts on the skirt, but since its heavy, that's all Im putting on. I can just put the felt behind that and no one will know the diff. ^_^

glad to help, fellow Lulu cosplayer