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Made By A Fabricista: YouTube Edition | CocoaSugar Cosplay

Going through quarantine has made me appreciate comfort like never before. I am going to hold on to my sweatpants and comfy clothes for as long as I can, and cosplay is no exception. For this latest project, I wanted to create something comfortable that I can use both at a con and at home. I was inspired by the character Mermista from the animated series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. 

I chose a nylon-lycra 4-way-stretch activewear knit fabric in the colors sea blue and aqua blue. The stretch and comfort were perfect for this set.

Check out the video below to see how I made my piece!

I used an existing pair of leggings and a crop top to create my patterns. I like keeping things simple, so I used some extra newspaper I had to draft my pattern pieces. I made a couple of modifications, by extending the size of the waistband and the length of the crop top. I also marked out all of the colorblock sections on my pieces and then cut them out on the fabric.


I sewed together all my seams on my serger, starting by first joining all of the colorblock sections and then seaming the front and back pieces of the leggings and top. The last thing I did was to sew on the waistband for the leggings. The leggings are nice and snug, but very stretchy, and the top complements the set well. Although it’s not a full cosplay, this look only needs some armor pieces to be con-ready.




Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly!

You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following categories ACTIVEWEAR.

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  1. I love these so much, both the pattern and the color inspiration! I find it hard to find workout tops so this project provides a lot of tips for me to make my own. Plus, I feel the need to work on my Shadow Weaver-inspired dress now....

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