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Mandalorian Armor => Soft Parts => Topic started by: LandoBI on Jun 29, 2020, 12:49 AM

Title: Inquiry about fabrics for a cape
Post by: LandoBI on Jun 29, 2020, 12:49 AM
Hello, for the past month Iíve been working on a custom kit and as you can see from the concept below I plan on utilizing a cape rather than a back plate. Iím just looking on recommendations for what fabric I should use to make the cape? Furthermore, since the cape is going to be a 2 colors (light blue with an inner gold lining), should I use exclusively one fabric or use 2 entirely separate fabrics for the base and inner lining? Any advice as well as any comments on the current progress of my kit would be appreciated!

Concept

(https://i.imgur.com/KJ8AFGD.jpg)

Current Progress
(https://i.imgur.com/FrtbCi3.jpg)
Title: Re: Inquiry about fabrics for a cape
Post by: GraniteDad on Jun 29, 2020, 02:49 PM
I like the idea of a slightly lighter material on the inner layer. Probably not silk, but something that flows/drapes well, then the outside a thicker material. Almost like a protective shell over the "nicer" material inside.

Also, that color scheme is dope, and your armor looks amazing!
Title: Re: Inquiry about fabrics for a cape
Post by: Rako Dar on Jul 01, 2020, 12:48 AM
Youíll definitely need to attach a lining fabric if you want the contrasting color scheme. Iím planning on using a lightweight wool. Itís not the cheapest option (wool blends can be cheaper) but it has a good, tight weave and drapes well. Experiment with cloak/cape patterns - quarter circle vs half circle, etc - until you get the size and frequency of folds youíre looking for.
Title: Re: Inquiry about fabrics for a cape
Post by: LandoBI on Jul 01, 2020, 05:25 AM
Youíll definitely need to attach a lining fabric if you want the contrasting color scheme. Iím planning on using a lightweight wool. Itís not the cheapest option (wool blends can be cheaper) but it has a good, tight weave and drapes well. Experiment with cloak/cape patterns - quarter circle vs half circle, etc - until you get the size and frequency of folds youíre looking for.


If I were to use wool for my lining, what could I use for the outer fabric?
Title: Re: Inquiry about fabrics for a cape
Post by: Rako Dar on Jul 11, 2020, 01:10 AM
Wool goes on the outside. The lining would be silk or something like rayon or bemberg. The latter options come in a wider range of colors but silk takes dye better if youíre looking to match it to a specific shade of yellow.