My god child Sonja asked me once to make a Fairytale costume for a friend of hers. They wanted to go to a Games Con. Sonja had bought a Lucy costume for herself but her friend still needed his cosplay.
She asked me if I could sew a Natsu costume. I must say I had to google for this name hihi
I knew the name Fairytale coz I had bought some of her mangas as a gift but never ever read one of these.
After looking for pics of Natsu I asked Sonja to give me some measurements from Alex like hip, waist, bust, shoulder length ….
Guess what I got in the end?????? “Elly, he is 6ft in height”. Thats all the information I got LOL
Lucky for me I’ve seen Alex a few times before. Otherwise I wouldnt have known is he a skinny 6ft or a muscle one or a little over weighted! There are way to many different physiques out there to sew without any information
To make this cosplay suitable I had to make compromises!
I bought black, white and yellow cotton + velcro
First I made the skirt. Because I hadnt had his size I decided to make the skirt variable for different sizes. To do so I used velcro as seen in this sketch.
If you want to sew it the way I did, dont use a too small piece of velcro! The velcro will hold the skirt together!!!
For the size of the skirt I measured myself and added a few inches in length and width. The front I cut 2 1/2 inches broader than the back because the 2 front pieces will overlap a little.
First sew the 2 skirt pieces together. Check how the skirts fits you and where to make the cut to get the 2 pieces for your front. See pic above. Cut your front. Add the yellow bias binding .
I wanted the bias binding in 5/8″ so I cut 2 3/8″ strips
Now measure all three pieces together, add 2″ and cut a 4″ wide stripe. Iron it to the half. Sew the waistband to your skirt. Start at the small front piece. If done the waistband should have been longer when you finished at the larger front piece.
Sew the velcro on it. 2 stripes on the small front of your waistband, the other 2 on the back of the larger side. Make sure you wont see the velcro when you close your skirt.
Your skirt is done and should look like mine
Here you can see Sonja with the cosplay. Even she is way smaller than Alex she can wear the skirt!
The next has been the vest
I used a pattern from a shirt. I made it larger than my size and added 3 inches in length.
You only need the back pattern. Cut it twice. Take one of them and cut it in the middle. Now lay them right side on right side. Cut a sleight curve from the neck down. Add bias binding on front, arms …
I put a lining to the front , but it isnt necessary. I thought it would look better if the front fabric isnt too “soft”
For Natsus pants I used the “Burda Young Mens Pants pattern 7306”.
It looked close to the one Natsu wears if I’ve seen it right on the Natsu pics. I needed something very wide and comfy. I only had to shorten the pant legs to make it look more like Natsu’s pants.
I cut a size way bigger than Alex would wear usually.
Because I wanted to make an elastic waistband I added 3 inches for it.
Sew the sides and the pant legs.
Follow the pic below. If you have an overlock you can skip the first point
Now put elastic bands in your waistband
Because I hadnt been sure this pants will fit Alex I put a band in the waistband too!
Your pants is almost done
Put in both pant legs an elastic band too and add a 2″ black stripe. Make sure the black stripe is on both sides of the leg at least 3 to 4″ longer!
Last but not least the scarf. I used a 1 !/2 yard long, 9 inches wide white cotton
First sew with your overlock all around your scarf. Choose a long stitch on your sewing maschine and sew lines, lines, lines
Here you can see why I said using a long stitch. The fabric crinkles a little and the scarf looks better
I bought this foot last year and its more then helpful when sewing 1″ lines 🙂
Now cut 4″ stripes on both sides of your scarf
Say hello to Lucy and Natsu 😀
Sonja as Natsu
Thank you sweetie for playing my model ❤