After over 70 hours of HAND EMBROIDERING, I'm FINALLY finished with Rapunzel's skirt. And yes, this will be a pink-version Rapunzel. I've found that I actually prefer it over purple (after accidentally ordering pink printed fabric).
The skirt is 6 panels, each divided in half (12 seams), so it's very full.
I used poly satin in the color Radiant Orchid (found at Hobby Lobby) #669069 for all but the center pane. For the center pane, I ordered 1 yd of pre-designed fabric from Spoonflower (by Aimee Major). www.spoonflower.com/fabric/453…
The fabric looks purple on their website, but I assure you it's pink! Aimee Major had also created a more purple version of the design: www.spoonflower.com/fabric/238…
For Kikyo’s (Inuyasha) bow, I used a heat gun to shape a 1/2” wide pvc pipe and flattened down the ends with a hammer. A dremel tool was used to make triangular points at the tips, (so that I could wrap the jute rope around them) and then I spray painted it red.
Once dry, I roped the ends of the bow and wrapped sisal rope around the hand grip (a bandage roll could also do the trick). The arrows were made from dowel rods; the quills from 2 mm craft foam and the quiver sack from 3 mm craft foam. A black strap was hot glued onto the quiver bag to keep it up on my shoulder.
I used paper clay to make the arrow tips, sanded them to shape and painted them silver.
To make a quiver sack,simply roll up a full sheet of craft foam and hot glue together. On another piece of foam, trace a circle around the bottom of the rolled up quill and cut it out. Glue that circle to the bottom of the sack to plug it up and you’re done!
One day project! Less than $10.00 to make.
I don’t really know what those metal things on Lightning Farron’s gloves are called, but I made them by rolling up 3mm craft foam and sticking the ends together with hot glue. I’ve also seen other cosplayers cut up empty ball-point pen tubes, though I think my way’s easier. The plate beneath them is made from 2mm craft foam. The rivets on both sides are wiggle eyes that I spray painted gold.
As always…when working with craft foam always remember to seal your foam with wood glue, mod podge or something similar before painting — and lightly sand if needed.