Here’s the write-up on how I made my Angel (Borderlands 2) pant-leggings! THEY WERE IN A PAIN IN THE ASS. Let me tell you why.
I used 3 fabrics: grey/silver super spandex, black super spandex and yellow vinyl. The yellow stripe is obviously the vinyl that I heat-and-bonded to the pant legs along the black/grey join seam. The black rectangle pieces are FOAMIES SANDWICHED BETWEEN SUPER SPANDEX. I glued foam between super spandex, cut out holes in the leggings and very carefully zig-zag stitched around the edges—that’s where the parchment paper came in handy. Without the parchment paper, the fabric does not feed properly. I’m sewing on a regular sewing machine so it was more difficult. There were 16 pieces total that I had to very meticulously sew but it was so worth it because I felt that the foam padding gave the costume more “life”. It definitely wouldn’t have looked the same without the foam padding—too flat. I was sitting down in these pants, walking around a lot and none of the seams ripped so I consider this a success :)
AND NOW YOU KNOW HOW TO DO IT :D
But if you still have questions you can ask me! I’m doing my Borderlands 2 shoot in 2 weeks so I’ll upload some nice photos of my cosplay soon :D—