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Mini Tutorial: Quick 300 Cloak by taeliac Mini Tutorial: Quick 300 Cloak by taeliac
So, a friend at school said he wanted to be a Spartan from the movie, 300, for Halloween this year, but he didn't know what to do about the cloak.

I came up with this at about 6:30 this morning, before leaving for school, but thought it might be useful. Looked at a ton of reference pictures, and I'm sure there is some fabric shaping involved to get it to lay oh-so-sexily over the shoulders, but I know my friend isn't "sewing inclined". Sorry for the uber-craptacular drawings, too, but I hope they make sense.

The measurement length is just a guide, based off of what I quickly played around with using a bath towel. The width of the fabric (the vertical part) should be whatever width the fabric comes in - either 45" or 60", generally. You may need to hem it for your height or whatnot.

I have no idea if this will actually work, but it's just my idea on paper. It seemed sound, though :D

Hope it helps someone with a really quick Halloween costume!
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:iconkomododragon4434:
KomodoDragon4434 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very helpful. Using this tutorial for my AOT cosplay.
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Cattibalistic Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I made a quick hooded cape a different way. I just folded a rectangular piece of fabric long enough for the cloak in half the long way. Then I sewed up the top, flipped it around and added a button. Sorry for the bad description...
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droxy Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WIN! I am doing this cloak for a wizard.
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Dogote Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
i am making Spartan costumes for my kids and just finished one cloak earlier this afternoon. but i didnt find this pattern until now lol
i decided to line my material because it will probably cold but its cool that i basically did everything you said, except i put arm bands on the insides [link]
for two reasons..
1. because thats the way it looked in the pic movie.
2. because i dont like the idea of someone strangling or dangling by their neck....
however... those arm bands are TRICKY!! especially if its a lined cloak :P
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CrazyBunni Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007  Professional Filmographer
O_o i might use this for my Kurogane cloak!! XD
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ToxicStarStudio Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS IS COSPLAAAAAAAAAAY
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:icontaeliac:
taeliac Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Indeed it is :giggle:
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narutard94 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
yay cloaks
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sakurasaku Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
This tutorial is awesome! XD Now i'm going to go make the cloak :D
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taeliac Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hehe, awesome!! Lemme know how it works out!~
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BeAuTfUl-NiGhTmArE Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
Very good! =D I ran to get a towel and try it out. :XD: I guess it works ^^ and can be really useful. =) nice thinking!
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taeliac Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hehe, glad to know I'm not the only weird one who does things with towels like this :giggle:
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BeAuTfUl-NiGhTmArE Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
looool I draw new clothes and some of them come from ideas that I had by playing with towels XD so ... I guess it's not that weird.
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taeliac Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's a good idea ~ I'd never have thought of that!
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BeAuTfUl-NiGhTmArE Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
=D:dance:
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medicontherun Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
omg thats so cool!!
i wanna make one.. even though i cant sew,..:P
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taeliac Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
This one definitely doesn't require any sewing to do, which is how I kinda came up with it - you can do it with just the safety pin in the middle :D

The friend I drafted this for doesn't have any sewing skills, either :giggle:
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Liquidfire3 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007
Neat! ;) And more helpful than you know! :)
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taeliac Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh awesome!! Glad it's helpful, then :D
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Liquidfire3 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007
=D You're welcome! :hug:
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Case-Chan Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007
MAN I know the guys will like this (my guy) they wanted to go as Spatern this year...>w<
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taeliac Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hehe, that is awesome!
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SeductiveByatch Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007
Very cleverly done.
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taeliac Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :D

Playing with bath towels for the win ;P
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Malice-mihinako Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007
sweet! that very well may come in handy (member of the society for creative anachranism)
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taeliac Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Eee! That is very cool!

I've always wanted to join, but never have really done so! I should look into that this winter, for something fun to do :D How do you like it?
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Malice-mihinako Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007
It is one of the most beautiful experiences that i have ever had. I especially love going to sleep to the sound of dozens of drums... it makes you want to cry.
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KC-Whitestar Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007
Quick cloak making very cool :D
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taeliac Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah! I think it might be useful for other things, too, now that I think about it :D

I :heart: cloaks so much :D
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KC-Whitestar Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007
Cloaks are teh smex :3
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artemis5096 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007
Cool! That's awesome. I'm trying to make a dress like Kiki's, but I have no idea where to start. I'll figure it out, I guess.
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taeliac Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh! That one isn't bad, and great for a beginning sew-er (seamstress? ya get the idea ;P)

Do you have a pattern already, or are you still looking for something to start off of?
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artemis5096 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007
I'm still looking. I can't seem to find anything, and I'm afraid to make my own, for fear of screwing it up completely and having to buy more fabric.
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taeliac Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ya know, if I have time this weekend and wanna play with patterns, I'll try to draft one out, or at least get a compotent walk thru on how to make it - its not too bad, since theres so little shaping to it (it's basically a shift dress, but I couldn't for the life of me find a pattern for one :faint: I thought they were pretty common XP)
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artemis5096 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007
Really? That would be amazing, but don't pressure yourself. I don't want to distract you from any real work that you have to do, but I'd love a pattern if you have time.
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