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Tutorial : Simple Leg Warmers by taeliac Tutorial : Simple Leg Warmers by taeliac
Well, as Halloween is coming up, I thought I would get a simple accessory tutorial up for you guys, that might help with your costume! They work wonderfully as a substitute (or cute accessory) for a school uniform, they also work for a kitty outfit, most Lolita outfits (please note: this might not be quite "in fashion" now, or readily accepted by the EGL community - do some research first so no one says anything :3), and stuff like that. Also, if you substitute a few measurements, they work wonderfully for arm warmers as well!

I had Illustrator open for working on those Sew Village characters, so I did this one in Illustrator - changed the uploaded image from a PNG to a JPG, hopefully, it looks nicer now...

Anywho, a simple tutorial for how I make my leg warmers. They're usually made of fleece or knit, but if you're making it out of a non-knit fabric, read the note at the top about adding extra.

I hope this helps you all out a bit! Happy (early) Halloween :D

2008 Taeliac Studio Cosplay - BeAnime.com

:star: Oh! And if you make something using one of my tutorials, could you pretty-please let me know, so I can :+fav: it, and so others can see them? Pleeeeeeeeease? :star:

Please do not steal, redistribute or edit this. Do not steal!
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:icondaniellethompson:
daniellethompson Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
hi! i'm sorry, this is probably a very dumb question.. when you take the "width" measurement of the calf... do you mean diameter? like, wrap my measuring tape around my calf to get the measurement? thanks for your help! this is a fantastic tutorial!
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DangerSounds Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for this! I'me going to use this for my Hatsune Miku cosplay I'm doing and I'm gonna make some bright furry leg warmers!
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carbonatedRain Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is brilliant~!! <3
Now that I know how to sew, I can finally make these and possibly cosplay >w<
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:iconharufan9:
Harufan9 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Oh dear... I was thinking of this for Amu Hinamori, but as a Lolita I need to correct you! Leg warmers are greatly frowned upon within the EGL community! If you'd edit the description, I'd be eternally grateful. The last thing I want is some poor new Loli to come to a meet with these leg warmers and get teased for being "ita!"
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:icontaeliac:
taeliac Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Really? Because I see them everywhere here, and in groups or lots of shops. Plus, I did this... heh, like 5 years ago, when it was uber popular to wear them with loli outfits even in the states.

I have a feeling that if someone was showing up to an EGL community meeting or something, they probably already know what's currently "in" or "acceptable" for it, but I will add something in anyways :3
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Harufan9 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Alright, thank you!
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12fionnaxfinn12 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i don't quite get the step 6 can you tell me in a more clearer way with pics? if not its ok
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ShizukaDreams Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you very much for this! I'm doing an Equestria Girls cosplay and their shoes/socks have such a weird shape, but these leg warmers are the perfect solution for it!
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:icontugger21ash:
Tugger21Ash Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is perfect for my Tugger cosplay :)
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:icontaeliac:
taeliac Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh awesome! I'm glad it's helpful!! :glomp:
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:icontugger21ash:
Tugger21Ash Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh thank you so much for posting this
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:iconartsie-chan:
Artsie-chan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist
Yay, this helped me make mes leg warmers :D
This is how mine turned out: [link]

Yeah...I kinda messed up 'cause I just fail like that.
Great tutorial!
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:icongraywolf009:
graywolf009 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for this!
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:iconstardustrosedragon:
StardustRoseDragon Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012   General Artist
Thank youuuuuuuuuuu!!!!~

I needed this for my cosplay soooo bad~
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:iconmintoskitties:
mintOskitties Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
YOU SAVED MY DAY!!!!!!!!!
Thanks so much!!! I was thinking about cosplaying Rin and have a little trouble making the leg warmers.
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Stacey3333 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
FINALLY A TUTORIAL I UNDERSTAND!!!!! I know this is a stupid and annoying question, but I'm REALLY new to sewing, so would you know of any tutorials for how to add trim correctly? I have a good idea how to, but I'm not sure.....
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PixiGlow Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
THANK YOU! was looking forever for a tutorial like this!
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:iconotakulena:
otakulena Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student Artist
so thats how there made! XD
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:icondebitos:
Debitos Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
EEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeee~!!! :D

Can this be made for Yetti boots too? :0
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:icontokyodarkmew123:
TokyoDarkMew123 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU SO MUCH THIS WILL HELP SO MUCH WITH MY KAGAMINE RIN COSPLAY!!!!
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:iconjinglethehamham:
jinglethehamham Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Student General Artist
THis will really help me
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Purpl3-ShaDoW Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyou!! This is going to help me so much for when I make the arm and leg warmers for Rin and Len cosplay
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mintsize Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can this tutorial be used for making arm warmers too?
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xSexyWafflesx Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Personally, I'd think you could use it for arm warmers too. I don't see why you couldn't.
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Neko-momo-nya Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
xD Thankyou for the tutorial it really helped :)
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ninjakitty1995 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg awesome XD
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ADelusionalAlchemist Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
you are a lifesaver! this is perfect for my friend, she's cosplaying Rin!! (vocaloid).. plus i need them for Umbreon gijinka!! :heart:
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:iconviolinistnotafiddler:
awesome! I made some for my cosplay outfit. Hopefully i'll get some pictures up on diviantart soon.
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jessieliu909 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Student General Artist
omg thank you for this tutorial! i finally figured out why my arm warmer for my yuffie cosplay was looking very ugly.
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yukitsukai Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I found this via a Google search and it's perfect! I'm just learning how to sew, and most tutes I find are way too complicated. >.< This one's nice and simple and easy to follow. Thanks!

One question though: Any pointers on replacing the elastic with some sort of tie (like a ribbon)? I wanted to make a set for my gijinka Weighted Companion Cube costume and I think that would fit the character better.
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cryandsmile Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Thank U thank U thank U!! ^^ I needed this! :squee:
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:iconotakufish95:
OtakuFish95 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Student General Artist
This is great needed this for my len kagamine cosplay!
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horizontallyvertical Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
d'you think these could work for those dis-attached kimono sleeves? i was thinking of trying that. hm...

nice tutorial!
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straberriepie Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
This will help me so much for my cosplay! Thanks for showing this to us! : D
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:iconcinders-chan:
Cinders-chan Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
You know what else works well as really simple legwarmers? If you take some stretchy bellbottom pants and cut off the bottoms. Then all you have to do is hem it!
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YukiOokami16 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
Thank you SOOOOO much for this tutorial!! It helped a lot for my Rin Kagamine cosplay!! Goin to the Anime-Expo this weekend and I'm kind of a procrastinator (more super).
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uchihafumiko Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! =) I made my leg warmers using your tutorial and they turned out fantastic!

Here are the pics:
[link]
[link]

Thank you! ^.^
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AuroraOfTheDawn Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
yay! iv'e been working on my Rin cosplay, a friend of mine is gonna be a vocaloid too but she is a girl so she is still deciding on which one. love this but couldn't figure out an easy pattern for it. thanks!!
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:icontriizore:
Triizore Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Same concept for similar looking arm-warmers, right? Do you have any tips for that?
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:iconthe-art-of-moon:
THE-ART-OF-MOON Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
units of measure you use here are centimeters or inches?
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:iconadelusionalalchemist:
ADelusionalAlchemist Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
its inches, hence the "

(lol)
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MetalRosePrincess Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
I might use this for a Rin Kagamine cosplay! Very helpful.
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:icontaeliac:
taeliac Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I've heard that a lot, actually, and I bet it'll work perfectly ;)
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12enma12 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
cool~! =3
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:icon12enma12:
12enma12 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
cool! =D!
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:icondoriegoodwyn:
doriegoodwyn Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
i just cut the sleaves off of oled sweat shirts
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:icontaeliac:
taeliac Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
That definitely works, too!
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:iconsecret-night:
Secret-Night Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
I want to try this! Thanks!
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:icontaeliac:
taeliac Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
No problem! It's super easy to do, and a good intro to sewing if you're just starting out :3
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NocturnalEquine Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much for this! I'm going to be making leg and arm warmers as part of a cosplay. This tutorial really helped me plan out better how to do them.
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