Intro: Xmen Storm Leggings
Part two of my Storm Cosplay costume is the leggings which have the appearance of thigh high boots.
What you need for this project:
Black stretch/shiny fabric
Gold stretch/shiny fabric
Needle & thread
A pair of leggings for reference
Step 1: Measure the Fabric Using Leggings
I was not sure how best to measure and cut these so I used a pair of leggings for reference.
I measured the leggings on myself check the length and the width and then placed it over the material
Step 2: Cut the Fabric
Trim and cut the fabric according to the leggings.
Fold the long piece over the legging so that you can get one continuous piece which you will only have to do one stitch down.
Make sure to cut the top in a sort of triangle so that it point sits over the tops of your thighs.
Cut two out like this - one for each leg.
Step 3: Measure and Cut the Gold Fabric
Because I don't have proper measuring and cutting tools, I opted for the easy way to cut this.
I folded the gold fabric upon itself and measured 6cm and then cut this.
When I unfolded it, the fabric was a little uneven so I went back and trimmed it a little
Step 4: Cut the Gold Into Four Pieces
The gold now needs to be cut into four strips to line the top of the boot
Straighten any edges that may be uneven
Step 5: Cut a Piece of Soft Card
Cut a triangle out of soft cardboard or folded sticky note
This is to go underneath the gold so that there is a sharp point on the fronts of the boots
A sewing machine can generally go through paper but mine was a little troublesome, so I did it by hand.
Match the edges of the gold to go over the triangle and sew
Step 6: Pin the Gold On
Line the top of the boots/leggings with the gold and pin all along.
if you have excess at the back, that is fine because you can just pop a hem in and tie it up at the back
Sew this on with a machine
Step 7: Pin the Legging
Take the fabric and put it on your leg
Turn it inside out and turn it around so that the excess ribbon can tie around the front of your thigh.
Underneath should be the excess, remaining fabric
Pull it all together and begin to pin it down your leg
Watch where you put the pins and try to tailor it to your leg, that way you will get a better fitting legging
Once it is pinned, take it off carefully
Step 8: Sew It
Sew a hem in the bottom.
Depending on the length of the legging (mine was a little long which was fine) if it is a little longer, it means that you can leave the very bottom unsewn for about 5cm so that it can drape over the front of your shoe
Then begin sewing all the way up and you are done
Step 9: Finish
Try them on and adjust anything you might need to and that's it!
For a full video, you can check out my Youtube video below