Vancouver guy. Cosplayer. Runner and adventurer.
Go for it! There’s really nothing you can’t or shouldn’t cosplay. There will always be people who are critical no matter what you do so cosplay to please yourself, not others :) that’s what I feel anyway
I believe that the tunic was a twill fabric and the pants were a cotton. The waist wrap was vinyl covered in twill (so it’s quite stiff and stands up flat). All designs on the tunic/wrapping were hand-painted with acrylic paint (takes several layers to “pop” XD).
Making the tunic is just like making a long shirt with a wide collar. Use any t-shirt you have as a pattern and make it bigger/longer on the bottom. Also make the sleeves long of course. The pants are very basic sweatpants. The wrapping is two pieces of red twill sewn together (like a pillow-case in a way) and then a fitted vinyl strip is slipped inside. You’ll need velcro or something to attach it in the back ;)
Hope this helps! Best of luck
It all really depends on what you want to cosplay. I suggest investing in a wig head, Got 2 B freezing spray and thinning scissors for wigs. I would say a sewing machine would be essential but that’s a much bigger investment and yo may not want to make your cosplays which is totally fine. You may also be able to use a friend’s machine.
There’s also makeup. Foundation and eyeliner (not just for eyes, I use it mostly for eyebrows and some contouring things) are a really good basic thing to have :)
Best of luck!
TEAMWORK XD we bought black thick leggings (or in my case a legit Speedo) and wore those while we took turns painting the designs on each other. The paint was acrylic mixed with fabric paint, and it took many layers to get it to pop. I think we averaged about 2 hours per person because of wait time in between layers.