Cape Advice on cape construction

Japanfett

Jr Hunter
I am constructing my first ESB Fett build with the help of a great deal of Bobamaker components, however i would like to make the Cape from scratch and so any advice would be appreciated.
From reading the forums, there is a lot of advice about material (wool, canvas, Nylon etc) and on dying methods. The majority concensus is for canvas and thankfully it something i should be able to get my hands on despite the limited resources here in japan, but will have to either paint or dye the strip. Painting i have no issues with but i have never tried dyes so advice is much appreicated.
 

woodman

Active Hunter
You'll have to paint it. If you try a dye method it will bleed into the other color and you'll never get a crisp clean line.
 

Japanfett

Jr Hunter
You'll have to paint it. If you try a dye method it will bleed into the other color and you'll never get a crisp clean line.
Woodman, Many thanks for your advice, it is what i feared may happen, especially with my level of skill. (y)
 

MLS

Hunter
When I make my esb capes I do them in panels. If you have access to a sewing machine it's actually quite easy. That would eliminate you bleed problem.Screenshot_2014-11-05-09-04-37-1.pngScreenshot_2014-11-05-09-04-48-1.png
 

JimmyC

Hunter
When I did mine I used a suiting wool, then I taped it off, and sprayed it with an orange spray paint. Then I hemmed the top and sides. Took all of 2 or 3 hours from start to finish. And I'm pretty happy with the final. I still need to rip it up a bit.

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bcurtis

Active Hunter
Is that the Cornstalk suiting wool from Joann Fabric, Jimmy? My cape material looks exactly like yours.

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