Marvel’s Scarlet Witch is Magneto’s daughter and possesses the ability to alter reality. She’s a popular choice for cosplayers, and Kaori made a Scarlet Witch costume last year over the course of a week. Rather than base her look on the comic books, she designed her outfit on designs by Shunya Yamashita. She made a body suit with boning in order to make it more flattering and sturdier.
She based the look on vintage Playboy bunny suits and made the suit from red dupioni silk, steel boning, lining, interfacing, and Wonderflex. She drafted a pattern from scratch:
I got an underbust corset, laced it up comfortably, took it off again and pinned it back into place before tracing its shape onto paper. When wearing it, I measured from the base of the front to the base of the back. Line the measuring tape onto the paper version and mark where it doubles back.
Be sure to make a mock-up before you start chopping up your real fabric.
Read more about the construction of the Scarlet Witch costume at Kaori’s blog.
Top photo by An Chau.