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Attack on Titan Harness Tutorial Part 1 by CasuallyDisregarding Attack on Titan Harness Tutorial Part 1 by CasuallyDisregarding
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what i used as reference:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qpog6…

**EDIT**
Depending on how tight you make the two thigh straps, they have a tendency to wiggle their way down your leg when walking around..to fix this HEM TAPE! Put some hem tape on the backs of the straps and basically tape them to your pants. They should stay in place most if not all of the convention. 
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TrueWinterSpirit Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015   Artist
Excuse me may I ask what other fabrics can be used if pleather isn't available
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OakEvolution Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
I have a question: how are the straps connected to the 3D Maneuver Gear? I'm trying to see if I could do Hange on a budget, and my grandmother (the seamstress) and I have figured out the straps, but we don't know how exactly it's attached. Pictures from the anime aren't that helpful, and since we aren't using medal for the Gear, it won't be able to hook on in any way.
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:iconcasuallydisregarding:
I do not have the 3dgm. How you would attach it would be to to make the gray thigh parts ((i dont know the actual name for it)) out of a hard plastic and have a bolt that goes through the thigh part and into the sword holder. sorry if that is kinda confusing but I do not actually have the gear. If you are making the gear out of cardboard you might be able to get it to stay with industrial velcro instead of bolts
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OakEvolution Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
i was thinking that.

I'm partially perplexed as to how to make it, but also excited to see where this takes me, as it will be my first time making a costume like this.
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:iconcasuallydisregarding:
Yeah I've seen a few people use industrial Velcro so as long as the gear isnt heavy it should be fine :)

dont worry about it too much, the journey is part of the fun ;) sending you all the good luck vibes on the gear
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OakEvolution Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
thanks!
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:iconcasuallydisregarding:
CasuallyDisregarding Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
You are welcome
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Demedicia Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Was looking for a way to keep the leg straps up on my costume and found this tutorial. Hem tape is such a good idea! Thank you very much!
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ShujiWakahisaa Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student General Artist
You are a genius! Thank you so much! I can now work on my AOT cosplay for halloween :D
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Peony-Flowers Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do I need special needles for sewing the pleather, and will normal scissors work on the pleather? 
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:iconcasuallydisregarding:
CasuallyDisregarding Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
you need strong needles so they don't bend and sewing scissors
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Peony-Flowers Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay. Thanks!
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nepheloyd Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for this helpful tutorial!
I was wondering, did you hem the straps?
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:iconcasuallydisregarding:
I didn't on this one. I am going to be remaking the belts since I've had them for a year (and know everything that could go wrong and how to fix it) and when I remake them I will be hemming the straps. The hemmed straps look a whole lot nicer/cleaner.
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Asuna-san15 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How much did the pleather cost??? Actually, how much did the whole cosplay cost you to make?
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CasuallyDisregarding Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Uh. I wanna say the pleather cost about $60... and the whole costume cost maybe near $200 to make.. I think.. It's been almost a whole year since I made it so I'm not 100% sure on costs.
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Asuna-san15 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
K thanks :) Great tutorial btw!
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kusobaka Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How thick did you make the strapses? and how big/small are the belt buckles?
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:iconcasuallydisregarding:
My straps are all about an inch wide. The belt buckles are about and inch and a half. 
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:iconkusobaka:
kusobaka Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay! Thank you! Oh, eh, yea, did you cut them with a "normal scissors"? Or did you had something special to make them the same wide?
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:iconcasuallydisregarding:
I measured out all the straps to make them the same width and I cut the straps with fabric scissors 
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:iconmidnights-fate:
Midnights-Fate Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you soo much for posting this!! Quick question, how long did it take you to make this in general? I am in the midist of finals with my con 3 weeks away haha I don't know if it'll be easier to make it or just buy belts at this point.
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CasuallyDisregarding Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Hey!

For me, it only took me three days, but I dedicated the whole day for them. Depending on when your finals end so that you could have time to work on them it could take longer. I feel like you would have enough time to make them though. My plan of action when I made them was one day for measurements, pattern making and buying materials. The second day I cut the material and pinned it all together to see if it would fit. And the last day I spent sewing everything together and making final adjustments. I would personally go with making them because A) you won't have that "how do these belts work?" moments that everyone I know who bought the belts had and B) my boyfriend's belts broke in two places when he put them on. The breaking was nothing super super major and I was able to fix them for him in about an hour and a half but the bought belt material is super thick and hard to sew. It is honestly your choice but I think it would be easier to make them yourself and I believe you have enough time to make them.

Good luck on your belts and your finals!  
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caramia981 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is the pleather thin or is it thick and dense?
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:iconcasuallydisregarding:
Pleather is normally pretty thick but there are some that are thinner 
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:iconcaramia981:
caramia981 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yea, I was going to use a thin pleather but i think it might not look like a harness
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:iconcasuallydisregarding:
I used a thinner pleather on the waist skirt so using a thin pleather for the rest of the harness should work 
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caramia981 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
okay thank you :)
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:iconminideathscythe:
MiniDeathScythe Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
How many belts should I use? I'm not planning on making the belts myself.. 
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:iconcasuallydisregarding:
I am a little confused on what you are asking, so correct me if I am wrong, but if you saying that you plan to make the harnesses out of pre-made belts then I think you should need about maybe six (two for each leg bit,an actual belt, and the part that goes across the chest) but to make the other parts of the belt (leg bit that goes around the knee and the whole upper part of the belts) you will probably need elastic and suspenders..... I'm not totally sure if I answered your question, if I didn't and was WAAAAAAAAY off then please send me a pm or something 
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:iconminideathscythe:
MiniDeathScythe Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Sorry for my late reply! You answered my question (: 
Thank you!
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:iconcasuallydisregarding:
Oh good :) you're welcome 
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SLAM-SAMA Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where did you get your buckles?
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:iconcasuallydisregarding:
CasuallyDisregarding Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
I got my buckles from Joanns 
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CamouflageSheep Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
You life saver you :D Great tutorial; one question though. Did you hand sew or machine sew this? If you machine sewed it, do you think it would be possible to hand sew it? I'm at college right now and sadly I had to leave my sewing machine at home.
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:iconcasuallydisregarding:
CasuallyDisregarding Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
I used a machine. But I have used Hand sewing to make/fix the harnesses of my friends so it is totally possible for you to to sew it by hand. 
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Jessicaxchen Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much for posting this!
i'm making a mikasa cosplay and this is very useful.

i only have one question, the two straps around your legs, don't they fall of, or get loose sometimes?
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:iconcasuallydisregarding:
It kinda depends..some days they stay perfectly fine and other days they don't. ((it might depend on how tight you make those straps)) but one thing that I'm actually gonna add to the description ((thanks for reminding me I've been meaning to add this but keep forgetting)) is HEM TAPE! yes Hem tape them to your legs and they should stay up! Good Luck with your Mikasa Cosplay I'm sure it will look great ^u^
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Jessicaxchen Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Okay thank you!
i was lazy, so tried making the straps with just suspenders ><
it worked? But they just fell of the whole time... I'm going to make one now! ^^

I'm glad that i helped you remind :3
i'll go and search for hem tape!
and, thank you again 
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:iconcasuallydisregarding:
You are welcome! and Hem tape should be pretty easy to find...most fabric stores have it and places like CVS, Target and Walmart have it too. 

Oh dude one of my friends is making theirs out of suspenders. ((mainly because they wanted to make "Sassy Gay Reiner" so the suspenders are rainbow sparkles)) 
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Jessicaxchen Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Okay! I will try to find the tape...
the only problem i have..is that i live in the Netherlands and there is now CVS...or Target...or walmart... *sigh*
i'll find it though ^^" somehow.


"sassy gay Reiner"?  Oh my god, i would love to see that cosplay ><

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:iconcasuallydisregarding:
darn...uhhh they sell some online...but I'm sure the Netherlands has someplace you could find hem tape. 

I know! I can't wait until she is done with it :3
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LxLightLuver Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you sooo much for posting this! You're a life saver XD
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:iconcasuallydisregarding:
You are welcome ^.^
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MeowKol Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome tutorial, I'm making a thug Levi cosplay for an upcoming con, and I was planning on just buying the belts, but my sis had bought some a few months ago for her Armin cosplay and to this day we have still not been able to figure out how to wear them. So I'm defiantly gonna use this tutorial, Thanks :D
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:iconcasuallydisregarding:
You are welcome! Yeah one of my friends bought his belts and they are crazy confusing. oh my god THUG LEVI! 
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Feelicitas Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww man I have the brown jacket but I neither have time nor talent to make the 3D Maneuver Gear :(
What do you think? Can I make a Shingeki no Kyojin Cosplay without the Maneuver Gear? :)
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:iconcasuallydisregarding:
I don't have the maneurver gear. (i might make it later but honestly right now school and just life is a no) but every con I've gone to in SNK cosplay there have been people (myself and my friends included) who don't have the gear. I've noticed that it is kinda bulky and looks a little hard to walk in. but yeah you can easily cosplay SNK without the 3D gear
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Feelicitas Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok then, thank you very much <3 I dont even have the harness right now, but I hope to get it done before the next con >.>
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Good luck on your harness! ^.^
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