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John's Hoodcape Tutorial by ElectricCamel John's Hoodcape Tutorial by ElectricCamel
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT THE SIZE OF MY HOOD:

The hood I started out with was already pretty big. (big hoods are the only kind that stay on my head) So now that I've added an extra 2-3 inches to that, I have about 5" from the top of my head to the top seam of my hood (if I pull the fabric up) (It usually settles in these gorgeous curves like in the picture at the very bottom. You know, gravity).
That is 10" of extra room in my hood.
This hood is so much larger than I thought it was.

comment for clarification

EDIT: Added finished picture and sorted out my math terms. (whoops haha)
EDIT: Clarified the pressing tips section and added some notes in the margins. Also, I added a small section for talking about edge stitching.

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IMPORTANT EDIT: Now that we've finally seen it from the back, John's cape apparently is not this shape!! It is square, not rounded! please ignore my last few pictures shape-wise, your cape should obviously be square!!
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:iconeverythingyousaid:
EverythingYouSaid Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so kawaiii
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:icondarkness-is-nameless:
Darkness-is-Nameless Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Student General Artist
when you attach the cape to the hood, do you attach it to the inner or outer hood?
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:iconcats6045:
cats6045 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can you hand-sewn it?
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:iconcryaotic1girl2013:
Cryaotic1girl2013 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist
It'd take a long-ass time, I would recommend a sewing machine.
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:icondire1heart:
dire1heart Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
Very helpful!! I'm also assuming you can use this general idea for the other hoods as well? I haven't been able to find any other patterns...
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IAmSnakeLady Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
This helped me a lot! thank you  so much!
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QTsoSweet Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the tutorial! I just finished making the hood and I refuse to take it off! I might even sleep in it! And now I can do this...
[S] Marissa ==> Do the Windy Thing
*pchoooooooo*
XD
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AlexisRainbowKitten Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a question.. Im 5' 8" and i want my hood to be a little past my knees.. How much fabric should i get? Ive been meaning to make this cosplay i just never got to it
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PrincessPapaya13 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Remember a yard is three feet, most likely 6 yards to 7 yards of fabric. 
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reneesargs Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omg this is really helpful thank you!

But I'd like to ask, what are the exact dimensions of the cloth, length by breadth? Thanks!
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LezahBite Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Also do you need to use the sewing Machine? Or can you hand stitch the whole thing?
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:iconm4tryoshk4:
M4tryoshk4 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You should use the sewing matchine, sewing by hand would be hell
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:iconlezahbite:
LezahBite Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Actually it was easy 
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:iconlezahbite:
LezahBite Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Im 4'11 And I want mine to be really long How much fabric would I need?
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BloodyPanda1 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'm doing a God Tier John cosplay later this year and I'm making sure my hoodie is touching the ground. [:

This is going to be a surprise cosplay for my best friend because she just loves Homestuck.
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:iconkatbatch:
katbatch Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student General Artist
just wondering, how tall are you? just so i can compare the length of my hood to yours, thanks :3
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:iconectobiologest:
ectoBiologest Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Thx soo much I was looking for this
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:iconfirestixian:
Firestixian Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This was such a great tutorial!! Thank you so much for making it!!!

Here's my result: [link]
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:iconshellycake:
ShellyCake Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Thanks. I'll definetly use it for when I make a godtier hood. c:
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:icononnasawesomestrider:
OnnasAwesomeStrider Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Just a question, how long would this take? Like, a few hours or a few days?
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:iconoromeansme:
OROmeansme Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   General Artist
From my experience, (I've used this pattern twice) it's taken about an Hour and a half.
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:icononnasawesomestrider:
OnnasAwesomeStrider Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Okay, thanks ^^
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:icondudeimsocoolexceptno:
dudeimsocoolexceptno Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic. Thank you, using this to make my god tier mituna hood :)
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Homestuck4EVERbro Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Do you think you could make the writing a little more legible? Maybe even rewrite the directions and post it in the description? Thanks!
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miasmaticApplecider Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so frikken much. <3
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Syniia Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this should be useful
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:iconsquishyymishy:
SquishyyMishy Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh never mind ~
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SquishyyMishy Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
uh... I dont get the pressing and cutting part e o e what exactly is happening there. im sorry im not experienced with sewing and costume making at all so I dont know >.< (first time making one)
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jadeflower99 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Its a great tutorial, don't get me wrong. But I'm a little confused about the cape measurements. I'm using this tutorial as reference for my got tier Jade hood, and the thing about the proportions confused me a little bit. Could you explain it a little more?
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loveless-devil Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
thanks for the tutorial.
i used this and just messed with it to fit the way I needed it.
but thank you!
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:iconkilameida:
Kilameida Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Mmmmn... any tips for the shirt itself if you don't want to buy from WhatPumpkin?
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:icongabi-hedgeh0g:
Gabi-Hedgeh0g Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Buy a tshirt transfer. You print out the symbol on the piece of paper (make sure its a dark transfer) and iron it on! its pretty cheap. plain blue tshirts cost like 3:50 at walmart and transfers are not expensive either
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:iconkilameida:
Kilameida Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
What's a tshirt transfer? (Never been to America and walmarts doesn't exist in my country T.T) The best compromise I got is a plain blue Giordano (which costs ridiculously expensive for a plain blue tee) and is really really pale, like sky blue pale made even paler.
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:icongabi-hedgeh0g:
Gabi-Hedgeh0g Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Well it's a paper that can be printed on and ironed onto a shirt [sorry i didnt think about that, im a stupid american] but i bet it could be found on amazon or google shopping.
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:iconkilameida:
Kilameida Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
umu don't downgrade yourself at least you can access games and movies earlier... not mentioning target stores and comicon OMG COMICCON WHY CAN'T I FLY THERE T.T

Mmm, I'll see bout that. -mutters something about parents-
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rydiahighwind Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for this! I modified it a bit to make Aradia's god tier hoodcape, and it worked out great! Yours is by far the easiest tutorial I have found to follow. :)
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:iconzorishi:
Zorishi Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much :D
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:iconajvrpg:
AJVRPG Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Hey! I'm making this now.. But the way you attach the cape and lining confuse me... Do you attach them at the same time? Do you attach the inner hood with it? I really don't get it..
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Toxicated-kisame52 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hiya~!

I fav'd this a long ass time ago, but am commenting now cos I just made this

HOLY JEGUS THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

at first glance, this seems a bit hard to understand, but thats obviously cos I wasn't doing it at the time
but then when I started working on it, your tips & tutorial made it a breeze! (why the hell not, pun intended XD)

anywho, thanks again sooo much
I finally Got Tiger :D!!
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:iconsoviet-italy:
Soviet-Italy Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Great tutorial!!! Sadly I have no talent so....I'M JUST GONNA BUY A BLUE PILLOWCASE HERPDERP.

But seriously, nice tutorial. And you look super cute!
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tentaspai Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Oh god. Got my fabric today. Hope I can follow this correctly.. ;A;
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:icontrikzeeinimeg:
TrikzeeInimeg Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll use this one day, maybe when I know how to sew XD
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:iconelectricswing:
electricswing Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Is it possible to make this into God Tier Vriska's hood? :v would you know how much fabric you would need?
Great tutorial btw :3
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:iconelectriccamel:
ElectricCamel Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
yes, I think there's a small, poorly drawn image somewhere in my gallery detailing the pattern differences. Not sure about how much fabric. The hood is shorter, but the cape is quite a bit longer.
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:iconoromeansme:
OROmeansme Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   General Artist
For Vriska just cut the shape however long you need it! It should take about the same amount of Fabric!
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:icondevkyu:
Devkyu Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Definitely going to put this to good use! This looks a lot easier than what I was going to attempt to do!
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:iconerinn-lani:
Erinn-Lani Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i'm not so much doing the windy thing, but modifying it for the spacey movements... :D
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:iconelectriccamel:
ElectricCamel Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
The space hood is almost like sewing a pair of pants with no leg holes (that end in a point). Hope that helps!
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:iconerinn-lani:
Erinn-Lani Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
it does... you should see the hood... though you can see it from the back in my photographs
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Bubbathefox Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thatscoolbro
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