Tutorial: Dracula Cape

Tutorial on how to make a Figma Sized Dracula Cape!

Firstly, select the figma you want to turn into a Vampire.

In my case, Kagami!


Note: Wires used in Fake flowers are also needed.

1 ) Nice Boat the Selected figma to turn it into a headless Horse Figma.

2 ) Roughly trace the Outline of the cape on a scrap piece of paper, with the figma infront.

Wooo Cape!

3 ) Cut the Shape out and finalize the dimensions. (As long as it looks good, you are fine.)

Looking Good!

4 ) Mark your Paper cape onto a cloth and cut it out.

Headless Horse Lady grabs it!

It should look like:

Without the needles.

Now that your set,

5 ) Take the felt, cut it slightly smaller than the cape you’ve just cut. (Looks @ reference picture, there is a black border before the red inner cape.)

It should look:

Something like that.

6 ) Sew the inner cape, to the outer black portion of the cape.

7 ) Cut a small piece of the plastic file lay it, and cut it to the collar’s shape. This is going to be the backbone for the collar – enabling the collar to stand.

8 ) Similar to the Nekomimi’s Design, make a “Sandwich” with the plastic file in the middle.

9 ) Penetrate though all layers and sew it down.

10 ) Estimate the amount of ribbon that will enable the cape to suspend on the neck. (Similar to Apron tutorial) and sew it down.

Optional Steps

If you only intend to take the cape from the front, you do not need to do these.
11 ) Mark down another piece of cloth, to cover the stitches.

Look at those ugly stitches!

12 ) To allow the cape to bend and mold itself to the waist of the figma, add a strip of wire.

13 ) Sew it down like this:

14 ) Now using Black thread, sew the shape you cut out in Step 11 onto the cape in order to hide the wire and the ugly red stitches.

15 ) Do the same for the collar – Cover the ugly red threadings.

Yoku dekimashita! よくできました!

Cape with "Memory Wire" Technology.


A Little Side view,

From the front,

Yep! Drink your sister’s Juice, its good for you!

And your sister will become a Vampire too


Filed in:List of Tutorials for props that i have done up!

18 Responses

  1. Note to self:
    1) Do not shake so much when taking the head picture.
    2) Replace the header picture tomorrow.

    October 30, 2009 at 8:21 pm

  2. hahaha nice ^__^ thanks for the tutorial !
    and you forget how to make the fangs tutorial ?

    October 30, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    • ^^; thats just double sided tape cut very small. =P

      October 30, 2009 at 9:41 pm

  3. Yoku dekimashita!!!! awesome cape, Kagami’s a vampire with thigh highs!

    also can a headless horsemen vampire drink your blood? lol

    October 30, 2009 at 10:14 pm

  4. You did an excellent job!

    But I personally prefer if the collar were to be larger – In terms of both width and height.

    October 30, 2009 at 10:15 pm

  5. Tsukasa! Nooooo!! Hmmm … a Tsundere Vampire .. never saw one before.

    October 31, 2009 at 12:21 am

    • There just might have one, next season (Winter).

      October 31, 2009 at 10:25 am

  6. tamerchris

    lol So that’s how Tsukasa turn into a vampire.

    My approach for a cape is much different though. I cut out a circle shape from a cloth, cut a small quarter out and sew the wires in. Did that for my Drossel ojou-sama. ^^

    October 31, 2009 at 12:22 am

  7. Yay another tutorial! =D
    I wonder which vampire bit Kagami?

    October 31, 2009 at 8:13 am

  8. A blue haired otaku one!

    October 31, 2009 at 9:26 am

    • Gameshark got that right! =PP

      October 31, 2009 at 9:44 am

  9. Look real good bro! Lot of hearts in it I see.

    October 31, 2009 at 9:58 am

  10. Only reason we don’t see that blue haired vamp, is … Well, I think the tsundere vampie made sure she got what deserved!

    October 31, 2009 at 10:44 am

  11. Shane

    haha very creative, they need a lucky star halloween ova now…

    October 31, 2009 at 11:42 am

  12. Not quite… You don’t turn into Vampire by letting a ampire drinking your blood…

    You’ll only become a Vampire when it sire you with its essence…

    October 31, 2009 at 12:13 pm

  13. I bet the blue haired otaku vamp snuck her blood into Kagami’s chocolate bun roll.

    October 31, 2009 at 12:17 pm

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