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Bunny Girl Bodysuit Tutorial and Pattern by calgarycosplay Bunny Girl Bodysuit Tutorial and Pattern by calgarycosplay
My First Tutorial! Bunny Girl Body Suit

Just in time for halloween! I have been making body suit costumes since 2007 and I still really have no idea how to do it. BUT I did document how I threw my latest strapless red bodysuit for my traditional bunny girl costume together. You may have seen me in this at Animethon 2012 or at Anime Revolution 2012. I make All my own patterns so my ideas are kinda non-conventional and ways of doing things don't really follow logic, HOWEVER I have promised to a few girls that I would put up how I made this costume. Please forgive if it's confusing! I added in mini tutorials about boning and bias tape as these are new things I had to learn to make this suit
Need to buy
  • Duct Tape
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Markers
  • Test Fabric (cotton, muslin, twill etc.)
  • Mounting Fabric (heavy weight and not-stretchy like twill)
  • Fashion Fabric (something pretty and non-stretchy)
  • Bias Tape
  • 16" heavy duty zipper
  • Hooks and eyes
  • Foam Bra Cups
  • Boning
  • Fray Check
  • Underwire
  • Compression underwear Optional
  • Performance Tights Optional
  • Exterior Mounting Tape Optional

You will need
  • Sense of Humor
  • A friend
  • Time (a full day at least)
  • Patience
  • General Sewing stuff
  • general sewing experience
  1. Create the Pattern Strip, wrap, tape, trace, cut, digitize (shown above)
  2. Make some test Copies Print, cut, sew, bone, bias tape (shown above)
  3. Cut Good Copy Print, trace, protect, cut (shown above)
  4. Make the CorsetSleeve, underwire, cup, elastic, bone (shown above)
  5. Attach the layersStitch down the ditch, edge, trim and bias (shown above)
  6. Add finishing bitsZipper and hooks(shown above)
Feel free to use and distribute this tutorial and pattern, just please link back so other people can learn too!! I would love to see anyones completed costumes!
EDIT: Someone Filmed me in this outfit if you want a better idea of how the pattern turns out: [link]
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Given 2012-10-17
Stuffed full of handy tips with a duct tape starting process that can be used for all types of costume, Bunny Girl Bodysuit Tutorial and Pattern by *calgarycosplay is a tutorial you will definitely want to add to your collection! ( Featured by Elandria )
wonderbright Featured By Owner 5 days ago
This is amazing! I've always been aggravated at how often the "Playboy bunny" bodysuits have weird wrinkles and puckering around their seams...your bodysuit looks so beautiful and smooth! Gonna try this tutorial for my next burlesque costume (thanks for demonstrating your dance moves to show you can still move in it)!
AshleeCemetery Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Secret to keep plastic boning from hurting you so much! Make a lining to cover the casings, use cotton or the like, and stitch it in. It adds extra layers to keep it from poking you.
multimaree Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Thank you so much for sharing this!  :)
otakitty Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you are very thorough! thank you so much
AkemiYukimura Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Thanks sooo much for the tutorial! I had a quick question. What do you use the Exterior Mounting Tape for?
otakitty Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
she's probably using it as double sided tape, to glue the bra to your chest so it doesn't flop down.
zhennu Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student Interface Designer
OMG! Thank you so much for this tutorial! <3
elusivechanteuse Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
hello i absolutely love this pattern!! i just wanted to ask how you knew where to put the sleeves for the boning?  thats the only step i don't that the part where you mean to digitize the pattern? can you explain it a little further.... i tried to follow that small picture of the back with the lines and numbers but its to small to read on my screen. thanx!
calgarycosplay Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I kind of just wing it to put the boning, im sure theres a proper way i've just never looked into it. digitizing: You just print off am image, I use a swirl, put your pattern on the image and take a photo. Then you can scale the photo on the computer to match.
TheLostUchihaTwin Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I really don't understand the "digitizing" step at all. A swirl? Print off what image? I'm confused. Can "Digitizing" be skipped?
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