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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 )
How much fabric would you recommend for the bodysuit?
NMDZ Feb 10, 2014  New member Student
This is brilliant, just what I have been looking for. How easy would it be to put lacing in the back rather than a zip?
rnko26 Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
do you have any pics of you in this costume ?
rnko26 Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very useful thanks for this
Khaoslager Jan 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for making this tutorial, I hope I will be able to sew my own bunny suit soon (,though I'm really afraid how it will turn out. 7`)
I just wanted to ask.. do you actually use the exterior mounting tape on your skin or do you wear something underneath? 
If you use it directly on your breasts, doesn't it hurt when you try to remove it? Do you have any recommendations for that? 

I have some experience with duct tape on skin and.. let's say I'm really happy the scars faded over time. I'm fine with a little bit of pain (cosplay etc. is a passion after all), but I'd rather not destroy my little breasties for good, so, what's your experience? :)
calgarycosplay Jan 26, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lots of people use mounting tape! I have to use exterior mounting tape 'cuz I'm carrying a lot of 'weight'. ;)
It doesn't bug me any!
ozwick Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist

This was a lot of fun to see.  As a long-time Bunny fan, and an engineer, seeing how the costume is made is particularly nice. 

Also, I was very impressed with you dancing in the video -- there must be a lot of double-sided tape in the cups of that outfit!

oh man I am jealous of your bod. you are very pretty. :)
Also, very good idea using the duct tape for that.
The costume is really well done.
That's pretty awesome!!
I have been searching the web for a pattern like this! Thank you so much!
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