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How to Make a Flynn Rider Costume (From "Tangled")
Flynn Rider is the dashing hero in Disney's upcoming movie "Tangled."
He is a thief and stumbles upon Rapunzel's tower while making an escape from Corona's castle guards.
The amount of detail that has gone into each character's costume in this movie is unbelievable. You can see fabric texture, weathering, seams (in strategic places), and the list goes on.
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Flynn's vest is a teal colour, and is made up of multiple panels of fabric which look lo be leather.
We'll start from the top and work our way down.
The top front of the vest is made of about 8 straight panels to each side, that are the same width, and are arranged in a pattern around the neckline.
The bottom edge of this section (which begins mid-front-shoulder and extends down towards the second buckle at mid-chest level) is edged with a single strip of leather, which tapers as it extends towards the chest.
This top part looks as if it is a separate layer, and sits over the 'torso' part of the tunic, due to the shadows present between the edging and the lower section.
The lower section is made of more equally-sized strips that are attached together vertically. They may taper in slightly towards the waist, but at this point it is hard to tell. Each side is made of about 7 strips.
The back of the vest has a single-piece yoke, which extends down slightly at the centre-back, and widens in the center.
Below the vest, the tunic consists of more equally sized strips arranged and joined vertically.
The vest three has small belt loops built into it, through which Flynn's thin waist-belt is threaded. There is one in the centre-back, and one each halfway between the sides and the front.
The vest does up with 5 small buckles, the topmost of which is left open. The metal loops are on the right, and do up by looping them over a small corresponding hook on the left side. Each buckle is on a piece of leather separate to the rest of the vest, and it attached by small rivets in each corner.
The vest shows evidence of weathering. This is most noticeable on the outer-edge of the sleeves, and on the hemline in the centre-front.
Flynn's shirt is a basic white button-up shirt with sleeves rolled up to just below the elbows. There are no pictures of the sleeves unrolled yet, so it is impossible to determine how the cuffs look.
The collar has a basic squared edge, and has topstitching around its edges. A single button is on the left side of the collar, with a corresponding buttonhole on the right side. The button has 4 holes, the diameter is half the width of the collar, and is a tan colour.
I believe there may be more buttons doing the shirt up further down, but as the vest is worn over the top, none of these are seen.
Flynn's pants are made from a coarsely-woven brown/grey fabric.
They look to be made of only 2 pieces of fabric - the front, and the back. There are sideseams and inner-leg seams, but no front or backseams. Since the vest comes down over the top of the pants, we can's see what's holding them up. It could be a belt, a cord, or, if you're making this costume and not so worried about historical accuracy, elastic would do the job just fine!
Flynn Rider Dolls
Flynn's boots are basic light brown leather 'pirate' style boots. The top of the boots are folded back over themselves, and have a slit running almost the length of the folded-over part on the inside and outside of the boots.
Flynn wears what I can only describe as 'spats'. These are made from rectangular pieces of a darker brown leather, and sit over the top of the foot. They are held in place with two straps attached with rivets. One strap goes around the back of the ankle, the other goes below the arch of the foot.
Belt, Bag and Pouch
Flynn wears a plain thin brown belt around his waist, which is held in place with belt loops in the vest. I haven't seen any pictures yet that show how it does up.
He wears a wider longer belt the same colour over the top of this, but this second belt is more detailed. It has a diamond pattern running right along its centre, and has 2 or 3 rectangular 'loops' on it to hold it together evenly where it overlaps. It also has a large plain brassy
The pouch is suspended off the thicker belt, by two loops in the top which the belt threads through. The pouch is square shaped, and does up with a big brown button.
Flynn's bag is quite large, and is a basic brown leather rectangular bag with a cover-flap that extends just over halfway down the front. The bag is fastened with a fang-shaped item (wood?), with a loop that extends down and wraps around a sun-shaped clasp.
The lower right-hand corner is patched up with a teardrop shaped piece of leather which has a different texture to the rest of the bag. The patch is stitched on with large wide-spaced stitching.
The bag has a long leather shoulder strap, long enough so that when the bag is worn, it hangs at about hip level.