Cross-playing is awesome! I think it adds an extra layer of challenge to a costume, plus you get to play around with some really fun makeup techniques!
In the future I’d really love to cosplay Merry from Lord of the Rings… It’s always been a dream costume of mine!
Do it just like you would normal hair! As long as your wig is thick enough you shouldn’t have to worry about wefts showing, although you may run into that issue with cheaper, thinner wigs (like you’d get from most eBay sellers). I’d recommend going with a wig from Arda or Epic Cosplay to make sure it’s thick enough to give you that good ’90s volume, too!
I’d suggest checking out this stretch applique tutorial to see if that will work for your costume! If not, attaching a patch to the front would certainly work too. If that’s the route you choose, make sure you put the base suit on and then mark the position of the patch to make sure that the fabric is properly stretched out before you attach it!
That will really depend on what style of cape you’re trying to make, but here are a few tutorials on different types of capes and cloaks! :D
I hope one of those will help! Best of luck with your costume!
Interfacing is a very important structural material to use when creating garments! With the exception of my spandex-based costumes (like Batgirl and Miss Martian), nearly all of my costumes include some sort of interfacing. I use it mostly for things like collars, cuffs, and facings, but I also use it for pieces such as bodices and corsets to provide more support to the fabric.
Here’s a great, thorough guide on how to use interfacing. Nine times out of ten, I use the fusible interfacing that you attach to fabric with your iron, but sometimes you’ll find that the sew-in interfacing is more appropriate (especially if you’re working with a fabric that you can’t iron without it melting).
You may also want to check out this guide that describes the most common types of interfacing and their applications.
Finally, here are a list of simple sewing projects that involve interfacing if you want to practice using it!