I know many have asked to see my process from planning to finish. I'm pretty terrible about documenting my thoughts, but I'm putting real efforts to do my best. I'm getting back to slowly working on stuff again and drawing really helped clear my mind.
Step one to planning a costume is to look at the very base of an outfit with no details. It's helpful to figure out silhouettes and construction. This is also the best time to break down costume into various pieces. This will allow figuring out what fabric characteristics I'm looking for and what pattern I need to achieve the right shape. Just remember that having a good foundation will really help carry your design.
Next step is to take the individual parts and decide on textile and flat details (fabric choice, embroidery and other close to fabric details). Every design for me comes in 3 layers of details and construction. Keep following me to see the next 2!