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|Time Taken :||5 hours for the Pipe Fox, 50 hours for Watanuki|
|For Watanuki I got a jacket pattern that was as close to his as I could find. I had to then heavily alter it and add the double breasted parts. After cutting out my fabric (which was black cotton drill) and lots more altering and perfecting, I put on some iron on interfacing to stiffen it up a bit. The buttons were painted a yellow/gold colour with acylic paints and then sprayed with clear spray paint to prevent the paint rubbing off. The white parts were all done with white bias binding and I made extra sure that it was all the correct size! Not too big or small. |
The trousers I already had from other cosplay's (they were brought) and the shoes and glasses were the best I could find but I know they are not accurate! The wig was styled by Demented Kid who did a great job on it! ^^
The Pipe Fox Spirit was made by me and was probably the easiest thing about the costume XD
Well, I had a great time as Watanuki!! I ran into a couple of Yuko's but didn't really get any proper pictures with them unfortunately T_T So if you are a Yuko and are looking for a Watanuki, just give me a poke!! ;D
I had lots of fun with my fellow Tsubasa people on Sunday in the masquerade, I'd like to say a very SPECIAL thanks to TheEmoEmu who very kindly held my hand all the way through! I feel as though I can do more masq's now! :D We are on the YouTube video from about 4.00 minutes in!
Mugetsu was on my neck all day and got alot of attention XD He loves you all very much! X3
I am now also commissioning the Pipe Fox Spirits! I charge £15 (including postage) for them and they are 100% made by me. If you are interested, please drop me a PM ^^
08/07/2010: Went out for an awesome photoshoot with Fiona/CrystalNeko!! X3 She took loooooads of awesome photos O_O I'm sure you've seen them already since I uploaded them a couple of days ago XD Thank you so much!!! You're amazing! ^^
|Buy pattern for Jacket||High||Complete|
|Get wig comissioned||High||Complete|
|Make the Jacket||High||Complete|
|Find a Japanese school uniform pattern?||High||Complete|
|Buy black shoes||Medium||Complete|
|Buy white under shirt||Medium||Complete|
|Buy CORRECT glasses!! >_>;||Low||Complete|
|Make the Pipe Fox Spirit (Mugetsu) :3||Low||Complete|
Jacket Complete (Posted 30th April 2010)
Yes! The jacket is now complete! Phew XD I cut the button holes and sewed the buttons on and the proceeded to make the dreaded collar D: I really hate collars XD I find them very difficult to get right and then put into the right position ^^; I thought I had it right, cut out the fabric and then found it was actually too short! 8D
So, round 2! This time I actually got it right on newspaper first and made it twice as big XD That way I had plently to work with. It worked alot better that time and so I cut the interfacing out as well using the same peice of newspaper. I then sewed it onto the jacket and put the white bias binding around the edges. And it was done!
I'm now just waiting for my wig commission ^^;
Sewing time! (Posted 28th March 2010)
I have been working away sewing lots with my sewing machine! XD I have almost completely hemmed it (I've not done a tiny section across the top due to the fact I may alter it when I come to do the collar) and sewn all the parts together. I have sewn the bias binding onto the sleeves, although I haven't done the best job in the world of it XD I hand sewed the one part of the binding that goes down the arm since I didn't trust myself with the sewing machine to do it ^^; Not the best job on sewing the sleeves onto the mian jacket either but I really donw wanna un-pick it all. So I tried to fix what I didn't like as best I could, not sure how much it helped ^^;
The next job is to position the buttons, joy! XD That'll only take me another week due to my picky-ness 8D
Slow work is slow (Posted 5th March 2010)
But it's getting there! I've sorted out a problem that has been bugging me for ages (why did it look like a sack??) by realising that the sides weren't straight XD Now it fits me alot better and now doesn't look like a sack XD
I cut out and ironed on all the interfacing this week. I will definately start sewing it all together next week >_> I'm a very slow worker ^^;
Cutting out (Posted 24th February 2010)
After finishing altering the pattern, I've now been cutting out my proper black fabric! ^^ I've currently cut out both of the front panels and the back. Sleeves will be next and I'll probably sort out the collar later.
I also brought the white bias binding and some interfacing at the weekend.
Pattern altering (Posted 19th February 2010)
I've finally gotten off my lazy ass and have ACTUALLY been working on Watanuki XD
I had a look at the pattern I had brought a few weeks ago and found that it didn't look like what I had expected. I've had to do a fair bit of altering (making it less fitted, I want it to fall stright, not hug my waist!) and after a test run on a spare sheet my mum had let me cut up it's all good! So now I'm ready to use the proper fabric :) I'd like to say thanks to my mum for helping me out lots with the pattern! I LOVE YOU! <3
Expect progress pictures next week or the week after!
Shopping (Posted 30th January 2010)
I've finally gotten the pattern and the fabric! Hurrah! I went to Fabricland in Bristol and brought 2 meters of black cotton drill (as per Fiona's advice! Thank you :P) So progress should start in the next couple of weeks ^^
Black cotton drill - £7.98
Pipe Fox has been made! (Posted 21st November 2009)
Hurray! XD It was more difficult than I had imagined though!
First I cut a strip of the entire length of fur fabric that I had brought and folded it over the wrong way around. I then slowly sewed it all the way up (I gave it alot of seam allowance and I know the fur fabric stuff can pull apart easily!) and then started the long and difficult process of turning him inside out! ;_;
When I did finally get him turned out the right way I put the bendable metal wire in before stuffing him, which was also more diffcult than it should have been XD I then made the head, which was just a square folded diagonally, sewn and turned inside out. The ears were made the same way and were sewn onto the head before I attached it to the body! The rest of the stuffing was put in before I closed the last hole in the top of the neck.
The eyes were difficult to get ahold of! They are infact weird little screws XD My dad just cut off the screw parts just leaving the black eye part on top. I just then superglued them onto the head :D
He's so fluffy and cute :3
I've also located a pair of glasses to use as well. They are weak reading glasses but they do make a my vision a bit blurry. So I probably won't be walking around with them on properly!! ^^;
Making a start (Posted 31st October 2009)
I have made a start on Watanuki! I have found some wigs that I could use but I haven't made any desicions yet. I will try to avoid having to do any wig styling as I have no experience in it and to be honest, I'd be scared of doing it XD But we'll see.
I've also been researching patterns for the jacket but haven't brought anything yet. I must see if my mum can find that sewing machine she is supposed to have, it would speed things up so much!! ^^;