|Sharpie hat green||High||Complete|
|Make new hat||High||Complete|
|Buy ribbon for hat||High||Complete|
|Buy white vest top||High||Complete|
|Make belt buckle||High||Complete|
|Buy new wig||High||Complete|
|Tack lace to boots||High||Complete|
|Buy materials for shorts||High||Complete|
|Make stockings||High||In Progress|
|Take up vest top into crop top||Medium||Complete|
Shorts in progress (Posted 15th February 2010)
I went for a different approach to the shorts recently, and instead of completing the ones I was making, I restarted them using a pair of burgundy trousers. The old ones were going ok but were wasting so much time, and eBay gave me the chance to save time for merely £3.49, so I took it. At this point I'm just about to attach the stripes properly, so I'll update after that. Only barrier now is that I've run out of ribbon - I'll buy more later in the week. Can't upload the image here from my iPhone, so if I can't find a way to then I'll upload one later.
RIP Bonneys Hat (Posted 22nd January 2010)
I think it's safe to say that this hat has been a failure :C so back to the drawing board for that. (Annoying too - it was a really nice hat on its own before I coloured it green and trashed it >:O )
But yes, we all have our cosplay fails from time to time! So hopefully I'll come up with a solution soon =D
Wig at second stage (Posted 17th January 2010)
So I've conditioned and straightened the wig following advice from Sephnoir - it's now WAY easier to handle xD still not perfect though - some kinked hair remains there to tangle it, which I'd guess is because the water I used wasn't hot enough to straighten it properly. I"ll have another go of it with a kettle over the next couple of days, see if I get the better result I'm after. And if not, it would still work at the stage it's at now!
Wig and hat in their current state (Posted 11th January 2010)
Why do I always look like a camwhore in photos, you ask? Because otherwise, I look tired and drugged up 8D I know which option I will go with.
Yes, this is the current state of the wig and hat. Although Bonney's hat in the series is pretty unidentifiable as an actual type of hat, I decided to make it as a furry Russianish hat. Bonney has a real tomboyish vibe to her I think, so hopefully this will bring it out. This is a greyish brown furry hat from Primark that I coloured some different shades of green, I wanted to get it to a kind of green that looks like what natural green fur would look like if it existed, instead of a solid party green. At some point, I'll alter it and add light green trim, to get the shape and look of the original.
The wig... ah yes the wig. While very nice, it's also RIDICULOUSLY hard to manage. Seriously, you just have to make eye contact with it and it tangles. So I'm trying to find out about how to tame it at the moment. Once I've done that, I also plan to dye it a darker pink, as I'm not quite happy with how pale it is at the moment, for one thing because it's so pale it reflects light like nuts, as you can see.
But yeah, other than that, everything's going pretty well. The shorts are going nicely, I'll hopefully have them finished in a couple of weeks. Which reminds me, I need to pick up the extra bits for this, I'm hoping to have it to wear to ALCL in February.