|Another last-minute decision. It sort of went like this...|
Me: fdskjfhsakl I organised a cosplay picnic and it's in eight days' time and I haven't decided on what to wear omgggg.
Housemate: You want to make a new one?
Me: Yessss. But there's no time to buy a wig so it'll have to be real hair or one of my existing wigs (which are all blond or white).
Housemate: How about Soldier Blue?
Housemate: It's either him or Jomy.
Me: I'LL BE SOLDIER BLUE.
...so. Swirly cape. Space emo. Sparkles. FABULOUS. <3
Update (Oct 09) - tested the costume, noted things that need improving. Gonna do that and hopefully wear this to the October Expo on Saturday.
Oct 09 Expo (Sat) (Posted 24th October 2009)
Uh, so the wig got stuck in the post strike, and I didn't have time to make the headset, but I went ahead and wore it to the Expo anyway. XD; Wasn't too bad, still got recognised. Space opera ftw?
I officially hate this costume (Posted 27th August 2009)
Oh, crap (Posted 24th August 2009)
I've never worked with metallic threads before - and never will again. The sewing machine hates it. Tried changing tension and various other things, but it just kept throwing hissy fits and the thread unravels and snares and snaps and catches on things etc. The needle snapped twice. The end results looks like I've been sewing blindfolded, or whilst drunk. As soon as I switched back to normal thread, I could hear the sewing machine's sigh of relief when I stepped on the foot pedal ('ah, cotton...' it says). Seriously, never again.
Also, what possessed me to use silvery material for the patterns on the jacket? It's ended up looking tacky. This is what I get for hurrying things and not planning it out properly. But I will get this done before next Monday, that's for sure.
Urgh, metallic-looking fabrics and threads. NEVER AGAIN.