|For the 2010 LOTR group.|
On the plus side, there are no shoes involved.
Reworn for Oct Expo 2011 and 2012
And for the Hobbit premiere. :D
Almost done! (Posted 13th October 2010)
I am now officially almost there. I'm going to buy the material to make his braces tomorrow, and have another look for better material for his cloak. Aside from that, I'm really just waiting for his wig, although I do get to start distressing his costume next~.
I'm really glad to have this out of the way. I was worried for a bit I wouldn't get it done, and it feels good to have it in a wearable state.
Waistcoat (Posted 4th October 2010)
Still needs buttons, because I don't have enough, and buttonholes because I'm too lazy to do them when i can't put the buttons on. I'm pretty happy with how this came out, it's probably my favourite bit so far.
I really hope my wig arrives soon. And I'm hoping to do the trousers by the end of the week.
Coat! (Posted 3rd October 2010)
I'm not really working in the order I said I would. But at least progress is happening. I'm still waiting for my wig. Waistcoat next!
Shirt! (Posted 28th September 2010)
Item 1/5 done~~. The shirt is all buttoned and collared and ready to roll. It's not perfect, of course, since I made it, but it still makes me happy.
The wig is in the post, still, but I also dyed the material for his waistcoat today, so when that's dry tomorrow I'm going to take that to get thread, and I have the material for his coat. In other words, the main thing that I need to do now is sit down and work.
Progress (Posted 22nd September 2010)
All right, so... Progress is actually happening. AKA I am stupidly proud of how this sleeve came out, and yes I am ignoring the fact that it's a case of one down, one to go. >>
I (obviously) have the material for the shirt as well now, so my check list for the end of the week (ie before saturday) is to finish the shirt and the trousers. The trousers are probably not going to be done, but if I get the shirt done I will be happy (especially once I get that stupid collar out of the way).
For anyone interested, the shirt material is a stupidly beautiful linen that I saw in my local fabric shop and knew I had to get no matter how expensive it was. And I did. And it was expensive, but it's worth it.
The wig that I ordered before turned out to be far too dark, so I've tried again. Hopefully this time it'll be more successful. I also now have a broach and ears. But progress is progress and I'm just pleased to have started.
Wig (Posted 17th August 2010)
After a little bit of flailing around on ebay, finally found a wig. The colour looks good, but I think I'll have to add some more curls in (D: fun times), and I'll definitely have to cut a fringe in as it's fringeless. Not looking forward to that.