|Cost :||about £100|
|Time Taken :||about 3 weeks (roughly)|
|I've really enjoyed playing as Zidane in Dissida and i thought that it would be fun to cosplay him.|
I am at the moment playing through 9 and i still Like Zidane so i am glad i decided to cosplay him ^^
|Make the tail||High||Complete|
|Make Belts (Waist)||Medium||Complete|
|Make Belt (Shoulder)||Medium||Complete|
finished ^^ just need to do improves now (Posted 17th April 2010)
YES!!!!!!!! finally done the pants and added the tail to them ^^ so just to make me feel better about this i'm going to add loops on the pants to fit the belt too and also i'm going to add to the jacket and try to make it fully fit up to my neck. Then i can change the stats from "In Progress" to "Complete" :D
Take Two AAAAUUUUUGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!! (Posted 24th March 2010)
For the past few weekends i have been going home from uni mainly to do Zidane as i've mentioned in previous journals but sadly there has been quite a lot of things happening at mine so i haven't had chance to do his pants :(
Today i was determind to do or at least get properly started on them i had already cut them out ready to put together.
whilst i was doing them i had this horrid feeling that something bad was going to to happen mainly because 1 it's me and 2 so far things seem to have been turning out ok on him.
Well todays mess up made up for it
When i was attatching the pockets together i didn't really think that anything was going wrong same for when i did the rough edges of the pants, down the side and attached them. The only way i found out it was wrong was when it came to putting the left and right sides of the pants togehter the way i found it was ............ BOTH SIDES WERE FACING THE SAME WAY *Cries* so i thought "that's so annoying especially seen as i had been at them for about 6 hours oh well i canjust un-do 1 of the legs and flip it" ........ No.
Not only was 1 leg facing the worng way but so was 1 of the stupid pockets which i had overlocked together and done all the straight edging on and added the facing on so all of that had to be un-done too *screams*.
So now all i've done is turn 1 leg the right way and overlocked it together and wrote in taylors chalk which side is which so i don't do that mistake again. and i've re-done that pocket and sewed it the right way and wrote on that too.
What is making me worry now is if they don't fit. If they don't i will most defantly cry as i don't have any more material or a pattern that would be big enough. what i would have to do and i pray that i don't is do what 1 of my friends did for their pants and that was to get an old pair of already made trousers un-pick the seems and use them as a pattern.
Tomorrow i am trying again with them lets hope it all turns out ok, but it's offical those trousers are the bain of my life D8
So close now ^^ (Posted 17th February 2010)
Yes finally i've done his jacket because of the pattern i used was designed to not be closed i've had to make some alterations and i had to cut more off the sleeves and sew them but i feel happy with it especially seen as i've never done made a jacket before.
i am currently making the belt now for his shoulders and attatching it to the jacket. the main thing i am really worried about it the trousers as the pattern is a size smaller than me so i will have to make some changes to them.
The boots are painted but i forgot my fabric glue to stick the material on with >.< but at least everything is near enough cut out for them.
Starting the pants and Jacket (Posted 7th February 2010)
this weekend i had finished my cuffs and whilst doing my essay for uni i have been able to start making the trousers and the Jacket so far things have been going ok, but i have this awful feeling that something will go wrong on it, mainly because that's the way my luck is lol XD
This week if my mum is able to take me back to uni tomorrow i will be doing my boots again, but if she isn't i'll have to wait for the weekend ^^
Belted up (Posted 3rd February 2010)
i finally finished making his waist belt it took ALOT longer than it would normally mainly because i couldn't get my sewing machine to work so i sewed it by hand. To keep the shape of the belt my friend Member-XI gave me the idea to strengthen it so i got some card and i cut it into stripsand stuck them together.
i used the strips as a pattern to make the thickness of the belt then i sewed up the side and one end then i pulled it through. then i added the buckle on one end. due to my stuff being at my parents with any luck i should get the other stuff so then i can finish him soon ^^
Cuffs done time for belt (Posted 31st January 2010)
i've now finished sewing the cuffs together but i'm now back at uni and i've realised i forgot the buttons to put on the side and i need to get some velcrow for the inside to make them stay in place >.< but thankfully i should with any luck be going home in 2 weeks time for the weekend and i will be able to pick them up then. i decided instead of starting his shoulder belts (i don't know what to call them lol) i thought i would start on making his waist belt tomorrow instead as i couldn't find one suitable i thankfully remembered the buckle to add on the end for that.
The reason why i'm doing his waist one first also is because i want to do his jacket first before starting the other one, then i can see how big i need to make it so it fits nicly on it and i'm going to use the arm hole of the jacket pattern to make his shoulder belt, but if it turns out i can't go home due to my lessons i will most likly beg my mum and dad to send them and my boots in the post so i can do them in between doing my uni work XD
Making the Boots (Posted 29th January 2010)
i've done his tail, and now i'm starting to make his boots. i've done them using card and when i get the white and grey fabric through the post i'll be backing them with it.
On The Way (Posted 28th January 2010)
i've now finished doing Zidane's Jabot by adding the ribbon, for it to sit nicely instead of making it one bow i decided to make the loops and tassles and adding the little bit in the middle afterwards. i lit the ends to prevent it from fraying. i have near enough finished my tail now all i need to do is stuff it then it's finished. Today my gloves had come and the material to make his jacket and trousers came yesterday so i will be starting to make them next as well as his cuffs.
On The Make (Posted 24th January 2010)
well sadly as it turned out that 1st fabric i bought to make Zidane's tail was all wrong not only was it way too small but the actual quality was terrible *cries* so i decided the other day to buy some more from a website my friend showed me and i wanted his tail to have a bend in it so i made the shape using two old cloth-hangers and bent them into shape and taped the ends so then all the sharp ends were covered. so all i need to do now is sew it together and fill it full of stuffing and in a few days i should get the material coming soon so i can then make his jacket and his trousers.
Bits and pieces (Posted 8th January 2010)
Now i'm starting to actually buy some of the stuff to make Zidane i bought today the buckle for his shoulder belt and i was able to find some mohair that should work for his tail. Later on i'll be getting some padding for the tail and i'll be buying the pattern to make his jacket.
Finding the stuff (Posted 12th December 2009)
At the moment i have found what sewing pattern i am going to use for Zidane's jacket and i am currently trying to research for the fur to use for his tail. The thing i have found the hardest to find so far is the boots that would work for him. Hopefully soon i will be able to get all the stuff i need for him and begin to put it all together. :D