naurarwen
 


Costume :Cara
Variant :Season 2
Source :Legend of the Seeker
Progress :Planned
Worn At :None


Costume Photos

Pattern to try

Another catsuit to try

Hopeful catsuit used for pattern

Cara boots

Cara fabric 1

Cara Reference

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : Boots: £11. Fabric: £15 for just under 6 metres. Catsuit: £9.70. Still loads more to get but working on it

Description
Have so far bought a pattern for this but it looks like it may have to be heavily altered. Have now found the fabric for this outfit just a case of sorting the pattern and then buying it.

Updated: 7th June 2010

Had a change of mind on the fabric as whilst shopping in Manchester for another costume I found nearly 2 kilos (just short of 6 metres) of burgundy leatherette. Still not luck on a pattern.

Have just noticed on pictures that the fabric actually looks lighter than it is.

Updated: 13th June 2010

Okay so I have bought some boots from ebay. They cost me slightly more than I wanted to pay and are a size 5 when I'm really only a size 4-4.5 but I'm hoping the extra sizing will help when it has the catsuit under it. I've also bought 2 (not so cheap) catsuits from ebay in hopes to see which fits and dismantle it and use it as a basic pattern. It has no sleeves so I may see if I can steal the sleeves off another pattern I have. One is a size 10 and the other is a size 8 going to see which fits better. Both made from denim so I'm hoping this will help take into account that the fabric I have has very minimal stretch.

Updated: 8th Sept 2010

Well this costume is currently on hold and has been since the beginning of September due to other projects and conventions, don't think I will get chance to work on this again now till after Christmas though I am still sourcing pieces on the internet. Hoping to start dismantling one of my catsuits after New Year to see if I can work out a pattern from it.

Updated: 22nd Nov 2010

Comments

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This is going to look great on you.

re; burgandy fabric. I know Abakhans had some a while back but I'm not sure if they have it now as it will be out of season. I know they do restock.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 11 May, 2010 - 01:31
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Thanks Emma. Yeah I'm totally hoping to get to Manchester after C16. Was gonna come this weekend but I don't get any pennies till Monday so that could be an issue. Will let you know though when I can make it so I can drag you to Abakhans with me!!

by naurarwen on Thursday, 13 May, 2010 - 22:20
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ZOMFG ... please will you do this to London Film and Comic Con? I'm doing Kahlan's S2 dress with a Richard!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!

by street-angel on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 17:07

I just registered for a new account (my old one went walkies I think XD) so so I can say! DOOOOOOOOOOO IT XD Would be awesome for come to london comic con XD

by FFZidane on Monday, 7 June, 2010 - 23:17
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As I said to street-angel I don't think its likely I'll have this finished for LFACC as not even started it properly yet and with the mass amount of altering patterns etc plus all the eyelets its going to need gonna take me a while. But I have said I will let you guys know when I've finished it and we can arrange to meet up at a con for pics. :D

by naurarwen on Monday, 7 June, 2010 - 23:48
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Very sexy fabric m'dear :3 Hope all goes well for you :3

by street-angel on Sunday, 13 June, 2010 - 19:45
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I know what this is now, a friend of mine has a screen used Cara outfit which she wore at Dragon Con! The fabric is great, and I need to swat on legend of the seeker!

by Wyrdsister on Tuesday, 18 January, 2011 - 03:20
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I've seen the screen used ones their awesome but think they sold their last one the other day. I'm still working on a pattern for this at the moment, its going slow...very slow.

by naurarwen on Tuesday, 18 January, 2011 - 14:52
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Looking forward to seeing this. Like the look of the fabric.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 18 January, 2011 - 22:26
 

To-Do List

Buy bootsHighComplete
Find fabricHighComplete
Buy catsuit to use as patternHighComplete
Make a new catsuit patternHighPlanned
Buy agiles then spray paint them red and laquer (how do you spell that word?)MediumIn Progress
Source zips, leather thonging, buckles and grommetsMediumPlanned
Make belts and agiles holderMediumPlanned
Possibly buy faux leather instead. Will try pattern with current material but not sure it will handle the stress of movement.MediumPlanned

Shopping List

Boots£11.20Bought
Fabric (just under 6 metres)£15.00Bought
Wig (just incase when I do it my hair is not long enough)£18.99Bought
Possibly going to buy red faux leather instead (price is per metre)£4.99To Buy
Agiles (each)£40.00To Buy
Total£90.18

Journal

McCall's M5734 (Posted 23rd November 2010)

I have bought this pattern to try for Cara obviously it needs alot of adjustments as the legs and arms are both flared on this pattern. So hoping to pick up some mock up fabric in the next few weeks to try it out. So wish me luck!

Pattern and agiles and other things. (Posted 22nd November 2010)

Well I have still yet to source a pattern for this. I'm trying to think of many different ways to do it. I haven't tried the denim catsuit pattern idea yet but will hopefully be getting round to that some time after Xmas. Need to start by unstitching the entire thing and then working on the pieces I want/need.

I have found some awesome agiels for sale on ebay. They make them unpainted for $55 and $4.50 for the brass chain instead of a standard chain. Its a fair price but I've yet to come up with an idea on how to make them myself at the moment so this is definitely a back up plan. Once I get them all I will have to do is spray them the right red colour and then laquer them.

The boots I got at amazing and I love them but they are so tight on my calves, stupid years of horse riding has given me far too much muscle so the likelihood of getting the catsuit under them is looking highly unlikey. I'm wondering if I can find a way to remove the zip, add a panel of leatherette and the have them lace up the size instead which may help the tightness and catsuit issue. Am terribly worried about ruining them though at the same time as they are an amazing pair of boots.