|Awards :||Judges award for most detailed costume -sat mcm expo|
|Time Taken :||9 months|
|This has been the most fiddly costume to date, with all the beading embroidery and sequins.|
Now to mention all the detail on the cape altogether i reckon i did a months worth of sewing sequins on the cape what is now called "the cape of sparkle doom "
i have stabbed myself so many times,burnt my arm on the iron and left a scar trying to get the sleeve fabric to be crease free, have fought my cat for thread and sequins as she loves to eat them and dropped so many beads and sequins on the floor im sick of seeing them and so is my Hoover.
I loved Rydia as much as Rosa that i had to do both and i have managed to get Takage to do Edge for me so im a happy bunny.
11/5/11 - has had her place for the may expo masquerade on the Saturday in expert confirmed
18-5-11 - consider her finished there will be one last photo b4 expo when i get her wig and do my final fitting
for this cosplay i have
burnt my arm with an iron and it has left a scar
tore my hands to shreds with all the hand sewing
learnt Sequins are EVIL
burnt my hands with hot glue
and it was worth it ??
|Dylon fabric die ( Amazon green and dark green )||£14.00||Bought|
|Flower patterned voile||£6.00||Bought|
|Sequins in gold,green and pink||£3.00||Bought|
|Lime green Voile||£3.00||Bought|
|white leggings (to be dyed green)||£4.00||Bought|
|Green flower embriodered fabric (was cream before i died it)||£3.00||Bought|
|Light green fabric (was cream before i died it)||£2.00||Bought|
|Dark green fabric (was cream before i died it)||£3.00||Bought|
|Beads (dark jade colour)||£15.00||Bought|
|Dylon fabric die salt x2||£1.40||Bought|
The Cape is FINISHED (Posted 24th May 2011)
finaly the cape is finished no more sequins no more sewing it x
Perfect wig (Posted 22nd May 2011)
i have found the perfect wig now i just need to purchase it ^^
thats it purchased from Coscraft ^^ it should arrive Monday 23rd May 2011
10 days to go (Posted 17th May 2011)
well im almost finished the sparkle cape of doom ^^
the under cape is finished and the foam edge has been painted gold and has a red jewel and green details on each section along with a tassel so its finished
the other smaller sections are finished just need a once over with the iron
the outer cape is still getting sequined and driving me mad im going to twitch everytime i see a sequin from now on :P
the bodice just needs to have the jewels attached and the last bit of beading to finish it
leggings have had the trim attached and the trim was painted gold and had its patches attached
the boots,skirt, head dress and bag are finished
Tassels pt2 (Posted 17th May 2011)
once the tassels were made i had to sew them onto the foam bits so i made a hole with scissors then widened the hole with a paintbrush and attached the tassels with more green wool
Tassles (Posted 17th May 2011)
hand made out of
stripped down green wool
i was going to buy tassels but i ran out of money so i had to hand make them to go on the gold foam panels
14 days left (Posted 13th May 2011)
im halfway through the sequining on the top cape
almost finished the hem on the undercape and halfway through painting the edgeing panels
im almost finished painting the trim gold on the leggings
almost finished the beading on the bodice just have to glue the gems on top of the buttons amd add all the other little bits and bobs
and Order my wig from coscraft
Everything else is finished ^^ so im almost there but its taking its time >.<
More cape progress (Posted 12th May 2011)
i have added 2 white and gold layers to the front of the lime green cape and the 2 light green layers to the back of the cape all attached to the top so they still flair out.
i have since added a green and white tassel to the end of the white and gold layer and silver coins to the bottom of the light green layers
Cape edge progress 2 (Posted 12th May 2011)
once the foam pieces were attached to the cape i painted them gold once they have had 2 coats and dry i will add the rest of the detail
Cape edge progress (Posted 12th May 2011)
to finish the hem line of the under cape (the lime green one ) i added a length of blue/green fabric to the lime green cape and covered the join with a cream braid with a green design onto it.
then i added 8 edging panels out of craft foam
Skirt (Posted 8th May 2011)
The skirt was a simple enough task to draw up the pattern and cut out and sew the sides together out of the lycra material and the green silk made a wonderful belt.
the silk ties at the back of the skirt to keep it up and was hand beaded to a design drawn onto the silk with chalk once that was finished i sewed it to the lycra and added the flower and a small bag for money and keys to one side and the tie for the whip and sash on the other hip, on the front i hemmed the skirt with a gold trim and gold star details.
whip progress (Posted 8th May 2011)
My whip started life as a glow stick tube from pound land,a ball of green wool, a Xmas tree decoration, feathers flowers from the craft store and gold thread.
i gathered up 10 lengths of the wool for the main whip ant attached the jewel to the en and threaded it through the tube that i had covered with a channel of green Lycra, once i had the jewel at the end i glued it into the tube and glued the elastic covered in gold sequins to the top end to stop the wool from detaching from the tube.
its light and easy to carry and con safe
Fabric list (Posted 8th May 2011)
voile - lime green panel
cape progress (Posted 6th May 2011)
Capes are my pride and joy thats why i loved ff4 as its full of capes :)
this cape has a lime green voile panel with a white voile hand embroidered and sequined top panel along with two ploy cotton green panel's with silver coins attached at the hemline.
the cape has two loops on it to attach it to the back of the bodice.
to finish off the bottom of the cape i am waiting on a green/gold fabric to arrive that has a beautiful scalloped edge on it and a gold trim to finish the top layer
Bodice progress (Posted 6th May 2011)
With the bodice i used a old swimsuit to make the template's for the green cotton lycra fabric to be cut in the right shape and size for my body.
the lycra/coton mix material i got was white as thats all my local shop had in stock and i dyed it with Dylon Dark Green fabric dye
once sewn together i added the sleeves and added the gold detail to the neckine at the front and added the large buttons to the back so i can attach the cape to the bodice and remove it when i need to i also added the leaf embrodered center pannel and beads to finish the front off i will be adding some gold embroidery in swirls around the center design.
sleeves (Posted 6th May 2011)
The reason i decided to make full sleeves rather than cufs and drapes was to hide my tattoo on my right shoulder as it wont go with Rydia as she would never have a tattoo.
sleeves have always been a problem for me as i could never get them perfect, this time i managed to get them to be the same length till i got to the bottom cuffs even tho i cut them the same shape as i made one 3 months b4 the other one they dont look the same shape but it cant be helped and with only 19 day's left to go im not taking them apart again to fix them.
i love the bell shape at the bottom as i hate having somthing tight around my wirst due to me over heating if i cant keep my wrists cool.
they were made in about 7 sections starting off with the puff sleeve then the middle sections down to the bell shaped bottom i used the dark green cotton, the floral mid green cotton and the silk embroidered gold fabrics and my machine embroidered leaf details with red bead detail on both sleeves to finish the look.
26 days to go will i finish in time ...... (Posted 27th April 2011)
ok so im in panic mode as im not finished yet >.< and havent started on Edge yet >.<
got the pattern for Edges trousers yestorday just need Takage to get his fabric
for Rydia im getting her gold braiding and the last of her fabric dye and feathers today and once i finish work today im going to power through this costume ^^
Boots :D (Posted 18th January 2011)
well........ i found the perfect gold pixi boots last summer and lost them >.<
and i found them when i was packing my flat up :D so i decided to start work on them and pack them up b4 i loose them again >.<
so they had these stupid bows round the ankle that was the 1st thing to go! then i cut away an arch on the top of the front pannel, the next thing i did was make a template in the shape of a star and drew them onto the side of the boot then i painted the stars on with gold paint, once the paint was dry i added a green outline with a marker.
and thats it for my boots
Fabrics 2 (Posted 7th August 2010)
so the fabric turned out perfectly,i love how they all go together so well
the cutting has begun!
Fabrics (Posted 20th July 2010)
As we speek i am watching my fabric being died! never used Dylon fabric die before but was told it was the best to use so the base fabric will be a beautifull dark green! (i love this colour it reminds me of my favourite green velvet dress that i no longer have)once the fabric has had its second was and is dry i can start to cut out the shapes i need and start sewing again,
Sketch progress (Posted 18th June 2010)
well i decided to draw up a design for Rydia so i have a starting point and its turned out to be realy beautifull i decided to add bits from all her forms like i did with Rosa,