|Cost :||So far maybe 70ish? Actually make that 90ish. *sigh*|
|So I'm not 100% certain that I can make it to London May Expo yet, but I'm hoping that I will be able to! I have some left over leotard cotton left over since Uranus so I'll start this as soon as I can. I've not decided if I'll contruct this the same was as UraNep or with a leotard-skirt-thingy. I have the perfect ribbon (ok it might be a bit dark but meh!) that I'll take a pic and upload. ^_____^ What else? Wig, should be a piece of cake! Cyyyyperooous. <3 And shoes. Will probably go for something Kate-style-high heels since I won't be dancing in them. :) I'm also going to give the chain ago, because I really want that chain! :D Yay for massive Moon-group! :D|
UPDATE 26 March - It's getting there! I ordered the chain through tsukisales because I know Beth and I know what a great job she does and she finished it yesterday! And I LOVE it! I should get it next week or so and I'm looking forward to it immensely! I've almost finished the leotard but I'm not quite happt with it so we shall see... I hope to start the skirt today though because I have a free day. ^^
UPDATE 3 June - EXPO WAS SOOOO MUUUUCH FUUUUN! I'm so glad I managed to make it, running around as Venus was a tonne of fun! My costume was sort of coming apart at the seems by the end of it though, so expect an updated version soon! I need to remake the entire bodice really, and re-style the wig. ^^; It just kept coming down, so in all the pictures it's not really the signature Venus style, sorry! I also got lots of compliments on my glovetoppars, so if I get the chance I might do some kind of tutorial or something, if anybody still wants it! ^^ Thank you to the girls for doing this group with me, you all looked stunning and I had an amazing time! <3
T________T Stupid shoes... (Posted 16th May 2010)
Because I don't trust painting a pair of shoes (or rather my lack of skill in it :P) i bought a pair of dark orange/tanned heels off eBay today. It was from a shop so they had lots of sizes and all that jazz. Chose my size, bought it, paid for it... and then found out they didn't have my size anymore. So in the seconds it took between me pressing "buy" and "pay" they sold out... -______- Emailed them, so now I just gotta wait to hear from them. So annoyed!
Fgfhlfhghlgh (Posted 1st February 2010)
How hard can it be to just find nice orange fabric! There's even TWO fabricshops in the town that I live in now and neither have any nice orange fabric. I refuse any type of satin, and I will not be seen dead in the neon orange stuff. Just... no. I'd like to keep peoples eyes from bleeding please.
So yes. Completely pointless entry, just ranting cuz I'm annoyed.
AWESOME! (Posted 18th January 2010)
Short random entry;
I love Beeeeth! <3 <3 <3 She's making me the earrings, brosch and chain just as I want them! So I can get sparkly glitter in the resin for my stuffff. :D *happy dance*
I've also got Chuuchan on board for tips. ^^ And I really should start this soon, since I do have most of what I need already! :P
Change of plans! (for the props, so no worries!) (Posted 18th January 2010)
Scratch that chain, Beth has opened up her store again! SCORE! I'd much rather get stuff off her than anyone else. <3 So yes, getting the earrings, brosch and chain from Tsukisales. Yaaaay! <3
Yeah I probably should learn to do resin props and what-not myself but not for this costumes, that'd cost more and take too much time. :P I've also found a pair off KICKASS sexy heels on eBay so... hehe. Because I think Venus looks much nicer with high heels than with the pumps she wears in some pictures.
Yes, I'm taking liberties. :P
Wigs wigs wigs... (Posted 14th January 2010)
I can't decide which wig to go for. I want a shorter curly one because it adds volume and looks much better than going for the long wavy ones. I've got two possibles but I can't decide which blonde tone to go for. Probably the milky one because it's a bit more colourful. An ash-blonde Venus just doesn't seem quite right... This is the one I'm thinking of going for, but I'd brush out some of those curls so it's not quite so curly. :P And then obv style it and all that jazz.
Also been thinking a lot about construction. At first I was just going to do what I did for Uranus but yesterday I just realised that "oh right, seams..." On Uranus I hid the front seams under golden lamé, I'd not be able to do that here. So I'll probably head over to Steve's Mars and have a look at how he did it. ^^ Except I'll most likely do the dress-version again, I dunno know yet. :) I will be starting the body as soon as I have a chance, except I don't have a machine anymore so it'll have to be by hand... *sigh* I was going to buy one but mums says she might buy a new one and then I can have her old one. I must save every penny that I have for other things. :P At least there is a fabric-shop in the new town that I just moved into! SO AWESOME! No more driving three hours to buy fabric. <3
Good discovery! (Posted 3rd January 2010)
And I just realised I have left-over blue and yellow fabric as well. Meaning I already have the white, blue and yellow, along with the hairbow and gloves. I'll start the bodice as soon as I've settled into my new apartment. ^^