|Time Taken :||2 months|
|Doing eibons outfit from the soul eater anime.|
(which is pretty much the same as the manga just I'm using the anime images to get the right colures).
Will be complete for Oct expo (sat only) since its such a bulky and heavy costume I'm only wearing it for one day like many of my other costumes.
(but also cause I can only afford to go one day)
|get lots of modeling wire/ chicken wire||High||Complete|
|test mod rock....||Low||Complete|
|thick foam ( 6mm-12mm||£20.00||Bought|
COMPLETE (Posted 28th September 2010)
the costume is now complete, but you will have to wait for expo before photos are added. ^^
hope to see you all there.
ALMOST THERE... (Posted 23rd September 2010)
the back piece has been done just needs to have the gold sewn and attached to the sides of it.Its looking ok so far not sure how it will look on.
but to-do still:
>last side piece
Scarf (Posted 20th September 2010)
now painting the scarf patten onto my scarf, used a fabric pen to draw the patten on then painting over the marks with a mix of acrylic paint and water.
still to do:
Almost done. ( will be working slow the day after today)
worker bee...working like mad (Posted 16th September 2010)
so now the front part is done minus the long gold bits which need to be hand sewn onto the harness. *CHEER*
Back to uni soon must work FASTER >< (Posted 15th September 2010)
Ok so I'm running out of time since I go back to uni full time on the 21st which will cut down my time a lot. So to make up for that I'm working at double speed at the moment since I usually only do a bit of the costume a day, now I'm doing full pieces of the costume each day.
SO far to day I've fully completed the sleves with details and attached them to the main coat so all thats left is:
> scarf to be dyed and painted (also attach balls and tassles to back of scarf)
But hey I have SLEVES!!!
so far... (Posted 13th September 2010)
I've sew the black coat together now it has straps on the inside shoulders so the harness can be put on first then the coat. The gap in the chest is for the chest piece to secure to the harness, and its the same on the back.
So a lot still to do ^v^
sewing on details (Posted 9th September 2010)
Starting to sew the details on the red parts of the costume now, have already managed to stab myself in te thumb while pinning, I so can't use the thumb on my left hand....for now.
The gold fabric is really good since it doesn't fray but the cotton does so sewing on details is a pain with the cotton. Also the scarf is to small, so I have to buy more yellow fabric to beef it up a bit once thats done more details will be done but for the scarf I'm painting on the black pattern not sewing it.
But I like it so far I'm putting alot into it now that I know Kamui is going. ><
SEWING.... (Posted 7th September 2010)
Ok so my sewing skills aren't brilliant, so trying to do the scarf is horrible mainly bacause I can't find good ways to make it keep its shape and I have to hand sew it around the neck at the back since the scarf is to small to put on over the head. but so far it seems to look ok have to paint the pattern onto it to match the tassle at the back of the head still.
But I'm happy with it so far, the main under coat/cloak (the black parts) is being funny because its a thin cotton at the moment which needs to be lined with a thicker fabric for it to hang better.
painting (Posted 26th August 2010)
so now I have started painting the back piece properly so it matches the front, also I've tried on what has been made so far.
One thing for sure I pray no one is stupid enough to even try and glomp me in this costume - -; even when walking its hard to balance the weight of the hood (at least my posture will be better after wearing it).So if anyone tries to glomp me I will just cave under the weight and fall over like a tree thats just been cut. "TIMBER" TT^TT
*please can no one glomp me in costume, a friendly hug after a greeting of "hello I like your costume" or " can I have a hug" will be perfectly fine just no full blown tackles. Thank you*
Other then that things are OK, going to buy fabric next week on friday.
slowly working..after another holiday (Posted 23rd August 2010)
Back from holiday (again) and back to work, but still haven't done any work on the main coat or fabric work at all so must buy fabric very soon. Started on the back piece now in foam this one will be permantly secured to the harness since I don't have to move it to get into the costume. Once painted the fabric work will start (I hope).
grill completed (Posted 10th August 2010)
so I've attached the grill and details to the helm, and they're all painted and ready to go. Next on the list is to do the back piece to match the front chest piece and to get working on claws and cloak.
working away ( hate painting foam) (Posted 5th August 2010)
Done most of the paint work now, was extreamly annoying and for some reason it still looks a bit off ( and not because I can't paint straight lines) I think its because in all my ref pictures the colure is either bright or really dark so I just did what I thought the colures were in real light. so they look slightly..off i'm sure it will be ok once the scarf is added and the main outfit made.
P.S. No, I haven't done the grill yet still keep forgeting to pick it up from my boyfriends house. sorry.
slowly taking shape (Posted 26th July 2010)
so the top half is almost done needs a trim on the edges to even it out since my stanly knife is broken and had to use scissors so it looks a bit hacked on the sides. Next I need to get the thick foam from my boyfriend since he dosen't want it, since he dosen't have the time to make his armor now so he's helping me *yay*. The thick foam will be used for the gridle on the front of the helm.
Back to work (Posted 19th July 2010)
got some foam and other equipment to continue the costume now. ( still haven't got to getting any of the big things) for now i'm concentrating on the hood because its the most complicated bit next to the chest peice.
For the mask though I have started to make it and the over all shape is done just have to attach the snap buttons to it so it can be taken on and off during expo, and then painted white and the blue eye covers added.
work starts (Posted 23rd June 2010)
back and doing the hood now, and as my luck goes its been..ok.. the mod roc wasn't as light as I was hoping it to be so the hood is a bit heavy and because of this it really wants to lean fowards when its on the model but leans back when I wear it. At first the mod roc was so heavy the wire frame holding it keep caving in on its self but its ok now just need more mod roc to smooth out the lumps and gaps ( even though i have already used 4 rolls of mod roc just to make the hood stable and a solid shape).