|Time Taken :||2-3hrs|
|-Dumping this back in-progress because I fancy doing SHADOW!Naoto now 8D-|
My parents are chefs so I'm borrowing (well actually just using) one of my mum's coats to use as a base. Will basically be hacking off the sleeves and replacing them with long ones which I will make.
Yeah my mum ain't getting her coat back :P (She has looooads obviously so she said she doesn't mind giving me one 8'D Brand new too LOL OTLLLL)
I need to remake the tie too... It was crap. Or buy one, idk.
I'd love to remake the top too but it's hard finding the exact same colour and I love the colour of my top! We'll see~
I have new trousers too :B They're not as baggy as the pair I used for Minami. I don't know what fabric it is but it's nice (feels like suede but I know it's not) and it's from New Look. Perfect for this cosplay!
I shall update the below description when the labcoat is finished and I dump this back in complete~
The blue shirt was my dad's. It was 3 times too big for me so I had to take it in a lot. This meant taking it in at the sides, sewing in a front seam so that it's accurate to the reference pictures, and shortening it. I also modified the sleeves because it was originally long sleeved and quite baggy, so I made it 3/4 length and fitted with slits at the side. I had to take apart the sleeves then re-sew them on because the seams seemed to hang off my shoulder XD
... With so much effort into modifying something it felt like I was making it from scratch!!!
The trousers were my old school trousers from secondary school.
The hat I already owned. It was from eBay with the stripey band sewn on using various fat quarters.
The tie was completely made from scratch. I cut out the shape and then used hemming web to hold it together - ties are usually seamless, so I decided I wanted my tie to be seamless too. WHAT WAS I THINKING!? XD I got there in the end, but whilst I was making it I got pretty damn impatient XD (And at one point I even accidentally touched the roll of hemming web with the iron which meant some of the hemming web stuck together LOL *idiot*)
The shoes you can't see clearly at all in the ref. So I just wore my normal combat boots.
The wig I already had... It's my Alto wig LOL *ghettooooo*
Overall it's really comfy~
Next up, the Summer Uniform!
|Buy new pair of trousers||Low||Complete|
15/04/2010 - Tie done! (Posted 15th April 2010)
WAHEY! First ever home made tie. And even with something as simple as a tie was I incredibly picky LOL. I decided "No, I'm not going to sew the tie, I'm going to make it accurate and give it the seamless look using hemming web" WHY FIFI WHY!?
So yeah, bought 20cm of yellow cotton (the same fabric as my Jeanne obi!), cut out the shape of a tie and then began the long boring process of carefully folding it over and making sure it's all nice and neat. Gooooosh xD (Would have been ten times quicker if I had just used the sewing machine... Would have been less painful too because I burnt myself XD)
Costs: 20cm yellow cotton £1.20
I already had the hemming web, dad bought it years and years ago and a while back, gave it to me because he found it in the garage somewhere xD. Still works apparently!
14/04/2010 - Blouse done (Posted 14th April 2010)
This blouse looks nothing like it did originally XD
It's 3 times smaller, seams down the front and sort of fitted (a bit too fitted in my opinion, it doesn't fit me unless I bind TT____TT I know that's accurate but I was hoping to use it for normal use as well LOL, dayummmm!)
I think I did just as much sewing as if I were making it from scratch tbh LOL. But hey ho, I like this colour and it's very comfy! I was really worried of going wrong though, because if I went wrong then it would have been a waste of a really nice (possibly expensive) shirt!
The trousers are my old school trousers, need to make them more fitted too. Hopefully won't need as much modifying as the shirt LOL.
I found the yellow fabric I knew I had... it's in shambles xD. So I have to go back to the fabric shop to buy some (Wait woah, that means I'm actually spending money on this cosplay!!)
Time Taken: 1-2hrs
I know Naoto doesn't wear glasses with this outfit... But I don't care, I wanted to wear them anyway xD (I can see better too! Which makes a change, I only ever wear them during lessons so most of the time I'm walking around blind XD)