|Awards :||Neo Cosplay Corner - Group Runner Up|
|Time Taken :||About a week|
|The saturday of expo, I did a family of pokemon that consisted of me as Gardevoir, neko_riddles as Gallade, picklesofdoom as Kirlia and we made a Ralts plushie!|
Gardevoir was made by buying a zentai suit off ebay, I got it with the eyes cut out so I could see better (SHE SAYS LOL)
I then attached the spikes on by sewing bits of white satin stuffed, and the red eyes were craft foam painted with acrylics and then glued on.
The wig was styled to have the point in the middle, to make it more accurate.
The red gems were attached by velcro to the suit and the green cardigan thingy, which was made out of green satin.
The skirt was white satin lined with green satin, with slits in 4 places to make it accurate. This was sewn onto elastic which was then attached to velcro to make it stay together.
The gloves were made of green lycra.
I will remake the green cardigan as it ripped during the day :( also I lost a green glove. What I'll do is make it out of green lycra to make it more tight fitting and less floppy :D
|skirt with green underlining||High||Complete|
|green overcoat/cardigan thing||High||In Progress|
|White zentai suit||Medium||Complete|
|facial features (white spikes/ red eyes)||Low||Complete|
FINISSIO! (Posted 7th October 2010)
So I finished the cardigan, and put everything together. It's mostly good :) the cardigan being satiny silk slips all over the place on the lycra zentai suit T___T but oh well. The red gem sticking out my back is a bit annoying, but re adjust that.
The gloves fit fine, and the skirt is cool.
All in all, I look like a gardevoir so I think I did a good job :D
Progress again (Posted 29th September 2010)
So I made the front red bit, out of red acetate satin and leftover upholstery foam. I hot glued the fabric to the foam, but I'm not really happy with it :( I messed up a couple of times and it's all creased in some areas, so I might redo it when I get my new foam.
I've started the skirt, all from scratch 8D pinned the white and green bits together, now deciding where to have the slits (on close inspection of the references, her skirt isn't whole, it's made up of four segments) and whether to use interfacing at all...
Head is finished. (Posted 15th September 2010)
So, after a few days, I finished Gardevoir's head.
it looks almost nothing like the pokemon XD this is because the proportions are all wrong. Gardevoir's head is HUGE compare to her body, whereas with me it's the other way round XD oh well :)
Anyway, the white spikes I made, I sewn onto the suit itself, while my wig head was inside it to stretch it out enough. Then I styled the wig so it sits behind the spikes, and also did it so it came down in the middle.
Then I made two eyes out of red craft foam, and painted the shadows/highlights with acrylic. I used an ink pen to do the black outline where the pupil has to be, which I cut out using a craft knife, as those are my holes for me to see out of. I can see about 80% out of this, which I'm happy with :)
All in all a good job. Now for the rest of the costume. Eep.
Spikey thingies (Posted 8th September 2010)
Spent the afternoon making the facial spikes Gardevoir has. Once I attach these to the zentai suit, I can style the wig easier because the wig has to go behind the spikes you seeeeee
Now...to sew the spikes on, or to get the hot glue gun out |D
Wig arrived! (Posted 1st September 2010)
My wig arrived! It's gorgeous!!! I adore it already :) it's a lovely green, and I think it's the exact shade of colour as the material I'm going to use for Gardevoir's green bits, such luck!
My mother says "you've got a green wig now, I think you're set on wigs for now!" and I shook my head pitingly. Oh mother, wig buying is NEVER over...
Progress! (Posted 4th August 2010)
Can't believe I haven't updated this @_@
well, it's in progress :) James and I have been working on the designs of how we're going to tackle the two pokemon. (he's doing Gallade)
We're going to use ZENTAI SUITS >8D so we can look like the pokemon, because they're very humanoid. So we won't be doing gijinka, but the actual design :)
Got Gardevoir planned out ^^ will buy the wig later in the month, my zentai suit is on its way.