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|Cost :||I do not wish to think about that!|
|Awards :||The "I'm not sure we've got enough prizes" award|
|Time Taken :||One whole month (well technically 1/2 a month)|
|Take one Wild Arms artbook and some crazy bar friends, and you have the makings of a grand cosplay group!|
So first thing I made were the guns (Twin Fenrir), made of foamcore and card then painted with enamels. The outer ring allows for rotation so that the melee form could be installed. That took one week!
Next up was the jacket, scarf and gloves. I made a pattern from scratch and used it with some tan coloured slightly stretchy suiting fabric and lined it in blue. This took me a week thereabouts. One night went into making the gloves, used a quick hand pattern and cut off two the the fingers and quick sew later, voila. One weekend was used iron on every little bit of design he has on the collar, inside lining and cuffs and also ends of the scarf.
Next was the top. Now, I would advise people not to make their own ribbed fabric as it takes like forever as it did for me. In the end I decided to only rib the front section and polo neck of the top. The fabric was a slightly stretchy jersey.
The belt was two layers of craft foam, a large belt buckle, some white bias, red bias and three empty thread spools. The belt shape was cut out then the white bias was quickly stitched on followed by the red bias which was carefully sewed over the white so that a little of the white could be visible as a stripe below the red edge. The buckle was attached via a loop of leatherette, and the cotton reels were covered in red craft foam and stuck on. It's interesting to note too that all the official artwork which shows off the belt has the belt buckle going the wrong direction in relation to the free-end of the belt. tsk tsk!
Jeans were a standard pair of slim fit (not skinny which would have been more desireable) jeans and 13 coverable buttons of 29mm diameter.
Boots were a pair of standard shoes of £7, some cream coloured leatherette sprayed orange, square loops were made of milliput, blue straps made from craft foam and the spurs were made from foamcore. Bear in mind if anyone else wishes to make spurs that you must learn a new way of walking or they will knock into each other.
Nex ttime I wear this, I seriously need to strengthen the supports in the collar. Plus make the spurs again as thy started to break off!