|Time Taken :||20+ hours|
|I'll be doing this costume for Alcon as well as next year's kitacon. So I'm kind of considering Alcon as the test run for this costume, so I know if I have to re do anything for Kita, I will know what, and how it will wear etc|
UPDATE: As the over shirt has frayed so badly (damn you organza!!!) I'm going to totally re make this part of the costume. This time I'm going to use baby pink chiffon for the over shirt and hopefully that will last longer than the one in my photos did!
I also need to stitch the silver ribbon to the socks as that's coming apart which sucks majorly, and I'm going to get the necklace sorted out too!!
UPDATE: I will hopefully be re doing the over shirt as its fraying everywhere- and no matter how much certain people try to "not make it look like they're being back stabbing bitches- but make it even more obvious" about their Serah cosplay and mine, I'm still taking this to Kita and being my friends' Serah to his Snow. I'm now realising that these people are not worth my time or day and i wont be apart of their petty bitching and back stabbing. I wont let people make me feel like shit over my serah cosplay anymore.
Sorry guys if that sounds like a full on rant, I dont intend it to be, but after feeling like shit over my serah cosplay and certain so called friends then practically turning on me, i think I justify standing up for myself and telling myself I wont be put off by them anymore.
selling!! (Posted 18th May 2012)
Okay, I'm having to bite the bullet and sell the main shirt and skirt as I'm in desperate need of money to pay off a holiday that I'm in dire need of.
I'm only selling the skirt and shirt for £15 with postage included in the price. Though it might be a little bit less, if it is I will refund the person the over balance. ^_^ Or I could do pick up at EXPO or LFCC. I may be at entertainment media show in September IF my holiday gets fully paid off. But the sooner I can get my items sold the better.
Please PM me if your interested.
THE SIZE OF THE SHIRT IS A SIZE 12, AND SKIRT WOULD FIT A SIZE 10-12.
work work work... (Posted 17th August 2010)
So the polyball of the necklace has now been painted silver, so now I need to find a chain and a cheap ring that would pass as a engagement ring to put on the top. Then that's complete!
Skirt: Pretty much complete- only thing left to do is add material round the waistband to make it look neater. Only problem is... since doing to my measurements, I have lost weight and is now way too big for me! *sigh* Soooooo... I got to now pull it in by putting darts in the back so it will fit me haha! But what I'll do is leave that until the week before Alcon. As I intend to lose another 4pounds before then, so I figured I'll leave it until I know how it should fit first.
Armband: Yes! I've started work on the armband she wears! A lovely friend of mine had spare pleather in brown so she sent me some of it and I have begun work on it. It's pretty much done (I have done a simple version of her armband-photo up soon!) apart from just adding two silver buttons (that look like poppers) on it as a way to fasten it onto my arm!
Shirts: both complete, I just need to buy one more little black button onto the main shirt, but that's nothing major.
Wig: bought pre-styled, but I managed to get hair bobbles that are like hers, so now I'm considering the wig 100% complete!
Socks and Shoes: Still waiting to receive my beige converse in the post- hopefully they'll arrive in the next two weeks and in time for Alcon! Socks are 100% complete!
going to start Necklace (Posted 12th August 2010)
So this morning I wake up to find on my floor my parcel of polystyrene balls have arrived!! And luckily I got a pack of 10, so if I do it wrong the first time, I can try again!
Yesterday I bought the earrings that are just about passable for the bottom half of her necklace. At least, it will do for Alcon at any rate!!
So I'm going to try and make the sphere part today from memory of a step by step I found the other night. Unfortunately I didn't bookmark the page on my laptop so I coud get back to it! So I've got to try and do it from memory. I'll make a note of how I have done it (if all goes correctly!) So if anyone in the future is doing Serah, they can use my step by step as a guide ( but remember to credit me for the step by step! LOL)
Necklace and progress (Posted 10th August 2010)
I've got the other top pretty much finished. I just bought one button too little (doh!) so I got to buy one more button to add to it and that's done! Both tops complete hoozah!!
I've pinned the lace in place round the bottom of the skirt so that just needs to be stitch round now and the zip still needs stitching in. phew!
As for the necklace, I have decided to give it a whirl and try and make it myself. (First attempt at making fiddly cosplay jewellery!!) as I found polystyrene sphere balls on Ebay just now (a bag of 10 for £2.70!) and yesterday I saw in Claires some earrings that are swirly (not as much as the necklace but enough to give the overall effect!) for £3.50, so I think tomorrow when I go back to Croydon I'll buy them and give it a whirl as I still have silver spray paint somewhere around.
So wish me luck!!
full costume is about 80% complete! (Posted 9th August 2010)
Okay, so after MANY malfunctions and set backs with this costume, I can finally say that the actual costume itself is about 80% complete. This percentage does not include all the accessories but they're little minor things compared to the main costume.
The over top is now 100% complete which I'm very glad about. I have never known a top give me so hassle in the making as this has done! And if anyone states from the photo of the back that I haven't cut gaps in between the bows I will give them a piece of my mind, because I don't care that I purposely left the gaps out of the costume. The reasoning behind this is simple: After all the hassle I have had, I simply cannot bare the thought of cutting the muslin fabric again, seeing it fray then having to hem it all up by hand sewing again.
So if there are any elitists out there don't start with me please!! I simply ask that people accept my reason for what it is and deal with it lol! Call it creative license with it haha. At least the main detail of the bows are on the back!!
Now what has to be done are as follows:
a) Complete the stitching the second thigh high sock.
They are the main things that I consider important. Other than that it's just the accessories like her bracelet, hair bobble and armbands if I can get them done in time for Alcon. If not the arm bands and necklace will definitely be done for Kitacon III! Oh yeah, I'm also waiting on beige converse for the outfit too!
Over shirt panels (Posted 31st July 2010)
So now I've managed to stitch up the edges of the over shirt's panels. So now I'm hoping in the next few days get the panels stitched up together, and the over shirt will be 90% complete (like the main shirt).
Once I have the over shirt stitched together, I will then be stitching "eye shapes" down the middle of the back, hem the areas up and then add cream ribbon in between each gap in the shapes of bows once I've tied the ribbon into several little bows.
Then once that's done, the over shirt will be 100% complete! The first bit to properly complete out of the whole costume haha!
3RD TIME'S THE CHARM! (Posted 27th July 2010)
After failing with two white shirts from primark to modify to be accurate to Serah's, I bought a third one (in total the shirt alone has cost me £7.50, when it should have cost me only £2.50!) I finally got it the design right and figured out how to the criss crossed design down the front where the buttons are placed. HOORAH!!!
So I've got round to pinning everything in place, all ready to be stitched down maybe tomorrow or at the end of the week. I'm hoping I will be motivated enough to do it tomorrow so at least one of her shirts is pretty much complete.
I will also be sewing the edges of the criss cross pattern over to make it look a lot neater.
tops WIP (Posted 23rd July 2010)
I managed to fix the over top okay luckily without having to re do the panels completely! So I now only need to stitch the panels together and make sure I did it correctly! Only thing I didn't do b mistake was make the back panels in two halves. But not all hope is lost, because I can get the same effect by cutting eye shaped holes into the back and hand stitch ribbon bows onto the back. It will give the same effect without the risk of the back coming undone!!
After accidentally cutting the wrong side on the main shirt, I had to buy a new one, so hopefully this time I will learn from my mistake and actually cut the zig zag shape on the right side!! haha!! I will just need to cut the sleeves off too, and the bottom front bits of the top.
On another note, I need to look out for beige converse again also, because I got sent the wrong size and have had bad dealings with an ebay seller because of this. But luckily I'm getting a full refund, get to keep the wrong sized converse (which are on sale by the way!) and have to look out for more converse. *sigh*
over top FAIL!!!! (Posted 14th July 2010)
I tried to do the over shirt today by making my own pattern with an old item of clothing and I failed so badly, it stressed me out so much I wanted to cry. I want this to be pretty much perfect now I seen the kind of comments on the net of elitest and how they see Serah etc.
I'd really appreciate some help by someone guiding me in the right direction to getting a pattern or being put in the direction of someone who has already made this cosplay so I can get advice. Seriously guys, This cosplay means alot to me and I really need aid!!
Skirt in Progress (Posted 12th July 2010)
So today I was lucky enough to get a helpful hand from mom to get the skirt started from the shirt (see photos).
It's going really well! I've had to add an extra bit of material in the back so it will do up though, coz unfortunately I'm not as thin as Serah ^.^ But I'm really pleased with how it's turning out!
Mom is going to put some darts in round the top of it, so it will have some shape and look like a skirt. I can't do the big inverted pleat though as I have no sewing machine, mom said it will be a pain the ass to get right, so we're going to take a bit of artistic license with that! XD!
Pictures will be up soon enough, but I have to wait for the camera battery to finish charging before I can upload the photos! ^^