I'm not using a wig for this and just colouring my own mop temporarily for this =) I will be modding some aspects of this cosplay like I had done before as my dressmaking skills still = nothing =)
Although I love Yuna's gunner outfit, Paine's default dress sphere is just bad ass!! I love everything about her, including her personality and that bugger of a sword she swings =D <3
Boots - £8
Leatherette - £30
Shorts and Holdups - £8
**UPDATE-31st July 2010**
I hate it I hate it I hate it! xD
I have remade Paine's shorts and straps (using elastic straps so that i can actually move a lil bit better in this! >.< )
EDIT: I will be wearing this on Saturday of MCM London Expo in October too =)
|Add Stud detail||High||Complete|
|Hair colour||Medium||In Progress|
|Restitch straps to tube top||Low||Planned|
FF X-2... You ARE useful for something! xD (Posted 13th November 2010)
I have finally decided on a way to fix Paine's "functionality" issues. After playing the game on and off, I finally got to a part of the game I could use! Start of Chapter 4 with the chat with Paine about her past. I realised how her top is made and how she can move so freely in it! I am noting this down in my journal so I CANNOT forget about it.
I will be restitching the elastic straps to the bandau/tube top, which is ANYTHING BUT ideal but it will make it so much easier to move in. Plus it will be a nice quick job. Then I can concentrate on a wig to use and eventually I MAY be 100% happy with her at some point hahahaha!
Update. (Posted 10th October 2010)
More fixings for Paine.. Just glued the belts to the shorts cos they just fell off at Ame >.< haaha! Everything just falls to bits on me! nuuuuuuuuu! haha! My hair has also grown a hella lot since Ame so I may need a cut before expo to make it easier to style on the day... refuse to use a wig >.< unless absolutely necessary.
I have fixed the studs on the glove and due to putting the ame weight I lost, back on o.0 I need to adjust the belts to make sure they aren't too tight! I might redo them to be honest as I now have silver eyelets instead of crappy painted ones hehe!
I am planning on adding another panel to the top of the shorts as they are awful low rise and I dunno how I got away with it (if I even did!) at ame! So thats one my ever growing to-do list for Expo prep too ;) xD
Swoooooooooooord! <3 (Posted 3rd August 2010)
Finally... after a couple of after work bonding sessions with my Pa. This lil beauty was created!! xD
Made from an old wardrobe door. We stripped it down, cut and sanded the shape and added primer and silver Hammerite paint.
The skulls were made from the excess wood and shaped by my poppa =) The rest of the detail was made from underlay foam (leftover from decorating xD ) I also rubbed boot polish into the blade and skull bits for extra detail.
Its hella big! Props need to be though! xD Hella Hella BIG! =D
Thank you! <3 (Posted 31st July 2010)
I have finally finished the shorts I remade for Paine and replaced the straps with elastic to make more comfortable and it has made me feel so much better about this!
This journal is mainly to thank everyone for all their kind words about this cosplay while I have been in a stinking mood about it. I actually hated it but all this extra work has paid off and the reassurance and kind words of everyone who has bothered with me has been the main contributor to this.
So thanks everyone, you have helped so so much! I couldn't have done it without you! =D
Full Time Weekend (Posted 6th June 2010)
Go loads done today and have finally got the base of the costumer done =) There are still a few adjustments I need to make like strengthening some stitches, etc but I'll get round to that another time =)
I am not going to focus on the accessories such as the belts and skull detail.
I am still looking into the detail for the top and am debating whether to try sprayed foam or aluminim sheets which has been recommened to me also.. Also going to see what Sora has to offer for stud times =)
I have also decided that I will try not use a wig for this as I feel that I can style it well enough and will just be able to put a grey toner onto my hair for it =) I just hope that my hair doesnt grow much longer! >.<
A bit below the belt! (Posted 12th May 2010)
So! After boycotting the top for a while. I have gone south to work on the shorts, boots and hold ups. I bought some wet look leggings as I felt these would be perfect for them... however stupid me realised that upon cutting the LYCRA leggings (Keyword... Lycra lol!) they would no longer stretch right. especially when i put the fastenings on to hold the shorts and hold ups together at the sides. So I believe its back to the drawing board for that. Based on my blatant stupidity.... I'll say it so you can just think it instead! ^-^
I found these perfect boots on eBay however for £10 and just need to add the studded strip across the front of each and they will be done. =)
Top (Posted 12th May 2010)
A couple of weeks ago I started work on Paine's top (Or what little there is of it!) =p
I have used black pleather for this and have stitched two seperate panels together. One to form the panel for the studs to go and one for the actual top.
Due to my sewing machine hating pleather and my lack of appropriate instruments and equipments. I have had to hand stitch this! Which had taken me the whole weekend. so probably about 6-8 hours of hand stitching over that weekend! (Good job the bf was working all of it haha!)
I have left work on this top to work on Harley Quinn for LFCC but once that comes close to being finished. I will start work on Paine again =)