|Time Taken :||70+ hours currently|
|From the FFIX Wiki page...|
~~ Beatrix is noble, proud, and most of all, loyal to Alexandria and the Alexandrian royal family. She is confident in her ability as a soldier, and can be seen as being arrogant because of this. Beatrix has an outstanding ability as a leader, collecting loyalty and admiration from both the public and the soldiers under her. Beatrix is soft spoken and addresses people with perfect manners, be it to her soldiers or to an enemy (this fact is not so obvious in the English translation, although apparent in the original Japanese version), yet she shows no mercy for one who poses a threat against Alexandria. From her loyalty, Beatrix acts solely as a soldier, obeying orders without hesitation or showing any emotion.
Her heroic and legendary swordsmanship is known far and wide across the world, and Beatrix holds the title of the "Best swordsman in the continent." Because of such fearsome power, she is often called "The cold-blooded woman who silences even the crying infant" or "Beatrix who felled 100 men". ~~
"I once killed a hundred knights single-handedly...to me, you two are nothing more than insects."
"Then allow me to shatter your delusions of grandeur."
"My allegiance to you remains the same, if not stronger."
I've been looking forward to doing Beatrix for quite some time now, and it's finally coming together now.
I am also proud to be taking part in a bigger FFIX effort at London MCM Expo, October 2011 with the Final Fantasy Round-up, and look forward to spending time with the group, along with her devoted Freya Crescent (Raye-chan).
|Paint and varnish Save the Queen||High||Complete|
|Line bottom of coat and collar with red velveteen fabric||High||Complete|
|Attach the white dress to the waistcoat for coat construction||High||Complete|
|Make bottom of coat and attach to top half||High||Complete|
|Buy dark brown faux leather||High||Complete|
|Make scabbard for Save the Queen||High||Complete|
|Paint and varnish boots||High||Complete|
|Make Save the Queen (to be cut from wood by father - painted by me)||High||Complete|
|Make extended wide belt||High||Complete|
|Add detailing on coat||High||In Progress|
|Buy grey ankle boots||Medium||Complete|
|Sew rose on to the back of coat||Medium||Complete|
|Buy red leggings||Medium||Complete|
|Buy white wonderbra!||Medium||Complete|
|Buy white hotpants/control pants||Medium||Complete|
|Buy white waistcoat for the coat||Low||Complete|
Complete! (Posted 23rd October 2011)
Beatrix is now complete. I meant to add this journal entry on Friday, but here it is. She will be debuted at London MCM Expo next week on the Friday and Saturday with the FF Round-up group.
One thing left to do (Posted 20th October 2011)
The military detailing is done. Now it's just the collar left to finish. ;-)
Only the coat to go! (Posted 19th October 2011)
The military details on the coat are going on tonight, and then there's the collar to finish. Then....Beatrix is complete!
Now about to cross the finish line! (Posted 17th October 2011)
Left to do...
All of this should be done by the end of the week!
Completion in sight (Posted 10th October 2011)
* Still the lining to finish, the military details and rose to add to the coat (in the process).
The end of the project is in sight. Beatrix will be finished very soon!
Approaching the Final Furlong (Posted 3rd October 2011)
Left to do...
Also, perhaps a bit of fabric tweaking on the back of the coat as it's bunching up in some areas.
Moving swiftly on... (Posted 1st October 2011)
The loops are on the back-left of the coat now for the scabbard to hang on. Now I need to put the belt on, and the scabbard, and see where it sits so I can make that slot on the belt for the scabbard to slide through.
Every part of this costume means I have to do something else first.
However! It's coming along nicely now. All that's left for dad to do on Save the Queen is carve the patterns in - which I drew on this evening!
That's pretty much it I think...
Left to do... (Posted 29th September 2011)
* Finish the scabbard - 90% done.
Aside from that, dad just needs to finish making Save the Queen so I can paint and varnish it.
So, all in all, I'm theoretically between 70-80% finished.
3/5 of the way there. (Posted 23rd September 2011)
Well, the costume is now about 3/5 complete now. The armour needs a little more paper mache after just adding the detail, the scabbard needs finishing, the belt needs decorating, the coat is almost finished but there's a few odd ends to do (like the split in the back, the lining, and the buttons/detailing on the front), the shoe armour - or I'll paint the shoes silver (one or the other), and we're almost there.
Taking Shape (Posted 21st September 2011)
This costume is really taking shape now.
I have now made the lower leg attachments (just need to paint them before they're finished), and I have completed stage 1 of the scabbard for Save the Queen.
The hooks and eyes will be sewn on to the coat soon, and the loops on to the left of the back of it so the scabbard can hang from it. Save the Queen itself is in good stead as well. Dad is making good progress on getting that done.
Regarding the shoe armour, that's baffling me a little bit as I am trying to construct it so that I can still walk efficiently. More progress on these will come very soon.
The belt is on hold until the scabbard can hang on the coat as I need to gauge where the patterns will be going on that.
All in all, progress is very swift, and she'll be finished in good time!
Armour progress! (Posted 15th September 2011)
I have made much more progress with the armour today (though I suddenly thought that I really should take a crack at the foot/shoe armour as well...damn!) Anyway, I've already started on that.
The gauntlets are ready for paper mache now, and then I'll add the embossed/raised detailing afterwards before I do a second layer.
Make-up test and coat/belt progress (Posted 13th September 2011)
Well, I've done a make-up test and this has been well-received by others. Result!
The belt is in progress. I need to work out the pattern and do that, then that will be done. The armour...well that's coming along slowly too.
Progression... (Posted 26th July 2011)
The coat is now at about 90% completion. All it needs now is a few adjustments and the lining added to it. Pictures will be following soon.
Additionally, the gauntlets are in progress but the progress has been slow. I will be getting on with those this week, and hopefully getting the belt well under way as well.
Coat at 3/4 mark! (Posted 19th July 2011)
The bottom of the coat is now made, it's glued together and now pinned on to the top half ready for sewing.
Coat Almost Half Made! (Posted 28th June 2011)
The top half of Beatrix's coat is almost completely sewn to the waistcoat now. Nearly ready to start the bottom half. Then I need to do the belt (and scabbard when Save the Queen is made), and make the gauntlets. She's at about 40%.
Wood bought for Save the Queen! (Posted 29th March 2011)
I went to B&Q with my father today to buy wood for Save the Queen.
New plan (Posted 1st February 2011)
I've bought a waistcoat for this instead. I am going to add on to the back after I find the right fabric to do so.
Dress Update - COAT - Stage 1 (Posted 6th January 2011)
The dress turned up today. It needs a lot of work doing to reshape it to fit me first - seeing as it's several sizes too big - and I have already cut through the middle to start it off.
Now, for shaping this, I need to:
Bought the dress for the coat (Posted 1st January 2011)
I've bought the dress I will modify into the coat. However, it's five sizes too big and it'll need a lot of work done to it. As a beginner sewer, I thought it better to buy a dress and modify it than try and make something like this from scratch.
Preparations (Posted 27th December 2010)
Once I have figured out how I am going to do the sleeveless jacket/coat, I'll be well on my way.
I already know what I am going to do for Save the Queen!