|Time Taken :||2 1/2 years|
|This has been a long time in the making. I remember thinking that I really wanted to dress up as Chiana when I first watched the series. Her character is really awesome and I look forward to trying (probably failing) to emulate that.|
The costume was put onto Hiatus due to medical problems, so it didn't get done in 2008 like it should have.
So far all the materials are gathered, I just need to find time to finish it.
Sorry guys (Posted 15th September 2010)
Disaster struck, my back is dead along with my sewing machine and i've run out of time.
Bodice (Posted 14th September 2010)
Finally finished the bodice for this now - what a nightmare. Combination of awkward construction, 100 metres of piping and thick fabric has nearly broken my sewing machine, and I've already had to hand sew the majority of the lining.
Wig (Posted 22nd August 2010)
As annoying as it is to tackle a wig with the same style as my own hair, there is no way i'm going to bleach my hair white and dye the roots black, even for cosplay. So far I've taken a wavy shoulder length silver white wig, and another silver wig and cut and sewn them till they are virtually unrecogniseable, just to attempt to achieve the thickness the wig will need to hold it's shape.
For starters (Posted 21st August 2010)
This costume is one of the most complicated i've probably ever attempted. When I started this 2 years ago I knew it was going to be complicated, but was so excited by the fact i had found the perfect bodice fabric I spent a few months just sketching and digital drawing and doing complicated maths beyond by abilities to get the pattern pieces right. I had to stop progress though when I ended up in and out of hospital again.