|Cost :||£35 (my cheapest cosplay)|
|Awards :||Didn't enter any comps|
|Time Taken :||Two months|
|First worn at Starfury-Serenity 2 in 2005.|
This was originally planned for Collectormaina 8 as part of a large historical cosplay group. I chose to crossplay as we had a large number of ladies in the group but only a couple of guys. Due to my sewing machine dying it was delayed to Serenity 2.
It was quite a challenge to make as it was my first major attempt at a historical costume. I had also never done anything military so was quite scared before starting it.
The hardest part was the jacket. It proved a nightmare to tailor (even to a seasoned seamstress like me). I ended up making it twice in order to get the fit right. The breeches were surprisingly easier than I thought they would be. The belts were hand made by me as well as the sword.
The easiest part was the shirt and waistcoat.
I enjoyed poncing around like an evil Brit for the night. I didn't enjoy spraying my hair dark for it though. I decided very early on that a wig wouldn't work with the hairstyle. Definitely will stick to blond characters!
It was certainly a change to what I would normally cosplay. I dd enjoy the challenge but I doubt I'll so anything similar again. There were 48 buttons in total and I really hate doing button holes! After this I didn't do any button holes for about four months XD.
I didn't have time to make the helmet for the first wear but I hope to at a later date.
|Re-make sword belt so that the sword holster can be removed||Low||Planned|
Sword remake planned (Posted 1st July 2012)
Whilst packing up to move house I found the sword broken. I remembered that it broken during a previous house move and I had intended on fixing it. Having a closer look I think it will be easier to remake it.
Amecon 2012 (Posted 12th May 2012)
I decided that even though I enjoyed wearing a dress at Kitacon's Ball I would much prefer to be in crossplay. So for Amecon's Ball I'll be looking to get Tavington fixed up (minus the sword). I've been wanting a chance to rewear him again for better photos and Keele Hall would be a brilliant setting (if I get the chance to photograph there).