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This was actually quite an easy costume to make, but it was very time-consuming and MUCH harder to actually wear. This was my first time actually wearing a zentai suit and for the first hour of wearing it I felt ridiculous, but as the day went on I felt better about feeling naked!
Making: I wore a plain zentai suit and my friend drew the pattern on me in chalk. I painted the pattern on several layers thick (after testing about 3 different kinds of paint) and sewed the blue fabric onto the neck and shoulders. I couldn't fit the sewing machine around the leg so had to use double-sided tape on the day, which didn't work brilliantly and will be something I'll rectify next time I wear this.
Had to retire this because the paint chipped beyond repair. I got photos, so that's enough for me!
|System 3 paint||£4.99||Bought|
|Black zentai suit||£24.00||Bought|
|Blue dylon paint||£7.00||Bought|
|Blue fabric (1/2 meter)||£4.00||Bought|
Done! (Posted 14th January 2011)
So Nia's done but I won't have the chance to wear her until Midlands MCM expo now! Whilst the finished product isn't perfect, I'm happy with the overall result and now just need to watch my weight over the next few months.
One more time (Posted 31st December 2010)
After faffing about with the blue material over Christmas (you can probably guess I didn't have much free time with my course) I successfully sewed the neck and arm pieces. However, because I was unable to position the suit correctly over the sewing machine, I've attached velcro to the leg pieces which I will just have to tape on and off each time I put the suit on.
THEN I should be done. I have a sinking feeling it won't look as perfect as I'd imagined in my head but this has been a good learning process for me. If I'm happy enough with it, I'll enter it in the Midlands masquerade.
Paint done (Posted 13th December 2010)
The base suit has been painted and I am moving on to sewing the fabric. So far so good but now that I'm back home for Christmas I need to do it sneakily when my mum is out of the house. I can actually imagine her trying to stop me from wearing this as it is rather... um... 'different' to cosplays I've done before!
Actually under way! (Posted 7th December 2010)
So after two botch-ups with paint that allegedly worked on black material but did not, I finally found some wonderful fluorescent pink system 3 paint which I highly recommend. The paintwork is intricate but not as difficult as I had expected, so it should be done by the end of the week, then I can start looking for the blue fabric that will need sewing on.
Zentai suit arrived! (Posted 19th November 2010)
Damn, moving slower than I thought...
It begins! (Posted 2nd November 2010)
After spending about a month researching materials and particular fabric paints, I've finally got round to buying things! Fun times!