|I think the costume will be quite easy and quick to make. (where have I heard that before? ^^) |
Fabric - I'm gonna go for wet-look black streatch lycra to make mine. Yellow for the lightning flash.
Ok mock up tester of the costume done. (just some clothes pinned on)
Legware Options 1,2,3,4, Which one should I go for?? Opinions...
This was difficult to decide, thanks for all your great input guys.
This cos is now on for May Expo 2012, and Sunday masquerade place just confirmed, woohoo! ^^
Difficult fabric (Posted 25th May 2012)
Fabric is sooo hard to sew! This black wet look stuff must be some kind of plastic coating. The sewing machine absolutley hates it, keeps skipping and snarling up and snapping the thread. So Im having to hand sew everything. No update pics cuz time is short - Expo Tommorrow. (It WILL be done!) ^^
pattern (Posted 5th April 2012)
I decided to try a ready made dress pattern for this. In theory should make it easier. Im hoping the instructions will show me how to do things like elasticated legholes - that dont look all crinkled (!) and a proper circle skrt. I really want the fall of the skirt to look beautifull..so I am trusting the dress pattern. (Dont let me down dress pattern!) This is it. :)
Fabric (Posted 5th October 2010)
Just got back from the rag market - No one had wet look lycra! So I ended up in the shop next to the market 'Fancy Silk'. They have it so I got 2 metres (just in case)..I'm rubbish at estimating how much I need to buy. ^_^
Option 5 (Posted 5th October 2010)
There is another idea I thought of..I could make my own boot toppings using the same fabric as the costume. They would be more form fitting like the comic art ones, and I could make up a faux lace up front panel so they could be quite accurate. I will defo experiment with this.