|Cost :||£100 so far|
|Time Taken :||Painting Fabric = Whole Series of Wolves Rain, Embroidery = Whole of Trigun Series, Everything elsa = A lot of time|
|Im looking forward to doing this at some point as ive never done a costume as heavily detailed as this one XD|
Im not a fan of the emo haircut and stupid trousers but the rest of the costume is pretty cool :)
Im working Closely to the Artwork rather than the in game images as i just prefer the Artwork XD
The stupid trousers caused me a fair bit of trouble...
I needed to call in some help with them and would have never got them done without the help of Ambers mum i owe the success of the trousers to her :D
|Paint Embroided fabric for Detail||High||Complete|
|Make Mini Blue Waist coat||High||Complete|
|Add Collar and Cuffs to Jacket||High||Complete|
|Cut and Make Waistcoat Pattern||High||Complete|
|Add Buttons and Bias to Mini Blue Waistcoat||High||Complete|
|Make and Line White Top Jacket||High||Complete|
|Hand Embroid Waistcoat Collar and Jacket Collar detail||Medium||Complete|
|Make Knee Cuff thingys||Medium||Complete|
|Cut and Style Wig||Medium||Complete|
|Order Elf Ears||Low||Complete|
|Buy White Shoes||Low||Complete|
|Buy White Tights (eeerrrugh)||Low||Complete|
|Buy High Collar Shirt||Low||Complete|
Embroidery (Posted 17th November 2008)
For some further "feature" detailing rather than paint directly on to the fabric I've chose to try out embroidery, to do this you will need:
Embroidery / Cross-stitch fabric
For consistency I've drawn out my pattern on a cardboard template & cut it out, I then drew round the template on the loose embroidery fabric. Then place the fabric in the ring and tighten the ring ensuring there is tension on the fabric which will make your hand sewing easier and accurate, then sew just out side of your marked lines and keep sewing lol
Once your Sewing is done remove the fabric from them embroidery ring and iron on the Violene ensuring there no bubbles on the underside of your fabric on the stitching, once this is properly sealed cut out your shape however leave a tiny gap or you could cut your stitching :S
Once your stitching is cut out paint any of the embroidery fabric that's on show and finally sew the embroidery patch to your costume..
Waist Coat In progress 4 (Posted 9th November 2008)
I take the pattern Peices and sew them together, once this is done i wear the jacket insde out and have Amber pin the sides to take in the waist coat to give it a tailored look(if no help is avaiable its worth making a ducktape cast of your self).
Once the sides have been sewn i wear the waistcoat hem the front center seam so the left and right sides meet in the middle, I then pin the hem in place and also pin the left and right sides closed.
Once the Waist coat is all hemmed i put it on my cast of my self and make the collar, i began by using a cardboard template cutting it to shape and pinning it on to the waistcoat. Once i found the shape i was after i cut the real thing from sew on voilene, I then make a pocket out of the same waistcoat fabric and sew it to the collar and then the collar to the waistcoat.
With thew collar attached i bias the whole Waistcoat, i use the same technique for the Mini blue waistcoat snt the top white jacket :D
Waist Coat In progress 3 (Posted 28th October 2008)
Once the pattern peices have been pinned to the fabric i cut them out and they are ready to be sewn together :)
Waist Coat In progress 2 (Posted 28th October 2008)
Next I take my measurements according to the instructions on the pettern and pick the best size for me, once i have all the pattern peices cut to my size i pin them to the fabric which has been folded as per the Pattern instructions.
Waist Coat In progress 1 (Posted 22nd September 2008)
After finding a close match to the embroided fabric of the waist coat i have had to paint the embroidery by hand to match.