|Time Taken :||3 months|
|white and blue costume - bodysuit, leggings and overjacket.|
In various lycra/spandex and neoprene fabrics. Armour out of foam coated with modge podge and plastidip.
I have challenged myself to make this in time for October Expo.
|Get suitable white fabric for coat - fake neoprene would be perfect.||High||In Progress|
|3 large sheets of white funky foam||£10.00||To Buy|
|3 to 4 metres of Fake Neoprene or thick smooth leatherette.||£45.00||To Buy|
|light purple blue fabric for trim||£15.00||To Buy|
pattern for 'coat' part (Posted 28th September 2011)
I dug through my pattern collection and found the perfect base pattern for the 'coat' part of the costume. Its an old New Look pattern 6673. Its a dress pattern, which means it will be tight fitting on the body,especially across the back on the shoulders like the 'coat' is on Liara.
Liara's eyes (Posted 28th September 2011)
Got my Contacts for Liara. They are the Doll Eye lenses in blue. They match her new shade which is darker than as they appeared in first game. Liara's pupils are also slightly bigger than normal human pupils so these match very well.
armour ponderings (Posted 21st September 2011)
Looking at how the torso armour sits on Liara, its very flat to her body, like the thorax parts are attached directly to the suit underneath, Unlike say Shep's armour which sits onto on the bodysuit underneath and held on my straps.
Im wondering wether to attach them permanently to the bodysuit, so that if i bend forward or sit the armour plates wont buckle outwards. The bust armour is slightly thicker, but this wont have the problem of buckling as it will sit over my own bust and bra.
Course the other thing i'm thinking about is the fact the jacket part isnt loose over the body, its tight close to it. Looking at how i'd get in and out of the costume whilst maintaining the look of the costume. May figure in magnets or strong velcro to hold all parts of costume down flat.
Leggings stripes take one - fail! (Posted 21st September 2011)
Lucky i bought 2 pairs of these grey leggings as my first attempt didnt work as i planned. I found some very thin masking tape (the white papery kind) and stuck it onto my leggings whilst they were on my duct tape dummy.
problem i found was the masking tape didnt always stick as well as i thought it had and the paint bled underneath some areas. Typically those areas are not hidden by the armour!
I do like the effect the stencil spray paint gives - a shiny raised texture to the matt flat jersey lycra of the leggings material.
The photos show the first attempt, just to show how the stripes sit.
Back to original version (Posted 21st September 2011)
Since there has only been 1 ref pic of the alt costume i thought id stick to the original version for now as i have WAY more reference and it has a completed rendering.
I now have AWESOME fabric for the costume. A white fake neoprene for the jacket part, plus some insanely gorgeous blue shimmery neoprene for the straps and detailing. They were both fabrics a shop in London had bought in from a warehouse sale and i got them for a steal compared to the big mainstream fabric shops in London down Berwick Street.
Found the perfect pair of footwear too. Zip front wedge platform hightop shoes in black. I can put the foot armour over the zip to conceal it and then the boot has the exact shape of Liara's footwear.
coat details (Posted 30th July 2011)
Since i am now doing the alt version, Liara coat is a shiny black fabric..like PVC. I already have a suitable pvc coat that will work quite well, once recut to shape.
makeup is go (Posted 28th March 2011)
Bought myself a 'baby' compressor and airbrush kit for just under £70 Bargain!Also bought a Kett hydro proof aibrush ink tester kit which includes red,blue,yellow, white and black which will allow me to get many blue tones to Liara, and if i get on well with it, i can buy a standard size blue ink and still have plenty of the other colours to blend other tones. I also got myself a Grimas water activated palette and ben Nye Liquidset in case i do an event where i cant bring my compressor with me.
starting (Posted 8th March 2011)
First part got. The dark grey leggings for the stripy leg parts. Next will be sticking strips of low tack masking tape down the leggings, so i can spray the stripes on with spray fabric dye. I have bought two pairs as there is also a section on her arms that have the stripy fabric too.