|Time Taken :||5 months|
|As soon as I listened to the song, I fell in love with it. Listening to (or reading) the lyrics is really heart-breaking.|
My interpretation is that she has been forced into marriage and sees suicide as her only means of escape.
Because of this, I want to make the dress into as much of a romantic wedding dress as possible and then burn/singe (sp?) it at the bottom to create the holes.
For this, I will make an underskirt/dress and have a floaty fabric over the top. As for the ribbon, velvet ribbon will add to the romance. With the ribbon standing out that much, I think that using satin would just make it look cheap.
I am also thinking of adding a veil on the back of her head as you never see her back in the video.
As for the ice: I AM MAKING THE LEFT ICE ARM AND THE LEFT ARM ONLY. On my right arm I will have an 'ice' wristband/gauntlet to hide my expo wristband. I will also be either making 'ice' slippers/boots or going barefoot like I did for wetsuit Lara.
The dagger is already pretty much done. It's shorter than the one in the video, but that's because I'll already have one arm caked in chunky, heavy 'ice', I don't want another over sized, stupidly weighted thing to carry!
I am NOT burning or ripping any part of this dress! Instead, I am making it look as beautiful a wedding dress as possible.
GAVE UP ON THE DAGGER, HAND MAKING A BOUQUET INSTEAD.
AFTER EXPO EDIT:
So, I decided to wear different versions of the outfit throughout expo to reflect the passing of time and Miku's anticipation of getting married to the unexpected disaster later. Friday was the dress and bouquet alone, showing Miku's dress fitting/trying on the dress. During the day on Saturday was Miku in her entire wedding attire emphasizing that it was her (and mine) big day. And for the masquerade, her arm had turned to ice and her wedding was ruined.
Not many people noticed this but ah well, it all made sense in my head xD
OMG IT WAS MENTIONED IN THE METRO ARTICLE ABOUT THE MASQUERADE 8DDDDD I FEEL SO HONOURED
|Add floaty skirt||High||Complete|
|Make Ice Arm||High||Complete|
|Bead the Dress||Low||Complete|
|Velvet Ribbon (2m)||£1.60||Bought|
|Cardboard (free from supermarket :3)||£0.00||Bought|
|Veil Netting (free old curtain from my mum)||£0.00||Bought|
Bouquet - How I did it (Posted 6th June 2011)
Lots of people asked me about the bouquet, so I'll tell you how I did it here so I can just link people in the future xD
First off, I got some insulation foam and cut some 3D teardrop shapes and wrapped them in craft foam. Then, I rolled out craft foam on the hob (on a low heat and it STILL stunk the place out!) and cut out the petals and curled the edges by hand whilst it was still warm. If they cooled down, I just held them over the hob again until they were warm enough to mold. After that, I glued the petals to the insulation foam core and repeated until I had a full rose! I then stuck some florists wire through the bottom of the rose and wrapped it in green 'stem tape' (florist's stuff) and added premade leaves and wrapped more tape around it all. That's one rose, so I repeated MANYMANYMANY times to get a full bouquet. On some of the stems, I also attatched some chiffon ribbon for decoration. I then added thicker wire to the roses and wrapped it in stem tape. I slowly built the bouquet wrapping with stem tape all the time until I had a reasonable bouquet shape (it WAS meant to be a heart but that failed >.<) To finish it off, I got some more chiffon ribbon and wrapped it around the handle and tied a bow at the top. All that was left to do was position the roses, chiffon and leaves until I was happy (I never was xD)
I SWEAR TO GOD, I SHOULD HAVE JUST MADE THAT F***ING DAGGER!!!
I am never making another bouquet again. EVER.
SHOVE THE DAGGER (Posted 30th April 2011)
It is FAR too heavy to carry aswell as the ice arm, so I'm gonna have an artificial wedding bouquet instead. :3
What? A teenager with a knife NOT trying to kill people? (Posted 31st March 2011)
Yup, sawing off the bits sticking out of the ice arm base. Is mah bamboo handle :B
This was taken ages ago xD Thought I might wanna upload some progress.
Pattern Times (Posted 25th February 2011)
Welllll, this is new for me, I'm actually using a proper pattern instead of guessing...
Since I got home, I've been cutting the pattern to my measurements and editing it to be shorter at the front and to have a nice slope down to the train at the back. Hopefully it'll look pretty :3
Wig Styled (Posted 17th February 2011)
Yaaay, I managed to style the short wig, even without a wig head/stand. Instead, I screwed up a ball of newspaper and stuck it in the end of one of my tall boots and stuck the wig on top and bravely (and slowly) snipped away...
I think I did pretty well, I've also given the pigtails a wash and am waiting to comb them out.
Veil and Tiara finally done! ^^ (Posted 15th February 2011)
After FAR too long glueing and clipping wire AND dabbing glitter into net, I've finally done my tiara and veil.
The veil itself is an old net curtain of my mum's that she gave me. I layered it and dabbed teal glitter into the bottom (longest) layer, which was messy as well as time consuming >.< It's gathered at the top and siply tied onto the tiara.
The tiara was a right bugger aswell. I looked in some bridal shops for tiaras and they were SO damn expensive! O.O
OH SWEET JESUS HELP MEH (Posted 6th December 2010)
Well...I've decided to use silk and chiffon and bloody bead the dress. Seriously, I must be insane. And that's just the dress...
As for the ice arm, I have the base, gonna start building soon. My god it's gonna be heavy. I think I'll only be wearing it at certain times in the day...
I HAVE DECIDED!!! (Posted 30th November 2010)
After MONTHS of ummming and errrring and thinking, I have finally decided to go for Eurocosplay with this outfit! ^^
So, with that in mind, I will NOT be ripping or burning this dress, I want it to look purdy :3 Sequins are a distinct possibility...
Eurocosplay is a big step, but hey, it doesn't hurt to try...