|costume is nearly the last tidus i will be doing, first i will be making it out of polyester so i can get it as neat as possible, once it loopks good. i will be copying it on to a thick leathette, i also will be looking for a ribbed cotton/wool material with thick gaps which can be died dark yellow. so i need either white/cream|
have not started on the gauntlet probably will be made from plaster cast as a base, chains strapped to it to give the chain-mail look. and leather gloves so that i can hot glue foam parts to glove as the gauntlet.
the sword will be made from 10mm thick clear perspex, with perspex cut out ( like FFX brotherhood) and built upon the sword to give the 3d image that i want.
the bottom boot parts will be made from foam i guess. not come round to that yet
|Craft foam - various colours||£4.00||To Buy|
Brotherhood head stencils (Posted 7th June 2011)
So i went over the lines, next is to mark out which ones get cut onto the perspex ( like a jigsaw would be cut) and smoothed over by hand file & smooth sand paper till close to perfectly smooth then paint with oil based paint and detail ect
Shirt making - Attempt 1 (Posted 7th June 2011)
so i come across a thermal tshirt that was white with the correct size ridges i needed. i also had a jacket that i thought had a nice material hood, so i wanted to join them together...... so i cut bits, pinned things messed about..... BUT i did one big error.... i never tried it on... i did it all on my makeshift manequin and when it come to wearing it.. was just wrong so i got angry pulled the hood apart from the t-shirt... end of that
some things i learnt from this were
when sewing strechy material, pull the material (i think) as when i pulled the material after sewing it not streched, obviously the stiches snapped. ( pissed me right off i didnt think about that)
i think i need to make the jacket first, as it didnt look or feel right longer, in the reference pic this jacket is higher than the previous and the shirt is tucket in kind of. ( as aposed to the FFX original shirt where it looks like a belly-top when worn without the waistcoat/jacket thing...
so thats the plan. make jacket THEN use the tshirt and a cotton bed sheet or somethin just because i will continue making draft till i have got the hang of it AND i am happy with the draft and my ability to use final materials.
Trousers update (Posted 6th June 2011)
so i did an all nighter again ( really should stop getting excited abut making stuff that i cant sleep) i unpicked the zip out of my white adidas jacket and sewn it into the black trousers.
i purposely picked a white zip at the bottom, i had black jackets to destroy but i just felt that it looked pretty tidy. i dunno.
iphone is dead, will upload photo for this and also been working on V3 of the stencil and i THINK i have it 99% perfect in width and in the drawing of the individual pieces to cut out pics & journal to follow when phones charged
Shirt Material (Posted 6th June 2011)
So i have spoke with some of the most knowledgeable people i know about material and it looked like it was going to be a pain in the ass to get the material for the t-shirt, with ribbed finish and the right colour.
so i am lookin for my inhaler i that dropped as my bag spilt all over my friends cupboard floor.... searchin through washin and im like..... lined... material?
the plan is to use the material i have from my white adidas jacket to make the hood and the colar ( the one i stole the zip off for the bottom of my leg )
Brotherhood making - Overall plan + Master Stencil making (Posted 4th June 2011)
********I AM NOT AN ARTIST SO LOLS AT THE PIC ARE IGNORED, i used paint to help me with V2 of the template and will be corrected and pic taken**********
so i am making another sword out of perspex, this one is going to be SO much better than my first sword. as i have experience in working with perspex now and i am going to take my time. so i the last time i drawnt anything was last september when i was doing my brotherhood original - last night i spent a good 6-8 hours up-scaling. ( needs V2 putting in place)