|Hoping to have this complete for Manchester Expo in July|
Finally got myself some mock up fabric so hope to start some work on this next week.
|Make main tabard||High||Planned|
|Make pattern for cowl||High||Planned|
|Make mock up||Medium||In Progress|
|Make all knife/sword sheaths, belt and vambraces||Low||Planned|
|Make hidden blade.||Low||Planned|
|Make boot covers (possibly)||Low||Planned|
|Undertop fabric (2m)||£5.90||Bought|
|Over tunic fabric (2m) may need more||£5.98||Bought|
|Mock up material (10metres)||£10.00||Bought|
Altair update (Posted 22nd May 2011)
Altair is currently on hold in the mock up stages whilst I try and get another costume (Tonks) finished for the beginning of July, I also have a few bits of weapons that are needed for my Jace Wayland cosplay so till I get those finished Altair is pretty much on hold along with most of my other costumes.
Mock up progress (Posted 17th April 2011)
I know what still needs changing with this and seems as its only a mock up I think its going quick well. I need to make the shoulders alittle thinner as at the moment they over hang far too much. I have shaped one of the side of the tabard as it looked like I was wearing a bin bag. Also need to bring the side splits alittle higher. They are meant to come to just above his knee and at the moment they are just below my knee. One I got the main shape of this sorted I plan on adding the second skirt to it.
Still need to make a mock up of the under tabard too. Also still need fabric for the red under belt as well as fabric for that gauntlets, belt etc. Weapons are currently the last thing for me to make as want to get the main part of it done first.
Mock up tabard (Posted 16th April 2011)
I've finally started the mock up tabard, at the moment need to cut the sides out, add the extra skirt pieces and then hem everything. You can definitely tell this one is a mock up due to the masses of pen. I've used a tshirt to get the basic shape at the top. Obviously it needs some tweeking. Will get some better pics later on my camera as the one in my gallery is on my iphone and the lighting is cack.
Hidden blade update (Posted 8th April 2011)
Well after seeing a tutorial online for the hidden blade I decided to go along with it and try out this guys version of the hidden blade. Its actually a tai chi training sword and collapsable which is perfect for the hidden blade. I plan on using the three end parts and adding some sort of rings to the bottom so it can be attached to the gauntlet. Once I know how I'm attaching it I may have to shorten the end blade slightly as at the moment looking at it I think its going to be way too long.
Prototype blade (Posted 25th March 2011)
So I got bored and decided to see if I could make a prototype hidden blade from cardboard. Using a Lucky Charms box, scissors, craft knife, elastic bands and sellotape I put this together. Its definitely given me some ideas for the final one. This one is definitely too big as I can't bend my elbow or wrist when I have it on which defeats the purpose. So gonna try and make another one at some point but a little bit smaller. Obviously the final one probably wont be made out of cardboard but its given me some good ideas so now its time to expand. Quite impressed as this prototype only took me 15 mins lol.