|The group was awesome, had so much fun, even with Laura bossing us about. :P|
All the gods:
Finishing touches! (Posted 18th August 2011)
Styled the wig, painted the shorts and did a few other little touches before leaving for the con!
Tassels and fuzzy balls! (Posted 13th August 2011)
Finally made the tasselly braid thingy and sewed it and the fuzzy balls onto the tunic. Been putting off doing this for a while. And I'm glad I did as the fuzziness is moulting all over my lovely white tunic. Unimpressed. Anyway, that's the last thing to do for this before Thursday (i.e. the day before the con). Hooray! inb4 I forgot something.
Finished hammer head (Posted 11th August 2011)
Finished painting the hammer head. Can't really be bothered adding more detail at this point. More likely to mess up the paintjob and make it crack everywhere than actually make it look better. XD The picture shows both sides of it.
Only the finishing touches on the outfit to do. Unless I've forgotten something. >_>
Big red hammer head (Posted 8th August 2011)
The hammer head is now entirely red! Took long enough. And I'm starting to paint cloud designs onto it. They're much more defined shapes than some of the concept art shows, because it would be awkward to get the right amount of undefined without it just looking like a mess, plus I like it more this way anyway.
Will outline them in black once they're all blocked in, then possibly do a wood-grain effect on the red. It's all coming together!
Moar hammer (Posted 5th August 2011)
It rained all of yesterday, but was nice today, so I paper maché-d the hammer. Looking and feeling a little less precarious now.
Hopefully gonna start painting tomorrow.
New sewing machine! (Posted 3rd August 2011)
I used the tiny little sewing machine to do my red kimono this afternoon! ^_^ And that's the last big piece of this done. Also made a little progress on the hammer. It's slightly less likely to fall apart, but still bending dangerously. It'll be fine, it won't even be assembled most of the time. That makes everything fine. >_> Tomorrow is paper maché day!
Also, wow this picture is bright. The red fabric isn't actually BRIGHTER THAN THE SUN.
Hammertime! (Posted 31st July 2011)
Getting fabric and a new sewing machine on Tuesday, so I'm working on the prop.
The base of the hammer is cardboard tubing, and I'm bulking it up with newspaper. I'll paper maché that for strength (it's gonna need it), then wrap cardboard round it to give it a nice round shape. Paper maché again, and paint! The handle is an extendable window cleaning tool, that unscrews apart, so I can deconstruct it and travel with it in my bag. I've fixed one of the heads of the tools into the hammer head, so it'll just slot onto the handle as designed (plus the extra weight of the head, we can always hot glue it in on the day if necessary).
The green line is my height standing straight against the wall, just for reference. Of course, the hammer isn't straight against the wall, and I'll be about a foot taller from my footwear and ears, but it gives an idea. It's about 1.6m tall full constructed so far.
THIS COULD FALL APART AT ANY MINUTE I AM SO TERRIFIED.
Wig, ears, obi and sleeves progress (Posted 24th July 2011)
Made the ears. They're the softest, fuzziest white material in the world. <3 The wig also arrived, and I am in love with it. From the neck up, this is my favourite cosplay ever. It's fluffy at the back, and longer at the front, and soft and gorgeous and I want to wear it every day. The picture quality is kind of awful, but oh well.
Also did the obi and most of the sleevework. Will put pictures of those up, because it would be mean to hide progress from certain people, and a separate journal entry once I finish the sleeves. The obi isn't exciting enough to get its own entry.
Please do not hurt me, scary lady. ;_; (Posted 24th June 2011)
Also the shorts, just did these tonight, promised I'd put the photos up as soon as I did.
These look kind of ludicrous when they're not on me. And only marginally less ludicrous when they are. Still have to paint the moons on the front and maybe give them more shape somehow. Undecided on that part.
Also, I resisted the temptation to just post blurry pictures of cats with my journal entries. As tempting as it was.