|Time Taken :||13 hours|
|For the 'Love is war' group.|
While working on this costume I have been juggling between this and working on a portfolio ready for my interview to get to my third year of my course so alot of it was fairly rushed. Despite that I am very pleased with the result.
I have used my Ranka Lee wig for this as the characters are considered to be based on each other and had the right length according to the references I used. The first thing I did was find a pair of goggles as I was quite panicky on finding a decent pair within my price range. Running out of hope I thought maybe get a very cheap pair and paint them where all of a sudden I found a great pair, with the right colors, for £9.
For the boots a shop in Nottingham had a sale and got a cheap pair of military style boots for £10. When I have time during my lunch breaks for college I sometimes went to the fabricshops for inspiration for textures and what fabrics would be suitable.
When I made the trousers I have decided to go with some Jersey as it was lightweight and would make them baggy when tucked into the boots. I started my making shorts out of them, then added 2 more pieces of fabric to make them into trousers. It was my first time using the buttonhole function for the pockets XD On Valentines day I have brought some GORGEOUS stretch suiting fabric for the top and the gloves. The scarf was made from an old hoodie which I once used as a patten.
Putting the full costume on for the first time felt absolutely amazing! The pockets helped with carrying some things when my bag got full, it felt cool wearing goggle on my head, I can mess around and be me. Apart from the top being a little tight around the arms and the gloves making it hard to pick things up and look through posters it was a really comfortable costume to wear. Looking forward to re-wearing this!
My first ever masquerade. I was really, really cool about being on stage but was really horrified about getting the routine wrong. Im extreamly proud that I have took part in it and certainly looking forward to joining them in the future XD Hope I can join you all again for future groups! :D
Gonna rewear for Kitacon '11!
Almost there (Posted 19th February 2011)
Its past midnight but all I need to do is add elastic to the trousers then it would be complete! Gonna do that first thing in the morning :D
Jacket-Complete!!! (Posted 18th February 2011)
Got a few threads here and there but Ill fix that later oooh yeash! Scarf is finished too!
Now im going online to find a good patten for the gloves and when Im done with that got the trousers to finish :D
Hoodie (Posted 17th February 2011)
Lighter than what I would have liked but it should do ^^
Getting poor (Posted 16th February 2011)
Might just buy the hoodie from a charity shop at this rate. Got some leftover mount board so hopefully I can make the megaphone out of that and some card.
Top-90%!!! (Posted 15th February 2011)
Just need pockets and a general clean up :D
Trousers-40% (Posted 12th February 2011)
Trousers are surprisingly fun to make actually :)
Tried using an old pair for a patten but it confused me to high heaven so I just used my imagination. Looks like I saved a few quid as the 'patten' provided a zipper and 10 buttons.
I stated off by making shorts and each leg will have 2 more panels of fabric added and some pockets when I get some better thread tomorrow.
Goggles-update (Posted 9th February 2011)
Boots (Posted 22nd January 2011)
Brought a pair of cheap brown Military boots for £10 from Jonathan James.