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|I don't know why, but I have a real urge to cosplay from KoF for Ayacon. Don't want to show my stomach/legs if I can avoid it, so no Leona - but I narrowed down my choices of awesome KoF wimminz to either King or Mature. To be honest, I was veering towards King on the basis that she's a Muay Thai fighter and I'm taking Muay Thai lessons, but logic kicked in and dictated that a velour tuxedo in the middle of August is a REALLY STUPID IDEA.|
So Mature it is! Still covering but I can make it from lighter fabrics. I might do King next year. Extra bonus discovered in the fact that I didn't need to buy any fabric - it's made from stuff I already had lying around.
Honestly not influenced by the fact that a certain good friend of mine fancies the pants off Mature :P
Finished making, pictures forthcoming after event!
|Black jersey (already had)||£0.00||Bought|
|White leatherette (already had)||£0.00||Bought|
|Boots (already had)||£0.00||Bought|
|Earrings (home-made - beads & findings)||£3.00||Bought|
1 of 3 (Posted 11th April 2012)
Waistcoat remade! I used a thick white stretch cotton, patterning off the original waistcoat. It's fully lined with the same fabric so it will keep its structure and be a bit more resilient. Ironing it to make sure the points are pointy enough wasn't the most fun thing in the world, but the bonus of lining in the same fabric is that it doesn't matter so much if it shows.
The next project will probably be the wig, though as it's a pre-styled ponytail and bun attachment the only real styling I need to do is on the fringe.
Finally, I plan on taking the skirt section off the dress, darting and taking in the top section heavily, and then resewing the skirt section with some pleats to allow for the excess fabric. I'll also replace the buttons that went missing - seems the black thread I used was poor quality and broke on the buttons as well as separating on the back of the dress.
It's remaking time! (Posted 15th November 2011)
Soooooo... looking at pictures I've decided that I'm not terribly happy with a lot of this. It came out OK but I want to improve it, especially as Mature is such a rare character to see cosplayed.
First up is the wig. This was my first complex wig styling job, putting it up into a ponytail, stubbing, adding the bun etc. I'm proud of my work but the process made the cap smaller so I can't get away with it unless my hair underneath is also blonde. Since I want to dye it purple, new wig beckons.
Second is the waistcoat. I want it crisper-looking, more fitted, and more robust. I also want a more accurate back as I found a sprite that shows it. The leatherette I used rips really easily and is in fact tearing badly around the buttons as there's a lot of stress there. I have some pure white slight stretch cotton that I plan to use. I can pattern off the original waistcoat as I'm happy with the diamond cutout and neckline.
Third, the dress is THE most unflattering, baggy garment when it's not cinched by the waistcoat. Just for my own happiness I want to improve the fit of the top a bit. Some of the back stitching also inexplicably came apart so I'll fix that too.
THEN and only THEN will it be time for some slaggy secretary shots with Amy-Lou as my Vice <3