|It is on! Shining wind comming to Minami 16 :D|
Unfortunately due to house hunting being more hasstle than planned and one of our group members injuring themselves this got put on hold, so I couldn't take it to Ame 08.
I've made the skirt cage from boning though I may add a few more strips for rigidity. I'm not sure how heavy the fabric on top of it will be, I think I'll still put a roll of wadding under the top to support it. I have a pattern for the poofy shoulders worked out and the rough top and jacket cut out.
Schizo witch is go!
I've decided to use chicken wire inside the hat brim and base of the point. Insulation tape should stop the edges from being sharp enough to poke through the fabric.
I've doodled a thousand ways to do the bluebell skirt, but currently a cage of plastic boning with removable horizontal pieces is looking like the best solution (plus a ye olde bumroll). I need to be able to transport it, so while I'd love to use chicken wire again, the train would be a nightmare :/
Back on track (Posted 24th August 2009)
I've dug Hildarea out from under the table for Minami 16 as part of my vow to finish the pile of half done costumes I've racked up.
The chicken wire hat is way too heavy to work, so I've picked up a roll of buckram and I'm going to wire up the circumference.
Thankfully I kept the pendant I made, so I'm a little way ahead.
Hellraiser Skirt (Posted 9th December 2008)
The cage! To me, the most important part of the costume. I have made a grid of boning held together with pins pushed through, so it's a bit spikey to try on XD
I'm going to use the busstle method of a stip of fabric attached at each side seam of the cage rather than a bumroll as this will be cooler and lighter, I will have to be careful how far down I take this as the front of the skirt is open :)
Pain (Posted 9th December 2008)
I cut the huuuuge hat brim out of chicken wire (shredding my fingers in the process). To stop the wire wearing through the cover and snagging unwary passers by, I wrapped insulation tape around the edges. Having cut the head hole into it I'm starting to wonder if this is too heavy in chicken wire, if I turn my head too quickly I can imagine it falling off.