|Make top (rebuy material)||High||Complete|
|Make head piece||Low||Complete|
Starting the Sword (Posted 27th April 2009)
So I have to make the sword within 3 weeks.
Planning on doing 4 layers. Then it'll be varnish, sand, paint, varnish.
Nearly completed! (Posted 7th April 2009)
So. Now all the painting is done, it comes to the easy parts.
I have to order a wig and make their band once the wig has arrived. ^^ I'm looking forward to doing the final part of this costume. I'm also really looking forward to wearing it and weilding the sword being made for me by Ikkaku-kun! ^^
You can't see on the picture (cause its not from the back) but the back of the shirt is painted with the exact same pattern as the one on the front. HOURS of playing Soul Calibur enlightened me to this detail.
Trousers done - onward! (Posted 25th December 2008)
All the painting is done, they just need some ironing, which won't happen until this costume comes with me in May.
Pattern painting (Posted 22nd December 2008)
So I've started painting the patterns on.
Trousers (Posted 22nd November 2008)
Wow. Doing the trousers was fun.
New top for Xianghua (Posted 19th October 2008)
Last night at God knows what time I started making a new top for Xianghua. The one I had made was made from polycotton and had very little (if any) give in it. I bought some t-shirt fabric from FabricLand a few days before to make boot covers and had a LOT left over, so decided to try making the top from that. I used the same pattern I had as before, followed my typical pattern rules and voila, a new top. Its quite stretchy so it goes on fine. Its off the correct shoulder this time too, and I can make the bottom section and scallop sleeves from left over fabric and re-enforce them with interfacing as they're quite stiff in comparison to the top itself.
Shoes (Posted 11th September 2008)
Well, I started painting my shoes last night. Y'know, ten to midnight seemed like a good time.