|Cost :||4.80 so far|
|If I don't do Rikku coz cost wise I'm starting to think I wont be able to afford it, I'm going to do KH2 Kairi as I found the PERFECT base dress in a charity shop the other day. ^_^ Which was kindly bought for me by BF (whom I will kick for later on! XD! LOL)|
So I have a back up planned incase Rikku cant be done.
Also, for anything else KH related it will be fun to wear. XD
I've always secretly wanted to cosplay Kairi but never went ahead with it because she's so over cosplayed. But seeing the base dress at a bargain I couldnt resist but go for it anyway. Also, after playing KH again, it kinda gets me in the mood to cosplay more KH characters XD
UPDATE: Dress dont fit so gotta make it from scratch.. grrrr XD so back to planned section
UPDATE 2: Dress is tight but once tried on again, myself and mom have decided we can make it fit great with editing woooo! So back into 'In Progress' LMAO!
UPDATE 3: I've entered this costume into the Square Enix cosplay battle cosparade at Hyper Japan! EEK!!! Though not complete yet, but I know it's going to finish up good so I thought "why not!?"
UPDATE 4: DECIDED TO MAKE KEYBLADE ON A STUPIDLY CHEAP BUDGET... I MUST BE CRAZY
UPDATE 5: FINALLY COMPLETE WITH 4 DAYS TO GO!! PHEW!
UPDATE 6: I'M SELLING THIS COSTUME DUE TO NEED OF FUNDS FOR MY PARK ARIEL COSTUME! CURRENTLY ON HOLD FOR SOMEONE! KEYBLADE CAN BE FOR SALE IF THERE'S INTEREST
|spray paint converse lilac||High||Complete|
|stitch zips into dress||High||In Progress|
|lilac fabric spray paint||£5.59||Bought|
|keyblade materials (extra glue etc)||£5.00||Bought|
finally complete (Posted 22nd July 2011)
so its all finally complete and I'm doing her star charm for her keyblade as we speak. But looking back at the photos.. though its a mirrored image, im wondering if I put the bag on the wrong side.... ah well! Too late to change it now!
dress 97% complete! (Posted 19th July 2011)
So all the zips have now been sewn in place, i just need to get an extra zip pull to hot glue onto the bottom of the middle zip so its got the open bottom end.
I also need to wonder web up the bottom slightly and wonder web the white part at the top in place too, then it's complete!!!
Now to work on my star drawing skills to make her charm to go on the keyblade!
Zips (Posted 6th July 2011)
so I got the zips yesterday and managed to spray pait the teeth of the zips silver really well. But when I placed them against the front of the dress for length, I only found that they're a tad too long.. BUT I got told I can shorten them easily enough and just sew thread thickly round the end that I want and it should be fine.
And there's me thinking this was going all too well!! Guess I was right! haha!
converse (Posted 2nd July 2011)
So to save on money as high top converse have gone up in price since I last looked at them I have decided to use my old(ish) cream ones and dye/paint them the lilac colour as it will be a fraction of the price of new ones.
I cant believe I only thought of this a couple of hours ago though lol! Typical me!! LOL! So I'm gonna start looking for the right colour dye and paint and see which is cheaper, though I will buy a small tub of black fabric paint to paint the soles me thinks!
keyblade complete onto dress (Posted 1st July 2011)
So now I completed the keyblade in three days I can focus seriously on the dress itself now.
So on Tuesday Im going to take a day trip to Kingston so I can go into FABRICLAND and buy three cheap long chunky zips for the dress. I'll be taking the dress with me and reference pics so i can get as much aid in choosing the right zips as possible. ^_^ Then its a case of hunting down the right coloured converse for her after LFCC in the middle of July.
bangles (Posted 28th June 2011)
I managed to get the bangles today in the right colours for Kairi in Poundland luckily!
Also managed to get a big ass bottle of PVA glue so i can continue with the keyblade and got some cheap decent gold paint for the vine work that wraps round it too! ^^
keyblade WIP (Posted 25th June 2011)
So I caved and today spent a whole £2 on supplies for making her keyblade. Luckily I already had flowers so they cost me NIL, all I had to do was bu some gardening wire that was already covered for safety but very flexible for the gold vine that snakes around her keyblade AND a wooden broom to be the main blade bit! All from 99p store so I managed to spend £2 so far on her keyblade WOO! I love doing cosplay on the cheap lol!!
I started papier mache-ing the handles and bit the flowers will be on today until I ran out of PVA glue!!! Didn't realise I was that low on it, but ah well! I can buy some more next week in The Works for 99p so that's not too bad, other than that, I have everything else at home already! The paints, the flowers, cardboard, old newspapers.. everything! So in total this keyblade will cost me £3! BARGAIN!!
For the flowers I gotta paint them a more brighter and accurate colour, and make them bigger by cutting petals off the spare fake flowers and adding them onto the main flower, then cut the leaves off the wire stem and add them between the flowers onto the keyblade! This is gonna take me a long while me thinks, but hopefully the end result will be worth it and it will survive the Hyper Japan event ready for october expo!
Onto other news- I HAVE A BELT FOR HER! WOOOOOO!
keyblade (Posted 24th June 2011)
Because I'm an utter masochist (like you all dont know that already! LOL) I have decided if I have time I'm gonna have a whack at making her keyblade in the next few weeks for a stupidly cheap budget so I have it and score myself extra points in the Square Enix CosParade battle at Hyper Japan! It also means it will give me something to use to aid in my posing too!
I just hope I can have the funds and find the items to make it in time!
stuff lol (Posted 24th June 2011)
Okay.. here we go:
Dress: In progress,got one more zip to put in and tack down the white bit in properly and that's complete
Shoes: complete! Used my Serah Farron converse and mixed my purple and white fabric paints to get the right shade of lilac and painted them by hand.
Wig: FusionRose cant make it to hyper japan anymore so I'll be making the best out of the wig I got instead. so no worries there really. Not too happy with it but it will do
Belt: COMPLETE- Finally found some buckles on old bags and attached both swoopy things and bag to belt. Just gotta re enforce the hot glue with some stitches but thats minor.
Keyblade: 99% complete- just got to make the star charm that goes on the end of it to be 100%complete but that's minor too.
continuing work (Posted 20th June 2011)
so I finally got round to continuing some work on this dress today.
Well.. I say me... I mean mom LMAO! I managed to get her help in placing a new panel into the side of the dress today, so all that needs doing now i trimming the excess fabric on the inside and sewing it into place, then I gotta look for chunky zips for the front gahhh!! And of course the lilac converse and black shoe laces
UPDATE: Managed to get the panel stitched in place and hemmed up the bottom of the dress to make it the right length today. woo Also stitched the hood in place properly too. Now to go chunky zip shopping at some point!
The Hood and straps (Posted 22nd May 2011)
So I finally tried on the dress yet again and as I managed to zip it all the way up at the back now, I bent over and one of the straps broke off! But then I realised Kairi's dress is more like a halter neck top! So I didn't worry about one of the straps breaking off. SO I pinned the strap round to make it a halter neck, then cut off a strip of white jersey fabric form the scrap I had laying around. I then stitched the white around the original pink strap! Then I got the black hooded top that mom brought home last night and cut the hood off, pinning it round the white halter strap.
I'm pretty happy with the progress on this dress considering it's tight and small on me! I can JUST fit into it but with an extra panel put in which I'll do with some other thicker fabric I found that's the same colour luckily! (It was scrap from my Ariel nightgown fabric!) Which should make it fine to wear yay!
I'm also buying a red wig which is great for Kairi from IndecisiveTrollop at expo on Saturday which I'll style into Kairi's style by giving it a fringe. woo! Now it's a case of finishing the dress and buying the right coloured converse!
Dress WIP (Posted 21st May 2011)
So I began work on my Kairi base dress today. My god it took forever just to do the tiny bit I did!!
Firstly, I had to get my thread ripper and pick off every single button one by one from the dress. Which alone took me over an hour to do just that, and right down the bottom I got a teeny tiny spot of blood on the dress from stabbing myself several times with the thread ripper. OUCH!! The things we go through for cosplay aye!? LOL
Then I turned the dress inside out and gently went all round the edging of the lining fabric and with the thread ripper took the lining out. Which later on, I will use to add panels in the side I think to make the dress that little bit bigger and less skin tight that I cant walk in it XD!
Then I found spare jersey fabric which is perfect for the white top part that goes under the main zip in the neckline of her dress!! So I cut a huge triangular piece out and pinned it on the inside of the dress. I know I've put too much on the inside, but until I get 3 giant zips to put onto the dress, it wont be sewn into place. XD!
I will probably continue work on this just after expo when I can get help from my mom to do all the adding panels and complex work on it ^_^ Also I can make a trip to Brighton to go cheap zip and other fabric for other cosplay shopping! ^_^
How to (Posted 19th May 2011)
So the base dress I thought was gonna have to be taken back to the store, can infact be made bigger slightly to fit me! YAAAAY!
So here's a breakdown on how I'm gonna edit the dress (pics will be up later):
Base Dress: Take buttons off that sewn on as decoration from the bottom and straps
Hood: Buy a cheap hoodie from a charity shop and cut the hood off and sew onto dress!
Shoes: Buy a cheap pair of pink converse on ebay and add black shoelaces
Wig: Buy wig off ebay and style