|Time Taken :||About two full days worth of work so far.|
|I'll be making this, and getting my dad to make me the Katana to go with it!|
Very Excited, Osaka19 said she would be my Panty :D
|V2: Lengthen Sleeves||Medium||Planned|
|V2: Garden Wire in Bows||Medium||Planned|
|V2: Neaten Stripe||Medium||Planned|
|V2: Re-Do Triangles||Medium||Planned|
|V2: More Accurate Cuffs||Medium||Planned|
|V2: Lengthen 'Collar'||Medium||Planned|
|V2: Change Shoulders||Medium||Planned|
|Draft Dress Pattern||Low||Complete|
|Blue & White Spray Paints (Sword)||£10.90||Bought|
|5m Black Fabric (Dress)||£12.50||Bought|
|Blue Fabric (Bow, Sash & Ribbon)||£2.50||Bought|
|Buttons (White & Black)||£1.55||Bought|
|1m White Polycotton (Trim & Stripe)||£2.50||Bought|
Version 2.0 (Posted 31st October 2011)
Well, I made it in time for Expo and I also got some beautiful photos! Buuut alot of the finer details were handsewn on the morning/night before I wore this so it is a little scruffy. That's why I'm fixing it up for a version 2.0! I need to take in the dress a little, as well as fix my sash & bow. And stop my sleeves sagging so much lol.
So hopefully you'll see an even more beautiful version of this at Fushicon, whoop!
We're getting there, I think! (Posted 26th October 2011)
So, I've been doing a bit of this here and there, mostly in the last two days and I'm still confident it'll be ready for Expo even if Luke thinks otherwise. So what have I done?
- My sword is now finished. It's a block of nylon withg a blad insert made of sheet aluminium. It's kinda heavy! It has been primed with white primer spray and then the blue stripes were masked and then spray painted on.
So what is left to do? Well, I have all day tomorrow- the full 24 hours even if it kills me- to do the following!
- Fold and sew petticoat in half, to shorten it.
Do-able? We'll soon see... I wish I could do it now but I have to go to work >_<
Katana Update (Posted 21st September 2011)
Well, remember how excited I was at having a beautiful Katana from CosplayFu? Well nope! Although thier wig was beautiful, the Katana was laughable. Seriously, seriously laughable. See the attached image!
So instead, my dad (who works as an engineer-y type person), is going to make me a new one for free. He's cutting the blade out of sheet aluminium, and the hilt and guard out of black nylon. Then I'll paint it and make it beautiful. We'll see!
Tights Test! (Posted 24th August 2011)
My tights came today :3
NB: In this photo I slightly lightend the colour of the striped tights. The original picture on my FB shows them really dark (ironically the perfect colour) but this edited photo has a more accurate representation of how the colour looks irl. I think it's because I took it on my phone and not a camera, hahaha.
Also, I got outbid on the shoes :(
Goddamn Perfect Shoes! (Posted 20th August 2011)
I found the perfect shoes on eBay... If I don't win I'll be gutted!
Update! (Posted 13th August 2011)
I have decided a few things about this costume after thinking about it a fair bit recently!