London MCM Expo October 2011 (Sunday)
Kitacon IV 2012 (Thursday - precon)
London MCM Expo May 2012 (Sunday)
A lot of 'hardcore' Silent Hill fans don't like Homecoming, but it is one of my favourites in the series. Sure, the story was filled with random plotholes and the gameplay was flawed (don't even get me started on the enemies...), but it had a good set of characters and continued the tradition of psychological horror very well...it was everything I've come to expect Silent Hil to be.
Elle is without a doubt my favourite human girl of the series. There is nothing unlikeable about her. When her neighbours begin to go missing, she is one of the few people who actually tries to do something about it. She has a strong set of morals and sense of right and wrong and truly cares about those around her. And I just love her relationship with Alex. I know that her outfit is quite plain and 'normal', but dammit, I really want to cosplay her so I don't care what anyone thinks about that.
Elle is the daughter of Judge Margaret Holloway, the current head of one of the founding families of Shepherd's Glen. She is also a childhood friend of Alex Shepherd.
When Shepherd's Glen begins to succumb to the fog world, she begins to post up flyers of the town's many missing people and continues to do so with unwavering dedication until Alex's homecoming. She later teams up with her old friend, who is in search of his younger brother Joshua, and he discovers that her younger sister Nora is also missing - her dedication to finding the lost residents of Shepherd's Glen is somewhat personal.
Jacket (Posted 17th October 2011)
More progress. It's starting to look a little like Elle's jacket now >.<. I have the large front, arm, and back panels done, the right wrist stripe and the thinner line down the arm and across the front of the jacket. The left pocket is also done, with just one more section needing to be added to the right pocket. Then, it's the left side of the jacket (a couple of stripes) and the neck.
Jacket - change of direction (Posted 9th October 2011)
The paint looked great on small sections, but not so much on the larger areas. So, I took the leftover fabric from the grey trim of Nemesis Jill's skirt (and there was a lot of it!) and started to sew it onto the jacket - luckily it was the same colour that Elle's jacket appears in the in-game graphics. Watching clips again on YouTube, I was a little worried that the paint was too dark and blue-ish...problem solved! The paint acts as a good guideline though.
So far, I have the front panel sewn down, the large arm panel mostly sewn with the final edge pinned down, and a little bit of the detailing on one of the pockets done as well as the horizontal stripe on the front of the jacket.
Starting to think that it might have just been easier to make from scratch lol.
More jacket progress (Posted 2nd October 2011)
As you can see, I have begun to paint it properly. Obviously the pic is a work in progress - the lines to the left and down the middle are duct tape, just to mark off where I need to paint...the left isn't in the correct position and the one in the centre is just the end of a former guide line. The paint needs two layers to look good, and I think I am going to have to buy some more. There is a lot packed into those little bottles but I don't think it will be enough!
Jacket progress - part 2 (Posted 26th September 2011)
Figured I should give an update on this. It has been sitting there unfinished for quite some time and I've finally kicked my arse into gear about it.
So far I have:
Need to do:
I decided to paint the jacket because it does look more like fabric paint than extra fabric (no seams in the HD pics and character model, where there are seams elsewhere on the jacket). I mied black and white to get the grey but also added a little light blue since Elle's jacket seems to be a blue-ish grey.
Jacket progress. (Posted 10th September 2011)
I thought that it would take forever to do this, but I have almost finished the sewing the day the jacket arrived :O. Kinda wish I'd ordered the fabric paints earlier so I can get cracking with that too.
I removed the hood and sewed the collar back up then took one of the sleeves up and in (I'll do the other some other time lol).
I will use the leftover fabric from the hood to test the fabric paints when they arrive.
Jacket beginnings (Posted 10th September 2011)
The best thing about the jacket? It doesn't need taking up! When I tried it on with the jeans, it shows the same amount of tummy that Elle's does! For once, I am happy about my long torso!
I need to remove the hood and take the sleeves up. May run it through the washing machine first since Elle's jacket does look worn in.
Hastily pulled back hair in the picture, not Elle hair!
Boots (Posted 2nd September 2011)
Found these on eBay and thought they were perfect :D. They are just ankle boots and are quite skinny around the ankles, so they fit beneath skinny/slim-fit jeans :).
I am just waiting on the jacket, which I have ordered. I bought a base black jacket that I will alter and then paint onto using fabric paints. I have decided on fabric paint because I can mix black and white to get a nice shade of grey and then add a little blue to get the blu-ish tint the grey parts of her jacket seem to have. Much easier than trial and error dyeing to get a good coloured fabric!
Top (Posted 19th July 2011)
Found this in New Look today :). It just caught my eye as I walked past - perfect colour. I can never tell if Elle's top is a dark red or a burgundy (though I think it's more burgundy in the in-game graphics. and I couldn't tell with this top (I think it depends on the light), so it's ideal! :P
It needs to be taken up, but I need to wait until I've done the jacket so I know how far.
Jeans (Posted 29th June 2011)
My favourite pair of jeans. I think they might work. Elle's seem to have a little bit of a brown tint to the grey in the model, but in the final art and in game, they do look more grey. These jeans also have a few studs near the waistband but that doesn't really matter...I think they're a good match. They have the same cut as Elle's too... slim fit, not bootcut, not skinny leg.
Yes, this one may very well be a closet cosplay :).
Locket (Posted 29th June 2011)
This was bought for me years ago as a present, but I've never worn it. It's a pretty generic-looking locket, like Elle's, although the inside is not entirely accurate...but that doesn't really matter, because it's not really going to be seen.
I will add a picture of Elle and Nora inside. It likely won't be the pictures that are in the locket (since I can't find them anywhere) but there will be pictures!