|For a few weeks now I've been wanting to put up a Marvel girl character and especially Sif, but I thought "No... must keep my planned numbers down.." but after watching Captain America and my comic book geek self has fully showed itself again, i thought I can resist putting Sif up any longer!|
I've ALWAYS wanted to be Dark Phoenix/White Phoenix but versions of Jean Grey are ALWAYS done, so I'm going to be completely different and cosplay Sif from Thor: Son of Asgard from the series when Thor is just a young man before he gets his hammer. I love Sif in this series particular, so I'm putting up this version of her.
The original design of her is so much better than the film version in my opinion! ^____^
Will be doing this next year at LFCC me thinks when it's warmer and more suited to the event!
UPDATE 12/09/2011: MOVED TO 'IN PROGRESS' AS I HAVE GREAT BASE MATERIALS!
UPDATE: Black Widow is proving to be too expensive for me at the moment when I have a holiday to pay off AND still got shoes to buy for my new Ariel, so I'm going to finish this instead as it will cost me a teeeeeeeny tiny fraction of what Black Widow will.
Update: Got it completed today (28th June) just in time for LFCC next week yay
|sew up top||High||In Progress|
|alter lining in skirt and lengthen panels||High||In Progress|
|make armwarmer||High||In Progress|
|make boots with aks_100 help||High||Planned|
|style wig with ties||High||Planned|
|base pump shoes for boots||£4.00||Bought|
|red suedette for boots, hair ties etc||£6.99||Bought|
progress (Posted 21st June 2012)
I finished sewing up the top today (the bottom) and tried it on..... it's gotten big on me down my right side... bugger! So I need to pull it in and re sew it by about 3 inches or something at a guess. CRAZY!!
As for the skirt, I found it today tried it on and that is ALSO too big for me!! My belt barely keeps it up! So not only do I have to take the lining out, find new lining and put it in, I also have to make the waistband smaller by a considerable amount too!! Which is insane.... I can only think I've lost inches more than actual weight since I last began work on Sif!
I found the belt too! I went to take photos of the progress today but I couldnt find the camera, and then my phone battery started beeping due to it being low.. so couldn't take a pic on my phone either... so it will have to wait until Sunday now :(
Now to continue the waiting game for my fake suede for making the boots on sunday and stuff!
But I got arm warmer hemmed up too! So now I'm really working on this finally woo! Will probably pull in the top tomorrow for something to do, to stop me snacking on crap like I have been all week XD!
things are a go! (Posted 20th June 2012)
So I started sewing up the top this evening, and will continue on it tomorrow. I just got one side of the bottom of the top to sew up, then that is completed. WOO!
For some reason, my skirt wasn't with my top, so I'm going to have to good hunt around for my skirt and get that altered tomorrow also as it won't take me long to take out the current lining and put in new lining that's slightly longer, then I can get the panels cut longer on the skirt and it will be a lot more accurate then.
Then I gotta find the belt (which I'm pretty sure I know where it is) then the skirt will basically complete!
I've bought the suedette fabric (see picture in "photos" section i put up last night) for her boots and I will still have enough to do the straps along the arm warmer and in her hair, which will mean those two things will be completed once I've received the fabric. The boots will be made on Sunday with aks_100 help, whilst she's over here helping myself and mom make my mom's Wasp costume!
So all in all, it's going really well and will easily be completed in time for LFCC! WOO FOR MY FIRST MARVEL COSPLAY NEARLY BEING COMPLETED!
possible fabric (Posted 15th June 2012)
I found some possible red fabric for her boots, hair ties and straps on the armwarmer thing. It's the closest I can find.. its either that or go with a brown fabric to match the belt. I'm going more for the front cover version of Sif, than I am the newer reference pictures I put up on here. (the bright colored images are used for what the outfit consists of only)
I've asked the seller for samples, and hopefully she'll supply me with samples before Wednesday without charging me for them so I can make a final decision. I als found fabrics for my disney parks Ariel costume lol which I've asked for samples for at the same time. lol.
See pic for the fabric I'll possibly use for her boots. Its a lycra fabric so it will stay up on my thighs with the aid of boob tape easily enough yet still have the stretch in it to cope with being on my thighs lol
wig and belt (Posted 15th June 2012)
To save on money and as her bangs are basically the same as Tifa's (original game Tifa that is!) I'm going to re use my Tifa wig for this. I just need to wash it, untangle the under side BIG TIME and losely put it into pigtails with fabric that I'll get for the boots. So it wont take much to style... its mostly giving it some TLC before hand that will take the time. Which I'll probably do tomorrow morning to kick my brain into gear in getting this actually completed in time.
Considering the outfit just needs sewing together, it could have been completed AGES ago, but hey.. I'm lazy haha!
As for the belt, I'm going to use a belt that I have laying around that is passable for hers, that I used for FusionRoses' pirate party last year. Just gotta fix up my skirt lol. I'll do that this week probably.
It's just finding the right fabric I like for her boots is proving a hassle at the moment but I shall prevail and find some by Wednesday when I'm paid again and get it! Then I'm going to be cheeky and ask Aks_100 to sew me up the boots when she does my mom's Wasp ones when she's round on the 24th ^___^ Yeah.... I'm a cheeky so and so!
tops WIP (Posted 5th December 2011)
So top is well into progress now. I've managed to start shortening it. It still needs shortening some more as its still too long.
I've taken out the elastic in the sleeve and waist, as I need to pull the top in on the right side (sleeveless side) as now the sleeve is off, it gapes out in the middle of the waist. I've begun to cut out the neckline so its more accurate too, and its all pinned in place. So will be sewing it up another day.
Then I'll sew up the side again after i've pulled it in a bit, then I can work on sewing up the bottom now I've pinned it where it needs to be. Though because of the material, its not completely straight. It was pinned straight on me, but off it's all crooked.. grrrrr. So will have to dig out my mannequin (finding a temp home for my punzie wig) and sew it up once on the mannequin so its straight!
Then I can work on re doing the lining in the skirt, so I can cut the slits up the skirt to the right place.
I've decided to use my game version Tifa wig for Sif, as in the comics her hair is in fact more black than brown. Its only brown on the cover images (used as ref), but in the comics is black so that's reassuring! Dont have to pay out more for a wig!
boots (Posted 4th August 2011)
Just thought of something...
So I figured maybe some of my marvel/superhero/comic book cosplayer friends could give me some ideas...
HOW DO I DO HER BOOTS!???? I'm completely stumped on how I can do her boots as they look like they're done in the "bandage" way of being wrapped up round her legs kinda thing... but i dont have the sort of funds to pay out for pleather to do both boots...and i dont have the experience of making shoes/boots at all... so ideas would be GREATLY appreciated!
hair (Posted 2nd August 2011)
So in my ref pics her changes from black to brown and her fringe is different too.
So I'm not sure which version to do to be honest. If I did the black hair version then I could probably use my Tifa wig and cut it the right length and then tie it up in the ribbons to make the 'bunches'.
But if I did her brown version I'd need to buy a new wig that didnt have any bangs and try and give them volume to give that 'lara croft' look as thats what her hair reminds me of in the pics with her with brown hair.
decisions decisions..... anyone got any ideas??