|I have always been interested in Ancient Egypt, so it's no surprise really that I love Stargate SG-1: the whole concept was built upon Ancient Egyptian mythology, before it branches out to other cultures as well.|
The System Lords in particular are interesting from a fashion standpoint because they still dress in fashions typical of the culture they represent...and in the beginning series the majority of these were Egyptian 'gods'.
Hathor has always been my favourite Goa'uld, because she worked differently to the others. While the others reigned with fear and terror, she brought her followers to adore her and controlled them through love, so to speak. That's not to say that she wasn't evil. I mean, bitch was crazy XD.
I adore her outfit also so as soon as I get my hands on a decent sewing machine, I will be finding an event to match this with!
I plan on mainly doing her outer dress, but I also want to do her base outfit (the one that she wears underneath the dress) and her headdress and kara kesh (hand device) if I can :).
For October Expo 2012.
Hathor was the mate of Ra and the mother to Heru'ur. Stranded on Earth after the Tau'ri rebellion, she became imprisoned in her sarcophagus for centuries before being set free. Leaving Earth, she attempted to rebuild her power base, before being killed in a confrontation with SG-1. (From the Stargate Wiki).
Dress fabric (Posted 10th April 2014)
I love it! It's a bit darker (closer to the references) IRL, the photo doesn't really do it justice.
Kara Kesh progress 5 (Posted 10th April 2014)
For the 'wire' connecting the palm gem to the fingertips, I used floral wire and silicone tubing with a 3mm inside diameter and 5mm outside diameter. It was more practical than using actual wire (and easier to work with). The silicone tubing is thick enough that it doesn't 'crease' when it moves, and the florist wire gives it strength and flexibility. I probably should have gone with a smaller inside diameter, since filling the tube out completely with florist wire makes it a little too stiff, so there is a little bit of space inside the tubes. Fortunately, this should hopefully not matter much.
Kara Kesh progress 4 (Posted 10th April 2014)
To make the slightly domed palm gem, I use polymorph, which I molded to shape using the concave bottom of an espresso cup. While still soft, I trimmed the edges (still leaving some of the 'flat' area). When hardened, I painted it using nail varnish (after practising on a spare bit of hardened polymorph, it was the most durable option!). I used a light red, then a burgundy, and then a shimmery semi-transparent multi-tonal gloss.
I also molded the crystal on the back of the device from polymorph.
Pattern making (Posted 5th April 2014)
Because I couldn't find a dress pattern close enough to what I wanted, I decided to make my own. Yes, the girl that sucks with following patterns decided to make one. Oh dear.
So, I used the old cling film and masking tape method (I'm sensing a pattern here...).
Kara Kesh progress 3 (Posted 5th April 2014)
I made the 'rings' using the same method as the fingertips.
Kara Kesh progress 2 (Posted 4th April 2014)
I made duct tape patterns for the fingertip pieces, cut them out of worbla and assembled.
Kara Kesh progress (Posted 4th April 2014)
To make the pattern, I wrapped my left forearm in cling film, then in duct tape (more rigid/sticky than masking tape), then masking tape (easier to mark than duct tape), and drew on the pattern that I needed. I then cut this pattern out, transferred it onto worbla and molded it around my arm.
Once the basic shape was achieved, I heated it again and held it tight, so that it fit better/tighter around my arm.
I'm not sure yet how I will do the gem or the parts that connect the fingertips to the main palm piece, but I am hoping to be able to sclupt everything else from worbla.