Natsumi
 


Costume :Yuna
Source :Final Fantasy X
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Kitacon IV (2012)


Costume Photos

Distant Thoughts

Lulu + Yuna

A Moment

Rest

Alternates.

Rikku & Yunie

Staff Complete!

Obi Bow Complete

Necklace Complete!

Wiggly Get!

Earrings x 4 Complete!

Obi Flower

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £80-ish? ( After buying the wrong fabric. D: )
Time Taken : 2 Months.

Description
I'm going to adopt Ino's challenge of cosplaying at least one character from every FF game~!
Since Yuna's been on the list in my mind for a long time I figured I might aswell start it off ith her. I love the detailing on her costume and I think they'll be challenging but doable -Fingers crossed-

This costume will probably require contacts since she's pretty well known for odd eyes. @ 3 @;

I'm hoping to get this ready for Kitacon next year!

Comments

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Waiii~ This is going to be super pretty *-* Kitacon you say ... iiiiiinteresting ...

*jumps and disappears*

by Ino on Wednesday, 31 August, 2011 - 21:53
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Innnnnnteresting you say? X3 Hope that's ok, did you have yours planned at another time? o:

by Natsumi on Wednesday, 31 August, 2011 - 21:57
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Innnnnnteresting indeed. X3 *gets ready to type out a 'new costume' page*

Pretty Yuna will be pretty~! ^__^V

by sarmander on Wednesday, 31 August, 2011 - 22:01
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Urgh disgusting you're gonna look gross ;)

by Kamiko on Wednesday, 31 August, 2011 - 22:06
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Thankyou~! Hope not to dissapoint! :D

@kamiko I know! I'll try XD! If only I could be as gross as you ; u ; one daaaaay.... One day... :D

by Natsumi on Wednesday, 31 August, 2011 - 23:35
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i cant wait to see this :) ffx is my favourite

by Leolarua on Thursday, 1 September, 2011 - 16:43
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Hey Tracy! Always thought you'd do an awesome Yuna, So can't wait to see this one done. Thanks for the comments btw on my page, would have answered sooner but I had to wait 72 hours before I could post back haha!

by Sasuke on Thursday, 1 September, 2011 - 17:58
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@dahlia thankyou!!

@sasuke Thankyou! no problem you're forgiven this time! ;D I totally forgot that you can't message at first! That sucks! D:
( And you're very welcome! )

by Natsumi on Thursday, 1 September, 2011 - 18:13

You are going to rock this costume so hard. I am excited to see how you will approach her ornate clothes, the beautiful embroidery and that colour shift on her sleeves. Are you going to construct her weapon as well?

by birds-hate-flying on Monday, 5 September, 2011 - 15:46
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Thankyou <3

Ffff....Not sure if I'm going to go as far as embroiding the pattern, I had enough hours of doing Beatrix's rose on her back! XD It does pay off though. I might opt for painting instead...we shall see.

Colour shift should be fine, I did a lot of experimenting with dying re; terras cape. So thats ok!

And the weapon...not sure, I know someone that might lend me theirs if time runs short. Cop out! But I'm scared of hacking my fingers off. DX Do want weapon though.

by Natsumi on Tuesday, 6 September, 2011 - 23:17
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Ohh I look forward to seeing this at Kita :) <3 FFX <3 I bet you'll look amazing! Yuna is such a lovely character design, it's always good to see it done! [and thankies for the comment on my Inara cosplay :)]

xxx

by Frederica la Noir on Wednesday, 7 September, 2011 - 22:19

here comes the long overdue replies. Sorry dude. Failboat!

Ye--s, I can see how a lack of fingers would be detrimental to your craft...but, speaking from pure selfishness of course har har, I can't deny that I'm interested to see how you'd build the weapon. Not insignificantly because I suspect you'd rock THAT and all. Also, good point in your journal-- what /is going on with the hidden parts of the floral design? Hm. Mysterious.

I dub thee a master of the colour-shift.

add: the computer had a freaking seizure trying to post this comment; sorry if it multiplied, ect.

by birds-hate-flying on Friday, 9 September, 2011 - 07:26
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Win! would love to see the photos for it! Again..Kita =( you'll look stunning

by Manticore on Monday, 3 October, 2011 - 01:52

Your skirt progress looks excellent! If you were nervous of constructing this, the nerves don't show in the work.

by birds-hate-flying on Wednesday, 22 February, 2012 - 16:25
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looking awesome so far :D

by Puppykitten14 on Friday, 24 February, 2012 - 00:05
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Lovely work on the obi flower and the skirt so far.

by Alias Cosplay on Sunday, 26 February, 2012 - 17:08
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This looks fantastic! cant wait to see it! <3

by Captain_Marvelous on Sunday, 4 March, 2012 - 15:24
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Progress is looking wonderful so far! Cant wait to see this one completed! 8D

by x-Blade-x on Sunday, 4 March, 2012 - 15:40
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Thankyou v much guys! \(//∇//)\ I hope things continue to go smoothly now that the skirts pleates are out of the way!

by Natsumi on Monday, 5 March, 2012 - 06:46
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The progress of the earring and obi is looking so beautiful lovely ^^ Cannot wait to see the rest ^_~ x

by Pandora-Chi on Monday, 5 March, 2012 - 23:27
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The obi is like a work of art in itself~~ Oh you clever thing! ;D

by Ino on Tuesday, 6 March, 2012 - 00:27
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the obi looks lovely , will look amazing when its finished!

by HeavenSent on Tuesday, 6 March, 2012 - 20:52
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ahhh gosh you look so pretty in that wig! and i love the progress so far, it looks wonderful. cant wait to see it all done, and im looking forward to seeing the whole group too.

by Leolarua on Tuesday, 6 March, 2012 - 21:00
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you look sooooooo cute XD

by nanahara on Tuesday, 6 March, 2012 - 21:22
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progress is looking great and you look so cute in that wig! Wish i could see it for real

by Sakura_Blue on Tuesday, 6 March, 2012 - 21:23

The wig is perfect! Great job ^-^

by RazzleDazzle on Tuesday, 6 March, 2012 - 22:36
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Wig test looks beautiful :)

by RevolverKitty on Tuesday, 6 March, 2012 - 23:15
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Oh my gosh, Pretty Yunie is so pretty! *___* You're going to look LOVELY, dude!

by sarmander on Tuesday, 6 March, 2012 - 23:53
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WHEN WHEN WHEN!? Sir Jecht to the rescue!

by Manticore on Wednesday, 7 March, 2012 - 00:38
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Ah so much accuracyyyy <3 Cannot wait to see this at Kita :D

by Solaria on Wednesday, 7 March, 2012 - 12:46
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Looks great so far - looking forward to seeing it at kita :)

by Zelvyne on Thursday, 8 March, 2012 - 00:14
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You make such a pretty Yuna! Honestly cant wait to see this done! 8D If I manage to bring my decent camera, I will hunt you down for a pic! xD

by x-Blade-x on Thursday, 8 March, 2012 - 01:09
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This looks so great :3!
I had the same problem with my skirt first time around! BUT like you did, i finally got them to lay flat <3

Can't wait to see this

by SachikoYumi on Thursday, 8 March, 2012 - 02:09
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HOW ARE YOU SO CUTE!? D:

Miss you! Will be good to catch up Kita~

by Shenny on Thursday, 8 March, 2012 - 02:14
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aww you look adorable as her!

by InfiniteJester on Thursday, 8 March, 2012 - 08:46
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seriously - you could actually be the real life yuna! Can't wait to see this finished <3 x.

by FusionRose on Thursday, 8 March, 2012 - 13:37
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love the wig!!

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 8 March, 2012 - 15:52
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Oh, wao! Thankyou so much guys! <3 <3

@Manticore Agh! I have no idea what day at Kita! What day will you be doing Jecht? :o

@SachikoYumi Awh Thanks! Ohgawd. Don't get me started on it, it's a lot harder then it looks isn't it? It literally took me hours to iron out -correctly-!

@Shenny Who the hell are you? xD Yeah definitely, it's been forever!!

by Natsumi on Thursday, 8 March, 2012 - 20:24
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Looking fantastic there Natsumi!

by SlimDefinition on Thursday, 8 March, 2012 - 22:25
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urgh... you're going to look so ugly =P

haha ;) kidding of course! I loved the wig on you and the costume's really comming along it's gonna look awesome when you've finished ^__^ cant wait to see it complete!

by Kamiko on Friday, 9 March, 2012 - 21:33
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Thanks SlimD. :D

@Kamiko Thankyooou~ I too am looking forward to your Lulu!

by Natsumi on Sunday, 11 March, 2012 - 17:58
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I'm so impressed with the amount of detail put into this! Everything looks so neatly painted and well constructed and the wig really suits you <3 perfect Yuna in the making :3

by Pandora-Chi on Monday, 12 March, 2012 - 23:18
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Im so amazed by how neat your painting skills are on that obi!! utterly beautiful!

by FuriePhoenix on Tuesday, 13 March, 2012 - 11:52
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ZOMG you're the Yuna to Ino's Tidus. I really hope you guys will be cosplaying FFX on the Saturday because YRP will be ready for action! I've already asked Ino who seems to think it is a possibility.

You really look like Yuna and that wig is gorgeous. The paint work on the obi is so neat it looks printed.

by Nomes on Thursday, 22 March, 2012 - 14:37
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@Nomes Thanks! I didnt even realise how long I was painting steadily for until after, twas a shock! XD
As you know Sundays off limits for me~ So Saturday's looking likely, though not sure if its set in stone yet! Since I wanna make sure it's definitely ok with the others. :3 We have a X version Rikku and Lulu too. ^_^

by Natsumi on Thursday, 22 March, 2012 - 18:57
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wowza! That skirt paintwork is AMAZING!!!

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 22 March, 2012 - 19:57
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Oh wow, this is looking epic! You suit her so much! Much love to that staff!

by Lady Bahamut on Friday, 30 March, 2012 - 17:34
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"So the last piece of this costume I need to make will hopefully be the easiest! " hehe....

Seriously though well done :D Its gonna look awesome altogether :D

by Kamiko on Monday, 9 April, 2012 - 22:28
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@kamiko Ffffff I know! I should already know never to underestimate things that look 'simple' to make! XD thanks I'm excited to actually put it altogether on me complete! XD fingers crossed it works!

by Natsumi on Tuesday, 10 April, 2012 - 05:23
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wow this looks epic!

by Acanatane on Thursday, 12 April, 2012 - 08:16
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This is going to look fantastic!

by mystacina on Sunday, 15 April, 2012 - 12:38
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I can't believe I missed you wearing Yuna! D: But from the progress and the final photo though you look absolutely stunning!!! You've got a perfect figure and complexion to suit Yuna so well <3 Everything from the outfit construction to the staff and the tiniest accessory details is flawless. Seriously, well done x

by Pandora-Chi on Wednesday, 18 April, 2012 - 22:40
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Loved your yuna, you look great! x.

by FusionRose on Monday, 23 April, 2012 - 10:41
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loved it! You looked great! was lovely meeting you!

by FuriePhoenix on Monday, 23 April, 2012 - 11:43
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You make a beautiful Yuna. This cosplay is absolutely stunning. I still can't get over how perfect the painting is.

by Nomes on Monday, 23 April, 2012 - 17:18
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It was lovely getting some piccies with you - you looked stunning

by Zelvyne on Tuesday, 24 April, 2012 - 09:38
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You make such a cute Yuna! The costume is just so perfect too, you managed to get every little detail, even the necklace!

by CrystalNeko on Tuesday, 24 April, 2012 - 09:45
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Best Yuna I've ever seen,you were stunning,only saw you at kita for a brief moment, but you looked lovely, great work :)

by RevolverKitty on Tuesday, 24 April, 2012 - 14:38

Is this my third comment o my I think it is. Don't care. The awesome commands it. This costume worked out beautifully both in and of itself, and on you. Fantastic craftsmanship, attention to detail, and overall look. What a great cosplay.

by birds-hate-flying on Monday, 14 May, 2012 - 20:02
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This is absolutely stunning! You make the perfect Yuna, so pretty! I'm in awe of the details too <3

by JustPeachy on Tuesday, 15 May, 2012 - 12:16
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hey there was wondering what material u used for the staff head? awesum cosplay btw one of the best of yuni i have seen

by Sunfire on Friday, 2 November, 2012 - 04:38
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Hi Sunfire! Sorry for the stupidly late response! orz
If you still wanted to know the staff head was made out of two layers if mounting board sandwiched between card that I spray painted and then stuck together! Not actually the best materials IMO as its kinda fragile but did the job! On the plus side its light and con friendly. ^_^

by Natsumi on Monday, 25 March, 2013 - 10:00
 

To-Do List

Make pleated skirtHighComplete
Make white sleevesHighComplete
Buy wigMediumComplete
Make obiMediumComplete
Buy black bootsMediumComplete
Buy contact lensesMediumPlanned
Decorate skirtLowComplete
Make beads\jewelryLowComplete
Make White topLowComplete
Buy / make black under topLowComplete
Make staffLowComplete
Make necklaceLowComplete
Decorate obiLowComplete
Dye / Decorate sleevesLowComplete

Journal

Loose ends.. (Posted 9th April 2012)

Just finished making the bikini top..If you ever hear me say 'pfft I'll just make a bikini instead of buying one' ever again punch me in the gut. Just do it. XD I thought itd be simple and to be honest I bet it actually is but it took me all night to figure out... orz. But it's done now and I've sewn it super strongly together because I'm really paranoid about it pinging off or something equally embaressing. D:

Shortened the chain of the necklace, currently adding poppers to the bow... All I have to do after that is add a couple of fasteners to the skirt, elasticate the sleeves for extra hold and attach the beads/flower to the belt securely! Basically just small fiddley bits. After that I just need to purchase some contacts and bracelets and I'm done!! Wheeeeew!

Nearly done! (Posted 3rd April 2012)

So the last piece of this costume I need to make will hopefully be the easiest! The black bikini top! I've looked about online for one thats usable but unfortunately Yuna has a weeeeird 'T' shape to the back of hers that I think will be easier just to make. So getting my hands on some bra cups and black swim suit fabric soon! :D Will also look into buying contacts.. Not sure what online shops are best though... Hmm.

Prop making is for other people! (Posted 30th March 2012)

So after trying to seal off my staff head with glue I discovered just how bumpy and uneven the damned thing looked after being painted! Weep. So after sulking for a bit I managed to remedy it by recutting out two more pieces the same shape out of card and sticking it over the top. (This turned out to be not as hard as I thought it would be thankfully!) I then managed to ruin my efforts by essentially doing the same thing but with varnish... ah ahm so dumb! So just one side is nice and smooth and crisp...and this is the side everyone will be seeing unless I decide to go a third round on this staff! XD Blah. learningcurvesLEARNINGCURVES.

The pole part has given me a lot less stress and I'm pretty pleased with how it's shaping up. need to sand down a few bits to make it look a bit neat but overall it's getting close to completion!

Staff (Posted 27th March 2012)

So it's been a while and the past few days I've slacked off a bit so I bring progress in a shape I have never brought progress before! Weapon Props! I'm surprised myself that I haven't really ventured down this path just yet...I guess it just always seemed really intimidating to do! ( Plus last minute cosplay making means weapons come last D: )

So I've aquired a PVC pipe from B&Q, which has been spray painted blue and red...which also happen to be the current colours of my hands. (I'll use gloves or something next time!) Also failed to realise the spray paint wasn't going to get rid of the 'overflow waste pipe' printed on the pipe several times. Classy Yunie. Remedied this with a bit of white acrylic and another spray over thankfully!

The staff head is work in progress, as an artist I'm not much for measuring, angles and all that headachey stuff so I found getting this pattern (although simple looking at first glance) quite hard to sketch out! Still bits are a bit squewy because I fail hard with my (blunt) craft knife! DX; But I think it's turned out ok so far just as long as you dont look at it up close.. (if you do I'll hit you with it. <3)

Skirt Pattern complete! Hurrrraaaah! (Posted 14th March 2012)

So this took a lot longer then anticipated... I underestimated you pleated skirt of doom.

Ahem. So today I managed to finish off the skirts floral pattern, sketched in the part between the front panels. Joining up the vines wasn't actually so hard... being patient and waiting for paint to dry tested me. In fact most of the time I didn't wait and wound up having to do MORE work to make up for the damage. Amount of time taken can be measured by the natural sunlight to crappy room light as seen in the photos. x3

Also the completed pattern has more detailing on flowers that the camera didn't pick up at night. Honest!

So now all that's left to do is add some fasteners to the top and find me a black bikini top. :D

More skirt progress! (Posted 12th March 2012)

Hoooookay. So I've gotten technically a third of the painting done now!
The outer pattern is practically done, the flowers still need a bit more detailing. Just need to mirror/repeat the image on te inside of the pleates for when they open. Still need to get rid of the remaining chalky bits but I'll wait until I finish before doing that.

Skirt Pattern (Posted 12th March 2012)

Ok so now I've got most of the costume complete I have no other choice but to face my demons! So I've started chalking out the pattern onto the skirt, I'm at the stage where I can lay some paints down. Wish me copious amounts of luck. XD;

Today is like no other day. Today is productive. (Posted 11th March 2012)

So not only have I finished the bow today I'm well on my way to completing her top. Ok its true its basically a scarf, but there's shape to it...kind of. Anyway it's a bit of a relief to make something that doesn't require a pattern painted on it, not that I dislike doing it.... its just a nice rest. XD;

Also first attempt was correct! :D

Just a little further to go......! (Posted 11th March 2012)

Done most of the painting on the obi pieces now, just need to do a little on the inside parts that may or may not show! After that just need to sew it altogether, I hope this works...

Obi Bow (Posted 9th March 2012)

So today I think I'm going to -try- to get the majority of this part of the costume complete. After looking online at how different people have tackled the bow I feel a bit more confident about it! I've made a very small start here I'm hoping when I sew the hooped pieces in they will point upward!

Sleeeeeves! (Posted 7th March 2012)

Finally got round to dying the sleeves today! The pink travels up a little furtherthen the photo shows, its just v.pale. They're pretty much done now just need to add the ribbon and beads on to the part that ties at the top. No problems....yet...

Final touches - Sleeves (Posted 7th March 2012)

Bias, Ribbon, beads, elastic. Done! :3

Necklace - WIP (Posted 6th March 2012)

So starting to construct some sort of necklace...thing...
The v shape is made out of fimo, and this time I've remembered to put holes in my jewelery before baking it. woo.

Luckily I happened accross a couple of beads that are the perfect flower shape for necklace. Think I might need to find smaller blue beads to sit inside the flowers/buds though.

I would of actually bought a necklace online if I could of found one that was accurate! ]: Turns out I had everything I needed to make one within all my crafting goods. See! It's not so bad to hoard crap... XD;

Jewelry! (Posted 4th March 2012)

Ok so I've collected together some beads I think will work for Yunas earrings all four of them cripes...my poor ear. XD; So most of them will need painting like the ones I used for the Obi beads. :)

I'll probably work on the bow piece of the obi next. I'll wait for a sunny day for the sleeves. ; u ;'

Fucking YES! (Posted 25th February 2012)

After a whole friggin' week of weeping over the pleats of the skirt I've finally gotten them to lay flat, even and stay that way! It's crazy how one tiny mismeasurement can make the whole skirt look so wrong! So yes I'm a happy bunny once more. So much so that I started painting my obi. :)

Thankyou to Kamiko for finding the time to correctly scale the pattern for me so I can get it as dead on as possible. ' u ' My reference is giant pixels but they're the right sized giant pixels damnit.

Ok I'm fed up with fabric already. (Posted 22nd February 2012)

So I figured I'd move onto something more solid.
Finished making the hibiscus flower that attaches to Yunas obi, in the process of prepping it for paint. Not as painful as I thought it would be...can't say the same for the back of my sketchbook....XD;

Not actually sure of what the flower would tradionally be made out of, but I decided to make it a bit 3D. Personal pref I guess. ^^;
Also the rope going through the flower isnt the cord I'll be using for the final its just a good makeshift example!

Finally made a start! (Posted 21st February 2012)

So today I decided to try tackling what I assumed would be the hardest base piece of Yunas costume. Intially the idea of putting three different types of pleat in one skirt blew my mind but I think I've managed to overcome my fears quite well!

So this is the skirt so far, pinned together, needs a damned good iron out as the pleats dont follow through to the end yet. So when I iron the beast it should lay nice and flat. :D

Also skirt is more purpley then in the photo, night lighting is fail. D:

Has Fabrics... (Posted 6th September 2011)

Okay! I have my skirt and belt fabric bought, and it's time for construction!
I hate, -HATE- making pleated skirts not sure why I put this on myself again but hey-ho! Not entirely sure how I'll put the floral pattern onto the skirt...if the image matches/looks non-distort when pleates are lined up...are the unseen parts that are folded over blank? or a continuation? Argh...will have to ponder.

Found a useful ref though. Will probably help.