|Awards :||2nd Place - For Best Costume - at Tokonatsu 2009|
|Was so fun wearing this costume - along with the rest of FFIX-UK~|
Our masquerade entry can be found here~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INngghk3c08
I decided to make the 'Butterfly Sword' with this costume since I have two models of it already XD. Both blades were crafted from two blocks of wood, the handle was a rounded peice. My father did a majority of this as I was very busy with the costume. I painted it using spray paints - spraying into a tub and using a paint brush so it was varnished at the same time XD
The tail turned out to be a bit of a pain - I ended up having three attempts - which when this involves turning it inside out and back again - which takes agesssss - can be very annoying.
It is bendable and its a sort of fleecy material 83 Very strokeable.
This has now been attatched to my pants and swings when I walk 83
I kept tripping over it though over the weekend XDXD
The pants were made from scratch and dyed, it would appear my gloves had a hole in during the dying process as my left thumb was a distinct shade of blue x_x
The cuffs were made using the same material as the pants and dyed. I sewed cardboard inside to allow them to stick up and refrain the shape.
Waist coat was made- again using the same material but dyed a darker shade. The back belts were made from vinyl. I ran out of time and thus had to make them from a single peice rather than giving them volume.
Shoes were white boots that I covered in grey vinyl.
|Make waist coat||High||Complete|
|Attach Tail to pants||High||Complete|
|Make Butterfly Sword||High||Complete|
|Find suitable pants or material to make some||High||Complete|
|Make waist coat belts/back peice||High||Complete|
|Make middle belt||Medium||Complete|
|Buy base shoes and add covers - customise them etc||Medium||Complete|
|Buy lace for gloves - frillage ness XD||Low||Complete|
|Make cuff links||Low||Complete|