|Time Taken :||All the time in the world!!! Hahahaha.... has been gradual... over a year!|
|I absolutely adore Nausicaa, the film is one of my favourite films and the manga IS my favourite manga, comic or book ever!! So as much as I love the film I'm hoping to create the manga version of this outfit!|
Since I was struggling to buy material for this and I already had her dress I chose to copy what she does in volume 3 of the manga and I am making my dress into a flight suit ^^
Because of this my version may seem dark compared to others! I chose a dark colour for the dress as it gets soaked in Ohmu blood.
Time taken: probably around 1.5 years as I wasn't skilled and had to experiment a lot to make things!!!!!
CFCC March 2014
|Make top, hat and leg warmers||High||In Progress|
|make gloves, neck wear and bag||High||In Progress|
|Make sword||Medium||In Progress|
|Make helm piece||Low||Complete|
|Make a gun||Low||Complete|
|Make gas mask/mouth piece||Low||Planned|
still slow... (Posted 20th December 2013)
Have been adding the rings to the body of the gun with paper mache on top. Started using filler to get a smoother surface on both gun and helm.
Have bonded breaks in helmet and am putting more clay on the top to make the details stand out.
slow progress (Posted 13th October 2013)
Ignored this project for a while but started on it again.
wig and sewing (Posted 14th July 2013)
Have cut my wig, not sure if I'm 100% on it yet but that's ok, I'll look at it again some time. Worried that the colour may be too bright :/also bought some earrings for this :) and have been making a mock tunic out of old fabric, it's going ok but I am struggling a little with the collar and sleeves, I'm sure I'll get there one day. Wip pics as soon as I can get stuff ready enough for pictures/opinions!!!
Gun (Posted 9th June 2013)
Spent a while making the gun, would love advice if anyone sees this journal entry. Once I'm happy with it I'll paper mache and gesso on top of the foam. I might be happy with it, I'm not sure, guna sleep on it and see what I think tomorrow :P
Things... (Posted 30th March 2013)
So I bought a wig and some leggings for this, turns out the leggings are way too thin (I had a feeling they might have been!) And the wig has a small amount of fake scalp showing (which I've never had before). The Leggings wont do at all so I need to find new ones, the wig however I've been reassured about so I'll keep that and hope for the best!
Paper Mache (Posted 14th January 2013)
So after I found all of the holes in the foam I decided to Paper Mache over the top. This has changed my overall plans for the helm as previously I was hoping to carve the details (such as the arrows) out of the foam, now I'm considering building them up out of cardboard and paper mache which is what I did with the detail on my Princess Mononoke mask (thanks to my friend Tedward for the advice ^^).
Probably shouldn't be starting a costume right now... (Posted 6th January 2013)
...but I had expandable foam and wanted to try and make something with it, my boyfriend suggested that I used it to make the helm piece that you can see in my reference pics, so we went with it.