|Time Taken :||2-4 weeks spread|
|Because, Clopin is amazing in this film, and the book, so had to be done. |
Esmeralda @ Roenua
Quasimodo's Mother @ Rainbow-Flavour
Manchester Expo 2012
Planning to wear:
MCM May Expo 2013
New gloves (Posted 18th August 2012)
I made new gloves after my bought pair fell down all day at Expo, and this is the new result. They fit snug over my costume, and take a lot of flailing my arms about to fall down a tad, and like to stay up just in general.
Manchester Expo (Posted 21st July 2012)
Just a note to say, I had great fun at Expo wearing Clopin, and was amazed at the response.
95% complete (Posted 7th June 2012)
Victory is upon the horizon.
All I have to do overall is finish my puppets and the belt then Clopin is set for July. Photos to follow soon as soon as I finish the belt and can wear everything in a test.
Stripes and trims (Posted 29th May 2012)
Working on the tunic again today. Adding the two yellows stripes down the middle and also hopefully get onto the black trimmings. Slow go since I'm using fabric glue on the stripes to avoid stitches down the middle of the tunic, and the black parts I won't cut till the stripes are fully glued down and dry.
Adjustments (Posted 7th May 2012)
Given I need a few little last pieces to finish the big stuff off, I can update on whats nearly done.
Frollo puppet has being started, but I need to sew his body and sort his head still.
Many many updates... but it's all coming together slowly. Hopefully I'll finish everything in the next two weeks and I'll at least have the cosplay itself sorted albit I'll need to finish props. Can't wait to test it all out together now.
Let's make some shoes... (Posted 9th April 2012)
Second attempt at making the shoes now.
So; take two, I've drawn out the shoes, and made my own pattern and so far test pinned and cut the fabric. I'll sew tomorrow and hope for the best. I need to do some adjustments to the pieces so far, but its better to adjust them smaller then need to re-do the whole piece to make them bigger.
Puppet progress (Posted 6th April 2012)
I wasn't originally going to work on the puppet so early, but I was busy packing for Kitacon so I decided instead to use my scraps to produce the puppet as much as I could now.
I got him a little wrong though... I didn't realise till I was adding the stripes and gloves, that his sleeves were actually the same as the body fabric to it's side; basically, not an exact copy of the costume.
Other then that problem, everything else is as how it should be. I like having hand sewn most of the details as you can tell and so it looks more hand made and fitting for who owns him.
Just gotta make the head when I buy the supplies and add the bells to his capelet... and then figure out how I'm carrying him around, as I don't want him on my hand all day when I'll be wearing gloves as well.
Near-Finished Tunic (Posted 4th April 2012)
Moved this from the gallery bit, since theres another shot of it now with things so far.
Basically, the complete tunic minus the black trims and adjustment of the sleeves to make them a bit tighter.
(Photo is also the reveresed version thus no more flipping in your mind)