|Cost :||more than i want to know|
|Awards :||PlayExpo 2012 Best Male Cosplay.|
|I have decided to do Connor over Altair as it be nice to have an up to date cosplay for once. like always, gaming_goddess will be helping me with the textiles and ill be doing the "hardware".|
hoping to have this done for Euro gamer.
|belt + pouches||High||In Progress|
|Coat Commissioned by gaming_goddess||High||In Progress|
|hidden blade bracer||High||Planned|
|Pistols X 2||£0.00||Bought|
|3 meters of melton wool white||£27.00||Bought|
|2 meters of melton wool royal||£18.00||Bought|
|1 meter of brown faux seude||£6.00||Bought|
|3 meters of indigo dress lining||£8.25||Bought|
|hidden blade||£0.00||To Buy|
Vest and Jacket Sleeves complete (Posted 3rd September 2012)
There are various methods that people have suggested for how Connor's Sleeves attatch to his coat. In the end we opted to go for attaching them to the undervest method. Everything is fully lined with blue lining. The vest is actually sewn shut at the front and a zip has been put into the back as this seemed the easiest way to make the front stay flat.
Only a little more progress needed on the jacket. The jacket is made but just need to add the collar and the front blue panels with the millions of buttons. The hood and hood lining have been sew but the hood needs to be altered to fit the head correctly. The lining will be attatched after this process. Then finally the jacket collar and the strips of wool fabric to attatch the hood to the jacket. oh and the big blue diamond that goes on the back and the fake pockets. So about Jacket and hood are about 50%.
Massive Fabric Order (Posted 2nd June 2012)
So the process begins. Gaming_goddess has ordered all the fabric for my connor cosplay and she is eaglerly awaiting it's arrival. We decided on a synthetic wool in the end to keep cost down as it's £9 a meter instead of the £30+ that 100% pure wool can be. For the waitscoat we are using a fairly thin cotton drill to counter the factor the coat will be so warm.
We had originally decided to use leather strips for edging but then gaming_goddess had the idea of using seude as she can also make gauntlets and fingerless gloves from it as it would A. be cheaper; B. nice and soft to wear and C all those segments match and then the other leather work is a different colour which is more accurate to the artwork. Though I may change my mind and make the gauntlet and gloves out of leather if I'm not happy with how the seude looks.
Currently left to buy is:
So still a lot of work to go but staying proactive. Really please I decided to cosplay Connor as I really like his design. Hope it comes out as well as I invisage.