|Awards :||Eurocosplay qualifier 2012|
|Time Taken :||5 months|
|This was my initial ECG 2012 costume that I wasn't quite well enough to finish and decided to then build upon for London Expo. All those amazing European FSS cosplayers just put me to shame XD|
This outfit has so much satin stitch appliqué, I can't even imagine how many hours I've spent in front of my machine =^=
Base outfit is the pilot suit, which is a tailored jacket with appliqué trim, applique front/sleeve/back detailing, high waisted trousers with appliquéd panels, and then gloves/chaps with more appliqué. All cotton.
First over layer is the kimono, which is cotton lined with silk satin, with embossed silk trim, and resin cast gems for detailing, and appliqué on the back.
Second over layer is the cloak, which is proving to be a nightmare to pattern, given the hard upper shape and sprawled lower shape.
The flag is all natural silk, appliquéd in layers, and has had about 100 hours so far...
Flag (Posted 1st February 2012)
This is just... so. slow.
Gloves of dooooom. (Posted 1st February 2012)
I really truly hate making gloves. I can't hand sew at all so I altered the pattern to machine sew it.
Pilot suit progress! (Posted 1st February 2012)
This is a quick overview of the pilot suit. The jacket is 3\4 sleeve tailored jacket [loved the back panels so much] which front/back/trim appliqué. I wasn't happy with the way the FEMC turned out and found another reference picture with more detail where it's covered by an honours panel so going with that.