|For Ayacon 2013|
|Lose weight/get fit!!!||High||In Progress|
|Buy all items||High||In Progress|
|Make lycra catsuit||Medium||Planned|
|Alter base boots (if need be)||Low||Complete|
|Make/buy gold/green discs||Low||In Progress|
|Make fur cape||Low||Planned|
|Sahari (4m by 60")||£20.00||Bought|
|MOAR material 1m||£6.90||Bought|
|1000m gold thread||£4.85||Bought|
|2m Gold/green Kationic Silk (£8 a metre)||£16.00||Bought|
|Ink for dying||£11.10||Bought|
Fur (Posted 19th October 2012)
Well, found a little cheapy shop on ebay which does good quality but cheap fur. I have narrowed it down to four, and I need to ask my friend what she wants to go for as it'll work out cheaper :3 They're "Super Luxury" Faux fur
They are Gray Coyote (top left), Brown Coyote (bottom left), Dark Brown Mix (top right) and Brown Wolf (bottom right)
Scale armour (Posted 21st July 2012)
Recently found out that a long time friend is now a black smith with pretty much free reign in the smithy. Now, I'm getting my hopes up, but I've just messaged him asking if he thought it would be possible to make the scales for me, then I paint and assemble them into her outfit. If it is... Christ, Lady Loki will be glorious!
Beads (Posted 10th July 2012)
Here's a breakdown of the beads:
50 x large "pearls"
- Won't necessary use them, and certainly not just for this costume, but I wanted to have them just in case I did decide to add (unnecessary) details
Headdress (Posted 7th June 2012)
I asked the maker of the headdress left to see if they would share how she made it. Here's what she replied with;
It was just sculpted out of MagicSculpt epoxy clay in layers like any other sculpture. It started out being built up on a white craft domino mask for shape becasue I didn't have a life cast on hand. The 'V' design on the front was separate and attached later, the horns were attached last and the sockets were built up last with Procreate epoxy putty for extra strength. In between layers it was dry sanded with different grits of sand paper, carved and cut down with various exacto blades and when it was all done it had another full sand down with a medium grit and then ultra fine grit sand paper and finally buffed with a sanding pad until it was smooth and somewhat shiny. After that it was sprayed with 3-4 coats of ModPodge gloss sealant, then a few coats of red Krylon spray paint and about 3 coats of Krylon Speciality Metallic spray paint in Gold.
And as I had posted to someone before The horns have an almost wire thin core of tightly twisted 'heavy duty' aluminium foil. This can't support the shape of the epoxy though, it just gave a base length to start with. While the epoxy was about a forth of the way cured is when I put the final curves into it and then exaggerated them even more in each layer. While curing the first layer I had them draped over different forms to support them and keep the curves from going flat. I used 3 layers of epoxy clay for each horn. Between each layer I scrapped them down with a bent razor blade and sanded and then a finishing sanding once all was done. One thing to remember, the epoxy clay is heavy and must have a VERY secure way to attach at the base of whatever you're putting it on. If what you're making is going onto a leather mask I would say to try the paper clay or polymer clay over a thick base of aluminium foil. There's also some really sturdy variations of paper mache these days that finish like clay. I had my reason for using the material I did for the horns but in other applications and designs I would use a different material. The epoxy clay (Magic Sculpt) is also rather expensive.
It's really just all basic sculpting, I mean this was the first time I used this stuff. I didn't even know about Magic Sculpt before, I was expecting something a little more like the epoxy putty but it's nothing like it and not quite like clay either. It's an interesting material though.
Wig (Posted 3rd June 2012)
This wig is not thick enough, so I need to add a lot more extensions to it to give it the volume Lady Loki has. Damn nightmare.
I would grow out my own hair and add volume since I don't need it short for any planned cosplays (I'm not doing any guys for once :O) but that's a bigger nightmare.
The long journey (Posted 18th May 2012)
This is my most ambitious project to date that I'm working on NOW.
I'm going to use a mixture of designs, with my own ideas added, and use a mixture of fabrics.
First things first: I need to lose weight. Not such a worry with my upper body, it's more my legs, but definitely need to lose weight.
Base and The scale armour: Gonna make a lycra suit that I'll attach the scales on and I'm going to make each one individually out of fabric. I'm also going to attach little gems to each one so it catches the light better. Hopefully, this will mean that they're not identical to each other but don't look too different either. I'm also going to use a variety of fabrics for it, so it's more textured, and that will also add to the depth of it... Hopefully... Also, the top and trousers of the suit will not be attached so I can pee without stripping!!
For the loincloth: I was thinking of using a wool which would be more accurate of the sorta time period it was from. Also considering hunting down green leather for it, then adding gold beading to the outside. Yes, it'll take a while, but oh well.
Belt: will be leather. However, I'm adding little satchels to it to put my stuff in.
Essentially, fabrics will be: Katonic silks (Indian silks), taffeta, leather and wool. It will be expensive.
It will look awesome
Metal gold pieces will probably be actually metal. I've already started collecting them. And they'll be a mix of golds and greens to add more to it :3
I plan to go all out on it.