|Cost :||£50 ish?|
|Hehe...Charlie showed me this and i was like OMG OMG OMG *dies* MUST COSPLAY|
Even though I'm not a huge Dynasty warriors fan...soo prettyyyyy
*Hides* Don't shoot!
Yay progress XD
I LOVE CHARLIE (her laptop keyboards spazzy though >.<)
OOOH I have some wisdom! Gather round XDD
If you bleach polycotton, be careful not to burn it! Although it doesn't matter in this case because I'm lining it all anyway, the bleached stuff has loads of tiny little holes xDD You need to use neat bleach for it to work, but try and rinse it off about every 30-45 minutes, even if it isn't completely bleached, and then leave it a few hours before adding any more *nodnod*
I HAVE MOAR WISDOM!
Sewing bleached polycotton can cause it to disintegrate! Use glue instead *nodnod*
Expo was amazing success! Although I have the worst sunburn ever from that cosplay *shakes fist* And who knew clear bra straps still cause strap marks?
One day Fi shall send me the pics that she took ^_^ Then I'll upload, as they look much better than the progress shots XD
ALL PHOTO CREDIT TO CRYSTAL NEKO XD (happyyy?)
Yeah, I still want to improve this costume, I pretty much gave up on parts of it, maybe if I go to Miniami I'll re-wear it. And I don't have Zhen-Ji's clevage so the top went a bit misshapen LOL XD But it didn't fall apart, and I got compliments and asked for photos so yay me X3
And LOOOOL I'm waaay too smiley in all of my pictures >_> I swear there are SOME where i wasn't smiley XD
I plan to re-wear this NEXT May now, hopefully with Sky Chan as another DW character *pokes* ^_^
|Line coat with the orange material||High||Complete|
|Figure out how the frick to make the fastenings on her coat||High||In Progress|
|Buy gold thread and sew ribbon around coat||High||In Progress|
|Buy gems for the headdress, and figure out how to attatch it to my head XD||High||Planned|
|Figure out how to dye lace orange to make the other headdress||Medium||Planned|
|Get random orange fluffy things and attach to shoes||Medium||Planned|
I'm running out of titles...Ribbon sewn on (Posted 3rd May 2009)
I sewed on LOTS of ribbon XD I started out handsewing it, but gave up after only doing about 25% in 2 days. So i caved and started machine stitching it instead. Some of its gone a bit puckered and weird, but theres not much I can do about that without ripping loadsa stuff XD I also sewed the ribbon on the choker thing, but it blocks out almost all the purple, plus being about 5 times the size of my neck. oops XD
Wooa! More stuff XD (Posted 26th April 2009)
I actually did more work on this costume! i was considering giving up (again) but i'm glad i didn't! So i lined it, and just generally made it nicer ^_^ Heres a crappy phone backshot, the (slightly) less blury shots i'll put on costume pictures XD
Yeah I did more work! (Posted 11th April 2009)
So I was thinking of stopping this...I'd messed up the coat pretty bad and stuff. But then I was like...hmm I may as well just do a liiittle bit more, see if it works XD And it looks better already ^_^ Now I just have to line it (with some really pretty fabric I found that is actually nicer than the coat fabric itself but shh XD) and sew 1000000M of gold crap on and I'm done :) And do the headdress and the armwarmer things as well XD But hopefully I can be about 80% by the end of the holidays? ^_^
MOAR PROGRESS YO (Posted 8th March 2009)
V-bear helped me with the headdress octopus thingy as well, le woot!
Yay progress XD (Posted 8th March 2009)
Charlie [Special-pleb] helped me paint the pattern on the skirt today yaaaaay!
Bleaching is fun (Posted 1st March 2009)
I was bleaching the bottom of the coat today. Its fun :DDDD and it worked pretty well, theres only a bit of purple left, i was really suprised at the result.
As special pleb said, looks liek brains! om nom nom :D
Bought material + some sewing :) (Posted 20th February 2009)
Went to Trago Mills today, bought loooooads of stuff :) I couldn't find any yellow, which is what i was going to use and dye it, so i ended up getting purple, i'll try using some kind of colour stripper or bleach or whatever...I also got some reaaaaaaally pretty orange material for lining it, :)
I HAVE SHOESIES :) (Posted 1st February 2009)
Hehe i bought some shoes, split the cost with Fifi, so that was awesome. I'll post a photo here when i can be bothered xD
Dress 80% done (Posted 11th January 2009)
I made the black dress today, it was way easier than i thought it would be to make it backless. I made it out of the failed Shia underskirt, which probably says a LOT about how short it is...but hey, its accurate, and i can use lace to cover up the original hem which is super-screwy XD All I have left is to sew lace down the middle of the front, and its done :)