|EDIT: Rain Card is now in progress due to the purchase of a wig XD|
EDIT: due to other groups stealing me, and money, I'm pushing Rain back for October expo and the big Clow Card group - that means I can make sure it's the only cosplay I make for expo and therefore put all my budget and time into it and make sure it's good :)
I have a performance planned that I had intended to do had I qualified in the ECG solos for 2013, since I didn't I'm planning to enter Rain into next year's selection round so you can all see what I had in mind ;) pretty excited about it despite it being a whole year away as it will help me learn new skills in an area of costuming and performance I only explored a tiny bit before. Wheeeee!
The Rain will be a challenge for me, to work out the best way of doing the hat, and using professional face paint and making sure it matches if not similar to the wig and fabric used. I'm also aiming to work with resin, which will be my first ever time working with it, to make the raindrop gems!
- Why did I choose the rain out of the many many clow cards? Well, the Rain is one of my favourites as well as the Flower and Windy - it's just like me in terms of personality in that we're both a bit immature and like to have fun. Plus the card is so adorable uugugugugu
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The hat (Posted 5th November 2013)
Essentially, I made a ton of mock up hats before settling with the interpretation in the final. Instead of making it literally going up and down, I decided to make it long in one direction, so gravity would then create the fold at the top. I think it turned out really well and I'm pleased I went with it as it made things a lot easier. I stuffed the back and front tons, and then made the balls at the end using a fabric ball pattern, stuffed that and added a bell into them (though you can't hear them that much) and then glued them onto the hat tails. I then sewed the whole hat onto the wig and it didn't give any problems at all :)
Pants (Posted 5th November 2013)
Adding some journal entries as I failed to update this before Expo due to the massive rush!
Anyway so this is how the pants were made. I used a quilting tutorial (if anyone wants the link PM me) to cut out diamonds after working out the trouser pattern and how much of each colour I would need. I made two big bits of fabric sewing up the diamonds each being 1 and a half metres wide. This was for each leg using a harem pant tutorial. I then made some trouser lining using a normal trouser pattern, and used fabric casing to gather and seal the bottoms of both the lining and the outer trousers. Then, with while attempting to wear it I added stuffing in between the lining and the outer trousers to floof them out a lot until I had a consistency I was happy with. Then I gathered the outer trousers waistband so it was the same length as the lining waistband, before sewing over the waistband casing and inserting the elastic.
Wig - front view (Posted 9th October 2013)
And here is the front view, with the raised bangs! I have no idea what the term for it is...
Next thing to work on is the pantaloon trousers, I will start that by making the diamonds! Shouldn't be too hard as the diamonds are bigger than you think.
Styled wig! (Posted 9th October 2013)
So I styled the wig! This is the back view where you can see I've pinned it all up and sprayed it all into place - rather than risk botching up another lovely wig by cutting it shittily, I reckoned it was better to just pin it all up so it's hidden under the hat! I intend to sew the hat onto the wig, and didn't want an issue of hair strands slipping out and looking messy >_<
Facepaint, fabric and wig (Posted 16th September 2013)
Sorry for the lack of activity on here! A lot has happened since the last update.
First off, I bought some Mehron Cremeblend stick in Moonlight White. It goes on quickly and easily, and today to my joy I found it set well with a powder brush and talcum powder, saving me moolah in getting translucent setting powder and a powder puff, hoorah! I will be doing a full makeup test, with the contacts, once the wig is sorted.
Speaking of the wig. Unfortunately the wig dying went awry, and I realised it was the wrong shade of blue, because I am a moron. So when I next get the chance, I will be purchasing a Lily wig again, but in Indigo blue this time. It's not the perfect colour but it's the closest match. I'm going to decide whether I will be cutting it or just pinning it up on the day because I don't really want to butcher another wig badly...
Aaaand in terms of fabric. I bought some royal blue cotton for the trousers (probably a bit too dark to colour match the wig but OH WELL, it should look ok) and some baby blue polycotton, only I found once it arrived IT WAS TOO DARK AND LOOKED NOTHING LIKE THE PHOTO ARGH
Facepaint progress (Posted 29th August 2013)
Mkies, so I got the test face paint the other day - it's Mehron FX in Moonlight White. It's a good colour, but obviously isn't very big and is more for smaller coverage than the whole face so it was kinda smeary, but then again my brush I was using isn't very good so I will hunt down a good makeup brush.
I still have the FX tube that I will take with me on Monday to colour match with fabric.
I also bought the lenses yesterday, they're blue circle lenses for ultimate uguu.
Wig at 50% (Posted 24th August 2013)
So today I did a terrible chopping job of the wig XDD;;; but it will be hidden under the hat, hahahah |D;; The section at the front is the long bangs I've kept to be styled after it's dyed :)
Officially in progress! (Posted 10th August 2013)
Ayacon hasn't started and I'm already putting this in progress XDD
Basically the wig I was going to buy from Coscraft was discounted in a flash sale, so I got it for cheaper than I was originally gonna pay, yay! It's white, because I intend to dye it blue as I couldn't find the right shade when wig shopping that was in a style I could easily manage. I will be getting Lily in white, which has long bangs that I can then style into the large bangs, and will be cutting the back a bit so there's room for the hat. I'm intending to sew the hat one once it's made, and then PIN THE WIG TO EVERYTHING IT CAN GRAB ON TO
Also in progress is the ears - I got some a while ago for James's Marshall Lee cosplay, so I'm going to paint them in the correct colour once I get the facepaint and then use those! yay