|TLC - Fix circlet||Low||Planned|
|TLC - New anklets||Low||Planned|
|TLC - Adjust belts||Low||Planned|
Necklace (Posted 19th October 2009)
The gem is from a pack of beads I bought (just for that 1 bead!!)
Boots (Posted 14th October 2009)
Well - I received my boots this morning. They are like whore boots. Patent and everything - but I really like them. They're pretty comfy actually and there's some support on my ankles. I like them~
Finished hat (Posted 11th October 2009)
Well - I made the little arrows that go on the front of the circlet today. Buckram, craft foam all covered in gold fabric. They're not attached to the circlet yet - gonna do that tomorrow I think.
But yis. Finished. :D
Going to sew in some additional crocodile hair clips to keep it sturdy.
Hat circlet (Posted 8th October 2009)
After oooo.... a month, maybe two of trying to figure out this circlet section around the hat - it has been solved. :D
My sister and I took a trip to B&Q looking for possibilities. We got a really long bendy tube and a small brass one. I decided to try the smal brass one first, cause its thinner than the plastic.
So I heat it up over the hob at home and slowly bent it into the correct shape then I found the mid-point on the circlet and started gluing the bejeezus out of it. There are about four layers of buckram glued to the back of the tube, all re-enforced with more glue and then glued to the inside of my hat. That was then re-enforced with more glue.
The bar which attaches the circlet to the hat needs coating in gold fabric and I have to make the arrow points at the front too. But YAY. CIRCLET.
Anklets and bangles (Posted 6th October 2009)
Yay~ I have anklets and bangles.
Ideally this costume is nearly finished now. There's just the bastard of a hat to complete... and also a few beads and such.
I tried making book covers, but they really refused to work, so I ended up buying some whore boots from ebay. I'm still waiting for them to arrive. They're white thigh high boots with 4 inch heels. Watching me walk will be fucking laughable.
Wig stylin' (Posted 22nd September 2009)
I received my new wig about half a week ago, but I lost my wig head at Ayacon (I know, HOW?! I have no idea) so I had to order a new one and wait for that to arrive before I attempted to style it.
Managed to do that this evening in about 1 hour. The bangs aren't exactly like the referance picture, but Celine's bangs are huge, and really impossible - kind of. So I've done them as you see in the picture. Hehe.
HAT!!! (Posted 5th September 2009)
I've made a hat and it sits on my head. I AM UNBELIEVABLY HAPPY!!
Considering after 3 or 4 attempts I had been petrified of trying to make it again and effing it up!
Dress and Cape Completion (Posted 5th September 2009)
Well, both are now finished.
The dress has the gold bar across the front, which is securely on between the cape. It doesn't expose my chest as much as hers in the referance image, but frankly - I'm grateful for that.
The cape has little button tops glued onto it, so that's now finished.
Never up are the boots and the hat. I might make a start on the hat today - I'm not sure though. I've found a cheap pair of shoes that are perfect for customising, so I'll be buying those on Monday.
Tubing (Posted 3rd September 2009)
Went to Dockerils. I was looking at copper piping put uh, yeah, can't bend that!
So I went and bought some clear plastic tubing which I'll thread elastic through for the bangles and anklet and then paint.
It might work for the hat if I have a strong enough wire. Think I'll need to experiment! *-*
Cord (Posted 1st September 2009)
Bought the cord for the little maroon belty thing. I need to go to the bead shop to get some suitable beads for it.
Belts (Posted 29th August 2009)
Belts were nice and easy. Blue poly hemmed on all sides, with some vilene ironed in to make it stiff. And a couple of hooks and eyes to keep them together. nice and simple. :)
I like how one afternoon of no interruptions leads an almost doomed costume to be a not quite so doomed one. Going to make the gloves tomorrow. The boots are going to be... interesting.
The plans for the anklets and bracelets are polystrene circles with paint. And the necklace, craft foam. The Hat is still... uhm... yeah. I'll get to the hat.
Cape and Dress (Posted 29th August 2009)
The dress is now finished. Its been hemmed all the way around the top. The bottom has been hemmed, as have the edges of the slits. Its all lycra, so its quite form fitting.
The cape is pretty much all finished. Just another snap fasterner to sew on t even out how it is at the back. And I have to add some stubs like in the referance image. Not too hard. Get some buttons from Fabricland, and cover them with the silve spandex. Then I'll get them sewn on.
Cape! (Posted 29th August 2009)
The cape has given me so much trouble. The final cape here was the forth attempt.
The reaosn it kept going wrong is because spandex is fucking EVIL.
The cape is a length of buckram cut in a strip. Then the silver spandex was glued to it both sides. The actual cape section is 1 layer of white chiffon, and 1 layer of white twinkle creapeon to give the cape some depth to it.
BUT YAY. CAPE.
New dress (Posted 27th August 2009)
I started the new dress today, made of lycra so its a much nicer fit. It has two seams down the sides, with a gaps down the sides for the slits.
I'm going to get some blue poly tomorrow and get started on the belts.
Also, I have ideas for the hat, which include buckrum and gold material... I hope it'll work. But I'm going to stick to the cape for the time being, get that done.
New material (Posted 27th August 2009)
I bought new material for my dress. The drill cotton wasn't working how |I wanted and I wasn't happy with it, so I decided to change the fabric to lycra. I now have a nice dark mauve coloured lycra, and a new pattern which is perfect for Celine's dress as there are no central seams, just two seams on either side. I don't know if I'll line this, I doubt it.
But I'll be putting elastic in the top hem to keep the dress up.
Wig and general update (Posted 6th June 2009)
I have been working on this!
Ordered my wig. Decided to treat myself to a nice wig from CosWorx as I had a rebate recently. Its an Alicia wig in the purple because the purple they show on the site is perfect Celine colour. The bangs will just need some styling.
Dress Start (Posted 25th April 2009)
I started the dress. Yes, I know this is for October, and I'm starting out rageously early, but this is ME we are talking about. I like to start early and I have some bigger projects coming up, so I want to get bits of Celine done so its not hanging overhead.
Anyway. The dress was fairly easy. I used a Simplicity pattern 5591(I THINK) which is a straight up and down evening dress pattern. I just shortened it to get the right length, and left the seams open 3/4s the way down on the side so I can hem them with the slit.
The additional plus is I have enough material for the hat and also for Millenia's corset. :)
Has (Posted 23rd April 2009)
So. I now have:
2 metres of dark mauve drill poly cotton
I'm going to aim to get the dress done first before I start work on the rest of it.
But I've been considering how to make the cape rail, and I'm thinking either a length of camping map or craft foam. I'm veering slightly more towards camping map as its wider than craft foam, and I don't think I could find a piece of foam big enough length ways to go around me like her cape does.