|Cost :||£140 so far|
|Time Taken :||60|
|I have been looking at this for a while now, it is another costume with challenges. |
The fabric has not been easy to find and was either the wrong colour or texture. I came across some latex sheeting in a close colour and decided to give it a try. This is my first time working with this, and it has not been easy - you can't pin latex!
Started working the jacket, but have also done a quick version of the trainers and acquired the cap. I would like to do the hoverboard at some point too, but just didn't have time at the moment as I have only just started getting back in to cosplay after an enforced break.
Still wondering if latex is the right way to go for the jacket, but I haven't yet found better material. So a mark I version as usual with me. I have marked this as complete for now, though I may go back to it in the future.
Finishing bits (Posted 27th October 2014)
I found that the first type of glue I used didn't work too well, so had to deconstruct the entire jacket to remove the glue and reattach the red material to the latex. While doing this I found out that the pieces had changed shape, so trimmed them to be equal again and rebuilt it using latex cement.
Also improved the cuff pieces and added new banding on the arms.
Power laces 2 (Posted 26th July 2014)
So I have all but completed the trainers. It has taken me four days to make these, which is a little shorter than I would have liked, but a deadline looms. Overall, I am quite happy with them. There are minor problems which I could correct if I attempt anything like this again, but it has been an interesting learning experience.
The trainers look wrinkles in the photo, but that is because there is no foot in them. They stretch out when worn to become smooth. I have had to take a little artistic license with them given the short time period in which I had to make them (and the fact that they are from the future!)
Power laces (Posted 20th July 2014)
Made a start on creating the shoes. They're quite fiddly in places, but at some point in the next day or so I will post progress shots
Back to the costume (Posted 14th July 2014)
So an impromptu event has seen me return to this costume. There are several things that need to be addressed, not least the ribbing around the base. I have something in mind for this but I won't know until the weekend when it arrives.
In the meantime, guess I had better start sorting out the shoes and the hoverboard. I am only intending to do the basic shoes (for now) given how close the event is.