|Time Taken :||65 hours|
|When I started putting this costume together, almost a year ago, it was just as a favour to my boyfriend; I'd never even heard of the game or the character. By the time I finally got around to properly making the outfit, I had played the game and really liked the character. It wasn't so much as a favour to someone else, but something that I really wanted to do.|
I spent about 5 months choosing my fabric choices. I knew that I wanted it to be a realistic as possible, rather than video game stylised. I went back and forth with a few faux leather companies getting samples and comparisons. By the time I had ordered all 12m of fabric, I only had a month before MCM to put it together.
First of all, I created the entire leather harness as a paper pattern, which I then redid in a dark leather. I then spent a lot of weekends and evenings cutting out the individual panels and sewing the whole thing together. I used a belt buckle, eyelets and a metal skeleton to keep the whole thing together. The undersuit was made from three pairs of different sized leggings.
I loved wearing this outfit and I can't wait to wear it again!