|"You do realise, when we 'hit the town', there's a fair chance the town's gonna... y'know, hit back?"|
Following May 2013's MCM Expo, I decided to set out on a quest to find a second cosplay that's easier/less stressful to do (and that I can actually make in the first place)! As awesome as it was to cosplay Aeon, the fact that the ensemble consisted of three layers in characteristic early-summer London weather AND a wig was quite the unexpected drawback.
Although Delsin isn't wearing any less layers (red plaid shirt, black hooded sweatshirt and the sleeveless denim jacket), the fact that his clothes are "mundane" should make things a bit easier on the modifying front.
|Collect Base Clothing||High||Complete|
|Make Template for Jacket Design||Medium||Complete|
|Get Paints for Star/Skull Designs||Medium||In Progress|
|Black Running Shoes||£12.99||Bought|
|Something to make the twelve shoulder studs (Vest shoulders)||£1.00||Bought|
|Red Checked/Plaid Shirt||£5.00||Bought|
|White Paint Pen||£4.00||Bought|
Don't You Just Hate It When... (Posted 8th December 2013)
...you end up doing something that you didn't need to do?
It seems that what I thought was a panel of dark denim stitched over the vest is, in fact, a layer of black paint. I was looking through the trailers again and realised that, if it WAS a new layer of fabric, the seam atop the shoulder would be hidden.
Sure, I already bought the darker fabric before I noticed but, on the bright side, it's so much less hassle to get the cosplay finished. And I can just use a square of the dark denim fabric - and the white paint pen I got on my last trip to HobbyCraft - to make the rock band patch which Delsin's sewn on down near waist level.
Silver linings, and all that. :D
Hat Complete! (Posted 30th November 2013)
After figuring out how to get the fabric pen to work, I could finally write the "Seattle 138" onto the piece of black denim I sewed onto the hat. Almost there now!
Getting Closer!! (Posted 27th November 2013)
I must have used almost half a roll of masking tape to make this pattern but, with the damn thing out of the way, I'm one step nearer to turning this plain denim vest into the far more epic one Delsin wears.
Next step: Cutting out the black denim and sewing it into place. Then the painting/badges can go on while I'm also fixing a zip to the black hoodie. :P
Vest Ordered! (Posted 4th October 2013)
And that should be the last piece of clothing I'll need. After this, it's all modifying. :D
And So It Begins... (Posted 28th August 2013)
Sure, there isn't much actual "making" on this one but, with convention plans being somewhat unlikely and finances hardly ideal, I thought I'd make a start on this one above Teepo, seeing as Delsin doesn't require stuff like foam and Worbla's (for the sword and breastplate).