|When I was younger, I remember playing Breath of Fire 3 a lot. While the only other BoF game I played was Dragon Quarter, #3 is the one which stands out the most for me.|
It was only after stumbling onto a thread about it that I began to think about the possibility of cosplaying someone from it. As I wanted to stay away from overly complex outfits, I decided to go for the simplest one I could remember worn by a bipedal humanoid: Teepo's jumpsuit/breastplate combo.
The biggest challenge for this one would be the breastplate (and possibly the scabbard, too) but, on the bright side, at least the sword's WAY more manageable than Aeon's was.
|Flail At/Figure Out Bracers/Armour||High||In Progress|
|Cut Out/Sew Jumpsuit||Medium||In Progress|
|Make "Metallic" Brace for Boots||Medium||In Progress|
|Finish Shaping Sword||Medium||In Progress|
|Prime/Paint Sword||Medium||In Progress|
|Style Wig||Low||In Progress|
|Wig (plus stand)||£24.50||Bought|
|Material - Top of Boots/Jumpsuit/Scarf||£28.00||Bought|
|Large Belt||£0.00||To Buy|
|PAINT - Red/Gold/Silver/White||£0.00||To Buy|
|MATERIAL - Sword/Scabbard||£0.00||To Buy|
|Base Gloves||£8.00||To Buy|
|Upholstery Foam||£0.00||To Buy|
|Craft Foam||£0.00||To Buy|
|Duct Tape / Pyjamas for a DTD||£0.00||To Buy|
Jumpsuit's Coming Along... (Posted 14th April 2014)
Using my limited sewing-fu, I managed to switch out the tacking stitches for actual seams. On the whole, there's not too many phases left to get this bit done; finishing work on the sleeves (make sure they sit right, pad out the shoulders slightly) being the main thing. But, it seems there aren't too many purple concealed/invisible zips in the world. Who knew? :D
Time Trickles By... (Posted 6th April 2014)
The basic shape of the braces are glued on. A few of my fingertips despaired at the hot glue and, right now, the whole unpainted/unprimed braces look like a bit of a mess. Hopefully, what I've already got to do the next step will also help to smooth out the shape.
Cannibalised a t-shirt as a mount for a duct tape pattern. Still gotta draw on the basic shape and generally follow tutorials to make the thing. I'll likely order some more Worbla and use it along with craft foam to make this.
Hopefully, I won't lose track of time too badly! xD
Progress(?) (Posted 1st April 2014)
It's not as much as I would have liked, but things are progressing. I'm getting taught how to work sewing machines and patterns for the purposes of making the jumpsuit, I've started to hot-glue on the foam board skeleton for the sword ready for expanding foam and the boots still need the "metal" (primed/painted craft foam) braces making and fixing on.
Jumpsuit Pattern Found! (Posted 5th March 2014)
Kwik Sew #3389! If someone on the website I spotted it on used it for a Chell cosplay, then I can do it for Teepo! Thankfully, I know a place in town where I might be able to get/order it. :D
The Ordering Begins! (Posted 1st March 2014)
Guess this is kind of a thing now.
Got ideas for the gloves, following the same principle for the Aeon cosplay to try and make Teepo's boots and ordered the wig from Coscraft. So... all the really tricky bits aren't started yet. Yyyyeah, sounds like par for the course for me!