|Time Taken :||Guessing 15 hours on the harness....too much on experementing and hand sewing|
|Too many costumes, so little time/money.|
But something tells me that if I dont make one of these uniforms Im sooooo gonna regret it in years to come!
I love survival anime and this series totally hit the spot for me! Im looking forward to getting her started and her derpiness XD Shame I dont really like potatoes.
Shouldnt be too hard, unless I wanna go all out and include all that epic 3DM gear. Will have to wait and see! Might do this for Kita if I have the money.
Decided to go with the scouting legion uniform as I like the emblem design alot :) Might make the cape for this.
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Spent most of my time as Hanji over the weekend so I wore the uniform as Sasha for a few hours on the Sunday :D Really want a proper shoot as her at some point ^^ Not the easiest costume to wear but great fun otherwise XD
About done. Woohoo!!! (Posted 14th March 2014)
Ended up handsewing most of the bottom half of the harness (ouch! Never again!) but all that needs doing is getting some fishing wire or something to keep the belts supported. Might get back to the skirt later but starting this weekend Suzaku will be the focus!
Almost... (Posted 8th March 2014)
Top half of the harness is done now and justs needs a little tidying. Tomorrow Ill be doing the bottom :D
Yayz (Posted 22nd February 2014)
Its taking alot of trial and error but the top half of the harness is mostly pinned.
Almost there! (Posted 24th November 2013)
I couldnt make it to Memorabilia in the end but I am pleased to say that I dont have too much left to do :D The harness straps are almost done and then I got the challenge of figuring out where they all connect XD Just gotta buy a few buckles and that should be everything :)
Might have got the whole think done already but...yeah...overtime and laziness XD
BOOM!!! (Posted 17th November 2013)
Ive basically got 3 inches per strap, folded it and sewed where the fold is to keep it in place, then fold the free layers inwards so its doubled, as shown in my last journal pic.
Its more for strength but it has a finished feel. Taking forever but I dislike the thought of not hemming it XD
Gonna leave it for the time being but this is (hopefully) all the straps I will be needing for the legs :) Still have enough for the top half.
It begins!!! (Posted 17th November 2013)
I dreaded this part from day 1 of wanting to make this....
Overtime meant I didnt have time to start this until tonight so gotta make a dash at this while I could ><
Made a few notes and stuff on the reverse side XD please ignore them lol Aiming to get most of the bottom half done by tomorrow night :O Will also need buckles and needles XD No way in hell am I gonna do anymore handstiching on this lol
Leatherette is no where near as bad as I expected to work with! Trying to connect everything is gonna be fun tho XD
Beautiful leatherette!!! (Posted 13th November 2013)
Managed to get some before work today!
Gonna start by cutting them into strips ^^ Think ill start from the legs and make my way up :) May need to buy more buckles in the week ^^
Progress!!!! (Posted 29th October 2013)
Had some time to try on everything so far :) Wish payday would hurry up so I can start the harness!!!!
I can so live in this jacket ^^
Anytime now! (Posted 20th October 2013)
The jacket should arrive any moment now \^.^/ Thanks to getting a new job I might not be able to get a leatherette harness done on time so I may make one out of bog-standard cotton instead and if my pay is anywhere as good as I was told I might get a good quality one instead, depending how my Christmas shopping goes XD
I found some lovely boots in a factory shop that has opened recently in my hometown and my dad is thinking of buying them for me on payday considering I am in desperate need of boots this Autumn :O Not the most accurate for the uniform, but will do ^^ And less that 30 quid too so not bad at all!!!
Jacket ordered! (Posted 12th October 2013)
Progress!!!! (Posted 12th October 2013)
Picked up some really nice trousers for a tenner (worth £20) and on the lookout for some suitable boots. Im poor so im looking mostly at charity shops and ebay :) I plan to order the jacket later today but I gotta measure up first xD
Also been looking at Leatherette but ill be getting that later in the month. Making the harness myself would be cheaper. No doubt I go batshit crazy over it so id be better off getting as much stress of my chest first xD Maybe Ill make a prototype out of brown cotton first for Halloween if the jacket arrives in time and make the proper one for Kitacon ^^
Might be sooner than expected (Posted 24th August 2013)
Due to plans on moving house, money and with Student Finance being difficult so I have some Uni work to do before I even start, I decided after some thought I would be better off with making a start on this that to carry on with Ledo as about half of this would be brought, just gotta make the jacket, harness and skirt. Boots can be ebayed and just find the trousers in a charity shop.
Just went to my local Boyes and considering using pleather for the harness system but I may have to look into interfacing it to make me less paranoid of it ripping. Found a nice tutorial of how I can connect it all and gonna see if I can find some old ribbons and stuff lying around to make a mock up as I wanna do it as realistic as possible if I can. That should get my brain into gear and decide what would be the best ways to connect everything XD
Thought I'd share the link for others wanting to make one too :)
No luck on the jacket fabric yet so next time while I am in town Ill go look into that :) Might as well look into finding some transfer paper.
Tempted to get a blond wig too for Armin since he is my favourite character of the series and they pretty much wear the same thing (Sasha is a very, very close second). Since he is cosplayed more I am thinking Sasha for the bigger organised photoshoots and Armin for small events like the NAMSOC reigonal social.