|Possibly my next "big" cosplay after Teepo in 2014. While the clothes here are a bit more complex than Teepo's bodysuit, they don't appear to be anything too crazy. Of course, that assumption will no doubt change when I start tackling it. D:|
From the artwork, the only really pronounced animal features Dust has are his ears, so I could get away with painting my face blue (save for the tip of my nose) and using the clothes to cover up the rest of me.
The Ahrah Blade is going to be an odd thing to make. While it's certainly the smallest sword-like prop I'll have made up to now (being a one-hand sword as opposed to Aeon's clock... thing and Teepo's longsword), the blade is quite an odd shape, especially with those pronged fins at the top.
|Make the Hat||High||Planned|
|Find tutorials for tail, boot covers and ears||Low||Planned|
|Find patterns for clothes||Low||Planned|
|Fabric | Dust's Outfit / Fidget Doll!||£96.00||Bought|
|Torch | "Ambitious Plan #1"||£5.00||Bought|
|Black paint (spray) | Hat||£8.00||Bought|
|Acrylic Jewels | Fidget Doll||£1.40||Bought|
|Styrofoam | Hat, Ahrah Blade||£0.00||To Buy|
|??? | Cape Clasp||£0.00||To Buy|
|??? | Gemstone (sword hilt)||£0.00||To Buy|
|Wiring, blue LEDs, plastic | "Ambitious Plan #1"||£0.00||To Buy|
|Other paint | Sword||£0.00||To Buy|
Actual Progress! (Posted 25th February 2015)
The hat's just about done, minus holes for the ears (which haven't been made yet) and I've started lining the inside of the head. However, that won't actually get done until I've checked if there's enough space for a fan in there.
Even in it's incomplete state, it looked pretty damn good seeing Dust's head/hat on me in the mirror. I can only imagine how it'll look when it's done and I have the rest of the cosplay to go with it. :D
Another day, another bag of stuff! (Posted 23rd February 2015)
With about £100 worth of fabric and fur now sitting in bags, I have just about everything I need for this cosplay. Thankfully, I have the hat, sword and head to do until I get to a sewing machine. :D
Hat's almost there! (Posted 15th February 2015)
As I haven't got around to going out to Abakhan to get the materials for Dust's head, I thought I'd focus on the hat for a bit. From the basic shape, I hotglued a layer of craft foam across the whole thing in order to try and strengthen what's otherwise just pretty flimsy upholstery foam.
On the underside, there's currently a series of craft foam strips acting as supports. I'm currently wondering whether to craft foam the whole of the underside as well or leave it as it is.
Anyway, from here, I'll be gessoing the whole thing until it's a smooth surface. Then it'll all be spraypainted black and the turquoise fabric will be attached to and draped over the sides.
Heading up the process... (Posted 11th February 2015)
While they both look untidy and are nothing more than uncovered foam, the basic shapes for Dust's head and hat are pretty much done now. It'll most likely be the hat, head and sword first, then everything else.
It begins! (Posted 21st January 2015)
Having just taken a trip to the epic Abakhan in Wales and bought a sack of various fabrics for both Dust and the Fidget doll (FOREVVVERRR... >:) ), I think it's safe to say this is no longer just "Planned". :D