|As I play more and more of Graces, I adore Sophie more and more!|
I was originally going to be babby Cheria for the childhood group at Kitacon, but I think I like Sophie more, and Sophie is a costume I'll be willing to wear again with or without the group.
Not sure if I'll do the gauntlets yet, I guess I'll leave them til last.
To be worn with
Kirarayumi as Asbel Lhant
Infinitejester as Richard Windor
|Grey bodysuit||Low||In Progress|
Leg thingies and suspender belt (Posted 6th March 2014)
All done and dusted!
The belt was a similar process. I first of all measured out and pinned a doubled-over strip of bodycon but didn't cut it out. Next, I positioned a diamond shaped paper pattern on each side to create the suspenders. With these in place, I cut the whole shape out. This way, I didn't have any visible seams. To reinforce the suspenders, I cut out another diamond for each side and sewed them to the attached ones before turning them inside out. I then rolled the belt part over and folded the edges in, so the seam was on the underneath edge.
This was a very awkward explanation of how I did things... at some point I will take a photo of the whole ensemble!
Progress (Posted 2nd March 2014)
I've finished the boots (see pic). I bought a pair of ugg-style boots in the sales for £5 and folded down the top to get the right height. I covered the folded over bit in white bodycon and cut a hole (with great difficulty!) for the eyelet. Next, I cut out the necessary shapes and covered the rest of the boot in lilac jersey. Finally I tied lengths of ribbon into bows and stitched them onto the back of each boot, and put a shower curtain eyelet into the hole in the right boot. Not shown in the picture is the chain, because I only just realised I don't have enough beads for it. Luckily I've just found some big rectangular beads online for just over £2 that should do the trick!
The wig has been prepped for wefting, in that I've tied as much as I could into bunches and taken the wefts off the clips.
The leg thingies are well underway! I've painted curtain rings gold, and I'm in the process of cutting white bodycon into shape.
Wig 1 (Posted 20th January 2014)
My plan to make a back parted wig is underway! I have acquired, on the recommendation of Kirarayumi, a twin tail wig. I intend to remove the wefts from the clip-on tails and sew them into the base wig. Luckily, the wig was quite cheap so if all goes to hell, it's okay. I also still have time to order a new wig!
Adventures with fabric (Posted 5th December 2013)
After a 5 and a half hour round trip to the fabric shop (this one is really awkward to get to OTL), I have acquired some fabrics for this!