|Time Taken :||4 days|
|April 2009 - Collectormania|
Ok I'm trying to put together a VERY quick Silhouette costume for the Midlands Collectromainia show, which is ..this weekend coming!! (I must be crazy..)
Well I'm gonna try my best, cos I'd like to surprise a certain miss somebody who will be helping out on the cosplay desk. ^^ Hope I make it..
wip pics and progress in journal
Phew, I managed to finish but a few things were rushed. This deserves doing better so I'm gonna tidy the costume up someday, ..and I'm on the lookout for some suitable ankle boots.
Collar insignia finished (Posted 2nd August 2010)
Re-vamped insignia - finished.
The old ones were completely the wrong shape (rectangles). And the yellow stripes were held on with just one stitch at either end - which was very visible. :S
Pic shows the finished new insignia. This is as close to the screen costume as I can make out using screen grabs of the film. Note the trapezoid shape. And this time the yellow stripes (also trapezoid) are stuck on with fabric glue for neatness because I used ribbon ( - which always puckers when I sew it).
Fabric glue: have to say - I am impressd with the fabric glue. When you first put it on it seems to not stick at all, but left alone for a long time to set it eventually sticks very strongly.
Improving collar insignia (Posted 31st July 2010)
I had these quite wrong, so now I know what they should look like I'm re-making them the correct shape.
Re-Vamp improvements under way (Posted 30th July 2010)
Since I have been invited to wear Silhouette for a charity costume event (Magna - Movie day) in Oct I decided now is a good time to dig the costume out and correct some of the mistakes I made when I initially made it. I always intended to go back and fix the faults and wear her out again. Now I have more time I can re-work those bits I am not happy with.
Re-vamp number 1: Wig - I realise I hacked that poor wig to death. I have a much nicer wig for this now.
Re-vamp number 2: Jacket collar reduced - I've taken an inch off the stand up collar because it was too high. Also means relocating the red/yellow insignia which were a bit wrong anyway. So I'm re-making them the right shape too.
Pic shows the new collar outline in chalk. Note military braid has also been removed since it wasn't fixed in exactly the right place. I will re fix that where it should be..under the shoulder epilet (instead of balancing on top of it!)
Update: 16 Apr 09 (1 full day left tomorrow) (Posted 16th April 2009)
Work so far...
Modifying in progress (Posted 16th April 2009)
Cutting down and marking the new jacket shape, ..and paper patterns drawn up for making the pocket tops.
Raw materials (Posted 14th April 2009)
My wife was having one of those mad clothes clearouts, I got there just in time, "..You're throwing this OUT!?!" 80 ..and as you can imagine I rescued lots of good stuff from the plastic sack before it went, ..including these which I'm using for the raw materials of Silhouette's costume.
Starting with the jeans, which I am about to tailor in, add fake pockets and then dye black. Then when dry I'll add the Gold trim and buttons.
Only 4 days, ..I CAN do this! :S