|Cost :||(aprox)fabric- £70, wig- cant remember, extentions- £30, wood- free, craft foam- part was got free part was £20, other bits- £20|
|Time Taken :||Haven't been keeping track, started in early january.|
|This has been 2 years in the planning, I fell in love with the outfit the moment I saw it and new I had to make it as soon as possible.|
This took a loooooooong time to make. I started in january, finished the last friday of may: at 2AM the morning I was leaving to go to london.
The wig was originaly my Ilya wig. Coiled up and the braid was added with extentions tied with a ribbon. The 'antena' is a wire with a mix of wig and extention set with PVA. Its very very, backheavy.
I adore the dress. ts a bit warm to wear bit I love the way it sits and flows, love the colouring too.
It was time consuming, especialy all the hemming on the skirt. The white v details are made by heat n bonding a small layer of cotton to the back of the skirt and cutting the details. I was a bit of a dingbat as I maked the details in pen and couldn't get them out, so I had to paint over the marks.
The blue is a heavy cotton drill, the white is a pain cotton and I think the gold is lame.
The armout is a mix of cardboard, craft foam and a few other bits. It was spray painted after the acrylic failed to give me the finish I was after. It receved alot of damage over the day I wore it; there was alot of crowds and people kept walking into me with bags, destroying the skirt plates.
The front skirt pannel is safety pinned onto my dress. I didn't want to attach it to anything. the silver dangly bits are paperclay.
I know the Vs on excalibur are the wrong way round. Its wood, cut and shaped, with cardboard and paperclay overlayed for the thicker parts. Transporting it to london was fun, it was bubble wraped up but the coach driver put it in the hold in such a way that it receved some damage.
Its suffered with expo, the dress only needs a little washing due to paint transfer; the armour is in more of a state, at a minimum I need completly remake the gloves at least.
I do really love this costume, but I want to make to better as there are things wrong with it and little innacuracies (tiny little bits missing off the armour for example). I'm going to look into other matererials to remake it all sturdier, maybe thermoplasitc.
|buy dress fabric & supplies||High||Complete|
|white under dress||High||Complete|
|blue over dress||High||Complete|
|modify boots (remove straps).||High||Complete|
|gloves- glove pieces||High||Complete|
|modify boots 2nd stage- armour.||High||Complete|
|gloves- arm pieces||High||Complete|
Ugla ass boots (Posted 27th May 2010)
My boots look f*ing AWFUL!
Oh god not now! (Posted 26th May 2010)
I've just tried to have a tille try on of all the armour pieces to check the order I need to put them on on the day,
I didn't want to haft to glue them in place but it looks like I'm going to haft to as well as restiching;
nearly ready (Posted 24th May 2010)
Cutting it very fine, but I'm getting there.
I'm trying to avoid needing to do any work on it on friday in the hotel.
one week left. (Posted 21st May 2010)
I'm getting there with it, all the bits are coming togeather.
armour issue/ additional (Posted 9th May 2010)
The acrylic silver for painting it isn't giving the finish I want. I'm going to get hold of some spray paint tomorrow and try that and leave the blue in acrylic.
Excalibur (Posted 9th April 2010)
I've finaly started in on excalibur.
skirt issues (Posted 3rd February 2010)
Since her skirt is very big nad has alot of fabric, its going to require a very big petticoat to get it the right shape and an accurate size.
She's going to be very warm to wear with all the layers.
Things (Posted 30th January 2010)
Patterns found for both parts of the dress. The white skirt and bodice will be modified from a bridesmaid dress pattern and the blue parts a mix of the same dress patterns and a coat modified in diffrent ways.
stuff 2 (Posted 26th January 2010)
Wig is nearly finished, and I have all the dress fabric;
Stuff (Posted 2nd January 2010)
I've started her later than plammed.
I'm going to start with the dress and wig as they are the basic minimum I need, and anything else is a bonus.