|Pink Floyd t-shirt||£11.99||Bought|
|Black and brown belts||£0.00||To Buy|
Overview (Posted 25th August 2014)
So I'm really not happy about this costume. I finally managed to get the belt and attach everything but it was already all falling off before we even got to the venue, for some reason the glue just refused to hold. I had to duct tape it on when we got there. I never found a jacket (when I finally bit the bullet and bought one off ebay that was a size 12 in the hope it would just about fit, it turned out be TINY) and I generally felt a bit meh.
I think the biggest disappointment was just that I put so much effort in and then it all just fizzled out and came to nothing.
Oh well, time for MCM in a couple of weeks and hopefully that'll go a lot better.
Coming along (Posted 31st July 2014)
So! This is almost finished now, which is good because I really need to start working on my MCM costumes as well.
Got the laces for the shoes and they are the perfect colour, they have pink aglets but I can paint over them easy enough.
For the walkman I have printed off a warning label, a display and some caution tape, so I just need to coat them and stick them on. Then all I need is to make the pouch and the battery holder on the belt and that is all completed.
The only thing left is that god damn jacket!! I have a couple watched on ebay so hopefully I will have that ordered soon, I've been chasing after a couple of others previously that have fallen through so this one is eluding me particularly well.
Walkmaaaan (Posted 17th July 2014)
So today I did most of the work on the walkman, I still have to attach the pieces to the belt and make the pouch and battery holsters, but the main body of it is DONE. I'm really pleased with how it turned out actually, all I need to do is attach headphones. I think I have a pair somewhere that will suit but I'm going to keep an eye out as well.
It's high density model foam covered in worbla, which was then painted black or silver depending on which bit of the walkman it was. The detailing is in plastic, though some of it is drawn on in black or silver pen, and the sliders are made of worbla as well. The only thing missing is the caution tape on one side, and the warning sticker on the other, both of which will get added before it's finished.
Other than that, progress is going slowly but surely, the shoes are finished I just need to get a blue lace for one of them, and I've got the t-shirt and goggles watched on ebay, the wig is already on its way. The biggest problem I have right now is finding the right jacket, I'm basically checking ebay every day for it.
Perils of accuracy determination (Posted 8th July 2014)
So I have discovered that I shouldn't be allowed to cosplay even simple characters, my obsession with accuracy can, at times, just get silly.
Quicksilver was supposed to be a relatively straightforward cosplay for collectormania because we were going to do a Days of Future Past group, and it mostly involved bought items. All I needed to do was source... right?
I'm sorry, have you met me?
So after taking a closer look at that fancypants belt and the lovely cassette player our dear Peter (Pietro damnit, Pietro) is wearing, and without success hunting down anything that looks even remotely like it, I thought I would do some googling to see if anybody else had looked into exactly what kind of cassette player he had...
I have a name! I have a type! I have a.... thing that never existed commercially. Great.
BUT I WILL NOT BE DEFEATED.
I'm already contemplating how I can recreate it. Possibly with thermal plastics. So, my relatively straigtforward casual costume is now going to end with crazy amounts of effort to replicate a piece of kit that, probably, nobody is going to notice.
Bring. It. On.