|Cost :||Unknown... (didn't keep track of it)|
|Time Taken :||5+ months (on and off)|
|Ever since I first saw the press release about this game from Namco Bandai more than a year ago, I vowed to myself I will buy an Xbox 360 for this game. And I have decided to cosplay Chopin before I even played the game! Seriously... the costume designs in this game are just absolutely gorgeous...|
Cloak - Commission piece. I painted the silver trim and the pattern on the back of the cloak with some Tulip Dimensional Fabric Paint (Pearl). Also did some "hand embroidery work" on the white collar and attached a short gold chain onto the back. The massive "pendant" decoration that is hanging on the back of the cloak is mostly made out of epoxy putty. The whole thing is attached to the cloak by a combination of fabric glue and sewing threads. The cloak fastener is made out of wire with some Modelight slabbed onto it. The brooch is made out of a combination of cardboard, mod-roc and Modelight.
Coat - Commission piece. Again, painted the silver trim at the bottom of the coat with some Tulip Dimensional Fabric Paint (Pearl). Stitched on a couple of small pieces of fabric for the fastenings to hold onto. The rope-like thing that acts like a belt is some curtain trimmings I bought from John Lewis, painted brown with some fabric paint. On the back of the coat there are 2 heart shaped buckles made out of some (leftover) epoxy putty. The pocket watch is made out of styrofoam (and a clear PVC sheet stuck onto the clock face)
Shirt - Commission piece. Not much customization on the shirt itself but the jabot needed a bit of work since originally it was attached to the shirt by the use of a safety pin... I stitched it onto a piece of fabric that act as the collar and stitched some lace onto the edges of the jabot to make it look.... prettier~ *dies*
"Shirt extension" - This frilly skirt-like thing is modified from a plain white skirt that I bought from H&M. I cut the bottom half of the skirt off at an angle and stitched some lace onto the edge. Then painted the blue gradient with fabric paint.
Pants - Commission piece. I am now waiting for the gold metallic braid I just bought from Ebay to arrive so I could work on decorating them....
UPDATE on 25/03/08:
The pocket watch of doom is finally done!!! Now I can move on to work on the cane! And possibly remake the top hat... and add more deco on the pants...