|Time Taken :||1 month|
|I really like this version of Abel as it is quite simple compared to the other versions. |
I've made lots of jackets for my old theatre job so making this one should be straight forward (Of course now that I've typed that my machine will self combust will I make it).
I love the look of the outfit and Abel is such a fab character to cosplay as.
|Make Jacket||High||In Progress|
|Make belt||Medium||In Progress|
|Get black top to wear under the jacket||Low||Complete|
|Make armour cuffs and collar||Low||Complete|
|White fabric (don't have quite enough in stock)||£13.50||Bought|
|Black trim for jacket||£2.90||Bought|
|Two black large belts||£10.00||Bought|
|Gold clips for belts||£2.95||Bought|
Jacket collar disaster and remake (Posted 1st June 2012)
The pattern I had been using for the jacket isn't one I had used before so I had no idea how it was going to look. Sadly, the collar is awful. It doesn't sit right and pulls on the neckline really badly. Test ran it on a mock up and it is definitely a fault in the pattern design. So I've design a new collar. Sadly, the old collar has messed up the neckline so I can't just attach the new collar. I'm going to have to remake the whole top half. Thankfully it comes in two halves and the sleeves are easy to rescue. Hopefully, it shouldn't take too long to remake.
Jacket Progress (Posted 31st March 2012)
Getting some progress done on the jacket. The top half is put together with the two pocket flaps (Oh! so many pocket flaps XD). The trim is being added as I go. I'm making adjustments as I go as currently I'm fluctuating quite a lot in weight. Thankfully, the pattern I had chosen is good at allowing me chances to adjust without slowing me down too much.
Rosary Complete (Posted 20th March 2012)
The completed rosary. I had completed it a while a go but haven't had chance to take pics of it until now.
This was an extremely low budget prop project as I didn't have much spare budget at the time. My previous rosary had broke and I didn't have much time to make a replacement. I am pleased with how it turned out. Might re-build it properly at a later date when I have more time to put into it. I would much prefer to have made it more detailed.
The center piece is made from a spare piece of Sintra/Foamlux PVC left over from Abel's armour. I shaped it using a Dremel multi-tool. I then added the details in craft foam. The necklace parts where made from a plastic tube that was cut into sections. Each piece then had Wonderflex added (left over from Abel's Pauldron) to create the right shape then Milliputt modeling putty finished each one. They were connected together with a strong piece of cord. The cross itself was made from thin pieces of Sintra with details added in light weight plastic sheeting. Gems finished the look. The whole piece was then sealed with a couple of layers of PVA glue mix (1:1 with water). Finally it was painted with dry brushing on gold over a black primer. It was then finished with acrylic varnish.
The whole piece took about four to five days to make.
The rosary continued (Posted 20th November 2011)
Nearly done on the rosary. Its no where near as detailed as I would have liked but very little time and budget it will have to do. I'm most likely to replace it at a later date when I have a better budget and time.
Armour Cuffs 3 (Posted 3rd October 2011)
Just finished the final touch ups on the cuffs and I'm pleased with how they turned out.
Now to work on the neck cuff and belt.
Armour Cuffs 2 (Posted 3rd October 2011)
Progress went well on these. Here is a pic showing the detail being added before painting. I used jewellery beads for the decoration. Velcro is added as a way to attach to the costume.
Armour cuffs 1 (Posted 29th September 2011)
Taking a break from sewing to start work on the armour cuffs.
I'm using my material of choice Sintra/foam PVC sheet. I've cut out two pieces with my Dremel and then shaped them to fit nicely on the jacket cuff. I used a heat gun to help with shaping. Once cooled I then sand them to give a smooth finish.
Then its decorating time.
Pic shows cut piece near the bottom that has yet to be shaped. Near it is the other piece that has been shaped ready for sanding. Next to that is the glass jar I use to help mould smaller pieces. I always use white as its easier to mark where I want the cut line to be.
Jacket started (Posted 27th September 2011)
My brother got hold of a really good jacket pattern in a sale that was a much better shape than the one I had so I'll combine both patterns together. Currently setting the pattern pieces ready to do a test run before cutting it out in the main fabric.
The rosary (Posted 11th June 2010)
Although this will be for all of my Abel costumes I'm going to be doing the WIP journal and pics here.
Started on the roasry while I wait for my brother to resupply my Armour matrieals for Cain/Sephiroth. I've made all the links individuallly out of plastic tubing. I have then added thin strips of Wonderflex which are then covered with Milliput.
I have now just finished cutting the centerpiece that sits near the top. It is made from Foamex PVC (Cintra). Even for its size I found it not to bad to cut. I cut it using my awesome Dremel multitool and then shaped the spikes with the sanding bit of my Dremel.
The next step is to re-build Lillith's cross. This might be fiddly due to the amount of detail on it. My old one is now falling apart (I'm not going to use fibre glass again for detailed prop work).
Once that is done its then painting and finishing.
(sorry for poor photo quality my camera is dying)
Gloves completed (Posted 21st June 2009)
The gloves are now completed. I ended up changing to the fabric gloves as hand embroidering leather proved to be tricker than I thought.
Mangaged to score some belt leather of my brother which hopefully will work for the over the sholder section of the belt.
The gloves of pretty (Posted 3rd June 2009)
Got the gloves and started on the applique on the back of them. Its tricky working in leather so I'm being very careful. I do have to keep stopping to re-moasture my hands as leather can really dry the hands out whilst working by hand. I hope to work on the belt next.
The rosary will hopefully be complete in the next couple of days. I'm finishing it for the artbook AX. I can then use it for any of his other outfits.