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Amecon: Warwick campus photo map

With 3 weeks to go until AmeCon we hope everyone's costumes are going well! But for those who want to spend some time procrastinating & planning shoots instead of sewing, we've dug out the photo map that ManyLemons made us a few years back! There may be a few venue changes since then, but a lot of the campus is similar, we hope it provides some inspiration~ Good luck to everyone sewing & to the committee in the final weeks of prep ❤️ >>

Best of luck to ECG Team UK!

Wishing the best of luck to ECG Team UK, heading out to Paris today in prep for season 8 of the European Cosplay Gathering at Japan Expo! If you haven't already, go give the team page & their personal pages some love and encouragement for the finals - Parallel Works Cosplay, Dewnor Cosplay and Kyokyo Cosplays. >>

 

Recent Progress Journals

Belt

White Tigress

Used my old Ladybug belt and took all the pearls off and replaced them with Pearly Worbla coins. Earring is also made in the process but will need some gold spraypaint for the finish :)

It's happening!!!!

White Tigress

The scarf fabric arrived yesterday and has already been prewashed but I realised today that despite my huge hoards of thread accumulated other the years I don't have any that is dark enough purple >.> Kinda annoyed as that was the plan today. The suit arrived today and I am quite happy with it considering it was the cheapest and due to be the quickest to arrive. It is a scoop neck with no zipper (thank god!!!! :O) but its loose on the shoulders and the neckline is lower than I wish so some minor alterations are needed. Thankfully these parts will be covered by the scarf and armor anyway so any cock ups should be hidden :D The legs are long so depending now I feel I might make it footed so shoes wont ruin the effects and get in the way of the leg armor :)

Sash

Angelphie

Badly in need of ironing, but complete!

The lilac fabric is cotton from Minerva Crafts as it happened to be the right colour, it’s not really the ideal weight but other lilac fabrics I found which draped better weren’t opaque enough (and dyeing the silk scarf was enough, I wasn't keen enough to dye the lilac too!) I only had a metre of it which was just enough so I experimented with some spare fabric first to drape the sash and figure out how I was going to make the bow. The bow is assembled from a bunch of separate pieces which I gathered to create the right effect and also padded out with some wadding. It all took a lot of hand sewing. I sewed on one end of the pink scarf I’d dyed to form the tail of the bow and sewed the rest of the scarf along the hem of the sash. It attaches to the dress with snaps.

I bought the gold chain on Etsy, it’s partially hand sewn in place, but isn’t behaving quite how I’d like so I may need to revisit it. Finding the red bicone beads was challenging (another Etsy find). They’re strung together using head pins and some thin gold chain and jump rings I had spare. I also used masking tape and gold acrylic to carefully paint the lines on them. The round green beads were more readily available (on Amazon) along with end caps for them (Ebay)

Sash

Angelphie

My starting point was the fringed sash since I knew I’d have to find an existing scarf or dye fringe to match fabric. I found Dharma Trading sold affordable plain silk scarves with fringe so I ordered one along with some of their magenta acid dye. It was all cheap enough that I wasn’t in danger of customs charges so I didn’t mind ordering from the US. Being able to dye it myself was actually ideal too since it let me attempt a gradient.

 

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Vergil from Devil May Cry 3

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Chatter

Advice on Face Paint & Sweat
Started by Mr. Sat-Ash (updated 6th July 2018)
Amecon 2018 3
Cosplays for Amecon?
Started by CrystalNeko (updated 5th July 2018)
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Costumes You Are Working On
Started by RetroRobby (updated 17th June 2018) 17
Sunnycon Cosplays!
Started by Littlerascal92 (updated 18th May 2018)
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