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ECG 2019 Representatives selected!

Congratulations to our new UK ECG reps who were selected at yesterday's qualifier at EGX! Helen Alice Cosplay took the solo spot for her Apprentice Witch from Sakizou, with CrystalNeko and TheStarlightFairy taking the group spot with Sakura and Tomoyo from Card Captor Sakura. >>

Site update: Progress Journals

Along with a few visual changes, we've done the first in a series of migrations today, moving journals to a new system! While this is to make things easier for a complete site upgrade, there are a few things it's improved immediately for you guys; 1) Images that are exceedingly narrow or wide will no longer appear fuzzy in the thumbnail preview 2) You can now edit any image that you've added a journal, either swap it for a new one or remove it completely, without having to delete the journal. Thanks for your patience! >>

 

Recent Progress Journals

Suit

Angelphie

I didn't take many progress photos for this costume unfortunately since I was initially rushing to try to finish it for Nine Worlds, but have this one taken just before I attached the sleeves.

Gloves and Bootcovers

Angelphie

All snaps in, I just had all the fiddly aspects of the gloves to finish up at this stage.

Snaps

Angelphie

My snap production line for the gloves and boots. I didn’t want to sew on buttons all over this costume and I also don’t like how shank buttons tend to look when they’re only decorative – they don’t sit properly – so I bought a heap of gold snaps on ebay and just set in the top halves.

All the lycra on the costume has its shiniest side facing outwards, but for a slight contrast on the plackets I used the more matte reverse. To create the appearance of the button fastenings, I bought some red elastic and sewed on short lengths along the (interfaced) placket section, glued the other ends to gold snaps and set them in.

Boots

Angelphie

I patterned out a cover with some spare lycra, it just has simple centre front and back seams with the placket being the only complexity. The covers are hot glued to the inside of the boots and as they go over the soles of the boots, I glued on some stick-on shoe soles.

 

Weekly Costume Showcase

Celebi from Pokemon

Littlerascal92


Each week we highlight a fantastic costume that has been nominated by the community. Check out their profile and give them some love!


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Chatter

Costumes You Are Working On
Started by RetroRobby (updated 11th September 2018) 19
Advice on Face Paint & Sweat
Started by Mr. Sat-Ash (updated 22nd August 2018) 4
Old School but excited!
Started by shewolfxterminater@hotmail.com (updated 24th July 2018)
MCM Manchester Comic Con 2018 0
Cosplays for Amecon?
Started by CrystalNeko (updated 5th July 2018)
Amecon 2018 23
 

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