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Victor Nikiforov (Stammi Vichino FS) - Yuri!!! on Ice

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Well over a hundred hours were spent on putting this outfit together - progress journals and photos to come soon!

ballet shoes posted on 24 December, 2016 - 12:30
Your hair/ make up test is fantastic!! It's nice to see a skating Viktor in the works, I look forward to seeing the finished costume. I have an Eros Yuri planned for next year :)

InfiniteJester posted on 28 December, 2016 - 18:05
Thank you! :) I'll have to look our for your Yuri!

White Tigress posted on 26 February, 2017 - 03:09
This looks gorgeous!!!!

InfiniteJester posted on 28 February, 2017 - 21:14
Thank you so much! :)

White Tigress posted on 1 March, 2017 - 01:22
When do you plan to wear this? I will be starting Allegro Yurio when all the fabrics arrive :D

InfiniteJester posted on 1 March, 2017 - 15:58
I saw! The Allegro costume is a beautiful one - shall definitely have to find you for a pic when you do it! I'm actually wearing this at a con this weekend but will likely be rewearing at some other cons throughout the year - haven't quite decided which ones yet but May expo and potentially Kita are possibilities!

CrystalNeko posted on 5 June, 2017 - 12:46
You don't know how much I loooooove you and Ellen in these outfits! They're just so perfect and match together so well! The fit and fabric choices came out amazingly <3

InfiniteJester posted on 7 June, 2017 - 19:33
Aww thank you so much <3

Amy-Lou posted on 26 June, 2017 - 22:50
So fantastically spangly! You've done a wonderful job :D

InfiniteJester posted on 27 June, 2017 - 21:15
Thank you!

11th June 2017

Journal 4 - End of January

The trousers were the next part - I experiemented with some mockups using the Jalie skating trouser patterns but as I was going for a little different look (the patterns have a front zip and belt whereas Victor's has no discernable fastenings), I ended up using elements of this and merging it with another pattern for tight fitting trousers. After researching, I discovered that ponte roma is the ideal sort of fabric for basic skate trousers and this is what I used to make the trousers. They were actually pretty easy to make once you got your head around the stretchy fabrics! The only issue I had was when I tried to fit an invisible zip up the side for closure. The fabric HATED the zip and wouldn't sew it in neatly at all so in the end I skipped the zip entirely and made them as pull on trousers. There is thankfully just enough stretch in the ponteroma (and in the waistband I used a stretch interfacing) to pull them on and off and still have them fit reasonably skin tight! Due to them being so fitted though it's definitely required to wear control pants underneath, just to get a smooth line from my hip to my legs - damn those womanly curves! Overall though, these were pretty quick and easy to make once the fitting was worked out and I managed to make another backup pair in a few hours after the con!

11th May 2017

Journal 3 - January 2017

After I'd bought the fabrics and made mockups I set about making the undershirt. This proved awkward to fit due to the stretch satin being pretty delicate. I've since remade this shirt in a black sateen and included darts for better fitting - originally I hadn't put any the shirt as the Jalie pattern didn't call for it and you can't see them under the jacket anyway. I debated open chest binding as Victor's shirt opens quite low in the anime but when trialling this with the finished jacket, the proportions worked better when wearing a binder as his shirt opening finishes before the first jacket clasp and to go any lower than I did would have meant going past this point. The shirt is by no means brilliant but for a first go with this type of fabric it was okay and didn't fit badly - it's unfortunate the invisible zip caused some puckers where it pulled at the fabric but lesson learned! (Bottom hem is only pinned in this photo)

11th May 2017

Journal 2 - December 2016 /January 2017

Next was testing the fabrics and finding which ones to use for this project. I decided to go with a stretch satin for the shirt as this was what was noted in the official concept art - it was a bit of a pain to sew with though as it was pretty delicate and puckered badly on the zip so I've since remade this in a sateen which also gives a nicer end finish. The trousers were made with a ponte roma fabric which is a really nice fabric to work with (although as I found out, it HATES invisible zips). The jacket was the hardest part to find fabrics for colour-wise - I had decided that I didn't want to just make it from chiffon but layer the chiffon over a base so that the whole outfit would have more structure and durability. I wasn't confident with gradient dying either so i decided to get the two tone effect on the top half and right arm through changing the colour of the underlay fabric. I was pretty worried at the time about trying this technique as every other costume I'd seen before now had only used a chiffon but I wanted to create an end result I'd be happy with and so I decided to take some artistic license and go with my idea. I bought a bridal satin in red and white for the base fabric, which was then lining with a purple taffeta. For the chiffon overlay, I originally had bought a red but this proved to be not so good shade-wise when layered over the satin and so by luck my Yuri found a purple catrionic chiffon which perfectly matched another which was found in the fabric shop and gave a really nice look when layered over the satin.

11th May 2017

Journal 1 - December 2016

I started by ordering some official Jalie skate patterns which I adjusted for making the shirt and trousers. I really wanted to make them at least semi accurate but as I ended up buying a two stretch satin for the shirt, I altered this a little. The Jalie patterns also called for press stud closures on the shirt but Victor's is a different style so I opted for an invisible zip. First time putting one of those in but thankfully it wasn't as difficult as it looked! Photo shows the mockup I made first - originally I was going to make the shirt as a leotard with snap closures at the bottom which is how official skating shirts are but the lack of a four way stretch in the fabric really inhibited this so I decided to just leave it as a standard shirt tucked in. At this point I also started to practice sewing with chiffon as I've never tried before - it thankfully was not as scary as expected when working carefully and I practiced french seams for this, although didn't end up having to use this technique in the actual jacket.

7th May 2017

Late journals are late

So, while I did document the whole process of making this costume in photo form every step of the way, I never actually did proper journals on here so I'll be updating on here very soon with the pics and the making timeline. I think it took me about two months to make in all (including mockups, the shirt and trousers) which was quicker than I expected but it was a very intensive project, with lots of elements I'd never worked with before. I was so proud of the end result though and it's definitely my favourite costume to date!



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