14th March 2022: 4. The blue portion at the front was the greatest sticking point for the costume because, while I could have made a stencil and painted the triangle design, had it printed or something, I really wanted it to be properly shiny and iridescent. When I first planned this costume many years ago I was stuck since there's seemingly no metallic fabric similar enough and creating it by hand would involve cutting out and attaching far too many triangles individually. Having filed this project idea away, I somehow came back to it and realised heat transfer vinyl might be a solution. Definitely inspiration from many cosplayers and their Cricuts! Although it was tedious, since I only needed to cover a relatively small area and it's simply straight lines, I just sliced it up by hand with a ruler and dual craft knife (i.e. two strapped together to make the parallel cuts). As a lockdown project it made sense; probably not so much in any other context.