Soldier Blue - Terra E



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Another last-minute decision. It sort of went like this...

Me: fdskjfhsakl I organised a cosplay picnic and it's in eight days' time and I haven't decided on what to wear omgggg.
Housemate: You want to make a new one?
Me: Yessss. But there's no time to buy a wig so it'll have to be real hair or one of my existing wigs (which are all blond or white).
Housemate: How about Soldier Blue?
Me: Mmmmm...
Housemate: It's either him or Jomy.
Me: I'LL BE SOLDIER BLUE.

...so. Swirly cape. Space emo. Sparkles. FABULOUS. <3

Update (Oct 09) - tested the costume, noted things that need improving. Gonna do that and hopefully wear this to the October Expo on Saturday.

Comments

Sephirayne posted on 23 August, 2009 - 16:21
Love the character design. Can't wait to see progress. X

Cat_Cat posted on 27 August, 2009 - 22:23
Ah yes... metallic threads are an absolute NIGHTMARE to work with... Even with hand sewing they still manage to get all tangled and messed up :S But for the sake of Soldier Blue, you must prevail!!!! I shall support you spiritually~!!!! *waves a massive cheerleading banner*

Pez posted on 28 August, 2009 - 08:45
Sphirayne & Cat_Cat > Thank you! Ahhhh yeah hate metallic threads. ;; And metallic materials in general. This costume is so much fail. T_T But I'll post pictures anyway so we can all have a laugh. XDb

Jacobar posted on 1 September, 2009 - 08:05
This costume was AWESOME! It was well done and... AWESOME! I loved it!

Manjou posted on 1 September, 2009 - 09:14
HELL YES! I love Terra, great job ^_^

Pez posted on 1 September, 2009 - 12:39
Jacobar > Thanks :))))) Cape-swishing for the win! But you still can't have my gloves. XD Manjou > Thank you very much! ^_^

Kan-chan posted on 1 September, 2009 - 23:51
OMIGOSH i never thought i'd EVER see this cosplay. It is so awesome! It looks really good, too. I really wanted to do Jomy at some point!

Pez posted on 9 September, 2009 - 12:59
Kan-chan > Thanks! XD It's still in progress, there are lots of bits I need to improve on. Do it! There aren't many Terra E cosplays around, that needs to be fixed!

Sephirayne posted on 12 October, 2009 - 13:41
Wow! You look great in the photo. Yes Metalic threads are evil. Discovered this with my Abel outfits. XX

Amy-Lou posted on 25 October, 2009 - 09:35
I'm glad you still decided to wear it to Expo. Really great cosplay :)

Pez posted on 26 October, 2009 - 13:41
Amy-Lou > Thank you! The lack of wig was a bit of an annoyance initially but I'm glad I wore it and I forgot about the hair problem quite quickly. XD It was still loads of fun! :D

Pez posted on 26 October, 2009 - 13:46
Sephirayne > Thank you! I'm so glad I got to take a pic with your Abel on Saturday. And thanks for telling me about the silver threads thing, next time I think I'll try to use grey ones too and see what happens!

WhiteWraith posted on 21 December, 2012 - 10:38
Amazing costume :)

Progress Journal

24th October 2009

Oct 09 Expo (Sat)

Uh, so the wig got stuck in the post strike, and I didn't have time to make the headset, but I went ahead and wore it to the Expo anyway. XD; Wasn't too bad, still got recognised. Space opera ftw?

26th August 2009

I officially hate this costume

I do.

24th August 2009

Oh, crap

I've never worked with metallic threads before - and never will again. The sewing machine hates it. Tried changing tension and various other things, but it just kept throwing hissy fits and the thread unravels and snares and snaps and catches on things etc. The needle snapped twice. The end results looks like I've been sewing blindfolded, or whilst drunk. As soon as I switched back to normal thread, I could hear the sewing machine's sigh of relief when I stepped on the foot pedal ('ah, cotton...' it says). Seriously, never again.

Also, what possessed me to use silvery material for the patterns on the jacket? It's ended up looking tacky. This is what I get for hurrying things and not planning it out properly. But I will get this done before next Monday, that's for sure.

Urgh, metallic-looking fabrics and threads. NEVER AGAIN.