Lady Subaru - .hack//Sign



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I immediately fell in love with her outfit when first I saw her ^_^

After becoming friends with FishyFins at KitaCon 09 we both plan to be Crim and Subaru sometime. Because of that I need to ensure that the construction this time will need be extra extra extra special so im gonna start early to ensure that Subie will actually turnout well.

In a nearby town I have found some lovely blue fabric, exactly the same shade of blue as the fabric of my previous Subaru cosplay, but half the price and at least twice as thick :D Im using very pale blue duchess satin if you are wondering.


Feels like I have been working on this cosplay forever ;_; I really want to get her finished as soon as possible so I can move onto other projects. I know I have months and months to get her done but either way that gives me time to fix bits and pieces later on as the con nears. I promised friends Ill be in the masq so I cant let anyone down!

I NEVER wanna put a needle to this again >< Just thinking about how much time I put into this gives me a headache. Gonna get a better wig when If rewear.


Comments

ryaoki posted on 23 April, 2008 - 11:55
wow this looks mega cool i like the aqua blue colour

stripey_dani posted on 23 April, 2008 - 14:53
I LOVE this costume! I havent even seen .hack, but I love the wigs 8D

goodbyeworld posted on 19 February, 2009 - 20:17
Awh I wish I knew someone was being Subaru! I would've put together a Tsukasa cosplay! I can't wait to see this! I'll try and find you for photos ^^

MoonLily posted on 15 May, 2009 - 12:37
Ooooh I adore Subaru, i'd love to see some photos of this costume! ^^ I must've missed you at kita, but i'll make sure to catch you if you rewear. O_~

Kaka Extreme posted on 27 June, 2009 - 19:14
shes one of my fav .hack characters! and damn im looking forward to seeing some picture!!! 83

SephNoir posted on 24 January, 2010 - 20:55
Yay more .hack! We're doing Sanjuro and Hotaru for Kita too so we'll no doubt track you down for photos!

LaLa_LuLu posted on 6 July, 2010 - 18:11
oh i love Subaru good luck with the costume ^^

SmexyAlchemist posted on 18 July, 2010 - 23:53
awesome! was hoping for more .hack cosplays at next kita!

White Tigress posted on 4 October, 2010 - 14:33
Thanks everyone, these comments mean much to me <3 I'll do my best to do her justice this time :D I'll consider to sign up for the masquerade right away if things go to plan so you all can see.

Lisu-chan posted on 5 November, 2010 - 21:47
Aw yeah! Subaru! I always loved her design so much. I'm sure you'll pull her off really well! ^_^

To-Do List

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Progress Journal

30th March 2011

BITCH IS COMPLETE!!!

The wig will need the fringe to be cut but other than that It is all finished ^^

I'll sort the wig out when theres good natural lighting.

30th March 2011

Wings and harness

COMPLETE!!!

Theres elastic behind the shoulderpuffs to keep them on my shoulders so I slipped the wings in between so the puffs act as a harness and the harness keeks the puffs in place :D killed 2 birds with 1 stone here *happydance*

27th March 2011

Shoulder puffs

Finished!

Might need to put some elastic across the back to keep them on the shoulders ^^

26th March 2011

Top complete

*cries*

Its finally over!!!

1 shoulder puff down! Gonna take a break now and read the latest chapter of Deadman Wonderland!!!

-Extend back of the apron
-Add harness to wings
-Style wig

22nd March 2011

Skirt complete

Will need ironing.

-Extend the shoulders
-Extend back of the apron
-Complete top when sewing machine behaves
-Add harness to wings
-Style wig

24th February 2011

Skirt progress 70%

Hello Tsuna! :D

Heres a bit more of the apron which is done months ago. Not fond of the paintwork but it looks good from a distance I guess.

The blue is actually 2 skirts made and sewn together. Need to shorten the outer one to align with the purple apron :S

24th January 2011

Boots-update

Won!
And made a band for the top. Needs a ring for the back.

16th January 2011

Boots

*stares at the ebay countdown til I get them*

I have a dark pair of stilettos so for now I better practice walking in them as its been a while since I last wore them XD

12th January 2011

Wig

JUST ORDERED FUCK YEAH!!!

40% off :p Hope its as good as pictured as its unbelievably cheap. The rest of the shop looks gorgeous so hopes are pretty good :)

22nd August 2010

Shoulder poofiness

Im getting there with the shoulder puffs :D

I started by cutting out 2 hexagon shapes as pattens and basically sewn them to go around the shoulder/underarms and also gathered them to begin 'poofing' them. Then I got the original scrap of fabric that I used to work on the original patten and created another duplicate of the 'scrap' to turn it into a pouch which I simply put in some gathered tulle to make some sort of shoulder pad to give it support and generally make it look better.

I need to cut out some more so the puffs extend to my shoulder better so they wont keep slipping. May either use sock glue and/or elastic to keep it upright. I might actually put a strap between the puffs across my back for the wings or something. We'll see how it goes :D

12th August 2010

SLEEVES ARE DONE!!! :D

Made them nice and poofy :3

Thanks Lulu Rose for the tip on gathering in the 'Pet peeve' thread :) Made it easier to make it 'poof' out like that without having to try and attach elastic around the wrists. The pink around the wrists are just some leftover bias tape I folded and sewn over. It was a bitch to align over so I did a fair bit of unpicking and resewing.

Im happy with the result ^^ Might fix it later but I want to sort the shoulder puffs now ^^ Gonna be a biatch to do methinks ^^

29th July 2010

Apron part 3

The top and the bottom are sewn together now. The back needs extending and I still have to find some purple scrap duchess satin. I have loads somewhere.

4th June 2010

Top is looking good!

It is all hemmed now and straps for the top are made. I tried sewing them on but the sewing machine seems a little tired so I decided to call it a day I also had to during that time make some straps for the England flag dad brought today.

I tried it on. I was a little 'eeek!' at that it shows more stomach than I intended but despite that I am very pleased with the results. It should look better and less slutty once I dart it at the bottom to make it curve to my body better.

16th May 2010

Top progress

After giving up half way through ANOTHER failed attempt at the top and a long break from sewing I got some more duchess satin out of the blue and got some anti-staic linin to create a patten on so I wont waste any more of the gorgeous duchess ;_;

I decided to go simple. Got an old t-shirt and made a rough drawing of the top so it would fit my body. I cut it out and used that patten for the linin and played around with the shape. It seems promising so once I find the pins im gonna see if that works on the duchess and if its all good then I&#039;ll get the top out of the way XD

As for the apron I have done the fabric paint stuff but I plan to redo the top bit of the overall apron and cut it off and reattach to it to shape it better to make it more accurate. This will make it easier to put the pink ribbon on using hemming tape :D

24th January 2010

Collar

Annoying b***h is done!

After 2 hours of screaming, yelling and ranting I got the collar complete. It wasnt difficult, its just annoying getting the size right and neatly using hemming tape to put the bias tape on. Not the neatest thing in the world but one its worn all the not so neat parts seem to disappear so its not so bad. 1 layer of duchess satin wasn't enough to keep it neat and sturdy alone so 2 layers were used. Hemming tape was used to put both layers together and theres lots of strips of it between both layers for added sturdiness.

29th November 2009

Wings

Almost done! Just need to figure out the harness when the rest of the cosstume is done. Maybe a bit more but that should be it.

28th June 2009

New beginnings

There are soooo many advantages and disadvantages of the new fabric.

Advantages
Cheaper and easier to buy.
Twice the thickness-less likely to be torn or damaged.
Easier to work with-doesnt move around as much while cutting.
The cosplay may actually turn out better due to the sturdiness.

However...
The thickness makes it much harder to poof out as easily and beautifully. Might need something like wire to allow it spread out.
It's also hotter DX.

As for making the cosplay itself I already made 1 shoulder, 1 sleeve and cut out the patten for the top (with plenty of space on the bottom to ensure that proportions are ok then I finish it). Although I used my own, almost 'complicatingly professinal' patten of making it Im not too happy with the shoulder puff as I made it too small AGGGHHHH!!!!!! The sleeve is a little tight but wearable :) Might get some ribbon and actually sew it on the wristband to ensure it stays in place, especially since I might need to stitch parts of that area to ensure its stays poofy.

I used a rather simple yet stress free method to create the top proportions for the top. I used an old coathanger and played around with it until it had the right shape to my chest. I used it as some sort of stencial/template on the fabric later that evening to quickly create the shape I want :) I need some sort of sturdy wiring so I can use it as a frame as I want to avoid using troupe tape as my 'lifeline' this time around. For the back of the top Im going to use the ring that was used for my prevoius Subaru.

Im gonna wait until after my birthday to start dieting XD Thats only in like 3 weeks away.