6th April 2010: Hat, further The hat is now complete except for the cannonballs (ping pong balls are ready to be painted and glued, sah!). And actually, bar a single straight line of stitching and one or two optional decorative bits, it's pretty much done as a whole :)
The feathers in the hat mean I have a turning circle of approximately 6 feet...
15th March 2010: Colossal hat! The hat is now complete, bar decoration and weaponry. I think it wins the award for being the largest and most ridiculous hat I've ever constructed, and I have the odd bizarre hat in my portfolio already!
I tried to make it from scratch, but it wasn't working out, so I bought a Leg Avenue pirate hat, extended it with funky foam, and covered the whole thing in the red fabric, sealing the edges with bias binding. I will probably need to slightly alter the sword configuration to prevent it being overbalanced on one side, but priority on the hat is obviously the MOTHERLOVIN' HAT CANNON.
Next up: buying loads of decorative shiz and making everything blingin'.
1st March 2010: Arrr......gh Made really good progress on the jacket thus far, just a few bits and pieces to finish off there. But I've hit a major bugbear with the velvet/velour I'm using for the cape and underskirt. It frays like a b**** and seems to shift around when I sew it (probably because it's quite a deep pile). I got pretty frustrated with it and threw the whole lot into a bag - now I need to unpick a load of bias and try again with something to stop the fraying.
Cotton velvet doesn't do this >_>
Sephirayne - 2nd March 2010
That is such a cool character design. Can't wait to see it.
Anonymous - 22nd April 2010
You looked geogous in this, and the hat cannon was amazing.
Amy-Lou - 22nd April 2010
You beat Dez' design! Incredible work, especially on that hat, I nearly exploded with glee when you actually pulled the sword out of the hat!
Sephirayne - 23rd April 2010
This was awesome to see in person. The hat was so epic.
perfectly_purple - 23rd April 2010
Canon Hat! OMG I want hat equipped with a canon.
The rest of the costume looks fab too! ^_^
Anonymous - 26th April 2010
Brilliant costume - love the materials you used. And that HAT! Amazing.
Ilpala - 26th April 2010
This came out lovely, expecialy loved the materials you used.
Dissapointed I couldnt come over and have a good look at the brawlers in the masquerade que
Angelphie - 2nd May 2010
This is amazing! It would get a bit out of hand if I listed everything I love about it, but I especially like your choice of red fabric, the feathers and HAT, of course. The detail you put in was stunning.
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