5th May 2010: The next step so i worked on the skirt last night and made the base,
i used a double hem in to make it nice and tidy because i didnt want to use the evil overlocker but also didnt want to add an extra layer to the dress by putting a full sealed lining,
the first pic is a side snap and the second pig in the front shot before i added the tulle section, you can see just a little in the second pic that the back isnt that much longer than the front, i've left it this way so i can decide at my leisure what heels i want to wear and trim the front once i know where the skirt will meet the floor,
i've also stolen an idea from liz's wedding dress and am putting in a hook up point so i can keep the train out of the way whilst walking around expo
the third part is the built in underskirt, i'll still need to wear a hoop but it will be mich smaller that my previous dresses and a LOT less obvious
it has a cotton top section which meets a lower sinthetic inner at which point a single layer of still tulle is attached
for the time being i have put a 6" zip in the back of the skirt and have finished it neately from the inside, i've just put a line of stay stiching around the top to keep the skirt and underskirt together because i havent yet decided if i want to make it as an all in one dress or a 2 piece top and skirt, i'm sure i'll decide over the next few days as the whole thing comes together
for now..... sleeps!
4th May 2010: it begins ..... So I finaly decided on a wig... although I'm not entirely happy with it I think I've left it a bit late to be picky,
The colour is more or less what I wanted although a bit darker would have been preferable
I'll have to sort out the centre parting and brush a few waves into it (with the help of curlers I think)
And finaly its not as long as I would have prefered, the referance shows past elbow length and this wig is a lot shorter, I decided the shorter wig would be best as I can't guarentee what quality it is until it gets here and I don't really want to be stood round brushing it all day so it doesn't look like rat tails and I generaly find shorter wigs are easier to tame...
Well next job is the actual sewing part. (God help me!)
26th April 2010: making a start, So I bought my fabric this weekend after settling on a white dutchess satin that I managed to snap up for 5.99 a mtr and have drawn out the plan for how i'm going to make it and how I need to break it down and I just need to draw up the template for the patterning and do some dip-dying tests,
Still can't find a wig of a sutable type and am contemplating dying my own hair worse case
Cosplay Island is a news, portfolio and resource site for UK cosplayers. Join for free today, create your cosplay profile and share your photos with other cosplayers, or browse thousands of costumes by our members. Stay updated with all the latest news from the costuming world and cosplay events.