Black Waltz No:1 - Final Fantasy IX




ALMOST THERE! Need a fair few feathers for the wings, just ordered some more goose feathers *hopes they turn up in time!* they should do hopefully as they are from a UK seller. Luckily the 1st Waltzy has small wings so shouldn't be tooooooo difficult to get it all done in time.....

omg...i can't wait to get this finished!


Freyarule posted on 13 April, 2010 - 06:25

picklesofdoom posted on 13 April, 2010 - 20:31
Indeed it is :D and trust me to choose the more manly one ;)

GoldieNeko posted on 12 May, 2010 - 09:27
EEEEEEEEEEEE Can't wait to walk alongside my fellow waltz XD

timpey posted on 13 May, 2010 - 23:44
hehe awesome black waltz's are the best ^^

Feather-to-Earth posted on 29 August, 2010 - 14:49
Awwwwww i love the feathers!!!!! <3

Freyarule posted on 29 August, 2010 - 15:45
Those feathers are epic! and I know where you got them from :3 mwahahah

GoldieNeko posted on 29 August, 2010 - 18:56
XD Can't wait to stroke your feathers ;P Already looking awesome hun! *thumbs up*

ElegantAura posted on 30 August, 2010 - 20:54
Loving the feathers and the hat frame! i soo can't wait to see this ^_^

kitty posted on 2 September, 2010 - 15:56
I LOVE YOU!! awesome choice of costume :3

Freyarule posted on 2 September, 2010 - 16:43
HAAAAAAAAAAT 8D I want to touch it....

GoldieNeko posted on 4 September, 2010 - 10:38
You can do it! *thumbs up* handsewings a b*tch but it'll be worth it!

picklesofdoom posted on 6 September, 2010 - 20:20
HAHAHa. It is indeed! *cries at fingers* But the hat is nearly done now. Would have been completly finished today but ran out of thread for the last bit of it so need to get some more :(

Demented Kid posted on 6 September, 2010 - 20:33
You best be doing this for Sunday XD Looking kickass so far! I seriously cant wait to see more on this X3

Freyarule posted on 8 September, 2010 - 08:07
WHEEEEEEE! That hat is epic m'dear, well done :3

Feather-to-Earth posted on 9 September, 2010 - 15:01
Wooooooo the hat looks epic my chick!!! I might have to steal it <3 <3 <3

picklesofdoom posted on 9 September, 2010 - 19:13
hahah Thankies guys =^___^= just need to get on with everything else now O_O @D-Kid: Daww Thank you and never fear my lovely, I shall be a-wearing Waltzy for the Sunday :3 x x x x x

Demented Kid posted on 15 September, 2010 - 01:24
Schweeeeet~ I will have to catch a Photo with you for X3

Storme posted on 14 October, 2010 - 06:47
This looks like it's going to be truly epic! Looking forward to seeing it at Expo. :)

Demented Kid posted on 16 October, 2010 - 21:18
AMAZING! Absolutely AMAZING! I really cant wait to see!!!!!!!!!!!!

GoldieNeko posted on 17 October, 2010 - 08:40
XD Looking absolutely EPIC! Can't wait for Expo now am really physced! 8D

SlimDefinition posted on 18 October, 2010 - 16:42
Looking awesome there!

FuriePhoenix posted on 18 October, 2010 - 17:52
Looking great!!

picklesofdoom posted on 24 October, 2010 - 23:04
Thank yous guys! Can't wait to see you at Expo m'dears, not long to gooooooo! 8D

Emzone posted on 27 October, 2010 - 01:05
I'm sure you already know how excited I am to see this *w* Loving the progress!

Freyarule posted on 27 October, 2010 - 07:31

FairyPorchQueen posted on 27 October, 2010 - 15:16
Cant wait to se you and goldieneko!! costume is looking so so amazing

FusionRose posted on 27 October, 2010 - 16:01
This is amazing! =D Next time it snows you should get some pictures in the snow definetly =D Really looking forward to seeing this hun, progress looks incredible.

GoldieNeko posted on 28 October, 2010 - 11:02
*SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEE* Can't wait now! Ya Waltzie tis looking EPIC hun! I wantz da bellz 8D So pruddy and ya wings look FANTASTIC!

Loxes posted on 1 November, 2010 - 22:22
This was really awesome, well done

Freyarule posted on 15 November, 2010 - 09:34
Nyaaaan waltzi numero uno >w< LET US SUMMON THE SEABEAST TOGETHER D8<

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Progress Journal

28th October 2010


These babies are nearly done now. Just need teh back to do and to spray/darken off the lighter feathers so they blend in better. This will probably be the last progress entry from me so until Expo, good bye.

And just incase I don't see peeps at Expo, take care and have fun x x x x x x Pickles x x x x x x

24th October 2010


Wings have now got Elastic attached to get them to stay on my back. They&#039;re really light and quit sturdy. They do flap a tiny bit from the wire bouncing a little but is usually simiultainously that they do it and quite natural. 8D

I have also made Wing Flaps in the top, at the back. So I can wear these &quot;Underneath&quot; my costume :3 and it looks like they are growing straight out of my back =^___^=

Begun attaching feathers today too! WHOOPWHOOOP!

x x x ttfn x x x

19th October 2010


And theres ALOT more where that came from. All of various sizes. The great advantage of waltzy is that his wings are quite tatty so won&#039;t need to do much in the way of shaping and neatness.

I currently have:

60 Turkey Feathers 10-12 ins
96 Goose Feathers 6-8 ins
144 duck feathers 11cmx 1.5 cm aprox. These are diddy and i very much doubt I&#039;ll use alot of these but they are handy for the smaller area of the wings- I actually ordered these thinking they were alot bigger than what they were, my mistake or reading cm as inches....REMEMBER: check all your measurements before you comit to buy! (obvious or what...sorrry)

150-200 tinnny marabou feathers probs 1-3 ins

At the moment, i'mma sorting them out into lefts and rights then sooon i shall glue them on to the frame.....

19th October 2010


Whooop! Added teh material to the base today. I love extra strong double-sided tape. next stop, feathers 8D

16th October 2010


Tunic has been well and truly finished. Now just to focus on my wings...RAWREASHFDJGHFJKN...Hopefully I can get this done in time with just 2 weeks to go. I have all the materials to hand and have finished the main structure for them so just need to attach the feathers. :3

25th September 2010


:3 yup, made a start on the tunic pattern. Just need to sew it all together! Nearly there....SO EXCITED NOW. Also, first lot of feathers arrived (daww they is so fluffy and turquoisey bluuuue)

Will upload some piccie soooon? :3

23rd September 2010


Have been purchased...surprisingly all from Ebay, from the UK and reasonable cheap. I did check out other companies that have come highly recommended for wing making but the cost of getting the wings from them was extremely high. One site required a minimum of £50 ordering and the feathers I wanted, the min order was £130per Kg 1500 large feathers aprox. and the min KG order for the particular feathers was 2.5kg Certainly not bad price in the longrun but I couldn&#039;t afford that much up front niether did I wish to be left with THAT many feathers that I won&#039;t use after ordering. 3000 feathers be ALOT of feathers for the size of wings I am making. Yarr

18th September 2010


So hat is complete! YAY
and Snowflake trousers complete! DOUBLE YAY!

This is a verrrry good start. :3 Might even be completed BEFORE Expo! 8D

4th September 2010

Nearly There!

Gah...Handsewing hurts like hell...

Currently attaching the black fabric mask to the hat. Its on a wire frame too at the top and at the bottom and is being attached to the hat. Its just a pain in the arse to sew though as its going through 2 layers of the hat material and around the wire/black fabric lol

Will upload pics when its done. x x ttfn x x


2nd September 2010

Har frame

Here is a picture of the hat frame. After cutting and attaching the pieces together, I went round the edges with Black Wire tape which I had left over from Axel's Chakrams. It just helps protect from any sharp edges that I may have missed as well as make the joins an iddy-bit stronger.

2nd September 2010

Hat part deux

Hat Progress is going well. Will hopefully have it finished by the end of this week (Won&#039;t say I will definatly as if I do then it won&#039;t happen, lol.) but yes. All is good. The fabric for the top and brim has been cut out so is ready to sew and have twine/rope to tie up the top (and my legs together hurhurrhurr)...Gah not done much but so excited in getting this costume finished! :3

p.s Chicken wire is a bitch to work with sometimes. *cries*

31st August 2010


Made start on the costume yesterday. This is for the hat brim frame, beautifully modelled by my friend, Twon. Doesn&amp;#039;t look like much but then is not a bad start considering it was after a couple of glasses of wine. Its just made with wire atm but will be strengthened shortly, then the fabric sewn on over the top and attached to the centre piece. I plan to make the headmask and the hat as an all-in-one piece similar to how Quina was made only with less bubble wrap and more breathable, safe fabrics....LOL :3

More Progress to follow soon x x x ttfn x x x