Star Saphire (Carol Ferris) - Green Lantern





Lots needed to be done incl some experiments with moulding a full front body panel. Since making the breastplate for Toyah costume I am thinking I might be able to pull this off...

This is not going to be finished in time for KitaCon.

Put back to some future date...


k4tt posted on 7 May, 2010 - 09:09
Awesome!! Shame I'm not going to the Comic Con, but still can't wait to see how you get on with this.

Ranma1-2 posted on 7 May, 2010 - 10:06
Well I am gonna try my best for LFCC, but there's a lot to do..

Fables posted on 7 May, 2010 - 10:49
I'm really, really REALLY hoping you get this done in time! You're gonna look amazing @__@

Ranma1-2 posted on 7 May, 2010 - 11:55
Aww thank you Faye, ^_^ Is Power Girl still on, or is the Violet Ring calling you too? :)

Fables posted on 7 May, 2010 - 14:05
The violet ring DID call, but I feel me and Power Girl have a special connection that I just can't refuse :P So once I feel more confident, I reckon I'm gonna give Star Sapphire Wonder Woman a Go :P PS Luke says we have a spare ring, if you wanted one?

Ranma1-2 posted on 7 May, 2010 - 15:02
Ok Power girl it is then ^_^ I think you're gonna be Fab as her. I'm looking forward to meeting up with everyone this time. Ou spare ring you say..If it has the lantern symbol I wouldn't want to spoil it though - I'll have a go at making a Star Saphire one..I have a little star gem off a toy ring that I can use. If I dont get my ring finished in time maybe I could borrow your spare one on the day as a stand in??

Bambi. posted on 7 May, 2010 - 15:15
Hopefully I'll be around to see this in person =D You're gonna look stunning suga!!

Captain_Marvelous posted on 7 May, 2010 - 15:40
This is the big one :) really know your gonna look radical! shame im not doing Hal Jordan XD I only have his Fighter pilot costume :( I will most likely be Captain Marvel!

Captain_Marvelous posted on 7 May, 2010 - 15:42
Oh also she means an actual Star Sapphire ring :) we have one spare :P if you dont get one made in time, its a replica of the one she actually wears in the comic book XD

Ranma1-2 posted on 7 May, 2010 - 15:48
Oh you guys have such great faith :P I'll do a mock up test sometime after Expo to see if I can make this work. But I LOVE this colour. I think I've seen exactly the right streatch lycra for it too. :)

Ranma1-2 posted on 7 May, 2010 - 18:20
Ok I found a pic of the Star Saphire ring... just uploading it.

Anonymous posted on 7 May, 2010 - 18:37
Woww this is so sexy! :D You'll look amazing!

Ranma1-2 posted on 7 May, 2010 - 21:27
Thanks miiol. :)

Captain_Marvelous posted on 7 May, 2010 - 21:35
Are you gonna have a crack at the lantern? it looks sooo easy and fun to make! :)

Ranma1-2 posted on 7 May, 2010 - 21:54
Oh definitely yes, I want somethin to carry around and hold up for pic requests. :P You've got me all fired up for this now.

Captain_Marvelous posted on 7 May, 2010 - 21:56
"for those alone in blackest night" :) let those words burn into your heart and make the hell out of this!!! :) the lantern should be really simple even to make it glow O_O poundshop have these great camping lanterns in XD

Ranma1-2 posted on 7 May, 2010 - 22:02
Ahhh thanks for the heads up. Shall take a peek in there tommorrow. :)

Ranma1-2 posted on 8 May, 2010 - 13:58
:/ struck out in all my cheap pound shops. I did see some plastic bowls that are good shapes if I have to make it from scratch..

Captain_Marvelous posted on 8 May, 2010 - 23:38
Agh fuck thats harsh I went today and unfortunatly I didnt buy one quick enough so I struck out to O_O might have to get a more expensive one XD we have home bargains though :P the globe usually is the most expensive part, its tupperwear that is the best bet with it, it takes shape so quickly, my whole lantern took 2 hours XD cant wait to see yours!

Ranma1-2 posted on 8 May, 2010 - 23:57
I was thinking, a hamster ball might also work if I fill in the slots. A trip to the pet shop is called for - they have loads of usefull plastic pet toys..

Captain_Marvelous posted on 9 May, 2010 - 00:02
yeah :) tbh it sucks you cant find a cheap kids globe at a staionary shop, it would save you the trouble of filling the slots in and getting it to look smoothe plus it would probably cost the same :P let me know how you get on XD :) I've started making the white one lol

Captain_Marvelous posted on 10 May, 2010 - 20:09
Its alot of money parhaps but a great reference for the actual ring! this is the one we have but its not see through resin like this one.

Ranma1-2 posted on 10 May, 2010 - 21:36
Thank Ryuk. I want to try making one more like a signet ring like the ref pic, it looks more 'Girly', and I have a little plastic gem already that is star shaped. :)

KhaosKreator posted on 27 May, 2010 - 22:38
: D

Ranma1-2 posted on 27 May, 2010 - 22:44
Tab.. Yeah ;) ..IF I can pull it off! XD

Captain_Marvelous posted on 27 May, 2010 - 22:56
Whats all this If? XD

Ranma1-2 posted on 28 May, 2010 - 06:36
Well the front panel is experimental - if I cant make it look decent the whole costume fails. :I

Captain_Marvelous posted on 28 May, 2010 - 08:54
I know I was just being a silly :P we are all rooting for you ^.- but you will look just as good in catwoman! :P

No thanks posted on 15 June, 2010 - 00:25
Oh which one is it your doing, Thighs on show or not? Ah! I can't wait to see some progress on this sweetheart!<3

Ranma1-2 posted on 15 June, 2010 - 16:19
Ummm I will have to see as this progresses hun. I was thinking I should go for the full catsuit version..the bare thighs version means my a$$ would also be on show a lil, cuz the costume has very high cut legs. If I was a girl I would have no doubts, but since this is a crossplay it is a lot more demanding..more than you will ever know in fact. XD Also I will have to see how much the lycra material 'shows'. If I can pull this off it would be 'incredible' crossplay. :P If I can't make it work though be prepared for the backup cosplay instead - that is, Catwoman Purple DC Comic version.. Either way I want Piccies with ya this time! ..and a big hug. ^_^

Captain_Marvelous posted on 15 June, 2010 - 18:30
Hey I just messaged you but forgot a point that Faye brought up, the good thing about the Wet Look Magenta is that the common misconception with the suit is that it shines in the light, it actually glistenes as the suits are constructed entities themselves. The wet look I think will acheive this :)

Ranma1-2 posted on 15 June, 2010 - 23:36
Ohhhh, thanks for that. ^_^ Looks like wet look Magenta it is then. :)

Inuyoku posted on 16 June, 2010 - 12:15
that material is HOT! I hope you get in done in time would look awesome! x

Ranma1-2 posted on 16 June, 2010 - 13:11
Thanks Inuyoku ^_^ glad you like the material too. Just working on the important bits no one sees underneath the costume at the mo - which are so important to make this crossplay work. Tight lycra costumes are the most difficult to 'hide' in, and any tell tale bulge will just ruin this cosplay. But after lots of trial and error I now have a secret method which is looking quite convincing. :p Sorry no gory details. But I think people will be puzzling over how exactly I've done it. Cant wait to test drive it in a tight costume. If Star Saphire doesnt get finished in time my fallback plan is to wear my Classic Catwoman costume. But I'm gonna try my best to get Star Saphire ready in time.. :)

GraceyDarling posted on 17 June, 2010 - 08:57
Your going to look awesome! That fabric is lovely =) How are you going about the headpiece for it, i was thinking foamies for mine? Im really nervous about this costume, going for the leotard style one aswell =\ skin coloured tights will hopefully be my saviour! i think you will definatly pull her off well, look forward to seeing it xxx

Ranma1-2 posted on 17 June, 2010 - 10:11
Gracey - For the headpiece my plan is to laminate (white glue) two cardboard cutouts which will mould to my face shape whilst the glue is drying. I did it for my Classic comic Catwoman face mask and it worked brilliantly. If an elastic headband and hair grips can hold the completed headpiece on securly then I will glue felt on the inside for comfort. If the elastic headband idea doesnt work I will resort to glueing it on! Thats how I did my Poison Ivy eyebrows. They stayed put all might with just white glue. But I might checkout the proper 'pros aide' theatrical glue since I will need it to attatch my Darth Maul horns when I do him in Oct.

Captain_Marvelous posted on 23 June, 2010 - 23:22
Your gonna kick yourself as we have a Hal Jordan for the group :P

Ranma1-2 posted on 24 June, 2010 - 10:04
You really want to see this dont you? :P I'm working on it.. but theres a lot to do.

Captain_Marvelous posted on 25 June, 2010 - 12:24
Ive been a DC comics fan for 21 years and a costumer for 8 of course I wanna see it

Ranma1-2 posted on 25 June, 2010 - 14:38
I saw an awesome Star Saphire cosplay on a Heroes website somewhere..cant seem to find her again. :S

Captain_Marvelous posted on 25 June, 2010 - 21:44
If you want the links to the ones I showed you again let me know ^.^

Ranma1-2 posted on 29 June, 2010 - 10:18
Nawww - looks like I can't get to LFCC this year after all. T-T I will still carry on with the costume though. Might be my Saturday cosplay for October Expo now.

Bambi. posted on 29 June, 2010 - 11:59
Noooooo =( I can't believe you're not coming *hugs*

Ranma1-2 posted on 29 June, 2010 - 12:19
I knows.. T-T I only just realised the date clashed. I tried my best idea to leave a day late so I could still go to LFCC but mrs P wasn't liking it :/ ..Have fun guys. I will be thinking of you... :(

Anime_Angel posted on 29 June, 2010 - 12:32
lol your so gonna need to find a way to get around that one lol

Ranma1-2 posted on 29 June, 2010 - 12:38
Im afraid I gave it my best shot, and she isn't going for it.. So I am consigned to missing out on LFCC this year :( I will have to make up for it with a cosplay at Memro again :)

Ranma1-2 posted on 30 June, 2010 - 13:41
Ok so I am now gonna do this for the Thoughtbubble Con in Leeds in November. :P

redheadgirl posted on 14 July, 2010 - 17:32
Can't wait to see what i make of her :) You always supprise me ! btw thx for the tip on the boots i'll keep it in mind

Ranma1-2 posted on 14 July, 2010 - 21:21
I will give it my best ^_^ November should be finished.

Raye-chan posted on 27 August, 2010 - 07:05
This looks mega cool :) not long now til November.... Are you off to expo in October?

Ranma1-2 posted on 27 August, 2010 - 16:48
I hope this will turn out really well. tbh I haven't made any progress on it as everything is pouring into Darth Maul at the mo - he's a lot more involved than I thought, eg just making a light up saber CHEAPLY is taking a lot of digging around. Maul is for Oct and I want hime to be Spectacular so, yeah I'm defo off to Expo in October. ..I believe my friend has also booked our room already. ^_^

kiichan posted on 10 October, 2010 - 22:57
I believe the term UTTER JOY!!!! covers this one.

Ranma1-2 posted on 11 October, 2010 - 12:56
Kiichan - Thanks, there's a lot to live up to! ^^

GraceyDarling posted on 13 October, 2010 - 18:47
Really cant wait to see your progress on this! i know you will look great :) i might be wearing mine around for a couple of hours on the friday of expo, hope i get to meet you at this one :) x

Ranma1-2 posted on 13 October, 2010 - 21:50
Thanks Gracey. Well, there's a lot to do I can't pretend :S Boobage is the real challenge for me on this one - but I have an ambitious idea ;) Lets hope I can get it ready in time. I shall get to work on it after Expo. Oh WoW. That would be so FANTASTIC! I would love to get some snaps together with you at Expo. :)

Captain_Marvelous posted on 14 October, 2010 - 10:04
Boots are perfect! :) cant wait for Thoughtbubble now, I think im commissioning my Green Lantern Bodysuit, im not sure ^^

Ranma1-2 posted on 14 October, 2010 - 23:18
Thanks. Yep they were a happy scoop off eB. ^_^ But whaytevthg.,;je Comission!? ..Commission!? Have a crack at it yourself. How hard can it be?

Captain_Marvelous posted on 15 October, 2010 - 21:00
Im afraid I dont have the luxury of time *it being 2 weeks after expo* nor the money to waste if I fuck up, which I will at some point XD besides im making the battery/mask thats enough for me for now XD and our Sinestros battery as well XD

Ranma1-2 posted on 15 October, 2010 - 21:07
Oh gosh is it only two weeks after!? @_@ I see your point. And by the way ..HELP!! Can I make Star Saphire in two weeks. :S

Captain_Marvelous posted on 15 October, 2010 - 21:09
If you pull your finger out yeah :P I beleive in you, let me down and im never gonna love you ever again in the whole world...for a week XD haha dont let hal and sinestro down, the superman shots are gonna rock with lois lane, im agine how much fun hal/saphire/sinestro shots are gonna be :P Faye might even be Arisia for the proceedings :P

Ranma1-2 posted on 15 October, 2010 - 21:25
Yeah I can't let you down a second time with this can I! ^^ Just need to sort the incredible cleavage. That may possibly be the making of this cosplay. At least I have my head cast now to help with the face mask elements.

Captain_Marvelous posted on 16 October, 2010 - 09:42
honestly you have done much harder costumes! :) and you have to do the me on the floor you with your foot on my chest bent with femeninity shot! :)

Ranma1-2 posted on 16 October, 2010 - 22:48
Yeah thats the shot I want. :) ..but you don't know what I had planned for this costume..I was gonna try for a whole latex prosthetic front body piece. I dont want to just sew a flesh coloured panel on if I can help it.. I wanna take my crossplay to a new level. I know I'm aiming very high, and it may crash and burn, but I'm too excited by the challenge. :)

Captain_Marvelous posted on 16 October, 2010 - 23:31
I see :) well good luck! I cant wait to see your Battery if you make it ^.- I can reply only by trying to make hal just as excellent! ^.-

Captain_Marvelous posted on 9 November, 2010 - 12:48
So are you still gonna be wearing this for thoughtbubble if Maul is to hard to put on?

Ranma1-2 posted on 9 November, 2010 - 14:03
I don't think I will be able to manage this for ThoughtBubble. To do it justice I need more time.. I think this is going to be next year Expo when you do Green Lantern group.

Captain_Marvelous posted on 9 November, 2010 - 14:06
Ah I sincerely doubt we are gonna be going to that one sadly, the Hotel prices are insaine!!!!!!!!!!!!! XD We can barely pay the regular prices, shame though I was really loooking forward to it, a few of the lanterns from the group where gonna go on stage and say the oath :(

Ranma1-2 posted on 9 November, 2010 - 14:14
Oh yeah you did metion about hotel madness - I didn't realise it was quite as bad until my friend told me All the hotels are already booked solid for that weekend - even our lowly Etap! That could spoil Expo for a lot of people. Gawd Sat is gonna be rammed with one-dayers and Sun could be dead! - esp if the trains are ballzed up having maintenance closures etc like they always seem to be on Expo weekend. Aaaarrgghh. Crud. ¬_¬

Ranma1-2 posted on 9 November, 2010 - 14:19
*Bing!* Idea! :D I guess I could do Star Saphire for Kita weekend. :)

Captain_Marvelous posted on 9 November, 2010 - 14:20
Like I say we really doubt we can go but DADADADAAAAAAAAAA! yeah kitacon! you can come to our DC comics panel!!!!!! :) really need all the DC costumers we can get in that panel, would really apreciate your support :)

Fables posted on 14 April, 2011 - 18:14
Hey mister, I saw you push this back there! I'm sad she wont be at May Expo ;__; We could have been lanterns together!

Ranma1-2 posted on 14 April, 2011 - 23:44
Aww Im sorry Faye. I cant make the Fri when the main GL photo shoot is. (Taking Mrs P out to a latin dance evening) And like I told Luke I rly wanted to do my Star Saphire for when he does his Hal. Sometimes life gets in the way though and things just have to be put back a lil. I still havent mastered the open front cleavage yet either. Also May is a bit too close around the corner now so it makes sense to go for easier to finish costumes.

Progress Journal

4th August 2010


These are the boots I just snagged from eBy £10.
They aren't an exact colour match to my fabric. That would have been magical! But they are so nice I don't want to cut them down to the ankles to incorporate them into the leggins. (though admittedly that would have looked very cool). So instead I plan to just cover them with matching costume fabric, and wear them like normal boots. Will still look all of a piece, but like a realistic practical version. It will make it a lot easier to get into the costume that way too.
..I'll see how I feel with them covered.. :S

16th June 2010

Fabric ordered

I saw this Fabric on eBy and thought it would look really nice for this costume, very vibrant, very strong, and very sexy. Discussed Star Saphire colours with Ryuk and he agreed it looks good for the modern version Star Saphire costume.
So, fabric ordered..its Game On! XD