21st March 2011: Boo for procrastination! I didn't realise I was running out of time so quickly! The con is 10 days away, and I still have so much to do! I've almost finished the trousers at least, and I have almost all the materials I need apart from the belt/strap material (I'm getting that on Friday). I'm still worried about how I'm going to make the hat, and also the pauldrons. I had a go at making that on Saturday, but I ended up ruining it, and now I have to either buy new bra pads, or somehow make the pauldrons out of foam. Unfortunately, I have no idea how I'm going to make flat foam sheets into globe shapes, but there must be a way. Maybe I'll ask for help on the forum.
I'm also quite worried about how I'm going to attach the modified pieces onto my boots. The openings are naturally flat, and rest against the sides of my legs rather than staying in one shape. Therefore, I'll need to make cuffs that are flexible enough to move along with the tops of the boots, but I'm not quite sure how. I don't know how I'll keep them on either, nor do I know how I'll stick the discs onto the boots. And I haven't even begun to have any idea of how I'll keep the hose pieces from falling out of my collar armour.
Still, I suppose it could be worse. And I have 9 days to complete this costume, which means that there's still a chance! Anyway, back to work for now! :D