Black Waltz No.2 - Final Fantasy IX



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I'm so proud of this despite the fact it takes two people to get it on and the wings + hat weigh ya down a bit. I LOVE THIS XD I seriously hope I get a chance to wear this again. After I've re-inforced the dress cage and got a new zenati suit top since the one I used for this kinda tore to the point of no return 8S

I've been itching to Cosplay as a Black Waltz for ages! I mentioned this to PicklesOfDoom when I first met her at MCM Oct 09. She wanted to Cosplay as No.1 so it was decided I'd be Cosplaying No.2 in Oct 2010!


Comments

Freyarule posted on 12 May, 2010 - 09:57
:O THOSE WINGS ARE LOOKING SO EPIC!!!!!!!

ChibiandthePenguin posted on 12 May, 2010 - 20:24
Wow, this is coming along very nicely. I can't wait to see the finished product! ^_^

GoldieNeko posted on 14 May, 2010 - 18:42
Thankies I hope I don't disapoint this is most likely gonna be the most complex Cosplay of mine up to date TT.TT I have a long road of feathers hot glue and fabric dying ahead of me

Zelda posted on 1 June, 2010 - 23:38
Oh oh oh the progress looks so epic, If you want i could bring out my garnet again for this =].

GoldieNeko posted on 2 June, 2010 - 08:57
if ya don't have any other cosplays planned 4 October that'd be great!!!

FusionRose posted on 2 June, 2010 - 13:43
Progress is amazing, i love your cosplays, they are so well done =D

Numta posted on 2 June, 2010 - 13:55
Jesus that wing looks amazing!

GoldieNeko posted on 2 June, 2010 - 14:00
^///^ thank you all for your kind comments I do try my best but I have a long way to go til I'm fully confident in my construction skills. I'll make sure to keep you all posted on the progress of my cosplays both present and future!

Anonymous posted on 8 June, 2010 - 00:50
Gah! Those wings! I..I have no more words *_*

picklesofdoom posted on 17 June, 2010 - 21:05
Your wings are awesome hunny! *squeees* Can't wait to get started on mine now! Dawww Black Waltzy ftw!!!

SlimDefinition posted on 24 June, 2010 - 21:14
Looking forward to seeing this one! Great progress!

Sasashie posted on 5 July, 2010 - 20:00
loving this so much huni shame im not doing a ff girl in october :(

Sasashie posted on 20 July, 2010 - 20:01
ok me again but just seen the progress and im in love with this xxx

GoldieNeko posted on 20 July, 2010 - 20:03
Tis always a pleasure to hear from you Sasashie m'dearie ^.^ i'm happy you approve of my work, I've yet to figure out how the heck I'm gonna make the horns for this thing lmao, Hints and tips are always welcome ^.^

Sasashie posted on 20 July, 2010 - 20:13
id try foam its light and you can mold it no problem and paint it my other idea would be pulp paper mache like i made my shoulder armour for rosa, good luck with this hunixx

letmelive posted on 20 July, 2010 - 23:13
Can't wait to see the completed thing!! xxxx

- posted on 20 July, 2010 - 23:23
WOW this is looking utterly amazing...pffft great work on the wings too <3

goodbyeworld posted on 20 July, 2010 - 23:34
AMAZING! I definitly look forward to seeing this!!

nanahara posted on 20 July, 2010 - 23:36
niiiiiiiiiiiiice XD, this will be EPIC

Dark and Light Samurai posted on 21 July, 2010 - 16:25
Woah this is looking like it's going to be amazing!

Sasashie posted on 21 July, 2010 - 19:48
loving the progress hun xx

Yuka posted on 21 July, 2010 - 20:11
Omg, those wings are looking SO badass!!

GoldieNeko posted on 21 July, 2010 - 20:28
Thanx for the tips and all your kind comments ^.^ The wings may change a lil though as I am currently having a lot of problems with the mechanism as I think it got badly damaged when I moved and it was slightly faulty anyways. So Show o' hands peeps who thinks I should still try to get them bad boys moving and who thinks I should go with the more conventional stand alone wings. Help me in this difficult Cosplay dession plz I'd really apreciate the help ^.^

GAINAX posted on 21 July, 2010 - 21:38
Looking sick! Can't wait to see this finished :D *watches*

timpey posted on 29 July, 2010 - 00:09
wow looking amazing O.O cant wait to see this the progress is looking awesome

KhaosKreator posted on 30 July, 2010 - 23:20
I really like the look of this! Good luck with the rest. -Tab

Leolarua posted on 31 July, 2010 - 14:40
i cant wait to see this at expo looking good so far

Creative-Stitches posted on 3 August, 2010 - 10:19
This is looking great! Can't wait to see you in Oct :)

Sasashie posted on 6 August, 2010 - 19:33
Fantastic progress hun xxx

No thanks posted on 6 August, 2010 - 20:00
DAT WING WIP <3

Freyarule posted on 8 August, 2010 - 10:42
HOLY... I pray for your soul when you travel with this to London my dear >__<;;; It is indeed epic though :D you might have beaten our apartment record for widest prop XD (shakes fist)

GoldieNeko posted on 8 August, 2010 - 12:03
Thus the reason I throughly intend upon yoinking some of the big suitcases me ma has from when we went to Florida a few years back. Hopefully I'll make it so I can transport most of it in pieces then quickly assemble upon arrival then disassemble on the Sunday evening. I guess it depends on how well this one turns out LMAO

Zelda posted on 16 August, 2010 - 16:48
The progress is looking epic!!! it's a real shame you couldn't make amecon, cause they had a black waltz 1 and 3 =D all they needed was 2 lol!!!

Freyarule posted on 19 August, 2010 - 08:16
Aww I loves the dress cage! Looking really snazzy <3

GoldieNeko posted on 19 August, 2010 - 08:26
Tis finally coming together ^.^ Thankies to all for your kind comments

RebaSephiroth2 posted on 20 August, 2010 - 12:22
This looks like it's going to be amazing can't wait to see more progress. ^_^ Well done. ^_^

Marauchettes posted on 30 August, 2010 - 11:23
Deffinately the bestBlack Waltz I've seen. Can't wait to see it finished!

Alyx posted on 30 August, 2010 - 11:25
O_O ... Wow.. stunning!

ProbablyHeather posted on 30 August, 2010 - 12:03
This looks so amazing so far! I really can't wait to see this done *---* <3 xx

Kouji posted on 30 August, 2010 - 12:25
this is just awesome so far O_O!

Zelda posted on 30 August, 2010 - 13:49
That dress is looking so amazing!!!!

ElegantAura posted on 30 August, 2010 - 18:19
This looks amazing!!! Keep up the good work, i soo can't wait to see this! ^__^

Freyarule posted on 1 September, 2010 - 09:22
The dress is epic and I will kidnap it MWAHAHAHA >8D

GoldieNeko posted on 1 September, 2010 - 15:19
O.O Thankies everyone for ya kind comments ^.^ Kinda overwhelmed that I gots so many peeps liking this cosplay. BTW Freyarule I'll be attatched to that dress and me lover would have somethin to say if it got kidnapped LOL

DuskatNight posted on 1 September, 2010 - 17:34
This is look amazing! You're doing a great job on this! Keep up the excellent work!

Sammykins posted on 1 September, 2010 - 20:13
I can't wait to wake up at expo and come down to see you beating everyone up with your wings everytime you turn round! It is looking gorgeous!

GoldieNeko posted on 3 September, 2010 - 07:01
No doubt people will get beaten when I wear the wings but I'm trying to make it so I can wear it without the wings when walking about and then put the wings on for photoshoots & masq ect

Freyarule posted on 3 September, 2010 - 11:08
That's a good idea with the wings :) (my petals were the same and would have completely worked if it WEREN'T FOR THE WIND grrr) and oh noes, we see your arsonist side with the fabric XDDD

Feather-to-Earth posted on 5 September, 2010 - 11:57
Wowie!!!! Serious OMG, chick this looks sooooo amazing >_< So much so that i can't put words to it lol!!! <3 <3 <3

Bambi. posted on 5 September, 2010 - 13:50
OMG!! This looks amazing! You're gonna look sooooooooooooo awesome! Well done xD <3

Sasashie posted on 6 September, 2010 - 12:01
counting down the seconds till i get to see this, so much detail already im impressed. you have become my cosplay goddess xx

Demented Kid posted on 6 September, 2010 - 14:21
OOFT! This is looking AMAZING! I seriously hope you are doing it for Sunday so I can take pictures with you~ X3 I seriously cant get over how EPIC this is @___@

Emzone posted on 6 September, 2010 - 14:41
amazing. *w*

Lunar_Kitten posted on 8 September, 2010 - 10:14
This is looking really good - look forward to seeing it at Expo :-)

GoldieNeko posted on 9 September, 2010 - 08:43
^///^ so many kind comments, I hope i won't let cha all down and look forward to meeting y'all at Expo ^w^ O.O *bows down to Sasashie* I AM NOT WORTHY OF SUCH HIGH PRAISE!!!! *Bows & Grovels to the Almighty Sasashie*

Freyarule posted on 13 September, 2010 - 19:46
*sings* It's coming together, it's coming togetherrrr 8D <3

DuskatNight posted on 29 September, 2010 - 09:54
Tis looking 110% Amazing so far! :3

FuriePhoenix posted on 29 September, 2010 - 13:26
wow! You sure got alot patience and dedication to do this! It looks great so far!

GoldieNeko posted on 29 September, 2010 - 14:23
Patience? LMAO Lord knows I know several people who wouldn't think of that word when they think of hyperactive impatient lil me FuriePheonix. XD

Freyarule posted on 17 October, 2010 - 09:50
Show us the litted up eyes :3 My gosh you really do think about things don't you :D a mask under the zentai hood, I never would have thought of that XD

GoldieNeko posted on 17 October, 2010 - 09:58
Well I wore the hood and took a pic and it showed all me skin underneith, I looked like a squished version of the joker from the batman movies LMAO and i should be taking a few progress pics later on today of the whole thing ;3

Freyarule posted on 17 October, 2010 - 09:59
*squeals* This makes me happy >w<

Storme posted on 17 October, 2010 - 10:00
Wow, this is looking totally epic--really looking forward to seeing it at Expo!

Kacela posted on 17 October, 2010 - 13:17
Omg Wow! This is incredible!!!

DuskatNight posted on 17 October, 2010 - 13:45
This is looking amazing! You're doing an amazing job!

GAINAX posted on 17 October, 2010 - 13:55
STEEL BONING!

Sasashie posted on 17 October, 2010 - 14:43
oooft looking awesum yet scary all at the same time im am in awe of this hun xx

Muraaski_Butterfly posted on 17 October, 2010 - 15:07
My gawsh! the level of detail that has gone into your costume is beautifully done. I Hope I will be able to get to see you at the expo

Freyarule posted on 18 October, 2010 - 05:56
DJ:BEDO:BP(£QUR:AWDBSFASIOPJAF *faints* HOLY FECK THAT IS PURE EPIC RIGHT THERE!!!! <3

PokethePixie posted on 18 October, 2010 - 16:31
Ur Black Waltz is positively amazing! Keep up the good work! :) It'll be great to see u wandering round the expo :P xxx

SilentDragonfly posted on 18 October, 2010 - 21:02
This is really impressive.

Smallfry0 posted on 18 October, 2010 - 21:15
this is looking fantastic ^_^

Bambi. posted on 19 October, 2010 - 22:01
FFFFFFFFF I think I died! xD This is ... I don't even know! WOW... amazing don't even suck it! *blast limited vocab* xD

Storme posted on 23 October, 2010 - 11:43
Ooo those new bulbs are really effective! This is looking great. :)

PapercutPerfect posted on 23 October, 2010 - 11:53
Wow!! Totally amaaaaazing!

GAINAX posted on 23 October, 2010 - 16:10
THE EYES LOOK AMAZING!

Fizzykat posted on 27 October, 2010 - 14:56
wow! i love the finished result! especially those creepy glowing eyes!

alytheluvly posted on 27 October, 2010 - 15:00
Amazing costume :O Will look out for you this weekend!

J-Po posted on 27 October, 2010 - 15:02
one word amazing :D

J-Po posted on 27 October, 2010 - 15:02
one word amazing :D

FairyPorchQueen posted on 27 October, 2010 - 15:11
Holy shit this looks amazing D:

NetCeer posted on 27 October, 2010 - 15:13
If there's one costume I have to get a photo of at the expo, it's this one.

Alyx posted on 27 October, 2010 - 15:17
F*CK ME! That is incredible!! Like.... my jaw hit the keyboard! such beautiful work! I must see you at expo!

Freyarule posted on 27 October, 2010 - 15:27
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS I love you <3

FusionRose posted on 27 October, 2010 - 16:03
This is by far the one costume i'm looking forward to seeing the most at expo. It looks absoloutely incredible hun =] x.

- posted on 27 October, 2010 - 17:07
wow perfecto. Jelous of your skills by far. amazing. *_*

Edwin347 posted on 27 October, 2010 - 18:53
This is amazing, must take photo with you :)

- posted on 5 November, 2010 - 10:07
I was talking to you at expo and wow props just for wearing this, it looked so annoying and tiring. Amazing with every detail! *_*

GoldieNeko posted on 5 November, 2010 - 12:25
It had it's moments but I'm quite proud of Waltzie, the pain and annoyance is so worth the response it got at Expo ^.^ am so pleased everyone liked it so much XD

ElegantAura posted on 5 November, 2010 - 17:05
This was legendary! Waltz looked sooo amazing! and you did well get in and out of the apartment in one piece too ^__^

GAINAX posted on 8 November, 2010 - 23:15
This costume was awesome :D Well done! Was great talking to you also XD

AmethystEyes posted on 12 December, 2010 - 14:37
The wings on this are amazing! Great job!

BabemRoze posted on 17 December, 2010 - 15:18
I absolutely loved this!! It's truly amazing :D

Sephirayne posted on 2 March, 2011 - 00:17
This is seriously epic. Love it.

DrunkleyCP posted on 6 March, 2011 - 02:49
OMG just OMG!!!

Emzone posted on 26 August, 2011 - 17:14
http://www.flickr.com/photos/49011410@N05/6082140403/in/set-72157627398282065 The rest will appear within there soon! Thanks for modelling for us =D

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Progress Journal

22nd October 2010

Miffed

Moving wings aren't as moveable as I intended them to be. To get them secure on the harness some bits needed to go 8S They're still quite large but I would've liked em to move more than they currently do. Aw wells

17th October 2010

Putting it on

Having posted my WIP shots here and on the MCM Forums someone brought up a very good question which I thought would be nice to forward my answer here to Cosplay Island as well

korilsapy wrote:

Just curious..but are you wearing a morph suit under that? Also..I have to admit it looks really heavy to wear D: how many layers of material is it and does it feel hevay to wear?

My Reply was :

I wouldn't say that it feels heavy to wear as I've worn heavier Cosplays in the past, but it is one of the hottest to wear (only rivaled by my mascot moogle of MCM Oct 2009) however I have yet to see how much weight and strain the wings shall put on for photoshoots & the masq as I shant be wearing them all the time as I am so afraid that they might get broken which would be horrid as my mate picklesofdoom has kindly allowed me to join her and her mates in an FFIX group for the sunday masq.

Here's how the layers go including the small bits (not including wings as I haven't sorted those just yet, but if any where I'd say they'd go on between the Coat and the Hat and would have to be put on either outside or close to the intended area for shooting ect)

Base (basic undies, tights, Long sleeved thin black shirt & shoes)
Dress Cage (easy)
Tattered pettie coat (I usually have help getting this just right so the dress cage is completely covered)
Mask (Battery case fully loaded for led's is duct taped excessivly to the far left of my upper chest for accessability and security)
Zentai hood & top (the hood is attached to a sleeveless top which sits just beneith me bust) BTW What's a morph suit, tis it just another word for Zentai or something competley different?
Coat (which takes roughly 10 mins minimum to secure and lace up propperly)
Hat (easy)
Gloves (the gloves are always the last thing as they aren't designed for fiddely finger work which is needed in putting on the other layers)

Hope this cleared a few things up ^w^ I'm actually very happy of how much of a good response this had received so far even though it's not finished as of yet. I shall continue to try my hardest not to disapoint y'all come Expo!

17th October 2010

LED's Done & figured out the underwear for black waltz No.2

Okay so we've all had this problem, omg what if the skrt of my cosplay flys up and reveals my not so apropriate undergraments?! Well Luckilly this time I've thought ahead and figured out just what dear old Waltzie would wear beneith her usual garb in october (see the unflatering pic attatch to this journal).

So far so good. All that is left to do is strach up the colar, finish off ribbony bits and the wings. Trust me to leave the hardest and most fiddely things til last! LMAO

29th September 2010

Hands

Okay am almost done feathering up me wings, the boney bits for said wings are done and attached. Still need to finish off the ribbony details and add the collar to the coat but aside from that Waltzie tis almost finished! XD

8th September 2010

So Much Left To Do So Little Time!

*Panics* Just realised just how much I have left to finsih on this D8 I really wanna get it done before I start my tempt job at the theatre on the 21st but realisticly with LED's to be wired and so much detailing to be sewn in I'm not 100% sure I can get it done by then. Must get it done for Expo! Must Get It Done For Expo!!!! XD

1st September 2010

FireStarter! XD

This seems to be the one bit most of my cosplay refs don&#039;t seem to cover. Just how the heck did Waltzies pettie coat get so tattered? I decided it was through PRACTICE! Not every Waltz or Mage for that matter starts off knowing Fira or Firaga so No.2 had a few acidents whilst trying to level up the Fire spell LOL

I could not find any long matchs so I let myself a long dinner candle and stretched the fabric over the flame. Making sure I had a bowl full of wet rags & water so I could control or kill the flames where needed.
My house smells like smoke now LMAO Whoops

21st August 2010

Itchy Hands!

Okay so I tried one of me wings the other day ( back pieces tucked under me arm) and noticed I had a hell of a lot of bending going on. Not good! I'd been pondering for a while how to fix this until this morning when me ma was kind enough to snag me an old hiking back pack off the car boot (which I have already gutted to become the harness for the wings). It had this nice solid looking white stuff inside. So popped down the good old B&Q and tried to find the cheapest equivilant to it that wouldn't bend and snap like a twig.
Thus I ended up with fiberglass poles and very itchy hands from the walk back and working with them. They've seemed to have worked quite well. I just need to cut up my last bit and attach it to what ever parts on the wing base I think will need to be more sturdy.

16th August 2010

Tape Can Save You A Lot Of Trouble!

Okay so before I went and paper mached me horns I used a wee bit of metalic industrial tape to give em more of a body. This also gives you a nice serface to start off with when it comes to getting the paper mache on. Nice & solid without it seeping too much into the holes of the chicken wire.

8th August 2010

Bloodied and Bruised in the name of Cosplay

Yo!
Tis time for another progress Journal with GoldieNeko reporting from the land of roundabouts! Well at this current moment in time I have reached a standstill due to lack of funds (which'll be remidied by the end of the week) however a new component has walked onto the scenes with the use of that oh so blood thirsty material CHICKEN WIRE!
I've got so many cuts from this dang thing and the problem is I didn't feel any of em being inflicted! It should be chicken wire the stealthy killer! Okay I'm being melodramatic. But either way Waltzies Horns are under way.
The wings are looking good, but I think I may need ro re-enforce it's basic structure as the wood I got is fairly light weight and feels like given the right push it may end up snapping. But I recon a wee bit of strong metalic wire attached in the right places should do the trick!
I've yet to find a good back for the wings to be attached too but hopefully once I've been paid I can get all problem sorted and finnally get to work on the actual dress for Waltzie number two! ^.^
I also wanna say a big thanks to everyone who comments on my costumes. CYBER GLOMPS FOR ALL OF YA!

29th July 2010

And Now We Wait

Well a few glue burns and sore fingers later My Black Waltz's Hat tis nearing completion and I think the new style of wings are progressing quite nicely. I've used 3/4" Mirror Screws, 3/16" Flat Washers and 3/16" Cap Nuts fixed with Araldite Rapid Steel metal adhesive to fix the moving mechanisms in place wilst still allowing free movement. So YAY Black Waltz No.2's moving wings looks VERY promising! However the stuff takes 8hrs to set propperly... so I guess I shan't be feathering this set up until later this evening or tomorrow at best.
^.^ I've placed my writen down design spec and placed it as the pic to this journal but if you would like a larger copy to help you out in your own Cosplay works please feel free to PM me and I'll get back to you ASAP
The design includes all the measurements I've used thus far, but not the size of the back mount as I haven't figured that out yet LOL ^.^

22nd July 2010

Working The Hat and Re-Designing The Wings

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SB173gdYn8
As some of you may have already heard my wings got completly trashed when I moved house so I&#039;ve had to start again from scratch. Which in this case isn&#039;t such a bad idea. The link about is to a design which I am currently in the process of making. I&#039;m just waiting for the weather to lift so I can continue my woodwork outside.
You may have already seen my progress upon the hat, THE THING IS HUGE! LMAO Black Waltz No.2 is easilly turning out to be by far my biggest cosplay to date. Hopefully I&#039;ll stick with my origional goal and ensure everything aside from my shoes are completly custom made so that ways I can expand my creative skills. I can also use the Hat for any average Black Mage which I may construct as a secondary outfit for MCM Oct 2010 for the Friday.

16th June 2010

THE BRILLIANCE OF MY HOARDING!

I was just going through all of my old Fabric which I've kept in the back of my wardrobe for the last three years and have unadvertently found the PERFECT fabric for my Black Waltz No.2! XD A lesson to be learnt from this do not throw fabric away unless it's completely and utterly f*cked!

14th June 2010

Dress Hoop Info

Here is most of my research I found on Dress Hoops via the interwebz. I'm posting it up in the journal incase anyone else finds it difficult to get their heads around dress hoops, much like myself. I'll be providing as much info on my methods of making as possible so that other Cosplayers may use some of the same methods to help in their own works.

Hoops became all the rage in the 1850s, when finally women were liberated from layers of heavy petticoats. These full cage hoops harkened back to the panniers popular in the latter half of the 1700's but with a new bell shape.
Our full circle 4 bone hoop skirt is made of 100% cotton. Approximately 40 inches from waist to bottom hem. Bottom hoop measures approximately 39 inches diameter, 119 inches circumference. Perfect for a full look or for warm summer days when a full petticoat will be too warm.

Ideal for later 1880-1900 period this versatile hoop skirt features 1 REMOVABLE hoop 4 inches from the bottom of the skirt. Skirt is also lined with approximately 12” of netting for fullness without the hoop. Hoop maximum circumference is approximately 89 inches.

The following Info is from http://trulyvictorian.com/catalog/60cat.html

The Elliptical cage crinoline was the main support foundation for the later- and post-Civil War period of 1863-1868. Called a "cage" because of the cage-like appearance created by the hoop wires and vertical support tapes, this type of crinoline offers maximum support capabilities for a perfect shape, combined with flexibility for comfortable wear. Our Elliptical shape is narrow over the hips, close to the body in front, and dramatically expanded to the rear; the most popular shape for 1865-1866 skirts.

Our crinoline is 126" in circumference at the hem, 36" in length to hem level, and has 12 hoop wires to support the weight of heavy skirts. The self-supporting, elliptical shape is maintained by strategically placed vertical supports, as well as ties on the inside of the 4 top hoops. A "bag" at the hem keeps the wearer from stepping through the hoops.
Yardage requirements:

Fabric: Use broadcloth, muslin, calico, etc.
--- 45" wide or greater, 1¾ yards.
--- 44" or less, 2 yards.

Bone Casing: 14¼ yards. Use ¾" wide bone casing or other tubular casing.
Grosgrain Ribbon: 7 ¾ yards. Use 7/8" wide ribbon.
Hoop Wire: 28 ½ yards (three 12 yard rolls). Use 1/2" wide, plastic coated hoop wire.
Belting: 1½ yards. Use ¾" wide, thin webbed belting. 
Tie strings: 4 yards. Use narrow ribbon, laces, etc.
Notions: one buckle, ¾" wide, must fit belting and hold firm. Eight (8) ½" U-tips to cover ends of hoop wire.
Sizing information
This crinoline is given as one-size-fits-all, and can be easily adjusted to size by letting out or taking up the tie strings inside.

This skirt is of the style used during late and post Civil War period. It is designed to be worn over TV103, Elliptical Cage Crinoline. The front and sides are gored, fitted to the waist with a pleat at each seam. The full back is tightly gathered into a few inches. This skirt has 9 panels in all, and is about 185" at the hem The placket is in the center back seam. A pocket is in the right side seam. The hem is 42" long in front, lengthening in back to 49", for floor length all around the elliptical cage.
Fabric: 45" wide fabric, with nap: 6 ½ yards all sizes.
Yardage without nap may be less
Notions: Hook and eye closures.

Wide belts were very popular through the 1860's. Belts with long tabs were a favorite in 1864-1866. They look wonderful with a blouse, and also with a Spanich Jacket. A belt can also dress up a plain bodice. They can be either the same fabric as the skirt, or a contrasting fabric to define the waist. Period examples were used for both day outfits and dinner or evening dresses.
This belt has two long tabs in the front, and 2 longer tabs in the back. The center back has a laced closure. It fits very nicely over the TV103 elliptical hoop, but can also be worn with a round hoop. Decorate with braid, beading, or lace for very pretty results.
Suggested farbics: Twill, velvet, silk, brocade, etc.
Fabric 45": 1 1/4 yards - all sizes
Fabric 60": 1 yard - all sizes
Lining: 1 1/4 yard - all sizes - may be either fashion fabric or a lining type fabric
Interlining (optional): 1 1/4 yards - broadcloth or other tightly woven fabric.
Yardages given are with or without nap.
Notions: 10 Grommets, 2 yards lacing, ¼" wide steel stays (bones) in the following lengths: One (1) stay 4½" long, and 6 stays 5½" long.

2nd June 2010

1st Entry

I think this may turn out to be one of my most ambitious cosplays yet. With an intention of moving wings and glowing led eyes I hope to bring a Black Waltz to a quality that has yet to be seen at MCM Expo. And that is setting the bar REAL high as I've seen some truly EPIC Black Waltz's appearing at MCM Expo!
First of is the moving wings of which I found the following tutorials by tusense which have helped me greatly, despite my thoughts of scrapping my current wings and using the same feathers to try make a more flexable pair of wings.
Part I : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV6Yd9wPb30&feature=PlayList&p=A03B54D7CE...
Part II : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3v6oGQSR6k&feature=PlayList&p=A03B54D7CE...
Part III : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Hv2JyqDN6U&feature=PlayList&p=A03B54D7CE...
Part IV : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDkS3o-l0wE&feature=PlayList&p=A03B54D7CE...
Part V : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWvbyEatfGw&feature=PlayList&p=A03B54D7CE...
With my expansive To-Do list I hope that I'll be able to have this Cosplay be the first cosplay that I hand make pretty much 100% of.