9th September 2008: General Journal (Just testing this out more than anything, figured I should put this all in here ^^)
[31st August] Headphones are finished. Decided at the last minute to make them entirely from scratch, so they're in fact made of a hairband, lots of craft foam and an old sponge found in a cupboard. ^^ With the wig however, I think they look pretty awesome! Also, MP3 player is completed too. Woot! All done! Cannot wait to wear it all! :D
[27th August] Quick update, shoes are 100% complete (no pictures as of yet as I have no camera!) Belt is being painted black (alas, could not find a plain black belt in that style anywhere ><) and fimo mp3-player thingie has been sorted out and just needs to be baked. :)
[23rd August] Long time no update! Yes, finally after finishing everything for Amecon I am at last able to work on things ready for Alcon whoo! So anyway, bought the last few bits and bobs today, hopefully I'll be able to finish the whole outfit very soon. Shoes are well under way, one is almost finished, then I just have to do the other, I think they look very cool! Pictures to come soon!
The top is completed! Woo hoo! This was far more annoying than I expected it to be ^^; mostly because the first version I did for some totally bizzare reason came out too small, and the second one needed major surgical work done to it because it was too big! But anyway it is done now! I certainly think tops that are baggy and have sleeves are soooooo much easier than sleeveless tops, but this one turned out pretty good in the end. Phew... now to see about those shoes...
Finished the shorts! They were actually pretty easy, decided that I wanted them to look a little better and more 'real' than the shorts I made for my Celebi, so I bought some cheapy white trousers from Primark and hacked them up to make the shorts (the big pockets of joy were actually made out of the bits of trouser leg I got rid of! Wristband is also done, took like, five minutes, so that wasnt hard, haha!
Half an evening and most of a day's worth of styling resulted in the completion of the Neku Wig! I'm in love with it and think it came out really well, especially for my second real try at styling wigs. I think my favourite part is the fringe, but really I like it all! I just need orange eyebrows to go with it now >> Photos are now up! (Please ignore the wire coming out of the unfinished headphones! I have yet to start making them properly! ^^;)
Wig arrived today! Its so thick and fluffy and ORANGE! I love it, and almost feel bad about having to style it... but oh well. I shall certainly make sure to take 'before' and 'after' pictures when I start styling - should begin to do it sometime on Monday I think seeing as it is bank holiday (yay!). Now that I have the wig, I can wor out the headphones properly once its styled, and from then on I can focus on the rest of the outfit and stuff like that. Probably will start sorting out the top next >> That'll be the hardest part methinks.
Bought the material and the wig today. Will probably start work on the trousers first as they will be the easiest thing to do. Am still currently trying to work out how to make the top work, especially working out how to put it on and off. Hrm... I'm sure I'll think of something. Wig is ordered too! Yay! Can't wait to start styling it! :D