12th February 2009: Sometimes it; is just best to start again I really love this costume, but I was in such a rush last year to get it done for the masqurade that I made a botch job. The waistcoast material did not match round the front and back, the material for the skirt part was fraying and cut dodgy, the waist coast did not have the collars on like Akiras, The original shirt was too short, the trousers are too long, and the wig did not work quite right. Basicly I decided that if I wanted to do this costume, I should start from the begining again. I bought a new waist coat, this time the material was the same on the back and front, adn it also had collars on. i bought new material for the skirt that matched up better to the costume and decided to sew it on and then cut the excess after, making sure to fold over the edges so that it didn't fray.
The waist coat had tiny sleves on it , so I had to un pick then and then sew up the waist coat to the lining again. I bought a new shirt which is longer.
Now I just need to add the cross to the shirt, take the trousers up a bit so they actually look like 3 quarter length trousers and making my new blades. I even ordered a new wig so that I can actualy get the hair more accurate. and all this in just two days. I am much happier with the remake of the costume. I just have to finish it up and then it will be done. strangly enough it cost roughly the same ammount of money, probably about £5 more.
Kai - 12th May 2008
I've been following Monochrome Factor, Akira's costume is cool :D Good luck~
yami-no-neko - 12th May 2008
Thankyou XD I really hope that I can get the coat made in time. I was gonna try do it myself, but I couldn't find a pattern. PMT wants me to get the costume done sometime this year.
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