5th May 2011: Hmm.. Okay.. Its about time I did a proper update. things arent goig exactly to plan.. and lets just say the suit... well im having some issues!!
I spent 4 hours painting it, while my friend was amazing enough to stand in it for me.. and it was all going really well... until the fixing process... *sigh*
carfully me and my mum spend a whole afternoon ironing the suit to make the black fix onto the fabric... and quite simply. It wont! It still rubs off, and getting it on is a right royal pain in the ass!! As the legs are so tight, it takes ALOT of pulling over my chunky tree trunks, and in doing so the paint comes off on my hands, leaves white patches on the suit, and makes it impossible to put on without transferring black onto white parts.. ¬_¬ rage just.. doesnt describe it!
After many tears and alot of freaking out.. I havent thrown in the towel just yet, I have spent far too much time and money on this costume, and got far too excited to give up now!
so.. at the moment in time, I am currently doing a test on the cut off hood, with some black spray on fabric paint.. if this works i can just spray the arms and legs and fill in the patches.. but of course there is a chance that it will rub off the same way the dylon paint did.. I guess I'll just have to see.. If it doesnt work, all I can think is.. as i'm running out of time.. buying a fuck tonne of black fabric pens, and filling in the patches, on the day after getting on if need be! >_< *dies inside*
As far as the other bits are concerned, I have ordered everything now, the contacts are on thier way, though they arent the ones I wanted, as they were out of stock, so they are just plain red contacts (was hoping for some with a black rim) And I also have a retainer on the way, so my lip piercing wont be as visible against the white paint.
I have also started to try and attach the wig to the helmet.. which isnt proving easy! lol (see picture)
I think thats it for now.. so all in all, alot more problems with this costume that I had ever imagined... silly me assuming this would be a simple costume!!