28th March 2011: Completion Wow, I have been neglecting the journal here! Everything was pretty much brought together in the last fortnight in between writing a dissertation so cosplay island has kind of been forgotten!
So, the skirt has been painted inside and out (twice), which took 3 days. The corset, leg guards, arm guards and holsters were made with the help of my friend who is in LARPS, and we pretty much spent every evening measuring/shaving leather etc. First time working with leather and probably my last, as I had to do a LOT of test runs.
Everything else was more or less bought and then altered. I have finally bought the sandals and tights that I will fashion into the blue belt. Hopefully after Kitacon I'll put up a proper plan of how everything was made, and of course photos!
1st March 2011: Getting there So, most things have arrived now :D
The skirt has been cut out and just needs to be painted. I plan to use a stencil and craft knife to avoid spillage. I need to find some cheap sandals and sew the blue belt but other than that things are done. My friend is almost finished on my armour too!
3rd February 2011: Collecting and poverty Argh, I'm still at the 'collecting materials' stage and this is already costing over budget D': Definitely not good when I've got a dissertation and employment to worry about.
Due to my ineptness at making certain things, I have commissioned by neighbour (who is a LARPer) to make the corset, holsters and leg guards. This partially explains the skyrocketing price, so I will definitely not be making any more cosplays for a few months. Magoichi should be durable to wear over and over again.
So far, I have collected: gloves (to be modified), belt (minus the belt pouch), tabi, wig, necklace materials, fabric paint, elbow guards and red fabric. I have been having trouble finding the right coloured trousers and belt pouch so will have to keep trawling shops and the internet.
Littlegeeky - 1st November 2010
Wow I can't wait to see this! Your going to look so badass hun ^_^
Felixize - 1st November 2010
HEY LADY, PUT YER GUNZ ON.... Oh, that might take a while....
Can't wait to see this! <3
We should try to get a big group together for Kitaaaa~~
Kacela - 1st March 2011
O I really love this design, cannot wait to see it ^^
Limegreenjelly - 9th April 2011
This was awesome when I saw it round Kita and the tights really did look like you were going commando XD
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