Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire

Cosplayer: FlyingMammal

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

20th May 2012: gum and shirt and almost finished I just need to do another coat of paint on the spanner. I really don't have time to do a fancy paint job, so literally just painting it grey. will dry brush some nice paint over it if time.

I literally have 2 days of time to get this my other cosplay finished - i still have 3/4 of it to do. EEK!

I will just use the gum I have, unless I can get to a shop on the way to expo on friday.

I made the shirt this morning. Post photo later if I have time. The front 'split' is a bit too wide but seriously can't do anything abotu that now. Just typing this up because I'm trying to calm down before I head off to my coarse. Which I didn't do my home mission for. OOPS! AGHHHH Expooooooooooooo! Why you do this.. Actually why do I do this to myself.

Almost finished Audrey though. Very panicy over the make up, but oh well! I'll try and do it lightly on the day. I hope no one laughs at me - I really do.

EDIT: photo added, though the spanner is actually grey now.

19th May 2012: bubble gum I bought some hubba bubba strewberry flavour thinking it was red/pink... I just opened one to see and it's noooot!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Anyone know what gum IS pink or red? :(

18th May 2012: lots of stuff I have borrowed some black steel toe cap boots from my sister. However, I just went through the dvd again and found she actually wears brown boots. They almost look like Ugg' style or even wellys. Maybe it's just the way they are drawn.. Soooo I think I might use the brown Ugg style boots my sister (same sister) gave me for cosplays. Ace. I just hope she doesn't mind.

I asked around family and my mum ended up having some old, stained with mud white socks. I cut a hole in the right little toe.

I have stuffed some stuffing into the ends of the glove fingers, it makes them more full and not all creased up. Sadly some red shows through under the grey paint. I did 3 more layers and it makes no difference but I don't think it's tooooooo bad really. I love how the brown turned out.

16th May 2012: belt and spanner I made the tool belt today. and have done a layer of pva glue and newspaper on the foam. Waiting for it to dry so I can do more layers. the first layer is a pain to do so waiting for that to dry before attempting anything more.

I had some leather left from when I made Gaara for little brother. The buckle was left from him too. I will paint the eyelets and buckle brown if I have time. I'm not too fused about it really. I did add a sleeve aroun the belt so the pocket bit coul move but it looked and felt stupid so I sewed it straight onto the betl instead. I like it.

And I still forgot to take a photo of the gloves, they are on the bathroom window ledge. Ah well I will get a photo when I try everything on.

Just the Spanner to go.

11th May 2012: drying the gloves are still drying I will leave them over night and pray that the paint in the pot doesn't dry, I have no idea how to mix the colour I did. lol.
I think I said in the last journal that I made the yellow clip bits on the dungerees. I used card, greenstuff and yellow warhammer paint. Made them so the straps slie through them. see photo.

Also I have decided to make a shirt. But I need some fabric from somewhere. might have some in my box I'll look tomorrow.

Did a test run with the gloves.

I might make a tool belt and have a spanner, If not I'll just have the belt - if I have time to make it.

I hate make up!! It sucks, I have tried all sorts and I just look stupid!! Seriously! and yes I only did my face tanned because I will have a shirt and large gloves on. My face is the only skin that will show (maybe my neck)


11th May 2012: stuff.. I have cut the wig. OMG I hate doing it sooo much.
I made clip things from card and green stuff on top. GRR at paint cracking but they are ok. They just slide on the straps. I've lost interest and just want this to be finished.
Did another make up test, and it sucked .. i'm a bit 'ugh'! the tan foundation i got it nice colour but my skin makes it look a bit orange.. unles si'm just paranoid. oh well. i'll try on the day.

i will do a full test of the cosplay tomorow and post photos. Although I need to get some grey paint for the rest of the gloves.

4th May 2012: Hat finished. the best I could do... :/

Ordered some tan foundation. Fingers Crossed it's alright.

26th April 2012: LOL To see what I'd look like, I used some facepaint as makeup. I ended up looking like a clown or something don't worry I am getting some proper makeup.
I am scared to cut her wig - Infact I've got to cut another wig for Expo and I HATE doing it.. HELP!
Anyways. here's a webcam shot of audrey so far.

19th April 2012: so far.. I was going to sew the turnups again tonight but i'm am exhausted so this is the progress I did last night.

17th April 2012: fabric the fabric arrived, it's nice quality but it's not quite the colour I was thinking of. It's nice though I think. It is proper royal blue not the off colour it looked on screen but it'll be fine I think.

I bought the two colours as I thought the second would be a good hsade for the turnups, but instead I think I will use some I already had. It just looks better I think. I'll post a photo of the fabric colours later see what friends think.

I will get cracking with it tomorrow as I want to finish up another cosplay tonight first :D

13th April 2012: Fabric I have ordered the fabric. and now I'm thinking 'omg' how can i make that hat!!!! anyone have a hat I can use as a base? *thinks*

11th April 2012: Gloves.. the gloves arived and I love them. Although I have no idea what to paint them with. I need to front to be the same grey. Maybe if I paint them white and see if the red makes the white darker. *thinks*

9th April 2012: Gloves After help from Teacup_Erinyes and Furiepheonix, I had bought some gloves. They are grey but also have some red on it. I will either paint over the red or I might be able to cut it off as it looks like an extra layer of fabric. If they don't work then I just won't have any.

I am um'ing and ah'ing over fabric and colours for the overalls and hat. Again with opinions from Teacup and Furie I think we have found some that's ok. I was going to get some denim but that's wayyy to expensive for me.

I'm 'AGHHHHHHHHHH'ing a bit now.

7th March 2012: wig arrived.. im sure i wrote an entry when the wig arrived .. oh well here it is.
well the wig arrived and it's actually a lot nicer than the straw like fancy dress ones. obviously i need to cut it to shouler length and i migh backcomb the wiffy bits as they don't stay in place too well. it needs a good brush!

anyways heres a photo of it on me as it came out of the packet.

1st March 2012: never mind this is the wig i have ordered. i hope it will be ok. will need to style it a bit and shorten it. but fingers crossed...

29th February 2012: not much to update but again as always i'm stumped on wig........

the only ones i can see remotely thick enough and the right kind of.. ok i know what i mean but i have no idea how to word it. just the right type of hair. i saw a fancy dress one which i think i could style a bit better, but i dunno i think it will be shiny and nasty looking... i don't knowwwwww

boooooooo. i need to get her done for May Expo. Looks like there will be Kita, Audrey and Halga on the saturday Disney shoot - eeeee!

EDIT: I'll post an image of the wigs i've seen.. they are fancy dress ones, but i dunno i can't find anything, not even in decent wig shops.

6th July 2011: Buyings I went to a fabric shop and a certain supermarket where I managed to get a bunch of things needed for cosplays.

Nothing too exciting for Audrey. Infact this whole cosplay I think will be bought items... Just bought a white vest. She wears a white shirt too, but I will be using one I already have. I use it for various cosplays.

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NatalieNoodles - 14th November 2010
Love this film!
This will be great! (:

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Tsuchinoko - 15th November 2010
Aww great choice, she's a great character ^_^

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Anonymous - 12th February 2011
RUUUUUUUUUUUUUTHIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!! IT WILL BE AWESHUM!! Would you like another character to join you?
I love that movie :P

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FlyingMammal - 14th February 2011
I look forward to putting her together. Just need some moneys.

YYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSS OLLY do it do it do it!!! who do you think you'd like to be?

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LittleRecordGirl - 8th July 2011
I re-watched Atlantic recently! Brilliant film!
Cannot wait to see this!

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FuriePhoenix - 29th February 2012
cant wait for this! I'd say the third wig... though a fancy dress shop one the fact you'll have the hat on over the top of it it shouldn't look toooo bad ^_^

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KawaiiKira - 1st March 2012
that is gonna be awesome! I need to get photos of you at expo ^^

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FuriePhoenix - 31st March 2012
oooh i like the wig!!

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FuriePhoenix - 20th April 2012
i like the overalls in that royal blue. Though not an 'off' blue, I think they work, and i think once you've got the rest of it all together they'll look great in that royal blue ^_^

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FlyingMammal - 20th April 2012
thank you Mika, the fabric changes in every light and it doesn't photo well. But I quite like it.

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FuriePhoenix - 6th May 2012
progress is looking ACEFACE!

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Pandora-Chi - 8th May 2012
I've never seen an Audrey cosplay before and progress is looking fantastic <3

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FuriePhoenix - 11th May 2012
looking good!! I love how you made the buckles on the dungarees! I agree the make up isnt quite right though.... i can see why you're not pleased... you may have to go without the tanning? and just do the normal lip and eye make up?

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FlyingMammal - 11th May 2012
the tan foundation looks ok in some light but not others, it's weird. maybe I didn't do it even enough :/ I've just put on another coat and it looks a bit better. So maybe I just need it 'thicker'? I will try it in proper daylight before expo and see what I think. I'm happy with the actual costume though at least. See what happens :)

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NatalieNoodles - 12th May 2012
You look SO good! OwO
I think the colour choice was a good choice!

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Mungojerrie - 18th May 2012
Ahhh Ruthie this is looking amazing <3

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FuriePhoenix - 18th May 2012
sooooo excited to see this in person!!

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TheStarlightFairy - 19th May 2012
This looks AMAZING! Can't wait to see this IRL at expo!

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FlyingMammal - 19th May 2012
aww thank you everyone. I'm a bit panicy over the make up, but hopfully it will be ok on the day :)

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Luminescence - 30th May 2012
Ruthie, you look absolutely amazing as Audrey! <3 One of my favourite cosplays of yours for sure :)