Shakugan no Shana

Cosplayer: Bambi.

Variant: Crimson Lord

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

23rd March 2011: Dressy times pt2 Soooo... Whips been out again and FINALLY got moved into my new house and been able to organise my cosplays =D

Got the sleeves, trims and lace sewn on all dandy.. just need to add the various ornaments that she has hanging from her outfit now ¬¬ This is the first time that sleeves have actually worked for me and been comfortable yay! =D

I need to restick the gold detail onto the cloak as it hasnt kept.. which is annoying >.< meh! I need to make a choker for the caps too cos the one I used for the prog pic is Paine's xD

I need to make sure that everything is just so with this cosplay (much against my lack of skill) because it's mine and .neverbell's con wedding this Kita <3 I need to look my best and that! <3

11th March 2011: Dress Times After a up and down weekend at Sarah's I FINALLY got started on this dress. Things have been a bit crappy and rollercoastery these past few weeks so I am trying to throw myself into progress to get myself through it... plus! I'll be moving house next week so the more I can get done the better =)

I finish my old job tomorrow and have a week to pack and try get cosplay bits done and see people where I can =)

I'm happy with the dress just NOT looking forward to making the sleeves.. I need to buy yet MORE white cotton for the sleeves >.< LOL I added interfacing to the dress for stiffness but am beginning to think that I should have just lined it with something.. I don't want to boil D:

Need to buy more bias tape too for the sleeves.

7th February 2011: Cloak #2 Soooooooo, finally got the pattern work on the go. Started by drawing out a rough sketch of the design from my hours of researching on Saturday morning.

After I spent about 30mins of drawing it up, with scalings and such, I started Drawing out each section in tracing/pattern paper, pinning the fabric to the pattern, cutting out with my shiny rotary cutter xD and then painting with diluted gold paint to make sure it doesnt stiffen too much.

Once I got a few patterns done, I attached to the cloak with wonderweb and will be adding the other sections to it hopefully this week (as I ran out of paint and paper and had to buy more today :p )

I have also decided that the first cloak I made... is too short (I dont feel that it hands off the shoulders very well, so I will be making another after I have made a start on the hat and dress... That way.. If I run out of time and can use the old cloak as a back up! ^-^

Looking forward to carrying on with this actually hehe

5th February 2011: Stupid boyes! >.< I bought 3 meters of white fabric to start the pattern for the cloak and possibly the hat and some other bits... however... the shade of white is off! It looks more like cream when I got it home D: gutted!

However, in order to not have completely waste money and fabric. I will just have to use it for the pattern making for the cloak. The shade wont matter because it is going to be dyed or painted gold anyways =)

Silver lining kids! There's always one! xD

So! I hav spent the past two hours, searching through reference pictures, other cosplays and watching several episodes again (oh no xD) Including the funny "its not filled with sexual innuendo at all honest" episode! <3 And I think I have got the basic gist of how the pattern is gonna look. The extra circle bits I have left out cos I havent found strong enough reference pictures to make it look decent if I put them on (if anyone finds any.. drop us a bell!) ;)

This is a pretty long journal for practically nack all xD ah well! =D

9th January 2011: Cloak #1 GO! Ok... this... genuinely scares me but I thought I best start it now so it's ready in time xD

I have cut the bases for my 2 cloaks and hemmed the shorter one (I will be adding clasps or some form of fastening at the shoulders as the short cloak will be a wrap around cloak =] )

I painted some offcuts of the cotton I used, cut out the cross shape and painted the gold outline. (hard with unsteady hands like mine xD)

Overally I'm quite happy. The long main cloak still has to be hemmed and the EPIC task of the gold pattern at the bottom. I plan on getting the cloaks finished 100% first the work on the dress next month *gulp*


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- - 1st December 2010
This is going to look so good sweetie! : )

Looking forward to this one!

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Bambi. - 1st December 2010
hehe thanks huni. I cant wait to do this... gonna be hard for me I think :( I may need some help with sourcing a wig though if you wouldn't mind? I think one like your Fran one would be spot on colourwise :) *blush* Thanks again babes xxx

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nanahara - 1st December 2010
wooo yeah XD *high five* for a Shana cosplay. You will look awsome

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- - 1st December 2010
Sure hun. I'll get lookin for ya :)

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Bambi. - 1st December 2010
<3 yoooooou

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SamanthaKaiba - 9th December 2010
I like the second one...the wig just looks a nicer shade ^_^

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eternal_aranel - 9th December 2010
2nd one as well I say

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Bambi. - 9th December 2010
Thanks guys :) Silly Hecate and her silly shades! >.<

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nanahara - 9th January 2011
loving seeing progress begin on this XD

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- - 6th February 2011
progress looks great :) its coming along nicely~

You not found a wig yet? D:

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Bambi. - 6th February 2011
I've actually forgotten to add the piccy haha Dx *adds now* ;D

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- - 7th February 2011
OHOHOHOH its sooo pretty! D: purfffffffecto honey~

I so wish i was seeing this in person :(

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visiting_wizard - 19th February 2011
Looking nice so far. Your hat is much better than mine was lol! Never leave finishing your cosplay till the day before expo! :)

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visiting_wizard - 19th February 2011
P.s: Hope your making yours out of lighter fabric than I did! I was roasting in all those layers indoors at expo! :p

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Bambi. - 19th February 2011
hehe thanks hun. I just have used cotton twill I believe. Fingers crossed lol!! I'll be making regular visits outside I'm sure hehe =D Love le hat, just such a pain to keep on. Have had to sew it to my wig ¬¬

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nanahara - 19th February 2011

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Sunsetdancer - 24th March 2011
*Hates making capes* wayyyy to much effort. You look great! Cant wait for a Hecate hug.

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Bambi. - 24th March 2011
This cape is a bitch! D= lol

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.neverbell - 28th March 2011
is this your sunday dress? its gorgeous! i freaking love the hat its adorable! XD

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nanahara - 29th March 2011