Tales of Vesperia

Cosplayer: ElegantAura

Variant: Normal

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

6th April 2011: That was a close one... I completed this costume just in time for Kita! Boy that was close, and of course i quickly found a few faults in my work. Firstly the top was too loose (so kept sliding down...I didn't throw my shoulders back and bust forward enough hehehe) And my wig annoyed me, as I didn't get time to add any extra wefts to the sides to cover my hairline and ear joins.
Basically I have lots to improve on but I really enjoyed wearing this costume, and the Vesperia photoshoot we had was great fun (even if i did get stung by nasty nettles)
More photos to come soon!

22nd March 2011: Time to Accesorize! With 10 days left until Kitacon, I've given myself a kick up the butt and so far this week has got off to a good start. Boots are finally done and dusted; they're probably the worst shoes I've ever worked on but at least they're complete with only slight damage to my fingers.
I also had some Milliput lying around and got the urge to use it to make Judith's dagger, though i cheated and had a plastic toy dagger as the base to buld upon. I also used the left overs to moulded the two beads on the gold chord belt, so i've got some painting fun ahead of me.

I have reached the point where i can't keep putting off the back skirt piece and her antennae/hair extensions; i have 'cleverly' left the most difficult things til last. I will be really happy if i can get the skirt done this week..but we'll have to wait and see. So I need to get into super speed mode, concentrate and win this cosplay battle in the spirit of Brave Vesperia!!

14th March 2011: I wish mine could bounce.... A quick photo of Judith's top, which i'm pleased to have finished...but i';m not too happy with the outcome. I struggled so much with that pattern, the thin fabric really didn't help and i've got a nasty join here and there on the pattern. I don't know why i managed to make the pattern take up so much of the top, as it really shouldn't. I might alter it slightly at the front.
Unfortunately unlike Judith, I'm not blessed with a big bust to distract from my awful work and fill the top out properly lol To be honest I think i'm going to look like judith, post reduction sugery lol

13th March 2011: One small victory!! I never thought i'd say that my wig is finally taking shape! The bun has been made and is now attached, even though its a bit messy and needs a bit of extra wig wefts here and there. Thank god i had Kukkii-san's high ponytail tutorial to somewhat follow. Though I very rarely follow tuts exactly, so i've ended up with a few mistakes here and there. Overall i'm pretty pleased with this being my first stub and bun combo.
The rest of the costume is still going, but i've had problems with her top and jacket but i'm just praying it'll all work out in the end. I do also now have some boots to customise, which i'm excited about (I just love shoes) but i'm being good and getting the major pieces done first for once.
Anyways, slowly but surely getting there...and with only under 3 weeks left....O__O

21st February 2011: Wig Wars! Wigs are a bit of an issue for me, I always choose characters with either ridiculously long hair, or ones with awkward updos....Judith is no exception, and been nothing but trouble.
A little while a go, I stubbed my beautiful purple wig, only to find i had stubbed it way too high....so i decided to try and save it....somehow after hours of gentle teasing the wig in water, I managed to make it look....awful. But i was not going to be beaten, so picked up my trusty wig brush and managed to restyle the whole thing into a stub again. I am a bit happier with the stub placement but i am just going to have to put up with it now, no matter what it looks like.
I have also sewn in a light purple weft into the fringe (unfortunately its pretty pants quality, hence the shine) I still need the style the front a bit more but more importantly i need to make the bun and pray that it actually looks somewhat like a bun.
Anyways, big rant over with, I decided to try the wig on with my jacket (which is now trimmed with gold, but still needs a few finishing touches) and i cannot wait to get working on her big head wing/antennae thingys...no doubt they will cause me trouble as well.
Wish me luck!

8th February 2011: Got a long way to go.... Well i have been a busy bee these past few weeks, my judy wig almost died, and went from looking like a rockstar to a monster, but hopefully I have managed to save it. I basically have to start over with the stubbing, so it wont be finished for sometime yet.
Instead I have other progress, been shopping around for all sorts of bits and pieces, but my shopping is far from finished yet. Been sewing and ironing like mad, sooo much interfacing! As you can see in the photos the jacket is nearing completion while the skirt needs alot of work. At least things are starting to look a little like Judy, just wish I could go into overdrive and get it done asap!

21st January 2011: I wanna be a rockstar! This week has been fairly productive for me, but i'm still going at a slow pace, I can't seem to get into full speed overdrive with my costumes at the moment. Judy's jacket is still in progress and have found out I offically hate collars! ~shakes fist~ to keep me sane i moved onto to working on her bra-like top, but thats' not looking exciting as of yet. I've been swaying to and from this costume and my Seung Mina one, and I find that it keeps me going, as when i get stuck with one, i always have the other to cheer me on!
Now today I decided to take the plunge with Judith's amazing wig (I really will cry if i ruin this, as i love the colour so much haha) I'm trying to play it safe by following a tutorial by Kukkii-san on Cosplay.com. So far....the wig looks like a reject rockstar...the fact that the mannequin head i'm using is a man (dubbed Manwell by Sammykins and I) doesn't really help the look. In fact before i started styling this wig looked more like Yuri's on the manly mannequin hahaha

Right! Wish me luck with this devil of a wig! Thank god I've only got one wig to work on this time.

14th January 2011: Slow and steady wins the race......I hope Right! this week i finally got into action with my cosplays and its made me realise how slow i work lol
I've more or less got all the basic materials for this costume now including a lovely purple wig, which actually comes out with a blue tint in photos..probably useful considering Judith's hair colour seems to be purple one min and blue the next lol I've got the lovely job of styling it yet but I'm awaiting a new mannequin head before i get started.
I' ve been faffing around for the past few weeks with her white jacket, but i think i've finally figured out how i'm piecing that together ~jumps in the air~
I can also jump for joy that i've actually completed my gloves and cuffs, after 2-3 days of messing with those aswell lol
I've got lots more to do and no doubt more faffing around ahead of me....wish me luck

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Sammykins - 2nd December 2010
You will rock as a Judith! I can't wait to see the wig coming together - your idea of using fur for the tufty bits is awesome :)

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Kacela - 2nd December 2010
Omg you will look amazing! I cannot wait to see it X3

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Dark_Angel_15 - 6th January 2011
Woo, can't wait to see you as this at Kita =D Good Luck

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SarahSaiyan - 12th January 2011
YAY you'll make an awesome Judy :D Can't wait to see progress on this ^_^

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Sammykins - 14th January 2011
I'm liking the cuffs! :D

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Storme - 15th January 2011
Oh, that's a fabulous wig colour, and the cuffs look good too!

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Sammykins - 21st January 2011
Manwell looks so glamourous! I hope we see more of him showing off your wigs :D

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FairyPorchQueen - 26th January 2011
Looking amazing! that wig suits you sooo much aswell!

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Sammykins - 21st February 2011
*Dies of awesome overload*
See???? The wig is looking awesome. I bet Manwell is rockin' it when you're not wearing it!

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picklesofdoom - 21st February 2011
That wig colour really, really suits you! lol Think about permanent purple? hahaha, good luck with the cosplay, tis looking good so far! We must have a cosplay evening again soon. :3

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Feather-to-Earth - 7th March 2011
I'm totally loving all i've seen of this so far, i can't wait to see it complete!!! <3<3<3

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Sammykins - 13th March 2011
*HAS FALLEN IN LOVE WITH YOUR WIG* Squee! Soooo looking forward to Kita now things are taking shape!

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Freyarule - 13th March 2011
The wig looks so pretty! Looking forward to this :D

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Kacela - 13th March 2011
The wig looks gorgeous! This is going to be a great =]

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Sammykins - 14th March 2011
CHICKEN FILLETS! The answer to everything is chicken fillets!

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FairyPorchQueen - 3rd April 2011
Looking incredable as always!

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Can't wait to see it all together!
Shall be waiting to see photos of the finished outfit :D

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SarahSaiyan - 5th April 2011
Your Judy was fab :D I have some photos which I need to upload of our group ^^

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BlusterSquall - 6th April 2011
Ooo~! Looks pretty! :D You make a great Judith! ^^ (And don't worry about the curves, you look divine.)

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Freyarule - 7th April 2011
Well done! It looks fantastic :)

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Dark_Angel_15 - 7th April 2011
you was Awesome =D I have some pics of you.

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Kacela - 7th April 2011
You look fantastic!

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Amy-Lou - 7th April 2011
Such a great Judith! I really like your costume, are those fur antennae? That's a neat idea.

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ElegantAura - 7th April 2011
Aww Thanks everyone ^_^ this was sooo much fun to wear, just wish i'd gotten into Judith's character a bit more in the photos, I always look a bit dazed lol @Amy-Lou: Yes the antennae are made from fur! Wigs do my head in a bit so i stayed away from extensions, being fur they were quite handy to wrap around myself to keep warm too haha

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FairyPorchQueen - 20th April 2011
You look incredible!!!! :O im stunned, great job hun! Perfect