15th November 2011: It's remaking time! Soooooo... looking at pictures I've decided that I'm not terribly happy with a lot of this. It came out OK but I want to improve it, especially as Mature is such a rare character to see cosplayed.
First up is the wig. This was my first complex wig styling job, putting it up into a ponytail, stubbing, adding the bun etc. I'm proud of my work but the process made the cap smaller so I can't get away with it unless my hair underneath is also blonde. Since I want to dye it purple, new wig beckons.
I've bought an Arda ponytail wig and bun to make my life a lot easier.
Second is the waistcoat. I want it crisper-looking, more fitted, and more robust. I also want a more accurate back as I found a sprite that shows it. The leatherette I used rips really easily and is in fact tearing badly around the buttons as there's a lot of stress there. I have some pure white slight stretch cotton that I plan to use. I can pattern off the original waistcoat as I'm happy with the diamond cutout and neckline.
Third, the dress is THE most unflattering, baggy garment when it's not cinched by the waistcoat. Just for my own happiness I want to improve the fit of the top a bit. Some of the back stitching also inexplicably came apart so I'll fix that too.
THEN and only THEN will it be time for some slaggy secretary shots with Amy-Lou as my Vice <3