Stocking
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt

Cosplayer: Fables

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

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31st October 2011: Version 2.0 Well, I made it in time for Expo and I also got some beautiful photos! Buuut alot of the finer details were handsewn on the morning/night before I wore this so it is a little scruffy. That's why I'm fixing it up for a version 2.0! I need to take in the dress a little, as well as fix my sash & bow. And stop my sleeves sagging so much lol.

So hopefully you'll see an even more beautiful version of this at Fushicon, whoop!

26th October 2011: We're getting there, I think! So, I've been doing a bit of this here and there, mostly in the last two days and I'm still confident it'll be ready for Expo even if Luke thinks otherwise. So what have I done?

- My sword is now finished. It's a block of nylon withg a blad insert made of sheet aluminium. It's kinda heavy! It has been primed with white primer spray and then the blue stripes were masked and then spray painted on.
- My hair bow is done. I used interfacing to make it cute and perky, and it sits on my wig via bobby pins.
- The skirt for my dress has been worked out, constructed, gathered and pressed. It's 4 meters of fabric!
- My sleeves, after failing to get them right about three times, have now been worked out hopefully for the last time...
- I've worked out the pattern for my bodice after losing my old one from a while back!
- I bought some AMAZING shoes in Primark for this.

So what is left to do? Well, I have all day tomorrow- the full 24 hours even if it kills me- to do the following!

- Fold and sew petticoat in half, to shorten it.
- Construct bodice from pattern and add buttonhole stand.
- Finish puff of my puff sleeves and add cuffs.
- Attach skirt to dress.
- Slot garden wire into my back bow so it remains stiff and perky.
- Add stripe and triangle trim to skirt. Actually I might do this before it is attached...

Do-able? We'll soon see... I wish I could do it now but I have to go to work >_<

21st September 2011: Katana Update Well, remember how excited I was at having a beautiful Katana from CosplayFu? Well nope! Although thier wig was beautiful, the Katana was laughable. Seriously, seriously laughable. See the attached image!

So instead, my dad (who works as an engineer-y type person), is going to make me a new one for free. He's cutting the blade out of sheet aluminium, and the hilt and guard out of black nylon. Then I'll paint it and make it beautiful. We'll see!

24th August 2011: Tights Test! My tights came today :3
Obviously the XL tan ones I bought as a base layer are too small and I've ripped them already, and the "One Size" striped ones I bought intending to cut up fit just fine :| Oh well, they'll do. See the pic for how they look!

NB: In this photo I slightly lightend the colour of the striped tights. The original picture on my FB shows them really dark (ironically the perfect colour) but this edited photo has a more accurate representation of how the colour looks irl. I think it's because I took it on my phone and not a camera, hahaha.

Also, I got outbid on the shoes :(

20th August 2011: Goddamn Perfect Shoes! I found the perfect shoes on eBay... If I don't win I'll be gutted!

13th August 2011: Update! I have decided a few things about this costume after thinking about it a fair bit recently!
Firstly, I'm going to try making it as opposed to buying it. The pattern I'm using for it will be my own custom Bodice from college attached to thie pattern: http://www.feorag.com/gosurori/skirt-pattern.pdf.
I'll be commissioning a white petticoat to give it some poof from someone on LJ- Rinrinhime.
As for the tights, as I have trouble finding them in my size I'll actually be modifying a pair of black leggins I already own. I'll be adding the blue stripes to one leg, and then cutting the other leg off completely because I'll have this; http://www.cosplayfu.co.uk/product/Stocking+Katana+from+Panty+and+Stocking+with+Garterbelt/ radical Katana!
Not to mention I'm using thme for my wig too; http://www.cosplayfu.co.uk/product/Stocking+Wig+from+Panty+Stocking+with+Garterbelt/.
I've a pattern to make her little cat too, which leaves me with just her shoes, which I can find on eBay. Whoooop I feel a little more organised now :D


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Saffron - 12th July 2011
MY STOCKING!

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Fables - 12th July 2011
PANTYYYYYYYY <3 ;3; ILU!

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- - 8th August 2011
Nice make-up you've got going on here <3

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Ranma1-2 - 6th September 2011
Woooweeee, wig is beautifull. :)

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Fables - 6th September 2011
I don't think the photos do it justice. I'm in love with it so very much <3

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CrystalNeko - 6th September 2011
The wig colour is just perfect! You're going to make such a cute Stocking!

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Tsuchinoko - 8th September 2011
Ooh, I like how you've decided to do the eye make-up and the wig looks just right for her, too ^_^

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Saffron - 8th September 2011
This will be great!

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Saffron - 8th October 2011
I see you have bought white foundation awwwwyeah!

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Anonymous - 26th October 2011
Browsing the cosplays for expo, see this, see your journal.

Good luck dear! You can do it! :D Will defo have to take a pic if I see you around, I'll be bunny girl Stocking on the sunday so yus, Stocking's unite :D

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Saffron - 27th October 2011
We shall be sexiful together <3

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Saffron - 2nd November 2011
I'm so proud of you, you looked fantastic <3 I can't wait to do it again at Fushicon!

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Alyx - 3rd November 2011
You are so cuuuute!! <3

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Wyrdsister - 4th November 2011
I want to stroke your hair more xxxx you both looked a-ma-zing...and sooooo cute <3

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Hannah-Kiwii - 6th November 2011
You look so cute and so pretty.

Beautiful costume, well done :)

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Plasticsharkattack - 17th November 2011
Absolutely beautiful! :3

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- - 5th December 2011
Such a cute stockings!

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MADALEENA - 27th February 2012
awwww ahhhhhh you make such a cute stocking!!