Hathor (Dress) - Stargate SG-1



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About Hathor:
Hathor was the mate of Ra and the mother to Heru'ur. Stranded on Earth after the Tau'ri rebellion, she became imprisoned in her sarcophagus for centuries before being set free. (From the Stargate Wiki).

Comments

- posted on 3 August, 2011 - 23:17
FF stargate SG-1 was the best one!! Your going to suit this sooooo much its unreal

Quinzel posted on 4 August, 2011 - 00:21
o.O You're a Stargate fan too? Awesome :3. Thanks ^_^. I hope I do!

nanahara posted on 4 August, 2011 - 00:28
EPIC XD, I so look forward to this Stargate FTW

Weasel posted on 13 August, 2011 - 16:14
Another stargate! Do it! We need more stargate love, plus I need someone to shoot :D

Quinzel posted on 14 August, 2011 - 21:05
And I need some humans to turn into my loyal Jaffa XD. Kneel before your god!

Weasel posted on 15 August, 2011 - 20:01
Pfffft, good luck getting past my P90! I will never kneel before a false god!

Quinzel posted on 15 August, 2011 - 21:40
Good luck getting past my nish'ta! Men are powerless against Hathor XD.

Weasel posted on 16 August, 2011 - 11:08
I don't need to get past it, I'll shoot you before having to get near it! Death to false gods!

Frederica la Noir posted on 30 August, 2011 - 23:43
*_* must see! Love Hathor! Need to do Stargate Group :D!

Quinzel posted on 31 August, 2011 - 00:29
A Stargate group would be epic beyond words :3

kitty_sama posted on 20 September, 2011 - 10:06
Oh yes! Hathor needs more love!

Manticore posted on 9 October, 2011 - 22:57
OH GOD YOU LEGEND! This is super Awesome! I have NOT seen a Stargate Cosplay in ages! That's it! you've inspired me to do Camulus. Awesome stuff! Can't wait!

visiting_wizard posted on 13 January, 2012 - 23:13
Yay! I've never seen anyone cosplay SG1 except for the odd SG uniform so this will be awesome! :D

Leadmill posted on 7 February, 2013 - 23:26
Awesome, nice to see SG1 getting some love!

sjbonnar posted on 8 February, 2013 - 10:10
I loved SG1 and Hathor was amazing! Can't wait to see this!

Quinzel posted on 8 February, 2013 - 14:19
Anyone with me for a System Lords (and Ladies!) group? XD

sjbonnar posted on 13 February, 2013 - 11:15
I would if I could pull any off LOL

Quinzel posted on 14 February, 2013 - 14:53
There's a Goa'uld for that... Anubis XD. The easiest cosplay in the world to pull off!

Zelvyne posted on 10 April, 2014 - 18:33
This is looking great already :)

Clockwork Dandy Noodles posted on 16 May, 2014 - 20:13
D8 omg I never thought I'd get to see anyone do Hathor. This is going to be awesome.

Alinthia posted on 27 May, 2014 - 21:56
Eep! This is looking amazing, even better now I get to see this in person! ^_^

GoauldQueen posted on 31 May, 2014 - 05:40
Epic!!! can't wait to see more of your awesome progress. Are you going to wear gold flats or gold heels with your cosplay?

GoauldQueen posted on 18 June, 2014 - 01:47
Hope things are progressing well with your Hathor cosplay

nanahara posted on 14 July, 2014 - 21:15
you look PERFECT, I'm sorry I didn't see you in this

Alinthia posted on 15 July, 2014 - 00:16
You look amazing, great work! :D

Kitticus posted on 25 July, 2014 - 16:55
wow not often you see an Stargate cosplay. Much love for SG1 <3 This is AWESOME i especially love the hand device!!

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Progress Journal

7th July 2014

Scales

I finished the scales for the dress (finally!). They wrap all the way around.

To make the scales I pained the same fabric I used for the chest area of the dress gold then dabbed bronze paint over it to give it a bit of texture and a two-colour effect. I then cut all the scales out and sewed them all on by hand.

All that is left to do is to attach the gold part of the dress and the halter strap, and finish trimming the wig (I think...I hope!).

7th July 2014

Arm band

Finally DONE!

I used the same fabric that I used for the chest area of the dress, sewed in some wire, then painted it. I then sewed darker thread round the entire length of the wire and sewed the beads onto the 'head'.

27th May 2014

More dress stuff

Got it mostly sewn together now, just making adjustments. I installed a concealed zip in the side as I don't need to make it removable just yet.

I also made the pleats narrower than they originally were, and part of me wishes I had made them narrower still. I'm not the tallest person around, so I'm worried that the orange section of the dress will seem rather small in comparison and maybe the narrower pleats would have helped make it seema little longer.

I still want to try to make the scales a little more metallic.

16th May 2014

Dress progress

I've sewn together the panels of the dress - the back still needs some work before I finish it all off.
I made the pleats on the dress narrower as they were far too wide before.

The bronze teardrop pieces are earring charms that I glued onto fabric and covered with copper leafing (I'm improvising here!). For the 'scales', I painting the gold taffeta first a lighter gold, then dabbed bronze over as they look gold in some references and bronze in others. I was contemplating making them a lot more metallic, using foil/leafing, but...it was just too expensive and too much. Maybe some day.

8th May 2014

Kara Kesh progress 8

Started to apply gesso to the kara kesh after adding the remaining details to the end of the arm piece - the rectangular parts were cut from foam, the circular part was the cut-down top of a Kinder Egg capsule (lol).
I doubt I'm going to be able to smooth it all completely as the worbla itself was a bit lumpy, but I'm going to try my best!

3rd May 2014

Kara Kesh progress 7

I sculpted the crystal out of polymorph, and attached it with strong glue (I was an idiot and forgot that I should have painted it all before I attached it...that's going to make things difficult!).

The Kara Kesh itself is pretty much all made. It's very lumpy, so I'm hoping that I can smooth it out a bit. Just need to add a little detail to the arm part and then gesso, sand and paint it all.

I ended up attaching the finger pieces using springs, which looks a lot better.

I also modified the pleats on the dress, making them a little smaller. My aim for this week is to get the back panel pleated and cut out, then maybe the panels all sewn together and the main part of the dress lined.

22nd April 2014

Dress progress

The pieces aren't really lined up properly here, and they're not sewn together yet but I thought I'd see what they looked like together!

The top part is lined and pretty much ready to sew the embellishments on to. The fabric is the same as the lower part, just in a different colour (and I used the lighter/slightly rougher side). It was originally for the longer bottom part of the dress, but it was the wrong colour. I wanted a contrasting colour to the lower part as the background in case there are any gaps in the embellishments.

Just need to pleat and cut out the back part of the dress then I can sew it all together.

Tried my best to shape the top part. I'm not too bothered about how it looks since it will all be covered by the scales/beads :).

19th April 2014

Kara Kesh progress 6

Cut out two pieces of worbla for the holding piece for the palm crystal. I cut out a small ring of EVA foam to act as a padding to smooth the edges out and stretched it around the 'crystal' before sandwiching it between the pieces of worbla.
I closed the casing at the bottom but left the top part open to insert the connecting pieces (currently waiting for a spring to arrive to test the, since the silicone tubing idea didn't quite work out!).

18th April 2014

Pleating

Ironed the pleats into the dress then sewed them in place.

I hate pleats.

10th April 2014

Dress fabric

I love it! It's a bit darker (closer to the references) IRL, the photo doesn't really do it justice.
Unfortunately, the gold fabric is a bit too dark to use for the longer skirt, but I will use it as the base for the bust area.

10th April 2014

Kara Kesh progress 5

For the 'wire' connecting the palm gem to the fingertips, I used floral wire and silicone tubing with a 3mm inside diameter and 5mm outside diameter. It was more practical than using actual wire (and easier to work with). The silicone tubing is thick enough that it doesn't 'crease' when it moves, and the florist wire gives it strength and flexibility. I probably should have gone with a smaller inside diameter, since filling the tube out completely with florist wire makes it a little too stiff, so there is a little bit of space inside the tubes. Fortunately, this should hopefully not matter much.
I will paint the tubes silver before attaching them.

10th April 2014

Kara Kesh progress 4

To make the slightly domed palm gem, I use polymorph, which I molded to shape using the concave bottom of an espresso cup. While still soft, I trimmed the edges (still leaving some of the 'flat' area). When hardened, I painted it using nail varnish (after practising on a spare bit of hardened polymorph, it was the most durable option!). I used a light red, then a burgundy, and then a shimmery semi-transparent multi-tonal gloss.
Ignore the worlba - that was just to see what it looked like in the 'shell'.

I also molded the crystal on the back of the device from polymorph.

5th April 2014

Pattern making

Because I couldn't find a dress pattern close enough to what I wanted, I decided to make my own. Yes, the girl that sucks with following patterns decided to make one. Oh dear.
I do have a dress that I could have traced, but I wanted it to be more fitted like Hathor's.

So, I used the old cling film and masking tape method (I'm sensing a pattern here...).
Wrapped myself in cling film then masking tape, then marked on the major points of the pattern (both are rather tricky without someone to help!).
I then cut myself out of it (be careful!), laid it flat and made cuts where necessary so the whole thing laid flat.
I then separated the bust part from the main body. I did this because 1) it was easier to shape the bust, and 2) on Hathor's dress, the orange fabric appears not to cover the bust area.
I transferred the bust pattern onto muslin, and sewed it together where I'd made the cuts to keep the shape (can you tell I'm a complete noob with patterns?).
It's going to need a little more shaping, but that's what the muslin mock-up is for.

5th April 2014

Kara Kesh progress 3

I made the 'rings' using the same method as the fingertips.
Things need a bit more finishing/smoothing, and I trimmed the rings down a little after taking this pic.
I didn't smooth the joins in the fingertips as much as I could have, because these are going to be covered by the pieces that will hold the wire.

4th April 2014

Kara Kesh progress 2

I made duct tape patterns for the fingertip pieces, cut them out of worbla and assembled.
I will sculpt the ridges for the joints once I have whatever I choose to use for them.

4th April 2014

Kara Kesh progress

To make the pattern, I wrapped my left forearm in cling film, then in duct tape (more rigid/sticky than masking tape), then masking tape (easier to mark than duct tape), and drew on the pattern that I needed. I then cut this pattern out, transferred it onto worbla and molded it around my arm.

Once the basic shape was achieved, I heated it again and held it tight, so that it fit better/tighter around my arm.

I'm not sure yet how I will do the gem or the parts that connect the fingertips to the main palm piece, but I am hoping to be able to sclupt everything else from worbla.