16th February 2012: Nearly there! I've completed the shoes, cape and now the hat. I just have to start and finish the bodysuit tomorrow. I've sourced my patterns so I just have to make it for the last dash!
30th January 2012: Cape The cape is a two tiered article with a stand up collar, so I've decided to tackle it in three pieces. The top layer in itself required 4 drafts to get it to fit me perfectly, It will need a bit of a press, but it fits perfectly! Lets hope that the rest goes just as well!
30th January 2012: Recolour of shoes I'm actually too embarrassed to show how yellow my first attempt of painting my shoes went, and then how sticky they got because I used glossy wall paint...
Anyway! Here they are at the moment. I'll have to retouch up the pinky red colour, and add the laces on too.
30th January 2012: Scarf! Here's the scarf in it's completed form. It's 9ft long altogther and needs a press since the wool all rolled up. My mother made this though I made one of the pom poms at the end, she made another one as they're so time consuming. I cant knit very well unfortunately ;^_^
5th January 2012: SHOES! I wish you could upload multiple images for these things but on well, it makes for more writing.
Here's some progress pics of the shoes. I actually did I bit more tonight which isn't photographed, and i'm actually a little ashamed of how yellow they came out (they look like they should be worn by Ronald Mcdonald himself!)I'm hoping to fix this though. Anyway enjoy!
5th January 2012: Starting This is my current project. This particular battle costume is worn by Sakura during the final judgement against Yue and the recurring dream. It's also seen to be worn by the plushie of herself on her bedside. I've not seen this worn by anybody at an event, or even online which is a shame, because it really is a cute and iconic costume of the series. I can also get away with using either the Clow or Star staff :3
Here's a look at the fabrics I bought, though taken by a crappy phone camera. In person it looks spot on and the pink drapes really well. I bought two different types of fabric for the bodysuit; a pale calico/cream colour for the body and a slightly darker shade for the sections around her legs. The reference image above isn't true or consistent to the anime series itself, as the laces are coloured wrongly, so I used screencaps from the series as my references.
I also bought a pattern for a basic bodice with princess seams, since I wanted it to look as though it had been pulled from the screen! but this means I will have to extend it to make it into a full bodysuit and lengthen the sleeves. It will fasten down the back through a zip, so lets hope I've got someone handy if I need to go to the bathroom!
The socks will be bought from a shop on ebay. I've already found them but I have yet to actually buy them. For the shoes I've bought some trainers which look similar from TK Max, and I will be repainting those. I'm hoping to test out my new wig that i got for christmas with this costume too!
The scarf is being covered by my Mum, since I'm not that great at knitting, I always seem to drop or gain stitches, and with a scarf this long, I'll be in for a world of trouble with it so I left it to her. It's approximately 1/4 of the way along at the moment and will have fuzzy pom poms at the ends.
It's one of my favourites. Really excited to see this :)
Angel Tear - 5th January 2012
Aww that's great to know! thank you! I'm hoping to bring this costume to Midlands MCM and possibly Kita as well.
jettyguy - 19th February 2012
I saw you ^^ I wanted a picture D;
Hannah-Kiwii - 19th February 2012
I'm so glad I saw this in person, like I said it's a favourite of mine and you looked wonderful!
dan-dan - 21st February 2012
wow this costume is great u really suit sakura
Kata-san - 22nd February 2012
Costume looks awesome! Great work.
WingedWalrus - 23rd March 2012
Aah so cool 8D What pattern did you use (if any) for the shorts-bodice-onesie thing (most rubbish description ever, sorry XD)? I need to make one very similar for another Sakura costume but cant find a pattern for it anywhere! xx
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