Cosplayer: Chibi

Variant: Secret

Status: Planned

Condition: Not Set

This costume has not been worn at any events yet.

16th May 2012: Well fuck... Major ARGH ;_____;

So I rang Fabricland's warehouse today to see if I could order more of my fabric in but they don't stock it any more, like, at all...

I ended up spending hours looking online for a match but couldn't find anything, checked 5 local fabric shops and couldn't find anything there either...

So now I've come to the conclusion that after spending hours sealing and appliqué-ing designs onto the dupion and cutting out most of my bits and embroidering and everything...

............I now have to start over completely.

I've had to spend another £50 on base fabric (that isn't even as pretty) so I can remake all the pieces I've already made. It also means I'm going to have to remake, reseal and resew all my fiddly bits for appliqué all over again...

I seriously just want to cry right now.

16th May 2012: Commence Panic So the spikes and gems have been painted.
The cuffs are all cut out and embroidered, just need to be assembled.
The sleeve bands have been appliqued, need to be hemmed.
The 2 main skirt pieces have been cut out.

But major problem.
After cutting out the main skirt pieces I've pretty much run out of my main fabric. The pieces I have left aren't big enough for the front and back skirt overlays and even so I couldn't go against the grain.

The bad part? Fabricland doesn't stock it anymore and I don't know the colour name/product code to order any online...
I've spent the last 30mins-1hr looking online to try and look for the right colour but I'm having NO luck whatsoever...

Seriously panicking now. If I can't get any before the 20th then this isn't going to get finished in time for Expo...

15th May 2012: More collar All applique is done! Just needs closures and a gem now :D

Fffffffff pity it's only the bloody collar!
Still so much left to do!

15th May 2012: Bits! Woo I has some bits :D was rather thrifty today methinks~

- Beads/gems to paint (taken off a necklace) [EDIT: found some better ones, may not need these after all]
- Metal spikes, currently painting (taken off a studded wrist strap + odd ones for cheap)
- Swarovski beads for necklace
- Gold pendants for earrings (taken off two necklaces)

14th May 2012: Nooooo Collar and sleeve bands progress
Man I am not looking forward to appliqué-ing all the gold tomorrow...

At least the corset and wig are both done, hopefully the boots will arrive soon so I can get them done too D:

11th May 2012: Collar Finished my collar mock-up, looks pretty simple but caused me no end of annoyance! Maybe it's just because I'm tired and ill :<

Anyways, will make the real one tomorrow~

11th May 2012: Wig My base wig finally arrived~
Quite a bit of work to do but not nearly as much as Serenade so hopefully it shouldn't take too long!

2nd May 2012: Corset! Hokay so I just finished the corset :D made leather bias and sealed the edges, inserted the gold eyelets and threaded a black test ribbon (the proper one will be gold)

Photos are fairly self explanatory:
top left + top center = me wearing the corset
top right = corset with fosshape bust cups (before heating)
bottom left + bottom center = corset on the mannequin
bottom right = detail on eyelets/front lacing bones

Proud to see my hand-embroidery all done, thankfully any messy bits aren't noticeable from a distance >_>

1st May 2012: Testing the top Test!
Trying to find the right shape for the bust cups, the horrible seam down the front will only be on the lining, hoping to use some of my leftover Fosshape so it stays nice and rounded :D

Guess we'll see how this works out...

30th April 2012: Updated pretties All three of the bejewelled danglies~

Still not sure if it needs more beads or not, there are only 85 so far...

20th April 2012: Corset embroidery - complete! Embroidery is all done now, I can finally finish up the corset and move on to other bits :D

Also ordered my base wig today, exciting stuff~

27th February 2012: Corset embroidery WIP 2 Yay this is the embroidery at about 70% done, I've actually sewn more since this was taken but haven't got an updated photo yet so the next one should be the finished corset :D

It's nice to know I have a ton of time to work on a cosplay for once!

5th February 2012: Pretties! 1 of 3 bejewelled danglies :D

Still needs more beads...

5th February 2012: Corset embroidery WIP A mixture of chain stitch and couching, probably about 10% of the full design so far, this is gonna kill my fingers!
Wish me luck~

4th February 2012: Corset WIP Been working on the reverse corset (back-to-front and upside-down BY DESIGN), it started off being a massive brain-melty conundrum but it seems to be coming out very nice! Really quite pleased so far :3 the boning and lacing bones are all cut/sized up but I can't insert them and finish the edges until the leatherette has been embroidered...

4th February 2012: Beeeaaads So been working on the corset for this, it's gonna be made of leatherette with a load of embroidery/applique D: not looking forward to that!
It's already been confusing enough as the design calls for the corset to be made back-to-front and upside-down! WHUT

On the upside, a third of my pretty beads have arrived~

4th February 2012: Oops So, after all the Kitacon cosplay planning for the committee I've been itching to get crafting again as I haven't since Aya!

I didn't make a great start on this project though as I got the wrong coloured fabric (sort of) but as it was £13.50 per meter I'm just going to alter the whole colour spectrum to suit it :3

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Debbie Ella - 29th January 2012
Omnmnom yes <3

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Sephirayne - 2nd May 2012
Corset looks great. Can't wait to see the rest ^^

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Amy-Lou - 27th June 2012
I just saw some art and thought 'hang on a minute I recognise that corset' and I was right! This is gonna be beautiful :D

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Yuka - 16th August 2012
I know what this iiiiiisss!! Can't wait to see progress :D