9th April 2012: Backk. Having left a gap when stitching the centre back seam, when topstitching I neatened the edges to create a slit. Hopefully if I attatch my tail to a strap I can push it through the hole to look slightly neater! (Even though Strength seems to have her tail sprouting from her back- wat?)
9th April 2012: Dress! Thankfully, the dress started to begin taking shape. I topstitched all the seams as well as pressing seams to make it much neater!
7th April 2012: CUT ALL THE FOAM I started working on Strength's insane arms. I wanted to make her animé version, but unfortunately, they were a lot more complicated, and required too many materials for my budget. So I found a compromise and designed her arms in the style of the animé, but not including her crazy-ass sliding mechanism she wears in the reference picture, as after screen-capping the animé, I realised she never actually has it! Using 8mm, I started cutting all the panels out of Plastazote.
7th April 2012: Fabric. Although I originally bought a fleeced cotton jersey, I decided against it and bought black leatherette quite last minute. Not only would the leatherette keep the original shape a lot better, but I felt it fitted better with all the textures of Strength's props and accessories. Started cutting out the pattern!
5th April 2012: Collar. I then made another toile, seperately, for the collar following the new anime design. I altered a high-collar pattern I'd cut recently, making it a lot wider, and with more material at the back.
5th April 2012: Cutting the Pattern! First, I altered just a simple A-line dress pattern by taking in the waist, shoulders, neckline, adding darts, and widening the skirt width. I then made a Toile, making small changes as I went until I was happy then added the hood.
Leolarua - 13th March 2012
fffff yes! strength has my favourite design. i cant wait to see this
Tsupo - 24th March 2012
Mine too! Thanks, I hope I can do her justice! :]
Dusttee - 1st April 2012
Ah i love this design so much <3 Can't wait to see :D
Einmyria - 10th April 2012
Cannot wait to see this finished!!!
Speckles - 18th April 2012
Saw pictures of this and gotta say it looks amazing. Great job on those arms and it was so cleanly made! GOOD SHOW! ;D
JustPeachy - 21st April 2012
This looks so good! I'm in awe of those arms!
Pandora-Chi - 21st April 2012
OMG! O_O I never saw this in person but I did hear people talk of how utterly mind blowing this was! I'm seriously impressed by those arms! You make an amazing strength!! This is truly well done <3
sjbonnar - 25th April 2012
This is fantastic! I may not have been there, but you're still my queen dammit LOL
CrystalNeko - 25th April 2012
So much love for this costume, I'm so glad I got the chance to see it up close! Words cannot describe how amazing this cosplay is!
Amy-Lou - 28th April 2012
So impressive, those arms are crazy cool!
Tsupo - 28th April 2012
Thank you so much everyone!! u////u
@Nert- The video turned out incredible! Thanks so much!
@Sj- I am definitely still your queen, haha! So sad you couldn't take part. :c
Felixize - 29th April 2012
You guys REALLY outdid yourselves here <3
And your dress is so adorable, I have no idea how you manage to walk the tiiiiny line between completely badass and cute as a fricken button, but you totally did!!
Tsupo - 1st May 2012
Thank you so much <333
I couldn't have done it without his help patterning the pieces.. he's so clever with maths!! >/////<
WarriorTeddy - 15th May 2012
Your costume and claws were so Awesome. It was pleasure meeting and hanging with you at cosplay chess ^^
Sephirayne - 15th May 2012
This was amazing to see in person. Excellent ^^
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