27th June 2012: antennas and dress We managed to get a pair of headphones from 99p shop the other day, that are called seamless headphones. Basically they'r small over the ear headphones but instead of having a huge head band bit, they have a thin almost like tough wire. Which is is perfect for Wasp, as it means if she has to wear them over the wig, the head piece bit, won't show as its almost invisible.
All I have to do for her is cover the earphone bit in yellow lycra OR I can paint them yellow then seal it with hairspray or something. Then I have to find something to make the actual antennas and I'll hot glue them onto the headphone.... which thinking this I might cover it in a bit of lycra as we got loads left, so it makes the antenna seem "seamless" from the earphone bit and will cover the hot glue.
As for the dress, my friend Anna (aks_100) was kind enough to take it back with her to her place and sew it all up for us as it requires precision sewing and she has experience in sewing weird superhero patterns XD. But both panels have been cut out, they just need sewing together and the neckline put in in the front. The boots also need some precision sewing done to them for the points at the top, to which she's taken to do also and then I'll be finishing the boots off here by putting in the base shoes inside and re applying the sole onto the bottom of the boots on the outside. Now I know what to do!
9th June 2012: woop woop! Everything arrived this morning!! Literally everything! The fabric, leggings and black arm warmers!!
Soooooo now I know everything has arrived, I can start drafting my own kind of pattern for the dress (which I'll probably do.. or just trace around an existing dress mom owns.... either way works for me!) then on the 24th aks_100 will be round mine to give us a hand on doing the boots and gloves as she'll be bringing over her sewing machine so we can swiftly get this done in time for LFCC and get it done neatly as well!
Tomorrow I'll probably use as my wig styling day and have another go at my Black Widow wig, style mom's Wasp wig AND do my new Ariel wig... if time permits of course.. though I'm tempted to only work on Ariel and Wasp tomorrow... too many issues with Black Widow.. loool
Mom also found some yellow eye shadow for herself today whilst she was out, so once the wig is done we can do a wig and make up test for her ^^
Can I just say how proud I am as a cosplayer that my mom is getting into it! She even has started planning other costumes!! *wipes tear* so proud
6th June 2012: Spending spree Soooo this morning we managed to get:
2metres of Yellow silk stretch jersey lycra material
1metre of black fabric (the same kind)
New wet look leggings (the ones we originally bought were a bit small for her on the legs, so I pinched them lol)
Black cotton fitted 23" long arm warmers (fingerless) for the under gloves
The wig turned up the other day (earlier in the week) I just have to style it for her, and all the other bits should arrive by the beginning of next week with any luck. Aks100 is going to give us a hand in making her botto covers because she's an amazing friend like that, and I have like.. NO experience in making superhero boots or gloves lol. In fact... I have no experience in making any kind of boot covers or gloves full stop lmao!
So yeah... this should all be interesting! lol! We've decided to check out 99p store or a shop like that for the Wasp Antennas as we'll probably make them out of cheap headphones and edit them greatly, again this will be something that I'll be winging (haha see what I did there!?) it as we go along I think. Mom really wants to have a go at putting her stamp on the making process as well, so though I've put it up as a commission she will put some effort in it as well. ^_^
I've seen and shown her a fantastic Wasp make up tutorial on YouTube (if you're thinking of doing this version of Wasp and want the link just type in "Marvel Wasp makeup tutorial" in the search engine on YouTube and it should be like... the 2nd or 3rd video down in the search results!) for her, which we've decided we'll use for her make up as its very animated and very accurate all at the same time. Though we'll be editing the lippy a bit we think.
So yeah... this is beginning to really get moving now. She has also decided if she can, she wants to get the wings done for this costume to be that little bit extra (but if we cant find nice base ones then its no big deal- she'll be accurate either way she goes!), so we're going to look out for dragonfly fancy dress wings to use as our base, (I know the ones I'm looking for) and then go from there with them.
Ranma1-2 - 26th March 2012
Tell your mom I cant wait to see this! ^_^ ..and I wana get some pics with her at LFCC. :P
FlyingMammal - 27th March 2012
ohhhhhhh cant wait to see. yay for mommy mika
Yasmia - 4th June 2012
Your mom will look so cool in this!
Cant wait to see piccys :)
Ranma1-2 - 12th July 2012
Big thumbs up for mom! ^_^ She looks great - MUST cosplay again. I hope she really enjoyed herself. I just wish I could have gone to LFCC. Thank you for helping and encouraging her to cosplay. Bring her again! :)
Nomes - 12th July 2012
Your Mum is awesome! This is fantastic
Yasmia - 12th July 2012
Your mom looks amazing! And the Wasp cosplay actually really suits her!
FlyingMammal - 12th July 2012
wahoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo we love you mommy mika
FuriePhoenix - 12th July 2012
thanks for all the encouraging words guys!!
Ranma- She's definitely been bitten by the cosplay bug now and has other she wants to do! So she'll definitely be cosplaying again! ^_^
PixiePopNixie - 14th July 2012
Your mum looks fantastic as Wasp!!!! Good job!
SamanthaKaiba - 9th January 2013
great photos...Im glad she decided to cosplay...I remember talking with you guys and she said she was thinking about it...you both look amazing ^_^
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