13th July 2012: More progress! All my airsoft stuff turned up so I've finished my utility belt now! The only thing that it's missing is the grenades on one side, but for the sake of time, I'm going to leave that out for now and fix them on when I have some more time.
The harness is in progress, unfortunately the straps are far too big for me and pretty uncomfortable so Cat is going to help me tonight to fix them and be a bit more snug.
I've also ordered a plastic knife for the sheath on the leg, but I'm going to concentrate on getting the harness finished before I start on this. It only cost me £2.50 and it'll work for it's purpose :P I had seen her actual knife sheath on an airsoft site but I don't have the money for it at the moment. Maybe one day...
9th July 2012: Little bit of progress! Went down to the larger material shop today and ended up buying some more webbing and release clips for Jill. I decided to use release clips to attach the harness together as it'd be easier to wear like that. I'm gonna spend a chunk of tomorrow adding the detailing to the harness as we've got the basic shape together now, as it's wearable. I've also started the utility belt, but unfortunately I can't do much more to it until all my airsoft gear turns up in the post. I'll just have to keep myself busy with the harness for now.
Lou has taken my shoes off me so she can cover them in the fabric :P I love her to pieces, I definitely wouldn't get it done without her help D8 So thank you <3
Zoe also finished my BSAA top today and it looks AMAZING. I shall take photos of it tomorrow! :) I'm feeling a lot more confident about getting this all done thanks to my amazing friends. I definitely owe them all a prop or two :P
7th July 2012: Belt pouches... I'd been putting this off for so long because I knew that it was going to cost a bomb, but with Manchester Expo fast approaching, I couldn't really put it off for any longer. £100+ later, I've finally got all of my pieces for Jill on the way. It has actually broken my heart to spend this much money on her haha, I thought she was bad enough the first time around...
Things that I have left to do in terms of buying:
- Find a couple of release clips for the harness
- Something about the gloves? May reuse STARS ones to save my sanity :P
- Knife sheath :\ May leave this out though
In terms of sewing:
- Finish harness
- Cover boots
- Assemble belt
3rd July 2012: Black vest top Just got hold of a black vest top for £3 for underneath the main shirt :)
2nd July 2012: Yay progress! :D Finally got started on sorting out some pieces for this! We had a cosplay making day that started out by visiting our fabric store again - this time I found some much better grey fabric for the boots which made me happy as I didn't particularly like the first one. I had to pay £8 for it but it made me a lot happier in terms of colour. I also got some foam for the harness as well as some buckles as well. We're making a trip to the massive fabric store next week as they didn't have everything that I was after so that should get the last bits together that I need.
Zoe (Luminescence) started on my top today and has actually got it near completion now as well! It's looking absolutely amazing and I am so happy with it and she's not even finished yet haha. I'm getting increasingly excited for Manchester Expo now and leaning more towards paying out the ridiculous sum for all my airsoft equipment now that I'm so excited :')
Cat (Crazedteensie) also started on my shoulder harness (much love <3) but we stopped as we needed some more release clips and the shop didn't have any in stock apart from massive ones which wouldn't work :( Also had a chat with Lou (Sisceal) about the boots but she's going to start on them after she's got LFCC out of the way. It's a big ask to take on but I have promised props in return for her (I'm going to attempt to get her Zelda harp done in time for Manchester as she's doing Skyward Sword Zelda then!).
Hopefully I can show some pictures soon as I'm incredibly excited to show it all off hahaha :')
28th June 2012: Bootcover fabric Got the fabric for my bootcovers last night! I managed to get this all in the 30% off sale in my local fabric shop so it only ended up costing £5 for all of it. The colours really aren't perfect at all, but I had 15 minutes to decide before closing and two out of three of them were £1 a metre so I can't complain :P I ended up getting black, grey and white for the shoes, but the white seems far too bright for me so I may go back and change it. Considering it only cost 39p I'm not too fussed :P
8th June 2012: Jeans... kinda unsure still. Just tried them on and threw my shoes on as well, thought I'd take a quick photo. My thighs are so chunky lmfao. The colour isn't actually as bad as I thought it was and omg, these are so comfy. Unfortunately as you can see they hug me in all the wrong places so I bought some white jeans as well. I'll wear what I think looks better nearer the time :)
Cameo appearance from two of my cats, I have no idea what is going on with Mia's face but it was the winner that convinced me to put this up anyway hahaha
8th June 2012: Nice surprise this morning... All the stuff I ordered two days ago turned up today, how's that for fast delivery XD Unfortunately the pants are completely the wrong colour so I've had to pay out another £15 for some new ones. Could have done without that, but I suppose it's my own fault really :\
Haven't touched on any of the airsoft parts yet, but I'll be dealing with that next payday I think. Haven't got the cash to be buying anything else at the moment unfortunately.
6th June 2012: More parts Payday has come and gone, so I've just got to buying some more parts here and there for Jill. I've just got the headset - not a perfect copy, but it'll do. The amount of time I spent searching for an over-ear one like Jill's was insane haha XD I've finally bought some pants as well, a pretty critical part of this cosplay if I do say so!
I'm finally starting on piecing the little bits and pieces together... my bank balance is definitely not taking kindly to this, but I'm easing it in haha XD I've just bought the webbing for the belt and a release clip. Next up shall be all the pouches but I'm going to wait a bit to buy them all as my bank account might just break down into tears!
My Chris is being a massive help with this and I can't thank him enough for it! He's an avid airsofter and is pointing me in the right directions for every single bit of kit and I'd be lost without him XD
9th May 2012: Hat Hat has arrived, was a bit put off because it looks closer to black than navy. Comparing it to my icon on this costume though, it looks pretty similar so I'm a bit happier in that respect.
8th May 2012: Boots arrived! Absolutely amazed at how quickly these shipped and arrived at my house :| An attempted delivery was made on Saturday morning (the day after I bought them!) while I was at work, so I finally went down to the post office today and collected them! Had a bit of a panic originally when I first put them on as the zip wouldn't do back up. I was a bit annoyed considering I was debating between these and the more expensive ones, but Sam managed to sort them out for me and they're in a more wearable condition now :D
I'll be covering these in fabric and spraying the rubber a more grey colour than black. Very excited to start work on them and the shoes are so comfy. Yay for comfy cosplays :D
4th May 2012: Bit of progress Just bought my boots for this cosplay! It was a toss up between two pairs, one more expensive but with better feedback, but I took the plunge and went for the cheaper pair at £15. I'm spreading out the buying stuff to make it a bit better on my bank balance, so there'll be a few more things bought this payday probably.
The top arrived and the colour is slightly off from the eBay picture, however I think that might be me just being extremely picky. It'll do. The gloves also arrived and are nothing like the colour in the photo so I'm gonna have to do some more searching about for some better ones. Cat said we might use these ones as a pattern though so we may go down that route instead.
24th April 2012: Top and gloves Top has arrived and I was a bit unsure when I first opened the packet, as the photo on eBay seems to have washed out the colour. I loaded up Resi 5 for the costume model though and it seems to be a similar colour, so I'm happy. Can't really complain for £4 XD It's going to need some editing for the black bits and the zip, but it'll do :)
Also just bought the base gloves for this. As you can see by the reference picture here, her gloves are some of the most awkward in the history of gloves. I had a chat with Cat about them and she's come up with a good idea for altering them to look a lot like Jill's. I'm going for beige on the bottom half then a grey/black mix on the top. Here's hoping we don't run into any major problems... D:
MadameLapin - 4th April 2012
Ahhh, this will look so awesome on you, I can't wait to see this! 8D
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