22nd October 2012: 1 week to go.... And I have lots to do! I've been busy with any spare time i have making Tifa. I've had fun unpicking and resewing various parts of my old costume, and I'm hoping ti'll eventually all come together.
I've been working hard on her boots, as they bugged me for ages, i didn't purchase any of the ones i originally planned as my budget was very tight. I decided to paint on the details of converse boots onto some military style canvas boots instead.
I'd best be off to sew a new skirt and pouch, here's hoping i finish in time for mcm expo!
5th September 2012: Quickest Wig styling Ever! Oh my! I normally spend hours on end fighting with a wig to style it in some weird and wacky way, but thankfully Tifa has a nice straight forward style and cut. All i had to do was part the hair to side properly and trim a few wig strands :) I didn't want to risk cutting the fringe about so i'm going to leave it quite thick for now.
5th September 2012: Picking up the pieces and those Darn Boots!!! Well re-starting this costume has been on my mind for some time, as it was my very first and my skills were extremely simple back in the day. I'd like to make this more accurate and when wearing it get in character more.
Firstly I bought a wig, and its a pretty nice one, all i need to do is cut the fringe a little.
I'm in the middle of altering my old bodyjacket, I'm re-shaping the collar and arm holes and fitting the zip in properly too (originally i sneakily hid the extra bit of zip lol)
I'm going to get a new white top to alter (as i'm lazy and haven't much time to make one from scratch) and then i can get on with altering the trousers and skirt piece.
Last thing is to sort out the boots....yes, those evil things that are converse lookie-likes with chunky soles of doom. I've narrowed my search down to two choices, its proving hard to choose:
Minus the knitted tops, which i'm hoping i can remove...I'm thinking the first ones are the safest option.
Sammykins - 1st August 2012
Looking forward to seeing how much better this one will look! (not that the first one was bad, just now that your skills are mega awesome)
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