18th May 2013: If I'm going to re-wear her I would like to make the following changes... [ ]Tidy up wig.
[ ]Re-make the tunic.
[ ]Try to add silver lines to base top.
[ ]Add gold detail to upper arm armour.
[ ]Add gold detail to lower arm armour.
[ ]Try to add elbow to arm armour.
[ ]Add gloves on better.
[ ]Add line detail to gloves.
[ ]Re-make pouch for belt.
[ ]Re-make leg armour.
[ ]Paint the back of the back detail.
[ ]Re-make or re-cover shoes.
3rd February 2013: Arm armour Just an image of what all the armour loked like together before the PVA and spray paint stages.
29th January 2013: Elbows The elbows are the only thing I kept armour wise from my first run of the armour. I created the pattern myself out of card then cut it out of foam. I glued it all together and then spray painted it black. I painted the gold trim around the armour with gold acrylic paint. I then hot glued some elastic so then I can keep them on my arm. I might changed this later so it attached to the armour rather than my arm. It'll mean I can move my elbows better.
26th January 2013: Arm armour I originally did the arm armour just as a tester but it wasn't to great so I re-did it. The newer pattern has more of a curve in it and opens up more at the wrist. I glued it all together before the several layers of PVA, then a base spray paint and the final coat of silver spray paint.
21st January 2013: Leg armour I first did a paper and cardboard template of these to make sure I got the sizing right. I wanted to make sure I could fit into it easily as I had to do this out of 2 parts of foam. Once I'd got all the pattern I cut it out of foam and glued it all together. I add the knee part to the top then began to cover it in PVA. I did about 6-7 layers of PVA to make sure it was all sealed. Then I add the spray paint. It has velcro at the back so I can easily undo it and wrap it around my leg. I may re-do these in the future.
18th January 2013: Knee part of the armour I firstly cut a cardboard template to check the fit of it around my knee. I then cut this pattern out of foam and hot glued it together. Then I will add it to the main part of the leg before I add the PVA layers.
14th January 2013: Back detail. I firstly cut a cardboard template to get the sizing right. Then I cut these shapes out in foam and added all the detail on. I then gave it a god few coats of PVA before spray painting it with a base, then the final coat of silver spray paint. I then used some old fabric and watered down acrylic and added in some ageing effect on the back to make it look more real. I then glued some velcro on the back so I can attach it to my tunic.
11th January 2013: Shoes I bought the base of the shoes from Primark for cheap. Then I painted the fronts with grey acrylic I mixed up. After that I cut the pattern I needed to cover the shoe and sewed it all up. After that I fabric glued it to the bottom of the shoe. The back has hooks so I can put the shoe on easily and hook it up at the back. I may re-do these in the future.
7th January 2013: Re-styled wig Instead of having curls pinned at the back I curled the wig using rollers. Then I straightened the fronts of the wig and pins them up lower so it suited my face frame. I think the re-style looks a lot better and fits a lot better too.
4th January 2013: New belt I bought a new belt which is more accurate to Lin's.
3rd January 2013: Re-making the tunic. My mum gave me an old,black dress which I decided to recycle into a tunic for Lin. I took the lace detail off the outside and cut the shoulders off. Then I basically took it in using my measurements and patterns for reference. Once all sewn up I added a zip to the back then add the bold ribbon detail on the arms and collar. I then added the black detail on the bottom of the tunic. Finally I added velcro to the back of the tunic (for the back plate) and a popper for he police badge.
1st January 2013: Time to get back to work -Fix up wig.
-Test old lady make-up.
-Re-make the whole tunic!
-Find gold badge and attach to tunic.
-Add detail to the tunic
-Re-make the lower arm armour.
-Paint the gold detail to the top arm armour.
-Add the elbow parts of the armour.
-Make the gloves.
-Add detail to the gloves.
-Make a better belt.
-Re-make the pouch.
-Re-make the leg armour.
-Add armour to the shoes.
19th October 2012: Update 19/10/12 +The trousers and panels are done.
+The under-top just need the sleeves sewing and the stripes added.
+The armour is currently drying after a big coat of PVA.
+The shoes are prepared for the armour coating.
+The wig is styled and ready to go.
+The scar make-up is coming through the post as we speak.
+The gloves are made.
-The tunic still needs making.
-The armour needs Primer and final coats.
-The armour still needs velcro adding.
-It also needs the gold detail adding.
-The pouch needs re-making.
-The gloves need adding to either sleeves or armour.
11th October 2012: Panels (for trousers) These were very easy to make. Simply sewed up some fabric together and turned it inside out. I need to iron it as I bought the fabric rather creased. This will be attached to the trousers once i make them.
11th October 2012: Police badge It's made out of foam and coated in PVA. Once that dried I applied a few layers of gold acrylic paint and covered it in another layer of PVA. Finally I glued on a snap fastener on the back so I can easily add it to the armour. Plus it mens I can remove it easily without ruining the outfit and also have I can remove it and be like "F**k the police!".
9th October 2012: Pouch and belt (reversed image) The belt was one I had originally which I cut down. It was originally a light brown, I covered it in black shoe polish to make it darker. It's not 100% black but it's very close. The pouch is in a previous journal entry on how I made it. It attaches easily to the belt.
6th October 2012: Wig The wig is from Coscraft. It is a lovely wig, fits great and in the perfect colour. I began by pinning up the front and side bits. As the wig already has a bit of a curl in it it was very easy to do. I unfortuently cut it too short at the back which at first I was rather mad at. Then I realised it looked weird pinned up at the back anyway so I'm going to get some curlers and curl it up at the back. A few other Lin cosplayers have done this and it looks a lot better, plus will be more secure in the wind this way. Every cloud has a silver lining.
6th October 2012: Contact lenses Got my contact lenses from HoneyColour in "Beaucon Vibrant Match Green". They are a dream, very easy to put in and take out. Plus I got the cutest animal case free with them! Defiently worth the money!
6th October 2012: Belt Pouch I made the belt pouch out of card board, pleather and foam. I used the foam at the back (covered in pleater) as the hooks to slide it onto the belt. I just need to get super glue to glue the sides up and this is done. I also need to glue the front button on. Very simple and quick. Next is to see whether I can spray this belt black or not. I hope I can.
20th September 2012: IT BEGINS! Alright I have my sketches and screenshots all ready to go! Next I need to do some shopping. I'll be buying the wig soon and just trying to find the right contact lenses to buy. Then I'll be buying the foam for the amour online and hoping I can get around 50% of the fabric from a shop (as I hate buying fabric online)
Freyarule - 21st February 2013
You look so amazing! Best Lin ever <3
Moonchild - 21st February 2013
This looks amazing!
Leolarua - 21st February 2013
you look amazing! great job
ToroSonyCat - 21st February 2013
You looked so amazing!
HotshotShan - 21st February 2013
This was so spectacular, perfect even :)
KuroStylr - 23rd February 2013
So glad we saw you in this! Next time we need a proper Korra group. You look ace as always hun!
- - 24th February 2013
I didn't manage to see this at midlands but in the photos you look perfect! Stunning as usual and the costume is brilliant!!
sjbonnar - 1st March 2013
Wish I'd seen this in person! You look amazing!
madmazda86 - 27th August 2013
Was great to chat to you in the masquerade queue! I was a bundle of nerves so chatting helped take my mind off going on stage, thankyou :3 Btw, Lin Bei Fong is frickin' badass :D I've only seen a few episodes of Korra but I think she's fab! I didn't actually realise your costume was this until I found it just now, I think I didn't put two and two together because you had a big smile on your face while we were chatting and I wasn't that familiar with her outfit! XD
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