28th April 2013: Progress... I suck at updating this XD I've been doing bits on and off since my last entry so I shall just sum it all up here...
- Arm Pieces: I have finished the arm pieces apart from the small details. They are made of black leatherette and cut up 15 denier tights. Getting the tights to behave was a pain in the butt, however surprisingly less so than I was imagining.
- Headpiece: Or moon hat as I like to call it. I started by making a newspaper pattern, then putting together three layers of cardboard and securing it all together with masking tape. This was then covered in a wine red stretch fabric, the black tips made from leatherette. I am currently painting the details on and have yet to make the tassels.
- Leg Pieces: I spent today making the leg pieces out of the same fabrics as the hat, plus some gold I had left over from Zhen Ji. All that remains to do for them is the fabric painting.
Time Taken: 15 hours