Tales of Graces f

Cosplayer: Raye-chan

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

AyaCon 2013

27th May 2013: Grace group FTW! MCM Expo May 2013 Our graces group was a complete success (even though we were missing one party member) I had so much fun and can't wait for Ayacon to do it again!

2nd May 2013: So much fun to wear! Wearing Pascal for the masquerade at GemuCon was loads of fun! Now I'm looking forward to the Tales of Graces f group at MCM Comic Con in London in May on the Saturday ^_^

2nd February 2013: Staffy Okies so I am gana start work on my staff in the next couple of weeks - probably doing the original :3

24th October 2012: Finished! Pascal is now all finished! Full pictures to follow soon, wearing her over the expo weekend!

I might re-do the gloves as I could do them better and I am making the staff for the new year!!!

23rd October 2012: Almost there Almost finished now, just got the belt detail to finish with the white and green buttons and some poppers, and a couple of poppers on the shorts, then all done! I want to have this finished tonight so I can pack for expo! :D Spent all night stuffing mini pockets!

Triangle made with card, corrugated card, duck tape, paper mâché, paint and varnish!

22nd October 2012: Gloves Working on the gloves during my lunch break at work xD

21st October 2012: Phew! Loads of progress done today, more to do over the evening and next two days! Will post a list of to do in my journal tomorrow :)

21st October 2012: Belt progress Belt progress!

20th October 2012: Tomorrow is another day! Got loads done today but I've got more I do tomorrow!

19th October 2012: One weekend to go! Shorts now done, ready for poppers, ready for crumpled hem, straps all machined onto the waist now :3 Belt is also done and I have cut out my arm peices and white bits. Leggings are cut up, white detail added to belt, white bits cut out and side pockets machined up.... So left to do...

(Hand) **Add buttons to large pockets
(Hand) Add buttons to mini pockets
(Messy) Finish front button orb for belt
(Messy) Make triangle for back
Machine sew six mini pockets
(Hand) Hand sew side and back pockets to belt
(Hand) Hand sew mini pockets to strap
(Hand) Hand sew on side of front strap
(Hand) Add popper to other strap side
Machine Add detail to shorts (floaty) - One leg done
Machine white to top (cuffs)
Machine - white base for waist pockets
Machine black leggings
~IF TIME Add extra green to gloves and white hoop~

17th October 2012: Side pockets tacked! Side pockets now fully tacked and ready for the machine :3

17th October 2012: 7 days to go Okay so I have 7 days until I venture to expo, so with this in mind (this weekend I will be sewing like a mad lady) Here is the list of things left to do! Finished the arm warmers and provisional gloves last night!

I also got all the mini pockets tacked ready for the machine ^^ doing the tacking for the big ones tonight!

(Hand) Hand tack 2 large pockets
(Hand) **Add buttons to large pockets
(Hand) Add buttons to mini pockets
(Hand) Tack purple belt together
(Messy) Finish front button orb for belt
(Messy) Make triangle for back
Machine sew six mini pockets
Machine sew 2 large pockets
Machine Make up belt
(Hand) Hand sew side and back pockets to belt
(Hand) Hand sew mini pockets to strap
(Hand) Hand sew on side of front strap
(Hand) Add popper to other strap side
(Hand) Add strap to shorts, and poppers
Machine Add detail to shorts (floaty)
Machine Cut out and add white to top (cuff)
**Machine - Cut round white base for waist pockets,
Add white fabric before adding buttons
Machine Cut out and add white to purple belt front
Machine Cut up black leggings
~IF TIME Add extra green to gloves and white hoop~

Looks alot but its split out in stages so its roughly just over a days work!

16th October 2012: Mini pockets Mini pocket progress - awww ^_^

6th October 2012: One boot down! Got me four belt buckle straps for 50p each, sewn onto the boots, one is finished! Hope to get the second one done tonight then they are done ^^

6th October 2012: Shopping! Going to buy the last bits and pieces to work on the rest of the costume today :D

5th October 2012: Back bum bag This is going very well, the mini pockets are seperate and are going to take a long time ^_^

4th October 2012: Strappy! Spent approx 6 hours on Pascal today, with the shorts, belt, straps coming together.

Started working on the pockets, making them up by hand then machining them. Cudos to my mum for her awesome pocket wisdom! This weekend I will be buying the last few bits I need then it will be full steam ahead to finish!

2nd October 2012: Progress going well Wig is almost done, just trimming the fringe now. Bought the rest of my buttons and getting purple fabric for the belt ;) going to work on shorts and staps this week.

29th September 2012: Wig working The wig is getting there now :3

28th September 2012: Wig work Did a lot more work in the wig tonight, it's going we'll so far, need to get some rubbing alcohol to stop it from rubbing off.

27th September 2012: Colouring the wig Worked on the wig a bit more last night, apply colour let it dry, wipe a bit and repeat! Need more Ruby Letraset pens now!! The wig wig looks epic with the ruby red. More painting to happen tomorrow night.

24th September 2012: Wiggy wig Been testing out some wig dying, think I have the right colour now, just need to get the right pens!

19th September 2012: Scarfs Ordered some chiffon scarfs last night. Hopefully these will work well for her!

18th September 2012: More painting Second coat done on the boots :3 Looking good!

17th September 2012: Booties after... The painted soles look awesome, needs one more coat of acrylic paint then varnish :3 Then the belt straps adding

16th September 2012: Booties before.... Painting the soles of Pascal's boots tonight, will need more coats of acrylic paint then varnish :3

14th September 2012: Pattern cutting Great progress made last night. All the pieces for the shorts were cut out using the pattern. Measured how long and wide the braces need to be as well. Need to put the shorts and braces together so I can work out how big to make the pockets :)

12th September 2012: Short shorts! My shorts pattern arrived, now going to cut it out and start work on the shorts tomorrow ^^

11th September 2012: Buttons! Started painting my buttons green, looking very smart so far, need a few more coats yet ^^

10th September 2012: Wig so pretty Love my wig, need to dye it red in places though!

9th September 2012: Lots of discoveries made! Okay so been very busy getting stuff together for Pascal, the wig arrived and I have now got:

Green leggings to turn into arm covers
Light blue bodysuit/top
6 small buttons and two large buttons to paint metallic green
3 metres of Tanned/camel fabric to make into shorts and suspender straps and pockets
Boots purhased from shoezone, they need the sole painting white and two belts added on each one
Shorts dressmaking pattern has been ordered
Green gloves have been ordered
Turquoise scarf has been ordered

So I need to get the purple fabric for the waist belt and part of the hip pockets, get some little belts for the boots and white paint. I also need to get red dye for the wig!

Good progress so far with purchases, just need to start work on things now ^^

7th September 2012: Wig acquired After looking at numerous art, in game and animation pascal has a white wig with red tints. Just bought a white wig and I will dye the ends red.

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DefineImagineMJ - 17th September 2012
Lookin' gooooood!
Those boots are seriously AWESOME. Perfect for her.
You're going to look fantastic as her. I need to get a PS3 so I can play it!!!

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Raye-chan - 17th September 2012
Awwww thank you so much! I do love these booties, they are so comfy too, I am going to be jumping around all day in these XD Can't wait to do this!

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Zelvyne - 26th September 2012
This is looking fantastic so far =]

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Raye-chan - 26th September 2012
^_^ Thanks Zelvyne! So much still to do, so working bit by bit! x

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Kittz - 28th September 2012
Great progress so far~ I would love to snap a few photographs of you in expo~

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Dark_Angel_15 - 28th September 2012
Wow looking awesome Raye, I see how u done your gems now. good Idea. you mind it I use that idea?

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Raye-chan - 28th September 2012
Thanks Kittz! I would love that very much :3

And Aims (Darl_Angel_15) its just painting buttons with metalic paint ^_^ you'll find it hard to find gemstones for this!

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DefineImagineMJ - 28th September 2012
Starting to look epic now Raye Raye! ^_^

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Raye-chan - 28th September 2012
Thanks hun ^^ it's starting to come together nicely now, just need to put some more spare time aside for this between work!

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Castelia - 28th September 2012
This is going to be super cute!! Love the designs of the Tales series so looking forward to it :D

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Raye-chan - 29th September 2012
Thanks hun! I do love her, especially her kitty face and always wanting to touch Sophie! I love the Tales designs too, I want to make Sheena at some point :3 hope to get a lot of Pascal done this weekend!

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DefineImagineMJ - 3rd October 2012
Progress is looking AWESOME!

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Raye-chan - 3rd October 2012
Awww thanks hun! Hope to get a fair bit done tonight too :)

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FuriePhoenix - 3rd October 2012
loving the wig progress!!!

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Raye-chan - 4th October 2012
Thanks hun! The process worked really well :3 x

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BakaRinoa - 17th October 2012
Your costume is really awesome O_O
Can you give me the link for buy the base wig? >_> I can't found it! T_T

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Raye-chan - 17th October 2012
Thanks BakaRinoa ^_^ I'm very pleased with this so far, will be finished this weekend ;) The wig was from a uk seller seach white cosplay wig and you should find one like mine ^^ I spent a long time looking for the perfect one, wigs are one of the most important parts of a costume to me!

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BakaRinoa - 17th October 2012
I think the same!
Thank u so much, I found it!! *_*
And I can't wait to see your costume complete! *-* Good luck!

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Raye-chan - 17th October 2012
Thanks hun! ^_^ after all cosplay is about being the character right as much as possible in both appearance and personality :3 x

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BakaRinoa - 18th October 2012
That's right, especially if the character you feel very close to you, people see the love you put into what you do, and the result will be wonderful ^^
Or at least, I think so ^^

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Raye-chan - 18th October 2012
^_^ Totally agree with you there! Its a passion that I hold very dear to get it right and to be true to the character :) roll on expo and fingers crossed I finish everything by the end of this weekend :3

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DefineImagineMJ - 19th October 2012
Ahhhhhh I look at your progress pictures, and then I look at the character, then back at your progress. Then I think "HECK YES!! AWESOME!!!"

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Raye-chan - 19th October 2012
Awwww :D thank ya hun!! That means so so much to me! Trying to get the detail right on all these bits and pieces, it's coming together now and I hope to have it finished this weekend! *cuddles* your Faris is looking so amazing too!

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FuriePhoenix - 20th October 2012
Loving it alllll!!!!!!!! *jelly os skills!* lol

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Raye-chan - 20th October 2012
:D thanks huni! I must finish this imminently xD *dances back to sewing machine*

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DefineImagineMJ - 21st October 2012
Looking absolutely fantastic Raye!

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Raye-chan - 22nd October 2012
Thanks Hun! :3 I'm hoping to have a lot more done tonight and finish by tomorrow night ^^

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Plasticsharkattack - 4th November 2012
spot on perfection!! we deffo need photos some time, when I get Richard done :3 xx

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Raye-chan - 4th November 2012
Awwww dude thank you so much! I need to make her staff for when I wear her again next year :3 I so want pictures of your Richard! *squeee* ^^

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Yasmia - 20th January 2013
Your Pascal looks great! You did a really great job!!
I'm Cheria for the group at Ayacon :)

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Raye-chan - 20th January 2013
Thanks hun! I love her so much :3 I can't wait for the group! Skits are a must ;3

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TheStarlightFairy - 9th April 2013
This is gorgeous, you are a fantastic Pascal!
That wig, goddamn it's so brilliant!

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Raye-chan - 10th April 2013
Awwww thank you hun! I love it so much *swish* XD and thank you for finding me on CI :) x

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Kamiko - 3rd August 2013
Your pascal looks amazing *__* I'm currently working in her for Ayacon too XD if mine turns out half as awesome I'll be happy <3 (and dammit wish I thought of your method for the wig ;_;)

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Raye-chan - 4th August 2013
Aww thanks hun! I love being Pascal she has much energy like me and is crazy xD I look forward to seeing yours at Ayacon - I'm wearing Pascal on the Saturday ^^ The wig indeed was an effort but its so perfect for her I'm pleased my method worked! Good luck x

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InfiniteJester - 20th August 2013
You made such a great Pascal! Was lovely to meet you at Aya :)

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Kamiko - 20th August 2013
Your pascal was awesome <3 and it was a pleasure to meet you too :3 lol though I admit I spent a lot of te looking at your costume feeling very envious if how well it was made :D you were so cute in the masquerade!

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Raye-chan - 21st August 2013
InfiniteJester - Thank you so much! It was fantastic to meet at Aya :D it was a great con ^^

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Raye-chan - 21st August 2013
Kamiko - Awww I thought you made a really cute Pascal - Some people think this costume is easy, but it really isn't, is it! XD I still can't believe I finished it in a month to be honest - I was very lucky to find the perfect fabric and took so much time on that wig >_< good thing I'm planning other Pascal outfits to make use of it! I loved the masquerade!! Butt-flap gallop with Hubert was fun!

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Kamiko - 25th August 2013
hehe I enjoyed your butt-flapping with Hubert :D You were super cute ^__^b lol yeah I know XD I had stupid amounts of trouble with the pouches, I really shouldnt had ¬_¬ stupid pouches. I hate them with a passion. I gotta admit I loved the fabric you used, the one I used was a bit too bright yellow. I wanna use Pascal again :D if we're ever at the same events we should take photos! It was a shame we didn't get any clone photos at Aya. I know last year Natsumi (Cheriya) wanted to do the kimono versions when we went to Japan XD Obviously we totally underestimated the time we had before we left, but I would still love to do them one day. I think I'll have to re-do my wig ^^; I was lazy and cheap and recycled two old wigs. But I love the hairstlyle, Natsumi said she'd wanna be Pascal's sister, so I'll probably make the wigs at the same time to get the exact same colours. I noticed you're gonna do a school-girl variant <3 so cute! I cant wait to see it <3

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sarmander - 27th August 2013
Pascal~! You were totally rocking~! Haha. You pulled her off SO well! =D

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Raye-chan - 3rd September 2013
Awww Kamiko - thanks, it was so funny XD there's a pic of me in mid air lol! OMG those pouches tell me about it! I had to make each individual pouche from scratch all those mini's by hand... then the two sides... and the large butt bag XD so much effort! We shall defo have to have photos together next time ^^ I would love to see those kimono versions under cherry blossoms!! The wig took me about three weeks to colour it right >_< why do I love Pascal so much haha! Yeah I hope to do the school version soon then the others :D x

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Raye-chan - 3rd September 2013
Sarmander! Thank yooooou ^^ I loved your Hubert so much, hope to see it again someday so I can take pictures of you *stalks Hubert as Pascal* :3