23rd March 2014: just the last bits left! I finished up the jacket today, finally! I was initially not too happy with it as the last bits I added on kinda made it look worse, but after trying everything on I feel better!
I had started on the boot decs, but turns out I asked for the wrong amount of ribbon so I'll be going off to buy some more again (I hate going to the same shops and asking for the same things!!) But from my tester boot, it was fairly easy to attach the rose and ribbon thankfully.
Just gotta make the hat (cry) and see if I have enough untarnished white fabric left for the random white-and-rose bunch and I'm done!
13th March 2014: it is mostly done I have spent about 5-6 hours on my damn jacket today, and I have finally gotten the top part 90% done!
Started the day by trying to get what I had of the top to sit on me right since I grossly overestimated how bulky what I'm wearing underneath it would be. If there's anything I've learned from this it's that writing down and guessing how best to do things a week or two before actually sewing is a bad idea.
Anyway, so I took in about 2 inches either side of the shoulders after unpicking the sleeves, then sewed them back on (but a bit higher up as Oz's sleeves don't go quite down to his wrists) and it finally fit okay!
Next I needed to make the lapels smaller since the massiveness of them in the art just does not work in real life (or at least not how I had things planned). But in order to do that I had to pin the skirt back onto the jacket. Since I decided to be safe than sorry with the skirt the other day I made it pretty long, but it ended up being too long for the lining so I decided to just cut it today since I was getting it out anyway. So after faffing with that for another hour or so I got the sizes for the lapels, cut them, sewed the black on and then...the bias tales.
I love this bias I'm using really (thank you to lemonpanda for lending it! ;o;) but bias in general is hell to deal with so this took forever. Like 2 hours forever. Especially 'cause it would fray and aaaah! But I'm happy with the turnout at least.
Had to do the same thing for the collar pretty much, but it didn't take as long THANKFULLY. What took a while for the collar was matching the sides up but I think I got it in the end. All I need to do now is some fake interfacing on the lapels and collar if I feel it needs it and sew on the buttons!
(all I have to show for now is a bad webcam shot)
FWAAAAAH but hardest part of the costume DONE my friends. It just needs to hold up while I sew the skirt onto it and I think I'm good! I could realistically finish this jacket tomorrow.
12th March 2014: So far so waaah Despite how it looks, I have been making progress on this!! I started working on it a few weeks ago but nothing seemed to be going right (basically I made the top of the jacket too big and now it hates me but hopefully I can fix this) though I feel a bit more confident about it now.
I have my wig now and cut it and such, just needs fluffing and I'll add the lil' faux-ahoge on Friday after wearing the wig for Nagisa.
The waistcoat was only a few hours work, quite pleased with how it turned out, especially for my first waistcoat! All I need to do is make the button holes but waiting for either better scissors or a new idea before I do that.
For the jacket, as said before, the top of it is all cut out and such but by no means complete. It's sewn together and I have added the cuffs to the sleeves but the sleeves are too long I noticed after adding the cuffs (and the sleeves are also part of why the coat sits awkwardly...I see seam ripping in my future). I finally, after weeks of planning and worrying, cut out the long part of the coat today and it's near perfect! Just a bit too long but that is easily sorted. I cut out the lining for it too but it still needs shaping. Sadly, I will not have time to add the ruffles at the bottom of it for Kita )= But it shall be done in the future! As will the second linging. I need to buy more white fabric but I will not have enough to do this as it takes quite a large amount sadly.
In short, things are coming along. Thankfully this costume is not as overly-fiddly as it looks when it comes to details.
InfiniteJester - 5th August 2013
Ahhh yes perfect!! If you're planning this for Kita ball, i'd be tempted to PH it up with you...
WhiteWraith - 10th September 2013
This is going to look so amazing :D
Carmina - 14th March 2014
Jacket is looking really good!
InfiniteJester - 14th March 2014
Ahhh words cannot express how excited I am to see this - it's already looking so good!!
WhiteWraith - 14th March 2014
Looks so so good! So excited for this group :D
Lady Bahamut - 3rd April 2014
Ahhh this looks amazing! I love the red coat design X3
Caranth - 12th April 2014
This looks so fantastic - i love the coat especially, it flares out so dramatically and the trim is perfect
Clockwork Dandy Noodles - 10th May 2014
EEEee Oz!!! I love this you look fab its a great cosplay well done :D I regret not going to Kita now I would of joined you as the Will of Abyss hehe. Nice one :D
PandoraCaitiff - 3rd June 2014
Very cute! Nice work on all that gold edging. And great use of setting for the photos at Kita :D
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