4th March 2014: Finishing off Dagger is complete now - just need to make the sheathe for it and attach to the rope. Made the arm band from the same fabric as the gold belt as craft foam just wasn't working out for me - may remake in the future!
21st February 2014: Props Fillered and sanded down Haru's prop in the last week and started painting it now - just need to finish painting over the weekend and then make the sheathe and it's complete. Started the arm band too but not sure I can mould it correctly as of yet so may have a back up plan of using fabric instead.
18th February 2014: Only props left Cheated and bought a readymade turban from online as I'm running out of time to get this done - it works quite well so I don't mind. May make a proper one in the future but this will do for the con at least. Need to start making his arm bracer later and the dagger is on it's last layers of filler atm.
7th February 2014: Scarf complete Made the scarf completely as luckily I did have enough ribbon to finish - actually quite like the finished effect and the material is super soft so it feels nice. Turban next I guess...
7th February 2014: Gold belt complete Made the gold belt today - elasticated the back as I couldn't think of any easier way to attach it without it slipping down all the time considering i'll have harem pants and scarfs underneath it. Seemed to work well though a bit puffy at the back - it looks unintentionally decorative though so don't mind too much and it fits perfectly now with no hassle. The material was a bitch to sew with as my machine kept skipping parts but got there in the end. Scarf next!
6th February 2014: Prop Making Cut out foam tonight for the dagger. Applied PVA to seal it so should be able to filler it tomorrow or later this week. Once that's done I can make the sheathe from leftover red fabric from Richard. Hoping to make the blue scarf and gold belt tomorrow, maybe start the turban.
26th November 2013: more progress :O had a good root out through my fabric bags and found out I already had the perfect fabric for the blue and white waist sashes so will sew them together soon! Possibly have some gold for the waist belt too but undecided yet whether to go with a fabric look or a metallic look so may wait and buy some better fabric.
24th November 2013: more progress Made the shawl today from a long strip of fabric - it's lovely soft stuff but kinda awkward to sew with. Not much left I can really do for now on this costume as I've run out of materials bar the turban fabric and can't afford more until January so this will be put on hold until then. May try and make the turban beforehand if I can figure out how to make it accurately :P Not a lot left to do on this costume though now, mostly just accessories!
15th November 2013: Harem pants finished Took me about 4 hours in total - not too bad to say I messed up a bit. My own fault really as I adjusted the actual pattern to make them more rounded but did it the wrong way - luckily was able to readjust that easily when sewing. Haru's harem pants are quite rounded compared to some of the other ones so I tried to replicate this. Gonna aim to get the shawl done next week and possibly the turban if I have enough of the correct fabric - I can't do much more on this costume for now until I get finances in Janurary to buy the last bits of fabric to finish.
11th November 2013: Under top finished Sewed on the trim today and also added in a lacing detail to the sides so I can adjust it when wearing - it isn't completely accurate but will mostly be covered by the shawl anyway.
2nd November 2013: top start Tried out a new technique today on the top as I want it to look fairly close fitted at the front but not have any visible fastenings - I wasn't sure a zip at the back would put it quite as close as I wanted it to so tried out shirring. Messed up a few times before I realised having both lining and the fabric was too thick for the elastic and after that it worked fine. Gonna try and sew the top fully together tomorrow so all I have left is the decorative ribbon to attach.
15th October 2013: The start Have most of the base fabric for this so gonna start putting it together next week - gonna make the crop top first I think with some leftover false suede I have from another costume. Really nice material so hoping it will look good and found some gold trim to add on too.
KiraraYumi - 9th August 2013
AAAH YES! Must Rin it up with you! >3
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