NiGHTS - NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams

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NiGHTS is one of my all-time favourite characters from a series ^_^

I'm planning this for London MCM Comic Con May 2015. I first thought about creating this costume back in October 2013, but due to it being my third year at university, I wasn't able to make much in the way of progress. Fortunately, now that I've managed to graduate, I'm able to work on it a lot more, as well as being able to put a bit more money into it ^_^

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Progress Journal

25th August 2014

A Little Thank You

I'm not sure how many people are following/will follow these little entries, but I just wanted to give a little message of thanks to Tim Baverstock, whose awesome website dedicated to catsuits (Somewhat Stretchy - http://www.stretchy.org/) has helped me so much ^_^

So far, I've been putting my measurements onto paper, ready for transfer to the material. I am still yet to measure my feet, hands and head, for the sock, glove and hood sections respectively; hopefully I can get these done in the next couple of days. I'm not sure if this zentai suit will be complete by the end of the month, but it will hold me in good stead to make the second, which will be a little bit more complicated ^_^

18th August 2014

Measuring

Finally, I've managed to find little bit of time to start measuring for parts of NiGHTS. I've decided to start by making a white zentai as an underlayer, so by wearing tights and and a tight t-shirt, I've taken most of the necessary measurements for it, as well as giving into the temptation of drawing pictures on myself.

I'd ideally like to push for this underlayer to be complete by the end of month, though chances are that won't be the case; I'll have a go, though ^_^

5th May 2014

Swatching

Due to University commitments, progress on NiGHTS has been very slow. However, I've recently bought a couple of swatches for the legs. One seems to be just the right colour, so I may in my spare time attempt a little embroidery with it. Just beginning to measure myself up and scaling aspects of the character to me. Fortunately, NiGHTS is 5'3, So I won't need to boost my height at all ^_^.

21st January 2014

More Planning Times ^_^

Over the past couple of days, I've managed to find a good bit of time to plan certain aspects of the costume, which in turn has helped to highlight initial issues and technicalities that have arisen. Thankfully, I've managed to think of a few ways in which to overcome them...whether they work in practice is another matter ^_^. But for now, the planning/measuring/researching, overall, is going well. I've also managed to order a few swatches regards the sleeves and legs, so hopefully they shall arrive soon :)

21st December 2013

The Planning Stage

At the moment, this costume is very much in the research/planning stage. I would like to be ready for MCM 2015, but as 2014 is going to be fairly busy year for me, we'll have to see how it goes.

NiGHTS is, quite possibly, my all-time favourite character; I hope I can pull off what I'm planning to do with this. I'll give it my best shot, anyway ^_^