16th March 2014: Wig done! Vocaloid ready! Wig styling took approx an hour, the fringe took the most time to later it to a point right ^^
I have also cut the front back a bit to frame the face and also the long front curls have been shortened in a layering effect so it's more natural.
I re-attached the bows today on the dress with fresh pins so they are firmly staying put now!
So after much amending this Cosplay is now finished! As I just need to put shoes with it and take a full photo :3
15th March 2014: Dress done ;) Dress is now complete! Bows attached by pins! Just the wig to style now!
7th March 2014: Luka will go to the ball..... Okay so progress made but still not finished - trying to make the top half overlap onto the skirt to hide the waist band has been.. well effort!! Thanks to my mumsies amazing skills luckily this cosplay will be done by next Friday - the top back half needs sewing together and a zip adding, there is also now lining in the top to weigh it down so it doesn't flip up! This has been quite complex to fix the existing costume ><
Apart from that I am getting some ankle boots this weekend and need to style my Luka wig.
27th February 2014: Luka edits Luka Magnet Vocaloid Cosplay - progress! Extended top half - needs stitching and a zip added later
24th February 2014: Plan put in action.... I'm thrilled that my senpai/teacher of all things dressmaking aka my mum is gana help me deconstruct the top and we will extend it - it's actually a very small size 14 after measuring - the back needs widening - from the under bust the top needs extending with the satin. The back will need the white and lace detail added - which I have materials from previous cosplays. As currently got Velcro to close the too at the back (not a very good addition as the top has lace on it!) I will be removing this and adding a 10' zip - then when the top is finished and fits we will attach it to the skirt - luckily the extra material only cost £5.
When that's all done I just have the wig to style!
21st February 2014: So much to do now... Cosplay arrived and I won't lie I'm disapointed.
Not an easy fix - it's supposed to be a dress - it's in two pieces - a dress is never in two pieces.... The top is way too small it's not an 18 at all - the fact that it's not joined means I have to extend the top or make a brand new one because the skirt is supposed to sit on the hips - not my waist - so watch out for fixing times!
30th January 2014: Leggings!! They came and are awesome!
20th January 2014: Leggy legs! Found these leggings and had to buy them! They are perfect for Luka!
9th January 2014: Wiggy! Wig arrived! Its perfect!
3rd January 2014: Commission ordered Cosplay ordered now! Just need to wait for it to arrive in March :)
31st December 2013: Wiggy! Purchased my wig today should be here by the end of January :)
28th November 2013: Progress... Ok, so far I have been looking for wigs and a dress commission. Found the dress, just need to measure myself again. Should get this ordered soon....
Raye-chan - 8th March 2014
Awww thank you so much hun! It's been a lot of effort but will be worth it in the end :D will be making the most out of the Cosplay by wearing it pretty much all of Sunday up until after the ball at Kitacon :3 look forward to seeing your pretty dress too!
KiraraYumi - 15th March 2014
This is looking so pretty! I lover your bow especially x3
Raye-chan - 15th March 2014
Thank you huni! :D I can't wait to wear this all day ^^ I love the bows too!
DefineImagineMJ - 1st April 2014
You guys looked awesome! Epic.
Well done on saving that dress Raye Raye.
Raye-chan - 4th April 2014
Awww thanks hun! I really enjoyed being Luka :3 it was so worth rescuing the dress!
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