Otomiya Haine
Gentlemen's Alliance

Cosplayer: CrystalNeko

Variant: Platinum

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

8th May 2010: 07/05/2010 - OMG YAY! FFFFF SO HAPPYYYYYYYY <3333333
I'm really pleased with this, on the outside, it looks really clean and well sewn (unless you look up close at the seams or check out the inside of the costume ROFL).

But yaaay, all the black details are sewn on, and the zip is attached so it's a proper jacket now *_*

All I have left to do is to sew in darts at the back to make it more fitted and add that random strip thingy she has at the back... I don't know what it's called but it looks like a clasp made from fabric XD... I re-read some parts of the manga to double check! (Although with my luck I kept picking up the volumes with her not wearing her uniform, jeeeez! - Yes I use my mangas as ref rather than saving them to the computer, although saving onto the computer would be much much smarter!)

Cost: I can't remember how much the zip costed... It was a 12" zip so I estimate around £2.40-ish... Our fabric shop is overpriced.
Time Taken: 3hrs DDDDD8

Random note: Ignore the dangly black thread on my dress... There were a lot of loose threads when making this costume and a lot of it kept sticking to my dress >_>;;

7th May 2010: 06/05/2010 - 70% complete! Yaaaaawn, I'm sleepy! >w<
I've been a bit of a twit and forgot to sew on the black fabric before sewing the whole jacket together, so I'm having to hand sew the sleeve strips. Still gotta do 3 more black thingies on the sleeves then I';m done with that! After that I'll cover the edges with bias binding and then finally sew on the zip and voila! All done 8D

... This jacket looks terrible on the floor, I assure you it looks much better actually on me :/

Time Taken: 3hrs

5th May 2010: 05/05/2010 - Wooo! Jacket nearly complete 8D ... Well at least the base of it... I can't do the black details or the collar until I go and buy a zip so that I can get the jacket fitted correctly >_<

This time it wasn't made from an amalgamation of three school blouses, it was made from leftover polycotton drill I had, lovely and heavyweight but not as heavyweight as normal cotton drill!

I have to say I'm really pleased with the fitting of this jacket... Because I actually took precision in measuring myself rather than taking rough measurements and then sewing random lines to the fabric, nope - I actually planned it out LOL (Waaay, I'm becoming less lazy in my sewing!)
This puts my mind at ease because once I'm done with this school uniform, I can get one with the Ashford uniforms from Code Geass and not go into a major panic over it 8'D *has wanted an Ashford uniform for aaages, but really does not want to buy it online*

The sleeves are much puffier than my mock up, and they're more fitted towards the bottom... You'll see when I post pictures. I'd post pictures now but my computer doesn't seem to want to accept the memory card from my camera right now :/

Time Taken: 2hrs

Random trivia: I have no idea what happened to my mock up of the jacket... It just randomly disappeared xD

8th August 2009: 08/08/2009 - Jacket progress! Bawwww, wig was slipping back D; I took a few shots - but they turned out blurry. Then I took some more but didn't realize my wig slid back while I was running back and forth to the camera D; Ah well, you can see I've trimmed the fringe now, it's supposed to be the correct length but like I said, the wig wasn't pinned back therefore slid back on me >_<;

So anyway, here's my jacket mock up! I've learnt my lesson and so I decided to make a mock up version by using an amalgamation of three school blouses [yes, three - one for the torso, and two for the sleeves XD]. I -would- use this as the real thing however the colour is a bit off, it's not a perfect white therefore it bugs me xD

I will be using this mock up as a pattern for when I decide to buy some more white cotton drill ^_^ [Now that I look at the photos, I need to add some darts at the front to make it more fitted orz]

Time Taken - I wasn't really paying attention, three nights xD [Because I suck at jackets!]
Cost - Nothing! 8D

Oopsie, socks were slipping down too >_<;


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Anonymous - 18th May 2009
You'll make an awesome Hainekko in her Platinum Uniform~

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gaming_goddess - 3rd December 2009
can't wait to see this! There should be more gentleman's alliance cross cosplay :D

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Dusttee - 7th May 2010
wooo the progress looks great >W<
Can't wait to see this complete

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Solaria - 8th May 2010
8D YAYYYY Sneak peek! I love Haine you suit her sooo well <3

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Lady Bahamut - 8th May 2010
Wow! You look so pretty! That white and black jacket really suits you :)

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Dusttee - 8th May 2010
You look so cute and the jacket really is perfect *O*

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PinkCharlieBear - 31st May 2010
YOU LOST MY TIE?! YOU LOST MY TIE DAMNIT?!
If you weren't so cute I might actually care ;w;
I still want that jacket, amazing costume. Suits you perfectly <3

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Dusttee - 31st May 2010
You looked so cute >W<


...and we're not stalkers it was just a really cute ranka <.<

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Pandora-Chi - 8th June 2010
OMG! I can't believe I didn't see you there! >.< It's a rare site to witness Gentlemen's alliance cosplayers - this is very well done! ^^

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Adamoluna - 9th June 2010
ffff dashing smile. wish I had a smile of equal radiance. anywho, I really like this costume ^^ You really nailed Otomiya.

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RanmaSyaoran - 9th June 2010
Very nice!

/Must cosplay the postman one day >_>;

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CrystalNeko - 10th June 2010
@RanmaSyaoran: YES YES YES! The postman is my favourite character in the series LOL, not his other half, just the postman :P
@Special-Pleb: BLAME THE WINNNNND! I'll go to Primark sometime to get a new one ;w;

@Everyone else: Thank you so much~~ I'm glad I did alright with this cosplay :'D

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Amy-Lou - 29th June 2010
Brilliant Haine! It looks so neatly made and you got her poses spot on :)
I finished the manga last night, and I'm thinking of giving this a go myself.

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gaming_goddess - 13th March 2011
your haine is amazing! and your group looks so cute!!

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KiraraYumi - 21st March 2011
wdjcndhcb why have I never commented on this?! D8
You make an awesome Haine! Your uniform looks amazing aswell *__*
Hope that if another GAC group happens that we'll be able to cosplay for it together, I'd love to see your cosplay in person! x3