9th June 2016: A wild small pouch appears! After a bit of experimenting with craft foam, I stumbled across the perfect material to make Zayne's small thigh pouches: the cardboard that came with the pack when I bought it! Some primary school 3D geometry, lots of gluing and some fabric later and it all came together pretty nicely.
Now I just need a few more A4 sheets of cardboard so I can make the others!
27th April 2016: Belts and Bracers The belts are definitely a challenge. I've made one of the main buckles - seeing as the width is an odd size, I made my own! - as well as the end... parts for two belt sections so far. The real trick is getting all the leather-ish material turned into the belts and leather panels.
The bracers, though, seem to be a little easier. Though, after drawing out all the outlines of the three-layered bracers onto paper, I'm gonna need ~£35 worth of Worbla for the pair. Ah, cosplay expenses, how I missed you. :D
15th March 2016: Moar update! The base coat is aaaaalmost there now. There's a few more bits of fur that need putting on to take care of the missing gaps. After that, it's a lot more planning to figure out where the belts and other leather panels need to go.
Zayne's coat belts are sort of how I imagine the 3DMG harness is for an Attack On Titan cosplay... a lot of hassle if you don't get one premade. Also, I really should take more photos. xD
11th January 2016: Update! The green bit of the coat's almost done. Though, before I took a break for the holidays, the sleeves were still separate and, with the exception of them, the fur trim was nowhere to be seen. And I've still got a lot of building up to do before this heavy thing's gonna be done!
11th August 2015: Clothing Breakdown The big centre piece of Zayne's default outfit is the Mist Walker coat (http://tinyurl.com/zaynemistwalker), a badass mess of leather, buckles, rings and pouches, all contained within a fur-trimmed trenchcoat. This'll be by far the most time-consuming thing to make.
After that, though, it's relatively plain sailing. His shirt and pants are mostly generic, with the exception of a sports-style knee brace over the right leg. The boots, while they were the Sneakthief boots (http://tinyurl.com/zaynesneak) on the screenshots I took, will likely be switched out for some more generic ones. Footwear that appears to be a pair of tabi/zori with shuriken strapped to the ankles... don't really fit the rest of the look that well.
Carmina - 13th January 2016
I do enjoy characters with badass coats but yeah, I agree, they are tough work. The coat on this guy definitely looks intricate, so good luck!
ShadowofShinra - 28th January 2016
Great work on the daggers! And good luck with the rest of the costume.
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