9th August 2009: OMG Serenity is pretty much DONE :D *sighs in relief*
I haven't done the pouldron shoulder things but to be honest I cannot be arsed now XD and I don't think I have enough foam now anyways, too late.
Had a bit of an issue with the rings around the bust last night which resulted a long bout of crying ^^; but I'll have to live with it. Basically, as the bust design has to be even all the way around it meant that the front has to be the same height as the back, making the dress very low at the front. In order to not expose nipple at the judges I'm having to hike the front of the dress up to cover them, resulting in the line of pearls (that are supposed to go under the bust) coming up too high D:
I only have 12 or so more little pearls to sew on, but I ran out so I'll need to buy more tomorrow. The bottom is hemmed, the top is sewn and sealed with fabric glue, the hoops are hot glued and super glued in place. The ribbon was sewn on with my machine, ALL the pearls and moons were sewn individually by hand, with double reinforced threads, twice >_< so basically all quadruple stitched, then knotted after each so that if one falls off they don't all fall off...
ZOMG MY HANDS
LOTS OF NEEDLE STABBINGS
But it paid off ^^ hopefully the judges will like it! O___O
4th August 2009: Yay Done first line of pearls and moons along the bust! :D
Also, took around 5-6 hours of non-stop dremelling but I finally managed to grind down the backs of the gold curtain eyelets so I can put them on the bust ^^ each one was protruding by about 1cm at the back, so yeah, took a while ^^;
So yay, not much more left to do now! :D
28th July 2009: ... The madness begins...
So far I have sewn on 3 large pearls, only a good hundred more or so to go >_> and that'll only be one line! T^T
Man, don't think I've ever put so much detail into a cosplay before...
Maybe I should put it in the competition at Aya?
I probably won't though, it'll be so out of my league compared to everyone else >_>
25th July 2009: Dress! Yay dress is nearly finished!
The bust of the dress is 3 layers; white poly cotton, interfacing and white stretch satin.
The skirt of the dress is 4 layers; white poly cotton, white dress netting, white stretch satin and white chiffon ^^
I'm just in the process of trying to gather the fabric for the long drop of the dress so I can sew it pre-gathered to the bust of the dress. 'Tis complicated and time-consuming ^^; I'm SO scared I'm going to cock it up and have to restart or something >_>
Anyways, the dress is almost done, then I can start hand sewing every individual pearl and moon and whatnot >_>
Wish me luck!
7th July 2009: Insert witty title here My got my wig today! ^^ well it was "delivered" on saturday, by that I mean the postman didn't bother his ass to ring the bell and just slipped a "you were out" paper through the letterbox, so I was only able to pick it up today D:
It's rather on the tight side, good thing I have short hair! I need to style the bangs and give it an overall touch up but otherwise it's very nice ^^ the tails go down to my knees and the odangos are little natural-looking hair knots which I like. I took a picture with the pearl slides in too and it's looking pretty good!
The bow for the back is also done (first time I've got it right as well, I usually suck at them) so I'm psyched ^^ used silky satin covered in a layer of pink organza to give it more of a sparkle than a horrible satin shine >_O
Sleeve pouldron things are giving me a headache, I can't decide whether or not to carry on making them out of foam like I was planning with my prototype or to just completely scrap that and make them out of very padded satin with appliqued swirls :/ every picture I find of them looks different, I even watched the movie the other night for it and still can't tell how it's supposed to be. I don't want to just to puffy sleeve armband type things out of fabric coz it just looks wrong to me. For some reason I've always thought they would have been quite hard, almost like some sort of armour :/ but I'm not sure what to think now! Thoughts, anyone?
30th June 2009: Progress! Hokay so!
Made the gold bracelet and hairslides and bought the pearl earrings the other day ^^ I've made a start on the inside layer of the dress, gonna use it a bit like a template. I'm having 3 layers for the dress; a layer of white poly cotton for the lining, then a layer of white stretch satin (looks a bit like duchess satin but stretchy and cheap) and lastly a layer of lovely white chiffon <3
I've got a nice silver/white/gold ribbon, lots of different sized pearls, crescent moons to make the lovely design around the bust and I found the PERFECT things for making the gold hoops around the very top of the dress...
Curtain tape eyelets!
(I got the ones on the far right: http://www.fabricland.co.uk/ringgs.jpg)
So yeah, I'm slowly making my way through it ^^ ordered the wig the other night, can't wait for it to arrive. People seem to be quite critical when it comes to Sailor Moon/Serenity wigs :/ I'm hoping it's not gonna get me flamed
Either way I love it, it's bright yellow, has little odangos (that look more natural) and pretty tails XD
JakeX - 26th June 2009
aye that i am Tuxedo mask :P for Aya and im guessing someones doing Princess Serenity for Aya :P
cant wait to see it finished =3
Chibi - 26th June 2009
Well I'm already doing An from Sailor Moon R on the sunday, so this'll probably be worn on the friday ^^ either way I'm making it! I've wanted to for years
Ino - 25th July 2009
Oh wow, everything looks awesome so far *__* You make a really good Usagi! I'm sure you'll do a fab job on the rest of the dress, gambatte~~
Solaria - 26th July 2009
looking awesome x3
cant wait to see in person
Anonymous - 28th July 2009
awww serenity *_*this going to be so beutifull!!! the wig suit you too a lot*_*
Chibi - 28th July 2009
Aww thankies guys :3 was so worried that this wasn't going to suit me at all
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