23rd November 2009: Ray gun For the ray gun I bought a toy from the pound shop and painted it silver.
This is the toy gun before I painted it.
20th November 2009: Modifying my boots Today I modified my Silver boots. The calfs were waaay over size for my skinny legs so I decided to try and alter them.
To start with I carefully separated the inner lining back seam using a seam ripper, so I could get at the back seam of the boot uppers. It was a bit of a struggle to keep the boot seam turned inside out and poking through the gap in the inner lining, but I managed.
For the new shape I made a cardboard template which matched the original curvey boot shape on one side and had my new straight line on the other. I put this against the inside out boot seam and marked the new straight line in pen. Fortunately I managed to get the boots material through the sewing machine - it was really easy actually, but thats because my boot uppers were very soft. I had to hand sew the start and end of the run though cuz I couldn't get close to these with the machine. One end bumped into the top turnover, and the other end bumped into the heel part.
When it was all sewed I trimmed the excess material off and finished by hand sewing the inner lining back together.
Pic shows a before and after shape. I'm pleased how they look now, they look much nicer on me than the old shape.
1st November 2009: Beginnings - tailoring a Zentai To make the costume I started with a silver Zentai suit. This was way too baggy for me though so I had to cut out loads of material from the middle seam and the legs and re sew. This meant removing the whole back zip and re-attaching it. This hasn't been easy for me, even with a sewing machine it was really difficult and parts had to be unpicked more than once because of untidy puckering. ¬_¬
But I am happy with the general fit and look now.
Pic shows the um 'back' nice and tight huh? ..I meant the material! =P
Captain_Marvelous - 1st November 2009
aww ultimate UK geekdom ^.^ awesome idea! and looking good so far ^.^
No thanks - 1st November 2009
Wow<3 just wow sweetie <3
HelloKitty - 1st November 2009
Ooh Very Pin-up, I like Very Much!!
No thanks - 22nd November 2009
Still sad i couldn't go but you look as amazing as ever sweetie! <3
Ranma1-2 - 23rd November 2009
twas a great day out, met lots of people, made lots of people smile :D..saw Tonyo - so should be on youtube sometime. It was great to see more and more cosplayers at Memorabilia. Great atmosphere. I shall def cosplay there again.
Captain_Marvelous - 28th November 2009
Dude the ufo chick pic is rad :) I still watch UFO XD martin landau is on my guy crush list *its the bowl cut I think* and this is amazing, what a great finished product XD
and Ryuk, yes I met her twice now ..she is a really nice girl. I told her about Cos Island so she might find her way here. I asked about her Moonbase girl costume and she told me how she had been on the lookout for years ..and finally found a 60s silver minidress in a charity shop. But there wasn't enough material in it to make both the top and leggins of the Moonbase outfit so she made the mini skirt version.
Captain_Marvelous - 29th November 2009
Well if you see her next or if she on here let her know that a fan of the yuuuufooo! thinks she looks 60s good ^.-
jaks-kingdom-dwarf - 24th July 2010
OMG that is so cool i always wanted to see someone cosplay her ^^
Ranma1-2 - 25th July 2010
I saw a woman cosplay her once! I followed her around the show for a while cuz I was so pleased to see her being cosplayed (and cuz she had a nice B T M XD ). But it was only that one time. So I decided if no one else was cosplaying her then I would. I got quite a few photo requests too, I think people thought I was hired by the show like a walking advert or something... fun! ^_^
jaks-kingdom-dwarf - 26th July 2010
That's awesome i enjoyed the memorabilia fair when i use to go ^^ but i sadly can't afford that one and the London Expo >.<
I think it always gives you a good feeling when people want a photo either of you or of the cosplay you've done :)
Ranma1-2 - 26th July 2010
I know what ya mean. It's so easy to spend loads at these shows. Too many goodies to tempt us. :P
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