Black Waltz No:1
Final Fantasy IX

Cosplayer: picklesofdoom

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

28th October 2010: WINGS! These babies are nearly done now. Just need teh back to do and to spray/darken off the lighter feathers so they blend in better. This will probably be the last progress entry from me so until Expo, good bye.

And just incase I don't see peeps at Expo, take care and have fun x x x x x x Pickles x x x x x x

25th October 2010: YAY Wings have now got Elastic attached to get them to stay on my back. They're really light and quit sturdy. They do flap a tiny bit from the wire bouncing a little but is usually simiultainously that they do it and quite natural. 8D

I have also made Wing Flaps in the top, at the back. So I can wear these "Underneath" my costume :3 and it looks like they are growing straight out of my back =^___^=

Begun attaching feathers today too! WHOOPWHOOOP!

x x x ttfn x x x

20th October 2010: Feathers! And theres ALOT more where that came from. All of various sizes. The great advantage of waltzy is that his wings are quite tatty so won't need to do much in the way of shaping and neatness.

I currently have:

60 Turkey Feathers 10-12 ins
96 Goose Feathers 6-8 ins
144 duck feathers 11cmx 1.5 cm aprox. These are diddy and i very much doubt I'll use alot of these but they are handy for the smaller area of the wings- I actually ordered these thinking they were alot bigger than what they were, my mistake or reading cm as inches....REMEMBER: check all your measurements before you comit to buy! (obvious or what...sorrry)

150-200 tinnny marabou feathers probs 1-3 ins

At the moment, i'mma sorting them out into lefts and rights then sooon i shall glue them on to the frame.....

19th October 2010: WINGS Whooop! Added teh material to the base today. I love extra strong double-sided tape. next stop, feathers 8D

17th October 2010: WHOOP! Tunic has been well and truly finished. Now just to focus on my wings...RAWREASHFDJGHFJKN...Hopefully I can get this done in time with just 2 weeks to go. I have all the materials to hand and have finished the main structure for them so just need to attach the feathers. :3

25th September 2010: Patterns :3 yup, made a start on the tunic pattern. Just need to sew it all together! Nearly there....SO EXCITED NOW. Also, first lot of feathers arrived (daww they is so fluffy and turquoisey bluuuue)

Will upload some piccie soooon? :3

23rd September 2010: FEATHERS... Have been purchased...surprisingly all from Ebay, from the UK and reasonable cheap. I did check out other companies that have come highly recommended for wing making but the cost of getting the wings from them was extremely high. One site required a minimum of £50 ordering and the feathers I wanted, the min order was £130per Kg 1500 large feathers aprox. and the min KG order for the particular feathers was 2.5kg Certainly not bad price in the longrun but I couldn't afford that much up front niether did I wish to be left with THAT many feathers that I won't use after ordering. 3000 feathers be ALOT of feathers for the size of wings I am making. Yarr

19th September 2010: Okies........ So hat is complete! YAY
and Snowflake trousers complete! DOUBLE YAY!

This is a verrrry good start. :3 Might even be completed BEFORE Expo! 8D

5th September 2010: Nearly There! Gah...Handsewing hurts like hell...

Currently attaching the black fabric mask to the hat. Its on a wire frame too at the top and at the bottom and is being attached to the hat. Its just a pain in the arse to sew though as its going through 2 layers of the hat material and around the wire/black fabric lol

Will upload pics when its done. x x ttfn x x


2nd September 2010: Har frame Here is a picture of the hat frame. After cutting and attaching the pieces together, I went round the edges with Black Wire tape which I had left over from Axel's Chakrams. It just helps protect from any sharp edges that I may have missed as well as make the joins an iddy-bit stronger.

2nd September 2010: Hat part deux Hat Progress is going well. Will hopefully have it finished by the end of this week (Won't say I will definatly as if I do then it won't happen, lol.) but yes. All is good. The fabric for the top and brim has been cut out so is ready to sew and have twine/rope to tie up the top (and my legs together hurhurrhurr)...Gah not done much but so excited in getting this costume finished! :3

p.s Chicken wire is a bitch to work with sometimes. *cries*

31st August 2010: Hat. Made start on the costume yesterday. This is for the hat brim frame, beautifully modelled by my friend, Twon. Doesn't look like much but then is not a bad start considering it was after a couple of glasses of wine. Its just made with wire atm but will be strengthened shortly, then the fabric sewn on over the top and attached to the centre piece. I plan to make the headmask and the hat as an all-in-one piece similar to how Quina was made only with less bubble wrap and more breathable, safe fabrics....LOL :3

More Progress to follow soon x x x ttfn x x x

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Freyarule - 13th April 2010

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picklesofdoom - 13th April 2010
Indeed it is :D and trust me to choose the more manly one ;)

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GoldieNeko - 12th May 2010
EEEEEEEEEEEE Can't wait to walk alongside my fellow waltz XD

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timpey - 14th May 2010
hehe awesome black waltz's are the best ^^

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Feather-to-Earth - 29th August 2010
Awwwwww i love the feathers!!!!! <3

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Freyarule - 29th August 2010
Those feathers are epic! and I know where you got them from :3 mwahahah

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GoldieNeko - 29th August 2010
XD Can't wait to stroke your feathers ;P Already looking awesome hun! *thumbs up*

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ElegantAura - 30th August 2010
Loving the feathers and the hat frame! i soo can't wait to see this ^_^

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kitty - 2nd September 2010
awesome choice of costume :3

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Freyarule - 2nd September 2010

I want to touch it....

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GoldieNeko - 4th September 2010
You can do it! *thumbs up* handsewings a b*tch but it'll be worth it!

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picklesofdoom - 6th September 2010
HAHAHa. It is indeed! *cries at fingers* But the hat is nearly done now. Would have been completly finished today but ran out of thread for the last bit of it so need to get some more :(

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Anonymous - 6th September 2010
You best be doing this for Sunday XD

Looking kickass so far! I seriously cant wait to see more on this X3

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Freyarule - 8th September 2010
WHEEEEEEE! That hat is epic m'dear, well done :3

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Feather-to-Earth - 9th September 2010
Wooooooo the hat looks epic my chick!!! I might have to steal it <3 <3 <3

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picklesofdoom - 9th September 2010
hahah Thankies guys =^___^= just need to get on with everything else now O_O

@D-Kid: Daww Thank you and never fear my lovely, I shall be a-wearing Waltzy for the Sunday :3

x x x x x

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Anonymous - 15th September 2010
Schweeeeet~ I will have to catch a Photo with you for X3

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Storme - 14th October 2010
This looks like it's going to be truly epic! Looking forward to seeing it at Expo. :)

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Anonymous - 16th October 2010
AMAZING! Absolutely AMAZING! I really cant wait to see!!!!!!!!!!!!

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GoldieNeko - 17th October 2010
XD Looking absolutely EPIC! Can't wait for Expo now am really physced! 8D

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DefineImagineMJ - 18th October 2010
Looking awesome there!

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FuriePhoenix - 18th October 2010
Looking great!!

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picklesofdoom - 25th October 2010
Thank yous guys! Can't wait to see you at Expo m'dears, not long to gooooooo! 8D

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Emzone - 27th October 2010
I'm sure you already know how excited I am to see this
Loving the progress!

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Freyarule - 27th October 2010

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FairyPorchQueen - 27th October 2010
Cant wait to se you and goldieneko!! costume is looking so so amazing

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FusionRose - 27th October 2010
This is amazing! =D Next time it snows you should get some pictures in the snow definetly =D Really looking forward to seeing this hun, progress looks incredible.

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GoldieNeko - 28th October 2010
*SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEE* Can't wait now! Ya Waltzie tis looking EPIC hun! I wantz da bellz 8D So pruddy and ya wings look FANTASTIC!

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Loxes - 1st November 2010
This was really awesome, well done

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Freyarule - 15th November 2010
Nyaaaan waltzi numero uno >w<