19th October 2010: Dee is now officially completed. As of today :) went out and bought some brown fabric paint and then made a stencil for the butterfly pattern on her mesh top. I then painted onto the sleeve. However, since the mesh top is very thin, the pattern has taken but only faintly. I've decided that it will probably look better in broad daylight (rather than artifical light) so will keep it that way :) if it looks crap when I put it all on for a photo, if I have time after finishing my boyfriend's costumes, I'll probably embroider the pattern (which was my original plan but I want to press on with other things!)
Pictures will come soon. :)
18th October 2010: YAY! Pretty much finished! The dress is hemmed and modified slightly, the headscarf is also hemmed and got velcro on which will be fixed to a headband to prevent it from slipping in the wind during the day :)
I can't sit down much in the dress, it's a very tight fit O_O this is good as she has a tight dress but this also means I will be standing up a lot during the day. This isn't really a problem as I'm used to standing a lot during expo lol.
Hehe, almost ran out of brown thread when hemming the headscarf, Well, I did, but then used a different colour but for the under bit so you can hardly see it. Managed to salvage some leftover brown thread for sewing on the velcro. Still, VERY CLOSE CALL. I was like "NOO I DON'T WANT TO BUY ANOTHER SPOOL OF BROWN THREAD JUST FOR 10CM OF STITCHES T_____T"
I did take some pics but I'll have a final pic done once I've finished the patterns on the sleeves of the mesh top. :DD
16th October 2010: Rawrs Painted the base earrings and pipe, waiting for the little bits of ther earrings to dry before painting and then fixing them onto the base. Can't wait :D
I've cut out the main material and lining material for the dress and had enough for all pieces, thank god, but need to do this right first time or I have to spend MORE money on fabric T__T sad times. Trying to figure out how to do the lining but I have a good idea ;)
Had enough satin left over for the headscarf, wheee! need to work out a way to keep the headscarf in place behind my ears so the wind doesn't blow it away........
14th October 2010: WOKINGGGG Ok
So I've started my earrings and the pipe thingy. I was going to use FIMO but then I found this air dough in wilkinsons, aimed for kids, so I thought well why not.
IT'S AMAZING. I can't wait to see what it's like when it fully hardens (lol innuendo).
I've used a paintbrush I hardly use as the base of the pipe, cut off the bristles and then shaped the dough as the two gold bits and then I'll paint it all when it's dry. I've done two flat circles for the earrings and then I'll make the "dangly" bits which I'll then attempt to glue onto the circles lol. They'll be painted gold.
Will be starting the dress in the next few days - got some lining material and at some point will buy the zip!
Coming along smoothly, it is. 8)
1st October 2010: Moarrr My shoes arrived! The heel isn't too big, perfect :) and they fit really well, I might put gel soles in there anyway though.
I'll take a look at the ref and see if I should wear tights and if so what colour.
My first attempt at the mesh top was botched up so I've bought myself a proper top pattern (rather than cutting up a crappy primark top which failed) and am going to use that for the top. Only problem is I will need to buy more chiffon (the patterns are always bigger than you think for a good reason!)
Tomorrow my flatmate's printer will arrive (my printer died on me earlier this week T__T) and then I can print out the dress pattern I still have saved on there lol. Then I just need to buy a zip and any lining and get to work :3
Oh and I'm still umming and ahing about the gold earrings ¬_¬
29th September 2010: Gloves! So I got some brown lycra, not the exact shade of brown as the satin for the dress, but that can't be helped -_-;
Lycra is AMAZING for gloves. I drew over my hand/arm on newspaper and used that as the pattern, then sewn the bits of lycra using a small zig-zag stitch on my machine. I had to undo and redo some stitches to get a better fit for the fingers.
It's a bit botchy, but I'm really happy with my first attempt at gloves :3
21st September 2010: Shoes I've bidded on a pair of brown heeled shoes on ebay :) they look accurate enough, not too high heeled because I will be walking in them all day. Will still put gel soles in though to prevent tired feet >_<
will let you know how it goes!
6th September 2010: Brooch So I'm starting the butterfly brooch. I've done a template out of cardboard, and then I'll cut the shape out of craft foam, then paint it gold :) it's hard because every ref I find of dee, the brooch looks different >__< but I'll do a rough mixture of each.
As for the earrings, still not sure what to do with those. Might try and find some earrings that look like it D:
27th August 2010: Pattern! There was a pattern sale online, so I managed to get a pattern for Dee out of it :) I'll get the material as soon as I gets moneys. I need to mod the bodice of the pattern, because it looks more shaped like a bra (cleavage much o_O) so what I'll do it make the bodice and then pin it to my bra and trim it to size :)
I'll make a chiffon-y shirt for underneath, and then probably fabric paint the tattoo thingy on her arm onto the chiffon. I'm either going to make the gold pin/earrings out of fimo or craft foam painted gold. Other than that, this cosplay should be quite simple and I can see it being done in a couple of days x3
gaming_goddess - 27th August 2010
I look forward to seeing this complete! Awesome cosplay choice :D
CrystalNeko - 7th November 2010
WELL DONE ON WINNING BEST PERFORMANCE <333 About time too! 8D
You looked damn awesome in this too ;D
Freyarule - 7th November 2010
;w; ILU GUYS <3 <3 <3 <3
Ranma1-2 - 10th November 2010
Congrats on your Best Performance award at Expo. ..the look on your face on stage - shock amazement! ^_^ Nice group performance there.
Freyarule - 10th November 2010
Thankyou! <3 I know, I look so OTT compared to the other winners XDD but it really did shock me XD
gaming_goddess - 5th March 2011
Was awesome seeing this today! You make an excellent dee vasque - your skit was awesome! Loved the paint work on the shoulder!!
Freyarule - 5th March 2011
Thankyooou! I am very proud of the butterfly stencil :)
gaming_goddess - 6th March 2011
the black and white ones make you look like your in a court room! win!!
Freyarule - 6th March 2011
O_O You're totally right! I didn't notice that XDD
Frederica la Noir - 7th March 2011
this was such a great costume ^_^ was lovely meeting you also!
Anonymous - 4th August 2011
Love it, you look fab in this. I especially love the headscarfy snoody-thing. I do love a good snood me. ;D
Freyarule - 5th August 2011
Haha! I do love the snood but I always got the clip and folds the wrong way round ;__;
Pandora-Chi - 19th September 2011
OMG!! Why have I never commented on this before!!?? DX I adore this game and Dee Vasquez suits u so well!! -^^-
Freyarule - 19th September 2011
Hehe, thanks very much! :D
White Leviathan - 2nd October 2011
Nice to see one of the more unusual costumes from PW, nice job!
Freyarule - 5th October 2011
Thankyou very much! :)
Mighty Odango - 26th September 2013
Oh I never commented on this? Poor show, me. Anyway, I really liked this costume, it was great to see Dee being cosplayed as she's a great character and you did a good job. And the skit was excellent, I remember it really well :)
Freyarule - 26th September 2013
Aww thanks dearie! Yeah, I do like a good unloved cosplay to do and Dee seemed fun to make for the villain skit :D
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