Light Elf Male
Lineage II

Cosplayer: MangaChild

Variant: Wedding Variant

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

17th November 2008: Embroidery For some further "feature" detailing rather than paint directly on to the fabric I've chose to try out embroidery, to do this you will need:
An Embroidery Ring

Embroidery / Cross-stitch fabric
Embroidery thread (Much thicker than regular thread)
A Sharp hand sewing needle
Iron on Violene
Fabric Paint
A lot of patience

For consistency I've drawn out my pattern on a cardboard template & cut it out, I then drew round the template on the loose embroidery fabric. Then place the fabric in the ring and tighten the ring ensuring there is tension on the fabric which will make your hand sewing easier and accurate, then sew just out side of your marked lines and keep sewing lol

Once your Sewing is done remove the fabric from them embroidery ring and iron on the Violene ensuring there no bubbles on the underside of your fabric on the stitching, once this is properly sealed cut out your shape however leave a tiny gap or you could cut your stitching :S

Once your stitching is cut out paint any of the embroidery fabric that's on show and finally sew the embroidery patch to your costume..

9th November 2008: Waist Coat In progress 4 I take the pattern Peices and sew them together, once this is done i wear the jacket insde out and have Amber pin the sides to take in the waist coat to give it a tailored look(if no help is avaiable its worth making a ducktape cast of your self).

Once the sides have been sewn i wear the waistcoat hem the front center seam so the left and right sides meet in the middle, I then pin the hem in place and also pin the left and right sides closed.
Then i pin the bottom edge to the shape I need and all of this is now ready to be hemmed by machine, as i will be biasing the jacket afterwards i will be hemming as close to the edge as possiable just in case the bias odesnt cover the stitching.

Once the Waist coat is all hemmed i put it on my cast of my self and make the collar, i began by using a cardboard template cutting it to shape and pinning it on to the waistcoat. Once i found the shape i was after i cut the real thing from sew on voilene, I then make a pocket out of the same waistcoat fabric and sew it to the collar and then the collar to the waistcoat.

With thew collar attached i bias the whole Waistcoat, i use the same technique for the Mini blue waistcoat snt the top white jacket :D

28th October 2008: Waist Coat In progress 3 Once the pattern peices have been pinned to the fabric i cut them out and they are ready to be sewn together :)

28th October 2008: Waist Coat In progress 2 Next I take my measurements according to the instructions on the pettern and pick the best size for me, once i have all the pattern peices cut to my size i pin them to the fabric which has been folded as per the Pattern instructions.

22nd September 2008: Waist Coat In progress 1 After finding a close match to the embroided fabric of the waist coat i have had to paint the embroidery by hand to match.
I have painted about 3 meters which should be enough for what i need :s
So far this has taken about 3 weeks on and off and amazingly only 1 pot of fabric paint XD

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ryaoki - 30th May 2008
wuuuu goo mike loookin sharp man, thisll be a challenge for ya

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Hexi - 30th May 2008
lol! you cho go to the grand cosplay ball with hellokitty, she's going the female elf in the wedding dres! lol! (is kidding)

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ryaoki - 30th May 2008
haha they really are going together hexi lmao their going out anyway lmao


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HelloKitty - 30th May 2008
thankyou soo much for doing this for me mikey, it really means a lot!

i cant wait to see you as a blonde in tights!

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Hexi - 30th May 2008
well i didn't know just looked to me like it was just coincidence.... ¬3¬

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ryaoki - 22nd September 2008
it was great getting to see this in person, well done mike, bet this took a lot of patience lmao something i didnt help with haha

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Anonymous - 24th September 2008
Wow! Love the embroidery work!

I feel you pain though- I painted and embroidered Kilik's (Soul calibur)coat about a month ago. It took AGES

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sjbonnar - 31st October 2008
Holy... *catches himself to stop from swearing* That looks amazing so far! I REALLY wish I could see it!

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ryaoki - 5th November 2008
wicked jacket,wish i new how to make a collar like that

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Ikkaku-kun - 5th November 2008
looking good ^^ ... why do you look younger in ure latest photo xD

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Adamoluna - 5th November 2008
wow, beautiful progress. The embroidery is famtastic.
This cosplay will probably suit you as well, you've definitly got a face for an elf-cosplay.

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Odd-One-Out - 7th November 2008
I think Mikey should be a seamstress :P

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Defrain - 11th November 2008
dude thats looking mint cant wait

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sjbonnar - 11th November 2008
You actually embroidered it!? Damn I'm impressed! I woulda likely fabric painted it LMAO

Excellent job!

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MangaChild - 11th November 2008
Im only Embroiding collar and other small but detailed bits

Piccies to follow

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Anonymous - 11th November 2008
"Im not a fan of the emo haircut and stupid trousers" LOL, I love this small aside!

Your costume is looking amazzzzinng so far! I'm sure the details you fill in will also be so cool :)

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Fizzykat - 13th November 2008
omg!! me and my sister have seriously been considering doing elf lineage cosplay recently!! i was looking to do the wedding dress!! this is so cool!! im dying to wear my latex elf ears again!

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ryaoki - 16th November 2008
this is briliant mikey, god im so jealous of your skills, wish i could do that

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Anonymous - 16th November 2008
Holy cow... I see some crazy amount of efforts in this! But the result totally justify the means - this is going to be awesome! Really looking forward to seeing the final product!

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Anonymous - 16th November 2008
OMG looking awesome and a guy embroidering thats is the first! looking awesome ad wish i thought of using cross stitch fabric!

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SephNoir - 16th November 2008
This is looking absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to see you guys at the Ball!

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Odd-One-Out - 17th November 2008
I am so tempted to pay you £££ just for doing this... it's so detailed and accurate.

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Ilpala - 19th November 2008
Looking good Mike, much kudos for going for all those hand embroidered bits too, I would have cheated! :P

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Defrain - 28th November 2008
mate looking awesome wish i could see this yourll have to wear it at anouther time and place

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Anonymous - 28th November 2008
Looking great, man. Love the detail.

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sjbonnar - 29th November 2008
The detailing is phenomenal Mike! I'm REALLY impressed! I can't wait to see it all done!

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ryaoki - 2nd December 2008
a simply STUNNING costume

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Anonymous - 2nd December 2008
your embroidery is epic >w<
its a really amazing costume ^^

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sjbonnar - 3rd December 2008
Not only do I have the utmost respect for you for doing this, especially all of the detailing, the pictures I've seen are just phenomenal.

REALLY REALLY well done with this Mike!

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Amy-Lou - 3rd December 2008
I know I've said this before, but I think it needs repeating. This is a fantastic costume and you've put an incredible amount of detail into it :D Fairytale couple!

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HelloKitty - 4th December 2008
i'm sorry i stole all our photos..

you really do look fantastic
and all the bits you arent happy with are just you being crazy

thankyou for doing this with me!!

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JakeX - 6th December 2008
......I dont have any idea where this is from but after the photos i saw i think i squee'd .................... I blame you xDD

I like it ^-^!

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HystericalDame - 7th December 2008
This is fabulous beyond belief. You are now officially my idol!

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Adamoluna - 7th December 2008

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Leonie Heartilly - 7th December 2008
You guys were by far my favourite outfits at the ball ^-^

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Mocara - 7th December 2008
Oh you two both looked so beautiful ^^

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Anonymous - 7th December 2008
Ditto to what everyone else has said - you and Amber looked so lovely in these costumes =^_^=

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Bunni - 7th December 2008
Amazing costumes guys! Lovely ball pics!

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Anonymous - 7th December 2008
Fantastic! You guys both look so amazing :)

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Sands - 8th December 2008
you were both my fav at the ball!!! This was just amazing craftsmanship

and i am still DIGGING those tights there mike =P haha!

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CrystalNeko - 16th December 2008
Awwww! You and HelloKitty look so cute together! *__* I love both your costumes so much, so elaborate! All that hard work paid off ^_^

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ryaoki - 12th February 2009
mike can u get back to me, basically i was wondering how you sewed on the goldish edging, did you just sew it straight on or invisable stitch it

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RanmaSyaoran - 12th March 2009
Good lord... HOW?!?

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Sephirayne - 22nd June 2009
Wow! Excellent costume. I can see it took alot of time to do and it was well worth it. I love the detail.

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Anonymous - 29th October 2009
hi it was great to meet you! i loved this costume of yours too- i cant belive you made it all youself- totally amazing! :D

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Lolita Hime - 3rd May 2010
wow, this has got to be one of the sweetest cosplays ive seen :3 :D