28th April 2012: Repaired ready for rewear I sent it all down to london with my boyfriend 2 days ago ready for this Mays expo, will be re-wearing it ^_^ It been repaired will just need a bit of a poof out with a hair drier, the only difference will be my actual hair.... as i cant dye it pink atm. booo so i will be using my lunamaria wig instead =3
31st May 2011: OMG! WOW! I wore the cosplay and ive never received so many comments! And i felt comfortable beside my partner in Crime =P who helped me so much and supported me over the weekend. an her mum and everyone else
i still cant believe we came away with first place =D
18th May 2011: ooooooooohhhh yeeeaaahhhhh =D FINALLY! i literally have one popper to sew on nand the entire cosplay IS FINISHED! *dies* its been a long journey but =D its bee worth it ^_^ i also done a make-up test last night not sure if i like it, will probably change a fair few bits bit here's a pic anyway enjoy the lols =P
12th May 2011: finally can wear bits =D I've finally been able to wear bits and pieces of it! so got mum to take a snap shot on my phone, the skirt weighs roughly 3lbs yes its heavy its held together by a leather belt super glue, stitching, hooks and eyes and of course nails xD yeah without the nails this thing would have fallen apart right now!
9th May 2011: Fabric Dye Time! Title says all, i spent 6 hours dyeing fabric today, my first time gradient dyeing and it was awesomely fun! until the clouds showed up and slowed down the drying T_T but i made my own washing line inside the poly tunnel and set up my own work station <3 so fun! all of the skirt was and is dry and i've been putting it all together and constructing my armour! so pleased with it now!! watch this space tomorrow there shall be more progress O=
6th May 2011: Its getting there! Getting there really am just a bit more on one glove and a boot cover and machine sewing is done then i have to hand sew a tiny bit before dyeing all the fabric! which i have calculated is going to take 10 hours roughly O= and on sunday i get my card eeep so maybe by monday it might look like something xD im also going to take pics after ive dyed the fabric when its drying on the washing line lol
4th May 2011: Disaster strikes! I literally not have 2 and a half weeks to finish this! EEEEEEEP so todays is concentrating purely on this! hopefully going to get all the sewing done today so i can Dye fabric on Friday and put it all together at the weekend *fingers crossed*
disaster? well my wig refuses to style xD so not so disaster im going to be dyeing my hair instead =D and using that ^_^ What a better way huh? so gonna have a few practice runs of styling my own hair before expo see if i can get what i want =3
right no more time for this LETS GET SEWING!!!!!!!!
29th April 2011: only 26 more days to go.... wow 26 more days to go and i realize how much more ive got left to do, after now completing the "butt armor" and the staff, i now need to finish the gloves boot covers top and "breast plate" and adjust the head dress and have a go at styling the wig again dye insert card inserts put all together and hey presto...... it should be complete O.o but with other things standing in the way i feel like imma gonna struggle >.< but i will do this! I WILL!!!!!
25th April 2011: Staff repainting and self deadline so i've spent 2 hours sanding today and another 4 painting my staff again, i was that unhappy i had to paint over it, the sanding was the "butt armor" as my mother like to call it was trying to get it ready to paint buuut its still not done enough >.< so setting myself a deadline to get it done by tuesdayy =D
18th April 2011: I challenge thee to a duel! *slap* Yup gloves gloves gloves =Dthis is the start of 2 of an odd pair of gloves, they're currently slightly too big,need dying aaaaand the top piece needs adding, part from that they are comfey warm and awesome, kinda proud my first gloves =S
16th April 2011: Awesome sauce So happy, and yet not, i got my LED's today for my staff, Was mega happy, then a wire came loose............ so was very pissed off the person i got them off got an angry e-mail and then... 20 minutes later i managed to fix them lol. so i guess that's a bonus? they're all installed and stuff, and picture has been uploaded thought they were quite smexy =D though now the paper mache comes into its own skill and i need to do it carefully and epicly D= but im sure i can manage, once thats done it can be painted.
all fabric bits that need doing have been cut out =3 they just need sewing and dyeing ........then its just a matter of putting it all together =\
Already chosen my next armour project cant wait to start on that either now xD
4th April 2011: wow, didnt think id have done it that easily.... My second layer of mush is almost dry =3 next masking tape, add lights and light detailing to paper layering, let that dry then sanding before painting =3 then add crystal which is yet to be made. im so excited on how this is coming along so far =3 so pleased. Tonight though i was sitting down planning Boots/shoes now i was going to make them but now have pretty much decided and made covers instead a ha im quite pleased so far since i made a pattern and cut out fabric and pinned it in the space of 2 hours and i mean they ain't easy shoes xD so pretty chuffed, will upload pics when i've got on a bit more ^_^
24th March 2011: Trial and error I've not done too much on this lately most biggest reason is money and being highly annoyed at the back piece of my cosplay. I took someones advice and it failed miserably so i went back to sme tutorials and had a look around and found some real inspiration that i hope i can use well this also has given me an opportunity to make another prop too ^_^ which i guess is good. I thank a lot to my uncle though for giving me a ton of expanding foam =3 (enough to fill the interior of a reasonable sized car) hoping to get on with more tomorrow, sewing friday and then hopefully im back on track =3 still got stuff to buy for this including material =S but im getting there.
17th March 2011: getting along Getting along nicely now despite no pictures being uploaded. Im currently cutting out fabric and pinning it together ready for sewing, im disputing weather to dye it or sew it first, but considering the gradient patterns im going for sew =3 plus then if its not right i dont have to go back and start over and buy more dye if it doesn't go together ok =P might do some more tomorrow but i fel ive done a fair bit already today (on 4 cosplays) and might take a break =3
10th March 2011: I got my mojo back =3 Well not being able to talk to the one person who gives you motivation is a big bummer to me! it makes me get stressed, it makes me make BIG mistakes and other such things, so i put it on hold and finally i got my mojo back =3 Thanks to a few friends putting up their amazing progress and giving me new cosplay projects to work on made me think about and get on with this one some more! I've started working with material now! WAHOOO! the petals are underway and well i will need more fabric but tomorrow i think ill do the pattern for the top, gloves and boots too! and carrying on with my Sakura Miku! (the cherries are fun to make what can i say xD) and some more work on the back of the skirt, as some of the mod roc was rought but thats sorted =3it just needs a re paint ^_^
and if shes reading this, (the person im coplaying this with) I miss you =(
7th March 2011: Slow progress is slow Oh i hate having to wait for money to spend on cosplay it means things go so slowly! i have almost finished the back of my skirt, is just needs some more paint. the "head dress" is going to have some large adjustments to it as im not liking some of my current results with it, i have my fabric to get on with the top and other bits boots gloves e.c.t and i have just manages to clear the table to do so too =3
reason this is taking so slow atm is due to stuff like interviews and well what can i say i love GW and there was a new update and i was hooked xD hopefully getting on with more today and some more later in the week ^_^
25th February 2011: doesnt show much but ive done a fair bit Having tonnes of 3D paint left over i thought i should and so i have added Veins to the head, because its really needed to make it more plant like =3 so thats now on the side.. drying and stuff will be painted tomorrow, (i hope) as for the flowers, finally they're done theres a bit of touch up needed for the veins on them but one layer at a time i keep telling myself patience is a virtue xD with months to go i feel im getting along with this too easily. the real challenge the top, the boots and the lgoes and the gradient dye O.o
24th February 2011: more foam, more painting ?been working on the flowers again, also done a few planning drawings/sketches of the rest of it i have to do, how im going to attach it all together e.c.t, my poor fingers though, as i've been using super glue for most of this to assure that it wont fall apart a few tubes have burst in my hands today it wasnt pleasant, after a long soak and getting rid of 99% of the glue they are now just sore, but thats not going to stop me from carrying on with even MORE painting tomorrow and to cut out a few more petals to fill in a few gaps =)
17th February 2011: Progress no pics and oh hell! Well i've been working on this cosplay like a trooper today whilst thinking about the commission someone else has asked me to do, I've made 4 purple flowers for it and done a lot of painting though it looks almost like nothing, i'm hoping to get on with a lot more tomorrow maybe even getting into the fabric side of things =)
unfortunately i cant upload progress pics, my memory card has gone wild and i cant find it! BOOOO so next time will just have to be an even bigger update =)
the "oh hell!" that because i updated my shopping list and realized how much i've spent on this cosplay, i think it will be worn more than once and looked after a lot xD who ever told me "its cheaper to make your own than to buy" was on something at the time, i budget i go for as cheap as i can without it looking crap, but geeeez over £70 and i estimated i could do this for £40? pffft lol i think that was in my dreams xD
14th February 2011: Realising theres more to do than first aniticpated i looked at my reference pictures not too long ago and remembered there's 4 flowers to do, i've now run out of foam and other materials i need to finish whats left. now i've gotten started though it feels like theres not too much to do to the costume at all and if i have the money i may even make a second =D however saying this i still have no idea how i am approaching the boots, gloves and top yet. Hopefully i can order the wig though, and when i go over to my friends for a cosplay workshop session ill be able to help her and she can possibly give me ideas =D for now i hope the next pic upload pleases eople who are watching the progress =)
12th February 2011: Flowers aye aye aye *le sigh* well it was hard work but im getting there, after stressing for days on end about how i was going to do this i picked up the courage and dived in head frst, since its my first time spray painting and first time heat forming craft foam i was quite chuffed with the results =) there more of these to gome, well petals and 2 larger purple flowers, here's hoping i don't muck those up, these are big and fiddly enough! lol
25th January 2011: Fabrics!!!!!! I bought my fabrics today =) well a few of them the lady in the shop was very useful about dying fabric and how it should be done what fabric is best and what would look organic as that's the feel I'm trying to go for, must make it look as natural as possible ^_^ so i got some dye-able fabric for the gloves top and leg wraps ( i may need a bit more shouldn't do though) then i got the purple fabric for my shoes =) so im set to start on one part.. or am i? not quite, i think i want to make a pattern for it all first =) ive already made one for the head decoration =)
11th January 2011: Ears! I bought my ears! yes you heard right =) my first prosthetic i have ever had to by... not including wigs =P i've been having a lot of fun putting them on using eyelash glue to keep them secure =) it works amazingly well, i've also added a bit of make up and sprayed it with hair spray to make it a little more realistic skin colour, using the make-up im going to on the day ot help make sure its the perfect match and blends in.
2nd November 2010: Researching trying not to give too much away, but ive been trying to do some reasearch in where to get materials costs of them what i need, colours and how to construct, because even though there is sewing there isn't much and im not entirely sure how to put the rest together/costruct, found a few amasing tutorials online and here's hoping i can pull them off ^_^
Silantre - 21st January 2011
*pokes the secretness of the cosplay*
HatsuneHawke - 21st January 2011
not really so secret to you, ive already told you because i asked for some help xD though people reading this shes not allowed to tell you =P
Sasashie - 12th February 2011
oooooooooooooooooooh i love secret cosplay's ^^
HatsuneHawke - 12th February 2011
=D well i hope it turns out well enough ^_^ i wont be posting progress here right till the end so only bits and bobs ^_^ tbh not many people will know what im doing but then i think a fair few people will be shocked (and i know the few i have are) when they see what im doing ^_^ so will be nice to see peoples reactions and heres hoping they will be good =P
Sephirayne - 13th February 2011
Interesting. I love the progress so far. Can't wait to see it finished.
- - 24th February 2011
I agree, i want to know too xDD the flowers look soooo pretty and foam is magical XDD
HatsuneHawke - 24th February 2011
thanks ^_^ Faom is my best friend <3 super glue and spray paint is not xD
If you want to know, i can PM people, reason i put it to secret was for a few others as they like things to be a surprise ^_^
CyanideCustard - 28th February 2011
it's clearly you're doing L from death note
Anonymous - 28th February 2011
comment above... made me lol ><... as per usual missus... its looking amazing <3
HatsuneHawke - 28th February 2011
L IN A FLOWER BUSH! xD no but a good idea O=
thanks hun xD and thank you for the support and stuff too ^_^
cowiee - 3rd March 2011
This looks very interesting! :O
Archer - 10th March 2011
Those flowers look lovely :D No idea on the cosplay but it's looking good :D
HatsuneHawke - 10th March 2011
Aww thank you ^_^ I think these comments mean a lot more to me when people don't know what it is, means they're not just saying it because of the character =3
hopefully can get some pics up soon of everything coming together ^_^
zabuza89 - 10th March 2011
are you a very big flower? XD
HatsuneHawke - 10th March 2011
you know what thats a VERY close guess, Somewhat true in other ways not so true =P She does have a name e.c.t ^_^
Archer - 11th March 2011
I'm so adding this costume to my watch list as i'm really curious to see how it turns out lol.
HatsuneHawke - 11th March 2011
YAAAAAAY I finally has a stalker *dances* < yes this is a good thing =3
SephNoir - 25th March 2011
I'm itching to know what this is! It's looking absolutely beautiful hun! You're really done a wonderful job on it all so far! <3
RebaSephiroth2 - 25th March 2011
This looks amazing you work so hard and you are so clever. ^_^
Freyarule - 25th March 2011
The foam looks really awesome x3 I can't wait to try it out myself!
HatsuneHawke - 26th March 2011
@Steph - Thank you ^_^ I will be putting up the ref pics end of april!
@Reba - Thanks Im trying to give it my all this time, trial and error is the basis of most of it.
@Freya - ahh you'll love it! Its awesome stuff made of pure love <3 ill tell you about the other stuff when ive done it too, need to buy the paste first =3 lets pray it works xD
Nachtangel - 1st April 2011
This was already looking amazing before we knew what it would be, now I really can't wait to see this, big fan of Guild Wars <3
Will definitely be searching for you for some pictures at MCM, Good luck with it all!
HatsuneHawke - 1st April 2011
You are made of win just for loving Guild Wars <3
hee hee i wont be too hard to miss I hope, and i hope it turns out good enough for photos =3 Will be wearing it on the Sunday =)
Silantre - 5th April 2011
Awwwwwhhh you let the cat our of the flower bed,,, I mean bag XD
HatsuneHawke - 5th April 2011
xD yeah i did...... but who cares <3 it means people will understand more now ^_^ =P and can actually see what im doing/talking about
StrawberryCherry - 7th April 2011
Ohmaigawd. This looks amazing i will not leave expo till i have a picture with you >__<;
HatsuneHawke - 8th April 2011
hee hee thanks <3 if you want a pic ill be wearing it Sunday/Sun Masq ^_^ cant promise itll be that amazing finished but tis getting there =P
Adamoluna - 8th April 2011
wow, looks great so far!! I remember this design from the GDC video, it caught my eye, so cute! ^^ Can't wait to see this done!
HatsuneHawke - 8th April 2011
Thanks, I agree its very cute, i fell in love with it the moment saw it back in october and had to put it at the top of my to do list <3
thanks for all the comments <3 they mean a lot ^_^ if anyone (who is reading this) has any suggestions or constructive criticism im always open for that too =3
Strawberry_Sprite - 16th April 2011
This is gonna look amazing when it's done! Can't wait to see it finished ^^
Leolarua - 21st April 2011
this looks great so far :D keep it up
FruityKyuubi - 21st April 2011
HATSUNE!!! Your crafting skills are beyond Amazing ^0^
HatsuneHawke - 21st April 2011
Thank you *^_^* Hope i can live up to all your expectations
@Kyu : ha ha your skills are as good as if not better than my own =P but thank you *hugs* taking what i've learnt doing this one i cant WAIT to start the next project already O=
KuroOkaeshi - 22nd April 2011
Wow, looks absolutely amazing so far! Cant wait to see this finished. It will definately be a brilliant cosplay.
Silantre - 22nd April 2011
Zomg! You can acctually see the little stamp on that staff saying 'Made in Epicland' on the side =P
Adamoluna - 31st May 2011
grats on first place, now I can't wait for pictures!! X3
Judging from the progress shots in your journal it looks great though!
Freyarule - 31st May 2011
Comgrats on your win my most delicious flower nomnomnom >D
HatsuneHawke - 31st May 2011
thank you Photoshoot pics will be up soon hopefully got stuff to do today but my friend rick Cole from Rick Cole photography has uploaded them to facebook now =3
Please dont forget to say congrats to my Awesome Epic lil sis Silantre too!!! Because if it wasnt for her Well the cosplay wouldnt have even been finished and all that support she gave me backstage during the masq and so on <3 I love her to pieces!!!!!! Her her mum and Ryzy <3 <3 <3
Silantre - 31st May 2011
Wow, those piccies are awsome! You have to thank your friend for me if you get the chance =].. I think In most of them I spoil the photo XD
*Mega uber hugs*
HatsuneHawke - 31st May 2011
*uber hugs back* Will do =D gonna sort everything out later send you links and that ive already found and been sent... sooo many *dies* Hes going to do a disc as i said so will make sure you get that too =D And heh WE make the photos epic together! thats why its a great team ^_^ I have videos and photos too myself which you can has =3 Paul has got his photos up too and is doing prints for £15 if you want one, i can see me doing you an uber parcel of Exponess soon lol
picklesofdoom - 31st May 2011
Absolutely beautiful, hun! Well done again for the Masq! Love it <3 =^___^=
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