14th May 2012: Final bits and peices All that's left to do is add on the straps and buttons. These include the ones on the collar, the cape and the boots. I won't be putting the strap that should be on the black under-top as I don't really like the top I'm using ^^; So again, this will be added on for Mark II.
I never learn my lesson with sewing through leather on boots D:
4th May 2012: Trouser progress I didn't have so much trouble with the trousers as I normally do. I made the base and added on the green details as I did with all the other parts. The only part that did puzzle me slightly was that line you can see that comes from the top of the trousers and into that first green section on the leg. I couldn't work out what it was, so in the end I concluded it was a seam line, so I put in a sneaky, very small, dart to simulate it XD I'm not sure if anyone actually cared about this tiny detail in the end, but it would drive me insane if I knew it wasn't there ^^;
4th May 2012: The cape - The final stages So once I FINALLY located some large D-rings (Only took forever) I put the 2 of them onto the dangly bits on the shoulder (ish!) part of the cape. I didn't have time to put all 5 on (will be done for Mark II) so this cape follows the manga version rather than the artwork version... for now!
Only then could I finally sort out the lining. Which was a NIGHTMARE. Either the base cape was bigger than the lining, or the lining was bigger than the base cape and it never sat quite right with each other >_< After much raging, I sorted it out and did some sneaky stitching so the lining couldn't move out of place.
I then put the bias binding on (which took foreveeeeeeeeeeer) and it was all finished!
20th April 2012: The Boots My boots came today from ebay! I didn't realise they had a bit of a curved heel at the back. But never mind! I'm pretty happy with them overall :)
20th April 2012: The Top Urgh, the top DX
Well, I had made the base before Christmas I think but it looked... horrible DX So I hid it away and hoped that it would somehow fix itself. Then it came around Easter and I needed to actually work on it! After much crying on Facebook, Miss Freyarule helped me sort if out and made it much better fitted ^^; I did this by taking it in at the sides and putting in a dart at the back. I then added on the collar, which was surprisingly easy this time!
So once that was sorted, the process of putting all of the green detailing started. I started off with the bottom, then the arm holes (which was alot harder than it should have been, plus I screwed them up), then the collar and finally the one on the front.
The bias binding went on last with the fastenings, which I hid on the bias. The little dangly bits with the D-rings on them were added later when I got them.
The top could be better IMO =/ Will fix it for for Mark II.
2nd April 2012: Cape - Green detailing Me and my paper patterns 8D I don't know what I'd do without them!
I obviously used my paper pattern to get the size right for those little square details on the cape corners. Unfortunately, the green cotton I had brought didn't match the width of the cotton I'd brought for the cape base, so I ended up having to do the detailing in 2 sections. I sewed the sections together into one big whole. I folded the edges of the green cotton under itself (so it looked nice and didn't fray everywhere) and sewed it all down with the machine.
2nd April 2012: The cape base I really didn't have enough floor space for this 8D Even 4 meters of fabric folded still took up the entire floor area that was available to me ^^;
I decided that unlike last time I made a cape (For Clone Syaoran), this one would be a half circle cape. I followed a video I found on Youtube for as to how to work out the neck hole size. As for the overall length I just put it on and made a mark and went from there 8D I used a pencil on a piece of string to get the circular shape, which was very difficult doing it on my own!
I'd like to say a special thank you to Hawkeye for putting up with my annoying questions on making a half circle cape oTL
12th February 2012: Sorry! I have been working on this! Honestly! Although I haven't really gotten very far with it due to being REALLY lazy. I have made the base for the white top and the trousers, but I can't go any further with them untill I find the green fabric!! Which is impossible to find in the correct shade ¬_¬ I may have to settle for an inaccurate one D':
I brought 4 meters worth of cotton drill this week for the cape! It's going to be HUGE.
KiraraYumi - 7th November 2010
I've gotta lot of love for this outfit <3 Can't wait to see thiiiis!
You have the 2nd artbook?! I'm jealous...
And I love your Batman pose too, really spot on there lol
charlieparrot - 5th June 2012
You look EPIC.This should be named EPIC Epilogue Syaoran <3 The whole outfit is amazing and I know every little detail is perfect. I adore your cape!! Thank you for letting me wear it on the day!! XD Its all beautiful!!! ^__^ Soo glad I got to see your epic outfit in person :D :D
KiraraYumi - 9th June 2012
Ohemgee how have I not fawned over this cosplay in words yet?
SO, SO much admiration of your skills for this one. SO MUCH. Everything is so perfect and the photos are perfect and Batman is perfect and all that CAPE <3
Simply put, you are once again a perfect Syaoran >w<
Lady Bahamut - 11th June 2012
Thank you so much everyone ^^; I'm not sure I deserve such high praise, but I really appreciate it :) I hope I'll be able to improve upon it for Mark II!
KC-HOME - 3rd March 2013
Wow !! amazing !!! I really love it (CCS was one of the first mangaS I read so omg 4everlove♥)
really well done AND such a cute Sakura as well!!!! ♥
I LIKE ♥
MoonLily - 6th March 2013
This is beautiful! You did an amazing job on that cape - the shape, the crisp designs, it hangs beautifully. *_* And I also love the boots. :3
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