27th May 2011: Sequins! Oh my gosh sequins are taking forever to sew on!
So Im going to Emergency Plan B ..I'm glueing them on instead, and half the panel is now done.
One more day left. I can do this. ^_^
26th May 2011: making paper pattern I used the Rough to draw around, transfering the shape onto thick lining paper. The curves on one side looked nicer than the other so I folded the paper down the centre line and copied the shape onto the other side to get a nice symmetrical pattern. Then cut the shape out and used it to trace around onto the back of my costume fabric. Seam allowance was then drawn outside these lines.
Pic shows my finished paper pattern for the centre panel.
26th May 2011: centre panel making a Rough Bearing in mind that this all stretches when worn!! ..So, wearing the bodysuit I pinned spare fabric on the front and kept adding adjusting and drawing on it to match the shape of the centre panel of the costume. When it looked right I unpinned it and lay it flat out to draw my pattern. This is how the rough looked at this stage.
27th April 2011: Bodysuit II So I bought a new body suit, and this one is made from a beautifull stretch Satin fabric. :) So soft to the touch too.
The back is very low cut..so that needs filling in. Apart from that though it is a great base to start from. Next I will get to work on drawing up the patterns for the main centre panel, and also build the back up to the bra line ... :)
pic - base bodysuit
26th April 2011: body suit is Matt ! cheapo body suit arrived and...dissapointment. Fabric is Matt! ¬_¬
20th April 2011: sequins instead So after calculating this was gonna take a whole heap of Shwarovski crystals to cover the front, and hence mega expensive, I have decided to go for cup sequins instead. Yes this is a lot to sew on. @_@ If it takes too long though I will just glue em on! :P
Silver Sequins and Hot Pink sequins on their way.
18th April 2011: buying parts.. ok ..Waiting for a nude colour bodysuit to arrive - that will form the base for my cos. Ill have to re-shape the top part cuz its more like a leotard. And Im hoping the fabric is the satiny shiney type..
Cant wait to start on making the diamante centre panel. I want to try to get that colour gradient her costume has ..from clear diamonds at the top through rose pink in the middle and finishing with fushia at the bottom. Ive seen the Shwarovski crystals I want to use on eB. I just hope it doesnt cost a bomb to fill the front panel. I might have to cheat a bit and use part crystals and part sequins. Sparkly again. ^_^
FusionRose - 15th April 2011
Can't wait to see this, you'll look gorgeous! x.
Lozzie - 15th April 2011
This will look lovely! With your gorgeous legs!! x
- - 17th April 2011
Gunna have too get a photo of you in this
Your gunna nail this!
Ranma1-2 - 18th April 2011
SachikoYumi - Thanks for your confidence. ^_^
Anonymous - 20th April 2011
Gah, it sucks that I'm unable to go to May Expo, I'd go just to see one of your performances! <3
Ranma1-2 - 20th April 2011
Awww rOcket, that so nice. ^_^
Well if Tonyo is there he should record the whole masquerade for his YT channel. And of course theres always Expos and cons to come. I love performing so you should catch me doing something at some time. :)
Ranma1-2 - 26th April 2011
ha ha ha ha NO! ^_^
Aww sorrryyy Luke. I know you dont like her, but its something Ive gotta do. Sooo pretty and pink and glittery. *__* Anyway Catwoman is coming to LFCC. ;)
Captain_Marvelous - 26th April 2011
Check out my lolita! you can be pink and glittery regardless of people like that! :P XD naww am only foolin anways! see you at expo!
ryaoki - 26th May 2011
Wuuu More epic win of destiny from brum :D
And dude Im doing Naruto, Sasuke is for my mate ;D LOL
DuskatNight - 1st June 2011
LOVED seeing this on Saturday. You did a better job then I could have done. ^^
Well done. It really suits you. ^^
Ranma1-2 - 1st June 2011
DuskatNight - Awww thank you, makes me feel better again. I was worried it might have looked a bit fail, cuz I didnt win :( ..You just cheered me back up :)
Eloraborealis - 1st June 2011
You were brilliant in the Masquerade on Saturday, so sparkly and fabulous! It was lovely to speak to you at the Expo as well! :D
Ranma1-2 - 2nd June 2011
Eloraborealis - Aww Thank you sweetie. ^_^
JustPeachy - 2nd June 2011
Loved you in the Masquerade, you looked wonderful!
Frederica la Noir - 2nd June 2011
You were fabulous in the Masquerade ^_^ I really enjoyed watching your performance! xxx
Ranma1-2 - 3rd June 2011
Thank you so much everyone. :)
eternal_aranel - 9th June 2011
Loved your performance! Amazing as always.
Also you were so sparkly *_*
Ranma1-2 - 9th June 2011
eternal_aranel - Thank youuuu. Yes I was sparkly ^_^ ..those sequins took ages putting on even with just glue, but is worth it all when the stage lights bounce off them like starlight. ^_^
- - 10th June 2011
You've got better pinns than katy herself D:
Lovvvved your performance, always love seeing what you pull out the bag next. Excellent job and love the dress, its so accurate and perfect!
SamanthaKaiba - 10th June 2011
You looked amazing...loved it....so many sparkles
Anime_Angel - 10th June 2011
woh you sure did a great job on that one. always a good performance lol
Littlegeeky - 10th June 2011
You looked fantastic in this ^_^
Sephirayne - 10th June 2011
Fabulous costume and performance. Well done.
Ranma1-2 - 10th June 2011
Awww thanks everyone for your really nice comments. :)
CosMech - 14th June 2011
Your confidence and costumes never cease to amaze me lovely work :]
Ranma1-2 - 14th June 2011
Thanks CosMech. :) It helps that the cosplay audiences are the Best ever! They really cheer you when you go on stage. ^_^
alytheluvly - 1st July 2011
Pretty!! ^_^ shame I missed this!
FuriePhoenix - 6th July 2011
loved your masquerade performance! It was great! And so was your costume! *still envious of your ability to walk in heels*
stitcher - 9th April 2012
I met you wearing through this costume. :) In the changing rooms at MCM, you were finishing this off, and I was stitching up a tear in the stomach of my friends spiderman costume. :) good to find you again. :) x
Ranma1-2 - 10th April 2012
Yeeees ^_^ I was still glueing sequins on..just about finished in time for the masquerade show. It was lovely meeting you too :) Hope to bump into you again at another Expo.
SafiBear - 16th May 2012
That is actually amazing! I want one :D
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