27th September 2013: Waistcoat remake 3 I waited a day to allow the fabric paint to fully dry before ironing to seal the colour. Once sealed I then cut out the pieces using the pattern I had previously designed. Sewing began with the back. Unlike my last waistcoat I decided to add tie-backs. My previous waistcoat kept falling forward due to the weight in the front. I decided to add tie-backs to give it some weight in the back. I used a Georgian design for the tie-backs as I felt it suited the style of waistcoat.
25th September 2013: Waistcoat remake 2 This photo shows the painting nearly complete. Due to the time it took for each layer to dry (I did about 2-3 layers) this was done over a couple of days.
Painting tip - I use a cheap shower curtain to protect surfaces when painting. They are great at keeping any spills away from the surface and are wipe clean.
Photo by me Sept 2013
25th September 2013: Waistcoat remake 1 I originally made this costume nearly ten years ago but now its really big on me. I've decided to remake it as it is a favourite costume of mine. One of the first things I wanted to remake was the waistcoat as I lent mine out to a friend who I have now lost touch with so I'm unlikely to get it back.
I managed to track down a perfect Chinese Dragon Brocade in a sale but the designs where in a gold instead of a red. As it was proving difficult to find the right fabric I decided to get it and change the colour of the designs. Due to the nature of the fabric I used silk/satin fabric paint which can take a while to dry.
In this photo I am carefully colouring over each design to make sure it has an even coverage. Please excuse how pale I look I wasn't well at the time and I'm actually that pale all the time XD.
Photo by my brother Sept 2013
25th September 2013: Updates and Snake Cane Retirement (Posted 7th September 2013) After delays on one of my other costume plans I have decided to bring this costume out for a re-wear for Winter LFCC 2013. Its nearly ten years since I first wore this and I'm now the same age as Jason Isaacs when he first played the role.
Sadly, a few things need replacing/updating before I can re-wear it.
My lent out my waistcoat to a friend that I have sadly lost touch with so I am going to have to remake the waistcoat.
After nearly ten years of loyal service I am retiring my handmade Snake Cane prop known as 'Selena'. I am very proud of her and that I handmade her from scratch but now she has reached a point where she is fragile and has lost a tooth that can't be easily replaced.
As it was my birthday recently I decided to put some of my birthday money towards finally getting one of the official Noble Collection snake cane wand props. I decided since I wear Lucius a lot and don't plan on stopping any time soon that it would be a worthy investment.
Some of the other pieces of the costume do need replacing as they are now too big for me they may be done at a later date.
seawaterwitch - 25th September 2013
This gonna be awesome :) Ganbarimasu 0^0^0 keep the spirit - break a leg - and do your best \(^_^)/
Sephirayne - 25th September 2013
Thank you ever so much Seawaterwitch. I hope to do my best ^_^
Clockwork Fairy - 27th September 2013
Can't wait to see this! Hope to see you there!
Sephirayne - 2nd October 2013
Thank you ever so much Clockwork Fairy. See you there ^_^
Clockwork Fairy - 6th October 2013
I actually did see you there! Sorry I didn't come over and say hi, But your cosplay was awesome!
Sephirayne - 9th October 2013
Awesome. Hope you had a great time. No worries, maybe next time ^_^. Thank you :)
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