13th March 2015: Jacket 2 Just need to buy a zipper, sew the collar/shoulder parts and sew on the appliqué :D I liked the effect that some of the jackets I saw gave so decided to use some leftovers from my Hikaru costume ^___^
Gonna have to do a quality check on the jumpsuit too but that wont take long ^^
13th March 2015: Jacket I'd say it's like 75%ish done now :D
It is all cut out, and padded and lined where it should be. Tomorrow will be about making the final decisions and sewing the details on. The padding around the hips, pockets and emblem will need sewing on and I am scared that I will botch these up XD
Gonna move this forward to Em-con as this is so close to completion and with no updates of the cosplay contest Id much rather work relentlessly on a comfy costume than update a uncomfortable one for no reason XD
Wanna add the zipper but silly me dun goof'd and brought a closed ended one >< D'oh!
Whew! Thank goodness for the jacket ^^ If it wernt for that then no way I will be able to pull this off but I feel I would have no trouble wearing this costume once its all finished.
17th February 2015: Belt The belt was made by myself ^^ No way the ones on ebay will fit my ladyhips lol Just got a super cheap forehead protector, took it apart caveman style and super glued it onto the belt. Got dryed glue all over my leg now xD ehehehe!
Hopefully when I get the flak jacket finished Ill confident as Lee. Just started patterning on it xD
Spandex is surprisingly cold to wear >.>
10th February 2015: Agh! Best take a break from the dyes now The dye didnt seem to make too much of a difference so Ill leave it at that for now out of frustration before I wreck everything. I have thrown in some white cotton and it somehow turned into olive green so thats most of the fabric for the jacket sorted. The red spiral on the back will be from the leftovers of the belt, which I should buy the fabric for in the next week.
28th January 2015: Planning ahead So yeah, decided that the suit will need some redying. As much as I love the shade as it is it is not overly accurate so im gonna redye it to be darker since it looks more blue in some lighting. No doubt it will exaggerate my curves but hopefully the jacket will lesson the problem.
9th January 2015: Alrighty! :D I have a new sewing machine now so can make much faster progress again :) The bodysuit just needs a bit more taking in and the collar/zipper installed but otherwise really happy with how it is turning out.
Might buy some thicker legwarmers but they are cheap so Ill just keep an eye out for e better pair.
20th November 2014: Wig The sewing machine was being retarded and didnt wanna ruin the bodysuit so decided to play around with the wig. It arrived ages ago but I wasnt too keen with it at the time. I cut it into a bowl cut and blasted it with an insane amount of hairspray and it looks infinitly better now :D
A friend shown me a nice looking tutorial for the shoes
12th November 2014: YOUTH!!!! Using my Suzaku cosplay as a guide I have managed to get most of the bodysuit cut up.
My cold is getting much worse all of a sudden so calling it a night @_@ So dizzy!
15th October 2014: Green is the new sexy Was a fun day turning the kitchen into a lab! Waiting for the lycra to dry before deciding whether to darken or not. Just used 1 packet to see how it goes.
The lighting sucks so its not a good pic of the colour, just showing I actually do stuff on my days off lol
10th October 2014: LET THE POWER OF YOUTH EXPLODE!!!!!!! Just this minute ordered the wig. Not 100% accurate but considering there is only a couple of weeks left and the wig I was looking at at CosCraft has all sold I have done my best with what I can do with it otherwise. Hey ho the style should suit me better than the bowl. I was discussing dyes with Fishyfins some time ago so giving iDye a go instead of the usual Dylon as it sounds better for what I will be doing. Aiming for a forest green instead of Grass green XD
24th September 2014: Oshu! OK maybe this wont entirely be a buy and alter job as originally planned. I couldnt find a jacket I like that I am willing to pay for and im sure it would be cheaper to make it instead. Upon closer inspection it shouldnt be too hard. Plus its not like me at all to buy cosplay stuff, especially since I get greater satisfaction of making costume parts myself. Made a start on looking for fabric ideas. Better consider putting some references on my phone/paper too.
I have some Spandex fabric lying about which should be enough but will require some dying to get the right shade. Knowing my luck with fabric dyes it may take more than 1 bath :'D Gonna throw the whole lot in before cutting it so I can make a beanbag or something if the colour fails.
I brought the legwarmers off ebay a few years ago. Wasnt sure about doing a Lee cosplay back then but considering he is my favourite character in the series I was open to the idea of it happening someday and nabbed them while I had the chance :D They are perfect! Bright orange, striped and very warm :D Love them!
I have been looking at headbands/his belt. They seem to only just fit my waist (damn womany hips) so I might be better off buying a cheap headband and making my own band.
mikan - 31st January 2015
Looking forward to seeing this! gotta love Lee :3c
Shadowland13 - 20th August 2015
So cool! what a great cosplay :)
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