The Rain
Card Captor Sakura

Cosplayer: SephNoir

Variant: Deluxe Clow Card

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

"Simple design executed beautifully" Ayacon '09

11th August 2009: Done! Pretyy much completely done with this one now. The top is all finished and just needs the collar shaped. The head gem I'll have to do thursday but everything else is done.
The wig is bugging me a little but I'm happy with how the colour is coming along. (Having to build it up in layers)

11th August 2009: Wig Ended up buying a stupidly expensive wig from the complete tards that work in the wig store in town. Not only did they try to argue that wigs can't be dyed, but one of them was attempting to brush a wig from the top down. Apparently it had taken her two days so far, it wasn't even that tangled and could have been fine in about 5 minutes if she had any sense. These people don't even know what they're selling, it took me about 5 minutes to explain that it's not as simple as human hair and synthetic hair and that there's different fibres. Ugh. Despite my ranting, I did rather enjoy educating them on their shop and somewhat embarrassing the both of them.
I've now dyed the wig (twas a #613 originally) and it's waiting for another spray just to get an even colour.
It's not entirely what I wanted but I'm just happy to get a wig sorted now.

The top is all done and being sewn together. I was somewhat dreading finishing it incase it didn't fit but now I've cut out the back and can see how it has to come together I'm feeling much better about it.

I am slightly concerned about transporting the hat still. Covering it last night compromised the shape and now it's fairly soft again (which was a bit surprising as I've not had that happen before) I annoyingly burnt a little of the lycra attempting to heat it again but it's on the back so it's not overly worrying.

I seem to have packed my latex away so the head gem will need to be done on Wednesday.

I'm feeling really good about this costume atm, I'm beginning to get nervous now about the comp though. Looking at the rest of the people entering (took a look through the email list) I know already who has first and second place bagged really. There were a few people I didn't recognise so I'm eager to see the rest of the entrants on the day and see the kind of competition.

10th August 2009: Wig fail Well, I ordered a wig through Katie Bair a month ago, went to check the progress of the order as I'd still not got it and my order is still being processed. DX I've now had to cancel my order and I'll be heading to the wig store in town later today to grab the lightest colour wig I can for dyeing. At least dyeing it might give me some extra points with the judges.

7th August 2009: Hat of doom The boots are all done. I wasn't sure how to do the top of the boot, however believe it or not I actually had a dream that showed me how to do it! It seems my dream was a pretty good shoe maker as it did in fact work and now they're fully completed.

Finally started on the hat ready for heating tomorrow. By sheer luck I have just enough fosshape to do the hat to the size I want it, though it means it's likely it won't fit in a car. I'm hoping to have it fully done tomorrow and covered so that all that's left is just the final few details. The top I can finish today with left over fosshape so that's sorted too.

2nd August 2009: Beads completed After individually painting and glossing all the beads, they're all ready to attach. I'm finishing off the shoes tonight then might make a start on the hat of doom. I'm really eager to start on it despite having other things to do. ><

29th July 2009: Beads! The raindrop beads finally came today! I've added them to the raindrop plushie so now that's all done.
I've got 8 more for the collar, 2 for the ears, 2 for the shoes and 12 for the hat. ><
I'm finishing off the top and the shoes tonight hopefully then it's on to the hat of doom!

27th July 2009: Getting there Trousers are all done now!
I was hoping to get it all done by Thursday but I've decided that I'll be entering this one into the competition for Aya so I'm not too worried about spending extra time on it.

The top is coming along well, I've got the front pieces cut out now and need to trace out the back and sleeves then it's ready to sew together. I've ended up making the collar along with the top after realising how much the seam would show if I did it in two sections. It caused a few problems when redesigning the pattern but it should be sorted now.

I've got the shoes half done and ready to heat. I'm not overly happy with the shape atm so I'll work it as I heat it to get a better shape.

Still waiting on the beads and wig so that'll be done later.
I've now got a huge amount of fosshape for the hat. I'm moving in two weeks though to our new house so I'll cut it out now but only sew it together once we're there.

Once this top and shoes are out the way I've just got the hat and little details to add.

22nd July 2009: Diamonds! So many diamonds! Today I've been working on the trousers, as they're lycra I've opted to cut each diamond out individually and the sew it all back together in alternating colours.
It's a pretty time consuming process but it's looking good so far.
The only thing I'm a little disappointed with is that because of the shape of the legs it's not possible to get the diamonds on the seams to line up without altering the shape of them or the legs.

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Freyarule - 27th May 2009
Yes yes!!
I was thinking of doing this clow card, she's so adorable!
Are you going to have a little cloud to go with it?

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SephNoir - 27th May 2009
I'm just glad its one of the more androgynous characters! I'm really tempted to wear it myself later since we're making it out of lycra.
Probably just the rain drop or it's going to be too much to carry for one costume. I might make a cloud to go with it in the future but I think the hats are going to be enough hassle to transport atm.

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Freyarule - 6th June 2009
ah fair enough, well good luck with it and remember to have at least a couple of pictures taken! ^^

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ryaoki - 22nd July 2009
this is gonna look awsome hun. i wwas gona do a similar thing on one of my cosplays beofre, the taking the trousers apart and put em back together but i just dont have the patience so well done to you haha

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Anonymous - 22nd July 2009
Aww, this is great! Rain is such a cute card :3

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Freyarule - 25th July 2009
The trousers are looking awesome so far!

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BlusterSquall - 27th July 2009
Wow! Those trousers must have taken you so long!! Theyu look great though! Yay for Clow Cards!

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Anonymous - 28th July 2009
Wow, this looks amaizig so far! Can't wait to see it, there to less clow card cosplays!

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eternal_aranel - 29th July 2009
This is willl be so cute ^^
Awesome so far!

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timpey - 9th August 2009
wow looking amazing, love the hat and progress on the shoes. cant wait to see this its gonna be fantastic ^^

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KhaosKreator - 9th August 2009
Wow, epic size of that hat.


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Ilpala - 10th August 2009
Can't wait to see Jack in this! Thats shaping up to be a pretty awesome hat.

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Hannah-Kiwii - 19th August 2009
This looks AMAZING! Very well done to you =)

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Lady Bahamut - 19th August 2009
Woooow! It looks great!! :D

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Anonymous - 19th August 2009
This was so amazing... why are you guys so epic!?

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Leonie Heartilly - 20th August 2009
*steals the hat*
Jack looked so awesome in this and horray for winning CI competition =D

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Ilpala - 21st August 2009
Liz, you are the goddess of foss shape! Awesome job

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Anonymous - 20th September 2009
wow, this is great!!

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RanmaSyaoran - 16th May 2010
Dawwwwwwwwwwwwww *_______*

Very nice~