29th April 2016: Attack on wig One of the hardest parts on this cosplay...also one of the bits that has given me nightmares. I have failed currently 4 times on this...and now I may have finally gotten the final wig base sorted. Below in the image you can see the front fringe pinned up. This is showing how much neater this is compared to what attempt 4 looked like at the end.
I need to do ALOT more work to make this work and also make it ECG worthy. Izzys wig is so iconic and its also something you notice first...its literally at head height.
The wefts are from Arda <3 and I am in love with them...even though its white....you can see there are subtle tones in the wefts. The wefts you see are sewn at the base and will be glued on the bottom layer and built up with alot of hair spray. I am hoping to also sew in some support stitches at the top, this will all be under the crystal band. Also with the main bee hive... after the last attempt. I will be adding the wefts in two sides. Creating a hair line which looks realistic, making the wefts easier to work with. But deducting some accuracy as the all in one look she has is not working in reality.
So onwards... I really want this to succeed, just so any other wig I do now on will be considerably easier than this.
30th December 2015: Slow Decemeber I had so much work work this month so progress is slow, the chalice made progress the body is now together. I have cast 13/13 gems but there is so much sanding down and polishing to do. I have sewn all the crinoline cage sections together, I just need to add in the bones then I can dismantle to make it open fronted.I have also made research progress this month and have future sections planned out. I am a little low on funds so I am making the most of planning so when I have funds next year I can surf through without hinderance :) onwards.
23rd November 2015: ECG 2016 solo progress File - November Progress has been steady this month, mainly focused on getting the fabric sections planned and patterned up. The bodice I hope to have finished by the end of the month, cape at least with the seams sewn. The fangs and pants where completed this month which is a great start. Skirt wise that will be the main focus of December.The mocks for the crin cage were informative and I hope to have the crin cage finished my mid December, the skirt itself will take longer as im adding in horsehair braid to the ends and I am still but a handstitcher. The inside of the skirt will take a very long time as I need to hand dye and add in all the crystals to the layers. My aim overall is to create the feeling this character was once a very wealthy noble with money and beauty. But age everything down showing how even over time money and beauty both fade away. By the end of the year I would love most of the fabric work to be finished. As the armor, weapon and wig portion of this project will take even longer.
I hit a few issues so far mainly on the issue of sleeve cap ease. This caused sleeves to not sit right, so I altered the sleeves to allow for a natural sit. Most modern patterns make the mistake of thinking armpits are centered. However they sit forward slightly.
Other issues discovered on the cage mock was the need to switch herringbone tape for grosgrain and plastic boning for steel. Fingers crossed December continues to be full of progress.
ArcaneArchery - 30th December 2015
Looks like this will be a fantastically detailed costume, judging by the progress photos. I especially like the photo of the bunny in the chalice.
Siouxsie James - 8th March 2016
The progress on this is looking amazing so far!
PandoraCaitiff - 27th March 2016
I'm genuinely stunned by this. An amazing choice of costume, and some fantastic work so far <3
No thanks - 11th May 2016
Dat skirt tho! you gotta do a tut on that! omg
Clockwork Dandy Noodles - 12th May 2016
<3 Thank you all so much for your epic comments <3 I have been asked a few times to do a tutorial for the open fronted skirt, so once this project is done I will put together one for everyone :D
Exelia - 8th August 2016
Huge congrats for the showcase, and for ECG! <3
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