Look look look, progress!
Now I know it seems like I haven't done anything at all yet through the lack of journal entries. Because it's completely true XD
I've had the fabric since I first put the costume up I think, I just never could be arsed to make the jacket because I hate collars to no end (hence why I make a lot of dresses!) and so prolonged this cosplay purely because of thought of having to make collars. But I really want this done for Kitacon, as it's the only new cosplay I've got planned, and so the collar must be made >(
Only the collar in the picture is too small because I used a pattern for once in my life (gasp!! I cut out my old secondary school blazer and altered it... I have two, it's fine, my newer one is still in tact for the memories and badges XD) and forgot that the pattern needed modifying... I feel like such a n00b D:
I can't be arsed to change it now though, I'll cut out a new piece tomorrow. I have no white thread (or a limited amount) and left my blue polycotton at Uni so kinda stuck for progress until I have the blue fabric to cut the pieces for the lining. I usually wouldn't line my cosplays and would just make sure the insides are neat, but damn the designs require lining. I'm awful at lining, please do not look inside my jacket XD
For the sleeves I made it so that the white sleeves would be exactly the length it is in the artwork and then the blue sleeves will be longer and then roll up on top. Kinda regretting not deciding to just make it all one blazer length and rolling the sleeves up together. Cba to do that now, waste of fabric XD It would look exactly the same, just that one feels more professional than the other option!
I need to buy either a feather trim or a fur trim too. I really cannot tell what it is. Tempted to go for long fur if my local fabric shop stocks it in black, either way it's not a very manly trim orz.
I bought some fingerless gloves from Primark a while back too, 50p for 2 pairs, wahey! This cosplay is such a budget cosplay...
Also got the studded bracelet off eBay.
Might work on the black top later, that I do actually have the fabric for, and the right colour thread!
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