Valentine Cosplay Gaming / Valentine Makes

Kim
Derbyshire, United Kingdom

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Last online 2 years ago

Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Joined: 7th Dec 2014

Completed costumes: 6

Photos uploaded: 11

Progress journals: 260

Events attended: 3

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Think I'm up to scratch with everything now and finally got the cosplay were I want it to be, but now I do need sleep other wise I will over lay and miss the train in the morning.

I do hope this find some use for people and thanks for taking the time to read my journey progress.

Okies last minuit preps and tweeks.

I think I have finally got to were I wanted the cosplay to be, it took it’s time but I got there.

Everything laid out ready for the morning.

(Part 2 of 2)

I know I started to lack things a bit caught up with life or forgetting, but managed to sort improvements last moment night before.

Such as the shoes and buttons.

The shoes I cut away the barrier that holded the shoes together tidying it up making the shoes look more how they should be for Kurisu.

The buttons thanks to my nan found a pair that was right for the cuffs of the shirt I modded.

(Part 1 of 2)

I still consider thinking even then if to do or alter something with the top later on or not that came with the costume?

But may consider the same colour ribbon but a bit better quality and less fray.

Hmmm. Well not sure when finished to wear this shirt or the one came with the costume.
Wanted to make it looks like the reference.
And was thinking of doing this after YCC, but managed to find what I need thanks for market halls and charity shop.

Shirt from Oxfam
Ribbon from Alfreton Market Hall.
Might not look great but try best.
It is all tacked, but needs sewing on machine but can’t till gotten purple thread.

Was going to have this shirt for MCM October 2019. But have to decide soon if to leave this out till after YCC.

Improvements One.

The tie that came with the costume was ok but still... the zip system made me worry.

Lucky while working at BHF well volunteering managed to find the tie.

Thought this would be better use.

Sat her by the window for now so what you think 😖

Trying to style this hot mess for the first time, and already worrying me if I can get this looking perfect.

So thought I cos test the cosplay fits nicely but noticed the shorts can be tight ish but all still fits ok, feel I have put a bit of weight on 😩

The shirt could do with a bit of a iron what with it being creased a bit.

I am having a bit concerns with the tie because of how it been made with a zip system that feels could jam at any time, so may put my mind on ease and buy a nice red tie off eBay along with my wig caps.
Still not sure if adding a zip on the jacket is worth it or not?
But think after YCC I may get a white shirt and mod it better to like the references of Kurisu from Steins Gate better.
Keeping all the original on the costume I brought in case end up selling which I properly wont.

Okies finally happy costume arrived. Thoughts.

A nice custom cosplay but further on thinking of making some improvements, top top is fine but missed out the purple under the collar and could be darker.
The tie is nice but could get a normal red tie that can fasten, the jacket nice but not sure if adding a zip to it be the right idea or not?

The belt I could improve by finding a white belt with a gold buckle or make a white belt and buckle.
How ever the shorts seems fine.
Not tryed the outfit yet but could do later to see how it all fits 🙂
All n all at least it arrived in time, just need to sort the wig out with the extensions is just the major thing, getting wig caps and some blackish tights.

Wig came this week on Tuesday but will take more photos when done up soon because it need styling.

Need to get head mannequin asap from home and order some new wig caps, because I forgot 😩

Thanks to CosplayMinney tutorial video I did some reach on products online that may help colour my eyebrows, as well giving something to my cosplay characters.

Heard NYX being one popular products for cosplay.
Brought at boots while out yesterday getting a few errands.

The cosplay shoes of Steins Gate - Kurisu arrived today in the post.

Just the Cosplay & Wig to come now.
Before the deadline. 😰

Steins Gate
Kurisu
Cosplay - Custom Made

Seller - lj_lifegreen

Here is the link to check there product.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F281698686501

Brought on 10/4/2019

Steins Gate
Kurisu Wig
Seller - anime2028

Here is the link to check there product.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F273451074631

Brought on 10/4/2019

Steins Gate
Kurisu
Cosplay Shoes Custom Made

Seller - CoSmile

Here is the link to check there product.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F262260103960

Brought on 10/4/2019

Steins Gate Cosplay
Kurisu

References of the cosplay I am wanting to go as for next cons, at YCC and MCMLondon.

Images found on Google.
https://images.app.goo.gl/sq42nzW3k4vaFbJi7

Hi guys Valentine Cosplay Gaming here this journal will need updating and will do it asap. I haven't been back on Cosplay Island UK for a while and hope to start get things back to normal soon.

Hi guys I know this journal progress has been a little un organised and thought about working back onto this at some point adding notes and photos.

I will start asap and let you know what has been done for this cosplay so far.

I want to try make sure every cosplay progress that I set up on my page is up to date and have useful info, so any one thinking of making cosplays that I have done or put together will find reading and looking helpful.

Hi guys sorry going to class this as complete. I'm doing maintenance on my cosplay account.
If you want to know how I have gone with this check social media.

Just bracelet and cosmetic stuff to sort really, that's what left.

Next time I plan to get a cosplay make planned, I will make sure I keep tabs on journal. Sorry again.

Thanks.

Will have to update this, as I posted mostly my progress on my facebook page. I have been bizzy with life and alot of things have beeen going off atm. Sorry.

I felt Chiyuki's belt didn't look right with just with the one line so added another. To make it look more of a belt on sewing machine. ❤️

Messaged seamstress today to see if she can help me with Chiyuki jacket and top.

Hopefully I can get these adjustments sorted and looking slightly like the reference.

Then can pop in town to find some plain cheep court shoes navy to mod, or some strap shoes to match close like chiyuki.

Shes open tmoro and doesn't close at 5pm which is great.

Then thats all that left is Chiyuki bracelet to make. Need some white PU thin leather look material.

Dunno if the t-shirt shop can embroidery design a patch of the Death Parade coat of arms, or print out on photo paper sew on bracelet, or transfer the image on fabric with transfer paint?

The buckel like I said I can make or find a buckle close to Chiyuki cosplay.

Chiyuki Cosplay ❤️

Material felt soft and nice, top slightly ish lose can be pinned on bra or take it to be adjusted.
(It fits ok, but could be tighter)

Jacket and skirt love, white belt nice material with gold belt feature.
(Could make own belt feature or get a gold metal belt buckel)

The anckel attachments nice, the bracelet feature ok ish.
(feel like I could make chiyuki bracelet, or see if a shop can do a embroidery design patch or something)

Just need to get some cheep court shoes, and mod to look like Chiyuki shoes with the anckel claps.
(Need to match colours close like chiyuki cosplay)

Photos below shows me wearing the cosplay.

Chiyuki wig ❤️
Cos test with out make up

The finishing of Chiyuki Necklace/Pendant which was painted in acrylic paints, glossed & gold chain added to finish off. ❤️

The two I feel better to work with for Chiyuki bracelet design, not sure how it will be applyed. ❤️
Will have to think about this when the time comes. ❤️

Felt the original design was a little too dark & needed editing, used various of apps on iPad to try and making it better. ❤️

Been trying to find best google image of the coat of arms in the hit series of Death Parade Anime. ❤️
This is what I found, if I were good at drawing I would drawn this design well & proberly have the design printed or embroidered on a fabric pvc white bracelet cuff. But will have to see and decide what I will do soon. ❤️

Finished crafting Chiyuki necklace/pendant ready for baking soon. ❤️

So decided to work on Chiyuki pendant, working with fimo clay. ❤️
My attempt of making the pendant as best as I can, once baked I will paint, gloss, then add the necklace to finish off. ❤️

Rough diagram idea of Chiyuki braclet feature, thinking how to form or create. ❤️
Not good at drawing coat of arms style drawings. ❤️

Roufh Diagram of Chiyuki necklace & pendant, thinking what kind of materials to use to make. ❤️
A better final drawing design will be done soon.

Chiyuki Chavvot book from her childhood ❤️

Looking into references of the character Chiyuki ❤️

I have now applied for London MCM masquerade for May 2017 :D
I have also sent off any necessary details they properly need as well, or to look at since applying.

Wish me luck :)

Yesssss!!!! Fangs Staff DONE ❤

To see staff full in vid
On cosplay/gaming page

https://www.facebook.com/ValentineCosplayGaming/videos/275081416237321/

I think im done legs hurt, trying to make sure middle section perfect for fangs staff trying to keep ribbon secure down. Hopefully can tidy up any messy bits.

This has been the most fiddly thing ever.

Hope this looks all ok for judges for MCM May London Comic Con Masquerade Contest soon when I apply. (The Big One)

Fangs Cosplay Boots
Final Fantasy XIII

Almost done, tryed the best getting them perfect for London MCM Comic Con & hopefully for contest when I apply soon.

Which I still need the help on getting music together for skit performance.

Results so far, just need to add sole covers on now.

Update - Sole covers been added & glued down, left to dry.
Will check if need inner part need gluing, were the zip part is.

A while ago I did experiments, gluing ribbon with different types of glue.
I can say all of them did good enough, with UHU glue I felt it takes quite a while to dry.

I prpberly use super glue and glue gun to try keep ribbon down on the red cord, when fully covered again.
Not sure about any other glues.

Didnt need to buy any studs at all, managed to do the decoration part on the boot covers.
So saved myself spending money, I made the strips then added the studs pined on.
Lastly hand stitched onto the boot covers giving a nice original feel and look to it.

Just need to make sure I get the boot covers stapled down now, and sole covers glued on top covering all the messy stuff.

So after thinking how I will improve the decoration on my staff, ive decided to go with ribbon.

I have done the bands needed for the criss cross features, which is spare ribbon I had in my material draws.

So all I really need to get is the red cord from Freds in Chesterfield. I just hope they have plenty.

Now the issue I have is how to keep it down I could try sewing using invis thread, but I am not sure if the glue gun will hold it down nicely with no lumps, or would gorilla super glue help?

There is that brownish gorilla glue they have in stall would that keep it down?

Any suggestions. I make have to experiment gluing strips of the ribbon down on scrap fabric to see which holds better.

So ok...
Its been playing on my mind for the past month or two now if to re do a certain section on my staff.

The middle section I just felt it look messy and could do with re covering.

Now I'm too afraid talking off the red cord because its glue down well using the glue gun, so I though why not go over with it in red cord again, then do the gold swirl decorative part again neater and take more time.

Here are the results or photos starting the process of removing and thinking, now the spare cord I had seeing how it looks isn't glued on just holding, plus it not enough to cover all on one side.

So..
Will have have to re buy this cord again thinking how many meters is needed.
Hopefully they have this cord again
The gold cord prpberly only need 2m and stay with one colour/style.

Because the first time I made this decorative section on the staff, with the gold cord, I had two gold cord in different colours & style plus felt like I rushed or messed it up.

Ive stayed with it for a while but decided it just needed sorting.

Least the side from the middle section looks perfect. So one less worry.

Will post finish results on page, as I am not really wanting to do a creative stream sorting this part because of space.

Photos before & Progress/Thoughts

So while I am still WIP on the Improved Fangs cosplay boots, I did a portfolio for Fangs cosplay.
This is ideal for the judges to ready and look at when I apply for London MCM Comic Con Maskurade (The big one)

I still how ever, want to make sure I get the music togather really well, hopefully someone I know is on work with it. Which I need to contact tgem soon to find out what's going on. Hopefully they can sort the music out for me, so I can add them to the portfolio work.

Fangs cosplay jewellery done.
Ready for MCM London May 2017 soon.

Hi guys just to let you know the improvements of Fangs jewellery is complete, but havent had chance to upload photo progress or images of finished results yet.

Now finished I tested to see how buckels were on me and belt.
They may not be perfect, but I have tryed my best, Fangs buckles with belt is now complete.

I would have like them 3D printed but oh well.

When made all the buckels, used a metallic silver paint from hobby craft.
Painted every bit of each buckel then finished with decopatch gloss glue, also from hobby craft.

Had to give two coats, to help protect paint and buckle.

Each buckle has three templates stuck togather, giving a thick structure.
When stuck togather, I give a sanding to make them neater and smoother look.

The next stages will be covering with lots of tissue paper, applyed with pva glue.
Which will give a stronger strength.

As I am planning to start on the buckles soon, my thoughts on making them would try different materials than fimo again.

I had some foam board left so I hand drawn a template and traced a couple, this first buckle will be the main front buckle with the details.

Photo containing the start of the buckle making, for fangs cosplay improvements. The second is a old buckle made out of fimo when I first started making the cosplay.

I wrote a list of what else is need to get for buckle making, looking forward how the results will turn out.

Improvements towards Fangs cosplay is underway, I have complete by remaking the arm band. Which will be a bit more tighter to wear, and the buckels in progress. Still waiting on parts for the jewellery side of things to start soon, and stuff all ready to start on boots as well, but that will be the last thing to do on list and rather take more time in.

I am fang
Want to have fangs hair done for a long time and hope to keep like this :D

There have been slight fixes on this cosplay

The boots have been re fixed by stapling down onto the sole and boot cover along with sole cover glued down using a lot of gorilla glue.

The Buckels now again comes apart which need to be glued time & time again togather.

What I know now making the boots, I plan to make the boots again starting fresh with the new techniques of using staplers to hold down well and use of gorilla glue.

The Buckels, I like to have 3D printed if possible showing my version of the Buckels I have made.
And trying to find someone who is able to do it.

The purple crystal necklace with the earings I want to remake better and have it like the same from a commission I did for a friend for free. To make it look just like fangs jewellery from the reference.

Images will be concluded.

Been getting everything off list.
Just the wig to get done.

Better hurry YCC : YorkshireCosplayCon this weekend coming!!!!!

Full look on fangs belt & buckels for cosplay ugh Finlay I feel like I been in a sweat shop working.

Here how I've made the belt:
200cm long rectangle leather look cut belt, by 2 inches. Make sure to measure size of belt ideal, if your set to make buckles like me.

Before sewing pieces together I sewn lots of lines to give that look like fangs belt.

Then sewn together and tidy edges, which lastly let me to glue hopefully the Velcro well down to hold together.

Hope this help those who want to go as fang if you can't glue cords together to make fangs belt.

I wish the belt was lighter like fangs but I'm glad I've made it.

It might not look like fangs armband, but tryed something similar to it & best I could do.

Tryed the best as I can making sure this would look perfect.
The gold cords were a night mare when decorating this last part, tryed to do swirly features but did something to look like fangs staff.
I tryed best to keep it nice and some might say it looks a mess but I've tryed.

I can say this is done.
I hope your guys like this.

Fangs buckels complete & done.
The main belt is still in a working progress.

Made out of using fimo clay giving it a sparkle & a finishing touch of gloss.

Finally got the fox tails with belt complete, just left:

- Main Belt & Buckels
- Weaved Armband
- Wig to be styled
- Finishing off staff

I'm still finding arm band diffcult to make and weave, would like to see if anyone can help make on the SE cosplay group.
Or I will have to do a weaved armband but will be diffrent from design, I like to have it done in her ref image but I have to see.

I tryed my best keeping close to the ref on fangs staff, getting it to look like how it is.
But, it's still fangs staff with a slight style change.
Like I said in previous post just need to add gold cords, which is the swirly things as the finished touching to complete.

Fangs staff 99%
Complete just need to add the gold cord on the inner sections.
Here I filmed the staff.

Some reason it won't let me add video but here is a link to Instagram of it.

https://instagram.com/p/BF7dgKTHKUI/

Fangs staff 99%
This was the progress working on it most the day Friday.
The cords were added after & filmed.

It might not be much today but still lots to do, mother nature trying to bog on me, better be nice tmoro.

Red parts had acrylics on and gloss red paint on just needs tear drops on and decopatch.

Silver & gold parts painted in acrylics then needs gloss paint on too too.

This is the result so far today

All spear heads complete :)

Just the staff to do now, paint, decorate & finish.

So happy how these have turned out, can't wait till it's completely finish & togather.

Three done one finishing.

So happy how these spear heads have come out.
Only the staff to do now, hopefully the weather stays nice so I can complete it.

Least the staff progress is going well.

The spear heads are almost done. And yes started painting them, the staff will be painted soon just will take time.
The process goes acrylic painted, gloss painted, then decorated & gloss glue painted.

So happy it's coming along.

Here it is all togather, I will over check see if it needs any more work on as in covering and making stronger.
Before painting and decorating tmoro. (Will do paint test first before then starting to paint)

So happy
Blood sweat and tears into this.
Might not be perfect but tryed my best.

I been spending a few days working on staff by myself and help with stepdad.
It's coming along but there still much to do.

Here's what I've done today.

Starting to get in all the detailed.

I been spending a few days working on staff by myself and help with stepdad.
It's coming along but there still much to do.

My tattoos for fangs cosplay came through the post today which I'm really happy about.
I can't wait to put these on the day.

Brought from eBay

Ok so...

My last post I said I brought the temp tattoos which I am waiting.
I have also brought cords to start making fangs arm band soon along with the braded belt for fox tails.
Hope they get here soon before June.

That leaves me trying to find the right cords to make the corded belt holding the sari in place.
I have materials to start making the buckels soon, but needs to find the perfect cords that can be glued or sew togather and must be rounded cord. I hope I come to results in my findings.

I am hopefully heading to town tmoro to start getting stuff for painting and decorating the staff soon, but need to have a check through all pieces put togather, then painting and decorating afterwards.

All the pieces to go together soon, before painting & decorating.

When togather I can see how it looks incase need to do any more.

Tryed my best making fangs staff, hope at all holds at the end of the day.

Hopefully I can get last few bits off the list while working on this.

It may not be perfect but I made this blood sweat tears.

Just orded fangs temp tattoos, hopefully will get here before June, hopefully.
So will apply the tats on the day getting ready in June or day before.

Showing the progress so far on fangs staff.
Feel like everything going ok, but feels really difficult to make perfect.

If I were making the pole of the staff again I would make the rims out of layers of foam board, like I did for part of the ends of the staff.
Will post the next post of how it all looks togather when finished before painting and decorating.

I also wish in future I like to have a commission staff made.

Added small & big jump rings to the fox tails, hope they stay on don't come off.

I hate to lose them.

Finished fox tails, just the breaded belt to make.

All the pieces done and left to dry, once dry I think I just got wood ends & pole to do.
Then I can piece all the stuff togather before painting and decoration hopefully.

The circle part is to balance the square block, it is ment to be a cone feature but felt it wouldn't hold or may brake?
If I were making the whole staff out of wood may have been easy, but this is the first time making the staff.

I found a coaster mat at a reasonable size, which I drew round to cut in layers and form a circle block.
Which be able to sick to the square block.

Talking about what next for fangs staff making progress, so I drew up a diagram to explain.
A roufh one.

Showing how part of the attachments will look together when attached.
But still a lot to do for the staff yet.

The blocks of wood covered in foam board and tissue paper to protect and not chip away & cause damage.

The next part of the process of fangs staff.
Wood blocks with the little attachment pieces for the spear heads to be added.

I am condering of covering the wood with foam board and tissue paper so it all blends in and protected, I know doing the little attachments would have been better in wood but I had to figure a way how to make. They will soon have holes in for the spears to be attached using nuts and bolts. Hopefully this plan of ideas will work. Fingers crossed.

Image One

Looking how I will start styling fangs hair, I got the wig and love it but had to order a better wig cap as the wig cap came with was crap, and was more as a hair net than cap.

First time trying to style is hard, but I'm condering if my hair dresser can be any help. I know I can do it myself but it's so frustrating.

Image Part Two - Wig & Hair products

The wig is from a part shop in Chesterfield called pure party, will add Facebook link below.
https://www.facebook.com/purepartyshop/

Looking how I will start styling fangs hair, I got the wig and love it but had to order a better wig cap as the wig cap came with was crap, and was more as a hair net than cap.

First time trying to style is hard, but I'm condering if my hair dresser can be any help. I know I can do it myself but it's so frustrating.

Image Part One - Fangs hair references

The buckles will be made out of Fimo clay & the belt made out of cords. The best cords I have found so far is on etsy which I will be getting soon near end of this month. I have however got blocks of silver clay which I will also be using soon to make not till I got the cords.

That's the plan.

(Images of the fimo clay will be added on soon along with the cords)

The progress on fangs staff, spear heads to start off made out of foam board and lots of tissue paper with Pva glue.
Ready to be painted, have holes drilled & screw features added in soon.

Image One (Part 2)

Materials from
Foam Board - (Hobby Craft), Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Tissue paper - EBay (used to make first cons prop rocket launcher from Resident Evil)
Pva Glue - Wikos, Chesterfield, Derbyshire (used to make first cons prop rocket launcher from Resident Evil)

Here is the next part of the process showing how it is made, till the end finally finishing the last one.
Like I said the next part is next, but not till I get other things for the staff done and made.

The progress on fangs staff, spear heads to start off made out of foam board and lots of tissue paper with Pva glue.
Ready to be painted, have holes drilled & screw features added in soon.

Image One (Part 1)

Materials from
Foam Board - (Hobby Craft), Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Tissue paper - EBay (used to make first cons prop rocket launcher from Resident Evil)
Pva Glue - Wikos, Chesterfield, Derbyshire (used to make first cons prop rocket launcher from Resident Evil)

I would made my own fox tails but it's the right fur to find.
But when checking at a party shop I found these two fox tails, which I felt suited well.

I could make my own but less hassle.

When I brought these they had safety pins on them, I how ever will try change them for a Jump ring.
Which will hide away when wearing with the breaded belt, that I still need to make soon.

The fox tails will be styled to the ref images using hair wax & hair spray.

(Pure Party Shop), Chesterfield, Derbyshire

https://m.facebook.com/purepartyshop/

Hi guys sorry for not keep you up to date with the progress so far.
I am still working on it & will tell you in the to do list what still needs finishing.
I am heading to town today to start gathering materials & some of the things needed off the list.

Will keep you posted soon & upload.

Made out of leather cloth, zips, studs & buckels oh & primark sandles.
Tryed my best making fangs boots for first time.

I watched this tutorial how to make fangs boots.
http://youtu.be/75HZgvqXSrQ

Material - Leather Cloth & studs & primark sandles
eBay

Black Zips
(Fred's Habdashery), Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Got these bangles for fangs cosplay from Claire's accessories.
Thought they look nice.

These are easily to get and make, which will be done soon.

The wig & fox tails I be getting at a party shop in Chesterfield & the belt along with arm band will be made by cords.
Which the cords will be brought at Fred's Habdashery in Chesterfield if possible, or online i.e eBay or etsy.

I have got most of the stuff through post, to make the shoes just waiting for the studs.

Been into town today and got stuff needed for cosplay, so glad I only need to do the shoes and belt now which is the major thing to make. Then I can start on making the staff next month :)

Doing a few tweeks with jewellery.
Fixing more like using uhu glue to keeps the cords inside tight, in the sprint ends.
As they keep falling out and taking ages for the glue to dry.
I'm sure I can sort this problem out.

And the top part which hold the crystal pendant came off didn't make the polymer strong enough, but can easily be fixed.
Least the earring are ok, I should have chosen something different than Spring ends.

Looking how the jewellery looks with costume.
Only part needs doing:
Boots
Belt + buckels
Fox tale + braided belt
Bangles (buy from shops or eBay)
Wig

Weapon : Staff

Last necklace made again part polymer, along with some already made stuff like pony beads.
Finishing off with gloss and glitter. This necklace was a little tricky to put together.

Polymer Clay & Spring ends & pony Beads
(eBay)

Necklace cord, small jump rings, lobster claps
(Fred's Habdashery, Chesterfield, Derbyshire)

Next part of jewellery making is the crystal pendant.
Made out of polymer, which is then baked and finished off with gitter and gloss.

Polymer Clay & Spring Ends
(eBay)

Necklace cord, small jump rings, lobster claps
(Fred's Habdashery, Chesterfield, Derbyshire)

Making of the earings, made out of polymer then baked. Finished off with glitter and gloss.

Polymer Clay
(eBay)

Earring Studs
(Fred's Handashery, Chesterfield, Derbyshire)

Glitterz
(Hobby Craft, Chesterfield, Derbyshire)

Got my mum to take photos of me and myself of wearing the finished costume.
At least the major part is done. Can get on with other things.

I finished the top cutting the diamond features at the back, then pinching each one like a bow sewing a band round with a bead attached to making it look the same like fangs ref.

The sides I added ribbon inside out and right side to make it look like I have cut open the back to make the bow features, then lastly finishing off tidying the arm holes and neck hole with ribbon.

I am thinking to do the bottom tidying up with ribbon and add another bow bead as well, but will do that later another time or leave it not sure? I proberly leave it.

Material : Pony Jesery Fabric
(Esberge Fabrics, Chesterfield, Derbyshire)

Black Ribbon
(Fred's Habdashery, Chesterfield, Derbyshire)

Pick & Mix Beads
(hobby Craft, Chesterfield, Derbyshire)

Almost got all the bits need for jewellery making, just need Spring ends & flat back pole earing ends with studs which I might decide to get either the local shop or eBay.
Photo shows what I have got so far.

Necklace cords & clapses, jump rings
(Fred's Habdashery) Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Pony Beads, Fimo Polymer, Polymer Gloss
(eBay)

Been looking at the back, on how it looks on fangs top.
Will add a ref image in the photos section.

Diamond templates to get the idea.
I will figures something out, how to do the back then just need to add ribbon and I'm done about.

This is how the top looks on me so far, I'm quite impressed how it looks. And for my first cosplay made by myself.
There is still a few things to before I can say it's complete, but I'm getting there.

Material : Black pony jersey
(Esberge fabrics) Chesterfield, Derbyshire

This is how the top looks so far, like I said in previous posts the back has been proved.
Working on the top inside out.

All that needs doing with the top is the back feature, and getting some nice black ribbon to tidy the edges.

Material : Black pony jersey material
(Esberge fabrics) Chesterfield, Derbyshire

A collection of images of how to top looks tacked, and how the top looks before and after when cut the front and back out.

Material : Caclio
(Esberge Fabrics) Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Since cutting the right templates for the top, I marked the front part to make the design look more a bit like fangs as well as the back.
(Further on this progress have improved the back more)

Material : Caclio
(Esberge Fabrics) Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Now I'm not always good with making in fashion, don't do what I did.
I first got a vest top doing a template, but relishing it's not that easy. So I had to mark the top out a bit bigger while measuring my chest, waist etc to help.

You will eventually see I have it perfect. So far

Material : caclio
(Esberge Fabrics) Chesterfield, Derbyshire

To make them I add a fold on the openings which you will see top and bottom, then the sides sewn togather which I worked inside out.
On the right you will see how they will look.

Material : Black pony jersey
(Esberge fabrics) Chesterfield, Derbyshire

These collection of images show the mock up of makng fangs swear bands, there had to be a few adjustment.
Even though it looked ok it were slightly baggy.

I half the size which I can cut out two bits togather to make into one, for the actual making of the sweat bands.

Material : cacilo
(Esberge fabrics) Chesterfield, Derbyshire


I tidy the other side up looking nice and to stop fraying when wearing.
Still need to do the bottom sari the same, but the gold ribbon I got left when making the sari isn't long enough.
Will have to head back the shop and get the gold ribbon again but longer for the finishing touches.

Image One Front

I tidy the other side up looking nice and to stop fraying when wearing.
Still need to do the bottom sari the same, but the gold ribbon I got left when making the sari isn't long enough.
Will have to head back the shop and get the gold ribbon again but longer for the finishing touches.

Image One Back

The sari's are complete but will be tidying the edges that don't have ribbon on, by doing a fold and tidying up.
Here is a diagram, will show the results in a next post.

Image two finished sari.
Can work on other things off the list.

Image one finished sari.
Can work on other things off the list.

The bottom one was done first. Then the top one after.

The finished look how it is on both sari's
Bottom sari in this image.

Since doing all the ribbon sashes for the front and back, I then pinned and tacked, ready to go through the the sewing machine to all hold together.

TOOK LONG AMOUNTS OF TIME
So be patient when making a time taking cosplay.

These were some of the sashes I were working on before I got to the point of the line feature with the triangles.
I can say I did well bloody sweat and tears :)

The line feature on the ribbon sashes were thin, but decided to thicken up giving them more boldness.
My attempts were a few times but I came through.

Hi guys so I haven't been able to update for a while my laptop had gave up the ghost so haven't been able to stream for a while or update stuff. So having to save for a new laptop now bit sad but shit happens hope the next well will be better.

How ever I wil show you photos of the progress so far that I been doing offline.

This image show the set up of getting the design down on the ribbon sashes, which is stencil and hand painted pinned down with masking tape.

Will have to say it was tricky but I came through.

While progress on the sari is still on going for the cosplay costume, I went into town today to get some bits on the next bit for the costume. Which is the top/sweat bands and jewelry (Necklaces).

Below will show the first part of the necklace design along with bits brought from local shop to help go towards making the necklace.

Necalace Cords From:
(Freds Haberdashery), Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Necklace Attachments From:
(Freds Haberdashery), Chesterfield Derbyshire

While progress on the sari is still on going for the cosplay costume, I went into town today to get some bits on the next bit for the costume. Which is the top/sweat bands and jewelry (Necklaces).

Below will show the second part of the fabric chosen, to make a mock up of the top and sweat bands while also the fabric to acullay make. Brought from local shop to help go towards making the costume.

Fabric From:
(Esberger Fabrics) Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Since now finish making the last ribbon sash for the sari, as they did take a long time to make I will soon be adding the design onto them.

But before I decided to go ahead I have done a test wash on two design pieces I previously done in the past.

I have put a description on what I used to wash & what temperature, you will also see how long I took to fix the design by ironing with the timer settings.

To fix the design, depending what fabric paint your using should have a description on the product. The fabric paint I am using is called:

Trimits - Crafty Bits
Fabric Paint

(Description):
> Test before use on scrap fabric
> Create a design on fabric & allow paint to dry fully
> Paint should be fully dry in 2hr
> To fix design, completely cover with additional fabric & iron using medium heat for 2-3 mins
> Once fixed the item is washable at 40c
> DO not tumble dry or dry clean
> Paints can be mixed to create any color

Now in the images I see the paint has slightly faid a bit if you look closely, I think this was because I used fabric softener which I would recommend not using.

Also it could depend on the heat settings on iron & how long your taking to fix design.

Lastly it also could mean are you adding enough paint on whole design before fixing, this is why I am glad I have done a test before real thing.

If your worried about the design compleatly going away you don't have to wash it if you don't want to just free-breeze it instead.

How I got the design on the fabric you can find in previous posts in journal.

Hope this has been helpful.

Fabric Paints
Dark Blue, Blueberry, White
From : (Fred's Haberdashery) Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Material Fabric
White Thick Silk Satin
From : (Esberger Fabrics) Chesterfield, Derbyshire

I Used the mock up sari's I did & layed them on top of the royal blue fabric to cut out the body patterns, one for the bottom & one for the top.

Really happy with the color & material.
My reason royal blue is my frav color & the material which is a silk satin, but a little thicker that wont be too fiddly. Also I feel this looks more nice for fangs sari.

In the photo you will see two ribbon sashes I have done so far, which have gold ribbon edge hand pinned, tacked & stitched. There not sewn on material, just layed to show how they will look on the material with out the design on which I still need to do.

Materials From :

Royal Blue & White Ribbon Sash : Thickish Silk Satin Fabric
(Esberger Fabrics) Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Gold Ribbon
(Fred's Haberdashery) Chesterfield, Derbyshire

I finally got the material I were waiting for & been doing some creative streams working on the cosplay.

I have so much to update on my page but I am least letting you know.
Will start to explain on the next posts, at mo highlighting videos on twitch.

Ok I know I am going to make the cosplay live on twitch soon, but I thought towards prep work to talk about in the stream I started properly making the first two ribbon sash's for the bottom sari.

Currently there is no design on them as I AM going to do the design in the creative stream , I just thought best too make the two ribbon sash's which will be at the front & back with the body material in the middle like a sandwich. I will need to do the same on the bottom.

The ribbon sash's that I have made are for the bottom sari but at the top, just need to do the same for the bottom.

I am going to keep to the references, as if you didn't know the ribbon edge is on either side and the design is on the front and back. Nice this way instead of leaving the back part plain white.

But a bit like the mock up sari I know which is the right side of the material which has a shine to it and one side dosent, same with the white ribbon sash material.

Anyway here is images of the two ribbon sash's how they look which I have started.
Also I layed it against the mock up material to show how it will look, it will be same on the back as well.

Just need to paint the design on now, and have all the other sash's to do in the creative stream soon.

Material from:

Gold Ribbon

(Fred's Haberdashery) Chesterfield, Derbyshire

White Ribbon Sash Material & Light Blue Mock Up Material

(Esberger Fabrics) Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Ok I am still waiting for the royal blue material to be in stock, & I have wrote a list for this month what is needed to hopefully start the creative stream soon making fangs cosplay. This is why this costume is still in planned.

Whilst I wait I did manage to shorten down the top sari to 3 meters, where in the journal a photo of me wearing the sari mock up shown it was quite long. I am going to use this sari mock up as the pattern for making the the proper sari, when I get the material.

Most important thing I need to get to start the creative stream soon, when making the actual cosplay is a decent web cam & tripod.

I will how ever still update the journal of my progress and include images.

So now I have done the first two ribbon sash's, and still got the others to do.

I thought I show how the design will look on the actual ribbon sash but not painted YET, and showing the amount of space or room on the sash.


When you do come to put the actual design on the ribbon sash, masking tape the end and all around the edges to hold down, and making sure no paint goes all over the pace. Also work on a cutting mat, which will not get any mess on tables or anything you dont want it going on.

I how ever just for now to show have used cello tape but making tape is better, because cello tape can be way sticky and lift up material badly moving everything around whilst design drying.

Make sure to buy a few rolls of making tape so you can repeat the process but try and avoid from not touching the design, when drying and get close to the first design to have one long continued design going, but not letting the stencil go on first design.

To stop this from happy place a4 paper on each design when doing the next design, so it docent get on the stencil.

But I will show the making of this in my creative stream soon on twitch.

Once that is all done & dry you can then hand paint the lines with the triangle features as the last part of the design.

Remember, the fabric paints I've used which you can fine some where in the journal takes around 2hr to dry.

And last note TAKE YOUR TIME, rushing something can make you make more mistakes if not careful.

White Ribbon Sash : Thickish Silk Satin Fabric
(Esberger Fabrics) Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Gold Ribbon
(Fred's Haberdashery) Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Hopefully the Dark/Royal Blue material will come soon in stock as I went into town today to see if it was in stock. Sadly it still not in stock but the people at the fabric shop said they let me know when it is hopefully.

On the other hand I did manage to get more white fabric paint as I felt one pot might not be enough.

So I have adjusted the size of both pieces of sari working from the example Japanese diagram, which I first drawn up my own in start of this project.

Since working the original design, I first shorten the bottom sari from 3.5 meters to 3 meters. This was because it would be too long and there be too much not needed.

The top sari how ever, as I already made this with out thinking this was too long and would drag on the floor and would ruin sari it's self, I can shorten this down again before using the mock up sari's as a pattern for the PROPER material.

But in the previous journal will show the mock up sari I am wearing and the errors I have come across, I can easily shorten these down after before making the proper sari with the Dark/Royal Blue material. (Bottom sari already sorted just the top sari)

So as I can say the image you will see is the PROPER design to cut and make the sari with the Dark/Royal Blue material at these measurements.

So from the blue material I had, I made mock up of fangs sari from that.
From the design I have set, through out making of sucess & fails which I have come across I am considering to change the design or adjust it.

So what I will be doing is drawing up a new design showing the correct measurements I have decided to stick with, when making the PROPER sari.

(Images add on this journal soon)
The images how ever in journal will show the mock up sari of what I have achieved so far, and then the next journal I will talk about the re adjusted design that will be set for the proper material I am getting tmoro.

I will how ever have the PROPER material cut ready for making soon when I do a creative STREAM on twitch.

Material From:

Light Blue Mock Up Material
(Fred's Haberdashery) Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Ok here is a picture of some threads which I brought from my frav shop.
Which is Freds Haberdashery.

The colors are light blue, which I am working with the light blue material as a mock up sari, that will also be part of the pattern for the proper sari to place on the Dark/Royal Blue material soon, I am currently waiting for it to be in stock soon this week, which should be ready by thursday.

Dark/Royal Blue threads are next, which will be used with the Dark/Royal Blue material I am waiting for soon to make the proper sari, of fangs cosplay.

White thread will be for tacking and sewing the white ribbon sash on fangs sari.

Last, a gold like thread for the gold ribbon edge for fangs sari will be used.

Threads From:
Freds Haberdashery, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

So as I am deciding to get the Dark/Royal Blue Satan Silk or other kind of Dark/Royal Blue material soon, changing my mind & what the color should be. I though of doing a mock up with the blue material i had would be ideal and not go to waste.

The difficult thing is the light blue material which is a material of (Satan Silk) is very fiddly, fray & hard to keep a hold of. If I want to to wear the sari made of this material I properly need someone to help. But like I said I consider getting a material of this or something diffrenent.


Im not worried about the ribbon design fabric or marking & cutting which that is easy, but it's just the main body fabric Im little worried about.

Looking back at the designs I have set for the body of the fabric & top may have to be adjusted.
I think some measuresurements from this design will be taken back when I tidy up the edges.

Since getting a good result from the test experiment, I had been thinking if to keep it towards the colors I have chosen or the references.

And I have made my mind to keep it towards the references, simply because it looks nice and righter to have when working from fangs reference.

I just have to get it close to the colors shown in the images by mixing the fabric paints I have got.

Also what I have relies the line with the triangles is on the wrong side, so planning not to get it wrong when I do it properly.

The images you will see is the set up for me to do the stencil experiment.

I mixed various colors to get close to fangs sari ribbon design, and as I thought dark blue would be great for the sari material which I need to get soon I experiment with both of the stencils to get result.

First with the paper and then the laminated one, What I didn't first did was MOST IMPORTANT!!! was stuck down the stencil with celo tape which holds the design. Even though this is a test I would do for the real thing.
Also guys if you want to make your own sponge for printing, get dish-wash sponges & take off the green rough material cutting big fat squares, not like the little ones in image.

First cover the whole stencil, WATCH THE EDGES & leave to dry around 2 hr.
Then take off the design to see the result, I also experiment the line & zig zags to see how it will look for the ribbon.

Eventually I got better with the third one on the end, trying out the gold ribbon with as well.

When I do the real thing I will be adding the gold ribbion on both sides, I feel it will look better this way.

Also I WILL be taking my time on making the ribbon design perfect as these test experiments look a little rushed.

After the design has dried you need to fix the design by laying over scrap fabric & ironing on for 2-3 Minuits on medium heat. Then it should be done.

If you want to know if it washes ok, best off doing a experimental wash on 30 cool wash and check the results, to see if the design has stayed on or not.

Do not tumble dry or dry clean as the design may come off.

Well I went into town today to gather the materials need for the sari, I really liked the dark blue and the light blue material I saw, that they had so I chosen the light blue.

As well got more fabric paint to go with the thickish white satin silk fabric for the ribbon sari. The rectangle piece is just a sample.

But looking at the material I brought and the reference of fangs cosplay Felt the material color was nice but didn't look right, the shop did have a dark blue of the material which did look nice, and im considering to go buy the dark blue material to make the sari soon.

The blue material how ever I could use to make the sari again, but slight change of colors in the ribbon sari patterns. In a way great having two sari's in different styles of color to mix and match.

What do you guys think????

Photo took with and with out flash.

Paints From:
Freds Haberdashery, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Material From:
Esberger Fabrics, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

I am doing some stencils of the design in paper and paper & laminate sheets, to see how the prints of the designs look in results. For example the paint not to look messy, chappy or bleed.

Will post my results soon.

I have consider if stencil isn't right for my costume painting would be ok ish but would take longer to get finished.

The main fabric I want to go check or waiting for stock for fangs costume is still on the wait, still had no call back yet.

However other things I am looking at and working on is fangs vest top & arm sweat bands, as well as her jewelry too.

I have created designs on how it may look for the costume, as well deciding what materials to use to make. I will explain the materials what I am going to use for the next journal soon.

You will see the illustrations in the designs what materials I maybe consider using to make fangs top.

The pattern for the top how ever I thought what might be easy is using a black normal vest/tank top, folding half and drawing round it for the front and back making the pattern. So that next I can use to cut out the material and mod the style and look.

Coming back to the designs I have drawn for fang's ref jewelry, I have decided the jewelry will now look like this for the finish look when I make them.

The materials I am going to make them out of I will include in the next journal with photo's soon, you might see in the previous journal notes of the design illustrated what materials I am considering to use.

Other things I have been working on whilst waiting for a call back about the materials needed to make the sari, for fangs cosplay is the design of the jewelry. Producing drawn diagrams, explaining what materials to use to make them and how etc.

In a creative and colorful way and style, I feel when I add these diagrams as in photo's they may be useful for someone to check, if there wanting to make there own fang cosplay.

Will explain materials I am using soon, when take photos of me acullay making the jewelry.

Now whilst I am waiting for the material to be in stock and get a call back from the shop, I did how ever thought of other things that may be important to get.

Such as the ribbon trim edging & paints for the design.

I went to another shop I knew next to the fabric shop and got some ribbon and a pot of fabric paint for the list.

The ribbon I got is the same length across from the ribbon sash from the diagrams, but for the edging to tidy up, and the pot of paint to test and also decided if I want to have the design in dark blue color or a slight light blue from the ref.

I can buy this brand of paint in the blueberry color, which is lighter and mix the two paints experiments light or darker colors. I also think they have white in this brand of paint too which I could go and get as well or ask at the shop.

But it's always about experimenting before acullay deciding first.

The paint & ribbon are from : Freds Haberdashery, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, UK
(Can be found on FACEBOOK PAGE)

They have put a order down for me to have three more of this blue, as there were only one pot and I don't think I would have enough to do the whole pattern.

I will start experimenting and working on this costume when I got the materials and more of the paints needed soon.

Looking at this ref only show the gold on one side, but the ref image of Fang shows on both sides. (Can be found on main page were I collected image Ref's)

I don't know to have the gold trim on one side or both, but if it were up to me I have both on each side, looks nicer and tidier as well organised.

I went to a fabric shop yesterday to have help looking for the materials needed for the sari that I want to make, I saw a really nice dark blue material with a shine to it but wouldn't look nothing like Fang's ref images.

When I was looking at the ref image I had in my little note book and looking at examples cosplays over the net, I felt that there was going to be a slight challenge.
What I mean by this was choosing the right color, would the materials be adaptable to wash & have paint design on it. And would it look right wearing as well with strength and strongness.

The materials that the shop owner said they had were out in stock and waiting for another load. I think I be able to sort this issue out and find a suitable material as well colors to fang ref. Now is just the waiting game.

Since figuring out the measurements how to have the material cut for the costume I have now drawn up two diagrams how it should be cut.

The two diagram will show you the measurement to be cut out for the sash material, the second will be the ribbon to be cut and added onto the sash material.

(Sorry if the image showing up wrong sided, dunno why?)

Since looking and gathering references & also watching videos etc over the net, my first worry was the shape of material needed to be cut and length.

If you look from the Japanese image it show you two long rectangles, were ones not very long but quite big.

The other quite long and slightly thin.

Now I am not sure if I be able to have the material just like that to wear, as I seen some people who done the same but having the ribbon L shaped. I would how ever like to keep it as the Japanese ref.

So from what I know in the Japanese image is the sizing for the materials go as this:

1m x 2.5m (Which im guessing the top)

0.7 x 3m (Which im guessing the bottom)

Now I am 5,7 & my waist is 32-34 Inches, & I like to have a skirt length about 40-44 Inches. What I want to know or ask is how long and wide do I need the blue material to be?

Then I can figure how long the ribbon materials needs to be before painting or applying anything on it.

My best bet is to ask my cosplay friends if they know, or someone who works at a materials shop. See if they can be any help.

(For those who might be any help if you know or how can you reply in comments section thank you)

Finally costume complete & skirt finished.
Thanks to : Make do & mend beautiful things. (FB)

If it wasn't for her I be panicking now.
A great seamstress.

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Finally costume complete & skirt finished.
Thanks to : Make do & mend beautiful things. (FB)

If it wasn't for her I be panicking now.
A great seamstress.

Image 1

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My skirt is at the seamstress shop being fixed then everything for costume wise is comleate.

Wearing my first costume again for London MCM Comic Con : October 2015
Excited to go back again

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Got my skyhook ready for London mcm in a few weeks.
I am considering to get the silver eagle coin at London mcm if possible.
If not I'm just happy I have one amazing prop to go with costume.

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Hopefully I can get my skirt to a seamstress asap to do the modding and fix the elastic part at the top of the skirt for me, as when I were trying it on it came apart a bit. :(

Hopefully it can get sorted.

Got all I need for jill's costume.
Now just the skirt to be modded, I am not thinking of having any princess seams for the top and skirt. But I am only wanting the band edging at the bottom of the skirt doing.

I am also going to adjust the belt more down my waist, to fit with the harness. In this photo im just trying out all the bits put together for the costume.

Sorry for the messy hair again.

I ordered the skyhook prop for my costume, and it's on it's way.
Should be here by tmoro morning, will post photos of it soon when it gets here.

In my last Resident Evil costume I had which was the Jill S.T.A.R.S. costume, I hand made the rocket launcher from the game which I would like to use again with this costume for photoshoots and the event I am going to. The prop it self is made out of:

> Cardboard
> Tissue Paper
> Bog Roll
> Postal Tubes
> Spray-paint
> Paints
> Glue Gun (Using glue gun sticks)
> PVA Glue

It will need tweaking up a bit before this years con in October.
So proud of this prop I made by my own two hands, with blood sweat & tears going still strong.

(Will provide photos soon, photos of the prop can be found with the Jill S.T.A.R.S. costume.)

Not sure if to have the top and skirt modded in princess seams like you see in the reference photos, if so will get in touch with the seamstress, who last time helped me mod my S.T.A.R.S. top & also get her to add a band edging at the bottom. Which you will see in references.

As a extra I am thinking of using the torch again for Jill Resident Evil 3 Costume
Which was used in my first costume Jill Resident Evil Costume

The boots Jill has in the game I would have got or try to find, but as with time and money I thought her boots could have a alternative look & style.

These are the boots I have brought for Elizabeth Bioshock costume, but feel that they would suit well with Jill Resident Evil 3 costume too.

Brought off eBay

Link - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141739441996

Using the badge for Jill Casual Resident Evil 3 costume
This prop was used in my first costume Jill S.T.A.R.S. Resident Evil Costume

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Using the badge for Jill Casual Resident Evil 3 costume
This prop was used in my first costume Jill S.T.A.R.S. Resident Evil Costume

Image ONE

Using the gun prop for Jill Casual Resident Evil 3 costume
This prop was used in my first costume Jill S.T.A.R.S. Resident Evil Costume

It may not look like THE gun from the game but least it's a prop at the end of the day

Using the modded gloves & S.T.A.R.S. watch for the Jill Casual Resident Evil 3 costume
The gloves & watch was used in my first costume Jill S.T.A.R.S. Resident Evil Costume

Using this pouch for the Jill Casual Resident Evil 3 costume
This pouch was used in my first costume Jill S.T.A.R.S. Resident Evil Costume

Ammo / IPhone pouch brought off eBay

Link - http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=171804894851&globalID=EBAY-GB

Should harness brought off Amazon

Link - Tactical LC2 ALICE Belt Suspenders Shoulder Harness Army Military Combat Olive https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008IEBV6C/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_4mu5vb5124QG4

Belt brought off eBay

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Hoodie brought off eBay

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Skirt brought off eBay

Link - http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=360928064686&globalID=EBAY-GB

Top brought off eBay

Link - http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=151599533546&globalID=EBAY-GB

So this how everything looks now....
Costume completed, just need props now

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So this how everything looks now....
Costume completed, just need props now

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My choker arrived in safe hands.
Shining beautifully with the swallow engraved in such detail.
I fell in love with it when the moment I saw the broach, would like to get the cage one too someday.

Trying out my boots & they look and feel great :)

So I guess that's nearly all the costume stuff got just waiting still for my choker & need to get my skyhook, the silver eagle coin I'm not so sure might not be able to get in time I have to see. If not will have to get later on.

These are the boots I have brought Off eBay which give off a bit of a vintage style.
I feel these would work wonders with my elizebeth cosplay.

I have now taken off the Dolphins buttons carefully, and now is looking more like Elizabeth's costume corset.

I don't know if to add some different type of buttons or just leave with out buttons I am still deciding?
ANY suggestions?

When I put on the costume I just need to thread the cord through to help make the back look nicer and tidy.
I properly be able to do on my own or need some help, when getting ready in the costume.

I'm not sure if to buy another different corset to go with the jacket and skirt so that I have two corsets for the costume, one that came with and another one like Elizabeth's in a alternative way. I just have to think & see?

My Elizabeth cosplay costume arrived this morning yay

Everything is perfect but the corset is a bit tight, saying that it still fits.
I also feel the Dolphin buttons doesn't seem right on the corset so I'm carefully taking them off with out ripping the corset to bits.

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My Elizabeth cosplay costume arrived this morning yay

Everything is perfect but the corset is a bit tight, saying that it still fits.
I also feel the Dolphin buttons doesn't seem right on the corset so I'm carefully taking them off with out ripping the corset to bits.

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I have a vintage like bag that I like to have with costume to put stuff in when I am around comic con instead of having heavy stuff with me.

It may not be blue but it's a nice feature.

Will be buying Elizabeth cosplay costume from bioshock infinite.
Need to gather measurements so that the costume can be custom made.

Here is a link of the costume I will be buying from etsy.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/198189199/bioshock-infinite-elizabeth-dress

I guess the corset is ok but when I get this I proberly take off the buttons.
But would like to get a corset near enough to Elizabeth or make my own next year.

A collective coin from the bioshock infinite game.

Have this in watch list, would like to get with as well for cosplay costume.
If I can't be able to I will get at a later point.

Found on eBay

Hopefully want to get the skyhook from bioshock infinite to go with Elizabeth cosplay costume, plus would be a great collective item.

Thought of shoes for the costume is still on going will post image with info at a later time when I decide what shoes I am wearing with.

The necklace with broach I am wanting to get.
Elizabeth Swallow broach, which will be a blue band and silver broach.

Found in bioshock infinite

Here is a link of the broach necklace off etsy.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/222854024/bioshock-infinite-cosplay-elizabeths

Will be starting soon for
JILL VALENTINE S.T.A.R.S. Casual

I have been gathering stuff together in watch list for eBay
I will get them as soon as possible
I will be doing some slight modding if needed
I will let you know of the results bit by bit & keep a record of my progress.

The start on MCM COMIC CON
Cant believe how quick it went.
Sorry I didnt put anymore progress shots of the costume but thought I share photos with you over the weekend, this is me in my costume the next one a group of friends I have made with a photo against pymaird head.

The start on MCM COMIC CON
Cant believe how quick it went.
Sorry I didnt put anymore progress shots of the costume but thought I share photos with you over the weekend, this is me in my costume the next one a group of friends I have made with a photo against pymaird head.

The start on MCM COMIC CON
Cant believe how quick it went.

Sorry I didnt put anymore progress shots of the costume but thought I share photos with you over the weekend, this is me in my costume the next one a group of friends I have made with a photo against pymaird head.

hi guys sorry I haven't posted much I can say most of my costume is nearly done.
Just need to finish some bit of rocket launcher prop and pocket boxes at the hotel.
How ever I have done all the costume.
Will post images and info soon before the event.

Thank god found a tshirt shop that sorted my top problem, all that needs adding is the patch and it's complete.
What do you think.
It's a vinal print.

When putting some parts together for my prop I notice a few cracks.
To fix this cover over in tissue paper & glue, then paint over in a green same as the main body of the rocket launcher prop.

I will need to sort out the front as well.

UGH.....BLOODY STEP DAD
Ruined my test top, luckily it wasent my actual top.
Said he knew what he was doing yer right.
But all I wanted him to do was iron my shirt then let me handle the design, UGH never again im getting him to do something. Also I think hes depth too -.-"
Well to do the transfer you need to keep ironing least about 3-5 mins, adding pressure you can do this on the iron board or a flat surface. Only lift up a bit to see if it is sticking, if not and see some ink still on, leave back down and keep ironing. When done If it's hot you leave to cool down for a bit and let the ink set in the fabric, when ironed enough.
Gently then take away the backing and should have printed out perfect, you then get a piece of clear paper that is like grease proof paper lay that onto the design & iron over. It should then give a gloss to the text finishing off the print design.
As I said this is a test top I could try some test pieces myself at home or see if there is a tshirt shop that can help me or see if I can have help at college.
When it's done perfectly on the actual top will post the results.
The top only needs the transfer & patch adding on.
DO NOT!!!!!!!!!
TAKE OFF THE DESIGN OR MOVE WHEN IRONING IF ALL THE INK ISNT ON TOP YET,
OR YOU WILL GET THE SMUDGE EFFECT. PLUS MAKE SURE TO HAVE A CLOTH OR BANDDANDER ON TOP OF THE DESIGN TO HELP IRON THE DESIGN.

Plus the design is in wrong place and slightly on right a bit, needs being on left a bit with the A in center lined of the seam line.

Never get a man to do a womans job no offence.

Covering with tissue paper & pva glue
more to cover

then can paint and add label

Planned on doing the med spray.

Using a empty spray paint can I had left from painting prop.

Will post my progress.

Now I will be having three props for comic con.

MAKE DO AND MEND BEAUTIFUL THINGS
First found her on FB and over google, if it wasn't for her helping me with the princess seams etc, I would still be stressing about my top for costume.

I have posted links of her shop, thank you sooo much :)

http://www.yell.com/biz/make-do-and-mend-beautiful-things-chesterfield-901455970/

https://www.facebook.com/makedoandmendbeautifulthings

NEXT PLANS

After I have sorted and adjustments or issues with my prop I will do further details on the prop i.e highlights in painting, closer detail for the prop or just really making it realistic as I can so it docent look plain.

Since from making the prop I am now on the process of painting & marking the arrows where I can repaint them in black acrylic.
I will do and detail parts or high lights after.

The S.T.A.R.S. written design for the back I am going to add on the shirt.
Using transfer paper then ironing on.

YAY MY TOP YAY.....
The alteration woman did amazing job but my first top I wished I had left the sleeves then both could have been perfect.
But images posted are the continued progress. And yes AND! still ..... in working progress dont worry I will show when its COMPLETED!
I pinned on the patch to see how it looks before changing it to a right place, so then I can sew the patch on the shirt.
After that I need to add the transfer writing on the back using special paper.
Will post the design after the shots of top progress.
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YAY MY TOP YAY.....
The alteration woman did amazing job but my first top I wished I had left the sleeves then both could have been perfect.
But images posted are the continued progress. And yes AND! still ..... in working progress dont worry I will show when its COMPLETED!
I pinned on the patch to see how it looks before changing it to a right place, so then I can sew the patch on the shirt.
After that I need to add the transfer writing on the back using special paper.
Will post the design after the shots of top progress.
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YAY MY TOP YAY.....
The alteration woman did amazing job but my first top I wished I had left the sleeves then both could have been perfect.

But images posted are the continued progress. And yes AND! still ..... in working progress dont worry I will show when its COMPLETED!

I pinned on the patch to see how it looks before changing it to a right place, so then I can sew the patch on the shirt.

After that I need to add the transfer writing on the back using special paper.
Will post the design after the shots of top progress.

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Ideas on attaching attachments....Velcro good but not strong.
So my only option is gluing the attachments some other way.
Dont worry when there is a problem, there is a way.

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Ideas on attaching attachments....Velcro good but not strong.
So my only option is gluing the attachments some other way.
Dont worry when there is a problem, there is a way.

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FINALLY
Started doing the spray painting of the rocket launcher prop.
When spray painting always wear a mask.

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FINALLY
Started doing the spray painting of the rocket launcher prop.
When spray painting always wear a mask.

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FINALLY
Started doing the spray painting of the rocket launcher prop.
When spray painting always wear a mask.

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FINALLY
Started doing the spray painting of the rocket launcher prop.
When spray painting always wear a mask.

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FINALLY
Started doing the spray painting of the rocket launcher prop.
When spray painting always wear a mask.

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FINALLY
Started doing the spray painting of the rocket launcher prop.
When spray painting always wear a mask.

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FINALLY
Started doing the spray painting of the rocket launcher prop.
When spray painting always wear a mask.

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FINALLY
Started doing the spray painting of the rocket launcher prop.
When spray painting always wear a mask.

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FINALLY
Started doing the spray painting of the rocket launcher prop.
When spray painting always wear a mask.

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Finished last attachments which is the triangle holder features.
All that needs doing now for the rocket launcher prop is painting and detailing then putting together.

FINALLY

But need to get onto it ASAP!!!!

Still working on other bits for the costume & a extra prop which is the fuel cap. I have consider on making a first aid spray prop, but will have to see.

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Finished last attachments which is the triangle holder features.
All that needs doing now for the rocket launcher prop is painting and detailing then putting together.

FINALLY

But need to get onto it ASAP!!!!

Still working on other bits for the costume & a extra prop which is the fuel cap. I have consider on making a first aid spray prop, but will have to see.

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Fuel Cap prop finished
Just need painting and detailing now I think.

I have planned to do the FUEL CAP PROP....
Just for fun.

But the cap wont be able to open, it will just be the body of the fuel cap.

WARNING .... MAY EXPLODE IF SHAKEN !!!!

Toy prop brought off ebay.

I would decorate it to look like the S.T.A.R.S. Gun but properly will do after comic con as I have so much else to do.

I would like to see if there is any RES EVIL prop on sale for London con in may, or just some good gun prop like a shotgun etc.

The panel effect done on the body of the rocket launcher prop giving a nice effect.

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The panel effect done on the body of the rocket launcher prop giving a nice effect.

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Now that I got most of the costume done, but on my list the hat still needs finishing off and I am currently waiting for my tops to be arlterd so I can add the patches & transfer writing on.

Things that I am not working on for the costume at the moment, I want to making sure I have all the accessories needed or wanted. So I will post new post of accessories that I am getting to go with costume.

First I went and brought a small flash light that's for my costume which is a nice touch for the costume, and is also seen used at the start of the RESIDENT EVIL game to try and find the S.T.A.R.S. Alpha team.

Last attachment Done which is the trigger handle, its a bit chunky but it have to do for the costume. Like I said previous, I did the triangle attachment but need a grey tubing to sit across. I will post the results when finished.

For now I am happy that I did the trigger handle.

All that probably needs doing now is ....
Painting and decorating.

The triangle attachments which are also the holders I have started working on, still needs more doing with the covering and putting together part. I will need a thin or tube like feature to match either ends of the triangles to complete.

So far the rocket launcher prop going really well, all needs doing now is the panel ends on the rocket launcher body & the trigger Handel, then I can get on with painting and the detailing.

I still how ever need to make sure I get my tubes for the rocket launcher painted & put in place, after I have spray painted the attachments and body of the rocket launcher.

The four caps done for the ends of the rocket launcher tubes which will be spray painted in silver when all attachments have been made. They will be glued on the tubes so that they don't fall off than just slipping them on, using super glue or glue gun.

Scope glued & put together ready for painting soon when all other parts & attachments are made.

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Scope glued & put together ready for painting soon when all other parts & attachments are made.

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The scope attachment made out of toilet roll, cardboard & tissue paper.
I have done the scope it self along with the dial & platform.

I will glue all the pieces together using a hot glue gun & then paint, and do the detailing.

Another attachment done.

Only have the triangle feature holders, cap ends or tubes & the trigger handle to do. Almost there & done making my prop, so far everything going well.

The making of the handle.
All made out of card board & tissue paper covering.

I added some ribbed lines for the gripping, to give a handle effect. now it is done it will be painted & detailed like my body rocket launcher.

The attachment will be Velcro onto the body of the rocket launcher for easy detachment for travel.

One attachment down more to go.

The minor issue I had was when testing the tubes to fit was slightly difficult as I had the tissue paper far too close to the edge which cause some ripping a bit, but this can be sorted with glue gun.

So not to panic I'm happy what I have done so far.

Also ignore one of the tubes, I was going to spray paint them yesterday as it was nice outside but there were a bit of wind and also freaking wasps etc kept flying round me. So my only option is to do them at college which is better on one of my days off when I go to my work desk.

After finishing the first lot of covering the body, I thought might as well cover again with clear tissue paper and pva glue giving a textual look and feel. Whilst also covering the main body not letting the box tape show. The results were perfect but with minor issues that can easily be sorted.

Will conclude on next journal.

The main body will be painted soon as I still need to do the panel edging on either ends and do the attachments as well, to go on the rocket launcher prop.

Also if you notice on the box there are markings, which is indentations of where the attachments will go as guidelines.


Progress So Far

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The progress so far of the rockets launcher prop is going well still a lot to do, I've decide to cover the body in clear tissue paper then spray paint to give a relief effect. (Will show when once done later on)

At the moment Finlay covered the body and glued in the pads for tubes to sit in place. (Tubes however are not glued in place they just slide in place in the pads, Tubes will also need working on and spray painting)

The edging panel on the ends of the rocket launcher will need to be done in a relief structure, which will be made out of thick cardboard, glossy paper like the main body & covered in clear tissue paper. To be then spray painted (Will show when once done later on)


Progress So Far

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The progress so far of the rockets launcher prop is going well still a lot to do, I've decide to cover the body in clear tissue paper then spray paint to give a relief effect. (Will show when once done later on)

At the moment Finlay covered the body and glued in the pads for tubes to sit in place. (Tubes however are not glued in place they just slide in place in the pads, Tubes will also need working on and spray painting)

The edging panel on the ends of the rocket launcher will need to be done in a relief structure, which will be made out of thick cardboard, glossy paper like the main body & covered in clear tissue paper. To be then spray painted (Will show when once done later on)

Progress So Far

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The progress so far of the rockets launcher prop is going well still a lot to do, I've decide to cover the body in clear tissue paper then spray paint to give a relief effect. (Will show when once done later on)

At the moment Finlay covered the body and glued in the pads for tubes to sit in place. (Tubes however are not glued in place they just slide in place in the pads, Tubes will also need working on and spray painting)

The edging panel on the ends of the rocket launcher will need to be done in a relief structure, which will be made out of thick cardboard, glossy paper like the main body & covered in clear tissue paper. To be then spray painted (Will show when once done later on)


Progress So Far

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The progress so far of the rockets launcher prop is going well still a lot to do, I've decide to cover the body in clear tissue paper then spray paint to give a relief effect. (Will show when once done later on)

At the moment Finlay covered the body and glued in the pads for tubes to sit in place. (Tubes however are not glued in place they just slide in place in the pads, Tubes will also need working on and spray painting)

The edging panel on the ends of the rocket launcher will need to be done in a relief structure, which will be made out of thick cardboard, glossy paper like the main body & covered in clear tissue paper. To be then spray painted (Will show when once done later on)

Jill Valentines

S.T.A.R.S Watch worked on.

I couldn't get a long brown strap to fit round the cuff but got a Velcro watch strap which smartly looks nice with the gloves. At least that's off the list of things need doing.

I thought of printing some images i.e photographs for the cosplay costume, to take some photos with holding them perhaps.

S.T.A.R.S. TEAM

RESIDENT EVIL - CONGRATS ENDING IMAGE

I thought of printing some images i.e photographs for the cosplay costume, to take some photos with holding them perhaps.

S.T.A.R.S. TEAM

RESIDENT EVIL - CONGRATS ENDING IMAGE

ROCKET LAUNCHER PROP - BODY PLANS

Still deciding what to do with body of rocket launcher is to go over with clear tissue paper and pva glue, giving a textual effect then spray painting it or spray paint as normal?

But worried of box tape showing and making the body look a mess.

We just have to see....

The pads how ever will be glue in place using glue gun on each side, as same with the tubes so they don't fall out of place hopefully.

The tubes & pads will be spray painted in the colors of the rocket launcher ref pictures.

I am thinking about as well for the prop to make my own caps that are seen on the ends for the rocket launcher & the rings like features holding the tubes?
Properly out of cardboard or other source materials?

ROCKET LAUNCHER PROP - TUBES & PADS

The pads & tubes together getting the idea how they will sit at either ends.

ROCKET LAUNCHER PROP - TUBES & PADS

The pads & tubes together getting the idea how they will sit at either ends.

ROCKET LAUNCHER PROP - BODY COVERING

Started on the rocket launcher prop on the main body. The body of the box needed down sizing so I make it smaller & covered it with box tape and A3 glossy type paper.

ROCKET LAUNCHER PROP - BODY

Started on the rocket launcher prop on the main body. The body of the box needed down sizing so I make it smaller & covered it with box tape and A3 glossy type paper.

(BOX DOWN SIDED SEEING HOW IT LOOKS)

ROCKET LAUNCHER PROP - BODY

Started on the rocket launcher prop on the main body. The body of the box needed down sizing so I make it smaller & covered it with box tape and A3 glossy type paper.

(BOX DOWN SIDED SEEING HOW IT LOOKS)

ROCKET LAUNCHER - SQUARE PADS

The rocket launcher pads that goes on either ends for tubes to fit in place, what I have done is cut foam in a square size & cut four holes for the tubes to go. I will then spray paint them, I did however thought of covering them and spray painting but this didn't work. So just spray painting them would be better.

BELT
Belt brought from a Charity shop.
Gun holster belt made by me.

BELT

Belt brought from a Charity shop.
Gun holster belt made by me.

Patches brought off ebay.

R.P.D - S.T.A.R.S. Patches
RESIDENT EVIL
JILL VALENTINE Costume

Patches brought for costume which I will iron on the top & attach to berry hat I have got.

COMBAT PANTS already made brought off ebay for the costume.

Thought this would be the easyier way.

A dark navy blue.
Trying to match the look of JILL VALENTINE S.T.A.R.S. costume.

S.T.A.R.S. WATCH

My stars watch came in the post on Friday the 3rd April 2015 I love it.
Need to get the chain strap off & have a nice long brown strap instead.

S.T.A.R.S. HAT

A berry hat brought off ebay along with the patches.
Patches are pinned on until sister helps me with the shaping of the hat, don't know if it needs shaping?

Sorry about the horrid photo of me. lol

Shoulder pads made by me.

SHOULDER PAD BACK

JILL VALENTINE
S.T.A.R.S.
RESIDENT EVIL

Shoulder pads are made by creating templates and working in materials such as:
Navy blue leather look material
1 cm inch foam
Silver buttons
Made webbing harnist
Dark navy blue leather spray paint
Blue satin material.

Shoulder pads made by me.

SHOULDER PAD FRONT

JILL VALENTINE
S.T.A.R.S.
RESIDENT EVIL

Shoulder pads are made by creating templates and working in materials such as:
Navy blue leather look material
1 cm inch foam
Silver buttons
Made webbing harnist
Dark navy blue leather spray paint
Blue satin material.

GLOVES COMPLETED

Really like how they came out, fit perfectly.

JILL VALENTINE
S.T.A.R.S.
RESIDENT EVIL

One down another to go.

WELL... one done taking some time to do them, allot of sewing and adjusting etc.

Will post the finished results.

Modded gloves.

JILL VALENTINES GLOVES

Brought some padded gloves & bondage cuffs to then be modded into jills gloves like from games references.

Forgot to add the Velcro used in the photo, but shows what used to make.

Leonie Heartilly tutorial on how to do the gloves helped.

She a great tutorial to look at.

Brought COMBAT / ARMY boots off ebay for costume.

When tryed they were perfect but noticed they hurt my feet a little, need to either brake them down or wear thick pairing sock to stop from rubbing.

Will try to wear them more to get use to or go with the idea of wearing pairing socks.

Will have blister patches with me on the when I go to:
LONDON MCM COMIC CON MAY 2015

Just in case they start hurting again.

The top brought off ebay.

Just needs modding & sorting

It's a light blue top, with a slight rib & is long sleeve.

Will need to cut and adjust the sleeves, do princess seams on the front which I am really worried about getting done & round to. Iron on the patch on the sleeve & transfer the writing on the back.

Hopefully I can do the princess seams well myself with some practice or have some help with it.

Was writing up a list of what is needed for the JILL VALENTINE costume
Then looking for some great tutorials off cosplay island for help on this costume challenge.

Most of the stuff I got from ebay & various shops & stalls etc.

(SELF TO NOTE DATES FOR WIP PROGRESS ON COSTUME CANT REMEMBER)


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