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Billie Blouse
1 day 18 hours ago

Motivation

I've wanted to cosplay Great Fairy for about as long as I've been cosplaying, but until Hyrule Warriors came out, I wasn't inspired and excited enough by any of her designs to actually do it. I've been saving diligently and amassing materials slowly over a 2-year period to do the Fountain version of the costume (and then I can do Forest when I have enough money to make upgraded Bee parts because I can't not be a Bee). I'm making the dream come true in 2018.

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Billie Blouse
1 week 3 days ago

[DANCER] Construction Scedule

1. December 2017:

1. 4th -10th
2. 11th - 17th
3. 18th - 24th (?)

2. January 2018:

4. 1st - 7th (?)
5. 8th - 14th
6. 15th - 21st
7. 22nd - 28th

Either - 7 Weeks (49 Days)
OR - 5 Weeks (35 Days)

I need approximately 17 to 20 days to make this costume; 30 days to be safe in case of any mishaps or miscalculations of how long it will take to do a task (like me thinking it will take a day and it actually takes 2). Obviously, I will have days in that timescale where I have hospital/dr's appointments and other obligations that mean I can't work on it every day and I'm not sure which days I'm taking off for Christmas and New Years' yet so it might change a bit but provisionally, provided I knuckle down and just get on with it and I don't do something foolish like fully dislocate my shoulder again (which has already delayed construction by a month) then this should be doable in 1 to 2 months. There was a time when I would con-crunch something like this out in a week before the con, but I'm trying my best not to fall into that behaviour pattern again.

So...

I should be able to do:

1. Prep-Work and Wig
2. Pattern Drafting and Cutting
3. Accessories
4. Shoes
5. Cosplay Testing and Any Adjustments

Over about 5 weeks if I concentrate and work on it a little bit every day, but still take a few days off each week.

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Billie Blouse
1 week 3 days ago

[DANCER] Updated To Do

WIG
1. Pre-Wash Wig (forgot to add to original list)
2. Curl/Style wig and cut fringe
MAKE-UP
1. Make-up test with current kit (Do this at start of project and at end of project)
2. Acquire any additional make-up as required (unlikely to be needed unless something needs replaced)
ACCESSORIES
HAIR-CLIP:

1. Paint Cabochons*
2. Draft Daisy Petals Pattern*
3. Cut out Daisies (x3)
4. Glue or Hand Sew Together
EARRINGS:

1. Paint Cabochons*
2. Draft Daisy Petals Pattern*
3. Cut out Daisies (x2)
4. Glue or Hand Sew Together
WRIST-CUFFS:

1. Paint Cabochons*
2. Draft Daisy Petals Pattern*
3. Cut out Daisies (x2)
4. Cut out Cuffs
5. Glue or Hand Sew Together
CROP-TOP
1. Pre-Wash Fabric
2. Cut out Pattern
3. Make/Sew Crop-Top

SKIRT
1. Adapt Commercial Sewing Pattern (Child's - Draft Adult Size)
2. Draft/Cut out Pattern
3. Make/Sew Skirt
UNDERWEAR
1. Acquire or make appropriate Cosplay Underwear
BRA:

I may be able to get away with not wearing a bra depending on how structured I make the crop-top. Which option I choose will be subject to availability of an appropriate bra and how much each option would cost.
Option 1:
1. Buy Bra
2. Dye Bra Orange (if necessary or go with a beige bra)
Option 2:
1. Buy Base Bra
2. Cover Bra in Orange Viscose/Cotton (I would order an extra meter and more thread if choosing this option)
Option 3:
1. Choose and then order a commercial sewing pattern or self-draft from an old bra
2. Order Materials
a. Sewing Pattern (if necessary)
b. Orange Cotton Thread
c. Orange Viscose or Cotton Stretch Fabric (2m approx. – check pattern)
d. Wide Elastic for Band (ideally orange, but cream or white would work too)
e. Fasteners
3. Draft/Cut out Pattern
4. Make/Sew Bra
KNICKERS & SOCKS/TIGHTS:

1. Buy knickers (probably the Boody seamless ones in beige or white are ideal for this)
2. Buy socks (the Sock Shop ones you got for Kiki would be great, just buy more of them)
3. OR: Buy tights (Mondor Bamboo Ice Skating Tights in the paler shade unless you can find better ones)
SHOES
1. Order Materials
a. Nickel Free Snap Fasteners or Buckles (I might have done this when I ordered the ones for the wrist cuffs, but not sure if they are quite right for the job until I test them)
b. Worbla (Forgot to add this to the original list)
2. Paint Cabochons*
3. Draft Daisy Petals Pattern*
4. Cut out Daisies (x2)
5. Cut/Edit Base Shoes into the right shape
6. Draft Shoe Cover Pattern
7. Cut out Shoe Covers
8. Cut & Shape Worbla Base
10. Glue or Hand Sew Shoe Covers together
11. Glue or Hand Sew Daisies together
12. Attach Shoe Covers
13. Attach Daisies
PROPS
1. Make or Buy colourful Ribbons to decorate mobility aids with
EQUIP RIBBON (WEAPON/ITEM):

1. Decide on what method of adding the designs to use
2. Order Materials for designs
a. Fray Stop (?)
b. Puff Paint (?)
c. Silk or Viscose Thread in appropriate colours (?)
d. Fabric Paint (?)
e. Embroidery Thread (?)
3. Dye 1 ribbon orange
4. Trim and hem Ribbons
5. Figure out and draft designs
6. Paint, Print or Stitch Designs onto Ribbons
7. OPTIONAL: Buy or Make Ribbon Dance Staves
a. Sticks
b. Clips
c. Ribbon to Cover

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Billie Blouse
1 week 3 days ago

[DANCER] Links to Important Information and References

Krile Mayer Baldesion: http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Krile_Mayer_Baldesion

Krile Mayer Baldesion GALLERY: http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Krile_Mayer_Baldesion/Gallery

Dancer (Final Fantasy V): http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Dancer_(Final_Fantasy_V)

Can Be Equipped By Dancers:

Weapons = Knives & Ribbons

- http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Equip_Ribbons

- http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Ribbon_(equipment)

- http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Dancing_Dagger_(weapon)

(Dancing Dagger is the one I'm interested in, but others can be equipped too...)

Armour & Accessories = Rainbow Robes, Lamia's Tiara & Red Slippers

- http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Rainbow_Robe

- http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Lamia%27s_Tiara

- http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Red_Shoes

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HorrorFanatic85
2 weeks 1 day ago

H2 Jacket arrived

The H2 hobo Myers jacket is complete since the main black jacket came today.

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HorrorFanatic85
2 weeks 1 day ago

H2 Jacket arrived

The H2 hobo Myers jacket is complete since the main black jacket came today.

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Amy-Lou
3 weeks 2 days ago

Face Off

The face was annoying me so I put a photo side by side with the refs and figured out that the proportions were off because I stuck to the pattern too closely.
Altered the shape of the muzzle and made some much bigger eyes.
This time I added the second blue section by using eye shadow brushed into the felt. Avoids having too many layers stacked up and a much closer blue than I could find felt in.

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leedwood
3 weeks 6 days ago

San Diego and Hollywood

We took Tooth and Jack Frost to San Diego Comic Con. We had an amazing time and Tooth drew a huge crowd. We got an invitation to DreamWorks Animation where 'Rise of the Guardians' was made and were shown around by the chap who animated Tooth- how lucky are we? Then we entered a costume competition and won $1000! Wow!

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White Tigress
3 weeks 6 days ago
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Delusional
4 weeks 23 hours ago

Version 1 done for Hibana!

So I mucked up the wig getting it even, so it ended up too short - but luckily Coscraft have their new range in which is perfect for her~ Also need to sort out how the belt/skirt is sitting, as it's pulling a bit in photos. The collar annoys me no end - I might stick it to my neck next time!

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White Tigress
4 weeks 1 day ago

Nearly there

Just the back and some touch ups to do. And the boot toppers.

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White Tigress
4 weeks 2 days ago

Suit

Got the back and the legs to do.

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White Tigress
4 weeks 2 days ago

Tester

Trying it out before painting the bodysuit

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Spectreon
4 weeks 2 days ago

Dress complete!

Added the neckerchief and attached the skirt! The button on the neckerchief is one I've had lying around for years and not known what to do with it, but it's got an anchor on it therefore it works perfectly here :D