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Last online 7 years ago


Joined: 7th Aug 2012

Completed costumes: 8

Photos uploaded: 20

Progress journals: 4

Events attended: 6



I've spent much more on this than I thought I would. And with Kita getting closer and not having started this I'm getting a little panicky!
Got most of my fabric from Shepherds Bush(I miss Leeds and their cheap fabric shops ;n;) I just need to get the skirt fabric online.
Bought my Wig and that's arrived in Leeds, won't get it until I next go back.
Bought patterns from Amazon! So once they arrive I'll start on the shirt, Shirt deadline is the 16th, skirt is the 23rd, Corset is the 2nd and the cape is the 9th. One week per item but I think I can get it done! I'll just have to make sure I get on with Uni work this weekend. Then from the 9th-26th it's embroidery time!
I bought gold vinyl for the boots, thinking I could cut it out into a pattern and glue it onto them, but when it arrived it turns out the vinyl has a sticky back anyway! I was so happy~ I also bought plastic sheets to cut out embroidery stencils from. Plastic doesn't tear easier, fold or rumple like paper does.

I was very lucky with the tartan. They didn't have any at the first stall I looked at then when I went to the next stall they JUST had the exact amount that I needed left, phew! It's brilliant tartan as well :) I'm a bit iffy on the red fabric that I got, I keep thinking it's too bright. Hopefully it'll look okay when made into the tail coat.

It all came to a bit more than I expected to pay but that was probably because I had to get a lot of new thread.

Starting on this tomorrow! Woo!~

Arrived in 12 days! WOW. Considering the shipping time was 2-5weeks and I'd used their free shipping that's pretty good. I love it when I get an item in the mail I'm not expecting XD Definatelly using Moemall again. The wig quality is amazing.

However it does need a bit of styling, basically cutting it a bit because it's pretty long at the bottom. The problem is I can't cut it too much because of the blended colour. So I don't know if I will end up trimming it or not.

But I'm so glad I have this now! If I get the costume done in time it'll be a definate Alcon cosplay.

Got it from MoeMall, which is the only place that seem to be doing 0048 wigs at the moment. It's a relatively new Anime with a small-ish fanbase so I'm not surprised. However the colour blending on these wigs is perfect. And from someone I know who bought their Chieri wig from there the actual item is so much better than the picture. I can't wait to get it! :D

Going to start on the making of the costume soon :)

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