Made the coat lining today. Found this awesome burnt orange material in the local material shop. Literally only had like 2.7 meters of it left, I needed 2.6! Unfortunately the camera doesn't pic up on the awesomeness of this material.
Begun the coat today. Managed to get the main bulk of it done.I think I may have put the two lower front panels in the wrong way round as the coat doesnt meet in the middle. But having thought about it I think this may work to my advantage.
Ok so after tonights dry run I have realised a few things.
1) The leather straps I bought on purpose because I thought it would look more real than rope snaps and I cant tighten anything tight. So I will need to go with rope anyway :/
2) I really need to find my braces that have completely vanished or make new ones :/
3) The tops on my greaves slip down as I walk so I will need to think of a way to fix that. Still need to make gauntlets but other than getting the pouches on, throwing knives on and extra little bits a pieces its all looking good :D
The second batch of material turned up today so I managed to get the last sections cut out and overlocked. I started construction on the robe, it was very large but by the time Id pleated the top it fitted fine. Just need to adjust the sleeves and add the hood.
Today I worked out the pattern for the robe and after much hardship drawing it out on newspaper I finally started to cut out the sections needed. I didnt have enough in the end so need to wait for more to turn up. I cut out the sections and overlocked the edges.
Started of by sorting the pattern for the top. Used and old T Shirt and modded it to how I needed it to look. Then cut out the sections and started sewing them together. Kind of need to make it up as I go along abit.
I fitted the shirt to myself completly. It fits me so well I have to put it on by stepping into it since my hips are smaller than my shoulders. Also I have to be naked to it to fit over my arse XD so yes it is as tight as it can go.
Done the first stage of the shirt today. Same as my Black Star basicly just took it in abit around the arms and neck so its not so lose fit. Need to add the collor and shape it to me. Then I need to work out removing the back...
Ordered the gloves, elbo & knee pads, gun holster and wig today. So thats everything bought, now just to finish the making of the costume. Just the pockets and the blue sections on the grey undersuit to be do when the knee & elbo pads arrive.
Painted the upper leg armour parts along with the sword layers. I also put the handle in the sword, doing this I did break it so I had to fix it with filler. I also fixed the triangle sections to the knee armour.
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