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shido
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So many cosplays, so little time...@_@

I like sewing? :D

Last online 4 years ago

England

Joined: 12th Nov 2007

Completed costumes: 11

Photos uploaded: 8

Progress journals: 21

Events attended: 7

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More wig work! I lost 3 days to a migraine so I'm a bit behind where I wanted to be, but progress is progress.

I finished off the existing additional wefts I had in the fringe, 2 layers of each, and then ordered more, along with some new clips for in the back as one broke.
Time to do some actual cutting, as I'd ran out of things to do. I cut the long wefts down to a more manageable length, checked where they more or less needed to fall on my head, and went to town on it. It didn't turn out too terrible, considering!
It probably could do with a little more evening out, and checking how the curl looks - but this is how it is right now. Not a total disaster, which means I can get adding the new wefts into the back where I had ran out and then start styling that soon.

Sometimes I forget why I haven't finished a costume for myself in an eternity, and then I get out a wig and I remember. If I was more sensible I would probably get someone else to deal with wigs and hair for me.
This is starting from my original Tomoyo wig, bought several years ago from Cosplaywig on ebay. The curls have mostly dropped out of it and it was starting to get matted up, so it needed a spa before anything could be done with it regardless.
I started off by wetting it liberally with detangling spray, then brushing it through to remove knots. Then it got a good going over with straighteners on a very low heat. I was pretty happy with the result, so on with the actual work.
The base wig is plain black - Tomoyo's hair changes colour from black, to dark grey, to various shades of purple - so to satisfy my wish for a blended colour along with a thicker wig I decided to add in additional wefts in Darkest Purple and Natural Black from my existing hoard. The colours mix together nicely in test twists, so hopefully they will in the final wig.

Hand delivered at Kitacon!

The embroidery on the tails is done in 3-panel sets, with satin stitch rather than my usual fill-in stitch :) The satin gave it a lovely shimmer as she walked and looked a lot more regal than the fill-in.

Overall I'm very proud of it!

Ordered as a set to make sure they match. The fabric took quite a bit of hunting to find anything close enough to the colour swatches I was sent - I checked out 6 different suppliers in the region to find it!

The pockets on both jackets are functional, and both shorts & trousers made extra long then handsewn into a rollup as requested by the customer.

I was asked to make a better cape for an existing costume, which hopefully I succeeded in! The original cape was a thin strip and didn't hang over the customer's shoulders like it should.
I asked for the original cape to be mailed to me so I could match the fabric and trim as closely as possible so the replacement cape wouldn't look out of place with the rest of the existing costume :)

Actually finished this a few days ago but thanks to flu I haven't been able to update! Got a couple of others to finish up for upload soon too~

Couldn't do a lot of sewing in December, so everything's getting done around the same time now! Just finished this one last night :)

I was given a challenge at Ayacon, could I make this jacket more accurately than the customer's previous one.
I think I managed it ;)
The bottom pockets are big enough to hold a videotape, as requested.
The breast pocket is functional and big enough to hold a torch.
The seams on the sides and back are all in the correct places and accurate rather than just topstitched lines.
The cuffs and sides have elastic and toggles on the inside to create the ruched effect.
The patches are all custom embroidered and carefully positioned.
And as requested, there is a hidden functional zip in the front!

Just finished this one today, one of many for Ayacon!

Photo from Amecon, taken by Blasteh, modelled by Taruto!

Well, I didn't get this finished in time for Amecon 2010 :( I've since had it completely unpicked and put back into it's base panels so I can rework most of it to look less rushed.
Going to be working on it this week so it actually gets done and I can wear it to the next con/event I'm at!

Finished the skirt of the Angel Beats uniform, embroidered the patch onto the sleeve, overlocked everything and started sewing it together...

Then found out I didn't have enough dark blue bias to finish it tonight -o-; Well done there Shido. Will be making a trip to Fenwick tomorrow to pick up some more along with the hook strip for Siesta 00 so I can finish both costumes tomorrow!
I'll be putting up an image tomorrow when they're all done :3

After Ame I nabbed Siesta 00 back from Hitachiin to do some modifications.
* Buttons are now 90% done - just got to sew the small ones down the front of the black body piece.
* Closure - I have found a better way of getting it to close than poppers, need to nip to Fenwick to pick some supplies up once I'm capable of leaving the house again.
* Shirt sleeves - I completely forgot about attaching these before the con, so they're getting done today. All of the Siestas clearly have white shirt sleeves underneath the white jacket, and so I'm attaching a pair to the black underjacket to achieve the right effect.
* Bunny Ears - got to handsew these into the wig so they have better support.

Should be all done and ready for the photoshoot in the next week or so!

Despite having conflu, I've started working on the skirt of my current commission. The four blue panels have been cut, overlocked, mostly sewn together but for the zip section and hemmed.
I love the darker blue I have for it, it's a semi-plush material so it's beautifully soft to the touch and exactly the right colour.
Just got to size the pleats and gathers to the measurements so I can add the waistband and that will be done so I can start on the top!


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