Sunday, December 25, 2011

velvet update { o1 }

Velvet is going both simultaneously hard and easy! I drafted her top from scratch, which went really smoothly but then I ran into problems with her hood. Overall I think the hardest part so far has been on what fabrics to use for her ;O;. I originally bought red velvet to use for her skirt and hood, but I didn't like the drape of it so in the end her costume is almost completely made out of suede. The black part on her shirt is a nice smooth stretch suede, while all the red is a heavy drapery suede--I'm not too sure because the discount store I shop at doesn't really keep detailed information about their fabrics, still I love them and they have an amazing selection compared to Joanns!

The red suede is a bit uncomfortable and heavy, but it gives a much better drape then the velvet was giving me so I'm happy :3. The red puffs on her sleeve are also a taffeta. I had ordered two wigs for her--due to some miscommunication on my end @__@; however, that worked out as I messed up on my first attempt =3= so it worked out for the best that I ended up having a fallback wig :D. I'll eventually get a better wig, but right now I'm in a bit of a time crunch trying to get things done in time for ALA @__@.

Right now I'm working on the stars for her hood and cap, my boyfriend has printed them out on his 3D printer, and we've been beveling the edges and working on smoothing them before painting and attaching them :3. I really wanted that soft edged look that Odin Sphere has to come across. Otherwise I'm working on her cap and her hip swag; as it has a fairly peculiar drape :O. Anyway, here's a progress shot from of me :D, more to come later--when I hopefully will have a completed costume ^3^.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Velvet { main outfit }

Name: Velvet Progress: 1oo%
Series: Odin Sphere Total Cost: $125.oo
Version: Main Outfit Related Posts: here
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Velvet has a gorgeous outfit. I'm not going to lie I think it's visually appealing; and beautiful! I decided to try and do Velvet after I finally started to play Odin Sphere. I'm going to attempt Gwendolyn later, but I loved Velvet and her design so much that I've decided to try my hand at her. I think it's a trend that I'm enjoying this slightly scandalous costumes! My boyfriend says its cuz I'm repressed, maybe he's right; all I know is Velvet is strong, and badass and I'm excited to try and do her justice

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Blue Rose

Name: Blue Rose Progress: 10%
Series: Tiger & Bunny Total Cost: $oo.oo
Version: Hero Suit Related Posts: here
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Just finished watching Tiger & Bunny, and I LOVED IT. I loved the concept, loved the designs, and I LOVE HEROES!!! It was an amazing anime, and I'm determined to get a huge group of the heroes together at some point! I actually loved blue rose too, I looooved her catch phrase and giggle thinking about it everytime!

My ice may be a little cold, but your crime has been put on hold!

Saber Lily

Name: Saber Progress: 15%
Series: Fate/Unlimited Codes Total Cost: $1oo.oo
Version: Lily Alternate Related Posts: here
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It's time. I've rested enough and I'm ready to take on a challenging cosplay again! I've always loved Saber, in fact she--next to Sheryl is one of my all time favorite characters! I met my boyfriend bonding over Fate/Stay Night--and I thought he was chill because he liked Saber too! ...well that sounds nerdy @__@. Anyway, I love her and after starting Fate/Zero I've been re-reminded and fired up! I'm going to do Saber Lily though, because I love this design and we're going to be trying out armor for the first time. I plan on doing Saber's main outfit if this goes well :).

I'm just really excited to start working on this costume, because I definitely think that it'll be a challenge ^3^ but I've rested enough after doing Jane and I'm feeling energized and ready to take on another difficult project!