Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Costume Progress - Misc

So my hubby has pretty much finished his Gilgamesh Wolfenbach "schmott guy" hat.  The flame effect has required some tweaking.  It was a little unstable so he had to add an insert to help stabilize the flame machine and to add stability for wear.  

The 3D printing of the Agatha's trilobite necklace and clank is finished and the minor bits of painting and sewing that were required are finished.

Dr. Strange's top hat, that my hubby flocked, is finished.  His accent turned out great.

The Lopan hat, also pepikura'd, is finished.  Yarn was glued on to add accent and then the whole hat was resined for strength.

Silver Sable is waiting to be finished because I'm too intimidated to finish right now.  I've got most of it done.  I just have to finished the collar, redo the skirt join, sew the front and back of skirt together, hem, attach the top and bottom and add the zipper.  As I think I've said before, this is the most ambitious sewing project I've ever done.  It's far from professional.  I've had to redo quite a few parts.  Overall, it's Noir, and the accents are definitely Silver Sable.  Even if no one else knows who she is, I'll finally have cosplay as the character I love from the comics.

We've also been asked to make wings for a friends costume.  She's doing the Aviatrix for our Marvel Noir costume day.  The hubby designed them based on the comic and worked a contraption to attach them to the backpack.

We have a few more things to finish overall but mostly we're looking ahead to figuring out how we're going to get this all on the train for the trip to the convention.  We're probably going to have to make our own hat boxes to carry our hats safely.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Costume Progress - Gracie Law

It's taken me a while to get back to working on the head dress for several reasons.  It was almost done and therefore not a priority on my list of things to do.  I did however complete the head dress and went back and restamped the dress with a sparklier fabric paint because the first fabric paint was much duller and hardly could be seen as gold.

I plan on wearing a red and gold corset to give me shape and to act as the Obi.  If I have time I'd like to partially line the sleeves because the fabric is shedding strings and could use some help.

 So here is is.  3D printed feathers adapted and modeled by my hubby and printed on his favorite toy and then spray painted with glitter paint.  Air dry clay made by hand and painted gold.  Headband.  Piece of felt formed, beads glued on, trim glued on, pearl sewn on.  Side wings hand drawn and painted, bead trim glued on.  Pearls glued on feathers.

Vintaj brass accent baked with gold embossing powder, beads and tassel attached.

Most of it's stuck together with craft or hot glue.  I'm still a little nervous about how things will hold together on a train ride to the con and then a trip to the airport and then regular bumping and heat at a normal convention.

 I'm very happy with how it turned out.  The good news for you is that I won't be costume dumping on Gracie Law anymore.  I do have progress on Agatha and Silver Sable.  I promise the next costume update will be full of other things.

PS.  Putting this thing on is a practice in fearful tension.  You don't want to bump or pull anything off so you gingerly keep trying to hold it in a different place so you have a good grip and don't drop it while trying to get it on your head.  It's quite comical.

After Silver Sable's last costume dump I went back to the drawing board and took on a very ambitious sewing project.  It's driving me to the edge, I'm not going to lie.  I hate not being good at things and I am not good at sewing.  Despite those facts, I think I'll feel so much more true to Silver Sable.  People still won't know who I am but that's okay.

In other news, progress on the Mystery Dinner Party script is progressing.  I've been hitting a wall on the next stage but I have been creating content.  I tend to make my mysteries very complicated...or at least it feels that way to me trying to hold it all in my head.