Thursday, December 12, 2013

Progress: Sakura Kinomoto White/Pink Design

So after making Ultimate Madoka, I found myself with a good portion of leftover fabric, and decided I'd use that for my Sakura Kinomoto cosplay - I have other outfits that I like better, but I mean, how could I not since I had the fabric for this?
I know this progress is sorta lacking, but girl let me tell you. I made this costume in less than 10 hours, I was just on a roll!

This was my FIRST time making an actual petticoat, which was kind of intimidating, since I hate visible petticoats and knew that I had to do whatever I could to counter that, so what I did was to layer my pink lace over the bottom tulle, and it worked PERFECTLY. It did take some tries to find out how thick I wanted the upper part.

The two white layers are full circles with added width, so I could ruffle it, to make sure to get the poofy effect.

This was the second time I did a fitted shirt, and browsed through a lot a lot a lot of references, to make sure that I could make my own pattern.
In the end I figured it out and it actually fits me close to perfectly, which I'm very proud of, since I did all the pinning ON MYSELF, no help, no mannequin.

The finished dress doesn't have as puffy sleeves as the actual design, just because I didn't want to make those kinds of sleeves, I like the aesthetic of the bottom heavy ones better. And since it's a hall cosplay - I do what I want 8D

*Mirror shot, the socks are on the right legs.

Since there was so much going on with the lace, I decided to add some see-through patterned fabric I've had lying around to the top, just to pull it together, it's pretty subtle and doesn't show up much, which I'm good with.
And the socks and choker, don't you just love shiny satin? 8D haha, but I'm so happy that the white stretch isn't see-through at all, it's very solid and pure white.

I wore the costume out for the event at the National Museum, having recieved my wig (christmas gift from mustacheerbabu) the day before, so I hurried with the cutting and styling, so it's definitely not finished, but the color is just.. amazeballs, can't wait to show you all of this properly.

All I'm missing now is my stars, staff and bows :D

Sunday, December 8, 2013

No Change, Past or Present

At Genki 2013 I was so lucky to get a few pictures snapped by the talented Saks Photography, he really is a cool guy and takes some crazy good pictures, both cosplay and modeling.
Every time I look at these pictures I find things I want to change on Ion, since I REALLY love this design, but I'm very very very critical about it and I have a hard time being completely satisfied with it - BUT I did try a lot of new things with this costume and I'm very happy about the turn out so far - And also having such a great great group as my cosplay partners, truly.

I did try and take pictures of the progress of this costume, so I will definitely make a post with those at some point, but until then - I hope your curiosity is mildly satisfied.

Mie Rose as Mirka Fortuna || Me as Ion Fortuna

*my favorite shot! This is definitely going on my wall*

Sunday, December 1, 2013

HOTD: Watch me hit the CRAY button

I wanted some solo shots of my Saya Takagi, since it's one of my favorite costumes to wear, so a few weeks back I asked one of my photographer friends if she had a few hours to spare, and luckily she did and I really like the shots that she got, so thank you very much Kelevar Photography

Looking at these shots makes me really pumped for shooting the CMV that Love Mustache Pro has planned and also a proper photoshoot with all my lovely zombie-hunters!