24th May 2011: Wig and Makeup wig arrived today so i did ha wig and make up test
24th May 2011: The Cape is FINISHED finaly the cape is finished no more sequins no more sewing it x
22nd May 2011: Perfect wig i have found the perfect wig now i just need to purchase it ^^
thats it purchased from Coscraft ^^ it should arrive Monday 23rd May 2011
17th May 2011: 10 days to go well im almost finished the sparkle cape of doom ^^
the under cape is finished and the foam edge has been painted gold and has a red jewel and green details on each section along with a tassel so its finished
the other smaller sections are finished just need a once over with the iron
the outer cape is still getting sequined and driving me mad im going to twitch everytime i see a sequin from now on :P
the bodice just needs to have the jewels attached and the last bit of beading to finish it
leggings have had the trim attached and the trim was painted gold and had its patches attached
the boots,skirt, head dress and bag are finished
17th May 2011: Tassels pt2 once the tassels were made i had to sew them onto the foam bits so i made a hole with scissors then widened the hole with a paintbrush and attached the tassels with more green wool
17th May 2011: Tassles hand made out of
stripped down green wool
white embroidery thread
light green embroidery thread
i was going to buy tassels but i ran out of money so i had to hand make them to go on the gold foam panels
13th May 2011: 14 days left im halfway through the sequining on the top cape
almost finished the hem on the undercape and halfway through painting the edgeing panels
im almost finished painting the trim gold on the leggings
almost finished the beading on the bodice just have to glue the gems on top of the buttons amd add all the other little bits and bobs
and Order my wig from coscraft
Everything else is finished ^^ so im almost there but its taking its time >.<
13th May 2011: More cape progress i have added 2 white and gold layers to the front of the lime green cape and the 2 light green layers to the back of the cape all attached to the top so they still flair out.
i have since added a green and white tassel to the end of the white and gold layer and silver coins to the bottom of the light green layers
13th May 2011: Cape edge progress 2 once the foam pieces were attached to the cape i painted them gold once they have had 2 coats and dry i will add the rest of the detail
13th May 2011: Cape edge progress to finish the hem line of the under cape (the lime green one ) i added a length of blue/green fabric to the lime green cape and covered the join with a cream braid with a green design onto it.
then i added 8 edging panels out of craft foam
8th May 2011: Skirt The skirt was a simple enough task to draw up the pattern and cut out and sew the sides together out of the lycra material and the green silk made a wonderful belt.
the silk ties at the back of the skirt to keep it up and was hand beaded to a design drawn onto the silk with chalk once that was finished i sewed it to the lycra and added the flower and a small bag for money and keys to one side and the tie for the whip and sash on the other hip, on the front i hemmed the skirt with a gold trim and gold star details.
8th May 2011: whip progress My whip started life as a glow stick tube from pound land,a ball of green wool, a Xmas tree decoration, feathers flowers from the craft store and gold thread.
i gathered up 10 lengths of the wool for the main whip ant attached the jewel to the en and threaded it through the tube that i had covered with a channel of green Lycra, once i had the jewel at the end i glued it into the tube and glued the elastic covered in gold sequins to the top end to stop the wool from detaching from the tube.
Next came the winding process i started from the base of the handle and wound the wool to the top of the handle after 4 layers i added the flower and the beaded end section and did 2 layers after that to secure them, then i went onto the main whip making the wool a solid length once i was happy with the size i added the gold thread wrapping it around the green wool till it was sparkling and added the feathers to the end and the flowers to the top gold piece and thats it finished.
its light and easy to carry and con safe
8th May 2011: Fabric list voile - lime green panel
voile - white embroidered panel
cotton - dyed dark green fabric for sleeves
cotton - dyed medium green fabric for inside sleeves
Lycra/cotton mix - dyed dark green for leggings and bodice
Lycra/cotton mix - dyed medium green for skirt and bag
silk - gold embroidered fabric for sleeves
Silk - dark green for belt
6th May 2011: cape progress Capes are my pride and joy thats why i loved ff4 as its full of capes :)
this cape has a lime green voile panel with a white voile hand embroidered and sequined top panel along with two ploy cotton green panel's with silver coins attached at the hemline.
the cape has two loops on it to attach it to the back of the bodice.
to finish off the bottom of the cape i am waiting on a green/gold fabric to arrive that has a beautiful scalloped edge on it and a gold trim to finish the top layer
6th May 2011: Bodice progress With the bodice i used a old swimsuit to make the template's for the green cotton lycra fabric to be cut in the right shape and size for my body.
the lycra/coton mix material i got was white as thats all my local shop had in stock and i dyed it with Dylon Dark Green fabric dye
once sewn together i added the sleeves and added the gold detail to the neckine at the front and added the large buttons to the back so i can attach the cape to the bodice and remove it when i need to i also added the leaf embrodered center pannel and beads to finish the front off i will be adding some gold embroidery in swirls around the center design.
6th May 2011: sleeves The reason i decided to make full sleeves rather than cufs and drapes was to hide my tattoo on my right shoulder as it wont go with Rydia as she would never have a tattoo.
sleeves have always been a problem for me as i could never get them perfect, this time i managed to get them to be the same length till i got to the bottom cuffs even tho i cut them the same shape as i made one 3 months b4 the other one they dont look the same shape but it cant be helped and with only 19 day's left to go im not taking them apart again to fix them.
i love the bell shape at the bottom as i hate having somthing tight around my wirst due to me over heating if i cant keep my wrists cool.
they were made in about 7 sections starting off with the puff sleeve then the middle sections down to the bell shaped bottom i used the dark green cotton, the floral mid green cotton and the silk embroidered gold fabrics and my machine embroidered leaf details with red bead detail on both sleeves to finish the look.
27th April 2011: 26 days to go will i finish in time ...... ok so im in panic mode as im not finished yet >.< and havent started on Edge yet >.<
got the pattern for Edges trousers yestorday just need Takage to get his fabric
for Rydia im getting her gold braiding and the last of her fabric dye and feathers today and once i finish work today im going to power through this costume ^^
18th January 2011: Boots :D well........ i found the perfect gold pixi boots last summer and lost them >.<
and i found them when i was packing my flat up :D so i decided to start work on them and pack them up b4 i loose them again >.<
so they had these stupid bows round the ankle that was the 1st thing to go! then i cut away an arch on the top of the front pannel, the next thing i did was make a template in the shape of a star and drew them onto the side of the boot then i painted the stars on with gold paint, once the paint was dry i added a green outline with a marker.
Next came the beading which was not an easy task as the boot fabric was tough to get through with the needle but i added a string of jade beads around the edge of the boot and a string of smaller beads round the ankle in a swirl pattern.
and thats it for my boots
7th August 2010: Fabrics 2 so the fabric turned out perfectly,i love how they all go together so well
the cutting has begun!
i first cut out the sleeves the top of the sleaves will be made from the gold fabric with an elastic section at the bottom of the puffed sleave section and the bottom of the sleave will be the dark green lined with the floral light green fabric the sleaves will be attached to her cape so it will look like a shrug holding up the cape.
20th July 2010: Fabrics As we speek i am watching my fabric being died! never used Dylon fabric die before but was told it was the best to use so the base fabric will be a beautifull dark green! (i love this colour it reminds me of my favourite green velvet dress that i no longer have)once the fabric has had its second was and is dry i can start to cut out the shapes i need and start sewing again,
I have bought the other fabric for Rydia it has a floral embriodered pattern on it which i am in the midde of dying a lighter green colur (Dylon Amazon green) to contrast with the darker green i have (Dylon dark green)and i also bought some shimmery gold fabric with an embroidered pattern on it, so i have all my fabric i can get to sorting out the design and putting it together =] x
18th June 2010: Sketch progress well i decided to draw up a design for Rydia so i have a starting point and its turned out to be realy beautifull i decided to add bits from all her forms like i did with Rosa,
the next task is to gather up the materials which will take a little bit of time and a long bus ride to the fabric store lolz
Sasashie - 22nd June 2010
cant wait to get started on this one im looking forward to the RydiaXEdge in May 2011 :) so much beading ahead of me lolz xx
- - 21st July 2010
Wow this is coming along wonderfully. can't wait for more progress.
Oh and BEADS :D
Archer - 23rd July 2010
Ooo, i bet this is going to look great ^_^ Your design looks really cool :D
Kacela - 2nd May 2011
I am loving all the details in this . . . cannot wait to see it finished, it will be stunning =]
HatsuneHawke - 3rd May 2011
Really am looking forward to seeing this in person, i dont think the camera shows up the detail I've seen in close up shots as much as there is, You've put a lot of hard work into this, really cant wait til its finished =)
DefineImagineMJ - 10th May 2011
You are already looking epic Sasashie. Can't wait to see the whole thing.
Archer - 12th May 2011
This is looking epic :D Can't wait to see the whole thing put together ^_^
Sasashie - 16th May 2011
ty girls the rest of the detail is underway as we speak.not long to go so i am im a panic about finishing her the way i had her planned out in my head >.<
ElegantAura - 24th May 2011
You've done a gorgeous design here for Rydia! you've really gone to town with all the little details, ever so pretty!
rosieroo - 25th May 2011
wow this is stunning what day r u wearing this x
DuskatNight - 25th May 2011
I cannot stress how beauitful this this!
Sasashie - 25th May 2011
ty girls im getting quite proud of it now its done i will be wearing this Satuday and Sunday x
Pandora-Chi - 30th May 2011
This cosplay was SOO beautiful and a real treat to see in person ^^ - you looked stunning and the amount of the detail in the cosplay showed how hard you worked on it! Even though it was windy on the day and hard to take a photo, I loved how the trail flew with the direction of the wind - it made it even more epic! x
j_mercuryuk - 31st May 2011
The detail on this is absolutely stunning. A beautiful cosplay, but the best part is the clock, hands down. It's just the icing on the cake and screams amano :D
FusionRose - 31st May 2011
This was so beautiful hun <3 By far my favourite cosplay from all of expo, you and neil looked amazing! <3 x.
CrystalNeko - 31st May 2011
So prettyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy, my mind sort of blanked and I didn't realise this was yoooou, aaaaack. I adore the detailings on your costume and you've worked so hard. An award well deserved *____*
Anonymous - 16th June 2011
Those are some amazing skills you've got there!
Congratulations on the award, definitely well deserved!
Anonymous - 31st July 2011
Um, wow. Just wow. I am really blown away by this costume. So much detail and excellent workmanship. Man, wish I'd been at Expo and seen it in person. You look stunning in it.
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