20th May 2011: Huuuuuuge(ish) Update! Sorry guys! I've been working on this one really hard and I've not even told you about it haha, that's not like me!
So, first of all I ordered my bodysuit from eBay. It's a soft fabric and a little see-through but since I'm wearing nude shapewear, you shouldn't notice. However the sleeves were a little longer than I anticipated so I had to use my seam ripper to pick those off.
I also bought a corset- a plain white waist cincher, but there are a couple of problems. It's slightly too big, even fully laced! So I'll try and nip it in a little on my machine. Also you can see the steel fastener through my bodysuit. If this is a really obvious problem then I'l either get a nude vest to cover it, OR line the suit if I feel up to it. Choices choices...
I've been playing with fake tan, but it's not really giving me the colour results I wanted. I bought a 'light matte' cream that washes off- since my other caostumes are very tan-less. So I bought some gold Snazaroo but alas that still isn't right. So, I'm going to play with layering the Snazaroo on the fake tan, and if that doesn't work, than I'll pick up some orange Snazaroo and just mix as best I can. I also bought some Ben Nye final seal so I don't smudge all over my costume, and that's on it's way.
The biggest thing I've done so far is cut the wig. I cut the wig myself, from scratch. I was bricking it and it doesn't look that great, but the main point is it's not terrible! The wig I used was once my Seras Victoria wig, but now.. isn't! I'll have to upload a picture!
I have the fabric for my skirt and mantle. I chose a gorgeous emerald Satin Backed Dupion which I also intend to fully line, this will be done tommorrow after work- I even have an old skirt I can use as a pattern!
My patch was found on eBay, it's the perfect size for Arisia!
And finally, bootcovers. I'm making them and it's going really well, actually! So there will be pics of those soon, too.
All in all, not bad! Should be done in time ;)