Soul Calibur IV

Cosplayer: theKillingDoll

Variant: Player 1 version

Status: In Progress

Condition: Not Set

This costume has not been worn at any events yet.

12th August 2014: Resurrection So let's resurrect this costume. I have lots of fabric and pieces that have been sitting there ready for this costume, so time to revisit it to see if I can get it finished for EGX in September.

26th July 2011: Applique continuum I continue to do the masses of applique on this costume. Doing it slightly differently on this version compared to the mark I. Firstly, the lighter colours are being gradient dyed to give a better merging of colours. Secondly, I am doing the applique while the main part of the costume is in pieces so I can fold over the ends under the seams, and it is also being done with a much tighter stitch. This last change is making me go through so much thread. Pictures soon

18th July 2011: Applique Kilik has a Phoenix design which wraps around the torso, which I am doing using red, yellow and orange silk satin appliqued to the main costume.

I have started on the collar first as some pieces need to be be completed before the main body is sewn together. This is one of the details that was missing of the mark I version

There is a two-toned colour to these pieces which I have replicated using watered down acrylic paint bled in to the lighter coloured silk satin. These pieces were then ironed on to the fabric using bondaweb and then the egdes appliqued.....carefully.

3rd July 2011: Mock up complete The mock up is based on a cassock pattern with the picture showing the sixth and final version before I start using the main fabric. It has taken a lot of modification to get the desired fit, and a lot of unpicked; I now have a small pile of snazzy bright pink thread that I used to make all the unpicking easier.

It has taken a couple of weeks but it was better to make all the necessary modification with the mock up fabric rather than on the actual silk satin I plan to use. For one, silk satin is expensive and two, it frays badly.

I can now make a start cutting out both the main and the lining fabrics, treating the edges to prevent the fraying, and make a start on some of the applique pieces which need to be done before the main body of the costume can be put together.

19th June 2011: And we are off Fabrics bought, lovely silk satins in blue, red, orange, yellow and brown. The blue is a slightly different shade to the mark I version. Mock up under way and alteration of the trousers completed, shoulder armour and arm guards started.

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Sephirayne - 3rd July 2011
Looking forward to seeing.

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LittleRecordGirl - 15th August 2011
If you're going to Kitaco next year you should join our SC group!

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Viola - 22nd August 2012
Good luck with it (: