22nd May 2012: Whoa.. things are looking good I'm actually quite surprised how things are going XD Usually by now I'm panicing like a bloody headless chicken and have very little of the costume finished. But right now, I'm feeling pretty damn good about myself :)
I'm still got a small list growing on the things that I have yet to do, but I'm really hopeing to have everything done in time. So far I haven't even had that much trouble (ignoring the fiasco with the thigh armour) and most of what I've attempted has worked! X3 (again totally ignoring the fight with the thigh armour and the rather nasty burn I gained after an incident with a malevolent glue gun.)
Tonight i'm going to knuckle down and if all goes well i'll have all the armour completed, leaving the last bits of the capes and other fancy bits for tomorrow and then the final bits of beading. Expo is just over 48 hours away, and i'm really beginning to get excited, with any luck there will even be progress pictures tonight.
5th May 2012: Belt I ended up sewing the hip patch to a pleather belt I made so that it would actually stay on my hip XD The belt also holds both the sashes and the dagger on the other hip as well. Along the bottom of the belt I've sewn a line of sequins and seed beads and then various strings of beads hanging from the seed beads. All thats left to do is the velcro at the ends and a tassle which I've got to make and hang to the left of the patch.
5th May 2012: Left arm guard details Here are some of the beads/ribbons etc that go on the left arm guard, some other are actually attached tot he actual arm guard. One arm guard down, just all the detail on the other to go.
5th May 2012: And so the Brestplate continues Finally the main base of the plate is complete and at last I'm getting the armour and other attachments and so far i've got the belt armour and those weird little bit of armour which seem to serve no purpose other than to look pretty. The plates that over the back of the shoulder and the ribbon and buckle holds it on and the back armour goes underneath.
Now just got to seal and paint it and at some point along the way somehow get those bloody pauldrons on the shoulders :D
30th April 2012: The brestplates slowing getting there After a huge amount of modification which included a large amount being cut off the bottom to shape it and the shoulder straps being removed and replaced with back shoulder plates, I think that I can honestly say it's coming together nicely. Just need to pain the shoulder plates and attach the side fastenings then the base of the chest armour is down. After that I'll move on the belt thingy at the bottom and then slap on all the detail. With any luck there should be the first progress pictures tomorrow XD
24th April 2012: Hip patch completed! Heres, the hip patch for Cecils ..er... one of his hips ^¬^; Can't remember off the top of ym head which one. Its a white fabric cover with craft foam in the middle, again the detail was beads and long-stitch, with a little hand made tassle at the bottom. I quite like making tassles I have to say.
24th April 2012: Beading Sheath 2 I'm about half way through the decoration for the cover of sheath 2. This is the curved sword that will hang from his back. *flops over desk* This is certainly taking it's time. The beading just has to be the same on both sides then i'll sew on the gold rim at the top then at last stitich both pieces together and slip it over the sheath- OH! And the tassle! That lovely tassle that hangs from the end has got to go on yet as well. Well then better get busy!
Anonymous - 25th September 2011
This costume seems a little bit difficult to make. Please keep on. wait for your final.
Peredhil - 25th September 2011
Oh the arm guard looks brilliant! Can't wait to see more
Manticore Arts - 16th November 2011
THis is gonna look amazing when is done love
Kaerith - 5th May 2012
.. Oh man. Progress.. beads.. hnnng. Looking AMAZING!! Can't wait to see it at expo!!! :D
Manticore Arts - 8th June 2012
So beautiful! Did you see Yilei's Photos of you?
Just stunning Brother! Just Stunning
Britlander - 8th June 2012
@Manticore- Yes I did! They were brilliant! I thank you Brother for your kind words, me must get together some time!
j_mercuryuk - 8th June 2012
Wow, this is really stunning. Honestly, it look beautiful. Everything seems to be there and I especially love the armour. Looks great :D
Britlander - 8th June 2012
@j-mercuryuk- Thank you so much :3, in the heat the armour was death. It's not actually complete, it needs a lot of upgraing done to it before he gets worn again! Thank you for the comment!
FusionRose - 8th June 2012
this is amazing, I love the detail on it and I like how you kept to the amano design =D x.
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