Stargate SG-1

Cosplayer: Quinzel

Variant: Dress

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

7th July 2014: Scales I finished the scales for the dress (finally!). They wrap all the way around.

To make the scales I pained the same fabric I used for the chest area of the dress gold then dabbed bronze paint over it to give it a bit of texture and a two-colour effect. I then cut all the scales out and sewed them all on by hand.

All that is left to do is to attach the gold part of the dress and the halter strap, and finish trimming the wig (I think...I hope!).

7th July 2014: Arm band Finally DONE!

I used the same fabric that I used for the chest area of the dress, sewed in some wire, then painted it. I then sewed darker thread round the entire length of the wire and sewed the beads onto the 'head'.

27th May 2014: More dress stuff Got it mostly sewn together now, just making adjustments. I installed a concealed zip in the side as I don't need to make it removable just yet.

I also made the pleats narrower than they originally were, and part of me wishes I had made them narrower still. I'm not the tallest person around, so I'm worried that the orange section of the dress will seem rather small in comparison and maybe the narrower pleats would have helped make it seema little longer.

I still want to try to make the scales a little more metallic.

16th May 2014: Dress progress I've sewn together the panels of the dress - the back still needs some work before I finish it all off.
I made the pleats on the dress narrower as they were far too wide before.

The bronze teardrop pieces are earring charms that I glued onto fabric and covered with copper leafing (I'm improvising here!). For the 'scales', I painting the gold taffeta first a lighter gold, then dabbed bronze over as they look gold in some references and bronze in others. I was contemplating making them a lot more metallic, using foil/leafing, but...it was just too expensive and too much. Maybe some day.

8th May 2014: Kara Kesh progress 8 Started to apply gesso to the kara kesh after adding the remaining details to the end of the arm piece - the rectangular parts were cut from foam, the circular part was the cut-down top of a Kinder Egg capsule (lol).
I doubt I'm going to be able to smooth it all completely as the worbla itself was a bit lumpy, but I'm going to try my best!

3rd May 2014: Kara Kesh progress 7 I sculpted the crystal out of polymorph, and attached it with strong glue (I was an idiot and forgot that I should have painted it all before I attached it...that's going to make things difficult!).

The Kara Kesh itself is pretty much all made. It's very lumpy, so I'm hoping that I can smooth it out a bit. Just need to add a little detail to the arm part and then gesso, sand and paint it all.

I ended up attaching the finger pieces using springs, which looks a lot better.

I also modified the pleats on the dress, making them a little smaller. My aim for this week is to get the back panel pleated and cut out, then maybe the panels all sewn together and the main part of the dress lined.

22nd April 2014: Dress progress The pieces aren't really lined up properly here, and they're not sewn together yet but I thought I'd see what they looked like together!

The top part is lined and pretty much ready to sew the embellishments on to. The fabric is the same as the lower part, just in a different colour (and I used the lighter/slightly rougher side). It was originally for the longer bottom part of the dress, but it was the wrong colour. I wanted a contrasting colour to the lower part as the background in case there are any gaps in the embellishments.

Just need to pleat and cut out the back part of the dress then I can sew it all together.

Tried my best to shape the top part. I'm not too bothered about how it looks since it will all be covered by the scales/beads :).

19th April 2014: Kara Kesh progress 6 Cut out two pieces of worbla for the holding piece for the palm crystal. I cut out a small ring of EVA foam to act as a padding to smooth the edges out and stretched it around the 'crystal' before sandwiching it between the pieces of worbla.
I closed the casing at the bottom but left the top part open to insert the connecting pieces (currently waiting for a spring to arrive to test the, since the silicone tubing idea didn't quite work out!).

18th April 2014: Pleating Ironed the pleats into the dress then sewed them in place.

I hate pleats.

10th April 2014: Dress fabric I love it! It's a bit darker (closer to the references) IRL, the photo doesn't really do it justice.
Unfortunately, the gold fabric is a bit too dark to use for the longer skirt, but I will use it as the base for the bust area.

10th April 2014: Kara Kesh progress 5 For the 'wire' connecting the palm gem to the fingertips, I used floral wire and silicone tubing with a 3mm inside diameter and 5mm outside diameter. It was more practical than using actual wire (and easier to work with). The silicone tubing is thick enough that it doesn't 'crease' when it moves, and the florist wire gives it strength and flexibility. I probably should have gone with a smaller inside diameter, since filling the tube out completely with florist wire makes it a little too stiff, so there is a little bit of space inside the tubes. Fortunately, this should hopefully not matter much.
I will paint the tubes silver before attaching them.

10th April 2014: Kara Kesh progress 4 To make the slightly domed palm gem, I use polymorph, which I molded to shape using the concave bottom of an espresso cup. While still soft, I trimmed the edges (still leaving some of the 'flat' area). When hardened, I painted it using nail varnish (after practising on a spare bit of hardened polymorph, it was the most durable option!). I used a light red, then a burgundy, and then a shimmery semi-transparent multi-tonal gloss.
Ignore the worlba - that was just to see what it looked like in the 'shell'.

I also molded the crystal on the back of the device from polymorph.

5th April 2014: Pattern making Because I couldn't find a dress pattern close enough to what I wanted, I decided to make my own. Yes, the girl that sucks with following patterns decided to make one. Oh dear.
I do have a dress that I could have traced, but I wanted it to be more fitted like Hathor's.

So, I used the old cling film and masking tape method (I'm sensing a pattern here...).
Wrapped myself in cling film then masking tape, then marked on the major points of the pattern (both are rather tricky without someone to help!).
I then cut myself out of it (be careful!), laid it flat and made cuts where necessary so the whole thing laid flat.
I then separated the bust part from the main body. I did this because 1) it was easier to shape the bust, and 2) on Hathor's dress, the orange fabric appears not to cover the bust area.
I transferred the bust pattern onto muslin, and sewed it together where I'd made the cuts to keep the shape (can you tell I'm a complete noob with patterns?).
It's going to need a little more shaping, but that's what the muslin mock-up is for.

5th April 2014: Kara Kesh progress 3 I made the 'rings' using the same method as the fingertips.
Things need a bit more finishing/smoothing, and I trimmed the rings down a little after taking this pic.
I didn't smooth the joins in the fingertips as much as I could have, because these are going to be covered by the pieces that will hold the wire.

4th April 2014: Kara Kesh progress 2 I made duct tape patterns for the fingertip pieces, cut them out of worbla and assembled.
I will sculpt the ridges for the joints once I have whatever I choose to use for them.

4th April 2014: Kara Kesh progress To make the pattern, I wrapped my left forearm in cling film, then in duct tape (more rigid/sticky than masking tape), then masking tape (easier to mark than duct tape), and drew on the pattern that I needed. I then cut this pattern out, transferred it onto worbla and molded it around my arm.

Once the basic shape was achieved, I heated it again and held it tight, so that it fit better/tighter around my arm.

I'm not sure yet how I will do the gem or the parts that connect the fingertips to the main palm piece, but I am hoping to be able to sclupt everything else from worbla.

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- - 4th August 2011
FF stargate SG-1 was the best one!!

Your going to suit this sooooo much its unreal

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Quinzel - 4th August 2011
o.O You're a Stargate fan too? Awesome :3.
Thanks ^_^. I hope I do!

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nanahara - 4th August 2011
EPIC XD, I so look forward to this Stargate FTW

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Weasel - 13th August 2011
Another stargate! Do it! We need more stargate love, plus I need someone to shoot :D

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Quinzel - 14th August 2011
And I need some humans to turn into my loyal Jaffa XD. Kneel before your god!

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Weasel - 15th August 2011
Pfffft, good luck getting past my P90! I will never kneel before a false god!

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Quinzel - 15th August 2011
Good luck getting past my nish'ta! Men are powerless against Hathor XD.

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Weasel - 16th August 2011
I don't need to get past it, I'll shoot you before having to get near it! Death to false gods!

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Frederica la Noir - 31st August 2011
*_* must see! Love Hathor! Need to do Stargate Group :D!

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Quinzel - 31st August 2011
A Stargate group would be epic beyond words :3

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Irynmudda - 20th September 2011
Oh yes! Hathor needs more love!

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Manticore Arts - 10th October 2011
OH GOD YOU LEGEND! This is super Awesome! I have NOT seen a Stargate Cosplay in ages! That's it! you've inspired me to do Camulus. Awesome stuff! Can't wait!

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visiting_wizard - 14th January 2012
Yay! I've never seen anyone cosplay SG1 except for the odd SG uniform so this will be awesome! :D

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Leadmill - 8th February 2013
Awesome, nice to see SG1 getting some love!

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sjbonnar - 8th February 2013
I loved SG1 and Hathor was amazing! Can't wait to see this!

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Quinzel - 8th February 2013
Anyone with me for a System Lords (and Ladies!) group? XD

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sjbonnar - 13th February 2013
I would if I could pull any off LOL

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Quinzel - 14th February 2013
There's a Goa'uld for that... Anubis XD. The easiest cosplay in the world to pull off!

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Zelvyne - 10th April 2014
This is looking great already :)

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Clockwork Dandy Noodles - 16th May 2014
D8 omg I never thought I'd get to see anyone do Hathor. This is going to be awesome.

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Alinthia - 27th May 2014
Eep! This is looking amazing, even better now I get to see this in person! ^_^

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GoauldQueen - 31st May 2014
Epic!!! can't wait to see more of your awesome progress. Are you going to wear gold flats or gold heels with your cosplay?

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GoauldQueen - 18th June 2014
Hope things are progressing well with your Hathor cosplay

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nanahara - 14th July 2014
you look PERFECT, I'm sorry I didn't see you in this

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Alinthia - 15th July 2014
You look amazing, great work! :D

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Kitticus - 25th July 2014
wow not often you see an Stargate cosplay. Much love for SG1 <3
This is AWESOME i especially love the hand device!!