Colette Brunel
Tales of Symphonia

Cosplayer: TheStarlightFairy

Variant: Default

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

10th May 2015: Nearly there! Quick shot of the dress/overshirt together! I'm pretty proud of getting through this bias binding hell haha

Going to give this one heck of an iron once all the detail is stitched in place...

10th May 2015: Cruxis crystal 2 It still looks like a frog! I finally got around to covering the base in worbla today and I'm happy with how it turned out. My inexperience with the material kind of shows, especially in the loss of detail in the shape, but for my second attempt at the stuff, I didn't do THAT badly! Maybe when I've improved, I'll try again c:
Sadly the plain choker went well, but isn;t as flexible as I'd hoped (its a bit too tight when I fasten it). So I sulked for a bit, then decided to try covering it in some spare gold bias binding I had (the lengths were too short for Estelle but just long enough for this), and added a bit of extra length at the ends. I've attached a hook and eye to the ends and it works! it's now just tight enough to stay in place without choking me c:

Going to play with some translucent clay for the gem!

5th May 2015: Boots After much frustration, they're 99% done!
I bought a pair of cheap boots off of eBay (left image), and started off by cutting them down a little and covering them in cotton jersey. I'm used to covering awkward shoes in this way, but I had so much trouble trying to sew around the soles! In the end, I just could NOT get a needle through the boots, so I had to resort to my hella superglue. A test walk around my house (including stairs and various flooring) went well, nothing came unstuck, but I still don't trust it...
The 'cuffs' are the same cotton as the dress, with bias binding and the little 'tabs' made from blue cotton.
All I need is some buttons now! I'm pretty happy with the result (right image) as long as the glue holds!

20th April 2015: Cruxis crystal 1 The base choker is done! I made about 6 paper templates until I had one I was happy with, then I made the base choker out of craft foam. I have all the worbla pieces cut and ready, but I think I'm going to wait until I've made the gem before I do that! In the very least I may need some help shaping it around my neck...
I have a few gem ideas lined up to try out, and plenty of time to try them out before Expo!

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Captain_Marvelous - 16th January 2009
Awesome, I have a kratos one planned for the near future ^^

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KiraraYumi - 21st February 2011
N'aww, didn't see that you had Colette planned! I didn't find her annoying, she's a favorite! <3

Can't wait to see this, you'll suit her!^^

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InfiniteJester - 29th January 2015
Can't wait to see this!

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WhiteWraith - 29th January 2015
You're going to make such a cute Colette :3

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InfiniteJester - 19th May 2015
This looks brilliant!

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Siouxsie James - 8th August 2015
This costume is great and I really love the photos. Another amazing cosplay Lou!!

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Mungojerrie - 8th August 2015
So glad we finally got to cosplay ToS together! 8D