Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

Cosplayer: Sephirayne

Variant: All the leather

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

27th September 2013: Jacket Progress 1 Hansel's jacket (nicknamed the 'Beast'). I designed the pattern for this piece as well. I started with the main body sections working from the front. As I worked I added the cross stitch detail and studs. I then set up the straps that would be in the sides (fig 1). Each stud was carefully added by hand. I used needle nosed pliers to press down the teeth so that they were secure (fig 2). As I stitched together the back and the sides I added the straps (fig 3).

Sept 2013

24th September 2013: Hansel's Leather Cuffs The Leather Wristcuffs. I had some scraps of leatherette left over from a previous project. I cut them into strips and began sewing them together. Each section had the cross stitch detailing added. I then created lining out of cotton drill. I stitched the two halves together leaving an opening so I could insert some Buckram. I then sealed it and finished it with some eyelets.

Sept 2013

5th July 2013: Waistcoat Progress Hansel's waistcoat. Originally I was going to make this out of leatherette I had in stock left over from Legolas. Sadly, there wasn't quite enough. I ended up using a really awful shiny pvc that was a pain to so with. Luckily, I have learnt a few methods over the years that do make sewing with such fabrics a lot easier.

I designed the pattern and made a start on the main body (fig 1). I also set up the lining (not pictured). I then added in the shoulder caps. As I was sewing I added all the cross stitch detail that appears all over his costume (fig 2). Once the main body was completed I put the main body and lining together. Buckles and collar are then added along with more cross stitch detailing.

While I'm happy with the result I'm not happy with the fabric as it sticks to itself. I plan on remaking this at a later date.

July 2013.

2nd July 2013: Waistcoat Mock up After real life stuff and work (and the odd hospital visit) I ended quite far behind on Hansel. So for LFCC I'm putting together the 'Bar Scene' version with tankard.

I've mocked up the waistcoat as it has some unusual panels. I wanted to make sure I had a good fit with them. As quite often the case with me it needs lengthening due to my rather long body.

The mock up worked fine so now its onto the actual waistcoat.

4th March 2013: Wristband Progress 3 I've added the centre disc using 1mm thick Sintra(foamlux PVC). I heated it at a slight curve to give it some dimension. When it had dried I added some claws that I cut from a monster figure. I then added the final details using stick on gems. Once I was happy with the details I decided to smooth everything off.

While it has it uses Wonderflex lacks the ability to be completely smooth so I smoothed it off using a couple of layers of PVA Glue (1:1 water mix). This helped give a more even finish.

Once it was fully dry I added the primer layer of paint. I used a black undercoat from Games Workshop. When that was fully dry I began to dry brush on the gold colour (also from Games Workshop).

Photo and prop by me
© EJ Sephirayne March 2013

12th February 2013: Wristband Progress 2 The Wrist band.

1) Adding small metal buckles in antique gold. These I've had in stock for years. I used paper fasteners in gold to work as a stud to seal the leather in place. A tiny dash of glue was added to fully seal.

2) Finished the other straps with small triangles of Wonderflex (left over from previous costumes). Added more of the details with more Wonderflex and stick on beads. The beads are acting as studs and will be painted gold when the piece is ready for painting.

Buckles where adjusted as I had released I had put them in wrong. Luckily it was an easy fix.

Photo and prop by me
© EJ Sephirayne Feb 2013

12th February 2013: Wristband Progress 1 The Wrist band.

1) Found two pieces of scrap leather about the size I needed. Glued together for extra thickness. Once fully try cut out the correct sized shape.

2) Started mapping out where all the details will go. Most of the pieces are cut from Wonderflex left overs from previous costumes. Once I am happy with the lay out I start to glue the pieces down. I also cut the straps into the leather piece ready for the buckles.

Photo and prop by me
© EJ Sephirayne Feb 2013

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princesircastic - 8th September 2012
Yes this is good. You'll be a fantastic Hansel!

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Sephirayne - 14th September 2012
Thank you. Just hope the film is half way decent otherwise this costume might be not worth it XD XD XD

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gaming_goddess - 31st January 2013
I was intrigued by the trailer also so I agree and I hope the film is good especially since the outfits look so badass :)

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HarryKurt - 31st January 2013
Looking forward to seeing this! You cosplay Renner so well. :D

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Sephirayne - 12th February 2013
Gaming_Goddess, we've decided to do the outfits anyway as we both really like the design and its also a costume that I could use for Steampunk ^_^.

Thank you themrmaster ;)

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roguearcanis - 4th March 2013
This is looking awesome so far! Love all the little details that are going into it :D

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Sephirayne - 5th March 2013
Thank you. Really enjoyed putting the wrist band together. Can't wait to work on the rest.

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Numta - 5th March 2013
the craftsmanship on this is just wow! 0.0

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HarryKurt - 5th March 2013
That wristband is incredible! I mistook it for a reference picture. ;D Can't wait to see more progress. :)

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Sephirayne - 6th March 2013
Thank you Numta. ^_^

Oh wow! Thank you themrmaster. Just hope that I can match the rest of the costume to it. I'm dreading the jacket XD.

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InfiniteJester - 15th June 2013
This looks great so far! Can't wait to see it finished!

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naurarwen - 15th June 2013
Nekkid Hansel....wait no you has pants. Half nekkid Hansel!!!

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Sephirayne - 15th June 2013
XD XD XD. No, I am determined to have clothes. Working on the top half now ;)

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PocketwatchMask - 16th June 2013
my gosh, Hansel snap!

you have some brilliant ref pictures going on there, can't wait to see how it looks when it's finished -rolls around-

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naurarwen - 3rd July 2013
*bounces* Come on brother you can do it *witch hunter high five*

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HarryKurt - 19th February 2014
I can't get over how wonderful this turned out! PERFECT.

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Sephirayne - 25th February 2014
Thank you ever so much PocketwatchMask. He is nearly done. Hope to have a photoshoot with him at some time.

Yay! *high fives* Naurarwen ^_^.

Thank you ever so much Labrathor. :)