19th October 2014: Straightening waves So after waving the wig, I changed my mind and restraightened most of it.
I've now finished this costume to the extent it will be finished for MCM. The kosode and hakama are fully hemmed and sewn, and I've created the dorsal stripe and tail from alternating wefts of orange and yellow hair, sewn directly to the cloth and running up my spine. The wig is finished, and I'm pretty pleased with the gradianting orange to yellow look. This costume really is a mass of hair.
I've not managed to start on the screen painted flames, so have decided to leave those for now. I will continue with them after MCM. I've also not been able to work on props (bow, quiver, arrows), so have elft the arm guard for now as it would look a bit random without.
I also nearly finished my ears by using bronzing powder to darken the insides and give them more shape, and then sealing them with Got2B hairspray which has left a nice finish to the ears.
Looking forward to MCM now!