23rd February 2013: Almost there I did enough to Kanade, so it's now wearable for the masquerade. I just need to sort out the wig by styling to give a bit more volume & wear approximately 30-35 hair grips to stop my hair sliding out of the wig. Since this is only for a progress shoot, I can't be bothered to spend 5-10 minutes shoving my hair under a wig properly. I also need to add a bit of make up, but again I can't be bothered to spend more then 30 minutes to apply make up for a test shoot.
I tend to not take photos of the back of my progress pics, but the back Kanade's dress is more pretty! so back and side pics is a MUST!
I apologise in advance for the poor photo quality. I used the timer on my camera <.<"
3rd February 2013: White wing White wing added onto the dress (sort of) what your seeing is the details being pinned onto the dress, so need to sew them on properly. You may realise, I moved the pink back section thingy a little down to see it looks better, but obviously makes everything worser? I might re-make the wing as not 100% happy with it.
Also, attaching all those details makes the dress very heavy, it drags the bodice down a little and makes it look ugly, so need to somehow fix this problem.
26th January 2013: White wing template I drew out a template for the white wing to be attached to the back of the dress. I used one of the pink pieces for the back of the dress to get an idea for the measurement and sizes.
With luck, the white wing will defy gravity.
(Note - pink dress piece will need ironing)
26th January 2013: Back detail progress
Just a bit more progress on Kanade's concert dress showing the back detail and I will need to attach the back white wing somehow. I also completed the red jewel necklack, but difficult to see in the photos due to my messy long hair hiding it!
I pretty much look stupid, but at least I look slightly taller and thinner. Those shoes are abit too big so need to buy something to make them more well fitted.
I swear putting on the dress is more difficult then expected especially fitting those back details by myself, so will need an assistant at Minami to help me put those damn things on!
6th January 2013: Start of dress details Just ignore my stupid face and pose, my face looks terrible in every progress pic (almost tempted to blank my face out)
This is just a quick test shoot of adding some details to my Kanade Symphogear concert dress. The base of the dress is now 90% sewn together though my weight changing is not helping my progress at all 0.o Not entirely sure if I like the overall look so far because the choker and the start of the pink section attached to the back of the dress looks a bit weird, however I love the comfort of the dress and how parts of the costume defies gravity.
This a certainly a pain in the ass to make, caused so much pain by accidently stabbing my self with the needle several times and by far the most difficult dress I've made. Nanoha's pink ball dress was twice as easy to make despite the volume and masses of fabric, Kanade's dress on the other hand has too many complicated and/or unusual shapes, sizes and patterns 0.o Even the dress is abit diffiuclt to get on, in particular the back details, so will need someone to help me get the damn details on!
It's ashame, I can't get this to be perfectly matched or even similar matching to Princess_Marina's Tsubasa concert dress because I have no idea of the seller who made her cosplay so unsure of the techniques or fabrics he used, but as long as we have fun that is all that maters.
10th December 2012: Costume base Base of the dress is almost done, just need to feel 100% happy to s
ew the entire base together *coughusedsafetypinsinthephotocough* The bodice is horrible due to my weight constantly changing all the time, but I don't know if I have time to remake.
Whats left to do is make the details - the wings, choker, the pink half skirt thing (or whatever you call it?) and wig styling!
26th August 2012: Applique progress Bank holiday weekend and staying home today and tomorrow to be cheap, so what do I end up doing to stop myself from getting bored with no money? More work on Kanade's dress. Don't really need to finish this till next year, but starting too early is always better then too late and bearing in mind I still need to start on Victorique Gosick which will require a lot of time, effort and money.
Bloodly hell this took around 2 hours and still incomplete. Had to take the bodice apart such that the red details can be easily appliqued. Need to cut out some bondaweb and use an iron, then stitch everything back together again (Ignore all pins)
25th August 2012: Bodice and petti coat made a start on Kanade's concert dress from Symphogear. Bad quality photo using a phone camera in the mirror, anyways ignore safety pins and my moody expression (I sometimes feel like blanking out my face) Still got a long way to go! Bodice base is approx 75% complete as I need to add some interfacing & applique the red details, also this does not help the pattern failed on me due to my large waist and stomach size. I finished adjusting the petti coat... Dat poof!!!! Does not look like a Kanade costume so far, infact I look like a ballerina 0_o When I progress, hopefully this will look good & more Kanade-ish.
KuKu - 18th August 2012
Love love love this show!! <3
Can't wait to see this (:
Augmented Queen - 11th December 2012
Looking awesome!! Loving the volume of your skirt~ More progress!! ^u^
Pandora-Chi - 26th January 2013
The progress on this is simply stunning! I adore the dress very much and it's very well constructed <3
Lady Bahamut - 23rd February 2013
Ahhhh you look so amazing and pretty!! :D
nanahara - 23rd February 2013
this cosplay looks amazing
Ranma1-2 - 6th March 2013
This looks lovely. Well done Ichigo-Chan. ..Nice legs too. :)
Pandora-Chi - 8th March 2013
I freakin freakin freakin loved this cosplay!!! one of the best best dresses I've seen constructed!! Plus you look beautiful! Ranma is right - you need to show off your legs more ^_~
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