Hey all, hope everyone had a great NYE, full of revelry and fun. I ended up going over to my friend Kurumasha’s to cut out muslins and watch Ironman 3. It was pretty awesome, and her cats are HUGE. Seriously, they could eat mine.
But I thought I’d do a little planning/retrospective post for the new year. I’m not big on resolutions, but I am big on planning.
2013 Break downs
Red/Ruby (Once Upon a Time)
|Pop Expo 2013G-Anime 2014 (planned)||Fabric
Shell = $78 (7m)
Lining $42 (7m)
Interlining $28 (7m)Accessories
$55 (Red gloves, white shirt)
First time: Making a Cloak and hood that fits.
Issues: That beautiful red burn velvet is a 4-way stretch. It was a pain in the butt not just to sew, but also to stabilize. I ended up using flannel since it gripped a bit better and was warm. I also put the arm slits in the wrong seam and had to take them out before wear
|NYCC 2013Geek Market 2013||Wig
Ponte= $110 (5m)
Interlining $20 (5m)Accessories
$20 (tie, earrings)Total
Pattern(s): Burda Style Pantsuit – B7286
First time: Making a suit and first time making a pair of pants.
Issues: The Ponte stretched, and it stretched DOWN the stripe, not across. Ended up interlining with a white cotton to stabilize.
Khaleesi Danaerys (Clash of Kings)
|Forest Photoshoot for Sacred GroundsOtakuthon 2013Pop Expo 2013||Wig
Sheep skin $33 lacing $19 (full roll)
Leather dye $20 (2 bottles)
|Pattern(s): nope!First time: working in leather for a long time and first time dyeing it.Issues: the original sheepskin was SUPER yellow (see pic here).|
Wizard – Promotional Armor (Diablo III)
|Ottawa Comic Con 2013Anime North 2013||Wig
I didn’t keep accurate track of this one 🙁
Jacket: Simplicity 3628 (now out of print!)First time: doing armor that didn’t melt, complext shapes with the white detail on the skirt and first time for applique (no stabilizer)
Issues: The belt really liked to migrate, and the crown cracked on the way back from AN13.
The Captain (Tess Fowler’s Apocalypse Princesses)
|G-Anime 2013Anime North 2013
I didn’t keep accurate but most was $3/m
Jacket: Simplicity 3628 (now out of print!)
Dress: Simplicity 1801First time: Doing a full-on costume! First time doing a jacket, let alone a LINED one
Issues: This is one of my favourites, it’s so comfy. The downside is not many people know who I am in it XD also the boots are just a shade too small and the paint’s flaking 🙁
* denotes travel, lodgings etc
G-Anime – Gatineau, Canada
Ottawa Comic Con – Ottawa, Canada
Anime North – Toronto, Canada*
Otakuthon – Montreal, Canada*
New York Comic Con – NY, NY*
Geek Market (Fall) – Ottawa, Canada
Pop Expo – Ottawa, Canada