Future Wonderings

Am thinking I may turn this blog into a more general cosplay blog. I would certainly mean I use it more often, but I'm not sure many people read it now or would indeed read more if I updated more often with some other stuff.

I'm not too sure on what kind of thing I mean.
A cosplay/er of the week/month is one obvious thing, but aside from that I'm not sure. Events only happen so often (least, the ones I can go to) and a lot of the time I have no progress because I can't be making cosplay 24/7.
So I don't know what else I'd blog about (feel free to throw out some ideas).


Aside from that, becoming more and more determined that I'm going to do a predominantly armour based cosplay one day. Part of me thinks that should be FFXIII-2 Lightning, but maybe I should do something a little bit easier to start with.
So I don't know who that'd be, or when. I just know I'd love to make something like that one day.

Oh my god, Cecil. I wanted to do a Cecil cosplay.
That's it, that's decided. He will be my first predominantly armour cosplay.
Though I still have no idea when.
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Yeul Progress

(So I only left it just under 3 weeks, getting better.....)

Anyway, have some Yeul updates!

Firstly we have the skirt, though this is what it looked like a week ago. I have since cut it to the right length, just waiting for me to hem it tomorrow.

It's a weird kind of skirt. Yeul's skirt looks like it's supposed to be a wrapped skirt, but that's kind of impossible difficult to do (would require recutting everything, probably, and a lot of trial and error) so I decided to cheat a little. There is a zip in the back of the skirt (hidden) from which the wrap pieces on either side come from, so they at no point cross round the back (which would have caused problems).

So yes, quite proud as I haven't used any sort of a pattern. Just common sense and some trial and error.

Needs dying, but that'll probably be one of the last things I do as it's fairly simple.

Next are just some small photos. One shows my recolouring of beads. Gotta love sharpies, saved me having to buy 3 lots of beads when I only need what you see in the picture of red and green (also 2 of the original yellow). I have quite a few left, but no where near how many I would have had.
Also is the beginnings of the head piece. Has a craft foam base and then I'm building up the shape with air drying clay.





Lastly comes me looking all gangster.

Innit. Bro.

But I'm actually showing you the various bracelets Yeul has. Not shown (as they're not done yet) are the 'straps' (for want of a better word) that go across the back of her hands, they'll be pretty simple to do though.

There are still other various beading bits to do. She has other strap bits further up her arms. The main trick with that will be getting it to stay up, but I'll manage it somehow.





And then, that's about all the updates I have for now!

Still left to do is the top (not started at all), the beads straps as mentioned, finishing the headpiece and hemming her fur butcape.
Shoes were bought about 4 months ago, though I don't seem to have taken a picture. But they're just shoes, I'm not altering them at all.

Tomorrow I plan to bring out the sewing machine, get the skirt sewing finished and do the fur. Keep putting off the top, scared to start patterning that out!
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