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Fang Progress

I've got a few makeup basics/tutorials up my sleeve, but I thought I'd go ahead with something a bit easier to blog about today, plus I haven't shown any cosplay progress in a while =)

Fang is a cosplay I've wanted to do for a while. Any remaining love for XIII that isn't given to Lightning is pretty much all on Fang. I always intended to do her 'properly', in that I wanted to make her sari like an actual sari. I've changed the way I think about this now since this isn't a competitive cosplay and I should just have fun making it, which involves making life slightly easier for myself.

Without flash
I was a bit iffy on choosing my fabric, I wanted something with a sheen or shimmer rather than pure cotton. I'm not sure I'm 100% happy with my choice. Don't get me wrong, it's lovely fabric, I just think the colour is slightly off! I bought 100m of 4inch ribbon because that annoyingly that was the cheapest way to do it. I've started drawing and painting the design on but plan to spread this out over a longer period as I'm not in a particular rush with this. I've also got 2 different sizes of gold ribbons to sit either side.

With flash. Actually a much better representation of the colour
As for the rest of it, I made a small tank top out of some spare black jersey I had lying around although I have yet to slash the back (you can just see it in the above photos). Though it's very simple, I'm pretty pleased of how well it fits. I'm probably going to buy some shorts rather than make them since you don't even see them! (This is one of the previously mentioned ways of making my life easier).

I went bead shopping last weekend, only to find out that all the bead shops in London close on Sundays. How annoying. Instead I'm buying online which I will likely do soon. As for the boots, I plan to buy some cheapish sandles with a small heel and then make boot covers. I've got plenty of brown leatherette lying around, so that'll be easy.

It's nice to have a simple cosplay for a change.

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