Lightning Updates

Firstly, I did completely intend to post something more before now. Shortly after my first post I went to Hobbycraft to buy a ton of stuff for Lightning’s sword and pauldron and other bits, of which I was going to blog about. But then I realised, a picture of some foamboard and some paint isn’t really that interesting. It’d be much better to show progress shots of the sword being made.

Which is what I’m doing today. Kind of.
Haven’t started the sword yet, and don’t plan to until exams are over. For now concentrating on sewing, and have actually started the jacket.

So this is just the outside of it. Lining is done and looks very similar. Paused here whilst I figure out how to do the collar (used a pattern for the main part of the jacket, but needs altering for Light).

Also need to add on the pockets, with the long strips.

There will be some slight accuracy errors, but for the moment, I can’t be bothered correcting them. Things like seams, nothing major.

And then we have the jumper. My second attempt (the first just wasn’t right at all). Sleeves cut off, zip sewn up the middle. It bobbles up slightly cause of the stretch, so I removed it and have started sewing it in my hand instead. Not that I think that’s really helping much.

I will finish the bottom once the zip is in, because it’d be a silly idea to cut it before I know the exact length.

And that’s all the progress for Lightning I have to show at the moment.

This is an entirely separate cosplay. One for Tokonatsu. A gjinka of Dragonite from Pokemon.

Bought a cheap playsuit from eBay. Will get some long socks and a head band and dye them all orange.

Need to make some small wings, but I can’t imagine that’ll be too tricky. Want to keep it cheap and simple, so probably a wire coat hanger bent with some felt to cover it.
Not the best wings, but they should suffice.

Will be buying a longish white wig, probably.

And that is all the updates I have for the moment! I was going to do more to Light’s jacket tonight, but my eyes are tired and I basically couldn’t be bothered. Mustn’t leave it all until the last minute though. Although, I do have a week from exams finishing until Expo, which if I devote it to cosplay making should be enough time.

First Post Time!

So, should start with why I’m writing this blog I guess.
I want to chronicle my cosplay progress and achievements. Partly because I wish to make myself a little more know, partly because I think I need that extra push to get down and make things =p
So I hope to post at least once a week, hopefully mostly progress but will also include ideas and plans and thoughts.
Today, I shall start with ideas.
I want to do a Disney cosplay. Though I’m not entirely sure.
Part of me thinks Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) would be perhaps who I suited best, but although I like the film it’s never been one of my favourites and I haven’t seen it in a long time.
On the other hand, Beauty and the Beast is probably my favourite Disney film, and I’d love to do Belle’s blue dress, but she is so overdone at the moment and that puts me off.
My mum mentioned Tiger Lily (Peter Pan) which would be interesting, and likely no one else doing her. But I run into the same problem as with Aurora and I’m not usually so keen on cosplaying a character I don’t completely connect with.
Anyway, bit of a ramble, but I wanted to get a first entry in.
Should hopefully post about some Lightning progress soon =]