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3 days 'till Halloween

Posted by BogusRed

Another quick update...

The headband, red skirt, and wig are complete. I did the cuting on the wig and decided not to do any spikey styling to it. It looks fine how it is. I might try spiking it for Fanime.

Final items to create in order of priority are :

  1. pauldron+chest piece (5%) - 4-6 hours
  2. pants (95% bring in seems) - 10 minutes
  3. boots (50% create black wraps) - 2 hours

So I have another 6 to 8 hours of work ahead of me. I should have time Thursday night but tomorrow I will be pretty busy.

I likely wont have time to fix my chain mail or make my new pants for my link costume Sad

4 days 'till Halloween

Posted by BogusRed

This is just a quick update.

Late last night I finished Mike's coat. It turned out pretty good! I'm excited and can't wait to finish the rest of his costume. I don't have photos yet but I will.

I purchased boots online for Mike that are almost identical to the $7 pair I found at Goodwill for my Link costume. I received them in the mail last week thankfully!

Major elements left to finish for the Ike costume:

  • Headband - 30 min. of work
  • Red skirt - 30 min.
  • Pants - 10 min.
  • wig - 1-2 hours
  • gloves - 2 hours
  • pauldron, breast plate - 4-6 hours
  • black leggings on boots - 2 hours

 

For my costume, I will be Link again. I hope I have time to make a new pair of pants. I found a better material that's stretchy. Should take a couple hours to make. Also my chainmail is broken. Much of it broke at my last con. It will probably take 5 hours of work at least to repair it.

I might be staying up late the next few nights to try and get everything done.

Ike Costume - finished jacket pattern, gloves, belt

Posted by BogusRed

The prototype for Ike's jacket is complete. I've made it into pattern pieces and laid it out on my fabric for cutting. I've already cut the pieces but it's not shown here. I only have a week left to actually put it together. I hope I can do it!

From Cosplay Ike, the Making Of

The main belt is done. My photos show part of the process. The belt took about a total of 3 hours to make.

From Cosplay Ike, the Making Of

I started working on a prototype for the gloves last night and it went very well. It took about an hour and a half to do while watching tv and stuff. I have some photos of the prototype:

From Cosplay Ike, the Making Of

 I will probably start sewing the jacket tonight or tomorrow. No more tv for me from now until Halloween! I have a lot still left to do.

 

Status of major items that I must have done:

 

wig - 50%

I have the wig. I just need to style it

green head band - 0%

This will only take an hour to make.

cape - 100%

Did this in a couple hours

blue jacket - 45%

The prototype is complete but now I need to make the final piece. It has a lot of trim so it will take some time to make.

gloves - 20%

Prototype is done. Need to cut final fabric and sew.

main belt - 99%

Just need to cut the holes for the buckle to go through but I don't want to do that until Mike is in the costume.

pants - 90%

Pants are mostly done. But they're fitting a little loose so I'll probably bring them in a bit.

sword - 100%

bought from party store

 

Mwa...

Posted by BogusRed

I did something stupid on Friday. I broke my glasses. It's too embarrasing to tell how.

I had to work all weekend and I'm pooped. Thankfully I didn't need my normal glasses for work. I have a separate pair of computer glasses. And I'm wearing my old pair of regulars in the mean time.

Since I had to work most of the weekend, I'm even more behind schedule with Mike's Ike costume. The good news is I've taken apart my prototype for the jacket and made it into pattern pieces and I just barely have enough fabric for it. I wanted to buy more than I got but I got the last of the fabric on the bolt. Only one more weekend left until Halloween!

Going to go watch a movie now...

Ike Costume - prototyping

Posted by BogusRed

Mike's Ike costume is going well though I'm a bit behind schedule. The prototype for the jacket is done and I'm ready to start cutting the final pieces for it. We went through several phases of fitting. The only thing that I really had trouble with was the collar. It wasn't until the third try that I got the right idea for how to do it. Mike's a little confused by the whole thing. He's wondering why his jacket is white instead of blue. I keep having to explain that its a prototype, lol.

 
Ike Costume status:

 

wig - 50%

I have the wig. I just need to style it

green head band - 0%

cape - 100%

Did this in a couple hours

From Cosplay Ike, the Making Of

blue jacket - 40%

The prototype is complete but now I need to make the final piece. It has a lot of trim so it will take some time to make.

From Cosplay Ike, the Making Of

gloves - 0%
red skirt -
50-100%

I intend to cut up my old Red Link costume to be used for the skirt. Or might not cut it up at all and Mike can just wear it underneath his jacket.

pauldron, chest piece - 5%

I created the patterns for the pauldron and chest leather piece. Both pieces will be made out of craft foam and the belt will be made out of fabric similar to my TP Link costume

main belt - 0%

This piece won't take long to make

sword belt - 0%

This piece won't take long to make either

pants - 90%

Pants are mostly done. But they're fitting a little loose so I'll probably bring them in a bit.

boots - 0%

These involve a few pieces. Brown boots with black legging pieces and metal tips. I haven't found brown boots yet. If I can't find any, then I wont make the boot leggings/tips and he can just wear my black knee high boots

sword - 100%

Found a sword that looks almost exactly like Ike's from the party store

From Cosplay Ike, the Making Of