I bough tblack electrical tape.. but I also found a 5-pak of colored electrical tape. Very useful! I really didn't have anything I needed it for, but I bought it anyway. I also got some foam roller refills for the foam roller I plan on using with my liquid latex. I ruined the first one in experimentation, and I expect the others will also be ruined when it comes to the real thing. Unfortunately, though, I won't be able to test that tonight. I still have a lot of work to do, and I know now that the costume will not be finished tonight. Maybe next weekend.
In any case.. here is what I SHOULD have completed tonight:
Shoe modiefications: I found a way to make some very convincing sandal thong straps out of craft foam. I'm still gluing it all together.. then I need to decide how it'll get attached. PRobably hot glue and stitching on the inside on the sides.. May have to poke a hole in the top of the shoe for the top if I can't superglue& hot glue it down effectively. In any case.. the straps will be made tonight. I MAY have them attached.. but I'm not positive
ropes: I've bent the smaller tubes into shapes that should work as shoulder straps. I also started working on lashing all the parts together. This harness is 6 seperate peices! I also made "tassles" for the ends that are pretty good looking! I surprised even myself XP Oddly enough.. that duct tape I bought earlier came in handy today! There was one roll of white duct tape, which is absolutely PERFECT for lashing all the aluminum peices together. With it, I can tape the fabric down to the aluminum rods, and lash the rods together sturdily.. and when I put the final bits of fabric on there, I know for certain that even if the tape DOES show with movement, most people won't notice it, b/c the tape is white ^..^ Yay! I hope to have the ropes done tonight if I can find a suitable material for the last two bits of the harness.
I also need to find the black vinyl. There SHOULD be enough left to finish my gloves.. I just have to find it. There are precious few places in the house with "mystery grab bags" of fabric left, so it shoudln't take too long to find.
I feel productive!
Addendum: Incidentally.. if Goat ends up coming over tonight, I more than likely WILL end up taking some photos, even if the costume isn't finished ^..^ The knuckle dusters will have to wait. Unless Goat feels like helping with that in the dark. Who knows? I have to wake up EARLY for work tomorrow, so I dread staying up TOO late... but if Goat has nothing better to do, I may just stay up all night and finish the costume. Then I'll only have to worry about repairs for Ushi. :)
More additions: HAHAHAHHAHAHAHA I WON! I just won an auction for 2 more purple suede lambskins!! Do you know what this means? I will most DEFINITELY have enough high-quality garment-grade suede to finish my millenia costume without having to improvise with somthing unpleasant!
(Now the Lily dress.. THAT will have to be color-matched with fabric, as there is no way I can get enough suede in large peices to make that dress.. but I'm not worried about that in the SLIGHTEST)