I finished Niko's Roze costume. It was really frustrating. I managed to do it all within my "fabric budget" (Read: The silky skirt) and made a 7 panel sun dress. It's not my best work, but it's ok... and it was "free" so it's all good.
I finished Ed.. as the photo in my last post shows. I don't think I'm going to mess with the wig. I probably should try to work some more body into the bangs, and make the little peice that sticks up.. but I can always do that for a different convention. (Like if I decide to make a metal arm or leg or both for Ray. Differnet convention)
Finished Izumi completely. Still gotta get some ace bandages, but I've tested everything else out. I sewed a long white strip around the base of the dred hair extension,and it works well. I can secure it underneath my bun with some hair pins. I also cut out a tattoo for my chest, and it looks really nice. It should stick just fine on it's own, but in the event it does not, I plan on using some spirit gum to keep it in place. I will probably end up wearing Izumi all Sat! (After Iron Cosplay) I also tested out the color styling mousse Khet suggested. It's nice! I can't say my hair looks jet black, but I don't have a bright red hairline, and it's dark, so I'm happy. It was kind of expensive... 8 bucks for the bottle.. but it should last multiple applications.. and it rinses out with water. It's excellent, because it's VERY easy to get rid of any that may have gotten on my skin. I may try out the other colors they have to see how well they show up. I betcha anything they won't show up in darker hair. (Not that I care, though, since the bottle I bought it doing exactly what I want it to)
Next, I need to finish Yukari. It's the biggest project left.
I had to put it on hold because I was out of interfacing, and couldn't sew the neck band on the outer kimono. I made the feather decoration for my hair.. and I'm thinking about making a few more black/white braids for my hair to make things more interesting. Most of the Yukari ref. photos I have show him with at least 3 XD
But.. finish the outer kimono, finish the skirt, and then I'm calling that one finished.
Then it's on to finish the wings. I need to make a harness for them. Ray really helped me a lot last night by drilling some holes in the copper tubing and stabilizing the wings with some screws. He also glued the marabou on the top of the last wing for me. I still want to glue a few more pointers on one of the wings, and flesh it out with some more down.. but all in all, the wings are finished. Once I get the harness on them, I'll be happy.
Then, I have to alter that chenogasm. Cross your fingers. I'm bringing the hips up anyway.. so that they'll go with the white pants I have.. but I don't know if it'll fit across the bust XP Those things NEVER fit across the bust quite right.
Then I gotta do that little thing for Dominique's eyepatch, and pack.
If for some weird reason, I have a little time on my hands, I'm going to make a Naruto head protector, because they're simple, and I have everything here for one already. I can imagine unpacking and taking things up to the room.. I'll probably wear the wings because that way I won't have to carry them.. so it'll be a sight to see. Random black wings& Naruto headband :P
Well.. I've got a lot to do.. and less than three days in which to do it.
( I work a midshift tomorrow, and a closing shift thurs)
See you guys later, after I've finished more stuff XD