This is the first costume I have made for myself from scratch in... over four years, I think? And I am super excited to show it off. The skirt and sleeves are made from organza, shredded and melted around the edges. The bodice and upper sleeves are three layers of stretch cotton. The tights are organic cotton hand painted to look like aspen bark. The neck piece is hand cut leather and more melted/shredded organza. Silk leaves decorate the hair. The wig is from ebay.
Thank you to my dear sister for the wonderful photos and for my lovely daughters for not being too whiny.
It sure was wonderful to do a photoshoot again, so be prepared for more of these
It is a natural seashell which I glazed first and next I wire wrapped it with enameled copper wire in gunmetal and embellished it with dark and light purple Swarovski crystal beads! It hangs of handmade chain I made of enameled copper wire and Swarovski crystals too! Availiable here: [link]
So I finally got around to starting on this. This is the first part of a full cosplay that I plan on making and wearing to the next convention I go to, most likely Oni-con. The material is poplar, and it was cut out mostly on a large band saw (I had to re-saw the board as it was too thick as it was) and the details were cut using a scroll saw.
One of my favourite shots of my Autumn Spirit/Dryad costume. I love how the light filters through the organza. My sister took some actual old fashioned film shots of this too and I can't wait to see them.
Costume and modeling by me Photo by my talented sister. Taken at Ladybird Creek.
Yatta! Finished my completely handmade Yuujinchou in about 7 hours. It didnít even feel like seven hours! In fact, I remember looking at the clock, thinking that only 15 minutes had passed, when it had already been a full hour! For a project I randomly decided upon within 10 minutes, I had a ton of fun. I canít believe I had all the right material just lying around, and got them all together without needing much effort. I just wish I spent a little more time keeping the edges even..
Materials: Dark green cloth Ribbon Black sharpie Paper Construction paper Beige-colored paper Hole puncher Ruler Pencil Scissors Box cutter Hot glue Brown marker
I might just use this as my year book this year, since it is the Yuujinchou. They donít have to be youkai to sign their names! Itís a good thing I can easily untie it and change out and add papers as I wish.
Finally got some good work done on the sheath, been really busy lately. Now I can complete the finish on the sword and shape the sheath. Soon I should have some work on the rest of the costume! I lined the inside with black cotton fleece type material to protect the finish, it has a really nice fit.