"Resign yourself, Catherine! Shops must be visited! Money must be spent! Do you think you could bear it?" - Northanger Abbey

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Upcycling a Jumper

So I've been working on a few cosplay's lately and an element of one is a jumper with holes in. But I didn't want to cut holes in a perfectly good jumper. My solution sequins.
I bought a cheap £6 Primark jumper. Just plain black.
I then followed the instructions from American Duchess blog on how to make a retro jumper. To get my basic and more flattering shape. Then I started sewing on sequins.
I'm quite pleased with the result.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

MCM Comicon London - October 2015 (Saturday)

Another comicon report. I'd been working on a Historical/Steampunk Ariel cosplay....well it started off steampunk but turned out more HA.
 First off the accessories. Green ribbon and gold shell necklace. Red wig styled with plaits...
 Trident made from a broom handle, craftfoam and cardboard.
Tiara - modified a cheap one with craft foam, shells and pearls.

The bodice was made from truly victorian pattern, the skirt was a S&S pattern I heavily modified, and my apron was draped from scratch.

 I popped over to the Crankrats stall (a steampunk comic book). Always interested in whats new and have a chat with Katherine the author.

 Then more steampunk had a brows round the steapunk area...there was a distinct star wars theme this year.
 Found these great steampunk cosplayers.
 Then headed to the Disney photoshoot. Met up with Whatsername's cosplay. The disney photoshoot was huge. Lots of other Ariel's including this brilliant one.
There were some HA Frozen characters.
1830's I belive.

Oh no! King Triton got zapped by Ursula.
Also met up with these ladies who I had been corresponding with about HA disney. It was lots of fun but I was sooo tired and my feet were throbbing by about halfway through the day. I think I need a cosplay with built in seat or at least one I can sit on the floor in. lol! I didn't buy anything this time, well except for food and drink.