ラウラ (lollymclolly) wrote in creativebrain,
ラウラ
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My current projects:

My (Japanese) rockstar persona - for fun and maybe Halloween too. It's really basic in that it only involves two modified kimono, obi (& parts), leg things, tabi socks and zori sandals, plus wig and accessories...all in red, white and black. Sue's doing her own persona in black and red, but I'll let her post about it. I made a muslin tonight to check sizes and stuff like that, but I need to finish it off by adding the 'band' that goes along the front edges and neck, and attaching the sleeves. I made a similar muslin once before, when I was planning to do a costume from the game Para Para Paradise, but I never made the actual costume. I still have the cloth for that, so I could probably throw it together pretty quickly (even though it was the slippery type of satin, and I'd have to hand paint flowers all over it). I'll keep that in mind for later...

Go Go Yubari (from Kill Bill Vol. 1) - for Halloween, also pretty easy. It's a pleated skirt and a blue blazer (two buttons, notched wing collar if I remember correctly)...I've never made a blazer before, so that ought to be an interesting experience, but I've got a basic pattern drafted already, so I'll just have to do a muslin mockup before I buy the cloth for that.

I did some pleating experiments earlier with some spare muslin, and I picked a fold pattern I think will work well, so I'm going to look for cloth and a zipper tomorrow.
Also, I'm going to go take a look at the costume shops and all of the 'Halloween warehouse' type of places, since I always need cheap wigs I can mutilate. I also have to find time to swing by the hardware store for a chain, and I'll need to figure out what to use for the ball part of that weapon. Man, I always want to work on the accessories first, because then I have something to gaze at (and play with XD) while I finish the rest. Ah, that reminds me, I'll also need to get shoes and white ribbed socks, and find one of my white collared shirts to finish it off.

I'm also making a Yuya cosplay outfit that I'll eventually force onto Monte's body, but for the time being I'm sizing it for me. I already have all of the cloth I'll (ever) need for the vest and skirt thingy, as well as black man pants and a white t-shirt. I tried looking at costuming sites for tips on chest binding, but the best stuff came from the pages of female-to-males; that's why I have man pants, for example -- they hang low on the hips and are looser in the leg, both of which will help hide female body shape. So aside from actually piecing together the vest and thingy, all I'll have to do is iron on patterns to the shirt, and paint them onto the vest. But then, the hair...
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