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More helmet progress

More helmet progress October 13, 2014 admin The textured centre and main strapping resolened in place.

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Elsa Mark I- and plans for the full thing

Currently she is in a pile on the floor in my room. But I did it. I test patterned doing the dress as a single piece and I am going to try and do that for the final version- seam lines were great and the skirt was full without being too full. At least for …

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Elissa ribbon trim

Once you get the rhythm going it’s really pleasant to loop the ribbon over and under. This goes over five seams in total (side fronts, side backs and centre front). And jewels! Up and down.

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Hannibal bodice and wig

Test fit, the zip is pretty rigid but I do need boning. I may top stitch the seam allowances first then put in boning cases and trim. I will indeed do lacing up the back as I am loving this front zip business! I had an invisible zip in my first version but this chunky …

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Last post was some time ago…

So this is going to be weird- I did have a big break before doing the jewels and pinning to the skirt. Now I will need to press the pleats again before sewing. Possibly will machine the pleats at the upper most row of ribbons. And then I still need to work out how far …

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Elissa hem fringe:

Had to be hand sewn, both the shape (open lattice) and the shine (gold thread shreds as it is) made machining just all terribad. Now I need to take a big break, like for a day, and then the gems go on and I start pinning it to the top of the pleated hem and …

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So the idea of molding today went out the window…

But.. oooh look!     Finally a workroom that is organised and has clear space for photos!!!!! Which means yay tomorrow I can get squishing with silicon and supporting my other molds. In the photo the bodgy mannequin with the foam head has my reshaped and supported Leia hair slide molds 🙂 The hair tie …

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Elissa/slave girl bodice progress

Just laid over the bodice but the front two jewelled pieces are done- sans backing and fastening. And to show just how much work there is in these I have omly barely started the back piece. Organza appliques, couched cord and galloon, applied Saree pieces. I still have to finish the couching then bead (both …

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Elissa does continue!

I have taken this project to a friend’s house every Xmas for the last few years. This will be the last time but there is so much on this costume that even if it is finished I can probably bring it along for tradition and put just a jewel on. 🙂 Jewels are just sitting …

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Female Turian costume at Armageddon Expo by Matt & Kristy on Flickr.

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