Patterning! And exhaustion!

Been sleeping until at least 2pm each day for the last three days so I’m no entirely sure what is going on there…

That said I have been able to do stuff, as can be seen by my posts ;)Today I redid the bodysuit pattern for my Blood Dragon. I am much happier…

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Ow and asfksjuehrfih!!!!!!

So it is navy blue and a sports knit of some sort but I have iDye poly in stash. This was at…

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Arghhh!

I keep wanting to make my Blood Dragon armour ASAP. ANd the think is I have now got a really good method for smoothing and shaping. And the armour would be freaking amazing to have that solid feel. And I kind of probably can do the hyper curved pieces…

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And hippy dippy

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So that took too long but I have butt cup thing and hip, belt, thigh pieces. Stage 1 again but I have run out of card. Also cut the original papercraft chest pieces apart and I think I will just use them with the new cutting lines as well as create a new shoulder and back support.
So most of it will be my pattern (direct to mannequin) but the chest will be an alteration of the papercraft. Unless I go and buy even more card and just do this out of stubborness…. Which is fairly typical.
I need more card anyway….

I can draw at least :)

So cutting the templates for Shae was harder than it needed to be and I was almost in tears. It is ready to glue together now though and the effort should be worth it.
So after a break I started testing the paper patterns for my Blood Dragon. No, I’m not yet ready to cut the foam base. But I do now have all the armour roughly patterned. Except the helmet. I kind of like how my Lizzie Shep looked with her tiny ponytail and no helmet in cut scenes 🙂
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A mix of printer paper, cartridge and baking paper. So yes, it will all need to be transferred. Hpwever my walls are horrible so I need to buy enough card to cover it as well as transfer patterns to.

I can draw at least 🙂

So cutting the templates for Shae was harder than it needed to be and I was almost in tears. It is…

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@masseffect Nyreen progress! Again sorry for bathroom photos but this is the best lit mirror in the house at this time of day and I do not fancy setting my tripod out and all the rigmarole it takes to get my camera to focus when taking self portraits (I need to have a stand in or the camera focuses on the background…. I usually use a Christmas tree stand, vacuum tube and wig head, it can be entertaining)

Anyway so this is the first successful cast! I will be using this but I want to make as many sets as I can before the mold loses too much definition. I love the texture I got on the skull but it will eventually go bye bye. The very last set will be a semi rigid urethane which I will also use to cast my Asari pieces from and any other plaster mold looking a bit dodgy.

Also, I will be using various means to hold pieces together. The pins forced curves not present and the underside of the upper lip sticks out but will be glued flat to the inside. I will be using a lot of velcro dots. They stick very well to latex indeed and will allow for fast removal in case of heatstroke. Cough, not that that happened at the Dragon*Con parade at all… cough. ehem.

I may go try and test the hood pattern. It’s crazy with overlaps and stand up collar and all that jazz.

(ETA: I use @XYZ because I cross post to twitter on this account 😉 )

Oh my Goddess that is a bitchin’ Nyreen mask! I love it!

Thank you XD Indeed it is a Nyreen mask (five parts) currently stalled due to health reasons but I do hope to be able to start cutting out the fabric for her tunic and hood asap. 

Aw, I hope whatever health reasons there are clear up soon and don’t reappear. I hope the rest the costume also goes smoothly.

Thank you 🙂 There is a concerted effort to ensure this! Including me taking a break from a few things including costumes I want to do but really don’t need. Nyreen is not one of these! lol! I will though not go mental like I did with Liara and try to make every detail “real” (the silver on her jacket is all applied, the layers are all different and only tacked together where needed). As for the attempt at seaming Samara and Shae Vizla…. yeah not going to do that again 😉 Samara was about 120 pieces not including the buckle strapping).

Still going to attempt airbrushing the design of muscles on the undersuit if I can… 

Oh wow. That’s a lot of pieces! But you did a Liara cosplay and a Samara cosplay? I think you just became my cosplay hero!

lol! Thank you 🙂 I am a Bioware fangirl, I was hunting for interesting sci-fi costumes years ago and stumbled across screen caps of the ME crew in the Phoenix armour and just got hooked! When the sneak peaks of Samara came out that was when I got seriously addicted and then finally the SWTOR cinematic with Shae Vizla (or then unknown female Bounty Hunter) I just kind of lost it 😉 You should be able to search tags here to find them, if not I have some tagging to do!

This looks AMAZING!!! Can’t wait to see the finished cosplay! 🙂

Thank you! Trust me neither can I 😉 I would have got her finished by now had not my sinuses ganged up and decided any vertical positions was going to hurt 😉 Luckily I *am* getting better and am almost at the point of cutting out the fabric and at least overlocking the edges 🙂 I do need to dig out some fabric soon anyway so I am going to get the silver and start making binding tape. Meep.

ricochetdarling:

neimhaille:

ricochetdarling:

neimhaille:

ricochetdarling:

neimhaille:

@masseffect Nyreen progress! Again sorry for bathroom photos but this is the best lit mirror in the house at this time of day and I do not fancy setting my tripod out and all the rigmarole it takes to get my camera to focus when taking self portraits (I need to have a stand in or the camera focuses on the background…. I usually use a Christmas tree stand, vacuum tube and wig head, it can be entertaining)

Anyway so this is the first successful cast! I will be using this but I want to make as many sets as I can before the mold loses too much definition. I love the texture I got on the skull but it will eventually go bye bye. The very last set will be a semi rigid urethane which I will also use to cast my Asari pieces from and any other plaster mold looking a bit dodgy.

Also, I will be using various means to hold pieces together. The pins forced curves not present and the underside of the upper lip sticks out but will be glued flat to the inside. I will be using a lot of velcro dots. They stick very well to latex indeed and will allow for fast removal in case of heatstroke. Cough, not that that happened at the Dragon*Con parade at all… cough. ehem.

I may go try and test the hood pattern. It’s crazy with overlaps and stand up collar and all that jazz.

(ETA: I use @XYZ because I cross post to twitter on this account 😉 )

Oh my Goddess that is a bitchin’ Nyreen mask! I love it!

Thank you XD Indeed it is a Nyreen mask (five parts) currently stalled due to health reasons but I do hope to be able to start cutting out the fabric for her tunic and hood asap. 

Aw, I hope whatever health reasons there are clear up soon and don’t reappear. I hope the rest the costume also goes smoothly.

Thank you 🙂 There is a concerted effort to ensure this! Including me taking a break from a few things including costumes I want to do but really don’t need. Nyreen is not one of these! lol! I will though not go mental like I did with Liara and try to make every detail “real” (the silver on her jacket is all applied, the layers are all different and only tacked together where needed). As for the attempt at seaming Samara and Shae Vizla…. yeah not going to do that again 😉 Samara was about 120 pieces not including the buckle strapping).

Still going to attempt airbrushing the design of muscles on the undersuit if I can… 

Oh wow. That’s a lot of pieces! But you did a Liara cosplay and a Samara cosplay? I think you just became my cosplay hero!

lol! Thank you 🙂 I am a Bioware fangirl, I was hunting for interesting sci-fi costumes years ago and stumbled across screen caps of the ME crew in the Phoenix armour and just got hooked! When the sneak peaks of Samara came out that was when I got seriously addicted and then finally the SWTOR cinematic with Shae Vizla (or then unknown female Bounty Hunter) I just kind of lost it 😉 You should be able to search tags here to find them, if not I have some tagging to do!