Been bit busy with my Oruha cosplay and I wanted to share some progress with you again.
Made Oruha's pointy cups and been busy with her skirt part.
I'm not 100% satisfied with the cups yet but I will definetly do something about it.
Here are some progress pictures.
I started ou t by making the shape out of craftfoam. I didn't had enough black so ignore the taupe colored one haha.
Heated the foam above my stove and used a ball kind of shape to form it in to the right shape.
Used Pretex to harden out the foam at both sides. I used 3 tot 4 layers on both sides.
This is Pretex btw. I believe you can buy it in most craftstores.
Mostly I use the transparent one but I accidently bought the white one >__<
Because of the Pretex I kinda lost my shape so I had to reheat it again.
After reheating and stuff I cutted the pieces out a pretty strong vinyl fabric and glued it on the cups.
Cutted the shapes but as you can see....only the 2nd cup looks good enough >___<
Now there are 2 reasons for not liking this cups and I'v got a solution for both of them ;)
1: I don't like the edges
2: there is no depth in in when looking from a distance.
Solution: I will be used pearls on a band to cover of the mistakes and create some depth.
Yes I know this is not in Oruha's design and stuff but Another Cosplayer inspired me to use it in her costume and on her wings.
It will look kinda like this (for as far as possible with 1 hand)
So I will be cutting the points a bit better and add the pearls hopefully next week.
As for her skirt I used 3 meter of black lining and also had some chiffon fabric with roses on it.
But I found some nice shimmery organza fabric so I couldn't choose which one I liked best.
Front: Lining only
Back: Lining only
Front: Organza only
Back: Organza only
What if we mix these together?
Front: both layers and poofy effect
Back: both layers and such a nice effect
This is how the trim looks.....still don't know if I should keep it this way since organza is a fabric that can easily rip...
My cat Akio (a.k.a. Mr.Owner) approves with the 2 layers.
I've added alot of pictures so maybe this post is a bit unreadable but I still hope you enjoy the pics.
Besides...pics tell more then words right ^__^
Well have to get back working on it again.
Hopefully I will be able to post something again very soon.