I've been cosplaying casually since 2007 but recently been working hard to raise my game! I usually attend London MCM Expo but try to get to a few more events and meets where I can!

Currently Working On:
- Aramis (The Musketeers) / progress tag
- Belle, blue town dress (Beauty and the Beast) / progress tag

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Once again I fall victim to my own poor time management. All year I have known what cosplays I wanted to do in good time but ended up rushing to get them done.

I am wearing Aramis to LFCCW but it won’t be what I consider 100% complete. The major parts shall all be there but they’ll be some details missing from the belts, the coat won’t be lined, etc. But these are things I will give the time to during the post-con/pre-Christmas time. All my own fault but something I will start working on after MCM. I’m still so proud of what I’ve done, it will still be fabulous, it’ll just need a few more things afterwards.

No rest for the wicked today! Today I stormed through:

  • Altering the trousers from where I had the fly cut too low
  • Cut the backing for the beard from a rubber glove (you’ll see)
  • Cut the coat pieces
  • Cut the coat lining pieces
  • Cut pauldron pieces
  • Started altering the sword, but the end if really flimsy at the moment so it may stay in the sheath all day
  • Cut the bag strap but I don’t think I did it quite right so I may need to do another (luckily it turns out I over-ordered on jacket pleather)
  • Started alteration to bad strap buckle
  • Cut basic pattern for sword and bum dagger sheath
  • Cut glove pieces (AGAIN! Remembered to flip the pattern this time)
  • Tooled and put the first layer of sealant on the rosary (though I’m not over-concerned if I don’t finish that particular bit)
BBC MERLIN COSPLAY PHOTOSHOOT
This is being planned for the Saturday of London MCM Expo, HOWEVER there are plans to go off-site for more appropriate locations and for any Merlin cosplayers in the east London area who can’t come to Expo.
Locations being considered are King George V/Beckton Park, Ashburton Woods or Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Event page is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1519944691575095/ If you are interested in coming PLEASE COMMENT EITHER ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE OR NOTE ME HERE ABOUT LOCATION. Especially if you know the area.
Meeting place will be at the East Entrance of the Excel Center.
(Even if you’re not going, please reblog to get the word out?)

BBC MERLIN COSPLAY PHOTOSHOOT

This is being planned for the Saturday of London MCM Expo, HOWEVER there are plans to go off-site for more appropriate locations and for any Merlin cosplayers in the east London area who can’t come to Expo.

Locations being considered are King George V/Beckton Park, Ashburton Woods or Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Event page is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1519944691575095/ If you are interested in coming PLEASE COMMENT EITHER ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE OR NOTE ME HERE ABOUT LOCATION. Especially if you know the area.

Meeting place will be at the East Entrance of the Excel Center.

(Even if you’re not going, please reblog to get the word out?)

nenime replied to your photoset“Whipped up a new waistcoat for Hilda (the Pokemon Black/White female…”
omg did you do that in a day? I am jelly of your mad skills.

Thank you! :3 I patterned, cut and pinned together the front and back pieces yesterday before going to work. But I didn’t start until about 10:30 today and now I have a couple of hours to spare before going out tonight so I could have done the whole thing in one day. All comes down to having done it a few times before so I was able to just whizz through most of it without having to look anything up.

Whipped up a new waistcoat for Hilda (the Pokemon Black/White female trainer) as I’m wearing her for a shoot tomorrow. I couldn’t find my old one, but I recall not being happy with it so I must have thrown it away. Really pleased with how this turned out though!

Done my first bit of wool felt shaping! And luckily I already had a cowboy style hat to act as a base. Hopefully it’ll turn out ok. I’m not too worried about those little creases at the bottom as they’ll be hidden by a band anyway.
Though, if you’re going to do it, keep an eye on things as you’re shaping the material. I had to restart after I realised I pulled one side down too much.

Done my first bit of wool felt shaping! And luckily I already had a cowboy style hat to act as a base. Hopefully it’ll turn out ok. I’m not too worried about those little creases at the bottom as they’ll be hidden by a band anyway.

Though, if you’re going to do it, keep an eye on things as you’re shaping the material. I had to restart after I realised I pulled one side down too much.

Yesterday I put a few layers of a glue/water mixture over the foam parts of my bum dagger to seal it and left it outside, the thinking being that it would dry quicker. I then forgot all about it and last night it rained. It has been peeled off and I can do it again tomorrow.

Yesterday I put a few layers of a glue/water mixture over the foam parts of my bum dagger to seal it and left it outside, the thinking being that it would dry quicker. I then forgot all about it and last night it rained. It has been peeled off and I can do it again tomorrow.

Aramis shirt progress! I might have gotten a little more done but my overlocker has decided it’s had enough for today (temperamental machines that they are). I was especially happy to find a lace trim for the collar and cuffs which looks a lot like that used for the actual costume.

All I still need to do is overlock the sleeve seams, do the cuffs, neaten the ends of the trim and hem the bottom. I’m so pleased with how this is turning out so far! :D

I always recommend trying on pieces of fabric you’ve pinned together before sewing to check the fit (keep checking the fit as much as you can), but always be super careful if you need to pull the garment over your head. This coming from someone who almost took their eye out with a pin at 9:30 on a Monday morning.