Thursday, April 16, 2015
All the distressing was done with a rasp, and all the 'blood' is watered down acrylic paint.
I cut out all the sections and sewed them together.
I cut out the brim and sewed it right sides together along the outer edge. Within the stitch line I ironed on a piece of fusible interfacing. Then I clipped the excess fabric so it would turn right way out more crisply.
I turned it right way out and ironed it flat.
I created a lining for the hat out of blue fabric. It is sewn in the same way as the outside of the cap.
As part of the project requirements, I made a buckram hoop to put inside the hat band. This is wired so that the hat will hold its shape.
Next I sewed the hat band pieces to the brim.
The edge of the buckram was finished with a bias tape to protect the stitching.
The hat band was attached to the cap on the outside, but left open on the inside. This is so I could insert the buckram.
The inside of the hat band was stitched closed to the lining by hand. The inside of the completed hat can be seen below.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
I just handed in my independent study for marking today. Which means I am super close to finishing my degree! And I am super excited to be finishing my degree, because I am really done with school at this point. School is for chumps.
The Phoenix (as I have been calling it) is getting there. The armor is built (though still needs a paint job), and the rest of the costume pieces (wig, tunic, pants, shoes, etc.) can be started. I desperately need to take a break from working on this, though. There are some pieces I want to re-work/redo. I am hoping to debut the costume as some point this summer, though I don't know what con that will be...
I am excited to resume working on Toph and Vaporeon. Hoping to get both of them finished for Anime North.
In other news, Mike aka EleventhPhotograph moved to Japan to teach English, leaving me woefully photographer-less. :'( I'm gonna miss that guy! If anyone has a good photographer to refer me to for this con season (probably someone local, because Mike was also my roadtrip buddy) who would be interested in shooting with me, or if you yourself would like to offer up your photography services, let me know! (Paid opportunity, of course!)
I can't believe is almost con season again? (Though for some con season has already begun!)
In other other news I have a few shows/exhibits coming up?!
Secondly, my Grad Show, Create is happening on the 23rd! My armor project will be on display, as well as my fellow classmates' cool projects. Feel free to come and support our graduating class--there will be food and drinks, admission is $10!
Finally, images of my set design for My Fair Lady are being included in the Ryerson University exhibit/installation for Prague Quadrennial in June (in Czech Republic!). The exhibition looks like it is going to be pretty fantastic! I have decided to go and I am very much looking forward to it. :D I am turning it into a bit of a Eurotrip/graduation trip, so I will probably be hitting up a couple different places on my adventure--Munich, probably Nördlingen, Innsbruck and Milan! If there are any costumers/cosplayers in those cities that want to meet up, let me know!
Lots of good stuff to look forward to! Cheerio!