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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween

I went crazy with lack of sleep so I came up with a wallpaper XD



Cosplay Progress:

I've finished making the armor. Evaguy_01 helped me get started by making the vest and skirt parts. I finished the rest, painting details on everything and adding red reflectors. I bought the shoes on sale for PhP150. I put the little circle things with rugby/rubber cement.

I would have liked to buy orange reflectors but they're out of stock. Fortunately these worked better than expected. Due to my inexperience tho I stretched them upon application so they kept peeling off. I solved that little problem by applying a bit of glue over the edges. I used LEEHO gold glitter fabric paint, but apparently they're not that visible in photos. So regular glue would have worked just as well.

As for cutting, regular scissors worked just fine because they're just 4mm-thick foam rubber. It's white, so I used the standard white Staedtler eraser to clean it up a bit before I started painting the details with black waterbased latex paint and a cheap oilpainting brush. So it's kinda embarassing when the painting ended up looking pretty sketchy up close.

As for the cloth parts of the costume, I asked around for a seamstress. I first found one in Quezon City who quoted PhP4000 for the costume. When I asked another tailor, this time in San Pablo, she quoted PhP2500. There's another tailor who might charge even lower, but I'm not that impressed with their handiwork. Maybe when the costume isn't so challenging I'd give them a try :)

11 comments:

zeroimpact said...

Wow...
A nice wallpaper...
Is that you?

Mike Abundo said...

Nice. Blogged.

Clayton said...

niiiiiice!

Jac said...

zeroimpact- yeah :)

mike- thank you

clayton- thanks man!

Ron said...

wow. how did you pull that off?

Jac said...

ron- 1)take a pic wearing the finished armor. 2)digitally paint the rest of the costume. 3)insert it into an existing RF Online wallpaper XD

Andrei said...

Jac,

Check out secondlife.com. I bet ma-aaddict ka dito. Promise.

Jac said...

andrei- ack! I'm already addicted to Front Mission as it is! one game addiction at a time ;)

Andrei said...

Jac, SecondLife is basically designing a 3D avatar in a 3D world. You get to interact with other people with your avatar. Talk, play games, buy stuff, build houses, socialize, and etc. Open-end siya. So, no limitations on what you can do. It's more than a game. Anyway, knowing what you do best, sabi bagay sa iyo 'to. ;)

Anonymous said...

Jac, Thanks for all the nice comments. Stay sweet & Sexy... See you again soo (may meeting ba this month?)... Take care.

Jac said...

andrei- sige sibukan ko pag may time :D

myke- naks!