Not in time for Youmacon, but I did have something wearable for a smaller con a couple of weeks later. People still seemed to enjoy the costume even though it was just a closet cosplay, But I think people would appreciate jeans and a T-shirt as long as there's Pam Lekku
. I find it necessary to leave the paint on to make a decision. I ended up adding more blue to the final mix because these seemed too light. One professor of mine came up to me and asked if it was paint or if I was clinically blue lol.
The Slicing outfit still needs a few things completed, and a few things tweaked for accuracy, but it's at a point where I can wear it =D. We entered the masquerade with our costumes, and ended up taking home best in show. I'm still shocked about that. I was so nervous entering because of the pieces that were missing, and just not being too confident in the pieces of the cosplay I made myself.
I made the Vest out of craft foam, I sealed it by ironing it. Then I polished it with shoe polish to give it a leather look. I am glad that I took that method with it instead of using vinyl, because I don't think vinyl would have held the shape I needed very well. It's very form fitting. Yet, I didn't think this was a good first leather working project either. I'll leave that for Talon's bikini, but only because I'm wearing a bodysuit under it.
I asked for a dress form form my birthday/Christmas present. (The benefit of having a birthday close to Christmas is that even though they get combined sometimes, you usually get an awesome present when they are!) I'm going to continue work once I get that, so that I can actually see the back of it while I work on it. My to do list for Vette is:
-Sculpt and cast metallic part of headband
-Make Chin Strap out of invisible bra strap
-take in fabric, and align back more evenly
-sew grey sections to sleeves
-redo trim, so it is all the same width (it was 2 am when I measured that part XD)
-repaint clasps on straps a lighter silver
-maybe cast clasps so they are less flat
-shape, trim, or do something to the corners so they stick out less
-Make pocket, I actually don't like the pocket on this outfit that much, and will probably procrastinate on it in hopes that I don't finish it.
-Make black leg straps with metal buckles
-Make them dirtier, like the reference
-find matching gloves
-or finish Eleena's gloves and wear those
I still need to look up how to make clothes look dirty without actually making them dirty, but I'm sure the internet has tons of information that.