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This part is all sewing. It doesn’t seem like a lot of progress, but it takes more time than making armor, believe it or not! If you have any questions about how I got to each step just leave a comment and I can go through it with more detail.
Basically I redid the bustier from part 3 because the armor bustier doesn’t fit as nice around the body. It also seems that Shyvana actually has fabric for her bustier. This is visible in the in game model, but not in the splash page. The fabric I ended up getting is too bright and red. It looks more of a purplish tie dye effect, so I’ll be fabric dying it after this step. Usually you should dye your fabric before sewing it, but I didn’t want to spend the time if it didn’t end up looking right.
Bustier Pattern was pretty much copied from the foam version. The only thing I had to redo was the bra cups because I need the fabric to have shape to hold the bra cups. I draped the cups, which is using fabric to put on the cup and tracing the shape you need. remember to but a seam in the middle of the cup or else it won’t shape properly:
Booty short pattern. I ended up doing more of a booty short rather than a underwear. Its gonna sit more comfortably on my during the long day, and its less skin to show! The bands are done in strips, so there’s no need for patterns. When making bands for any garment, the ideal size is 30% less than your final length:
It is really important when working with stretch fabrics and corners, that you fuse it! Without the fusing it will curl up and look distorted. Fusing is a woven adhesive you iron to the back of the fabric:
Here is the result of a clean finish with fusing at the back (inside):
I inserted hard mold cups so that it keeps a nice shape. Remember to stitch in the ditch (in the seam) with the lining so that it keeps in place. Here is the final product:
These sewn parts will be underneath all the armor. I will most likely attach it to the fabric, I’ll have to see what works the best. Hope that this post wasn’t too disappointing as sewing can be boring! Next thing I need to do is the back and bottom armor. On second thought I might de the fabric later on, after I paint the armor. I want to make sure the colours work well e.t.c. That means I’ll have to paint on the dye.
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For those who are interested, I played a normal game against Mm zig (2467 elo) yesterday!We were getting owned at bot since he AD carried, but its ok cause the rest of the team he was paired up with was lower elo than us. The rest of our team was able to help us win the game since Mm zig was the only threat. Here are our two highlights:
I wasn’t able to get my good camera back from a friend, I’ll post clear photos of the cosplay so far, and hopefully my contacts as well.