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Feb 5- Feb 12 Weeks left: 0!
The last week of cosplay construction is always the hardest. You are desperately trying to get everything finished, fix any problems that arise in the cos test, and keep your stress level at a manageable level. Oof, it’s a lot. Fortunately, the excitement of the con, seeing things coming together and the promise of friends and family keeps you going!
I worked on the Design for the cape, put it through the Cricut and we transferred it to the cape. A simple detail but very fun to recreate. It’s great to have a Cricut now to help with those little details.
In the shop we were all a buzz with the cos test. Getting the “collar to stay on with basically binder clips (but stronger) we placed them on the helmet and made sure I could move around in the suit. By placing a fan at my back in the corset blowing up my back and into the helmet was a fantastic addition.
Then came all the Circular Gallifreyan. I thought, ‘This will be easy for me and only take a few hours.’ After DAYS of drawing on the circular gallifreyan I was spent. It’s a beautiful effect and I wouldn’t change it. From all the reference photos I had gathered I tried to make it as screen accurate as possible,but I didn’t have reference of the back of some pieces. I decided to write the names of those who helped me make the suit, the names of the Doctor actors, and the names of the CyberMaster Leader creature actor and the classic creature actor of the Cyberman as well.
Now it’s about packing this thing in a suitcase and making sure it doesn’t get munched before getting there. Good vibes Geeks and we will see you at the con!
Stay Mythic out there Geeks!
Jan 29- Feb 5 Weeks left : 1
It’s so close Geeks! The excitement is starting to show up.
All pieces have been Plasti-dipped but still need a coat of Silver and a black acrylic was for the shadows to really define the pieces. Putting on the pieces and starting to wear it feels surreal. I can’t believe we made this! The helmet needs more work and needs the “collar” as well as the Mohawk piece with the light. I’m hoping the collar fits the helmet perfectly.
In the shop, Appa gives me a hand shake of luck as we start to assemble the last bits of the costume. We put Velcro on the bicep pieces to wrap around my arm, but really spent most of the time placing Worbla over the helmet (except the faceplate) to give the helmet the stability it will need to hold up the collar and keep its shape.
Worbla is a funny material. If you haven’t used it before, Worbla is a thermoplastic that when heated becomes malleable and almost leathery. Once it cools it is a hard, ridged, cut table plastic. It took all three of us to hold the helmet steady, heat up the Worbla and meld it around the helmet. It sticks to itself so you have to be careful that while heating it doesn’t touch anything you don’t want it to. It cooled quickly and I tried it on. It was hitting hard against my nose!!! An easy fix. We placed some cheek pads that will sit on my cheeks and take all the pressure off my nose. It worked!
Next week, I need to paint, put on the circular gallifreyan, and make the cape. Time is running out! Anyone have a TARDIS so I can get some more time on this?!?!
Stay Mythic out there Geeks!
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