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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:15 am    Post subject: Senatorial Leia Build Log Reply with quote

Hi, I just wanted a place to put my build log and such for later on.


Dress:

- Used Pam's pattern exactly. http://chucrew.com/Leia/dresspattern.html
- drew it out on wrapping paper
- made a muslin copy

-decided it worked for me, did the same thing with the real fabric, which is the Jet Set from Joann's. Fabric: https://www.joann.com/sew-classic-knits-jet-set/prd32706.html

** don't forget to stop for the slits while sewing on both sides of the dress on both copies**
- commission Cosplay Meg for the belt https://www.facebook.com/CosplayMeg/
-buy boots (TBD if I like them or not) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FYX2N5Y/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1




Hair Buns:

Amazon Spree:
Hair: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07K89PFZM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Base wig: (TBD if I like it or not)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MGZX8TT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Comb Clip:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075MW1BL3/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Also needed but no links:
- 12 gauge/ 2mm wire from the floral department of michael's
- hair nets
- color matching bobby pins
- hot glue as needed in random places while still follwing the tutorial

Here's the tutorial I used: http://www.forum.rebellegion.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=38334&fbclid=IwAR1c42i5sqS6Gc8Nd1_vlRSbJ1-ziy6OPKQ_2-Bv9F23KTigTJCgXzSBnnA

Notes:
- it doesn't really need tape wrapped around the wire (I struggled with that part for some reason and skipped over it, I just used hot glue in places where it was needed)
- be careful and gentle when handling the long pieces of unbraided hair, it's a pain
- easier as a two person job, one person on either end of the wire
- 12 gauge fits between the teeth og the combs linked above perfectly.

My buns!:



Made another single bun, need to make another tomorrow to have two pairs, just in case. Also, making uns is frustrating but kind of fun.

Boots came in, snipped off the buckles and snipped the stretch in the back a little wider to accommodate my wide calves.

Wig came in, wouldn't work for me. Sending it back.Mad Ordered another wig, this time the Chibi from arda-wigs.com in Spanish brown. I have to wait to see if the wig color matches the buns I've already made or if I have to make a new set with a new hair color.

Wig:
Color comparing right now, it looks like I might be okay, but I won't know for sure until the wig gets here.

I plan to follow Cosplay Meg's tutorial for handling the base wig and what not.
Tutorial: https://aminoapps.com/c/cosplay/page/blog/princess-leia-wig-tutorial/bMUo_u8ml5Zm1l1QkDeBbkE0rnjmBr

Things going on now:
- waiting on belt from Meg
- waiting on fabric to cut out and sew the second layer of the dress, and therefore start to complete the dress (should be Thursday now)
-waiting on hairnets and bobbypins to put on buns (pic is without both, just hair spray) (Should be tomorrow)
- need to sew the seams on the first layer of the dress
-make at least one more bun with the hair I still have left over so I have two sets.
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PatchworkPirate (Courtney Hudgens)
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just FYI, the Spanish Brown is a lot lighter than #4 in braiding hair. My wig/buns are in #4 while my old wig was Spanish Brown. The color in the arda photo is pretty spot-on, so your buns may be too dark. If you like, I'll send you the link to the wig I bought (lace pigtail wig) that I stubbed if I can find it.

So far you've got a lot of amazing progress! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking great so far!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leia wig is done! Here are some pictures. I followed Meg's tutorial here: https://aminoapps.com/c/cosplay/page/blog/princess-leia-wig-tutorial/bMUo_u8ml5Zm1l1QkDeBbkE0rnjmBr






The wig has a nice, clean part in the back and a slightly messy zig-zag part in the front to take away the bangs.

Still sewing the dress, I'm having to hand sew it because my machine eats it, no matter what needle and foot I try using. It's annoying but I'm getting there. Working on the hems at the bottom and the keyhole. Next is the collar.
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