Sunday, September 13, 2009

In Progress

Current Work in Progress: Rose's Ballgown from Full Metal Alchemist.

I've wanted to do a hoopskirt for a long time, but I've kept putting it off for one reason or another. Finally at this last Dragon*con my favourite group commented on the possibility of Full Metal Alchemist, and I latched on to the idea of playing Rose. Her regular outfit wasn't nearly as fun as I wanted, so I remembered her awesome dress from the end. And thus it has begun.

I have about fifteen screenshots from the last DVD and I'm working on a composite sketch so I have something to work off of. My intent is to take as much time as it takes (I DO have a year) and make the costume right. I want straight seams and smooth lines. If this turns out the way I want it, I may even enter it in the Cosplay contest next year.

I intend to do proper undergarments (I already have a corset. Yay.) and I have a "reborn" baby doll from a phase I went through a few years ago to play the part of Rose's gate-opening infant.

I'll post progress as it occurs.