Almost there

October 19th, 2014

I’m getting pretty close on finishing my Rhyme cosplay! Here’s what I have so far.

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Since last time I’ve…

  • trimmed the bangs on the wig
  • dyed the shirt
  • made the hat
  • made the skull pin

I dyed the shirt twice so far, and I’m considering putting it into a dye bath again. When the shirt is wet, I feel like the color is perfect, but of course when it dries, it looks lighter. I’d like the color to be just a tad darker.

The first time I dyed it, I used 1/2 teaspoon tangerine and 1 teaspoon tan. The color was too peachy and then too much of it washed out, so it was too light. The second time, I used equal parts tangerine and tan (1/2 teaspoon each), which got it a bit darker and to the right color. I might repeat that last step one more time.

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Rhyme’s shirt progress

October 15th, 2014

I’ve finished sewing Rhyme’s shirt! I started with white cotton jersey, so that I could dye it to the right color afterwards. I ran into the same problem I had with Zia’s fabrics. When I found a fabric with the color I liked, it wasn’t the right type of fabric and vice versa.

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You might also be wondering why I bothered to sew her shirt instead of buying one. I wanted the fit to be close to how she’s drawn.

  • I made the shirt fitted towards the top, but it flares out towards the bottom.
  • The sleeves are long and go past my knuckles.
  • The collar is wider than usual.
  • The shoulder is wider so that the sleeves start past my shoulder.

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Rhyme’s shorts – finished!

October 12th, 2014

I finished Rhyme’s shorts! I had a minor setback because I forgot to buy buttons, so I couldn’t finish them until today XD;;

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Since last time, I’ve added the top overalls part, which hangs over the front and back. Like the shorts, the overalls are lined with a thin broadcloth, and then I folded the edges over to create a border.

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