Cosplay Update 2 – making templates

So I chose another delightfully warm (and humid) weekend to wrap myself in clingfilm and tape in the name of cosplay progress. This is officially the start of the … I’ll call it chest plate, though it only covers the upper half of my chest, but I don’t know what else to call it.

I had to enlist help for this one, because it goes around my back – plus I had to keep my arms still so I could get the coverage I needed. My husband kindly assisted (which of course had nothing to do with the fact I had to stand there for ages in just my bra) and even added suggestions, like marking where bra straps were and so forth. He’s a bit of a perfectionist, which was helpful – he made sure that his markings were even on all sides – I’m far more slapdash than he is!

I took pictures of the finished template on my dressmaker’s dummy, rather than having pictures of me half-dressed! It needs chopping up a bit before it gets transferred to paper, but you get the idea.


And of course, my husband decided to leave me a memento of the experience, in sharpie … Sigh.

Written by: Lulu

I’m best described as a jack of all trades type - I have a lot of interests and tend to bounce sporadically from one to another, picking up new ones on the way. Predominantly I make things and read. I do play console games (I think at present I own three four consoles that fight for space), but even then I wouldn’t say I play one type of game more than any other. I’m a big final fantasy fan, but I also like puzzle games and FPS. There are plenty more console games enthusiasts on here though, so I’ll be sticking to reviewing tabletop games. I grew up with a culture of playing board games with my family frequently, especially Hero Quest with my dad. Whenever we have a social gathering, which is usually every other weekend, we inevitably play at least one board game. Then there’s the making of things. My current list of enthusiasms includes crochet, embroidery, clothes making and cosplay, bags, leather work, some jewellry, plushies of all shapes and sizes and some other random bits and pieces. You can read all about my nerd-craft in my blog and if you’re interested and willing to part with some cash, I do take commissions on certain things. If you can think it, I can probably make it out of something - just ask!

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