Art links and upcoming events.
Great times were had, but no places were changed...
In this tutorial I will walk through the process of making a collapsible PVC staff such as this:
The staff is made up of PVC pipe with a shock cord inserted through the middle to keep the sections together.
First, we will gather the materials.
Well life got in the way for a while and I haven't had a chance to work on costumes for a while. On the plus side, we finally got the floor down in the cosplay room so I don't roll towards the middle of the room whenever I sit down. Have a bunch of in-progress pics to post but am trying to finish Dalian for a photoshoot. Here is a step-by-step of Rajamitsu getting dressed which shows what has been completed so far.
Raj's ramblings on ACen 2013!
Hoo boy, this got wordy. Anyway, my summary and thoughts on Shuto Con 2013.
Once all of the hoop channels have been pinned it is time to actually sew the channels to the twill tape. The hoop steel is removed from the channels and set aside so the channels can be sewn. I also learned that you have to be very careful moving the cage at this point because it is easy to get everything tangled up and end up with a mess.
Here you can see the boning channels pinned to the twill tape.
Spent some time getting back to work on the crenoline for the dress. Since, I'm modifing the dress from the original pattern, I had to recalculate the heights using a scaled drawing and then line up all the hoops in the correct spot before sewing. Here I am going to detail the process for attaching the first set of hoops.
Continued working on Sinbad when taking a break from teaching how to make hakima. Finally got the shirt completed and just need to finish up with the robe.