#TBT to this shoot with @adwsphotos 🙌🏻 I know all I’ve done recently is moan about being ill, but today I’ve finally seen a doctor and had a blood test so hopefully soon I’ll find out what the fuck is wrong with me and be able to get back to being a normal human! #redhair#bodysuit#makeup#ginger#freckles
Today’s progress on Rogue’s bodysuit! I am modifying @yayahan ‘s m7341 pattern to make the front a one piece and then adding in the contrasting leg panels tomorrow. It’s been quite a challenge to adjust the body suit but I’m really hoping I can pull I off! Hopefully I’ll add sleeves and half of the legs tomorrow ! Then I’ll make adjustments to the sizing one I’m in the right corset and underwear. -Red #rogue#roguecosplay#xmen#xmencosplay#plussizecosplay#plussizecosplayer#bodysuit
Mold-making extravaganza: part deux! ✌
The first layer of silicone is the most critical, as it records every detail of the sculpture's surface. It should be thin so we can check that it's completely bubble-free, especially in tiny crevices like ear canals. A straw helps blow and pop any bubbles before the silicone cures (I don't have an air compressor 😔). Mistakes on the first layer will carry through to every single reproduction, so be careful!
In these pics I've moved on to the second layer of silicone, which I've tinted black to make sure I don't miss any spots. I've made it thin as well. I plan to do two more layers like this, as per the manufacturer's advice 🤓
Simple as it is, I found this pose to be REALLY unusual for a mold, for a lot of reasons that are tricky to explain (bug me in the comments if it's unclear): basically the hole through which the casting material will be poured (e.g. plaster, resin or wax) is usually the lowest point in the sculpture. In other words, its resting surface. In this case, however, the legs dangle below the resting surface. That means that, for a solid cast, I cannot simply invert the mold and pour the material. I will need to tilt the mold so I can pour the casting material into the legs and let it harden before I can pour the material into the rest of the body. Another major problem is the fact that the elbows and hands make up a lot of different and tiny points of contact with the resting surface. Those should all be holes, but I could not think of a way to leverage them that didn't make construction of the mold really complicated. I spent days imagining hypothetical molds, tilting and pouring imaginary resin in them and getting super lost along the way. In the end the simplest gamble was to leave a hole under each elbow, and a square shaped one under the butt.
Constructing my pattern for Pitohui has taken me the last 2 weekends 😥 I made a mockup of Yaya Han's bodysuit pattern and modified it to fit me (that pattern's crotch is all kinds of wrong..). I then drew new seam lines for Pito's bodysuit onto that as I wore it. Then I transfered the new lines onto my fitted Yaya pattern and traced those onto the green paper, adding seams and notches. 😥😥😥 Fingers crossed this all sews up properly because I've never properly learnt how to construct patterns... #cosprogress#sewing#sewingpattern#pattern#cospain#costume#bodysuit