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East Witch WIP Garment Breakdown by shushuwafflez
East Witch WIP Garment Breakdown

I know many have asked to see my process from planning to finish. I'm pretty terrible about documenting my thoughts, but I'm putting real efforts to do my best. I'm getting back to slowly working on stuff again and drawing really helped clear my mind.

Step one to planning a costume is to look at the very base of an outfit with no details. It's helpful to figure out silhouettes and construction. This is also the best time to break down costume into various pieces. This will allow figuring out what fabric characteristics I'm looking for and what pattern I need to achieve the right shape. Just remember that having a good foundation will really help carry your design.

Next step is to take the individual parts and decide on textile and flat details (fabric choice, embroidery and other close to fabric details). Every design for me comes in 3 layers of details and construction. Keep following me to see the next 2!

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Alice Royal Dress Commission WIP by shushuwafflez
Alice Royal Dress Commission WIP
This costume took 190+ pieces to complete. It was such a paint cutting out all the pieces and then utilizing them all. the extra care I took was worth it though.
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Alice Royal Dress Commission by shushuwafflez
Alice Royal Dress Commission
This was quite a project to do. It's lot more intimidating then I thought at a first glance. It took roughly 190 pieces of fabric to create this piece. I have a brand new appreciation of the work it takes to make this one. Congrats to all those who have made this outfit in the past. It's no easy feat!
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I have lot of things I'm doing between now till NYCC so I can't really work on my own costumes. That being said, I'm going to Katsucon 2016 and I'm planning out what i'd like to have ready for the event. I'm having hard time choosing that 1 large gown costume I would really like to have for the event. I thought about julietta drawn by Sakizo, or one of the many beautiful gowns from Empress of China, but now I'm thinking about possibly making something Trinity Blood again. 

If I were to do a TB costume, I'm not sure if I'd like to make a new character, or make Seth. I leveled up a lot since my last Seth costume, and I feel like I can do so many things better. In other words, I want to out do myself. There were lot of elements that I've always wished to do different and I always wanted to make all the props properly. Now I feel like I can do that with all my skill improvements. I still have LONG way to go before I can even start on costumes so I'll think on it ^_^

I have 1 confirmed costume for Katsu debut. I'm making Lady Varric (genderbend) from Dragon Age! I'm pretty obsessed and I can't wait to make it. I plan to work with real leather to make the coat as well. I love coats and jackets so much! I'm very excited for this costume. I'll be focusing a lot on props with this one since the sewing elements aren't overly difficult. I can't wait to make Bianca! This costume made me realize that it's good to have 2 different styles of costumes to work on that will help me concentrate on different elements of cosplay. With Varric I'm focusing more on the props, but with the gown projects its all sewing.

Anyways, I'm starting to get better and feeling healthier. I can't wait to get back in to the swing of things again ^_^
I've been super MIA everywhere. I just needed the time away from everything to try to figure things out. I decided to keep cosplay personal. I won't be doing commissions anymore and keep a personal enjoyment. I will be focusing on designing and selling various things instead. I already had a very successful sale at a local event with my prototype items. Next time I will be selling at NYCC and I look forward to it. It's a huge opportunity.

Next time I work on cosplay will be not till November. I plan to work on Lady Varric (dragon age group), and a gown from Sakizo's artbook. Hope to start getting back in to sharing and out going online again!
I have lot of things I'm doing between now till NYCC so I can't really work on my own costumes. That being said, I'm going to Katsucon 2016 and I'm planning out what i'd like to have ready for the event. I'm having hard time choosing that 1 large gown costume I would really like to have for the event. I thought about julietta drawn by Sakizo, or one of the many beautiful gowns from Empress of China, but now I'm thinking about possibly making something Trinity Blood again. 

If I were to do a TB costume, I'm not sure if I'd like to make a new character, or make Seth. I leveled up a lot since my last Seth costume, and I feel like I can do so many things better. In other words, I want to out do myself. There were lot of elements that I've always wished to do different and I always wanted to make all the props properly. Now I feel like I can do that with all my skill improvements. I still have LONG way to go before I can even start on costumes so I'll think on it ^_^

I have 1 confirmed costume for Katsu debut. I'm making Lady Varric (genderbend) from Dragon Age! I'm pretty obsessed and I can't wait to make it. I plan to work with real leather to make the coat as well. I love coats and jackets so much! I'm very excited for this costume. I'll be focusing a lot on props with this one since the sewing elements aren't overly difficult. I can't wait to make Bianca! This costume made me realize that it's good to have 2 different styles of costumes to work on that will help me concentrate on different elements of cosplay. With Varric I'm focusing more on the props, but with the gown projects its all sewing.

Anyways, I'm starting to get better and feeling healthier. I can't wait to get back in to the swing of things again ^_^

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:icontoushirofreakxd:
toushirofreakXD Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist
Do you think you'll ever make a tutorial for what you do?
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shushuwafflez Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Is really hard for me to find time to put one together. It's always on my mind.
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Djinnduepuntozero Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav :)
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the watch
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Eselia Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013   Artisan Crafter
omfg 
Oh thanks for adding my cosplays in your collection!
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Really happy about it!
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shushuwafflez Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem ^_^
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MirroredValkyrie Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was wondering what program you use for your embroidery, and what you use to digitize patterns. Also what machine are you using that makes such wonderful designs!?

(and maybe if you have or know of a good tutorial for digitizing XD )
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shushuwafflez Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I used the digitizing software by singer I got with my machine.
I basically made a vector image using Illustrator and then load it in to the software to render it in to proper format.

I'm not sure if there are good tutorials. I just figured it out by trial and error.
sorry I couldn't be more of a help
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2Dlover4231 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Your cosplays are so amazing!!! :D
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shushuwafflez Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
>w<  thank you~
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