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Varrica Tethras by shushuwafflez
Varrica Tethras
Photo by HM Cosplay Photography (…)
Costume by myself.

This is my first time doing a genderbend cosplay. I absolutely love Varric from Dragon Age and I absolutely loved cosplaying this. It's no where close to finished since I still need to finish the tunic and I have many other parts I plan to finish. I had just rushed to make the tunic and corset for an event. The tunic is completely machine embroidered with metallic thread. I'm really happy how that came together.

Still have the following I plan to make for this costume
~pants (for this photo I just had grabbed what I had)
~Other accessories.
Esther's Collar Re detailed by shushuwafflez
Esther's Collar Re detailed
Recently I've been working on my Esther costume again. I've not been very happy with the result since I rushed a lot of the outfit. I just refinished the collar and added details the way I always wanted. I'm very happy with how it looks now and I'm moving on to making the details for the back next ^_^
Sunset Dragon Bellassom Gijinka Breakdown by shushuwafflez
Sunset Dragon Bellassom Gijinka Breakdown
I fell in love with this design when Sunset Dragon first posted this. I waited and waited for it to be available for anyone to cosplay. I'm so happy that I will get the chance to work on it now ^_^

I drew out the different pieces and worked out the layers. So far I'm really liking what I see. I will start drafting the outfit next week!
Serenity Full Frontback by shushuwafflez
Serenity Full Frontback
This is what I was able to finish for the wedding! I gave the dress a high low skirt and a wide "V" lacing back. I'm really happy I was able to get this much done in just 5 days of work.

Once my friend is back from her honeymoon, we will be working to complete it. A slip on long with train skirt will be made, sleeves, circle details for top of the bodice and giant bow for the back. I can't wait to see it in it's final form! I've put in lot of work so far and I can't wait for her to wear this at Hal-con 2015!
Serenity Beading Details by shushuwafflez
Serenity Beading Details
didn't complete everything I wanted but the dress is at a wearable state for the big event! I'm very proud of what I was able to accomplish in just 5 days ^_^. I can't wait to complete the costume!

At the wedding, many people were floored by the dress. People were especially surprised that it was made by someone who was very young. I'm proud of my skills and how far I've come. I will keep making beautiful things that even those who don't know cosplay can appreciate!
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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toushirofreakXD Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist
Do you think you'll ever make a tutorial for what you do?
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.
Djinnduepuntozero Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav :)
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the watch
Eselia Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Oh thanks for adding my cosplays in your collection!
Really happy about it!
:happybounce: :squee: :happybounce: :squee: :happybounce: :squee: :happybounce: :squee: 
shushuwafflez Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem ^_^
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 )
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
2Dlover4231 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Your cosplays are so amazing!!! :D
shushuwafflez Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
>w<  thank you~
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