Monday, February 20, 2012

Project #2 - Rapunzel!

Project: Complete Rapunzel Costume
Deadline: May 5th, 2012 (Free Comic Book Day)

"When we last left our heroine..."

Hey, remember this gal?

She looks great! 

But she's incomplete!

That's right folks! There is MORE EMBROIDERY!

In particular, the flowers all along the hem, and the "dots" that embellish all of the embroidery, which I didn't have time to do back before Dragon Con.

Well, now the time has come to pick up the needle and embroidery floss once more. I've actually already gotten started a bit. More on that later.

The other thing that needs fixing is that Way-Too-Dark center brocade panel. I have the lighter shade of purple with which to replace it, but I'm not going to do that until just before my deadline (I want to see if I can lose a couple of inches from my waistline. If so, great. If not, ah well).

Why the May 5th deadline in particular, you may ask?

Because.... *drummroll*

May 5th is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!! (click the link to read all about it)

There's an antique toy store/comic book shop in my home town, and I'm friends with the owners. Last year they had a really fun outdoor event for Free Comic Book day, including a variety of comic book heroes in costume. Since I am always looking for an excuse to wear a costume, I am planning on participating this year! Last year I noticed lots of little kids having their picture taken with Batman, and I thought having Rapunzel around for pictures might also be fun for the kids.

Which brings me to my next point...

I really think I need to do proper Rapunzel hair to round out this costume.

Which means I will need to learn about wigs. 

In summary, by the deadline I need to:
  • Finish the embroidery
  • Replace the center panel
  • Make the hair 
Let the learning experience begin!

1 comment:

  1. More embroidery? I bow to your level of patience, which is infinitely more than mine even though I took up knitting. ;) And good luck with the wigs--can't help you on that one!


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