An hour to spare

My everyday life allows not really all that much other than studies, parenting, and of course the most basic needs. I have my tricks to get time for, in this case, my cosplay. I read all of my course books in advance if I can, to have self-study days available for cosplay. Yesterday I used the time available when my kid had fell asleep. It's maybe one, two hours in the evening before I go to bed. If I have prepared everything else such as eating dinner, arranged for tomorrow (be it school, washing time or another), and the like, I can use those hours.
 
What I did do was some details on the shaft, adjust the fit slightly, and sketch out a bit how it should be.
joint filler is on the way so I can fix joints and other things too. This is what I've enjoyed the most, details!. I of course look forward to painting too!
 
Today I'm home with the little one, but I've still been able to do one thing, and that is to redraw Asheis shoes. It looks like she has flat shoes but I decided to change them into wedges because I have such big feet. Size 40 with a wierd curve at the front of the shoe would look a little clowny. Getting a bit longer legs using heels isn't all that bad either!

 
As you can see there isn't much change really, I think even this becomes more similar than if it were flat shoes. The shoes I'm going to have as a base are the black ones in the picture. They are on their way, the last one in my size so I was lucky!
About a week ago I ordered free samples from the site
 Wonderflex WorldI have no experience of the more expensive materials cosplayers use to make armor, weapons and accessories(since this is my first time). In the sample, there were two different thicknesses of Fosshape, and some Wonder Flex. All are thermoplastics and wonderflex can also be glued to itself when it is heat activated. I have not experimented with this yet, but promises to show when I do My Costumes has all sorts of cosplay related things and they also have a larger sample, but it costs 10 euros to order. There, among other testing materials are Worblas finest, Worbla deco art pellets and CobraCast. I'm eager to try it in the future! Right now I feel a little too much like a beginner, and would love to explore the potential of craft foam. So far it all goes well, and with a little sealant to hide seams with, I think you can do almost everything with just craft foam or foam rubber.

 
 

Cosplay workshop II

Hi! Two day workshop with Anna and two other classmates just passed. Thought I'd start by showing what I had made before these days.
Forearm Armor of craft foam, a little piece from a camping mattress, insulation strip and a lot of glue, of course.
I'm not very happy with how they look, where the larger part meets the slightly smaller but sanding and smoothing should probably fix that.

 
Tried to calm my concerns about the corset part. Ashei has much higher bosom and longer waist than me, so in the absence of other things to do, I made a drawing of my body shape, and then drew on the corset tailored to my body. Little details disappear unfortunately because they do not fit. Sucks not being able to make an exact duplicate: (
 
TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY
Knitting, jewelery making and drawing was what those who didnät take on crazy cosplay projects did these days. Me and Anna did our crazy beginner projects for NärCon Summer! Anna worked on Noah's wings, they are sooo pretty!
Of course, you could
do a lot of other things with the parts ;)
All the little pieces were sanded to perfection.
 
My project for the day was to fix the little imperfections and start adding all the details on the forearm armor.
 
I unfortunately had to change some things to get the right proportions on them. Ashei apparently has longer forearms than me too. I'll just photo bomb everything I've made these days!
 
Looks like a happy old man with a swirly moustache!
 
The others also thought they looked like cakes
 
Two finished pieces!
We watched the swedish thriller series "De drabbade" while crafting.
Started on the wrist pieces, but didn't finish.
Trying them on. I'm very happy that I didn't use the method I'd planned from the beginning with styrene and hot glue!
 

Cosplay workshop I

Me and a friend had a workshop at my place last friday. The friend in question is also making her very first cosplay, Noa from Sky Doll! Here you can read and look at her progress so far. It's very rewarding to have someone close (we attend the same program at Konstfack) that shares your hobby. We can give each other advise, cheer and help each other in the journey to the finished cosplays!
My sewing machine wouldn't work with her fabric so it was hard for her to get anything done. I forgot to take pictures of what she was doing, so unfortunately you can only see my crafts from Friday. Hopefully this was just the first stage of many cozy cosplayworkshops!
 
I started on the armor parts for the calf and I was finished except for the part at the very bottom that sticks out before the "shoe" begins.
There was a little snag before I got to the right look that also allowed me to move freely.
The foam I purchased are all sorts of different colors, so it will be rainbowAshei before I spraypaint it.
 
The fur is from an old hat that I bought at a thrift shop. It consisted of these straps soon together. Lucky me cause these straps where just the right size!
Couldn't resist trying it out<3
 
Right now I'm working on the lower piece of the arm! It'll be fabulooous~