Tag: leather

Game of Thrones – Daario & Daenerys

Daario Naharis – Andy Webster, Fantasy Cosplayer
Daenerys – Chameleon
Game of Thrones

Count Dooku – Star Wars: Attack Of The Clones

Count Dooku, or Darth Tyranus. This was a commission for a friend of mine and took a go to get right. The first tunic I made, I didn’t like the look of the fabric, and on top of that the bloody arms were too tight! So I took apart the whole thing, repatterned the sleeves entirely and created this.

This has an extended centre dart to allow for the client’s shape, and a centre back seam for the same thing.

This has a velcro close to halfway down the tunic, allowing for ease of movement. The collar closes with hooks and eyes.

The belt patches are top stitched with dark thread, then attached to the belt with contact cement. The belt closes in the back with lacing.

The cloak is a linen/cotton mix from memory, really nice to work with and a great drape but lightweight enough to fly properly. It was interfaced with dark interfacing and wadded to get the right look. This took a lot of work at the toille stage to get the collar to stand up properly, adding in fabric, fitting, recutting etc, and I’m really pleased with the end result!
The lining is a standard antistatic lining. I had real trouble matching the original finish with the lining so went for a good colour instead. Again, it hangs well and moves nicely so I’m pleased.

The back collar is where the real fitting work happened. Result – Win.
This is the finished result, heading out to my client today! I’ll post photos up of him in his full kit once I get them sorted.

Boromir – The Surcoat Continues

Another Boromir update! The above shot, from AlleyCatScratch.com shows the waist detail. I started by chalking a guide line on the inside of the piece, folding it and stitching it at 0.5cm. Each of the four pieces were prepped like this.

The four pieces were then sewn together with the seams being pressed open. The centre back seam was stitched to just below waist length and left for the back split. The side seams were sewn to hem length.
Once the four pieces were sewn together I fitted it to my model, over a thick jumper and the chainmail. It needed taking in on the centre back waist and sides, so I marked it up and did all the adjustments, then trimmed it to just above his toes.
Once I was happy with it I looked at the edging, shown here – 

Aside from the trim, which I still need to find, this has what looks like a slight piped edge. I found very thin piping cord and rolled the edge around it to create this –

Full back and side shots over the chainmail, after adjustments – I now need to do the shoulder pieces and the basic construction will be done. 

This screencap from the film shows a cap sleeve (If anyone can remember the correct term, shout me, it has slipped my mind right now!) and a relatively narrow shoulder, then yet more trim. Now the cap sleeves are on it just needs hemming, the decorative stitches adding to the waist and the trim adding. I’m considering embroidering the trim as I have yet to find anything close.
Next up – To London! Fabric sourcing for the gambon, overshirt and trim! 

Boromir – Fellowship, Surcoat Begins

Sourcing materials! Dark blue leather, brown leather and chainmail.
The entire skin is larger than my cutting table!

Surcoat patterned and cut – I’m going to add in the waist seam for strength and the decorative top stitching. I’ve also patterned the gambeson and acquired a horn and replica sword.

Next stage: Sourcing the other materials. To Goldhawk!

Boromir – Fellowship Outfit, Referencing

Building this alongside my Eowyn build (and a few million other projects) – Boromir’s outfit from Fellowship of the Ring. Photos sourced from AlleyCatScratch.com

Dark blue (some sources say black, it always looked blue to me) surcoat, red undershirt with dark red or black collar and heavily embroidered sleeve cuff.
Padded silver gambeson – This is never actually seen given that it’s covered by chainmail, gloves, gauntlets and the over shirt. It’s still damn pretty though, and protects from the chainmail.

Here you can see the chainmail sleeves are actually attached to an undergarment to save on weight. I may do this at some point but for now I’m using full body chainmail.

This is the full costume, worn with his first cloak instead of the Lothlorien cloak.

Dredd & Anderson – Photo by Ash Mansfield

Judge Dredd and Judge Anderson at Thought Bubble Leeds, 2014.

Dredd costume by Dredd
Anderson costume by OddTogs

Photo by Ash Mansfield.

Out with Dredd for a day, shooting perps and taking names. #judgeanderson #judgedredd #ad2000 #dredd #dredd2012 #oddtogs #galacticknights #anderson #dreddcosplay #cosplay #judgecosplay #instacool #costume #cosplay #leather #lawgiver #blonde #blondehair #bodyarmour #wigancomiccon #wigan

Judge Anderson and Judge Dredd today.

Judge Anderson costume made and modelled by OddTogs.
Judge Dredd costume made and modelled by Judge Dredd.

Worn at Wigan Comic Con.

I frickin love my Anderson kit!

Judge Anderson at #ukge14

#ad2000 #judgedredd #judgeanderson #youlookready #dredd #leather #ukgamesexpo (at Hilton Birmingham Metropole)

OddTogged – the Archive. Stuff from years ago, photographed last year. Aliens playing dress up.

#oddtogs #alien #bodymakeup #scales #bluegirl #fetish #costume #cosplay #instacool #leather #pvc #vinyl (at AMW Photography)