7 years ago I started my first Sakizo Costume.
And with this Costume I would also like to start my new Section "Making of" to bring a little Life to my Blog.
Greets Prince Emerald from Sakizo Artbook "Romantic Jewels - Gentleman -"
The Idea arose with two Friends for a Masquerade.
There are two Tutorials to go with this.
Since the Photos and the whole Documentation at that Time are very old, there won't be too many Pictures!
Before I start with a Costume, I list every Detail. So I have an Overview of Material and what everything has to be sewn and built.
Some small Parts are manufactured or modified by myself. Gems and Buttons are recolored or, as here, Hooks for the Jacket are wrapped with a Thread in the correct Color.
I have drawn all the Patterns on this Costume in clean Paperpattern to get a good Overview. How big and wide is the Pattern? What does it look like exactly? What do I have to consider when I reconstruct it? With this Copy it makes it easier to handle.
This Pattern will follow as a Tutorial.
Of course you can't do everything yourself.
Shoes are bought and modified as appropriate. Here is a before / after Picture.
At the same Time, everything can go wrong, like buying a Wig.
So what happend if you try to find a good Wig for your next Costume and bought One at Ebay? Right - you got a wrong One. After some Contacts and Discusses with the Seller, he sent me a second Wig. But still the Wrong. In the End I was able to find a suitable Wig.
Sometimes Costume parts are sewn that never will be seen or of which you can only see a small Part.
The Shirt and the Vest are Part of this. The Shirt still makes the most Sense because you can see the Collar and Sleeves. But - for whatever Reason - I found it very "logical" to sew a Vest for this small Part below the green Jacket, where you can only see a few Centimeters of something black.
Advantage: if you go to a Masquerade in Winter, you will not freeze with all these Layers of Fabric. Of course, can be all the more Disadvantageous in Summer.
Despite everything, it feels very elegant to have a Vest with all these individual Parts.
And since we're talking about individual Parts: you can't always sew everything together as one Part. Unfortunately, sometimes there are more Parts than you planned. So also the Frontsleeve Pieces. 7 Years later, I would take a different Approach, but I'm still like the Result.
At the same Time, all single Pieces for the green Jacket could be put together. Always a Highlight when the Costume takes Shape after a long Time and Work.
As mentioned at the Beginning, there were unfortunately not too many Pictures, which has changed over the Time of all the Making of Costumes. So it can still happen that here and there a Costume has very little Progress Pictures, but other Costumes even more so.
So at the End here a final Collage of the finished Costume (the Gemstones for the Belt dried that Day, so only 3 Pieces were attached).