Right now I'm working on the wig,silver suit and gun for the last remake.
-last remake will be debuted maybe 2011, if everything goes fine. The whole costume is long finished, but I haven't find the mood nor the time or money to show it at a con (can't go to gamescom this year sadly.) so maybe gamescom 2011 or 2012.
This costume is my first and very hard to make, but I love it.
I need good photos, since I didn't do any pics with all my props (You'd be surprised how many props I have but have never shown, because I can't/won't take them to the cons)
I made parts of the costume new over the years and it improved slowly. (And I don't want to think HOW much money I've spend for every part I made completely new.......)
I'm not satisfied with it at the moment.
So the last remake will be debuted at the gamescom 2011 or 2012. The wig bothers me most... I'll try to find a way to make it look more natural.... Since my hair gets platinum blonde if I bleach it (and no matter what I try it will still be platinum blonde or WHITE... and I even let it bleached by professionals) and The Boss has naturally a more middle/ash-blonde I need to find a way to make the wig nice looking.
Funny thing about this: I never planned to "cosplay" her. I didn't even knew that something like Cosplay existed when I started with this costume... I just loved The Boss and her outfit and wanted to dress up like her for once.
It took me a year to make it (with veeery big brakes because I hadn't a reason to finish it as fast as possible, since I got all the time of the world) and by accident I heard about the big cosplay and convention thing..well.. and since I've always read about a con called AnimagiC since I was 15 (? cant remember right) in a magazine and wanted to visit such a con for once I finished my costume and took it to the con and formed a group with friends.
Now if I look back I think my very first try was really horrible <_<° and the funny thing is: 2 of our skit-members jumped off 2 days before the con..so we just asked 2 friends of one of our group members, if they wanted to jump in. we changed our skit last minute and we even made the first place at the group competition *lol*
We wouldn't dreamed of such a thing! NEVER! We just went there to have fun and bring the audience a little fun, by making a mockery of ourselves.
So the win was a really big and nice surprise.
Today I think others would've deserved it more...but well *shrug* all that matters is that the audience had fun.
The only difficulty I have with this costume is, that there are NO suiting locations around...
Well we have LOTS of woods around here..but a wood isn't the same as a jungle... and you can't enter most facility buildings here or they doesn't come close to the ingame buildings at all...
We have horses here and there around here BUT most of the owners wouldn't lend (for money) you their horses... I can ride, since I did horse-riding when I was little. And even if... most people here just have brown, black or multi-color horses haha.. white ones (and especially Andalusian horse) are rare or even none around here *le sigh*
And don't let me talk about white narcissus-flower fields.
yellow narcissus flowers? yes,
tall? no -.-
SO I hope I'll find the perfect location ONE day.
Good thing about this costume: I can wear it even if I turn 40 *lol*
well....I don't think I will cosplay at this age anymore.... who knows? People and Times change as easily as the wind does.
I've rambled enough now.
Time I needed to construct costume:
years... since I started sewing it 2005 and finished/debuted it first in 2006.
The last remake of the costume will be seen 2011/2012 or whenever I have the time and mood to show it finally. I hope to do this with a big group. I planned to show it at gamescom this year (2010) but sadly to money-issues and time-issues 8will be moving again) I can't go anymore. sadly.
I would call it a 8/10.
There are many tiny details that most people haven't even recognized. It tooks a LOT of research to get every detail. The bodysuit isn't easy to sew, since everything needs to be skintight.
Sewing with very thick leather was a pain..since my sewing machine couldn't sew through it *lol* I need to make the leather parts by hand.
Infos about the costume construction:
Bodysuit: machine sewn
Leatherbody,gloves + arm parts: sewn by hand
various details: hand sewn onto the suit.
All I could do...was watch in silence
I was set up by the very country I'd sacrificed so much for...
by the very government... I'd dedicated my life to defending. I was driven from the surface world. And I went underground
One must live and one must die
No victory no defeat
I'm loyal to the end. to my purpose.
The world must be made whole again
First place at the Group-Cosplay competition.