So, was derp today & got a whole bunch of things for TWO Gakupo cosplays: Duke Venomania from the 7 Deadly Sins series & his White Camellia outfit (also, if you know what video this is from, please comment with a link or the name of the song this costume’s from; new to the fandom & catching up with Gakupo stuff has been a b***h). Here’s a picture of both:
I’m working on the frilly stuff for Duke Venomania since I recently purchased a ruffler foot for my sewing machine (which I may need to return/exchange since it doesn’t seem to fit) & have been able to start work on his cravat/jabot (also, here’s a sweet tutorial on how to use them here). Bought some ribbons & fabric from Jo-Ann today, got the cravat/jabot stone from Ebay (this is the seller but the listing ended) the other day, already own some black boots (the same I used for my V. Baldren cosplay), buying the white pants on Amazon, can borrow a white shirt from my Dad or buy one for cheap at Wal-Mart or Burlington Coat Factory, bought some nail polish stick-ons from Amazon today, I’m making the sleeves out of a mixture of the fabric I’m using for the cravat & lace, & the wig I’m buying from here or here on Ebay with minimal styling for Duke Venomania & here for his White Camellia outfit. The purple overcoat is going to be kinda super tedious but not impossible.
This is all I have of the White Camellia outfit so far:
The fedora I got from here on Amazon. I bought a purple belt from here on Ebay but it’s a darker shade than his lilac color. I also considered getting the white belt & dyeing it a lighter shade of purple, but I’m trying to buy materials to match the tie I already own from Akio’s cosplay with the wig being the lightest shade of purple for the whole cosplay for convenience sake. I’m almost tempted to get a darker color wig & style it the way it is for his White Camellia outfit but I’m just too lazy for that ~.~ The only things left to obtain are some more flourishings (the belt chain, etc) & I’m looking at buying his rose thing for his suit pocket from either Ebay (lilac colored) or Etsy (rainbow colored), however, I am leaning more towards the awesome rainbow colored one >.>
All in all, I have a lot for both either done or it’s easy to acquire/little to assemble, so it won’t take me that long to finish putting everything together in time for Katsucon ’14. However, tomorrow (9/22/13) I need to buy some more white thread (since mine’s sux) & potentially switch to using the gatherer foot for my sewing machine to make some examples for one of my Etsy listings (Gothic/Victorian styled sleeve add-ons).
Also, some awesome tutorials for how to make ruffled cravats/jabots:
Granted, as soon as I finish making mine for Duke Venomania, I plan to add this to my Etsy shop as well as having as many customization options as possible. Lastly, I would greatly appreciate it if you shared any/all info. you have on Gakupo (namely his different costumes & such) as I’m trying to get an idea of all of his costumes & I would love to slowly work my way through cosplaying all of his awesome outfits ^.^