My Sif cosplay project is coming along nicely. It seems there are never enough hours in the day, but I’m checking things off my list whenever I can. I am getting more and more excited about this project as I see it coming together. I really resemble Sif physically and think this could really be an attention getter at WonderCon and ComicCon.
The leg armor is still being reshaped, slowly but surely. I have a few adjustments to make on it, but it’s looking better and better! I’m still deciding what buckle design to go with, there are so many choices!
I have all of my fabrics and have started cutting. I’m very happy with my choices, but again, I’m stumped. I love the fabric that I got for Sif’s cape, but I can’t decide if I want to line it with white or red. The red is more accurate for the character, but the white will make the rest of the outfit stand out more. The comic geek and the costumer inside me are at war over this. Right now the comic geek is winning. We will see…
Top to bottom: Fur for Sif’s cape, red yummy fabric for Sif’s cape, white leather for Sif’s skirt, red imitation leather for different cosplay
The big news is that my Sif headpiece arrived!! I’m so excited! It’s always very nerve-wracking for me to have pieces commissioned. I’m a huge perfectionist and don’t like handing control and money over to someone else. I procrastinated for months before I finally bit the bullet and got in touch with a leather craftsman from the SCA. I originally asked for white because I assumed it would be easier to get than silver. WRONG. Evidently, silver leather paint is easier and lasts longer than white. So with very specific directions and many emails in the last few weeks I signed the most important piece of this cosplay off to a total stranger.
And damn am I happy with the results!
An Asgardian goddess is born!
I’m taking pictures as I tackle the cloak/cape. I’ll post info on that when there is more to see.