I made Phoenix for Sci-Fi Expo, February 2014.
I actually started back in October (??) of last year but the spandex I bought ended up being too thin....which I only realized after I'd made the green part of the leotard and tried it on.
Long story short, I had to make another entire unitard in black to wear under this one so that the patterns on under things weren't entirely visible (yes, the green was that absurdly thin and I suppose I'm am a bit of a goof for not realizing this before purchase).
All the gold bits are sew directly to the unitard for a seamless look. I spent a ridiculous amount of time repatterning my boots/gloves in order to reduce the seams (as I feel seams are incredibly visible on the metallic). I probably shouldn't have take then time for that, however: although I started this costume last year most of the actual crafting was done within a little over a week, working full time, in late January, just before the convention.
No matter how hard I try I can't seem to escape procrastination, sadly!
Aside from my seam shenanigans, the outfit isn't complex: the black spandex is spliced in and the gold chest logo is an applique (using this technique as a guide: crashcult.blogspot.com/2011/01…
I'm not wearing any corsetry/shapewear here, only the carefully tailored spandex of the unitards. I'm pretty proud of this fact, though I know folks seem to find this dubious!
I love, love loooove this shot: I look so loooong here! Yes, I realize that probably seems like a silly thing to be gushing about but as an incredibly short and compact lass this is truly an impressive feat!
This photo was taken by the stupendous Chiaroscuro Cosplay (www.facebook.com/ChiaroscuroCosplay
)! He's a friend of a friend and this was my first time meeting/shooting with him and, lemme tell you, it was a treat! He was incredibly nice during the con AND was super-efficient about showing me the great shots he took swiftly afterwards (which really is quiet something as many photos tend to take ages!). AND WHAT AWESOME SHOTS THEY WERE/ARE!