I am currently working on my latest cosplay.
The wedding dress from Jupiter Ascending
I have found a few people who are currently in the production process of recreating the dress some of these have been very helpful in visuals and tips.
It is interesting to see what people focus on, some are very particular about stone placement and accuracy in fabric.
What I find interesting is the flowers, so far I haven’t come across a creation that is portraying the flowers “accurately”.
I have no intention of offending my fellow cosplayers who have undertaken this mammoth dress and used purchased flowers. Have been wanting to learn to make fabric flowers for a while and this project is a good way to give me the motivation to do so. I didn’t intend to recreate very tiny flower, but just the larger ones. Its all down to personal preference.
When I see the dress I think the flowers wade the most outstanding feature. Focussing in these will first also give some the time to source the dress fabrics and figure out what to do about those troublesome red 3D printed chips.
My grand ideas of perfect flowers faded quickly as I realised the extent of how complicated these flowers can be. They have been created by combing the work of
Katherine Wardropper And Angel Armor
These fantastic Women specialise in the art of textiles and their skills are well beyond my own.
They are hand cut with many layers and made from damask silk.
Silk alone is not cheep starting at $25 a meter. The fabric uses in the costume has silver thread woven into the fabric and is right up there in price range.
These are a sample of the costume flowers
I have experimented with various alternative fabrics but have settled on a Faux silk made from nylon. It is extremely heat sensitive and melts at the drop of a hat.i am aware that my flowers are not yet a exact replica, but this will improve with practice and time.
My experimenting flowers.