I recently completed my first big commission!the visuals are stunning.
This particular costume doesn't get much screen time, and you can't see it very well in the movie, but the promotional pictures are amazing.
|Evil space capitalists are always well dressed.|
|So, so many sequins.|
|The partly finished robe bits all in a pile.|
|This isn't even all of the sequin debris that came from cutting out the fabric.|
I will never be able to vacuum it completely out of my carpet.
|Weird shoulder bits without the chiffon. The gold sequin fabric is blinding.|
|Nax tries on the unlined and sleeveless robe to see how it looks.|
The sequins are perfect in this lighting!
|It's so huge. So ridiculously huge.|
|Welt pockets in very thin satin are not fun.|
|Nax tries on the unfinished robe again because we are both overexcited to see what it looks like.|
|It looks much better now. Also, look at the pleated organza trim!|
|So many tedious individual sequins. They look amazing though!|
I also sewed some cotton batting into the shoulder area to act as a slight shoulder pad. I wish I had used heavier synthetic batting, but I didn't realize I had any of that until after. I'll probably end up re doing the shoulders anyways.
I was so busy that I didn't take as many in progress pictures as I usually do, but I'll try to photograph more of it when I go back and make corrections. Despite having started 3 months before the deadline we ran out of time, and some things had to be rushed. Besides stitching the rest of the loose sequins and seam allowances I need to do a better hem, probably reinforce the shoulders more, replace a row of trim on one of the sleeves because it has 2 factory flaws in it (which I didn't notice in time. Grr), and fix the sleeve caps because what the hell do you do with the lining when sewing in a sleeve with a slit?
|The serged inside edge of the collar.|
|Those sleeves barely fit on my cutting table.|
|He looks grouchy because he's a villain, and evil overlords don't generally smile for photos.|
Update: More photos!