Friday, February 12, 2010

Star Sapphire work in progress

I'm almost finished with classic Star Sapphire. The suit is done. I just got the boots and opted for pink ones instead of purple. I had found purple gloves in a thrift store but I have to find them. The mask is leather and was purchased from a maker on etsy. The last thing I'm actually doing is the headpiece/tiara which is already giving me problems. Argh.

Even though the fabric I ordered a year ago is far from the color it looked like online, I decided to use it anyway even if I just consider it a "draft" of a future version. It's obnoxious neon bubblegum blind you pink.

If you aren't familiar with this version because the Blackest Night one is vastly different, check out some of the fun vintage images at ComicVine.

This design is a modification from the Kwik Sew figure skating pattern #3052. That's one of my "go to" patterns for starting off. I've used it for Jen's Mockingbird and for a Kitty Pryde style X-Men suit. I like those patterns because their very basic and easy to understand.

5 comments:

El Dave said...

Wow that looks great! Can't wait to see it all come together

Shakeshift said...

You didn't craft the belt though as a separate piece from the rest of the Star Sapphire outfit?

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a costume for you. Will you be getting real boots for your Power girl costume?

Amber Love said...

@Shakeshift, my Wonder Woman belt gets crushed all the time so a belt the width that Star Sapphire would need would really prevent me from certain movements (something artists don't take into consideration when they design these).
@anonymous - not sure I know what you mean, my Power Girl suit has a boots; just because they're homemade doesn't make them not "real."

anigswes said...

Looks cute so far- can't wait to see the finished costume! Where are you going to wear it? I applaud you for doing this version of the costume- it's cute, recognizable, and most importantly wearable. I'm curious to see those who will attempt the Blackest Night costume-cuz you know someone will....