Hello! Sorry I have been kinda awol! I had Birmingham MCM come up and then Kitacon the week after and in between this I have been working a ton!The lenses in this post are sponsored by Uniqso but the views expressed … Continue reading
Ok, so this cosplay is pretty much sourcing and buying rather than making, because it is so easy and cheap to find. Charlie scoured eBay and found the jackets we will be using.
We went for their “US M” size, and they are slightly on the bigger side, but it really adds to comfort. (Sizes are all available on the auction page).
The shop was pleasant to deal with. We were a bit concerned how long they were taking, but emailed the seller and they got back to me within the day, and told us the item was in the UK, and I believe the day after they turned up! I would happily recommend them.
The jacket itself is very well made. There are very few minor sewing hiccups but nothing really noticeable. The embroidered patches are lovely, and these jackets feature the blue details rather than black as some of the jackets you can buy do. The only thing it would of been nice to see was if the back patch was the same as the arm ones rather than just being stuck/printed on. We may buy the patches you can get to put on the back so they all match.
Overall, I was very satisfied with the seller, and would happily use their eBay shop again!
So uh, yeah, in Birmingham up Cape Hill there lives possibly the best wig shop I have been to yet. It is just called “Cape Hill Hair & Cosmetics” but fuck me it is a big shop, and the AMOUNT of lace front wigs they have…ksjdbfahb
(Also apologies but I can’t get this fucker to post how I want it to grump)
On a recent trip there looking for Irvine wigs came across a really good one which has his red tones in it. So snapped it up! It is going to be styled bit by bit (by the master at life, Charlie), as it can take heat on it too. Anyway enough about a wig and the shop.
For this test I used:
MAC NC15 (Which I am trying to find an alternative to, if anyone can recommend?)
Sugarpill Tako (amazing pigment btw)
Saffron Eyebrow Palette 02
(And when I had my eyebrows thickened a little, that was Illamasqua too)
Contacts lenses are circle: EOS Fairy Blue
I think when I do the next one/expo I will use my posher palette as there is a bigger selection of browns. Also I had trouble with brushes for some bizarre reason doing (one of those days things?) so I think I can do it neater. Also I will have the hat and a bit more costume by the time I do it again. Gonna be wearing at London MCM Expo.
With c-schneider as Squall
I feel like the gayest Irvine in the world :”’)
If you are going to London expo, hope to see you there! 😀