My big project for 2010 was putting together these two costumes.
For Selvaria, I remade the blouse a few times with different materials to get the correct fit. I had custom embroidered fleur de lis made for the cuffs, which were made from velvet. Additional cuff details were made with trim and gold puffy paint. The pattern on the pants was painstakingly hand-drawn, but they're my pride and joy! The knee pads were made from craft foam. For the lance and shield, my husband created a foam and wood base based on blueprints we both worked on. I took the base pieces and covered them with individually cut pieces of craft foam which were later sealed and painted. It took many, many hours for me to do that!
For Radi Jaeger, I hand seamed the fabric for the coat to match the pattern and used the same velvet seen on Selvaria's cuffs for the front of it. I then crafted the skull, which had a plastic roast chicken as a base--a perfect example of creativity when it comes to cosplay! For the metallic vest, I sewed craft foam together, sealed it, applied stud detailing, and painted it. My husband made his own gauntlet, and we both worked on the thigh armor.