This will be complete tomorrow ^.^ (just need to make the gloves, which will probably be a pain in the butt, but I have the day off)
Maybe if I get it done early enough in the day I can get some better pictuuuures
I decided to make new parts rather than re-using what I already had (gloves, boot covers, knee-pads, etc), and I'm really happy with how this is turning out. I keep comparing it to my other outfit and can't believe how much my craftsmanship has improved in just two years (my original Yusei cosplay was made in late May 2008).
Wig is the same as before though because it's such an important part to me.
I originally didn't like the design for the jacket + weird orange/black patch things, but it grew on me when I was getting caught up with the show, and a nudge from
at Acen was just enough to get me motivated. And over these past few weeks that I've been making it, it has started to became what might be my favorite cosplay (thus far).
Started with the shirt, which was made from scratch this time instead of modifying a tank top. I also did a satin-stitch around the entire design instead of just a straight topstitch, so it looks a lot nicer. Best part about it: I don't have to bind my chest down because of how it's tailored, but it's not so tight that it's uncomfortable or hard to breath in.
The pants came from goodwill, but I modified them by adding the patches and belt (which is actually sewn to the pants for convenience).
Deck boxes are entirely from scratch. Made a foam board base and covered them with the same suede I used to make the belt.
Also used the suede in the boot covers (and plan to use it in the gloves). the pattern I made for my boot covers has less seams this time around, and I was able to put the zipper in the backs instead of the sides. Also made a piece that goes under the front of the shoe so the covers will stay on without me having to tack them down every time.
Bubbles were done the same way as before (bigger ones are plastic ornament halves that I painted, and the really small ones are googly eyes that I cut open and painted on the inside). I made all the black trim and stuff out of vinyl, which was a PAIN IN THE BUTT...but it looks cool...Decided to use regular bias tape around the jacket's edge though so it'd be easier for the flaps near the collar to fold over how I wanted them. Oh yeah, and I satin-stitched almost everywhere that I could with my sewing machine to make things look pretty (So much black thread was put into the making of this cosplay) >___<
Patch was made with a couple layers of twill, heat n' bond, and fabric paint + more satin-stitch goodness.
Oh yeah! I also got some blue contact lenses now (and in my prescription so I'm not blind!) but I'll have to wait another month before I can wear them because one of the lenses was a defect (and they're sending me a replacement when they send out their next set of orders, but it's overseas so it'll be a while)
Yugioh 5D's is (c) Kazuki Takahashi