WIP Cosplay: Tyene Sand

Another project I’ve put to a halt to work on another costume! I made it wearable for a Medieval Faire up in northeast Ohio, but then needed a break! This was my second applique attempt and was all done by hand. Unfortunately I did not think to purchase an embroidery hoop, so the fabric got slightly puckered.

Here is an image of the the costume in a “somewhat wearable state”. I would like to re-do the harness portion. The vinyl was cheap and did not work too great with my sewing machine. I also made it the night before going out of town for the festival. Projects never look good when rushed! I absolutely love the wig though. It is the Rocky style from Arda Wigs’ classic collection. arda-wigs.com. So many people believed this was my actual hair, and it also made me miss having a pixie cut, like, real bad.

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Please ignore shameless bathroom selfie, I did not have an opportunity to take a better picture of the costume!

Below I’d like to showcase my process of creating the embroidered applique. I still have a lot to learn, but it was an extremely cathartic activity. I am so into embroidering things right now.

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Step 1.  Sketch design in pencil and begin first layer of embroidery floss. (Tip: next time use a hoop..)

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Step 2. Completed layer of embroidered flowers.

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Step 3. Embelish with glass beads

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Step 4. Same process for the shoulder embroidery. Final vs. Sketch underneath.

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Step 5. Apply applique to the dress base.

I wish I would have embroidered directly to the dress, but definitely wanted to see if I could even tackle hand embroidery in the first place. Looks like I can, right? Next time, I promise, directly on the dress.

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