The first step, of course, was research, so I went in game(s) and took pictures (of my TV) of Zed and Moxxi in every location they appear, and from literally EVERY angle I could imagine. For the record, that wasn't good enough and I've been back a few times since to get a little angle here or a little detail there. I started to gather fabric and notions in about February - plenty of time before con to get everything together - but of course, I kept procrastinating, and every time I set out to get something done, I would wind up discovering there was some little thing I was missing and put it off to another day.
|Looks simple... until you get to work!|
The first piece I actually got around to making was Moxxi's spats (boot covers). In order to figure out HOW to make them, I searched the internets like a boss, and came across THIS lovely tutorial from Festive Attyre for making your own pattern and using it to sew a pair of spats!
Materials necessary, ALL found at my local Fabricland:
-White Fabric (preferably stiff, I used light denim)
-0.5" Yellow Double Fold Bias Tape (I accidentally grabbed single fold. Don't.)
-Matching Yellow Thread
-A seperable white zipper of adequate length (determined based on the length of the spat you want)
-Eight large black buttons
|Okay, not so artistic...|
|My messy, messy workspace...|
Once the bias was on, it was button time! I tried to match the spacing as closely and evenly as possible, though the buttons were a bit small. Finally, I sewed a wee bit of black elastic on to the bottom of the spat to stretch under the shoe and keep the bottom edge of the spat in place.
*Added after the fact*
All my Moxxi Cosplay tutorials so far:
Moxxi Part 2 - Finding Fabric and Starting the Jacket
Moxxi Part 3 - Jacket continued, Stripes and Zipper
Moxxi Part 4 - Cuffs and Collar
Moxxi Part 5 - The Button Solution
Moxxi Part 6 - The Patches!
Moxxi Part 7 - Belt and Buckle!
Moxxi Part 8 - Rubi's Holster and Garter
All my Dr. Zed Cosplay tutorials so far:
Dr. Zed Part 1 - Smock Basics
Dr. Zed Part 2 - Shoulder Armour and Flask Pocket