hulksmashmouth asked: I'm trying to make a Weeping Angel costume for Anime Detour in April; any tips on how to get started or where I might be able to find a pattern for the dress? Thanks!
Alright, so a little internet browsing and I ran across this excellent tutorial for an excellent costume. The Doctor Who fandom is large, experienced, and extremely talented, so you should be able to find resources without too much trouble.
A few comments on the tutorial (obviously, I haven’t used it myself, so take this with a grain of salt):
I like the use of a stiffer fabric for the dress. It’ll be harder to work with, as she said, but will definitely give you more stone-like look. Also, the technique used to make the dress is REALLY simple, so you shouldn’t have too much trouble.
I’m not sure about the use of the mask/neck cover…as she said in the tutorial, it looks good from the front but not the side. I can’t really think of a good solution other than to make a full-head mask or a mask that blends in on the side (latex?) but I honestly have no mask-making skills whatsoever. You could always just make up your face as close as possible, although that depends on how much you can contort your face l-lol
I also like the use of gloves for the hands/arms, but, again, I would probably go with makeup for the face. This is a good place to start for makeup (it’s a tutorial for Homestuck trolls, so it’s even gray), although you might want to use PAX for your neck (or even an airbrush if you can afford it!). Obviously, you’ll have to expand on that tutorial to get the stone look, but you’ll probably get a lot of experience painting stone after the dress and wings!
If you do finish this for Detour, tell me because I’ll probably be there and I’d love to see the end result!