22 December 2013

Laura Roslin - Conceptualization

I really need an easy project right now.  You know, like, something that I don't have to pattern myself and do a shit ton of embroidery on.  That kind of stuff takes freaking forever and my fingers hurt :(

I am also stalling a little bit on other stuff because Puck (going back to the embroidery thing) still requires at least a couple full days of work JUST ON THE EMBROIDERY and the fabric I ordered for Sansa Stark's wedding dress is absolutely the wrong colour and now I'm going to have to dye it very carefully to the right colour.  At least I've drafted most of the dress pattern already.  That's something at least.

After being pestered for a couple of years, I finally watched Battlestar Galactica.  You know, sometimes I wonder why I don't take advice from other people more often concerning TV shows because this one was excellent.  Granted, I cannot bring myself to watch the last episode because I know it won't end well for poor Laura.  There's only so much I can take.  I mean, I thought I'd seen enough characters die this year between Doctor Who and Game of Thrones (Robb...why?!), but apparently not :(

Anyway, I really wanted to do another scifi cosplay, preferably a powerful woman because that's kind of my MO at this point (yeah, not so much with Sansa, but that's splitting hairs).

After a great deal of research, I chose this as my favourite of Laura's outfits:

She has really good taste!  I wish I looked so put together everyday, but usually I just look on the floor and see whatever I was wearing yesterday and put that on because I'm too lazy to figure out anything else.

Back on subject, I was a bit concerned that this was a pants suit and not a skirt suit because it took a lot of digging to find good-quality publicity shots of it.  Fortunately I was able to confirm that the jacket had both matching pants AND skirt, which is fortunate because I hate wearing pants.

This image was the first hint I found that a skirt might exist for this outfit.

This shirt seems to be a recurring article of clothing and I really like it.  It's unique.  I'm not quite sure yet how it's constructed.  Probably I'll just overlay the pleated sections on a regular shirt pattern, though, to keep it simple.  I don't think that's how the original was made, but unless I find an untapped well of motivation somewhere that's just the way it's going to be.

This was also my reference for when I styled my wig.  More on that later.  This post is quite long enough already and I am tired.  I will say, however, that I WAS able to locate this exact stripey suiting fabric and I've already gotten started on the skirt!

To finish this thing up, I wanted to share with you my favourite photo of Laura ever:

Seriously, her relationship with Adama is so cute.  I wish they'd had more time together...
That's the tragedy of the series and also the reason why I will probably never be able to finish the final episode.

I don't want to end on such a depressing note, so here is a picture of a baby seal: