Tharja, Making Of – Part 2: Bra and Body

And I’m back with the first making of – blogpost in 2017! This time I will be talking about Tharja from Fire Emblem again. Since I know a lot of people (especially those who want to cosplay Tharja aswell) who really don’t know how to do her body, this is one thing I would like to explain in detail – including the bra.

If you haven’t read part 1 (pants & belt) yet, feel free to do so by clicking here.

The first thing I did was making the rings she wears on her middlefingers. I thought about a good way to craft them and since I got Worbla’s DecoArt I figured why not try this out.

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This is what it looks like. Don’t worry, these are no drugs, these are the DecoArt Pellets. If you put them into hot water, they will melt and you can form them into any shape you’d like. The best thing: You can always reheat it by putting it back into the water to form it again. So I made two rings and after they were completely dry (they turn transparent when they are heated, but turn back to white once they’re dry) I painted some golden color onto them and sprayed fixing spray over these.

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Next thing I did was buying 3 pairs of tights in a brownish color that would fit Tharja’s body-color. Two in a fitting size (I wanted to buy one in size S and one in M, but they only had M, so I bought two of these) and one that would be way too big (XL).
I tried one on as soon as it got here and I must say… I really like the color. I got these from an ebay-seller and if I recall correctly the color was called “chocolate”.

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Tharja, Making Of – Part 1: Pants and Belt

Hello and welcome to the start of a new Making Of!

This time I talk about Tharja from Fire Emblem Awakening! The game is so gorgeous and addictive, as well as the following one Fire Emblem Fates! Tharja is a cosplay I finished by now. (Or nearly. I’m still missing the book.)

So if you don’t know what Tharja looks like, here is a picture for you:

A few people might know that I’m really liking dark mages and just any kind of dark people.
So it might or might not have been obvious that I would choose her.

After I decided to work on her costume, I went to a fabric market to get my first fabrics.
I was really lucky there because I got everything I needed! Including a golden fabric. In Germany it is really rare to get real spandex and guess what? I just found the perfect amount for a little money for that.

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I also got nearly perfect embroidery floss! I was really happy about that. So as soon as I had time I started with her pants she wears under her belt.

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As always I started with making my own pattern for her pants. It somehow worked out really well. I had some fitting issues but putting in some more stripes of fabric at the sides made it work. It wouldn’t be seen anyway since the belt would completely overlay the pants at that point.

I added the golden part to the center of the pants. I knew those would most likely not be seen, but I wanted to have them. I don’t know why.

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