Hi so I’m just gonna spam some photos here as a form of update. This is for documentation for myself.
MATERIALS EXPLORATION / RESEARCH
I went online to look at some materials for my armour. I want to find shiny iridescent stuffs cos I can’t get enough of it. I think it’s a weird phase and I hope it works well with my other pieces cos I really don’t know what I want and I’m just winging it with shiny stuffs…
SEE SO MANY COOL STUFFS!!
CLOTHES I BOUGHT:
Duotone Rayon (brown / green): $6/m at 90 Arab Street, Gim Joo Textiles.
Duotone Satin (red / green): $12/m at Chinatown Complex, Yong Zhi Trading.
Duotone polyester (green / yellow): $6/m at 90 Arab Street, Gim Joo Textiles.
Beige cloth (IDK WHAT MATERIAL): $6/m (i think) at Gim Joo also.
So I bought some of those, will keep them as samples and hopefully show my collection of samples sometime!
FOUND COOL BUG. INSPIRING MY CONCEPT!! MORE SHINY STUFFS
TRYING DIFFERENT WAYS TO COMPOSE PART 1
Didn’t like it that much. The duotone satin is too feminine and flowy, does not fit the rugged desert jumpsuit look. The rayon is nice on closeup, but from far, it looks like an ugly brown cloth. I didn’t like it. Both don’t combine well also.
COMPOSING PART 2 (digital)
I tried looking at illustrator to help me:
I think solid colours work the best. And I think beige works well.
COMPOSING PART 3
I’m indecisive. I think beige works best though. I’ll run with it first. Meawhile, shiny stuffs bought from Spotlight. $18/m 🙁
OTHERS (i don’t want to rotate the images anymore, takes too much work cos OSS isn’t that good at portrait photos. So i’ll have them here sideways since I’m more interested in seeing the beige and brown)
I got a lot of feedbacks that this looks StarWars-y, which I think is good and bad. StarWars kind of goes for a space nomad kind oflook?, so it kinda makes sense for my concept to have that element as well. I mean, pretty sure they have similar concept as me. I just didn’t realised it’s similar.
Also, I like shiny cloth as the base. But it’s too soft. As for green, I also really love it, but it does not fit my concept.
PAPER PROTOTYPING: ROUND 1 (pattern tracing)
ROUND 2: better sleeves, torso, copied from Muji shirt that fits me really well
MY FIRST MUSLIN PROTOTYPE IS TOO UGLY TO BE SEEN SO BYE
FIRST TRY WITH SLEEVES!!!
FINISHED FIRST PROPER MUSLIN PROTOTYPE!
I think too much so I’ll probably ramble if I keep going. I’ll just start on the actual piece this week (WK 8). Next week I’ll start on electronics (WK 9). But before really going into electronics, I still need to plan out the armour pieces so good luck to me ha ha ha. Working on the armour pieces and thinking about electronics will be week 9. Week 10 will really start working on the electronics.
Also, this weekend I’ll go buy more cloth cos I realised I don’t have enough. I may scout for new materials for my body piece cos I’m still not super satisfied with it. So I’ll probably make 2 garments if I find a new material. (lol)
AH ALSO forgot to mention that I’ll think about adding collars and pockets after I’m done with the whole thing since I think it looks really cool la. Also want to add buttons and zippers and interfacing so… IDK MAN… I’M REALLY AMBITIOUS AND THINK LIKE I WANT TO HAVE ALL THESE THINGS BUT I KNOW I CANT HAVE EVERYTHING AND IT KILLS ME INSIDE AHHHH
edit: ok btw im watching some tutorials
and and and… i want to update some new inspos but I think that’s a lot of extra work 😛