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Saying the design ‘evolved organically’ is basically a fancy way of saying 'I made everything up as I went along’ or 'this is completely and utterly BS’d’, all of which would be true. 

I started with some really basic concepts - I wanted a veil, I was leaning towards a hair bun, and I wanted a lot of green, mixed in with blacks, whites and silvers. I initially looked at medieval/early Renaissance designs, because that’s where Sollux and Karkat’s designs had their roots, but everything was too loose and blocky. I also discovered how absurdly hard it is to find the right shade of green, which kind of cut down on how big things could be.

I stumbled across this lovely fanart of Kanaya and had the mental argument of 'but Victorian designs are so overused for steampunk’ versus 'but it works so well!’. Because it really does - things can be impecably tailored and covered in trim while still being very Proper. Kanaya isn’t the rebel that Porrim is. I put the bustle together using this tutorial from American Duchess, and then the petticoat and actual skirt were me visually dissecting Truly Victorian’s Four-Gore Underskirt and Petticoat pattern drawings because I wasn’t going to pay $14 plus waiting for shipping for a pattern that is basically a bunch of rectangles. I made the dubious choice to do stitch-lines in silver metallic thread on the black I had because next to terieri’s Eridan I felt woefully underblinged.

The jacket is made out of two yards of dupioni from Silk Baron that I ordered all of a week and a half before the con, and then had to over-dye tint because it was too blue. The base pattern started out as the top to this awful Southern Belle outfit, which I re-cut the neckline on to be higher, and modified the shape of to be similar to this pattern for a cuiraisse bodice (which I did convincingly enough to fool gothichamlet into thinking I’d used a TV pattern). I also did about a million rounds of fitting, because this was going over a corset, and had to look properly tailored. Someone - either terieri or pyropi - suggested doing puff sleeves, and while I didn’t feel like going full-out mutton-sleevee, I did incorporate some looseness in the shoulder, with the bonus of NOT HAVING TO FIT THE SLEEVE, aka my least favorite part.

The overskirts were basically 'shit I need sommething to break up these huge blocks of color SHIT I dyed that green unevenly I need something else’ along with 'ugh all these beaded trims are expensive and ugly, wait we have four yards of silver bell and bead trim at the house’. The green overskirt was inspired by TV’s waterfall overskirt, and the white was inspired by this lovely draped asymmetrical skirt, which I couldn’t quite capture myself, but loved, along with a touch of this design for the trim.

In short I have no idea how I managed to pull this off before Katsu, nevermind having it look good.

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cowbuttcrunchies:



“As was true of the bellicose world we know, there came to be twelve
heroes on this peaceful planet of Beforus. These heroes too had twelve ancestors
whose fortunes were entwined with theirs. These twenty-four figures of
legend were not of this world but sent from the sky, delivered from a
reality not yet conceived.”

♋ Karkat Vantas | Hhhhammy
♓ Aradia Megido | Caledbuttscratch
♊ Sollux Captor | Gothichamlet
♍ Kanaya Maryam | Momijizukamori
♐ Equius Zahhak | Chairman-Miaow
♒ Eridan Ampora | Terieri
☉ Photography | Spacedogprincess

[More Beforus Ancestors]

Happy 4/13, everyone!

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cowbuttcrunchies:



[Excerpt 413 from the memoirs of Vriska Serket]

Her Imperial Radiance, our lady Empress of Beforus, has created a perfect world. Her reign established a culture of kindness and responsibility: an era where long-lived highbloods do their part in helping trolls who cannot help themselves.  The unfit and infirm are culled and placed under the loving care of highblood caretakers, where they are free to safely live out their lives behind closed doors.  Galas and grandeous benefits to help Impoverished Bronzebloods in Need of Husktops, sponsored by only the 8est socialite 8lue8loods, are just some of the ways this flourishing civilization gives back to itself.

The only hiccup is the existence of the Empress’ darling off-spectrum atypically hemotyped cullee who, in between crashing parties and defacing paintings, has been insisting for the past three perigees that an anti-culling revolution is on the way.

What a bunch of hoofbeastshit.

♋ Karkat Vantas | Hhhhammy
♊ Sollux Captor | Gothichamlet
♍ Kanaya Maryam | Momijizukamori
♎ Terezi Pyrope | Pyropi
♏ Vriska Serket | Drippingcolorsproductions
♐ Equius Zahhak | Chairman-Miaow
♒ Eridan Ampora | Terieri
♓ Feferi Piexes | Saccharinesylph
☉ Photography | Spacedogprincess

[More Beforus Ancestors]

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pyropi:



arcanum-order:

Beforus cosplays at Katsucon.

Please do not repost without permission, please reblog!

Karkat: Hhhhammy
Sollux: Gothichamlet
Kanaya: Momojizukamori
Terezi: Pyropi
Vriska: Drippingcolors
Equius: Chairman Miaow
Eridan: Terieri

Boom!

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cowbuttcrunchies:



Saturday and Friday night homestucking at Katsu! It’s not a con without excessive grey paint.

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MY FIRST GAZEBO PHOTO EVER

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Beforus Kanaya, now with less things being held together with pins and better photographs. Turned out I needed more buttons than I had bought, though, and we were snowed in today.


Also, finished painting my armor for Dolorosa! Tomorrow’s big task is making a harness to mount it on. This was my first piece of complicated armor and it was…. a learning experience, we shall say. But overall I’m pretty pleased - the raised, painted trim looks great.

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Cosplay WIP - Beforus Kanaya

This is what I’ve been working on all week instead of posting (well, along with my other two Katsu cosplays). Shitty phone cam picture, but I am tired, I’ll take more tomorrow when I actually finish

I actually started basically a week ago and given the amount of sewing I’ve been doing on things, it feels like a really long time but objectively it isn’t.

Tomorrow: finish everything.

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