Li Ming was originally supposed to be slated for me to work on for 2017, and I had other plans for 2016. However, real life took quite a bit of good turns and we suddenly had to move to a bigger house. This also meant that I was able to invest in growing much more permanent dedicated space for crafting and even establishing my own in-house photo studio! I enjoyed making Li Ming as it was a reasonably simple, quick, but neat costume to work on. I was able to start and finish this costume in about 3-4 months. This was also the first time I began pursuing live streaming on Twitch and showing people how I make the costume in real time.
During Blizzcon 2016 prep season, Li Ming was one of THREE costumes I was working on simultaneously in preparation for the convention! It was hectic but worthwhile in the end looking back.
Li Ming was one project with a lot of my firsts:
- First major project in my new house!
- First time live streaming on Twitch
- First time releasing armor patterns (see below)
Check out my Twitch Highlights to see more detailed, real-time construction videos!
First debut: Blizzcon 2016
Time Spent: 4 months
Blizzcon 2016 Costume Contest Entry
Check out the making of video:
Patterns Available for Download
Cosplay PDF Patterns
This is a modified version of the original tutorial credited here:HOW TO MAKE FACE MASK WITH FILTER POCKET AND ADJUSTABLE WIRE | SEWING TUTORIALI chose this pattern because I wanted: Easy straight cuts (instead of curved) for mass production with my workflow Masks...
In this tutorial, I discuss how I attach removable wings to the body with a harness. Mercy from Overwatch has various skins where both an invisible or regular harness may need to be used to achieve that high "wing angle". For both versions of these wings, I used the...
Download the 3D Printable file here! I made this as a little tool to hold parts of common PVC pipe sizes used for cosplay from Home Depot. While not in my workshop, I needed a tangible and accurate representation of PVC pipes for 3d modeling with. At least...
Heat Transfer Vinyl serves as a great solution for creating crisp appliqué details on any project! In this tutorial, I use examples from my Zhuque Mercy project. See my other appliqué tutorials here: Using Spandex for Applique and Trims [Tutorial] Navigation: Prepare...
What if you have a pattern that was already pre-scaled, but the document paper size is too large for your printer to handle? If you do not have access to a wide format printer, this tutorial explains how to print to several pages on a home or office printer using US...
These instructions apply if you have purchased one of C'est La Sara patterns that do not need additional scaling! If the description states that the pattern is a 1:1 scale, please read these instructions carefully. This tutorial is also available in print version...