Hi! It was about time to start talking about how I made my Morrigan Inquisition costume. This costume has been such a challenge for me, as it has several elements I hadn't had made before. One of those elements is the pannier (a.k.a. hoop skirt). This is one of the things I'd always wanted to make in cosplay but I'd never found a character that I like wearing one of those.
|Picture by Jesús Clares. Full album here.|
Es gracioso porque cuando vi por primera vez a la Morrigan de Inquisition, no me gustó demasiado el cambio de diseño (ya sabéis que yo siempre tiro más al guarreo guerrero), pero no dejé de considerarlo como opción cosplayer porque Morrigan es un personaje que me gusta y tenía ganas de aprender. Así que me puse a buscar cómo hacer la estructura de la falda.
It's funny because when I first saw this new design, I didn't quite like it. As you may already know, I'm more into warrior-style outfits. But I didn't discard making it since I like Morrigan as a character and I wanted to learn how to make things. So I started to investigate how to make this skirt structure.
No sé si no supe buscar bien, pero me costó bastante encontrar tutoriales de esto. Bueno, sobre todo me costó descubrir cómo se llamaba en inglés para encontrar tutoriales, porque en español no había nada de nada. Entre eso y lo que me costaba entenderlo, estuve un par de semanas investigando, haciendo pruebas y preguntando a compañeras cómo habían hecho los suyos. Todo esto fue antes de que me llamaran de Eletronic Arts, jajajajaa. Fue casualidad que me pidieran hacer el cosplay de Morrigan justo cuando empezaba a entender cómo se hacía esto. Seguramente, si me hubieran pillado en bragas, hubiera rechazado el trabajo (por cagueta).
I don't know if I didn't search correctly, but it took me a while to find tutorials about this. Well, at first it was hard for me as I didn't know the name of this structure in english. Once I found it was "pannier", It became much easier for me to find tutorials. Between this first obstacle and the problems I had to understand how the pattern worked, It took me about two weeks to figure it out. I made several tests and asked some cosplay pals about how they usually make their hoop skirts.
All this research was before Electronic Arts asked me to make this costume for them!! It was by chance that I had been investigating. I'm sure if they'd told me to make this costume before my research, I would have turned the project out (fearful me).