2007 and 2011
I know how wonderful it is to see how much I have progressed during the years and I couldn’t do back then.
So what I mean to say is if you are not satisfied with your first one, you can always improve it next time when you have enough skills to do that.
Wow such a huge difference between 2007 and 2011!
In 2007 I hand painted all the details and crystal parts with the hand.
The 2011 version is my favorite costume! ^^ Umi Ryuuzaki is a special character to me and to remake this costume was a challenge. The crystals are made with transparent plastic some are modified with a fretsaw and and they are painted with glass on the inside.
The gold details are made with faux leather, they are cut in a shape and glued on the costume.
I learned a lot with my 2011 version: using transparent crystals for the crystals and gold faux leather for the details.
This was a wonderful experience that I would never forget!