Annnd continuing with the photos my sister helped me take, second-up is a lovely Spyro-based hoodie I made for a school project! You'd be surprised what you can co-opt into a school project if you're given any leeway at all. This was for a gender studies class...
The lovable purple dragon was my first videogame experience, and the nights I spent trying to defeat Gnasty Gnorc were well spent. Never got to play #2, but I played the original third one... and then, like, Enter the Dragonfly and maybe one or two others that were before... the multiple revamps the series has gone through. Haven't really played much anywhere near recently, though my sister started replayng the original a while back. I know that the new Skylanders is ridiculously popular among the 7-ish age group in my area-- heard of kids getting the little figurines as Tooth Fairy gifts. I'd say that "the old ones were better!!1!" but I really have no idea. An' the designs for the Skylander stuff keeps making me want to buy the little figurines and whatnot, haha. Heard it was directed by some former employees of Dreamworks, an' if I weren't so backed-up on all my other games (darn you, Animal Crossing New Leaf) and short on cash, I'd love to give it a whirl.
What I do know is that for the time and the constraints, the original Spyro is a BEAUTIFUL game. It still is! There's no need for ridiculously real graphics, and no replacement for design sense. His wings were literally like, three panels. His entire backspike thing was entirely a pattern, no expensive modelled spikes or whatever. //waxes nostalgically for thirty minutes or so more
In any event, it was my first attempt at drafting my own clothing patterns, and it... soooort of worked. There's a lot left wanting (the least of which being that it feels like a darn corset, what with the cut and the upholstery fabric I used for the front scales...) but I'm happy with it for a first attempt.
I desire to make many more awesome casual-cosplay hoodies. But, in actuality, I really doubt I'll have the money. If I'm trying to make/alter/thrift my way into the Lolita fashion, that is. Stuff's expensive.
(But if I do make another cosplay hoodie, 's gonna be a Zora (the original design, yo) because dey awesome.)
Hoodie design/execution © ~pahein
Spyro © whoever it is. Good lord, look at how many developers have worked on-- *ahem*