So, I realized that I haven’t made a post for how I did my Morrigan cosplay bat tights. I am really pretty much done with the costume, I just need to fiddle with the wing rig more and figure out some short boots. I wore my Betsey Johnsons for this pic and you can see the leopard print sole, haha! Anywhoo, making the bat tights was a total pain. I wanted something more couture looking than spray on bat cutouts, so I decided to cut them out of lace and applique them. Urm… that was a great idea in concept, and I admit I love the way they came out. But I had to applique them while wearing them because otherwise the fabric would snap back and they would rip when I stretched them out putting them on. This would have been way easier with a Rachel mannequin.
I pinned it on and cut around it. I made sure to fold the lace over so I could cut two at once, to save time.
Lots of bats! I cut out 10 all together.
Then I laid them on a piece of cardboard and spray mounted one side pretty well.
I positioned them on the tights, with the help of a mirror and my husband. The spray mount stuck them on pretty nicely, but was somewhat repositionable.
After they were all in place, I had my Nate help me carefully pin them in a few places to make sure they would stay put, then grabbed a needle and thread and carefully sat down. We streamed Trigun on Netflix for several hours while I painstakingly sewed around all the edges. I was able to do all of them, with a lot of twisting and bending. For the very back ones on the top I actually had to remove the tights and put them on backward.
It was kind of a pain sewing around the cut lace, because I had to be careful to sew all the little edges down.
I couldn’t get any pictures of the more intense contortions, lol! It was way to hard to hold the camera at the same time.
Don’t mind my lame dig cam shot. I am having some professional shots taken of this costume this weekend, I will post em up. Anywhoo, I am really pleased with how they came out. They look much less cartoony than the usual Morrigan costume tights.