I think it's finally time for me to post my WIP here.
I've been lurking in corners for so many years, reading all projects and learning and gaining so much. So HUGE thank you to all you talented Zammers here, you have done awesome work.
My Zam has now a new host as I realized I cannot wear her anymore. After all these years and hard work health issues hit me and I decided it is time to part with her. (Although that took awhile too, but that's another story)
Anyway, some parts are well detailed, some are not. I still need to redo gauntlets, for instance. Will post all process so far in the coming days.
Don't know where to start, really. This has been going on for so long now.
Some parts have been well-documented, some I forgot and some been documented with ****** phone camera.
I tried to do economy Zam, because I couldn't afford to purchase MonCal's kit. So I wanted to see how far I could go.
Vest. I bought second hand leather jacket and this has gone through lots of transformations.
Now I don't have pic of the vest after I gave it gentle wash in washing machine
Because of very tight budget, I had to be creative with tools.
So here I created the 1/4" rectangular shaped holes to each corner, making 8 holes and connecting them with chisel. Took awhile, got blisters in my palms but it was worth it. I think skirt is the best part of the costume I ever made.
I bougth these boot hooks from Germany but didn't buy the bottom part. And the time I started making the belt I couldn't find the parts anywhere. So had to buy another set which was closest I could find on the internet then. Too bad, these hooks were perfect.
As I wanted the belt be firm and not collapse under weight of holster, I made a pocket on the back side where I could slide firm leather in.
These are the other hooks I found then. Also, I made belt from leatherette and used the same dye than in skirt. But because of nature of the material, dye turned out like this.