Once the fitting is done, you can draw your design lines on while it’s on your body! This is the fun part. You may need a friend to help for the back, but I can usually make do with a mirror. If it’s not something that’s already fitted to you, you can take the time to fit it now! Pin in areas that need to be taken in, make sure to mark it with a marker just in case those pins fall out! If you need to let an area out you can slash that area and pin in some more flat fabric.
Drawing these shapes while on the body has the advantage of you knowing how the shape will look when it’s on. If you do this in the flat, then there is a chance your design might warp or not look how you want!Once they were all cast, I took them outside and gave them a little coat of white spray paint to give the distressing paint something to stick to. Then I gave them a dark wash, and painted the eye sockets black, glued them on to the belt, attached my skirts to the belt with some Velcro and boom! Mystique was nearly complete!
If there are a lot of changes, I would recommend stitching those in with a basting stitch so you know what you are working with fit wise. But if it it’s just minor tweaks you can leave it pinned.sIf this was a non-COVID-19 era, I would have called one of my SFX makeup artist friends for a blue body paint job. But since I wasn’t going to be at a convention or even a photo studio, I used photoshop to change my skin and eye color to match her iconic look.