Freyarule
 


Costume :Yuna - Floral Fallal
Variant :Floral Fallal (special dress sphere)
Source :Final Fantasy X-2
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2010


Costume Photos

I saw this sphere...

Light in the dark

Masq 3

Talking to nature

The back view

Real emotion

I will find you

I'm gonna soak up the sun...

Masq 2

In the masq

Reference 2

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : TOO MUCH X333
Time Taken : TOO LONG

Description
.......I'm going to need help going through the doors.

This is the biggest project I ever worked on yet!!! I learnt so many skills from this.

I learnt how to dye silk effectively (using some inspiration from Sands' tutorial in NEO magazine, thankyou!!) and construction work too.

The dress was made from scratch, without any patterns. My mother helped of course with the shape of it as she pinned it on me XD then I sewed it all together. I didn't want to show my flesh too much so I have a nude spandex boobtube underneath the dress, it looks effective enough. The white chest gem is interfacing with a scrap of white silky satin (the material for the dress) fixed on with body tape. I've recently hemmed and sewed on two pieces of white chiffon silk onto the elastic on the dress to disguise it a bit and to be one of the white floaty bits :)

The giant flower gave me many headaches. The base is a hula hoop, which I then attached a circle of blue dyed silk onto. I attached elastic onto it to become a harness, it's very comfy :D
The petals themselves were the hardest bit, I originally tried with wire but the shape looked awful and with the three gems on top, it was way too top heavy, so I decided a more strong structure was needed. I ended up making it out of bamboo sticks, doing a sort of window pane look, sticks going horizontal and vertical. I then covered the sticks with spare dyed silk to hide them a bit. Because I wanted the flower to be transportable I made each petal detachable by attaching velcro to the poles and the hoop. It works fantastically and I'm really proud of the overall achievement.

One of my faves but one of my least faves too in different areas! Tehe!


Comments

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Cannot wait to see this. Good luck! :)

by Mungojerrie on Tuesday, 30 June, 2009 - 14:30
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Neither can I :) - are you planning to do this next May at all?

by Shiro Hana on Saturday, 18 July, 2009 - 11:20
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Thankyou both of you! ^^ And yes, I am planning on wearing this next May ^^ *goes to edit the costume to say May x3*

by Freyarule on Sunday, 19 July, 2009 - 18:36
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Ive always wanted to try this costume, but looks waaaay to complicated for me, I can't wait to see how yours turns out

by Paprika on Saturday, 25 July, 2009 - 17:50
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This will be one to see!

by SlimDefinition on Friday, 18 September, 2009 - 19:21
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Yes it may well end up being costly but it's one worth being a bit costly on, ne? :)

by Shiro Hana on Saturday, 21 November, 2009 - 20:58
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Whoa whoa whoa whoa!

Im defiantly looking forward to seeing this!

by Psychoelle on Saturday, 21 November, 2009 - 21:02
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@HRM: very true, I just hope I don't get poor like this term at uni xD

@Aerblade: Lol thanks very much :)

by Freyarule on Saturday, 21 November, 2009 - 21:06
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Smexi Freyarule is gonna smexi this may ;)

by neko_riddles on Sunday, 22 November, 2009 - 15:04
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lol you bet ;)

by Freyarule on Sunday, 22 November, 2009 - 15:06
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Your going to look awesome in this! i love your cosplays!

by Zelda on Tuesday, 24 November, 2009 - 09:52
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Good luckkk
Can't wait to seeeee xx

by FusionRose on Tuesday, 24 November, 2009 - 09:54
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Thanks you two!!! Means a lot to me :3

by Freyarule on Tuesday, 24 November, 2009 - 19:30
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Oh my god! XD

I can't wait to see that and you make a fantastic Yuna in her Floral Fallal. ^_^

Good luck with that. ^_^

by RebaSephiroth2 on Saturday, 16 January, 2010 - 17:54
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Awww thanks Becky :D you're so kind to say that ^^

by Freyarule on Sunday, 17 January, 2010 - 22:12
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Wow. can't wait to see this done!
Best of luck =3

by StrawberryCherry on Monday, 18 January, 2010 - 08:16
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Thankyou very much, I hope you won't be disappointed :D

by Freyarule on Monday, 18 January, 2010 - 09:01
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This is going to look so awesome. *.*

by Roze-Chan on Saturday, 30 January, 2010 - 00:27
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I hope so!! Lmao! :D

by Freyarule on Saturday, 30 January, 2010 - 22:51
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Thisis gunna be so awesome! I can't wait =D

by Zelda on Tuesday, 9 February, 2010 - 09:50
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Wow this is gonna be so awesome :) can't wait to seeee it! ^_^

by Aokage on Tuesday, 16 February, 2010 - 19:20
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\^_^/ Flower Power \^_^/

by Shiro Hana on Thursday, 18 February, 2010 - 00:28
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the dress looks beautiful! <3

by Wildeth on Sunday, 11 April, 2010 - 21:06
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Thankyou everyone!! :D

by Freyarule on Monday, 12 April, 2010 - 07:14
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this is gonna look amazing when its done I want piccys of you.....^_^

by NightmareWings on Friday, 16 April, 2010 - 08:11
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Aw wow this is going to look stunning!

by DuskatNight on Friday, 16 April, 2010 - 10:02
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Thankyou! And yes you may take as many photos as you like 8D

by Freyarule on Sunday, 18 April, 2010 - 18:54
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The dress is beautiful hun =D

by FusionRose on Sunday, 18 April, 2010 - 22:13
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Thankyou very much! :3

by Freyarule on Monday, 19 April, 2010 - 11:29
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This is looking gorgeous ;-; I love the fabric choice!
I'm really excited to see this in May! *O*

by Charlie-Bear on Saturday, 24 April, 2010 - 19:32
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Thankyous very much!! Yus, the fabric was quite cheap but was a lovely texture x3 it just frays too easily lmao ^^;

by Freyarule on Saturday, 24 April, 2010 - 19:38
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Looking good! ^^

Here's hoping to a duet. :)

by Shiro Hana on Monday, 26 April, 2010 - 08:30
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Thanks! I'm keeping my fingers crossed :)

by Freyarule on Monday, 26 April, 2010 - 13:02
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The dress is so prettyful ^^

by Zelda on Monday, 26 April, 2010 - 13:06
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Thankyou my dear :)

by Freyarule on Monday, 26 April, 2010 - 13:09
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ooo can't wait to see this i don't think i ever sen anyone do this version of her ^^ good idea ;)

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Monday, 26 April, 2010 - 13:22
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Yeah I always thought it was a gorgeous dress sphere of hers, so I decided to do something new :)

by Freyarule on Monday, 26 April, 2010 - 19:28
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Best of luck with completing this <3

by NatalieNoodles on Sunday, 23 May, 2010 - 14:45
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Thankyou very much my dear :) <3

by Freyarule on Sunday, 23 May, 2010 - 15:16
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It looks awesome!! really really good!! And I'm gonna see it soon 83 Can't waaaait

Unfortunately, the other part of my brain (that weird side lol) thought that it'll be bad if there's a sudden gust of wind; that top petal looks a little like it has a similar construction purpose as a kite... ;p Then again, it could be a cool effect lol

by NixieThePixie on Sunday, 23 May, 2010 - 15:43
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That's how I plan to float in mid air!! 8DDDDD

Haha, naah it's all good :) The structures are quite heavy so not light enough to blow me away X3

by Freyarule on Sunday, 23 May, 2010 - 16:28
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Oh, I get it now. I thought the petals were the white floaty bits and the coloured bits were just the image background. ^ ^

by LittlePidgey4 on Sunday, 23 May, 2010 - 16:31
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nooo the white floaty bits are quite simples :D now you see the pain I went through T__T lol

by Freyarule on Sunday, 23 May, 2010 - 17:07
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Wow, this is looking amazing!!!

by Kacela on Tuesday, 25 May, 2010 - 17:55
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Thankyou very much!!! <3

by Freyarule on Tuesday, 25 May, 2010 - 18:00
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Woah this looks stunning! I can't wait to see this at Expo!

by DuskatNight on Tuesday, 25 May, 2010 - 20:07
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HOLY CR@P IT'S HUGE?! VERY VERY VERY WELL DONE MELZI XD I'M SO AMAZED I'M STUCK TYPING IN CAPS!!!!!! OMFG OMFG OMFG! CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IN FLESH XD

by GoldieNeko on Tuesday, 25 May, 2010 - 20:22
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@DuskatNight: Thankyou! I hope you like the full thing :)

@GoldieNeko: LMAO!! hehe ZOMG CAPS LOCK WHUT

by Freyarule on Tuesday, 25 May, 2010 - 22:26
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Wow, that's really tall. You're going to have to stay outside all day. XD

by LittlePidgey4 on Wednesday, 26 May, 2010 - 08:29
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I know! It kept hitting the ceiling, it was so hilarious XD

by Freyarule on Wednesday, 26 May, 2010 - 10:02
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Looking amazing!
Cannot wait to see this <3

by StrawberryCherry on Wednesday, 26 May, 2010 - 19:31
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Thankyou very much! :) <3

by Freyarule on Wednesday, 26 May, 2010 - 22:34
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This looked so wonderful! You did a fantastic job on this! The petals worked brilliantly!

by SephNoir on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 20:18
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Aww thankyou so much!! The petals gave me such big headaches but they worked in the end :)

by Freyarule on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 22:03
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It was very impressive seeing this IRL! Kudos for finishing it and making it so well! I have photos for yooou from the masquerade which I will send you sometime~

by CrystalNeko on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 22:09
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Oooh yay :D thanks Fifi <3

by Freyarule on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 22:29
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EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE lookin awesome! Ya did so well in the masq! XD Missing everyone already :( why does expo have to end so soon?

by GoldieNeko on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 09:08
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Thankies honey! And yeah I knooow! :( It's so sad :(

by Freyarule on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 09:22
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Wow! You're so photogenic in all those photos! That costume just looks amazing on you. I didn't have the pleasure of seeing this costume on stage first hand, but even seeing it on video was stunning =D

by Silantre on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 13:00
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That's ridiculous, they confiscated the petals for being too large?! My wings were pretty large too, Expo really should have reconsidered their actions if you weren't actually causing damage to stalls and such because your head is fine, you could see around you.

by Odd-One-Out on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 13:06
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I only got to see you wearing the whole thing during the masquerade and I totally held my breath when you were by the steps, and ducking past the lights!! Such a Beautiful Cosplay!! Great Work!!

by k4tt on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 13:09
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It was fantastic to see this finished! Well done!

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 13:14
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@Silantre: aww sorry you didn't see it in person :( I really wished I could have worn the whole thing more during the day :)

@Odd-One-Out: Oh, no, they didn't confiscate them, I was just really worried they would because of the whole 1.5m rule with props and I wasn't sure if it would count for the petals :( so I kept them off in the hall just in case, sorry if I wasn't clear!

@k4tt: Thankyou very much! Believe me I was so scared I'd hit the lights, luckily I managed to avoid such a catastrophe!

@sjbonnar: Thankyou! It was really nice to see you at the cosplay fever stall :)

by Freyarule on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 13:22
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You did a fantastic job Mel, So pretty ^^ You did well to put up with those giant petals too. Good job ^_^

by ElegantAura on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 13:37
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Beautifull cosplay Freya. For some reason I didn't clock the huge petals when I was in the queue, they look Fabulous in the pics. Epicness. ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 13:53
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@ElegantAura: Thankyou hun! I was going to have pics with you wasn't I >_< with all the madness I forgot! :(

@Ranma1-2: Thanks very much! The petals were added on as I moved further up the queue so I wouldn't annoy anyone else XD by the time I'd gotten 3 people from the front the pathway was pretty much blocked so people going the other way had to do a limbo lmao!

by Freyarule on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 14:01
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IT'S SO NICE AND BIG.

by LittlePidgey4 on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 15:31
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@LittlePidgey4: THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID - I mean - yeah :D

by Freyarule on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 15:42
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This was sheer beauty! I adored this, glad i got to see it so close up ^^

by Zelda on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 10:39
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Aw thanks hun! It was lovely seeing your Queen Garnet too, I adored it! <3

by Freyarule on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 13:33
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This was totally awesome to see!!! I swear no one else have even attepted this costume, but you did it amazingly ^_~

by Feather-to-Earth on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 19:12
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Loved this so much! :D

by Manga Girl on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 21:16
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@Feather-to-Earth: Thanks hun! I know a few Americans have done it but don't know about UK :D

@Manga Girl: Thankyou! I loved your Cosmos :)

by Freyarule on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 07:09
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ah ha haaa! I totally saw this!! Was AMAZING!! I was a few people behind you i think for the Masquarade, so I actually got to see this on stage, from the back ^_^ Was beautiful. You did a cracking job :D

by Chikinpoo on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 12:47
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ah ha haaa! I totally saw this!! Was AMAZING!! I was a few people behind you i think for the Masquarade, so I actually got to see this on stage, from the back ^_^ Was beautiful. You did a cracking job :D

by Chikinpoo on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 12:47
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Hehe thanks very much! Did you see the magically expanding flower? XD

by Freyarule on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 13:14
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NO!?!! It did stuff??

by Chikinpoo on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 17:01
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Nothing too special, it just grew as you put the petals on one by one XD so many people around me were giving double takes like "how did THAT get here?!" xDD

by Freyarule on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 20:39
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Meeeelllll <3

This looked amazing~ Job really well done :3

by Clood on Friday, 4 June, 2010 - 15:32
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WOW! 0___0 im gobsmacked! well done seriously!

by FairyPorchQueen on Friday, 4 June, 2010 - 20:39
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WOW! 0___0 im gobsmacked! well done seriously!

by FairyPorchQueen on Friday, 4 June, 2010 - 20:39
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Amazing!! such a shame i couldnt see in person ;)

by Raye-chan on Friday, 4 June, 2010 - 21:25
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@Clood: Thankyoooou my most evil Kuja :3

@FairyPorchQueen: Hehe thankyou very much! :)

@Raye-chan: Thankyou! Sorry you weren't able to see it much! >_<

by Freyarule on Saturday, 5 June, 2010 - 19:50
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You looked amazing! I sw this several times and thought "wow" you did such a great job to make it work for you! Mucho Kudos! ^^

by FuriePhoenix on Friday, 2 July, 2010 - 21:23
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Aww thanks very much hun! :D Glad you loved it!

by Freyarule on Saturday, 3 July, 2010 - 11:15
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This looks awesome!! :D

by Ammy on Wednesday, 27 October, 2010 - 23:48
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Thankyou! :D

by Freyarule on Thursday, 28 October, 2010 - 10:10
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Oh wow i love this ^_^ What a beautiful Interpetation!

by Moonlight_Requiem on Thursday, 20 February, 2014 - 17:55
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Thank you! I'm glad it still looks good XD

by Freyarule on Thursday, 20 February, 2014 - 18:41
 

To-Do List

GIANT FLOWER OF DOOMHighComplete
main body bitMediumComplete
gems at the topMediumComplete
style wigMediumComplete
white floaty bitsMediumComplete
reduce the size of the flowers. I am not going to be able to hover in mid air like her!LowComplete
buy wigLowComplete
random makeup :)LowComplete

Journal

YAH (Posted 26th May 2010)

Listing as completed because all that's left to do is to style the wig which I'll do Friday possibly.

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

The giant flower of doom has been CONQUERED! (Posted 24th May 2010)

So, I bought some more yellow fabric paint and have done the yellow bits on the petals and base. The base hoop pattern, I used a stencil for that I crafted but it's such a shitty stencil job >_> but ah well, it looks decent I suppose. But yes, the flower is done! Pictures will come tomorrow, and now I can work on the white floaty bits. The wig will be styled at the apartment in London, with everyone to help so I don't make a cock-up of it! fun times.

flower = 90% done (Posted 23rd May 2010)

all petal structures have been made and silked. Am now doing the yellow bits, firstly spraying on diluted fabric paint. If that doesn't show up to well I'll do some more spraying and if that fails then it'll be a case of using up loads of fabric paint (and I have a feeling if that happens I'll be taking a trip to fabricland again ^^;;;)

Yeah (Posted 21st May 2010)

TOP PETAL HAS BEEN OWNED!! and shown who da boss!

Done structures of three petals out of bamboo sticks :) half covered one with silk, and will silk the other two tomorrow, and then see what I can do with the last two petals. AWESOME

FLAILS WILDLY!!! D8 (Posted 21st May 2010)

ARRRRRRGH!

Less than a week to complete the flower and it's giving me a headache! I made the top petal out of wire, and the wire is a bitch, and I glued the gems down and it was bringing down the silk a bit so I put some foam at the top to hold the gems straight and then velcro'd the petal to the hoop base and.........it's too top heavy and it's wilting ;_; (pun not intended)

SO! Last minute buy of supplies, I've re-thought it through and I'm going to buy some wooden sticks from somewhere! Anywhere!!! Wilkinsons?! B&Q?!! ANYWHERE that does these, so I can get it done and dusted in time to show it to everyone X_X
I've come too far to give up on this now! RAWWWR FEEL MY DETERMINATION!!!!!

YAYAYYA (Posted 8th April 2010)

I finished the dress! It's pretty awesome :)

and I've been doing the silk dying! My mother has been such a great help to me with this, I don't know what I'd have done without her! I did the blue bits this afternoon and they've become a beautiful colour - what I have done is instead of cutting out the shapes and then dying them individually, I've dyed the whole lot of fabric in the bits needed to save on dye and manageable bits :D will do the purple bits tomorrow! and I have an idea on the basic frame of the petals, so that's awesome too! EEEEEEEEE

Progrersssssss whut (Posted 6th April 2010)

So I'm taking the wig with me to Minami so Fifi (CrystalNeko) can help me style it :D got the hairspray and hairdryer ok.

Started the dress today, ahahah. Since I decided the pattern was way too irregular for this, my mum helped me construct a pattern from scratch by pinning the fabric to me, and we've basically done things step by step and keep pinning and repinning to me. So far I've finished the front, with interfacing at the top to keep the rounded shape, and it's hemmed, and the top of the back is hemmed plus one side is seamed together, just got to work out how to do the other side, as that is the side that will have velcro sewn on to generally keep the outfit together, plus I have to get some elastic to hold up the dress. Then I need to think about how to fix the dress onto the nude spandex boob-tube I made to help the dress fit better (and then I can wear a proper bra during the day YAY)

Got a bit annoyed so am leaving it for tomorrow, will probably start the silk dying too. Bought a hula hoop today, only problem is it has bead things inside so will have to saw it open and get rid of them, then tape it back together and paint it white. Then that will give me a base for when I do the flower!!!! ahahahahahah.............

FABRIIIIIIC (Posted 16th March 2010)

Well I bought 10 metres of satin fabric today (only for £13 - WIN!!! And yes, it is decent looking satin, not the 99p type >_>) and so I can start on this finally! I have the pattern that I'm going to mod, and then I have loads left over for the floaty floaty bits (that I still have no idea how to do >_<).

If I'm lucky I might have loads left over from this costume to use on Gardevoir....hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm :3

Wig! (Posted 28th January 2010)

Ok so the wig has arrived! It's so purty and I don't want to cut it but I must ;_; le sigh.

have no idea how I will start styling it xD if anyone has any tips then please tell me, it's heat resistant so I can use my straighteners with it...

rargh (Posted 21st November 2009)

Doing concept sketches for the dress and flower. It's going to be costly -_-; hoping for lots of xmas money to fund this lmao xD

Dadahhh (Posted 31st October 2009)

Thus the end of October Expo is upon us, and we can start planning for May...

I hope I don't spend too much money on this, ohohoh, but it's the sort of thing that reeks of spendage xD