|Time Taken :||3 days|
|Alice is complete! She debuted at AmeCon 2008 on the Sunday :)|
This costume was fun to make, and to some extent, the first costume I've made myself. I had help with it but the majority of it I sewed and planned myself. The hat, gloves, wig and Orange Planet logos were all bought. The dress, cape, boots, etc however were all made and modified from scratch :)
The dress was quite easy to make, and is in 3 parts which connect at the back and two around the front. They match up pretty well to the reference artwork and original design, and it makes the dress very easy to put on and wear. The zipper is down the same side as the slit in the dress, and the top of the dress has straps and a popper.
The logo down the front and stripes around the bottom were cut out from fabric and with Shido's help were sewn and zigzagged onto the dress. I think the logo on the front is a little too high up, but it's a little late to change that now ;p
The cape was fun to make. The pattern was made by Shido and was taken from my Haruhi uniform top, cut to size, the collar reshaped, sleeves cut down, etc. All of the pieces were then sewn together, the yellow stripe on the collar added, the emblems sewn on, etc. The tie was made by getting a strip of white fabric, cutting it to shape, sewing a yellow strip to the top and then folding it over. The gem on the front was attached to the cape with a safety pin.. which fell off once.. but looked really good :)
The boots were simple GoGo boots, with velcroed covers attached. The covers were made from strips of foam covered in the same yellow fabric from the dress, then sewn together and attached with stickyback velcro. The boots are missing the yellow stripe across the top and the yellow heel, but the dress is so long you can hardly tell!
I really love this dress. It's not very intricate but it's very well made and so comfy to wear! Hopefully there'll be another ARIA group in the future!