Lunar_Kitten
 


Costume :Willow
Variant :Forest Maiden
Source :Own design
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Grand Cosplay Ball 2009


Costume Photos

He's behind you!

Willow has a friend =^_^=

Willow - waiting to go to the ball

Wait, this isn't Santa!

Photo courtesy of Nert

Close up of headpiece

Wreath and veil back - final

Wreath and veil front - final

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £20
Time Taken : ± 4 hours

Description
Sadly I don't have time to make a dress for the ball this year so as the theme is enchanted forest I am wearing a floaty silk dress which is a mahogany/deep red/chocolate colour that I bought for a friend's wedding a few years ago and I will accessorise it with chiffon, flowers etc. to make it more maiden-like.

Try as I may I could not work out how to secure the wreath to my head - despite help from friends (thank you). However, the evening before the ball, I suddenly had an epiphany!

I had already secured some ribbon either side of the wreath so I decided that I would create a little plaits using part of my own long hair either side of my head and entwine the ribbon into it so that it plaits within my hair, then loop the ribbon around the bottom of the plait and knot it to secure it all together.

I did that down both sides of my head just over my ears and ta-da! The wreath stayed attached - perfect!
And it looked very effective and more maiden-like, too. I was very pleased with it =^_^=

Comments

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It looks like it's comming together nicely :)
Kitten will be a very pretty maiden at the ball!

by Ilpala on Monday, 23 November, 2009 - 16:01
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I think this will suit your skin tone beautifully!

-Tab

by KhaosKreator on Tuesday, 24 November, 2009 - 23:10
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oh wow you're going to look gorgeous!

by GunstarVixen on Wednesday, 25 November, 2009 - 17:09
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Wow! Your going to look so beautiful.

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 26 November, 2009 - 04:18
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Hi Lunar-Kitten.

...Reading your journal to see how you are getting on...just a suggestion, an alternative to tieing a ribbon under your chin like a bonnet - In order to hold my tiara in place I tied on some spring loaded hair - clip - band - thingys. lol I dont know what they are called but they look like hair slides and they close like a broach does.. You might be able to do similar or fix some kind of full hair band onto the wreath, even hot glue it on.

Looking forward to seeing all your pics. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 26 November, 2009 - 10:36
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looking very pretty ^^ cant wait to see this !

by Kaka Extreme on Thursday, 26 November, 2009 - 18:56
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ooo very pretty!

by FairyPorchQueen on Thursday, 26 November, 2009 - 20:59
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Ooooooooooooh! O.O So pretty!

by perfectly_purple on Thursday, 26 November, 2009 - 21:11
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Wow this is looking so beautiful =]

by Zelda on Friday, 27 November, 2009 - 15:43
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beautiful veil! love it :3 cant wait to see photos

by Yamidragon on Sunday, 29 November, 2009 - 20:09
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Kitten was Beautiful at the Ball :)

by Ilpala on Monday, 30 November, 2009 - 23:22
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You looked so beautiful darling! Wonderful work :3

by Uni on Friday, 4 December, 2009 - 09:55
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The colours that you used really suit you, I love the headpiece. :)

by Alias Cosplay on Friday, 4 December, 2009 - 19:05
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Wow Leena you look so glamourous *__* I'm especially lovin your makeup here. The costume came out toatally Fab. ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 5 December, 2009 - 12:12
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Wow! You look so beautiful here, Leena. I'm loving the headress and the make-up. XX

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 8 December, 2009 - 14:05
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Kitten looks so beautiful in pictures...makes me sad I missed the Ball :(

by perfectly_purple on Monday, 14 December, 2009 - 00:01
 

Journal

29 Nov 09 (Posted 1st December 2009)

I really didn't want to secure the wreath to my head by tying ribbon under my chin (like a bonnet!) but try as I may I could not work out how else to do it - despite help from friends (thank you). However, the evening before the ball, I suddenly had an epiphany!

As mentioned in a previous entry, I had already secured some ribbon either side of the wreath so I decided that I would create a little plaits using part of my own long hair either side of my head and entwine the ribbon into it so that it plaits within my hair, then loop the ribbon around the bottom of the plait and knot it to secure it all together.

I did that down both sides of my head just over my ears and ta-da! The wreath stayed attached - perfect!
And it looked very effective and more maiden-like, too. I was very pleased with it =^_^=

25 Nov 09 (Posted 26th November 2009)

The veil is complete :-)
I am so pleased with it because it also now contains some gorgeous leaf garlands which finish it off perfectly.
Unfortunately the wreath is too big for my head so I have had to attach some ribbon either side so I can secure it in place - I shall have to tie the ribbon in a bow under my chin (like a bonnet!). I'm a little disappointed about that but I couldn't think of another way to hold the thing up :-(

22 Nov 09 (Posted 23rd November 2009)

It seems that chiffon can sometimes not be very accommodating when it comes to hemming! But I managed to show it who's boss and have now made some sleeves and a veil to match my silk dress.

21 Nov 09 (Posted 23rd November 2009)

Went shopping and bought a Christmas wreath (yay for Poundland!) which shall be rested on my head once I have decorated it accordingly.
I am also now the proud owner of some gorgeous multi-tone chiffon in autumnal colours/tones, as well as various leaf garlands and flowers.