|Making both Sheryl and Ranka from the Lion openning.|
The skirt is a lilac satin base, using a custom pattern I made for my Haruhi Lolita costume. The skirt has an overskirt done in purple netting with sparkles on it to give it a custom touch. The bow is made using this technique http://www.youtube.com/user/8StreetAngel#p/u/13/yA7_lYJwIrM but on a larger scale.
The bow tails are one side lilac satin and one side lilac lining. This was because I couldn't have them only single thickness as both sides of fabric would be on obvious display. Since the lining is slightly thinner than the satin it helps the tails float and sit better, as well as adding contrast. They are still rather heavy though XD These were also a custom pattern piece.
The corset was using made using Simplicity pattern 2966 which some slight editations to the back to accomodate a 12 inch zip. It was fronted and backed with purple garbadine, embellished with red satin ribbon, diamonte buckles and suspender clips sprayed gold. It would've been more accurate if I sprayed the buckles gold too but then they wouldn't be so shiny and pretty D: . The ruffle was the same lilac satin and sparkly netting as used for the skirt. The faux white lace up front was hand stitched on at the end.
Chocker and arm piece were purple garbadine, the neck piece does up with velcro at the bank and I bought the small rose from my local fabric shop. The arm piece I made it fit exactly to my arm then used PJ elastic to make it hold. Gloves and socks were made using purple cotton jersey with the red garters also made in cotton jersey.
Wig was bought from ebay and isn't actually a listed Sheryl wig. Got a tip of from TheMagicalLucy for a blonde/pink wig and it comes up so good find there.
No earing yet, gunna buy a pair for Kitacon and give one to Lucy.
Microphone was a 30 minute rush job as I really needed a mic D: I would not've been an idol without it D: Wooden pole then braided 8 strips of paper round the pole. This was a pain in the ass and the paper did rip once but thankfully it stays in place thank to braiding and doesn't show D: Strap at the bottom was a piece of gold ribbon glued to one end and the rest of the decoration was a mix of tape and craft foam. Spray painted gold. I might make a better one but I'm growing kind of found of it.
Fun outfit to where :D