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|I'VE GOT A DATE FOR THIS! 8D|
Will be worn for a disco/karaoke/party at Minamicon next year~ Because it's fun having a separate costume, more casual costume for parties!
I originally uploaded this ages ago... But I took it down because I didn't know when to cosplay her for... But now I know! 8D
Mio is so moe moe kyun~!
1.5m Black cotton drill £5.25
Mini top hat £4-5 (This included the alice headband, felt and ribbon)
Blue tights £1.00
I decided to be accurate and make it a backless dress, which made it a bit trickier than it should have been but I got there in the end. I basically made a strapless bodice with a very low back, like a combination of my Princess Garnet and Tutu bodices.
I then made a circle skirt and attached it onto the bodice.
The straps for the dress is one long rectangle and sewn on to be like a halterneck. I sewed on double layered ruffles for the bodice (so that I didn't have to hem it) and the ruffles for the skirt is one layer and hemmed.
The mini top hat was made with corrugated cardboard for the crown and brim, then craft foam for the side band. This was all covered in felt before attaching the different sections together. The ribbon was attached on as well. This was all hot glued onto an alice headband.
Blue tights I bought from Primark.
Clip on fringe from eBay.
|Make ruffles on dress||High||Complete|
|Make butt bow||High||Planned|
|Mini top hat||Medium||Complete|
|Bass guitar (+Learn how to play Don't Say "Lazy" left handed LOL *shot*)||Low||Planned|
03/07/2010 - Ruffles complete! (Posted 3rd July 2010)
Waheeey, finished hemming all the ruffles.
Now I can't do anything until I buy some blue fabric :|
Time Taken: 30mins
29/06/2010 - Ruffles 80% (Posted 29th June 2010)
Dress is fully hemmed and the ruffles is all sewn on. Just need to hem the bottom ruffles, aaaaargh. There's 360" worth of fabric to hem... That's just over 9 bloody metres. I think I'm going to use hemming web to hem it - otherwise I'm going to need 2 bobbins worth of thread just to hem the thing XD.
Time Taken: 1hr
Totally wearing the wrong bra in the photo, hence why you can see my bra straps xD;
21/06/2010 - Top hat! (Posted 21st June 2010)
Went out to buy some more craft foam and felt today, so finished the top hat!
Surprisingly this came out worse than the top hat I made for my friend which happened to be my first one, God damnit xD
Made from cardboard, craft foam and felt with hot glue to keep it together.
Costs: £4-5 approx (This included the alice headband, felt and ribbon)
Wig in the photo is for picture purposes only!
18/06/2010 - Dress! (Posted 19th June 2010)
Dress is complete! Just gotta hem the bodice and sew on the ruffles x)
I underestimated how hard it was to make that bodice backless, but I got there in the end! Not too tricky, just thought I could cut out the patterning first time but I had to pin it in place once I tried it on to get it perfectly fitting xD;
You can see my petticoat under this - you won't see it once the ruffles are sewn on though :P
Yes that is a guitar, I don't play bass XD But I wanted a cool instrument to pose with *dork* (I wish I could play bass though - I can play bass on Rock Band if that counts? :P)
Those aren't the shoes I'll be wearing, I'll be buying some more accurate ones from Primark sometime when I go into town!
And I do have the blue tights already, I just really couldn't be bothered to change into them XD
Time Taken: 2hrs
Random note: Loool, I always take pictures as Mio right after a dance lesson when my hair's been in a ponytail making my bangs kink. It's also partly due to me putting my bangs behind my ears as well, Mio will never have straight bangs, never! XD
18/06/2010 - Petticoat (Posted 18th June 2010)
Old picture is old, but I took down my Mitsuki costume which was what the petticoat was originally made for. So I figured I should have some where on here to reference what it looks like :P
100% hand made, pretty damn shoddy but it was my first and it works XD
And it can withstand something as heavy as my cotton drill dress XD.
It's a three tiered petticoat as you can see. Basically they're long strips of rectangles all at different lengths, gathered into each other.
Not including this in the time taken or costs but just as a reference, it took me around 6-8hrs to make and it costed me £2.85 as there's 3m of tulle in that skirt. See, why buy a petticoat that costs £15 when you can make one for under £3? ;D
Pictures of the dress to come in a couple hours time~ I've made the skirt, gonna make the bodice in two ticks~ (IT'S BACKLESS! NO ZIP FOR ME AND I CAN FINISH THIS DRESS IN ONE NIGHT IF I WANT XD)
12/06/2010 - Hair and make up test (Posted 12th June 2010)
My fake fringe arrived yesterday 8D It's so silky~
I'm happy with how alike my hair looks to Mio's now with the fake fringe... Only I don't have the super short bangs... I'm not cutting my bangs that short nor can I be bothered to buy extensions for it XD
Next time however, MAKE UP ON LEFT CHEEK! It's a mirror image so it looks right but it's not :P