Uni
 


Costume :C.C.
Variant :Artbook Butterfly dress
Source :Code Geass
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Amecon 2010


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Amecon 2010

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C.C @ Amecon

C.C @ Amecon

C.C @Amecon

Amecon

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £60.69
Time Taken : 58 hours~

Description
For the Code Geass group at Amecon 2010~

Comments

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YAY one of my faves it'll look SOOOOO pretty on you x3

by Solaria on Monday, 10 May, 2010 - 17:12
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:3 :3

by Shenny on Monday, 10 May, 2010 - 17:40
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Woot! Really loking forward to seeing this. Your going to look so lovely.

I'm really up for joining this group now.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 10 May, 2010 - 19:42
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Can't wait to see this version of CC! It'll look amazing ^^

by Lord Zero on Monday, 10 May, 2010 - 20:19
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Ohgosh this will be amazing! *-*
I love this version of C.C, looking fabulous so far!! :3

by Charlie-Bear on Thursday, 13 May, 2010 - 15:03
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Uwah this is gonna look gorgeous! <3
Loving the headpiece progress

by Chibi on Friday, 14 May, 2010 - 00:10
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The black skirt looks great. Can't wait to see more.

by Sephirayne on Friday, 11 June, 2010 - 23:06
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You painted the beads...dude, commitment! The headdress beadwork is looking so lovely.

by Amy-Lou on Thursday, 24 June, 2010 - 15:30
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Looking gorgous so far!
Amecon code geass group you say.. Tempting...

by Cosplex on Tuesday, 29 June, 2010 - 22:41
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Headress is looking lovely hun. Can't wait to see the finished piece.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 29 June, 2010 - 22:44
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Oooo... beautiful wig is beautiful. :3 Its a gorgeous colour~

by BlusterSquall on Saturday, 10 July, 2010 - 18:12
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Oh my lawd that wig is stunning! I really can't wait to see this sweetie <3

by CharlotteLuna on Saturday, 10 July, 2010 - 18:24
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Your new wig is soooooo gorgeous!! You look so pretty honey <333

by Yuka on Saturday, 10 July, 2010 - 18:36
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this is going to look amazing XD, can't wait to see this finished

by nanahara on Sunday, 11 July, 2010 - 12:59
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The wig looks so amazing on you. Looking forward to this.

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 11 July, 2010 - 19:43
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Gorgeous so far, is there anything you can't do? XD
x

by Chibi on Sunday, 11 July, 2010 - 19:47
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Beautiful costume - you're going to look amazing, can't wait to see :-)

by Lunar_Kitten on Thursday, 15 July, 2010 - 15:57
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Insane detailing, but it will be so worth it in the end, so pretty~

by BlusterSquall on Monday, 2 August, 2010 - 20:12
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you are going to look absolutely stunning hun :3

by montblanc on Monday, 2 August, 2010 - 20:56
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Wow so much work but looking wonderful and you'll look gorgeous *3* Cant wait to see more <3

by Solaria on Monday, 2 August, 2010 - 21:04
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Wow - that bodice is gorgeous~

by BlusterSquall on Tuesday, 3 August, 2010 - 18:33
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looking really good so far!

by My__RoadOfBlood on Tuesday, 3 August, 2010 - 18:41
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You must have the patience of a saint, the detail must have taken you ages, great job so far. I'm sure this will look lovely when finished!

by Alias Cosplay on Tuesday, 3 August, 2010 - 18:53
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Looking good!

-Tab

by KhaosKreator on Tuesday, 3 August, 2010 - 19:16
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Wow the detail thats went into this is amazing.

by SachikoYumi on Tuesday, 3 August, 2010 - 19:21
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The detail work you're putting into this is amazing, and the progress you're making is lightning fast! I really can't wait to see this in person *_*

by Yuka on Tuesday, 3 August, 2010 - 20:21
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Wow amazing progress! Can't wait to see more of it, you're gonna look so prettyful TT^TT

by Chibi on Tuesday, 3 August, 2010 - 20:21
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Already looks absolutely stunning! I want to whisk you away to a castle to take pictures.

by Tak on Tuesday, 3 August, 2010 - 21:41
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Great C.C cosplay hunni. The dress is gunn alook amazing

by SachikoYumi on Tuesday, 3 August, 2010 - 22:09
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Love this varient of C.C
Can't wait to see it complete, progress looks amazing x.

by FusionRose on Tuesday, 3 August, 2010 - 22:18
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Progress is looking amazing! I can't wait to see this complete =)
Your going to look stunning as C.C ^-^

by MissColzyChan on Tuesday, 3 August, 2010 - 22:50
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Looking epic! You are indeed the queen of detail Nins.

by Snap on Tuesday, 3 August, 2010 - 23:34
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Look good girl! Its gonna be amazing when its finished!

by moonypie on Wednesday, 4 August, 2010 - 08:56
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Outstanding *3* So gorgoues you work so fast and got all the details perfect <3333

by Solaria on Thursday, 5 August, 2010 - 13:00
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Oh my goodness it looks beautiful. All that careful cutting to get the lace detail effect is so intricate.

by Amy-Lou on Thursday, 5 August, 2010 - 13:29
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Such a gorgeous dress. Its totally beautiful~ You're going to be the belle of the ball~!

by BlusterSquall on Thursday, 5 August, 2010 - 13:33
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Wow this has took shape quickly <3 really beatuifull outcome.

by SachikoYumi on Thursday, 5 August, 2010 - 14:27
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So gorgeous!! I've never seen this version done before and you've done it perfectly!

by CrystalNeko on Thursday, 5 August, 2010 - 19:28

This is so gorgeous! I can't wait to see it finished!

by goodbyeworld on Thursday, 5 August, 2010 - 19:39
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Jesus Christ woman, you work fast!
Looking gorgeous~

by Chibi on Thursday, 5 August, 2010 - 19:50
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That dress! IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!
Looking awesome nina-face :D

by JakeX on Thursday, 5 August, 2010 - 19:53
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I... Just... Wow.
Your attention to detail and skill with scissors is almost frightening!
It looks really wonderful~

by Felixize on Thursday, 5 August, 2010 - 19:55
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Eeee! It looks amazing!
I can't wait till all the groups together and looking awesome! I just need to sort out the suit and paint the sword then I'm all done!
Our Masquerade entry is going to look AMAZING!

by kirokitsune on Thursday, 5 August, 2010 - 20:37
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Holy moly! That dress is stunning. Great job hun. Can't wait to see this in person.

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 5 August, 2010 - 21:00
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Looks amazing, but I'm sure the indoor pics definitely don't do it justice - looking forward to see what you do with the makeup.

by Tak on Thursday, 5 August, 2010 - 21:16
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WoW such a lot of work has gone into this, looks amazing.

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 6 August, 2010 - 00:03
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Such a beautiful dress! Fantastic work, the detail is very impressive =]

by Kacela on Friday, 6 August, 2010 - 16:44
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this looks so beautiful, cant wait to see it in all it's glory this weekend :)

by agi on Monday, 9 August, 2010 - 23:12
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WOW! this looks beautiful! its sooo detailed! , red also looks great against your skim completion =D Your going to look radiant :)

by Holli on Tuesday, 10 August, 2010 - 18:01
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Looks amazing, hun :D Can't wait to seeee iiiit in the flesh!

by Ashe on Tuesday, 10 August, 2010 - 19:07
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It all looks stunning lovely. Not long now til I can gawk at you! *rubs thighs* :P

by kiichan on Tuesday, 10 August, 2010 - 23:04
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This looks so pretty!

-Tab

by KhaosKreator on Tuesday, 10 August, 2010 - 23:45
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Wow! The headdress piece is beautiful. Lovely work. You've done so well very this. *hugs*

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 11 August, 2010 - 00:09
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Yay looking gorgeous!
Eeee! sooo excited for the group now =D

by kirokitsune on Wednesday, 11 August, 2010 - 19:23
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B'awwwwww so gorgeous! *w*

by Chibi on Wednesday, 11 August, 2010 - 22:16
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So beautiful! I love your headdress, and the time you put into snipping out all those holes is incredible.

by Angelphie on Wednesday, 18 August, 2010 - 10:19
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You looked stunning! Such a delicate design really well done :D

by Amy-Lou on Wednesday, 18 August, 2010 - 10:38
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Uni, your CC dress was pwiddy. ^o^

by Mangamad on Wednesday, 18 August, 2010 - 12:53
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Booooooooooooo I didnt get to see this!
You look stunning though huni! *hugs*

by Bambi. on Wednesday, 18 August, 2010 - 21:28
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Incredible stuff, it's damn near perfect!

Hope to see it in person one day :D

by GAINAX on Thursday, 19 August, 2010 - 19:58
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Such a pretty costume~ I loooved photographing it. And you looked so stunning.

by BlusterSquall on Thursday, 19 August, 2010 - 20:22
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Gorgeous costume! xx

by Cheetos on Thursday, 19 August, 2010 - 20:25
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The photos are so gorgeous <3333 I absolutely love this costume of yours, stunning!

by CrystalNeko on Thursday, 19 August, 2010 - 20:36
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This is so pretty!

-Tab

by KhaosKreator on Thursday, 19 August, 2010 - 20:54
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You looked so jaw droppingly beautiful in this. Great job. I love the photos. The headress looked so stunning in person.

by Sephirayne on Friday, 20 August, 2010 - 00:18
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You lookamazing <3 So beautiful ^_^

by rocksanie on Friday, 20 August, 2010 - 01:28
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absolutly stunning. You look amazing in that dress.

by yami-no-neko on Friday, 20 August, 2010 - 15:23

This is absolutely amazing! You look stunning~ 8D

by goodbyeworld on Thursday, 26 August, 2010 - 16:27
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So....Beautiful...<3

by CharlotteLuna on Friday, 3 September, 2010 - 18:42
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Gorgeous, that is all.

by Cosplex on Friday, 3 September, 2010 - 19:31
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Truly beautiful <3
You suit her so much and the progress on the dress is outstanding. really amazing job. x

by SachikoYumi on Tuesday, 14 September, 2010 - 13:02

AMAZING *q*

by LadyShizuka on Sunday, 24 October, 2010 - 17:20

wow, that's so pretty! *_*

by Adamoluna on Wednesday, 27 April, 2011 - 07:48
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You look amazing! The headdress is so beautifully detailed! :D

by Eloraborealis on Wednesday, 27 April, 2011 - 16:27
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Stop being so gorgeous!
You're making the rest of us look bad!
<3

by Chibi on Thursday, 28 April, 2011 - 12:58
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Everything about this cosplay is just GORGEOUS and so perfect - it's one of the most beautiful cosplays I have ever seen!

by Pandora-Chi on Saturday, 7 May, 2011 - 20:50
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So stunning!

by eternal_aranel on Monday, 9 May, 2011 - 10:19
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Just ADORE this version of CC :D

by Starla on Friday, 20 May, 2011 - 19:12
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Oh gosh...this is seriously stunning!

by sjbonnar on Thursday, 16 June, 2011 - 11:11
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I can only imagine how long it took to do all those cut-outs, stunning work! You look fab in it ^^

by Speckles on Thursday, 23 June, 2011 - 21:55
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Congrats on your feature! ^^

by TheEmoEmu on Sunday, 7 August, 2011 - 16:06
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All that detail must have taken you so long; it looks stunning though ^^

by Sakurastar123 on Sunday, 7 August, 2011 - 17:12
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Wow! Thats a whole lot of detail there... great job it looks brilliant! :)

by xxlilmisssakuraxx on Sunday, 7 August, 2011 - 17:44
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Congratulations on the showcase! This is utterly stunning!!

by Alyx on Sunday, 7 August, 2011 - 19:40
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Congrats on the showcase hun. Very well deserved. One of my fav costumes xxx

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 7 August, 2011 - 21:38
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aww very pretty nina ^^ hope we get to see u at a con again soon

by timpey on Monday, 8 August, 2011 - 01:35
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this is stunning <3

by Chikinpoo on Monday, 8 August, 2011 - 02:54
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Breathtakingly beautiful, and completely deserving of a showcase. Well done!

by tripletriad on Monday, 8 August, 2011 - 12:47
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I was so hoping to see this as a showcased cosplay :D It's one of my most favourite cosplays that I've seen - It is well deserved! x

by Pandora-Chi on Monday, 8 August, 2011 - 17:43
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definitely deserves the showcase - lovely! so much attention to detail, amazing :D

by Plasticsharkattack on Monday, 8 August, 2011 - 18:06
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Wow this is so beautiful ^^ so detailed too!

by Strawberry_Sprite on Monday, 8 August, 2011 - 19:53
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Okay, this made my draw drop. You look absolutely stunning, the detail is amazing as well. Fantastic job m'dear ^^

by MadameLapin on Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 - 20:08
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Soooo beautiful <3
An amazing cosplay.

by Natsumi on Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 - 22:38
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Such a beautiful and amazing cosplay! <3 You look stunning!

by perfectly_purple on Thursday, 11 August, 2011 - 19:53
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Absolutely breathtaking. This is a beautifull cosplay.^^

by Kitticus on Friday, 12 August, 2011 - 08:24
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Well done for getting showcase on this Uni, it's well-deserved. You look gorgeous as always. Mwah! xxx

by Pudding on Friday, 12 August, 2011 - 16:56
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such a stunning cosplay, I'm a HUGE fan of C.C, so seeing her cosplayed so well is great ^^. The attention to detail and overall work put into this really shows, this is truelly a masterpiece

by nanahara on Saturday, 13 August, 2011 - 08:17
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This is so beautiful, I love this so much!
You have clearly put a lot of time and effort into this and it's paid off wonderfully ^^

Very well done!

by TheStarlightFairy on Sunday, 18 December, 2011 - 01:13
 

To-Do List

Make Black UnderskirtHighComplete
Make Red Bodice - Mark n' cutHighComplete
Make arm sleeves - Mark n&#039; CutHighComplete
Make red skirt layers - Mark n' cut / 6 meters.HighComplete
Make bead droplets from FimoMediumComplete
Make Butterfly headpiece from CraftfoamMediumComplete
Make headpiece from Wire - Spray GoldLowComplete
Add beads to wire via gluegun / super glueLowComplete

Shopping List

Craft Foam £1.30Bought
Clear Clay Varnish£3.25Bought
Hair Grips£2.00Bought
Fimo Clay£0.00Bought
Hot glue£3.00Bought
Head Pins£2.99Bought
Random Beads£0.00Bought
Thick wire£0.00Bought
Gold Beading Wire £1.20Bought
300x Pearl beads£2.50Bought
Black Polycotton - 3 meters £6.00Bought
Peach Polycotton - half meter £1.00Bought
Velvet Red Fabric - 4 meters£11.00Bought
Green Wig £20.00Bought
Yellow Contact Lenses£13.00Bought
Keys - for headpiece£1.00Bought
Total£68.24

Journal

Reference Image (Posted 3rd September 2010)

The Reference image.

Dress - Complete (Posted 20th August 2010)

Dress sewn together.

Making the headpiece 07 (complete) (Posted 19th August 2010)

Complete shot of the headdress. It is all attached with hair grips and wire.

Making the headpiece 06 (Posted 18th August 2010)

Here is a close up of a finished section!
The flowers were attached together on a square sheet of craft foam with a crocodile grip glued onto the other side. The beads / droplets were all threaded through with invisible string and attached under the flowers.

Making the headpiece 05 (Posted 10th August 2010)

Once the petals had their 2 layers of PVA glue I then painted two coats of acrylic paint in assorted pastel colours.
The butterflies were spray painted gold with pink gems embellished on top.
Finally I coated everything in Fimo Gloss Varnish for that extra elegant sheen.

Making the headpiece 04 (Posted 10th August 2010)

The Butterfly and flowers were all made out of craft foam with 3D paint and fimo segments attached on top. Before painting they were coated with 2 layers of PVA glue to prevent the foam from absorbing.

Making the Bodice - Part 04 (complete) (Posted 9th August 2010)

I noticed every time I wore the bodice it would stretch and tear so to reinforce it (and keep my modesty) I inserted skin-coloured lining via hemming web.
The only problem in doing this is that you naturally stretch the fabric so the bodice is a tad too big for me now!

Making the Bodice - Part 03 (complete) (Posted 4th August 2010)

After 8 hours the bodice was FINALLY finished. The butterfly / petal designs start at the chest and reach over the shoulders down to the lower back.
Since the bodice is backless I noticed the fabric gather and sag round the sides so to overcome this I attached a transparent bra strap to the back.

Making the Bodice - Part 03.5 (complete) (Posted 4th August 2010)

Picture of the finished Bodice without peach interlining.

Making the Bodice - Part 02 (Posted 3rd August 2010)

Once sewn together I started marking the designs in chalk and pen (Same method as the Skirt).
These were all cut out using nail scissors.

Making the Bodice - Part 01 (Posted 3rd August 2010)

Bodice pattern drafted and cut.

Making the Skirt - Part 1.5 (Posted 2nd August 2010)

Closeup of the drafting / measurements.

Making the Skirt Part 1 (Posted 1st August 2010)

The skirt will contain two layers with petal and diamond-shape cutouts.
I've had to use three types of scissors :
1. Nail scissors - For very small detailing
2. Normal scissors - To cut curves easily
3. Hair-dressing scissors - For sharp / pointed edges

Currently have 6 meters worth of cutting to do. Wish me luck!

Making the Headpiece 03 (Posted 14th May 2010)

The beads were attached with hot glue.

Making the Headpiece 02 (Posted 13th May 2010)

I then spray painted the wire Gold~

BEADS! (Posted 11th May 2010)

Sadly I couldn't find any red beads so I had to paint a bunch of white ones!

Costume Draft (Posted 10th May 2010)

Rough plan for the dress / headpiece.

Item prep (Posted 10th May 2010)

Selection of beads i have bought / had for years~
Also Fimo droplets are prepped for the oven along with head pins~