Sakurastar123
 


Costume :Sakura
Variant :Infinity artwork
Source :Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2010


Costume Photos

The sakura tree

Waiting for her prince

The two choices

The future decision

The solitary princess

It will be ok, I'm sure

I'll find you Syaoran

Reference image

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £100
Awards : Best Junior Entry - London MCM Expo October 2010
Time Taken : 50 hours

Description
*EDIT 29/01/12* Wow, um, thanks for the showcase! Even after a year and a bit, this costume still remains my favourite :3

Well, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now with this costume. It has taken me from hell and back with all the ruffles, they were just so time consuming and took forever to sit properly on the dress. All that is left to do now is add some more ribbon, straps and then its done. Wow. It's kind of sad and happy to see this one nearly finished, mainly because I have spent so much time making it I will be at a bit of a loss when I have nothing to work on for the next few months. I look forward to seeing everyone at expo!

This is going to be a challenge! I am still deciding if I will get this done before october because I allready have 2 costumes to make. We shall see...

I am making slow but steady progress with this one, I has turned out better than expected so far but there is still so much left to do.


Comments

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Love the bodice and the ruffles. You work so quickly! This is looking so great though. Can't wait to see it finished at expo <3

by Charlie-Bear on Friday, 10 September, 2010 - 09:42
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Loving this 8D like Charlie said the ruffles are lovely <3
Cant wait to see it all done

by Solaria on Tuesday, 21 September, 2010 - 21:27
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Looking absolutelly stunning!

by kittenaid on Wednesday, 22 September, 2010 - 08:25
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This is looking amazing! Can't wait to see you at the MCM :)

by Nachtangel on Wednesday, 22 September, 2010 - 10:49
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Thanks for all of your comments, I appreciate it ^-^

by Sakurastar123 on Thursday, 23 September, 2010 - 20:10
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Your dress is gorgeous! Love all the ruffles <3

by alytheluvly on Thursday, 23 September, 2010 - 20:12
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omg! you look stunning, i just saw the matching syaoran, you two are gonna look amazing together!

by kaasutii on Tuesday, 5 October, 2010 - 13:12
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Thanks, come find us and say hi if you like ^-^

by Sakurastar123 on Tuesday, 5 October, 2010 - 17:55
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Wow, this is looking beautiful so far! I hope to take photos of you at Expo! :D

by Yuka on Sunday, 24 October, 2010 - 22:25
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Ruffle goodness! You look great hun! =)

by Bambi. on Sunday, 24 October, 2010 - 22:25
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Wow, so many ruffles! It's looking great! Will definitely look out for you at MCM

by Nachtangel on Tuesday, 26 October, 2010 - 18:28
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Wow *_*

You are going to have one amazed Syaoran to watch out for at the expo! 8D

by Lady Bahamut on Tuesday, 26 October, 2010 - 18:55
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@Yuka - Thank you very much, if you find me I will be happy to have some pictures taken!
@Bambi - Thanks :D
@Nachtangel - I will probably be hovering near the entrance if you want to find me ^-^
@LB - Hehe, well you are going to have one fangirly Sakura to watch out for XD

by Sakurastar123 on Tuesday, 26 October, 2010 - 19:26
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OMG that looks FABULOUS!! Just georgeous!! <3

by charlieparrot on Friday, 29 October, 2010 - 21:46
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You both looked beyond amazing, I can't believe how pretty your costumes were! <3
Twas awesome meeting you~!

by KiraraYumi on Monday, 1 November, 2010 - 20:36
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KiraraYumi - Thanks, I loved your costume too and thanks for letting me use the pictures :D

by Sakurastar123 on Monday, 1 November, 2010 - 20:40
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You looked absolutely AMAZING. Your hard work really paid off! It was also great meeting you for the first time! :D

by Lady Bahamut on Monday, 1 November, 2010 - 20:44
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Thanks! ='D
And hey, no problem, I'm happy you like them!

by KiraraYumi on Tuesday, 2 November, 2010 - 01:01
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You look amazing! The dress came out so beautifully :)

by Psychoelle on Thursday, 4 November, 2010 - 00:22
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Te dress is absolutely beautiful. You've done an excellent job making it.

by j_mercuryuk on Sunday, 30 January, 2011 - 00:35
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awesome costume! saw you in telford n took your picture. Sakura is favourite character in the world so love seeing cosplay of her esp when theyre as well done as yours!!

(pic is available here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=620180&id=904495356&l=f5b6fab1e6)

by Sakura_Blue on Sunday, 27 February, 2011 - 19:35
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Such beauty!

by Stripeycow on Sunday, 27 March, 2011 - 13:20
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This is so so gorgeous! I love the detail!

by Pandora-Chi on Tuesday, 10 May, 2011 - 17:37
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Great stuff! You've handled the satin beautifully!

by KhaosKreator on Tuesday, 10 May, 2011 - 23:23
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Absolutely beautiful!

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 11 May, 2011 - 13:00
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Such a beautiful sakura - I really love the crown on the headband.

by gaming_goddess on Sunday, 29 January, 2012 - 18:03
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This is so pretty! The details are beautiful!

by KP on Sunday, 29 January, 2012 - 18:18
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Congrats on the showcase, you deserve it

by Ichigo-Chan on Sunday, 29 January, 2012 - 18:21
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you look beautiful

by zabuza89 on Sunday, 29 January, 2012 - 18:35

Gorgeous costume indeed, and well deserving of a showcase!

by Hannah-Kiwii on Sunday, 29 January, 2012 - 22:10
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This is a lovely costume. Well done on the showcase

by Sephirayne on Monday, 30 January, 2012 - 16:33
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This is a simply stunning costume.

by Carmina on Tuesday, 31 January, 2012 - 15:07
 

To-Do List

Buy the fabric, about 30 meters of it XDHighComplete
Buy a new wig or use my cardcaptor sakura oneHighComplete
Petticoat creationHighComplete
Add ruffles to the top halfHighComplete
Paint a crown to be appliqued onHighComplete
Add ruffles to the bottom half of the dressHighComplete
Create the ruffles and sew them onHighComplete
Make the main body of the dressHighComplete
Dance around in itHighComplete
Make the head decorationMediumComplete
Create the slevesMediumComplete
Make a necklaceMediumComplete
Buy prescription green contacts MediumComplete

Journal

So tired (Posted 8th August 2010)

Well, last night I spent 4 hours getting the base of the dress to fit the petticoat properly and lay flat. I had to add pleats and darts around the waist along with some extra panels. I am happy with how it turned out and I am going to start cutting out the silky material which I am using for all the ruffles. In the picture it is hard to tell if the ruffles are pink or white, so I just went for pink because I liked the material I found better in pink.

I will have some progress pictures up soon ^-^

Why is cosplay so expensive T-T (Posted 23rd July 2010)

So, I decided to make sure that I keep track of my spendings on my cosplays and I made a excel document with all the prices for each individual item. So it started out at about £93.38 for everything. I looked on ebay to see if I could find any price comparisons and the cheapest I could find with P&P included was £93.47. Its quality and detailing was not the great but I needed to get to a price which was lower than the one on ebay to justify making the costume to my parents XD. I finally got it down to this after about 2 hours of trawling all over the web -

Item Price per m Amount Total 15% off
Black for dress £1.00 3 £3.00 £2.55
Ruffles, oh god £0.99 10 £9.90 £7.43
Ribbon £0.30 10 £3.00 £2.25
Sculpy £5.00 1 £5.00 £5.00
Heat'n'bond £4.99 1 £4.99 £4.99
White fabric £1.00 0.5 £0.50 £0.43
Lining material £1.45 1 £1.45 £1.23
Elastic £0.50 1 £0.50 £0.43
Dress hooping £0.99 3 £2.97 £2.52
Wig £15.00 1 £15.00 £15.00
Total - £41.82

Am I happy with myself? Yes, yes I am ^-^

Scraps are great! (Posted 9th June 2010)

Well, I have decided to make all 4 of my costumes for the mcm expo in october all in one go together. It will make sure that I don't get bored whilst making something and it will get things done quicker.

I have been using old fabric to start making the costume and using some of the scraps to test how the ruffles will lay. It is going ok and when I get new fabric you won't be able to stop me!

A new challenger approaches! (Posted 5th June 2010)

Yay! I really, really want to make this. So much ribbon and ruffles *-*

This will be my first time using a hoop in a dress and I can't wait to see how this turns out. I have what I am doing with this planned out in my head and if I have enough time I want to finish this for the london mcm expo in october along with Fai, kurogane and the syaoran to go with this sakura. Wish me luck ^-^