Costume :Luchia Nanami
Variant :Luchias mermaid princess outfit taken from an artbook image
Source :Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2008

Costume Photos

Full outfit

Artwork image of the outfit

Lucia, Caren and Noelle


Costume Information

Time Taken : Less than a week while also working full time lol.

This was my first cosplay i'd made myself and completed so i was really nervous about wearing it as i was afraid that it wouldn't look anywhere near as good as other peoples outfits. The design is based on a picture of luchia in this outfit and it only appears in this one picture lol. Unfortuntaly, due to time restraints i couldn't do everything i wanted to do such as put frills around the bows, but hopefully i can add these on if i wear the outfit again. There are a lot of first's on this (obviously) as there are two zips involved and i've never put one on anything before let alone an outfit, plus most of it with the exception of the actual peachy coloured tail part, was done without any pattern and was based on my own idea on what it should look like lol.

The bra was a hard thing to do as i had to ensure that it'd still fit with all the extra bits on. Plus it's an underwire bra and sewing machine needles tend to break if they accidentally go over the wire lol.

Despite the fact that it was rather rushed and was my first, i was really, really happy with it. I loved wearing it even if i did have to pick the tail up to walk in it lol. Loads of people at the expo recongised it which made me feel really happy and several people commented on it and were quite shocked to hear it was my first outfit.


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ah! i saw you! i wasn't sure who you were at first untili saw your necklace. i was walking past you when i said "ah! it's a Luchia!" >w< you looked great! ^^

by Hexi on Monday, 26 May, 2008 - 15:16
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Yaaaaay! You joined! It was great to see you at Expo! You were so cute and i loved your outfit! ^^ Hope to catch you again sometime! :)

by Monkey on Monday, 26 May, 2008 - 15:17
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Yey Archer!
Love this costume its so pretty! ^-^
I really should watch this anime ._.'

by iggie on Monday, 26 May, 2008 - 16:12
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I love it! very pretty costume, it suits you!

by Chii-ren on Monday, 26 May, 2008 - 17:19
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Oooo it's yooou! Hii! Yay for Mermaid Melody! I was so happy when I saw you as Luchia as I wasn't expecting there to be a Mermaid Melody cosplayer! X3 Sorry I just kinda ambushed you in the masq queue ='D

by CrystalNeko on Monday, 26 May, 2008 - 20:20
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Thanks for all your lovely comments. As it was my first homemade outfit i'm really glad that people not only recongised it but liked it lol.

by Archer on Monday, 2 June, 2008 - 21:47
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you make such a lovely luchia >w< i'm still in shock that we managed to find another MMPPP cosplayer XD

by Dusttee on Sunday, 6 December, 2009 - 01:08
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Ah its you~ xD (Caren cosplayer)
You looked so awesome as Lucia! <33 MMPPP ftw!

by Wiishmaker on Monday, 26 April, 2010 - 21:19
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Ahhh I love Mermaid Melody...the mermaid tale dress looks really good!! ^_^

by MADALEENA on Sunday, 30 May, 2010 - 09:30