Speckles
 


Costume :Eclair
Source :Kiddy Grade
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Amecon 2012


Costume Photos

Eclair 11

Eclair 10

Eclair 9

Eclair 8

Eclair 7

Eclair 7

Eclair 6

Eclair 5

Eclair 4

Eclair 3

Eclair 2

Eclair 1

 


Costume Information

Description
Character: Eclair from Kiddy Grade
Costume made by: Speckles

Info:
Kiddy Grade is one of my all time favorite animes to date. It has such little love in the cosplay world so I couldn't deny myself from cosplaying from it. Worn for the first time at Amecon 2012. Most likely will be remaking the costume since after the first test run I found the dress was too short! Also I may have thought of a better way for the skin panel at the front to be stabilized so with any luck a new and improved Eclair costume will be done in the future. I need to replace the bra, my boobs were too much for those multiway bras with the clear straps in the middle, broke whilst in the hotel room and had to use invisible string to repair it briefly. Also want to get a new wig with a widows peak.

Construction notes:
The whole dress is red 4way stretch lycra, with yellow ribbon sewn as bias binding, in the future, will use actual bias binding since sewing it onto lycra is a nuisance. The sleeves took the longest to pattern, just made a bunch of paper mockups til I got the shape right. The final is lycra sewn onto structural foam to keep it's shape.

Boots are simple boot covers, there are some wonderful lycra boot cover tutorials online, check them out!


Comments

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I <3 Eclair! I can't wait to see your progress on this!

by JustPeachy on Tuesday, 19 July, 2011 - 13:15
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Why thank you! Might be doing her next year since I am only allowed simple cosplays next year ^ ^'

by Speckles on Tuesday, 19 July, 2011 - 15:43
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Finally doing Eclair eh Specksama?? Have you found someone to do Lumiere?

by zane-destiny on Monday, 28 November, 2011 - 01:31
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Nupe haven't yet! However friend might be doing Eclair in the future too so could be her lumiere for her ^^

by Speckles on Wednesday, 30 November, 2011 - 01:07
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Brillaint! <3

by Captain_Marvelous on Wednesday, 13 June, 2012 - 23:44
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Looking forward to seeing this.

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 14 June, 2012 - 00:17
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~Ta-da!~ Awesome Eclair cosplay, did you meet up with Lumiere? XD

by Manjou on Thursday, 16 August, 2012 - 19:44
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Thank youuuuu <3
Alas I couldn't find my Lumie! Maybe next time I will find her. After all, I would be totally toast without her ;)

by Speckles on Thursday, 16 August, 2012 - 22:33
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Eclaaaaaaaaaaaire 8D Allmyhappiness

by street-angel on Friday, 17 August, 2012 - 08:28
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i dont know the character, but i just wanted to comment on how wonderfuly constructed the costume is!

by Leolarua on Friday, 17 August, 2012 - 11:06
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I love the puffy sleeves so much, just perfect :)

by Amy-Lou on Friday, 17 August, 2012 - 11:43
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you look awsome ^^

by nanahara on Tuesday, 21 August, 2012 - 13:58
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Wow Eclair cosplay.. never seen one of these before. Well done, looks spot on. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 21 August, 2012 - 21:13
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your performance in the masquarade was amazing

by nanahara on Saturday, 3 November, 2012 - 20:04
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You look amazing! And I love the photos. <3

by My__RoadOfBlood on Monday, 12 November, 2012 - 22:32
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You looked fantastic in this.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 21 May, 2014 - 00:53
 

Journal

Oops! (Posted 13th June 2012)

Well I managed to miss the deadling of May expo, too much was going on with university and thus eclair ended up very last minute and never got finished. Then at 5am I kinda blundered and ruined the original so the dress has to be made again. But at least the patterning is out the way so it shouldn't take long to re-make. Here is a progress picture of it all pinned together before I totally screwed it up!