PandoraCaitiff
 


Costume :Belarus
Source :Axis Powers Hetalia
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2010


Costume Photos

Posing for the APH photomeet

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £50 (plus items I already had)
Time Taken : A few weeks

Description
My first cosplay costume.

All my friends were cosplaying from APH, and on a whim I looked through a page of character designs and jokingly asked if I could be Belarus as I liked her dress. My girlfriend and her best friend thought it was a good idea and encouraged me to give it a go.

I used a pattern for a lolita dress, bodged the sleeves using on old shirt and help from Mum, and improvised the rest. Instead of making a collar I wore a blouse uder the dress, and sewed lace around the join.

Puffy sleeves are really hard if you don't have a good pattern! But net petticoats are a breeze.

Reaction was very positive, and I had great fun interacting with cosplayers of the characters love interest Russia.

For May Expo I wore heels, which were fine for a while, but not so great after a day on your feet. For October Espo I went with combat boots!

Comments

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>.< cutee

by xLaviChii on Thursday, 6 January, 2011 - 19:06
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Thank you :)

I was surprised how positive the reaction was from the Hetalia crowd. It made for a fun Expo.

by PandoraCaitiff on Friday, 7 January, 2011 - 19:16
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>.< awww, well t'was epic ;D <3

by xLaviChii on Sunday, 9 January, 2011 - 00:16
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Very Cute! :)

by Captain_Marvelous on Friday, 15 March, 2013 - 11:23
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Thanks Captain! I think about 75% of my cosplay friends were made thanks to this outfit XD

by PandoraCaitiff on Friday, 15 March, 2013 - 13:07
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You look so cute! Great job ^^

by BlueberryTale on Monday, 18 March, 2013 - 10:45
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Aww thanks. Although looking at the pics now I keep cringing at the "party wig"! It was my first cosplay though. XD

by PandoraCaitiff on Monday, 18 March, 2013 - 15:26
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You look fantastic! :)

by Manga Girl on Monday, 18 March, 2013 - 19:07
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You look great! The costume looks really well made!

by Yasmia on Thursday, 21 March, 2013 - 11:07
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The dress is spot on, you make an adorable Belarus!

by Carmina on Monday, 25 March, 2013 - 11:58
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Thank you all! I'm pleased how it came out, but I look back now and see all the mistakes. I should probably alter/repair it and get a decent wig, but I don't do Hetalia cosplay any more.

by PandoraCaitiff on Wednesday, 27 March, 2013 - 12:10
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You make such an adorable Belarus! Really great work on the dress as well it looks really amazing!

by KP on Tuesday, 2 April, 2013 - 16:30
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Awww. Thank you :)

by PandoraCaitiff on Tuesday, 2 April, 2013 - 18:55
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Love this! So cute!

by awesomeblossom on Wednesday, 3 April, 2013 - 10:52
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Awe so cute! I love the costume!

by Om_nom_nom on Tuesday, 30 April, 2013 - 16:19
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Aww cute Belarus ~

- Mistress
The Devine Darkness

by TheDevineDarkness on Tuesday, 11 June, 2013 - 12:37