|Awards :||Midlands MCM Expo 2nd Place|
|Commission for NavigatorxNami|
Set includes: Base pink dress, white overcoat, gloves and blastia
Didn't manage to get any shots of this costume here, so I'll ask Jen to take some later.
Accessories (Posted 5th April 2011)
The gloves were store bought but the boot covers were made with the same gabardine as the coat. The raised red details around both were done in red leatherette hand stitched over wadding. The raised yellow was done in klona cotton and also hand stitched over wadding. Both were then stitched together and stitched around the top of each accessory.
The yellow wing toe caps were done in klona cotton and interfaced, sadly they got wet as they were worn to the con and had deflated in the pictures. The white toe caps are vinyl pvc. There are hidden zips on the inside seams of the boot covers to allow entry for shoes. The soles and heals are done in yellow klona cotton.
Wand, blastia and wig were provided by the cosplayer.
Coat (Posted 5th April 2011)
Can't really decide whether to call it a dress or a coat but for the sake of differentiating it from the dress I'll call it a coat. This was made in white gabardine and lined in white lining. I heavily modified a simplicity jacket pattern to get to this point, even to the point of transfering it to several sheets of newspaper and pinning vigorously over the base dress to get the right shape. Trying to make all the shapes look like the picture, while still being proportionate to the dress was definately the biggest challenge with this garment.
The details were cut to shape out of yellow klona cotton and top sitched on prior to lining the coat. All yellow edgine was done in custom made bias binding. There is a hidden dress zip at the back to allow for entry and a row of hooks and eyes to hang the back shape on.
Base Dress (Posted 5th April 2011)
The pink underdress is made from two tones of klona cotton and contrast lined in lilac to mimic the feel of the artwork. There are two runs of bias binding binding in the top half of the skirt area that can be threaded through with steel bonning to create a hoop skirt to form the bell shape without the need for a petticoat. All sections are interfaced.
The sleeves and neckline are rimmed in custom made bias binding to match the detailing on the outer coat with a hidden zip going up the middle to allow entry to the dress.