|This was the only costume I actually used a pattern before as I've never made a dress before and wanted to make sure it came out right for the ball. I do like the original design of this costume but didn't think it'd look as good for the ball so came up with my own design for a ball gown version. The hardest part was working with the stretch velvet and trying to make sure it didn't stretch more than the cotton lining. Easiest part and most fun was making a hat for the first time! I used fosshape for the base then covered it and put a hair slide inside to attach it to my hair.|
It was really only so time consuming because I had to use a pattern so had to pin everything on, then trace it and then cut it out. I'm used to just doing things without any pattern but my own sketches to go by so it was a little annoying that it was taking so long to do everything. I'm very pleased with how it turned out though and that it matched Jack's Red Mage so well.