|Semi-roped into this by Sakurahana, who is being Celestia.|
Aiming for a try-hard overly princessy kind of look, because Luna doesn't quite get how to be a princess yet after being Nightmare Moon for ages.
I based the design off the princess dresses you see made for young girls: an inordinate amount of sparkles, chiffon and tulle!
The bodice is a navy blue velvet corset, with a fichu made from the same material as the overskirt.
The skirt is a 3-layered 3/4 circle skirt attached to the bodice. The underlayer is a sparkly tulle net. The middle/main layer is a shimmery blue cotton-like fabric I found inordinately cheap in a fabric shop sale (£1.35 a metre with 20% off!). The top/over layer is a black chiffon with glitter and beads glued to it in an erratic pattern (again, on sale!). The overall desired effect is that the skirt looks like the night sky.
I've made gauntlets/gloves to match the skirt, with the cutie mark on the back of the hand. Cutie mark is black felt with a sparkly embroidered moon.
Worn with a black velvet choker and whatever jewellry I deem appropriate on the day ^^
Wearing again for one of the parties at Ayacon 2013!
Almost done (Posted 6th September 2012)
P much finished the gauntlets, just got to put on some rings. The emboridery took much longer than I thought.
More progress (Posted 2nd September 2012)
The dress is now done! See 'photos' for a close up of the bodice.
Next I'm going to make gauntlets so my arms don't look so bare! I will incorporate the cutie mark onto the gauntlets as there's no where on the dress I can really put it without it looking odd. Thanks to Luminescence for her advice on this matter!
Skirt (Posted 28th August 2012)
Well, I finished the bodice, complete with lining and boning.
Starting (Posted 25th July 2012)
Started on the bodice/corset, same pattern as my Ariel one, but have stopped for now because it's making a huge mess.
Fabric (Posted 30th June 2012)
bought some navy blue velvet for the bodice of the dress, and some beautiful sparkly net to go over the skirt :)