Ichigo-Chan
 


Costume :Victorique de Blois
Variant :Lilac dress
Source :Gosick
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Minamicon 19 (2013)


Costume Photos

Gosick group

Lifts

Victorique reference

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £50+
Time Taken : 6 months on and off

Description
09/09/2012 EDIT - Changed to her lilac dress due to lack of references, fabric availability and already owning a pair of suitable white shoes as I will need to spend another £50-ish for a red pair of boots if I decide to go ahead with her red dress. This dress will be a nice contrast between Jeff's Cordelia as his dress will be black/dark purple and mine will be white/lilac.

I have fallen in love with Gosick and both of my friends, Spirit_of_the_stage and Jeff_kamiki_Jurai have always considered a Gosick group, so when I told them I was interested, we instantly want our group to happen at MinamiCon 2013.

Spirit_of_the_stage will be Kujo and Jeff is going to be my mother, Cordelia.

There are so many pretty Viccy dresses and decided I wanted to make her red dress exclusive to the OP. Unfortunately, the dress was only shown within a second and the back and trial was NEVER shown, so will have to make my own design to certain parts of the dress.

I might make other variants in the future... maybe?

Comments

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Oh wow! The progress of this is looking so beautiful <3 You will look adorable! <3

by Pandora-Chi on Friday, 19 October, 2012 - 15:24
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This looks amazing so far!

by Crimson-Duchess on Monday, 14 January, 2013 - 15:55
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Gosh you look incredible! So so cute!

by CrystalNeko on Wednesday, 15 May, 2013 - 01:37
 

To-Do List

Underlayer skirtHighComplete
TopHighIn Progress
SleevesHighIn Progress
Overlayer skirtHighIn Progress
RufflesMediumIn Progress
BonnetMediumIn Progress

Shopping List

Pattern£3.65Bought
Shoes £12.99Bought
Lilac cotton£14.97Bought
White cotton£29.95Bought
Wig£30.00To Buy
2m purple ribbon£1.00To Buy
Rose pink embriodery thread£1.50To Buy
Total£94.06

Journal

Wig & bonnet test (Posted 26th February 2013)

Victorique wig & bonnet test - I should have tested this months ago just incase there are any problems and if styling is required, it will give time to fix this. However, good news is the shape and style is perfect, especially love how the fringe and sides are cut, so leaving the wig as it is.

Unfortunately the wig colour turned out a little darker then the sellers photos, so it will not be a convincing match to Jeff's Cordelia wig anymore. Also the seller stated the length is 120cm and since I am only 156cm, I expected the length to be up to my knees, but I supposed the curls effect the length. Either way, this wig still works for Viccy.

Embriodery (Posted 13th January 2013)

This is my first time doing some embroidery by hand which took hours & still not even half way done. I could have painted the rose pattern which is way quicker, however I think embroidery will look much better & I am always up to trying new techniques and methods.
The embroidery did not turn out the way I wanted as I've made several errors though can't be too harsh on myself when I got no experince.

Progress - Approx 70% (Posted 3rd November 2012)

Progress so far! (Lighting is weird) I like the white overskirt, but very unsure if I like the purple overskirt or bodice. I still yet to make the oversized sleeves smaller.

PLEASE NOTE - It is very difficult to zip up the back of the dress by myself, especially the bodice, hence I am holding the back. I will need the help of my Minami roomie *looks at Hollie* Also, the skirt length will be hitched up a little as I'm not wearing my 4 inch heels in this progress pic.

Underskirt complete (Posted 21st October 2012)

This needs some serious ironing and will do so once I complete the whole damn thing. I need to take a break, but I am so dedicated today such that I finally made the last white layer and sewn it onto Viccy's underskirt. This means underskirt is now complete, so need to work on the lilac overlayer and somehow complete the bodice.

Underskirt details (Posted 21st October 2012)

The next step took an entire day with big breaks in between, but managed to complete the 2nd layer of ruffles/laces onto Victorique's underskirt. Now to make & add the 3rd layer, then make the final lilac layer on top.
Skirt is feeling it's weight, all the layers are making it so heavy, so I am currently double hooping the petti coat for more support!

Bodice and lacing (Posted 18th October 2012)

My 2nd attempt of Victorique's bodice. Aparently my 1st time using this new pattern which did not turn out too well, especially since I have a large waist and small bust which is not the best combination of using patterns. First attempt turn out too tight and second attempt turned out too big. Ah well, too big is always better then too small as I can always make it smaller, but I can't make it bigger! The sleeves are oversized, so will amend them to make them smaller! Now I am going to work on the skirt which is twice as easy to make compared to the bodice and sleeves.

Unsure if I like the lacing or not? I pinned 10cm laces on Viccy's top for a test. Most likely go ahead with this and sew it on properly as I am lazy to make laces/ruffles.

Underskirt WIP and shoes (Posted 6th October 2012)

I have adjusted my Nanoha Force hoop skirt to statisfy the poof of Viccy's lilac dress. I do not intend to rewear Nanoha's barrier jacket anytime soon or next year, so hopefully no one will encourage me to cosplay as Nanoha again, otherwise I have to amend the hoop skirt again! Amending hoops skirts are easy, but very time consuming.

Fabric used for the base of underskirt is thick white cotton and still got a long way to go as I only added one layer of ruffles which took a whole week, then again I work full time and been having a lazy cosplay moment.

Shoes were from my Nanoha pink ball dress. As usual I got no money to buy new shoes & a Viccy wig will come in priority of my money. The shoes work well with Viccy's dress, so can't complain even though those 4 inch heels will kill my feet again!

Bonnet (Posted 10th September 2012)

I made this bonnet for Viccy. I still need to add the ribbons and sew/glue everything together as it was only pinned onto the foam head. Not 100% happy with this, so considering a re-make.

NOTE:- This is my Chii Tsubasa wig and will NOT be using this for Viccy. Also, the faom head is a lot smaller then my head, hence the bonnet looks a little too big.

Fabrics and threads (Posted 9th September 2012)

Went fabric shopping in Birmingham in Fancy Silk Store and there were tons of lilac and white fabrics which made decisions of fabric choices really difficult. I was debating whether to make the dress from a non-shiny fabric or with a tinge of shine from duchess satin. Both fabric choices will work well with the costume design, however I eventaully decided to go for a non-shiny fabric because I think it will slightly suit the dress more.

Fabric choosen is 100% cotton. I brought some thick white cotton for £5.99 per m and lilac cotton for £4.99 per m. The darker purple fabric is duches satin which was originally brought for Karen Mermaid Melody cosplay which I never got started making, so thought I will use it up for Viccy and since the fabric has a tinge of shine which may slightly clash with the other fabrics ont he dress, I will be using the non-shiny side.