|Because I REALLY love Operetta from Monster High. I also adore 50s rockabilly fashion and music, and all things vintage, so seeing her as a rockabilly character with victory rolls and everything, she's kinda the perfect character for me to do. |
Again, with everything else planned and stuff I have no idea when this will be done, but I really wanna make this as I think it will be super fun to do, and depending on when I do it and what my hair will look like, it may be a cosplay I can use my own hair for!
Planing stage 1 (Posted 28th April 2013)
So now I've finally got one of the hardest bits over with, I'm now looking at properly planning this in my head, so I can spend the next year making this. Yes... I wanna spend a good year on this costume as I want to do this well.
I've had help searching for the fabric for her under shirt, which I've got in my watchlist on ebay. I'm going to be buying black and white dogstooth fabric, and then will buy purple fabric dye and dye it, so the white turns purple (duh! lol)!
I'm also hunting down the musical note belt, but can't find my size available online, so I will probably head to Camden for that, and same goes for the spider web round belt buckle. This is what I'm loving about Operetta, some of the bits I can find in Camden or online.
I just gotta hunt down musical note trim for the cuffs on her over shirt sleeves, and white fabric for her little cropped over shirt/jacket. I also will need to look for a skull shaped button. Unless I can make the monster high skull into a button, which I might try actually.
Then I gotta fathom out the shoes, which will take me the longest part to do. The heel is flipping CLEF!!!! So umm yeah, thats gonna take me FOREVER to fathom out that, as I really want the clef on the heel so badly. The crazy shoes are what makes the monster high characters fashion so unique in my opinion.
A friend of mine has kindly offered to spend the time in making her guitar/purse for me, that will be light weight AND functional, so I can use it as her prop and pose with it like its her actual guitar, whilst using it to store my belongings in at cons etc without the need for a second bag.
As for her hair? I've got a spare thick red wig already, to which I'll use. I can style that as its heat resistant into her 50s do, just gotta get some black hair extensions for the side victory rolls and lots of sharpies to dip dye the bottom part of her hair black.
I think that's it.