Costume :Original
Source :Original Design
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Grand Cosplay Ball 2008

Costume Photos

As Lex looks on evilly


Costume Information

Cost : £40-50
Time Taken : 20 hours

This was a dress I designed and wore to the Grand International Cosplay Ball.

My original designs never end up like the first design. I change my mind so many times and change the ideas as I sew, so no idea what this was based on in the end. Nia calls it the 'Art Deco' dress :D

This was the first outfit I properly designed from scratch, so know where I went wrong! For future ball designs I'm going to try and emphasize a bit more of a shape, as straight down doesn't work for me. It was all an experiment though :D

The underskirt was made out of a stretchy dull satin, while the overlay and corset was lace overlayed on a plain material. I used bias binding and lace to give detailing, and frogging for the details on the front. I decorated some hairsticks to go with this, but you can't really see them!


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Wow, that's really pretty.

by sjbonnar on Sunday, 27 June, 2010 - 23:56
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I reaaly like it, very pretty ^^

by TheEmoEmu on Monday, 28 June, 2010 - 00:01
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Such a pretty dress. So cute~ <3

by BlusterSquall on Monday, 28 June, 2010 - 00:04
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Love this design. It really is striking. You look stunning.

XD at Lex's face in the photo

by Sephirayne on Monday, 28 June, 2010 - 00:08
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Pwiddy design. ^o^

by Mangamad on Monday, 28 June, 2010 - 00:57
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Wow beautifull design and so neatly made. I love the drape of the fabric too.

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 28 June, 2010 - 10:10
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Everything about this is so perfect @.@

by Uni on Monday, 28 June, 2010 - 10:38
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I love it! Where can I buy one?! :P
Seriously, especially with you saying this is your first dress-designing shot, it's come out really REALLY well.
I disagree with what you're saying, too. I think the subtle shape makes you seem all shapel and feminine without being in your face ^^
(Sorry, that was a bit of a rant but I really like it! XD)

by Fables on Monday, 28 June, 2010 - 11:23
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this is amazing looking, and you look beautiful in it. I can't wait to see what you'll be coming up with next

by nanahara on Monday, 28 June, 2010 - 13:58