TheStarlightFairy
 


Costume :Serena
Variant :Blonde
Source :Pokemon X Y
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Play Expo 2013


Costume Photos

La ligne d'horizon de Londres

Un nouveau monde attend!

Sens l'aventure

La rivière de Londres

Parmi les fleurs

Serena

Progress

Hat and wig test

shoes

 


Costume Information

Description
I've wanted to cosplay this girl since the first trailer, but I was waiting on the official art to be released. AND NOW IT HAS

She's such a cutie! And customisable! I'm going for the light blonde option for now, as I know that hair colour suits me. I may change my mind and go for the honey light brown that the artwork has.

Hopefully going to wear this for the game's release! At least it's a relatively normal outfit!

-The hat is a white wool hat that I dyed red. It went bright pink at first so mum and I carefully mixed up a spray of the dye and did regular 'coats' until it was red. It's faded a little since then so I may spruce it up for MCM.
-The top is black jersey, with a black plain cotton peter pan collar.
-The skirt is plain red cotton. Please read the journal about how I made it because I ceeb to retype it all!
-Shoes are fake converse with pink felt pokeball motifs appliqued on.
-The bracelet was a little last minute. Failing to find a black bangle, I bought a neon pink one and painted it black with nail polish. For the Mega Evolution stone thingy, I swirled a blob of metallic green and metallic blue nail polish into a circle. I may add the silver detailing but I don't think it would look good.

Taking this with me to Japan Expo 2014 because Paris. I would be a fool not to!

Comments

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Aaah, I hope if we're wearing the trainers to the same event, we run into each other :D I'll hopefully be cosplaying the boy trainer this year for the game's release

by The-oncoming-storm on Sunday, 12 May, 2013 - 00:52
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Yes, that would be awesome! I may wear her to Play Expo or October Expo (I'm going to both this year) if either of those is good for you?

by TheStarlightFairy on Sunday, 12 May, 2013 - 00:54
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I'm hoping to be going to October Expo, but if not I may try to attend Play Expo as it's a tad more local. Either one I attend, I'll be taking the boy trainer as it'll be close to the release date!

by The-oncoming-storm on Sunday, 12 May, 2013 - 01:07
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Oooh awesome! We'll have to arrange things nearer the time ^^

by TheStarlightFairy on Sunday, 12 May, 2013 - 19:04
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You're gonna suit her so muuuch!! x3

by KiraraYumi on Sunday, 12 May, 2013 - 21:08
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Ahh, I love this design. You're gonna suit her so much, looking forward to seeing it!

by Stubbled Grapes on Tuesday, 18 June, 2013 - 22:08
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Ahh, your shoes! so perf!
The hat isn't totally accurate but I thought it'd look pretty cute!
It's: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/130866912898?var=430125146517&ssPageName=STRK:...

It's meant to have a flat top rather than a round one but I honestly could not find any better ones.
And not willing to make a hat just yet. xD

Can't wait to see photos of your finished outfit! :D x

by NakedSalad on Thursday, 4 July, 2013 - 01:21
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Ahhhh, your hat turned out great! You look so cute! x3

by NakedSalad on Wednesday, 17 July, 2013 - 20:58
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Thank you <3

by TheStarlightFairy on Wednesday, 17 July, 2013 - 21:08
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Ah, your hat and glasses look super cute! Cant wait to see it finished! (:

by Cavahn on Sunday, 1 September, 2013 - 00:47
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Loving the skirt! looks so cute ^^

by Einmyria on Friday, 13 September, 2013 - 20:50
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Ahhh, this turned out amazing! You look gorgeous!
And the bag!! <3333

by NakedSalad on Monday, 11 November, 2013 - 01:38
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Oh wow this is a fantastic costume! I love your bag, it especially looks super accurate! :D Super cute!

by Enchanting_ELK on Friday, 28 February, 2014 - 03:32
 

To-Do List

Mega Evolution braceletLowComplete
TopLowComplete
ShoesLowComplete
BagLowComplete
HatLowComplete
SkirtLowComplete

Journal

Bag! (Posted 6th October 2013)

I finally finished my Serena bag!

I used doubled-up pink pleather to make it, though the feel of the ‘outside’ of the fabric made me retch so this is the ‘inside’ of the fabric haha. The bag is quilted and fully lined, and I put in a phone pocket too!

Its so squeeshy, I will probably use it as a pillow when travelling to and from expo(s) c:

Skirt (Posted 8th September 2013)

After a lot of trial, error, pinning and screaming, I have finally managed to get a skirt I'm happy with!

I started off by cutting the waistband and then making and attaching the pleated section as I normally would for a skirt, but not to the full measurement I usually do it to.
I then made the side panel and pinned the 'front' of it to the 'front' of the pleat skirt. I then pinned the zip to the 'back' of the panel.
This is where it got tricky and awkward. I put the skirt on, and pinned the rest of the zip to the other end of the pleat skirt to fit my waist. Once I was happy with the fit, I took the skirt off and pinned the rest of the panel to the rest of the pleat skirt (the length not attached to zip) before putting on again for further fitting.
What a kurfuffle!
All I need to do now is sew it properly together and attach the buttons, pocket and the band around the waist. Oh and secure the pleats. They're sitting well enough but they'll look sharper and better if I secure them c:

EDIT 12/9: All the details added now! Hopefully will get a progress pic tomorrow if the lighting's good!
EDIT: 11/10 ARG MY SKIRT IS WRONG. THIS IS THE ISSUE WITH NOT WAITING FOR A TURNAROUND REF. In all honesty, the 'wrong' side is mostly hidden by my bag and I can add some more buttons to the waistband, but it's just frustrating.
EDIT: 15/10
Skirt is now fixed. I took in the left side panel a little, moving the buttons and adjusting the zip, and then made a side panel for the right side. I sewed the pleats together on the right side so I just just put the panel on over the top. It's not completely perfect and it's a pretty rushed job but at least it looks right now!

Shirt (Posted 1st September 2013)

Attempted to start on the shirt today but progress is slow thanks to a bitch of a cold/ extremely delayed conflu.
Used a top of mine as a template, and edited the shape of the neckline to match Serena's. Have made it so the back of the collar will fasten with a button or a popper, as I intend to use a non-stretch fabric for the peter-pan collar, and getting my head through it would be difficult

EDIT: Shirt now complete. Used some leftover cotton from Popuri's corset for the collarm using a basic peterpan collar to make my own pattern. It fastens at the back with a popper so I can get in and out of the top easily c:

Shoes and hat (Posted 9th June 2013)

The shoes were so easy. I bought some cheap black-toe converse-style shoes and sewed felt pokeballs onto the sides of them.
The hat however is causing me a lot of stress. I scoured everywhere for either the perfect hat or a suitable hat I could customise, and eventually found a white hat that was the perfect shape. This afternoon I attempted to dye it red. However, I think it's turned out pink WHYYYYY