|The second I saw this outfit, I fell in love with it. The pastel hair, the flowery collar and cuffs and DAT MINI CAPE! It's so cute!|
Having played some of the game, I can safely say I love Meruru, she's such an idiot c:
This was a surprisingly difficult costume to do! As I was unable to find all the necessary trims in matching colours, I had to resort to making my own! I also ended up editing patterns. It was very time-consuming and a LOT of trial and error but I'm really pleased with how it all ended up!
-CROWN: The crown is a gathered strip of pink velvet and stuffed to form a donut. The details are craft foam painted gold, with blue gems glued on. The star is more craft foam and blue gems, and is attached with a chain of necklace/pendant hoops.
-COLLAR: Floral fabric with lilac and gold duchess satin trims and pink velvet ribbon.
- DRESS: Fully lined with two shades of lilac dress lining (I'm an idiot and didn't buy enough of either). The lilac parts are a boned front section made of duchess satin, and a bra covered in the same fabric. The rest is yellow duchess satin, with floral cotton cuffs and gold bias binding. The lilac strip on the skirt is just ribbon. All bias binding and trims were made by me.
-CAPE: Pink velvet with two layers of iridescent chiffon. Lilac trims made from duchess satin. Flowers are cotton coloured with Letraset marker pens, with yellow buttons for the centres.
-BLOOMERS: Lilac duchess satin (I bought a LOT of this stuff!)
-BOOTS: Brown pleather boots painted gold. I had intended to build up boot-covers to make the boots completely accurate, but I just didn't have the skills to do it, so I bought a cute pair and painted them.
Icon by Decultures on LJ.
KITACON INVASION: Despite the crown getting a little crushed in transit and my front panel warping outwards a bit, I love how this costume looks. I feel like cuteness personified haha! My only niggles were the warping panel (fixable with patience) and my bloomers slipping about so much. I'm going to take in the elastic a bit for rewears so they behave c: The boots also need a little bit of repainting to fix up a couple of chips and scuffs.
I got to do a quick shoot with Slimdefinition as Rufus, and we're hoping to have more Atelier times in October c:
Nearly there! (Posted 20th February 2014)
The boots have just been given another coat of paint but I think they'll be done once they're dry!
Top 2 (Posted 2nd February 2014)
2. (8/1/2014) Much experimentation and trial/error later, I have a top I can work with! Currently in the process of fitting it, but I'm quite happy with how it's turned out. It's not going to be accurate unfortunately as my figure is very different to Meruru's, but I'll do my best!
Wig (Posted 19th December 2013)
I ordered a wig about a week ago, not expecting it to arrive til 2014, but it turned up today and I love it!
Top (Posted 16th December 2013)
1. (15/12) The past few weeks have been various stages of (figurative) sobbing over the top of the dress. It started out simple enough: cover a bra in lilac satin. Simple? Ha! I ended up using two pieces for each cup, carefully smoothing, pinning and re-pinning satin until I'd created a smooth surface with the curved seam down the middle. Then I had to sew it on without my curved needle :/
Bag! (Posted 24th November 2013)
I had a lot of fun making this!
Bloomers WIP (Posted 16th November 2013)
I'm trying to document how I make everything in this costume, so here's how I did the bloomers:
Bloomers (Posted 14th November 2013)
Bloomers all done! They were really simple to make and I'm really happy with how they turned out. So poofy!
Fabric! (Posted 20th July 2013)
I didn't intend to start this for a while but then I found some gorgeous fabrics where my friend works!