Kitri du Lac
|Awards :||Overall Intermediate at Nan Desu Kan 2012, Superhero Superstars at Glasgow Comicon 2013|
|Time Taken :||18 hours|
|First worn at Nan Desu Kan in 2012, and then laterly at Glasgow Comicon 2013.|
Kraehe's standard 'bodice of doom' tutu. Basic cotton for the bodice and top layer of the tutu. 9 1/2 layers of tulle underneath, gradiated and quilted. 39 individual quill feathers around the outside. Basic shop-bought black tights. Pointe shoes dyed black, with ribbons and heel elastic.
Make up consisted of red contacts (which unfortunately got damaged so arn't actually in any photos!), purple eye stripes and red nails. Created the upside down ponytail out of an additional hair extension, hairspray and hair gel.
I chose to make it cause I love ballet so this is one of my favourite animes. I chose Kraehe from it because I don't feel I can pull off red-heads with my darker skin tones, so Tutu wasn't an option.
The hardest part was figuring out how to keep a strapless, backless bodice upright, but the most time consuming part was sowing the feathers onto the tutu.
The easiest part was doing the pointe shoe ribbons and elastics, simply cause it's familiar.
It was good fun to wear, but very difficult to navigate conventions in! And dancing on carpet is a nightmare.