|I love Free! I got into it via a screencap blog and decided to watch the show itself and well...|
It's actually amazing.
Gou/Kou is my favourite character <3 I've wanted to cosplay her for as long as I've been watching the series but I didn't think I'd suit her uniform.
It upset me that Gou doesn't feature in the ending sequence as all the pretty swimming boys got beautiful Arabian-style outfits and cute letterman jackets. Buuuut I found some gorgeous fanart of a potential design for her c:
I'm wearing this for the Friday of Expo if I end up going that day c: Mel was successful...
-Headscarf is catatonic chiffon with gold chiffon ribbon, blue/gold sequinned trim and gold pearl chain
-Top is aqua stretch with goldenrod satin borders and embellished with metallic chain stitch, gold pearl chain and beaded ribbon.
-Pants are harem-style pants made of red jacquard print fabric. Not sure exactly what type of fabric it is though! It's intended to be lining but it works well as a fabric in its own right. Thanks to crazedteensie for helping me with the pattern!
-Hipscarf is a royal blue velvet/satin mix. I doubled over a wide strip and sewed the beaded trim into the seam. I then added goldenrod thick trim and gold pearl chain before sewing the strip into a loop. The final trim, a goldenrod medium one to match the thicker one was added later as I didn't have the time. I then pinned up the right side, stitched it into place and attached the gold jewellery.
-Jewellery is all shop bought (mostly earrings) and then reconstructed by me. I used old necklace chains for the headpiece.
MCM Expo October 2013: This was suprisingly comfy and warm! I need to take in the pants a little as they kept slipping down but other than that, there were no major issues! Gonnna finish off that embroidery on the top for next time!
Kitacon 2014: Had a great time with the Free! group c: I completely forgot to fix up the top (mostly a lack of time), but at least my pants were a bit better fitting this time!
Go check out their blog! They do amazing artwork (some of it is NSFW as a warning!)
So close (Posted 22nd October 2013)
Everything is done, except for the last few details on the top.
Headscarf thing complete (Posted 18th September 2013)
After many hours of careful stitching, I have a headscarf!
Shoes (Posted 12th September 2013)
Shoes happened! Moonlily helped me find them by offering advice c:
OOPS (Posted 5th September 2013)
So I may have already ordered a wig and bought some shiny swag.....