- Doki Doki 2013
I had a sudden burst of enthusiasm the week before Doki Doki 2013 - and before I knew it, I was putting together Fionna's ballgown from Adventure Time! It's a costume I've wanted to make since I made my first Fionna cosplay, so I decided to finally start on it when inspiration struck.
The whole dress is make out of white super soft duchess satin, and it is all lined with plain white dress lining. The gold pieces are actually leatherette, because I wanted A. something that wouldn't fray when I cut it into the circle shapes for the front of the dress, and B. something that wasn't bright yellow. The pink bow and waist sash are are made out of taffeta, which I wouldn't normally use for anything (it's a fabric that I dislike), but I wanted to go for something different and decided to give it a shot.
I also sewed on some gold gem trim to the golden pieces of the dress, and glued some acrylic gems onto the bow, one by one (I thought I'd hate doing that, but it wasn't actually too bad). I'm really happy with all the extra sparkle I added, because I didn't want the dress to be plain so I feel it gives the overall look a little extra detail and interest.
The whole dress is worn over a net petticoat and my smaller hoopskirt. I'm super happy with the way it looks overall!