|Cost :||Approx £141|
|This happened all of a sudden, a coupe of friends wanted to cosplay from Madoka so I kind of latched on, and then I suggested May Expo.|
I was gonna buy this costume but I've changed my mind and decided to undertake the massive task of making it myself. I see a lot of ribbons and gathers in my future and I'm not so sure I can handle it... That aside, this is going to be a great opportunity to learn some new skills as well as practice those that I have but maybe aren't too good at- keeping things neat and tidy, for example!
|Cut and Sew Dress||High||In Progress|
|Cut and Style Wig||High||Planned|
|Buttons and Details||Medium||Planned|
|Bows and Ribbons||Medium||Planned|
|Gather and Sew Petticoat||Low||In Progress|
|Socks and Gloves||Low||Planned|
|Socks and Gloves||Low||Planned|
|White Polycotton [Puff Sleeves- 3m]||£8.25||Bought|
|Pink Bias Binding [Puff Sleeves- 5m]||£1.25||Bought|
|Red Bias Binding [Puff Sleeves- 2m]||£1.00||Bought|
|Dark Pink Polycotton [Bows- 2m]||£5.50||Bought|
|Red Polycotton [Bows- .5m]||£1.37||Bought|
|Red Ribbon [Shoes- 2m]||£1.10||Bought|
|White Lycra [Gloves- .5m]||£3.87||Bought|
|Pink Bias Binding [Gloves- 1m]||£0.50||Bought|
|Pink Buttons [Dress- x5]||£1.55||Bought|
|White Bias Binding [Dress- 5m]||£2.00||Bought|
|White Polycotton [Petticoats- 7.5m]||£20.62||Bought|
|White Dress Net [Petticoats- 3.8m]||£5.13||Bought|
|White Satin Ribbon 35mm [Petticoats- 35.8m]||£25.06||Bought|
|White Bias Binding [Petticoats- 16.6m]||£8.30||Bought|
|White Zipper [Petticoats]||£1.30||Bought|
|Light Pink Polycotton [Dress- 4m]||£11.00||Bought|
|Yellow Polycotton [Dress- 1m]||£2.75||Bought|
|Light Pink Polycotton [Petal Skirt- ???]||£2.75||To Buy|
|Red Bias Binding [Petal Skirt- ???]||£0.50||To Buy|
|White Embroidery Thread [Petal Skirt- ???]||£0.25||To Buy|
|White Lycra [Socks- ???]||£7.75||To Buy|
WIPs 14/10/14 Part 2 (Posted 14th October 2014)
So when I first started making this costume months ago, I tried making the Bodice pattern from scratch. I carried on from this yesterday and realized it worked somewhat and the fit was lovely, but for some reason it was baggy around the top line and didn't sit quite right. I put this down to lack of practice, and wrote that first try off as a failure.
Lastly, I got my Petal Skirt cut! I was kind of worried about this because it's like, a third Circl-Skirt Math and the rest is guesswork. I used a half-circle again so it sits properly ontop of my cupcake poof. I still need to add the bias binding on the edges, but apart from that I'd say it was all ready to go! I made the "hole" for it a bit big, hopefully to make it easier when putting it on, but apart from that it fits nicely. Phew!
WIPs 14/10/14 Part 1 (Posted 14th October 2014)
Today was a SUPER productive day, and I'm pleased with how far I got even if it wasn't quite what I'd hoped to achieve.
The next thing I finally got around to doing is cutting/styling Madoka's wig! She finally has a scruffy fringe. I want the pigtails to look somewhat messy like they do in the anime, so I keep backcombing them slightly. Last thing I need to do to the wig is attach hair hair bows to the pigtails- that way they'll always be in the right place.
Bodice Tutorials. (Posted 28th April 2014)
I'm determined to get everything right on this one so this time, here are some tutorials for the bodice. I was uncertain on modifying a bodice block neckline so went to the internet for help. It proved fruitful!
Shoes and Wig (The Basics) (Posted 28th April 2014)
I've now bought a wig and placed a bid on some shoes. Very excited to see if I win or not, they're very cute looking! I bought the shoes first because it's going to be easier to color-match the red details once I have those shoes, rather than choosing a fabric/bias that I like and having to find shoes the right color to match! I also need to start looking at the two shades of pink I want to use, too.
Skirt Tutorials! (Posted 1st April 2014)
For me to come back to later, here are the two skirt tutorials found on a very helpful Tumblr, as well as third showing how I make my circle skirts.