Nico
Love Live!

Cosplayer: Fables

Variant: Kira Kira Sensation

Complete

18th May 2017: Skirts 1&2 of 4! These are the bottom two skirts, that sit on top of my petticoat(s) and are actually supposed to be only barely visible under the upper layers. I combined the two onto one waistband. The very bottom skirt is a 1.5 (I think) Circle Skirt made from a dark pink duchess satin. I gathered the waist and the hem has horsehair braid across the entire length. Next time I wear this I'm going to have to tack it down, because some parts at the back keep flipping over and becoming visible, argh! The top layer of these two is a two-tone pink organza which I LOVE! This was just one long strip twice my waist measurement that I gathered. There's roughly an inch difference length-wise in the two skirts but my hems might be just a touch uneven!!

14th May 2017: Collar I honestly hate collars so much, I know how they should work but it never works out! This is the wide collar that I sewed along the bodice, made of black cotton as well as thin satin ribbon. It's no means the neatest thing in the world but I'm just glad it's done!

12th May 2017: The Naked Top This was the first run of the bodice once it was all assembled out of the Duchess Satin. I ended up having to take it in somewhat, which is always a nice surprise! This is the base and the bias, collar and all of the details like buttons ended up getting attached at the end.

6th May 2017: Trims and Fabrics There were a lot of different small bits and bobs that went into this costume, and even though it's not extremely detailed, I found it quite enjoyable assembling all the things I would need. Figuring out what to start with was the toughest part though. There's satin ribbon in there, two colours of bias, two shades of duchess satin, some cottons and even organza which I was NOT looking forward to sewing!

6th April 2017: Wig Test! I ordered my wig from Cosplay Salon and when it arrived I couldn't resist taking a couple of dumb selfies as I styled and cut the front parts!

4th April 2017: Bodice Drafting I always find drafting patterns to be kinda fun, and it was no different for the pattern for Nico's top. I had to do it differently to usual, with more panels and seams at the front because of the shape, so that was... Interesting to figure out!

23rd March 2017: Fabric Samples Since I was determined to do things properly this time around and branch out with my fabric choices, we ordered some fabric samples before deciding on what colours and tones we should use for the bodice as well as the skirts, to make sure all the colours weren't going to clash!