Sakura Hime
Tsubasa REservoir Chronicles

Cosplayer: CrystalNeko

Variant: Prologue

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

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17th May 2010: 17/05/2010 - MAIN COSTUME DONE! HELL YEAH! Lol, my hair! My Sakura wig will make me look less of a spacktard when spinning because it's shorter, much much shorter than my real hair! (And thank God! XD If I had a wig as long as my hair and I span round then that poor wig would be tangled within minutes...)

So I sewed on all the gold detailing. All made from crepe back satin, the shiny side is used for the random gold panel with the gems on. And the matte side is used for all the trim! It looks so neat in the pictures... Shame it doesn't look so neat IRL LOL.

I did think about hemming the chiffon... However I found it would have look weird and worse if I had hemmed it... I'm thinking of burning the edges but I'm not too sure because it's white? Or I might just leave it because it looks fine in the photos :'D
And yes, the chiffon is actually attached on now, rather than shoved down the back!

I'm fully aware I don't have the line of gems on yet... I need to figure out a way on how to attach them on xD;

Time Taken: 5hrs

16th May 2010: 16/05/2010 - All hemmed! Okay, so I decided to get a full body shot after all. Because I decided to hem the dress once and for all and I had to try it on because I took in the bodice a bit as well at the back. So I thought "Meh - may as well take a photo!"

Time Taken: 30mins

16th May 2010: 16/05/2010 - Gold gems done! I've painted every gold gem now! Waheeey! Also painted the gems on the front bodice ^_^

I'm tempted to paint the cord itself gold as well because I was messy with the painting. But not today because I've already washed the paint brush loool *lazy*

I also cut the white chiffon in half for the random dress tails she has. I can't sew them onto the dress until I do the gold detailing though. And I can't do the gold detailing till I buy the right colour thread lol! XD;

Time Taken: 1hr 40mins

Apologies for webcam photo once again. Really cannot be bothered to go get changed into costume and so there's no point in getting a full body shot. Excuse the unflattering enormous hoodie as well :P

15th May 2010: 15/05/2010 - Necklace! Woohoo! Got the necklace done and painted 8D

It's made from cord, model magic and acrylic paints. I have to hold it in place because I haven't made any sort of snap for this yet.

Time Taken: 20mins

Excuse the webcam picture, I can't be bothered to get the camera out just to take a picture of a necklace...

9th May 2010: 08/05/2010 - Gems Uuuurgh, reason why I haven't worked on this costume for ages? Because it's so boring to make!!! It's driving me insane, I want a more exciting costume to work on =3=

So here's all the little gem things, all hand made out of model magic. I did try looking on eBay to see if they had anything to save time but they didn't... So hand-making it is =3= I gotta wait for them to dry then I can paint them.

And to the right of the picture you can see the gold cord I'm using - which I will be wrapping around in fabric to make the gem string thing and the necklace.

Costs: 5m gold cord - I can't remember, I'll estimate £2.50, seems logical xD
Time Taken: 3hrs =3=

You can tell I love using =3= a lot now, it's so cute :'D

2nd March 2010: 02/03/2010 - Fabric all bought! Yeees, I just did an order on www.cheapfabrics.co.uk for the remainder of my Sakura cosplay!
Now I can start my wings! 8D *shot*
I mean... finish the base dress of course.... *shifty eyes*....

Costs:
2m Crushed Chiffon £7.98 (for wings!)
2m Hi-Multi Chiffon £5.50
1m Crepe Back Satin £2.75

I'll add on £3 to the costs as well because of P&P =_= (Yes it's £3.95, but part of the fabric bulk was Princess Tutu wings. So I'll spread out the total costs to her~~)

31st December 2009: 31/12/2009 - Dress This took forever to do Q.Q
I kinda half like it and half don't. I like how BIG it is! However I cut the sides too short so it doesn't drape as nice at the back, but I don't want to waste any more fabric because it takes a LOT of fabric do I'll just put up with it :'D

It's not hemmed yet because... there's too much fabric and I want to do something else xD But here's what it looks like so far anyway~

Time Taken - 2hrs

6th December 2009: Sometime in October... - Start of the dress Oops! I started the dress ages ago but didn't actually log my progress in! (I logged it in my LiveJournal though which is likely why I forgot to type it up here as well)

I haven't actually made much, I've been busy. But it is enough progress to write about :'D
I've made the bodice, added the zip in as well. It's a bit longer than it needs to be but that's just so that I don't have panic attacks when I sew on the skirt part which is also in progress - I've cut out a couple of panels thus far and need to cut out more, that's just me being too lazy to do so xD;

I think the bodice can be made even more fitted but otherwise that's the bodice done.

I am still contemplating on fabric choices, particularly for her tail things that come off her straps and for the wings. I've got some fabric softener though so I'll see how floaty the cotton becomes once I soften it up and if it's still rather sturdy then I'll just go with chiffon because the tails really do need to be floaty!

I've also been working out proportions... I'm going to make it slightly inaccurate because for one thing the length of her dress and tails changes in every picture! It doesn't look good when it's like Wedding Yuna length so I'm making it slightly shorter xD;

Pictures to come when I've done more than just a shoddy little bodice and panels 8'D

Time Taken: 1hr
Costs: 6m gold cord - £3
10m white cotton - £20 (LOL I'm not using it all. But I did buy 10m so I'll work out the real costs once I figure out just how much I'm using xD; )

12th September 2009: 12/09/2009 - Wig I quite like the colour of this wig, and it's -really- thick too. Perhaps a bit too thick at the front but ah well. I'm glad I went for a longer wig because I like being able to cut wigs to suit me, so I've added slight layers at the back, the longest reaching about shoulder length (Which is actually accurate, it's my personal touch and it's accurate - wahey!) and the rest of the hair was pretty much the same. The raised bangs were blasted with TRESeme freeze spray as were the antennae, although I kinda failed there...

Closer the time I may give the front a feathered frame for prettiness because it looks a bit too thick. We'll see :)

Time Taken - 30mins
Cost - £16.50

P.S. Excuse dirty mirror xD;


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Lady Bahamut - 10th July 2009
If you could actually do the wings, you'd be the most epic person ever XD

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FrankieEstee - 31st December 2009
D'awww, the dress looks amazing *O*~ Can't wait to see this completed!

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NatalieNoodles - 1st January 2010
Dress looks pretty so far! :D

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Ichigo-Chan - 16th May 2010
Can't wait to see this completed. The dress looks pretty and I like the shapes of the gold gems.
This is my future cosplay and if my gold gems fail, then I will steal yours lol!

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PinkCharlieBear - 17th May 2010
I really love the shape to the dress and I love the way the skirt drapes.
Excited to see this finished, I will hassle you for many many photos >:]

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Freyarule - 18th May 2010
Eeeee I love the finished dress :3 so pretty!

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MoonLily - 18th May 2010
Wow it looks stunning! You're the dress making queen! 8D

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goodbyeworld - 18th May 2010
This is soooo pretty! Can't wait to see it 8D

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Lady Bahamut - 18th May 2010
Ahhhh! Why are so you prety?! XD It looks fantastic! ^^

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Captain_Marvelous - 31st May 2010
You look Beautiful! Well done!

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Anonymous - 31st May 2010
Hay saw you guys at the parad yestaday =^.^= from chii

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Amy-Lou - 31st May 2010
I spotted you on Sunday! Such a pretty costume :D
How do you get all your hair under a wig, I'm astounded.

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Lady Bahamut - 31st May 2010
You know you looked great! XD I should have gotten a pic with yu 8D I only remember these things when I get home!!

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Dusttee - 31st May 2010
You looked so awesome~
I just wanted to pick you up and carry you home XD

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Ichigo-Chan - 31st May 2010
You looked so pretty as Sakura. I wished I got more pics of our Tsubasa group T_T I loved all those gold gems *coughwhichIwillstealwhenI finallygetroundtomakingdreamdressSakuracough*

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caylithe - 1st June 2010
You look so pretty in this :D. Wish I had seen it in person >_<.

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phalor - 8th June 2010
You look stunning in this, the wig really suits you. :)

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FrankieEstee - 12th June 2010
SAKURAAAAAAAA~ *reaches hand out dramaticly*

Lovely taking pictures with you >w<~ <3 You made such an amazing Sakura ;3;~

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goodbyeworld - 13th June 2010
You look so lovely in this!! <3

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TheEmoEmu - 20th June 2010
I HAS FINALLY FOUND YOU!!! (the other Sakura from our botched masquerade group) :D