Rozalin - Disgaea 2

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Worn AtAmeCon 2008


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Rozy's costume has just hit the stage where I can see how it's going to look. I find there's a point in every costume wher it stops being bits you are putting together and starts being a costume in its own right. Rozalin got to that stage when I added the blue bead on the front of her dress.

To start with, I made the bodice from my usual pattern. It's black satin, lined with a particulary beuatiful, soft and cheap gold satin. The midle panel is red satin, front and back.

Rozy's skirts are MASSIVE, so needed a bit of forethought. I ended up going with circle skirts for fulllness and hang. Step one was to work out the size I needed, then constuct a pattern out of new scientist pages! I made a sector an eighth of the total circle (because I ran out of magazine!) and then transfered this to the fabric. Once I had eight panels in both black and red cut out, stiched together and pressed, I didn't have much of the day left :)

Skirts were then attached to the bodice, and a zip put in. I adjusted the seams on the bodice so it fits a bit better, and doesn't gape under the arms. I also added invisble brastraps to prevent any flashing accidents happening at the ball!

Next step - many bows. There are four on the dress and one round her neck. Rather than tie bows in ribbon, which I never feel ends up looking right, I constructed bow shapes out of satin. You make a butterfly shape, then use a narrow rectangle to make the center peice. I made all the large jewels out of fimo, painted with nailpolish to make them shine a bit more.

In order to make the skirts stick out from my body, I have two underskirts of netting - one to go under the petticoat and on to go under the red satin skirt. I'll decide whether I need a third to go under the black skirt when the petticoat is made, but I suspect I'll have difficulty going through doors as it is.

Things left to do:

Hem skirts
Make petticoat
Buy more red satin and make large bow at back.
Attach the other two yellow bows
Make clip on earrings
Find suitable shoes
Buy and style wig

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Redkun posted on 6 April, 2008 - 04:15
If I remember right, she's got a massive bow on the front of her dress... I hope you manage to do that right. ^^ Looking forward to seeing this, Rozalin was a favourite character of mine from Disgaea 2.

Taffeta_Rose posted on 6 April, 2008 - 10:18
She's got the gold one at the front, which is pretty big, but there's a red one at the back which is massive (about 3 times the size). I know how I'm going to do it, just currently lack the fabrics :(

ryaoki posted on 20 April, 2008 - 23:46
absolutely love the colours on this and cant wait to see it

Tak posted on 21 August, 2008 - 00:16
You must have dazzled at the ball, the perfect demon princess. I love how full the skirt is especially, did you use duchess satin as it's photographed really nicely?

Taffeta_Rose posted on 21 August, 2008 - 14:27
It's actually really cheap chinese satin! (I couldn't afford duchess satin in the quanities I needed :( )