Lehas - Magna Carta: Crimson Stigmata



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This Expo's theme is organised teacher-types ^^ Lehas is a great character, keeping everything running while the others flounce off to beat things up. When will they stop spending all the money, honestly.

I finally finished Lehas! I've had the rough dress hanging around for a very long time, so I'm glad to finally see it finished. I love this costume for my book prop :D It's cardboard and hollow, so I could carry my phone and wallet with me for the first time ever! It was also the first thing I made for this costume, so I'm suprised it's still in one piece.

A huge thanks to RachelMei for the glasses, and to Tak for taking the best photos ever :D

I chose faux suedes for the over-dress and neck strap and a super floaty peachskin cotton for the petticoats. If I wear this again, I must shorten the petticoat at the front, it seems to be just showing beneath the dress all the time.

The petticoat was flat across the front with lots of triangle inserts at the back to make it fuller. The lace front was a pannel of black mesh with three rows of scalloped lace sewn on top.

I really enjoyed painting the design on the back! I used acrylic paint on interfaced black cotton with a card stencil and lots of blending. I did want to do all the metal studs down the back, but because I put the zipper in the front I couldn't get the rivetting tool further than the top set. I might move the zip to the back for a second attempt.

The hardest part was getting the seams at the front to curve away from the centre without actually flaring the skirt. Much pinning and very slow sewing, very frustrating.

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Mighty Odango posted on 23 March, 2008 - 13:55
Can't wait to see your Lehas!

Amy-Lou posted on 24 March, 2008 - 20:52
It can finally come out of the suitcase and be finished off! Can I borrow your boobs please? :D

Komapsunida posted on 26 May, 2008 - 13:32
Aw no worries m'dear!! Hehe I was going to pester you but I saw how busy it was^-^v Anyway you looked fantastic! Lehas is one sexy lady <3 I'd have done her... but the Reith dress totally devoured me ;_; No worries though!! I may wear it for one day in October if I haven't gotten two ready by then (I'll be going for both days then) Did you see Serina and Calintz too? xoxoxoxo

yami-no-neko posted on 29 June, 2008 - 09:54
Wow that looks amazing. Youu did a great job XD

BlusterSquall posted on 30 June, 2008 - 19:44
The back view is beautiful (did you embroider the pattern on the back panel?) I remember seeing you behind the cosplay desk in May! The outfit is just gorgeous and its so well made! I'm envious of your skills! Not to mention you look so cute! ^__^

ChibiVampireM posted on 3 July, 2008 - 17:55
Oooh sexy, especially the back shot. :)

Mangamad posted on 27 October, 2008 - 00:13
Oooh...smexy. ^o^

Adamoluna posted on 28 October, 2008 - 16:48
Lehas, one of the absolutely sexiest characters in MC, in my opinion. Very well done, it suits you perfectly :D

Komapsunida posted on 2 June, 2013 - 10:45
so lovely to see you and everybody in Goldhawk Road yesterday!!!! I'm taking point from your amazing beautiful Lehas and hopefully I'll be half as good >w< you really look amazing here! OTL