Magna Carta: Crimson Stigmata

Cosplayer: Amy-Lou

Status: Complete

Condition: Retired

1st May 2008: 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 surprised it's still in one piece.

I chose faux suedes for the over-dress and neck strap and a super floaty peach-skin 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 panel 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 riveting 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 - 23rd March 2008
Can't wait to see your Lehas!

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

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Komapsunida - 26th May 2008
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?


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yami-no-neko - 29th June 2008
Wow that looks amazing. Youu did a great job XD

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BlusterSquall - 30th June 2008
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! ^__^

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Anonymous - 3rd July 2008
Oooh sexy, especially the back shot. :)

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Mangamad - 27th October 2008
Oooh...smexy. ^o^

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

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Komapsunida - 2nd June 2013
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