Golden Witch Beatrice
Umineko no Naku Koro ni

Cosplayer: Felixize

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

AmeCon 2010 - Queen of the Ball (Does this count??)

Showcased 20th October 2013

Amecon 2010

4th August 2010: Almost there... Finished sewing the faff on today. Not sure how happy I am about the red boob bit, I'm not as buxom as Beatrice so it looks kind of pathetic... Going to experiment with how stuffing it will look, but I guess in the end it doesn't matter that much.

All I need to do is put the zip in the back and sort the gem on the bow and she's complete... Wow.

1st August 2010: Finished! Finished the skirt today, finally! Just as well as it's getting transported down south this weekend.

Bit too tired to update properly on it, so will likely do that next entry~

31st July 2010: Sleeves Lots more getting done now. Figured out most of the trick to the sleeves, so they just need to be added to the poofy bits and the top now!

Very happy with how it's turning out!! These sleeves are probably the best part of the costume so far XDD


So these sleeves. They're like... made up of 5 pieces? There's one black tube attached to the bodice, attached to that are two cones.
One is a white cone which the pleated piece is sewn to so it flares out right, the other is the black cone covering that with the gold trim on the end.
I made these pieces separately instead of just sewing the pleated part to the black bit because in all the references I have, they definitely look separate - and aside from that I wouldn't have been able to get the gold bit on and it would have lied really funny.
The other bit is the top ruffle, which has elastic set into the bottom and middle to give it a nice poof. The tight elastic in this bit also holds the other sleeve up my arm and stops the bodice from slipping down as the sleeve is quite heavy.
This piece was sewn up and slid onto the arm, the non elasticated end was then hand sewn over the first part of the sleeve so there's no top stitching. This bit was particularly difficult for me because I'm TERRIBLE at hand sewing. It took me a while XD;;;

Okay, reading over that it actually doesn't make that much sense... It makes more sense when you look at it, I think...

30th July 2010: finally! All the bling for the outer skirt has been sewn on! I probably should have counted how long it took me, but honestly, I'm just glad that it's done. This kind of thing is completely beyond my skill level so I'm so chuffed it's looking good~

The sleeve pieces are all cut out, so they'll be going on today as well as the bottom trim.

After that the red boob bit will get it's stripes, sewn on and then I'll add the white foofy trim.

Other than that it's just tidying up and zips etc to put in~

Seems like a long way is still to go, but I feel the most difficult and time consuming jobs are out of the way, so touch wood it'll be just a case of putting things together from now on!

29th July 2010: Vrrmmmmmmmmm I FUCKING LOVE SEWING BIAS!!

Now with added BATKINZO.
(Which would have been far more appropriate if I'd actually USED Kinzo's face... Whatever, first image reaction I could find will do)

28th July 2010: Sigh Top is fully boned now and sewn together. Just need to add sleeves, trim, red boob bit and the while ruffles/bow. JUST. =___=

Skirt is a disaster. Whenever the red ruffles are added it keeps collapsing in on itself. Need to figure out some trickery to see what can keep it sturdy or I'll not be able to take her to Ame.

23rd July 2010: A glimpse of what hopefully will be So, we patterned out another skirt over the crinoline to attach the red ruffles to, as they were distorting the shape. There's still some inconsistencies with it, so it's slowly getting padded out in the right places lol.

Using the same pattern for the over skirt we cut out the black material and fixed it together to see if it fit.... IT DOES!! It's just pinned and folded on right now, but by next week it'll be sewn up.

The bodice pieces were cut out of the custom pattern Frazzy adapted and pinned on the dummy, too, with the red pinned to the skirt at the front just to see how it would look. Very witch-y so far, haha.

22nd July 2010: Bodice The result of many hours work! Unfortunately I can't really take any credit for it, since Frazzy worked on most of it XD;;

Compared to what it WAS, this is beyond a great pattern now. Just need to get the right interfacing and start cutting it out and putting it together for real~

15th July 2010: Gathers Okay, if I thought the crinoline was a bitch, then I sure as hell wasn't prepared for this. It's taken too long, and too many bloody adjustments, but the foof is almost done!! just need to add one more drawstring in the back piece and sew it together!!

Very, very chuffed with how it looks. (Which, fyi, is 80million times better than this crappy camera pic)

9th July 2010: Crinoline FFFFFFINALLY.

This crinoline has been an arse to make, but now it's done and I can get on with the rest of this darned thing!!

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goodbyeworld - 9th May 2010

Srsly can't wait to see this!
/wish I was going to amecon

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marumune - 20th July 2010
Your hard work will pay off Lauren! I'm very eager to see this done, as I think you'd make a very nice Beatrice

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PinkCharlieBear - 22nd July 2010
Wow I'm really impressed you decided to make the crinoline yourself :O
Its looking really pretty, you can really see all the hard work in it already! I'm excited to see it finished :3

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Felixize - 22nd July 2010
Aw, thank you, that's so sweet!
She's becoming something of a team effort, which makes me REALLY wish I'd bought a crinoline! (Derp derp, I didn't even think about buying one at the start XD;) Lot's of headaches all round, but hopefully it'll be worth it in the end~

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goodbyeworld - 30th July 2010
I am totally in love with this dress *w*
Can't wait to see it done!

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PinkCharlieBear - 8th August 2010
Sorry if I sound like im gushing orz *shot*
I am so much in love with this dress its just so stunning! Looks amazing finished, I cant wait to see photos of you as Beatrice. Very, very well done! :D

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AmethystEyes - 10th August 2010
Can't wait for this!

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My__RoadOfBlood - 17th August 2010
Woww o.o
You pull of Beatrice really well!
It was worth the effort <3
I personally would not have the drive to make a dress like that, kudos. XD

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MangaChild - 17th August 2010
What a fantastic costume!!!

I love the bias detailing was its sooooo tidy its definitely at a professional level

All of your hard work certainly paid off the Queen of the ball award was well deserved :D

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yami-no-neko - 17th August 2010
you look amazing in that costume. no one deserved ball queen as much as you

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Kuma - 17th August 2010
A damn good job, your highness ;D

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Tiran - 17th August 2010
Fantastic job there, you really did a stunning job!

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Solaria - 17th August 2010
Best Beatrice ever *3*
Youve done such an amazing job so much dedication and looks fantastic!

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sjbonnar - 17th August 2010
This was literally amazing, definitely deserving of queen of the ball! And thank you for taking amazing photos of us on Saturday ^_^

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Ayame - 17th August 2010
This is just the best Beatrice I have seen. Congratulations on being Queen of the ball. ^_^

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Amy-Lou - 17th August 2010
Beautiful costume, so detailed and you wore it really well. I was in awe at how well made this was, congrats on Queen of the ball :D

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Angelphie - 17th August 2010
Love this dress so much! It’s all so beautifully made. I can’t believe how neat all that bias tape is, it looks fantastic. I also love the red underskirt, and your braided hair bun thingy. So impressed ^_^

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Kacela - 19th August 2010
Bloody amazing!!! Looks perfect, such a fantastic costume =]

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phalor - 20th August 2010
This looks perfect, its clear how uch effort you've put into it. I only wish I had been there to see it in person. *A*

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RanmaSyaoran - 22nd August 2010
Amazing group, tailorship, poise and detail. A true compliment to cosplay!

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AmethystEyes - 22nd August 2010
I love you so much for this :D

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Sillabub - 22nd August 2010
AMAZING job on the dress! Loved it! :D

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KhaosKreator - 22nd August 2010
This was a beautiful costume, I hope I get to see you at other events.


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Anonymous - 22nd August 2010
Wow this is amazing!

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goodbyeworld - 22nd August 2010
This is soooo amazinnggggg! I wish I saw it in person!!
Let me know if you wear this again? I'd love to get some photos or something as Maria~

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Ashe - 22nd August 2010
You looked fucking awwweeesoooome in this! It was awesome. I order you to let me take photos next time you wear this!

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Mighty Odango - 22nd August 2010
I think I told you in the masquerade queue how much I loved this, but I'll say it again. Really beautifully made, and I absolutely loved your wig. You pulled off the haughty Beatrice look perfectly too!

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Emzone - 27th August 2010
This was amazing! *w*

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Ino - 8th September 2010
I doubt I can say anything about this that hasn't been said already ... it is quite simply FABULOUS. *_* My regret is that I couldn't see it in person! D:

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- - 24th June 2011

I totally didn't flip a table when i seen this!

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Pandora-Chi - 26th August 2011
The best Beatrice I had ever seen! The detail is amazing and you looked beautiful! Loved seeing this at cosplay chess 8D

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TheStarlightFairy - 27th August 2011
This is such a beautiful costume, you look so fabulous in it

Oh and you suitably terrified me in the Chess at Aya XD

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Sephirayne - 11th September 2011
Amazing Beatrice. Love the dress and the wig. Amazing during the cosplay chess too.

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HotshotShan - 2nd November 2011
You are an incredibly gorgeous Beatrice, I love her she's fantastic and you certainly did her justice!
(Also thank you for the comment on Jason it made my night, he needs more love <3)

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No thanks - 23rd December 2011
Amazing! you look 100% gorgeous.

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Tsupo - 24th March 2012
You looked so beautiful!! I think we made a pretty cool Black Team 8DD

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Kei Lin Sama - 10th April 2013
I remember you! You were awesome!

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Littlegeeky - 20th October 2013
Such an amazing cosplay! It's so neat and all the detail is amazing!
Congratulations on the showcase! You deserved it :D

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TheStarlightFairy - 20th October 2013
Congratulations on the showcase! Seeing you on the front page reminded me of how brilliant you were in the chess, and having watched the series since, you portrayed Beatrice excellently <3

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madmazda86 - 21st October 2013
Ahaha I just remembered that crinoline and all its obscenities XD Congrats on the Showcase :D

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Siouxsie James - 21st October 2013
Beautiful costume! Well done on the showcase

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Emzone - 22nd October 2013
About time!
Cos dat dress/face <3

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Sephirayne - 22nd October 2013
Congrats on the showcase. Awesome dress is awesome ♥

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Exelia - 22nd October 2013
Love dis as always :] so well deserved dude

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Violet Kestral - 22nd October 2013
This is gorgeous, a much deserved showcase =]

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eternal_aranel - 23rd October 2013
So beautiful <3