Light Elf Girl
Lineage II

Cosplayer: HelloKitty

Variant: Wedding Dress

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

24th November 2008: *SNAP* ahhh crap!! OK, so this weekend hasn't been overly forward going,
although i did change the fabric I'm using made a completely new skirt,
the new fabric it a bit less see-through and floats beautifully,
i made it like a rock and roll skirt but much longer and kept the front sheer with most of the pleats at the sides,
i added some lace edging at the bottom for a little detail, and kept some back for the detail on some pleats I'll be adding in the top layer of lace at the back

apart from that I've still not decided how I'll be making the gloves, or what I'll be making them out of,
and I'm still pondering on what to do with my headpiece after i accidentally snapped it in half, i still have the old one but am not really keen on it so i may just see if i can bind it back together with wire,

i have made some templates for other bits and have drawn a few pattern ideas but its getting increasingly difficult to work on a dress i have to wear at the same time, I'm thinking i may have to sweet talk my sister into being my mannequin whilst i pin it,

21st November 2008: blah blah blah blah blah ok, in the last few days i've done all the lettuce edging on the middle layer, kinda fixed the tiara ant attempted to make the bottom layer of the skirt

the skirt section i made was a bit too small to go over the crinoline i bought so i need to open the back seam and hide another section in to make it fit properley, i'm hoping that the layers i have will be long enough to hide my errors, tonite i'm hoping to add a section to the dress and add the rose detailing to the front, anything more than that will be a bonus

17th November 2008: Update 17/11/08 OK so because i am a giant lamer i haven't updated this in ages so here goes,

The dress is 3/4 of the way done,
I've made half the skirt and just need to add the detailing to the top,

as my corset making skills are crap at the moment i was originally going to use an old red corset that i had lying around but once i started to work with it i could clearly see it wasn't going to work...

so i decided not to use the red Corset as a base because i didn't think it would give me the sheer shape i was looking for, and after about 4 months i found a seamless moulded Basque that i could use to give me the effect I've been trying to achieve,

because the Basque was white i first covered it in a stretch cream fabric (kudos to my mum for finding it and letting me steal it)
and then i overlaid a pale gold lace to give me the patterned bodice and slightly rouched it between the cups and on the sides to give it a bit more depth,

the middle section (with all the lacy flouncy bits ) was a real swine... i couldn't find anything suitable that would give me a decent lettuce edge, i tried everything from t-shirt fabric to crinkle chiffon and everything in between,

in the end i found an Alexander Mcqueen dress in TK maxx (£300 ticket price)that had the perfect fabric that i was after, it was a couple of layers of really flouncy stretch mesh that looked beautiful, not wanting to dramatically increase my budget i tried as much as i could to find the same fabric anywhere and everywhere.... and failed
i went back into TK to look at the fabric some more and found it semi-distroyed and badly stained on the top half but the lacey section was ok so i convinced the manager to sell it to me as scrap fabric FOR A TENNER!!!

so with my fantastic fabric in hand i made a seperate layer of lacey frills to go between the boddice and skirt

i need to add lace/lettuce edging to the middle layer, depending on what i decide to do...
add lace edge detail to the back and add the weird droppy down bits that look like loin cloths
add rose detail to front of dress
make gloves
finish/remake tiara

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Hexi - 29th May 2008
it's just gorgeous! i want i want! ^^ I'm going too so i can't WAIT to see this!

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Anonymous - 30th May 2008
oh wow! this looks beautiful!! good luck making it, all your hard work will definitely be worth it! ^_^

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MangaChild - 30th May 2008
Im REALLY looking forward to doing these costumes with you :)

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stripey_dani - 30th May 2008
That is a beautiful dress, the art for Lineage is fantastic!

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Eatmethoubean - 7th June 2008
oooh...ooohh...amber...this dress is so always look so pretty in these type of dresses, like your cat returns one last year...i cant wait until you finish this, its going to be so beautiful!!

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sjbonnar - 31st October 2008
You are going to look beautiful. I wish I could see it in person!

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Anonymous - 14th November 2008
The fabrics definitely do suit *___* its looking amazing already!! Eee :)

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ryaoki - 17th November 2008
awww amber your looking very beautiful in this i HAVE to get pics of you and mike at the ball

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stripey_dani - 17th November 2008
A TENNER!? Wooow you are a lucky duck x3

Gorgeous dress Amber! Youre going to look gooorgeous ^^

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Anonymous - 17th November 2008
oh your gonna look so pretty XD you and mike are gonna be the best couples there! i cant wait to see the dress finished! its gonna be so gorgous!!!!

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sjbonnar - 17th November 2008
You look stunning Amber! I totally wish I could be there!

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Defrain - 27th November 2008
dress looks gorgous amber :)

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Bunni - 27th November 2008
Wow Amber you look soooooo pretty!!!

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ryaoki - 2nd December 2008
such a beautiful costume to see in person AND I GOT TO DANCE WITH YOUUU YEY

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Ilpala - 2nd December 2008
You two looked fantastic!
Especialy loved all those layers in the dress, very pretty.

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Amy-Lou - 2nd December 2008
You looked absolutely stunning and such a cute couple! It turned out perfectly, I love all the details down the back of the skirts.

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Bunni - 2nd December 2008
You look guys look amazing!! I was so gutted I didn't get to see this in person!

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stripey_dani - 2nd December 2008
GORGEOUS ^^ I loved it :)

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Anonymous - 2nd December 2008
you looked absolutely amazing >w< the dress is so beautiful

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sjbonnar - 3rd December 2008
Holy crap Amber! I knew the costume would look good but...DAMN!

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Defrain - 3rd December 2008
wish i could of seen it in person

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Leonie Heartilly - 3rd December 2008
Your dress was gorgeous ^^ and your partner perfectly matched. I was very impressed

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Anonymous - 3rd December 2008
This dress was lovely and the two outfits suited you and Mike beautifully =^_^= We didn't get to see the salsa version of the dress though? :-p

BTW, thanks for your lovely comment on my Sara Trantoul - we did venture onto the dance floor for a while but then the music changed and we lost interest.

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MangaChild - 4th December 2008
You worked so hard on this and overcame every obstical in your way and its paid off one million percent :D

In the words of James Blunt Your Beautiful

In my words Your Fantastically Wonderfully Beautiful and im lucky to be with you


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Sands - 8th December 2008
amber bamber you looked sooooo stunnning in this seriously impressed by you and mike at the ball! your costumes were superbbbb!

i liked it when you twirled around in your dressy =3

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Manga Girl - 2nd February 2009
You both look so beautiful! I wish I went to the Ball to see it in person :(

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Orihime - 8th February 2009
You were both gorgeous ^^ Sorry photo CD is taking so long, the other Emily's dealing with it but her PC broke down and then her email crashed for some reason DX Should be sent out next week if nothing else goes wrong...

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Debbie Ella - 9th June 2009
Holy crap!

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Sephirayne - 8th November 2009
OMG!!! So beautiful. Great job on the dress.

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Chibi - 8th November 2009
Curse you and your ability to make gorgeous cosplays!
*shakes fist... then glomps*

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KhaosKreator - 3rd August 2010
You two make such a handsome couple!


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Ammy - 31st October 2010
This is so wonderful!!