Princess Kraehe (Odile - Swan Lake) - Princess Tutu




I revamped my Kraehe original costume to look more like how a real ballet Odile costume would look. I'm convinced that Kraehes black feather edging to her tutu skirt is inspired by the soft feather-like effect of real ballet tutu's which have dagged edges, as in Odile's tutu costume from the ballet Swan Lake.

So I added some gold lace detailing around the tutu skirt.

I then dagged the tutu net frills, ie cut the points into the net skirts outer edges. Strictly speaking dagging should be done to the net tulle before it is gathered and formed into the skirt (because it is a lot easier to do with the tulle lying flat), but I didn't want to dis-assemble the net frills, so I managed to dag the edges with them in situ.

Feather arm puffs combined with stocking arm gloves (borrowed from Velma Kelly cos) added a bit more style for the arms.

Finally, combined costume with sheer black tights and some patent high heels..because I think the costume looks Fab like this - and it's sort of demi point. ^^


London Expo Oct 2010 - Sat

I loved wearing it at Expo, and got some nice pic requests, which is always good.
Thanks to David who took these Fab pics at Expo and sent them to me.


Telly posted on 2 November, 2010 - 03:55
Oh wow, you look so beautiful! :D

Member-XI posted on 2 November, 2010 - 04:01
You look amazing! You pose very elegantly :)

Freyarule posted on 2 November, 2010 - 09:07
I saw you talking to a stallholder when I was in the queue for Eurocosplay! Unfortunately the queue was moving so I never got a chance to say hi :( but this looks incredible! :D

alytheluvly posted on 2 November, 2010 - 10:25
Soo lovely ^_^ Quite funny when Mark knocked on your hotel room and thought you were a woman XD

Ranma1-2 posted on 2 November, 2010 - 12:38
Telly - Thank you honey. ^_^ Member-XI - Thank you. I LOVE much that I think I have picked a few things up and it shows in my poses. Hands are very important in ballet, and deportment. :) Ballerinas always look elegant and refined. They are beautifull. Freyarule - Thank you ^_^. The stall was prob Tab's..I had a great time chatting with Tab and crew from CosI. Reminds me, I should have some pics of that in my camera still. :P Alytheluvly - Thanks Ally ^_^ Yeah that was so funny. The expression on Marks face when I opened the door ..He was like, Oh!! urrrr *double take at the door number...confusion...* Then he saw Neil and the penny dropped. He was pretty convinced for a moment. :p

Captain_Marvelous posted on 2 November, 2010 - 12:41
Hey wheres the awesome superman hug shot XD hahaha you looked really rad!

Ranma1-2 posted on 2 November, 2010 - 12:56
Aww thanks Luke, haven't uploaded the stuff form my camera yet..(busy apologising and feeling bad about being late for masquerade :/ ) I'll see how they turned out now... Really nice meeting you this weekend. ^_^

Captain_Marvelous posted on 2 November, 2010 - 13:24
You as well :P highlight of the weekend for me and Faye :P and the end of night jedi/sith shoot was fun to, wish we could have stayed longer XD haha but yeah Ive added you on FB so I can tag once you add :P

Ichigo-Chan posted on 2 November, 2010 - 19:14
Shame I never saw this in real life, but from the photos, your Kreahe looked amazing. Got to love your tutu skirt!!!!

Ranma1-2 posted on 2 November, 2010 - 21:25
Ichigo-Chan - Thank you :) Yeah tutu's ftw. :P

kiichan posted on 2 November, 2010 - 21:30
You look fabulous as always! Was lovely to meet you properly! Hope to see you again :)

Ranma1-2 posted on 2 November, 2010 - 21:41
Kiichan - Thank you babes ^_^ It is always nice meeting you at Expo. I have the picture of your sexy Nurse :P I'll upload it somewhere so you can grab it. :)

CrystalNeko posted on 2 November, 2010 - 22:02
So pretty! How did I manage to miss this? I'm glad you got to cosplay Kraehe again, she really suits you x)

Ranma1-2 posted on 2 November, 2010 - 23:21
CrystalNeko - Thank you. ^_^ Well Expo is sooooo big it's easy to miss loads of stuff. I really enjoyed wearing this new version of the cos. Defo will wear it some other time. Next year is my first Con..Kita.. may be wear it again for this. :)

No thanks posted on 3 November, 2010 - 00:58
Oh wow! you look as awesome as ever, can't believe i missed this and your darth maul :c i really wanted to cuddle you in that D: childhood dream gone :'(

Kouji posted on 3 November, 2010 - 10:36
this looks great on you! ^__^

Ranma1-2 posted on 3 November, 2010 - 11:59
Charlotte - Thankies babe ..oh there will more chances for your Maul cuddle. ^_^ Kouji - Thank you. :)

redheadgirl posted on 3 November, 2010 - 17:47
Thx for the comments and i had a good time talkin too ya aswell =) your Ballerina still looked great tho .. Also i have to tell u that there was a REAL ballerina there so u might find a lil vid of her on youtube perhaps. Hope to see you on one of the next events

Ranma1-2 posted on 3 November, 2010 - 23:06
I met a girl on fri cosplaying Princess Tutu and she could stand en pointe. She was with her sister who was cosplaying Princess Kraehe. PTutu is growing in popularity in cosplay. :)

Wyrdsister posted on 4 November, 2010 - 02:08
You really, really look like a woman on these, the make up is ace, and the cleavage thing does work. I hope you're ok with this, I meant it as a compliment!

Ranma1-2 posted on 4 November, 2010 - 14:41
Wyrdsister- Aww Thank you Steph ^_^ I really am comfortable with my feminine side, so to hear these comments actually makes me happy. Crossplaying is the only time I feel pretty (and it's a feeling I like) So yeah thanks I do take it is a fantastic compliment. :)

Enchanting_ELK posted on 11 November, 2010 - 18:41
Hi ^^ thanks so much for your comment on my Liz cosplay; it was awesome meeting and chatting to you, too! :D I love this cosplay, it's really pretty and you look awesome wearing it 8D DEM LEGS, lol xD I love the photo you've put up 8D I have nabbed it, haha xD thanks! The others are Owls and FailedCosplayerxD! :3

PapercutPerfect posted on 15 November, 2010 - 19:40
Aw you look gorgeous! Wish I'd seen you in this at Expo D8

Ranma1-2 posted on 15 November, 2010 - 20:57
PapercutPerfect - Thanks. ^_^ I will defo wear it again somewhere..probs at KitaCon one of the days. :)

Sephirayne posted on 18 November, 2010 - 15:21
Wow! You look so stunning. Love the detail.

Ranma1-2 posted on 18 November, 2010 - 15:25
Aww Thank you Sephy.. I remind myself of my sister and my mum when she was younger in these pics. ^_^

Storme posted on 18 November, 2010 - 15:34
Wish I'd seen this! Looks gorgeous in pics. :)

Ranma1-2 posted on 18 November, 2010 - 15:40
Storme - Thanks ^_^ Yeah I'm really proud to say I made it. :)

Bambi. posted on 1 December, 2010 - 14:33
I'm really sad I didnt get to see this properly! Its stunning! :)

Ranma1-2 posted on 1 December, 2010 - 16:16
Aww thank you baby :) ..I might be wearing it again for Kita cuz theres a Princess Tutu group and photoshoot. And its such a comfy costume ^_^

DuskatNight posted on 16 May, 2011 - 17:15
You look really feminine. :3 This really suits you.

Ranma1-2 posted on 16 May, 2011 - 23:44
Thank you DuskatNight thats a lovely compliment to give esp to a crossplayer. ^_^ ..I think I am getting better with makeup. :P