Eclair - Kiddy Grade


Amecon 2012




Character: Eclair from Kiddy Grade
Costume made by: Speckles

Kiddy Grade is one of my all time favorite animes to date. It has such little love in the cosplay world so I couldn't deny myself from cosplaying from it. Worn for the first time at Amecon 2012. Most likely will be remaking the costume since after the first test run I found the dress was too short! Also I may have thought of a better way for the skin panel at the front to be stabilized so with any luck a new and improved Eclair costume will be done in the future. I need to replace the bra, my boobs were too much for those multiway bras with the clear straps in the middle, broke whilst in the hotel room and had to use invisible string to repair it briefly. Also want to get a new wig with a widows peak.

Construction notes:
The whole dress is red 4way stretch lycra, with yellow ribbon sewn as bias binding, in the future, will use actual bias binding since sewing it onto lycra is a nuisance. The sleeves took the longest to pattern, just made a bunch of paper mockups til I got the shape right. The final is lycra sewn onto structural foam to keep it's shape.

Boots are simple boot covers, there are some wonderful lycra boot cover tutorials online, check them out!


JustPeachy posted on 19 July, 2011 - 13:15
I <3 Eclair! I can't wait to see your progress on this!

Speckles posted on 19 July, 2011 - 15:43
Why thank you! Might be doing her next year since I am only allowed simple cosplays next year ^ ^'

zane-destiny posted on 28 November, 2011 - 01:31
Finally doing Eclair eh Specksama?? Have you found someone to do Lumiere?

Speckles posted on 30 November, 2011 - 01:07
Nupe haven't yet! However friend might be doing Eclair in the future too so could be her lumiere for her ^^

Captain_Marvelous posted on 13 June, 2012 - 23:44
Brillaint! <3

Sephirayne posted on 14 June, 2012 - 00:17
Looking forward to seeing this.

Manjou posted on 16 August, 2012 - 19:44
~Ta-da!~ Awesome Eclair cosplay, did you meet up with Lumiere? XD

Speckles posted on 16 August, 2012 - 22:33
Thank youuuuu <3 Alas I couldn't find my Lumie! Maybe next time I will find her. After all, I would be totally toast without her ;)

street-angel posted on 17 August, 2012 - 08:28
Eclaaaaaaaaaaaire 8D Allmyhappiness

Leolarua posted on 17 August, 2012 - 11:06
i dont know the character, but i just wanted to comment on how wonderfuly constructed the costume is!

Amy-Lou posted on 17 August, 2012 - 11:43
I love the puffy sleeves so much, just perfect :)

nanahara posted on 21 August, 2012 - 13:58
you look awsome ^^

Ranma1-2 posted on 21 August, 2012 - 21:13
Wow Eclair cosplay.. never seen one of these before. Well done, looks spot on. :)

nanahara posted on 3 November, 2012 - 20:04
your performance in the masquarade was amazing

My__RoadOfBlood posted on 12 November, 2012 - 22:32
You look amazing! And I love the photos. <3

Sephirayne posted on 21 May, 2014 - 00:53
You looked fantastic in this.

Progress Journal

13th June 2012


Well I managed to miss the deadling of May expo, too much was going on with university and thus eclair ended up very last minute and never got finished. Then at 5am I kinda blundered and ruined the original so the dress has to be made again. But at least the patterning is out the way so it shouldn't take long to re-make. Here is a progress picture of it all pinned together before I totally screwed it up!