Kahoko Hino (Artwork) - La Corda d'Oro



- For my aunt's wedding -

Well I'm expected to wear something fairly formal to my aunt's wedding and I surfed through my wardrobe and guess what? Nothing formal at all! My mother suggested buying a nice dress but I suggested to her am I allowed to make one which would be much cheaper than buying one so she agreed. I thought hey why not make something inspired by another character, when I came across Kaho's casual outfit I thought hey I may as well just make the actual outfit seeing as it would actually be something I would wear!

Finding pinstripe fabric was a nightmare, every fabric shop I went to [online as well!] all they sold were black with white pinstripes, I needed it to be the other way round damnit! I did find some white with black pinstripes on eBay, but it was lycra.
Urgh, lycra + dress = not good!
So I had to settle for the next best thing, white/cream with brown/pink pinstripe, it was close enough.

Basically I made the base of the dress easily, it can hold up on it's own with no problem but I added thick elastic just in case I lose weight [better safe than sorry!]. I bought the black lace from Birmingham market, loooovely lace for such cheap prices! Although not 100% accurate but I really doubt my relatives read La Corda or care about cosplay for that matter. The dress is actually longer than the reference picture, mainly because when I made the base it was too long but I really didn't want to shorten it because that flipping hem took me ages to get right/neat, so I left it over the knee length ^_^

P.S. No I'm not wearing a wig or bringing my violin along to the wedding XDD
And also! I don't know if I really did spend 3hrs on this dress or not, I do remember spending an awfully long time on hand sewing the lace though so I just randomly put 3hrs ;P
P.S.S. Pictures to come when I don't look awful XD [and when I clean the resin off my violin...]

Nocturnal Blossom posted on 12 September, 2009 - 19:28
Wig looks lovely! And I bet you looked pretty at the wedding <3

Clover-tan posted on 10 June, 2010 - 16:21
Wig looks cute~! ^__^

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