Lily (the Pink) (Victorian Burlesque ) - OC




This cosplay has been slowly forming in my mind for a while. I love the fashion style of Moulin Rouge and Burlesque and wanted to do something with a pretty corset and bustle etc. So when Tab invited me to perform in a song dance skit for Kitacon I jumped at it. So this is for the Sunday Omake event. ^_^

Character Background
Lily is a dancing girl/stage performer. (Real name Lydia Strangeway). Her signature colour is pink, eg corset detail pink, head dress pink etc - hence her stage name Lily "the Pink".

update: Apr 2011
Kita was Fab. Performing the two skits was such a lot of fun. Fortunately I remembered all the choreograhy. ^_^
Didnt have time make all the alterations I wanted to the custome. So next time Lily performs her costume will be slightly different. ;)


Fables posted on 19 March, 2011 - 22:10
Ooooh I'm very intrigued. Will be eagerly watching from the front row :P

Ranma1-2 posted on 20 March, 2011 - 01:52
^_^ Front row seats eh :P Steve does Moulin Rouge? Know what it is gonna look like. :D

Sephirayne posted on 20 March, 2011 - 08:52
Oooo! Very interesting. Love the character design. Can't wait to see pics/video. Sadly, I won't get to see this in person as I'm not going to Kita III but looking forward to this.

Captain_Marvelous posted on 20 March, 2011 - 13:12
I will be intrested to see the steampunk elements to this! :)

Ranma1-2 posted on 21 March, 2011 - 02:17
Ryuk, Oh dear! Yes, Steampunk elements. Ummmmmmm :D ...Urrrrrrrr... Did I say Steampunk?... Well. The thing is, this is Lilys dancing girl stage costume, so theres not really much to it. ^_^ Im hoping I can accesorise to give it a Steampunk look. Really I need to do a day wear steampunk costume too, then I could go to town on costume design and weapons. Im feeling a different character for that though. Lily is too much of a fun time girl to be going off on dangerous sky raiding sorties. Although, she is quite handy with a blunderbuss when she needs to be. :D

Captain_Marvelous posted on 21 March, 2011 - 10:05
I wasnt poking or anything XD It said steampunk original and I was curious ^^

Ranma1-2 posted on 21 March, 2011 - 13:49
Its meant to be..the Khaos Emporium is Steampunk and I want to fit in.

Captain_Marvelous posted on 21 March, 2011 - 17:27
Ah good like I say might have come across arsey XD wasnt meant to at all! cant wait to see it!

Ranma1-2 posted on 21 March, 2011 - 18:11
Arsey?? Not at all. Thanks for your PM. And I think you are right, so Ive edited to Victorian Burlesque. ^_^

Captain_Marvelous posted on 21 March, 2011 - 20:57
I have some of those panties :P

Ranma1-2 posted on 21 March, 2011 - 22:44
Good ^_^ You need to crossplay at Kita! If this Kimono doesnt arrive you need to Lolita or somethin. :D

Captain_Marvelous posted on 22 March, 2011 - 10:21
I will do my best!

No thanks posted on 30 March, 2011 - 19:49
I can't wait to see how this turns out! :D

Adamoluna posted on 30 March, 2011 - 20:42
I hope there will be some kind of footage of your skit! It sounds like an awful lot of fun, and those knickers <333

ryaoki posted on 9 April, 2011 - 01:11

Wyrdsister posted on 9 April, 2011 - 01:34
Sweet!!! I knew this was going to be a hit :p

Captain_Marvelous posted on 9 April, 2011 - 04:00
Well I didnt see the performance but the pics look Great ^^

angel aiko posted on 9 April, 2011 - 11:58
you looked fabulous <33333333

KhaosKreator posted on 11 April, 2011 - 14:13
Always a pleasure!

Ranma1-2 posted on 11 April, 2011 - 17:53
Thanks guys ^_^ glad you like the pics. Adamoluna - Yep Ruffle knickers were great, except I realised they were not covering much at the back! so I wore another pair of knickers underneath otherwise my bum would have been out on display. :p Tab - Likewise. :) More pics coming in, some great ones of us all on stage...

DrunkleyCP posted on 11 April, 2011 - 22:29
U look absolutely FAB! But then U do in all ur Piccs!

Freyarule posted on 13 April, 2011 - 16:31
Ehehehe this is awesome!!! You looked amazing :)

Ranma1-2 posted on 14 April, 2011 - 18:46
Thank you guys. :)

Progress Journal

20th March 2011

ruffle knickers

Ruffle knickers are just Made for an outfit like this. ^_^ Theyre so cute.
A bit cheeky at the back! thank goodness for the bustle. :P

20th March 2011


These are the stockings I bought. I Love those vertical stripes, theyre so dancing girl and period looking! And they match with the stripe detail on the corset. Of course they will need straps to hold them I will add some anchor points for suspender straps on the bottom of the corset.

20th March 2011


This is the base corset I bought..might add some more pink detailing to it.

20th March 2011

Buying bits - arm gloves

Lace arm gloves arrived today, woohoo. Theyre gorgeous floral lace full length. And the lace is stretchy so a wonderfull snug fit. Intending to make some pink bows for them to match with the corset.