Kozi (Illuminati // Dress version) - Malice Mizer


AmeCon 2006


This costume took a LOT of squinting at pictures and watching of video clips to fathom out (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!)
In fact, I have a feeling that the skirt of the dress has a couple of splits concealed amongst the folds but I decided to forego that detail in favour of not flashing my thighs at people!

I chose to make it because it looked like a relatively simple cosplay to make, and at the time I hadn't had too much experience with sewing. Of course, I didn't think of what a pain it is to sew vinyl or that I'd end up painstakingly handsewing the ruff and pompoms!

The hardest part would definitely be the three pompoms. They're not even visible in a lot of promo shots of Kozi, but I'm a stickler for detail. Since they're fluffy pompoms (as opposed to wool ones) I decided to make them out of marabou. I ended up covering some small polystyrene balls with fabric and then stitching marabou trim onto it - which was really time-consuming!

Making the ruff was also time consuming...^^; But on the plus side, through making this cosplay I learnt how to put together a basic ruff ^_^

Despite being PVC it was pretty comfortable to wear ^_^

Castelia posted on 18 May, 2012 - 10:46
I really love this! It's a great design and looks fabulous. Especially the ruffle!! Really nice work :)

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