C.C (Black Dress ) - Code Geass

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I love Code Geass and really would love to do a costume from it at some point.

I had Schneizel on my planned list for ages but his hair style has me a bit worried. I'm not great at styling wigs and I don't suit many short styles (curses of a string jaw line) so I decided to opt for an easier hair style to wig for. As I already have yellow/gold contacts for Nuada I thought I could use them for C.C.

I love design of this dress plus it gives me a change by making a big dress for a change instead of a bucket load of armour XD. It can also double as an evening dress to any Gothic/vampire ball I might do (done a couple in the past).

I have decided to go for my own interpretation of the design. As I do plan of having the costume as an option for other events (like Gothic events) I have decided to add more detail to it. It will be unusual for me as I do try and be as accurate as possible. For this I wanted to try something different.

Comments

Saffron posted on 19 July, 2011 - 00:49
A very nice choice, I think it's really your style and will suit you perfectly :)

Storme posted on 19 July, 2011 - 22:23
Oooo! Pez and I have CG cosplays planned - we'll have to try and get you for pics with us sometime!

Sephirayne posted on 20 July, 2011 - 00:20
Thank you Osaka19 ;) Oh YES!!! Must get pics with you and Pez, Strome. That would be brilliant.

L4dyPaiNe_X posted on 29 July, 2011 - 21:09
Amazing dress I wish you luck and if you get good results I will be making you commission for me so don't you will get away easy :P

SlimDefinition posted on 31 July, 2011 - 17:53
That's going to look awesome!

Sephirayne posted on 3 August, 2011 - 18:22
Thanks ever so much.

kirokitsune posted on 4 August, 2011 - 00:51
Ooooo wow! I really look forward to seeing this! Such a beautiful dress! YAY for Girlie costumes, you will look so pretties!

CharmingTenshi posted on 4 August, 2011 - 22:50
your gonna look cute!! ^^

Sephirayne posted on 5 August, 2011 - 15:43
Thank you ever so much Charming Tenshi. @Kirokitsune, Thanks, I hope to join you guys if you ever do Code Geass costumes again. :D

Archer posted on 9 August, 2011 - 21:11
This dress is lovely :) Makes me want to do another lelouch cosplay lol.

JustPeachy posted on 31 August, 2011 - 21:31
Oooooo I very much look forward to seeing this done! :D

Carmina posted on 30 September, 2011 - 11:00
Beautiful choice of design.

Sephirayne posted on 30 September, 2011 - 15:41
Thank you. I love the design and hope I can make it well ;) Archer, yay! More Lelouch :D

nanahara posted on 24 April, 2012 - 16:26
AWSOME XD, seeing how well you make your cosplays and the fact that I'm a HUGE C.C fan all goes towards looking forward to seeing this ^^

Sephirayne posted on 25 April, 2012 - 15:04
Thank you Nanahara ^^. I hope I make it well. Its not often I do a costume like this.

eternal_aranel posted on 18 May, 2012 - 20:59
Beautiful detail already! This will be gorgeous!

Pandora-Chi posted on 23 May, 2012 - 11:27
The chocker looks gorgeous! *_* You will definitely suit C.C very much and I'm looking forward to seeing the dress :)

Sephirayne posted on 25 May, 2012 - 16:08
Thank you ever so much ;)

Ranma1-2 posted on 10 June, 2012 - 20:27
Finished choker is gorgeous. I know your dress is going to look fabulous too. :)

Lunar_Kitten posted on 11 June, 2012 - 20:17
Beautiful dress Em - you're going to look amazing :)

Sephirayne posted on 12 June, 2012 - 17:28
Thank you Ranma1-2 and Lunar Kitten. Hopefully, the dress will go well.

Darkiekun posted on 5 March, 2013 - 13:03
Choker looks so beautiful! Your just naturally amazing at these details I cant wait for the dress!

gaming_goddess posted on 26 March, 2013 - 02:00
Choker looks perfect. Looking forward to the dress - it's going to be stunning :D

Sephirayne posted on 26 March, 2013 - 03:19
Thank you ever so much Darkiekun and Gaming Goddess.

Freyarule posted on 26 March, 2013 - 07:41
This is going to look gorgeous! Cannot wait <3

Amy-Lou posted on 26 March, 2013 - 11:57
Looking good so far! Interested to see if this new corset method is a good one, keep up the great work :D

JustJerry posted on 27 March, 2013 - 01:45
This is gonna look so pretty, can't wait to see it :)

Sephirayne posted on 27 March, 2013 - 02:39
Thank you everyone :) Amy-Lou, I'll try my best to describe it. Its tricky to describe without showing but I hope it does make the boning channels a bit easier.

Storme posted on 27 March, 2013 - 13:24
The choker looks great! Looking forward to seeing this finished, it's going to be spectacular.

Charlie-Bear posted on 13 April, 2013 - 22:34
The choker looks gorgeous! Can't wait to see this done :)

Sephirayne posted on 23 April, 2013 - 12:35
Thank you ever so much. Currently working on the skirt. Hope to have pics of that up very soon.

Clockwork Dandy Noodles posted on 20 November, 2013 - 12:29
Oooo do you know when this will be done? I am working on Cornelia for May next year :D

Sephirayne posted on 29 November, 2013 - 14:38
Not sure if I could get her done for May. My budget is pretty tight so I'm making this slowly when I can. Would love to see your Cornelia.

White Tigress posted on 28 February, 2014 - 01:45
Love the choker! Cant wait to see the rest.

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Progress Journal

Wig gets and skirt completed. (Posted 28th February 2014)

Managed to get a wig perfect for C.C through a friend who was having a sale. Just needs some minor styling and then its ready for a test shoot.

Skirt is now pretty much complete. The only thing left is the hem which I'm holding off doing until I get the hoop skirt.

Corset Mock Up (Posted 24th September 2012)

I decide to go for a full steel boned Dore Corset for this. Found a method on-line that interested me. It isn't the method that comes with most corset patterns but it does allow better stability between the inner and outer halves of the corset. It also strengthens the boning channels. Hopefully it will work.

Skirt progress (Posted 13th June 2012)

Have finished sewing all the panels together for the skirt. I did go with a textured center panel in the front but decided it didn't work for what I wanted so I'm taking it out and putting in a panel of the same material as the rest of the skirt.

Once that is done then its onto the waistband. I'll be doing a 2 part one. Part elastic, part fitted so that if I do have any weight gain/loss that it will still fit me.

The choker progress Part 2 (finishing) (Posted 2nd May 2012)

Finishing the choker by adding beads to decorate the velvet band. I wanted something a little extra but not too drastic so the beads are kept quite small. These were hand sewn on. Sorry about the blur of the photo.

The Choker Progress Pt 1 (Posted 1st May 2012)

Setting up the velvet band of the choker ready to attach the Cameo. The band itself was brought. I have then sealed the ends and have added fastenings on the ends. I've hand sewn them on and made sure that they are really secure.

The choker Cameo Part 2 (Posted 1st May 2012)

Painting the cameo. This is done by starting with a black base coat and then dry brushing on the colours. I do several layers to make the colours really pop. Once its dry I then seal it with a clear hardcoat varnish. Its is then ready to be added to the velvet band.

The choker Cameo Part 1 (Posted 1st May 2012)

The necklace starting point. The centre cameo pieces. Getting them set up. I've brought the parts separately. I've sanded the face piece to fit the frame. They are then glued together.

The choker (Posted 24th April 2012)

My brother found some fabric in his stock that he thought would work well for this so he has offered to me. Keen to make a start on this I've been putting together the choker. I'll be making one of my cameos like I did for Madam Red and then adding it to a piece of velvet that will be made stronger.

I have seen a wig a like for it which I hope to order very soon.