Princess Emeraude
Magic knight Rayearth

Cosplayer: Raye-chan

Variant: Childlike Dress

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

29th October 2013: MCM Comic Con was fantastic! Had a blast at the London Expo - so much love for MKR and Princess Emeraude and so many great photoshoots to look through and choose from!

Thanks to Emma Diamond photography, Paul Jacques, Pouncy, Joshua Potter, Nert, Foxy, Glitch and MCM for taken pictures alone with so many other photographers over Saturday and Sunday.

And lastly thank you to my Zagato - SlimDefinition.

20th October 2013: Finished! Finished the coronet, finalised the armour and dress attachments so all finished!

Did a test run and reinforced some attachments :)

May to a complete test run if there is time before expo...

12th October 2013: Drape emblem Guess work! As I can't find any detailed pictures! Will need a couple more layers!

6th October 2013: Drape progress 5 and full update Ribbon sewn on the drape now! And on the top end I have made some ribbon loops so I can attach this to me with some ringlets. All that's left on the drape is some minor painted detail at the point and its finished.

The coronet is drying - so just need I varnish this and attach a droplet to this and the armour.

The dress itself needs a couple of while loops to put my gold chain through (which I bought today) and I got some gold beaded for under arm loop detail - these need attaching to the armour.

Once that's all done I'm finished and I have an entire weekend next weekend to work on everything!

6th October 2013: Drape progress 4 Gold ribbon pinned!

6th October 2013: Drape progress 3 Now turned outside in - used a pin to pull the points out - now it's ready for gold ribbon!

6th October 2013: Drape progress 2 This end needs to be left open - only sewn up once the ribbon is on - so next we then it outside in...

6th October 2013: Drape progress 1 While my coronet dries here is the drape progress.

1 - drape sewn so seen as inside out - made from a red wool felt scarf

6th October 2013: Coronet progress Coronet painting in full now - just needs a droplet adding and then varnishig and it's done!!

Gana sew my drape now!

6th October 2013: Coronet progress Gold paint first layer on coronet done! (Note the gold does match the breast plate it's just the dim lighting that makes it discoloured)

5th October 2013: Coronet progress Grouted over the rough paper mâché parts - in progress of sanding and almost finished - then paint!

4th October 2013: Dress complete! The dress is finally finished!! All I need to do now is...

Add attachments for chains to loop through to dress
Add attachments to armour (glued ribbon, lobster clasps, chain)
Paint back of armour white
Machine red drape
Add ribbon to red drape
Grout coronet, paint coronet and varnish

3 weeks to go....

3rd October 2013: Breast plate complete All done, commissioned by SlimDefinition :) and I did her drapes for her ^^ yay duo help

28th September 2013: Coronet progress - paper mâché! Coronet progress! Paper mâché done, next will be grout to smooth it then painting ;)

26th September 2013: Dress progress - 4 weeks to go Dress progress 26/9 - just the sleeves to finish then the attachments :)

26th September 2013: 4 weeks until MCM...... I started paper mache last night but it got late so I went to bed XD

Tonight I'm working on the dress again, the main dress should be finished with just the sleeves to sort out.

4 weeks until I'm in London for MCM Comic Con.... OH GAWD XD

23rd September 2013: Coronet stage 2 Coronet is now ducktaped ready for paperture mâché tomorrow night :)

Although it looks quite evil in black right now xD

23rd September 2013: Coronet started Started the coronet today and done the base so far - hope to add the ducktape tomorrow before paper mache ^^

22nd September 2013: Progress! 22/9 Progress is going well (horray!) the dress is taking longer than expected as to make it flow right I have had to gather the dress at the waist - the dress is just off the floor at the front but slightly grazing the floor at the back for a train effect. I may add some weights in a couple of places at the base as well as adding a more rugged hem underneath so the dress itself doesn't wear away too badly.
The sleeves need more interfacing as a metre isn't enough for both of them >< and I want them poofy! To do the interfacing in the sleeve needs to be sewn down with elastic at the cuff. So it bunches into a princess sleeve.

The armour plate is being made by SlimDefinition and is going well - just a few more tweaks and it will be ready for me to take home at the start of October - then I will add the chain attachments so it sits on top of my chest.

Lastly, I have not started the coronet yet - but I hope to do this very soon ^^

14th September 2013: Got to love fast postage! Iron on interfacing arrived today! I ordered it thursday night! For the shoulder's to make them poofy and bunched up ^^ will de seeing the dress this week so it will be done soon - so I will do the shoulders next week.

I may start the coronet this weekend as it will take time to make from scratch.

13th September 2013: Shoulder poofing Just bought some interfacing to sort out the shoulder poofing! 99p a metre oh yeah :D eBay ftw!

13th September 2013: Dress extended! Loads of progress made tonight, dress extended, just needs sewing! :D

Also worked on Zagato's drapes for SlimDefinition!

11th July 2013: Armour progress Commission armour breast plate progress by SlimDefinition :)

10th July 2013: Breast plate progress SlimDefinition is commissioning my breast plate :3 so much thanks for this, I'm doing a couple of fabric bits for her Zagato ;)

12th April 2013: Event changes Due up unforeseen circumstances this costume is now planned for October MCM Comic Con

10th March 2013: Skirt extension I've now sewn the skirt extension panels together and will add to the dress this week :3

3rd March 2013: Coronet planning Gana need smaller buttons for the side and make a new orb as this one protrudes too much ^^ Will be making the coronet from scratch now

3rd March 2013: Drape progress Got my emeraude drape ribbon but as they only had half i need 1.5 metres more

1st March 2013: Patterns! Dress panels all cut out last night and ready to sew together and attach to the dress :3

26th February 2013: Armour patterns Commission by SlimDefinition - progress!

26th February 2013: Dress progress Managed to find the perfect colour fabric to extend the dress at the weekend! I will start cutting out the panels this week and I may have time to start attaching it!

25th February 2013: Armour progress SlimDefinition is commissioning my breast plate :3 card, corrugated card, craft foam. Really appreciate her help with this so I will e helping her with a couple of her costumes, dress making wise ^^

22nd February 2013: Dress extention Getting fabric this weekend - I need 3 metres at 60 inches long this will make up three panels and will hit the floor :3

22nd February 2013: Hooped petticoat This is the hooped petticoat made up, which will go under the dress. I will be extending the dress from the chest downwards.

19th February 2013: Coronet progress Gana need smaller buttons for the side and make a new orb as this one protrudes too much ^^

16th February 2013: Progress so far!! I need to extend the dress length, make it all poofy. Also bunch up the shoulders with shoulder pads. Make the coronet. SlimDefinition is commissioning my breast-plate.

14th February 2013: First try on! Tried the dress on with the wig and scarf to see how its coming together ;3 i'm gana get fabric to add to the dress from the waist down so it hits the floor and edit the scarf as mentioned in my previous note ;3

13th February 2013: Scarf arrives! The scarf came and its the perfect length! Just needs adjusting width wise and the hem adding. This will sit under the armour breast plate. After which I just have the shoulder padding to do and search for extra fabric to poof the dress. SlimDefinition is making the breastplate for me ;3

9th February 2013: Red strip on way! Got this scarf today instead of buying extra fabric and having to sew the edges. As it's woolen it will have a little weight to it and will take a ribboned edge, Approx Dimensions: Length: 50" Width: 12" and its under £2.50! The length will be suitable as I'm 60" to the floor from my shoulders and the strip starts from the breast plate.

31st January 2013: Progress tbc! Gana get some fabric to extend the dress in the next couple of weeks and I have SlimDefinition making my breastplate :3

28th December 2012: Wig on way! Just purchased a golden blonde wig really long cost just over £18 - off ebay

27th December 2012: Red sash.... Just looking into the red sash - think i will need to choose in a fabric store as many online versions are the wrong material!

14th September 2012: Chest plate The card came which I can use for her chest plate :)

6th September 2012: Yay dress The dress arrived and it's gorgeous!!

31st August 2012: Headband Just purchased a gold wired headband to edit from eBay :)

31st August 2012: Dress ordered! Bought the base dress from eBay today to edit :)

25th August 2012: Research... Found a really nice dress that I can edit on eBay :) also a gold two prong headband

24th August 2012: Wig first! Found a really nice wig but still deciding whether to get a curly one or to get one thats mega long and curl it..... it think curly... hmmmm

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DefineImagineMJ - 22nd February 2012
This will be EPIC!

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Raye-chan - 22nd February 2012
^_^ I shall make her for you, my Zagato

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Zanzibar07 - 2nd September 2012
I am intrigued as to wether you will be using a giant flower too!

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DefineImagineMJ - 7th September 2012
I'm really looking forward to doing this with you Raye Raye!

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Raye-chan - 11th September 2012
I can't wait too! I have the base dress now and the tiara :D hehe

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Freyarule - 11th September 2012
Phweeee so much hair! This will be gorgeous :D

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Raye-chan - 12th September 2012
Indeed epic hair xD I love her so much this is gana be super fun to do :3

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WhiteWraith - 10th November 2012
Ah I'd love to see this :D

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Raye-chan - 10th November 2012
My hope is to have her done for May ^^ will be on stage in a performance with Zagato too!

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DefineImagineMJ - 10th November 2012
What was the deal Raye? I help you make your breastplate, and you help me make my flowy cloaky awesomeness for Zagato? XD

So want to do this now!!!

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Raye-chan - 10th November 2012
Indeed! We will work through the tricky bits :3

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DefineImagineMJ - 27th December 2012
I can't wait to get down to the nitty-gritty on Zagato! Nyargh! It'll be EPIC! ^_^

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Raye-chan - 28th December 2012
Nitty-gritty on Zagato *mind wanders* XD I am going to buy that wig we agreed on soon, and start to work out how to bulk the shoulders and how to add volume to the dress - excited! Can't stop listening to the theme song either! ^_^

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otakugirl - 11th January 2013
This is super epic and is going to be super cute, great choice of character :D

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Raye-chan - 12th January 2013
Thanks hun! I completely agree! I love Emeraude :D going to get this started properly soon!

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No thanks - 16th February 2013
Loving the wig <3

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Raye-chan - 16th February 2013
Thank you hun! It was so hard to find the right colour with the right curls for her :3 I'm very pleased with it ^^

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DefineImagineMJ - 16th February 2013
It's looking awesome already!
I must get Zagato done in time!

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Raye-chan - 17th February 2013
Aww :3 thanks Hun! I'm sure you will, it will be awesome! I can not wait to crack on and make the dress all poofy - fabric shopping soon yay!

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Yasmia - 10th March 2013
Oh wow! Cant wait to see this!!
Rayearth is amazing, and very under cosplayed :D

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Raye-chan - 11th March 2013
Aww thanks hun! Progress is going well :3 I agree it is under done, I just hope to be the best Emeraude I can ^^

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DefineImagineMJ - 12th March 2013
I hope you're going to love your breastplate when I've finished it, and I hope you'll love me as your Zagato as well! ^^'

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Raye-chan - 13th March 2013
I'm certain I will! You will be my epic Zagato xD I'll get to sorting your drapes out for him soon too!

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Raye-chan - 29th March 2013
So pleased with my breast plate commission by SlimDefinition so far! XD

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DefineImagineMJ - 29th March 2013
I'm happy you're liking the progress so far. I've done some more pattern drawing on Zagato's armour as well, so very soon I'll get the embossed detailing on and will get the bits coated with paper. ^_^'

We can discuss more about the drapes for Zagato soon too.

So looking forward to this!

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Raye-chan - 30th March 2013
Me too! This is going to be so awesome!

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DefineImagineMJ - 23rd September 2013
It's all coming together isn't it? Yes!
Good work on the structure of the coronet.

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Raye-chan - 23rd September 2013
^_^ It is and its so exciting I can't contain myself XD haha!

Thankies my Zagato! You are a good teacher with working out how to do props and accessories!

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madmazda86 - 23rd September 2013
Coronet progress is looking nice!

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Raye-chan - 24th September 2013
Thank you! It was tricky to decide how big to make the orbs but I'm happy with them now ^^ it's ready for paper mâché now!

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DefineImagineMJ - 27th September 2013
The dress is looking EPIC!

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Raye-chan - 28th September 2013
Thank you my Zagato ^^ it's almost finished!

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ToroSonyCat - 3rd October 2013
Looks wonderful so far!

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Raye-chan - 3rd October 2013
Thank you! :D the dress is finished now so just working on all the other bits xD

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Carmina - 4th October 2013
Beautiful, look forward to seeing!

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Raye-chan - 4th October 2013
:D Thank you Carmina! I'm getting so excited now I just have to work hard over the next two weekend's to finish everything! x

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DefineImagineMJ - 4th October 2013
I might be at panic stations right now with the amendments needed and finishing off everything on top of my next OU module, but I'll make it all work somehow!

You're going to make an awesome Emeraude!

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Raye-chan - 4th October 2013
It'll be fine XD I'll be happy once I'm finished myself - two weekends and I hope to finish in good time to pack ^^ we shall be 'out of this world'

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DefineImagineMJ - 13th October 2013
Looking epic Raye Raye!
I'm still of course in panic and worry mode as always, but I'll pull through somehow. Can't wait for this!

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Raye-chan - 14th October 2013
Thanks huni! XD your Zagato is looking amazing too! Don't worry we're magic so I have good faith we will prevail!

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InfiniteJester - 3rd November 2013
You looked so pretty in this hun! Totally inspired to finally start reading this series now :)

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Raye-chan - 5th November 2013
Awwww <3 thanks huni! You will love the manga and won't want to put it down! XD