Kaname Chidori (Art book illustration) - Full Metal Panic!

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I planned to make this as a pair with Delusional many years ago, but not only is black PVC a pain to work with, but I think the idea of a tutu terrified her XD Either way without a pair this one went back in the closet and is now far too big for me to wear or realistically alter.

I love the lacing detail down the back and had great fun hammering the rivets in using the vice in Kittys garage. Making berrets is silly and the most expensive thing on the costume is the RAF badge for the hat which was the closest to the badge in the picture.

The dress is made from pleather and is incredibly hot to wear. The berret is just a single layer felt. Had I worn the costume I would have added the black hat band edging.

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Anonymous posted on 1 April, 2008 - 19:19
I don't know this series, but this picture appeared on the random costumes section of the front page and wow, I'm amazed at the craftsmanship in this! I really hate sewing pleather/pvc and so on, I do it too much so I know how hard it is, so this is just... too amazing!! Well done! O__O

Amy-Lou posted on 10 April, 2008 - 12:18
Thank you so much :D Pleather and PVC are real sewing machine killers. I need to buy a teflon foot, I've heard that makes it easier. It's a shame I never got to wear this costume out.

Heero Masaki posted on 12 June, 2010 - 02:03
I hadn't realised you'd done this! I've never even seen this artwork before! both costumes look cool, I motion that you redo it sometime!