22nd August 2013: I have a plan So on hindsight, many things went wrong with this costume that need seriously fixing to wear this in future, and since my wish-list characters are STILL taken for Kita (sigh), it looks like i'm wearing it again.
One I really can't do much about is my rediculous spiralling weight loss. This has been the reason many of my costumes lately haven't fit properly and is crazy annoying (I literally took in this one by 2 inches on each side just before the con and it still looks baggy... urgh). With any luck my health will behave by next time, and if not I will have to take it in even more.
I should however be able to solve the others.
The second problem is that despite an obnoxious amount of rhinestones, especially on the skirt, they all seem to have disapeered somehow on photos. This can only mean one thing... more. Not even kidding.
I also need to fix the mosiacs on the bodice. These were fine to begin with, and I didn't fix them solid like on the armpeice and headpeice, but with the heat of the day started to escape and ended up... literally everywhere. So yeah, gonna re-think and put them in as solid peices, possibly with the wings attached but we'll see.
The wings I think also need a re-think, but not sure which approach to go with there. I liked them being drapey but unless wind joined in they were pretty much invisible. So either switch them out to a tulle to make them stiffer, or back them with solid plastic and abandon the draping. wonders...
And yeah, the wig, urgh. This wig is fab and super pretty and perf for Blue but the antenae transformed it into a hot mess. So I'm thinking take the design one step further and tiara band that baby, attach the antenae better, and to the headpeice, so it doesn't have to go through the wig at all.
May also make some flat alternative shoes, just for ambling around (The NEC grounds are no where near as clean as Warwick University, and I should know :P).