Serena - Pokemon X and Y

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Worn at Japan Expo in Paris~

I am desperately wanting a 3DS when this game comes out, the trailers look amazing! In my excitement, I decided to cosplay Serena. Not gonna lie, I didn't really have any intention of doing so, but I just wanted something easy to run about in and easy to make. Serena just happen to fit the criteria!

Nothing about this cosplay is accurate because it was just something that I wanted to whip up quickly.

The top is from Primark and I made the collar from cotton with medium weight interfacing and hand stitched this on.

The skirt is a knife pleated skirt which is then sewn onto a box pleated waistband (the pleats are sewn down however) and then the flaps were double layered trapezium shaped and stitched on at the top and flows freely below the waistband. There is a zip underneath one of the flaps and said flap secures with velcro so that I can undo the zip and so that the zip won't be seen. I used the largest self cover buttons I could find however they're still not really large enough, one day I shall source out humongous ones! The pockets are fixed with velcro.

The hat I bought from eBay and I stitched on the ribbon by hand.
Sunglasses also bought from eBay.
Bracelet from Claires Accessories.
Socks I already owned.
Boots I already owned (from ASOS).
Wig is the same as my Haine Otomiya (Geneltmen's Alliance) wig. Not the most accurate but I didn't have the time (or money) to buy a new one and thought it would do.

Comments

TheStarlightFairy posted on 22 June, 2013 - 00:22
Yes! You will look so so cute in this! (I believe her canon name is Yvonne?)

CrystalNeko posted on 22 June, 2013 - 00:27
Ahhh thanks for that! I need people like you to tell me these things, I just quietly fanspazz over the trailers :') I can't wait to cosplay her *O*

Freyarule posted on 22 June, 2013 - 09:19
Hehehe she is such a kyoootiee XD

Ashy-kun posted on 22 June, 2013 - 09:42
^o^ You'll look so adorable in this cosplay.

KiraraYumi posted on 22 June, 2013 - 13:41
EXCELLENT!! >D

NatalieNoodles posted on 24 June, 2013 - 18:21
YESH

Pandora-Chi posted on 25 June, 2013 - 19:41
The design is so cute <3 <3 You will look adorable!!

Jyagaimo posted on 27 June, 2013 - 02:05
Ohwow you'll suit this so well uwu

TheStarlightFairy posted on 3 July, 2013 - 23:32
CUTEST EVER! (Also her canon name is now Serena according to all the Pokemon sites WHAT ARE THEY DOING)

Om_nom_nom posted on 9 July, 2013 - 15:58
I COULD HAVE JUST SENT YOU THE PROPER QUALITY PHOTOS. BUT NO YOU USE FACEBOOK ONES. GOSH FIO. <3<3 ily ily

CrystalNeko posted on 9 July, 2013 - 16:10
I'M AWAITING PROPER QUALITY PHOTOS FOR THE REST OF THE SHOOT. I'M BEING SOMEWHAT GOOD :') Just derp ones and general con photos I thought lolthiswilldo \o/

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Progress Journal

Hat 100% (Posted 2nd July 2013)

All I did was hand sew on the ribbon \o/

Cba to wear the wig now. I'm kinda hoping the hat will fit my head even with the wig on... :'D;;;;

Not sure why the picture is tilted to the side OTL. It's fine on my PC =___=;

Complete! (Posted 2nd July 2013)

Yay! All sewn together finally! Most of it took ages as I had to hand sew everything except the collar. However I handstitched it to the top because the top is stretchy.

Time Taken: 2hrs

Accessories (Posted 28th June 2013)

I have had too much fun making awkward faces with those sunglasses. I think they are forever hilarious.

I didn't actually pay £5.50 for that bracelet, got it for basically half price!

Sunglasses are from eBay.
Bracelet is from Claires.

Skirt 95% (Posted 26th June 2013)

Basically done, woooo!

I lost my sewing needle and all I have left to do is handsew the buttons and hook and eye. And then I need to buy some stick on velcro (because if I use sew on then the seams will show on top).

Time Taken: 1-2hrs

Skirt 70% (Posted 26th June 2013)

Woooo, my flappity flaps are getting there! One done, other one to go, although the pocket is already made.

I love a cosplay with pockets. And I get to wear a bag (I'm not making it for JE, to much effort!!! But I will carry my normal bag which is the wrong colour but who cares \o/), this is actually the best cosplay ever in terms of practicality omg <3

Time Taken: 2hrs

Skirt 50% (Posted 26th June 2013)

It will look better when ironed XD

Base is all sewn together! Just gotta make the flaps now. I cocked up the zip because it was such a wide waistband and I cut away too much fabric so had to install the zip funny, but strategic positioning of the flaps will hide this hurrrr :')

Time Taken: 1.5hrs

Had to hand sew the top of the waistband to hide the raw edges and so that the stitches wouldn't be seen on the surface.

Skirt 30% (Posted 26th June 2013)

I pinned everything first to see how it would all look. Nothing is sewn or ironed yet so apologise for the pleats. But it's a good indication of how everything looks.

The main bit of the skirt is knife pleats and the waistband is box pleated and will probably be sewn in place so that it doesn't shift.

Time taken: 45mins

Gonna go sew it altogether now and then make the side bits.