Sylveon (Gijinka- Idol/Songstress Class) - Pokemon

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Worn AtLondon MCM Expo Comic Con May 2014


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I've been trying to hold back but I failed. I fell in love with Sylveon's design the second I saw it, it's just so so cute! It's easily my favourite Fairy-type Pokemon, and has fast become my joint favourite Eeveelution with Espeon.

I finally have a plan for what I'm doing! Based on a really cute group I saw at expo, I've been planning and sketching out some RPG-class gijinkas of the eeveelutions c: To me, Sylveon just screams idol/songstress/performer because cuteness and bows and frills! My design is still influenced by various fanarts though.

This was quite the challenge to make in just under three weeks, but I'm really really happy with how it turned out!

HEAD-DRESS:
Pink satin covered in pink fairy organza ears, with blue chiffon detail. The ribbon is white duchess satin with the strips done in pink fairy organza, and blue chiffon. The ribbon is stitched to the ears to keep it in place. All of this is sewn onto a hairband that kiiiinda matches my wig. The stars are from Dreamy Bows!

COLLAR:
White duchess satin with lace edging, and I did the bow in the same way as on the head-dress. It's fastened by a popper at the back.

DRESS:
The bane of my life, seriously. The top is duchess satin, constructed from the pattern I used for Rapunzel and Susan. I added lace around the edges and front panel, and made poof sleeves from gathered/elasticated rectangles of satin. The skirts were HELL to make. They are 4 circle skirts, one of each made from white satin, pink fairy organza, navy catatonic chiffon and sky-blue chiffon, each layer increasing in size. Needless to say, hemming them all was GREAT fun :/. I then added lace to the white skirt.

CORSET:
Made from my usual waspie pattern (with the front elongated) with pink satin and pink fairy organza. I used plastic boning (using it all up before I start using steel again), and stitched gold bias binding to the edges. The bow on the back is more fairy organza, stuffed with tulle netting.

BLOOMERS:
White duchess satin, made from the same pattern as my Meruru ones, but a bit less poofy.

GLOVES:
More pink satin/fairy organza. Made from the pattern I made for my Luna/Terra gauntlet-style gloves. The were a pain to make, because of the petals/triangles at the top!

MICROPHONE:
I bought a kid's magic wand thing from a pound shop, painted it, and stitched on another bow/ribbon like the ones from the head-dress and collar.

The wig, tights and shoes were all bought from eBay.

May Expo 2014: I LOVED wearing this! I felt so cute all day and lots of people really seemed to like it c: It turned out to look VERY magical-girl-y but this is no bad thing! The shoes did hurt a lot and the wig made my head really wide so the wind was a bit of an issue, but other than that it was really comfy c:

(Probably not taking this to JE after all as I have so much to take already haha)

Comments

InfiniteJester posted on 3 January, 2014 - 20:26
This would be so great to see! Sylveon <3

Chimmy posted on 18 March, 2014 - 08:03
This look like it will be an Awesome Cosplay :D Can't wait to see it

brigade-chief posted on 21 May, 2014 - 18:48
Looks so cute so far! I will look out for you at Expo!

CrystalNeko posted on 2 June, 2014 - 00:04
Ahhh you were so adorable!!! I love the design, so cute and well made~

WhiteWraith posted on 2 June, 2014 - 08:13
You were so cute in this costume!

InfiniteJester posted on 2 June, 2014 - 09:56
You're so cute in this, ahhhh! Can't wait to see photos!

KiraraYumi posted on 2 June, 2014 - 13:01
You are the absolute cutest, your Sylveon was so good! SKIRTS AND PINK!

MoonLily posted on 2 June, 2014 - 13:57
This was seriously so adorable <3

TheStarlightFairy posted on 2 June, 2014 - 22:39
Thank you everyone <3 I'm so excited for my shoot photos!

Getti posted on 9 June, 2014 - 20:26
This costume was completely adorable!

InfiniteJester posted on 10 June, 2014 - 19:09
THE PHOTOS OMG. YOU'RE SO CUTE!!

Einmyria posted on 10 June, 2014 - 19:43
Ah! So cute!! I think this may be my new favourite costume of yours!!

Einmyria posted on 10 June, 2014 - 19:47
Even your shoes are completely adorable! XD

Mungojerrie posted on 11 June, 2014 - 10:11
You are adorable <3

Nesproxy posted on 14 June, 2014 - 11:21
AMAZING. :)

Siouxsie James posted on 16 June, 2014 - 22:01
Lou this is amazing

Siouxsie James posted on 16 June, 2014 - 22:01
Lou this is amazing

Ashy-kun posted on 19 June, 2014 - 13:45
^_^ How cute!

Darkiekun posted on 28 June, 2014 - 01:56
This is amazing, I am not normally a Gijinka fan but this is just too cute! well done!

Pandora-Chi posted on 29 June, 2014 - 20:55
You look so so adorable <3 Love this!

BlueberryTale posted on 31 August, 2014 - 20:40
You make such a cute Sylveon and the cosplay looks beautiful!

Spectreon posted on 25 August, 2015 - 19:44
This is super-cute! [also was it our group that was the inspiration because i've been wondering for a while now]

TheStarlightFairy posted on 25 August, 2015 - 20:04
Thank you! And yes, it was! You all looked so great, and it's an awesome idea c:

Origin posted on 27 January, 2016 - 21:31
Okay, I've recovered enough from the pink to comment now! I love all the imagination that goes into the "RPG Class " cosplays like this. And yes, your Songstress Sylveon does look like a magical girl/idol singer. Like you said, not a bad thing at all! I'm loving that wig, especially. :P

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Progress Journal

EXPO IS TOO SOON AAAH (Posted 20th May 2014)

Mild panic is setting in!
The dress, corset and bloomers are all 100% done, and one glove is finished at the time of typing this. Wig arrived and I LOVE it, just need to style the bangs on the day.
I've painted the microphone, and have the white bit of the ribbon done, so I just need to add the pink and blue bits.
So just the ears and ribbons to do now! I'm dropping the capelet for expo because no time and it'll be too hot anyway! SOB

Progress (Posted 9th May 2014)

The shoes and tights arrived and are exactly what I wanted. Still waiting on the wig.

The dress is well under way, the bodice is done (sans the front detail) and the skirts have all been cut out, and I'm now working my way through the laborious task of hemming them (sob)

Starting! (Posted 8th April 2014)

I've ordered a wig, some tights and some shoes for this already, so they all arrive in plenty of time for Expo c:
Also, I've started sketching out my design and deciding on fabrics c: