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Can't decide which cosplay to do next DX arghhhh...

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Joined: 7th Nov 2010

Completed costumes: 4

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I think because of my diminutive stature I will do her younger version.

I'll need to go back and watch the anime and take some screenshots of still frames to get references. The anime isn't that famous and there are no pictures on the Internet...

Need to decide which variant of her outfit to do!!

She has so many variants and they are all so beautiful!

Options:

- The simple white dress worn by Lena when she possessed by the Throne of Yord (episode 3, awakening)
- The younger version of Lena seen in a flashback with the field of red flowers
- The complex dress worn in her first appearance
- The pink outfit she wears in the OP, with a rose in her hair
- Her main battle outfit

Last night I thought this costume wasn't going to happen because something really weird happened with my sewing machine. o_o it started rattling and smoking like it was going to explode, so I switched it off, and then when I came back the needle thread tension was weird, and I assumed that that was because of the whole smoking thing... it was a good thing that I noticed that the thread had come out from between the tension disks. I can still technically sew as long as I watch out for smoke, though I've been making my wrist seize up manually turning the handwheel out of fear ^^"
Anyway, after neglecting to do backstitches or any form of seam finishing, I managed to get the top half of the dress done today. Tomorrow I just have to put the skirt together and then do the purple bows~

Bought the mini hat today...
It's the type with hair grips, but I tied ribbon around my head underneath to make it look like the type with ribbon ties (shh, no one will ever know!)

Ah, the photo's not good. My little brother took it and he likes to screw me over.

Lol. I sewed the buttons on the wrong side, but since I'm lazy I'm just going to pretend I meant them to be false buttons all along and that I had planned to safety pin my costume together from the start.

Wow, my hair is so flat.

I never found those Harry Potter glasses, although I did find an old Griffindor cloak. I wore it to see the seventh movie. =D Anyway I discovered that I could push the lenses out of those glasses I got. After some bending, they now look like this.

The glasses don't have that mysterious sheen to them anymore, but they're more accurate and I can see better now, so I say job well done. =]

The coffin is finished! =D It wears pretty well too. Soo light~ I had doubts at first whether the criss-crossy straps drawn in the comic actually worked in real life, but the weight seems to distribute okay.

I'm going to finish this costume way too early. I'm going to have to make sure I don't put on too much weight over Christmas, lol.

It looks a lot better in the photo than in real-life. >.< You can't see the newspaper peeling off. But I guess that's what you get for skimping on glue and mixing with 90% water.

I really like the way this hat turned out. Okay, so it crinkles a little when I put it on because of all the parcel tape on the inside, but the shape is okay, and that's what's important.

I made the structure out of card from a cereal box >.< and covered it in superfine felt, then just gathered some spare felt around the base for that creasy effect.

I picked up these black oval frames for cheap, but now I'm not sure whether they'll do after all, since Kuro-chan's glasses are supposed to be round. Also they're reading glasses so I really can't see very well when I'm wearing them. ^-^

I recall my brother had a pair of Harry Potter glasses from when he went to a Harry Potter birthday party as a little kid. I think they would be perfect. But he has no idea where they are, though they'll probably be hidden deep within the recesses of our garage somewhere. I might have a look around if I have time.


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