Finally a full body shot of this costume! It's a bit tricky to wear with the ballet shoes, and incredibly limited sight, and feathers tickling whoever stands on your left...not to mention insanely poofy skirt! *dies* But I do love her and this costume/design to bits!
Any pointers on my fail-post-processing welcome! I think the graphic designer in me got slaughtered by the inner-cosplayer somewhere along the way....
The main fabric is a cream panama which is lined in cotton, polarfleece and lining material depending on where it is, as well as re-inforced with shape-forming material *and* interfacing. Everything had to be drafted and patterned to be incredibly tight fitting and work with the panama being interfaced so that it had a bulk that'd sit nice and form the curves on the bodice and edge of the dress nicely. The dress has a functional corset back with the boning inserted into the lining.
My arm puffs are essentially the same pattern as Tutu's (which took me a while to re-figure out n_n
with the scalloped lace hand painted from white to cream to match the panama (which is the same stuff that ~warui-chan
used for her Dagger's reverse-waistcoat! The striped waist sash is also hand-made with all the stripes being machine embroidered. The major roses on the bottom of the dress are partially modified with extra hand-made and painted petals so that they're larger. They're also attatched to the crinoline that gives the skirt it's shape. Also, all the roses have tiny little diamontes individually glued onto them for extra sparkle~
My beloved parasol (which is currently broken ;^
was a very heavily modified umbrella - my dad and I had to lengthen the shaft and turn a new handle with that little tassel. The spokes also had to be cut back, painted and re-covered with cotton lycra which then had white fringe and cluny lace hand sewn onto it.
Doll's shoes are actually modified ballet shoes - they were painted white with specialized leather paint, and modified with roses (that match the waist sash) as well as insaaanely long ties (IIRC, each one's 4-5 metres long). My striped sock was also self made (because eBay hates me XD) and attached to the sock toppers and garters so everything sits nicely.
The headress started out by taking a plaster mould of my head, papier mache-ing over that, and then attatching about 3-4 different kinds of roses onto it for organic variety. The ostritch plumes, hand-beaded crystals and matching panama ties were then attatched. The bow ties work withthe opening of the neck corset which was patterned through draping and features matching lace from the rest of the outfit, as well as panama-covered buttons.
Phew...I think that's all! Sorry for the TL;DR! ;_;
Won Best Group (with ~warui-chan
) at Melbourne Armageddon and Best Group (with ~warui-chan
) at eGames.
Photo credit to
Post processing by myself
Brush credit to ~kaedeki
Location: Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
Others from this series: Doll - Corrupt Flower Blossom He Never Misses His Mark Welcome to the Circus.. Joker - Poker Face Black - So Mysterious ..:: The Black Parade ::.. The Beast Beast - Broken Possession
Doll is from Kuroshitsuji (manga; Noah's Arc Circus) which belongs to Yana Toboso.