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Doll - Princess of the Circus by ClamWings Doll - Princess of the Circus by ClamWings
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, ~K-chan009, *cescat and ~yiji) at eGames.
Photo credit to :iconneilcreek: @ [link]
Post processing by myself
Brush credit to ~kaedeki and ~Scully7491
Location: Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
Doll: :iconclamwings:
Make up: :iconwarui-chan:

Others from this series:
:flowerpot: Doll - Corrupt Flower Blossom
:flowerpot: He Never Misses His Mark
:flowerpot: Welcome to the Circus..
:flowerpot: Joker - Poker Face
:flowerpot: Black - So Mysterious
:flowerpot: ..:: The Black Parade ::..
:flowerpot: The Beast
:flowerpot: Beast - Broken Possession

Doll is from Kuroshitsuji (manga; Noah's Arc Circus) which belongs to Yana Toboso.
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This is so beautiful! ;-; 
Job well done on this cosplay! Amazing! :D (Big Grin) 
i was wondering if you had a pattern for this cosplay, i'm wanting to be able to make a costume like this but i have NO idea where to start .-. 
If you could help me that would be awesome ^^
 This would be the first cosplay for me to make and i'd really appreciate the help ^-^" 

love your costume~ 

if i may ask, do you have an exact pattern or the dress / neck thingy /sleeves? 

i'm at a loss of what to do for her dress. i was thinking of using satin, but am not sure. this will be the first cosplay i am making, so that's why i'm asking all these questions. ^-^'
How did you make the hat?
This looks so cool O_O
Asamiya-Zaoldyeck Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic. *-*
Yukiria Mar 12, 2011  Student General Artist
I think I already commented this picture but whatever, who cares?
I'm still totaly in love with your costume, it's just the most awesome Doll-cosplay I ever saw.

I actually planed to try making my own for a convention, but the more I look at yours, the more I go "Gosh... I'm never gonna be able to make it. x') ".
Well, I think I'll try it, who knows what will come out of it. Even if the only things I sewed till now are plushies. :D
Where did you take the picture i love the building it is so awesome!
rawien Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful! Nicely done!
MissPaperJoker Aug 8, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, thats by far the best costume of her Ive seen! And Ive seen quite a lot, cause I want to cosplay her, too and am currently searching for tips and photosXD

That you did everything, even the socks, is amazing! And this was worth the effort! You look stunning! *__*

Because of your description I am finally able to imagine how I can start doing this! *__* thank you for that :D Im an absolute newcomer in sewing and that stuff >___>

Thank you for cosplaying her! Really beautiful...
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