For the collar, I debated changing the trim over to tassels, but after doing a mock up I didn’t like it and went back to the ball trim!silver velvet ribbon trim on the sides and decorated the top with hand stitched on vine trim. I used gold grommets to match the jewelry, and hand stitched on gold rope and hand painted shank buttons as decoration. For the layers on the train of the costume, I alternated layers of a pretty white rose pattern brocade with a white lace floral embroidered fabric, adding a beaded lace trim for extra decoration. Now onto the epaulettes! I hand painted plastic domes with thick corrugated cardboard on the bottom. On the bottom, I hot glued on 1.5” velcro , which would attach to velcro sewn onto the shoulders of my jacket. I added on some gems to the outside using Gem-Tac, it’s perfect for attaching smooth-backed gems that other glues can’t grab onto! For the fitted white top underneath the bodice, I went with white stretch cotton sateen, and sewed it into a simple tube top to peek out! I also went with white silk chiffon for to trim out the collar, and to hang in loose drapes around the waist. For all of the jewelry, I batched together gems, empty brooches, and necklaces I painted & repurposed! I used that Gem Tac again to secure them all into place, as well as to add pins to the back to attach onto clothes. For my socks, I used Mood’s Max-Dri Wicking Anti Microbial Performance Spandex which is really nice for socks! And finally, for my sword, I cut and reused a sword from an old, retired costume. I made all of the ornate vines, roses, and hand guard out of Worbla, and Sculpey, then sanded, primed, and painted. Facebook Instagram and for tutorials (free & subscriber only) Patreon Happy sewing! ~AmazonMandy ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Constructing My Original Utena Cosplay!
This entry was posted on May 21, 2016.