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Vintage Vibes // Suri and Butterick B5748

Hi there! Today’s topic will be my favorite dress pattern of all time– Butterick B5748, a retro ’60s reprint. (I know this isn’t cosplay, but as I prepare to make my 3rd and 4th iterations of this pattern I thought I should write at least a little bit about it!) It’s a straightforward pattern, with a… Continue reading Vintage Vibes // Suri and Butterick B5748

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✂ Making Victorian Dragonair: Part 3 – The Skirt & Bertha ✂

Apologies for the long wait– but we’ve finally reached the last post on this costume! If you haven’t already, I suggest checking out part one and part two. Last time the bodice was left with an unfinished neckline, but I was completely tired of hand sewing and detail work at that point so I switched to working on the skirt.… Continue reading ✂ Making Victorian Dragonair: Part 3 – The Skirt & Bertha ✂

Historical · The Making Of

✂ Making Victorian Dragonair: Part 2 – The Bodice ✂

Here we go with part 2 of Victorian Dragonair! Fun fact: this wasn’t intended to be a cosplay in the beginning, simply a semi-accurate 1860s evening gown, but in order to enter the SacAnime Masquerade the costume needed to be based on Japanese pop culture. Accordingly, I chose Dragonair, a Pokemon with a similar color scheme, and added little… Continue reading ✂ Making Victorian Dragonair: Part 2 – The Bodice ✂

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✂ Making Victorian Dragonair: Part 1- The Undergarments ✂

After far too long, I have finally got around to writing about this costume. It was honestly one of the largest projects I have attempted, besides Lady Three, and taught me just as much about time/money management! I also learned a good deal about both historical and modern construction and learned to fit better in general. Today’s post will… Continue reading ✂ Making Victorian Dragonair: Part 1- The Undergarments ✂

cosplay · The Making Of

★The Making of Lady Three (Drakengard 3)★

*Made in early 2015, won Novice Craftsmanship at Fanime 2015* This post was originally written in September 2015 ~~~ Let me preface this by saying that Lady Three is the largest project I have attempted to date! It required multiple techniques that I was unfamiliar with and also a whole lot of planning– which I completely failed… Continue reading ★The Making of Lady Three (Drakengard 3)★