Yesterday I finally made something for myself. For a while now I've done sewing for others only, so now was the time to enjoy doing something for me. I was inspired by the Papel Picado Skirt at Festive Attyre. This was my first try at something like this, so I decided on an easy design. The skirt itself is based on an old skirt I have. The material is suede.
Well, Animecon came and went last weekend. The weather stayd nice, mild and cloudy so our cosplayers in their outfits did not sweat themselves to death. I was still sewing the buttons on Fai's pants on Saturday morning before we all went to the Kuopio Music Centre. The place was still very hot, but not unbearable like it was last year. Too bad we forgot our cameras on Saturday, so I only have a few shots from Sunday, when I and Ville did not spend more than an hour there (we were too tired to walk around in the croud).
I have to say that as a costumer, the best compliments I received from these costumes were when people asked if they could take a photo. I don't know why, but it warms my heart.
General croud on Sunday morning.
I could not acquire a proper wig for Sakura-chan, so I butchered one of my own wigs to make something passable. I'm still sad about the sleeves....
Her headgear is also an old kanzashi when I tried on how to make the actual kanzashi. I did not make it in time with the proper headgear, but we thought that in the image Syaorans colors are white, green and black, it would be somewhat proper ;). These are also the colors on the headband Sakura wore on this round.
The together portrait with Fai. Fai's kimono was one pain in the butt! It kept fighting against me! I don't know how many times I took it apart and put it back together, the sleeves are a patchwork job because the original sleeves were too narrow and needed to be widened from the scraps left over. I think I could have made them a tad bit wider still... This man has such a loooooong arms.
Fai's kimono is still missing the bead embroideries on the sakuras, but this is still a work in progress. You could say that this was the first test run.
The poor dears were quite knackered in their costumes when they came back on Sunday. The humidity made the costumes quite a pain to wear. But everyone had fun and that's what counts!