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Cosplayer Melfina > Costume of Utena Tenjou from Revolutionary Girl Utena

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04-26-2014
Series
Revolutionary Girl Utena
Character
Utena Tenjou
Special Variation:
Movie Duelist
Year Completed:
2008
Construction Difficulty:
Normal
Awards
Outstanding Craftsmanship - Anime South 2009
Costume worn at:
Anime South 2009
Katsucon 2012
SanJapan 2013
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
This was the first costume I made using my dressform! I made the coat by modifying/mutilating a military style coat pattern that I've had for a while now, and pretty much substituting the different colored panels in place of where the darts would have gone. I used this same theory for the booty shorts, except the pattern I started with for those was one for skinny jeans.

Old tennis shoes are old, but they took the paint job rather well. Recycle!

The epaulettes are christmas ornaments (cut in half) with model magic trim, and string for the fringe. The gem was an extra leftover from my Umi costume, which was cast with clear polyester resin.

Fabrics used: Twill, cotton broadcloth (for the lining), and stretch twill. The coat is fully lined.

I made the sword out of balsa wood and wire + model magic for the handle.
Wig Details
Wig Brand
Arda Wigs
Wig Name
Luthien
Original Color:
Baby Pink
Wig Quality Rating
5 / 5.00
Styling Notes
Cut and styled bangs.
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