Cosplayer Shii Arisugawa > Costume of Francesca Lucchini from Strike Witches
About this Costume
- Construction Details:
- I lightly modified a McCall's pattern for this, for the most part it was pretty simple! Except figuring out how to do the collar, and the front part of the shirt where it buttons down. SO MUCH SEAM RIPPING AND HAND SEWING SNAPS just to get it the exact way I wanted. lol ^^; The sleeve details are top stitched, the pockets are fully functional, and I made the bow which is painted with acrylic paint/fabric medium to match. I patterned the shimapan myself, the fabric was a lucky find in LA's Fashion District, and the hair ties are made out of an unknown fabric from my scrap bin.
- Personal Thoughts:
- A good friend from /m/ suggested this to me, and said he'd make my Strike Units, so there ya go. TADA NO PANTS COSPLAY BECAUSE FUCK PANTS. I think he secretly knew that I already owned the shimapan and the cat ears... I'm also the shortest person I know. >___>;; I found out I'll have to sew the cat ears into the wig the next time I wear this (and as I result, I didn't wear the tail), oh well lesson learned!
I know it's not an award or anything, but I'm featured on J-List which I think is pretty darn cool!
- Styling Notes
- I don't remember the original length of the ponytail clips, but I do remember chopping off at least 12"!
- Wig Review
- I bought this wig 2 years ago for this costume, and unfortunately the base wig didn't match the ponytail clips (soft black and jet black, respectively). I ended up using the base wig for Kira Daidohji instead, but luckily Arda Wig's Jet Black color matched my ponytail clips almost exactly. SO THANK YOU ARDA!! Edit: Okay, now that I've actually worn the pigtails at a con, I can say the quality is fucking terrible. IT TANGLES LIKE THE DEVIL. I would not recommend this wig to anyone, I'm not sure how FantasySheep's other ponytail clip wigs compare as I'm not willing to find out.