Cosplayer Starlightslk > Costume of Mikuru Asahina from Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
About this Costume
- Construction Details:
♥~Ears & Antlers~♥
Made from felt scraps I had around, a headband from CVS, and some holly leaves & berries from a small craft store down the road.
I had a bit of a tough time getting them to look right since I wanted plump little antlers. Once I figured it out it was fairly easy to cut & sew from the felt and attach to the headband.
The holly was a combination of two floral things from the mini craft store; since one had the good leaves (in a 3 leaf cluster so I had to remove one) and another thing had good holly berries. I did fraycheck the leaves since they seemed to have the tenancy to fray and whatnot. ^^;
I love how adorable the headband came out and I totally wear it without the cosplay since it can pass for cute normal Christmas gear XD
♥~Choker & Bell~♥
It's a nice wide velvet ribbon (also from the mini craft store) that I added on a velcro adjustable closure in the back and then I sewed a giant bell onto it. (which I just happened to have, oddly enough)
Made out of some leftover fabric from making a teddy bear for Mikuru's goth-punk lolita version, I know it's not 100% color accurate but it was the closest to the figure that I could find.
I had to make the pattern from fitting the pieces on me and then putting in darts and cutting the appropriately sized hole.
Made from the same fabric as the top. The skirt was a simple straight-forward micro-mini skirt. Fully lined with basic cotton, since I was afraid the fuzzy stuff would be itchy. I also used a nice metal zipper made for jeans since I wanted to have a zipper that was sturdy enough since the fabric was so stiff.
Got at the mini-mall down the street. They're just basic white flats...I was hoping for something with a slight heel but that proved impossible for some reason, but the ones I ended up with are still way cute. XD
- Personal Thoughts:
- When we set up out Christmas tree I suddenly really wanted to make a Christmas version of Mikuru and since I had some leftover fabric from making a teddy bear for Mikuru's goth-punk lolita version, some felt scraps lying around, and a random giant bell I figured why not. XD (I had all but the zippers, headband, ribbon for bell, holly sprig, and shoes...all of which were easily obtained within a mile radius from my apt.) =P
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