Cosplayer Fancy_Duckie > Costume of Sheryl Nome from Macross Frontier
About this Costume
- Construction Details:
- I did the circle skirts first since they were the easiest. The top layer is a casa collection organza with little sparkles and clear drops on it and underneath is broadcloth because I am a classy broad. The corset is boned, I used an online tutorial for a corset that doesn't cover the bust; I made my own pattern following the directions on there. Using the 'donut hole' excess of my overskirt, I made the ruffly bit at the top of the corset and sewed it in at the same time as the red panel. After that, I made the boning channels out of bias tape and stitched them in. Then I did the red ribbons that go down the seams, but my boning was too wide, so I had to sew one side and then hotglue the other. The buttbow is made out of cardboard because I wanted it to be one stiff son-of-a-gun; I sewed a "pillow-case" of broadcloth over it, and then did the same with a layer of the pretty casa. Then I stitched the two layers together in the back so they would stick together and conform tightly to the cardboard. Then I sewed on the "knot" - just a strip of fabric that goes around the middle of the bow and hides all of the ugly hand stitching. I sewed the tails of the bow onto this back piece. The hairpiece was made from a clip and three polymer balls painted gold. The microphone was made from a 4' dowel cut down to 12", and the braided parts are made from craft foam. The whole thing is hotglued together and then spray-painted gold. The earrings were bought from a seller on ebay, along with the shoes, petticoat, gloves, and thigh highs.
I've re-made the corset because I lost a lot of weight, and added in the V-cuts at the top and bottom of the corset.
- Personal Thoughts:
- When I first watched Macross Frontier, I instantly fell in love with Sheryl. When I got to the LION OP and the end of the series, I knew I had to cosplay this version. This and the LION OP Ranka Lee cosplay I made for Sam were the first costumes I ever sewed entirely by myself! Corset has been remade for 2012. Keeping one stocking thigh-high is really difficult.
- Styling Notes
- Just straightened it a little bit using the hot water method. Nothing too major.