Cosplayer Elly~Star > Costume of Yui Hongo from Fushigi Yuugi
About this Costume
- Construction Details:
- I started with the white dress underneath everything, made of lycra with ridiculously high slits. The green sheers are attached to the shoulders with snaps. I bought 120" sheers in white, off white, and ivory (four yards each) and threw them all into the washing machine with a bit of RIT dye, and the off white came out perfect. They're surged with light green thread.
The collar was the most work. I used blue silk and yellow and orange casa satin, and it zips up in the back with an invisible zipper. The ruffle is a double circle skirt made from more casa satin. I made the bias tape that is along the front panel and on the ruffle.
My hat is made from the same blue silk, lined in more of the blue casa satin from the collar. All the beads are attached by hand with clear thread. The parts that hang down are made from sheer casa and four colors of embroidery thread, tacked into the hat. The balls are styrofoam and the circle things are empty scotch tape rolls, both painted the same color.
The armbands and leg band are made from sequin fabric on top of a light tan stretch knit. I bought cording at Joanns and stitched it by hand to the tops and bottoms with clear thread. To make the parts that wrapped around my arms and leg I hot glued the trim to some 20 gauge wire. At one point the leg one fell off during the con and I never found it :(
My headdress is a combination of wire, craft foam, yellow leather, sequin fabric, hot glue, wood putty, gesso, acrylic paint, and glossy modge podge. The coral pieces are model magic, covered with gesso, acrylic paint, and glossy modge podge. They were attached to a headband with E-6000, which broke Thursday night as I was getting all my costume stuff together in the hotel room. I stitched the two halves of the headband to the hat, and that ended up working out better than it did before. The headpiece is extremely light, so I had no problem wearing it for several hours.
- Personal Thoughts:
- This costume was so much fun to wear with Gale (who got me hooked onto Fushigi Yugi in the first place ^_^). There is so much fabric and I have to carry the sheers in my arms when I walk. I'm really happy with how this came out, especially the headpiece.
Totally just realized when I rewore this at AnimeNEXT, I put the coral pieces on the wrong way when I fixed up the headpiece. Whoops.