Cosplayer Risana > Costume of Kuranosuke Koibuchi from Princess Jellyfish
About this Costume
- Construction Details:
- Dress: I got a dress pattern for a bodice and altered it to fit my body with a mock-up so it would fit almost perfectly. I used some very nice wedding satin that I got on sale. For the skirt part I made my own pattern and had to alter it halfway through to get it to be more circular. I added a ruffled edge and sewed all the pieces together with a satin stitch so it looks like the ruffle is part of the skirt. The bodice was boned and hand stitched on the inside. The fuffles were also hand tacked and the hem had to be hand sewn very carefully. I then added ruffles to the top of the skirt and I was done!
Beads: I used some clear thread for beading jewelry on and took metal stoppers and painstakingly sewed each one together. At the top I added a snap and added snaps on the edge of the dress so they were removable.
Necklace: I got some giant pearl beads online and thought I could dye them purple. It ended up not working. I had to sand them all down and hand paint them with purple metallic/pearl paint. I then spray coated them with satin clear finish and threaded them together and added fastenings.
- Personal Thoughts:
- I love this costume! I really feel like I'm kruanosuke when I'm in it. I looked in the mirror for the first time with it on and was shocked! With all the hard work that went into this cosplay it was like a dream come true!
- Styling Notes
- This was so difficult! And I thought it was not going to work halfway through but I stuck with it and completed it! I had a very hard time making the pony tail since this was the first time I had styled a wig. I went by section spraying the crap out of it and brushing it over. I then finally got into a beautiful side pony tail. I twirled the bangs around and put a bobby pin in the middle and used hair glue to stick it down. Then the ponytail -.- I tried just hairspraying it. Didn't work. Then I tried to put mod podge in it (what was I thinking?) and that didnt work. I then proceeded to put a paper cone in the middle sprayed the crap out of it and frustrated pushed model magic into the middle hair and waited for it to dry. After adding some tacky glue to the parts that didn't want to stay together I finally had a presentable wig.
- Wig Review
- It was easy to work with I'm just a dork when it comes to hairstyling