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Cosplayer midsummer > Costume of Kuroyukihime from Accel World

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01-26-2013
Series
Accel World
Character
Kuroyukihime
Year Completed:
N/A
Construction Difficulty:
Difficult
Costume worn at:
FanimeCon 2012
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
I am so in love with this cosplay!! This is my first time making "props", or really, anything that isn't fabric-based. Those wings are taller than I am, able to be dissembled and reassembled, and really sturdy! They're made out of chloroplast (think cardboard turned into plastic) and spray painted. I used masking tape and multiple layers of paint to get the patterns, and on the lower wings, I cut out the smaller patterns with an exacto-knife and spray painted them separately before re-inserting them. I'm really happy with how they turned out! I just wish I could come up with a better way of wearing them on my back besides shoulder straps, which both look not-so-great and start to hurt after a few hours despite the light weight of the wings ;_; Any suggestions?? The back-less nature of the dress makes it really hard...

The purple trim around the dress is all hand ruffled - all twelve yards of it! - and because of the white feathers and lacing on the front of the costume, I had to do a lot of hand sewing. I think I learned a lot in making this cosplay, and hopefully I can continue to improve!!
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