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Cosplayer Holly Gloha > Costume of Blair from Soul Eater

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02-03-2014
Series
Soul Eater
Character
Blair
Special Variation:
Lolita Original Version
Year Completed:
2013
Construction Difficulty:
Difficult
Awards
1st Place Intermediate Walk On
Costume worn at:
Anime Matsuri 2013
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
Blair the Cat Costume: This is more of a lolita design, and not her cannon costume. The hat was bought from Party City (http://www.partycity.com/product/fashion+witch+hat.do?sortby=ourPicks&pp=60&size=all&navSet=178843). I popped off the conical part and used it as a template. The hat is conical, until it reaches the the crooked part. The crooked part was free drafted, stuffed and hand stitched to the conical part of the hat. The bow as free drafted and had lace stitched for detailing. A chiffon band and all the lace was hand stitched on. The wig was bought online, a three piece wig that had a base and two clip on curly pigtails. I cut off a lock of both pigtails, straightened them with a clothes steamer, wefted them, then wrapped the hair around a wire with fishing wire. I shaped the wire and attached hairclips to make them removable so I could use the wig for other cosplays. The fabrics used for this cosplay was clergy print brocade, taffeta and chiffon. The neck part and bust straps were free drafted and had the glitter and rose detailing handstitched. I found a gem from a store and put it in the center of the neckband to reflect the original design. The back of the neck has grommets hammered in to give a lace up area. For the corset, I used Burda Pattern 8601 (http://www.pastisch.se/korsett/pattern/Burda-8601.jpg), but modified it heavily to get the exposed bust and underbust look. On top of the black taffeta is black gems threaded with jewelry wire and shaped to make swirls. The center brooch was bought at the store I work at. The underbust has black sequined trim hand stitched on, and grommets hammered in the front. Featherweight boning was used to help reinforce the corset. The arm bands are free drafted with grommets hammered in to lace up with. Where the arm band and the dangling fabric connects, there are gems and a danging band of black glitter trim. The hanging fabric has black glitter trim hand stitched on. The front corner of both arm bands have a gem sewn on and dangling jewel trim. The gloves were bought from a costuming store. The circle skirt was made using The Green Peppers Ice Skating Pattern (http://butterick.mccall.com/filebin/images/product_images/Full/GPF813.jpg). The pattern was heavily modified to work for no stretch fabric and scalloped to create the needed look. The white godets are bridal fabric with printed bridal fabric on top. Black glitter trim was hand stitched on the skirt. Knee high tights and Manolo Blahnik shoes complete my look!

Personal Thoughts:
This is one of the few costumes that went without any problems! I loved out it came out and was so happy that people recognized the character even though I went total Glitter Bomb on it! I need to have a shoe doctor fix the shoes up a bit-they're made more for look than function! I hope that Soul Eater and Blair fans like this interpretation of her!
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