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Cosplayer qnng > Costume of Celestia Ludenberg from Dangan Ronpa
About this Costume
- Construction Details:
Over 30 yards of ruffles and about three days of my life went into making this costume. I don't even know where to start with writing about it but uh...
The blouse is a white poplin with lots of hand gathered ruffles all over. The button strip closes with snaps and then I sewed cloth-covered buttons on top to mimic the actual way her blouse looks.
The skirt is made from black sateen and it's a large gathered rectangle skirt with two tiers of ruffles. The bottom tier of ruffles also has a lace ruffle on the inner side peeking out from the bottom. To fill it out, I wear a white poplin underskirt with ruffles on the bottom edge (also self-made) and two Leg Avenue petticoats.
The blazer is self-drafted and made from a black suiting from JoAnn. I'm not a big fan of the material so I'll be remaking it in the future, but it's a cropped, fitted blazer with princess seams and modified sleeves. The sleeves have grommets hammered in through which I laced white ribbon to get the corset lacing effect.
The headdress was my own pattern, and is made of white poplin with a white rose lace overlay that was hand tacked down to the base. The edging lace is a vintage 1910's lace I got off Etsy and I double-layered it and hand-tacked it down before sewing it all together.
I haven't bothered making the garters or the earrings yet but I'll get around to those before my next wear!
- Personal Thoughts:
- I love Celes!! I love this costume!! It's a pain in the ass to wear but walking around feeling like a frilly princess is the most worth it.
- Styling Notes
- 150" of wire sandwiched between Gaff tape with wefts caulked down on top, then curled together and sewn to a base wig. Probably the most ambitious wig project I've done so far and I'm really glad it came out well!!
- Wig Review
- It's actually not that uncomfortable to wear despite how it looks.
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