Cosplayer Sparkle Pipsi > Costume of Chi / Chii / Elda from Chobits
About this Costume
- Construction Details:
I worked slowly and diligently on this costume for several months so that no detail would be rushed or left to the last minute...!
The corset is steel boned with coutil; the decorative layer is a french beaded lace that was first stay-stitched to pink satin for support, and I carefully placed each panel so the pattern of the lace would match up be consistent.
The skirt was the bulk of the work, with various trims that needed to be hand-applied to 10 yards of hem *__*;;. I dyed the red applique, sequined it, and hand-stitched it to the skirt. Ruffles and white scalloped trim were applied the same way. The skirt is lined with one layer of organza (for sparkle) and one layer of chantilly lace, with horsehair braid in the hem for extra body. Lining the skirt was a difficult task just because it is SO HUGE ;;.
The top and pansu I patterned myself and used lingerie-type finishings so they would look really girly and dainty ~ the headband was covered with fabric I quilted with silver thread. My butt bouquet and Freya's tulle bustle both have twinkle lights in them that I soldered myself to a mini arduino board that controls the twinkle pattern. Nessa casted the ears, and we worked together to make them open and close happily ... this required quite a bit of trial and error!!
Overall I'm super happy with how this costume turned out ~ Chiiiiiii ~ :3
- Personal Thoughts:
- Created for me and Nessa's entry in the WCS qualifier round at Katsucon :3! Look for us at the Finals at ACEN!! ♥
Also I have the best robot sister ♥
- Styling Notes
- Base wig was from Epic, and we added silver wefts that we harvested from ebay wigs.
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