Cosplayer Sylphy > Costume of Utena Tenjou from Revolutionary Girl Utena
About this Costume
- Construction Details:
My first dress! I wanted to challenge myself and to expand my sewing skills by stepping outside of my comfort zone.
For the top, I took the coat pattern I used to make my Movie Utena jacket and altered it for a much closer fit. It's fully lined and closes with snaps as opposed to functional buttons.
The top and dress are white Duchess Satin and pink Casa Satin. Surprisingly, the most difficult part was probably the skirt. I attempted to permanently press pleats into the pink panels, and failed spectacularly. Something to fix for next time.
The accents were another area where I had to backpedal. I originally purchased navy Casa Satin and used it to make my own bias tape, covered buttons, and pockets so that everything matched. However, after trying to miter the tape multiple times and being dissatisfied with the results, I ended up using the packaged stuff instead. C'est la vie.
As with my last Utena costume, the decorative pieces are cast from resin, except for the epaulettes, which were made of wood and craft foam. I had to paint the lanyard gold and dye the epaulettes' tassels, since I could not find either item in the correct color.
The crown was made by Volko-Dav, and the sword was made by Mike of Fantasy Props. Envel was a doll and cut and styled my wig. She did a lovely job.
- Personal Thoughts:
A couple things for me to fix before the costume is worn again are the top's buttons, which are not equally spaced apart (huuuuge pet peeve), and the pink panels on the skirt. I also plan to wear a hoop instead of a petticoat.
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