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Cosplayer LadyAmaryllis > Costume of Oddish (Pokemon)

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Can-Can Dress
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Runner-Up Group Presentation Anime Expo 2005
Costume worn at:
Anime Expo 2005
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My friend Lith thought of "can-canning Pokemon" at Ani-Magic 2004 and we enthusiastically started planning our skit and our costumes. My favorite is Oddish, and even though Bellossom might have been a better choice, I HAD to do Oddish. I used the McCalls can-can pattern, 3674, with significant alterations. I used a different pattern for the bodice, but I don't remember which one. The bodice is gray/blue/purple (Oddish color) polyester stuff, with two layers of broadcloth, and boning. I learned my lesson why to put duck cloth or coutil in corsets ^^;; I tried to make it a corset but it didn' treally work out. I bought a flower applique with black beads and green sequins, and hand sewed it on to the bodice. The skirt has 15 yards of black and green satin, and 120 yards of black and green lace. Tee! This was actually really fun to sew on. So many straight lines! Each layer of petticoats is about 2 stories long (we measured over my balcony), and there is 6 layers, so there is 12 stories of petticoats. w00t! After sewing all the lace on to the individual petticoats, I sewed the layers on to a broadcloth base skirt, and then attached it to the nice outside skirt of the blue/gray/purple polyester. Then I attached both layers to the waistband. I wanted the gigantic green ostrich feather plumes so I could be distinctly Oddish-y and can-canny at the same time ^^; I bought the base for the hat in a Jo-Ann discount bin, ripped a bunch of stuff off it, and then hot glued the feathers to it. To cover part of the mess, I made a green "gem" out of Model Magic and green paint. All of the can-can dancers made panties from the same "Stretch and Sew" pattern. Mine was the Oddish blue/gray/purple with green lace. XD I bought fishnet thigh highs and gloves from welovecolors.com in kelly green. I also bought a green boa from Jo-Ann's to finish it off. I love this costume so much! Yay for can-canning Pokemon!
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