Cosplayer Yaya (AngelicStar) > Costume of Sheryl Nome (Macross Frontier)
About this Costume
- Construction Details:
I dressed up as Sheryl Nome at the Grand International Cosplay Ball in London for my stage performance, which was to sing "Diamond Crevasse" live. My idea was to do a costume change 1/3 into the song, so I had to pick two costumes that could "fit" into each other and still look decent. The outer costume is based on Sheryl's concert outfit in episode 6 (see separate ACP gallery). The costume revealed underneath is from the 2nd Opening song, "Lion" - I opted for it because the color scheme matched and because it fit perfectly underneath the overdress. I made the bodice, which is lined, reinforced and boned, as well as the skirt and accessories. Sheryl's skirt is a simple circle skirt from what I can tell but I made it into a 3 tier skirt for the stage. I really like it this way. The flower on her collar is supposed to be red, but because I wanted to match it to the outer dress, I kept it purple. The rose wrist cuff worked for the Lion costume as well, instead of using gloves. Lastly, I also made Sheryl's signature earring that I made using various beads, cubic zirconium and jewelry findings which took a lot of running around to find. I am still improving on the elements of it.
- Personal Thoughts:
- It was exciting to plan for a stage performance again. I haven't had that pleasure in years since I am usually judging the contests and shows that I am able to attend. I think Sheryl is a wonderful character - vivacious, playful, with a warm heart and a deep soul. I relate to her in some ways. Also, dressing and singing as Sheryl Nome made me feel nostalgic about the times when I cosplayed aother Macross idol singer years ago, namely Sharon Apple.
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