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.The dress has over 20 yards of fabric and chiffon and it is removable via Velcro. I styled Sheryl's wig by combining a blond and pink wig into one heavy mass of curls. I also make the hair wreath containing hand painted roses, leaving a gap for a separate rose hairpiece that clips into the wig and would remain for the entire stage act. I deliberately did not use gloves as I had to hold a mic, get around the long hair against my back as well as mess with Velcro to remove the dress within a few seconds. Instead I made a matching wrist corsage with a purple rose.
- 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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