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Cosplayer Ali > Costume of Howl (Howls Moving Castle)

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Howls Moving Castle
Special Variation:
diamond coat
Year Completed:
Construction Difficulty:
Best Presentation (Open Division) ALA 2011
Costume worn at:
Anime Central 2007
Anime LA 2011
OhayoCon 2006
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
This one, made pretty much just to wear with Hilary, was ridiculous. Trying to do the quilting myself (not something I recommend doing unless you have the right fabric and lots of practice) wasn't quite "technical" enough, so I embroidered falling stars all over the coat with metallic thread (total blast to use, really.) and the same colors of the coat. So basically the detail is invisible. But I like it. I think it makes the costume even fruitier (or Howl-esque... same thing).
When I re-wore this with Aria at ALA, I replaced the gold trim everywhere but the cuffs with matching trim that I sewed by hand. It makes a huge difference and I love how it lays now.
Personal Thoughts:
Howl is such a fruit.
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