Costumes In Progress

Sakura Kinomoto - Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card
To be Completed For: Spring 2018
Cost: $94
Status: 100% complete

I was struggling to find a sewing project for the winter of 2018. I've pretty much crossed everything off my dream costume list. That's when the new Card Captor Sakura Anime fell into my lap. Wasn't really considering making another school uniform as my next project, but I was actually looking at Cosplaying a version of Sakura from the original series when I discovered that her new school uniform was super cute and pretty practical. I'm really not sure how to pattern many of her complicated battle outfits, but I sure know my way around a box pleated skirt. The updated uniform with a fitted top and a necktie looks really elegant so I figured it would be a nice project. It's also fun to get on the bandwagon for a revival of a series I quite enjoyed growing up. It also helps that I should be able to make it with patterns and some materials I already have. I have tons of black fabric leftover from my Halloween Witch Rei costume. I just need to buy more red bias tape and white fabric for the skirt. I'm hoping shortening and changing the collar line of the pattern from my Battle of the Gods Bulma costume might work for the blouse. Hopefully I can make it to wear to either March Toronto ComiCon or to Anime North.

Dilandau - Vision of Escaflowne
To be Completed For: Anime North 2015
Cost: $876
Status: Commissioning Ammie to make it - 100% complete

This is a dream Cosplay of mine. Dilandau has always been one of my favourite Anime characters; in fact, he is my favourite Anime villain. I've had my eye on Cosplaying him pretty much since I started Cosplaying in 2001 and I don't think I'll ever quite get to the skill level where I can make this costume and do it justice. I decided to commission my friend Ammie to make it for me as she's made several costumes for me (like all my Sailor Scout fukus and my Nurse Lolita Rebecca Chambers costume) so I know the costume will be top notch! My awesome friend Adrien will be making my sword for me. He previously made my S.T.A.R.S. pistol for Rebecca and my Silence Glaive for Saturn so it's sure to be an awesome prop! This costume is going to break the bank a bit, but it'll be worth it to finally wear a dream costume! Update August 2015: The costume was technically done for AN, but there were some issues with the fit because I was unable to try the costume on as Ammie was making it. I wore it briefly on Saturday of AN, but it still needed some work. In July 2015 I visited Ammie and she fixed up various parts of the costume including taking in the jacket and pants, reducing the collar, adding interfacing to the boot tops, painting the boots and she helped me style the high bangs into the wig. Adrien is just putting the finishing touches on an updated version of the belt to match the sword he made so the costume should be good to go later on in 2017. Update November 2017: The costume is now complete as Adrien has helped me finish remaking the belt. It's almost winter now so I won't be able to do a shoot this year, but hopefully next spring I'll arrange for an Escaflowne shoot with Pan as Merle.

Wendy Darling - Peter Pan
To be Completed For: Summer 2017
Cost: $71
Status: 70% complete

This is another surprise costume! This was a Christmas present for 2016 from my friend Ammie. She made me the dress and hair bow. I just need to figure out a wig and get shoes. I also need to let out some of the seams in the bodice because I haven't double checked my measurements in the last year and it's a tad small. XD Looking forward to wearing this because the dress is super cute!

Candy Corn Costume - Costume Quest
To be Completed For: Winter 2017
Cost: $0
Status: 100% complete

This costume was a bit of a surprise. I've been talking with some friends for years about Cosplaying from Costume Quest. Several years ago Pan made a costume of the State of Liberty from the game. I could never settle on a costume to make, but eventually I decided that I wanted to make the Candy Corn design. I had been looking in 2016 for the right colours of fleece for it with no luck when my awesome friend Pan surprised me by gifting me the costume! She made it for me as a Christmas gift in 2016. :D She made the costume out of polar fleece that she found while on a trip to the States and even made a cute hat for it to match the game design. I already have a wig, the purple shirt and sneakers ready to go and she made the hair clip for me. I just have to borrow a crinoline under dress from Pan and the costume is good to go! (^^) It was a really sweet and touching gift! I'm looking forward to wearing this with my friends this year and organizing a Costume Quest shoot this fall!

Super Sailor Chibi Moon - Sailor Moon SuperS
To be Completed For: Summer 2014
Cost: $121.50
Status: 100% complete

This costume was a gift from my friend Ammie for my birthday in 2012. It was so sweet of her! I purchased the Chibi Moon wig that I had previously borrowed from her when I wore Ammie's Eternal Sailor Chibi Moon costume at Fan Expo a few years ago and after collecting a few accesssories, my costume is now ready to wear. I'm not quite sure which con I'm going to wear this to, but it should be at some point in 2017. Hopefully I'll be able to do a shoot with Ammie in her gorgeous Super Sailor Moon costume!