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junko
02-15-2006, 12:29 PM
I'm in the middle of planning this costume:
http://i1.tinypic.com/nvtiyh.jpg

And as gorgeous as it is, I'm having no ideas on how to go about her

-stockings!: since they have a built in floral design
-shoes!: is there a way to bulid those?
-sleeves!: no doubt there's no fabric that quite looks like that...

any suggestions would be very appreciated!

Melanie
02-16-2006, 04:00 AM
You should come over to the Dynasty Warriors thread (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=12322). There are lots of girls there who have cosplayed Da Qiao. :)

For her stockings - Personally, I'd have a look around some of your local dancewear stores, and see if you can find a lycra with a Chinese style design on it.

For her shoes - Occasionally, shoes with curled toes show up on eBay. However, if you wanted to, I can't see anything wrong with building a curly shoe cover, stuffing the toes with foam, and mounting them onto an existing pair of normal high heels.

For her sleeves - www.gofabric.com sell a HUGE range of Chinese brocades in all sorts of bizarre colour schemes. However, if you do choose to buy something from them, DO NOT pay by PayPal!! Sometimes, they are out of stock, and getting a refund is like pulling teeth. >_<

I hope I've been able to help. :)

junko
02-16-2006, 03:16 PM
Aaah Melanie! You are wonderful! =D

Thaaaaanks!