This was my dream costume. I wanted to make it from the moment I saw it. Unfortunately, I never had the courage to take it on. However, for AX back in 2007...I gave it a chance and tackled the costume.
The fur was dyed from white to brown and then spray painted brown to add the multiple color effect.
The belt skirt has 46 different types and parts of belts on it.
All the flower designs were hand painted from sleeve to skirt.
The corset was made as a real corset should be, including real boning.
All the jewelry was hand made by me. With the exception of the hair sticks; adrianakaninja made those for me.
---------- 2010 Update Version 1.2 ----------------
I recently redid some of the aspects of the costume. I added a few more belts and tried to keep them as accurate as possible. I think I ended up with just under 60 this time around.
I repainted the sleeves, trim, and skirt...adding fuller further details to them.
I used a combing method to bring life back to the fur I had originally used and gave it some more body. I touched up all the jewelry to cover any wear and tear it received during both the last time I wore it and it's storage.
Lulu has always been one of my favorite characters, so I thought it appropriate to bring the costume back with the changes I didn't get to make last time I wore it.
2nd place in the Novice categorize at AFO 07