The first version (seen in photos up to AnimeNEXT 09) is made from crepe, twill, and satin. I didn't prewash some of the fabric so the dress slowly became close to mid-thigh length LOL
The newest version (in photos from Otakon 09 onward) is longer, I prewashed all my fabric, and made from twill and heavy/dull bridal satin. The costume itself is not as light and airy as its predecessor, heavy satin is heavy, but I also put hidden pockets in the front! It worked out well because I can cram my wallet and cellphone in the pockets and not carry a bag.
My props and accessories e.g. tuning fork staff, Mieu plush, and tiara are still good to go and I will not be remaking them any time soon.
The tuning fork staff and tuning fork pendant are made from Super Sculpey with cores of foam and armature wire. The shaft of the staff is pvc pipe. I hand-made Mieu from fleece and felt (eyes and mouth). He turned out quite cute for a first plushie.
I am working to devise some way to strap him onto my arm so I don't have to carry him. If I remake Mieu, I would also like to run wire through his head and ears as well as use a swivel joint in the neck, so his head will turn.
Best in Novice [Saturday] - AnimeNEXT 08