I really love Gwendolyn's costume in Odin Sphere (the colors are amazing). When I spoke with a fellow cosplayer, she revealed that she had started on Gwendolyn, so I offered to make a Velvet to go with her. I'm glad I did - talk about sexy! Velvet's costume is simple, but has that gypsy allure to it and it really looks like fun.
It was easy enough to make, though it was my first time with ruffles and pleats, so I learned a lot in the process. And naturally I discovered that gathered ruffles and I are sworn enemies!! Man, did I hate making the garters ^.^
My favorite part of this costume, technically speaking, is the veil and beaded headdress. I had to dye the lace trim on the veil black before I sewed it on, and though it was my first time dyeing anything, it came out very well. I hand painted the beads, linked them together on gold chain, cut the stars out of reinforced fabric to match the colors completely, and beaded those on as well. It's just so much fun to wear together - very princess-like to me. Speaking of princess-like, I made a ball gown version of Velvet to go along with KurzesHaar's ball gown Gwen for AUSA's Celestial ball - it was so much fun!!
Best in Show at T-Mode 2007, in tandem with KurzesHaar, my Gwendolyn