The Vision of Escaflowne
Last Updated: 06-21-2008
Escaflowne is one of the series that I first fell in love with when I became an Anime fan in the late 90s. When I first started Cosplaying I wanted to Cosplay as Dilandau because he is one of my all time favourite characters. He's still my dream costume that I hope to make before I quit Cosplay.
Anyway, in late 2007 I decided that I wanted to do a nostalgia costume in '08 and because I've been Cosplaying a lot of girls lately, Hitomi seemed like a fun choice. I've always liked Hitomiís school uniform and I figured it would be a comfy costume for AN.
This costume turned out to be a ton of work. Making a tailored looking jacket is really hard. The jacket was made by combining several different patterns for a blouse, sailor collar, jacket and vest. It didn't turn out quite how I had hoped though. The bow was fun to make but I had troubles making it a reasonable size. XD I also had a lot of issues with making a pleated skirt. It turned out to be one of the nicest parts of the costume but making the pleats even was a real struggle. When I messed up parts I really appreciated my mom bailing me out and helping me fix it up! :D
I love the fact that I actually ended up having an antenna in my wig. It took a truckload of hairspray but it's really cute. Pan helped me out at the con by cutting my bangs and hairspraying my wig down.
This costume was a joy to wear thanks to my friends Cosplaying with me. I bugged Pan till she agreed to be my Van for AN and she really did a great job pulling off that emo boy. <3 Crimson surprised both Pan and myself by secretly making an Allen costume. Thus we ended up with a love triangle. I love our group to bits! :3
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