Dead or Alive

Last Updated: 03-02-2010

Fabric: purple- Satin Taffeta. hot pink- costume satin. yellow- bff satin. red cherry blossoms- classic Brocade.

Dress: altered the Butterick pattern B4731. had to shorten it and make the curve on the top. the slit isnt as high as its suppose to be. which kinda bothers me that its not correct. but i didnt want my underwear to possibly get seen like the real DOA characters. my dress is probably longer than the real ayane's too. the butterfly is painted on the dress with pink slick fabric paint. i got a picture of a butterfly that looks like ayane's on the internet. cut the butterfly in half and mirrored the image to make the butterfly perfectly symmetrical then printed it and used it as a template in painting. i'm not all that pleased with the result thou. the paint dried out looking buppy. but painting with a paint brush helps.

Obi: first the yellow obi is made and then the red obi is sewen on top of the yellow.there is two layers of interfacing, one for each obi on the inside.

Bow: there is so much into this bow to make it stay up properly. for one, the whole thing has interfacing fabric in it just like the obi. (makes it stiff) the secound thing is wire (keeps the bow from falling) , the bow loops are two separate pieces but the wire going through them is only one long, whole piece. to make the looped bows pieces come together i have snaps. in the possibility of the fabric coming off the wire, i have a hook and eye to connect the two loops. the bow is kinda heavy so the middle of it is going to sag if you dont do something. i put wood in the middle and have velcro connecting it and the obi all together. i also made a elastic band that goes around the obi, cardboard and bow. the elastic connects with a hook and eye. the elastic helps make the bow closer to the obi and also helps keep it up. all the middle piece (middle of the bow) goes around everything, obi, wood, bow, elastic, so you cant see all that stuff. i covered the wooden board with the same fabric as the bow so you cant noticed it from the sides.

Tights: $8 from welovecolors.com in purple.

Wig: $35 kelly in violet from cosworx.com. got cut and styled.

Shoes: from thrift store. dyed purple with shoe polish. the heels were painted pink.

dont have any pictures :P

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Character Ayane
Series Dead or Alive
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Upload Date 09-13-2009
Debuted Nekocon 09

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