This was my dream cosplay for awhile now. The picture was my desktop for the longest time. One day I just decided to go ahead with it.
The dress has 8 layers on the skirt, plus tulle and chiffon to add body. I made suspenders for the skirt since it was too heavy to be supported by the elastic waist band. There is a hoop skirt underneath. All the bottom layers and the shirt have a lining.
The headdress/veil is three layers. All the patterns are hand painted.
The front of the dress is an original design, since it is not visible in the illustration.
The trim is spraypainted then handpainted gold. I gathered stitched it then stitched it to the ends. All the layers are serged on the ends to prevent fraying.
I don't use patterns. This was made from scratch. Over 20m of fabric and 50m of trim
"The most beautiful" Award - Otakuthon 2009
Best Master Workmanship - G-anime 2010