I seriously don't think I'll ever stop making Miwako costumes. She's simply my favorite manga character of all time and I love her outfits to death!
This one was originally going to be a 100% accurate reproduction of the dress she wears on the old Tokyopop cover of volume 3, but as I got working I decided to take a couple of noticeable liberties to make it cute and in classic Happy Berry style but also casual enough to be worn outside of the costume circuit. Most noticeably, I made the dress sleeveless because as I cut the sleeves and began to pin them onto the bodice, I realized that they made the dress look a little too Wednesday Addams-y, which wasn't what I was going for at all.
This is also my first time wearing my other Miwako wig on an actual costume and not just during a cosplay performance. I usually tend to stray away from it since it's not really the best representation of her actual hair, but I think it works really well for this outfit. Plus, I love those bangs!
Best Female - Zonacon 2009