I began watching this series on Crunchyroll and fell in love with it. I had a huge debate as to whether I wanted to be Rima, Utau, or Amu. In the end, I chose Amu.
Fabrics: I deliberately waited till I flew to Taiwan to find the perfect pattern. It was difficult to find because the Plaid patterns used in the series changed every now and then. It looked different close-up and from far away. But, I found one that matched it the best. Fabrics like for the Blazer was also bought in Taiwan. The small laces and chains were bought in the U.S. in my hometown's small fabric shop.
Accessories: Heart, Clover, and Spade charms on her egg pouch were molded and baked by me. They were hand crafted with Polymer clay and sanded. The hair "X" accessory was also made with clay. I made a hole in the middle to string through the hair scrunchy. Then came the egg pouch. I made it and placed cardboard inside to make the sides stand up.
(The belts and shoes were bought)
Clothes: I first bough a pattern for the blazer from Joanns fabric store. Being a rather petite size, I had to guestimate my measurements to find my size. While making it, I altered the pattern for the sleeves and included an inside pocket (to hold my cellphone and cash for cons). The pleated skirt was made without a pattern. I just Ironed the pleats and sewed it. I Included a hidden zipper for easy take-off and put-on. Lastly, the leg-warmers were easily made. And the buckle on the leg-warmer was also made by me.
(Dress shirt and tie was not made by me)
Never submitted for competition.