This is Clamp in 3D land dress design for Chii which I fell in love with the moment I saw it but I didn't have skill to do up to now. I hand-made it entirely by myself as I usually do, but I want it to be clear because once at a contest the jury asked I if I made my dress or if I bougth it, which left me puzzled cause everyone here knows how hard it is to make your costume.
I made this dress in a month and I was rushing the night before the con finishing the sleeves.
The petticoat I made it myself with hard tutu fabric and 3 rods, but I plan to add one more because the skirt is heavy.
I used strech for the entire project, even the green-blue parts. I had to zig-zag sew the colored parts because I didn't know a better way to make those curls and I sewed a ribbon on the rest.
The hardest part (but the prettiest in my opinion) were the sleeves cause I had to create a pattern that made them fall in a round way and that made my brain hurt! and I think the worst thing was to make all the patterns by myself, I thought the patterns were expensive and decided to try my way, hard but productive!.
I'm very pleased with this dress, it's been the most difficult cosplay I've done and I love the result, it made me feel like a princess and I can't wait to wear it again and give Chii a proper photoshoot!
Entered in contest, no award