Umineko no Naku Koro ni
Last Updated: 12-15-2010
I picked this Umineko cosplay to do so that I can make crazy facial expressions and 'murder' people for the fun of it.
Parts and cost break down:
Wig - $24
- Copper orange-brown wig from Cog Marc on eBay. Slightly wavy at the ends. Trimmed down to correct length.
Beret - $19 + ??? for raw materials
- McCall's pattern ???? was used as the basis. The original pattern is for a brimmed beret. The brim was removed and the diameter of the top was reduced. The overall shape was modified to be more cylindrical than a flattened disk.
- Inner shell is made of black fleece. 11-inch diameter. Outer and inner shells were made separately; inner shell first to ensure a good fit.
- Outer shell is made of black sateen, with lower edge folded over the brim and sewn through the fleece.
- Top row of lace is a delicate daisy chain lace, 5/8" wide and bought from Etsy. Bottom row is handmade by cutting scallops into white sateen and making buttonholes to insert the lace. 1" wide lace was permanently bonded to the back of the scallops. Black 3/8" ribbon used for the stripe, matte side out.
- The rose decoration is held by a safety pin to the beret. Fully detachable. The decoration is made of one rose, lace, sheer polyester, sateen, and black tulle.
Capelet - $25 for raw materials
- McCall's pattern ???? was used as the basis. Since the pattern only went up to children's size 8, it was manually modified to children's size 10.
- Outer shell is made of violet sateen, chosen for its sheen yet not in-your-face shininess like satin.
- Lining is high-quality imported purple lining. Smoothest stuff ever.
- Contrast collar is black sateen.
- Ruffled trim is semi-sheer lavender-colored polyester found in JoAnn in the Halloween leftovers pile. Collar trim was 42 inches long before gathering; bottom hem trim was 130 inches long before gathering. All trim were hand-gathered. Black 1/4" ribbon accents the trim, matte side out.
- One big hook-and-eye closure holds the capelet collar closed.
- Black bow is also made of black sateen. 5" wide.
- Red rose is permanently attached to the bow via E-6000. Approximately 1.5" in diameter.
- Safety pin attaches the bow to the capelet, making the bow fully detachable.
Dress - Approximately $70
- Simplicty pattern ???? was used as the basis. Since the original pattern only went up to children's size 8, it was manually modified to accommodate children's size 10. The skirt pattern was further modified to have a 101.7" finished circumference.
- Overskirt and bodice are made of violet sateen.
- The dress is fully lined for both shells with imported lining.
- Skirt is made of black sateen and measures 28" long in the back.
- Lavender maxi piping on bodice.
- 22" Zipper down the back of the dress.
- Lace trim on inner shell of dress is made of sheer gray organza. Triple tiered. Cut out and sealed with a soldering iron. All tiers are of different widths and took five days to complete.
- A deep red 10" bow decorates the waist. It is safety pinned to the bodice for easy removal.
- A very strong petticoat was worn under the dress to keep it propped up. The dress weighs about 4-5lbs finished, mainly because of the quadruple layering of sateen and lining.
Gloves - $2
- Bought from eBay. 18" long. Made of rich satin.
Socks - ~$3
- Eva-Beatrice wears black knee socks, according to her bed sheet spread. I already owned a pair from previous cosplays.
Shoes - ~$25
- Genuine leather boots bought years ago on sale as a pure fashion accessory, before Eva-Beatrice came into existence. Misses' size 5.
Staff - Approximately $10
- 5/8" PVC pipe for base.
- Head end is made of foam board cut into the one-winged eagle shape and permanently glued onto a ping-pong ball, some small wooden parts, and the PVC pipe.
- Tail end is made of wooden parts and two cone-shaped foam pieces. Permanently glued onto the PVC pipe.
- The whole staff was spray-painted gold, then sealed with glossy sealer.
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