R Dorothy Wayneright
The Big O
Last Updated: 01-26-2010
I've considered cosplaying this for years, ever since Big O was aired on TV in the UK! I thought Dorothy was awesome but Visual Kei cosplays always took precedence...until now!
I had nearly everything I needed for this cosplay--fabrics, interfacing, zips, cotton--and the hairband was an old one and the buttons I pinched from Mum's button box.
Headband: Old hairband recovered (easiest part of whole cosplay)
Dress: A bit of a headache, I worked from the same pattern I've used for lots of other cosplays. The skirt didn't end up as full as I'd hoped, but wearing a underskirt helped to puff it out a little. The buttons on the 'belt' were re-covered with the same fabric as the dress.
Collar/cuffs/jabot: Collar didn't end up as big and pointy as I was attempting and was a pain in the butt to affix (lots of babble about the collar on the journal for this costume; I changed my mind a lot!). The cuffs I decided to cut straight after being unable to make the nice, curved ones come out properly! As for the jabot, despite making one before with no trouble, this one was a nightmare; I ended up cutting it up umpteen times before being happy with what I produced!
Brooch: Gachapon lid! It used to be part of the microphone for my Ghost cosplay; after a little cutting/sanding I painted it green and attached a back + brooch back.
Didn't cosplay this at any particular event, made it for fun really (despite the headache!)
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