The golden witch
Umineko no Naku Koro ni
Last Updated: 04-26-2012
I always wanted to wear a giant dress at least once. ^^ When a friend recommended me to watch the Umineko anime, i just fell in love with Beato's dress. It was elegant, stylish and had a certain dark feel to it. I just had to cosplay this!
F.A.C.T.S 2010 (Belgium) - Sunday
MCM London Expo 2010 October (England) - Saturday
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PETTICOAT / HOOP SKIRT:
It's REALLY easy to make. As long as you use the right materials. And i mananged to use the wrong materials TWICE. We're actually talking about the hoops that go into the skirt, to let it stand sphere-like. I first used normal thin plastic bands. Which didn't help much, since they weren't strong enough to carry the weight of the dress.
After that i switched to thick plastic bands. These were bending in S like shapes. In the end i'll thank P@ine, electro650 and Kittycricri again for giving me good advice and eventually the big "secret" to it all. METAL hoops!!!!
One of the things i'm REALLY proud of, Beato's pipe. ^^ This one took me about a day to make. And it took me 3 days to figure out how to even MAKE it. I didn't have any sticks at home or any brown paint. And i wasn't in the mood to buy brown paint just to paint one small stick. But with a little creativity, i still got the job done. It's made out of an old paintbrush, paper, fimo and some gold paint. ^^
The rose that sits in Beato's hair. I'm so proud of it. But maybe it should have been a bit more "impressive". I think i kept the thing a bit too simple. Or that i could have added that small extra thing to give it a bit more of a "waw"-effect.
The dress consists of 2 parts; a skirt and a jacket. The whole cosplay has between 50 and 60 meters of golden ribbon. (I lost count at some point) I wanted to see how much you could do with just ribbon and not just cut out the patterns out of golden fabric. ^^
The jacket was actually the hardest part of all. The back part is open, so i used lots and lots of hidden elastic bands to keep everything in it's place. I also destroyed one bra to make my (not so very big) boobs still look pretty descent looking. This dress has no "back", like i mentioned before. So it feels a bit weird to wear it since i'm not wearing a bra. Luckely it's well made and it wont slip off or something ^^
have fun ~~
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