Miss All Sunday Version
Last Updated: 04-16-2011
I swore I'd never do One Piece cosplay, but my resolve is apparently very weak. My boyfriend, Hazard8726, is a huge One Piece fan, and his favorite villain is Crocodile, so it made a lot of sense for us to do this pair. As I worked on the costume, Robin really grew on me, and now I'm really excited to debut this outfit.
This was one of the more structurally complex costumes I've done, and it has a lot of pieces. The corset and skirt are made from purple sateen (same stuff I used for Wisely), with the belt made from quilting cotton. The fringe is some sort of heavy-duty upholstery fabric that doesn't fray. The corset is fully boned, too, with flexible plastic boning. The buttons on it are "pearlized" snaps that I painted gold. Additionally, the grommets had to be painted to match the fabric, since Robin's corset doesn't appear to have any. I added the lacing to the edge of the hat (which itself is a purchase from eBay - I was not ambitious enough to make my own), and the fur cuffs to the boots (which are Funtasma brand). The wig is from Epic Cosplay, and was cut and styled by yours truly.
The white coat was a huge pain. Originally, I wanted to applique the gold accents, but this proved more difficult than I'd expected. I ended up using fabric paint and a couple of home-made stencils, which worked out alright. The body of the coat is made from faux suede and is edged with long pile white fur from distinctivefabric.com.
This is the first costume I've ever bought colored contact lenses for. I like the way they look, but they're a little uncomfortable, so I probably will wear them only for photos.
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