Last Updated: 04-17-2011
This costume was a lot of fun to make and run around in. Sia is such an energetic, fun character to portray, and I really enjoyed cosplaying as her!
I made the vest and the sleeves all one piece, so that the costume would be lighter than say, having a separate shirt and vest. The middy collar is a separate piece that snaps onto the vest. For the skirt, I followed a pleated skirt tutorial on DeviantArt, and used a nice stiff cotton/polyester blend. I also dyed the lace/eyelet trim to its gray color, since I wanted it to match the character design as closely as possible.
I totally winged it for the hat, and just cut out a circle for the top, and a long strip for the sides, which I gathered at the bottom. The brown bow and trim are made out of the same brown material as the vest, and the bow has a thin gauge wire in it to hold its angular shape.
I bought the elf ears from a seller on Ebay, and the wig from one of the China Wig sellers. The wig comes down to mid-back on me, and while I would like it to be a bit longer, I am in love with the color and the layers. All I had to do was cut the bangs.
Lastly, the thigh-highs were purchased off of SockDreams, and the shoes I miraculously already had from just normal everyday wear!
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