Whew. This took a long time. An estimate on time would probably be over 100 hours. I messed up a few times and had to redo things, so that also factors into the time length. It's incredibly detailed.
The white and gold trim on the bottom of the dress I painted black stripes on by hand. I cut and made my own black and gold checkered ribbon. It does go all the way around the black skirt part, even though you can't see it.
The sleeves didn't come out as nicely as I would have liked, but they were definitely a learn-as-I-go, thing. I had tried various means of makind the red show, and in the end I just hand sewed it. I stuffed them with tulle for added poofiness.
The bow I strung a wire through so that it would retain its shape. It worked magnificently. The skull in the center is Crayola model magic. I covered it in gesso and then painted in acrylic. It's just attached with velcro.
The boots I had on hand, but I added the buckles and straps. Same thing for the gloves, kind of. I tried to make my own but didn't use stretch fabric (>.<) so I bought a pair and added the red and the black tips. I do want to remake them since they were hard to get on and off (the red wasn't stretch).
I'm thrilled to finally show this off, and will be wearing it one (or more?!) days to AnimeNEXT! Since the game officially comes out on June 14th and animenext is the weekend right before that =)