Why I made this costume: I made this costume because I LOVE Clannad. Or anything that comes out of Key Studios really. I also have a Shiori costume from Kanon. There are a lot of the characters from the show I adore I really like them all so it was hard for me to decide which one to do. I went with Nagisa a very lovable character she is so sweet! Although it was originally going to be Kotomi. I really love Kotomi's character a lot and her wig would be a nice challenge for me. I wouldn't mind making a summer uniform either after winner sometime maybe next year. Personality wise I feel I can relate to a lot of the characters so it's hard to say. I been thinking about doing another Kanon or Clannad cosplay so might be one in the near future! I still would want more picture of this costume as well as Shiori from Kanon.
About this costume: This costume took a little longer than it would normally because I re-did the jacket that was about half finished. I found this perfect color for the jacket but I needed a little bit more and they had run out of the fabric! Less than a yard more which at the time seemed like a bad thing. So I was looking for a replacement at a different store and I magically found this fabric that was a perfect color! Not only that it was a lot nicer, thick with a little bit of stretch it to. Nice in warm to wear for winter it was perfect. The best thing about it is that it was on sale for 2.00 a yard great deal so I bought the last of it and went on my merry way.
For the Jacket it took the longest to make. It makes most the costumes. I made princess seams in in front. In the back I went with two darts in the middle for a nice fit. As far as the badge on the front I painted it on fabric after I drafted it on paper. I transferred it over on the fabric and carefully painted it on there mixing the colors I wanted. Then I cut it out and place it on the pocket. The sailor top and cuffs were fairly simple since I have made a lot of them at this point. I used an enforcing lining for the buttons.
Luckily I didn't have to make the turtle neck because I already owned one that fit the color perfectly. Then I bought a nice thick dark blue fabric for the skirt and pleated it. I found knee white knee high socks and the shoes I already own for other school uniforms cosplays.
Lastly the wig! I love it but it was hard to get it where it is now. I needed to find the perfect color and thickness. I had a lot of cutting and work a head of me for this one. I need to short it and make a more choppy look all the way around. I also needed to make the bangs in the front. After that making the tall pieces stick up took from time but I got it to work! After that I made the hair-clips and placed them on there and finished.