Last Updated: 03-19-2012
Cucumber Quest is one of those webcomics that I fell head-over-heels in love with the moment I saw it. The art style is gorgeous, the characters are darling, and everything about it is beautiful and fun. Go read it. Seriously, go.
Almond, our hero's little sister (who is completely convinced that she's the main character), is one of the more badass members of the cast and completely adorable all the while.
The main body of the dress was made of light brown corduroy, with a faux/microsuede waistband, jersey knit collar, velvet ribbon necktie bow, and some kind of off-white cotton underskirt with a ton of tulle underneath. Tights were purchased from Sock Dreams (one of my favorite suppliers of footwear and hosiery), boots from Old Navy a long time ago, and wig from the costume shop in a mall in New York. Hair flowers were cobbled together from craft foam a few hours before the con. Actually, a fair percentage of this was put together a few hours before the con. Sleep is for the weak.
The ears are possibly the cutest thing I have ever made. They're three layers of felt with a channel sewn between the back two for 14-gauge (possibly 16) aluminum wire. The top layer had pink satin taffeta rubber-cemented to it, and then the entire thing was pieced together with hot glue and covered with ivory fake fur with a swirl pattern. They are soft, flexible, and attached to a black headband hidden in the wig, and I absolutely adore the way they came out.
The sword was made by Steven Sexton, a dear friend.
I was thrilled to be recognized with this costume. The reactions were wonderful.
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