Oh the honorary First Cosplay! It's so bad.
I was waaaay in over my head with this as my first cosplay, its pretty horrible in my opinion but I still love it. I had about 0 skill in anything at the time I made this, so I had a lot of help from my mom with cutting some of the pieces and using the sewing machine.
The belts died in an escalator and I ended up having to walk around without them. They've been sitting rumpled in a bag since.
I wish I had the funds and patience to remake this and do it justice, but I dont. haha;; ......OTL
The bodice was made from black and white cotton with twill tape and boning. The rest of the dress was made from grey upholstery pleather. i actually really like the look of the texture still. I used bridal lace from a thrift shop wedding gown and hand-stitched every single piece down. The belts were glued and stapled together and mounded to a line of snaps on each side so that they could be removable from the skirt for washing. The fur stole was pinned separate from everything.
Branham Anime Club Cosplay Contest '06 1st place
Halloween Costume Contest '06 1st place