I remade this costume for AyaCon this year - I kept the wig and shoes with only minor changes, but redid the dress and wings. On my first costume, I had lots of problems due to using a stretchy fabric for the dress - it was a pain to work with, not really suited to a strapless dress and no help for supporting wings. I also wanted to try out new ideas for decorating the dress and I was keen to try to make a larger set of wings. I couldn’t make them much larger due to the size of my suitcase, but I could still improve on the shape by having a shot at another construction method. Finally, I wanted to incorporate lights, mostly for the hell of it, but the idea was partially inspired by Tink in the Electrical Parade and her assorted fireworks appearances at the Disney parks. Overall, the costume is primarily inspired by the face characters’ costumes at the Disney parks since I love how they’re designed.
I have battery-powered fairy lights (they’re intended for fairies, obviously :P) on the costume - concealed in the ribbon around the bun, sewn into the lining of the dress, wrapped around the wire frame of the wings and there are tap lights inside the pom-poms on the shoes. I wanted the lights to be as inconspicuous as possible when off so the costume can be worn without the lights on too.
Photo thanks to Ashe-chan.
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