I'm in need of some general style advise. It's my original character so I want it to really 'fit,' you know when some one wears a color and it's like 'Wow, that really suits them?' that's what I'm looking for. Also, i'm on the heavy side. This is the third time I've tried to have this costume made the earlier attempts well failed (one to a bad commissioner, once my fault). Point being I need to hammer down what I want and what would fit my body type/coloring. (The lack of females in my life has made me turn to this) The idea being I'd have a kimono style dress made, but instead of an Obi (the belt with a bow) i'd use a corset (I was leaning more towards underbust, but i'm not sure). I prefer darker colors.
This is what I look like for starters
This is from A-kon21 the kimono was the first try, the one with my friend is more recently what I look like. My hair is pretty long and it's redish-brown (I might dye it a darker brown with less red..)
The above link is a similar dress from the commissioner. Please respect her and don't abuse the image. I claim nothing of it and am only using it as a reference. I think I'd want it longer in the front, with an under bust and maybe a darker color (no offense meant to her, it's a wonderful dress!)
Don't much like the fabric or how the red stripe cuts across, unsure on the skirt.
Not sure on the color, don't like the belt, but do like the design (granted I like the sleeves better on the pale blue dress better)
It's a long post, but I really need help as to the exact style and color of the dress and corset. Underbust or over bust? Any suggestions and/or comment are welcome thanks!