Originally Posted by Ororo Monroe
Why make a hat? A quick google search produced several options for under $50. True they won't be as good as a Tim Bender hat but it will do for your cosplay.
Personally, I would try something like this for the top.http://www.folkwear.com/108.html
It looks like an easy modification. As for the skirt, all I can think of is Simplicity Pattern 2817. It's a Disney Princess pattern. They get the poofy over skirt by folding a squashy circle in half. That might work with this skirt. Figure out the basic shape of the skirt, round it out and double it...kind of like a symetrical onion or pomagranate. Use batting or feathers to give to substance. Goes that make sense? The leggings can be off the shelf and painted with fabric paint. You should be wearing them or have someone wearing them when you paint on the strip. Masking tape is also usefull to keep the paint in the lines.
Thank you so much for that.
Now I can get started on it. =) I was stumped on the patterns to use but you helped me so much.