Question for Sophie Hatter Cosplayers
If you've bought or made one of Sophie's dresses from Howl's Moving Castle, how does it go on and off? Is there a zipper in the back, is it loose enough to fit over your bust and head, or something else? I'm trying to decide what to do if I make one. I'm thinking,
1. An invisible zipper in the back would be simplest, but there are obviously no zippers, seams, etc. on the backs of her dresses in the movie, so it detracts from the look. I'm not sure if it's worth it.
2. I could just make it loose enough to slide on and off, but that would mean making the waist significantly bigger than mine. I want it to fit well, so this the least appealing option.
3. I could make it loose enough to slide off, and sew shut the seam where the bodice would be attached to the skirt, creating a channel, and put a drawstring in it. The downsides are I'm not sure how it would turn out since I've never done it before, and it might be kind of a pain to tie the drawstring.
Thoughts? Other ideas?