New cosplay introduction and wip

August 20, 2015

Hello lovelies,

I am finally back to working only 2-3x a week, for now. Things will change again in September and October because I wanted to work more. (more work --> more money) I already wrote my university time table and I could stuff about 5 classes á 1,5h in one day, so I will work about 3-4 times a week now!

There is alatin language crash course I am currently in, from Tuesday to Thursday and let me tell you, it is hardcore. Today will be the 4th lesson and we already had to study about 10 pages of vocabulary, and the only time we don't know yet is the futur exact. My brain regularly melts from a latin overdose...

So, enough of the personal rant, and of to the good cosplay introduction.

What I am currently doing is a Hungarian court dress, similar to the one Empress Elisabeth of Austria wore for her coronation. And no surprise there, that I am doing the dress for Hungary from Hetalia for Connichi.

The bodice has a V shaped inlay with lacing, white puff sleeves, and an apron.
The skirt past is laid in box plaid, at least the last dress and most of them have a lace apron.
The whole outfit is heavy on lace and gold and pearl stitching. Most of the dresses have a long train at the back.
I will also do a pearl lacing because it really looks pretty, with a lace apron and the big train, as seen on the last picture. My bodice will be green, because hungary is often depicted wearing lush green or earth colours. The skirt will be in white too and I bought fantastic white silk fabric for it.

I already have a crinoline, so I didn't have to do these from scratch. But I made an underskirt for it, because the fabric is super thin and without it, one could see the hoops.

I made frills and attached them to the skirt. Measuring around the crinoline was a bit tricky though.
All in all, there are three rows on the finished underskirt.

I made another underskirt, but this will be attacked to the overskirt. Due to the fact, that the fabric is pure silk and I will be walking outside in probably bad weather (it's always a shitty weather for connichi) I didn't want the train to be on the floor directly, hence another underskirt.


 I didn't have enought fabric in some places or it didn't work out the way I wanted and I had to add some more pieces of fabric.

 With big costumes like that I love making mock-ups... because I can also use them for the lining. There will also be an V inlay but I didn't cut it into the pattern.
Also for the bodice I used the pattern from Jarnet Arnold "Patterns of fashion" 3.
It nearly fit too, nearly. Almost all of the time, I have to reduce about 4cm from my back because it's too big. I don't know if my shoulders or my back is super tiny or if the pattern is too big there. As for my waist it, fits perfectly with my corset underneath. (the one I made back in 2010 without a front opening. Well done, past me. Now I always have to wriggle into the corset).

 And this is the back pattern. It doesn't really fit my dressform. (In the background is a ghost leg :D).

 I hope to continue this costume during the weekend but I have a friend over from Germany so I don't know I probably have a lot to study in latin again..ugh...


have a nice weekend.

Auris Lothol

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