Debuted: Otakon 2012
The main white garment is made from white bridal satin, with casa satins for the detailing. It was sort of a pain in the butt to make. Collar is just two layers of pleated organza.
Sleeves and Skirt: The images on the sleeves are all satin stitched applique, and the skirt is a combination of hand painting and applique.
Head cranes: Poster board that I painted red, folded into origami cranes (thanks to Youtube for the tutorial!), and attached to a thin head band. The "tails" are wonderflex with holes poked in for the beads to hang from.
Tights: Came to me looking more pink than red, so I had to dye them with "Tulip Red" Dylon dye.
"Obi"/belt: I sewed some plastic boning between the top and the lining to give it more structure. Closes in the back with velcro, and the bow is permenantly attached so I don't have to keep re-doing it when I wear. The buttons are sewn on a "false" flap in the front.
Petticoat: The petticoat I ordered on E-bay was super flat and unimpressive - so I added a ton of extra red tulle to get the skirt fluff I wanted.
Wig: It's from "Cosplay Wig" on Ebay. Heat resistant, and the most beautiful and manageable Miku wig I have gotten yet. I've gone through several Mikuwigs that have self destructed and tangled after the first wear. This one was much more manageable. LOVE it. Soft and soooo pretty!
Photos by Sweet Sensation Photography:
Photos by Mindfall: