5th June 2016: Adjusting for Animecon I washed all the product out of the wig so I could transport it for restyling at Animecon! The fringe still does the upwards thing even without product, it's kind of hilarious.
I also had to adjust Aeris's dress because I lost weight. There are worse problems to have!
9th March 2016: Making Aeris. The dress was all hand-made: I edited a dress pattern I had to make it strappy, and used fabric donated by a friend. The buttons are all fake; the dress does up by a zip on the facing, and then there are poppers holding the thing closed over the top of that. Pez did all the bias binding and the zip for me because she's lovely and a lot neater than me at those things.
The jacket was a white denim jacket from Dorothy Perkins that I dyed red and altered heavily for length and sleeve style. The belts are fake leather and buckles I had lying around.
The bangles were made by Pez in return for my cutting and styling her Tifa wig.
The boots and ribbon I already owned.
The basket was from a charity shop, and the flowers were bought in bunches from Wilkinsons and then cut down into separate stems. It was a good prop to hide my phone and money in all day.
Aeris's wig is a lacefront Emma in Toffee from Coscraft. I had expected to need to use extra wefts, but in the end I didn't need any; the wig was more than thick enough on its own. The bangs are back-combed and hairsprayed to get the style. The curls at either side were done with a curling iron. The braid is made by the power of science -- both halves are twisted anti-clockwise on their own, and then twisted around each other clockwise, so the forces are equal and it stays in a nice even spiral. The ribbon was made with leftover fabric from the dress.
Amy-Lou - 13th March 2016
Such a lovely surprise! You make a brilliant Aeris and grats on the epic fringe bangs :)
Storme - 13th March 2016
Such a girly costume for me!
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