Love Live! Sunshine!!

Cosplayer: Fables

Variant: Idolised Circus

Status: In Progress

Condition: Not Set

This costume has not been worn at any events yet.

3rd November 2018: Planning the Skirt I've had this image saved for a while, but never posted it! When planning out the bottom half out my outfit, we realised that using a cheerleader-style skirt would work as a basis for my patterning! Once I pick this costume back up, I'm hoping to do a mockup of the two-tone look.

17th April 2018: Top Half Pattern This is will be first time I’m using a commercial pattern for one of my cosplays! Being a UK 24 I’ve often found it easier to just make my own. However, making a fresh pattern every time is very time consuming so when Lauren/Baku brought this pattern home I decided to give it a go myself as the Size 20 doesn’t look far off what I’d need!
The pattern in question is New Look K6459 and I think it came off a magazine :’)
Anyway! The plan is to use this as the ‘Top’ that I’ll make in my Dark Pink fabric. I’ve cut the pattern out and traced it into more sturdy paper, next is to make a mock-up to check the fit! Once it fits right, I can cut up the pattern and alter the neck line as well as add the details like the pointed hemline in the center and mark put where the ribbon side sections will go!

12th April 2018: Wig and Contacts I've been able to make some minor progress in the last week which has been nice, it feels like things have finally been set in motion!
First of all, I've ordered and received my wig! I opted for an Alex in Midnight Blue from Coscraft (https://bit.ly/2EH1hEm). Kanan usually has a high ponytail but because of her hat, this time it's a more reasonable style that should hopefully be more comfortable. I chose the Alex because I needed a long wig with a fairly thick fringe that I can trim and style.

Next up, my contact lenses! I only started wearing lenses last year and I'm obsessed! So for Kanan I went ahead and ordered some 'Geo Angel Violet' lenses from Candylens (https://bit.ly/2Huvmdq). I haven't tried them yet but I've read that they're good for dark eyes so I'm eager to give them a whirl ~<3

Last of all, yesterday I ordered some Resin Stars from ebay (https://bit.ly/2GSuOkx) to hang from my cape and hat so even though it's only a minor detail it's nice to have that boxed off :D

4th April 2018: Fabric Samples I meant to post this last week but completely forgot! Some Fabric Samples that Lauren ordered came in and I think we’ve selected the winners!! They’re a really nice ‘Oxford Cotton’, and they’re the closest we can find to the reference whilst not being too garish or prone to clashing. The colours are ‘Bubblegum Pink’, ‘Light Blue’ And ‘Magenta’.
Bubblegum Pink is for the hats! If we get chance we’ll add the spots, but that’s a low priority until the bigger parts are done of course. The Light Blue will be used for the main part of my skirt, which I’ll be assembling like a cheerleader style skirt, but also for the bottom of my cape’s lining. We might add the stripes at a later date but again, that will depend! Finally the Magenta will be for the main part of my bodice, as well as the insides of the box pleats on the skirt and the exterior of the cape. I’ll probably pick up a Plain Cotton from Hobbycraft in an Off-White colour for the inside of the cape and the neck ruff, because they don’t need to be as high a quality as the rest of the outfit (and also makes it a teeeeeeny bit cheaper, which is nice!).

3rd April 2018: Planning Stages So recently I've started to look at where I need to begin with this costume to get it ready for May MCM! It's been quite exciting pulling together references and such, it gets me super pumped up for con season <3 I used School Idol Tomodachi to browse all of the cards in the Circus set (https://bit.ly/2q3YG2h) so I could get a better grasp on some details-- It's easier that way since you can see things from different angles. I used Dia's image a lot to get a better idea of the way the cape sits, as well as Ruby and Hanamaru as a better reference of the shoes.