Perfect Blue

Cosplayer: Leonie Heartilly

Variant: CHAM! performance dress

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

18th November 2011: Shoes Ria tried to find 3 pairs of shoes that matched in our sizes that weren't too expensive. We ended up with what we called "granny shoes" lol. Mine were red to start with and we only had one night to modify them so had to make do with 2 coats of pink acrylic paint. I hand made the bows and they were hot glued on but one fell off during the party and ended up being re-attached with double sided tape ^^'

18th November 2011: Stockings The bows were removed and the darker pink ruffles hand-sewn on whilst wearing the stockings. Many thanks to Quinzel for helping me make the ruffles as I was failing at them...

18th November 2011: Dress complete (back view) I hand made the back bow and Freddie (Frederica la Noir) attached the shoulder straps for me by quickly running them through her machine.

17th November 2011: Gloves Sorry the photo's a bit dark. The colour goes quite well with the pale pink of the dress.

17th November 2011: Petticoat Pretty self-explanatory. Ria found these for us to help poof out the skirts.

17th November 2011: Dress nearly complete When we started working on this the darker pink fabric hadn't arrived yet so when it did Ria added the extra skirt layer and ruffles for me as we wouldn't have time to do it all before Fushi.

16th November 2011: Hair test I bought a wig but ended up sending it back for a refund as it was really thin. I didn't have time to get a replacement so I had to use my own hair. My fringe is too long and un-even (as it's a side fringe and not meant to hang down straight) but I hope it doesn't look too bad.

16th November 2011: Make-up test Yukiko's make-up is pretty basic as the CHAM! girls have quite a clean and innocent look about them. I decided to wear some pale pink glitter eyeshadow for a hint of colour and sparkle though. The main reason for the test was to practise her beauty spot which I drew on with pencil eyeliner. I put liquid eyeliner on my upper lids but think it might be a bit heavy looking (plus it's awkward to do!) so prob won't bother with that again.

Products used:

Maybelline SuperStay 24HR concealer in Light
Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid foundation in Ivory
Collection 2000 loose powder
Collection 2000 Shine Away compact powder in Light
Rimmel eyebrow pencil in Black
Barry M kohl pencil in 1 (black)
Revlon Vital Radiance eye primer
Barry M liquid eyeliner in 1 (black)
Barry M Dazzle Dust in 643 (pale pink)
Rimmel GlamEyes waterproof mascara in black
Maybelline One by One Volume Express mascara in black
Maybelline ColorSensational lipstick in Delicate Pearl

17th October 2011: Dress progress- bodice and skirt joined I hand-sewed the skirt to the bodice which took me ages as had to try and get the ruffles evenly spaced. I kinda failed at that but it doesn't look too bad. There's going to be a concealed zip at the back but Ria forgot to buy them oops.

The ribbons are just pinned to the dummy to show how they will look.

17th October 2011: Dress progress- skirt Ria cut out the fabric for the skirt, I hemed it on one side then she showed me how to ruche it to make the ruffled appearance that the CHAM girls have.

17th October 2011: Dress progress- bodice Ria (gaming_goddess) cut out the pattern pieces for me and I sewed them together on my machine.

1st October 2011: Reference images Reference images

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gaming_goddess - 31st August 2011
Yay lota of referance pictures - i'm very excited bout this cosplay :D Gonna look so cute :D

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Leonie Heartilly - 31st August 2011

I have a few more details, I was gonna merge them into one so don't spam the page with refs but cba right now, I'll add them as they are lol

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Anonymous - 17th October 2011
your dress is lovely. i love it.

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Solaria - 17th November 2011
Oh wow you really suit her and your dress is gorgeous >3

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Hobo-Hitsugaya - 17th November 2011
not often you see a perfect blue cosplay ^^
can't wait to see this all finished =]

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lilkimmi27 - 30th November 2011
Yay! I love Perfect blue great to see a Yukiko cosplayer!! Fantastic job

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LittleRecordGirl - 30th November 2011
You look gorgeous!
I envy your skills <3

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j_mercuryuk - 1st December 2011
So cool to see this being done (and with a full group). The dress looks fantastic, really accurate.

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Leonie Heartilly - 3rd December 2011
Im glad people like it! I plan to make some improvements so it's better fitting to my shape =)