10th September 2012: Sash/'tail' complete I knew I at least wanted something around my waist for this costume. Then because I plan to do ears and a horn I decided that the sash would be a tail of sorts. I went through a couple of 'curly' designs because that's how Rarity's tail is styled. But none of them looked good, plus I was concerned about how anything I did with wires might get mis-shapen during transit (this costume will be worn during Friday which is also the travel day). Then I decided to just make it a bit simpler. The curvy zig-zag does, I think, give the impression of curls with a much more basic design. And sometimes simpler is better.
The 'tail' and sash are different parts. On the back of the tail is a loop which the sash goes through, then hook-and-eye attachments do it up.
2nd September 2012: Dress complete! The dress is a long-skirted sleeveless maxi dress from eBay. I added a long split up one side (because I plan to draw her cute mark on my thigh). For the purple, I took material which I still had leftover from another costume to create the lining around the bust and the sleeves which will fall just below my shoulders.
The first photograph shows the completed dress, the second what it will look like with other parts of the costume (except that isn't the sash - I haven't made that yet, I just wrapped a piece of purple material around my waist to give a better idea). I know in my design I had purple around the bottom of the dress but I've decided to leave that bit out.
13th August 2012: Gloves complete! One of the easier things to do, though I seriously cramped my hands up holding the fabric apart so that I wouldn't take away the elasticity of the gloves, which is what allows them to fit onto your arms. But they're comfortable to wear and should match the dress just great!
5th June 2012: Selecting a wig Wig selections for Rarity, and I think I'll be going for number 6. I know there is a lovely one available on etsy, but it's about £70. Little out of my price range.
The images are from their respective eBay sales and they're not what the final thing will look like - there would be some styling. Mostly I'm looking for colour and length and how easy it might be to style.
HellsPlumber - 10th June 2012
I love the design, can't wait to see more progress!
Ranma1-2 - 14th November 2012
Your cosplay looks lovely. Nice idea using the tail sash. Cute lil shoes too. :) MLP seems to be getting more cosplay love. ^^
ToroSonyCat - 5th April 2013
Beautiful Rarity cosplay, I love the dress!
MamboLikeLambo - 2nd May 2013
This is beautiful! Very stylish, very Rarity. I love it!
Mr. Sat-Ash - 9th June 2015
Beautiful dress, dahling. Worthy of Miss Rahrity herself.
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