I decided to do a last minute guilty crown costume for AN. Good god why are these bangs so long.
Mamie’s skirt is a microfiber/faux-suede! The brown trim is twill.
I’m very glad that our work has been helpful to so many people. It’s been an incredible project, and with four costumes just about ready to debut on Saturday and one more in the last quarter, it’s cool to be coming to the end of the road.
Madoka is the only one left to finish, aside from putting trim on Sayaka’s breastplate. I think there are a couple props left, too — mostly just paint jobs, fortunately.
Line it! Most linings will do fine on their own, so just match the colour with the outside or do the lining in white.
Old bed sheets/clearance works fine as long as what you’re making isn’t stretch or too heavy. You should be fine :)
- the girl waiting in line to meet Ralph and Vaneloppe
Minus the fact I am not wearing my wig, pantyhose or shoes, Homura’s costume is done :)
It’s great though.
Sayaka was made from various scraps I had in my room and from clearance bins. I’m pretty sure we got the bulk of the fabric for 50 cents per yard. The costume is probably about $10 worth of fabric, less than a yard for most. However, Emmy is also a tiny 32-26-34 and we found a liquidation sale in our local fabric district, so that’s a fairly uncommon low… And I don’t really know WHAT we got. We just picked based on the texture we were going for and picked colors we liked.
You’ll want a polyester that irons nicely for the skirt, ideally something heavier. We used cotton sateen for the shirt, and a very thin polyester stretch fabric for upholstering the bodice. The gold trim is gold lamé (stretch foil) and the cape/skirt trim is white polyester.
Sew-in combs! They’ll anchor it in place without being too bulky or prone to slipping around. They work well enough that I could turn cartwheels in my Mami hat without losing it.
We used fabric paint for ours. A good quality fabric paint (or just any paint intended for fabric) and a roll of masking tape to keep the stripes even does the job pretty well. Make sure the fabric lays flat when you do it, or for the sleeve cuffs, stretch them over something round like a can or jar so you can tape and paint evenly.
- Jenn by the pool in Disney